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John Hay Library

Brown University

20 Prospect Street / Box A
Providence, RI 02912

Description:

The John Hay Library houses the University Library's collections of rare books and manuscripts, the University Archives, and many special collections on a wide variety of topics. Notable areas of strength include American literature and popular culture, political and diplomatic history, the history of science, and book arts and graphics.

http://library.brown.edu/about/hay/

Categories: William Harrison, John Tyler, Millard Fillmore, James Buchanan, Ulysses S. Grant,

Collections:
James Buchanan Memorandum, [1857?], [Washington, D.C.?]1
Two letters from Woodrow Wilson
Replies to dinner invitation from President Buchanan, 1858, Dec. 9-13, Washington, D.C.
Horace Potter to Thomas Nast, 3 July 1872
Edward Jenkins - Lines to the Memory of Calvin Coolidge
William Henry Harrison. Campaign rhymes of 1840 : poems, 1840
Harry H. Williams to Wm. L. King, 17 January 1925
John Tyler Letters. 1841
Henry Frederick Lippitt Papers, 1881-1933
Scrapbook of clippings : New York and Massachusetts, 1815-1866.
Grover Cleveland to Albert [Zanger] Harkness, 8 Feb. 1899
Millard Fillmore to Thomas P. Ives, 25 June 1852
Woodrow Wilson Statement on politics, 24 January 1911

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


James Buchanan Memorandum, [1857?], [Washington, D.C.?]1


1 item (2 p.).
AD.
Memorandum listing names of men to be appointed to office in several western states. On verso in another hand: Memorandum in handwriting of his Excellency the President.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/122383934

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- James Buchanan

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Two letters from Woodrow Wilson

Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924. First letter is dated January 5, 1912, Trenton, N.J., to Dr. Henry A. Whitmarsh, Providence, R.I.--Must decline invitation for "so distant a date as the thirtieth of May," as he cannot predict at present when he will be at liberty. 

Second letter is dated June 15, 1914, White House, Washington, D.C., to Dr. W. W. Keen, Philadelphia, Pa.--Doubts that he can attend celebration at Brown University; hopes to see him in N.H.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/122639129

Size
2 items

Presidential content includes:

- Woodrow Wilson

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Replies to dinner invitation from President Buchanan, 1858, Dec. 9-13, Washington, D.C.


16 items.
ANS.
The presidential invitation was for dinner on Tuesday, December 14, 1858.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/122480367

Size
16 items

Presidential content includes:

- James Buchanan

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Horace Potter to Thomas Nast, 3 July 1872

1 item (4 p.).
ALS.
Mr. Van Buren will be appointed to Vienna; has requested that Dr. Ruppaner be appointed an assistant commissioner. "The President wishes me to send you his most cordial congratulations upon the great national work you are doing.".
Archivegrid: http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/122586113

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Ulysses S. Grant

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Edward Jenkins - Lines to the Memory of Calvin Coolidge

Lines to the Memory of Calvin Coolidge : a poem by Edward W. Jenkins written January 7, 1933. TMs. (copy).

 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/122493044

Size
1 page

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

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William Henry Harrison. Campaign rhymes of 1840 : poems, 1840

Six rhymes used in the campaign for William Henry Harrison. With this is a letter (1892, October 20) signed Hannah C. Pettingill, giving the provenance of the rhymes and identifying persons mentioned.

OCLC Permalink http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/122691883

Size
3 p. ; 31 cm.

Presidential content includes:

- William Harrison

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Harry H. Williams to Wm. L. King, 17 January 1925

Letter from Harry H. Williams to Wm. L. King, January 17, 1925, Washington, D.C. Describing visit to the White House; President Coolidge's activities.

 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/145429815

Size
4 pages

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

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John Tyler Letters. 1841

2 items.
ALS.
[1] 1841, June 28 [1 l.]. [2] n.d., to Judge Wayne [2 p.].--Concerning case of Whitlock and new application for discharge.

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/122615433
 

Size
2 items

Presidential content includes:

- John Tyler

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Henry Frederick Lippitt Papers, 1881-1933

Lippitt, Henry Frederick 1856-1933. Henry Frederick Lippitt was born on October 12, 1856 in Providence. He attended private schools, graduated from Brown University in 1878, and entered the cotton manufacturing business. He was director of a bank and of several mill insurance companies, and was vice president of the People's Savings Bank of Providence. He served on the Governor's staff with the rank of colonel in 1888-1889 and was president of the New England Cotton Manufacturers' Association (now the National Textile Association) in the latter year. Lippitt was elected as a Republican to the U.S. Senate and served from March 4, 1911, to March 4, 1917; he was unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1916. While in the Senate he was chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Agriculture (Sixty-second Congress). He again became actively engaged in the textile industry; He died in Providence, Rhode Island in 1933 and was buried in Swan Point Cemetery.Henry Lippitt was a great-uncle of John H. Chafee and a great-great-uncle of Lincoln D. Chafee, both U.S. Senators, and also governors from Rhode Island. He was also the son of Henry Lippitt, a former Governor of Rhode Island.

Correspondence: comprised of family and business correspondence. The letters cover various subjects including yacht racing, acquisitions, building and outfitting; business transactions; financial matters; cotton manufacturing business; elections to the U.S. Senate; matters before the U.S. House of Representatives (from Mr. Lippitt's years as a US Senator); other miscellaneous matters such as travel arrangements and accommodations, household keeping, etc. Among the recipients are several prominent individuals with historic connections to Rhode Island: Theodore F. Greene, Senator George P. Wetmore, Steven O. Metcalf; Hon. William H. Taft, Charles V. Chapin.
 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/749942076

Size
6.5 linear feet

Presidential content includes:

- William Taft

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Scrapbook of clippings : New York and Massachusetts, 1815-1866.

1 vol. (40 p.).
Mounted newspaper clippings of mostly poems and political cartoons, including a cartoon portrait of President John Tyler. With a sewn-in section of clippings pasted over undated accounts.
On last page before back flyleaf: pencilled cartoon portrait inscribed "George Wurtz Hughes (?) 1856". With an engraved drawing on page opposite.

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/122631975
 

Size
1 volume

Presidential content includes:

- John Tyler

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Grover Cleveland to Albert [Zanger] Harkness, 8 Feb. 1899

Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908, Princeton, New Jersey, to Albert [Zanger?] Harkness, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, February 8, 1899. Regrets he cannot accept invitation.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/122384200

Size
1 page

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

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Millard Fillmore to Thomas P. Ives, 25 June 1852

1 item.
ALS.
Conjugate blank leaf with file note.
Fillmore asks character evaluation of The Hon. Robert Cranston of Newport, who is being considered for appointment as U.S. Commissioner in China.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/122544170

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Millard Fillmore

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Woodrow Wilson Statement on politics, 24 January 1911

Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924. State of New Jersey, Executive Department. January 24, 1911. Concerns political leadership and statesmanship. Probably delivered as an address. Begins, "Politics is of the very stuff of life..."

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/122480605

Presidential content includes:

- Woodrow Wilson

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