Jesse Chickering papers, 1758-1918, bulk dates 1819-1871

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Chickering, Jesse, 1797-1855
Jesse Chickering (1797-1855) was an author and political economist. This collection primarily documents his professional life through his correspondence and writings. It forms parts of the Economists' Papers Archive.
3 Linear Feet (Seven boxes and two oversize folders.)
Material in English.
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Contains journals, correspondence, financial papers, writings and speeches, and printed material. Most material concerns Chickering's career as author and political economist.

The Writings and Speeches series contains the manuscript drafts of Chickering's writings, including his "Statistical View of the Population of Massachusetts from 1765 to 1840" (1846); "Emigration into the United States" (1848); "Reports on the Census of Boston" (1851); and "Letter addressed to the President of the United States on Slavery, considered in Relation to the Principles of Constitutional Government in Great Britain and in the United States" (1855). Other subjects in this series include constellations, bank reports from several Boston banks, Harvard alumni, and publication of Chickering's work.

The Correspondence series includes personal letters and letters pertaining to research on Massachusetts population growth. Correspondents include Levi Woodbury, George Ticknor, John Langdon Sibley, David Henshaw, George Bancroft, Henry I. Bowditch, Horace Mann, Daniel Webster, and James Buchanan (Harvard Librarian). Immigration, slavery, and Harvard University are also mentioned in the correspondence.

The Journals series contains statistical information on immigration into the United States between 1819-1855, with emphasis on Massachusetts.

The Miscellaneous series includes information pertaining to astronomy, including cloth maps with astronomical models and planetaria.

Biographical / historical:

Jesse Chickering (1797-1855) was a white American author and political economist who studied population growth, immigration, and slavery.

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Encoded by Alvin Pollock, Electronic Text Unit, University of California, Berkeley Library.


The Jesse Chickering papers are arranged into six series: Journals, Correspondence, Financial Papers, Writings and Speeches, Printed Material, and Miscellaneous.

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[Identification of item], Jesse Chickering papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Duke University.