Correspondence of the various members of the Anderson family, particularly Richard Clough Anderson Jr. and his wife Elizabeth,
as well as Richard Clough Anderson Sr. and his sons Charles, Robert, and Larz; also included correspondence of the Clark and
Richard Clough Anderson Jr. (1788-1826) was born in Louisville, Kentucky, son of Elizabeth Clark and Richard Clough Anderson
Sr. (1750-1826), and graduated from William and Mary. He married Elizabeth Gwathmey in 1810; the couple had eight children.
Anderson served three terms in the Kentucky House of Representatives between 1812 and 1817, and a fourth term from 1821 to
1823. He was a member of the U.S. Congress from 1817 to 1821. From 1823 to 1826, Anderson was minister plenipotentiary to
La Gran Colombia, where he negotiated the first treaty between the United States and a South American country. He died of
yellow fever in Cartagena enroute to the Panama Congress in 1826.
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