Letters/Correspondence

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Letter from Ulysses Grant to Julia Grant
September 2, 1883

Former President Ulysses S. Grant writes to his wife, Julia Grant. He writes about his travels to Minnetonka Lake, which he describes as "a beautiful sheet of water almost as large as Como, in Switzerland, filled with islands." Transcript...

Location: I-SpahrB-1953-9

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Andrew Curtin to James Pollock
October 15, 1883

Pennsylvania Representative Andrew Gregg Curtin (Class of 1837) writes attorney James Pollock and proposes a meeting in Philadelphia.

Location: I-BeachW-1974-6

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Horatio King to Thomas Hendricks
April 17, 1884

Horatio King writes former Indiana Governor Thomas A. Hendricks to welcomes him home from a trip abroad and requests that he read the enclosed "Centennial" brochure. King looks forward to Hendricks...

Location: I-Purchase-1953-4

Subject: Politics and Government, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from William Emory to Horatio Collins King
April 25, 1884

Civil War General William Hemsley Emory writes to Horatio Collins King, accepting the latter's invitation to attend the reunion of the Society of the Army of the Potomac, so long as "the gout which is very capricious and wayword, is not on [him...

Location: I-BeachW-1975-5

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Francis Fessenden to Horatio Collins King
April 26, 1884

Civil War General Francis Fessenden writes to Horatio Collins King, declining the latter's invitation to attend the reunion of the Army of the Potomac in Brooklyn.

Location: I-BeachW-1975-6

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Nahum Capen to Horatio King
September 19, 1884

Nahum Capen writes to Horatio King to decline an invitation and to discuss the philosophy of dreams. Capen was postmaster of Boston, Massachusetts, from 1857 to 1861 while King served as Assistant Postmaster General from 1854 to 1861 and as...

Location: I-Purchase-1964-3

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Note from Horatio King to Unknown Recipient
September 30, 1884

Attorney Horatio King writes to an unspecified recipient in West Newton, Massachusetts, endorsing the candidacy of Grover Cleveland and Thomas A. Hendricks in the 1884 Presidential election.

Location: I-BeachW-1976-2

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from S. J. Miles to Cornelius Agnew
November 25, 1884

S. J. Mills, who works in the Osage Agency of the United States Indian Service, writes to Dr. Cornelius R. Agnew about the return of a blind Indian and provides an update on the progress of new facilities for Native Americans. 

Location: I-Friends-1973-4

Subject: Native Americans

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Hiester H. Muhlenberg to Catharine Muhlenberg
circa 1885

Hiester H. Muhlenberg writes to his wife, Catharine, with instructions on funeral arrangements in the event of his death.

Location: I-Friends-2013-2

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Horatio King to John Cunningham
April 4, 1885

Horatio King writes John Cunningham telling him he put the sketches he received in his scrapbook. King gives corrections on Secretary of the Interior Jacob Thompson's resignation in January 1861 over the sailing of the Star of the West...

Letter from Romeyn B. Ayres to Horatio Collins King
April 10, 1885

Civil War General Romeyn Beck Ayres writes to Horatio Collins King, acknowledging the latter's invitation to attend the reunion of the Society of the Army of the Potomac in Baltimore.

Location: I-BeachW-1975-2

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Andrew Curtin to John Cadwalader
June 10, 1885

Andrew Curtin writes to John Cadwalader, recommending J.H. Hahn for a job. Curtin is also planning to come to Philadelphia later in the week.

Location: I-Original-1885-3

Subject: Business and Industry, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Andrew Curtin to William Rauch
August 17, 1885

Andrew Gregg Curtin writes to William H. Rauch, offering his assistance in response to Rauch's request for help with gaining an appointment.

Location: I-Original-1885-3

Subject: Business and Industry, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Andrew Curtin to John Cadwalader
August 29, 1885

Andrew Gregg Curtin writes to John Cadwalader in Philadelphia, recommending an unspecified Colonel Guss for a job.

Location: I-Original-1885-3

Subject: Business and Industry, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from James Noon to Andrew Curtin
September 2, 1885

James Noon to writes Andrew Gregg Curtin asking for a recommendation for a position at the custom house in Philadelphia as either "a watchman or messenger." On the reverse Curtin writes to John Cadwalader, endorsing Noon.

Location: I-Original-1885-3

Subject: Business and Industry, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from David Fortney to Samuel Randall
September 4, 1885

David F. Fortney writes to Samuel J. Randall, recommending Patrick P. Louchey for a position at the customs house in Philadelphia. On the reverse, Andrew Gregg Curtin writes to Randall recommending Mr. Louchey as well.

Location: I-Original-1885-3

Subject: Business and Industry, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from C. C. McLean to Andrew Curtin
June 7, 1886

C. C. McLean writes to Andrew Gregg Curtin about his father, Col. G. P. McLean. McLean asks Curtin to recommend the Colonel for a position in a warehouse in Philadelphia.

Letter from C.C. McLean to Andrew Curtin
July 8, 1886

C.C. McLean writes to Andrew Curtin regarding his father, Col. G.P. McLean. McLean again asks that Curtin refer the Colonel for a position in Philadelphia. On the reverse, Curtin writes a recommendation to John Cadwalader: "I remember Col. McLean...

Location: I-Original-1885-3

Subject: Business and Industry, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Edward Buchanan to Clement Butler
November 3, 1886

Rev. Edward Young Buchanan, son of President James Buchanan, writes to his friend Rev. Clement Moore Butler. Buchanan mentions one of his brothers, who Butler is growing more fond of: "time and the subsidence of party spirit...have begun to do...

Location: I-Friends-1986-1

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from William Harvey to Horatio Collins King
May 30, 1887

Civil War veteran William S. Harvey writes to Horatio Collins King, declining the latter's invitation to attend the reunion of the Society of the Army of the Potomac. "Advanced age must plead my excuse from undertaking such a long journey,"...

Location: I-BeachW-1975-7

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from John Corse to Horatio Collins King
June 16, 1887

Civil War veteran John Murray Corse writes to Horatio Collins King (Class of 1858), sending regrets that he cannot attend the annual reunion of the Society of the Army of the Potomac due to a prior engagement.

Location: I-BeachW-1974-2

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from David Porter to Horatio Collins King
June 28, 1888

Admiral David Dixon Porter acknowledges an invitation and tells Brevet Colonel Horatio Collins King (Class of 1858) that he will attend a reunion of the Society of the Army of the Potomac in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on July 1-3, 1888.

Location: I-AsbellY-2002-32

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Andrew Carnegie to Mr. Hitchcock
December 13, 1888

Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie writes to a Mr. Hitchcock supporting the plan to build a music hall in New York City at Madison Square. Carnegie also provides advice on the site, size, and income yield of the proposed music hall. In addition,...

Location: I-AsbellY-1976-3

Subject: Business and Industry, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Horatio King to Donald Dickinson
January 26, 1889

Horatio King writes Postmaster General Donald McDonald Dickinson and thanks him for sending a copy of his annual report. King comments that he "had the great honor of occupying that position [of Postmaster General], for a short time, under that...

Location: I-Purchase-1963-2

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Harriet Lane Johnston to Lily Macalester
August 14, 1889

Harriet Lane Johnston writes to Lily Macalester while on holiday in England. Addressed to "Dear Lily", Harriet chronicles her travels through the English countryside; encountering acquaintances from home, seeing icebergs, and attending a royal...

Location: MC 1998.10, B4, F16

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

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