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Guide to the Spicer Family Papers, 1809-1913
BANC MSS Z-Z 135  
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Key to Arrangement

Box 1

Papers of Peter W. Spicer

 

Letters written by him, 1831-1833 and n.d.

Additional Note

Mainly copies, arranged chronologically, written to President Andrew Jackson and others concerning his attempt to secure a federal appointment.
 

Letters written to him and on his behalf

Additional Note

Arranged alphabetically by name of person or organization. Many are copies of letters of recommendation written to President Jackson, members of his cabinet and other prominent men concerning Spicer's attempt to secure a federal appointment. A copybook of letters of recommendation, mainly duplicate copies, is included. A partial list of correspondents follows the key to arrangement.
 

Letter written by Elizabeth Spicer, Feb. 7, 1834 [Mrs. Peter W. Spicer]

Additional Note

Copy, relating to receipt of salary due P. W. Spicer for service as land agent in Illinois.
 

Letter written to Elizabeth Spicer

Additional Note

Concerning payment of salary due Spicer for service as land agent in Illinois.
 

Papers relating to service with New York State Artillery, ca. 1816-1827.

Additional Note

Include appointment papers as Ensign, and Captain, and brigade orders issued while Brigadier General.
 

Legal papers

Additional Note

Copies of deeds and other items relating mainly to property in Alton, Illinois
 

Personalia

Additional Note

Includes copy of marriage license.
 

Miscellany

Boxes 2-3

Papers of John W. Spicer

Box 2

Letters written by him, 1853-1885.

Additional Note

Copies, arranged chronologically. Letter, Dec. 25, 1863, transmits resignation from the New York State Militia.
 

Letters written to Spicer

Additional Note

Arranged alphabetically by name of person or organization. Some letters relate to property in Illinois and Massachusetts. A partial list of correspondents follows the key to arrangement.
 

Letters written by Nellie F. Spicer, n.d. [Mrs. John W. Spicer]

Additional Note

Copies.
 

Letters written to Nellie F. Spicer

Additional Note

Arranged alphabetically by name of person or organization; relating to family business.
 

Papers re New York State National Guard. ca. 1849-1879.

Additional Note

Appointment papers, company rolls, by-laws, etc.
 

Diary, 1868

Additional Note

Also contains household accounts, 1892-1893, kept by Mrs. Spicer.
Box 3

Financial records

Additional Note

Include invoices, property tax receipts and miscellaneous receipts.
 

Miscellany

Additional Note

Includes wedding announcement for daughter, Edith May.
 

Clippings

Partial List of Correspondents

 

Branch, John, 1782-1863

 

Letter, Sept 24, 1829.

 

Brooks, James Gordon, 1801-1841

 

Letter, Mar 31, 1829. Signed also by James Lawson.

 

Cambreleng, Churchill Caldom, 1786-1862

 

7 letters, 1829-1833. Letter of recommendation (copy), Apr. 14, 1829, written to President Jackson.

 

Dix, John Adams, 1798-1879

 

Letter, Apr 29, 1831.

 

Donelson, Andrew Jackson, 1800-1871

 

Letter, Jan 28, 1830.

 

Gouverneur, Samuel L.

 

2 letters, 1829. Letters of recommendation (copies); not addressed to Spicer.

 

Johnson, Jeromus, 1775-1846

 

2 letters, 1829. Letters of recommendation (copies); not addressed to Spicer.

 

Kane, Elias Kent, 1794-1835

 

Letter, July 31, 1833.

 

Lawson, James, 1799-1880

See Brooks, James Gordon

 

McLane, Louis, 1786-1857

 

2 letters, 1833. Letter, Apr. 13, (copy) written to Elijah Hayward.

 

Morse, Charles W.

 

13 letters, 1872-1887. Written to John W. Spicer (Box 2).

 

Noah, Mordecai Manuel, 1785-1851

 

2 letters, 1829. Letter, June 18, (copy) is written to S. D. Ingham.

 

Reed, Whitmore & Davis

 

Letter, Apr 1, 1830.

 

Society of Tammany

 

2 letters, 1857-1858. Written to John W. Spicer (Box 2).

 

Swartwout, Samuel, 1783-1856

 

2 letters, 1829. Letters of recommendation (copies); not addressed to Spicer.

 

Upshur, John Henry, 1823-1917

 

Letter, Oct 3, 1883. Written to John W. Spicer (Box 2).

 

Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862

 

4 letters, 1829-1833. Letters of recommendation (copies); not addressed to Spicer.

 

Wetmore, Prosper Montgomery, 1798-1876

 

8 letters, 1827-1833 and n.d. Letter of recommendation (copy), Apr. 6, 1833, written to President Jackson.

 

White, Campbell Patrick, 1787-1859

 

3 letters, 1829-1831. Letter of recommendation (copy), Apr. 6, 1829, written to President Jackson.