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Boss rule in the gilded age : Matt Quay of Pennsylvania

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo3114
Author
Kehl, James A.
Date of Publication
1981.
Call Number
923.2 Q2k
Responsibility
James A. Kehl.
ISBN
0822934264
Author
Kehl, James A.
Place of Publication
Pittsburgh, Pa
Publisher
University of Pittsburgh Press,
Date of Publication
1981.
Physical Description
xx, 295 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes index. The author was a professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh.
Bibliography: p. 281-289.
Summary
Matt Quay was called "the ablest politician this country has ever produced." He served as a United States senator representing Pennsylvania from 1887 to 1904. His career as a Republican Party boss, however, spanned nearly half a century, during which numerous governors and one president owed their election success to his political skills. James A. Kehl was given the first public access to Quay's own papers, and herein presents the inside story of this controversial man who was considered a political Robin Hood for his alleged bribe-taking, misappropriations of funds, and concern for the underprivileged-yet he emerged as the most powerful member of the Republican Party in his state. [from the publisher]
Subjects
Quay, Matthew Stanley, - 1833-1904.
United States. - Congress. - Senate - Biography.
Legislators - United States
United States - Politics and government - 1865-1900.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Book
Call Number
923.2 Q2k
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History of the Senate seals : a history of the seals used by the Senate of the United States, 1804-1952

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo5502
Date of Publication
1953.
Call Number
737.6 S474
Place of Publication
[Washington]
Publisher
U.S. G.P.O.,
Date of Publication
1953.
Physical Description
iii, 34 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Series
Senate document / 82d Congress, 2d session ; no. 164
Notes
Cover title: History of seals used by United States Senate, 1804-1952.
"Presented by Mr. Saltonstall, July 4 (legislative day June 27), 1952. Ordered to be printed with illustrations."
"Based mainly upon data gathered by Mr. Emery L. Frazier, Chief Clerk of the Senate"--P. iii.
Subjects
United States. - Congress. - Senate - Seal.
Seals (Numismatics) - United States.
Additional Author
Frazier, Emery L.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Book
Call Number
737.6 S474
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Journal of the Senate of the United States of America; : being the second session of the Second Congress, begun and held at the city of Philadelphia, November 5th, 1792, and in the seventeenth year of the sovereignty of the said United States

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo22043
Corporate Author
United States. Congress Senate.
Date of Publication
MDCCXCII [i.e. 1793].
Call Number
Book 841 1792
  1 website  
Corporate Author
United States. Congress Senate.
Place of Publication
Philadelphia
Publisher
Printed by John Fenno, in Fifth-Street.,
Date of Publication
MDCCXCII [i.e. 1793].
Physical Description
100 p. ; 33 cm (fol.)
Notes
Second Congress, 2nd Session: from 5 November 1792 to 2 March 1793.
Speech of President Washington to Congress, Nov. 6, 1792: p. 5-9.
Signed on p. 89: Samuel A. Otis, secretary [of the Senate].
Signatures: [A]² B-2B².
Appendix: Titles of the acts passed at the second session of the Second Congress of the United States, begun and held at Philadelphia, in the state of Pennsylvania, on Monday the 5th day of November 1792. -- Bills originated during the session, but were either rejected or postponed. -- The classes of the Senators of the United States, on the 4th day of March 1793.
Jasper Yeates's Colonial Law Library.
Yeates's signature at top of title page.
Book number 841 as assigned by Yeates.
Includes index: pages 93-100.
English short title catalogue,
Evans, C. American bibliography,
Subjects
United States. - Congress. - Senate - Periodicals.
United States. - Congress. - Senate.
Constitutions - United States.
Constitutional law - United States.
Legislation - United States - Periodicals.
Constitutional law.
Constitutions.
Legislation.
Politics and government.
United States - Politics and government - 1789-1797 - Sources.
United States - History - Constitutional period, 1789-1809 - Sources.
United States.
History.
Periodicals.
Sources.
Half leather on boards (Binding)
Additional Author
Otis, Samuel Allyne,
Fenno, John,
Yeates, Jasper,
Additional Corporate Author
United States. President (1789-1797 : Washington)
Place
United States Pennsylvania Philadelphia.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Yeates Collection
Call Number
Book 841 1792
Websites
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Collection
Thaddeus Stevens Collection
Object ID
MG0115_Part01_F004_In11
Date Range
1866/07/19
  1 document  
Description Level
Item
Collection
Thaddeus Stevens Collection
Description
Letter from Thaddeus Stevens to A. E. Roberts in response to a request to run for the U.S. Senate seat. The office "is not to be declined…But it has always been my opinion that no man should make himself a candidate for it…"
Custodial History
Added to database 21 April 2022.
Old # MG-115, Part 1, Folder 4, Insert 5, Item 2
Date Range
1866/07/19
Creation Date
19 July 1866
Creator
Stevens, Thaddeus, 1792-1868
People
Stevens, Thaddeus
Roberts, Anthony Ellmaker
Subjects
Letters
Political candidates
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
United States. Congress. Senate
Search Terms
Correspondence
Letters
Political candidates
Republican Party
United States Congress, Senate
Extent
1 item, 4 pages to scan
Object Name
Letter
Language
English
Object ID
MG0115_Part01_F004_In11
Other Numbers
MG-115
Other Number
MG-115, Part 1, Folder 4, Insert 11
Classification
MG0115
MG0115_Part01
MG0115_Part01_F004_In11
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 3
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Thaddeus Stevens Collection (MG0115), Part 1, Folder # or Object ID, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. URL if applicable. Date accessed (day, month, year).
Access Conditions / Restrictions
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Credit
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Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 1 James Buchanan
Object ID
JBFP 1.1.1.086
Date Range
1858/12/01
  2 documents     4 images  
Description Level
Item
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 1 James Buchanan
Description
Letter from James Buchanan to H. B. Swarr donating $500 to the church, asking for a list of county names, noting that prospects for the Democratic Party look brighter since Stephen Douglas and Mr. Broderick (a poor devil) will be in the Senate. With envelope. Washington.
Custodial History
The James Buchanan Family Papers were collected by the James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland. This collection was relocated from the Wheatland mansion to the LancasterHistory archives in the Spring of 2009. Digitization of the James Buchanan Family Papers was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 201808013051, 2019-2020.
Date Range
1858/12/01
Creator
Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
People
Buchanan, James
Broderick, David Colbreth
Douglas, Stephen Arnold
Swarr, Hiram Behm
Subjects
Letters
United States. Congress. Senate
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Search Terms
Letters
Correspondence
Democratic Party
Senate
James Buchanan
Buchanan Collections
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 item, 4 pages to scan, 4.5 x 7 in.
Object Name
Letter
Language
English
Accession Number
JBMS1995.710
Object ID
JBFP 1.1.1.086
Parent Object ID
JBFP Part 1 Series 1
Other Number
JBFP Part 1, Series 1, Subseries 1, Folder 86
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives South
Container
JBFP Part 1, Box 1
Associated Material
James Buchanan Papers, Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections,
http://archives.dickinson.edu/collection-descriptions/james-buchanan-papers
James Buchanan and Harriet Lane Johnston Papers, Library of Congress,
https://www.loc.gov/collections/james-buchanan-and-harriet-lane-johnston-papers/
James Buchanan Papers, Historical Society of Pennsylvania,
http://www2.hsp.org/collections/manuscripts/b/Buchanan0091.html
James Buchanan Papers, Penn State University Libraries,
https://libraries.psu.edu/findingaids/1458.htm
Related Item Notes
James Buchanan Family Papers
MG-96 James Buchanan Collection
Historical Society of Pennsylvania microfilm
Photograph collections
Curatorial collections
Wheatland Mansion
Notes
May 2020 PastPerfect Conversion
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Collection
James Buchanan Collection
Object ID
MG0096 F002 It02
Date Range
1843/01/11
  2 documents     4 images  
Description Level
Item
Collection
James Buchanan Collection
Description
A letter to James Buchanan stating his election to the United States Senate. From the Chamber of the Senate of Pennsylvania. Wax seal of the Senate. Harrisburg.
Custodial History
Digitization of the James Buchanan Collection was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 201808013051, 2019-2020.
Date Range
1843/01/11
Creator
Pennsylvania. General Assembly. Senate
People
Buchanan, James
Subjects
Legislators--United States
United States. Congress. Senate
Seals (Law)
Letters
Search Terms
Correspondence
Letters
James Buchanan
Buchanan Collections
Senators, United States
Legislators, United States
Seals (Law)
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 item, 4 pages to scan, 32 x 20 cm
Object Name
Letter
Language
English
Object ID
MG0096 F002 It02
Parent Object ID
MG0096
Other Number
MG-0096, Folder 002, Item 02
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives South
Container
MG-0096, Box 1
Associated Material
James Buchanan Papers, Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections,
http://archives.dickinson.edu/collection-descriptions/james-buchanan-papers
James Buchanan and Harriet Lane Johnston Papers, Library of Congress,
https://www.loc.gov/collections/james-buchanan-and-harriet-lane-johnston-papers/
James Buchanan Papers, Historical Society of Pennsylvania,
http://www2.hsp.org/collections/manuscripts/b/Buchanan0091.html
James Buchanan Papers, Penn State University Libraries,
https://libraries.psu.edu/findingaids/1458.htm
Related Item Notes
James Buchanan Family Papers
MG-96 James Buchanan Collection
Historical Society of Pennsylvania microfilm
Photograph collections
Curatorial collections
Wheatland Mansion
Notes
May 2020 PastPerfect Conversion
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available. Original documents may be used by appointment. Please contact archives@lancasterhistory.org at least two weeks prior to visit.
Copyright
Images have been provided for research purposes only. Please contact archives@lancasterhistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish.
LancasterHistory retains the rights to the digital images and content presented. The doctrine of fair use allows limited use of copyrighted material without permission from the copyright holder. Fair use includes comment, criticism, teaching, and private scholarship. Any images and data downloaded, printed or photocopied for these purposes should provide a citation. All other uses beyond those allowed by fair use require written permission.
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James Buchanan Collection
Object ID
MG0096 F003
Date Range
1821/12/21
  2 documents     2 images  
Description Level
Item
Collection
James Buchanan Collection
Description
Letter written by James Buchanan to the Hon. Walter Franklin regarding certain candidates for the House of Representatives. Washington.
Custodial History
Digitization of the James Buchanan Collection was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 201808013051, 2019-2020.
Date Range
1821/12/21
Creator
Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
People
Buchanan, James
Franklin, Walter
Subjects
Letters
Legislators--United States
United States. Congress. Senate
Political candidates
Search Terms
Correspondence
Letters
James Buchanan
Buchanan Collections
Representatives, United States
Legislators, United States
Political candidates
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 item, 2 pages to scan, 27 x 21 cm
Object Name
Letter
Language
English
Object ID
MG0096 F003
Parent Object ID
MG0096
Other Number
MG-0096, Folder 003
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives South
Container
MG-0096, Box 1
Location of Originals
Photostatic copy
Associated Material
James Buchanan Papers, Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections,
http://archives.dickinson.edu/collection-descriptions/james-buchanan-papers
James Buchanan and Harriet Lane Johnston Papers, Library of Congress,
https://www.loc.gov/collections/james-buchanan-and-harriet-lane-johnston-papers/
James Buchanan Papers, Historical Society of Pennsylvania,
http://www2.hsp.org/collections/manuscripts/b/Buchanan0091.html
James Buchanan Papers, Penn State University Libraries,
https://libraries.psu.edu/findingaids/1458.htm
Related Item Notes
James Buchanan Family Papers
MG-96 James Buchanan Collection
Historical Society of Pennsylvania microfilm
Photograph collections
Curatorial collections
Wheatland Mansion
Notes
May 2020 PastPerfect Conversion
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available. Original documents may be used by appointment. Please contact archives@lancasterhistory.org at least two weeks prior to visit.
Copyright
Images have been provided for research purposes only. Please contact archives@lancasterhistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish.
LancasterHistory retains the rights to the digital images and content presented. The doctrine of fair use allows limited use of copyrighted material without permission from the copyright holder. Fair use includes comment, criticism, teaching, and private scholarship. Any images and data downloaded, printed or photocopied for these purposes should provide a citation. All other uses beyond those allowed by fair use require written permission.
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James Buchanan Collection
Object ID
MG0096 F002 It01
Date Range
1836/12/14
  2 documents     4 images  
Description Level
Item
Collection
James Buchanan Collection
Description
A letter of certification declaring James Buchanan a Senator from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Custodial History
Digitization of the James Buchanan Collection was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 201808013051, 2019-2020.
Date Range
1836/12/14
Creator
Pennsylvania. General Assembly. Senate
People
Buchanan, James
Subjects
Legislators--United States
United States. Congress. Senate
Search Terms
James Buchanan
Buchanan Collections
Senators, United States
Legislators, United States
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 item, 4 pages to scan, 25 x 20 cm
Object Name
Letter of certification
Language
English
Object ID
MG0096 F002 It01
Parent Object ID
MG0096
Other Number
MG-0096, Folder 002, Item 01
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives South
Container
MG-0096, Box 1
Associated Material
James Buchanan Papers, Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections,
http://archives.dickinson.edu/collection-descriptions/james-buchanan-papers
James Buchanan and Harriet Lane Johnston Papers, Library of Congress,
https://www.loc.gov/collections/james-buchanan-and-harriet-lane-johnston-papers/
James Buchanan Papers, Historical Society of Pennsylvania,
http://www2.hsp.org/collections/manuscripts/b/Buchanan0091.html
James Buchanan Papers, Penn State University Libraries,
https://libraries.psu.edu/findingaids/1458.htm
Related Item Notes
James Buchanan Family Papers
MG-96 James Buchanan Collection
Historical Society of Pennsylvania microfilm
Photograph collections
Curatorial collections
Wheatland Mansion
Notes
May 2020 PastPerfect Conversion
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available. Original documents may be used by appointment. Please contact archives@lancasterhistory.org at least two weeks prior to visit.
Copyright
Images have been provided for research purposes only. Please contact archives@lancasterhistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish.
LancasterHistory retains the rights to the digital images and content presented. The doctrine of fair use allows limited use of copyrighted material without permission from the copyright holder. Fair use includes comment, criticism, teaching, and private scholarship. Any images and data downloaded, printed or photocopied for these purposes should provide a citation. All other uses beyond those allowed by fair use require written permission.
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James Buchanan Collection
Object ID
MG0096 F002 It03
Date Range
1843/01/10
  2 documents     4 images  
Description Level
Item
Collection
James Buchanan Collection
Description
A letter of certification stating that James Buchanan was chosen to be a Senator of Pennsylvania to represent the state.
Custodial History
Digitization of the James Buchanan Collection was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 201808013051, 2019-2020.
Date Range
1843/01/10
Creator
Pennsylvania. General Assembly. Senate
People
Buchanan, James
Subjects
Legislators--United States
United States. Congress. Senate
Search Terms
James Buchanan
Buchanan Collections
Senators, United States
Legislators, United States
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 item, 4 pages to scan, 32 x 20 cm
Object Name
Letter of certification
Language
English
Object ID
MG0096 F002 It03
Parent Object ID
MG0096
Other Number
MG-0096, Folder 002, Item 03
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives South
Container
MG-0096, Box 1
Associated Material
James Buchanan Papers, Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections,
http://archives.dickinson.edu/collection-descriptions/james-buchanan-papers
James Buchanan and Harriet Lane Johnston Papers, Library of Congress,
https://www.loc.gov/collections/james-buchanan-and-harriet-lane-johnston-papers/
James Buchanan Papers, Historical Society of Pennsylvania,
http://www2.hsp.org/collections/manuscripts/b/Buchanan0091.html
James Buchanan Papers, Penn State University Libraries,
https://libraries.psu.edu/findingaids/1458.htm
Related Item Notes
James Buchanan Family Papers
MG-96 James Buchanan Collection
Historical Society of Pennsylvania microfilm
Photograph collections
Curatorial collections
Wheatland Mansion
Notes
May 2020 PastPerfect Conversion
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available. Original documents may be used by appointment. Please contact archives@lancasterhistory.org at least two weeks prior to visit.
Copyright
Images have been provided for research purposes only. Please contact archives@lancasterhistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish.
LancasterHistory retains the rights to the digital images and content presented. The doctrine of fair use allows limited use of copyrighted material without permission from the copyright holder. Fair use includes comment, criticism, teaching, and private scholarship. Any images and data downloaded, printed or photocopied for these purposes should provide a citation. All other uses beyond those allowed by fair use require written permission.
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Life of George Mifflin Dallas, vice president of the United States: Prepared and published in Sepember, 1844, by the Democratic Committee of Publication, John K. Kane, et al

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo15731
Edition
Extended to the present time, and reprinted Nov. 1847.
Date of Publication
1847.
Call Number
815 P769 # 40
Edition
Extended to the present time, and reprinted Nov. 1847.
Place of Publication
Philadelphia [Pa.]
Publisher
Times and Keystone Job Office,
Date of Publication
1847.
Physical Description
20 p. ; 23 cm.
Notes
Cover title: Life of George M. Dallas, vice president of the United States.
In: Political Speeches.
Subjects
Dallas, George Mifflin, - 1792-1864.
United States. - Congress. - Senate - Biography.
Vice-Presidents - United States - Biography.
Legislators - United States - Biography.
United States - Politics and government - 1815-1861.
Pennsylvania - Politics and government - 1775-1865.
Philadelphia (Pa.) - Biography.
Additional Author
Kane, John K.
Additional Corporate Author
Democratic Party (U.S.). Committee of Publication.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Rare Books
Call Number
815 P769 # 40
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