Presidents -- United States -- Biography
Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:
America's call to arms print
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.
Andrew Jackson bankdraft
Handwritten and signed bankdraft for thirty-nine dollars sent to McHenry Ewing, treasurer of Nashville University.
James Buchanan proclamation
Dwight D. Eisenhower letter
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.
Phineas Densmore Gurley letter
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."
Andrew Jackson letters
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.
Thomas Jefferson letter
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.
Abraham Lincoln letter
Handwritten and signed letter designating George Harrington temporary Secretary of the Treasury in the abscence of Salmon P. Chase.
Abraham Lincoln letter
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.
Abraham Lincoln letter to Samuel D. Marshall
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.