CAMERON, Simon, 1799-1889


Library of Congress

Guide to Research Collections

American Philosophical Society
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: Correspondence in Henry Augustus Philip Muhlenberg papers, 1805-1847, on 11 microfilm reels.


Dickinson College Library
Carlisle, PA
Papers: 1831-1889. 45 letters.


Duke University
Special Collections Library
Durham, NC
Papers: Correspondence in Charles Russell Lowell letterbook, 1861.


Hagley Museum and Library
Greenville, DE
Papers: In the Henry Algeron du Pont papers, 1843-1926.


Historical Society of Dauphin County
Harrisburg, PA
Papers: 1824-1892. 4,100 items. Correspondence and documents. Available on 10 microfilm reels. Finding aid. Also photographs, portraits, and memorabilia.


Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: Miscellaneous letters in various collections including Simon Gratz collection, 1800-1879; Felton papers, 1839-1920 (bulk 1839-1889, 1916-1920); James Moore Swank papers, 1785-1898 (bulk 1785, 1871-1898); Jonathan Roberts memoirs, 1799-1830; John Harris collection, 1687-1915; Lewis S. Caryell correspondence, 1806-1867; Salmon P. Chase papers, 1775-1868 (available on microfilm); James Buchanan papers, 1775-1868; Edwin Sydney Stuart papers, 1886-1905; John C. Boyd correspondence, 1819-1849; Biddle family papers, 1688-1883; Samuel Calvin papers, 1837-1870; and MacVeagh family papers, 1850-1950.


Knox College
Seymour Library
Galesburg, IL
Papers: 3 letters (May 28, 1849; February 4, 1861; undated) in Bookfellow Foundation autograph collection, 1705-1940.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1738-1889 (bulk 1860-1880). 12 linear feet. Correspondence, reports, speeches, maps, financial records, newspapers, and newspaper clippings relating to his financial affairs, term as secretary of war, the Civil War, service as minister to Russia and in the U.S. Senate, and retirement years. Available on 22 microfilm reels. Finding aid.

Additional Papers: Correspondence in Miles-Cameron family papers; Frederick West Lander papers, 1836-1894; Joseph Holt papers, 1817-1895; and on 10 microfilm reels of Cameron papers in the Historical Society of Dauphin County, Harrisburg, PA. Also Cameron’s autograph album, 1845-1847.


New York State Library
Manuscripts and Special Collections
Albany, NY
Papers: Correspondence in Edwin Denison Morgan papers, 1830-1872; and Autographs of American authors and statesmen collection, ca. 1770-1865.


Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Harrisburg, PA
Papers: 10 microfilm reels of originals (1824-1892) in Historical Society of Dauphin County. Finding aid.

Additional Papers: 49 items (1830, 1834-1835, 1844, 1852-1853, 1861, 1864, 1869, 1871, 1873, 1878, 1882, 1887-1888) of political and business correspondence contained in various collections including United States Army, Pennsylvania Light Artillery Regiment, Battery B records, 1861-1865. Finding aid.


Pierpont Morgan Library
New York, NY
Papers: 5 items (1833-1874); and 2 letters (August 1, 1860 and May 22, 1866) and 1 document (August 17, 1861) in the Gilder Lehrman collection. Finding aid.


U.S. Army Military History Institute
Department of the Army
Carlisle Barracks, PA
Papers: In Cameron family papers, 1854-1894. 13 albums of correspondence, newspaper clippings, and election tally sheets concerning the life and times of Simon Cameron and his son James Donald Cameron.


University of Rochester
Rush Rhees Library
Rochester, NY
Papers: 47 letters by and 27 to Cameron (1847-1881) in various collections. Finding aid.


University of Virginia
Alderman Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: Correspondence in various collections. Finding aid.


Yale University Libraries
Manuscripts and Archives
New Haven, CT
Papers: 10 microfilm reels of originals (1824-1892) in Historical Society of Dauphin County, Harrisburg, PA; and 22 microfilm reels of originals (1738-1919) in Library of Congress.

Additional Papers: Correspondence in R.D. Mussey papers, 1847-1892; James Watson Webb papers, 1819-1967 (bulk 1819-1890); and Edwards Pierrepont papers, 1813-1902.

Research Libraries Information Network In addition to the institutions listed above, items are also cataloged in collections at: Brown University, Providence, RI; Cornell University Libraries, Ithaca, NY; Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park, NY; New York State Archives, Albany, NY; Radcliffe College, Schlesinger Library, Cambridge, MA; Rosenbach Museum and Library, Philadelphia, PA; Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY; University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, IA; University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library, Ann Arbor, MI; and University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.