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Small Library

P.O. Box 400110

Charlottesville, VA, 22904-4110

Description:

The Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library holds more than 16 million objects including manuscripts, archival records, rare books, maps, broadsides, photographs, audio and video recordings and more. Collections are particularly strong in American and British literature, the history of Virginia and the southeastern United States, the history and archives of the University of Virginia, sporting books and manuscripts, World War I, bibliography and book arts (including fine press books, pop-up books, and typography).

Categories: James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, William Harrison, John Tyler, James K. Polk, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant, James A. Garfield,

Collections:
John Tyler to Lewis J. Cist, 23 February 1842
Papers of James Monroe [manuscript], 1778-1831, n.d.
Commissions issued to Oscar A. Mack [manuscript], 1851-1875
Commissions issued to Oscar A. Mack [manuscript], 1851-1875.
Papers of the Conrad Family, 1913-1961
Alexander McDonald to Grover Cleveland, 22 Aug. 1887
Henry Clay to James F. Conover, 30 June 1832
Letters from James Madison and James Monroe, 1803-1825.
Papers of Alexander H.H. Stuart and the related Stuart and Baldwin families, 1776-1878
John Whiteside Blackburn letters to Adeline Blackburn, 26 February 1868
Calvin Coolidge to Will Owen Jones, 31 Dec. 1924
Papers of the Dillard Family, 1717-1964
Washington Family papers, 1770-1883.
J. W. Parmalee to “Wheeler” [manuscript], 1848-1850
Letter and memoir of Elizabeth Gilmer Tyler Miles 1854 & 1890
Pardon granted by Andrew Johnson, 20 June 1865
Papers of the Beck Family, 1918-1972
Logan-Morrill Family Papers, 1906-1934
Benjamin Drake to John H. James [manuscript], 1840 April 7
John Tyler to some political friends, 19 February 1842
Letters of Henry Clay [manuscript], 1834-1848.
Petition on behalf of John Munford Gregory to James Buchanan , 9 March 1858
Ulysses S. Grant’s message to the Senate of the United States [manuscript], 14 Dec.1876
Papers of Oscar Wilder Underwood, 1810-1955
Papers of the Baker and Wheeler Families, 1763-1954
Letters to Benjamin Watkins Leigh [manuscript] 1819-1842.
Thomas W. Gilmer to Alexander Hugh Holmes Stuart, 24 September and 15 November 1841
Thomas H. Wynne to William H. Stith, 6 May1849
Charlotte County Bar to James Buchanan, 1860
Horace Greeley’s platform, ca. 1869
C. Bascom Slemp Papers, 1866-1944
Whittle Family Papers [manuscript] 1753-1960
Papers of the Barney, Cooke, McClew and Neilson families, 1820-1905
John Tyler to Henry Clay, 30 April 1841
Horace Greeley to William R. Price [manuscript] 6 January 1864
William C. Rives to Alfred Rives, 5 August 1856
Alexander Hugh Holmes Stuart to Ulysses S. Grant, 13 Nov. 1869
Papers of Carter Glass, 1858-1946
Correspondence of Jefferson Randolph Kean [manuscript] 1824(1896)-1939
Ledger for Berkeley Plantation, Va. 1839-1877.
John Tyler to J. R. Thompson, 26 May 1856
Franklin Townsend to John Townsend, 5 March 1849
Commissions appointing him 2d. lt., 1st lt., and capt. in the 3d Regiment of Artillery, and notifica
Mark Twain to James A. Garfield, 12 January 1881
Papers of Albion Tourgée, 1881-1891
Papers of Reamur Coleman Stearnes [manuscript] 1830, 1890-1940, 1942
Edmund Ruffin to Jane Ruffin, 21 March1854
Volume of President Monroe’s papers, 1821-1822
Gaines Family Papers 1841-1890
Civil War Pardon [manuscript], 1865 August 11
Papers of Charles Carleton Coffin, 1881-1893
Grover Cleveland to S.S. McClure, 2 Oct. 1897
Letters to James Hart, 1915-1953

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


John Tyler to Lewis J. Cist, 23 February 1842

Publication information: 1842.
1 item.
John Tyler Letter, to Lewis J. Cist, regarding honorary membership in the Cincinnati Literary Society, 1842 Feb. 23, Accession #2729, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/647958883

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- John Tyler

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Papers of James Monroe [manuscript], 1778-1831, n.d.

200 items.
This collection consists of James Monroe letters and documents assembled from different collections in Special Collections.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/647991389

GUIDE TO THE COLLECTION AVAILABLE ONLINE: http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/uva-sc/vivadoc.pl?file=viu03476.xml">http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/uva-sc/vivadoc.pl?file=viu03476.xml

Size
200 items

Presidential content includes:

- James Monroe

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Commissions issued to Oscar A. Mack [manuscript], 1851-1875

10 items.
Of the ten commissions issued to Mack, seven were signed by President Andrew Johnson, and the remainder by Presidents Fillmore, Lincoln, and Grant.
Commissions issued to Oscar A. Mack, 1851-1875, Accession #8652-a, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
United States Army officer.

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/647813282
 

Size
10 items

Presidential content includes:

- Millard Fillmore

- Abraham Lincoln

- Ulysses S. Grant

- Andrew Johnson

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Commissions issued to Oscar A. Mack [manuscript], 1851-1875.

10 items.
Of the ten commissions issued to Mack, seven were signed by President Andrew Johnson, and the remainder by Presidents Fillmore, Lincoln, and Grant.
Commissions issued to Oscar A. Mack, 1851-1875, Accession #8652-a, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
United States Army officer.

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/647813282

Size
10 item

Presidential content includes:

- Andrew Johnson

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Papers of the Conrad Family, 1913-1961

The collection contains correspondence, diaries, school papers, army papers, legal papers, and wills of the Conrad family. It also includes business and financial papers, photographs, clippings and genealogical records of three generations of the related Conrad and Erskine families of South Bend, Indiana, Omaha, Nebraska, and Charlottesville, Va. particularly Ralph Erskine Conrad, Albert Russell Conrad, Janet Erskine Edhelm Conrad, Ralph Emmett Conrad a business man, Albert Russel Erskine a corporation president, Albert Edholm a jeweler, and Susie Erskine Edholm. Events discussed include the divorce of Janet and Ralph Conrad, Albert and Ralph Conrad's school days in Tucson, Arizona, Albert Conrad's mental illness, Ralph Conrad's World War II service and death in the Philippines, and the estate settlement of Albert Erskine, president of the Studebaker corporation. Of particular interest is a brief history of Studebaker, compiled by Erskine. There are two routine letters from Calvin Coolidge and Harry Flood Byrd and a letter (carbon) to Herbert Clark Hoover from Erskine congratulating him on his 1928 victory.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/30793658

Size
2,500 items

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

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Alexander McDonald to Grover Cleveland, 22 Aug. 1887

Letter to Grover Cleveland, August 22, 1887. McDonald urges Cleveland to make a brief political trip to the Lynchburg, Virginia, Fairgrounds to speak on behalf of the Democratic Party and combat the influence of Republican Party boss William Mahone. McDonald was Secretary of the Lynchburg Agricultural and Mechanical Society and editor of the Lynchburg "News," 1880-1887.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/647834392

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

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Henry Clay to James F. Conover, 30 June 1832

3 items.
30 June 1832 on the presidential campaign and the tariff; and 9 April 1841, on death of President William Henry Harrison, and probable policies of Vice-President John Tyler.
Henry Clay Letters to James F. Conover, 1829-1841, Accession #4475, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
 

Size
3 items

Presidential content includes:

- John Tyler

- William Harrison

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Letters from James Madison and James Monroe, 1803-1825.


4 items.
Forms part of the Tracy W. McGregor Library.
In letters, 1803 and 1804 Madison discusses the spoilation claims of American citizens against England and France. In a letter, 1814, he discusses an incident during the War of 1812 involving the French ship "Olivier.".
In a letter, 1825 August 16, Highland, to [Samuel Southard?] Monroe discusses his wife's health, Commodore Porter's conduct in the West Indies, and the Creek Nation's controversy with the state of Georgia.
James Madison and James Monroe Letters, 1803-1825, in the Tracy W. McGregor Library, Accession #2474, Albert H. Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
James Monroe letter : available in Microfilm edition of James Monroe papers in Virginia repositories. Published by University of Virginia Library, Microfilm publications, no. 7.
Summary guide to entire McGregor Autograph Collection available.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/48936511

Size
4 items

Presidential content includes:

- James Madison

- James Monroe

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800 (approximately) items.
The collection contains the political correspondence of Alexander H.H. Stuart, particularly from 1850-1853, when he served in Fillmore's cabinet and from 1857-1861, when he was in the Virginia State Senate. The Whig Party is a major topic. Other topics include national and Virginia politics, the presidential elections of 1848, 1852, and 1868, the reestablishment of a national bank, the Virginia Reform Convention of 1850, the American Know-Nothing Party, and the Kansas-Nebraska Act.

 

Also slavery, abolition, Southern conservative opposition to secession, Virginia elections of 1831, 1851, 1859, 1867, the aftermath of Nat Turner's rebellion, the use of statistics in government, the Confederate Congress, sectional reconciliation after the Civil War, the Readjustor controversy, political patronage, and internal improvements.

 

Also mentioned are Revolutionary War pension claims, migration of free blacks to Liberia, affairs at the Chickasaw and Choctaw Indian Agency in 1851, California politics and Indians in 1851, the Tehuantepec Isthmus route, Iowa in 1851, San Francisco in 1854, New Orleans in 1861, West Virginia in 1861, the U.S.S. Princeton explosion, Dorothea Dix's efforts to establish hospitals for the mentally ill, building of the U.S. Capitol, the Virginia Central Railroad and the University of Virginia.

 

Many letters convey local news in Staunton and Augusta County, Va., such as the development of Alum Springs, the establishment of the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind, smallpox cases and land sales and controversies in Virginia and Kentucky. Others refer to legal cases handled by Stuart, including suits involving the Bath Iron Works and Buffalo Forge, and the Wheeling Bridge. Several letters discuss family affairs including plans by a cousin to run a boarding house for young women in Athens, Greece.
Only a few letters mention the Civil War and Reconstruction and include references to the military movements of Confederate general Robert S. Garnett.

 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/647857203
Topics in earlier Stuart and the related Baldwin family papers include ratification of the U.S. constitution, Jeffersonian party politics, political events during the administration of George Washington, Washington Academy, the University of Virginia and its honor system, Washington College, and William Wirt's biography of Patrick Henry.
The papers also contain an architectural drawing of an unidentified house, an engraving of Alexander H.H. Stuart, insurance policies, stock certificates, indentures, wills, land plats, and speeches by Alexander H.H. Stuart.
Military papers of Captain George M. Cochran, Jr., Quartermaster, 52nd Virginia Infantry, consist chiefly of requisitions and receipts.
There are also two printed pamphlets, 1849, in French and German, on the potato blight.
Alexander H.H. Stuart Papers, 1850-1861, Accession #228-a, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
U.S. Representative from Virginia; Secretary of the Interior under Millard Fillmore; Virginia State Senator and Delegate; Rector of the University of Virginia; Staunton, Va., resident.
Guide available.
 

Size
800 items

Presidential content includes:

- Millard Fillmore

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John Whiteside Blackburn letters to Adeline Blackburn, 26 February 1868

2 items.
Whiteside, University of Virginia, writes to his sister Addie, 1868 February 26, conveying family news. He also comments on the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson, stating that things will get worse.
In a letter, 1868 March 29, he writes to Addie concerning Washington Society elections in which he and "Jeff" Davis of Mississippi, a nephew of the Confederate president, were elected president and vice-president.
Photocopies.
Location of originals unknown.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/435542570

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2 items

Presidential content includes:

- Andrew Johnson

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Calvin Coolidge to Will Owen Jones, 31 Dec. 1924

Letter to Will Owen Jones [manuscript], December 31, 1924. Coolidge sends good wishes.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/647911327

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

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Papers of the Dillard Family, 1717-1964

The collection centers on the Southern black education efforts of James Hardy Dillard. Contents include correspondence (1905-1935) of Dillard, his diaries and journals (1919-1926), speeches and articles. There is considerable material regarding the Negro Rural School Fund, the Phelps-Stokes Fund, Washington, D.C. (also known as the Anna T. Jeanes Fund), the John F. Slater Fund, the Southern Education Board, and the General Education Board, as well as Dillard University, New Orleans, and William and Mary College, Williamsburg, where Dillard served as Rector (1917-1940). Other topics of interest are the Education Commission to East Africa (1923-1924), the University Commission on Southern Race Relations (1912-1927), and the Scottsboro case (1931-1933). The collection also contains personal and business papers of his second wife, Avarene Lippincott Budd Dillard, and their son, Hardy Cross Dillard. Published works by Dillard and genealogical information are also included.

Among the correspondents are: Ray Stannard Baker, Stringfellow Barr, Mary McLeod Bethune, Benjamin Griffith Brawley, Wallace Buttrick, George Herbert Clarke, Philander Priestley Claxton, Virginius Dabney, Charles William Dabney, Jackson Davis, Westmoreland Davis, W.E.B. Du Bois, James Aloysius Farley, Francis Pendleton Gaines, Grace Elizabeth King, John La Farge, Arthur Selden Lloyd, Rayford W. Logan, Dumas Malone, Lucy Randolph Mason, Edwin Mims, Samuel Chiles Mitchell, Josiah Morse, Robert Russa Moton, Edgar Garner Murphy, Nelson Olsen Nelson, John Lloyd Newcomb, Albert Jay Nock, Edward Washington Odum, Robert Curtis Ogden, Rosewell Page, Walter Hines Page, Robert William Patton, George Foster Peabody, Paul Norton Pearson, John Garland Pollard, John Davison Rockefeller, Wickliffe Rose, Julius Rosenwald, Josiah Ryce, Albert Shaw, Anson Phelps Stikes, William Howard Taft, Booker T. Washington, James Southall Wilson, and Carter G. Woodson.
Dillard Family Papers, 1717-1964, Accession #9498, Special Collections Dept., University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/67292750

Size
19,400 items

Presidential content includes:

- William Taft

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Washington Family papers, 1770-1883.

The papers consist chiefly of correspondence and documents related to the Washington family residing near Winchester, Virginia.

Also a letter, 13 August 1842, from Thomas Clayton, Washington, D.C., regarding President Tyler;

Also a letter, 26 July 1845, from William Smith, Washington, D.C., to James K. Polk, soliciting a promotion in the U.S. Department of the Treasury for his brother James

Washington Family Papers, 1770-1883, Accession #317, Albert H. Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/56133192

Size
50 items

Presidential content includes:

- John Tyler

- James K. Polk

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J. W. Parmalee to “Wheeler” [manuscript], 1848-1850

3 items.
Tracy W. McGregor Library Autograph Collection.
Letters, 1848 and 1850, concern life in Charleston and South Carolina; travel through North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama on business trips, with anecdotes about the Revolutionary War from places he visited; news of friends and Dartmouth College matters; and comments on national politics, North versus South, and slavery, with specific references to Lewis Cass and Zachary Taylor in the presidential campaign and election of 1848, and to John Parker Hale, anti-slavery senator from New Hampshire.
J.W. Parmalee Letters, 1848-1850, Tracy W. McGregor Library, Accession #10547-cg, Albert H. Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
South Carolina businessman.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/647865513

University of Virginia

Size
3 items

Presidential content includes:

- Zachary Taylor

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Letter and memoir of Elizabeth Gilmer Tyler Miles 1854 & 1890

2 items.
Letter, 1854 March 21, Edmund Ruffin, Marlbourne, to Jane M. Ruffin, Portsmouth, Va., regarding his recent visit to John Tyler, his opinion of William Henry Harrison, and the Tyler's life together [[4] p. 28 cm.] -- Memoir, ca. 1890, of David Gardiner Tyler of the early years of the Civil War, incl. a visit to James Buchanan, in 1860 with his father John Tyler, urging Buchanan to avoid war, and of his life on the family estate Sherwood Forest [[4]l. 28 cm.].
Elizabeth Gilmer Tyler Miles, 1854 & 1890, Accession #8839-a, Albert and Shirley Special Collections Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/647927092

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2 items

Presidential content includes:

- James Buchanan

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Pardon granted by Andrew Johnson, 20 June 1865

1 item.
Fragile; in three pieces.
Pardon for Eli M. Bruce, a member of the Ways and Means Committee of the Confederate Congress, granted by President Andrew Johnson on June 20, 1865.
Bruce Civil War Pardon, 1865, Accession #10719-d, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/53062379

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Andrew Johnson

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Papers of the Beck Family, 1918-1972

The collection contains a letter of thanks, 1920 Nov. 15, Boston, Mass., Calvin Coolidge, to Mrs. Reuben S. Beck; records, 1972, of the Beck family taken from cemeteries in Cismont, Gordonsville, & Barboursville, Va., and a railroad conductor's certificate, 1918 Aug. 15, from the Chesapeake & Ohio for Reuben S. Beck.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/647968343

Size
3 leaves

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

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Logan-Morrill Family Papers, 1906-1934

The collection consists of the scrapbook and correspondence of Lily Logan Morrill and her husband, Albert H. Morrill. The scrapbook, about Mrs. Morrill's father, Thomas Muldrup Logan, contains some of his Civil War correspondence, speeches, and newspaper clippings, mostly from the 1870s, about him. It also contains some clippings about Mrs. Morrill and her book, Builder of the New South, written about her father's life.

Lily Logan Morrill's correspondence concerns her writings and sketches in the period 1908-1934. Correspondents include Thomas Nelson Page, Alexander Wilbourne Weddell, Guy Pierpont Jones, Amélie Rives Troubetzkoy, and Rose O'Neill.
Albert H. Morrill's correspondence is with William Howard Taft. Included is a letter (1912 August 14) written from President Taft to Colonel Goethals in Panama introducing Morrill who wished to see the progress made on the Panama Canal. Most of the other letters (1906-1912) are personal, as the two men exchanged notes of congratulation or condolence throughout their political careers.
Logan-Morrill Family Papers, 1906-1934, Accession #9703-a, 9703-b, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/31254441

Size
14 items

Presidential content includes:

- William Taft

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Benjamin Drake to John H. James [manuscript], 1840 April 7

Forms part of the Clifton Waller Barrett Library.
In the letter requests James to obtain General Vance's account of a conference in Springfield, Ohio, in 1807 in which Tecumseh participated; discusses progress on his book about Tecumseh; discusses book he coauthored with Charles Stewart Todd about William Henry Harrison; supports Harrison's candidacy for President.
In letter also mentions local politics including prospective candidates Nathaniel Greene Pendleton and Mr. Spencer; mentions John C. Wright, the "Cincinnati Gazette," V.P. James, and the death of Charles Hammond.
Benjamin Drake's letter to John H. James, Clifton Waller Barrett Library, Accession #7578, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville,Va.
Lawyer, editor, and biographer.

OCLC Permalink http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/647875359
 

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- William Harrison

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John Tyler to some political friends, 19 February 1842

1 item.
Tyler discusses his general intentions as the new president.
John Tyler Letter, 1842 Feb. 19, Accession #3402-a, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
Transcript (typewritten) of a newspaper published version.
 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/647958975

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- John Tyler

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Letters of Henry Clay [manuscript], 1834-1848.

5 items.
Include letters, 1839-1848, to Kenneth Rayner concerning slavery and free labor in the United States, the tariff, the Bank of the United States, Zachary Taylor, Whig party conventions, and his possible nomination for president.
Also letters, 1834-1838, to John Leeds Kerr (1834) concerning national politics and defeat of Jacksonism; to Lewis Tappson (1836) concerning the suppression of the African slave trade; and to F.T. Booth (1838) concerning the Whig party, national politics, and the Bank of the United States.
Letters of Henry Clay, 1834-1848, Accession # 6643-b, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
Photocopies.
Originals owned by Newberry Library, Chicago, Ill.
May not be reproduced without permission of the Newberry Library.
American statesman and senator.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/647848289

University of Virginia

Size
4 items

Presidential content includes:

- Zachary Taylor

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Petition on behalf of John Munford Gregory to James Buchanan , 9 March 1858

1 item.

Petition to the President of the United States, Buchanan, asking that John Munford Gregory be reappointed as U.S. Attorney for the eastern district of Virginia [manuscript] 1858 March 9.

 

Written by John Samuels Caskie; signators include: Thomas Stanhope Bocock, Henry Alonzo Edmondson, Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter, John Letcher and James Murry Mason. There are also 3 recommendations, by Sherrard Clemens, George Washington Hopkins and Charles James Faulkner.
United States Petition, 1858 March 9, Accession #7380, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/647950314

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- James Buchanan

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Ulysses S. Grant’s message to the Senate of the United States [manuscript], 14 Dec.1876

1 item.
The manuscript is a draft of Grant's reply to a resolution of the Senate asking why federal troops were in Petersburg, Virginia, November 6, 1876,the night before the presidential election. Grant states that the presence of the soldiers allowed citizens to elect the candidates of their choice and may have prevented a riot.
Ulysses S. Grant's message to the Senate of the United States, 1876, Accession #10662-d, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
Union general, U.S. president.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/647821675

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Ulysses S. Grant

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Papers of Oscar Wilder Underwood, 1810-1955

Underwood, Oscar W. (Oscar Wilder), 1862-1929. The collection contains correspondence of Underwood and his family about personal business & family news. There are occasional references to political events. Copies of the Congressional speeches of Joseph Rogers Underwood are included as well as articles or speeches by John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, Arthur Stanley Link, Albert Burton Moore, Charles Willis Thompson, Eliza M. Trotter Underwood, Eugene Underwood, John Cox Underwood, Shelby S. Walker, & Daniel Webster. Lewis Underwood, & Oscar Wilder Underwood, Jr.

Of special interest are letters from Thomas E. Massie to Thomas Massie about pioneer life in California in the 1850s, and T.E. Massie's diary & sketchbook, 1855-61, of sheep-driving in Colorado. A large segment of the papers contain newsclippings, photographs, & genealogical material. Among the correspondents are Calvin Coolidge, R.W. Massie, Nita Underwood Patterson, William Mynn Thornton, Bertha Woodward Underwood, Eugenia Massie Underwood, Frederica Virginia Smith Wilder Underwood, Joseph.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/647929157

Size
830 items

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

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Papers of the Baker and Wheeler Families, 1763-1954

Papers of the related families, of New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Vermont; and genealogical and other papers relating to the Edwards, Hockley, Hopkins, Pomeroy, Warner, and Whiting families. The Baker papers include correspondence, certificates, diplomas, and other material of Charles Whiting Baker, engineer, economist, and civic leader; his wife Rebekah Wheeler Baker; their son, Charles Whiting Baker, Jr.; and Lucy Baker, a music teacher at Wisconsin State College. The elder Baker's correspondence, 1900-1941, concerns public affairs, including the Panama Canal, British-American relations in both World Wars, business conditions, and the Japanese threat to peace in the 1930's. Of particular interest is his correspondence with William Howard Taft, in which the President reveals his views on controversies and issues of his administration, including the Taft-Ballinger dispute, Secretary of War J.M. Dickinson and the reclamation service. The Wheeler papers include receipts, 1763, of Aaron Wheeler of Mason, N.H.; papers of Lewis H. Wheeler containing information on the Civil War in Maryland including secession and the Baltimore riots, 1862; a letter of Mary C. Wheeler, 1903, relating details of the payment by John B. Wheeler of Daniel Webster's legal fee in the Dartmouth College case; personal letters of John Wheeler, clergyman and president of the University of Vermont; his wife Sarah Ann Hopkins Wheeler; and papers of John B. Wheeler, David E. Wheeler, Lucia Wheeler, and Ellen Wheeler. Journals, 1853-54, of Lewis Hopkins Wheeler, on the U.S.S. St. Mary and Portsmouth relate events on a voyage from Philadelphia to Honolulu and return. Of interst is a manuscript in French "Steganographie Polygraphique" by Pierre Eugène Du Simitière on the subject of cipher writings, 1765.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/48582068

Size
4800 items

Presidential content includes:

- William Taft

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Letters to Benjamin Watkins Leigh [manuscript] 1819-1842.

Letters to Leigh from Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, William Henry Harrison, James Madison, William C. Preston, Daniel Webster, Winfield Scott, and John Marshall. This includes a letter from William C. Preston, 1841 Feb 21, seeks Leigh's help in editing William Henry Harrisons' inaugural address.

 

Letters to Benjamin Watkins Leigh Letters, 1819-1842, Accession #1395, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

 

OCLC Permalink: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/647962209

Size
19 items

Presidential content includes:

- William Harrison

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Thomas W. Gilmer to Alexander Hugh Holmes Stuart, 24 September and 15 November 1841

3 items.
Gilmer sends to Stuart a copy of a letter he has written to a constituent of Stuart's regarding Stuart's alleged statements on President Tyler's modification and subsequent 2nd veto of the new U.S. Bank bill. He asks about the truth of the allegations, reports that the Whigs will probably abide by the second veto and that he does not know Tyler's intentions, reflects that it is better for the country to battle over principles than characters, comments on his upcoming campaign and his being at cross purposes with "cousin William" Cabell Rives, denies that he is quarrelling with Wise or Tyler, alludes to the scandal regarding Tyler's "Cabal" and states that he prefers his rural home to Washington.
Thomas Walker Gilmer Letters, 1841 September 24 and November 15, Accession #8656-b, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/647950146

Size
3 items

Presidential content includes:

- John Tyler

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Thomas H. Wynne to William H. Stith, 6 May1849

1 item.
Wynne, Richmond, Va., describes the inauguration of Zachary Taylor whom he finds unsuitable to be president. He also mentions the election defeat of John Minor Botts, a division among the Whigs, and an exhibition of Siamese twins.
Thomas Hicks Wynne letter, 1849, Accession #11171, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
Summary available.
 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/647854315

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Zachary Taylor

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Charlotte County Bar to James Buchanan, 1860

1 item.
Letter, 1860, from twenty-three members of the Charlotte County Virginia Bar, recommending to President James Buchanan the appointment of Judge William Daniel as a successor to Justice Peter V. Daniel. William Wirt Henry is one of the letter's signers.
Charlotte County Bar, Letter to President Buchanan, 1860, Accession #38-437, Special Collections Dept., University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/647893535

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- James Buchanan

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Horace Greeley’s platform, ca. 1869

1 item (6 p.)
Forms part of the Clifton Waller Barrett Library.
Greeley's manuscript contains a series of resolutions concerning the election of President Grant, corrupt practices by the Democratic Party, New York governor John T. Hoffman's betrayal of the rights of legal voters, the Tammany Society, the passage of the Fifteenth Amendment, the rejection of property qualifications for colored voters, the national debt, the destiny of North America and the struggle for liberty in Cuba, and the election of the Republicans in New York elections.
Horace Greeley, Resolutions, ca. 1869, Accession #7669-a in the Clifton Waller Barrett Library, Special Collections Dept., University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
American newspaper editor.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/647847826

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1 item

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- Ulysses S. Grant

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C. Bascom Slemp Papers, 1866-1944

Slemp, C. Bascom (Campbell Bascom), 1870-1943. The collection contains correspondence and other legal, political, financial, and personal papers of C. Bascom Slemp. The majority of the papers deal with Slemp's involvement in coal companies and the economic development of southwest Virginia and Kentucky. There is also considerable material on Virginia politics, patronage, the Republican Party from the mid 1920s to 1940, genealogy, local history, and the founding of the Southwest Museum (Big Stone Gap, Va.).

Correspondents--many of them major state and national political figures of the day--include Alben W. Barkley, John W. Bricker, James F. Byrnes, Arthur Capper, Thomas T. Connally, Calvin Coolidge, Frank Crowther, Joseph L. Crupper, Clarence S. Darrow, Simeon D. Fess, Joseph S. Frelinghuysen, Carter Glass, Charles A. Halleck, Warren G. Harding, Herbert Hoover, J. Edgar Hoover, Charles E. Hughes, Cordell Hull, Alfred M. Landon, George C. Marshall, Waler H. Newton, John J. Parker, John Paul, George C. Peery, Claude D. Pepper, Thomas W. Phillips, John G. Pollard, Absalom W. Robertson, John M. Robinson, Theodore Roosevelt, Daniel C. Roper, Flemon D. Sampson, Joseph C. Shaffer, Hugh I. Shott, William H. Taft, Elbert L. Trinkle, Joseph P. Tumulty, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr., Henry A. Wallace, Wallace H. White, and Jennings C. Wise. Corporate correspondents include the Cosmopolitan Shipping Corporation (New York, N.Y.), the Elkhorn Jr. Coal Company (Millstone, Ky.), Gibson Oil Corporation (Amarillo, Texas), and Elkhorn Collieries, Rich Vein Coal Company, and Roberta Coal Company (all of Cincinnati, Ohio).

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/647912090

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65,000 items

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- Calvin Coolidge

- Herbert Hoover

- Warren G. Harding

- Theodore Roosevelt

- William Taft

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Whittle Family Papers [manuscript] 1753-1960

The papers include the journals of William Conway Whittle: (1823-1856) kept by Whittle first on board U.S.S. Spark, 1823 June 26-Oct. 15, during a West Indies cruise, and telling of hunting of pirates; at end, record, 1753-1827, of children of Whittle's parents, Fortescue Whittle and Mary Ann Davies Whittle, written 1854 January 1-1856 December 5, by the latter. (1829 September 4-1831 June 30) kept by Whittle on U.S.S. Ontario, U.S.S. Constellation, and U.S.S. Java, consisting of copies of letters home containing descriptions of Mediterranean cities visited. (1850 June-1857 July 19) Whittle's religious reflections; inverted and reversed, the watch bill of the U.S.S. Spark. (1857 August-1858 August 4) kept by Whittle as captain of the U.S.S. United States, stationed at Norfolk, Va., where Whittle lived; concerns his dead wife, Elizabeth Beverley Sinclair Whittle and his 11 children, including Beverley Kennon Whittle and Stafford Gorman Whittle. Also concerns naval affairs, his financial difficulties, and his purchase and move to a home later called "Anchorage", Buchanan, Botetourt Coounty, Va. Mentioned also [p. 68, 69] is his acquaintance with Nathaniel Hawthorne and [p. 303] former President Franklin Pierce. (1866 May 7-1871 August 11) kept by Whittle at "Anchorage" and containing reflections on his reading, diary entries, and copies of many letters, both his own and others, including the Civil War letters of his son, Beverley Kennon Whittle (Virginia Cavalry, 2d Regiment, and his son, William Conway Whittle (C.S.S. Nashville and C.S.S. Shenandoah. The papers also contain the journal (1836 August 30-1864 February 10) of Conway Davies Whittle containing notes and quotations, and occasional personal or family entries.

Miscellaneous materials include a Trade and arbitration treaty, 1854 March 20, between Sochray Moosa, sub-chief of Debruka River, Isles de Los [French Guiana] and [Commander William Conway Whittle]; a Drawing, 1855 August, of the U.S.S. Dale commanded by William Conway Whittle; miscellaneous volumes, 1874-1890, and 2 volumes of prayers, one printed and the other manuscript; a manuscript cookbook; and an empty leather pocketbook. In addition, the papers include 13 letters (1863-1865) of Beverley Kennon Whittle to his family while serving in the Virginia Cavalry, 2nd Regiment during the Civil War; his diary, 1864 September 12-1865 February 18, containing notes on his life as a soldier. [[96] p. 69-96 blank.]; correspondence, 1873-1879, of and to Whittle as partner in law firm with his brother, Stafford Gorman Whittle. Martinsville, Va. The papers also include correspondence of Elizabeth Beverley Munford Kennon, the wife of General Richard Kennon of Mecklenburg County, Va., and of her daughter, Sally Short Skipwith Kennon Sinclair wife of Capt. [later Commodore] Arthur Sinclair U.S.N. The letters contain family news, particularly of Arthur Sinclair, and Sally Sinclair's brothers, Beverly Kennon, George Tarry Kennon, Richard Kennon and William Henry Kennon, U.S.N., and their careers during and after the War of 1812 on the U.S.S. Congress, U.S.S. Nautilus, U.S.S. Argus, and the U.S.S. Superior. The papers also include correspondence of Stafford Gorman Whittle, chiefly business, but occasional personal items, first as a lawyer at Martinsville, Henry County, Va., later as Circuit Court Judge, 1881, Justiceof the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, 1901-1916, and as President of that body, 1917-1919. There is much material on his election to the Supreme Court, his rejection, 1890, of a law professorship at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va. Of interest are a letter, 1912 June 26, William Howard Taft to Whittle; a letter, 1912 August 17, Woodrow Wilson to Whittle; and a letter, 1914 March 30, Taft to Whittle, urging him to join the American Bar Association as Taft's nominee. The collection also contains genealogical materials on the Kennon and Whittle families.
Correspondents include: Samuel Armistead Anderson; John Alexander Buchanan; Edward Calohill Burks; Richard Henry Cardwell; Henry Clay; George Moffett Harrison; James Keith; Rachel Mordecai Lazarus; Andrew Jackson Montague; Ellen Mordecai; D. Mulford; Caroline Mordecai Plunket; Moses Mordecai; Samuel Mordecai; Edward Watts Saunders; Claude Augustus Swanson; William Howard Taft; Daniel Webster; Ruth Drewry Whittle.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/897131337

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900 items

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- William Taft

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Papers of the Barney, Cooke, McClew and Neilson families, 1820-1905

1 item of possible interest for presidential studies

Miscellaneous correspondence

Susan S. G. Pellet, Richmond, Virginia, to [Peter Joseph] Wagner, Washington, D.C. 1841 Feb 25

Requests Mrs. Wagner to visit Richmond and discuss news of their mutual acquaintances from New York; Richmond being honored by a visit from the president-elect [William Henry Harrison (1773-1841)] and vice- president-elect [John Tyler (1790-1862)]; describes activities in honor of the president and vice-president and a sword presentation ceremony honoring the officers who are natives of Virginia, who had distinguished themselves during the last war; mentions [Thomas] Ritchie and Thomas Walker Gilmer, and meeting the president and vice-president at the governor's house.

 

OCLC Permalink http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/647879764

 

Finding aid http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=uva-sc/viu02359.xml;query=;#series5

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175 items

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- William Harrison

- John Tyler

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John Tyler to Henry Clay, 30 April 1841

1 item.
Tyler promulgates the principles upon which he intends to administer the government. He fears the "ability of the country to repel invasion" in the unlikely event of war; is not going to push for resetablishment of the Bank as Jacksonians will still agitate against it; and asks Clay to consider framing a charter that would "avoid all constitutional objections.".
John Tyler Letter to Henry Clay, 1841, Accession #2362-c, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/647986426

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1 item

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- John Tyler

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Horace Greeley to William R. Price [manuscript] 6 January 1864

1 item.
Greeley discusses Henry Clay, Zachary Taylor, and the Whig Convention of 1848.
Horace Greeley Letter to William R. Price, 1864 Jan. 6, Accession #2355, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/647960569

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1 item

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- Zachary Taylor

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William C. Rives to Alfred Rives, 5 August 1856

1 item.
Rives writes to his son expressing his hope that a committee chaired by James Alfred Pearce will allow him to edit the papers of James Madison. Rives also discusses the 1856 presidential election, his own dislike of James Buchanan because of the latter's involvement in the Ostend Manifesto, and Pearce's letter expressing a negative opinion of Millard Fillmore and the Know-Nothing Party.
William C. Rives, Letter to Alfred L. Rives, 1856 August 5, Accession #1273-a, Special Collections Dept., University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
U.S. Senator from Virginia; minister to France.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/647806668

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1 item

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- James Buchanan

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Alexander Hugh Holmes Stuart to Ulysses S. Grant, 13 Nov. 1869

1 item.
Stuart recommends E.S. Carrington as U.S. circuit judge for Virginia and lists his qualifications.
Alexander Hugh Holmes Stuart Letter, 1869, Accession #345-a, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/647950550

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1 item

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- Ulysses S. Grant

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Papers of Carter Glass, 1858-1946

Glass, Carter, 1858-1946. Virginia Senator; Secretary of the U.S. Treasury.

Much of the collection centers on banking and currency legislation, in the enactment of which Glass was active while in both Houses of Congress and while serving as Secretary of the Treasury. Subjects include: the Federal Reserve Bank Act and Federal Reserve system; the Federal Farm Loan Act; branch banks; currency [reform] bill of 1913; Emergency Banking Act, 1933; the Banking Act of 1933 (Glass-Steagall Act) to establish the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; the Bank Bill of 1935; opposition to the National Industrial Recovery Act; the National Labor Relations Act; the Bank Holding Company Bill; and the Office of Price Administration.
Additional topics include World Wars I and II, particularly their domestic economic aspects; the League of Nations; the World Court; Democratic Party platforms and policies; the presidential elections of 1912, 1920, 1924, 1928, and 1940; Senator Huey P. Long; Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal; the attempted packing of the Supreme Court, 1937; neutrality legislation; disarmament; regulation of the coal industry; child labor; anti-lynching law; immigration restriction (especially Chinese in Hawaii); Muscle Shoals; trade with Russia; diplomatic relations with the Vatican; Four-Power Treaty; soldiers' bonus bill; tariffs and protectionism; and national defense.
Virginia topics of concern to Glass or his constituents include poll tax elimination; Negro suffrage; highways; the University of Virginia Board of Visitors; patronage requests from Lynchburg, Roanoke, and Bedford, Campbell, Floyd, Montgomery, and Roanoke Counties, Va.; the Woodrow Wilson Foundation; a national Patrick Henry shrine at "Red Hill"; the gubernatorial election of 1924; Bishop James Cannon, prohibition and the Anti-saloon League; the Skyline Drive; Spotsylvania Battlefield Park; the Woodrow Wilson Foundation; the Virginia Fight For Freedom Committee; and operation of the Lynchburg News and Advance.
Miscellaneous items of interest include a letter describing the early life of Booker T. Washingrton, election tickets for 1848, a 1906 recipe book, and letters concerning Glass' belief in the Baconian theory of Shakespeare authorship.
In addition to speeches by Glass there are speeches by Edwin A. Alderman, Harry Byrd, Sr., George M. Coffin, Gilbert M. Hitchcock, Henry Cabot Lodge, Francis Pickens Miller, Al Smith, and Henry St. George Tucker.
Among the many correspondents are : Edwin A. Alderman, Newton Baker, Ray Stannard Baker, Alben Barkley, Bernard Baruch, William E. Borah, Chester Bowles, John Stewart Bryan, William Jennings Bryan, Harry F. Byrd, Richard E. Byrd, Calvin Coolidge, John W. Daniel, Josephus Daniels, Colgate W. Darden, Westmoreland Davis, F.A. Delano, the Democratic National Committee, Marriner S. Eccles, James A. Farley, Douglas Southall Freeman, James A. Garfield, Samuel Gompers, Cary Grayson, Charles S. Hamlin, W.P.G. Harding, Warren G. Harding, J. Edgar Hoover, Herbert Hoover, Edwin M. House, Cordell Hull, Harold Ickes, Hugh S. Johnson, Jesse Jones, Joseph P. Kennedy, Walter Lippmann, Huey Long, William G. McAdoo, G. Walter Mapp, Andrew Mellon, Eugene Meyer, Andrew J. Montague, R. Walton Moore, Henry Morgenthau, Robert L. Owen, George C. Peery, John G. Pollard, A. Willis Robertson, Eleanor Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dave E. Satterfield, C. Bascom Slemp, Rixey Smith, Billy Sunday, Claude A. Swanson, Harry S. Truman, Joseph P. Tumulty, Oscar W. Underwood, Samuel Untermeyer, Arthur H. Vandenberg, Robert F. Wagner, Henry A. Wallace, Paul Moritz Warburg, Richard S. Whaley, William Allen White, John Skelton Williams, H. Parker Willis, Edith Bolling Wilson, Woodrow Wilson, Clifton A. Woodrum, and Walter Wyatt.
 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/647902109

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215,000 items

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

- Herbert Hoover

- Warren G. Harding

- Harry S. Truman

- Franklin D. Roosevelt

- Woodrow Wilson

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Correspondence of Jefferson Randolph Kean [manuscript] 1824(1896)-1939

Chiefly while Director General of Military Relief for the American Red Cross, 1916-1917, including letters of Newton D. Baker, William Howard Taft (1917 July 23), Leonard Wood, and William C. Gorgas. The earlier items include a memorandum in the hand of James Monroe.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/647962173

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95 items

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- William Taft

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Ledger for Berkeley Plantation, Va. 1839-1877.

1 v.
Account and ledger book from Berkeley Plantation, Va., is divided into four sections: Berkeley Fishery, 1839-1845; Farm worker entries, 1876-1877; harvest records, 1843-1844; and accounts for the sale of corn, 1862.
Berkeley fishery records include entries for money received and paid, workers including slave and free hands, fish caught and sold, trips made, and comments on weather and tides. Entries were made by Benjamin Harrison and Dr. John Minge. Of interest is a note concerning a trip to Washington following the death of "Uncle" William Henry Harrison.

 

 [The entry for April 12, 1841 contains a memorandum on a visit to Washington, D. C. following the death of the writer's [John Minge, M. D.?] uncle, William Henry Harrison (1773-1841), president of the United States: "On the 10th I returned from Washington after an absence of one week in the performance of the last melancholy duties to my own venerated Uncle Wm. Henry Harrison; inaugurated on the 4th of March last President of these U. States and who after one brief month resigned his soul into the hands of his blessed Maker & Redeemer. My Daughter Anna Mercer has accounted for the following money received from the Fishery during my absence."]

 


Harvest records, 1843-1844, contain notes on wheat thrashing and payments to hired hands. Philip Norborne Nicholas is mentioned.
Corn accounts, 1862-1863, include entries for corn delivered to the government and to the poor house.
Farm accounts, 1876-1877, written over the fishery accounts, record items and costs supplied farm hands and number of days worked.
Loose in the volume are a slave pass for "Joe," n.d, signed by Martha G. Bishop; and a clipping of a poem.
Berkeley Plantation Ledger, 1839-1877, Accession #11260, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
Summary available.
Finding aid http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=uva-sc/viu01347.xml;query=;

 

OCLC Permalink http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/52960455

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1 item

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- William Harrison

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John Tyler to J. R. Thompson, 26 May 1856

1 item.
Tyler's letter accompanies an article for the Southern Literary Messenger on "Vanderlin." Mr. Washington's letters and Mt. Vernon are also mentioned.
John Tyler Letter to J. R. Thompson, 1856, Accession #7262-b, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/647978423

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1 item

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- John Tyler

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Franklin Townsend to John Townsend, 5 March 1849

1 item.

Describing visit to President Taylor and Vice-President Millard Fillmore in Washington
Zachary Taylor Letter of Franklin, 1849, Accession #4422-a, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/647950833

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1 item

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- Zachary Taylor

- Millard Fillmore

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Commissions appointing him 2d. lt., 1st lt., and capt. in the 3d Regiment of Artillery, and notifica

Commissions signed by Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan and Abraham Lincoln, notifications signed by Jefferson Davis and Julius P. Gauklie. Also copy of oath of office [1 l. transcript (handwritten) by Saunders].

http://www.worldcat.org/title/commissions-appointing-him-2d-lt-1st-lt-and-capt-in-the-3d-regiment-of-artillery-and-notifications-of-the-commissions-1856-62/oclc/647938564

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5 items

Presidential content includes:

- James Buchanan

- Abraham Lincoln

- Franklin Pierce

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Mark Twain to James A. Garfield, 12 January 1881

American author Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens, 1835-1910) to James Garfield, January 12, 1881. Clemens asks President-elect Garfield to keep Frederick Douglass in his position as marshal of the District of Columbia. Clemens refers to Douglass's "high + blemishless character" and "his brave long crusade for the liberties + elevation of his race.".

 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/50627384

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1 item

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- James A. Garfield

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Papers of Albion Tourgée, 1881-1891

Tourgée, Albion W., 1838-1905. Carpet-bagger; author. The collection contains 9 letters from Tourgée discussing his play "A Fool's Errand"; autograph collectors; the periodical "Our Continent" and an article on a Chinese exclusion bill; a petition to Congress regarding funds for education; his inclusion in the Clover Club Album; a recommendation to President Garfield for a presidential appointment; and the influence of his books "A Fool's Errand" and "Bricks Without Straw" on the election of 1880. The collection also contains an engraving of Tourgée by Emily Sartain; and a signed quotation from "A Fool's Errand.". Correspondents include Martin B. Anderson, Henry B. Anthony, Chester A. Arthur, H.H. Boyesen, Robert S. Brainard, Edgar F. Gladwyn, and Sidney S. Toman.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/647906358

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11 items

Presidential content includes:

- Chester A. Arthur

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Papers of Reamur Coleman Stearnes [manuscript] 1830, 1890-1940, 1942

Stearnes, R. C. (Reaumur Coleman), 1866-1945. The papers center on Stearnes' career in public education, especially his service as secretary of the Virginia State Board of Education, 1906-1913, as Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1913-1918, and with the War Camp Community Service, 1918-1922, in Georgia. Educational topics include textbook selection, teacher certification, courses, and his controversial bid for re-election as Superintendent, 1917. Of interest are the applications of physicians for state certification, Stearnes' review of their high school education credentials, and the religious and racial implications of his decisions. Other topics include civilian war projects during World War I, local political campaigns, and family and personal matters, particularly Stearnes' teaching and further education at New York University. There are also financial and legal papers from Stearnes' business ventures and legal career. Correspondents include Edwin Anderson Alderman, Paul Brandon Barringer, R.F. Boatwright, William Cabell Bruce, Harry Flood Byrd, T.A. Cairns, Charles Corbin, Arthur Kyle Davis, George S. Denny, Murray T. Edwards, James Taylor Ellyson, Henry Delaware Flood, Minetre Folks, Edward Christian Glass, William S. Gooch, Garrard Harris, Thomas Walker Harrison, William Eldridge Hatcher, Herbert Hoover, J.L. Jarman, W.H. Keister, John Preston McConnell, Henry Read McIlwaine, Thomas Riley Marshall, Thomas Staples Martin, Mary Cooke Branch Munford, Theodore Roosevelt, Mary MAnn Page Newton Standard, Claude Augustus Swanson, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/647966688

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20,000 items

Presidential content includes:

- Herbert Hoover

- Theodore Roosevelt

- William Taft

- Woodrow Wilson

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Edmund Ruffin to Jane Ruffin, 21 March1854

1 item.
Describes a visit with John Tyler, Ruffin's view of William Henry Harrison and Tyler's presidency.
Edmund Ruffin Letter, 1854 March 21, Accession #6432, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
Typed transcript.
Original privately owned.
 

OCLC Permalink http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/647946190

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1 item

Presidential content includes:

- William Harrison

- John Tyler

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Volume of President Monroe’s papers, 1821-1822

1 item.
Bound volume of documents and official correspondence of President James Monroe, Secretary of State John Quincy Adams, and other government officials, relating to domestic and foreign affairs. From the Bloomfield Library of the University of Pennsylvania.
Bloomfield Library of the University of Pennsylvania.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/647987393

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1 bound volume

Presidential content includes:

- James Monroe

- John Quincy Adams

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Gaines Family Papers 1841-1890

69 items.
The material described in this catalog record is located in the collections of the University of Virginia Library (Charlottesville).
In part, photocopies of original documents in U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (Washington, D.C.).
Chiefly correspondence of Marcus Junius Gaines, U.S. consul to Tripoli, 1849-1861, and his English-born wife, Maggie Dickson Gaines, describing a visit to Genoa, life in Tripoli, Arab social life, customs, and religion, including the observance of Ramadan, hunting in the desert, a proposed series of articles for Southern Literary Messenger; and photocopies of letters and petition relating to a proposed recall of Gaines because of unfavorable comments about President Zachary Taylor; together with family letters discussing religion, family affairs, and the laying of the transatlantic cable; genealogical material, newsclippings, and photos.
National Archives and Records Administration Washington, D.C. United States.
Residents of Dinwiddie County, Va.
Finding aid in the repository.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/28409641

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69 items

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- Zachary Taylor

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Civil War Pardon [manuscript], 1865 August 11

1 item.
Civil War pardon, granted by U.S. President Andrew Johnson, signed by William H. Seward, Secretary of State, to James Woods, of Nelson County, Virginia, August 11, 1865.
Andrew Johnson, Civil War pardon to James Woods, Accession #38-436, Special Collections Dept., University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/647893532

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1 item

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- Andrew Johnson

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Papers of Charles Carleton Coffin, 1881-1893

Collection of the American author and lecturer Charles Carleton Coffin, 1823-1896. The collection contains a quotation "In that lone farm house . . ." and four letters requesting a change of date for his lecture so President Garfield and Secretary Windom can attend; explaining that information on Martin Luther is in the Harvard Library; agreeing to write an article on the Battle of Trenton; responding to a request for an article; and mentioning the bravery of a Sergeant J??? in the Revolutionary War. The correspondents are Prof. Mowry, Thomas Whittman, and Samuel Sidney McClure.

 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/647814490

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5 items

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- James A. Garfield

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Grover Cleveland to S.S. McClure, 2 Oct. 1897

Letter discusses in detail the possible publication of one of his addresses, October 2, 1897. Grover Cleveland, the first Democrat elected after the Civil War and the only president to leave the White House and return for a second term (1885-1889 and 1893-1897). Samuel Sydney McClure, editor, publisher, and founder of McClure's Magazine. Forms part of the Clifton Waller Barrett Library.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/61747668

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1 item

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- Grover Cleveland

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Letters to James Hart, 1915-1953

Letters to Professor James Hart from eminent Americans in the fields of politics and political science on governmental policy and problems [manuscript] 1915-1953. Hart, James, 1896-1959.

Correspondents include: Edwin A. Alderman, Warren R. Austin, John S. Battle, Charles Beard, Hugo L. Black, Anna R. Boettiger, Isaiah Bowman, Harry Flood Byrd, James F. Brynes, Thomas Terry Connally, Edward S. Corwin, John Dickenson, Paul H. Douglas, Clarence Addison Dykstra, Stephen Early, Felix Frankfurter, Walter E. George, C. O'Conor Goolrick, Robert E. Hannegan, William Hassett, Leon Henderson, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Charles Evans Hughes, Harold L. Ickes, Robert K. Jackson, Eric A. Johnston, Estes Kefauver, James McCauley Landis, William Langer, Theodore Marburg, Marvin H. McIntyre, Samuel Chiles Mitchell, John W. Owens, Thomas Walker Page, Philip Peyton, Roscoe Pound, Thomas Reed Powell, George L. Radcliffe, Robert Ramspeck, Dorsey Richardson, Lawrence Richey, Albert C. Ritchie, A. Willis Robertson, Howard W. Smith, Morris A. Soper, Harold A. Stassen, Hatton W. Sumners, Stuart Symington, Robert A. Taft, William H. Taft, William M. Tuck, Arthur H. Vandenberg, Arthur T. Vanderbilt, Robert F. Wagner, Edwin M. Watson, Burton K. Wheeler, and Wendell L. Wilkie.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/647951127

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95 items

Presidential content includes:

- William Taft

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