Papers, 1836-1922, bulk 1855-1895.

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Smith, William Henry, 1833-1896. Papers, 1836-1922, bulk 1855-1895.

Papers, 1836-1922, bulk 1855-1895.

The collection is composed primarily of Smith's business, political, and research related correspondence dating from 1855-1895. Included are letters associated with his newspaper work in Cincinnati, and wire services such as the Associated Press. Business correspondence concerns Smith's interest in the Mergenthaler Printing Company. Political correspondence includes letters from James A. Garfield to Rutherford B. Hayes (1880-1881). Other papers concern the Republican Party, and the 1876 presidential campaign, and Smith's personal historical interests. Personal correspondence also includes letters from his wife and children, and Charles R. Williams. Photographs consist of carte de visite, cabinet card, and tintype portraits, likely of family members and friends.

17 manuscript boxes, 6 bound volumes, 1 oversize box, 37 reels of microfilm, 1 box of photographs, 3 oversize photographs.

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New York Associated Press.

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Mergenthaler Linotype company

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The period from 1825 on saw the development of composing machines that would speed the process of typesetting in the face of vastly increased demand for books in Europe and the United States. About 300 had been patented by the time Ottmar Mergenthaler (1854-1899) introduced his version in 1886. The German immigrant had worked in a Baltimore machine shop for a decade while perfecting a machine that used small brass matrixes with impressions of the letterforms, etc. and melted lead to cast slugs b...

Western Associated Press.

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Williams, Charles Richard, 1853-1927

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Donaldson, Thomas, 1843-1898

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Brough, John, 1811-1865

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Journalist and newspaperman. From the description of John Brough letter and biographical sketch, 1845-1937. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451709 ...

Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )

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The Republican Party is a national political party in the United States, and was founded in 1854. In the 1864 election, the party took the name National Union Party to allow the participation of Democrats. From the description of Republican Party tickets, 1864. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 496362231 From the guide to the Republican Party tickets, 1864, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) ...

National Typographic Company.

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Smith, William Henry, 1833-1896

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Journalist, Republican politician, and historian, of Ohio. From the description of William Henry Smith collection of Rutherford B. Hayes papers [microform], 1868-1871. (Ohio Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 42885795 William Henry Smith (1833-1896) began his journalism career as a reporter and editor in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was general manager of the Associated Press from 1883-1892. That year he and Charles Fairbanks acquired the Indianapolis News. Smith was active in...

Worthington, Thomas, 1773-1827

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Ohio state representative, state senator and governor of Ohio. From the description of Papers of Thomas Worthington [microform], 1796-1827. (Ohio Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 38901293 U.S. senator and governor of Ohio. From the description of Papers of Thomas Worthington, 1795-1827. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84170288 From the description of Diaries and letterbooks of Thomas Worthington, 1801-1827. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71067873 ...

Smith, Delevan, 1861-1922.

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Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881

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James Garfield, twentieth President of the United States, was born in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, in 1831. After embarking on an academic career, he joined the Ohio volunteer infantry regiment, and in 1863 was appointed Major General in the same regiment. He served as a member of the U. S. House of Representatives from 1863 to 1880, when he was elected President. His inauguration took place on March 4, 1881, but his term of office was unfortunately brought to an abrupt end with his assassination by C...

Fairbanks, Charles W. (Charles Warren), 1852-1918

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Lawyer, U.S. Senator, and U.S. vice president; of Indiana. From the description of Charles Warren Fairbanks typed letter signed, 1906 Jan. 8. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 289017626 Fairbanks was a lawyer and politician. He served in the U.S. Senate and as Vice President under Theodore Roosevelt. Fairbanks practiced law in Indianapolis, Ind. for many years, returning there after his term as Vice President. From the description of Letter,...

Clay, Henry, 1777-1852

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Congressman, U.S. senator, and secretary of state. From the description of Papers 1812-1849. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 704551603 Henry Clay was born in Hanover Co., Va. in 1777 and died in 1852. He served as United States Secretary of State under John Quincy Adams (1825-1829) and was elected to the Senate in 1831. John Randolph (1773-1831) was an American statesman known as John Randolph of Roanoke. He was born in Prince George Co., Va. Randolph's fiery denun...

Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893

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Rutherford B. Hayes was born in Delaware, Ohio, in 1822 and earned degrees from Kenyon College and Harvard Law School before starting a career as a lawyer in Cincinnati. Hayes served as a major general in the Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War and was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1864. Hayes then was elected Governor of Ohio and later served one term as President of the United States (1877-1881) before retiring to his home in Fremont, Ohio, where he died in 1893.President of the Uni...

Bouquet, Henry, 1719-1765

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British colonel. From the description of Speech at Fort Pitt, 1764 Sept. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70974526 Henry Bouquet was a colonel in the Southern Brigade of British forces in the United States in 1765. From the description of The Henry Bouquet papers, 1765. (US Army, Mil Hist Institute). WorldCat record id: 50140401 British army officer. From the description of Henry Bouquet papers, 1765-1788. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 794...

St. Clair, Arthur, 1734-1818

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Born in Thurso, Scotland, 1734, o.s. ; studied medicine in Edinburgh; served in the British Army in America, 1757-1762; surveyor of Cumberland, 1770; colonel of Pennsylvania militia, 1775; brigadier general, 1777 to the close of the Revolution; commander of the Army, 1791-1792; delegate to the Constitutional Congress, 1785-1787, and president, 1787; governor of Northwest Territory, 1789-1802; died in Greensburg, Pa., August 31, 1818. (Bio. Cong. Dir., 1928 ed. ; Dic. Am.Biog. --gives b. date, 17...