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John C. Calhoun correspondence

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0010

Scope and Contents

This collection includes four letters written by John C. Calhoun between 1818-1834, including two official communications signed by him when he was Secretary of War in the James Monroe administration, dealing with Indian affairs. Those letters are dated September 11, 1818 and August 20, 1820. A letter dated August 24, 1831 to Francis W. Pickens alludes to Calhoun's reaction to his Fort Hill speech and discusses the upcoming presidential election. The June 20, 1834 letter to Col. Andrew Pickens contains comments on Congress and cabinet changes.


  • Creation: 1818-1834


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The materials from Washington and Lee University Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used should be fully credited with the source. Permission for publication of this material, in part or in full, must be secured with the Head of Special Collections.

Biographical Note

John C. Calhoun was born in South Carolina in 1782. He served in various federal government roles, including Secretary of War, Secretary of State, and as the 7th Vice President of the United States. He died in 1850.


0.01 Linear Feet (1 folder)

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