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Boston Public Library—The John Adams Library

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Rare Books & Manuscripts Department
McKim Building, 3rd Floor
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116


The John Adams Library Project at the Boston Public Library was established in 2003 to catalog, preserve, digitize, and provide access to the extraordinary personal library of America’s second president. The project was made possible by federal grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the General Services Administration (GSA).


Categories: John Adams,

Benjamin F. Butler to Ulysses S. Grant, 29 July 1871
Charles Follen McKim Papers, 1838-1930

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

Benjamin F. Butler to Ulysses S. Grant, 29 July 1871

1 item (2 leaves) ; 25 cm.
Invites President Grant to visit the camp meeting at Martha's Vineyard.
Union general in the Civil War; Congressman; Governor of Massachusetts (1883-84).

1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Ulysses S. Grant

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Charles Follen McKim Papers, 1838-1930

McKim, Charles Follen, 1847-1909. Architect. Partner of McKim, Mead & White, architectural firm established in New York City in 1879. Diaries, letter books, correspondence, notes, memoranda, legal and financial papers, sketches, drawings, photos, newspaper clippings, telegrams, and books, chiefly 1866-1909, relating to the architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White established in New York City in 1879. Covers the establishment of the American Academy in Rome and the building of the Boston Public Library. Includes diary (1863) kept by McKim's father, abolitionist James McKim. Among the correspondents are Edwin Austin Abbey, Daniel Chester French, Charles Dana Gibson, Henry Lee Higginson, John Galen Howard, John La Farge, Frederick W. MacMonnies, Francis D. Millet, Charles Moore, H. Siddons Mowbray, Frederick Law Olmstead, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, Elihu Root, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Edward F. Stevens, William H. Taft, and Woodrow Wilson. Related to the Charles Moore collection of the Library of Congress.

4,200 items

Presidential content includes:

- William Taft

- Woodrow Wilson

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