CHEVES, Langdon, 1776-1857


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object

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South Carolina Historical Society
Charleston, SC
Papers: 1735-1941, approximately 21 linear feet.
The papers consist of correspondence, property records, legal records, financial records, research notes, historical and genealogical papers, and other items documenting the activities of Langdon Cheves as an attorney, land owner and manager, investor and investment manager, as well as his personal and family life.

Papers: 1777-1864, 6.5 linear feet.
The collection contains personal, business, and legal papers of Langdon Cheves, including records of the Bank of the United States and other financial records, plantation records and correspondence, and legal correspondence and documents pertaining to Langdon Cheves’s law practice in Charleston, South Carolina and Pennsylvania, including records of the law firm of Peace & Cheves.

Papers: In the Seth Wheaton Papers, 1822, 1 item.
A letter from Langdon Cheves to Seth Wheaton written on July 18, 1822. Langdon Cheves writes concerning the selection of board members.

Papers: In the Langdon Cheves West Papers, 1941, approximately 40 items.
Correspondents include Langdon Cheves.

Papers: In the Account of an incident relative to the declaration of war with Great Britain, 1858, 1 item.
This account concerns the differences between President James Madison and a group of U.S. Congressmen, including Langdon Cheves, over declaring war on England or France in 1812. The account was related by Langdon Cheves to William Ford DeSaussure, who related it to John Boone DeSaussure.


Emory University
Robert W. Woodruff Library
Atlanta, GA
Papers: In the Hill-Hoffman South Carolina Documents Collection, 1766-1807.
Subjects covered in the papers include Langdon Cheves.


George Washington University
Special Collections, Gelman Library
Washington, DC
Papers: In the Benjamin Henry Latrobe Papers, 1820, 1 item.
A letter from Benjamin Henry Latrobe to Langdon Cheves written on January 12, 1820. Benjamin Latrobe encloses for Langdon Cheves, president of the Bank of the United States, a bill from the British consul for some cement, of a type in use in England, for possible use on new Bank of the United States.


The Johns Hopkins University
Special Collections, Milton S. Eisenhower Library
Baltimore, MD
Papers: In the Edward M. Greenway Collection, 1737-1876, 1.25 linear feet.
Subjects covered in the papers include Langdon Cheves. A register for the papers is available in the repository and online.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: In the Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1830, 1 letter.
A letter from Langdon Cheves written in 1830.


The Morgan Library
Department of literary and Historical Manuscripts
New York, NY
Papers: 1812, 1 item.
A letter from Langdon Cheves to John Stone written on December 9, 1812.

Papers: 1824, 1 item.
A letter from Langdon Cheves to Richard Smith written on October 1, 1824.

Papers: 1831, 1 item.
A letter from Langdon Cheves to Dr. Furth written on December 29, 1831.

Papers: In the Horace Binney Papers, 1822, 1 item.
A letter from Horace Binney to Langdon Cheves written on September 28, 1822. Horace Binney writes that he will make an arrangement with the counsel of the Schuylkill Bank for convening the referees.


University of Florida
Library West, George A. Smathers Libraries
Microfiche: ca. 1777-1940, approximately 5000 items on 202 microfiche.
The papers contain personal letters, financial and business papers, essays, and speeches of Langston Cheves. Also included are papers by and relating to the Cheves family.


University of North Carolina
Southern Historical Collection
Chapel Hill, NC
Microfiche: ca. 1777-1940, approximately 5000 items on 202 microfiche.
The papers contain personal letters, financial and business papers, essays, and speeches of Langdon Cheves. Also included are papers by and relating to the Cheves family.

Papers: In the Cheves and Wagner Family Papers, 1814-1919, 160 items.
The papers include correspondence from Langdon Cheves, chiefly about family and plantation matters. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

Papers: In the William Lowndes Papers, 1754-1941, 1 linear foot.
Correspondents include Langdon Cheves. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.


University of Pennsylvania
Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: In the Bank of the United States letters and minutes, 1819-1842, 3 volumes.
Other authors include Langdon Cheves.


University of South Carolina
South Caroliniana Library
Columbia, SC
Papers: In the Cheves Family Papers, 1808-1934, 74 items.
Correspondents include Langdon Cheves.


University of Virginia
Albert H. and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: In the Richard Cutts Papers, ca. 1753-1886, 185 items.
Other authors include Langdon Cheves.

Papers: In the Samuel Smith Papers, 1729-1924, 3 feet.
Correspondents include Langdon Cheves. The papers are also available on microfilm


Yale University Library
Microform reference
New Haven, CT
Microfiche: ca. 1777-1940, approximately 5000 items on 202 microfiche.
The papers contain personal letters, financial and business papers, essays, and speeches of Langston Cheves. Also included are papers by and relating to the Cheves family.