HALE, Artemas (1783-1882)

HALE, ARTEMAS, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Winchendon, Worcester County, Mass., October 20, 1783; received a limited education and worked on a farm; taught school in Hingham, Mass., 1804-1814; became interested in the manufacture of cotton gins in Bridgewater; member of the State house of representatives 1824, 1825, 1827, and 1828; served in the State senate 1833 and 1834; again a member of the State house of representatives 1838-1842; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1853; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Congresses (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1849); engaged in agricultural pursuits; presidential elector on the Republican ticket in 1864; died in Bridgewater, Mass., August 3, 1882; interment in Mount Prospect Cemetery.

Boston Public Library
Boston, MA
Papers: 1 journal.

Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
Papers: 1841, 1 page
A resolution signed by Hale and sent to Daniel Webster.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1846-1848, 2 volume journal.

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Springfield, IL
Papers: 1834, 3 pages.
A letter from Benjamin Willis to Hale discussing politics in Massachusetts, Missouri and Illinois, as well as Martin Van Buren's presidential prospects.

Morgan Library and Museum
New York, NY
Papers: 1856, 1 item.
A letter from Abraham Lincoln to Hale concerning prospects for the presidential election in Illinois and Indiana.

Pennsylvania State University
Rare Books and Manuscripts
State College, PA
Papers: Alexander Hill Everett papers, 1817-1841, 19 items.
Other authors include Hale.

Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY
Papers: 1821-1857, 42 letters.
Subjects include Hale.

University of Michigan
William L. Clements Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: 1800-1890, 2 feet.
Political correspondence (chiefly 1840-1850) and family correspondence. Finding aid in repository.