Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 7158
Dayton, William L. (William Lewis), 1807-1864
William Lewis Dayton Scrapbook, 1864
William Lewis Dayton (1807-1864) was a Regent of the Smithsonian Institution from 1861 to 1864. He also served as a member of the New Jersey legislature, 1837; Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court, 1838-1841; United States Senator from New Jersey, 1842-1851; vice-presidential candidate for the Republican Party, 1856; Attorney-General of New Jersey, 1857-1861; and Minister to France, 1861-1864.
This scrapbook contains obituary notices from American and foreign newspapers on Dayton's death in Paris in 1864.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Dayton, William L. (William Lewis), 1807-1864
- Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents
- New Jersey. Legislature
- New Jersey. Supreme Court
- United States. Congress. Senate
- New Jersey. Office of the Attorney General
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7158, William Lewis Dayton Scrapbook