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New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY 10024

Description:

The New-York Historical Society, one of America’s pre-eminent cultural institutions, is dedicated to fostering research, presenting history and art exhibitions, and public programs that reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on the world of today. Founded in 1804, New-York Historical is the oldest museum in New York City. New-York Historical has a mission to explore the richly layered political, cultural and social history of New York City and State and the nation, and to serve as a national forum for the discussion of issues surrounding the making and meaning of history.

http://www.nyhistory.org/about

Categories: John Tyler, James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield,

Collections:
Stephen H. Parker to James Buchanan, 4 March 1857
E. L. Bullock Letter. After 1868
Wirt Howe Memoirs, 1919-1940
Edward Page Mitchell Correspondence, 1883-1923
John A. Dix papers, 1844-1877
Ulysses S. Grant letter, 29 May 1878, Paris
Chester Alan Arthur Papers, 1847-1886
Horace Greeley collection, 1840-1872.
William Blaikie letter to Ulysses S. Grant, 10 Jan. 1877
Grover Cleveland Address, 28 Oct. 1905
R.A. Rutherford presidential pardon, 1865
George S. Boutwell collection, 1837-1889
Grover Cleveland Collection, 1883-1940
George Cronan presidential pardon, 1867 February 7.
Ulysses S. Grant papers, 1862-1893
Lorenz Reich Letters Received, 1870-1912
N.S. Rector pardon (official copy), 1865-1870
John Sherman to Rutherford B. Hayes, 14 December 1879
Fairchild Collection, 18th century-1928
Andrew Johnson. Warrant, 1868, December 17, Washington (D.C.).
George Dawson and Hamilton Harris to James A. Garfield, 7 February 1881
Jacques Reich Letters, 1887-1923
Michael Walsh correspondence, 1840-1865.
S. C. Hutchins letter to Samuel Bowles, 9 Aug. 1872
Calvin Coolidge to John Hays Hammond and Ernest F. Birmingham, 30 Jan 1925 - 3 June 1931
American-Irish Historical Society Records, 1897-1984

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


Stephen H. Parker to James Buchanan, 4 March 1857

1 ; item (2 pages)
Access: open to qualified researchers at The New-York Historical Society.
Two-page letter from Stephen H. Parker to President James Buchanan, dated Geneva, March 4, 1857, recommending Judge Nathan T. Rosseter of Schoharie for the post of Marshal for the Northern District of New York.
This collection is owned by The New-York Historical Society. Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Curator of Manuscripts of the New-York Historical Society Library, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024.
Stephen H. Parker was the editor of the Geneva Gazette, Geneva, New York.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/725101750

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- James Buchanan

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E. L. Bullock Letter. After 1868

1 letter
Recipient and date cut out of letter.
Access: open to qualified researchers at the New-York Historical Society.
Letter from E. L. Bullock containing song lyrics he wrote for the 1868 presidential campaign of Ulysses S. Grant.
This item should be cited as E. L. Bullock letter, MS 2958.1441, The New-York Historical Society.
This collection is owned by the New-York Historical Society. Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from: Manuscripts Department, New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024; or via email at mssdept@nyhistory.org.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/898586073

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Ulysses S. Grant

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Wirt Howe Memoirs, 1919-1940

Howe, Wirt, 1875-1940. Memoirs of lawyer and government official Wirt Howe, ca. 1880-1939, in which he writes of his boyhood in New Orleans, student life at Tulane and Harvard University, his years as a lawyer in New York City and his life in Washington, D.C. (1919-1933) while working for the Board of Contract Adjustment of the War Department, and, prior to that, for the United States Shipping Board. Also describes his activities in Knoxville, Tennessee, working for the Tennessee Valley Authority (1933-1940). For the period 1919-1940, Howe writes in great detail of life and personalities in Washington, politics, general news of the day, anecdotes of presidents Coolidge, Hoover, and F.D. Roosevelt, government policies, patronage, life in Knoxville, the development and growth of the Tennessee Valley Authority, etc. Includes a forward written by his sister, Bessy Howe Heward, as well as numerous addenda, notes and corrections, and inserted materials, including a black and white portrait of Howe and a map of Tennessee with annotations noting the sites of Tennessee Valley Authority projects.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/58758074

Size
700 pages

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

- Herbert Hoover

- Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Edward Page Mitchell Correspondence, 1883-1923

Mitchell, Edward Page, 1852-1927. Editor in chief of the New York Sun. Correspondence, 1883-1923, much of it discussing reports or editorials in the New York Sun. Almost all the letters are addressed to Mitchell, with a few addressed to Charles Dana or William Laffan. There are a number from statesmen and public officials, including Theodore Roosevelt, Elihu Root, Maurice Francis Egan, William Howard Taft, and many others. A letter from Taft, dated March 27, 1911, discusses the situation in Mexico and the decision to send troops to Texas; it goes into some detail, and encloses supporting material. The collection also includes a certificate of Mitchell's appointment as a knight officer to the Crown of Italy, and a watercolor by Abigail Brown Tompkins, given in memory of Charles Dana.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/58783041

Size
.4 linear ft

Presidential content includes:

- Theodore Roosevelt

- William Taft

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John A. Dix papers, 1844-1877

1 folder (26 items)
Collection includes letters, draft of Dix's translation of Dies irae, original of speech given at Union Square on April 20, 1861, and a requestion signed by John G. Breshwood. Correspondents include Peter Force, James Buchanan, George Newbold, John Esten Cooke, Fitz James O'Brien, William Buell Sprague, Lewis J. Cist, Thomas B. Carroll, and Henry Wilson.
Online version of the Civil War portion of this collection is available to users affiliated with subscribing institutions via EBSCOhost, http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=h5c&bquery=(HJ+FBF7)&type=1&site=ehost-live.
This collection is owned by The New-York Historical Society. Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Curator of Manuscripts of the New-York Historical Society Library, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024.
John A. Dix served as U.S. Senator, Secretary of Treasury, Civil War Major General, Minister to France, and Governor of New York.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/809767194

Size
26 items

Presidential content includes:

- James Buchanan

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Ulysses S. Grant letter, 29 May 1878, Paris

2 p.: ALS.
To James Birney, The Hague. Gladly accepts Birney's invitation to stay with him while visiting the Netherlands.
 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/882445289

Size
1 items

Presidential content includes:

- Ulysses S. Grant

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Chester Alan Arthur Papers, 1847-1886

Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886. 21st President of the United States. Account books, bank books, bills and receipts, college papers, reports, deeds, mortgages, correspondence, and a few miscellaneous papers, 1847-1886, of United States President Chester Alan Arthur. Correspondence chiefly consists of letters addressed to Arthur concerning appointments. Deeds and mortgages relate to property in New York City owned by Arthur and others, 1866-1874. School report include translations from the Latin, collected quotations and essays on various subjects, written by Arthur while a student at Union College, 1847-1848. Other individual items include a petition drawn up in New York May 2, 1864, regarding the tax on "cheroots" or lowest grade cigars; a report of special agents of the United States treasury Department of a survey of employees needed at the Customs House in New York City, Dec. 24, 1874; report of a special meeting of Psi Upsilon Association of New York, in memory of Chester Alan Arthur, Nov. 29, 1886; and various bills and receipts from the law office of Arthur and Gardiner, including a 13 page receipted bill for legal services rendered to Tiffany & Co., 1871.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/58780571

Size
60 items

Presidential content includes:

- Chester A. Arthur

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Horace Greeley collection, 1840-1872.

2 folders (100 items)
Access: open to qualified researchers at The New-York Historical Society.
Letters, notes, a printed circular, and one receipt pertaining to the life and activites of Horace Greeley, dated from 1840 to 1872. Nearly all letters are written by Greeley; recipents include Thurlow Weed, Henry Clay, Roscoe Conkling, Andrew Johnson, Hamilton Fish, and Joshua R. Giddings. Receipt is for a subscription to Greeley's Whig newsletter "Log Cabin," signed by Greeley.
Online version available via the New-York Historical Society Historical Manuscripts web site.
This collection is owned by The New-York Historical Society. Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Curator of Manuscripts of the New-York Historical Society Library, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024.
For related materials at the New-York Historical Society, see the Itzler collection; the James Wright Brown collection; BV Burt, box 1; BV Francis (Goelet) vol.8/no. 1117, vol. 8/no.1128; BV Lincoln, vol. 1/p. 37; BV Stevens, John Austin; the Ullmann papers (letters to Daniel Ullman, 1848, 1851, 1868; the Verplanck papers, box 4; the Beekman papers, box 5; AHMC - Babcock, Orville Elias; AHMC - Bright, John; AHMC - Bungay, G.W.; AHMC - Butler, Benjamin F.; AHMC - Dana, Charles A.; AHMC - Glidden, Henry A.; AHMC - Howard, M.; AHMC - Hull; AHMC - Lewis, S. Anna; AHMC - Marsh, George P.; AHMC - Randall, Henry S.; AHMC - Raymond, H.J.; AHMC - Tilton, Theodore; AHMC - Ward, William; AHMC - Weed, Thurlow; AHMC - Williams, Isaiah Thornton; War, 1861-1865, Box 4, G.
Horace Greeley (February 3, 1811-November 29, 1872) was an American politician and newspaper editor.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/711607282

Size
2 folders

Presidential content includes:

- Andrew Johnson

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William Blaikie letter to Ulysses S. Grant, 10 Jan. 1877

1 letter
Access: open to qualified researchers at the New-York Historical Society.
Letter to President Ulysses S. Grant recommending Thomas Simons, currently the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the government cases in the Court of Claims, for the position of U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Suggests that George Bliss, Jr. or Alphonso Taft could confirm his fitness for the job.
This item should be cited as William Blaikie letter to Ulysses S. Grant, MS 2958.891, The New-York Historical Society.
This collection is owned by the New-York Historical Society. Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from: Manuscripts Department, New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024; or via email at mssdept@nyhistory.org.
William Blaikie (1843-1904) was a lawyer and commissioner of the U.S. Court of Claims. He had a strong interest in physical education, and wrote "How to Get Strong and How to Stay So" (1879) and "Sound Bodies for Our Boys and Girls" (1884).
Thomas Simons did not get the position; Stewart L. Woodford (1835-1913) was the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1877 to 1883.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/894480447

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Ulysses S. Grant

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Grover Cleveland Address, 28 Oct. 1905

Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908. Autograph draft, 7 p., of his address delivered in Nebraska City, Nebraska on October 28, 1905 at the unveiling of a monument to Julius Sterling Morton (1832-1902), founder of Arbor Day and secretary of agriculture under Cleveland. In his address, Cleveland deplored the mad hunt for wealth and pleaded the value of character.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/880338784

Size
7 pages

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

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R.A. Rutherford presidential pardon, 1865

1 item (4 pages)
Access: open to qualified researchers at The New-York Historical Society.
Presidential pardon of R.A. Rutherford on behalf of President, Andrew Johnson, dated Washington, D.C., October 12, 1865. Rutherford is granted a full pardon that will remain in effect as long as he does not partcipate in activities of slave labor, pays all legal costs, does not claim any property confiscated by the government and notifies the government of the receipt of the pardon in writing. Additional documents affixed, attesting to the authenticity of the copy, are dated 1866 and 1870. 1870 apostille signed by Hamilton Fish.
Online version available to users affiliated with subscribing institutions via EBSCOhost, http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=h5c&bquery=(HJ+592X)&type=1&site=ehost-live.
This collection is owned by The New-York Historical Society. Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Curator of Manuscripts of the New-York Historical Society Library, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024.
A Confederate soldier in the American Civil War from Travis County, Texas.
 

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Rutherford B. Hayes

- Andrew Johnson

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George S. Boutwell collection, 1837-1889

5 items
Access: open to qualified researchers at the New-York Historical Society.
Letters from George S. Boutwell to General James Miller, W. H. S. Claridge, F. & J. Rives and George A. Bailey, and President Ulysses S. Grant. Subjects include legal and political matters, U.S. Treasury business, and the "Virginius" Affair. Portrait of Boutwell affixed to back of letter to Grant. Quotation from speech by Boutwell about Lajos Kossuth.
This item should be cited as George S. Boutwell collection, MS 2958.1085, The New-York Historical Society.
This collection is owned by the New-York Historical Society. Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from: Manuscripts Department, New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024; or via email at mssdept@nyhistory.org.
George Sewell Boutwell (1818-1905) was a U.S. Senator and Representative from Massachusetts, the 20th Governor of Massachusetts, and the Secretary of the Treasury under Ulysses S. Grant.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/896871938

Size
5 items

Presidential content includes:

- Ulysses S. Grant

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Grover Cleveland Collection, 1883-1940

Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908. Collection is composed principally of letters written by Glover Cleveland, during his time in the offices of the Governor of New York, his two non-consecutive terms in the office of the President of the United States, and during his times spent as a private citizen. Items dated between 1883 and 1940, respecting Democratic Party politics, the 1884 presidential elections, his homes at Holland Patent, Oneida County, N.Y., and at Tamworth, N.H., and personal matters.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/904949227

Size
45 items

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

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George Cronan presidential pardon, 1867 February 7.

1 item (3 pages)
Access: open to qualified researchers at The New-York Historical Society.
Presidential pardon of George Cronan on behalf of President, Andrew Johnson, dated Washington, D.C., February 7, 1867. Cronan is granted a full pardon that will remain in effect as long as he does not participate in activities of slave labor, pays all legal costs, does not claim any property confiscated by the government and notifies the government of the receipt of the pardon in writing.
Online version available to users affiliated with subscribing institutions via EBSCOhost, http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=h5c&bquery=(HJ+5FNF)&type=1&site=ehost-live.
This collection is owned by The New-York Historical Society. Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Curator of Manuscripts of the New-York Historical Society Library, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024.
A Confederate soldier in the American Civil War from Orleans Parish, Louisiana.
 

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Andrew Johnson

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Ulysses S. Grant papers, 1862-1893

58 items.
Access: open to qualified researchers at The New-York Historical Society.
Ulysses S. Grant papers, 1862-1893, consist of correspondence, military orders, and other miscellanea. Includes collection of facsimiles, compiled in 1893 by Gen. Charles H.T. Collis; correspondence between generals Grant and Lee written immediately before the surrender at Appomattox (with General Ely S. Parker's Narrative); newspaper clippings in relation to a gift to Grant from the citizens of New York, with a list of subscribers; facsimile of Grant's acceptance of the Republican nomination for President of the United States; draft of a memorandum on affairs in Cuba; business card; signed banquet menu; and a petition.
Online version available to users affiliated with subscribing institutions via EBSCOhost, http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=h5c&bquery=(HJ+FB7D)&type=1&site=ehost-live.
This collection is owned by The New-York Historical Society. Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Library Director of The New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024.
Commanding General of the Union armies during the Civil War, and 18th President of the United States.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/810290873

Size
58 items

Presidential content includes:

- Ulysses S. Grant

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Lorenz Reich Letters Received, 1870-1912

Reich, Lorenz, 1848-1931. Importer of Hungarian wine and proprietor of Cambridge Hotel, New York City. Large collection of letters, 1870-1912, received by Lorenz Reich, in praise of his wine, from physicians, jurists, statesmen, and men of letters, including: Robert Browning, Samuel L. Clemens, Walt Whitman, John Greenleaf Whittier, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Grover Cleveland, U.S. Grant, David Dudley Field, Oliver Wendell Holmes.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/880338636

Size
2,000 items

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

- Ulysses S. Grant

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N.S. Rector pardon (official copy), 1865-1870

1 ; item (3 p.)
Access: open to qualified researchers at The New-York Historical Society.
Official copy of President Andrew Johnson's pardon of N.S. Rector of Travis County, Texas. Original pardon dated October 12, 1865; additional documents affixed, attesting to the authenticity of the copy, are dated 1866 and 1870. 1870 apostille signed by Hamilton Fish.
This collection is owned by The New-York Historical Society. Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Curator of Manuscripts of the New-York Historical Society Library, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024.
 

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Andrew Johnson

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John Sherman to Rutherford B. Hayes, 14 December 1879

1 p., ALS
Letter to President Hayes, cancelling their riding engagement.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/880339031

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Rutherford B. Hayes

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Fairchild Collection, 18th century-1928

Charles Stebbins Fairchild (1842-1924), Secretary of the Treasury, New York reformer, and banker. Married to Helen Lincklaen. Separate records have been created for the bound volumes related to the Forman family and those concerning the Ledyard family. Collection includes correspondence, clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, invitations, cartes de visite, calling cards, legal documents, copies of letters, speeches, reports, and receipts of the Fairchilds and related families, especially papers of Horatio Seymour (18th century-ca. 1928). Correspondence of Charles Fairchild (1873-1924, bulk 1886-1898) pertains to such matters as the proceedings against William Marcy Tweed and his connection with the Erie Railroad; actions taken against members of the Tweed Ring; the New York Attorney General's Office in the 1870s, including Francis E. Barlow's statement to his successor Daniel Pratt on the business of the attorney general's office in 1873; Fairchild's activities and interests as Secretary of the Treasury during 1887-1889; activities as President of New York Security and Trust Co.; his work as a leader in the independent Democratic movement in New York State, which helped to bring about the nomination of Grover Cleveland for president in 1892; his work as a member of the Monetary Commission of the Indianapolis Convention, particularly his interest in sound money policies; the New York municipal reform movement of 1894; banking; etc. A few of his many correspondents include E. Ellery Anderson, Charles J. Canda, John Griffin Carlisle, Grover Cleveland, M.J. Durham, James H. Eckels, William Gavit, Edward M. Shepard, John De Witt Warner, Benjamin Ide Wheeler, and Everett P. Wheeler. Papers of Mrs. Fairchild mostly pertain to genealogy of the Freneau, Seymour, Forman, Ledyard, Van der Kemp, and other of her ancestral families, as well as a scrapbook of social engagements from her years in Washington, D.C. and her collection of Horatio Seymour papers.

 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/477012334

Size
8.3 linear feet

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

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Andrew Johnson. Warrant, 1868, December 17, Washington (D.C.).

1 p., DS
Warrant authorizing the Secretary of State to affix the Seal of the United States to a warrant for the pardon of George D. Thomas.
17th President of the United States.
 

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Andrew Johnson

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George Dawson and Hamilton Harris to James A. Garfield, 7 February 1881

George Dawson and Hamilton Harris letter to President-elect James Garfield, February 7, 1881. Dawson and Harris recommend Col. A.P. Pond for appointment as marshal of the Northern District of New York. George Dawson (1813-1883) was a journalist in Albany, serving as editor of various upstate newspapers, Hamilton Harris was a lawyer in Albany. 

 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/911018781

Size
1 page

Presidential content includes:

- James A. Garfield

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Jacques Reich Letters, 1887-1923

Reich, Jacques, 1852-1923. Hungarian born artist and portrait etcher who immigrated to the U.S. in 1873 and settled in New York City in 1885. Letters received and a few replies, 1887-1923, of Jacques Reich. Most of the letters concern etchings done both for publication and for private commissions, and to the pen and ink portraits he executed for Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography and Scribner's Cyclopedia of Painters and Painting. Among Reich's correspondents are found: Grover Cleveland, Frederick Dent Grant, Daniel Huntington, Robert Todd Lincoln, and James Russell Lowell.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/880338759

Size
96 items

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

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Michael Walsh correspondence, 1840-1865.

35 items.
Correspondence, mostly letters received and generally political in content, and some papers. The correspondents include John Tyler, Lewis Cass, Daniel S. Dickinson, John A. Quitman, John E. Wool, and Carroll Spence. Many of the papers relate to Walsh's trip to Europe, 1855-56. Items from after his death largely concern his son George.
Democratic politician and editor, New York City.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/882445335

Size
35 items

Presidential content includes:

- John Tyler

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S. C. Hutchins letter to Samuel Bowles, 9 Aug. 1872

1 letter
Access: open to qualified researchers at the New-York Historical Society.
Letter from S. C. Hutchins on letterhead of the office of the "Democrat & Chronicle" to Samuel Bowles, dated Rochester, N.Y., Aug. 9, 1872. Regarding the forgery of a letter by Ulysses S. Grant that had been published in Bowles' paper, the "Springfield Republican.".
This item should be cited as S. C. Hutchins letter to Samuel Bowles, MS 2958.1104, The New-York Historical Society.
This collection is owned by the New-York Historical Society. Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from: Manuscripts Department, New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024; or via email at mssdept@nyhistory.org.
Stephen C. Hutchins was managing editor of the "Rochester Democrat and Chronicle" from 1871 to 1876.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/896872046

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Ulysses S. Grant

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Calvin Coolidge to John Hays Hammond and Ernest F. Birmingham, 30 Jan 1925 - 3 June 1931

Letter from President Coolidge to John Hays Hammond, dated January 30, 1925, on White House stationery, signed by Coolidge. Coolidge thanks Hammond for his note on the address to the Business Meeting of the government: "Without a doubt you are correct; if there were not a determined and persistent policy of economy, there would be a tendency toward extravagance. I wish the whole country realized the situation as you do." Letter to Ernest F. Birmingham, dated October 25, 1926, on White House stationery, signed by Coolidge. Coolidge thanks Birmingham for his letter and the editorial page of Newspaper News that he enclosed. Letter to Birmingham, dated June 3, 1931, on Coolidge's personal stationery, signed by Coolidge thanking him for sending an editorial. Calvin Coolidge, a Vermont native, was the 30th President of the United States (1923-1929). John Hays Hammond was a mining engineer and close associate of President Taft; it was Taft who appointed him a U.S. Special Ambassador. He was chairman of the U.S. Coal Commission in 1922-1923. Ernest F. Birmingham was a newspaper editor and publisher
 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/907631003

Size
3 pages

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

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American-Irish Historical Society Records, 1897-1984

Minutes, correspondence, reports, printed journals, financial records, programs, invitations, membership files, photographs and miscellaneous memorabilia. Included is some correspondence of several of the Society's presidents. Records of the Executive Council contain minutes, invitations, programs, seating lists, tickets and some correspondence from annual banquets. Records of the Activities, Finance, Ladies, Plan and Scope, Publications, and Membership Committees are included. Extensive records of the Secretary-General are mostly correspondence, 1908-1950. Correspondents include such notable figures such as Norman Thomas, Hiram Bingham, Bainbridge Colby, Charles A. Comiskey, William Howard Taft, Gene Tunney, James A. Farley, Harry S. Truman, George M. Cohan, Herbert Lehman, Thomas E. Dewey, Al Smith, Padraic Colum, Malcolm Wilson, and Lowell Thomas. Also general files with printed letters and reports, membership lists and other miscellaneous items. Records of the Treasurer-General include correspondence, bills and receipts, cancelled checks and statements, daybooks, ledgers and some legal records such as insurance records and incorporation documents. Records of the Librarian-Archivist are mainly reference requests. Records of the Director show the day-to-day operation of the Society, 1940-1980. These records include correspondence, bills and receipts, reference requests and other materials.

Records of the Curator reflect the activities of a full-time professional librarian and curator and include correspondence, grant proposals and projects, and reports from 1981-1984. Records of the Assistant Archivist include correspondence and files of the archives and manuscripts collections processed as a result of a 1983 National Endowment for the Humanities grant.
The Society was organized in 1897 in Boston to "better make known the Irish chapter in American history." Society maintains a library, issues an annual publication, and sponsors lectures, exhibits, special film series, and receptions.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/155508543

Size
69 linear ft

Presidential content includes:

- William Taft

- Harry S. Truman

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