Americana

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Robinson, Elmer E., 1894-1982,. Americana, 1765-1969.

Americana

1765-1969

Correspondence, documents, photographs, early American newspapers, and printed matter. Includes documents signed by George Washington and 27 other U.S. presidents, government officials, and seven early California Governors. Correspondents include William Jennings Bryan, Hamilton Fish, eight U.S. presidents, and other American government, civilian and military figures. Lithograph portraits with facsimile signatures of all the presidents from George Washington through Buchanan. Photographs with autographs of all the presidents from Abraham Lincoln through Eisenhower with the exception of President Arthur. Accession #87-035 consists of photographs, lithographs, and broadsides which were transferred from the book collection in the Robinson Room. It is one print box and one map folder. The items are unlisted.

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Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829

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Randolph, Edmund, 1753-1813

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Kefauver, Estes, 1903-1963

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Senator. From the description of Reminiscences of Estes Kefauver : oral history, 1957. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122419842 Estes Kefauver was a long-time senator from Tennessee and an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic Party nomination for president. From the description of Personal papers, 1934-1939 (University of Tennessee). WorldCat record id: 44918282 Carey Estes Kefauver (b. July 26, 1903, Monroe Count...

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Hammarskjöld, Dag, 1905-1961

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Proxmire, William

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Monroe, James, 1758-1831

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McKean, Thomas, 1734-1817

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At this time, Thomas McKean was the chief justice of Pennsylvania. Matthew Irwin was the Philadelphia Master of Rolls and Recorder of Deeds. From the description of Letter to Matthew Irwin, 1785 June 29. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155866469 Governor and delegate of the Continental Congress of Pennsylvania. From the description of Thomas McKean correspondence, 1779. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980914 Pennsylvania govern...

Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904

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Farragut David Glasgow, 1801-1870

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Tylor, John, 1790-1862.

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Madison, James, 1751-1836

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Taft, William Howard, 1857-1930

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Pierce, Walter Marcus, 1861-1954

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Walter Marcus Pierce (1861-1954) was a rancher, educator and legislator in Oregon. From the guide to the Walter Marcus Pierce papers, 1916-1945, (Oregon Historical Society Research Library) Born on a farm in Grundy County, Illinois on May 20, 1861, Walter M. Pierce was U.S. Congressman for Eastern Oregon's Second District from 1933-1943. He served as Governor of Oregon from 1923-1927. An active member of the Democratic Party, Pierce was essentially a Populist. He was an arde...

Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972

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Harry S. Truman was born in Lamar, Missouri, on May 8, 1884, the son of John Anderson Truman and Martha Ellen (Young) Truman. The family, which soon included another boy, Vivian, and a girl, Mary Jane moved several times during Truman''s childhood and youth - first, in 1887, to a farm near Grandview, then, in 1890, to Independence, and finally, in 1902, to Kansas City. He attended public schools in Independence, graduating from high school in 1901. After leaving school, he worked briefly as a ti...

Root, Elihu, 1845-1937

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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...

Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, New York. He was the son of James (lawyer, financier) and Sara (Delano) Roosevelt. He married Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on March 17, 1905, and had six children: Anna, James, Franklin, Elliott, Franklin Jr., John. He received his B.A. from Harvard in 1904 and later attended Columbia University Law School. Roosevelt was admitted to the Bar in 1907 and worked for the Carter, Ledyard, and Milburn firm in New York City from 1907 to 19...

Randolph, John, 1773-1833

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Randolph served in the U.S. House of Representatives (1799-1813, 1815-1817, 1819-1825, 1827-1829), the U.S. Senate (1825-1827), the Virginia Constitutional Convention (1829-1830), and as Minister to Russia (1830-1831). From the description of Letter of introduction, 10 July 1813. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 235133950 U. S. Congressman from Virginia. From the description of Letter [manuscript] : Liverpool, England, to Jacob Harvey, Cork Irela...

Rolph, James, 1869-1934

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Rolph served as mayor of San Francisco (1912-1930) and governor of Calif. (1931-1934). From the description of James Rolph, Jr. papers, 1904-1934, bulk 1911-1930. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122288066 Rolph served as mayor of San Francisco (1911-1930) and governor of Calif. (1931-1934). From the description of James Rolph, Jr. photograph album [graphic]. [ca. 1913-1916] (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 213468344 ...

Stimson, Henry L. (Henry Lewis), 1867-1950

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Henry Lewis Stimson, the politician, was one of Eleanor Stimson Brooks's cousins. He took an interest in the family and had given her support throughout Van Wyck's struggles with depression (1926-1930). From the description of Correspondence to Charles Van Wyck Brooks, 1930-1945. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 191821881 Stimson served as U.S. Secretary of war (1911-1913, 1940-1945), was governor general of the Philippine Islands (1927-1929) and U.S...

Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886

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Chester Alan Arthur (October 5, 1829 – November 18, 1886) was an American attorney and politician who served as the 21st President of the United States from 1881 to 1885....

Hopkinson, Francis, 1737-1791

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Francis Hopkinson was a judge of the Court of Admiralty of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1786, n.d. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155885969 Pennsylvania Continental congressman. From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to Thomas Harwood, 1781 Apr. 28. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122585977 From the...

Johnson, Hiram, 1866-1945

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Hiram Johnson was the governor of California, 1911-1917, a United States Senator from California, 1917-1945, and a leader in the Progressive Party. From the description of Hiram Johnson papers, 1895-1945. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 82192663 Hiram Johnson served as governor of Calif. (1911-1917), Progressive candidate for Vice President of the U.S. (1912), and U.S. Senator from Calif. (1917-1945). From the description of Hiram Johnso...

Harding, Warren Gamaliel, 1865-1923

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Warren Gamaliel Harding (b. November 2, 1865, Blooming Grove, Ohio-d. August 2, 1923, San Francisco, California) was an American politician who served as the 29th President of the United States from March 4, 1921 until his death in 1923....

Brandeis, Louis Dembitz, 1856-1941

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Louis Brandeis (b. November 13, 1856, Louisville, Kentucky – d. October 5, 1941, Washington D.C.) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving from 1916 until 1939. Brandeis was the Court’s 67th justice and its first Jewish-American justice. He was the son of immigrants from Bohemia, who came to Kentucky from Prague, then part of the Austrian Empire. He received his LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1877, and before becoming a judge, served as a lawyer at Warren & B...

Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875

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Andrew Johnson (b. December 29, 1808, Raleigh, North Carolina-d. July 31, 1875, Carter's Station, Tennessee) became the seventeenth president of the United States after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in 1865. Johnson was born in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1808. He began his political career in Greenville, Tennessee in 1828. At the time of this letter he was the Democratic senator from Tennessee. Emerson Etheridge was born in Carrituck County, North Carolina. As a representative of Tennes...

Amundsen, Roald, 1872-1928

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While on an Arctic exploration, Amundsen's ship, the Maud, was disabled by a broken propeller off the Siberian coast. He requested assistance from Captain Claude S. Cochran on the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Bear. From the description of Radiograms and telegrams : between Amundsen on the disabled auxiliary schooner Maud and the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Bear, 1921 July 8-19. (The Mariners' Museum Library). WorldCat record id: 30352211 Amundsen was a Norwegian polar explorer. ...

Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964

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Herbert Clark Hoover (b. August 10, 1874, Iowa-d. October 20, 1964), thirty-first president of the United States, was born in Iowa, and was orphaned as a child. A Quaker known from his childhood as "Bert" to his friends, he began a career as a mining engineer soon after graduating from Stanford University in 1895. Within twenty years he had used his engineering knowledge and business acumen to make a fortune as an independent mining consultant. In 1914 Hoover administered the American Relief Com...

Buchanan, James, 1791-1868

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Epithet: US President British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000471.0x000128 James Buchanan, Jr. (1791-1868) was the 15th President of the United States, serving from 1857–1861. Prior to his presidency, Buchanan represented Pennsylvania in the House of Representatives and later the Senate, and served as Secretary of State under President James K. Polk (1845-1849). Source : About the White Hous...

Carroll, Charles, 1737-1832

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Signer of the Declaration of Independence. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Doughoragen, 1792 Aug. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133368 From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Ralph Izard, 1800 Nov. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270134277 Signer of the Declar. of Independence. From the description of Autograph signature to receipt, 1830 Dec. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270134591 Signer of the Declar...

Ellery, William, 1727-1820

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Addressee is Commissioner at the Rev. Mr. Marshall's. From the description of Letter, 1783, September 1, Philadelphia, to Benjamin Stelle, Philadelphia. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122529391 Representative to U.S. Continental Congress and signer of Declaration of Independence, of Newport, R.I. From the description of William Ellery autograph letter signed, 1780. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 273925427 William Ellery was born ...

Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872

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Lawyer, politician, and statesman; principle residence and law practice was in Auburn, New York; Governor of New York State, 1838-1842; United State Senator, 1849-1861; U.S. Secretary of State, 1861-1869. From the description of Collection, 1828-1936; bulk 1828-1873. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 50872192 New York lawyer and U.S. Senator who served as Secretary of State for Abraham Lincoln. From the description of Letters, 1852-1888. (Abraham Linc...

Robinson, Elmer E. (Elmer Edwin), 1894-

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Mayor of San Francisco (Calif.). From the description of Papers of Elmer E. Robinson, 1951. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450167 Robinson was San Francisco's 33rd mayor, serving two terms beginning January 1948 and ending January 1956. From the description of Elmer E. Robinson papers, 1935-1982 (bulk 1947-1956). (San Francisco Public Library). WorldCat record id: 49659137 Biographical/Historical note ...

Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869

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American jurist and politician. From the description of Letter signed : "War Department," to William Pitt Fessenden, 1862 May 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270580939 U.S. secretary of war 1862-1868. From the description of Telegram (draft) : ms. : Washington, D.C., to Ulysses S. Grant, Appomattox C.H., Va., 1865 Apr. 9. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122380613 Secretary of War; Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. ...

Sherman, Roger, 1721-1793

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Declaration of Independence signer from Connecticut. From the description of Document signed by Roger Sherman, 1764 August to 1766 November. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55230754 Roger Sherman was born in 1721 in Newton, Massachusetts, and early moved to Stoughton, Massachusetts, where he attended the public schools and later learned the shoemaker's trade. He moved to New Milford, Connecticut, in 1743 and became surveyor of New Haven County in 1745. During t...

Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

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Roosevelt, 26th U.S. president, served 1901-1909. From the description of DS, 1904 March 1. : Washington, D.C. Homestead Certificate. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 15210791 26th president of the United States, 1901-1909. From the description of Theodore Roosevelt letters, 1917, 1918. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 213408920 Roosevelt was then Governor of New York. Chapman was one of the founders of the New York St...

Morris, Robert, 1734-1806

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Robert Morris, (1734-1806), American merchant, known as the "financier of the American Revolution." Native of England, he immigrated to America in 1747. In 1754 he formed a partnership with Thomas Willing, a Philadelphia merchant, and by the early 1780's had been recognized as one of the most successful merchants in the nation. He served as a member of the Continental Congress in 1775-1778, superintendent of finance in 1781-84, a member of the U.S. Constitutional Convention (1787) and...

Rockefeller, John D., Jr. (John Davison), 1874-1960

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Epithet: philanthropist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000698.0x000032 Rufus Ivory Cole served as the the director and physician-in-charge (1909-1937) of the Hospital of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, the first hospital in the United States devoted primarily to the investigation of disease. Cole's medical research centered on problems relating to immunity to diseases of the respiratory system,...

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

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Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was an American statesman and third president of the United States. From the description of Thomas Jefferson letter, 1809. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367818629 Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was the third president of the United States, born in Goochland (now Albemarle County), Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1769 to 1775, and with R. H. Lee and Patrick Henry initiated the inter-colonial committee of correspond...

Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955

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Cordell Hull was a Tennessee state representative (1893-1897), a judge of the fifth judicial circuit of Tennessee (1903-1906), U.S. Representative for Tennessee (1907-1921, 1923-1931), chairman of the Democratic National Executive Committee (1921-1924), U.S. Senator for Tennessee (1931-1933), Secretary of State in the Cabinet of President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1944), and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1945. From the description of Cordell Hull letter, 1941 Dec. 12. (Loui...

Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849

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James Knox Polk followed a career path which was blazed by Andrew Jackson. Both men hailed from southwestern North Carolina. Both migrated to Tennessee, where they practiced law and entered politics, and both were elected president of the United States. As similar as their paths were, James Polk was a different personality from his fiery predecessor. His life and career were marked by a relentless pursuit of his goals instead of the dramatic aura that perpetually surrounded Jackson. The effect...

Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850

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Zachary Taylor (1784-1850), the twelfth president of the United States. In 1841, he was appointed to the command of the Sourthern Division of the United States. In the spring of 1845, Taylor appointed to command the Army of Occupation stationed in Corpus Christi. In May 1846, Taylor led his army into north Mexico. Following the battle of Monterey, Taylor was ordered to join General Winfield Scott at the siege of Veracruz. Taylor's victory at at the Battle of Buena Vista made him a national hero....

Hyde, Arthur Mastick, 1877-1947

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Arthur Mastick Hyde (1877-1947) was a lawyer and businessman in Missouri. He served as governor of the state between 1921 and 1925, and later worked as Secretary of Agriculture in the federal government. From the description of Arthur Mastick Hyde photographs, circa 1890s-1940s. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367913714 Arthur Mastick Hyrde (1877-1947) was the Governor of Missouri and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. Arthur Mastick Hyde was born in Prin...

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

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Abraham Lincoln (born February 12, 1809, Sinking Spring Farm near Hodgenville, Kentucky-died April 15, 1865, Washington, D.C.) was the sixteenth President of the United States from 1861 until his death by assassination. He was the son of a Kentucky frontiersman, Thomas Lincoln, and Nancy Hanks. In 1816, Lincoln moved to Pigeon Creek, Indiana, where he worked on his family's farm. Following his mother's death two years later, he continued working on farms until moving with his father to New Sa...

Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901

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Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) was a Republican politician who served as the 23rd President of the United States from 1889 to 1893. He was both preceded and succeeded in office by Democrat Grover Cleveland. From the guide to the Benjamin Harrison letter to George C. Baker, 1888, (Brooklyn Historical Society) John Harrington Farley, born in Cleveland in 1845, was a Democratic politician who served three terms on Cleveland's city council (1871-1877) and two terms as its mayor (...

Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869

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Franklin Pierce (1804-1869) was the 14th President of the United States (1853-1857). Prior to his presidency he served in both the House of Representatives (1833-1837) and the Senate (1837-1842) as a legislator from New Hampshire. Although a Northerner, he sympathized with the Southern cause during the American Civil War and was good friends with Jefferson Davis....

Clymer, George, 1739-1813

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Clymer was a Signer of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution from Pennsylvania. From the description of ALS, 1779 April 2, Roxborough, to unknown. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13347530 Philadelphia merchant and Congressman. From the description of ALS : to William Rawle, 1793 Feb. 9. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86102605 From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to Jacob Bowman, 18...