American Memory Historical Collections
Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress
The Abraham Lincoln Papers contain more than 180 items
to, from, or referring to Ulysses S. Grant. To find them,
go to the collection’s search
page and search in both descriptive information and
full text on the exact phrase Ulysses S. Grant (do not
put quotation marks around the words).
Among the collection’s Grant-related materials
- Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant, Monday, July
13, 1863 (Congratulations on capture of Vicksburg).
- Ulysses S. Grant to Abraham Lincoln, Saturday, January
21, 1865 (Military appointment for Robert Todd Lincoln).
- Ulysses S. Grant to Abraham Lincoln, Tuesday, January
31, 1865 (Telegram concerning Hampton Roads Conference).
American Time Capsule: 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
history. Search the
bibliographic records and the full text option to find
items related to Grant including his proclamation announcing
Amendment to the Constitution and campaign
literature from the 1868 election.
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 Ulysses S. Grant's military career
and presidency (1869-77).
- The Congressional
Globe contains congressional debate and
presidential messages from Grant's first administration
(1869-73), including his First,
and Fourth Annual
Messages to Congress.
- The Congressional
Record began publication in 1873 and it
is the fourth and final series of publications containing
the debates of Congress. The Congressional
Record is only available
in this collection from 1873 to 1875, and includes
Grant's Fifth and Sixth
Annual Messages to Congress.
- The United
States Statutes at Large contains the full text
of all the laws enacted and treaties ratified during
Grant's presidency, including the 15th
Amendment to the
Constitution and the Civil
Rights Act of 1875.
Civil War Treasures from the New-York Historical Society
The images in this digital collection are drawn from the
New-York Historical Society's rich archival collections
that document the Civil War. This collection contains thirteen
items related to Ulysses
The Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920
This collection documents the historical formation and
cultural foundations of the movement to conserve and protect
America's natural heritage through books, pamphlets, government
documents, manuscripts, prints, photographs, and motion
picture footage drawn from the collections of the Library
of Congress. President Ulysses S. Grant signed into law
Establishing Yellowstone National Park in 1872 and
Culture Act in
Do Solemnly Swear...": Presidential Inaugurations
This collection contains approximately 400 items relating
to presidential inaugurations, including Grant's first
inauguration in 1869 and his second
inauguration in 1873.
Nineteenth Century in Print
This collection comprises books and periodicals published
in the United States during the nineteenth century, including
a book about Grant's 1872
presidential campaign. This collection also presents
popular periodicals digitized by Cornell University
Library and the Preservation Reformatting Division of the
Library of Congress. Search the bibliographic
records and the full
text options to find articles that discuss Grant, including
an 1869 article in the Atlantic
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 for online display approximately ninety
representative documents from the fifteenth century
to the mid-twentieth century. The collection contains Ulysses
S. Grant's commission
as lieutenant general signed
by Abraham Lincoln.