GILMAN, Nicholas

GILMAN, Nicholas
Library of Congress
1755–1814

Biography

GILMAN, Nicholas, (brother of John Taylor Gilman and granduncle of Charles Jervis Gilman), a Delegate, a Representative, and a Senator from New Hampshire; born in Exeter, Rockingham County, N.H., August 3, 1755; pursued an academic course; employed as a clerk in his father's countinghouse; served in the continental army during the Revolutionary War; Member of the Continental Congress 1787-1789; delegate to the Federal Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and one of the signers of the Constitution; elected to the First and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1789-March 3, 1797); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1796; chairman, Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business (Fourth Congress); elected in 1805 as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate; reelected in 1811 and served from March 4, 1805, until his death in Philadelphia, Pa., May 2, 1814; interment in Exeter Cemetery, Exeter, N.H.

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External Research Collections

Boston Public Library

Boston, MA
Papers: 26 items.

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH
Papers: 2 items (1790-1791) in the Bartlett papers; 1 item (1791) in the Archives Division; and in the Daniel Gilman and Co. correspondence, 1790-1802.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: 1790, 1806, 1808. 3 letters.
Additional Papers: 2 items (1789, 1791) in the New Hampshire miscellaneous papers; and material by Gilman in United States Constitution collection, 1787-1944. Finding aid.

Massachusetts Historical Society

Boston, MA
Papers: Letters (1784-1814) to Gilman in the Gilman family papers, 1737-1910. 8 boxes.
Additional Papers: 1 item (1790) in the Sullivan papers; and 13 items in various collections. Finding aid.

New Hampshire Historical Society

Concord, NH
Papers: 1 item (1791) in the Nathaniel Peabody papers.

New-York Historical Society

New York, NY
Papers: 1780-1808. 15 items. Finding aid.

Phillips Exeter Academy Library

Exeter, NH
Papers: Letters (1810-1814) concerning War of 1812 and family genealogies in Gilman family papers, 1774-1827. Ca. 1150 items. Finding aid.

State Historical Society of Wisconsin
Archives Division

Madison, WI
Papers: 1 item (1791) in the Signers of the Constitution autograph collection.
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