Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
- Existence: 1791-1868
CitationHis Mr. Buchanan’s administration on the eve of Rebellion, 1866
Wikipedia, Dec. 8, 2011: James Buchanan page (James Buchanan; b. Apr. 23, 1791 in Mercersburg, Pa.; d. June 1, 1868 in Lancester, Pa.; president of the United States, 1857-1861)
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Item — item: 1
Identifier: MSS 7985
Scope and Contents Salt print of President James Buchanan taken by Mathew Brady in 1857. The photograph was originally a daguerreotype.
Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 721
Scope and Contents Printed proclamation dated 6 April 1858. The document offers free and full pardon to all participants in the "Utah Rebellion" who submit themselves to the authority of the federal government.
Dates: 1858 April 6
Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 77
Overview The folder contains a typewritten copy of a presidential proclamation dated 6 April 1858. Buchanan states that the people of Utah have refused to submit to federal authority, justifies his sending of a military force to see that the laws are enforced, states that his actions are not against the Utahns' religion, expresses a desire that all bloodshed could be avoided, and offers a full pardon "to all who will submit themselves to the authority of the federal government." Also included is a...
File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1366
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed letter. The letter primarily contains affectionate greetings and personal family matters. Houche gossips about the local gentry, especially Erastus S. ("Doc") Holden, organizer of the Holden Drug Company and the mayor of Stockton. Houche also mentions particulars about President Buchanan's popularity in her area and the gubernatorial race in California.
Item — Box: 8, Folder: 49-50
Identifier: Vault MSS 2
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed letter, dated 4 Feb. 1836 and addressed to Mahlon Dickerson. Buchanan writes that Col. Freeman be given an appointment in the Marine Corps.
Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 367
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed letter, dated 19 Feb. 1826, and addressed to Samuel L. Southard. Buchanan, a United States Congressman at the time, recommends Charles Henderson of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, for an appointment as a midshipman.
Dates: 1826 February 19