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Massachusetts Historical Society

1154 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215-3695

http://www.masshist.org/

Description:

Founded in 1791, the Massachusetts Historical Society, an independent research library, is an invaluable resource for American history, life, and culture. Its extraordinary collections tell the story of America through millions of rare and unique documents, artifacts, and irreplaceable national treasures.

 

 

 

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Categories: George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, William Harrison, John Tyler, James K. Polk, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Chester A. Arthur, Grover Cleveland, Benjamin Harrison, Theodore Roosevelt, William Taft, Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt,

Collections:
Grenville H. Norcross autograph collection, 1489-1937
William Cameron Forbes Journals, 1904-1946
Huntington-Wolcott Papers, 1698-1911
Anthony B. Cleveland Speech, 1848
Albert Bushnell Hart Papers, 1922-1937
William Eustis Russell Papers, 1846-1920
Tracy Patch Cheever. Journal, 1851-1855.
Henry Cabot Lodge Papers, 1775-1966
Joseph Walker Papers, 1907-1933
Adams Papers Editorial Project
Arthur Prentice Rugg Papers, 1815-1938
Clarence Ransom Edwards Papers, 1879-1937
Thomas Jefferson Papers: An Electronic Archive
Leverett Saltonstall Autograph Collection, 1930-1996
Charles Francis Adams Papers, 1860-1933
Jeremiah Colburn autograph collection, 1629-1881.
Edward Jackson Holmes. Journal, 1870-1871.
Henry W. Sprague Papers, 1898-1919
George von Lengerke Mayer Papers, 1808-1918
Joseph Jones Papers, 1766-1841, bulk: 1766-1792.
Edward Atkinson Papers, 1819-1920
Letters to William E. Russell, 1889-1897
Jeremiah Colburn autograph collection, 1629-1881 [delete duplicate]
Winthrop Murray Crane Papers, 1877-2000
Codman Family Correspondence, 1781-1912

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


Grenville H. Norcross autograph collection, 1489-1937

42 boxes and 4 oversize boxes. PARTIALLY PROCESSED
Autographs collected by Grenville H. Norcross, including autographs of United States presidents, kings and queens of Great Britain and France, authors, politicians, artists, composers, scientists, judges, reformers, and many others. Among the individuals represented are Abigail Adams, John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Chester A. Arthur, James Buchanan, Grover Cleveland, Calvin Coolidge, Edward Everett, Millard Fillmore, Benjamin Franklin, James A. Garfield, William Lloyd Garrison, Ulysses S. Grant, Edward Everett Hale, Alexander Hamilton, John Hancock, Warren G. Harding, Benjamin Harrison, Rutherford B. Hayes, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Winslow Homer, Herbert Hoover, Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Johnson, Abraham Lincoln, James Madison, James Monroe, Thomas Paine, Franklin Pierce, James K. Polk, Josiah Quincy, Paul Revere, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Charles Sumner, William Howard Taft, Zachary Taylor, John Tyler, Martin Van Buren, George Washington, and Daniel Webster.
See librarian for a preliminary box list.
Some items are individually described in the MHS manuscript catalog.
This collection is arranged alphabetically. Unidentified autographs are arranged chronologically.
 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/670229323

Size
42 boxes

Presidential content includes:

- John Adams

- John Quincy Adams

- Chester A. Arthur

- James Buchanan

- Grover Cleveland

- Calvin Coolidge

- Millard Fillmore

- James A. Garfield

- Ulysses S. Grant

- Benjamin Harrison

- Warren G. Harding

- Herbert Hoover

- Rutherford B. Hayes

- Andrew Jackson

- Andrew Johnson

- Thomas Jefferson

- Abraham Lincoln

- James Madison

- James Monroe

- Franklin Pierce

- James K. Polk

- Franklin D. Roosevelt

- Theodore Roosevelt

- William Taft

- Zachary Taylor

- John Tyler

- George Washington

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William Cameron Forbes Journals, 1904-1946

Forbes, W. Cameron (William Cameron), 1870-1959. Journals of W. Cameron Forbes, investment banker, governor general of the Philippines, U.S. Ambassador to Japan, and member of special foreign commissions for Haiti, Spain, and the Philippines. Forbes described cultural, historical, political, social, and economic matters in each of the countries and regions he worked in or visited: Brazil (1929), China (1930-1935), Haiti (1930), Central America (1933-1934), India (1913), Japan (1930-1932), the Philippines (1904-1921), and Spain (1938). Forbes also worked as a consultant for Stone and Webster, receivers of the Brazil Railroad; as a board member for Harvard University and the United Fruit Company; and as representative on China trade matters for J.M. Forbes and Co. The journals also contain descriptions of polo-playing. Among the personal subjects are the Forbes family, Henry Allen, Charles Brent, Francis Harrison, Charles Lindbergh, Philippine Presidents Sergio Osmeña and Manuel Quezon, Franklin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Morgan Shuster, Ellery Sedgwick, and Dr. Richard Strong. Also, excerpts of correspondence with Calvin Coolidge, Warren Harding, Herbert Hoover, Rudyard Kipling, Henry Cabot Lodge, Robert Moton, Henry Stimson, William H. Taft, John Weeks, and Leonard Wood.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/17998342

Size
11 volumes

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

- Warren G. Harding

- Herbert Hoover

- William Taft

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Huntington-Wolcott Papers, 1698-1911

Papers of the Huntington and Wolcott families include materials relating to money and supply shortages, desertion, prisoners, naval operations, and troop morale during the Revolutionary War. Correspondents include Silas Deane, Andrew Huntington, Jabez Huntington, Joshua Huntington, Oliver Wolcott (1726-97), Oliver Wolcott (1760-1833), Robert Livingston, Robert Morris, John Treadwell, Jonathan Trumbull, and Jeremiah Wadsworth. Account books of Joshua Huntington record his supervision of the building and outfitting of the ships Confederacy and Continental. Commissary accounts of Joshua and Jabez Huntington for the Continental Army are also included. Later correspondents include Mass. Governor Roger Wolcott, Frederick Wolcott, Grover Cleveland, Roger Griswold, Benjamin Harrison, Julia Ward Howe, Henry Cabot Lodge, Benjamin Tallmadge, and Daniel Webster. Includes a letterbook/autograph collection.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/18488135

Size
3 boxes

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

- Benjamin Harrison

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Anthony B. Cleveland Speech, 1848

1 folder.
Campaign speech delivered by Anthony B. Cleveland for the Free Soil Party and its presidential candidate, Martin Van Buren, in several Connecticut towns in 1848. The speech concerns slavery, the war with Mexico, the Wilmot Proviso, and presidential candidates Lewis Cass and Zachary Taylor.
 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/16639562

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Martin Van Buren

- Zachary Taylor

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Albert Bushnell Hart Papers, 1922-1937

Hart, Albert Bushnell, 1854-1943. Correspondence, notes, and galleys of Albert B. Hart related to his career as a historian, in particular his work on Abraham Lincoln and his English ancestry. Included is correspondence with various Lincoln organizations; Reginald N. Usher of the church at Stanton Morley in Dereham, Norfolk, England; and historian Lyon G. Tyler. Also among his correspondents are presidents Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge, Grace Coolidge, and Secretary of Labor James J. Davis.

Some items are individually described in the MHS manuscript catalog.
 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/18609702

Size
1 box

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

- Warren G. Harding

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William Eustis Russell Papers, 1846-1920

Russell, William E. (William Eustis), 1857-1896. Papers of William E. Russell, the thirty-third governor of Massachusetts, covering Russell's career as mayor of Cambridge, Mass., 1885-1889, and governor, 1891-1894; his campaign for reduction of the tariff on raw materials; and his unsuccessful bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1896. The papers also contain material on the silver question and on the William E. Russell Democratic Club of Massachusetts. Important correspondents include Russell's wife Margaret Manning Swan Russell, his father Charles Theodore Russell, his brother Charles Theodore Russell, Jr., Edward Atkinson, Gamaliel Bradford, Grover Cleveland, Patrick A. Collins, Charles Sumner Hamlin, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Joseph Jefferson, Nathan Matthews, Richard Olney, Joseph H. O'Neil, Josiah Quincy, Charles H. Taylor, William C. Whitney, and William L. Wilson.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/8440801

Size
24 boxes

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

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Tracy Patch Cheever. Journal, 1851-1855.

1 v.
Diary of Tracy Patch Cheever, a Chelsea, Mass., lawyer who later became a soldier and state legislator. Cheever comments on his law practice, reunions with his Brown University classmates, books he read, and Boston theater productions. Of particular interest are his observations on the visit of President Millard Fillmore and Canadian Governor-General Lord Elgin to Boston in 1851, the inauguration of President Franklin Pierce, the death of Daniel Webster, the visits of Hungarian patriot Lajos (Louis) Kossuth, the performances of actresses Anna C. Mowatt and Catharine Hayes, and the public uproar caused by the forcible return of a fugitive slave captured in Boston in 1854.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/16467558

Size
1 volume

Presidential content includes:

- Millard Fillmore

- Franklin Pierce

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Henry Cabot Lodge Papers, 1775-1966

Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924. Historian and United States Senator. Personal, official and family papers spanning the years 1775-1966. Other family members represented in the collection include George Cabot, Anna Sophia Cabot, Anna Cabot Mills Davis Lodge, George Cabot Lodge, Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. and Ellerton James. Correspondents include Brooks Adams, Henry Adams, James G. Blaine, Calvin Coolidge, Worthington C. Ford, Warren G. Harding, John Hay, George Frisbie Hoar, Charles Evans Hughes, William McKinley, John Lothrop Motley, Cecil Spring-Rice, Charles Sumner, William Howard Taft and Henry White. Other correspondents or persons described or discussed in correspondence include Augustus P. Gardner, John Ellerton Lodge, Corinne Roosevelt Robinson and Woodrow Wilson. Subjects covered include Republican Party politics in Massachusetts and the nation, 1870-1924, American foreign policy, 1890-1924, especially concerning the Spanish-American War of 1898, occupation of the Philippine Islands, the Panama Canal, World War I, the Treaty of Versailles, the League of Nations and the Washington Conference on the Limitation of Armament, 1922. On microfilm, P-525, 183 reels. The bulk of this collection is stored offsite. Advance notice is required or use of this collection.

 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/9889898

Size
51 cartons

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

- Warren G. Harding

- William McKinley

- William Taft

- Woodrow Wilson

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Joseph Walker Papers, 1907-1933

Walker, Joseph, 1865-1941. Correspondence, speeches and scrapbooks of Joseph Walker, member of the Mass. House of Representatives, including Speaker, and candidate for governor. Correspondence (1910-18) between Walker and William H. Taft, Theodore Roosvelt, and others concerns state and national politics, the Republican and Progressive parties and platforms (including national prohibition as an issue), and a constitutional amendment concerning direct elections. Among the topics discussed in Walker's speeches (1907-12) to the Mass. legislature, civic, and local organizations, are political parties, his change from the Republican to the Progressive Party in 1913, elections, and current legislation. The two scrapbooks date from 1912-33 and contain newspaper clippings related to Walker's unsuccessful bid for governor as a Republican in 1912 and as a Progressive in 1914, his switch in parties, and his role in later state politics.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/24151822

Size
4 boxes

Presidential content includes:

- William Taft

- Theodore Roosevelt

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Adams Papers Editorial Project

The Adams Papers project was founded in 1954 to prepare a comprehensive published edition of the manuscripts written and received by the family of John Adams of Quincy, Massachusetts. The Adams Family Papers manuscript collection at the Massachusetts Historical Society forms the nucleus of the project. In addition, the editors have gathered over 27,000 copies of Adams items from hundreds of libraries, institutions, and individuals in the United States and abroad. The project's cut-off date is 1889, the year Abigail Brooks Adams died.

(from: http://www.masshist.org/adams_editorial)

Size
Nearly 50 volumes and new volumes continue to be published

Presidential content includes:

- John Adams

- John Quincy Adams

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Arthur Prentice Rugg Papers, 1815-1938

Rugg, Arthur Prentice, 1862-1938. Papers of Arthur P. Rugg of Sterling, Mass., lawyer, city solicitor for Worcester, Mass. (1897-1906), associate justice (1906-11) and chief justice (1911-38) of the Mass. Supreme Judicial Court. The papers contain correspondence, legal case files, notes, speeches, articles, papers relating to his personal and professional involvements, letterbooks, diaries (1875-1936, with gaps), personal account books, financial journals documenting his law partnership with John R. Thayer (1895-1903) in Worcester, and scrapbooks of his articles and on various subjects. The collection also includes correspondence with his wife, Florence May (Belcher) Rugg, and her diary of a trip to England and Scotland in 1914, as well as papers of other family members, including Francis W. Chandler, Henry Daland, and Alice Daland Chandler. Also, a collection of autograph letters addressed to Rugg; correspondents include Calvin Coolidge, William Cardinal O'Connell, and Oliver Wendell Holmes.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/32839529

Size
83 boxes

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

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Clarence Ransom Edwards Papers, 1879-1937

Edwards, Clarence Ransom, 1860-1931. Papers of Clarence Ransom Edwards, career military officer and commander of the 26th (Yankee) Division in World War I. The collection contains considerable material on Edwards' service as chief of the Bureau of Insular Affairs, 1902-1912, and in the War Department, Cuba, and the Philippines; the operations of the Yankee Division in World War I; General John J. Pershing's removal of Edwards as division commander; and Edwards' advocacy of universal military training and his opposition to prohibition. Notable correspondents include Edwards' wife Bessie Porter Edwards, John W. Hyatt, W. Cameron Forbes, James G. Harbord, Hunter Liggett, William Howard Taft, and Leonard Wood.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/9884265

Size
43 boxes

Presidential content includes:

- William Taft

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Thomas Jefferson Papers: An Electronic Archive

The Massachusetts Historical Society is home to the second largest collection of Thomas Jefferson manuscripts (primarily his private papers) thanks to the generosity of several generations of Jefferson descendents; the Library of Congress holds the largest single collection of Jefferson manuscripts (primarily his public papers). In 1898, Jefferson's great-grandson, Thomas Jefferson Coolidge (1831-1920) of Boston, presented a large number of Jefferson papers to the Massachusetts Historical Society. This material included correspondence (nearly 8,800 pages of both incoming correspondence and Jefferson's retained copies of outgoing correspondence), manuscript volumes including Garden Book, Farm Book, almanacs, accounts, law treatises, and the manuscript volume listing the books in Jefferson's personal library. Coolidge's son, Thomas Jefferson Coolidge (1863-1912), of Manchester, Massachusetts, obtained additional family manuscripts and made it possible for his son, Thomas Jefferson Coolidge III (1893-1959), to donate these Jefferson manuscripts (including architectural drawings and family correspondence) to the MHS in 1937. Twenty years later, in 1957, Thomas Jefferson Coolidge III donated another group of manuscripts (additional Jefferson family correspondence) to the MHS.

 

(From: http://www.masshist.org/thomasjeffersonpapers/about/)

Size
Nearly 8,800 pages of correspondence

Presidential content includes:

- Thomas Jefferson

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Leverett Saltonstall Autograph Collection, 1930-1996

Saltonstall, Leverett, 1892-1979. Letters written to Massachusetts Senator Leverett Saltonstall throughout his political career and into retirement from politicians, politicians' wives, journalists, and television personalities, 1930-79, discussing political opinions, friendship, pending legislation, and campaign support. Includes letters from Presidents George Bush, Calvin Coolidge, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Gerald Ford, Herbert Hoover, Lyndon B. Johnson, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and Franklin D. Roosevelt; politicians Edward Brooke, James Michael Curley, Michael Dukakis, Edward and Robert F. Kennedy, Tip O'Neill, Endicott Peabody, Francis Sargent, and Paul Tsongas among many others; political wives Barbara Bush, Kitty Dukakis, Jacqueline Kennedy (Onassis), and Eleanor Roosevelt; journalist Peter Jennings; media personalities Bob Hope and Lawrence Welk; and many other figures from the 20th century political scene. Collection also includes similar letters addressed to Leverett's son William Saltonstall, 1979-96. Collection also includes a guest book kept at the Massachusetts State House while Saltonstall was Governor signed by visitors, 1939-44, including Maurice Tobin, mayor of Boston; and a bound volume of testimonial letters written to Saltonstall from political colleagues when he retired from the Senate in 1966.

 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/49890777

Size
3 boxes

Presidential content includes:

- George H. W. Bush

- Calvin Coolidge

- Dwight D. Eisenhower

- Gerald Ford

- Herbert Hoover

- Lyndon B. Johnson

- John F. Kennedy

- Richard Nixon

- Ronald Reagan

- Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Charles Francis Adams Papers, 1860-1933

Adams, Charles Francis, 1835-1915. Papers of Charles Francis Adams II (1835-1915), including diaries kept from 1861 to 1915, personal journals, correspondence, literary drafts, lectures, scrapbooks, and other papers. Among the subjects are: Adams's service in the Civil War, his work with the Massachusetts Railroad Commission, his presidency of the Union Pacific Railroad, his historical writings and long association with the Massachusetts Historical Society, and his efforts on behalf of educational reform and anti-imperialism in the Philippines as a member of the Harvard University Board of Overseers and the Anti-Imperialist League. Other family members represented in the collection include Brooks Adams, Charles Francis Adams (1807-1886), Henry Adams, John Quincy Adams (1833-1894), John Quincy Adams (1767-1848), Mary Ogden Adams, and Mary Adams Quincy. Among the correspondents are: James Bryce, Elizabeth Cameron, Edward Channing, Charles W. Eliot, Worthington C. Ford, Charles Milnes Gaskell, Edwin L. Godkin, John Hay, Marcus A. Hanna, George Frisbie Hoar, J. Franklin Jameson, Clarence King, Henry Cabot Lodge, Theodore Roosevelt, Cecil Spring-Rice, Carl Schurz, Moorfield Storey, William Howard Taft, George Otto Trevelyan, James Harrison Wilson, Woodrow Wilson, and Justin Winsor.

THIS COLLECTION IS STORED OFFSITE. ADVANCE NOTICE IS REQUIRED FOR USE OF THIS COLLECTION.
 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/7831899

Size
29 cartons

Presidential content includes:

- John Quincy Adams

- William Taft

- Theodore Roosevelt

- Woodrow Wilson

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Jeremiah Colburn autograph collection, 1629-1881.

Autographs and engravings collected by Jeremiah Colburn of Boston, Mass. Includes personal and legislative papers of Massachusetts governors (New Plymouth Colony), 1629-89, signers of the Articles of Confederation, 1778, and Constitution, 1787; related to the American Revolution including the Boston Tea Party and Battles of Concord and Lexington; and presidents and their cabinet members, 1789-1881, including George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, James K. Polk, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant, and Rutherford B. Hayes. The collection was compiled by the Bostonian Society.

 

Some items are individually described in the MHS manuscript catalog.

 

OCLC Permalink: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/48879277
 

Size
12 v.

Presidential content includes:

- George Washington

- John Adams

- William Harrison

- Thomas Jefferson

- James Madison

- James Monroe

- John Quincy Adams

- Andrew Jackson

- Martin Van Buren

- John Tyler

- James K. Polk

- Zachary Taylor

- Millard Fillmore

- Franklin Pierce

- James Buchanan

- Abraham Lincoln

- Andrew Johnson

- Ulysses S. Grant

- Rutherford B. Hayes

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Edward Jackson Holmes. Journal, 1870-1871.

Journal kept by Edward J. Holmes of conversations at the home of Charles Sumner, Dec. 1870-June 1871. Holmes served as Sumner's personal secretary and as clerk for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee which Sumner chaired. Among the visits and discussions recorded were a visit from Isabella B. Hooker, who tried to persuade Sumner to advocate women's suffrage; conversations with or about Oliver Morton, Carl Schurz, and Secretary of State Hamilton Fish concerning the possible annexation of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) and President Ulysses S. Grant's leadership of this movement; and conversations about Robert C. Schenck's and Caleb Cushing's negotiations with Great Britain regarding the Alabama Claims.

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/18315629

Size
1 volumes

Presidential content includes:

- Ulysses S. Grant

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Henry W. Sprague Papers, 1898-1919

A few misc. papers of Henry W. Sprague, including two commissions in the U.S. Signal Corps (1898); a telegram containing his orders in such (Aug. 1898); and his passport (1907). The papers also include a letter from Calvin Coolidge to F.A. Welch thanking him for his work during World War I (1919); and an honorable discharge and memorial to Frederick G. Morrison.

 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/28446441

Size
1 box

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

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George von Lengerke Mayer Papers, 1808-1918

Meyer, George von Lengerke, 1858-1918. Papers of George von Lengerke Meyer, businessman, legislator, United States ambassador to Italy and Russia, Postmaster General, and Secretary of the Navy, including correspondence, printed matter, letterbooks, scrapbooks, and other papers documenting Meyer's business career; his diplomatic service, 1900-1907; his Postmaster Generalship, 1907-1909; and his work as Navy Secretary, 1909-1913. The collection contains diplomatic correspondence from the Russian ambassadorship concerning politics and social conditions, the rule of Tsar Nicholas II, the Russo-Japanese War, and the Revolution of 1905. Papers from Meyer's term as head of the United States Postal Service deal primary with his campaigns for parcel post and postal savings banks. His Navy Department correspondence is chiefly bureaucratic and concerns the operation of navy yards and naval stations. Also included is a large amount of political material related to the Republican Party in Massachusetts and the nation. Important correspondents include Meyer's wife Marian Alice Appleton Meyer, his son George von L. Meyer, Jr., Thomas Jefferson Coolidge, Winthrop Murray Crane, Frederic C. Dumaine, Curtis Guild, Henry Cabot Lodge, Theodore Roosevelt, and William Howard Taft.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/8291604

Size
37 boxes

Presidential content includes:

- Theodore Roosevelt

- William Taft

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Joseph Jones Papers, 1766-1841, bulk: 1766-1792.

Papers of Joseph Jones, member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, Continental Congressman, and jurist, collected by Worthington C. Ford. Papers include protests against British measures, particularly the Stamp Act; a proposal for militia regulation in Virginia; matters concerning the conduct of the Revolutionary War, including criticism of Britain's use of mercenary Indians; the work of Jones on the cession of frontier lands to the United States government; a copy of Meriwether Smith's plan for a new governmental structure; and a chronology of Benjamin Franklin's peace efforts with French minister Vergennes. Other papers relate to William Cocke's executorship of the estate of Continental Congressman Thomas Adams; a letter from economist Josiah Tucker to his publisher Thomas Cadell; two Noah Webster letters; and a letter describing the nation's response to President William H. Harrison's death.
 

OCLC Permalink http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/18003599

Size
1 narrow box

Presidential content includes:

- William Harrison

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Edward Atkinson Papers, 1819-1920

Correspondence and writings of Edward Atkinson (1827-1905), industrialist, insurance executive, and advocate for various social and political causes. Atkinson was a prolific letter-writer, and he corresponded with many political, professional, and reform leaders, including Presidents Garfield and McKinley, George F. Hoar, Charles Eliot Norton, Robert Treat Paine, Ellen H. Richards, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, Samuel Gompers, John Daniel Runkle, Dr. Henry P. Bowditch, and Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Included are many letters from Charles Nordhoff. Beginning in 1855, Atkinson kept copies of the letters he wrote in 81 letterbooks. The collection also contains clippings and pamphlets written by Atkinson in favor of sound money, free trade, pacifism, and nutrition reform, as well as a typescript memoir of his early memories in Brookline, Massachusetts. This collections is stored offsite. Advance notice is required for use of this collections. 32 cartons (stored offsite) and 1 extra-large oversize box (stored onsite).

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/16014336

Size
32 cartons

Presidential content includes:

- James A. Garfield

- William McKinley

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Letters to William E. Russell, 1889-1897

Letters (with transcriptions) written by President Grover Cleveland to Mass. Gov. William E. Russell, 1889-92. Letters were sent while Cleveland was working in a law firm in New York and vacationing on Cape Cod and discuss politics, the Democratic Party, speeches, his house in Buzzards Bay, and family. Also includes letters written by Cleveland's wife Frances to William and his wife Margaret Manning Swan Russell, 1891-97.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/50790773

Size
1 narrow box

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

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Jeremiah Colburn autograph collection, 1629-1881 [delete duplicate]

12 v.
Autographs and engravings collected by Jeremiah Colburn of Boston, Mass. Includes personal and legislative papers of Massachusetts governors (New Plymouth Colony), 1629-89, signers of the Articles of Confederation, 1778, and Constitution, 1787; related to the American Revolution including the Boston Tea Party and Battles of Concord and Lexington; and presidents and their cabinet members, 1789-1881, including George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, James K. Polk, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant, and Rutherford B. Hayes. The collection was compiled by the Bostonian Society.
Some items are individually described in the MHS manuscript catalog.
 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/48879277

Presidential content includes:

- George Washington

- John Adams

- Thomas Jefferson

- James Madison

- James Monroe

- John Quincy Adams

- Andrew Jackson

- Martin Van Buren

- William Harrison

- John Tyler

- James K. Polk

- Zachary Taylor

- Millard Fillmore

- James Buchanan

- Franklin Pierce

- Abraham Lincoln

- Andrew Johnson

- Ulysses S. Grant

- Rutherford B. Hayes

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Winthrop Murray Crane Papers, 1877-2000

Crane, Winthrop Murray, 1853-1920. Papers of Winthrop Murray Crane, 1877-2000, include correspondence pertaining to Crane's tenures as lieutenant governor and governor of Mass., 1896-1903, and United States senator from Mass., 1904-13. Correspondence includes letterpress books and letters received by Crane from colleagues, businessmen, and constituents pertaining to daily activities, political interests, appointments accepted and refused, and the 1902 carriage accident involving Crane and Theodore Roosevelt. The papers also include a small autograph collection of letters written to Crane from Theodore Roosevelt, William H. Taft, Woodrow Wilson, and Calvin Coolidge, among others, including a 13-page letter from Roosevelt pertaining to Crane's involvement in the mediation of the1902 national coal strike. The papers also include loose clippings, scrapbooks pertaining to Crane's career and the Crane family; addresses; a commonplace-book kept by an unidentified person, 1877-1885; calling cards; printed ephemera; and biographical information and correspondence received by Crane's widow Josephine Porter Boardman, and son Winthrop Murray Crane after his death in 1920. This collection is stored offsite. Advance notice is required for use of this collection.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/61483337

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

- Theodore Roosevelt

- William Taft

- Woodrow Wilson

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Codman Family Correspondence, 1781-1912

Correspondence of the Codman family, including Charles Russell Codman Sr. and his sons Charles Russell and James M. Codman, Charles Jr.'s daughter Mamie, and Charles Wilkes. Several members of the family traveled in Europe at various times in the 19th century and described their travels in letters home. Included is an 1894 letter from Grover Cleveland to Charles R. Codman Jr., who was a prominent Massachusetts political figure, and a copy of a 1904 letter from Codman to Cleveland.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/16664530

Size
2 boxes

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

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