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George Washington University

2130 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

Description:

The Special Collections Research Center is located on the seventh floor of the Estelle and Melvin Gelman Library of George Washington University, 2130 H Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20052. We are open to the public, though non-GW visitors will be required to show a photo ID at the library entrance and inform entrance staff they are here to visit Special Collections.

https://library.gwu.edu/scrc/general

Categories: Millard Fillmore, James Buchanan, Ulysses S. Grant,

Collections:
Millard Fillmore inauguration view of Washington, D.C.
Bedford Brown [to] John. M. McCalla, 23 June 1856
Ulysses S. Grant Family papers, 1860-1937.

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


Millard Fillmore inauguration view of Washington, D.C.

2 prints (1 sheet) : relief ; sheet 38 x 27 cm.
From: Gleason's pictorial drawing-room companion, an issue from 1851, p. 200.
View of Washington from the U.S. Capitol; view of procession on Pennsylvania Avenue for inauguration of Millard Fillmore as President.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/30062923

Size
2 prints

Presidential content includes:

- Millard Fillmore

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Bedford Brown [to] John. M. McCalla, 23 June 1856

1] leaf ; 25 cm.
Holograph signed.
Former U.S. Senator Brown asks to borrow a pamphlet of speeches defending James Buchanan and asks for McCalla's support for Buchanan in the 1856 Presidential election.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/9587074

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- James Buchanan

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Ulysses S. Grant Family papers, 1860-1937.

10.0 linear feet.
Some records may be restricted.
The collection includes correspondence, diaries, clippings, scrapbooks, framed photographs, engravings, coins, busts, furniture and other papers and objects of Ulysses S. Grant and Ulysses S. Grant III. The material dates from 1860-1937. The collection consists primarily of material collected by the Grant family on the subject of Ulysses S. Grant. Additional materials from this collection are held by the Dimock Gallery.
Ulysses S. Grant Family papers, Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University.
Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.
Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant) (1822-1885) was a U.S. general, commander of Union forces during the American Civil War (1864-1865), and the eighteenth President of the United States (1869-1877). He was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio in 1822, began his military career at West Point, and served in the army from the time of his graduation in 1843 until 1868. He served under Zachary Taylor during the Mexican War (1846-1848). He was promoted to the rank of Major General following his success at the battle of Vicksburg (1863). In March 1864, President Abraham Lincoln promoted him to the rank of Lieutenant General in command of all the armies of the United States. He received Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865. In 1868 the Republican Party nominated Grant for President; he served two terms. He ran unsuccessfully for a third term in 1876 and again in 1880. He married Julia Boggs Dent in 1848; they had four children. He was a trustee of The George Washington University. Grant died in July 1885. His grandson, Ulysses S. Grant III (1881-1968), was a trustee of The George Washington University and served as its Vice President from 1946-1951.
Finding Aid Available Online.
ArchiveGrid: http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/641322455

Size
10 linear feet

Presidential content includes:

- Ulysses S. Grant

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