Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Mosby, John S. (1833-1916) to Gaston

High-resolution images are available to schools and libraries via subscription to American History, 1493-1943. Check to see if your school or library already has a subscription. Or click here for more information. You may also order a pdf of the image from us here.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03993 Author/Creator: Mosby, John S. (1833-1916) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 9 October 1904 Pagination: 2 p. ; 25.5 x 20.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses Senator James T. Heflin's remarks on assassination of McKinley. Also writes that black voters hold the balance of power in some states and that Roosevelt would be re-elected. Written on Department of Justice letterhead.

People: Mosby, John Singleton, 1833-1916
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: Progressive EraConfederate General or LeaderPresidentGovernment and CivicsAssassinationsCongressDeathPoliticsAfrican American HistorySuffrageElection

Sub Era:

Order a Copy Citation Guidelines for Online Resources