National Historical Publications & Records Commission

John Pendleton Kennedy Papers


(Microfilm Edition)

Maryland Historical Society

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John Pendleton Kennedy (1795 –1870) was an American novelist and Whig politician who served as United States Secretary of the Navy from July 26, 1852 to March 4, 1853, during the administration of President Millard Fillmore, and as a U.S. Representative from the Maryland's 4th congressional district. He was the brother of U.S. Senator Anthony Kennedy. His papers (1829-1870) include letters and journals.

27 reels, 56-page guide


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John Pendleton Kennedy as a young man. Courtesy National Portrait Gallery


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