Buchanan, James

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Letter from Augustus Schell to Jeremiah Black (Copy)
July 28, 1863

Augustus Schell writes to former Secretary of State Jeremiah Sullivan Black regarding events leading up to the start of the Civil War, particularly Fort Sumter.

Location: I-SpahrB-1959-9

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Jeremiah Black to Augustus Schell (Copy)
August 6, 1863

In a response to Augustus Schell sent to Jeremiah Sullivan Black in July, Black writes to Schell regarding James Buchanan's Cabinet, Fort Sumter, and General John Adams Dix. 

Location: I-SpahrB-1959-9

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from James Buchanan to Joseph C. G. Kennedy
September 10, 1863

Former President James Buchanan writes Joseph Camp Griffith Kennedy regarding his health and finances. "My own heart is good, except that I am a little crippled in walking by the effects of my late very severe attack of rheumatism," as Buchanan explains. Buchanan also notes that "Judge Black has...

Location: I-Friends-2005-6

Subject: Economics and Finance, Health and Medicine, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from James Buchanan to Herman Johnson
November 11, 1863

Former President James Buchanan writes to Dickinson College President Herman Johnson Merrills with information on several alumni, including William Speer (Class of 1788), Jesse Magaw (Class of 1806), and Buchanan's brother George Buchanan (Class of 1805). James Buchanan is a member of the Class...

Letter from James Buchanan to James Henry
April 2, 1864

Former President James Buchanan writes to his nephew, James Buchanan Henry, regarding Isabella Lynch, the daughter of one of his late friends. As Henry is an attorney, Buchanan asks him to look into Lynch's situation at the Convent of Visitation in Brooklyn. "The letter of Isabella Lynch gives a...

Location: I-Friends-2010-2

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from James Buchanan to James Henry
April 7, 1864

Former President James Buchanan's letter to his nephew, James Buchanan Henry, includes a list of individuals who have discharged their bonds or mortgages since April 1. Buchanan also provides instructions on various financial matters as well as a note about a "Tin Box." Transcript included.

Location: MC 1998.10, B4, F8

Subject: Economics and Finance, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from James Buchanan to James Henry
April 18, 1864

Former President James Buchanan writes James Buchanan Henry and includes payment for stocks that Henry purchased on behalf of Harriet Lane. Buchanan also asks Henry "to take out my will" as "it is neceseary or rather proper that I should make some changes in it on account of changes in my...

Location: MC 1998.10, B4, F8

Subject: Economics and Finance, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from James Buchanan to T. Apolian Cheney
June 10, 1864

Former President James Buchanan writes to abolitionist T. Apolian Cheney regarding Henry Darwin Roger's Geological Survey of Pennsylvania, a book Buchanan is struggling to find a copy of.

Location: I-AsbellY-2004-14

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from James Buchanan to Horace Greeley
May 23, 1865

Former President James Buchanan writes to Horace Greeley, editor of the New York Tribune, and declines to send “any explanation, comment or disclaimer' of the acts of my administration during the last six months of its existence." While he has already "compiled a history of it during...

Location: MC 1998.10, B4, F9

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from James Buchanan to Harrisburg Democrats
July 2, 1865

Former President James Buchanan writes to a group of Democrats who live around Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and explains his inability to attend their independence day celebration. "On this hollowed Anniversary, let us rejoice, that, through the intervention of Divine Providence, peace has once...

Location: MC 1998.10, B4, F10

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Benson Lossing to James Buchanan
July 19, 1865

Benson John Lossing writes Former President James Buchanan with questions about the publication status of "a History of your Administration, prepared under your own eye." Lossing is writing a history of the Civil War and would like his account to be fair to Buchanan's administration. "I am a...

Location: MC 1998.10, B1, F17

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from James Buchanan to Marvin Boves
January 19, 1866

Former President James Buchanan thanks Marvin H. Boves for support of "my much much maligned administration." Buchanan also mentions his new book, Mr. Buchanan's Administration on the Eve of the Rebellion. While "the Book has had an extensive sale," Buchanan complains that "the...

Location: MC 1998.10, B4, F11

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from James Buchanan to James Henry
June 19, 1867

Former President James Buchanan writes his nephew James Buchanan Henry and asks him to bring several financial documents when he visits Wheatland, Pennsylvania. Besides "my certificate of Virginia Loan for $11,000," Buchanan tells James Henry that he "will find a policy of insurance on the this...

Location: MC 1998.10, B4, F13

Subject: Economics and Finance, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Engraving of James Buchanan
1877

Engraving based on a daguerreotype of James Buchanan by New York's H. B. Hall & Sons.

Location: I-AsbellY-2002-36

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Engravings and Illustrations

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Jacob Thompson to Jeremiah Black
November 27, 1879

Jacob Thompson, Secretary of the Interior in President James Buchanan's administration, writes Jeremiah Sullivan Black and asks for advice on what to do about the slander in John Bonner's Child's History of the United States. Black also served in President Buchanan's administration as...

Location: I-Friends-1991-12

Subject: Legal Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Harriet Lane Johnston to Jeremiah Black
February 7, 1880

Harriet Lane Johnston writes Judge Jeremiah Sullivan Black to defending her uncle's (President James Buchanan) motives for distribution of offices during his administration.  "One thing I do know," as Johnston explains, is "that if he had an...

Location: MC 1998.10, B4, F16

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Samuel Barlow to George Curtis
October 17, 1881

Samuel Barlow writes to George Ticknor Curtis about Curtis' James Buchanan manuscript that contains material on Buchanan's engagement to Miss Anna Coleman. Barlow argues that Curtis "should not print any considerable portion of what you have written, on the subject of his engagement to Miss...

Letter from Jeremiah Black to Alexander McClure
August 7, 1883

Jeremiah Sullivan Black writes Alexander Kelly McClure and criticizes George Ticknor Curtis' 2 volume biography of President James Buchanan, Life of Buchanan (1883). Black, who served as Attorney General and Secretary of State during President James Buchanan's administration, writes...

Location: I-BeachW-2003-1

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Politics and Government

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 able and faithful old Statesman, President [James]...

Location: I-Purchase-1963-2

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Horatio King to J. H. Weeks, Jr.
March 27, 1896

Horatio King writes to J. H. Weeks, Jr., and explains why Weeks will not receive President James Buchanan's autograph. "I regret that I have no autographed letter of President Buchanan that I am willing to part with," as King notes. In addition, King tells Weeks that "you apparently [have]...

Location: I-Purchase-1955-17

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

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