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Collection Millard Fillmore Papers

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Selected Archival Collections

  • Besser, Otto. Letters and Millard Fillmore Southern Tour Account, 1898 Dec. 20-1899 Jan. 10, Mss. A96-44, Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society Archives, Buffalo History Museum, Buffalo, N.Y. Described online in the FRANK catalog External of the Buffalo History Museum. WorldCat catalog record External.
  • Congressional Temperance Society (Washington, D.C.) Minute Book, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress. LC catalog record.
  • W. W. Corcoran Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress. LC catalog record. Finding aid available in HTML and PDF formats.
  • Thomas Corwin Correspondence, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress. LC catalog record.  Finding aid available in HTML and PDF formats.
  • Andrew Jackson Donelson Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress. LC catalog record. Finding aid available in HTML and PDF formats.
  • Easby-Smith Family Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress. LC catalog record.  
  • Thomas Ewing Family Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress. LC catalog record. Finding aid available in HTML and PDF formats.
  • Fillmore Family Papers, 1835-1938, Indiana Historical Society Library, Indianapolis, Ind. Finding aid available online External.
  • Fillmore Scrapbooks, D64-145 and D64-146, Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society Archives, Buffalo History Museum, Buffalo, N.Y. Also available on the microfilm edition of the Millard Fillmore Papers, roll 66, series 18. Described online in the FRANK catalog External of the Buffalo History Museum. WorldCat catalog record External.
  • Millard Fillmore Letters, 1829-1859, New York State Library, Albany, N.Y. Finding aid available online External.
  • Millard Fillmore Letters to William Scott, Mss. A2011-02, Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society Archives, Buffalo History Museum, Buffalo, N.Y. Described online in the FRANK catalog of the Buffalo History Museum. WorldCat catalog record External.
  • Millard Fillmore Letters and Documents, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library, New York, N.Y. NYPL catalog record External.
  • Millard Fillmore Map Collection, Geography & Map Division, Library of Congress. Available online; search "Millard Fillmore."
  • Millard Fillmore Papers, 1809-1874. Microfilm edition. Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society and the State University of New York, 1975. LC catalog record.  See also Lester W. Smith and Arthur C. Detmers, Guide to the Microfilm Edition of the Millard Fillmore Papers (Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society and the State University of New York at Oswego, 1975), available online External.
  • Millard Fillmore Papers, 1817-1889, Penfield Library, State University of New York at Oswego, Oswego, N.Y. A digital library of Fillmore letters from 1823 to 1863 is available online External.
  • Millard Fillmore Papers, 1839-1869, MS 2958.3398, The New-York Historical Society, New York, N.Y. NYU Libraries BobCat catalog record External.   
  • Millard Fillmore Photographic Collection 1850-1880, Buffalo History Museum Research Library, Buffalo History Museum, Buffalo, N.Y. Described online in the FRANK catalog External of the Buffalo History Museum. WorldCat catalog record External.
  • Hamilton Fish Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress. LC catalog record. Finding aid available in HTML and PDF formats.
  • Francis Granger and Gideon Granger Correspondence, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress. LC catalog record.
  • William Chauncy Langdon Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress. LC catalog record.
  • Letters Received Concerning Millard Fillmore, A68-88, Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society Archives, Buffalo History Museum, Buffalo, N.Y. Described online in the FRANK catalog External of the Buffalo History Museum. WorldCat catalog record External.
  • Abraham Lincoln Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress. LC catalog record. Series 1-3 of collection available online. Finding aid available in HTML and PDF formats.
  • Fitz-John Porter Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress. LC catalog record. Finding aid available in HTML and PDF formats.
  • Prints & Photographs Online Catalog, Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Available online. The site offers a number of photographs and illustrations of or including Millard Fillmore or members of his family.
  • William C. Rives Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress. LC catalog record. Finding aid available in HTML and PDF formats.
  • Daniel Webster Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress. LC catalog record. Finding aid available in HTML and PDF formats.

Selected Other Sources

    Note:  In addition to the titles below, conduct a keyword search for “Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874” on HathiTrust External and Internet Archive External for more digitized published resources by and about Millard Fillmore.

  • Anbinder, Tyler. Nativism and Slavery: The Northern Know Nothings and the Politics of the 1850s. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.  LC catalog record.
  • Barre, W. L. The Life and Public Services of Millard Fillmore. Buffalo, N.Y.: Wanzer, McKim & Co., 1856. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.  Reprint, New York: B. Franklin, 1971.  LC catalog record.
  • Bodem, Dennis R. The Niederlander Gift Collection of Millard Fillmore Manuscripts: Catalog of an Exhibit Honoring the Centenary of the Buffalo Club, 1867-1967. Buffalo, N.Y.: Prepared for the Buffalo Club by the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, 1966. WorldCat catalog record External.
  • Carman, Harry J., and Luthin Reinhard H. "The Seward-Fillmore Feud and the Crisis of 1850." New York History 24, no. 2 (1943): 163-184.  LC catalog record.
  • Carman, Harry J., and Luthin Reinhard H. "The Seward-Fillmore Feud and the Disruption of the Whig Party." New York History 24, no. 3 (1943): 335-357. LC catalog record.
  • Chamberlain, Ivory. Biography of Millard Fillmore. Buffalo, N.Y.: Thomas & Lathrops, 1856. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive.
  • Crawford, John E., comp. Millard Fillmore: A Bibliography. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2002.  LC catalog record.
  • Davis, Sherman L. “Millard Fillmore and the Whig Decline, 1848-1852.” M.A. thesis, University of Buffalo, 1947. WorldCat catalog record External.
  • Farrell, John J. Zachary Taylor, 1784-1850 [and] Millard Fillmore, 1800-1874; Chronology, Documents, Bibliographical Aids. Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.: Oceana Publications, 1971. LC catalog record.
  • Fillmore, Millard. The Early Life of Millard Fillmore. Buffalo, N.Y.: Salisbury Club, 1958.  LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.  
  • Fillmore, Millard. Millard Fillmore Papers. Edited by Frank H. Severance. Buffalo, N.Y.: The Buffalo Historical Society, 1907. LC catalog record. Available online through Internet Archives as vols. 10 External and 11 External of Buffalo Historical Society Proceedings, 1907.
  • Finkelman, Paul. Millard Fillmore. New York: Times Books, 2011. LC catalog record.
  • Grayson, Benson Lee. The Unknown President: The Administration of President Millard Fillmore. Washington, D.C.: University Press of America, 1981.  LC catalog record.
  • Griffis, William Elliot. Millard Fillmore and His Part in the Opening of Japan. Buffalo, N.Y.: n.p., 1906. LC catalog record.
  • Griffis, William Elliot. Millard Fillmore, Constructive Statesman, Defender of the Constitution, President of the United States. Ithaca, N.Y.: Andrus & Church, 1915. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive.
  • Hamilton, Holman. Prologue to Conflict: The Crisis and Compromise of 1850. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1964. Reprint, 2005. LC catalog record.
  • Holt, Michael F. The Political Crisis of the 1850s. New York: Wiley, 1978. LC catalog record. Reprint, New York: Norton, 1983. LC catalog record.
  • Jackson, Ronald Vern, Altha Polson, and Shirley Pearl Jackson. Millard Fillmore and Abigail Powers Ancestry. Bountiful, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems, 1980. WorldCat catalog record External.
  • Life of Millard Fillmore. New York: R.M. De Witt, 1856. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive.
  • Millard Fillmore Presidential Site, East Aurora, N.Y. Website External.
  • Morgan, Edwin Barber. Fillmore's Political History and Position.  New York: Office of the New York Tribune, 1856 . LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive External.
  • Mr. Fillmore at Home. His Reception at New York and Brooklyn, and Progress through the State to His Residence in Buffalo. Buffalo, N.Y.: Thomas & Lathrops, 1856. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive.
  • Parisian, Catherine M., ed. The First White House Library: A History and Annotated Catalog. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press for the Bibliographical Society of America and the National First Ladies' Library, 2010.  LC catalog record.
  • Rayback, Robert J. Millard Fillmore: Biography of a President.  Buffalo, N.Y.: Published for the Buffalo Historical Society by H. Stewart, 1959. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External. Reprint, Norwalk, Conn.: Easton Press, 1989. LC catalog record.
  • Rayback, Robert J. "The Silver Grey Revolt." New York History 30, no. 2 (1949): 151-164. LC catalog record.
  • Rowland, Thomas J. Millard Fillmore: The Limits of Compromise. New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2013. LC catalog record.
  • Scarry, Robert J.  Millard Fillmore. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2001.  LC catalog record.
  • Schelin, Robert C. “Millard Fillmore, Anti-Mason to Know-Nothing: A Moderate in New York Politics, 1828-1856.” Ph.D. dissertation, State University of New York at Binghamton, 1975. WorldCat catalog record External.
  • Seale, William. The President's House: A History. Washington, D.C.: White House Historical Association with the cooperation of the National Geographic Society, 1986. LC catalog record. Second edition, Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins University Press in association with White House Historical Association, 2008. LC catalog record.
  • Smith, Elbert B. The Presidencies of Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1988.  LC catalog record.
  • Snyder, Charles M. "Forgotten Fillmore Papers Examined: Sources for Reinterpretation of a Little-Known President." The American Archivist 32, no. 1 (1969): 11-14. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Snyder, Charles M., ed. The Lady and the President: The Letters of Dorothea Dix and Millard Fillmore. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1975.  LC catalog record.
  • Waugh, John C. On the Brink of Civil War: The Compromise of 1850 and How It Changed the Course of American History. Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources, 2003. LC catalog record.
  • Williams, Edwin. The Life and Administration of Ex-President Fillmore. To Which are Added; Reasons for His Election to the Presidency, Extracts from His Recent Speeches, and a Sketch of the Life of Andrew Jackson Donelson, of Tennessee. New York: E. Walker, 1856.  LC catalog record.