QUITMAN, John Anthony, 1798-1858


Image, Life and Correspondence of John A. Quitman (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1860).

Guide to Research Collections

Boston Public Library
Boston, MA
Papers: 1 letter.


Harvard University
Houghton Library
Cambridge, MA
Papers: 1833-1858. ca. 300 items.
Chiefly correspondence, some newspapers, pamphlets, and related papers. Unpublished inventory in library.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1850, 1855. 2 items.


Louisiana State University
Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections
Baton Rouge, LA
Papers: 1821-1872. 3 feet.
Personal and business papers and correspondence, including 2 pages of memoirs (1848, 1855). Finding aid in repository.


Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Jackson, MS
Papers: 1812-1860. 2,532 items, 4 volumes, and 1 reel of microfilm.
In part transcripts and microcopy of originals in University of Virginia. Family, financial, and military papers and records, plantation account books, correspondence, and scrapbooks reflecting his public service and contemporary issues. Unpublished description in repository.

Papers: 1849-1851. In Governors’ papers.
Correspondence, resignations and commissions, penitentiary reports, and documents concerning commissioner of deeds.


New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: 3 letters (February 13, 1850; March 14 and October 10, 1854) and gubernatorial inaugural address (January 10, 1850).
Finding aid in repository.


University of North Carolina
Southern Historical Collection
Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: In Quitman family papers, 1784-1940. 8 feet (4,000 items).
Includes his journal and other papers. Unpublished description in library.


University of Texas at Austin
Center for American History
Austin, TX
Papers: 40 pages (1820’s-1860’s) in the Natchez Trace collection.
Relating to legal and financial affairs.


University of the South Library
Sewanee, TN
Papers: In William Storrow Lovell papers, 1844-1953. ca. 1,000 items.
Includes congressional speeches and a manuscript. Descriptive inventory in library.


University of Virginia Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: 1781-1867. 80 items.