The collection primarily contains correspondence and documents of Thomas Haines Dudley from 1861 to 1872.
Thomas Haines Dudley (1819-1893) was an American diplomat and politician. A New Jersey Quaker, he became active in the state
and national Whig and then Republican politics in the early 1840s. As U.S. consul to Liverpool from 1861 to 1872, he was in
charge of secret service throughout the Civil War and was active in attempts to prevent Confederate shipbuilding in England.
From 1865 to 1872, he was involved in settling property claims arising out of the war. In the 1880s, he published a number
of pro-protectionist pamphlets. His son, Edward Dudley, served as Vice Consul and Acting Consul in Liverpool in 1871 and 1872
and was a partner in his father's New Jersey law firm.
78.4 Linear Feet
(70 boxes, 9 volumes, 1 accordion folder, 4 folders)
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