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David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
411 Chapel Drive
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708-0185

http://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/

Description:

The David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library is a place of exploration and discovery. For more than 100 hundred years, scholars have used these deep collections to write new histories, explore significant lives, study ecological change, trace the evolution of texts, understand cultural shifts and create new art and literature.

 

Over time, both our holdings and our vision have grown — expanding from an early emphasis on regional history to a global perspective and complementing a focus on traditional academic disciplines with the transformative possibilities of interdisciplinarity. Today the Rubenstein Library holds more than 350,000 rare books and 10,000 manuscript collections. These materials introduce new perspectives, challenge preconceptions and provide a tangible connection to our shared past.

 

The Rubenstein Library is home to three specialized research centers: the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture, the John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture and the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

 

Description from: http://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/about/library

Categories: James Monroe, Martin Van Buren, William Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield,

Collections:
Eliza K. Nelson Papers, 1823-1867
James Monroe Papers, 1790-1846
Lewis Cass papers, 1823-1858.
Rutherford B. Hayes Papers, 1877-1881
Eugene Russell Hendrix Papers, 1764-1914
George McDuffie Papers, 1819-1870
Charles Snow Letters, 1827-1850.
Horace Greeley Papers, 1838-1872.
Papers concerning James A. Garfield, 1880-1906
Woodrow Wilson Papers, 1856-1924
John Addison Waddell Papers, 1829-1848
William Maxwell Wood Journal, 1849, Aug. 23 : Erie, Pennsylvania.
Bedford Brown Papers, 1830-1906
Calvin Coolidge to Joseph Howell Way, 16 Aug 1923
Chester De Witt Pugsley Papers, 1873-1938
Benjamin W. Dudley Papers, 1841-1870
Francis Lieber Papers, 1834-1867
Andrew Johnson Papers, 1853-1926
Carl Albert Gray Papers, 1908-1982
James Iredell, Sr., and James Iredell, Jr. papers, 1724-1890 and undated.
Millard Fillmore Papers, 1848-1851
Matthew Gault Correspondence, 1842-1867
Mary Elizabeth Patten Diaries, 1883-1943
John J. Crittenden papers, 1786-1932.
Edward George Washington Papers, 1821-1888
George Boyden Letters, 1862-1866
Furnifold M. Simmons Papers, 1890-1946
Emerson J. Milton Journal, 1841-1842
James Buchanan Papers, 1838-1860.
Papers, 1868-1874.
James Thomas Williams Papers, 1836-1947
Papers, 1827-1891
John Tyler Papers, 1844
Jacob Thompson Papers, 1859, 1861.
William Henry Crook Papers, 1879
Grover Cleveland Papers, 1885-1904

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


Eliza K. Nelson Papers, 1823-1867

Letters to Eliza from her father and brothers concerning phrenology; a tour of Virginia by William Henry Harrison, just before his inauguration as president of the United States; student life at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia; a duel between John Hampden Pleasants and Thomas Ritchie; an outbreak of smallpox in Virginia and vaccination against the disease; and enforcement of the fugitive slave law.
Resident of Summit Point (Jefferson Co.), W. Va.

 

OCLC Permalink http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/20030372

[No finding aid available. The letter regarding Harrison's Virginia tour might be of interest]


 

Size
62 items

Presidential content includes:

- William Harrison

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James Monroe Papers, 1790-1846

17 items.
Business letters, legal documents, a commission, and land grants by Monroe as either governor or president. One letter to Frances Taliaferro Brooke concerns the election of 1828. There is also a photocopy of a reprieve for a slave sentenced to death for conspiracy and insurrection, signed by Monroe as governor, 1802.
Governor of Virginia, and President of the United States.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/20030233

http://search.library.duke.edu/search?id=DUKE000868368

Size
17 items

Presidential content includes:

- James Monroe

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Lewis Cass papers, 1823-1858.

7 items.
Miscellaneous letters and papers, including a request for information on the Sioux Indians; payments to be made to the Cherokee Indians, 1832; and a letter from James Buchanan concerning the ratification of a treaty with Peru, 1858, during Cass' tenure as Secretary of State.
Addition includes three daily synopses (May 2, 1845-Sept. 27, 1845), of articles in a wide spectrum of newspapers and periodicals, which refer to the controversy concerning Oregon's partial annexation to Britain which Mr. Cass actively opposed. There is also a chronology of the Oregon Debate in Congress, from December 9, 1845, to August 20, 1846.
Soldier, diplomat, and statesman; of Detroit, Mich.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/19347151

Size
7 items

Presidential content includes:

- James Buchanan

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Rutherford B. Hayes Papers, 1877-1881

9 items.
Cataloged from Guide.
Letters to Hayes, U.S. president, recommending various persons for appointment for office. One letter of the Rev. Dr. James Freeman Clarke, a Unitarian minister of Boston, concerns General H.S. Huidekoper. Other writers are John Tyler Morgan, Benjamin Franklin Perry, John Lee Chapman, and William Wade Dudley. A letter from John Sherman concerns a bill for the relief of William H. Thompson, a collector of interal revenue in North Carolina. There is also on brief note of introduction from Hayes for a friend.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/41161290

Size
9 items

Presidential content includes:

- Rutherford B. Hayes

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Eugene Russell Hendrix Papers, 1764-1914

Hendrix, Eugene Russell, Bp., 1847-1927. Methodist bishop, of Kansas City, Mo. Chiefly letters of prominent American and British churchmen (mainly Methodist), a few relating to the slavery controversy within the Methodist Church. Includes an autographed poem with revisions by Charles Wesley. Correspondents include Francis Asbury, John C. Calhoun, Grover Cleveland, Thomas Cooke, Booker T. Washington, and George Whitefield.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/19643055

Size
164 items

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

[ TOP ↑ ]

George McDuffie Papers, 1819-1870

Correspondence, indentures, family records, and other business and political papers (chiefly 1833-1848). The material is concerned with nullification, state rights, the tariff, the Whig Party, the Mexican War, John C. Calhoun, William Henry Harrison, Martin Van Buren, and other matters. Includes letters of McDuffie's daughter, Mary Singleton (McDuffie) Hampton, pertaining to the settlement of her father's estate (1851). Correspondents include Armistead Burt, Augustus Baldwin Longtreet, and George McDuffie.

 

OCLC Permalink http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/19934309

 

[no finding aid available for this collection]

Size
251 items

Presidential content includes:

- William Harrison

- Martin Van Buren

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Charles Snow Letters, 1827-1850.

5 items.
Letters concerning Snow's business affairs; religious and social customs, especially the celebration of Christmas and the anniversary of Andrew Jackson's victory over the British in New Orleans, La.; local politics; Snow's attitude toward slavery; descriptions of Henry Clay, Vice President Millard Fillmore, and President Zachary Taylor's horse, "Old Whitey," on a trip to Washington, D.C., in 1850; and excitement in New York City in 1850 over the possibility of the secession of the southern states.
Physician and druggist, of Tuscaloosa, Ala.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/154270952

Size
5 items

Presidential content includes:

- Zachary Taylor

- Millard Fillmore

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Horace Greeley Papers, 1838-1872.

53 items.
Partially processed collection. Cataloged from Guide and accession records.
Correspondence written by and to journalist Greeley regarding: U.S. national affairs, foreign affairs, and personal issues. Correspondents include: Caleb Cushing, James Buchanan, Thomas Corwin (Southern abolitionist), and Thurlow Weed. Also included are nine of Greeley's manuscripts for editorials on subjects such as Southern rights and money in elections.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/41546381

Size
53 items

Presidential content includes:

- James Buchanan

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Papers concerning James A. Garfield, 1880-1906

8 items.

Papers, including two letters of recommendation for office seekers; an invitation to Garfield's inaugural ball; a facsimile of a letter from Garfield to Marshall Jewel, chairman of the Republican National Committee, denouncing as a forgery the Morey letter concerning Chinese immigration; an announcement of a memorial service in Garfield's honor; a certificate issued to a contributing member to the Garfield National Masonic Memorial Association of Washington, D.C.; and typescripts of two speeches, ca. 1899 and 1906, delivered by an unknown alumnus of Hiram College and containing reminiscences of classmate James A. Garfield.
20th President of the United States.
Cataloged from Guide and accession records.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/43738319

Size
8 items

Presidential content includes:

- James A. Garfield

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Woodrow Wilson Papers, 1856-1924

Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924. Copies of documents, correspondence, articles, bibliographies, photographs, and cartoons by or relating to Woodrow Wilson. U.S. President. Partially processed collection. Cataloged from Guide and accession records.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/41546388

Size
35 items

Presidential content includes:

- Woodrow Wilson

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John Addison Waddell Papers, 1829-1848

Papers of Dr. Waddell including a letter, 1838, describing the visit of Martin Van Buren to White Sulpher Springs, W. Va., an address, 1840, reviewing the administrations of Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren, political patronage, and the career of General William Henry Harrison; and a letter, 1848, concerning a Whig rally in New Hope precinct, Zachary Taylor, and the Baltimore Platform.

 

Whig politician, of Greenfield (Nelson Co.), Va.

 

OCLC Permalink http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/20460687
 

Size
12 items

Presidential content includes:

- William Harrison

- Zachary Taylor

[ TOP ↑ ]

William Maxwell Wood Journal, 1849, Aug. 23 : Erie, Pennsylvania.

1 item.
Autograph manuscript. Part of Wood's journal of a trip accompanying President Zachary Taylor.
U.S. naval surgeon.
 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/35663760

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Zachary Taylor

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Bedford Brown Papers, 1830-1906

67 items.
Political letters from Francis P. Blair, Sr., John Henry Boner, L.I. Brown, James Buchanan, James Fenimore Cooper, George M. Dallas, Weldon N. Edwards, Martin Van Buren, Aaron Ward, Philo White, and Levi Woodbury. Topics include national political issues and politicians from the Jackson era through Reconstruction, Pennsylvania politics during the 1830s-1850s, and North Carolina politics during the 1870s. Also in the collection are Brown's pardon signed by Andrew Johnson, and miscellaneous personal and family documents.
Resident of Caswell County, N.C.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/19276613

Size
67 items

Presidential content includes:

- Andrew Johnson

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Calvin Coolidge to Joseph Howell Way, 16 Aug 1923

Letter from Calvin Coolidge to Joseph Howell Way, August 16, 1923, Washington, D.C. Coolidge expresses his interest in Way's involvement with vocational schools for veterans of the World War.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/35965802

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

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Chester De Witt Pugsley Papers, 1873-1938

Chester De Witt Pugsley. Personal, business, political, and philanthropic correspondence (chiefly 1925-1938), relating to Pugsley's political work for the Democratic Party, his philanthropic activities, his efforts to promote better understanding and knowledge of international affairs, U.S. and New York politics (1910-1938), and U.S. economic conditions (1920s and 1930s). Correspondents include Roscoe Pound and William Howard Taft.

 

http://www.worldcat.org/title/papers-1873-1938/oclc/20120987

Size
19,216 items

Presidential content includes:

- William Taft

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Benjamin W. Dudley Papers, 1841-1870

2 items.
ALS dated 28 March 1841 in which Dudley recommends Jos. H. Bledsoe to President W.H. Harrison; newspaper clipping of Dudley's obituary.
Benjamin Winslow Dudley, 1785-1870. U.S. surgeon.
 

 

OCLC Permalink http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/35059831

Size
2 items

Presidential content includes:

- William Harrison

[ TOP ↑ ]

Francis Lieber Papers, 1834-1867

6 items.
Miscellaneous letters by Lieber, including one item describing an interview with President Millard Fillmore, Lieber's political disfavor among South Carolinian politicians, and asking for help finding a position as he feels he will soon need to leave Columbia, S.C. Other letters chiefly concern Lieber's publications.
Educator and political scientist.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/19897404

Size
6 items

Presidential content includes:

- Millard Fillmore

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Andrew Johnson Papers, 1853-1926

47 items.
Papers include a letter, 1863, from Johnson as governor of Tennessee concerning a military trial; an appointment, a land grant, and a commission signed by Johnson; request for pardons from former Confederates; a petition from the "freemen" of Savannah, Ga., to the U.S. House of Representatives objecting to the conduct of Johnson as president; and a letter from an official in the U.S. Patent Office concerning tea plants which were being sent to one of Johnson's constituents as part of an experiment in growing tea in the United States.
President of the United States, 1865-1869.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/19851654

Size
47 items

Presidential content includes:

- Andrew Johnson

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Carl Albert Gray Papers, 1908-1982

Gray, Carl A. (Carl Albert), 1900- President of the Grenby Manufacturing Co. of Plainville, Ct., and the Newton Thompson Co. of Brandon, Vt. Also founder of the Connecticut Job-Training Plan and the Postwar Re-employment Plan. This collection consists of numerous letters between Gray and prominent business and political leaders concerning Gray's Connecticut Job-Training Plan and Gray's articles in the SATURDAY EVENING POST and READER'S DIGEST. Also included are 53 pictures (mainly of Grenby Mfg. Co. and equipment); newspaper clippings of and about Gray; printed material consisting of booklets, writings (e.g. sheet music composed by Gray, drafts of speeches, magazine articles, commentaries made by Gray over WRAL-TV in Raleigh, and an autobiography Gray wrote for his grandchildren); and a miscellany folder of various membership certificates and genealogy records. Many of the writings, speeches, and commentaries reflect Gray's advocacy of the free-enterprise system and his views of the role of government in the economy. There are letters signed by Theodore Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge, David Rockefeller, Nelson A. Rockefeller, George Bush, Jesse Helms, J. Edgar Hoover, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, and others.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/41571324

Size
1,098 items

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

- Theodore Roosevelt

- Gerald Ford

- Ronald Reagan

- George H. W. Bush

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James Iredell, Sr., and James Iredell, Jr. papers, 1724-1890 and undated.


1, 052 items.
For additional information see Davis and Miller, "Guide to the Cataloged Collections in the Manuscript Department of the William R. Perkins Library, Duke University" (1980).
Correspondence, and business, political, family, and other papers of Iredell, of his son, James Iredell, Jr., governor and U.S. Senator from North Carolina, and of the Iredell family. The papers of the elder Iredell concern colonial life and Revolutionary sentiment in North Carolina; the Revolution and North Carolina's ratification of the Constitution; and North Carolina and national politics (1780s and 1790s); and include early letters from friends and relatives in England and Ireland, including the Macartney family. Most of the correspondence between 1799 and the War of 1812 concerns family and business matters.


Papers of James Iredell, Jr., pertain mostly to his legal career. Other topics include his student activities at Yale, national and North Carolina politics, patronage matters, the nullification crisis, and family affairs. Correspondents in the collection include John Branch, John C. Calhoun, Henry Clay, Samuel Chase, William R. Davie, Oliver Ellsworth, Robert Y. Hayne, Joseph Hewes, William Hooper, John Jay, Charles Lee, Henry Lee, H.E. McCulloh, John Marshall, A. Nielson, William Paterson, Timothy Pickering, Richard Dobbs Spaight, Sr., Zachary Taylor, and John Tyler.
James Iredell Sr. was a statesman and one of the first justices of the Supreme Court of the United States serving from 1790-1799. James Iredell Jr. was the governor of North Carolina (1827-1828) as well as a U.S. Senator to North Carolina (1828-1831).


Collection guide in repository and on the Web. http://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/findingaids/iredelljames/
 

 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/19933651

Size
1,052 items

Presidential content includes:

- John Tyler

[ TOP ↑ ]

Millard Fillmore Papers, 1848-1851

4 items.
Cataloged from Guide.
Papers of Millard Fillmore (1800-1874), president of the United States, including a land grant, a pardon, a letter from Horace Webster (1794-1871) concerning the financial affairs of Geneva College, Geneva, New York, and a letter to the Rev. Dr. John Chase Lord (1805-1877) pertaining to Lord's sermon, Higher Law and the Fugitive Slave Bill (1851).
 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/41109542

Size
4 items

Presidential content includes:

- Millard Fillmore

[ TOP ↑ ]

Matthew Gault Correspondence, 1842-1867

42 items.
Personal correspondence of members of the Gault family containing comments on cotton planting, emigration to Texas, abolition, secession, the policies of Lincoln toward the South, the government of the Confederate States of America, Army life during the Civil War, freedmen and the Freedmen's Bureau, the scarcity of labor, the Radical Republicans, politics in Texas, and President Andrew Johnson's Peace Proclamation.
Resident of Hookset (Merrimack Co.), N.H.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/20769716

Size
42 items

Presidential content includes:

- Andrew Johnson

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Mary Elizabeth Patten Diaries, 1883-1943

Patten, Mary Elizabeth. Diaries and a scrapbook relating to Miss Patten's activities in Washington, D.C., society in the early 20th century, commenting on social functions and local gossip. Includes references to Calvin Coolidge, Warren G. Harding, Herbert Hoover, Eleanor Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, and William Howard Taft.

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/20019638

Size
13 volumes

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

- Warren G. Harding

- Herbert Hoover

- Franklin D. Roosevelt

- Theodore Roosevelt

- William Taft

[ TOP ↑ ]

John J. Crittenden papers, 1786-1932.

1,058 items.
Family and political correspondence, scrapbooks, letter book, and speeches relating to Crittenden's service as Kentucky legislator and governor, as member of both houses of Congress, and as a Cabinet officer. The papers contain information on political life and public issues in Kentucky and the nation during the ante-bellum period, with significant material concerning Crittenden's efforts to avert the Civil War by means of a compromise plan in 1861.
Other papers pertain to the private life of the family, and to the publication of "The life of John J. Crittenden," by his daughter, Mary Ann Butler Crittenden Coleman (1871). Includes unpublished letters from Thomas Hart Benton, James Buchanan, William Butler, Henry Clay, Millard Fillmore, Andrew Jackson, James Madison, John Marshall, James Monroe, Franklin Pierce, Winfield Scott, William H. Seward, Alexander H. Stephens, Benjamin Taylor, Zachary Taylor, John Tyler, and Daniel Webster.
Kentucky lawyer and statesman, from Frankfort (Franklin Co.).
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/19490792

Size
1,058 items

Presidential content includes:

- James Buchanan

- John Tyler

- Zachary Taylor

- Franklin Pierce

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[ TOP ↑ ]

Edward George Washington Papers, 1821-1888

140 items.
Correspondence deals with military affairs, the Mexican War, the Civil War, slavery, Lincoln's election, politics and government, Southern social life and customs, Reconstruction, and contemporary European affairs. Correspondents include Caroline Deslonde Beauregard, Braxton Bragg, James Buchanan, Jeferson Davis, Alexander Duncan, Edmund P. Gaines, Andrew Jackson, Joseph E. Johnston, Mary Ann Randolph Custis Lee, Robert E. Lee, Nelly Custis Lewis, Leonidas Polk, John Slidell, and Martin Van Buren.
Planter and U.S. Army officer, of Iberville, La.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/19316941

Size
140 items

Presidential content includes:

- James Buchanan

- Martin Van Buren

[ TOP ↑ ]

George Boyden Letters, 1862-1866

5 items.
To "Friend Wheeler" chiefly during Reconstruction. Topics include criticism of Andrew Johnson's handling of the Southern states, a discussion of business prospects in the south, and whether or not it would be safe for northerners to live in the South. Earlier letters concern the sale of land.
Employee in the Quartermaster General's Office in Washington, D.C., originally from New Hampshire.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/24778334

Size
5 items

Presidential content includes:

- Andrew Johnson

[ TOP ↑ ]

Furnifold M. Simmons Papers, 1890-1946

Simmons, Furnifold M. (Furnifold McLendel), 1854-1940. U.S. Senator and political leader, of North Carolina. Correspondence (most nearly complete for the 1920s) of Simmons during a large part of his public life. The bulk of the collection deals with such routine political matters as recommendations for appointments, requests for political literature, suggestions for procedure in political campaigns, and special legislation for World War I veterans. Other items relate to reform politics and the orthodox Southern position during Theodore Roosevelt's administration, the Underwood-Simmons tariff, Wilsonian reforms, the financing of World War I, the Southern defection from Alfred E. Smith (1928), and the technique of machine politics. Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson. Addition contains primarily correspondence and clippings relating to the senatorial career of Simmons, especially his opposition to Al Smith in 1928 and his electoral defeat in 1930. Two of the letters are in regard to suffrage in North Carolina. Also includes a large number of obituaries (1940).

 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/20159069

Size
75,000 items

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

- Herbert Hoover

- William Taft

- Woodrow Wilson

- Theodore Roosevelt

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Emerson J. Milton Journal, 1841-1842

1 v. (127 p.)
Journal of a teacher who went from New Hampshire to Virginia, by way of New York City and Philadelphia, to take a position at Matchapungo Academy, Belhaven, Va. Contains descriptions of his trip south by water and rail; social and religious life on the Eastern Shore of Virginia; the treatment of slaves; and the appearance of villages in Virginia. Also describes a visit to Washington, D.C., in 1842, including a view of John Quincy Adams in the House of Representatives and a visit with President Tyler.
Teacher, from New Hampshire.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/154270515

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- John Tyler

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James Buchanan Papers, 1838-1860.

12 items.
Largely letters from various political leaders urging the appointment of constituents to office while Buchanan was president; and one land grant signed by Buchanan.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/20574926

Size
12 items

Presidential content includes:

- James Buchanan

[ TOP ↑ ]

Papers, 1868-1874.

12 items.
Letters of recommendation for office seekers during Grant's presidency of the U.S.; a letter from Peter Dox, U.S. representative from Alabama, concerning a proposed Atlantic-Mississippi canal, 1872; reminiscences of a sergeant in the 5th U.S. Cavalry about serving as a member of the bodyguard for Grant and Lincoln during their meeting at Petersburg, April 3, 1865; letters concerning minor legislation; and miscellaneous materials.
U.S. Army officer; president of the United States.
ArchiveGrid: http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/19657412

Size
12 items

Presidential content includes:

- Ulysses S. Grant

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James Thomas Williams Papers, 1836-1947

Williams, James Thomas, 1881-1969, journalist. Chiefly correspondence but also includes diaries, reminiscences, subject files, legal and financial papers, writings and speeches, clippings, printed material, and photographs chiefly related to Williams' editorial career with the TUCSON CITIZEN and BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT. The last twenty years of his life are undocumented. Many letters criticize Woodrow Wilson and Josephus Daniels for their policies for military preparedness and foreign relations. Other topics are aviation; presidential elections of 1916, 1920, and 1924; Arizona's efforts to achieve statehood; Massachusetts politics; and peace and disarmament. A leading spokesman for the Republican Party, Williams corresponded with many public figures.

Of particular note are Williams' opposition to the League of Nations and correspondence with its opponents including Henry Cabot Lodge, William Borah, Hiram Johnson, and Frank Brandegee. Warren G. Harding and Herbert Hoover are also represented. Other correspondents include: William Howard Taft, Leonard Wood, Nicholas Butler, Albert Beveridge, Calvin Coolidge, Frank Hitchcock, Charles Nagel, Theodore Roosevelt, and John Weeks. Also extensive family correspondence and material about the social life and political affairs in Greenville, S.C., where Williams' father was mayor. Related collections include the Vardry Alexander McBee Papers at Duke Univ.; the Silas McBee and McBee Family collections at the Univ. of NC at Chapel Hill; the James Thomas Williams (1845-1936)--Papers at the Univ. of SC; and an interview with Williams in the Biog. Oral History Coll. at Columbia University.
 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/25179879

Size
48 linear feet

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

- William Taft

- Theodore Roosevelt

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Papers, 1827-1891

Partially processed collection. Cataloged from Guide and accession records.
Letters, land grants, list of the electoral vote in 1836, and clippings.


 

Size
13 items

Presidential content includes:

- Martin Van Buren

[ TOP ↑ ]

John Tyler Papers, 1844

1 item.
Partially processed collection. Cataloged from Guide and accession record.
Collection contains miscellaneous public and private papers including personal letters from Tyler to his daughter, Elizabeth Tyler Waller; a letter concerning agriculture, particularly Tyler's experiments with a new variety of wheat; and a letter to his son, John Tyler, Jr., concerning William Cullen Bryant's "Evening Post" and Zachary Taylor. There are also notes of introduction to members of Congress from John Tyler, Jr., letters of Robert Tyler including a description of Va. politics during Reconstruction, and a printed circular (1844 June 27; 1 p.) to P.M. of Sag Harbor, N.Y. from N.M. Miller, with postscript by Hiram Cumming. The circular encourages the circulation of pro-Tyler newspapers and the postscript asks what P.M. will do to establish a pro-administration paper in Albany.
President of the United States.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/39208736

Size
Unclear

Presidential content includes:

- John Tyler

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Jacob Thompson Papers, 1859, 1861.

2 items.
Unprocessed collection. Cataloged from guide.
Letters, one being a routine letter signed by Thompson while secretary of the interior (1859) and the other, a protest from Thompson to President Buchanan against reinforcing Fort Sumter.
U.S. secretary of the interior and secret agent of the Confederate government.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/41395615

Size
2 items

Presidential content includes:

- James Buchanan

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William Henry Crook Papers, 1879

1 item.
Cataloged from Guide.
Collection consists of a letter from Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Librarian of Congress, to Crook concerning books which President Rutherford B. Hayes wished to borrow.
Washington, D.C. resident.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/38065816

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Rutherford B. Hayes

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Grover Cleveland Papers, 1885-1904

Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908. Three routine letters written by Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), president of the United States; a letter of recommendation; and invitations to the inaugural balls in 1885 and 1893.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/41109655

Size
6 items

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

[ TOP ↑ ]