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Norman H. and Charlotte Strouse collection of letters of the presidents

RBD.PRESIDENTS

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
Free Library of Philadelphia: Rare Book Department
Creator:
Strouse, Charlotte
Creator:
Strouse, Norman H.
Title:
Norman H. and Charlotte Strouse collection of letters of the presidents
Date [inclusive]:
1780-1990
Call Number:
RBD.PRESIDENTS
Extent:
2.4 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
This is a collection of manuscript letters of presidents of the United States dating from 1780 to 1993 collected by Norman H. Strouse. All of the presidents are represented except for Abraham Lincoln, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan. The letters and other documents relating to Abraham Lincoln have been separated into their own collection at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Older letters are generally more substantive, with more recent letters mostly being short notes of thanks.
Cite as:
[Description and date of item], [Box number], Norman H. and Charlotte Strouse collection of letters of the presidents, 1780-1990, Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department.
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Biography/History

Norman H. Strouse was born in Olympia, Washington in 1906. Strouse worked for forty years at the J. Walter Thompson Advertising Agency, then the world's largest. In 1955 he was promoted to president, and was made chief executive in 1960. He served as chairman from 1964 until he retired in 1968. He was also chairman of the American Association of Advertising Agencies and the recipient of the Gold Medal Award in advertising. After retiring in 1968, Strouse focused on collecting rare books, fine printing, and bindings. He specialized in books by Thomas Carlyle, works bound by Thomas Bird Moser, and 12th-16th-century illuminated manuscripts. He and his wife, Charlotte, founded the Silverado Museum in St. Helena, dedicated to Robert Louis Stevenson, with more than 6,000 books and other items. Strouse also wrote four books, including How to Build a Poor Man?s Morgan Library.

Scope and Contents

This is a collection of manuscript letters of presidents of the United States dating from 1780 to 1993. All of the presidents are represented except for Abraham Lincoln, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan. The letters and other documents relating to Abraham Lincoln have been separated into their own collection at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Older letters are generally more substantive, with more recent letters mostly being short notes of thanks.

Some highlights of the collection are published volumes with inscriptions by Theodore Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover, Lyndon B. Johnson, John F. Kennedy, and Richard Nixon. There are also printed copies of "Report upon Weights and Measures" (1821) and "Eulogy on James Madison" (1836), both signed by John Quincy Adams; an autograph book with signatures of presidents, cabinet secretaries, senators, and other politicians; Bushrod Washington's Supreme Court Commission, signed by John Adams (1798); a framed photograph of Norman Strouse; a signed framed photograph of Herbert Hoover; and transcriptions of letters of George Washington (the originals are not in the collection).

The varied nature of this collection limits how useful it will be to researchers. However, because these are documents relating to the presidents of the United States, the likelihood that an individual item (or a short run of related items) could be of interest is high.

Arrangement note

Items are arranged by president or administration, and then within this grouping, chronologically.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Free Library of Philadelphia: Rare Book Department,  2010.11.22

Sponsor

The creation of the electronic guide for this collection was made possible through generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources? "Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives" Project. Finding aid entered into the Archivists" Toolkit by Garrett Boos.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

The right of access to material does not imply the right of publication. Permission for reprinting, reproduction, or extensive quotation from the rare books, manuscripts, prints, or drawings must be obtained through written application, stating the use to be made of the material. The reader bears the responsibility for any possible infringement of copyright laws in the publication of such material. A reproduction fee will be charged if the material is to be reproduced in a commercial publication.

Custodial History note

The great majority of the materials were collected by Norman H. and Charlotte Strouse and donated between 1960 and 1978, but some items were donated by other individuals or purchased by the library from various dealers at later dates.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Norman H. and Charlotte Strouse, 1960-1978.

Processing Information note

Finding aid entered into the Archivists' Toolkit by Garrett Boos.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • United States. President.
Personal Name(s)
  • Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848
  • Adams, John, 1735-1826
  • Arnold, Isaac Newton, 1815-1884
  • Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886
  • Barkley, Alben William, 1877-1956
  • Bingham, John Armor, 1815-1900
  • Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
  • Bush, Barbara, 1925-
  • Bush, George, 1924-
  • Caldwell, John, 1819-1868
  • Camp, Benjamin Franklin, 1852-1929
  • Clarke, Sidney, 1831-1909
  • Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908
  • Collamer, Jacob, 1791-1865
  • Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933
  • Curtin, Andrew Gregg, 1815-1894
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969
  • Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874
  • Forbes, Wm. (William), d. 1877
  • Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006
  • Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881
  • Goodwin, John Noble, 1824-1887
  • Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885
  • Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-192
  • Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901
  • Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841
  • Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893
  • Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964
  • Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845
  • Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
  • Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875
  • Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973
  • Judah, Henry Moses, 1821-1866
  • Kellogg, Francis William, 1810-1879
  • Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
  • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
  • Madison, James, 1751-1836
  • Markey, Morris, 1899-1950
  • McKinley, William, 1843-1901
  • Monroe , James, 1758-1831
  • Moore, William Yorke, 1806-1890
  • Motley, John Lothrop, 1814-1877
  • Nixon, John T. (John Thompson), 1820-1889
  • Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
  • Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869
  • Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849
  • Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945
  • Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
  • Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930
  • Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850
  • Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972
  • Tyler, John, 1790-1862
  • Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862
  • Washington, Bushrod, 1762-1829
  • Washington, George, 1732-1799
  • Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924
  • Yates, Richard, 1815-1873

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Collection Inventory

Box
Washington, George, 1732-1799. Letter signed, to Commodore John Hazelwood. Head Quarters, Pennsylvania, 1 page, 1777 October 19.
General note

Transcription laid in.

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Washington, George, 1732-1799. Autograph note to Thomas Willing, 1 page, circa 1780-1799 May 3.

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Washington, George, 1732-1799. Autograph letter signed, to Judge James Duane. Morris Town, New Jersey, 3 pages, 1780 May 13.
General note

Transcription laid in.

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Washington, George, 1732-1799. Autograph letter signed, to William Barton. Mount Vernon, Virginia, 3 pages, 1788 September 7.
General note

Cf. Sparks.

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Adams, John, 1735-1826. Supreme Court Commission for Bushrod Washington, 1 page, 1798 December 20.
General note

Signed by President John Adams and Secretary of State Timothy Pickering.

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Adams, John, 1735-1826. Autograph letter signed, to Benjamin Rush. Quincy, Massachusetts, 6 pages, 1808 December 22.

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Adams, John, 1735-1826. Autograph letter signed, to Matthew Carey. Quincy, Massachusetts, 2 pages, 1813 May 20.

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Adams, John, 1735-1826. Autograph letter signed, to Richard Rush. Quincy, Massachusetts, 4 pages, 1815 October 9.
General note

Transcription laid in.

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Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. Autograph letter signed, to Henry Lee. Monticello, Virginia, 1 page, 1824 August 10.

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Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. Autograph letter signed, to Thomas Leiper. Monticello, Virginia, 1 page, 1824 December 6.
General note

Part of integral address leaf cut out, with loss of text. Cf. The works of Thomas Jefferson.

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Monroe, James, 1751-1836. Autograph letter signed, to the "Gentlemen Justices of Botetourt." Richmond, Virginia, 2 pages, 1800 June 23.

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Madison, James, 1751-1836. Autograph letter signed, to James Barry. Department of State, Washington, D.C., 1 page, 1801 December 4.

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Monroe, James, 1758-1831. Autograph letter signed, to an unidentified recipient. London, 1 page, 1804 February 20.

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Monroe, James, 1758-1831. Printed document, signed, granting land to Francis Rodes. Washington, D.C., 1 page, 1817 November 8.
General note

Countersigned by Josiah Meigs. Autographed note signed by S.W. Meigs at foot. Notes in unidentified hand on verso spell recipient's name as Rhodes and Rhoades. On vellum. With seal. Printed notice from the General Land Office, Washington, October 31, 1817, attached to verso.

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Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848. Autograph letter signed, to William Leete Stone. Washington, D.C., 4 pages, 1832 December 3.

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Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848. Autograph letter signed, to his nephew, Thomas Boylston Adams. Quincy, Massachusetts, 1 page, 1834 July 15.

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Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845. Autograph letter signed, to Susan Wheeler Decatur. Washington, D.C., 2 pages, 1830 January 2.
General note

With seal.

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Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845. Autograph letter signed, to his son Andrew Jackson. Washington, D.C., 4 pages, 1833 January 11.
General note

Engraved portrait laid in. Transcription laid in.

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Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845. Autograph letter signed, to the Reverend Robert Hunter. Washington, D.C., 3 pages, 1835 May 8.

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Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862. Autograph letter signed, to William Learned Marcy. London, 3 pages, 1832 March 14.
General note

Autographed note signed by Eugene A. Vail on verso of integral address leaf. With seal.

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Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862. Autograph letter signed, to Benjamin Tappan. Kinderhook, New York, 4 pages, 1841 August 18.

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Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841. Autograph letter signed, to Jacob Burnet. Washington, D.C., 3 pages, 1818 January 26.
General note

Transcription laid in.

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Multiple signatories. Autograph document signed, a petition presented to Mr. Campbell recommending that John Caldwell be appointed Commissary General of Purchases, with one hundred and three signatures. Pennsylvania, 1 page, 1841 March 4.
General note

Addressed to Harrison during his term of office as President of the United States. Torn into two pieces.

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Tyler, John, 1790-1862. Autograph letter signed, to his son Robert Tyler. Sherwood Forest, Virginia, 2 pages, 1859 March 15.
General note

Transcription laid in.

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Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849. Autograph letter signed (possibly a draft), to Felix Robertson, Robert Weakley, George Crockett, George S. Smith, James P. Grundy, and Samuel H. Laughlin. Nashville, Tennessee, 7 pages, 1835 September 26.
General note

Small hole chewed through foot of all pages, with loss of text.

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Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849. Autograph letter signed, to George W. Janes. Nashville, Tennessee, 2 pages, 1840 November 7.
General note

Transcription laid in.

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Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850. Autograph letter signed, to his brother Hancock Taylor. Mackinac, Michigan, 3 pages, 1816 October 29.
General note

Transcription laid in.

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Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850. Autograph letter signed, to an unidentified recipient. Point Gabell, Texas, 1 page, 1846 May 7.
General note

Transcription laid in.

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Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850. Autograph letter signed, to John Ellis Wool. Camp near Monterey, California, 4 pages, 1847 September 7.
General note

Copy in six pages, probably made by Taylor's secretary, laid in.

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Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874. Autograph letter signed, to Lewis Falley Allen. Washington, D.C., 1 page, 1838 March 27.

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Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874. Autograph letter signed, to Lewis Falley Allen. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., 2 pages, 1839 December 2.
General note

Transcription laid in.

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Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874. Autograph letter (fragment), to an unidentified recipient. Buffalo, New York, 1 page, 1849 July 11.

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Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874. Autograph letter signed, to the President of the National Whig Convention at Baltimore (possibly William Henry Seward). Washington D.C., 9 pages with envelope, 1852 June 10.
General note

Identity of recipient uncertain.

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Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874. Autograph letter signed, to George R. Babcock. Washington City, D.C., 3 pages with envelope, 1852 June 12.

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Babcock, George R., d.1876. Autograph letter signed, to the editor of the New York Express to accompany two letters by Millard Fillmore. Irving House, 2 pages, 1852 June 28.

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Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874. Autograph letter signed, to his nephew George M. Fillmore. Buffalo, New York, 2 pages, 1861 November 16.
General note

Autographed note signed by A. Lincoln to the Secretary of War (Simon Cameron) Nov. 30, 1861, on verso of integral address leaf. Cf. The collected works of Abraham Lincoln.

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Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874. Carte-de-visite photograph of Millard Fillmore, signed on verso for an unidentified recipient, 1 card, 1869.
General note

Photograph by Upson & Simpson, 356 Main Street, Buffalo, New York

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Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1841. Collection of autographs of Millard Fillmore and members of his cabinet, including Daniel Webster, Thomas Corwin and Alex H.H. Stuart, written or pasted into a Scriptural album with floral illustrations (New York, undated). 1 volume, circa 1905.

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Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869. Autograph letter signed, to Isaac Hill. Hillsboro, New Hampshire, 2 pages, 1838 July 28.
General note

Transcription laid in.

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Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869. Autograph letter signed, to Asa Fowler. Washington, D.C., 3 pages, 1841 December 29.
General note

Autographed note in unidentified hand, identifying recipient, on verso of integral address leaf. Engraved portrait and photograph of Pierce laid in.

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Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869. Letter signed, to Charles Boarman. Executive Chamber, Washington, D.C., 2 pages, 1855 May 30.
General note

Cosigned by W. L. Marcy.

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Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869. Autograph letter signed, to William Butterfield. Boston, Massachusetts, 6 pages, 1859 December 1.

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Buchanan, James, 1791-1868. Autograph letter signed, to Molton Cropper Rogers. Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1 page, 1819 April 14.
General note

Autographed document signed, signed by Buchanan and Sam Dale, Lancaster, 14 April 1819, on verso.

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Buchanan, James, 1791-1868. Autograph letter signed, to James J. Kennedy. Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 2 pages, 1842 November 8.

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Buchanan, James, 1791-1868. Autograph letter signed to William Watts Hart Davis. Wheatland, near Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1 page, 1851 May 19.
General note

Transcription laid in.

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Buchanan, James, 1791-1868. Autograph letter signed, to James Campbell. Wheatland, near Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1 page, 1853 March 30.

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Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875. Autograph letter signed, to his son Robert Johnson. Nashville, Tennessee, 4 pages, 1854 April 16.
General note

Autographed note, February 3/64, possibly in the hand of John L. Cochran, at foot of fourth page. Transcription laid in.

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Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875. Document signed, giving instructions to the Secretary of State (William Henry Seward) concerning John Lothrop Motley. Washington, D.C., 1 page, 1867 April 18.

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Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875. Autograph note signed, to an unidentified recipient, 1 page, undated.
General note

In pencil.

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Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. Autograph letter signed, to Major General William Tecumseh Sherman. City Point, Virginia, 1 page, 1864 November 2.
General note

11 30 am in pencil in unidentified hand at head.

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Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. Autograph letter signed, to Major General George Henry Thomas. City Point, Virginia, 1 page, 1864 December 2.
General note

11 30 am in pencil in unidentified hand at head. On stationery headed "Head Quarters Armies of the United States."

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Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. Autograph letter signed, to Major General George Henry Thomas. City Point, Virginia, 2 pages, 1864 December 8.
General note

8 30 pm in pencil in unidentified hand at head.

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Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. Autograph letter signed, to Major General George Henry Thomas. City Point, Virginia, 1 page, 1864 December 9.
General note

7 30 pm in pencil in unidentified hand at head.

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Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. Autograph letter signed, to Major General George Henry Thomas. City Point, Virginia, 2 pages, 1864 December 11.
General note

4 pm in pencil in unidentified hand at head. On stationery headed "Head-Quarters Armies of the United States."

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Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. Autograph letter signed, to Edwin McMasters Stanton. City Point, Virginia, 2 pages, 1864 December 20.
General note

10 30 am in pencil in unidentified hand at head.

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Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. Autograph letter signed, to Major General Henry Thomas. "Copy for General George Stoneman." City Point, Virginia, 3 pages, 1865 February 27.
General note

11 am in pencil in unidentified hand at head. On stationery headed "Head Quarters Armies of the United States."

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Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. Autograph letter signed, to William Coffin. Washington, D.C., 3 pages, 1865 November 3.
General note

On stationery headed "Headquarters Armies of the United States." Transcription laid in.

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Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. Autograph letter signed, to William Coffin. Washington, D.C., 2 pages, 1866 March 2.
General note

Transcription laid in.

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Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. Autograph letter signed, to Charles Henry Davis. Washington, D.C., 3 pages, 1866 July 7.
General note

On stationery headed "Headquarters Armies of the United States."

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Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. Autograph letter signed, to William Coffin. Washington City, D.C., 3 pages, 1867 December 12.
General note

On the stationery of the War Department. Transcription laid in.

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Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. Autograph letter signed, to William Coffin. Washington, D.C., 2 pages, 1868 March 11.
General note

On stationery headed "Headquarters Armies of the United States." Transcription laid in.

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Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. Autograph letter signed, to Adolph Edward Borie. Washington, D.C., 1 page, 1874 March 29.
General note

Autographed note signed by Borie on recto of integral address leaf. On the stationery of the Executive Manison.

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Blossom, Lewis G. Autograph letter signed, to Sadie E. Myers enclosing the manuscript of Melville W. Fuller's poem, "The Great Commander," on the death of Ulysses S. Grant. Chicago, IIl., 4 pages, 1890 January 25.
General note

One-page letter, with three-page manuscript. Fuller authenticates the poem with his signature in Blossom's letter. The manuscript, in pencil, is in an unidentified hand. Cf. Willard L. King"s letter, 21 July 1970, in curatorial files.

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Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893. Autograph letter signed, to Edwards Pierrepont. Columbus, Ohio, 1 page with envelope, 1876 June 20.

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Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893. Autograph letter signed, to Susan M. Clay. Washington, D.C., 1 page with envelope, 1877 April 1.
General note

On the stationery of the Executive Manison. Autographed letter signed from Clay, near Lexington, April 6th 1877, to Hayes, laid in.

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Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881. Autograph letter signed, to Robert Cumming Schenck. Hiram, Ohio, 3 pages, 1865 October 14.
General note

Transcription laid in.

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Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886. Autograph letter signed, to Mr. Campbell. New York, 3 pages, 1853 April 7.

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Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886. Autograph letter signed, to Silas Wright Burt. New York, 2 pages, 1862 July 21.
General note

Transcription laid in. On the stationery of the State of New York, Quartermaster General's Department.

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Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886. Autograph letter signed, to Henry Bowen Anthony. Washington, D.C., 1 page, 1882 November 29.
General note

On the stationery of the Executive Mansion. Transcription laid in.

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Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886. Letter signed, to Darwin C. Pavey. Washington, D.C., 1 page, 1885 February 06.
General note

On the stationery of the Executive Mansion.

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Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908. Autograph letter signed, to Reverend Samuel Byram Halliday. Washington, D.C., 3 pages, 1886 March 26.
General note

On the stationery of the Executive Mansion. Transcription laid in. Engraved portrait of Cleveland laid in.

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Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908. Autograph letter signed, to William Edward Dorsheimer. Washington, D.C., 6 pages, 1886 April 4.
General note

On the stationery of the Executive Mansion. Transcription laid in. Engraved portrait of Cleveland laid in.

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Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908. Autograph letter signed, to Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar. Lakewood, New Jersey, 8 pages with envelope, 1892 May 1.
General note

Housed separately. Transcription laid in.

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Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908. Signed portrait photograph of Grover Cleveland, for an unidentified recipient, 1 page, 1897 February 22.
General note

Photograph by C.M. Bell, 463-465 Penna. Ave. 701 Fifteenth St. Washington, D.C. Two engraved portraits of Cleveland, one signed, laid in.

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Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908. Autograph letter signed, to William Lyne Wilson. Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, 4 pages with envelope, 1900 July 29.

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Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908. Autograph letter signed, to Kate Sanborn. Princeton, New Jersey, 2 pages, 1905 February 17.

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Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908. Autograph letter signed, to John Cullen Bryant. Tamworth, New Hampshire, 1 page, 1906 August 12.

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Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901. Autograph letter signed, to C.G Powell. Indianapolis, Ind., 1 page, 1880 April 28.
General note

On the stationery of the Law Office of Harrison, Hines & Miller.

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McKinley, William, 1843-1901. Autograph letter signed, to Mary E. McDonald. Canton, Ohio, 1 page with envelope, 1883 December 16.
General note

Signed "W. McKinley Jr."

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McKinley, William, 1843-1901. Typewritten letter signed (retained copy), to Major-General Joseph Cabell Breckinridge. Washington, D.C., 1 page, 1898 August 11.
General note

With corrections in McKinley's hand. On the stationery of the Executive Mansion.

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Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. Signed photograph of a portrait of Theodore Roosevelt, to F.G. Smith, 1 page, 1903 December 25.

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Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. Typescript draft of "Remarks of President Roosevelt to the Executive Council of the American Federation of Labor and the representatives of labor associated with them." Washington, D.C., 9 pages, 1906 March 21.
General note

Extensive additions and corrections in Roosevelt's hand. Engraved portrait of Roosevelt laid in.

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Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. Typewritten letter signed, to William Bailey Howland. Washington, D.C., 1 page with envelope, 1906 June 20.
General note

On the stationery of the White House.

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Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. Typewritten letter signed, to Henry Yates Thompson. Washington, D.C., 1 page, 1908 January 28.
General note

On the stationery of the White House.

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Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. Typewritten letter signed, to William Wingate Sewall. Oyster Bay, New York, 2 pages, 1908 June 26.
General note

On the stationery of the White House.

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Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. Typewritten letter (draft), to Julian La Rose Harris, 15 pages on 13 leaves, 1912 July 31.
General note

Extensive additions and corrections, in pencil, in Roosevelt's hand. Two pages are additions in an unidentified hand.

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Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. Typewritten letter signed, to Hamilton Wright Mabie. 287 Fourth Avenue, New York, 3 pages, 1913 April 16.
General note

With corrections in Roosevelt's hand. On the stationery of The Outlook.

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Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930. Typewritten letter signed, to Hampton L. Carson. United States Circuit Court of Appeals, For the Sixth Circuit, Judge's Chambers, Cincinnati, 1 page, 1894 January 12.

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Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930. Autograph letter signed, to Mrs. Isabel Weld Perkins Anderson. Washington, D.C., 2 pages, 1911 August 10.
General note

On the stationery of the White House. Transcription laid in.

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Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930. Autograph letter signed, to Wilbur Lucius Cross enclosing the typescript of Taft's "Mr. Wilson and the issues of the campaign." Pointe a Pic, Quebec, 77 pages, 1920 August 29.
General note

Mr. Wilson and the campaign. One page letter. Extensive additions and corrections in Taft's hand in typescript, including ten pages completely handwritten. Published in the Yale Review (October 1920) as "Mr. Wilson and the Campaign." Incomplete copy of  Yale Review (October 1920) laid in.

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Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930. Autograph letter signed, to Warren G. Harding. Montreal, 4 pages with envelope, 1921 February 26.
General note

On stationery headed "New Haven, Conn.," but written while in Montreal. Transcription laid in. Engraved portraits of Taft, Harding, Elihu Root, and Charles Hughes laid in.

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Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930. Typewritten letter signed, to John Proctor Clarke. Washington, D.C., 2 pages, 1921 September 26.
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Postscript in Taft's hand on second page. On the stationery of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930. Typewritten letter signed, to James Montgomery Beck. Washington, D.C., 1 page, 1922 April 15.
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On the stationery of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924. Autograph letter signed, to his cousin Harriet Woodrow on the leaf of an autograph album. Staunton, Virginia, 1 page, 1880 June 2.
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Signed "T. Woodrow Wilson". A second album leaf, with an autographed note signed by Edward Freeman Wells (sic), 2. 5. 1885, and an autographed note signed by James W. Bones, Helenhurst Nov 3/82, laid in. Photograph of Harriet Woodrow laid in.

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Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924. Autograph letter signed, to Emma C. Spenser. Princeton, New Jersey, 2 pages, 1903 January 19.

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Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924. Typewritten letter signed, to James Slocum Rogers. Princeton, New Jersey, 1 page with envelope, 1910 September 22.
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On the stationery of the President's Room Princeton University.

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Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924. Typewritten letter signed, to William Henry Rideing. Trenton, New Jersey, 1 page, 1911 February 4.
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On the stationery of the State of New Jersey Executive Department.

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Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924. Printed document, wedding announcement of Eleanor Randolph to William Gibbs McAdoo. The White House, Washington, D.C., 1 page with envelope, 1914 May 7.

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Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924. Typewritten letter signed, to John Wesley Wescott. Washington, D.C., 1 page, 1915 March 1.
General note

On the stationery of the White House.

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Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924. Typewritten letter signed, to Sarah Baxter Bird, 1 page, undated.

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Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923. Typewritten letter signed, to Russell Abner Wood. Washington, D.C., 1 page, 1919 June 21.
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On the stationery of the United States Senate, Committee on the Philippines.

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Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923. Typewritten letter signed, to Will Harrison Hays. Washington, D.C., 1 page, 1921 November 5.
General note

Postscript in Harding's hand. On the stationery of the White House.

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Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923. Typewritten letter signed, to Lyman Love Pierce. Washington, D.C., 2 pages, 1921 December 21.
General note

On the stationery of the White House.

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Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923. Typewritten letter signed, to Lyman Love Pierce. Washington, D.C., 1 page, 1921 December 31.
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On the stationery of the White House.

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Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933. Typewritten letter signed, to Edward Albert Filene. State House, Boston, 1 page, 1919 February 21.
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On the stationery of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Department.

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Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933. Autograph letter signed, to Mgr. William Henry O'Connell. New York, 4 pages, 1921 November 30.
General note

Holes punched through head of pages. Transcription laid in.

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Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933. Typewritten letter signed, to Waldo Weston. Washington D.C., 1 page with envelope, 1927 March 28.
General note

On the stationery of the White House.

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Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964. Typewritten letter signed, to Frank Aloysius Tichenor, 1 page, 1938 November 12.

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Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964. Typewritten letter signed, to Marie Therese Brolova Pereire Nichols and William Ichabod Nichols. The Waldorf Astoria Towers, New York, New York, 1 page with envelope, 1958 December 26.
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Postscript in Hoover's hand. Autographed letter (draft) of the same letter, in pencil, laid in.

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Aves, Linda. Autograph letter signed, carbon copy to Herbert Hoover. Puyallup, Washington, 1 page, 1961 December 14.

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Collins, Gerald. Autograph letter signed, to Herbert Hoover. 905 South Third Avenue, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, 2 pages, 1962 January 5.

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Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964. Autograph letter (draft), to Linda Aves, 1 page, 1962 January 30.
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In pencil. Typewritten letter. Copy of the same letter laid in, with date. Carbon copy of the same letter laid in.

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Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964. Autograph letter (draft), to Gerald Collins. The Waldorf Astoria Towers, New York, New York, 1 page, 1962 May 4.
General note

In pencil. Typewritten letter. Copy of the same letter, with place and date, laid in. Carbon copy of the same letter laid in.

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Nichols, William Ichabod, b.1905. Typewritten letter signed (carbon copy), to Gerald Collins concerning correspondence with Herbert Hoover. New York, 1 page, 1963 February 4.
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Signed by Gerald Collins and Mrs. Merritt G. Collins at foot. On the stationery of This Week magazine.

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Nichols, William Ichabod, b.1905. Typewritten letter signed, to Norman H. Strouse concerning correspondence with Herbert Hoover. 485 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York, 1 page, 1963 February 4.
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On the stationery of This Week magazine.

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Nichols, William Ichabod, b.1905. Typewritten letter signed (carbon copy), to Eldon Angelo concerning correspondence between Linda Aves and Herber Hoover. New York, 1 page, 1963 February 5.
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Signed by Linda Aves and Mrs. Jim Aves at foot. On the stationery of This Week magazine.

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Aves, Linda. Autograph letter signed, to William Ichabod Nichols concerning her letter to Herbert Hoover. 1108 10th Ave. S.E., Puyallup, Wash., 2 pages with envelope, 1963 February 6.

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Collins, Gerald. Typewritten letter signed, to William Ichabod Nichols concerning his letter to Herbert Hoover. 905 South Third Avenue, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, 1 page with envelope, 1963 February 10.

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Nichols, William Ichabod, b.1905. Typewritten letter signed, to Norman Strouse concerning correspondence between Herbert Hoover and Linda Aves and Gerald Collins. 485 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York, 2 pages, 1963 February 14.
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On the stationery of This Week magazine.

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Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964. Typewritten letter signed, to Norman H. and Charlotte Strouse. The Waldorf-Astoria Towers, New York 22, New York, 1 page, 1963 February 27.

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Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. Autograph letter signed, to Mr. Fontein. Hyde Park, New York, 6 pages, 1893 January 11.
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Holes punched through foot of each page. Recipient formerly identified as Wyger J. Fontein, the recipient's son. Related letters and a newspaper article about Wyger J. Fontein laid in. Two photographs of Wyger J. Fontein with Sara Delano Roosevelt and in Genoa, 1937, laid in.

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Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. Typewritten letter signed, to Stanislaus Vincent Henkels. Washington, D.C., 1 page, 1917 January 10.
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On the stationery of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy.

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Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. Typewritten letter signed, to John Crosby Brown. Albany, New York, 1 page, 1930 November 6.
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On the stationery of the State of New York Executive Chamber. Typewritten note from Philip Farish to Norman Strouse, concerning Crosby, laid in.

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Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. Typewritten letter signed, to Mrs. Frank T. Griswold. Washington, D.C., 1 page with envelope, 1935 May 22.
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On the stationery of the White House.

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Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. Typewritten letter signed, to John Brendan Kelly. Washington, D.C., 1 page with envelope, 1940 May 18.
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On the stationery of the White House.

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Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. Typewritten letter signed, to T. Salisbury Huff. Washington, D.C., 1 page, 1940 July 31.
General note

On the stationery of the White House.

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Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. Typewritten letter signed, to Harry Francis Kelly. Washington, D.C., 1 page, 1943 August 9.
General note

On the stationery of the White House. Typewritten letter signed from Elmer J. Hanna, Harbor Springs, Michigan, to Norman H. Strouse, March 22, 1962, laid in. Documents relating to the circumstances referred to in Roosevelt's letter laid in.

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Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962. Typewritten note signed, to Mr. Oliver. The White House, Washington, D.C, 1 page, 1945 April 9.
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Written three days before death of her husband, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

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Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972. Typewritten letter signed, to L. Stauffer Oliver. Washington, D.C., 1 page, 1948 January 14.
General note

On the stationery of the White House. Signed carbon copies of Oliver's letters to Truman and George C. Marshall laid in.

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Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972. Typewritten letter signed, to David H. Morgan. Washington, D.C., 1 page with envelope, 1949 January 7.
General note

On the stationery of the White House.

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Inaugural Committee (U.S. : 1949). Printed invitation to the inauguration of Harry S. Truman and Alben William Barkley, on January 20, 1949, addressed to Elbert L. Huber. Washington, D.C., 1 page with envelope, 1949 March 1.
General note

Date postmarked.

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Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972. Autograph letter signed, to Mary Ethel Noland. Federal Reserve Bank Building, Kansas City, Missouri, 1 page, 1954 February 22.

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Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972. Typewritten letter signed, to Emerson Greenaway. Independence, Missouri, 1 page, 1965 January 19.

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Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972. Signature on a reproduction of the front page of the New York Times, August 7, 1945, 1 page, undated.

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Markey, Lawrence Morris, 1899-1950. Typewritten letter, to J. A. McKaughan concerning Dwight D. Eisenhower. 434 East 52nd Street, New York, New York, 3 pages, 1948 June 27.
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Typewritten letter signed from J.A. McKaughan to Emerson Greenaway laid in.

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Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969. Typewritten letter signed, to the Chief Librarian, Free Library of Philadelphia (Franklin Haines Price). New York, New York, 2 pages, 1950 May 15.
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On the stationery of Columbia University in the City of New York, Office of the President.

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Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969. Typescript signed (mimeographed copy) of "The Message of the President on the State of the Union as actually delivered to the Joint Session of the 83rd Congress." Washington, D.C., 12 pages, 1954 January 7.
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State of the Union message.

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Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969. Typewritten letter signed, to W. Atlee Burpee, Jr. Washington, D.C., 1 page with envelope, 1959 January 30.
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On the stationery of the White House. Typewritten letter signed (carbon copy) from Burpee to Eisenhower, Philadelphia, January 30 1959, laid in.

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Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969. Typewritten letter signed, to Robert Cutler. Indio, California, 2 pages, 1968 April 13.

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H. Harris (Firm). Record of tailoring done for John Fitzgerald Kennedy. New York, 1 folder, 1955 February 16.
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Contents include folder with thirty-five fabric swatches, thirty-two order slips with specifications, and two pages of measurements and style notes. One color photograph and two color slides of the swatch folder are laid in.

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Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963. Typewritten letter signed, to H. Harris. United States Senate, Washington, D.C., 1 page, 1955 May 20.

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Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963. Typewritten letter signed, to H. Harris. United States Senate, Washington, D.C., 1 page, 1958 April 21.
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Probably signed by a secretary. Cf. Secretary XIV in Hamilton's The robot that helped to make a president.

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Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963. Typewritten letter signed, to H. Harris. United States Senate, Washington, D.C., 1 page, 1958 July 25.
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Probably signed for Kennedy by his secretary, Evelyn Lincoln. Cf. Secretary II b in Hamilton's The robot that helped to make a president.

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Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963. Typewritten letter signed (photocopy), to Irving Kolodin. United States Senate, Washington, D.C., 5 pages, 1960 September 26.
General note

Probably signed with an autopen. Cf. Robot Pattern I a in Hamilton's The robot that helped to make a president. Typewritten letter signed (carbon copy) from Norman H. Strouse to William D. Patterson, March 29 1961, laid in. This copy sent to Emerson Greenaway.

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Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963. Typewritten letter signed, to William Dudley Patterson. Washington, D.C., 1 page, 1961 February.
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Probably signed for Kennedy by his secretary, Evelyn Lincoln. Cf. Secretary II c in Hamilton's The robot that helped to make a president. On the stationery of the White House.

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Lincoln, Evelyn Norton, 1912- . Typewritten letter signed to H. Harris, concerning a tailoring order from John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Washington D.C., 1 page, 1961 March.
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Date of receipt, Mar 14 1961, stamped at head. On the stationery of the White House.

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Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963. Typewritten document signed, Proclamation of National Library Week, April 16-22, 1961. Washington, D.C., 1 page, 1961 April.
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Probably signed by a secretary. Cf. Secretary III c in Hamilton's The robot that helped to make a president. On the stationery of the White House. Typewritten letter signed from Myer Feldman to Raymond O. Starzmann, Washington, April 21 1961, laid in.

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Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963. Typewritten letter signed, to William Dudley Patterson. Washington, D.C., 1 page, 1961 October 3.
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On the stationery of the White House.

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Harris, S. Typewritten letter signed, to Evelyn Lincoln concerning a tailoring order from John Fitzgerald Kennedy. 600 Fifth Avenue, New York , New York, 1 page, 1961 December 8.
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Autographed note signed by Evelyn Lincoln to Harris at foot. On the stationery of H. Harris Custom Tailor.

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Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963. Autograph letter signed, to H. Harris. United States Senate, Washington, D.C., 2 pages, undated.

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Lincoln, Evelyn Norton, 1912- . Autograph note signed, to H. Harris concerning a tailoring order from John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Washington, D.C., 1 page, undated.

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Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973. Envelope addressed, to Albert Monroe Greenfield. Washington, D.C., 1 envelope, 1964 December 18.
General note

Place and date postmarked. On the stationery of the White House.

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Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973. Typewritten letter signed, to Emerson Greenaway. Washington, D.C., 1 page, 1967 January 31.
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On the stationery of the White House.

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Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913- .Typewritten letter signed, to Norman H. Strouse. Washington, D.C., 1 page, 1956 November 29.
General note

On the stationery of the Office of the Vice President

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Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913- .Typewritten letter signed, to Norman H. Strouse. Washington, D.C., 1 page with envelope, 1956 November 29.
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On the stationery of the Office of the Vice President.

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Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913- .Typewritten letter signed, to Mrs. A.H. Prior. Washington, D.C., 1 page, 1960 July 11.
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Signed "Dick Nixon". On the stationery of the Office of the Vice President. Autographed note by Mrs. Prior at foot.

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Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913- .Typewritten letter signed, to Norman H. Strouse, 1 page, 1962 November 15.
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Signed "Dick." Photograph of Nixon laid in.

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Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913- . Typewritten letter signed, to Norman H. Strouse. 771 First Avenue, New York, New York 10017, 1 page, 1965 January 27.
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Signed "Dick." On the stationery of the Boy's Clubs of America.

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Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913- . Typewritten letter signed, to Norman H. Strouse. 771 First Avenue, New York, New York, 1 page, 1965 October 29.
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Signed "Dick."

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Ford, Gerald R., 1913- . Typewritten letter signed, to Paul E. Sabol. Washington, D.C., 1 page, 1974 November 27.
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Signed "Gerry Ford." On the stationery of the White House.

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Bush, George, 1924- . Typewritten letter signed, to Lawrence Edmund Spivak. Washington, D.C., 1 page with envelope, 1987 October 23.
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Place from envelope.

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Bush, George, 1924- . Typewritten proclamation signed, commemorating the bicentennial of the first United States patent, celebrated at The Free Library of Philadelphia. The White House, Washington, D.C., 1 page, 1990 July 30.

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Bush, Barbara, 1925- . Typewritten letter signed, to Elliot Louis Shelkrot. The White House, Washington, D.C., 1 page, 1989 February 9.

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