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Collection John Tyler Papers

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Microfilm Editions of Primary Documents and Indexes

The microfilm edition of the John Tyler Papers in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress (not including additions) was prepared in 1960-61. Comprised of 3 reels, it is indexed in the Index to the John Tyler Papers (Washington, D.C.: 1961), part of the President’s Papers Index Series.  This index is available online through the Library of Congress Web site in PDF and page view versions.

Selected Related Manuscript Collections at the Library of Congress

  • Nicholas Biddle Papers. Finding aid available in HTML and PDF versions.
  • Caleb Cushing Papers. Finding aid available in HTML and PDF versions.
  • Andrew Jackson Donelson Papers. Finding aid available in HTML and PDF versions.
  • Duff Green Papers.  Finding aid available in HTML and PDF versions.
  • William C. Rives Papers.  Finding aid available in HTML and PDF versions.
  • St. George L. Sioussat Papers. Finding aid available in HTML and PDF versions.
  • Waddy Thompson Papers. Finding aid available in HTML and PDF versions.
  • Martin Van Buren Papers. Finding aid available in HTML and PDF versions.
  • Daniel Webster Papers. Finding aid available in HTML and PDF versions.
  • Other repositories holding Tyler letters include the Yale University Library (Gardiner Family Papers) and the College of William and Mary, as well as several other institutions.

Books and Articles

  • Abell, Alexander Gordon.  Life of John Tyler, President of the United States.  New York: Harper and Brothers, 1844. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • A Brief Sketch of the Life of John Tyler: President of the United States. Philadelphia: J. R. Colon, 1842.
  • Anti-Junius. Who and What is John Tyler?  1843. Available online through Hathi Trust External.
  • Brands, H. W.  Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times. New York: Doubleday, 2005.
  • Chitwood, Oliver Perry.  John Tyler, Champion of the Old South. Newtown, Conn.: American Political Biography Press, [1990], c. 1939.
  • Coleman, Elizabeth Tyler.  Priscilla Cooper Tyler and the American Scene, 1816-1889. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1955.
  • Crapol, Edward P.  John Tyler: The Accidental President. Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Press, 2006.
  • Dinnerstein, Leonard. “The Accession of John Tyler to the Presidency.” Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 70 (October 1962): 447-58.
  • Dunn, Susan.  Dominion of Memories: Jefferson, Madison, and the Decline of Virginia.  New York: Basic Books, 2007.
  • Fraser, Hugh Russell.  Democracy in the Making: The Jackson-Tyler Era.  Indianapolis and New York: Bobbs-Merrill Co., c. 1938.
  • Freehling, William W. The Road to Disunion: Secessionists at bay, 1776-1854.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1990.
  • Holt, Michael F.  The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset of the Civil War.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
  • Leahy, Christopher.  “Torn between family and politics: John Tyler’s struggle for balance.” Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 114 (August 2006): 322-55.
  • May, Gary.  John Tyler. New York: Times Books/Henry Holt, 2008.
  • Monroe, Dan. The Republican Vision of John Tyler. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2003.
  • Morgan, Robert J.  A Whig Embattled: The Presidency under John Tyler.  Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books, 1974 [reprint of 1954 edition by University of Nebraska Press].
  • Moser, Harold D.  John Tyler: A Bibliography.  Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2001.
  • Seager, Robert.  And Tyler Too: A Biography of John and Julia Gardiner Tyler. Norwalk, Conn.: Easton Press, [1989], c. 1963.
  • Stathis, Stephan W. “John Tyler’s Presidential Succession: A Reappraisal.” Prologue 8 (Winter 1976): 223-24.
  • Wilentz, Sean. The Rise of American Democracy.  New York: Norton, 2005.

Online Resources

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