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Sterling Memorial Library
128 Wall St.
New Haven, CT

http://www.yale.edu

Description:

Manuscripts and Archives promotes and sustains the research and teaching missions of Yale University by acquiring, preserving, and making available primary source materials to the local, national, and international community. It also serves as the documentary memory of Yale University.

Its collections document a wide array of persons, organizations, and subject areas. Many have a strong link to the university, either to the institution itself; to the faculty, students, alumni, and other members of the Yale community; or to areas in which Yale has had strong teaching and research interests. Manuscripts and Archives also works closely with the University Library’s area curators to collect materials with an international focus (per Yale University website: http://www.yale.edu/collections_collaborative/primarysources/overview.html#mssa_general_a )

Categories: George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, William Harrison, John Tyler, James K. Polk, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Chester A. Arthur, Grover Cleveland, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, William Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama,

Collections:
Martin Van Buren microfilm collection, 1813-1860 (inclusive)
Commission appointing James F. Armstrong a captain in the Navy on the retired list : Washington, 186
Mary Cadwalader Jones Correspondence, 1876-1934
W. Cameron Caswell and John Marshall Holcombe, Jr. collection, 1787-1953
James Abram Garfield Papers, 1839-1884 [microform]
Charles Reynolds Brown papers, 1860-1957 (inclusive)
United States Presidents Collection, 1778-1948
Bingham Family Papers, 1811-1974 (inclusive)
William Howard Taft Papers, 1874-1928 (inclusive)
Commission appointing James F. Armstrong a lieutenant in the Navy : Washington, 1843 Jan 30
Lincoln Ellsworth Papers, 1921-1928 (inclusive)
Wendell W. Mischler Papers, 1894-1930 (inclusive)
Gardiner-Tyler Family Papers, 1843-1898
James Rockwell Sheffield Papers, 1768-1969 (inclusive)
Charles Dewey Hilles Papers, 1823-1955 (inclusive)
Zachary Taylor Letters, 1848 (Yale)
John Quillin Tilson Papers, 1888-1956 (inclusive)
Charles Reynolds Brown Papers, 1860-1957
George Jacob Abbot papers, 1811-1901
Chester Alan Arthur Papers, 1843-1938 (microform)
William H. Taft’s lecture notes, 1913-1916
James Watson Webb papers, 1819-1967
Grover Cleveland Papers, 1828-1945 (inclusive)

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


Martin Van Buren microfilm collection, 1813-1860 (inclusive)

Correspondence and manuscripts of Martin Van Buren and members of his family from the following manuscripts collections: Baldwin Family Papers (MS 55), Goodrich Family Papers (MS 242), A. Conger Goodyear Papers (MS 244), Bernhard Knollenberg Collection (MS 26), Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection (MS 352), Park Family Papers (MS 384), Joseph Wheaton Papers (MS 631), and materials from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

 

Martin Van Buren Microfilm Collection. Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library.

 

Microfilm is available from Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library, at cost. Order no HM 36

 

(per Yale University: http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/122646555)

Size
1 reel

Presidential content includes:

- Martin Van Buren
Relevance to presidency uncertain.

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Commission appointing James F. Armstrong a captain in the Navy on the retired list : Washington, 186

Commission appointing James F. Armstrong a captain in the Navy on the retired list : Washington, 1867 Mar 12.

1 item (1 p.) ; 47 cm.
Engraved form, on vellum, completed in manuscript. Signed by President Andrew Johnson, Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles, and William P. Moran.
Andrew Johnson, Commission Appointing James F. Armstrong a Captain in the Navy on the Retired List. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/702148095

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Andrew Johnson

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Mary Cadwalader Jones Correspondence, 1876-1934

Jones, Mary Cadwalader, 1850-1935. Mary Cadwalader Jones, writer, literary agent, and sister-in-law of author Edith Wharton. Jones grew up in a wealthy Philadelphia family and married Frederic Rhinelander Jones, Edith Wharton's oldest brother, in 1872. The couple moved to New York City and had a daughter named Beatrix. The marriage lasted twelve years and the couple divorced. In New York, Jones was well-known for hosting Sunday afternoon lunches at her house attended by notable literary figures, such as Edith Wharton and Henry James. During her life, Jones published two books and many articles concerning the welfare of nurses and medical system reform. She was active in the development of the New York City Hospital School and served as the chair for the Advisory Board on Nursing. She vacationed in Bar Harbor, Maine where she volunteered with the local schools and collaborated with residents to create Acadia National Park. The Mary Cadwalader Jones Correspondence contains letters from various individuals, including notable writers, poets, politicians, and artists, including Edith Wharton, Grover Cleveland, Ruth Draper, Edgar Lee Masters, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Nikola Tesla, and H.G. Wells.

 

http://drs.library.yale.edu/HLTransformer/HLTransServlet?stylename=yul.ead2002.xhtml.xsl&pid=beinecke:jonesmc&clear-stylesheet-cache=yes

Size
0.42 linear feet

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

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W. Cameron Caswell and John Marshall Holcombe, Jr. collection, 1787-1953

l.75 linear ft. (4 boxes)
The collection consists of correspondence and legal documents bearing the signatures of United States presidents, vice-presidents, cabinet members, and other historical figures. Portraits and photographs of the presidents complete the collection.
W. Cameron Caswell and John M. Holcombe, Jr. Collection. Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library.
Researchers must use the photocopies of the presidential material rather than the originals.
Unpublished finding aid is available in the repository.

 

OCLC Permalink http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/702122565
 

Size
1.75 linear ft.

Presidential content includes:

This collection contains information about all 43 presidents.

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James Abram Garfield Papers, 1839-1884 [microform]

The papers consist of diaries (1848-1881), correspondence, speeches, notes, law cases, college notebooks, financial papers, scrapbooks, and other papers documenting the personal life and political career of James Abram Garfield, 1831-1881Microfilm, originals at Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Published finding aid in Microform Reference under call number Z6616/G34/+U5X/1973/(LC) [2 copies].

 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/122574170

Size
177 reels

Presidential content includes:

- James A. Garfield

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Charles Reynolds Brown papers, 1860-1957 (inclusive)

Brown, Charles Reynolds, 1862-1950. Charles Reynolds Brown was born in Bethany, West Virginia on October 1, 1862. He was educated at the University of Iowa and Boston University, and received several honorary degrees. He was a prominent Protestant clergyman in Congregational churches across the United States, Dean of Yale Divinity School (1911-1928) and an author. He served as Moderator of the National Council of Congregational Churches and as Chairman of the Congregational Education Society. He died on November 28, 1950.

Material documents Brown's long and active career as a Congregational minister, Dean of Yale Divinity School and author. Prominent correspondents include William Lyon Phelps, Washington Gladden, Booker T. Washington, Henry Sloane Coffin, Herbert Hoover, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., John R. Mott, William H. Taft, Theodore Roosevelt and Luther A. Weigle.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/702179307

Size
9 linear ft

Presidential content includes:

- Herbert Hoover

- Theodore Roosevelt

- William Taft

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United States Presidents Collection, 1778-1948

2.60 linear ft. (3 boxes) + 1 oversize portfolio.
Portfolio 4: Restricted fragile material. Reference surrogates have been substituted in the main files. For further information consult the appropriate curator.
Letters, legal documents, and other material created or signed by United States presidents.
United States Presidents Collection. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Finding aid available.

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/702152088
 

Size
2. 6 linear feet

Presidential content includes:

This collection contains information about all 43 presidents.

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Bingham Family Papers, 1811-1974 (inclusive)

The papers consist of correspondence, diaries, journals, manuscripts, notebooks, sermons, writings, legal and financial records, photographs, printed material and miscellanea documenting the personal lives and professional careers of four generations of the Bingham family. The papers include material documenting Hiram Bingham (1789-1869) and his missionary work in Hawaii; Hiram Bingham (1831-1908) and his missionary work in the Gilbert Islands, his literary efforts, and family matters; and Hiram Bingham (1875-1956) and his academic career, his South American explorations, including the discovery of the ruins of Machu Picchu in 1911, and his political career as lieutenant governor, governor, and United States Senator from Connecticut. Papers relating to several other family members are also included in the papers.

Hiram Bingham was born on October 30, 1789 in Bennington, Vermont. He graduated from Middlebury College (1816) and Andover Theological Seminary (1819). He served as a missionary in Hawaii, publishing and translating several works. He returned to the United States in 1840, and continued to lecture and write until his death in New Haven, Connecticut on November 11, 1869.
Hiram Bingham was born on August 16, 1831 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He graduated from Yale (1853) and was ordained in 1856. He served as a missionary in the Gilbert Islands (1857-1863), returning to the United States in 1865. He traveled to Micronesia and Hawaii in 1866, remaining in Hawaii until 1873. He resumed missionary work in the Gilbert Islands (1873-1875) and later returned to Hawaii for health reasons. He died in Baltimore, Maryland on October 25, 1908.
Hiram Bingham was born on November 17, 1875 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1898) and the University of California at Berkeley (M.A., 1900). He also received degrees from Harvard University (M.A., Ph. D.) in South American history. In 1906 Bingham retraced the 1819 march of Bolivar in South America, prior to the publication of a book on that topic. From 1907-1924 Bingham taught South American and Latin American history at Yale University. He was a delegate to the first Pan-American Scientific Congress (1908-1909). Bingham also organized and directed the Yale Peruvian Expedition of 1911, which located the ruins of Machu Picchu and other Incan sites.
He served as a lieutenant colonel during World War I, returned to Connecticut and, as a Republican, was elected lieutenant governor in 1922, governor in 1924, and, in a special election, was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1924 and again in 1926. Defeated for re-election in 1932, Bingham served as president of the National Aeronautic Association (1928-1934) and, in 1951, on the Loyalty Review Board of the Civil Service Commission. Bingham died in Washington, D.C. on June 6, 1956.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/702154049

Size
53.50 linear feet

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

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William Howard Taft Papers, 1874-1928 (inclusive)

Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930. Admitted to Ohio bar in 1880; practiced law in Cincinnati, 1883-1887; judge of Superior Court, Cinncinati, 1887-1890; solicitor general of U.S., 1890-1892; U.S. Circuit judge, 1892-1900; president, U.S. Philippines, 1900-1901; first civil governor of Philippines, 1901-1904; secretary of war, 1904-1908; 27th president of U.S., 1909-1913; professor of law, Yale University, 1913-1921; appointed chief justice of U.S., 1921.

Miscellaneous letters by William Howard Taft, two speeches (one on strikes, the other on liberty under the law) and a colored pen and ink drawing by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould, entitled Ex-President Taft in Retirement. Among the letters the most important was written to Colonel J.C. Hemphill from the White House, July 28, 1911 and discusses Senator Robert M. La Follette's attempt to introduce protectionist legislation on wool. In a number of letters in 1917 Taft writes to classmates of his Yale College class of 1878 to raise money for a special fund for their fortieth reunion. Also included are copies of notebooks of lectures and other teaching materials (1913-1916) kept while he was Kent Professor at the Yale Law School. A student essay, "The Third Term Question," ca. 1874-1875 is included in the papers. Notebooks of lectures and other teaching materials are available on microfilm (ca. 600 frames on 1 reel, 35mm.) from Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library, at cost. Order no. HM131. 

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/702166836

Size
2 linear ft

Presidential content includes:

- William Taft

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Commission appointing James F. Armstrong a lieutenant in the Navy : Washington, 1843 Jan 30

1 item (1 p) ; 43 cm.
Engraved form, on vellum, completed in manuscript. Signed by President John Tyler, Secretary of the Navy A. P. Upshur, and L. B. Hardin.
John Tyler, Commission Appointing James E. Armstrong a Lieutenant in the Navy. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/702148093

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- John Tyler

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Lincoln Ellsworth Papers, 1921-1928 (inclusive)

Ellsworth, Lincoln, 1880-1951. Lincoln Ellsworth, explorer and civil engineer, participated in the first Grand Pacific Railroad survey across Canada from 1902-1907. He worked as an engineer in Canada and Alaska from 1907-1924. In 1924, Ellsworth organized an expedition through the Andes to the Amazon River. In 1926, he participated in trans-polar flights and, in 1931, he participated in trans-Arctic flights and submarine expeditions. Ellsworth a made flight to the interior of Antarctica in 1939. He was the recipient of many awards and the author of several books.

The papers consist of correspondence, unpublished writings, awards, memorabilia, and maps relating to Lincoln Ellsworth's flight across the North Pole in 1926. Included also is a copy of P. Kühn's: Chamois-Hunting in Switzerland, with the original drawings and correspondence of Arthur Frost. Principal correspondents are Roald Amundsen, Richard E. Byrd, Calvin Coolidge, Wilbur Cross, Charles Dawes, Frank Kellogg, and Theodore Roosevelt.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/702168964

Size
2 boxes

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

- Theodore Roosevelt

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Wendell W. Mischler Papers, 1894-1930 (inclusive)

Mischler, Wendell W. Wendell W. Mischler was born in Ripley, Ohio, in 1870. He served as President William Howard Taft's private secretary and continued in this capacity until Taft's death in 1930. He then served as private secretary to Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes until 1940. Mischler died in the early 1950s.

The papers consist of correspondence, memorabilia, and photographs which document the personal life of Wendell W. Mischler and his professional activities as William Howard Taft's private secretary. The bulk of the correspondence is between Mischler and his wife and chronicles Taft's engagements, domestic management, office practices, and social affairs, from 1913 to 1921, when Taft lived in New Haven, Connecticut, and taught at the Yale University Law School.
 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/702170668

Size
1.5 linear ft

Presidential content includes:

- William Taft

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Gardiner-Tyler Family Papers, 1843-1898


7.50 linear ft.
Yale University Library Gazette, v. 34, no. 1, July 1959, "President Tyler and the Gardiners: A New Portrait," by Howard Gotlieb and Gail Grimes.
Papers of the Gardiner family of Easthampton, New York and of John Tyler, president of the United States from 1841-1845. The principal figure in the papers is Julia Gardiner Tyler, who married John Tyler in 1844. A number of the letters are exchanges between members of the Tyler family and John Tyler concerning his courtship of Julia Gardiner. Most of the letters were written to Julia Gardiner Tyler and include nearly 200 letters from her eldest son, David, as well as letters from her mother, Juliana McLachlan Gardiner, her sister, Margaret Gardiner Beeckman, and from other of her children. Also in the papers are ca. 650 family letters sent to her mother and sister. The family correspondence discusses social and political life in New York, Washington and Virginia, where Tyler retired with his wife after his presidency. John Tyler is represented only by a small number of letters, mainly on his intended marriage and some fifty-five letters sent to him at the White House on minor matters. Financial and legal documents, printed matter and memorabilia relating to Julia Gardiner Tyler are also in the papers together with a chronicle of Easthampton written by a member of the Gardiner family.
Gardiner-Tyler Family Papers, Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library.
Copyright has not been transferred to Yale University.
The finding aid is available in the repository and on the Internet.
 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/702167037

Size
7.5 linear feet

Presidential content includes:

- John Tyler

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James Rockwell Sheffield Papers, 1768-1969 (inclusive)

Sheffield, James R. (James Rockwell), 1864-1938. James Rockwell Sheffield practiced law in New York City. He was active in Republican politics and served in the New York legislature, on the New York City Board of Fire Commissioners, as president of the National Republican Club, and as a delegate to four Republican national conventions between 1916 and 1936. From 1924 to 1927 Sheffield was United States Ambassador to Mexico.
The papers consist of correspondence, scrapbooks, writings, and photographs documenting the political and diplomatic career of James Rockwell Sheffield. The bulk of the material dates from 1893 to 1938 and concerns either the New York Republican party and its influence on National politics or American diplomatic relations with Mexico during the Coolidge administration. Major correspondents include William Boyd Allison, Nicholas Murray Butler, Theodore Roosevelt, Elihu Root, William Howard Taft, and James R. Wadsworth.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/702167190

Size
9.75 linear feet

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

- Theodore Roosevelt

- William Taft

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Charles Dewey Hilles Papers, 1823-1955 (inclusive)

Hilles, Charles Dewey, 1867-1949. Charles D. Hilles: insurance executive and politician; chairman of the Republican National Committee, 1912-1937; secretary to President Taft, 1911-1913; assistant secretary of the Treasury, 1909-1911; administrator of the Ohio Industrial School, 1892-1902, and of the New York Juvenile Asylum, 1902-1909.

Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, press releases, clippings, printed matter, photographs, and memorabilia documenting Hilles' activities as secretary to President Taft (1911-1913), as chairman and committeeman to the Republican National Committee (1912-1937) and as assistant Secretary of the Treasury (1909-1911). His correspondence as Taft's secretary is of special importance as being originally part of the President's office files. His work as administrator of the Ohio Industrial School (1892-1902) and the New York Juvenile Asylum (1902-1909) is also documented in the correspondence. Family correspondence is particularly rich for the fall of 1911 when Hilles was touring the country with President Taft, and for 1912 just before his appointment as chairman of the Republican National Committee. Correspondents of note include Charles Francis Adams, William Jennings Bryan, Nicholas Murray Butler, Andrew Carnegie, Josephus Daniels, Charles G. Dawes, Theodore Dreiser, Henry W. Farnam, Irving Fisher, Arthur T. Hadley, Warren G. Harding, Charles Evans Hughes, Frank B. Kellogg, Henry Cabot Lodge, Gifford Pinchot, Theodore Roosevelt, Elihu Root, Henry L. Stimson, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Booker T. Washington and George Westinghouse.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/702154071

Size
63.5 linear ft

Presidential content includes:

- Warren G. Harding

- Theodore Roosevelt

- William Taft

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Zachary Taylor Letters, 1848 (Yale)

2 items (3 p.)
Zachary Taylor's letters concern his nomination for president by the Whig Party and the Whig Party of Oneida County, New York. The letter to Jonathan R. McFee, dated Jul 13, 1848, is a character reference for John M. Clayton, a supporter of the Whig party (WA MSS S-1044;T219). The other letter, to W. D. Butterfield, dated Sep 24, 1848, acknowledges receipt of the copy of resolutions passed by Whigs of Oneida County, N.Y. (WA MSS S-1045;T219).
Zachary Taylor Letters. Western Americana Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/702130280

Size
2 items

Presidential content includes:

- Zachary Taylor

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John Quillin Tilson Papers, 1888-1956 (inclusive)

Tilson, John Q. (John Quillin), 1866-1958. Correspondence, speeches, travel diaries, and documents relating to John Q. Tilson's public life. The diary of his trip to Europe in 1925 was kept while studying munitions for a report to Calvin Coolidge. Another diary reports on a trip to the Orient in 1927. Correspondence reflects his service in the Connecticut National Guard and his connection with Yale Law School. He lectured there on parliamentary law from 1930 until his death and papers from this course are also in the collection. Of particular interest in the correspondence is a letter from Calvin Coolidge (1923) and another from Cordell Hull (1940).

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/702168713

Size
2.5 linear feet

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

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Charles Reynolds Brown Papers, 1860-1957

Brown, Charles Reynolds, 1862-1950. The collection documents Brown's long and active career as a Congregational minister, Dean of Yale Divinity School and author. Prominent correspondents include William Lyon Phelps, Washington Gladden, Booker T. Washington, Henry Sloane Coffin, Herbert Hoover, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., John R. Mott, William H. Taft, Theodore Roosevelt and Luther A. Weigle. Charles Reynolds Brown was born in Bethany, West Virginia on October 1, 1862. He was educated at the University of Iowa and Boston University, and received several honorary degrees. He was a prominent Protestant clergyman in Congregational churches across the United States, Dean of Yale Divinity School (1911-1928) and an author. He served as Moderator of the National Council of Congregational Churches and as Chairman of the Congregational Education Society. He died on November 28, 1950.

 

http://drs.library.yale.edu/HLTransformer/HLTransServlet?stylename=yul.ead2002.xhtml.xsl&pid=divinity:037&clear-stylesheet-cache=yes

Size
9 linear ft

Presidential content includes:

- Herbert Hoover

- William Taft

- Theodore Roosevelt

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George Jacob Abbot papers, 1811-1901

1.5 linear ft. (4 boxes, 1 folio)
Minister and diplomat. Correspondence largely relating to Abbot's service as secretary to Daniel Webster and as an agent of the State Department in England and Canada. Included are 104 letters by Daniel Webster as well as copies of several of his speeches. State Department papers concerning controversies with England (1837-1852), newspaper clippings about Daniel Webster and miscellaneous receipts, inventories and photographs make up the remainder of the papers.
George Jacob Abbot Papers. Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library.
Minister and diplomat; graduate of Harvard College, 1835; private secretary to Daniel Webster, 1850-1852; professor at the Theological School at Meadville, Pa. ca. 1870; officer in the State Department, posted to England 1864-1870, and Canada 1877-1879.

 

Other materials, presumably related to Abbot's secretarial duties, include receipts, inventories, lists of names and photographs. A folio contains a certificate of appointment, signed by Millard Fillmore and Daniel Webster, of George King Rogers to the U.S. Consulate in France and a chart of the square mileage of each state and territory of the United States.


Finding aid is available in repository and on Internet. http://drs.library.yale.edu/HLTransformer/HLTransServlet?stylename=yul.ead2002.xhtml.xsl&pid=mssa:ms.0028&clear-stylesheet-cache=yes
 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/702165842

Size
1.5 linear feet

Presidential content includes:

- Millard Fillmore

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Chester Alan Arthur Papers, 1843-1938 (microform)

Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886. The papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts, and other papers of Chester A. Arthur, which were not destroyed, per his direction, the day before his death.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/122597581

Size
3 reels

Presidential content includes:

- Chester A. Arthur

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William H. Taft’s lecture notes, 1913-1916

Lecture notes and examinations on constitutional law, Yale Law School, 1913-1916.
Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/227510461

Size
2 volumes

Presidential content includes:

- William Taft

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James Watson Webb papers, 1819-1967

21.75 linear ft.
The James Watson Webb papers consist of correspondence, letterbooks, newspapers, diaries, and miscellanea documenting the personal life and professional career of James Watson Webb and his family, including his second wife, Laura Virginia Cram Webb. The papers document Webb's journalistic and political careers, his personal life, and the activities and observations of his second wife, Laura Virginia Cram Webb, a close confidante to her husband. Major topics of interest include New York politics and life, national politics, the Civil War, foreign relations with France and Brazil, and the social life of New York and Washington, D.C. As a major New York City newspaper publisher and a U.S. diplomat to Brazil, Webb corresponded with such figures as Nicholas Biddle, James Blaine, Lewis Cass, Henry Clay, Hamilton Fish, Abraham Lincoln, William Marcy, Napoleon III, William Seward and others.
James Watson Webb Papers. Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library.

 

James Watson Webb was born in Claverack, New York on February 8, 1802. Webb's military career included service in Illinois during the 1820s. In 1827 his journalistic career began with the acquisition of the New York Morning Courier. In 1829 he acquired and merged the "New York Enquirer" with the "Courier." In 1861 he sold his newspaper interest to the "New York World." Webb was a nationally prominent journalist and editor whose writings sometimes resulted in libel suits and duels. During the Civil War he held the diplomatic post of Minister to Brazil, in support of the Union cause. He married twice, in 1823, and in 1849, to Laura Virginia Cram. He died on June 7, 1884.
The finding aid is available in the repository and on the Internet. http://drs.library.yale.edu/HLTransformer/HLTransServlet?stylename=yul.ead2002.xhtml.xsl&pid=mssa:ms.0683&clear-stylesheet-cache=yes

 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/702204737


 

Size
21.75 linear feet

Presidential content includes:

- Millard Fillmore

- Zachary Taylor

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Grover Cleveland Papers, 1828-1945 (inclusive)

Microfilm. Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908. The papers consist of correspondence, diaries, speeches, messages, writings, and other papers of Grover Cleveland, documenting his two terms as United States President, 1885-1889 and 1893-1897. There are very few papers detailing his New York State political career.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/122501332

Size
164 reels

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

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