CAMPBELL, William W.

CAMPBELL, William W.
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1806–1881

Biography

CAMPBELL, William W., a Representative from New York; born in Cherry Valley, N.Y., June 10, 1806; attended the common schools; was graduated from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., in 1827; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1831 and commenced practice in New York City; was appointed master in chancery in 1841; commissioner in bankruptcy; elected as a candidate of the American Party to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1847); was not a candidate for renomination in 1846; justice of the superior court of New York City 1849-1855; returned to Cherry Valley in December 1855; judge of the supreme court for the sixth district of New York 1857-1865; author and engaged in historical work; died in Cherry Valley, Otsego County, N.Y., September 7, 1881; interment in Cherry Valley Cemetery.

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External Research Collections

Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society

Buffalo, NY
Papers: 1852, 1 item. A letter from William W. Campbell to James D. Doty written on June 27, 1852. In the letter, William Campbell states that he has received the proofs of their friend's book, containing an account of Doty and Menesha, Wisconsin, and that he has arranged with Harper's for publication.

New-York Historical Society

New York, NY
Papers: 1830-1833, approximately 200 items. Correspondence and some addresses, 1830-1833, of attorney William W. Campbell of New York City. Included are many letters from friends and acquaintances commenting on his book, "Annals of Tryon County;" addresses and correspondence about the New York Young Men's Society, of which he was corresponding secretary, including letters from societies in other places; addresses on temperance; correspondence and a memorial relating to claims against the government for losses sustained by James Campbell, who was captured in the raid on Cherry Valley during the Revolutionary War; letters from his law partner, John Cleaveland; from his friend, Arthur Burtis, Jr., at Auburn Theological Seminary; from his brother, Samuel B. Campbell, at Union College, Schenectady; plus letters from Levi C. Turner, Cooperstown; Alfred Elderkin, Windham; Amos Dean, Albany; Silas Totten, Albany; friends and relatives in Cherry Valley, Ithaca, etc. During this period, Campbell was starting out in the legal profession in New York City.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Campbell, William W. Address and poem delivered at the dedication of the Hall of Alpha. New-York: By order of the chapter, 1845.

------. Annals of Tryon County; or, The border warfare of New York, during the revolution. [4th ed.] New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1924.

------. The Border Warfare of New York During the Revolution: The Annals of Tryon County. New York: Baker & Schribner, 1831. Reprint, Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1992.

------. An historical sketch of Robin Hood and Captain Kidd. New York: Scribner, 1853.

------. Lecture on the life and military services of General James Clinton. Read before the New-York Historical Society, Feb. 1839. New York: Printed by W. Osborn, 1839.

------. An oration delivered by the Honorable William W. Campbell ... February 23, 1852, at Metropolitan Hall, New York City, on the occasion of the celebration of the birth day of George Washington, by Order of United Americans. New York: H. R. Piercy, 1852.

------. Speech of Mr. William W. Campbell, of New York, on the Oregon question, delivered in the House of Representatives, U.S., January 27, 1846. [Washington, D.C.]: J. & G.S. Gideon, printers, [1846].

The centennial celebration at Cherry Valley, Otsego Co. N.Y., July 4th, 1840: The addresses of William W. Campbell, esq. and Gov. W.H. Seward, with letters, toasts, etc. New-York: Taylor & Clement, 1840.

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