Gouverneur Morris an independent life by William Howard Adams

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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven .

Written in English

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Places:

  • United States,
  • New York (State)

Subjects:

  • Morris, Gouverneur, 1752-1816.,
  • United States. -- Signers -- Biography.,
  • Statesmen -- United States -- Biography.,
  • United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Biography.,
  • New York (State) -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Biography.,
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783.,
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1789.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 324-334) and index.

Book details

StatementWilliam Howard Adams.
GenreBiography.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE302.6.M7 A34 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 345 p. :
Number of Pages345
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3686512M
ISBN 100300099800
LC Control Number2003050050

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MORRIS, GOUVERNEUR, (half brother of Lewis Morris and uncle of Lewis Richard Morris), Rare Book and Manuscript Library New York, NY Papers: 1, items. Correspondence with many famous contemporaries relating to events in which Morris was a participant and concerning issues of interest including diplomatic affairs, public finance.

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Gouverneur Morris Collection. Print Collection portrait file. Gouverneur Morris. Library locations The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection Topics Public figures Morris, Gouverneur, Genres Clippings Portraits Type of Resource Still image Identifiers Other local Identifier: Portrait File.

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The desire which has been repeatedly expressed by persons cognizant of its existence, that the important and interesting manuscript left by Gouverneur Morris should be brought to light -- the portion buried in Mr.

Jared Sparks's history as well as the large and more piquant part excluded therefrom -- induced me to undertake the work of editing the diary and letters.GOUVERNEUR MORRIS Pennsylvania. Birth: 31 Januaryat "Morrisania," Westchester County, New York Death: 6 Novemberat Morrisania, New York Interment: St.

Anne's Episcopal Church Cemetery, The Bronx, New York. Gouverneur Morris, who represented Pennsylvania at the Convention in Philadelphia inwas the author of much of the Constitution.

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