P. J. Smalley papers, 1863-1944 (bulk 1887-1912).
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Grant, Ulysses Simpson, 1822-1885
Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant, April 27, 1822, Point Pleasant, Ohio-died July 23, 1885, Wilton, New York) was the 18th president of the United States, serving from 1869 to 1877. As president, Grant was an effective civil rights executive who worked with the Radical Republicans during Reconstruction to protect African Americans, created the Justice Department, and reestablish the public credit. Promoted lieutenant-general, in 1864, Grant led the Union Army in winning the American Civ...
Farragut, David Glasgow, 1801-1870
David Glasgow Farragut (also spelled Glascoe; July 5, 1801 – August 14, 1870) was a flag officer of the United States Navy during the American Civil War. He was the first rear admiral, vice admiral, and admiral in the United States Navy. He is remembered for his order at the Battle of Mobile Bay usually paraphrased as "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead" in U.S. Navy tradition. Born near Knoxville, Tennessee, Farragut was fostered by naval officer David Porter after the death of his mother...
La Follette, Robert M. (Robert Marion), 1855-1925
Robert Marion La Follette Sr. (June 14, 1855 – June 18, 1925), colloquially known as Fighting Bob, was an American lawyer and politician. He represented Wisconsin in both chambers of Congress and served as the Governor of Wisconsin. A Republican for most of his career, he ran for President of the United States as the nominee of his own Progressive Party in the 1924 presidential election. Historian John D. Buenker describes La Follette as "the most celebrated figure in Wisconsin history." Born...
Banks, Nathaniel Prentice, 1816-1894
Nathaniel Prentice (or Prentiss) Banks (January 30, 1816 – September 1, 1894) was an American politician from Massachusetts and a Union general during the Civil War. A millworker by background, Banks was prominent in local debating societies, and his oratorical skills were noted by the Democratic Party. However, his abolitionist views fitted him better for the nascent Republican Party, through which he became Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and Governor of Massachusetts ...
Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876
Custer's paternal ancestors, Paulus and Gertrude Küster, came to the North American English colonies around 1693 from the Rhineland in Germany, probably among thousands of Palatines whose passage was arranged by the English government to gain settlers in New York and Pennsylvania. According to family letters, Custer was named after George Armstrong, a minister, in his devout mother's hope that her son might join the clergy. Custer was born in New Rumley, Ohio, to Emanuel Henry Custer (1806...
Smalley, Flora M.
United States. Army. Colored Infantry Regiment, 99th (1864-1866)
Company B stationed at Nag Key, Fla., on picket and fatigue duties. Some soldiers repairing railway between Nag Key and Bronson, Fla. From the description of Muster roll of Company B of the 99th United States Colored Infantry, 1865. (Williams College). WorldCat record id: 166409887 ...
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889
Mary Ann Lamar Cobb (1818-1889), wife of Gen. Howell Cobb (1815-1868). From the description of Letter to Mary Ann Lamar Cobb, 1888 Oct. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38476494 Jefferson Davis (1808-1889) was born in Kentucky. He attended Transylvania University for a short time before enrolling at West Point in 1824, at the age of 16. He graduated in 1828 and immediately joined the First Infantry. His regiment was engaged in the Blackhawk War of 1831. In 1833, he became a...
Dow, Neal, 1804-1897
Dow was born in Portland, Maine on March 20, 1804, the son of Josiah Dow and his wife, Dorcas Allen Dow. Josiah Dow was a member of the Society of Friends (commonly known as Quakers) and a farmer originally from New Hampshire. Dorcas Allen was also a Quaker, and a member of a prosperous Maine family headed by her prominent grandfather, Hate-Evil Hall. They had three children, of whom Neal was the middle child and only son. After his marriage, Dow's father opened a tannery in Portland, which soon...
Root, Elihu, 1845-1937
Elihu Root, born in Clinton, NY, attended Hamilton College (A.B., 1864, A.M. in course, 1867) and University Law School of New York. He served as member Alaskan Boundary Tribunal; United States District Attorney, Southern New York, 1883 - 85; Secretary of War, 1899 - 1904; Secretary of State, 1905 - 09; U.S. Senator from New York, 1909 - 15; Senior Counsel for the U.S., North Atlantic Fisheries Arbitration, The Hague, 1910; Ambassador at Head of Special Diplomatic Mission to Russia, 1...
Harter, Michael D. (Michael Daniel), 1846-1896
Democratic Party (Minn.). State Central Committee
Butler, Benjamin Franklin, 1818-1893
Benjamin Franklin Butler was born in Deerfield, New Hampshire, the sixth and youngest child of John Butler and Charlotte Ellison Butler. His father served under General Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812 and later became a privateer, dying of yellow fever in the West Indies not long after Benjamin was born. He was named after Founding Father Benjamin Franklin. His elder brother, Andrew Jackson Butler (1815–1864), would serve as a colonel in the Union Army during t...
Johnson, Tom Loftin, 1854-1911
Inventor and manufacturer of street railway devices, mayor of Cleveland and U.S. representative from Ohio. From the description of Papers of Tom Loftin Johnson, 1901-1908. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71070456 Reform Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio (1901-1909). He was most noted for his progressive administration of Cleveland's municipal government. From the description of Tom L. Johnson papers, series II, 1901-1909 [microform]. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCa...
Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921
Journalist, author, and politician. From the description of Papers of Henry Watterson, 1857-1983, (bulk 1882-1921). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71071676 American journalist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Louisville, KY, to Hon. D. A. Wells, 1887 Oct. 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270660897 Watterson was the editor of the Louisville Courier-Journal. From the description of Autograph letters signed from Henry Watters...
McPherson, James Birdseye, 1828-1864
McPherson was born in Clyde, Ohio. He attended Norwalk Academy in Norwalk, Ohio, and graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1853, first in his class, which included Philip H. Sheridan, John M. Schofield, and John Bell Hood; Hood would oppose him later in the Western Theater. McPherson was directly appointed to the Corps of Engineers with the rank of brevet second lieutenant. For a year after his graduation he was assistant instructor of practical engineering at the Mi...
Porter, David D. (David Dixon), 1813-1891
U.S. naval officer. From the description of Papers, 1847-1877. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20077865 Admiral David Dixon Porter was born in Chester, PA, on June 8, 1813. He was instrumental in Farragut's capturing of New Orleans in 1862 when he set off 20,000 bombs to destroy the Confederate forts, Jackson and Saint Philip. This allowed Farragut to sail past the forts and up the Mississippi to New Orleans. He also was instrumental in the Battle of Vicksburg...
Informal Club (Saint Paul, Minn.).
MacVeagh, Franklin, 1837-1934
Lawyer, businessman, and U.S. secretary of the treasury. From the description of Franklin MacVeagh papers, 1799-1933 (bulk 1909-1913). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78802204 Biographical Note 1837, Nov. 22 Born near Phoenixville, Chester County, Pa. 1862 A.B., Yale University, New Haven, Conn. ...
Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908
Grover Cleveland, born in Caldwell, NJ, 18 March 1837; moved to Buffalo, NY in 1855; Erie County Sheriff, 1871-1874; Mayor of Buffalo, 1882; Governor of New York, 1883-1884; President of the United States, 1885-1889, 1893-1897; married Frances Folsom, 1886; died at Princeton, NJ, 24 June 1908....
George, Henry, 1839-1897
Economist and reformer. From the description of Papers of Henry George, 1888-1893. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79455433 Henry George (1839-1897), political economist and social reformer, was best known for his book Progress and Poverty, in which he advocated economic equality through a single tax on land value. He ran unsuccessfully for mayor of New York City on a labor ticket in 1884 and died during his second mayoral campaign in 1897. From the guide to the H...
Wilson, Thomas, 1827-1910
Minnesota jurist and politician. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to William Windom, 1865 Mar. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588211 ...
Wilson, William Lyne, 1843-1900
William Lyne Wilson was an educator, cabinet officer, representative to Congress, and president of Washington and Lee University from 1897-1900. From the description of Papers, 1862-1980. (Washington & Lee University). WorldCat record id: 39039977 United States Postmaster General. From the description of Autograph on card, 1895 Apr. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588901 ...
United States. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands
The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, usually referred to as simply the Freedmen's Bureau, was a U.S. federal government agency that aided distressed freedmen (freed slaves) in 1865–1869, during the Reconstruction era of the United States. The Freedmen's Bureau Bill, which created the Freedmen's Bureau, was initiated by President Abraham Lincoln and was intended to last for one year after the end of the Civil War. It was passed on March 3, 1865, by Congress to aid former slaves ...
Cutcheon, Franklin W. M. 1864-
Windom, William, 1827-1891
U.S. senator and representative from Minnesota, U.S. secretary of the treasury, and lawyer. From the description of William Windom correspondence, 1865-1873. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981400 William Windom was born in Belmont County, Ohio, on May 10, 1827, the son of Hezekiah and Mercy Spencer Windom. In 1837 the family moved to Knox County, Ohio, where Windom was admitted to the bar in 1850. He commenced practice in Mount Vernon, Ohio and was elected Kno...
Morton, J. Sterling (Julius Sterling), 1832-1902
Governor of Nebraska. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, D.C., to Worthington C. Ford, 1895 June 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270613068 U.S. secretary of agriculture, Nebraska secretary of state and agriculturalist. From the description of Papers of J. Sterling Morton, 1844-1904. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71068087 United States Secretary of Agriculture under President Cleveland and originator of Arbor Day. ...
Hill, James Jerome 1838-1916
Railroad financier. From the description of Addresses, 1902-1916. (Washington State University). WorldCat record id: 29853289 Businessman and railroad executive, James J. Hill (1838-1916), was founder of the Great Northern Railway Company, which incorporated and extended an important transcontinental line, running from St. Paul, Minnesota to Seattle, Washington by 1893. Frequently called the "Empire Builder," Hill amassed a personal fortune through h...
Paine, Hulbert Eleazer.
Hodgson, Laurence C. (Laurence Curran), 1874-1937
Lane, Franklin K.
Lane, 1864-1921, born in Canada and lived in California where he practiced law in San Francisco; he was United States Secretary of the Interior from 1913-1920. From the description of Proclamation with portrait of Theodore Roosevelt : broadside. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754863398 In 1917, Brown became Special Assistant to Secretary of the Interior, Franklin K. Lane, and worked with him until November 1918, when he enlisted in the Army. After the war, Brown...
Smalley, P. J. (Palemon Jared), 1842-1912.
Palemon Jared Smalley was born on December 25, 1842 in Williamsburg, New York, the first of four sons born to Edmund Jewett Smalley and Frances Frick. At the age of four, Smalley's father moved the family to Sheboygan, Wisconsin and Smalley grew up on a number of farms and fledgling enterprises between Sheboygan, Lyndon, and Manitowoc until 1857 when Smalley's father bought a foundry in Manitowoc. Shortly thereafter Palemon Jared Smalley left the school he was attending in Sheboygan...
Smalley, Victor Herbert, b. 1877
United States. Army. Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, 4th (1861-1863)
Smalley, E. V. (Eugene Virgil), 1841-1899.
Smalley, Edward H., b. 1852
Hubbard, Elbert, 1856-1915
American author, publisher, master craftsman; died on the Lusitania, May 1915. From the description of Papers of Elbert Hubbard, 1896-1915. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32136608 American author and lecturer; founder of The Roycroft Shop which produced furniture, various publications and fine editions of the classics. Hubbard died, along with his wife, Alice Moore Hubbard, during the sinking of the Lusitania. From the description of Letters by Elb...