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Redwood Library & Athenaeum 

50 Bellevue Avenue

Newport, RI 02840-3292


The Redwood Library and Athenæum is the oldest lending library in America, and the oldest library building in continuous use in the country. Founded in 1747 by forty-six proprietors upon the principle of "having nothing in view but the good of mankind," its mission continues over 250 years later.


Established before the birth of the United States, the Redwood Library and Athenæum was chartered in 1747 and opened in 1750. It is the first library in Rhode Island, the oldest lending library in America, and the first lending library building, in continuous use, in the country.

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Ulysses S. Grant letter, 1877

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Ulysses S. Grant letter, 1877

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Access is open to members and researchers at the Redwood Library and Athenaeum.
This collection consists of one letter from Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), 18th President of the United States, to his friend regarding his plans for after his presidency and his opinion on the Election of 1876.
This collection consists of one letter written by President Ulysses S. Grant to his acquaintance, Mr. Boni, from the Executive Mansion in Washington, D.C. In this letter, Grant asks Mr. Boni and his wife to visit the White House before Grant's presidential term ended in March 1877. Grant also writes of his plans to travel abroad after his presidential term ended and his opinion on the Election of 1876.
Preferred Citation: Ulysees S. Grant letter, RLC.Ms.518, Redwood Library and Athenaeum.
Funding for processing and cataloging this collection was provided by the van Beuren Charitable Foundation.
This collection is owned by the Redwood Library and Athenaeum. Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Special Collections Librarian of the Redwood Library and Athenaeum.
Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) was born on April 27, 1822, in Point Pleasant, Ohio. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1843 and went on to have a successful military career. Grant fought in the Mexican-American War (1846-1848) and later served as the Union general who brought the American Civil War (1861-1865) to an end. In 1868, Grant was elected the 18th President of the United States and served two terms, leaving office in March 1877. As president, Grant helped stabilize the nation after the effects of the Civil War, passed the Fifteenth Amendment which guaranteed that the right to vote shall not be denied due to a person's race, and ended the first Ku Klux Klan in 1871. Following his presidency, Grant and his wife, Julia Dent (1826-1902), embarked on a two year long world tour and then settled in New York. In 1885, the Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant was published and became a critical and popular success. Ulysses S. Grant died of throat cancer on July 23, 1885, in Wilton, New York.
Collection materials are in English.
Finding aid available online and in Library.

1 folder

Presidential content includes:

- Ulysses S. Grant

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