CHASE, Salmon Portland, 1808-1873


Library of Congress

Guide to Research Collections

Chicago Historical Society
Chicago, IL
Papers: Ca. 25 miscellaneous items in various collections.


Cincinnati Historical Society
Cincinnati, OH
Papers: 1849-1873. 246 items. Political correspondence and photographs. Finding aid.


Additional Papers: Correspondence in Timothy Kirby papers, 1788-1935; and
miscellaneous items in various collections. Hagley Museum and Library
Greenville, DE
Papers: In the Pierre S. du Pont office collection, 1749-1939.


Harvard University
Houghton Library
Cambridge, MA
Papers: In the Charles Sumner papers, 1829-1895, available on microfilm; 3 letters (1862) from Edward Lillie Pierce in Edward William Hooper papers, 1862-1865; and in Western Americana manuscripts collection, 1805-1923.


Rutherford B. Hayes Library
Fremont, OH
Papers: Correspondence in Quintus Flaminius Atkins papers, 1805-1854. Finding aid.


Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: 1824-1881. 12 linear feet. Includes correspondence; letterbooks; diaries; documents on politics, economic situations, and social history; and biographical notes of J.W. Schulker.

Additional Papers: Correspondence (1872) in James Moore Swank papers, 1785-1898; and Ellis Paxson Oberholtzer papers, 1735-1931.


Indiana State Library
Indianapolis, IN
Papers: Correspondence in George Washington Julian papers, 1789-1902.


Indiana University
Lilly Library
Bloomington, IN
Papers: Correspondence in Hamilton Smith papers, 1779-1874. Finding aid.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1755-1898 (bulk 1824-1872). 14.75 linear feet. Diaries (1829-1870), correspondence (1810-1898), letterbooks (1833-1873), speeches and writings (1849-1868), financial papers (1774-1873), legal documents (1755-1872), and biographical miscellany (1840-1896). Diaries covering the years 1861-1864 document Chase’s participation in the formulation of policy and events relating to the Civil War. Correspondence covers all aspects of Chase’s public career including law practice, Ohio and national politics, the Liberty party, his opposition to slavery, national finance, military operations of the Civil War, involvement with cases and other business of the Supreme Court and national issues of the day including politics, the impeachment of Andrew Johnson, creation of a national currency, and the progress of Reconstruction. Available on 38 microfilm reels. Finding aid.

Additional Papers: Correspondence, notes, manuscripts of articles, and clippings relating to Chase’s life and career in the Jacob William Schuckers papers, 1862-1899, 1 foot. Schuckers was Chase’s private secretary and biographer.


Massachusetts Historical Society
Boston, MA
Papers: 65 letters (1844-1869) in various collections. Finding aid.


New Hampshire Historical Society
Concord, NH
Papers: 1846-1861. 1 envelope.


New Jersey Historical Society
Newark, NJ
Papers: Correspondence in William Nelson papers, 1690-1875.


New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: 1841-1868. 30 letters.


New York Public Library
New York, NY
Papers: Correspondence in James A. Hamilton papers, [ca. 1740-1867]; Louis Goldsborough papers, 1821-1873; and William Cullen Bryant papers, 1804-1913 (bulk 1820-1898).


New York State Library
Manuscripts and Special Collections
Albany, NY
Papers: In Autographs of American Authors and Statesmen collection, ca. 1770-1865; Edwin Denison Morgan papers, 1830-1872; and 5 letters (1862, 1863 (2), 1865, 1870).


Newberry Library
Chicago, IL
Papers: Correspondence in Daniel Stevens Dickinson papers, 1799-1892. Finding aid.


Ohio Historical Society
Columbus, OH
Papers: 1825-1871. Ca. 4 feet. Correspondence and papers chiefly from his governorship including letters of recommendation, petitions for patronage and pardons, resignations, reports, and correspondence relating to Peyton Polly slave case. Available on microfilm. Finding aid. Also photographs and miscellaneous letters in various collections including Peter Weidner papers, 1859-1888.


Pierpont Morgan Library
New York, NY
Papers: 6 items (1862-1866); and 15 letters (1851-1864) chiefly on political topics in the Gilder Lehrman collection. Finding aid.


University of Maine
Orono, ME
Papers: Correspondence in James Shepherd Pike papers, 1850-1880. Finding aid.


University of the Pacific
Holt-Atherton Pacific Center for Western Studies
Stockton, CA
Papers: Correspondence in George Arthur Bell autograph and manuscript collection, 1779-ca.1900.


University of Rochester
Rush Rhees Library
Rochester, NY
Papers: 51 letters by and 25 to Chase (1845-1872) in various collections. Finding aid.


Western Reserve Historical Society
Cleveland, OH
Papers: Correspondence in Emerson family papers, 1795-1904; Jesse Baldwin papers, 1862-1881; and Abraham Lincoln papers, 1841-1870. Finding aid.


Yale University Libraries
Manuscripts and Archives
New Haven, CT
Papers: In William Wirt papers, 1786-1850, on 24 microfilm reels, originals in the Maryland Historical Society; John McLean papers, 1817-1861, 18 microfilm reels, originals in the Library of Congress; Fowler family papers, 1707-1870; Carrington family papers, 1749-1929; William Smith Mason collection, 1800-1929; S. Griswold Flagg collection, 1825-1938; and Southard Hay collection, 1750-1885.


The Papers of Salmon P. Chase
Department of History Claremont Graduate School
Claremont, CA
Documentary publication project.
Research Libraries Information Network In addition to the institutions listed above, items are also cataloged in collections at: Brown University, Providence, RI; Columbia University, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, New York, NY; Cornell University Libraries, Ithaca, NY; Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH; Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA; Rosenbach Museum and Library, Philadelphia, PA; Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Art, Washington, DC; Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY; Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, CA; Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, PA; and others.