WALLEY, Samuel Hurd (1805-1877)

WALLEY, SAMUEL HURD, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Boston, Mass., August 31, 1805; attended the common schools and Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass.; attended Yale College in 1822 and was graduated from Harvard University in 1826; studied law; was admitted to the Suffolk bar in 1831 and practiced in Boston and Roxbury; engaged in banking; treasurer of the Vermont Central Railroad; promoter and first treasurer of the Wisconsin Central Railroad; member of the State house of representatives in 1836 and 1840-1846, serving as speaker 1844-1846; corporate member of the American Board of Commissioners of Foreign Missions 1848-1867; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1854 to the Thirty-fourth Congress; unsuccessful Whig candidate for Governor of Massachusetts in 1855; president of the Revere National Bank; died at Nantasket Beach, Plymouth County, Mass., on August 27, 1877; interment in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.

Boston Public Library
Boston, MA
Papers: 2 letters.

Boston Athenaeum
Boston, MA
Papers: 1843, 1 item.
A letter Samuel Hurd Walley to John Todd written on July 17, 1843. In the letter, Walley writes regarding religious education in Western Massachusetts and Walley's intention to send books from the Massachusetts Sabbath School Society.

Papers: In the John Russell Hurd Personal and Family Papers, 1792-1872, 1 box.
The collection includes a diary recounting experiences of travel in France, 1808, and a large group of letters addressed to his parents from China, the Mediterranean and N. Europe, 1807-1812, some of an affectionate nature, others dealing with his activities as a merchant in the employ of his kinsman, Samuel Hurd Walley.

Papers: In the Peleg W. (Peleg Whitman) Letters Received, 1866-1874 approximately 185 items.
Correspondents include Samuel Hurd Walley.