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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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  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1


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

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

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.

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 copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

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

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1