Guiteau, Charles J. (Charles Julius), 1841-1882

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Born in Freeport, Illinois, Charles J. Guiteau was connected with the Oneida Community but later sued them. He was admitted to the Bar of Illinois but mostly worked as a bill collector. He was interested in law, theology and politics. He assassinated President James Garfield for which crime he was hanged in 1882.

From the description of Papers, 1877-1881. (College of William & Mary). WorldCat record id: 22761008

Guiteau, a lawyer and supporter of the "Stalwart" faction of the Republican party which opposed President James A. Garfield, shot Garfield on 2 July 1881. The president died on 19 September, and Guiteau was convicted on 25 January 1882 and hanged on 30 June.

From the description of ALS : U.S. Jail, Washington, D.C., to Charles H. Reed, [18]82 Feb. 11. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122525051

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referencedIn Cartter family papers, 1836-1893. Library of Congress
referencedIn Blumenthal, Jacob S., b. 1852. Scrapbook, 1874-1908. Tennessee State Library & Archives, TSLA
creatorOf Guiteau, Charles Julius, 1841-1882. ALS : U.S. Jail, Washington, D.C., to Charles H. Reed, [18]82 Feb. 11. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Oneida Community Collection, 1811-1983, 1850-1900 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Diana and Joe Stein Collection, 1859-1931 Museum of New Mexico. Fray Angélico Chávez History Library.
creatorOf The Guiteau trial, 1881-1882. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Beard, George Miller, 1839-1883. George Miller Beard papers, 1853-1923 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Aaron, Samuel, 1800-1865. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1664-1956. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Davidge, Walter D. (Walter Dorsey), 1823-1901. Davidge family business records, 1796-1912. Historical Society of Washington, Dc
referencedIn Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886. Letter : to George H. Roberts, Hailey, Idaho, 1885. Idaho State Archives, Idaho State Historical Society
referencedIn Brockett collection, 1773-1890. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Chester Alan Arthur Papers, 1843-1960, (bulk 1870-1888) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn William Warland Clapp correspondence, 1790-1891 (inclusive), 1840-1891 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Rowell, Nathaniel J. Nathaniel J. Rowell letter on the Garfield assasination , 1881-1942. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn [Collected clippings, letters, memoranda and mementos relating to the case of Charles J. Guiteau, assassin of James A. Garfield, on July 2, 1881.] Harvard University, Medical School, Countway Library
referencedIn Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881. James A. Garfield collection, 1853-1951 (inclusive), 1853-1890 (bulk). Williams College, Sawyer Library
creatorOf Guiteau, Charles Julius, 1841-1882. Autograph album for the Charles J. Guiteau murder trial, 1882 January. American Primers
referencedIn Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886. Chester Alan Arthur papers, 1843-1960 (bulk 1870-1888). Library of Congress
referencedIn Records of U.S. Attorneys. 1821 - 1994. Criminal Docket Books
creatorOf Guiteau, Charles Julius, 1841-1882. Papers, 1877-1881. William & Mary Libraries
referencedIn George Miller Beard papers, 1853-1923 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Reed, Charles H. Note, June 30, 1882. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881. James A. Garfield family collection, [18--]-[19--]. Lake County Historical Society
referencedIn Stein, Diana. Diana and Joe Stein collection, 1859-1931. Museum of New Mexico Library
referencedIn Porter, John K. (John Kilham), 1819-1892. Guiteau trial correspondence, 1881-1882. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
referencedIn [Pamphlets on the mental state of Charles J. Guiteau]. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Brockett, Frank S.,. Brockett collection, 1773-1890. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Garfield (President), original bulletins July-September 1881, [1880?]-1881, 1895. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Garfield, Lucretia Rudolph, 1832-1918. Papers of Lucretia Rudolph Garfield, 1807-1958. Library of Congress
referencedIn Mills, Charles K. (Charles Karsner), 1845-1931. Charles K. Mills scrapbooks, 1863-1931. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Lucretia Rudolph Garfield Papers, 1807-1958, (bulk 1844-1918) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn MacVeagh family. MacVeagh family papers, 1831-1950, bulk 1851-1917. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Mills, Charles K. (Charles Karsner), 1845-1931. Papers, 1863-1941. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Guiteau, Charles Julius, 1841-1882. Miscellany, 1881-1882. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Pease, R. D. (Rufus Degranza), b. ca. 1825. Rufus Degranza Pease papers, circa 1803-1890 predominant 1850-1890. Library of Congress
referencedIn Sondheim, Stephen. Assassins / music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim ; book by John Weidman, 2004. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881. Memorial collection, 1870-1881. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Winship, E. K. E.K. Winship telegram to Joseph R. Hawley, 1881 July 2. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Slater family. Slater family correspondence, 1847-1882. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Bradley, Joseph P., 1813-1892. Papers, 1836-1937. New Jersey Historical Society Library
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correspondedWith Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886. person
associatedWith Beard, George Miller, 1839-1883. person
associatedWith Blumenthal, Jacob S., b. 1852. person
associatedWith Bradley, Joseph P., 1813-1892. person
associatedWith Brockett, Frank S., person
associatedWith Clapp, William Warland, 1826-1891 person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
associatedWith Frank S., Brockett person
associatedWith Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881 person
associatedWith Garfield, Lucretia Rudolph, 1832-1918. person
associatedWith Giberson, E. D., person
associatedWith Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886. person
associatedWith MacVeagh family. family
associatedWith Mills, Charles K. (Charles Karsner), 1845-1931. person
associatedWith Oneida Community. corporateBody
associatedWith Pease, R. D. (Rufus Degranza), b. ca. 1825. person
associatedWith Porter, John K. (John Kilham), 1819-1892. person
associatedWith Reed, Charles H. person
associatedWith Rowell, Nathaniel J. person
associatedWith Slater family. family
associatedWith Sondheim, Stephen. person
associatedWith Stein, Diana person
associatedWith Stein, Diana. person
associatedWith Winship, E. K. person
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Assassination
Assassins--Biography
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Assassins
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Birth 1841-09-08

Death 1882-06-30

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