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Buchanan, James, 1791-1868



  • Existence: 1791 - 1868

biographical statement

His 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:

Mathew B. Brady photograph of President James Buchanan

 Item — Item 1: [Barcode: 31197233276523]
Identifier: MSS 7985
Scope and Contents

Salt print of President James Buchanan taken by Mathew Brady in 1857. The photograph was originally a daguerreotype.

Dates: 1857

James Buchanan amnesty proclamation

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233292827]
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

James Buchanan letter to Samuel L. Southard

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233289245]
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

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

Eunice P. Houche letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230311463]
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.

Dates: 1857

Letter, 1836

 Item — Box 8: [Barcode: 31197233283206], 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.

Dates: 1836

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Collection 5
Archival Object 1
Letters 3
Material Types 2
Politics, Government, and Law 2
Presidents -- United States -- Correspondence 2
Proclamations 2