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Presidents -- United States -- Biography

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

America's call to arms print

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230309756]
Identifier: MSS SC 1142
Scope and Contents

Printed speech presented before a joint session of congress on April 2, 1917 asking for a declaration of war against Germany. The item was written by Konrad Kail and is called "America's call to Arms." Kail used dark and light pen strokes in writing the speech which make a profile portrait of Wilson.

Dates: 1917

Andrew Jackson bankdraft

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233293569]
Identifier: Vault MSS 624
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed bankdraft for thirty-nine dollars sent to McHenry Ewing, treasurer of Nashville University.

Dates: 1829

James Buchanan proclamation

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230339969]
Identifier: MSS 77
Abstract 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...
Dates: 1858

Dwight D. Eisenhower letter

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233292264]
Identifier: Vault MSS 584
Scope and Contents

Typewritten and signed letter dated June 27, 1957, written on "The White House Washington" stationary, and addressed to Jean M. F. Dubois in Denver, Colorado. Eisenhower expresses sympathy that Dubois has been ill and concern for his "struggles" in writing a book about his father. Eisenhower also regrets not being able to visit Denver that summer.

Dates: 1957 June 27

Phineas Densmore Gurley letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230309723]
Identifier: MSS SC 1145
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter written in Washington DC, dated Oct. 31, 1862, and addressed to Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), President of the United States. Gurley states that the Reverend Alexander W. Sproull is of good character and is very devoted to his work. He recommends Sproull for the position of "Hospital Chaplaincy."

Dates: 1862 October 31

Andrew Jackson letters

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 564
Scope and Contents

Two handwritten and signed letters both written in Washington D.C. One, an original, is dated May 10, 1824 and addressed to John C. Calhoun (1782-1850), Secretary of War of the United States. The item recommends Lt. Hammond, a recent graduate of West Point, to a position with the United States Corps of Engineers. The other, a photocopy, is dated June 21, 1832 and addressed to "my son" discussing the bill for the laying out of the Territory of Arkansas and in getting the area surveyed.

Dates: 1824-1832

Thomas Jefferson letter

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233292629]
Identifier: Vault MSS 577
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed note dated December 10, 1807 and addressed to a Mr. Newton. Jefferson says he is indebted to Newton for the receipt of cyder and myrtle wax and wants to know the amount of payment which is due.

Dates: 1807 December 10

Abraham Lincoln letter

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233293486]
Identifier: Vault MSS 618
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter listing questions Lincoln wished asked of Gouverneur Morris and Solomon Alofsen at a deposition hearing concerning their roles as officers of the Sangamon & Morgan Railroad. The letter is accompanied by another document, signed by L. Stillwell, verifying the handwriting of Lincoln.

Dates: 1851

Abraham Lincoln letter

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233293353]
Identifier: Vault MSS 605
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter designating George Harrington temporary Secretary of the Treasury in the abscence of Salmon P. Chase.

Dates: 1862

Abraham Lincoln letter to Samuel D. Marshall

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233292538]
Identifier: Vault MSS 563
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter written from Springfield, Illinois, dated December 30, 1845, and addressed to the attorney, Samuel D. Marshall. The item is concerned with a plea to be brought before the "Supreme Court." Lincoln questions how the case is to be presented and how much it will cost.

Dates: 1845 December 30