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Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

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Location [ map ]

Spiegel Grove,

Fremont, Ohio 43420-2796

http://www.rbhayes.org/hayes/

Description:

The Hayes Presidential Center, Inc. operates and manages the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center. A non-profit entity, it receives the majority of its funding through the Rutherford B. Hayes–Lucy Webb Hayes Foundation. Webb C. Hayes, the second son of Rutherford and Lucy Hayes, endowed the Foundation in 1922. It was Webb who, shortly after the 1893 death of his famous father, started an effort to build a lasting memorial to the 19th President. He deeded the President’s estate (Spiegel Grove) to the State of Ohio and the President’s personal papers and possessions to the Ohio Historical Society contingent on the construction of a “fireproof building” on the grounds of the estate. Webb’s dream came to fruition on May 30, 1916 with the opening of what was then called the Hayes Memorial. The Hayes Presidential Centerincludes the home, library, museum, tomb, and 25-acre estate (called Spiegel Grove) of 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes. 

(from http://www.rbhayes.org/hayes/aboutcenter/)

Categories: Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes,

Collections:
Lucy Scott West Papers, 1878
Correspondence of Whitelaw Reid, 1869-1892
Robert Cumming Schenck Papers, 1809-1882
Rutherford B. Hayes Letters
Edwin Wallace Stoughton papers, 1851-1881
Selections from the Rutherford B. Hayes papers [microform] : relations with Mexico, 1877-1881.
Morton Perry Oliver Papers, 1862-1891
William King Rogers papers, 1856-1891 [microform]
Papers of Ulysses S. Grant, 1864-1892 [microform]
George Crook Letterbooks and miscellaneous papers, 1871-1890
Charles F. Conant Papers, 1731-1913
George Washington McCrary Collection, 1824-1936
Hayes Presidential Center stereoscopic collection, 1850-1930

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


Lucy Scott West Papers, 1878

20 items.
Photocopies and transcripts of originals held by her descendants.
Chiefly correspondence, detailing West's visit to her cousin, Lucy Webb Hayes, at the White House, social events, family members, including President and Mrs. Rutherford B. Hayes, and sights of Washington, D.C.
Resident of Washington, D.C., and Lexington, Va.; b. Lucy Scott Webb; married Barrington King West.
Finding aid in the repository.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/154691899

Size
20 items

Presidential content includes:

- Rutherford B. Hayes

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Correspondence of Whitelaw Reid, 1869-1892

Collection primarily of correspondence between Rutherford B. Hayes and Reid.
Microfilm. Fremont, Ohio : Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, n.d.
American newspaperman, editor, diplomat, and historian.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/69080259

Size
1 reel

Presidential content includes:

- Rutherford B. Hayes

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Robert Cumming Schenck Papers, 1809-1882


1 file folder.
22 microfilm reels : positive.
In part, copies.
A composite collection consisting of single items or small groups of papers listed and described separately by the repository.
Chiefly personal and business correspondence, memoranda, reports, speeches, charts, photographs, and other papers, reflecting Schenck's career and family life, including his activities as lawyer and member of Ohio House of Representatives, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. minister to Brazil (1851-1853), Union Army officer during the Civil War, member of the court of commissioners for Alabama claims, signer for the U.S., of the Treaty of Washington (1871), and minister to Great Britain (1871-1876). Includes charts (1863 Mar. 29 and Apr. 10) showing the strength and condition of Union troops in the District of Kanawha (West Virginia); information concerning Schenck's advocacy of the contraction of currency at the end of the war; and materials relating to the Fort Wayne & Western Railroad Co. Correspondents include I.C. Bates, A.H. Chaffee, William H. Chesebrough, John R. Cook, Thomas Corwin, Ferdinand Coxe, Robert Davidson, Millard Fillmore, J.A. Garfield, George S. Hartsuff, Charles Lanman, Donn Piatt, William M. Redfield, W.S. Rosecrans, Julia, Lilly, and Sally Schenck, E.H. Schermerhorn, E.F. Treadwell, and Max Woodhull.
Lawyer, U.S. Army officer, legislator, diplomat, and promoter of railroads and mining ventures, of Dayton, Ohio, and Washington, D.C.
Finding aid in the repository.

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/70952260
 

Size
22 microfilm reels

Presidential content includes:

- James A. Garfield

- Millard Fillmore

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Rutherford B. Hayes Letters

Publication information: 1875-1894.
Letters from Rutherford B. Hayes to William Dean Howells, dating from 1875 to 1889. Includes a few letters from Hayes to other individuals: H.E. Scudder, Judge French, A.D. Shepard, Mrs. Elaine Howells, Gen. J.E. Wilson. The last letter is from R.P. Hayes, Fremont Savings Bank to E. Walker, dated 1894. Many of the letters to Howells were marked private or confidential and reflect the friendship between Howells and Hayes.
Microfilm. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard College Library, n.d.
Originals in the Harvard College Library.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/65405441

Size
unclear

Presidential content includes:

- Rutherford B. Hayes

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Edwin Wallace Stoughton papers, 1851-1881

49 items.
The materials described in this catalog record are located in the collections of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont, Ohio.
Collection open for research.
Forty nine incoming letters and telegrams and several newspaper clippings. Of special interest is a diary kept by Stoughton during his service as ambassador to Russia, especially the period during which he accompanied former president U.S. Grant during his tour of Russia. Also includes: correspondence about the disputed presidential election of 1876,a certified copy of the vote of the Louisiana electors for 1876, and a document relating to the 1876 presidential election in South Carolina. Among the correspondents are John Jacob Astor, Roscoe Conkling, Charles Dana, William M. Evarts, Ulysses S. Grant, William H. Hunt, Jesse Benton Frémont, and John Sherman.
Edwin Wallace Stoughton was born in Springfield, Vt., on May 14, 1818 to Thomas Potwine Stoughton and Susan Bradley. At the age of 18, he left his father's farm and relocated to New York City to study law with the firm Seely & Glover until he was admitted to the bar in 1840. He then published a series of articles in Hunt's Merchants' Magazine regarding marine warranty policies and the opium trade. He also wrote articles for New World. Following his admission to the bar, Stoughton practiced law individually. His rise to prominence in the legal profession began with his involvement in a number of significant patent law cases. In his most celebrated case, Stoughton worked with his friend, neighbor, and frequent trial opponent, future Secretary of State William Evarts in which they argued for the Charles Goodyear heirs in Goodyear v. The Providence Rubber Company (1864). Under Evarts' leadership, Stoughton joined his friend as a founding member of the Bar Association of New York City, which represented a firm response to corruption of Boss Tweed and Tammany Hall politics. It was also through Evarts that Stoughton became a patron of American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Evarts was also responsible for Stoughton's entry into the political arena. While Stoughton considered himself a War Democrat, he extended his support to the Grant administration. He spoke publicly in favor of Grant's actions when the president utilized federal troops in Louisiana to confront the White League. For this he gained Grant's friendship and was later asked to take part in a bipartisan commission to investigate and report on the Hayes-Tilden election in Louisiana. Stoughton personally observed the canvassing of votes by the Returning Board and testified in favor of Hayes before the Electoral Commission in two major speeches. President Hayes appointed Stoughton to the position of envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to the Russian Empire. During his time there the U.S. enjoyed good relations with Russia, as symbolized in a visit by former President Ulysses S. Grant in Aug. 1878. In Stoughton's diary, he makes reference to accompanying Grant on various trips and meetings. However, Stoughton's ministry ended abruptly due to ill health. The inhospitable climate of St. Petersburg forced him to resign after only a year. Stoughton returned home and died three years later on Jan. 7, 1882. In 1855, Stoughton married Mary Bound Fiske, a widow and the mother of prominent historian and philosopher John Fiske. Edwin and Mary Fiske Stoughton had no children.
Materials in English.
Finding aid in the repository and on the internet:http://www.rbhayes.org/hayes/mssfind/487/StoughtonGA1webpage.htm
 

Size
49 items

Presidential content includes:

- Ulysses S. Grant

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Selections from the Rutherford B. Hayes papers [microform] : relations with Mexico, 1877-1881.

119 exposures
Microfilm. Fremont, Ohio : Rutherford B. Hayes Library, 1938.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/69056479

Size
119 exposures

Presidential content includes:

- Rutherford B. Hayes

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Morton Perry Oliver Papers, 1862-1891

40 items.
Correspondence, telegrams, speeches, printed materials, and other papers, by/or relating to Morton. Includes several telegrams (1876) to Rutherford B. Hayes concerning Hayes's campaign and presidential election; letters to Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant regarding various political appointments in Indiana; letters (ca. 19 items) to Rutherford B. Hayes, chiefly pertaining to the presidential elections and campaigns in California, Indiana, and Ohio and Hayes's proposed political appointments of John W. Foster, L.S. Barbour, John M. Harlan, and others; letters from A.H. Markland and George B. Wright to Hayes, expressing concern over Morton's control of appointments in Indiana and elsewhere; address delivered on the 14th anniversary of Morton's death (1891) by W.P. Fishback to members of the G.A.R. in Indianapolis; memorials; and other biographical materials.
Lawyer, judge, governor of Indiana, and U.S. senator (1867-1877), of Indianapolis, Ind.; b. Oliver Hazard Perry Throck Morton.
Finding aid in the repository.
Forms part of the Rutherford B. Hayes papers.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/154692173

Size
40 items

Presidential content includes:

- Ulysses S. Grant

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William King Rogers papers, 1856-1891 [microform]

1 microfilm reel : negative.
Chiefly correspondence between Rutherford B. Hayes and Rogers. Includes some newspaper clippings.
Microfilm. Washington, D.C. Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1949.
Library of Congress, Manuscripts Collections.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/69082886

Size
1 reel

Presidential content includes:

- Rutherford B. Hayes

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Papers of Ulysses S. Grant, 1864-1892 [microform]

General and military correspondence, messages, miscellaneous papers of Ulysses S. Grant: (1864-92), including correspondence between Hayes and Grant. Includes Grant's memorial and funeral program.
Microfilm. Washington, D.C., U.S. Library of Congress Photo-duplication Service, 1975.
Originals in Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center Library.
 

Size
unclear

Presidential content includes:

- Ulysses S. Grant

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George Crook Letterbooks and miscellaneous papers, 1871-1890

1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.
Includes 2 volumes of letterbooks, Crook's annual reports (1876-1886) and miscellaneous papers, primarily correspondence with Rutherford B. Hayes.
Microfilm. Freemont, Ohio : Rutherford B. Hayes Library, [197-?].
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/21267073

Size
1 reel

Presidential content includes:

- Rutherford B. Hayes

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Charles F. Conant Papers, 1731-1913

4 linear ft.
In part, copies.
Eight letterpress books (partially indexed) containing copies of Conant's outgoing correspondence (1870-1886) and ca. 500 letters received from business and political colleagues (1869-1885), reflecting the development of policies and procedures within the Treasury Dept., as well as attitudes concerning financial conditions in Europe and Russia in the 1870s and 1880s, political strategies of both Republican and Democratic parties, controversial presidential candidacy of Samuel Tilden, and corruption within the Treasury Dept. during the election of 1876; Treasury Dept. reports; records of Lincoln Young Men's Wide Awake Club; maps, notes, blueprint, and other papers of New York and Boston Rapid Transit Co.; scrapbooks reflecting Conant's career, including clippings regarding the shooting and death of Pres. James Garfield; diaries kept by his wife, Harriet Lincoln (Shaw) Conant (Hattie Conant), including one relating to the family's life in England in 1878; and invitations, calling cards, programs, and miscellany. Correspondents include John Sherman, U.S. Grant, Benjamin Bristow, Rutherford B. Hayes, and James Garfield.
Official of U.S. Dept. of the Treasury, serving in various capacities, including assistant secretary and funding agent in charge of the London office; originally of Milford, N.H.
Finding aid in the repository.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/154692304

Size
4 linear feet

Presidential content includes:

- Ulysses S. Grant

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George Washington McCrary Collection, 1824-1936

McCrary, George W. (George Washington), 1835-1890. U.S. Senator and Secretary of War during Rutherford B. Hayes administration; judge of U.S. Circuit Court, 8th Judicial District; settled in Kansas City, Mo., in 1884 and became general counsel of the Atchison Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad in 1890; died in St. Joseph, Mo.

Chiefly correspondence, envelopes, cards, lithographs, relating to medicine, military, and social affairs, addressed to McCrary, Dr. W.C. Boteler, physician, of Missouri, and others. Includes several pieces of outgoing correspondence of McCrary, two old family letters, mss. by Charles Pinckney Sumner to Philip Barbour and Jefferson Davis to John C. Calhoun, letters to Lucy Webb Hayes to McCrary's wife, a Mark Twain letter to McCrary, and other papers. Correspondents of McCrary include James G. Blaine, Roscoe Conkling, Charles Devens, William M. Evarts, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, John A. Logan, Carl Schurz, John Sherman. Correspondents of Boteler and his wife include George B. Cortelyou, William McKinley, Dr. Charles H. Mayo, Carl Schurz, and William Howard Taft.
 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/76416350

Size
126 items

Presidential content includes:

- William McKinley

- William Taft

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Hayes Presidential Center stereoscopic collection, 1850-1930

ca. 2000 items.
Images of individuals, events, and locations, in the U.S., and other countries, chiefly created during the 19th century, many donated to President Rutherford B. Hayes and and his wife, Lucy Webb Hayes, during his term as president of the U.S. (1877-1881). Subjects include sculpture; fires, earthquakes, and other disasters; events such as World's Columbian Exposition (Chicago), Pan American Exposition (Buffalo, N.Y.), and Saint Louis World's Fair; portraits of Rutherford B. Hayes, Lucy Webb Hayes, Webb C. Hayes, and other family members and various notables such as William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt; cities, parks, and other locations in California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Wyoming, France, Germany, Italy, and elsewhere; scenes of wars such as the Civil War, Spanish-American War, and Boxer Rebellion; and interior photos of the White House.
Finding aid in the repository includes list providing subject headings, names of individuals shown, number of stereoscopic views of each subject category, and physical location within the collection; and also list of names of photographers producing the images.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/70964760

Size
2000 items

Presidential content includes:

- Rutherford B. Hayes

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