Henry Wheaton (1785-1848) was a diplomat and authority on international law. He was born in Providence on November 27, 1785. This is a collection of 275 letters and manuscripts for the period 1786 to 1926. It is chiefly correspondence of Henry Wheaton and his family in Europe and America concerning personal, diplomatic, legal, and political affairs, especially during the War of 1812. It also contains Wheaton's diary during 1827-1835, a diary kept by his daughter Abby during 1835, and biographical notes about Wheaton and his uncle, Dr. Levi Wheaton, who was Professor of Medicine at Brown University.