This collection contains letters and documents relating to war
loans to the United States Government made by New York financier and state
senator Jacob Barker (1779-1871) in 1814 and subsequent claims by Barker about them. Correspondents include American
statesman George Washington Campbell (1769-1848).
American financier Jacob Barker (1779-1871) was born in Maine to Quaker parents. At sixteen, Barker
moved to New York City and embarked upon what was to be a tempestuous business career; his
enterprises ran the gamut in shipping, oil, the press, banking, insurance, and the stock
market. Barker served in the New York State Senate in 1815-1816 and was one of the founders of Tammany Hall; he was a recognized
political power in the Democratic Party
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