CASS, Lewis, 1782-1866


Library of Congress

Guide to Research Collections

Bayliss Public Library
Sault Sainte Marie, MI
Papers: 1821-1859. 14 letters.


Broome County Historical Society
Binghamton, NY
Papers: In Daniel S. Dickinson papers, 1839-1882 (bulk 1848-1866).


Brown University
Providence, RI
Papers: Papers pertaining to Cass in Albert Edgar Lownes papers, 1549-1975.


Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society
Buffalo, NY
Papers: In Millard Fillmore papers, 1809-1919, available on 68 microfilm reels.


Central Michigan University
Clarke Historical Library
Mt. Pleasant, MI
Papers: 1814-1860. 140 items. In part, typewritten transcripts. Correspondence, largely received by Cass, concerning political affairs in Michigan Territory.


Cornell University Libraries
Rare Books and Manuscript Collections
Ithaca, NY
Papers: 2 letters (July 2 and August 17, 1832) from John Trumbull in Washington Irving’s Life of George Washington, Volume XIII, Miscellany, 1771-1832; and correspondence in William C. Bouck papers, 1727-1866.


Detroit Public Library
Detroit, MI
Papers: 1780-1907. Ca. 3,000 items and 1 microfilm reel. In part photocopies and typewritten transcripts of originals in Duke University and other repositories. Political and personal correspondence, deeds and real estate documents, and other papers pertaining to military activities, fur trade, and the survey of the Grand River road in Michigan.

Additional Papers: Correspondence in Robert McClelland papers, 1833-1862.


Duke University
Special Collections Library
Durham, NC
Papers: 1823-1858. 7 items. Political and miscellaneous correspondence.


Georgetown University
Special Collections
Washington, DC
Papers: 1822-1826. .25 foot. Manuscripts and correspondence regarding American Indian language and culture in the John Gilmary Shea papers.


Georgia Historical Society
Savannah, GA
Papers: Correspondence in Thomas Addison Burke papers, 1827-1860. Finding aid.


Hagley Museum and Library
Greenville, DE
Papers: In Samuel Francis du Pont papers, 1812-1865; and Haldeman family papers, 1801-1885.


Rutherford B. Hayes Library
Fremont, OH
Papers: Correspondence in Quintus Flaminius Atkins papers, 1805-1854. Finding aid.


Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: In Joel Roberts Poinsett papers, 1785-1851; James Buchanan papers, 1775-1868, available on microfilm; Samuel C. Stambaugh papers, 1807-1859; and Ogden D. Wilkinson collection, 1684-1855.


Indiana Historical Society
Indianapolis, IN
Papers: 1805-1860. 28 letters. Also in the Dean family papers, 1799-1920; Frances Vigo papers, 1751-1841 (bulk 1783-1820); and ca. 75 pages of photocopies of letters and documents.


Joint Archives of Holland
Hope College
Holland, MI
Papers: 1 letter (August 12, 1850) concerning the building of Holland Harbor in Albertus C. Van Raalte papers.


Knox College
Seymour Library
Galesburg, IL
Papers: 1 letter (April 3, 1858) in Donna Workman autograph collection, 1792-1936; and 6 letters (December 14, 1833; May 6, 1839; April 19, 1845; September 19, 1848; November 17, 1851; and December 26, 1855) in Bookfellow Foundation autograph collection, 1705-1940.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1813-1859. 27 items. Also correspondence in Andrew and John White Stevenson family papers, 1756-1882; Andrew Jackson Donaldson papers, 1779-1943 (bulk1813-1869); and Crosby Noyes Boyd autograph collection, 1791-1901. Finding aid.


Marquette County Historical Society
Marquette, MI
Papers: 1806-1855. 23 letters. Also 12 letters (1826-1856), photocopies of originals at Burton historical collection of the Detroit Public Library; and portraits.


Massachusetts Historical Society
Boston, MA
Papers: 75 items (1799-1860) in various collections. Finding aid.


New England Historic Genealogical Society
Boston, MA
Papers: Correspondence in William Foster papers, 1734-1879.


New Jersey Historical Society
Newark, NJ
Papers: Correspondence in Canfield-Dickerson family papers, 1738-1926.


New York Public Library
New York, NY
Papers: In Albert Tracy papers, 1843-1893, available on 1 microfilm reel; and James A. Hamilton papers, [ca. 1740-1867]. Use requires advance notice.


New York State Library
Manuscripts and Special Collections
Albany, NY
Papers: 5 letters in Albert H. Allen Tracy papers, 1815-1951, available on microfilm; and in autographs of American authors and statesmen collection, ca. 1770-1865.


Ohio Historical Society
Columbus, OH
Papers: Correspondence in Thomas Worthington papers, 1795-1827; and John Johnston papers, 1801-1860, available on 2 microfilm reels. Finding aid.


Pierpont Morgan Library
New York, NY
Papers: 1835-1858. 15 items.


Rosenbach Museum and Library
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: In Aeneas Mackay journal of the Lewis Cass expedition, May 24-September 1, 1820.


Rutgers University
Special Collections and University Archives
New Brunswick, NJ
Papers: 1821-1859. 3 letters.


Temple University Libraries
Rare Book and Manuscript Collections
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: Correspondence in the Dallas family papers, 1794-1865.


Texas State Library
Archives Division
Austin, TX
Papers: Papers in Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar papers, 1806-1941.


University of Michigan
Clements Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: 1774-1921. 6 feet. Correspondence (1830-1850) concerning political problems of the era. Additional papers in various collections.


University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: 1814-1847. 60 microfilm reels. Official correspondence, notes, and instructions received while serving as U.S. minister to France and secretary of war; also official documents of the Michigan Superintendency of Indian Affairs, 1819-1831, and the Office of Indian Affairs, 1814-1817 and 1822-1829, relating to Cass’s work in negotiating treaties. Originals in the National Archives.

Additional Papers: In Francis Reuben Stebbins papers, 1856-1896; Mary H. Clark papers, 1848-1861; J.H. Cleveland letter to Cass (November 22, 1855); Chauncy G. Cady military commissions, 1828-1829; Students’ Lecture Association letters, 1854-1856; Alpha Nu Literary Society records, 1843-1931; Joseph Rickey papers, 1850-1862; Stevens Thomson Mason papers, 1827-1842; Alpheus Felch papers, 1817-1896; Enos Goodrich papers, 1844-1877; John Potter Cook papers, 1856-1878 and 1894; McCreery family papers, 1818-1948; George Johnston letterbook, 1832-1860; and others.


University of Oklahoma Library
Norman, OK
Papers: 1825-1839. 45 items. Letters from Matthew Arbuckle, Pierre Chouteau, and Montfort Stokes relating to their attempts to gather the Plains Indian tribes at Camp Mason, OK, for a peace conference, and containing detailed observations on Indian affairs.


University of Rochester
Rush Rhees Library
Rochester, NY
Papers: 15 letters by and 15 to Cass (1843-1863) in various collections. Finding aid.


Western Reserve Historical Society
Cleveland, OH
Papers: Correspondence in John Barr papers, 1942-1873; and Edward Tiffin papers, 1785-1853. Finding aid.


Yale University Libraries
Manuscripts and Archives
New Haven, CT
Papers: In Daniel Webster papers, 1800-1895 (bulk 1824-1852), on 8 microfilm reels, originals at Library of Congress; Fowler family papers, 1707-1870; Gilman family papers, 1659-1935; Samuel Wells Williams family papers, 1824-1936; William Smith Mason collection, 1800-1929; Joseph W. Brown papers, 1773-1882; and Southard Hay collection, 1750-1885.

Research Libraries Information Network In addition to the institutions listed above, items are also cataloged in collections at: Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, AL; Brown University, Providence, RI; City University of New York, City College Archives, New York, NY; Columbia University, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, New York, NY; Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park, NY; General Theological Society, New York, NY; Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln, NE; New-York Historical Society, New York, NY; State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and Virginia State Library and Archives, Richmond, VA.