Papers, 1791-1883, bulk 1818-1830.


Holley, Horace, 1781-1827. Papers, 1791-1883, bulk 1818-1830.

Papers, 1791-1883, bulk 1818-1830.

128 holograph letters and signed items by Horace Holley, Mary Austin Holley, George Washington, John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Charles Caldwell, Henry Clay, Edward Everett, Daniel Webester, James Polk, Horace Greeley, James Madison, Dolly Madison, Robert Todd Lincoln and others on a variety of subjects. A scrapbook of printed items concerning Transylvania University beginning in 1818.

137 items.

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