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Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street

Manuscripts and Archives Division
Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room, Third Floor, Room 328
New York Public Library
New York, New York

http://www.nypl.org/locations/schwarzman/manuscripts-division

Description:

The Division holds over 29,000 linear feet of archival material in over 3,000 collections. The strengths of the Division are the papers and records of individuals, families, and organizations, primarily from the New York region. These collections support research in the political, economic, social, and cultural history of New York and the United States.

 

Description from: http://www.nypl.org/locations/schwarzman/manuscripts-division

Categories: James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, William Harrison, John Tyler, Millard Fillmore, Andrew Johnson, James A. Garfield,

Collections:
William Henry Harrison letters, 1795-1855
James A. Garfield Collection, 1863-1882
The Presidents of the United States. John Quincy Adams to Martin Van Buren.[graphic]
Calvin Coolidge Letters, 1921-1929
Silas Wright letters to Benjamin F. Butler, A. C. Flagg, and Andrew Tyler, 1827-1846
John H. Finley Papers, 1892-1940
John Tyler letters and documents, 1818-1861.
Grover Cleveland to Henry George, 15 July 1888
John Tyler to William H. Seward, 7 May 1841
Grover Cleveland Papers, ca. 1864-1908
James Monroe papers, 1772-1836
William Howard Taft Papers, 1887-1928
Millard Fillmore letters and documents, 1840-1869
James Schoolcraft Sherman Papers, 1883-1912
Martin Van Buren letters and documents, 1814-1858
Daniel Stevens Dickinson letters, 1829-1866

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


William Henry Harrison letters, 1795-1855

William Henry Harrison was a general in the War of 1812 and the ninth president of the United States. The collection contains letters from William Henry Harrison, mainly to Kentucky governor Isaac Shelby, concerning Harrison's military activities during the War of 1812

 

OCLC Permalink http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/843914014

Size
.1 linear foot (1 folder)

Presidential content includes:

- William Harrison

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James A. Garfield Collection, 1863-1882

James A. Garfield collection, 1863-1882. James Abram Garfield (1831-1881) became the 20th President of the United States after completing nine consecutive terms in the House of Representatives. The collection consists of a small quantity of letters written by Garfield to various parties between 1863 and 1880. Also present are a bulletins documenting Garfield's health following his shooting by Charles Guiteau, a manuscript draft of the post-mortem bulletin by Dr. J. J. Woodward, and a small quantity of miscellaneous material related to Garfield and his presidency.

 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/843960366

Size
1 box

Presidential content includes:

- James A. Garfield

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The Presidents of the United States. John Quincy Adams to Martin Van Buren.[graphic]

Publication information: 1810-1877.
36 prints : etching, engraving, mezzotint, stipple, lithograph, wood engraving ; 35.2 x 25.3 cm. or smaller.
Printmakers include Childs & Inman, David Edwin, Henry Bryan Hall, James Barton Longacre & Hezekiah Wright Smith.
Title from Calendar of the Emmet Collection. (Thomas Addis Emmet)

 

EM1385. James Madison President of the United States / D. Edwin

EM1387. Governor George Clinton / J.B. Forrest

EM1388. [James Madison] / H.W. Smith.
EM1390. His Excellency Elbridge Gerry L.L.D. Governor of Massachusetts / J.R. Smith

EM1292. [James Madison] / H.B. Hall

EM1393. [Late Residence of Ex-President Madison, Montpelier, Va.] / W.O. Redfield

EM1394. James Monroe President of the United States / T. Gimbrede

EM1397. [James Monroe] / H.W. Smith

EM1399. James Monroe / H.B. Hall

EM1400. Daniel Tompkins / T. Woolnoth

EM1401. [John Quincy Adams] / J. Andrews

EM1403. North front of the Presidents House / William I. Stone

EM1404. John C. Calhoun of South Carolina... / J.B. Longacre

EMEM1406. [John Quincy Adams] / H.W. Smith

EM1407. Residence of Ex-President Adams / Anderson

EM1408. Andrew Jackson President of the United States / F. Kearny

EM1409. [Andrew Jackson] / H.W. Smith

EM1411. J.C. Calhoun / J.B. Longacre

EM1412. Andrew Jackson President of the United States / J.B. Longacre

EM1414. M. Van Buren / G. Parker

EM1415. The last likeness taken of Andrew Jackson / M.I. Danforth

EM1416. The tomb at the Hermitage / Barritt

EM1417. [Martin Van Buren] / H.W. Smith

EM1418. [Martin Van Buren]

EM1420. Richard M. Johnson of Kentucky / Childs & Inman

EM1422. [Martin Van Buren] / H.B. Hall

EM1423. William Henry Harrison

EM1426. [William Henry Harrison] / H.W. Smith

EM1424. William Henry Harrison President of the United States / H.S. Sadd

EM1426. [William H. Harrison / H.C. Smith

EM1427. [John Tyler].
EM1428. North Bend and residence of the late President William Harrison / W. Woodruff

EM1429. [William Harrison]

EM1430. [John Tyler] / H.W. Smith

EM1431. John Tyler President of the United States / A.L. Dick

EM1433. John Tyler / H.B. Hall.

 

Admission is granted through application to the Office of Special Collections.

 

Portraits of Presidents and Vice-Presidents of the United States. Includes views of buildings associated with John Quincy Adams, William Henry Harrison & James Madison & of the tomb of Andrew Jackson.
Emmet Collection.
Finding aid available.
Forms part of Emmet Collection of Manuscripts Etc. Relating to American History.
OCLC Permalink http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/78754175

Size
36 prints

Presidential content includes:

- James Madison

- William Harrison

- James Monroe

- John Quincy Adams

- Martin Van Buren

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Calvin Coolidge Letters, 1921-1929

Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933. Five letters signed by Calvin Coolidge, thirtieth President of the United States, or his secretary acknowledging gifts or requests for autographs.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/843923853

Size
1 folder

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

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Silas Wright letters to Benjamin F. Butler, A. C. Flagg, and Andrew Tyler, 1827-1846

.21 linear foot (1 volume)
Advance notice required. Apply at http://www.nypl.org/mssref.
Letters to Benjamin F. Butler of New York, dated mostly from Washington. Relating to politics; Jersey City Revenue District Speaker of the House, 1839; President Jackson and Currency Bill; Jesse Hoyt and revenue discrepancies; Butler's relationship with Hoyt, and Congressional investigation efforts to nominate Van Buren, 1844; Wright declines nomination for Vice President; Gov. Wright declines to nominate General officers of New York. In all, 54 letters, including one letter to A.C. Flagg, two letters to President Tyler, and one letter to Wright.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/794689505

Size
.21 linear foot

Presidential content includes:

- Andrew Jackson

- Martin Van Buren

- John Tyler

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John H. Finley Papers, 1892-1940

Finley, John H. (John Huston), 1863-1940. John Huston Finley (1863-1940) was an educator, editor, author, and civic leader. He was president of Knox College in Galesburg, Ill. from 1892 to 1899 (later trustee); editor of Harper's Weekly, 1899; professor of history at Princeton University, 1900-1903; and third president of the College of the City of New York from 1903 to 1913. He then served as Commissioner of Education for New York State and president of the University of the State of New York from 1913 to 1921 before becoming editor of the New York Times, 1921-1938. His career also included service with various educational, political, and charitable organizations.Collection contains correspondence, addresses and speeches, writings, diaries, miscellaneous papers, photographs, and printed matter that document Finley's varied career. Correspondence, 1892-ca. 1939 reflects his professional activities, organizational memberships, biography of Grover Cleveland, and recreational interests. Addresses and speeches, ca. 1902-1940, consist of autograph manuscript and typescript texts of Finley's presentations to groups, such as schools, learned societies, chambers of commerce, and at commencements and patriotic celebrations. Many of the speeches are accompanied by correspondence, clippings, programs, menus, and photographs. Writings include manuscript and typescript drafts of his books, miscellaneous prose writings, poems, and scrapbooks of clippings of editorials by Finley published in the New York Times for the period 1921 to 1940. Diaries consist of personal diaries, 1910-1919, and desk calendars, 1922-1940. Miscellaneous papers include correspondence, letters of introduction, personal notes, travel documents, clippings, and other memorabilia relating to his European trips from 1921 to 1929. There are also postcards, genealogical papers, receipts, menus, programs, and papers relating to railroad arbitration, 1913-1914; New York State Contitutional Convention, 1915; and New York State Agricultural Advisory Board, 1915.

Photographs consist mainly of pictures (negatives and positives) taken by Finley during his Red Cross mission to the Near East, from a trip along the Mississippi River, and while he was at City College. There are also lantern slides of scenes and people in the Near East. Printed matter includes books, pamphlets, ephemera, and some artifacts.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/122626816

Size
168 boxes

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

- Theodore Roosevelt

- Herbert Hoover

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John Tyler letters and documents, 1818-1861.

.1 linear foot (1 folder)
Apply to Manuscripts and Archives Division for access at http://www.nypl.org/mssref.
John Tyler was the tenth president of the United States, succeeding to the office on the death of William Henry Harrison. Tyler served as a state legislator, governor, U.S. representative, and U.S. senator before being elected Vice President in 1840. The collection consists of letters from Tyler to various individuals concerning minor official and social matters. Some letters are accompanied by typed transcriptions. Also included are Tyler's responses to autograph requests, invitations to various events, and a signed certificate naming John P. Brown to the post of Dragoman of the Sublime Port in 1842.
 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/850496348

Size
.1 linear foot

Presidential content includes:

- John Tyler

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Grover Cleveland to Henry George, 15 July 1888

Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908. Letter to Henry George, 15 July, 1888. A response to George's letter of June 15, 1888, written on the stationery of the White House.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/122518591

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

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John Tyler to William H. Seward, 7 May 1841

1 item (3 p.)
Letter addressed to William H. Seward, Governor of New York State concerning matters of legal jurisdiction in cases involving State and Federal governments.
ALS, John Tyler to William H. Seward, 7 May 1841.
President of the United States, 1841-1845.
 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/122618167

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- John Tyler

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Grover Cleveland Papers, ca. 1864-1908

Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908. Grover Cleveland (1837-1908) was the 22nd and 24th President of the United States, the only president to serve two non-consecutive terms. The collection consists of presidential papers; correspondence and professional papers; ephemera; photographs; and clippings.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/850558349

Size
.25 linear feet

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

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James Monroe papers, 1772-1836

Originals: 4 linear feet (18 boxes).
Copies: 8 microfilm reels.
Collection consists of correspondence and Monroe's writings. Correspondence, 1772-1836, is largely political, focusing on constitutional issues, Monroe's diplomatic assignment in France, Virginia politics, treaty negotiations with Great Britain, France and Spain, the slave trade, and Bank of the United States. Also discussed are foreign policy and war issues. Writings, 1785-1831, include manuscripts of Monroe's autobiography, notes, drafts of speeches and articles on foreign and domestic policy, drafts of treaties with Great Britain and Spain, draft of proposed Bill of Rights, and copies of Monroe's cipher and Jefferson/Monroe cipher.
Entire collection available on microfilm; New York Public Library.
James Monroe (1758-1831) was a soldier, statesman and the fifth President of the United States.
Finding aid available in repository.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/122378784

Size
4 linear feet, 8 microfilm reels

Presidential content includes:

- James Monroe

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William Howard Taft Papers, 1887-1928

Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930. William H. Taft (1857-1930) was the twenty-seventh president of the United States, and later the tenth Chief Justice of the United States. The collection consists of a small quantity of letters written by Taft to various individuals between 1887 and 1928. Letters concern both professional and social matters. Recipients include his brother, Henry; General E. A. Carman, and Ralph M. Easley of the National Civic Federation. Also present are several letters to various parties from Taft's wife, Helen.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/843913975

Size
.2 linear ft

Presidential content includes:

- William Taft

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Millard Fillmore letters and documents, 1840-1869

.1 linear foot (1 folder)
Apply to Manuscripts and Archives Division for access at http://www.nypl.org/mssref.
Thirteen letters and notes and one document signed by Millard Fillmore. Correspondents include Horace Greeley, D.A. Hall, and Samuel Tilden.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/843923854

Size
1 folder

Presidential content includes:

- Millard Fillmore

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James Schoolcraft Sherman Papers, 1883-1912

Sherman, J. S. (James Schoolcraft), 1855-1912. James Schoolcraft Sherman (1855-1912), lawyer, banker and vice-president of the United States, began his political career as mayor of Utica, N.Y. in 1884. In 1886 he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and served until 1908 excepting 1891 to 1893. He was chairman of the Republican state conventions in 1895, 1900 and 1908, and chairman of the Republican National Committee in 1906. In 1908 he was elected as William Howard Taft's vice-president. Four years later he was renominated but died before the election.

Collection consists of correspondence, financial documents, writings, scrapbooks, and other materials that document Sherman's political career. General correspondence, 1883-1912, constitutes the bulk of the papers and covers official, semi-official, business, and personal matters. Subjects include the campaign and election for the vice-presidency; Sherman's candidacy for Speaker of the House of Representatives, 1899; his control of patronage and party machinery; his defeat by Theodore Roosevelt for chairmanship of the New York Republican Convention in 1910; the Progressive Party; legislation enacted during the Roosevelt and Taft administrations, especially the Payne-Aldrich Tariff of 1909; the Republican Party; the Utica Trust and Depository Company of which he was president; veterans' claims; request for support to pass or defeat bills; and endorsements for appointments. Correspondents were members of Congress, department heads in Washington, members of the Roosevelt and Taft cabinets, constituents, and business and personal associates. Also includes his personal financial documents, 1896-1912; letters, petitions, and legal documents, 1896, concerning contested elections; Sherman's speeches; scrapbooks of materials about politics; and graphics, photographs, artifacts, and printed matter.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/122517524

Size
31 linear ft

Presidential content includes:

- Theodore Roosevelt

- William Taft

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Martin Van Buren letters and documents, 1814-1858

Collection of letters and documents of Martin Van Buren, eighth president of the United States. Includes 19 letters (1815-1858) from Martin Van Buren to various friends, political associates, and colleagues, including Benjamin Franklin Butler, William C. Hoopham, Thomas J. Leslie, and Gouverneur Kemble; an 1816 letter to Van Buren from Micah Sterling; an 1827 letter to Van Buren from Samuel Southard; a draft (1840) of a letter or speech wherein Van Buren gives his opinion on the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia, the creation of protective tariffs, the organization of militia, the appropriations by congress for "internal improvements," and other matters of state; 10 signed documents, including the 1840 pardon granted to Joseph Allen and certificates of register of the United States Land Office for purchase of public lands; and miscellaneous notes, autographs, and clippings.
Available on microfilm; New York Public Library, *ZL-428
 

Size
.1 linear foot (1 folder)

Presidential content includes:

- Martin Van Buren

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Daniel Stevens Dickinson letters, 1829-1866

.1 linear foot (1 folder)
Apply to Manuscripts and Archives Division for access at http://www.nypl.org/mssref.
Daniel Stevens Dickinson (1800-1866) was a New York politician, most notable as a United States Senator from 1844 to 1851. The letters in the collection were written by Dickinson to various parties, including President Andrew Johnson and Kansas governor Thomas A. Osborn, and relate to professional and political matters.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/850496274

Size
.1 linear foot

Presidential content includes:

- Andrew Johnson

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