Appointed chargé d’affaires
in Paris in 1810 by President Madison, Russell served as one of
five U. S. negotiators for the Treaty of Ghent, which ended the
War of 1812. He subsequently served as United States minister to
Sweden and Norway from 1814 to 1818. Collection consists of
correspondence, documents, ledgers, passports, and an account
book created or received by Jonathan Russell during his career
as merchant and diplomat between 1810 and 1818.