Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
BARNARD, Daniel Dewey (1797-1861)

BARNARD, DANIEL DEWEY, a Representative from New York; born in Sheffield, Berkshire County, Mass., July 16, 1797; attended the common schools and was graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., in 1818; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1821 and began practice in Rochester, N.Y.; prosecuting attorney of Monroe County in 1826; elected as an Adams to the Twentieth Congress (March 4, 1827-March 3, 1829); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1828 to the Twenty-first Congress; traveled in Europe in 1831; moved to Albany, N.Y., in 1832 and continued the practice of law; member of the State assembly in 1838; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth, Twenty-seventh, and Twenty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1845); chairman, Committee on the Judiciary (Twenty-seventh Congress); was not a candidate for reelection in 1844; appointed Minister to Prussia and served from September 3, 1850, to September 21, 1853; retired from active business pursuits in 1853 and engaged in literary pursuits; died in Albany, N.Y., April 24, 1861; interment in Albany Rural Cemetery.

New York State Library
Albany, NY
Papers: 1840-1861, 1.5 cubic feet.
The papers of Daniel Dewey Barnard contain correspondence, diaries, and scrapbooks related primarily to his career in politics and government.


Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society
Buffalo, NY
Papers: In the Millard Fillmore Papers, ca. 1809-1944, 62 linear feet.
Other authors include Daniel D. Barnard. An inventory is available in the repository.


Dartmouth College
Rauner Special Collections Library
Hanover, NH
Papers: In the Henry Dwight Correspondence, 1818-1835, 4 items.
Correspondents include Daniel D. Barnard.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: In the Barnard Family Papers, 1714-1901, approximately 1,100 items.
Persons represented include Daniel D. Barnard.

Papers: In the Daniel Webster Papers, ca. 1800-1900, 4 linear feet.
Correspondents include Daniel D. Barnard.


The Morgan Library and Museum
Department of Literary and Historical Manuscripts
New York, NY
Papers: 1843, 1 item.
A letter from Daniel D. Barnard to Jos. Gales written on March 18, 1843.


New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: 1828-1858. 21 items.

  • Barnard, Daniel Dewey. An address delivered before the literary societies of Geneva college, at the annual commencement of that institution, August 6, 1834. Albany: Printed by Packard and Van Benthuysen, 1834.
  • ------. An address delivered before the literary societies of Geneva college, at the annual commencement of that institution, August 6, 1834. Albany: Printed by Packard and Van Benthuysen, 1834.
  • ------. An address delivered before the Philoclean and Peithessopian societies of Rutgers College. Albany: Printed by Hoffman & White, 1837.
  • ------. An address delivered September 6, 1831, before the Adelphic Union Society of Williams College the evening preceding the annual commencement. Williamstown: Printed by Ridley Bannister, 1831.
  • ------. An address to the class of graduates of the Albany medical college. Albany: Printed by C. Van Benthuysen and co., 1846.
  • ------. Anniversary address, delivered before the American institute at the Tabernacle. New-York: J. Van Norden & co., printers, 1843.
  • ------. The dangers of disunion: A letter from Hon. Daniel D. Barnard, of Albany. [Albany: n.p., 1860.]
  • ------. A discourse delivered before the Senate of Union College, on the 24th day of July, 1843. Albany: Printed by Weed & Parsons, 1843.
  • ------. A discourse on the life, character and public services of Ambrose Spencer, late Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New York: delivered by request before the bar of the city of Albany, January 5, 1849. Albany, [N.Y.]: W.C. Little & Co., 1849.
  • ------. A discourse on the life, services and character of Stephen Van Rensselaer. Albany: Printed by Hoffman & White, 1839.
  • ------. From the American review: The ''Anti-rent'' movement and outbreak in New York. Albany: Printed by Weed and Parsons, 1846.
  • ------. An introductory address delivered before the Young men's association for mutual improvement, of the city of Albany, on the 7th January, 1834. Albany: Printed by Packard and Van Beathuysen, 1834.
  • ------. Lecture on the character and services of James Madison. Albany: Press of Hoffman and White, 1837.
  • ------. A letter from The Hon. D. D. Barnard, addressed to the Hon. Erastus Brooks, Senator, etc., on the proceedings against Trinity church, now pending in the senate of the state. Albany: N.p., 1857.
  • ------. An oration, delivered before the honorable the corporation and the military and civic societies of the city of Albany, on the fourth of July, 1835. Albany: Printed by E.W. & C. Skinner, 1835.
  • ------. A plea for social and popular repose: being an address delivered before the Philomathean and Eucleian societies of the University of the city of New York, July 1, 1845. New-York: Tribune job printing establishment, 1845.
  • ------. Remarks of Mr. Barnard, of New York, on the bill in relation to duties and drawbacks, delivered in the House of Representatives, July 28, 1841. Washington: Printed at the National Intelligencer Office, 1841.
  • ------. The social system. An address pronounced before the House of convocation, of Trinity College, Hartford, August 2, 1848. Published at the request of Convocation. Hartford, S. Hanmer, Jr., 1848.
  • ------. The sovereignty of the states over their navigable waters. : Argument of Daniel D. Barnard, in the Albany Bridge Case... Albany: Atlas & Argus Print., 1860.
  • ------. Speech of Mr. Barnard, of New York, in opening the debate on the Bankrupt Bill in the House of Representatives. Also, his speech in reply on the same subject. Delivered in the House of Representatives, August 10 and 17, 1841. Washington: Printed at the National Intelligencer Office, 1841.
  • ------. Speech of Mr. Barnard, of New York, in the House of representatives of the United States, December 29, 1843, and January 2, 1844. On the bill to refund the fine imposed upon General Jackson. Washington: Printed by Gales and Seaton, 1844.
  • ------. Speech of Mr. Barnard, of New York, on the Loan Bill, delivered in the House of Representatives, July 9, 1841. Washington: Printed at the National Intelligencer Office, 1841.
  • ------. Speech of Mr. Barnard, of New York, on the proposition to refuse the oath to five members returned from New Jersey : delivered before the representatives of the Twenty-sixth Congress, December 18, 1839. Washington: Printed by Gales and Seaton, 1839.
  • ------. Speeches and reports in the Assembly of New York, at the annual session of 1838. Albany: O. Steele, 1838.
  • New York (State). Legislature. Assembly. Committee on Colleges, Academies and Common Schools. Barnard's report on the use of the Bible in common schools. Providence: Knowles, Vose & Co., 1838.
  • Penney, Sherry H. "Dissension in the Whig Ranks: Daniel Dewey Barnard versus Thurlow Weed." New-York Historical Society Quarterly 59 (January 1975): 71-92.
  • ------. Patrician in Politics: Daniel Dewey Barnard of New York. Port Washington and New York: Kennikat Press, 1974.