Millard Fillmore Papers
The papers of Millard Fillmore (1800-1874), educator, U.S. representative from New York, vice president, and thirteenth president of the United States, contain approximately thirty-five items spanning the years 1839-1925, with the bulk dating from 1839 to 1870. The collection includes correspondence relating primarily to political issues such as slavery, Compromise of 1850, Fugitive Slave Law of 1850, Kansas-Nebraska Act, John Brown's 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, and congressional politics. Individuals mentioned in the correspondence include Thomas Hart Benton, John C. Calhoun, and William Henry Harrison. Fillmore's correspondents include Philip Ricard Fendall, Solomon G. Haven, and Humphrey Marshall.
The collection also includes a July 1854 obituary notice for Fillmore's daughter Mary Abigail Fillmore and several letters from her to Susan E. Johnson. The remainder of the papers consists of a detailed index compiled in 1925 to volumes 1-44 of the main collection of Millard Fillmore papers, held by the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, Buffalo, N.Y.
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Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress
The complete Abraham Lincoln Papers from the Manuscript
Division at the Library of Congress consist of approximately
20,000 documents. The Lincoln Papers contain more than
fifty items to, from, or referring to Millard
Fillmore. To find these documents, go to the collection’s search
page, and search on the phrase Millard
Fillmore (do not put quotation
marks around the words).
Among the collection’s Fillmore-related materials
Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional
Documents and Debates, 1774-1875
This collection contains a large selection of congressional
material related to Millard Fillmore's political career
as a member of the House of Representatives,
vice president, and president. Search
this collection by date and type of publication to
find materials related to Fillmore.
- The Congressional
the text of congressional debates from Fillmore's
service in the House of Representatives (1833-35
and 1837-43). It also contains the text of congressional
debates and presidential messages from Fillmore's
presidency (1850-53), including Fillmore's First, Second,
and Third Annual
Messages to Congress and his message
to the Senate announcing the death
of President Zachary Taylor on July 9, 1850.
- The United
States Statutes at Large contain the full text
of all the laws enacted and treaties ratified during Fillmore's
presidency, including the acts that made up the Compromise
of 1850. As part of the Compromise of 1850, the Fugitive
Slave Act was amended and the slave
trade in Washington, D.C., was abolished. Furthermore, California
entered the Union as a free state and a territorial
government was created in Utah.
In addition, an act was passed settling a boundary
dispute between Texas and New Mexico that also
established a territorial government in New Mexico.
From Slavery to Freedom: The African-American Pamphlet Collection,
The collection consists of 397 pamphlets, published from
1824 through 1909, by African-American authors and others
who wrote about slavery, African colonization, Emancipation,
Reconstruction, and related topics, including two items
that reference Millard
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Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music, ca. 1820 to 1860
This collection consists of over 15,000 pieces of sheet music registered for copyright during the years 1820 to 1860.
Printed Ephemera: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera
The Printed Ephemera collection comprises 28,000 primary
source items dating from the seventeenth century to the
present and encompasses key events and eras in American
U.S. Presidential Inaugurations: "I Do Solemnly Swear..." A Resource Guide
This collection contains approximately 400 items relating
to presidential inaugurations, including Millard Fillmore taking the oath of office on July 10, 1850.
Words and Deeds in American History: Selected Documents
Celebrating the Manuscript Division's First 100 Years
In honor of the Manuscript Division's centennial, its
staff selected approximately ninety representative documents
spanning from the fifteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries.
The following items reference