CLIFFORD, Nathan, 1803-1881


Guide to Research Collections

Maine Historical Society
Portland, ME
Papers: 1831-1881, 1 linear foot.
The papers of Nathan Clifford contain correspondence, legal opinions (1858-1880) as Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and commissions. Includes personal and family correspondence. Many of the letters are from Clifford’s son, W. H. Clifford, some relating to the son’s legal practice. A finding aid is available in the repository.

Papers: ca. 1869-1882, 1 volume.
A scrapbook, chiefly kept by Nathan Clifford, with some additions by others after his death, with clippings, invitations, calling cards, and other materials. Includes calling cards of Rutherford B. and Lucy Webb Hayes and other Washington notables, articles on a variety of subjects such as George Washington, the visit of President James Monroe in Portland, Parsonsfield, Me., a lecture in Windham, Me., the White House, Washington Monument, and a Boston music festival, and miscellany reflecting Clifford’s activities and life in Washington.


Brown University
John Hay Library
Providence, RI
Papers: In the Replies to Dinner Invitation from President Buchanan, 1858, 16 items.
Other authors include Nathan Clifford.


Cornell University Library
Department of Rare Books
Ithaca, NY
Papers: 1837, 1 leaf.
A letter from Nathan Clifford to the editor of the Belfast Intelligence, written on August 14, 1837. In the letter, Nathan Clifford Clifford terminates his subscription to the Belfast Intelligence on political grounds and criticizes the nature of its political influence.


Duke University
Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collection Library
Durham, NC
Papers: 1843, 1 item.
A letter from Nathan Clifford to J.H. Hedges written in 1843. In the letter, Nathan Clifford writes concerning the residence of Joshua A. Lowell, late congressman from Maine.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: In the Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, n.d., 1 item.
Signature of Nathan Clifford.


University of Chicago Library
Special Collections Research Center
Chicago, IL
Papers: 1875, 1 item.
A letter from Nathan Clifford to Ulysses S. Grant written on January 14, 1857. In the letter, Nathan Clifford recommends the reappointment of U. S. Marshal R. G. Usher of the Massachusetts District. The letter is tipped into: The Supreme Court in United States History by Charles Warren.