CHAMBERS, John, 1780-1852


Guide to Research Collections

The Filson Historical Society
Louisville, KY
Papers: 1815-1844, 4 items.
The letters of John Chambers include discussion on the following topics politics, Whig Party activities; Henry Clay; his wish to be removed as governor of Iowa; experiments with silkworms; Oliver Hazard Perry; and family news.


The Morgan Library
Department of Literary and Historical Manuscripts
New York, NY
Papers: 1839, 1 item.
A letter from John Chambers to the editors of the National Intelligencer, written on February 8, 1839. In the letter, John Chambers asks for some notice concerning the settlement of the claims of public creditors by Congress.


State Historical Society of Iowa
Des Moines, IA
Papers: In the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, Iowa Superintendency Records, 1841-1845, approximately 100 items.
Includes correspondence of John Chambers as Governor of Iowa Territory relating to his ex officio duties as Superintendent of Indian Affairs. A finding aid is available in the repository.


University of Iowa Libraries
Special Collections Department
Iowa City, IA
Papers: 1816, 1 item.
A letter from John Chambers to Judge Adam Beatty written on February 1, 1816. In the letter, John Chambers discusses political maneuvering at the Capitol.

Papers: ca. 1816, 1 item.
A letter from John Chambers to Gales and Seaton written around May 14, 1816. In the letter, John Chambers requests a receipt from Messrs. Gales & Seaton for six dollars from T.L. Pickett.

Papers: 1837, 1 item.
A letter from John Chambers to W.O. Niles written on December 19, 1837. In the letter, John Chambers requests Mr. Niles to send “The National Register” to Alexander McIntire and send him the bill for the year’s subscription.


Yale University
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
New Haven, CT
Papers: 1842, 4 pages.
A letter from John Chambers to John C. Spencer written on June 25, 1842. In the letter, John Chambers writes relating to defense of the frontier against Indian attacks.