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Tyler (John) Papers
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Description
This collection primarily consists of letters to John Tyler, from 1842 to 1852, many of them invitations to visit or attend various cities, clubs, societies, and celebrations.
Background
John Tyler (March 29, 1790-January 18, 1862), the tenth president of the United States, was born at the Greenway plantation, Virginia, the son of a judge, former governor, and enslaver. Tyler, a lawyer, served in the Virginia legislature and the executive council of the commonwealth. In 1816, he was appointed to the U.S. House of Representatives and in 1825 he became governor of Virginia. Tyler was elected vice-president in 1840 on the Whig ticket of William Henry Harrison and became president in April 1841 following Harrison's death in office.
Extent
2.34 Linear Feet (2 flat boxes)
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
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