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Emory University

Robert W. Woodruff Library

540 Asbury Circle

Atlanta, GA 30322

Description:

Emory University's Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL) is a place of discovery. Here students, scholars, and other visitors can browse rare books, read original letters and manuscripts, and listen to rare recordings. MARBL's renowned collections span more than 800 years of human history—with particular depth in modern literature, African American history, Emory University history, and the history of Georgia and the South. 

http://web.library.emory.edu/about/libraries/woodruff-building/index.html

Categories: Andrew Jackson, John Tyler, James K. Polk,

Collections:
Cave Johnson papers, 1833-1948.
Costen Jordan Harrell papers, 1828-1970
Archibald Willingham Butt Letters, 1908-1912

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


Cave Johnson papers, 1833-1948.

25 linear ft. : (1 box, 2 OBV)
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
Unrestricted access.
The collection consists of papers of Cave Johnson from 1833-1848. The papers include correspondence from Andrew Jackson to Cave Johnson (1843); a holograph copy of a letter from Jackson to Felix Grundy (1853); and a letter from John Tyler to Johnson (1842). The bulk of the collection consist of letters from James K. Polk to Johnson (1833-1848) with one letter from Polk to Theophilis Fisk (1844). The correspondence primarily pertains to the period (1829-1837, 1839-1845) when Johnson represented his Tennessee district in Congress. The collection sheds light on the internal organization and working of the Jackson Party. The 1832 letters concern the break between Andrew Jackson and Judge Hugh Lawson White and the early beginnings of the Whig party in Tennessee; the letters written by Polk in 1844-1845 pertain to his own nomination and election in the 1844 presidential campaign.
Cave Johnson (1793-1866), born near Springfield, Robertson County, Tennessee, served as a congressman (1829-1837, 1839-1845) and was appointed postmaster general by President James K. Polk.
Materials entirely in English.
Finding aid available electronically: http://findingaids.library.emory.edu/documents/johnson271/

 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/173863273
 

Size
25 linear feet

Presidential content includes:

- Andrew Jackson

- John Tyler

- James K. Polk

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Costen Jordan Harrell papers, 1828-1970

Harrell, Costen Jordan, 1885-1871. Bishop Costen Jordan Harrell was born at "Holly Grove," Gates County, North Carolina, on February 12, 1885, the son of Samuel Isaac Harrell, a farmer, and Isadore Costen Harrell. He later served as pastor of the First Methodist Church, Atlanta, Epworth Church, Norfolk, Virginia, and Monument Methodist Church, Richmond, Virginia. Harrell was pastor of West End Methodist Church, Nashville, Tennessee, from October 1933 until June 24, 1944, when he was consecrated bishop of the Methodist Church, Southeastern Jurisdiction.  In 1948, Bishop Harrell was assigned to the Charlotte (North Carolina) area, which he served until his retirement in 1956. In addition to his ministerial career, Bishop Harrell had teaching associations with Methodist-related Duke and Emory Universities. During his active ministry and his retirement, Bishop Harrell figured prominently in the affairs of the Methodist Church and Emory University, serving on various boards and commissions of the Church, and as a trustee of the university. The collection consists of the personal papers of Bishop Costen Jordan Harrell from 1828-1970. The papers include correspondence, newspaper clippings, Harrell writings, family materials, miscellaneous materials, and photographs. Correspondence (June 25, 1881-August 28, 1970) and newspaper clippings (September 27, 1895-May 14, 1970) are concerned primarily with Harrell's lifetime associations with the Methodist Church and Emory University, Harrell publications, and family and personal matters. Correspondents include: Bishop Warren A. Candler, Wilburn Cartwright, The President and Mrs. Calvin Coolidge, Harvey W. Cox, Carter Glass, Luther Hodges, Richard Russell, Daniel Webster, and Goodrich C. White.

 

https://findingaids.library.emory.edu/documents/harrell522/

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

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Archibald Willingham Butt Letters, 1908-1912

Butt, Archibald Willingham, 1866-1912. Archibald Willingham Butt, military aide to two United States presidents, was born 26 September 1866, in Augusta, Georgia, and died in the sinking of the ship Titanic on 15 April 1912. Butt was a graduate of the University of the South and never married. He served as a United States Army officer in the Philippines (1900-1903) and Cuba (1906-1908) and was appointed personal aide to United States presidents Theodore Roosevelt (1908-1909) and William H. Taft (1909-1930).

The collection consists of a microfilm copy of the correspondence of Archibald Willingham Butt from 1908-1912. The letters were written primarily by Butt to his mother, Pamela R.B. Butt, to his sister, Julia Butt (Mrs. John M. Slaton), and to Clara Butt; a few letters are to Butt from others, including Julia Ward Howe, author of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." Letters date from 8 April, 1908 to 27 February 1912. Topics discussed are Butt's service as a presidential aide; Presidents Roosevelt, Taft, and other officials; the personal relationship between Taft and Roosevelt; the Roosevelt and Taft families; social life in Washington, D.C.; life in the White House, including notes on its furnishings, portraits painted of Roosevelt and Taft, and visiting dignitaries; and the incident involving Secretary of the Interior Richard Ballinger and U.S. Forest Service chief Gifford Pinchot. Typed copies of most letters follow each original handwritten or typed letter. A few undated items and some 1956 letters about the collection appear at the end of the film.
 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/173863076

Size
1 microfilm reel

Presidential content includes:

- Theodore Roosevelt

- William Taft

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