Letter from Harriet Lane to Mr. Childs

Letter from Harriet Lane to Mr. Childs
Number of Pages: 
5
Date: 
November 19, 1859

Harriet Lane writes to a Mr. Childs from the White House in 1859 regarding changes to a publication about her uncle President James Buchanan. Besides making corrections, Lane also wants Mr. Childs to use a different portrait of President Buchanan. The portrait that Mr. Childs had selected is, as Lane argues,“a serious libel against the President.” Transcript included.

Time Period: 
Location: 
MC 1998.10, B4, F16
Origin: 
Gift of Boyd Lee Spahr