William Wirt Papers
Maryland Historical Society
Additional information at http://www.mdhs.org/findingaid/william-wirt-papers-1784-1864-ms-1011
William Wirt (1772 –1834) was an American author and statesman who is credited with turning the position of United States Attorney General into one of influence (1817-29). This microfilm edition of his papers is primarily the personal correspondence (1786–1850). Especially valuable is the detailed portrait of court and government life of the 1820s.
24 reels, 23-page guide