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Short, William (1759-1849)

 Person

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Short Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 65 Psts
Scope and Contents Collection of photocopied correspondence and documents relating to William Short (1759-1849).

William and Peyton Short Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 65 Sh9
Scope and Contents Dated 1783-1825. Letters, 1783-1825, primarily between William Short (1759-1849), American diplomat and financier, who, after a career in Europe, settled in Philadelphia, Pa., and his brother, Peyton Short (1761-1825), a native of Virginia who moved to Kentucky and engaged in extensive land speculation there and in Ohio. William gives advice concerning Peyton's career and the education of his children, and discusses other family matters, but is primarily concerned with various speculative land...

William Short Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.2 Sh9 and 1995.33
Scope and Contents Letters, [1772], 1789, 1839, and 1846-1847, of William Short, while a diplomat in France, and later while living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with the later letters discussing the settlement of his estate with his nephew, Charles W. Short (1794-1863), of Louisville, Kentucky. Also includes copies of Short's appointment to various diplomatic posts, 1790-1794; a copy of George Washington's letter to the King of Spain explaining Short's departure from Spain, 1796; his will; a genealogical chart...