TAGGART, Samuel, 1754-1825


Guide to Research Collections

University of Virginia
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: 1814-1817, 7 letters.
The collection consists of seven letters from Samuel Taggart, a Federalist member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts, 1803-1817, and a Presbyterian minister, to the Rev. Jedidiah Morse (1761-1826), a Congregationalist minister, founder and editor of The Panoplist, “father of American geography,” and author of a report concerning the conditions of the Indian nations (1822) made to the Secretary of War. The letters are chiefly concerned with Congressional activities and the War of 1812. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.


American Antiquarian Society
Worcester, MA
Papers: 1803-1815, 1 volume.
The letterbook consists almost entirely of letters of Samuel Taggart to John Taylor (1762-1840), minister of the Congregational Church in Deerfield, Mass. Taggart’s letters cover almost the entire period of his service in Congress and feflect the deliberations of that body through the eyes of a Congressman distrustful of the Democratic leadership. There is material on domestic politics, the dispute with Great Britain leading to the War of 1812, and the Bur conspiracy in the West.


Boston Public Library
Boston, MA
Papers: 1 letter.


New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: April 19, 1811; 1812. 2 letters.
Finding aid in repository.


Yale University Library
Manuscripts and Archives
New Haven, CT
Papers: In the Justus Forward Papers, 1752-1813, 2 linear feet.
Persons represented include Samuel Taggart.