BENTON, Thomas Hart, 1782-1858

Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

Guide to Research Collections

Boston Public Library
Boston, MA
Papers: 7 items.

Duke University
Special Collections Library
Durham, NC
Papers: In James McDowell correspondence, 1767-1888. Family letters. Finding aid.

Filson Club Historical Society
Louisville, KY
Papers: Miscellaneous letters and references in various collections.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1814-1856. 14 items. Also photographs.

Additional Papers: Correspondence in Riggs family papers, 1763-1945; and William Chauncy Langdon papers, 1600-1903.

Missouri Historical Society
St. Louis, MO
Papers: 1790-1942. Ca. 600 items. Transcripts, photocopies, microfilm, correspondence, notes, and other papers on Benton’s career, his duels with Charles Lucas in 1817, the St. Louis and Iron Railway Company, abolition, banking and currency, and the development of the West. Includes materials collected by William N. Chambers in writing Old Bullion Benton (1956), photographs, and portrait.

Missouri State Archives
Jefferson City, MO
Papers: Miscellaneous correspondence in various collections.

New Hampshire Historical Society
Concord, NH
Papers: Correspondence in United States Army Pay Department records, 1791-1870.

New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: 1822-1856. 20 items.

Pierpont Morgan Library
New York, NY
Papers: 1835. 1 item.

Rutgers University Libraries
Special Collections and University Archives
New Brunswick, NJ
Papers: 12 outgoing letters (1832-1853) in the Abel Rathbone Corbin, editor of the St. Louis Argus, papers, 1835-1858.

Southwest Museum Library
Los Angeles, CA
Papers: Correspondence in John Charles Fre1mont papers, 1813-1890.

University of Colorado Libraries
Boulder, CO
Papers: 1853. 1 microfilm reel. Copy of a letter from Benton to the people of Missouri on the desirability of a rail route from Missouri to the Pacific. Original at the University of Illinois library.

University of Missouri
Western Historical Manuscript Collections
Columbia, MO
Papers: 11 folders. Correspondence, letters, campaign material, memorandum book, and photographs. Finding aid.

Additional Papers: Miscellaneous materials (1804-1854) in several small collections; and in Hardeman family papers, 1777-1922.

University of Virginia
Alderman Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: Correspondence in various collections. Finding aid.

Virginia Historical Society
Richmond, VA
Papers: Miscellaneous items in various collections. Finding aid.

Xavier University
McDonald Memorial Library
Cincinnati, OH
Papers: 9 letters (1836-1843 and no date) in the Moses Dawson correspondence, 1811-1845. 6 letters written from Washington, including one from the Senate chamber. Available on microfilm. Finding aid.

Research Libraries Information Network In addition to the institutions listed above, items are also cataloged in collections at: Brigham Young University Archives, Provo, UT; Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA; Nebraska State Historical Society Lincoln, NE; New York University Libraries, Fales Library, New York NY; Radcliffe College, Schlesinger Library, Cambridge, MA; Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY; University of Utah, Marriott Library, Salt Lake City, UT; and Yale University Library, New Haven, CT.