POINSETT, Joel Roberts, 1779-1851


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

Guide to Research Collections

American Philosophical Society
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: 1 volume (in Spanish).
Peruvian manuscripts and history.


Boston Public Library
Boston, MA
Papers: 4 letters.


Columbia University
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
New York, NY
Papers: 5 letters (1816-1817, 1824, 1828) in the Adelman collection.
Finding aid in repository.


Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: 1785-1851. ca. 4,250 items.
Correspondence and papers relating to his education, travels, political interests, and diplomatic, congressional, and Cabinet service. Described in published guide.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1810-1850. 3 containers.
Correspondence, journals, notes, and memoranda, chiefly 1810-1821, relating to his activities in South America and as chairman of the South Carolina Board of Public Works.


New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: 1810-1840. 37 items.


South Carolina Historical Society
Charleston, SC
Papers: 1806-1847. 84 items.
Correspondence, documents, and other papers relating to his public career.


University of North Carolina
Southern Historical Collection
Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: In Charles Lyon Chandler papers, 1803-1961. ca. 3 feet including 41 volumes.
Includes his unpublished biography of Poinsett, collected letters to and from Poinsett, and copies of Poinsett papers, 1803-1852.


University of Texas at Austin
Center for American History
Austin, TX
Papers: 1807-1851. 109 items.
Correspondence and other papers relating to politics, Latin American diplomacy, his travels, and personal matters. Described in published guide.