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James A. Garfield papers, 1775-1889
Correspondence, diaries, speeches, records of Garfield's Civil War military service, legal records, genealogical material, college notebooks, tributes, printed matter, scrapbooks, and other material relating primarily to Garfield's career and death. Subjects include Ohio and national politics, the disputed election of 1876, tariff and national finance, Credit Mobilier of America, and the Fitz-John Porter court-martial. Other topics include education, Hiram College, the Disciples of Christ, and the Salish (Flathead) Indians. Also includes correspondence between Garfield and his wife, Lucretia Rudolph Garfield; papers (1881-1889) of Garfield's daughter, Mary Garfield Stanley-Brown; and Garfield family correspondence.
Correspondents include Chester Alan Arthur, Harmon Austin, Jeremiah S. Black, J.M. Bundy, Alexander Campbell, William E. Chandler, Julius Orrin Converse, Jacob D. Cox, John Jay Curtis, Madeleine Vinton Dahlgren, Ulysses S. Grant, Mark Hopkins, William Cooper Howells, William Dean Howells, Robert Green Ingersoll, Francis Lieber, Thomas M. Nichol, Thomas W. Phillips, Whitelaw Reid, James H. Rhodes, A.G. Riddle, James S. Robinson, John P. Robison, William S. Rosecrans, John Sherman, Platt R. Spencer, and Samuel Ward.
Contributor Names
Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881.
Stanley-Brown, Mary Garfield, 1867-1947.
Subject Headings
-  Arthur, Chester Alan,--1829-1886--Correspondence
-  Austin, Harmon,--1817-1893--Correspondence
-  Black, Jeremiah S.--(Jeremiah Sullivan),--1810-1883--Correspondence
-  Bundy, J. M.--(Jonas Mills),--1835-1891--Correspondence
-  Campbell, Alexander,--1788-1866--Correspondence
-  Chandler, William E.--(William Eaton),--1835-1917--Correspondence
-  Converse, Julius Orrin,--1834---Correspondence
-  Cox, Jacob D.--(Jacob Dolson),--1828-1900--Correspondence
-  Curtis, John Jay,--1857-1931--Correspondence
-  Dahlgren, Madeleine Vinton,--1825-1898--Correspondence
-  Garfield, James A.--(James Abram),--1831-1881--Assassination
-  Garfield, Lucretia Rudolph,--1832-1918--Correspondence
-  Grant, Ulysses S.--(Ulysses Simpson),--1822-1885--Correspondence
-  Hopkins, Mark,--1802-1887--Correspondence
-  Howells, William Cooper,--1807-1894--Correspondence
-  Howells, William Dean,--1837-1920--Correspondence
-  Ingersoll, Robert Green,--1833-1899--Correspondence
-  Lieber, Francis,--1800-1872--Correspondence
-  Nichol, Thomas M.--Correspondence
-  Porter, Fitz-John,--1822-1901
-  Phillips, Thomas W.--(Thomas Wharton),--1835-1912--Correspondence
-  Reid, Whitelaw,--1837-1912--Correspondence
-  Rhodes, James H.--(James Harrison),--1836-1890--Correspondence
-  Riddle, A. G.--(Albert Gallatin),--1816-1902--Correspondence
-  Robinson, James S.--Correspondence
-  Robison, John P.,--1811-1889--Correspondence
-  Rosecrans, William S.--(William Starke),--1819-1898--Correspondence
-  Sherman, John,--1823-1900--Correspondence
-  Spencer, Platt R.--(Platt Rogers),--1800-1864--Correspondence
-  Ward, Samuel,--1814-1884--Correspondence
-  Garfield family
-  Garfield family--Correspondence
-  Credit Mobilier of America
-  Hiram College
-  Courts-martial and courts of inquiry--United States
-  Disciples of Christ
-  Education
-  Finance, Public--United States--History--1875-1901
-  Presidents--United States--Election--1876
-  Salish Indians
-  Tariff--United States
-  Universities and colleges--Ohio
-  Ohio--Politics and government
-  United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
-  United States--Politics and government--19th century
-  United States--Politics and government--1881-1885
-  Arranged in twenty-two series. Series 1: Diaries, 1848-1881; Series 2: Family Correspondence, 1839-1881; Series 3: James A. Garfield-Lucretia R. Garfield Correspondence, 1853-1881; Series 4: General Correspondence, 1852-1882; Series 5: Recipients' Copies and Related Material, 1852-1881; Series 6: Letterbooks and Outgoing Correspondence, 1868-1881; Series 7: Additional Outgoing Correspondence, 1854-1881; Series 8: Military Correspondence and Maps, 1861-1885; Series 9: Executive Mansion Letter List, 1881; Series 10: Speeches, Articles, and Public Statements, 1850-1881; Series 11: Notes and Memoranda, 1860-1880; Series 12: Law Cases, 1865-1877; Series 13: College Notebooks, 1849-1875; Series 14: Financial Papers, 1853-1881; Series 15: Scrapbooks, 1855-1885; Series 16: Shorthand Notebooks and Notes, 1871-1881; Series 17: Miscellany, 1849-1881; Series 18: Memorials, 1881; Series 19: Commissions; Series 20: Bound Newspapers, 1881; Series 21: Addition, 1775-1889; and Series 22: Oversize, 1775-1881.
-  Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Container or reel number, James A. Garfield Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
-  James A. Garfield Papers at the Library of Congress available through the Library of Congress Web site at
-  Microfilm edition of Series 1-20 available, no. 16,111.
-  Microfilm produced from originals in the Manuscript Division. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1974.
-  Gifts and purchase, 1917-2000.
-  U.S. president, army officer, lawyer, and educator.
-  Collection material in English.
-  Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and at
-  Index published by the Library of Congress in 1973 available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and on Internet. Cataloged in record 73009594.
80,000 items.
462 containers plus 26 oversize.
177 microfilm reels.
117.6 linear feet.
Library of Congress Manuscript Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
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Garfield, James A, and Mary Garfield Stanley-Brown. James A. Garfield papers, -1889. 1839. Manuscript/Mixed Material.

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