Gilded Age Collections

The Gilded Age collections illuminate the lives of some of the period's leading political figures and the activities of its social and political organizations. Hayes' cabinet is represented by the papers of Secretary of State William Evarts, Secretary of Treasury John Sherman, Secretary of War George McCrary, and Naval Secretary R. W. Thompson. Other prominent politicians represented in the collection include Supreme Court Justice Stanley Matthews, diplomat Edwin Stoughton, Civil War financier Jay Cooke, and Massachusetts legislator William Claflin. Historical materials from authors Benson J. Lossing and William Dean Howells, journalist Mary Clemmer Ames, ToledoBlade editor Robinson Locke, editorial cartoonist Thomas Nast, Harper's editor George W. Curtis, and General George Crook offer insights into the nation's political and social thought during the Gilded Age.

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AMES, AZEL

GA 58

AMES, MARY CLEMMER

GA 4

ANGELL, J. B. (MICHIGAN HISTORICAL COLLECTION)

GA MF

ARTHUR, CHESTER A. (PRESIDENTIAL PAPERS)

GA MF

BELDEN, ANNE

GA 67

BENHAM, GENERAL HENRY WASHINGTON

GA 5

BENNETT, REZIN, J.

PAPERS, 1861 - 1883. Correspondence, consisting mainly of letters of recommendation pertaining to government positions held by Rezin J. Bennett.

GA 6

BOURKE, JOHN G.

GA MF

BOUTWELL, GEORGE S.

PAPERS,1862-1904. Ledger kept by Boutwell from 1876 to 1902, containing newspaper clippings of Boutwell's speeches, printed articles annonated by Boutwell, and handwritten drafts of speeches; also photocopies of correspondence with Rutherford B. Hayes, William Claflin, and John Sherman.

GA 73

BRISTOW, BENJAMIN H.

GA 54

BRISTOW, BENJAMIN H. (LC)

GA MF

BRUCE, ROBERT V.

GA 51

BRYANT, JOHN E. SEE: BULLOCK, RUFUS...

GA MF

BULLOCK, RUFUS/FARROW, HENRY/KIMBALL, H. I./BRYANT, JOHN E.

GA MF

CARTER, ROBERT DEXTER

GA 40

CARY, EDWARD

GA 7

CENTENNIAL DIARY

GA 55

CHANDLER, PELEG W.

1816-1889. PAPERS, 1874-1880. Miscellaneous legal, political, and personal correspondence.

GA 8

CHANDLER, WILLIAM E. (LC)

GA MF

CLAFLIN, WILLIAM GOVERNOR AND MARY BUCKLIN

PAPERS,PHOTOGRAPHS.1753 - 1907. Business, political, literary, personal, and religious correspondence received by Governor William and Mary Bucklin Claflin; drafts of speeches; documents; photographs, 9,000 items

GA 9

CLARK, HENRY S.

GA 55

COATES, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

91ST OVI, PAPERS, 1862-1881. Primarily Civil War correspondence of Brig. Gen. Benjamin F. Coates, 91st OVI to his wife in Adams Co., Ohio; miscellaneous post-war correspondence to his wife and a series of letters from Coate's son, Joseph, to his parents during his Kenyon College years (1876-1880).

GA 10

COBB, LYMAN, JR.

GA 11

COCHRAN, WILLIAM COX

PAPERS & PHOTOGRAPHS, 1876 - 1929. Family correspondence and 18 photographs of the family cottage on Ballast Island in Lake Erie, dtd.1888

GA - 76

COMLY, JAMES M.

GA 53

CONANT, CHARLES F.

GA 72

CONGER, ARTHUR L.

GA 12

COOKE, JAY

GA 71

CROOK, GEORGE

PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, 1864-1890. Papers and photographs, 1864-1887; original correspondence, 1864-1887; U.S. Army letter copy books with Crook's correspondence & reports, 1871-1890.

GA 13

CURRY, J. L. M. (PEABODY COLLEGE) SEE: GREEN, SAMUEL A.

GA MF

CURTIS, GEORGE WILLIAM

GA 2

CURTIS, HENRY BARNES

GA MF

DAGGETT/PHELPS FAMILY PAPERS

1831-1901. Family correspondence of Rollin Mallory Daggett, 1837-1895.

GA 14

DELANO, COLUMBUS (OHS)

GA MF

DEWEY, MILDRED MCLEAN HAZEN

1858-1931. MEMOIR, 1896.

GA 52

DOUGLASS, ANDREW E.

GA 15

ELECTION OF 1876 SEE ALSO: GREAT CAMPAIGN (WISC. HIST. SOC.)

GA MF

EVARTS, WILLIAM MAXWELL

PAPERS, 1873 - 1894. More than 1,000 pieces of correspondence, the bulk of which is incoming correspondence. Correspondents include John J. Astor, Henry Ward Beecher, James G. Blaine, George William Curtis, Cyrus W. Field, Collis P. Huntington, John Jay, James Russell Lowell, Thomas A. Scott, Benjamin Silliman, Morrison R. Waite, and Sam Ward. Correspondence also exists for Evarts family members.

GA 3

FISH, HAMILTON

GA MF

FISKE/STOUGHTON, E. W. FAMILIES

GA 70

FLOCKEN, WILLIAM C.

GA 69

FORCE, MANNING FERGUSON

PAPERS, 1866-1895. Misc. correspondence by friends, colleagues, and Civil War comrades, reflecting Force's interest in the Civil War, military organizations, and veteran reunions.The addenda to this collection consists of more than 180 pieces of correspondence written between 1856 and 1894, most of which are letters written from family members to Manning Force.

GA 75

G. A. R. SEE: GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC

GA 19

GARFIELD, JAMES A. (LC)

GA MF

GARFIELD, JAMES A. (OHS)

GA MF

GLENN, JAMES KNOX

GA 16

GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC

GA 19

GREAT CAMPAIGN (WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY)

GA MF

HALE, EDWARD EVERETT (N.Y. STATE LIBRARY)

GA MF

HALSTEAD, MURAT

GA 60

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