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1151 Oxford Road

San Marino, CA 91108

http://www.huntington.org/

Description:

A private, nonprofit institution, The Huntington was founded in 1919 by Henry E. Huntington, an exceptional businessman who built a financial empire that included railroad companies, utilities, and real estate holdings in Southern California.

http://www.huntington.org/WebAssets/Templates/content.aspx?id=56

Categories: John Quincy Adams, Martin Van Buren, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, James Buchanan, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, Chester A. Arthur, William McKinley,

Collections:
Notes by K[now] N[othings], not before 1857
Horatio Seymour Letters, 1858-1885
William Henry Pratt materials, 1882-1908.
Anna Strunsky Walling Papers, 1877-1958
Papers of Samuel L. M. Barlow, 1776-1905.
Patton Family Papers, 1856-1934
Correspondence of Marvin Henry Bovee, 1850-1887
Letters and documents of Harry Balfe, 1837-1935.
John Tyler Correspondence, 1838-1856
Aaron Augustus Sargent to Ulysses Simpson Grant, 24 Jan. 1877
John Charles Frémont to Jacob Rink Snyder,  11 July 1850
Correspondence of Ulysses S. Grant, 1864-1865.
Correspondence of Francis Baylies, 1848-1862
Letters from Benjamin Moran to Adam Badeau, 1869-1875
Letters of Zachary Taylor, 1846, May 9—1848, Dec. 10.
Dakota Territory land grant to Aad T. Hamre, 15 December 1879

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


Notes by K[now] N[othings], not before 1857

37 leaves, 19 cm., bound, ruled notebook; ink, partly in dark pencil.
Six speeches given at meetings of Ohio Know-Nothings in 1853-1857. Included are references to debates with the Democratic legislature over taxation (1854), riot in Cincinnati (1854), Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce and other commercial associations, Know-Nothings' endorsement of Millard Fillmore's Presidential campaign (1856), and a campaign for a change in the municipal affairs (1857).
Contents: Two speeches "read July 11 1855" on the transformation of the Know-Nothings into a "National party" (ff. 1-12); 2. "Admitting foreigners," 1856, June 4 (ff. 12-17); 3. "Tax Question," 1854 (ff. 18-20); 4. "Dinner at Burnet House," 1853, January (ff 20-24v); 5. Fillmore & Donelsen Club (ff. 25-35).
 

 

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37 leaves

Presidential content includes:

- Millard Fillmore

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Horatio Seymour Letters, 1858-1885

Seymour, Horatio, 1810-1886. Horatio Seymour was an American politician. He was the 18th Governor of New York from 1853 to 1854 and again from 1863 to 1864. He was the Democratic Party nominee for president of the United States in the presdiential election of 1868, but lost the election to Ulysses S. Grant. Twenty-five (25) of the letters are written by Horatio Seymour from his home in Utica, New York. They are addressed to various New York politicians including five Governors of New York: John Thompson Hoffman, Samuel J. Tilden, Lucius Robinson, Grover Cleveland, and David B. Hill. Other recipients include President James Buchanan and Canal Commissioner Adin Thayer. The majority of the letters are recommendation letters written by Seymour for various people to obtain various government positions. There is some discussion of New York politics and a letter about charges brought against "Mr. Johnson the Canal Superintendent on this section of the Erie Canal." There is one letter by Senator Francis Kernan to Governor Robinson that includes a handwritten note by Seymour and a letter by John Baxter, Chief of Police of Utica, New York to Governor John Thompson Hoffman asking for a pardon for Thomas Rigney that has note by Horatio Seymour, William J. Bacon, and John F. Seymour. Two letters include notes by New York Congressmen Richard D. Davis and William Fiero Russell.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/806492529

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27 letters

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

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William Henry Pratt materials, 1882-1908.

Collection of materials relating to William Henry Pratt's activities in California. Includes a certificate for his 1890 appointment as Surveyor General of California signed by Benjamin Harrison, a certificate for his 1883 appointment as Collector of Customs for Humboldt County signed by Chester A. Arthur, an 1893 letter of congratulations on his "splendid victory" signed by then-Governor of Ohio William McKinley, a letter addressed to "Lyman" in which Pratt writes of the ships Corona and Pomona, and a picture-postcard of a ship at Fort Ross sent to Pratt by "Walter." Also included is a certificate appointing Jared Turner Deputy Postmaster of Georgetown, California, signed by President James Buchanan.

http://www.worldcat.org/title/william-henry-pratt-materials-1882-1908/oclc/647767386

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6 items

Presidential content includes:

- James Buchanan

- Chester A. Arthur

- William McKinley

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Anna Strunsky Walling Papers, 1877-1958

Walling, Anna Strunsky, 1879- Anna Strunsky Walling (1879- ) was born in Babinotz, Russia, and immigrated to the United States in 1893. She took classes through the University of California system and earned an A.B. degree from Stanford University in 1900. In 1906 she married William English Walling (1877-1936), the author and reformer, and spent the next two years studying in Russia. Both Anna and William were active Socialists and social reformers who wrote and lectured on literary and political topics. Anna Strunsky Walling's publications include Violette of Pere Lachaise (1915), and The Kempton-Wace letters (1903), which she co-authored with Jack London (1876-1916).

The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, diaries, photographs and newspaper clippings pertaining to the life and career of Anna Strunsky Walling and her husband, William English Walling (1877-1936). The majority of the collection is correspondence between Anna Strunsky Walling and her family, friends and colleagues. The collection also contains portions of Walling's personal diary, manuscript poems and prose pieces authored by Walling and others, and several photographs and newspaper clippings relating to familial concerns and political matters. Some of the collection's materials originally belonged to William English Walling, and the collection includes some of his personal and professional correspondence and writing. Most of the collection relates to the Walling family and its members personal and professional concerns, and much of it relates to the Wallings' interest in politics (especially socialism) and political activism.
Correspondents include: Leonard Dalton Abbott, Melville Best Anderson, Leslie Edgar Bliss, Eugene Victor Debs, Theodore Dreiser, Max Eastman, Katherina Evseroff-Maryson, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Bernhard Groethuysen, Henry Edwards Huntington, Helen Keller, Cameron Haight King, Charmian London, Jack London, Joan London, Ray Nash, Thomas Reveille, Eleanor Butler Roosevelt, Charles Edward Russell, Upton Sinclair, Rose Pastor Stokes, Irving Stone, William Howard Taft, Rosamond English Walling Tirana, Georgia Walling, Rosalind English Walling, William English Walling, Willoughby Walling, Gaylord Wilshire and Woodrow Wilson.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/228718367

Size
952 pieces

Presidential content includes:

- Woodrow Wilson

- William Taft

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Papers of Samuel L. M. Barlow, 1776-1905.

211 boxes, including 7 boxes of miscellanea and ephemera.
Approximately 29,000 pieces.
Guide to the American Historical Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (H.E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, Cal., 1979).
Personal and professional papers of Samuel L. M. Barlow. The collection contains letters (including 53 tissue copy letter books), documents, records, and manuscripts and documents Barlow's legal, business, and political career, and his cultural and social pursuits.
Barlow's legal and business papers constitute the bulk of the collection and cover 1855-1889. This portion of the collection deals with financing, building and management of railroads -- both Eastern and Western divisions of the Ohio and Mississippi, the Atlantic ? Barlow's lobbying on behalf of Texas and Pacific Railroad Company and the Pacific Mail Steamship Company; his involvement the affairs of the Tehuantepec railroad route in Mexico, mining promotions and operations, including the notorious Arizona diamond hoax; land speculation (farm lands in Illinois, Iowa, and Ohio and urban properties in St. Louis, Mo.); his patronage of the New York subway and telephone enterprises, and his part ownership of the New York World.
Political and military correspondence and manuscripts cover Barlow's involvement in Democratic politics at both national and state levels, that started in 1856 and continued until his death. The papers deal with Barlow's role in the nomination of James Buchanan for President (1856) and his administration; Democratic National Convention at Charleston (1860); George McClellan's presidential bid, the National Union Club, congressional elections, Tilden, Hancock, and Cleveland campaigns (1876-1886). This portion of the collection also contains reports from the Eastern theatre of the Civil War that Barlow received from his agents in the field. Among the correspondents are William T. Sherman, and T.J. Barnett, a minor official at the Department of the Interior and the Washington correspondent of the New York Journal of commerce, who provided an insight into Lincoln's White House.
Also included are items reflecting Barlow's role in social and cultural life of New York -- his friendship with William Cullen Bryant and Bret Harte, patronage of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Academy of Music, and the New York Historical Society, his collections of colonial Americana and rare books, etc.
Correspondents include William Henry Aspinwall, Henry Douglas Bacon, T.J. Barnett, James Asheton Bayard, Jr., August Belmont, Judah Philip Benjamin, Montgomery Blair, William Montague Browne, Benjamin Franklin Butler, Roscoe Conkling, George Ticknor Curtis, John Henry Dillon, William Maxwell Evarts, Henry Harrisse, Ben Holladay, Hugh Judge Jewett, Clarence King, George Brinton McClellan, James McHenry, Manton Malon Marble, Thomas Alexander Scott, Horatio Seymour, William Davis Shipman, John Slidell, Richard Taylor, William Henry Trescott, Morrison Remick Waite, Samuel Ward.
Samuel Latham Mitchill Barlow, prominent corporation lawyer and backstage Democrat. Co-founder of the law firm of Bowdoin, Larocque, and Barlow in 1852, he specialized in corporate law and management, particularly in railroads, mining, land, and utilities, and was a part owner of the New York World. Barlow represented the English Shareholders Association in a successful attack on the corrupt management of the Erie Railroad in 1872 and was directly responsible for the ouster of Jay Gould from the board of directors of that company. A lifelong Democrat despite his increasing disaffection after 1870, Barlow played a pivotal role in the nomination and presidential campaign of James Buchanan, served as advisor to Buchanan's administration, worked unsuccessfully to restore party's unity at the Charleston Convention of 1860, and engineered the 1864 presidential candidacy of General George McClellan, a close personal friend. A notable collector of early Americana and early printed editions of European Renaissance literature, Barlow also played an active role in the social and cultural life of New York. He entertained lavishly at his Madison Avenue home and his Long Island estate, and was co-founder of the Manhattan Club and patron of museums and historical societies.
Cards for individual items are filed in both alphabetical and chronological sections of the Manuscript catalog.
The unpublished finding aid is available in the library.
Albert V. House, "The Samuel Latham Mitchill Barlow papers in the Huntington Library," Huntington Library quarterly, 28, no. 4 (August, 1965): 341-352.
 

Size
211 boxes

Presidential content includes:

- James Buchanan

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Patton Family Papers, 1856-1934

Patton, George S. (George Smith), 1856-1927. George Smith Patton (1856-1927) was born in Virginia. His father, George Smith Patton (1833-1864), served with the Confederate Army during the Civil War and was killed in the Third Battle of Winchester in 1864. In 1866, his mother Susan Thornton Glassell Patton (1835-1883) joined her brother Andrew Glassell in California, along with ten-year-old George, his sisters Ellen (who later married Thomas Brown) and Susan, and brother Andrew (known to the family as Glassell). In 1870 Susan married George Hugh Smith (1834-1915), a cousin of her first husband. The couple had two children, Anne Ophelia Smith (1870-1951), who later married Hancock Banning, and Ettinge Hugh (1876-1887). In 1880 George Patton joined the law firm run by his uncle Andrew Glassell and stepfather George Smith, and the firm was subsequently known as Glassell, Smith, and Patton. Susan died of breast cancer in 1883. In 1884 George Patton married Ruth Wilson (1861-1928), the daughter of Benjamin Davis Wilson and Margaret Hereford Wilson. The Pattons and Ruth's sister Annie lived in San Marino, where their children George Smith Patton (1885-1945) and Anne Wilson Patton (1887-1971), called "Nita," were born. In 1903 the Shorb estate in San Marino was purchased by Henry E. Huntington, who appointed Patton as general manager of the ranch. George Smith Patton (1885-1945) married Beatrice Banning Ayer (1886-1953), known as Bea, in 1910. Their daughter Beatrice Smith Patton was born in 1911, followed by Ruth Ellen Patton (Totten) in 1915 and George Patton III in 1923. Patton was killed in a car accident in Heidelberg in 1945.

The collection consists of personal and business correspondence, political papers, account books, legal documents, and land papers related to the Patton family, and is particularly focused on the activities of George Smith Patton (1856-1927). Topics covered include railroads, Patton's senate campaign, irrigation, land sales, and the development of the San Marino area. Notable businesses represented in the collection include the Wilmington Transportation Company, Porter Brothers Co., San Gabriel Wine Company, Alhambra Addition Water Company, the Lindsay Water Development Company, Garvey Water Company, Huntington Land and Improvement Company, Banning Company, Pasadena Electric Light and Water Company, and the Santa Catalina Island Company. Notable individuals represented in the collection include Ruth Wilson, Annie Wilson, Anne Wilson Patton, James DeBarth Shorb, George Hugh Smith, Collis P. Huntington, Henry E. Huntington, Arthur J. Hutchinson, William Banning, William Reeves Banning, James P. Donahue, Maria de Jesus Wilson Shorb, William Howard Taft, Frank Putnam Flint, Ellen Banning Ayer, Robert W. Patton, Arvin Harrington Brown, and Benjamin Davis Wilson.
 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/773626307

Size
356 items

Presidential content includes:

- William Taft

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Correspondence of Marvin Henry Bovee, 1850-1887

100 letters : also, ephemera.
2 boxes.
Guide to American Historical Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, Calif. : H.E Huntington Library and Art Gallery, 1979).
Letters received by Marvin H. Bovee regarding abolition of capital punishment and Democratic politics. Correspondents include James Buchanan, Horace Greely, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Henry W. Longfellow, Martin Van Buren, Horatio Seymour, Gerrit Smith, Dorothea Lynde Dix, Elizabeth Stanton Cady, and others.
Marvin H. Bovee: Wisconsin Democratic politician and social reformer. As a state senator, he led a successful campaign to abolish the death penalty in 1851-1853, and went on to become a national expert in death penalty and prison reform.
Cards for individual items are filed in chronological and alphabetical sections of the Manuscript Catalog.
Some letters appear in: Bovee, Marvin H. Reasons for abolishing capital punishment ... (Chicago, 1878), pp. 58-60, 173-5, 178, 145-6, 146-51, 243-4, 244-5, 186-7.
 

Microfilm copy of this collection is held at the Wisconsin Historical Society

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/122446577

Size
2 boxes

Presidential content includes:

- James Buchanan

- Martin Van Buren

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Letters and documents of Harry Balfe, 1837-1935.

Balfe, Harry. Harry Balfe was born at Newburgh, New York, in 1860. In 1900, he embarked on a mercantile career and joined the firm of Austin, Nichols & Co. of New York as sales manager, then as manager and vice- president, and then president. When he retired in 1920 he was chairman of the board. Balfe was a friend of President Theodore Roosevelt, and during the building of the Panama Canal, on request of the President, he made two trips to the canal zone. He was also requested by President Taft to make another trip to the Panama Canal zone. In the 1930s, Balfe was living in San Joaquin Valley on a large ranch where he raised prize-winning horses. Balfe was married to May Adams of New York; they had three sons: Harry, Thomas, and Raymond.

The majority of the items are about the Panama Canal. There are nine letters; which were written by William McKinley's secretary George B. Courtelyou; chief engineer of the Panama Canal George W. Goethals; Admiral George Dewey; President Theodore Roosevelt; William Howard Taft (as Secretary of War); Reverend J. F. Carson of Brooklyn, New York; and Will Rogers. The letters are arranged alphabetically by author (some of them are facsimile copies). There are a few items about horse showing including a photograph of a horse and two awards won by Balfe's horse "Maximum" in 1915 (given by the National Horse Show Association of America). The ephemera includes Balfe's passport (1914), a newspaper clipping, and a document appointing Tom Wentz Balfe to Captain in the US Army Chemical Warfare Service (1918).

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/772215754

Size
16 items

Presidential content includes:

- William Taft

- Theodore Roosevelt

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John Tyler Correspondence, 1838-1856

36 pieces.
All inquiries about this collection should be directed to the Norris Foundation Curator of American Historical Manuscritps.

A group of letters addressed to Tyler and drafts of his own letters. The bulk of the incoming correspondence consists of invitations from various clubs and societies, chiefly Democratic political clubs, in Brooklyn, Newark, Batavia, New Haven, Rochester, Philadelphia, Springfield, Cleveland, Boston, Detroit, Portsmouth, Chicago, Baltimore, and Cincinnati to attend the 4th of July celebrations in 1843 and 1844. In his letter of Apr. 3, 1843, Sandy Harris of Philadelphia forwarded Tyler a "petrified eye of a buffalo," having in mind that "the Democrats have been frequently characterized as a 'herd of buffalo.' In his letter of July 22, 1843, Charles Yancey (1770-1857), rebuked Tyler for having abandoned "republicanism" to join "the ranks of the Federal Whigs". The letter by Alexander Lithgow Botts of June 25, 1843, discusses the resignation of Daniel Webster the death of Legaré and a new candidate for the position of the Secretary of State (he supported Abel P. Upshur's candidacy). Calvin Blythe's letter of July 27, 1844, gives a detailed account of a "meeting of your friends last night at the Chinese Museum called on the occasion of your declining to be a candidate for the Presidency." Also included are misclellaneous bills and lists Tyler's expenses (1844), letter to Tyler from Alexander Gardiner (Nov. 15, 1849) discussing their Kentucky coal mine, and two drafts of Tyler's opinion on the publication of Calvin Colton's edition of the private correspondence of Henry Clay (1856).

 

Also included is an 1838 school copybook belonging to Benjamin Harker of East Liverpool, Ohio, the son of Benjamin Harker, the founder of the Harker pottery.
HM 71026-62. The Huntington Library, San Marino, CA.
John Tyler, vice president and then the tenth president of the United States (1841-1845). In August 1844, he withdrew his candicacy from the presidential contest and supported James K. Polk.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/318129974

Size
36 items

Presidential content includes:

- John Tyler

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Aaron Augustus Sargent to Ulysses Simpson Grant, 24 Jan. 1877

1 letter, 21 cm., 1 page, A.L.S.
All inquiries about this manuscript should be directed to the H. Russell Smith Foundation Curator of Western Historical Manuscripts, Huntington Library, San Marino, CA.
In this letter to President Grant, Sargent recommends Judge Settle to become "Judge, Florida." With printed letterhead of the United States Senate Chamber.
HM 21333. The Huntington Library, San Marino, CA.
A. A. Sargent was an American politician who served as the Senator from California during the late 19th century.
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Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Ulysses S. Grant

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John Charles Frémont to Jacob Rink Snyder,  11 July 1850

1 letter, 25 cm., 1 page, A.L.S.
All inquiries about this manuscript should be directed to the H. Russell Smith Foundation Curator of Western Historical Manuscripts, Huntington Library, San Marino, CA.
In this letter to Major Snyder, stationed in San Francisco, Frémont gives his thanks for Snyder's accomodations regarding "the copies of the portrait," and his condolences for the death of President Zachary Taylor, which he considers a "public calamity.".
HM 48974. The Huntington Library, San Marino, CA.
John Charles Frémont was an American soldier and politician during the 19th century. Known as "the Pathfinder" or "the Great Pathfinder" for his frontier expeditions into the American West, he was one of the first two U.S. Senators to California in 1850. Frémont was the Republican candidate for U.S. President during the 1856 campaign, but lost the election to James Buchanan.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/826367146

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Zachary Taylor

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Correspondence of Ulysses S. Grant, 1864-1865.

345 pieces.
4 boxes.
Guide to American historical manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, Calif. : H. E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, 1979).
Letters, communications, dispatches, and other correspondence sent by Ulysses S. Grant to Abraham Lincoln, Edwin Stanton, Henry Halleck, George Meade, Benjamin Butler, Philip Sheridan, William T. Sherman, and other parties from May1864 to Apr. 1865. Most of the messages are marked "Cipher.".
Cards for individual items are filed in chronological and alphabetical sections of the Manuscript Catalog.
Grant's dispatches are published in The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official records of the Union and Confederate Armies. (Washington, D. C. : Government Printing Office, 1880-1900).
ArchiveGrid: http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/122288778

Size
345 pieces

Presidential content includes:

- Ulysses S. Grant

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Correspondence of Francis Baylies, 1848-1862

51 items.
All inquiries about these manuscripts should be directed to the H. Russell Smith Foundation Curator of Western Historical Manuscripts at the Huntington Library, San Marino, CA.
The collection consists of a series of 48 letters sent by Francis Baylies to General John E. Wool between 1848 and 1852. Baylies writes extensively, and often scathingly, of antebellum era politics, statesmen, military operations, and military leaders. Individuals discussed (often disparagingly) in the letters include John Quincy Adams,Thomas Hart Benton, Braxton Bragg, James Buchanan, Lewis Cass, Henry Clay, Caleb Cushing, George Mifflin Dallas, Jefferson Davis, Millard Fillmore, Horace Mann, William L. Marcy, Gideon Johnson Pillow, James K. Polk, Winfield Scott, William Henry Seward, Zachary Taylor, Nicholas Trist, John Tyler, J. Watson Webb, Daniel Webster, and Levi Woodbury. Baylies writes frequently of Wool's involvement at the Battle of Buena Vista, the presidential elections of 1848 and 1852, New York state politics, and general social movements, as well as revolutionary activity in Europe in 1848-1849. Also included with the collection is a letter written after Baylies's death by his brother William Baylies and two essays by an unknown author on the Canadian Rebellions of 1838, dated 1862 and possibly expanding on Baylies's earlier research on the topic.
HM 78727-78777. The Huntington Library, San Marino, CA.

 

Francis Baylies was born on October 16, 1783, in Taunton, Massachusetts. He was a great-grandson of Quaker ironmaster Thomas Baylies (1687-1756); nephew of Hodjiah Baylies (1756-1843), an aide-de-camp to General George Washington during the American Revolution; and brother of Congressman William Baylies (1776-1865). Baylies studied law and was admitted to the bar in Massachusetts in 1810. He lost an election bid for Congress in 1818 before being successfully elected to the Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Congresses. He was the only New Englander to vote against John Quincy Adams when the presidential election of 1824 went to the House. Baylies ran as a Federalist, Jackson Federalist, and Jacksonian before being defeated in a re-election campaign in 1827. He subsequently served as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1827 until 1832. Baylies was briefly appointed as charge d'affaires in Buenos Aires in 1832, and after returning to the United States was re-elected to the House of Representatives. He married Mrs. Elizabeth Moulton Deming in 1822. He published An historical memoir of the Colony of New Plymouth in 1830 and A narrative of Major General Wool's campaign in Mexico, in the years 1846, 1847, and 1848 in 1851. Baylies died in Taunton on October 28, 1852.
Unpublished finding aid in library. An electronic version is available on the website Online Archive of California (OAC). Click on the link in this record to view the finding aid.

 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/828028284

Size
51 items

Presidential content includes:

- Zachary Taylor

- John Quincy Adams

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Letters from Benjamin Moran to Adam Badeau, 1869-1875

54 pieces.
1 case.
Guide to American historical manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, Calif. : H. E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, 1979).
Letters from Benjamin Moran to General Adam Badeau (1831- 1895), American soldier and author who served as secretary of the American legation in London from May to December, 1869, bearer of government dispatches to Madrid from January to - May 1870), and then consul general until 1881. The letters comment of personal and political affairs of the day, including the Alabama claims issue, the image of President Grant, troubles in Ireland, etc.
Benjamin Moran (1820-1886), American diplomat and author. From 1855 to 1874, he served as secretary of the American legation in London, acting frequently as charg ̌d'affaires.
Unpublished finding aid available in repository.
Cards for individual items are filed in chronological and alphabetical sections of the Manuscript Catalog.
ArchiveGrid: http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/122584976

Size
54 pieces

Presidential content includes:

- Ulysses S. Grant

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Letters of Zachary Taylor, 1846, May 9—1848, Dec. 10.

Zachary Taylor's letters to his son-in-law Dr. Robert Crooke Wood (1801-1869). There are also three individual letters to Jesse Atwood (1847, May 31), Edward Kent (1848, July 27) and Richard T. Allison (1848, June 25). The letters describe the campaigns and battles of the war with Mexico, including the battles of Palo Alto, Moterrey, and Buena Vista. The 1848 letters also discuss Taylor's presidential nomination.

 

http://www.worldcat.org/title/letters-of-zachary-taylor-1846-may-9-1848-dec-10/oclc/122288733

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Size
41 autograph letters.

Presidential content includes:

- Zachary Taylor

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Dakota Territory land grant to Aad T. Hamre, 15 December 1879

1 certificate.
All inquiries about this manuscript should be directed to the H. Russell Smith Foundation Curator of Western Historical Manuscripts.
HM 74610. The Huntington Library, San Marino, CA.
Land grant certificate from President Rutherford B. Hayes to Norwegian immigrant Aad T. Hamre, granting him 160 acres of land near Sioux Falls, Dakota Territory.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/704996571

Size
1 certificate

Presidential content includes:

- Rutherford B. Hayes

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