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Dallas, George Mifflin, 1792-1864
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
George Mifflin Dallas Collection
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.2 linear feet
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Firestone Library (mss): Box 1


Consists primarily of selected correspondence of George Mifflin Dallas, nineteenth-century American senator and vice-president.

Collection Description & Creator Information


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.


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Collection Creator Biography:

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.

Collection History


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.

Custodial History

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.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

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

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

George Mifflin Dallas Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1