James Gillespie Blaine family papers, 1777-1945 (bulk 1870-1892).


James Gillespie Blaine family papers, 1777-1945 (bulk 1870-1892).


Family and general correspondence, speeches and writings, diaries, memoirs, notebooks, scrapbooks, and other papers documenting Blaine's public career. Includes a draft of his book, "Twenty Years of Congress" (1884-1886). Documents national and Republican Party politics during Reconstruction and afterward, the presidential campaign of 1884, and foreign policy in regard to Europe and Latin America. Portions of the general correspondence and the financial papers relate to Blaine's extensive business activities. The family correspondence series deals mainly with personal and family matters, but political and diplomatic affairs are discussed throughout. Family correspondents include Blaine's wife, Harriet S. Blaine; his son, Walker Blaine; his daughter, Margaret Blaine Damrosch; his father, Ephraim Lyon Blaine; his mother, Maria Louise Gillespie Blaine; his great-grandfather, Ephraim Blaine; and his secretary, Thomas H. Sherman. The autograph collection contains single letters of Benjamin Franklin, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Benjamin Vaughan, and Daniel Webster, two letters of W. E. Gladstone, a copy of a George Washington letter, an endorsement of Abraham Lincoln, holograph notes of Henry Clay and of James Madison, and an autograph of John Quincy Adams. Correspondents include William B. Allison, Chester Alan Arthur, George S. Boutwell, Benjamin Helm Bristow, Edwin C. Burleigh, Benjamin F. Butler, J. D. Cameron, Simon Cameron, Andrew Carnegie, William E. Chandler, Zachariah Chandler, George William Childs, Schuyler Colfax, Alonzo B. Cornell, Samuel Sullivan Cox, Stephen B. Elkins, William Maxwell Evarts, Thomas Ewing, Cyrus W. Field, Hamilton Fish, Charles R. Flint, Patrick Ford, Charles Foster, James A. Garfield, Lucretia Rudolph Garfield, George Congdon Gorham, Ulysses S. Grant, Horace Greeley, Galusha A. Grow, Eugene Hale, Murat Halstead, Hannibal Hamlin, John M. Harlan, Benjamin Harrison, Bret Harte, John Hay, Rutherford Birchard Hayes, Phineas Warrener Hitchcock, E. R. Hoar, George Frisbie Hoar, O. O. Howard, Timothy O. Howe, Henry M. Hoyt, William H. Hunt, Robert G. Ingersoll, Robert Todd Lincoln, Henry Cabot Lodge, John Alexander Logan, Alexander K. McClure, William McKinley, Edward McPherson, Joseph Medill, Warner Miller, Edwin D. Morgan, Justin S. Morrill, Lot M. Morrill, Baron Julian Pauncefote, William Walter Phelps, Wendell Phillips, Thomas B. Reed, Whitelaw Reid, Horace Rublee, Robert C. Schenck, Ellen Ewing Sherman, John Sherman, Rachel Sherman, William T. Sherman, Charles E. Smith, William Henry Trescott, Israel Washburn, E. B. Washburne, Thurlow Weed, William Windom, and Fernando Wood.

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William Walter Phelps, lawyer, businessman, Republican politician and diplomat. An active Republican politician and a good friend of James G. Blaine, he represented New Jersey in the Forty-third (1873-1875), Forty-eighth, Forty-ninth, and Fiftieth Congresses (1883-1889). In 1881-1882, he served as United States minister to Austria. In 1888 President Harrison appointed him as one of the commissioners to represent the United States at the Joint Conference on the Samoan Question, which met in Berli...

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American lawyer, politician, and author. From the description of Letter signed : Harrisburg, Penna., to Hon. Wayne MacVeagh, 1881 05 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269552023 Henry Martyn Hoyt was a lieutenant colonel of the 52nd Pennsylvania Volunteers. He was captured at Fort Johnson, S.C., but a prisoner exchange allowed him to return to the 52nd until the end of the Civil War, when he was brevetted brigadier general. He became the governor of Pennsylvania and served i...

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McClure, Alexander K. (Alexander Kelly), 1828-1909

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McClure was a Republican politician and owner of a newspaper in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. He helped to influence the Pennsylvania delegates to vote for Abraham Lincoln at the 1860 Republican nominating convention. McClure was a major opponent of Simon Cameron. From the description of Papers, January 3-24, 1861. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 137751501 Alexander K. McClure was a Pennsylvania newspaper publisher and politician. Born in Sherman's ...

Flint, Charles R. (Charles Ranlett), 1850-1934

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Charles Ranlett Flint (1850-1934) was a financial capitalist, merchant and industrial consolidator. He entered the shipping business and worked for commission merchants in New York City. Popularly known as the "Father of Trusts", he was responsible for many industrial consolidations and mergers. From the guide to the Charles R. Flint papers, 1872-1930, 1885-1915, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Epithet: Rector of Bilsthorpe Briti...

Blaine, Ephraim Lyon, 1796-1850

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Hoar, E. R. (Ebenezer Rockwood), 1816-1895

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Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar, a 1839 graduate of Harvard Law School, was a judge of the Court of Common Pleas (1849-1855), associate justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (1859-1869), served as U.S. Attorney General (1869-1870) and as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1873-1875). From the description of Letters to Joseph Willard and Henry Vose, 1840-1858. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234339043 American jurist. From the de...

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...

Hunt, William H. (William Henry), 1823-1883

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William Henry was United States Secretary of the Navy, 1881-1882, under Presidents James Garfield and Chester A. Arthur. From the description of Signature, 1881. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 17997936 U.S. Secretary of the Navy, diplomat, and jurist. From the description of Letter of William H. Hunt, 1883. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451087 ...

United States. Congress

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Bills of the 96th Congress to provide for temporary increases in the public debt limit, and for other purposes. From the description of Public debt legislation, 96th Congress : legislative history of public debt legislation, 1979-1980. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 243776779 Bill of the 96th Congress to impose a windfall profit tax on domestic crude oil, and for other purposes. From the description of Crude oil windfall profit tax act of 1980 ...

Chandler, William E. (William Eaton), 1835-1917

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U.S. secretary of the navy, senator from New Hampshire, and lawyer. From the description of William E. Chandler papers, 1863-1917. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982265 U.S. Secretary of the Navy, senator from New Hampshire, and lawyer. From the description of Papers [microform], 1876-1882. (Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center). WorldCat record id: 62739785 William E. Chandler, a Republican, was U.S. Senator from New Hampshire, 1889-1901, Assistant ...

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882

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Poet, from Cambridge (Middlesex Co.), Mass. From the description of Papers, 1859-1874. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19903002 American author and poet. From the description of A psalm of life, fourth verse, 1850. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 274069802 American teacher, translator, and poet. From the description of Letter, Nahant, Mass., to Mrs. T.B. Lawrence, Newport, 1872 July 20. (Boston Athenaeum...

Hale, Eugene, 1836-1918

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Lawyer and U.S. representative and senator from Maine; of Ellsworth, Me.; lived in Washington, D.C., during much of his political career and after retirement. From the description of Eugene Hale autograph letter signed to Hayne Davis, 1907 Feb. 12 and undated. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 182580057 ...

Windom, William, 1827-1891

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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...

Chandler, Zachariah, 1813-1879

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George Armstrong Custer was a famous cavalry officer during the Civil War and the Indian wars of the 1860s and 1870s. Elizabeth Bacon Custer, his wife, was the author of several works about Army life on the plains. After the death of her husband, she dedicated her life to defending his honor. From the guide to the George A. and Elizabeth B. Custer papers, 1857-1929, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) American politician. From the description of Autograph letter s...

Butler, Benjamin Franklin, 1818-1893

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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...

Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912

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U.S. politician, historian and newspaper editor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cedarville, to Schuyler Colfax, 1863 Sept. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 649441349 American newspaperman, editor, diplomat, and historian. From the description of Papers of Whitelaw Reid [manuscript], 1878-1893. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647879858 From the description of Papers of Whitelaw Reid, 1878-1893. (University of Virginia). ...

Cornell, Alonzo B., 1832-1904

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Governor of New York. From the description of Alonzo B. Cornell papers, 1830-1904. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63935485 Alonzo Cornell was a governor of New York and the eldest son of Ezra Cornell, the founder of Cornell University. From the description of Letter, 1871 October 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122488115 Alonzo Cornell was the son of Ezra Cornell, who founded Cornell University. Alonzo proposed publishing these remi...

Ingersoll, Robert Green, 1833-1899

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Ingersoll: unmarried lawyer in Peoria, Ill. From the description of Letter : Peoria, Ill., to Miss Han Selby, Smithland, Ky., 1859 Sept. 24. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 41986349 Ingersoll: lawyer, author, lecturer, well-known proponent of agnosticism. Hackley (1837-1905): businessman & philanthropist from Muskegon, Mich. From the description of Letter : New York, [N.Y.], to Mr. [Charles Henry?] Hackley, 1897 July 21. (Abraham L...

Morrill, Lot M. (Lot Myrick), 1812-1883

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American statesman. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to W.P. Fessenden, 1862 Nov. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270612916 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to William Pitt Fessenden, 1867 Dec. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270612918 U.S. secretary of the treasury, U.S. senator from and governor of Maine. From the description of Letters of Lot M. Morrill, 1867-1868. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: ...

Blaine, Walker, -1890

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Wood, Fernando, 1812-1881

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American politician. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to an unidentified recipient, 1867 Nov. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270583855 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to G.L. Ford, 1864 Jun. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270583848 Mayor of New York, N.Y., and U.S. representative of New York. From the description of Fernando Wood correspondence, 1859 December 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record i...

Burleigh, Edwin C. (Edwin Chick), 1843-1916

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Governor (1889-1892), U.S. Representative, and Senator from Maine; resident of Augusta, Me. From the description of Edwin C. Burleigh autograph letter signed, 1892. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70979715 ...

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) ...

Schenck, Robert Cumming, 1809-1890

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American soldier, politician, and diplomat. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to W.W. Belknap, 1870 Aug. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270634505 Lawyer, U.S. Army officer, legislator, diplomat, and promoter of railroads and mining ventures, of Dayton, Ohio, and Washington, D.C. From the description of Papers, 1809-1882 (bulk 1850-1865). (Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center). WorldCat record id: 70952260 From the descri...

Washburn, Israel, 1813-1883

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Lawyer, and U.S. representative and governor of Maine. From the description of Papers of Israel Washburn, 1838-1908. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71131681 Lawyer, U.S. representative (1851-1861), and governor of Maine (1861-1863); b. in Livermore, Me.; lived in Orono. From the description of Israel Washburn correspondence, 1876. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 234305875 American lawyer and politician; Gov. of Me. Fro...

Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892

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Cyrus West Field (1819-1892) was a merchant and capitalist who promoted the laying of the first Atlantic cable linking the U.S. with Europe. He formed a company to build cable communications between Newfoundland and Ireland, helped establish elevated trains in New York City, and participated in the development of the Wabash Railroad. Other business ventures included ownership of a New York newspaper, the Mail and Express. From the description of Cyrus W. Field papers, 1831-1905, bulk...

Miller, Warner, 1838-1918

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Republican representative and senator from New York. Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1881 to fill a vacancy; served from 27 July 1881 to 3 Mar. 1887. From the description of Warner Miller letter : Senate chamber, Washington, to William Thurstone, 1886 May 27. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 71303929 ...

Cox, Samuel Sullivan, 1824-1889

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Editor of Muskingum Messenger, Ohio state senator, U.S. congressman from Ohio and from New York. Cox was born in Zanesville, Ohio, graduated from Brown University in Providence, R.I., then studied law. He married Julia Buckingham and began practicing law in Zanesville in 1849. From the description of Correspondence, 1848. (Ohio Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 41091956 U.S. representative from Ohio and New York, diplomat, and author. From the description ...

Hitchcock, Phineas Warrener, 1831-1881

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Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908

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Iowa legislator; United States House of Representatives, 1863-1871; United States Senate, 1873-1908. From the description of Letter : Dubuque, Iowa, to W[illiam] W[orth] Belknap, Washington, D.C., 1873 Oct. 22. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 26496685 U.S. Senator and Representative from Iowa. From the description of Papers of William B. Allison, 1862-1916. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 148787411 William ...

Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919

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Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) was an American industrialist and philanthropist. From the description of Carnegie autograph collection, 1867-1945. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122682758 From the guide to the Carnegie autograph collection, 1867-1945, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Andrew Carnegie was an industrialist and philanthropist. From the description of Address of Mr. Andrew Carnegie before the Pitt...

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...

Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924

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Henry Cabot Lodge (1850-1924) was born into a prominent Boston family in 1850. Through his mother’s family, the Cabots, Lodge traced his lineage back to the 17th century, with one great-grandfather a leading Federalist during the Revolutionary period. Growing up in both an intellectual and privileged household, "Cabot" took naturally to academic subjects, particularly history and literature. Beyond his early devotion to scholarly pursuits, Lodge also enjoyed numerous sports and the great outdoor...

Bristow, Benjamin Helm, 1832-1896

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Lawyer, railroad entrepreneur, Secretary of the Treasury, and Republican politician. From the description of Benjamin Helm Bristow [microform] : papers, selections from Library of Congress. (Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center). WorldCat record id: 62534698 From the description of Benjamin Helm Bristow : miscellaneous papers, 1832-1896. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 46737472 Army officer, lawyer, and U.S. secretary of the treasury and soli...

Lincoln, Robert Todd, 1843-1926

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American lawyer and statesman. From the description of Letter signed : War Department, Washington City, to the Attorney General, 1883 Feb. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270593081 From the description of Letter signed : War Department, Washington City, to the Attorney General, 1882 May 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270593085 From the description of Letter signed : War Department, Washington City, to the Attorney General [Benjamin H. Brewster], 1881 Dec. 10. (...

Rublee, Horace, 1829-1896

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Elkins, Stephen B. (Stephen Benton), 1841-1911

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Stephen B. Elkins was a territorial legislator in New Mexico and later U. S. Senator from West Virginia. From the description of Stephen B. Elkins papers, 1869-1910. (New Mexico State University). WorldCat record id: 501085916 U.S. Senator and Sec. of War. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Elkins, West Virginia, to Harper & Brothers, 1891 Nov. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270613971 U.S. senator from West Virginia, U.S. represent...

Foster, Charles, 1828-1904

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Epithet: Churchwarden of Holme-on-Spalding-Moor British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001345.0x0001dc On June 2, 1858 the first annual Old Settlers Celebration was held in Burlington, Iowa. Speeches, prayers and toasts were offered by prominent citizens of Des Moines County. The second toast of the day was made on behalf of "Old Des Moines, The Mother of Counties -- She welcomes to her maternal board the representati...

McPherson, Edward, 1830-1895

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Editor, statistician, and U.S. representative from Pennsylvania. From the description of Papers of Edward McPherson, 1738-1936. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451776 Biographical Note 1830,July 31 Born, Gettysburg, Pa. 1848 Graduated from Pennsylvania (now Gettysburg) College, Gettysburg, Pa. ...

Smith, Charles E., 1836-1905

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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....