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Title: Henry Marie Brackenridge and Family Papers
Collection Number: DAR.1937.03
Creator: Brackenridge family

Collection Dates: 1816-1889
Extent: 1.67 linear feet (4 boxes)

Language: English

Henry Marie Brackenridge, eldest son of Hugh Henry Brackenridge, was a prominent statesman and writer involved in the politics of South America, Mexico, Louisiana, Florida, and Pennsylvania. The collection mainly focuses on correspondence concerning Henry Marie Brackenridge's political career. It contains letters from notable politicians of his day including Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, John Quincy Adams, and William Henry Harrison, among others. Also included are letters to and from Brackenridge's wife, Caroline, as well as other family and friends, which provide a context for traveling, health, and life at that time. Digital reproductions of this collection are available online.