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Chicago History Museum

1601 North Clark Street.

Chicago, IL 60614

Description:

The Museum's collection of over 22 million artifacts and documents is a rich source for the study of the history of Chicago as metropolitan urban center that spans five counties, as part of the state of Illinois, and as a part of the broader history of the United States.

http://www.chicagohistory.org/research/aboutcollection

Categories: Ulysses S. Grant,

Collections:
Ulysses S. Grant papers collection, 1832-1885
Melville Weston Fuller Papers, 1816-1967
David Davis Papers, 1815-1964

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


Ulysses S. Grant papers collection, 1832-1885

0.25 linear feet.
1 oversize folder.
Advance appointment with special permission required to view original items by U.S. Grant. Photocopies are available for research use for many of these items.
Correspondence, notes, general orders, check stubs, and other papers, including much Civil War material. Topics include the surrenders of Fort Donelson and Vicksburg, disloyalty of some newspapers, Grant's recommendations for promotion of officers, and his refusal of a cabinet post in 1864; 90 items on the presidential election returns in 1868; 60 items on preparations for a reception for Grant in Chicago in 1879; drafts of 2 messages to the Senate; and a few notes Grant wrote after he lost his voice during his last illness. Correspondents include Mason Brayman, Henry Wager Halleck, Joseph Russell Jones, Ellen Grant Sartoris (30 items), and William T. Sherman.
Includes 2 Bibles used in the Ulysses S. Grant family: large volume (published at Nashville by the Southern Methodist Publishing House, 1859) with penciled note that it was used by the Grant family during its residence in Galena, Ill.; and Bible (published in London, n.d.) used for the administration of the oath of office at President U.S. Grant's second inauguration (1873), inscribed to Miss Nellie Grant from L.W. Middleton.
Originals of General Sheridan's letter to General Grant about General Lee (1865 Apr. 6), General Grant's letter to President Lincoln, and Lincoln's dispatch to General Grant are in the Abraham Lincoln papers at Chicago History Museum.
Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include papers of Grant's father: Jesse Root Grant papers.
Descriptive inventory available online.
Exhibited in: "A House Divided, America in the Age of Lincoln," Chicago Historical Society, public exhibition opening Feb. 4, 1990. Vicksburg surrender terms.
Archivegrid: http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/715391255

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Ulysses S. Grant

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Melville Weston Fuller Papers, 1816-1967

Fuller, Melville Weston, 1833-1910. Chief Justice of the United States, 1888-1910. Correspondence, legal documents, clippings, and other papers concerning Melville W. Fuller's personal, professional, and political life, chiefly in the form of photostats collected by Willard L. King in the 1940s while writing a biography of Fuller. Included are briefs of all cases handled by Fuller as a practicing attorney before the Illinois Supreme Court and as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Other topics include the Fuller family; Chicago real estate; and international disputes, particularly the Venezuelan boundary dispute (1890-1910) and the Muscat Dhows question (1904-07), which were handled by the Permanent Board of Arbitration at the Hague while Fuller was a member.

Correspondents include Samuel Blatchford, Henry Billings Brown, Grover Cleveland, J.C. Bancroft Davis, William Rufus Day, Stephen J. Field, Augustus Hill Garland, Horace Gray; Walter Q. Gresham, John Marshall Harlan, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Howell E. Jackson, Rufus Peckham, Erskine Phelps, William L. Putnam, Henry M. Shepherd, George Shiras, William Howard Taft, Lambert Tree, and Edward Douglas White. Original documents in the collection primarily concern management of Fuller's Chicago real estate by John and Henry Morris (1870-1909, ca. 100 items). Topics also include lots in Graceland Cemetery and a commemorative service at Fuller's grave in 1940.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/713358515

Size
9 linear feet

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

- William Taft

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David Davis Papers, 1815-1964

Davis, David, 1815-1886. Primarily copies of correspondence, legal documents, speeches, pamphlets, and newsclippings relating to Davis family matters or to Davis's career as a lawyer; a judge in the Eighth Judicial Circuit of Illinois, 1848-1862; Abraham Lincoln's campaign manager; Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1862-1877; and U.S. Senator, 1877-1883. Most materials were collected by Willard L. King while writing a biography of Davis. Also present are a few original Davis items plus correspondence, prepublication manuscript, and reviews relating to King's book, 1950s-1964. Topics of the Davis materials include social and economic conditions in Illinois; life in Bloomington, Ill., and family affairs; political parties, especially the Whig and Republican parties, nationally and in Illinois; presidential campaigns and elections (1856-1876); Mormons in Illinois; the Mexican War; Davis's circuit-riding relationship with Lincoln, his riding partner; the antislavery movement; the rivalry between Norman B. Judd and John Wentworth; the Lincoln-Douglas debates; newspaper activities in Missouri and Chicago during the 1860s; the Civil War and particularly Missouri during the war; Davis as the administrator of Lincoln's estate; and the selection of a successor to Chief Justice Chase.

Correspondents include Davis's wife Sarah Walker Davis and his son George Perrin Davis, Orville Browning, Ambrose E. Burnside, Simon Cameron, Aaron Lucius Chapin, Salmon P. Chase, Henry Clay, Grover Cleveland, Henry Winter Davis, Theophilus Lyle Dickey, Stephen A. Douglas, Ninian Edwards, Jesse W. Fell, John C. Fremont, James A. Garfield, Ulysses S. Grant, John J. Hardin, James Harlan, Ozias M. Hatch, Rutherford B. Hayes, John F. Henry, William H. Herndon, Joseph Holt, Robert G. Ingersoll, Norman B. Judd, Ward Hill Lamon, Abraham Lincoln, Mary Todd Lincoln, Robert Todd Lincoln, Thomas Lincoln, Stephen T. Logan, J.E. McClure, Joseph Medill, Lambdin P. Milligan, Richard J. Oglesby, William W. Orme, Ebenezer Peck, Julius Rockwell, Winfield Scott, William H. Seward, Caleb Smith, Edwin M. Stanton, John T. Stuart, Noah H. Swayne, Leonard Swett, Samuel J. Tilden, Samuel H. Treat, Lyman Trumbull, John P. Usher, Clement L. Vallandigham, Elihu B. Washburne, Thurlow Weed, Gideon Welles, John Wentworth, Horace White, Henry Clay Whitney, and Richard Yates.
 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/712673728

Size
15 linear feet

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

- James A. Garfield

- Ulysses S. Grant

- Abraham Lincoln

- Rutherford B. Hayes

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