Grenville H. Norcross autograph collection, 1489-1937.

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Norcross, Grenville H., 1854-1937. Grenville H. Norcross autograph collection, 1489-1937.

Grenville H. Norcross autograph collection, 1489-1937.

Autographs collected by Grenville H. Norcross, including autographs of United States presidents, kings and queens of Great Britain and France, authors, politicians, artists, composers, scientists, judges, reformers, and many others. Among the individuals represented are Abigail Adams, John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Chester A. Arthur, James Buchanan, Grover Cleveland, Calvin Coolidge, Edward Everett, Millard Fillmore, Benjamin Franklin, James A. Garfield, William Lloyd Garrison, Ulysses S. Grant, Edward Everett Hale, Alexander Hamilton, John Hancock, Warren G. Harding, Benjamin Harrison, Rutherford B. Hayes, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Winslow Homer, Herbert Hoover, Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Johnson, Abraham Lincoln, James Madison, James Monroe, Thomas Paine, Franklin Pierce, James K. Polk, Josiah Quincy, Paul Revere, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Charles Sumner, William Howard Taft, Zachary Taylor, John Tyler, Martin Van Buren, George Washington, and Daniel Webster.

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