Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829. TIMOTHY PICKERING PAPERS
Boston, Mass.: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1966
Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston. Microfilm publication. no. 2
Timothy Pickering served as postmaster general, secretary of war, and secretary of state under President George Washington. Later, as a Senator and Representative, he opposed the policies of President Thomas Jefferson and of James Madison. A leader of the extreme Federalists, Pickering urged New England's secession from the Union. The papers are a major part of Timothy Pickering's personal collection, dating from the Revolutionary period up to his retirement from public life in the 1820s. Principal correspondents include John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Fisher Ames, George Cabot, Alexander Hamilton, Stephen Higginson, Major Samuel Hodgdon, Colonel David Humphreys, John Jay, Rufus King, Henry Knox, James McHenry, John Marshall, William Vans Murray, Richard Peters, John Pickering, Charles Pinckney, William Smith, Jacob Wagner, George Washington, Timothy Williams, and Oliver Wolcott.
An uncataloged guide, Allis, Frederick S. Jr. (ed.), A Guide to the Microfilm Edition of the Timothy Pickering Papers, is in the Special Collections Office. It provides a short biography, a summary of the reel contents for reels 1 through 4 and 63 through 69, and a supplemental list of correspondents. Also, SPEC-R F61.M41 58 Historical Index to the Pickering Papers provides a limited subject and more extensive personal name index to reels 5 through 62. Notations in the index indicate the subject content of each document. Reel 69 includes an additional index to personal names appearing in lists and registers not indexed in this second guide. Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston. Microfilm publication. no. 2
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