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Collection Number: 02026-z

Collection Title: Felix Grundy Papers, 1807-1889 (bulk 1824-1840).

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 68 items
Abstract Felix Grundy (1777-1840) was a lawyer, judge, United States senator, 1829-1833 and 1839-1840, and United States attorney general, 1838-1839, from Nashville, Tenn. The collection includes political correspondence, chiefly 1824-1840, relating mostly to issues while Grundy was a lawyer in Nashville, Tenn., a member of the Tennessee state legislature, United States senator, and United States attorney general. Of particular interest was the political feud between Andrew Jackson and John C. Calhoun. Included are letters to and from George M. Bibb, John C. Calhoun, Henry Clay, William H. Grawford, John H. Eaton, John Forsyth, Duff Green, Andrew Jackson, Richard M. Johnson of Kentucky, John McLean, A. O. P. Nicholson, James K. Polk, Joseph Story, Martin Van Buren, and Levi Woodbury.
Creator Grundy, Felix, 1777-1840.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Felix Grundy Papers, #2026-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Acquired from Henry Dickinson of Tennessee, 1938.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Felix Grudy (1777-1840) was a lawyer, judge, United States senator, 1829-1833 and 1839-1840, and United States attorney general, 1838-1839, from Nashville, Tenn.

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The collection includes political correspondence, chiefly 1824-1840, relating mostly to issues while Grundy was a lawyer in Nashville, Tenn., a member of the Tennessee state legislature, United States senator, and United States attorney general. Of particular interest was the political feud between Andrew Jackson and John C. Calhoun. Other topics include political appointments and maneuvers, banking and other legislative issues, and Grudy family genealogy. Included are letters to and from George M. Bibb, John C. Calhoun, Henry Clay, William H. Grawford, John H. Eaton, John Forsyth, Duff Green, Andrew Jackson, Richard M. Johnson of Kentucky, John McLean, A. O. P. Nicholson, James K. Polk, Joseph Story, Martin Van Buren, and Levi Woodbury.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, July 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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