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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

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Dayton, William L. (William Lewis), 1807-1864
Title: William Lewis Dayton Scrapbook
Dates: 1864
Quantity: 1 volume.
Collection: Record Unit 7158
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This scrapbook contains obituary notices from American and foreign newspapers on Dayton's death in Paris in 1864.

Historical Note

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.

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Descriptive Entry

This scrapbook contains obituary notices from American and foreign newspapers on Dayton's death in Paris in 1864.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7158, William Lewis Dayton Scrapbook

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Container List

Box 1

Scrapbook, 1864

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