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College of William and Mary

Swem Library

400 Landrum Drive

Williamsburg, VA 23185.

Description:

The Swem Library is the main library on campus of the College of William and Mary. It is home to the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC), which defines the history of the University and promotes and preserves the scholarly pursuits of its faculty, students, alumni, visiting scholars, and friends. The SCRC contributes to the College's scholarly reputation by providing the rare books and unique manuscript and archival materials that make primary research possible. The SCRC is located in the Warren E. Burger Special Collections Wing of Swem Library.

Description from http://www.wm.edu/academics/libraries/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_Gregg_Swem_Library.

Categories: James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, William Harrison, John Tyler, Millard Fillmore, James Buchanan,

Collections:
James Monroe Papers
James Buchanan Papers, 1857-1858.
Monroe Family Papers, 1803-1905
John Tyler Papers, 1825-1928
John Tyler Papers Papers, 1840-1931
Robert William Hughes Papers, 1818-1900
Priscilla Cooper Tyler to Robert Tyler, Letter,1844? June 4
Robert William Hughes Papers, 1865-1900
Tyler family papers, 1716-1944.
Tyler family papers, 1750-1935.
Millard Fillmore Papers, 1851-1852
Henry A. Wise Papers, 1856-1859.

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


James Monroe Papers


129 items.
Cite as James Monroe Papers, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Chiefly correspondence, 1783-1831, of James Monroe written from Richmond, Va. while governor; from Paris while minister to France; from London while minister to Great Britain; from Washington, D.C. while Secretary of State, Secretary of War, and President; and from Loudoun County, Va. after serving as President.
Subjects covered in the collection include diplomatic service, education (advice to his nephew), United States foreign relations with France and Great Britain; the Missouri Compromise; and slavery.
Among the correspondents are John Quincy Adams, John C. Calhoun, Henry Lee, John Marshall, Timothy Pickering, St. George Tucker and Monroe's uncle, Joseph Jones and his nephew James Monroe.
James Monroe Papers, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Many items Available on microfilm published as James Monroe Papers in Virginia Repositories (Charlottesville: University of Virginia, 1969).
Inventory available in library : item level control.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/22578119

Size
129 items

Presidential content includes:

- James Monroe

- John Quincy Adams

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James Buchanan Papers, 1857-1858.


2 items.
Cite as James Buchanan Papers, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Document, 22 June 1857, authorizing the acting Secretary of State to affix the seal of the United States to an envelope containing a letter to Queen Victoria, answering her recent announcement of the death of the Duchesws of Gloucester; and letter, 3 Feb[ruary 18]58, of James Buchanan, Washington, [D.C.] to Selden, n.p., stating he has procured the desired material and is returning it.
James Buchanan Papers, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Inventory available in library : item level control.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/23605890

Size
2 items

Presidential content includes:

- James Buchanan

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Monroe Family Papers, 1803-1905

Cite as Monroe Family Papers, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Related collections are James Monroe Papers (Mss. 39.1 M75)--and Jay Johns Collection of James Monroe Papers (Mss. 68 M75).
Correspondence, chiefly 1803-1839, of members of the Monroe family while in London, England, Paris, France and in Virginia. Includes letters received by James Monroe while minister to Great Britain, from Sir Alexander Munro; letters of George Hay and his wife, James Monroe's daughter, Eliza Kortright (Monroe) Hay. Letters contain information concerning Hortensia (Hay) Rogers and Lloyd Nicholas Rogers.
These letters deal primarily with family matters, but include material on the French Revolution and on the Napoleonic Wars. Collection includes Kortright genealogy.
Monroe Family Papers, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Inventory available in library : item level control.
National Inventory of Documentary Sources in the United States available from Chadwyck-Healey, Inc., 1021 Prince Street, Alexandria, Va.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/23593292

https://catalog.swem.wm.edu/Record/619366

Size
34 items

Presidential content includes:

- James Monroe

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John Tyler Papers, 1825-1928

John Tyler, Jr. (1819-1896) was private secretary to his father John Tyler (1790-1862) during his presidency, 1841-1845, Confederate Army officer and Assistant Secretary of War, 1861-1865, activist in Republican Party politics, assistant newspaper editor of the Washington National Intelligencer, and Tallahassee, Fla. Sentinel, editor of the Fernandina, Fla. Observer, Treasury Department official, lawyer and licensed preacher in the Methodist Episcopal Church South. Subjects covered by the collection include alcoholism, Republican Party politics, Presidential elections, political patronage, Reconstruction, Methodist Episcopal Church, Florida, Braxton Bragg, and the Fenian Brotherhood. Prominent correspondents include Charles Francis Adams, Chester Alan Arthur, Pierre G.T. Beauregard, James Gillespie Blaine, James Buchanan, Jefferson Davis, Benjamin Stoddert Ewell, Henry Stuart Foote, Nathan Bedford Forrest, James A. Garfield, John Brown Gordon, Horace Greeley, Wade Hampton, Rutherford B. Hayes, Andrew Johnson, Joseph Eggleston Johnston, L.Q.C. Lamar, William Mahone, Raphael Semmes, William Henry Seward, John Sherman, Leroy Pope Walker, and William Lowndes Young.

 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/23660535

Size
5,303 items

Presidential content includes:

- Chester A. Arthur

- James A. Garfield

- Rutherford B. Hayes

- Andrew Johnson

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John Tyler Papers Papers, 1840-1931

Cite as John Tyler Papers, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Papers, 1840-1931, relating to John Tyler. Includes document, 1842, signed by Tyler; campaign ribbon, 1840, for William Henry Harrison and Tyler; speech, 1915, by Armistead Churchill Gordon at the dedication of monument to Tyler in Richmond, Va.; program, 1931, at the unveiling of Tyler Bust in Virginia State Capitol; and engravings, prints, photographs of portraits and copies of a silhouette of Tyler.
John Tyler Papers, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Inventory available in library.
 

OCLC Permalink http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/22935240

Size
3 items

Presidential content includes:

- John Tyler

- William Harrison

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Robert William Hughes Papers, 1818-1900

Hughes, Robert W. (Robert William), 1821-1901. Robert William Hughes was born at Muddy Creek Plantation, Powhatan County, Va. in 1821. His parents died in 1822 and he was raised by Edward C. Carrington and Eliza Preston Carrington. He attended Caldwell Institute, Greensboro, N.C. and studied law in Fincastle, Va. He married Eliza M. Johnston, niece of Joseph E. Johnston and the adopted daughter and niece of John B. Floyd. Hughes' son was Robert Morton Hughes. Robert William Hughes was a newspaper editor and federal district attorney. Involved in post Civil War Republican Party politics, he was nominated for governor of Virginia and for Congress, but did not win. He was appointed judge of the federal court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Prominent correspondents include Louis Agassiz, Chester A. Arthur, George Bancroft, Benjamin F. Butler, Lewis Cass, Claudius Crozet, J.M.L. Curry, John Moncure Daniel, John Warwick Daniel, J.D.B. DeBow, Benjamin S. Ewell, Ulysses S. Grant, James Barron Hope, G.P.R. James, Joseph E. Johnston, W.H.F. Lee, James Longstreet, John S. Mosby, Bishop Alfred Magill Randolph, and William Fanning Wickham (concerning his father John Wickham and members of the Richmond Bar including John Marshall.).

 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/22845508

Size
103 items

Presidential content includes:

- Chester A. Arthur

- Ulysses S. Grant

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Priscilla Cooper Tyler to Robert Tyler, Letter,1844? June 4

3 pp on one leaf;
Bears note by John Tyler "the advice you give Robert is excellent.".
Concerns the 1844 Presidential election; mentions James Polk, John Calhoun, Andrew Jackson, and the Democratic Party. Encourages Robert to give up politics.
Robert Tyler, son of John Tyler [President], was married to Priscilla Cooper Tyler.

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/62270085
 

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- John Tyler

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Robert William Hughes Papers, 1865-1900

Robert William Hughes was born at Muddy Creek Plantation, Powhatan County, Va. in 1821. His parents died in 1822 and he was raised by Edward C. Carrington and Eliza Preston Carrington. He attended Caldwell Institute, Greensboro, N. C. and studied law in Fincastle, Va. He married Eliza M. Johnston, niece of Joseph E. Johnston and the adopted daughter and niece of John B. Floyd. Hughes' son was Robert Morton Hughes. Robert William Hughes was a newspaper editor and federal district attorney. Involved in post Civil War Republican Party politics, he was nominated for governor of Virginia and for Congress but did not win. He was appointed judge of the federal court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Papers, mainly 1865-1900, of Robert William Hughes (1821-1901), journalist, Republican politician, and United States District Judge, of Abingdon and Norfolk, Va. Included are family momentoes relating to Hughes' foster father, General Edward C. Carrington (1790-1855), and to Mrs. Hughes' father and brother, Charles C. (1795-1832) and John Preston Johnston (1821?-l847), articles written by Hughes on Virginia politics, newspapers, and horses, a few letters to Mrs. Hughes, and a scrapbook containing pamphlets and newspaper clippings of articles by Hughes or on subjects that interested Hughes, as well as a letter from J.H. Platt, Jr., Secretary, Union Congressional Republican Executive Committee, Washington, D.C., to Hughes, 17 Sept. 1870, concerning Virginia Republican politics.

Prominent correspondents include Louis Agassiz, Chester A. Arthur, George Bancroft, Benjamin F. Butler, Lewis Cass, Claudius Crozet, J.M.L. Curry, John Moncure Daniel, John Warwick Daniel, J.D.B. DeBow, Benjamin S. Ewell, Ulysses S. Grant, James Barron Hope, G.P.R. James, Joseph E. Johnston, W.H.F. Lee, James Longstreet, John S. Mosby, Bishop Alfred Magill Randolph, and William Fanning Wickham (concerning his father John Wickham and members of the Richmond Bar including John Marshall.

 

http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=wm/viw00041.xml

Size
103 items

Presidential content includes:

- Chester A. Arthur

- Ulysses S. Grant

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Tyler family papers, 1716-1944.

22 boxes.
Cite as Tyler Family Papers Group A, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
See Lyon G. Tyler, The Letters and Times of the Tylers (Richmond, 1884-1896), and Robert Seagar, And Tyler, Too; a Biography of John Tyler and Julia Gardiner Tyler (N.Y.: McGraw-Hill, 1963).
Papers, 1716-1944, of the John Tyler family of "Sherwood Forest," Charles City County, Va. The collection contains correspondence, 1818-1862, of John Tyler concerning politics, War of 1812 claims, presidential election of 1840, land purchases in western Virginia, Kentucky and Illinois, "Sherwood Forest, " business matters and his family.
Some of the children of John Tyler and his first wife, Letitia Christian Tyler, are represented in the collection: Robert Tyler (and wife, Elizabeth Priscilla Cooper Tyler), John Tyler, Jr., Letitia Tyler Semple (and husband James A. Semple) and Tazewell Tyler.
A great part of the collection consists of the papers of John Tyler's second wife, Julia Gardiner Tyler, which concern education, clothes, social life, political appointments, slavery, the Civil War, "Sherwood Forest," familiy, and pensions for presidential widows.
All of the children of John Tyler and Julia Gardiner Tyler are represented in the collection: David Gardiner Tyler, John Alexander Tyler, Julia Gardiner Tyler Spencer, Lyon Gardiner Tyler, Lachlan Tyler, Robert Fitzwalter Tyler and Pearl Tyler Ellis.
Tyler Family Papers Group A, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Letters of Robert Tyler printed in Philip Gerald Auchampaugh, Robert Tyler: Southern Rights Champion (Duluth, 1934).
Copyright held by the family.
Inventory available in library.
Collection has also been cataloged.

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/23169527
 

Size
22 boxes

Presidential content includes:

- John Tyler

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Tyler family papers, 1750-1935.

7 boxes.
Cite as Tyler Family Papers Group H, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Papers, 1750-1935, which are miscellaneous manuscripts with Tyler family connections. Include a scrapbook which includes correspondence of John Tyler, Thomas Walker Gilmer and St. George Tucker mostly with nineteenth-century Virginia politicians. Papers also include printed material, photographs of people and buildings and miscellaneous notes perhaps collected by Lyon G. Tyler and Sue Ruffin Tyler.
Tyler Family Papers Group H, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Copyright is held by family.
Thomas Walker Gilmer married Anne E. Baker. Their daughter Elizabeth Anderson Gilmer married St. George Tucker (1828-1863) and their daughter Anne Baker Tucker married Lyon G. Tyler. His mother was Juliana Gardiner Tyler, daughter of Juliana McLachlan Gardiner.
Letters in scrapbook are listed by writer with content and are indexed to scrapbook page.

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/23170451
 

Size
7 boxes

Presidential content includes:

- John Tyler

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Millard Fillmore Papers, 1851-1852

2 items.
Cite as Millard Fillmore Papers, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Document, 31 Jan[uar]y 1851, signed by Millard Fillmore to authorize the Secretary of State [Daniel Webster] to affix the seal of the United States to a pardon granted to Isaac Perine; and letter, 13 November 1852, written by Millard Fillmore to Daniel Phillips expressing Fillmore's regret at being unable to attend the funeral of Daniel Webster "his decease has left a void in the political and social circle that will not soon be filled.".
Millard Fillmore Papers, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Inventory available in library : item level control.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/22737909

Size
2 items

Presidential content includes:

- Millard Fillmore

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Henry A. Wise Papers, 1856-1859.


3 items.
Cite as Henry Alexander Wise Papers, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Letters concerning United States politics (especially the 1856 presidential election), and his family; containing his views on religion and liberty; and making an appeal to James Buchanan on behalf of a candidate for appointed office.
Henry Alexander Wise Papers, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Inventory available in library : item level control.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/20506508

Size
3 items

Presidential content includes:

- James Buchanan

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