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George Mifflin Dallas Collection

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Dallas, George Mifflin, 1792-1864

George Mifflin Dallas, a senator from Pennsylvania and a vice president (1845-1849) of the United States, was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on July 10, 1792. He graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1810, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1813. He died in Philadelphia on December 31, 1864.

The collection consists of selected correspondence of Dallas, as well as a rough draft of an oration he gave at Princeton on September 27, 1831. Correspondents include James Carnahan, Louis Jacob Cist, Alexander James Dallas (grandfather), H. C. Dallas (brother), James M. Mason, William S. Pennington, and John L. Wolff.

Arranged by accession number.

The collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject.

Dallas's letter to James Carnahan was a gift of Professor N. C. Cameron on November 27, 1918.

Dallas's lettter to William S. Pennington was a gift of J. A. Farrington on March 12, 1960. Various AM.

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Finding aid written by James Flannery on February 6, 2006. Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

No appraisal information is available.

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Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2006
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The collection is open for research.

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Collection Inventory

Letter from George M. Dallas to Lewis J. Cist, 1864 May 7. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Reference to autographs of John Randolph of Roanoke, Thomas Jefferson, Albert Gallatine, Alexander J. Dallas, James Madison, Robert Smith, and Paul Hamilton.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letter from George M. Dallas to Edward DeForest enclosing the autograph note of his father, Alexander J. Dallas, 1863 October 16. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letter from George M. Dallas to James Carnahan, President of Princeton, acknowledging the receipt of the degree of LLD, 1853 July 5. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letter from George M. Dallas to his mother, 1831 April 19. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letter from George M. Dallas to John L. Wolff, 1826 July 1. 1 folder.
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1 folder

An Address, 1831 September 27. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letter from George M. Dallas to James M. Mason, introduction, Letter from George M. Dallas to Gen. Purviance, 1845-1852. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letter from George M. Dallas to Gov. William S. Pennington, 1815. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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