Roger Brooke Taney letters
Scope and Contents
Collection consists largely of letters (1838-1856, 58 items) written by Roger Brooke Taney to his son-in-law lawyer James Mason Campbell (1810-1869). Taney writes of family matters with some mention of professional activities from Washington, D.C., Old Point Comfort, Va., and White Sulphur Springs, Va. There are three letters (1819, 1826) to Campbell from his father, and single letters from Philip B. Key (1811), Michael Taney, Jr. (1815), and Henry L. Davis (1831).
- Creation: 1815-1856
- Taney, Roger Brooke, 1777-1864 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.
Collection is open for use.
Conditions Governing Use
Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.
Roger Brooke Taney was an American politician and jurist. He was born in 1777. He served as U.S. Attorney General (1831-33), Secretary of the Treasury (1833-1834), and was the fifth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (1836-1864). Roger Brooke Taney died in 1864.
0.25 Cubic Feet (1 custom box (18 x 12 x 2 inches))
Language of Materials
Roger Brooke Taney (1777-1864) was the fifth Chief Justice of the United States. Collection consists largely of letters (1838-1856, 58 items) written by Taney to his son-in-law lawyer James Mason Campbell (1810-1869).
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated by Idella Swisher, widow of Hopkins's political science professor, Carl Brent Swisher, in 1973. Professor Swisher may have originally purchased the letters as part of his research on the Taney court.
Existence and Location of Copies
Typed transcripts of some of the letters are available in the repository.
Finding aid prepared by Margaret Burri in 2004.
- Roger Brooke Taney papers
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English
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