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American Antiquarian Society
185 Salisbury Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-1634
 

Description:

The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) is an independent research library founded in 1812 in Worcester, Massachusetts. The library's collections document the life of America's people from the colonial era through the Civil War and Reconstruction. Collections include books, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, broadsides, manuscripts, music, graphic arts, and local histories.

http://www.americanantiquarian.org/about.htm

Categories: William Harrison, James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, James A. Garfield,

Collections:
Edward Henry Fish Record book, 1840-1841, 1846.
Andrew Johnson. Impeachment volume, 1868
Papers of Porter, Fitz-John, 1870-1883.
Calvin Coolidge Papers, 1918-1933
Adams Family Letters, 1673-1954
George Washington Papers, 1754-1958
Thomas Jefferson Papers, 1787-1825
Abraham Lincoln Papers, 1841-1865

Note that this is an incomplete collections list. Please contact the organization directly for the most current information about their holdings.


Edward Henry Fish Record book, 1840-1841, 1846.

1 folder (1 item, 30 pages)
The volume records meetings of the Whig Party in Gill in 1840 at which delegates were chosen to the Worcester Convention and to the Bunker Hill Convention. It notes the failure of the Whigs to elect local candidates in 1840 but their rejoicing at the election of their presidential candidate, Gen. William Henry Harrison (1773-1841), in 1840 and his inauguration in March 1841.

 

The volume also contains records of a court case, 1846, heard before Justice of the Peace Edward F. Henry against David Carpenter, postmaster in Greenfield, Mass., for violation of U.S. statutes concerning postmasters. The volume includes the replies of the defendant in this litigation. Also included is a form of marriage ceremony to be used by a justice of the peace.

Edward Fish Henry (1801- ) was born in Heath, Mass., one of fourteen children of David (1772- ) and Prudence (1776- ) Henry. He went to Gill in 1830 as a schoolmaster in the district called Riverside and continued to teach school for ten years. In 1831, he married Abigail Combs (1808-1833) of Gill. His second wife was Eliza A. Henry ( - ). He served as secretary of the Whig Party in Gill in 1840, a delegate to its convention in Worcester, June 17, 1840, and a member of the Town Committee of Whigs. He was a selectman and town clerk in Gill in 1837-1838 and served as justice of the peace in Franklin County, Mass.

 

OCLC Permalink: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/207143564
 

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- William Harrison

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Andrew Johnson. Impeachment volume, 1868

1 v. (69 leaves) ; octavo.
This volume contains the autographs of the senators, congressmen, and counselors involved in the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson. The volume also includes admission tickets to the impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate, March to May 1868. Apparently the autographs and tickets were collected by Ginery Twichell (1811-1883), a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts from 1867 to 1873.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/191259465
 

Size
1 volume

Presidential content includes:

- Andrew Johnson

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Papers of Porter, Fitz-John, 1870-1883.

1 folder (28 items)

This collection consists of a copy of a fifteen-page Cox letter to Garfield and a thirty-five-page draft of Porter's rebuttal. Also included are a number of letters, 1883, to Senator George F. Hoar (1826-1904), concerning various opinions about the Porter case.
Fitz-John Porter (1822-1901) was born in Portsmouth, N.H. In 1841 he entered West Point and graduated eighth in his class in 1845. From West Point he went to a distinguished career in the military until 1862 when he was blamed for the Union defeat in the Second Battle of Bull Run, court-martialed, and cashiered. In 1886, after a controversial review of new found evidence, Porter was briefly reinstated as a colonel and retired.
In 1880 General Jacob Dolson Cox (1828-1900) had sent a letter concerning the Porter case to James A. Garfield (1831-1881). In it Cox opposed the decision of the Advisory Board headed by General John M. Scholfield (1831-1906) to reinstate Porter. Garfield was to defend the original court-martial decision before the House of Representatives. The letter was published and created much controversy. Porter wrote to Cox requesting a copy of the letter so that he might defend himself against the charges. Cox complied.
 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/191259626

Size
1 folder (28 items)

Presidential content includes:

- James A. Garfield

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Calvin Coolidge Papers, 1918-1933

Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933. This collection contains letters written by Coolidge, letters written about Coolidge after his death, a speech and bibliography on Coolidge, and postcards relating to Coolidge and his hometown of Plymouth, Vt. Letters written by Coolidge represent various periods in his political career and usually express thanks for political support of personal favors. Charles Henry Taylor (1867-1941) is the most frequent recipient. Several letters to Arthur Prentice Rugg (1862-1938) discuss Rugg's participation in commemorative ceremonies for Coolidge after his death. Also included are a few Coolidge family manuscripts sent to the AAS by Coolidge shortly before his death. There is a copy of a speech given by Clarence Saunders Brigham (1877-1963) to the Worcester Fire Society on the wit of Coolidge, and a bibliography of publications on Coolidge, 1921-1932. Seventeen postcards depict scenes, landmarks, and people of Plymouth, Vt., ca. 1923. Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) was a lawyer and held many political offices including the United States Presidency, 1923-1929.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/191259264

Size
51 items

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

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Adams Family Letters, 1673-1954

http://catalog.mwa.org/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=271118

Presidential content includes:

- John Adams

- John Quincy Adams

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George Washington Papers, 1754-1958

http://catalog.mwa.org/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=372285

Presidential content includes:

- George Washington

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Thomas Jefferson Papers, 1787-1825

http://catalog.mwa.org/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=271708

Presidential content includes:

- Thomas Jefferson

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Abraham Lincoln Papers, 1841-1865

http://catalog.mwa.org/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=271773

Presidential content includes:

- Abraham Lincoln

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