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The Rosenbach Museum & Library

2008-2020 Delancey Place

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

Description:

Home to a collection of nearly 400,000 rare books, manuscripts, and fine and decorative art objects, including some of the best known literary and historical objects in the world, the Rosenbach serves everyone from schoolchildren and families to advanced researchers, and casual visitors from around the corner or around the globe.

http://rosenbach.org/visit/visit.html

Categories: George Washington, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, James Buchanan, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant,

Collections:
Millard Fillmore to Thomas U. Walter, 14 July 1854
Testimonial : Rochester, to President John Tyler, 13 November 1843
James Buchanan to John Pettit, 17 November 1856
John Tyler to baron de Roenne, 27 May 1845
Andrew Johnson to William M. Lowery, 22 June 1869
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
Ulysses Grant to Andrew Johnson, 17 August 1867
George Washington (1732-1799)
Adolph Sutro to Ulysses S. Grant, 4 Nov. 1873
Abraham Lincoln to John M. Clayton, Washington, D.C., 28 July 1849 .
Abaham Lincoln to William B. Preston, 1849 Apr. 20
Abraham Lincoln to Thomas S. Flournoy, 1848 Feb. 17.

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


Millard Fillmore to Thomas U. Walter, 14 July 1854

1 item (2 p.) ; 22 cm.
Rosenbach, A.S.W. Collected cats. 18:42.
Asking the architect in charge of the enlargement of the Capitol to see Mr. Chubb about the deposit of the funds allowed for that purpose.
Thirteenth president of the U.S., 1850-1853.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/122633539

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- Millard Fillmore

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Testimonial : Rochester, to President John Tyler, 13 November 1843

1 item (1 p.) ; 42 folded to 22 cm.
Rosenbach, A.S.W. Collected cats. 17:468.
Printed testimonial praising Tyler for his adherence to Jeffersonian principles and his veto of the bank bill, and expressing support for his renomination in 1844. Signed by Joseph Strong and nine other citizens of Rochester, including Samuel G. Andrews, later a member of Congress.
 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/86102609

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- John Tyler

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James Buchanan to John Pettit, 17 November 1856

1 item (1 p.) ; 21 cm.
Docket note on integral leaf.
Rosenbach, A.S.W. Collected cats. 18:37.
Writing shortly after his election to the presidency, Buchanan thanks Pettit for congratulations and regrets that he cannnot at the moment solicit an appointment on his behalf.
Fifteenth president of the United States, 1857-1861.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/122633571

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- James Buchanan

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John Tyler to baron de Roenne, 27 May 1845

1 item (3 p.) ; 26 cm.
Rosenbach, A.S.W. Collected cats. 17:477.
A letter to Friedrich Ludwig v. Rönne, Prussian minister to the United States. Tyler writes of his respect for the minister, the minister's positive effect on German-American relations, and the prospects for confirmation of the treaty with the German states.
Tenth president of the United States.
 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/122525136

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- John Tyler

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Andrew Johnson to William M. Lowery, 22 June 1869

1 item (2 p.) ; 21 cm.
Rosenbach, A.S.W. Collected cats. 18:293.
Concerns the progress of Reconstruction in Tennessee and the improvement in public morale.
 

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- Andrew Johnson

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Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

The Rosenbach's collection of Abraham Lincoln manuscripts consists of approximately seventy-five objects spanning from his legal years in Springfield to the week before his assassination. Among the political highlights of the collection are writings on the formation of the Republican Party, excerpts from the House Divided speech and a speech against slavery, writings on the use of black soldiers, and the handwritten copy of the Baltimore Address sold at the Philadelphia Sanitary Fair. Other content includes family history, legal documents, recommendations for appointments and paroles, military commissions, and correspondence with Grant, Johnson, Seward, and others.

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75 items

Presidential content includes:

- Abraham Lincoln

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Ulysses Grant to Andrew Johnson, 17 August 1867

1 item (8 pages) ; 25 cm
Rosenbach, A.S.W. Collected cats. 18:288.
Rosenbach, A.S.W. Collected cats. 62:22.
Protests the transfer of generals Sheridan and Hancock to different military governorships and the appointment of General Thomas as a new governor.
On 12 August 1867 President Andrew Johnson appointed Grant, then a full general, interim secretary of war in the place of Edwin M. Stanton, whom he had suspended when Stanton refused to turn in his resignation. Grant, a supporter of Stanton, accepted the post under protest and relinquished it in December, when the Senate refused to concur in Stanton's suspension.
The last two pages are present in two different drafts, one with the closing added in pencil in another hand.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/122380579

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- Andrew Johnson

- Ulysses S. Grant

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George Washington (1732-1799)

The Rosenbach's collection of George Washington manuscripts consists of approximately one hundred objects ranging from his earliest extant letter – written when he was seventeen years old – to manuscript maps of his properties to one of his surveying books. The correspondence is in his hand and in the hands of several of his secretaries, as well as by those who sent letters to him. The content varies from personal to political, and offers glimpses into his family and friendships, his conduct of the war and the presidency, and even includes a rare view of him in a period of self-doubt.

http://pabweb.philadelphiabuildings.org:8080/index.php

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100 items

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- George Washington

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Adolph Sutro to Ulysses S. Grant, 4 Nov. 1873

Sutro, Adolph, 1830-1898.

1 item (18 p.) ; 18 cm.
Rosenbach, A.S.W. Collected cats. 18:306.
Rosenbach, A.S.W. Collected cats. 30:368.
Reports on the progress of the tunnel construction, stresses its importance to the nation's economy, and asks Grant for a favorable mention of it in his next address to Congress.
Mining engineer. Soon after the discovery of the Comstock Lode in Nevada, Sutro conceived the idea of a tunnel through Mount Davidson to improve miners' access to the lode. In 1866 his Sutro Tunnel Company received from Congress the right of way to public lands crossed by the tunnel. Construction lasted from 1869 to 1878. The tunnel revolutionized western mining, and Sutro sold his interest and retired to San Francisco, where he served a term as Mayor.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/122610753

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- Ulysses S. Grant

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Abraham Lincoln to John M. Clayton, Washington, D.C., 28 July 1849 .

1 item (1 p.) ; 28 cm.
Not in Basler.
At head of letter: Confidential.
Address and free frank on integral leaf.
Rosenbach, A.S.W. Collected cats. 6:342.
Rosenbach, A.S.W. Collected cats. 9, p. 69.
Rosenbach, A.S.W. Collected cats. 23:116.
Rosenbach, A.S.W. Collected cats. 24:285.
Rosenbach, A.S.W. Collected cats. 49, p. 45.
Advises president Zachary Taylor, through Secretary of State Clayton, that presidential appointments must be seen to come from the president, even if he has delegated responsibility for them to the executive departments.
 

 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/122490252

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1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Abraham Lincoln

- Zachary Taylor

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Abaham Lincoln to William B. Preston, 1849 Apr. 20

1 item (2 leaves) in case ; 36 cm.
Address and free frank on integral leaf.
Rosenbach, A.S.W. Collected cats. 9, p. 68.
Rosenbach, A.S.W. Collected cats. 17:494.
Lincoln, who had helped to secure a Whig victory in the election of 1848, writes to President Zachary Taylor's secretary of the Navy to ask for political patronage for Illinois Whigs.
Published in The collected works of Abraham Lincoln / ed. Roy P. Basler (Rutgers University Press, 1953-1955), v. 2, p. 42-43.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/122585734

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1 item

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- Abraham Lincoln

- Zachary Taylor

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Abraham Lincoln to Thomas S. Flournoy, 1848 Feb. 17.

1 item (1 p.) in case ; 36 cm.
Rosenbach, A.S.W. Collected cats. 9, p. 67.
Rosenbach, A.S.W. Collected cats. 17:485.
Lincoln expresses his support for Zachary Taylor as the Whig candidate for president and assesses the Whigs' chances in the Illinois elections.
Published in The collected works of Abraham Lincoln / ed. Roy P. Basler (Rutgers University Press, 1953-1955), v. 1, p. 452.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/122616992

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1 item

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- Abraham Lincoln

- Zachary Taylor

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