John Pendleton Kennedy (1795-1870) figured significantly in nineteenth-century literary, intellectual, and political life. A member of the Maryland bar, he served as a Whig in state and national legislatures, was a staunch supporter of the Union during the Civil War, and belonged to the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
His writings included novels, political treatises, and pamphlets. These papers, including manuscripts, journals, letters, and notebooks, are a valuable source of information on nineteenth-century America.
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