CALHOUN, John Caldwell, 1782-1850


Library of Congress

Guide to Research Collections

Alabama Department of Archives and History
Montgomery, AL
Papers: Correspondence in Tait family papers, 1786-1899; Hall family papers, 1785-1923; and Harry Toulmin letters, 1813-1818.


Boston Public Library
Boston, MA
Papers: 21 items.


Brooklyn Historical Society
Brooklyn, NY
Papers: 1 pension paper (July 31, 1819); and 1 letter (April 18, 1848).


Charleston Library Society
Charleston, SC
Papers: Microfiche of 23 political letters (1824-1850) to H.W. Conner, president of Bank of Charleston, original edition held by South Carolina Historical Society; and letters to H.W. Conner about Calhoun in Armistead Burt letters, 1847-1848.


Chicago Historical Society
Chicago, IL
Papers: Ca. 30 miscellaneous items in various collections.


Cincinnati Historical Society
Cincinnati, OH
Papers: Discussed in Abraham Robinson Johnston papers, 1834-1849.


Clemson University
Special Collections
Clemson, SC
Papers: 1784-1888. 6 feet; ca. 3,000 items. Includes correspondence, chiefly with prominent contemporaries, pamphlets, a surveyor’s book (1784-1819), portrait, and memorabilia. Index of correspondents. Restricted.

Additional Papers: Items in William Hayne Mills papers, 1926-1979; William Pinckney Starke biographical notes, 1733-1978 (bulk 1733-1811); and Alester G. Holmes papers, 1789-1977.


Columbia University
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
New York, NY
Papers: In Frederic Bancroft papers, 1890-1930. Ca. 15,000 items. Includes notes and source material for Bancroft’s work on Calhoun.


Duke University
Special Collections Library
Durham, NC
Papers: 1765-1902. 345 items. Family, business, and political correspondence. Also 3 letters (1837-1839) in the Jesse Barton and John R. Mulvany papers, 1825-1903. Finding aid.


Filson Club Historical Society
Louisville, KY
Papers: 1821, 1823. 2 letters. Also several letters to Calhoun and references in various collections.


Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: Items in the James Moore Swank papers, 1785-1898; Willam W. Porter papers, 1770-1880; Joel Roberts Poinsett papers, 1785-1851; Deborah Norris Logan diaries, 1815-1839; Daniel Parker papers, 1800-1846; Gilpin family papers, 1727-1872; Lewis S. Coryell correspondence, 1806-1867; Roberdeau Buchanan collection, 1761-1831; Hopkinson family papers, 1735-1863; and Charles Jared Ingersoll papers, 1803-1862.


Jervis Public Library
Rome, NY
Papers: 1 Revolutionary claim (1819) in the Thomas C. Bright autograph collection. Finding aid.


Knox College
Seymour Library
Galesburg, IL
Papers: 1 notification of appointment to U.S. Military Academy (February 21, 1825) in Seymour autograph collection, 1750-1945; and correspondence in George Bancroft papers, 1819-1889. Finding aid.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1819-1850. 1 container; 66 items. In part, photocopies and transcripts. Correspondence (1819-1849) with John R. Mathews and Littleton W. Tazewell, manuscript of last Senate speech (March 5, 1850), and list of rules (1828) for the U.S. Commissioner of Public Buildings. Also a microfilm edition on 6 reels that includes Calhoun material in other Library of Congress collections.

Additional Papers: Correspondence in William Wirt papers, 1802-1858; Riggs family papers, 1763-1945; Andrew and John White Stevenson papers, 1756-1882; and in Roger Jones papers, 1816-1869, (part of Peter Force papers).


Massachusetts Historical Society
Boston, MA
Papers: Ca. 100 items (1813-1850) in various collections.


Memphis State University Library
Mississippi Valley Collection
Memphis, TN
Papers: Mentioned in Caleb Goldsmith Forshey papers, 1838-1879.


New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: 1817-1849. 42 items.


New York Public Library
New York, NY
Papers: 13 letters (1823-1836) in the Samuel L. Gouverneur papers. Finding aid.


New York State Library
Manuscripts and Special Collections
Albany, NY
Papers: Items in Henry Post papers, 1807-1846 (bulk 1807-1828); Harmanus Bleeker papers, 1801-1885; Autographs of American authors and statesmen collection ca. 1770-1865; and 4 letters (January 31, 1821; April 15, 1822; October 14, 1822; September 24, 1824).


Pierpont Morgan Library
New York, NY
Papers: 26 items (1816-1845); and 1 document (May 20, 1818) and 7 letters (1818-1848) on various topics in the Gilder Lehrman collection. Finding aid.


Princeton University
Seeley G. Mudd Library
Princeton, NJ
Papers: In the Andre deCoppet collection, 1566-1942.


Rutgers University
Special Collections and University Archives
New Brunswick, NJ
Papers: 1831. 2 letters. From Samuel Southard.


South Carolina Department of Archives and History
Columbia, SC
Papers: Oil portrait.


South Carolina Historical Society
Charleston, SC
Papers: Represented in Miscellaneous Manuscripts, Series I and II, 1631-1979, and Prioleau family autograph collection, 1697-1876.


University of Michigan
William L. Clements Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: 74 items (1816-1843) in several collections, including the Van Deveuter, Brown, and Cass collections. Finding aid.


University of North Carolina
Southern Historical Collection
Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: 17 items (copies) in Joseph W. Lesesne papers, 1833-1848. Includes 4 letters from Calhoun discussing elections and current issues.


University of Rochester
Rush Rhees Library
Rochester, NY
Papers: 2 letters by and 1 to Calhoun (1822-1823) in various collections. Finding aid.


University of South Carolina
South Caroliniana Library
Columbia, SC
Papers: 1743-1977. 3,241 items. Family, political and business correspondence.


University of Virginia
Alderman Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: In Richard Kenner Cralle1 papers, 1829-1860. Ca. 200 items. Includes an account of politics (ca. 1820-1840s) centering around Calhoun and correspondence (1853-1858) concerning The Works of John C. Calhoun, edited by Cralle1.


Virginia Historical Society
Richmond, VA
Papers: Numerous items in various collections including the Harrison family papers, 1756-1893; the Wise family papers, 1777-1973; available on microfilm; and the Hunter family papers, 1766-1918, available on microfilm.


Virginia State Library and Archives
Richmond, VA
Papers: In the Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter papers, 1820-1860, 1876; Washington and Lee University manuscript collection, 1777-1869; and Johnston family papers, 1779-1891.


Washington and Lee University Library
Lexington, VA
Papers: Correspondence in the F.W. Pickins papers, 1826-1869.


Yale University Libraries
Manuscripts and Archives
New Haven, CT
Papers: Items in John McLean papers, 1817-1861, on 18 microfilm reels, originals at the Library of Congress; David Daggett papers, 1781-1851; Morse family papers, 1778-1868; Abraham Sands papers, 1808-1830; Benajah Ticknor papers, 1818-1852, available on 3 microfilm reels; Silliman family papers, 1717-1977 (bulk 1717-1911); and several autograph collections.


The Papers of John C. Calhoun
Department of History University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC
Documentary publication project.
Research Libraries Information Network In addition to the institutions listed above, items are also cataloged in collections at: American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, PA; Brigham Young University, Provo, UT; Cornell University Libraries, Ithaca, NY; Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH; Emory University, Atlanta, GA; Hagley Museum and Library, Greenville, DE; Historic New Orleans Collection, New Orleans, LA; New York University Libraries, New York, NY; Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, PA; Rosenbach Museum and Library, Philadelphia, PA; Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Art, Washington, DC; Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, CA; Vassar College Library, Poughkeepsie, NY; Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, DE; and others.