- 6 boxes
- William Lewis Dayton, Princeton Class of 1825, served as U.S. senator (1841-1850) and U.S. minister to France (1861-1864). His papers are largely from his years in France and consist of diplomatic dispatches, legation accounts, personal correspondence, documents pertaining to household affairs in Paris (insurance policies, leases, etc.), and material relating to his sudden death. Also included is a box of correspondence to and from his son, William Lewis Dayton Jr., Princeton Class of 1858, along with other papers concerning other members of the family.
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