unknown (fl. 1859-1897)
Autograph letter signed
Title: My Dear Ma
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Clegg, William (fl. 1859-1907)
Title: [Collection of William Clegg, I company, 2nd regiment, Louisiana, infantry] [decimalized]
Collection includes nine letters, one newspaper clipping with ribbon, one diary, one ledger, and one photograph. Four envelopes are included. Letters are written from various people and include recommendations for Clegg, reflections of the War, and various other topics. Diary mostly consists of entries on camp life, marching, and some fighting.
Beach, Elias William (1841-1921)
Title: [Collection of Elias W. Beach] [decimalized]
Contains documents related to Beach, who served in Company F of the 50th regiment, New York engineers. Includes 16 autograph letters or autograph notes signed, 8 autographs from military notables, a land contract, a typed genealogical document related to the Beach family, a society medal, a photograph, a hand-drawn plan of a military camp, and an empty photograph album. Contains one envelope, previously numbered .24, addressed to Elias W. Beach from Bryant's Business College. Touches on patriotism during the war (GLC00919.25.17-.19) as well as African Americans in Chester, Ohio (GLC00919.25.24).
Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson) (1822-1885)
Title: Collection relating to Grant's presidency & family with 3 S.B. Anthony items [decimalized .001-.119, .097a, .119a,b,c]
This collection, put together by some early twentieth century collectors concentrates on Grant's presidency, funeral and the commemoration of the centenary of his birth in 1922. #1-31 include Grant family correspondence (mostly about USG's death and funeral). Most of the correspondence is written by Frederick Dent Grant. There are also four Susan B. Anthony items: three letters to a member of the 1867 NYS Constitutional Convention (calling for women's suffrage; #32-34) and a printed petition (#35) to President Ulysses S. Grant with pasted-on (and written) signatures of women's' leaders like Anthony, Julia Ward Howe, L. Maria Child, L. M. Alcott, E. P. Peabody, E. S. Phelps, Mary A. Livermore, Mary Eastman, Margaret Campbell, Ada C. Bowles and Lucy Stone. Items #36-37 are an interesting pair of letters of Ely S. Parker, Seneca Indian chief, concerning his Indian name and his military career (10/25 and 11/1 1865). A number of printed invitations, menus and pins round-out this portion of the collection. #49-63 are election campaign materials from 1868 and 1872. These include a dramatic and vituperative letter of W.S. Rosecrans to Horatio Seymour, 7/24/1868 (#49), urging him not to run and divide the party since "[i]f you run[,] Grant[,] that weak, malignant knavish little fellow will be our next president." The "Spirit of the Campaign" leaflets (#61-63) are typical Republican "waving the bloody flag" attacks on the Democrats and Seymour. Items #64-77 are mostly funerary ribbons worn at Grant's New York funeral, while #78-115 are indifferent carte de visite photographs and engravings of Grant and contemporaries. The collection is accompanied by approximately 81 news clipping, mostly 1915-1925, concerning Grant's life, the centennial of his birth (4/1922), the Grant-Dent Memorial Association (most of these are St. Louis imprints, including a few German-language newspapers); plus four articles on the centenary of Susan B. Anthony's birth in 1920. Most of the newspapers are highly brittle.
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