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Robert J. Walker Correspondence

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 12 Oct 2010

Biographical History

Robert John Walker (1801-1869) was an American economist and statesman. He was a United States Senator from Mississippi (1835-1845) and Secretary of the Treasury under President Polk, from 1845-1849.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Robert J. Walker Correspondence consists of incoming correspondence concerning customs, duties, and other matters. Two letters (1846) relate to incidents stemming from Texas' recent admission into the Union.

Arrangement of the Collection



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Use Restrictions:

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Subject Headings


Walker, Robert J. (Robert John), 1801-1869.

Corporate Bodies

United States. -- Department of the Treasury. -- Office of the Secretary.


Customs administration -- Texas.
Customs administration -- United States.

Genres and Forms


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Robert J. Walker Correspondence,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1969.

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