ROGERS, WILLIAM KING

Gilded Age Collections

Collection ID: 487
Location: GA 41

(Description ID: 594307)

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

William King Rogers

GA-41

Introduction

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Inventory

Introduction

William King Rogers was a lifelong friend of President Rutherford B. Hayes and served as his private secretary during his White House years. He practiced law in Cincinnati, Ohio, with Hayes and Richard M. Corwine and was later involved in the settlement and expansion of Hastings, Minnesota and Duluth, Minnesota. He married Mary Andrews in 1862 and they were the parents of four children.

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The William King Rogers Papers were acquired by purchase and donation in 1951 and 1952. They include the business papers of Rogers’ father-in-law, Dr. John Andrews of Steubenville, Ohio, as well as photocopies of Rogers’ correspondence with Jessie Benton Fremont. Topics of interest include Rogers’ involvement in the Chiriqui Improvement Co., investments in north Mexican mines, mining in the Arizona Territory and railroads in the Southern United States.

Biographical Sketch

William King Rogers, son of Samuel Rogers and Juliet Hollister Rogers, was born in Circleville, Ohio, on October 14th, 1829. Following his mother’s death at age ten, he was taken to a school in Gambier, Ohio operated by Rev. Alfred Blake and Rev. Badger, where he remained until maturity. In compliance with his mother’s deathbed wish, he studied for the ministry at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, graduating in 1848. It was at Kenyon College where Rogers met Rutherford B. Hayes during Hayes’ annual return to his alma mater for commencement. The two became close friends. Shortly after graduating from Kenyon College, Rogers resigned from the ministry for reasons of poor health. He subsequently studied law at Harvard Law School and was later admitted to the Ohio bar. In January of 1854, Rogers became a law partner with his close friend Rutherford B. Hayes and Hayes’ then law partner Richard M. Corwine in Cincinnati, Ohio, forming Corwine, Hayes and Rogers.

In 1856, Rogers relocated to Minnesota for reasons of poor health. He was involved in the settlement and development of Hastings, Minnesota, owning approximately one-third of the land there. After Minnesota achieved statehood, he was admitted to the bar of Dakota County, Minnesota and ultimately became an alderman.

After some years in Minnesota, Rogers returned to Ohio and married Mary Andrews, daughter of Dr. John and Phebe Lord Andrews of Steubenville, Ohio, on July 1st, 1862. Their marriage ultimately produced four children, William King Rogers, Jr., born 1863; Phebe Lord Rogers, born 1866; Andrews Rogers, born 1873; and Rutherford Hayes Rogers, born 1879. Shortly after their marriage, the couple moved to Duluth, Minnesota, where Rogers invested in the land development of the city. Rogers was plagued by financial misfortune and suffered heavy losses in the Chicago Fire of 1871. He encountered further financial difficulties in partnership with Hayes in the development of a block in Duluth. Further exasperating his financial problems, Rogers lost much of his wealth in Hastings due to flooding.

On March 5th, 1877 after the inauguration of Rutherford B. Hayes, William King Rogers was appointed his private secretary and served for the duration of Hayes’ single presidential term. During this time, he promoted the plans of Ambrose Thompson’s Chiriqui Improvement Company to develop and build a canal across the isthmus in the region of Chiriqui, now part of Costa Rica and Panama. Rogers also maintained contact with General John Fremont, then governor of the Arizona Territory, and his wife Jessie Benton Fremont in regard to the development of mines in the region. He also had a hand in the further development of the Washington D.C. area with the proposal given in 1879 for a sea wall along the Potomac River and the creation of a tidal basin. Similar plans were taken up under Brigadier General Thomas Casey of the Army Corps of Engineers, a friend of President Hayes. During this time, Rogers also invested in the rapid expansion of the mining industry in the north of Mexico during the Profirian era.

Following the end of Hayes’ presidential term, Rogers established a law partnership in Washington, D. C. with Quinton Corwine, son of his former law partner. After less than a year in Washington, he relocated to Columbus, Ohio, where he continued the practice of law. By 1886 he had become the executor of his father-in-law’s, Dr. John Andrews, estate and managed the numerous investments in Steubenville, Ohio, in particular Andrews’ share of the Steubenville and Indiana Railroad Company. He remained in Columbus for thirteen years and ultimately died there on August 5th, 1893. His wife, Mary Andrews survived him for many years and in 1917 wrote a short family history of the Rogers family, extending back to 1800, and the Andrews family, extending back to 1793.

Scope and Content

The collection contains 3,018 pieces, dating from 1830 to 1922. The bulk of the collection covers the time period from 1875 to 1885. The collection primarily concerns Ohio and Minnesota land development and Rogers’ years as private secretary to Rutherford B. Hayes. The collection is includes family and general correspondence during Rogers’ years as private secretary to President Hayes; legal papers; business papers primarily on mining; and to a lesser extent on railroads of the Southern United States and Chiriqui Improvement Co.; Rogers’ 1873 diary; documents; maps; photographs; and clippings.

Also included are business and investment papers of Dr. John Andrews, correspondence of Orville Grant, Donn Piatt, Rutherford B. Hayes and photostatic copies of letters from John C. and Jessie B. Fremont to Rogers dating from 1878 to1880. (The originals are housed at the Bancroft Library.)

By 1886, Rogers had become the executor of his father-in-law’s estate, Dr. John Andrews. He obtained his banking and investment papers and account book, which are included in this collection. Dr. John Andrews was instrumental in the development of  Steubenville, Ohio. A physician by occupation, he was also a local banker, founding member and proponent of the Steubenville and Indiana Railroad and founding chairman of the Steubenville Board of Education. His business career culminated in the presidency of the State Bank of Ohio in Columbus, Ohio.

Arranged chronologically in Boxes 1 through 3 is Rogers’ correspondence, spanning the years from 1849 to 1891. A portion of Box 3 contains Ambrose Thompson’s correspondence and Chiriquri Improvement legal papers.  Box 4 contains legal papers, deeds, and other documents concerning mining and land investments.  Also found here are Andrews’ family and business papers. The bulk of the oversize materials consist of maps, deeds, contracts, tax records, mining notes, and several pieces of correspondence. Following the box inventory is an item-level listing of the contents of this collection.

Inventory

Ac. 682, 709

4 ¾ linear ft

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Box 1

  • WKR Correspondence – Undated
  • WKR Correspondence – 1849-1856
  • WKR Correspondence – 1857-1870
  • WKR Correspondence - 1871-1873
  • WKR Correspondence -1874
  • WKR Correspondence -1875
  • WKR Correspondence - Jan.-July 1876
  • WKR Correspondence - Aug.-Dec. 1876
  • WKR Correspondence - 1877 Undated
  • WKR Correspondence – Jan. – Mar. 1877
  • WKR Correspondence – Apr. 1-15, 1877
  • WKR Correspondence – Apr. 16-30, 1877
  • WKR Correspondence – May 1-15, 1877
  • WKR Correspondence –May 16-31, 1877
  • WKR Correspondence – June 1877
  • WKR Correspondence –July 1877
  • WKR Correspondence –Aug. 1877
  • WKR Correspondence – Sept. 1877
  • WKR Correspondence – Oct. 1-15, 1877
  • WKR Correspondence – Oct. 15-31, 1877
  • WKR Correspondence – Nov. 1877
  • WKR Correspondence – Dec. 1877
  • WKR Correspondence –1878 Undated
  • WKR Correspondence – Jan., 1878
  • WKR Correspondence – Feb., 1878
  • WKR Correspondence – Mar., 1878
  • WKR Correspondence – Apr., 1878
  • WKR Correspondence – May, 1878
  • WKR Correspondence – June, 1878
  • WKR Correspondence – July, 1878
  • WKR Correspondence – Aug.-Sept., 1878
  • WKR Correspondence – Oct. 1878
  • WKR Correspondence – Nov. 1878
  • WKR Correspondence – Dec. 1878

Box 2

  • WKR Correspondence – 1879 Undated
  • WKR Correspondence –  Jan. 1879
  • WKR Correspondence –  Feb. 1879
  • WKR Correspondence –  Mar. 1879
  • WKR Correspondence –  Apr. 1879
  • WKR Correspondence –  May 1879
  • WKR Correspondence –  June 1879
  •  WKR Correspondence –  July 1879
  • WKR Correspondence –  Aug. 1879
  • WKR Correspondence –  Oct. 1879
  • WKR Correspondence –  Nov. 1879
  • WKR Correspondence –  Dec. 1879
  • WKR Correspondence –  1880 Undated
  • WKR Correspondence –  Jan. 1880
  • WKR Correspondence –  Feb. 1880
  • WKR Correspondence –  Mar. 1880
  • WKR Correspondence –  Apr. 1880
  • WKR Correspondence –  May 1880
  • WKR Correspondence –  June 1880
  • WKR Correspondence –  July 1-16, 1880
  • WKR Correspondence –  July 17-31, 1880
  • WKR Correspondence –  Aug. 1880
  • WKR Correspondence –  Sept. 1880
  • WKR Correspondence –  Oct. 1880
  • WKR Correspondence –  Nov. 1880
  • WKR Correspondence –  Dec. 1-15, 1880
  • WKR Correspondence –  Dec. 16-31, 1880
  • WKR Correspondence –  1881 Undated
  • WKR Correspondence –  Jan. 1-15, 1881
  • WKR Correspondence –  Jan. 16-31, 1881
  • WKR Correspondence –  Feb. 1881
  • WKR Correspondence –  Mar. 1881
  • WKR Correspondence –  Apr. 1881

Box 3

  • WKR Correspondence –  May 1881
  • WKR Correspondence –  June 1881
  • WKR Correspondence –  July-Dec. 1881
  • WKR Correspondence –  1876-1881 Undated
  • WKR Correspondence –  1882 Undated
  • WKR Correspondence –  Jan. – June 1882
  • WKR Correspondence –  June – Dec. 1882
  • WKR Correspondence –  1883 Undated
  • WKR Correspondence –  Jan.-June 1883
  • WKR Correspondence –  July-Dec. 1883
  • WKR Correspondence –  Jan.-Dec. 1884
  • WKR Correspondence –  1885
  • WKR Correspondence –  1886
  • WKR Correspondence –  1887
  • WKR Correspondence –  1888
  • WKR Correspondence –  1889
  • WKR Correspondence –  1890
  • WKR Correspondence –  1891
  • WKR Correspondence –   1893-1908
  • WKR Correspondence –  1916-1947
  •  A.W. Thompson Papers – 1860-1883
  • Misc. Papers 1850-1886 [Thompson]
  • Misc. Papers [Thompson] Chiriqui Improvement Co. Deed July 28, 1855
  • Misc. Papers [Thompson] Undated
  • WKR Correspondence –  Misc. Undated
  • WKR Correspondence –  Misc. Undated
  • WKR Correspondence –  Misc. Undated
  • WKR Correspondence –  Misc. Undated
  • WKR Correspondence –  Misc. Undated
  • Misc. Legal Papers –1871-1889
  • Misc. Legal Papers undated

Box 4

  • Misc. mining notes.
  • Don Piatt Papers.
  • J.W. Bigelow papers – n.d. 1883
  • Eastern Kentucky Timber & Mineral Land Co. papers 1878-1892 Chester Minot and John Hazelrigg
  • Inter-ocean canal routes – news clippings
  • Orville Grant papers.
  • Andrews papers - 1830-1865
  • Andrews papers - 1866-1892
  • Andrews papers  - Undated
  • Andrews papers – Notebook 1819-1826; 1830-1832 Explorer’s Notes from Lake of the Woods n.d.
  • Photograph
  • Sketch of Samuel Rogers

Index

An Act to Incorporate the Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio Railroad Co., Approved, Feb. 20, 1878

Agricultural & Mechanical Society of Western Maryland, Cumberland, Maryland, printed announcement, Oct. 1, 1878

Anderson, R.C., Dayton, Ohio Mar.ch 9, 1877

----- April 27, 1877

----- June 7, 1877

----- June 10, 1877

----- June 28, 2877

----- July 19, 1877

----- Dec. 29, 1877

Army & Navy Assembly Club, invitation, Jan. 10, 24, and Feb. 7, 21,. 1881.

Assignment of ¼ interest of S. Am. West Coast Cable, to WKR signed by J.W. Fralick, Chas. T. Murphy, and Lorin Bloget. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania July 30, 1880

Associated industries of the U.S. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, See Also Lorin Bloget

Averell, O.J., to G.S. Sedgwick, June 19, 1880

----- Bath, New York, June 26, 1880

----- Salt Lake City, Utah, July 7, 1880  

----- Salt Lake City, Utah, July 16, 1880

----- Salt Lake City, Utah, July 19, 1880

----- To Geo. W. Sedgwick, Washington, Aug. 12, 1880

----- Bath, New York, Nov. 26, 1880

----- New York City, Dec. 14, 1880

----- New York City, Dec. 15, 1880

----- New York City, Dec. 23, 1880

----- Bath, New York, Dec. 24, 1880

----- New York City, Jan. 4 1881

----- New York City, to WKR, Jan. 5, 1881

----- New York City, Mar.h 17, 1881

Baker, J.W. – Estimation cost o plant for manufacture of water, gas, and transmission from to Pennsylvania coal mines to Jersey City. Manuscript draft.

             

Bardon, James, Superior, Wisconsin Sept. 24, 1877

Barnum, G.G. Duluth, June 25, 1879

Baskin, R.N. to Geo. S. Sedgwick, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 28, 1880

------to Geo. S. Sedgewick, Salt Lake City, Telegram, July 7, 1880

------Salt lake City, to Geo. S. Sedgewick, Aug. 5, 1880

Bateman, Warner M. from WKR, Sept. 3 1877 [copy]

----- from WKR, Sept. 26, 1877 [copy]

----- Cincinnati, April 6, 1877 [copy]

----- July 25, 1878 [copy]

----- Cincinnati, Aug. 9 1878 [copy]

----- from WKR August 12, 1878 [copy]

----- Telegram from WKR, Feb. 27 1879

----- Telegram from WKR, Mar. 7, 1879

----- Telegram from WKR Mar. 7, 1879 [2nd]

----- Telegram from WKR Mar. 24, 1878

----- from WKR Jan. 2, 1881 [copy]

----- from WKR Jan. 5, 1881 [copy]

----- from WKR Jan. 7, 1881

----- Telegram from WKR Jan. 8, 1881 [copy]

Bean , Ed. S., Chief Head Clerk, RMS, dtd St. Paul, Minnesota, Dec. 17, 1880 [route agent]

Bedell, G.T. Duluth, Minnesota July 9, 1880

Beech, Bessie, Correspondent, Cleveland plain Dealer, Our Washington letter, The State Banquet in honor of the Grand Duke, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Apr. 24, 1877

Bell, A., Asst. Secy, Dept. of the Interior, July 9, 1879

----- Dept. of Interior, Jan. 20, 1881

Benet, S. V., to the Secy of War, Jan. 22, 1881.

Benjamin, S.N. War. Dept. July 14, 1879

Biddle, Andrew P., Grosse Ile, Michigan to Sidney D. Miller, May 8, 1878

Bigelow, J.W., New York, Mar. 15, 1881

Blackfan, Joseph H. Supt. Of Foreign Mails, Dec. 19, 1878

Bludget, Bessie B. to WKR, Jan. 2, 1881

Blodget, Lorin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Nov. 20, 1877

-----Washington, D.C. Dec. 9, 1877

----- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Mar. 6, 1878

----- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Mar. 19, 1878

----- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Apr. 5, 1878

----- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Apr. 27, 1878

----- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Aug. 6, 1878

----- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Nov. 13, 1878

----- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dec. 14, 1878

----- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jan. 16, 1879

----- New York, New York  Feb. 18, 1879

----- 204 Walnut Place Jan. 7, 1880

----- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mar.ch 10, 1880

----- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania July 30, 1880 - Assignment of ¼ interest of S. Am. West Coast Cable, to WKR, signed by J.W. Fralick, Chas. T. Murphy, and Lorin Blodget

----- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Aug. 13 1880

----- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Aug. 14, 1880 enclosing copy of letter James A. Scrymser, London, to Messrs Fralick, Murphy and Co. July 24, 1880

----- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Sept. 7, 1880

----- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Nov. 5, 1880

----- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Nov. 12, 1880

----- New York, New York, Jan. 29, 1881

Booklet, “The Chrysolite Silver Mining Co.” from Leaderville Chronicle, Feb. 28, 1880

Bond, Frank S. Texas and Pacific R.R. Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania dated Jan. 11, 1881

Memorandum of description in deeds of M.H. Bornn and Mar.y Reardon and James F. Reardon to WKR, Jan. 12, 1877

Bradley, F.G. Chicago, Illinois, July 11, 1877

----- Chicago, Illinois, Dec. 6, 1877

----- Chicago, Illinois, May 20, 1878

----- Chicago, Illinois, June 5, 1878

----- Chicago, Illinois, Dec. 5, 1878

----- Chicago, Illinois, Feb. 22, 1879

Brown, John C. Col., c/o J.C. Brown telegram to WKR dated Marshall, Texas, Jan. 3 1881

----- Marshall, Texas, Jan. 5, 1881

----- Marshall, Texas, Jan. 8, 1881

----- Marshall, Texas, Jan. 28, 1881

Brown, Sevellon A., Chief Clerk, Dept. of State, July 8, 1879

Bryan, Guy M., Cincinnati, Ohio May 4, 1877 Enclosure from Mrs. E.H. Stevens to WKR, May 16, 1877

Burke, W., Tongue River, Montana Territory, Sept, 11 1877

Burt, Silas W. New York, Nov. 15, 1880

Bywater, M.H. Duluth, Minnesota, June 27, 1879

California Water and Mining Co., See also De Kay, Drake

Carroll, S.S., July 8 1880 Copy of Indenture, between Truman, T. Chapman and Joseph M. Dunningham, Jan. 9, 1878; copy made July 15, 1880, by John Florence, probate Clerk

Cash, Daniel G., Duluth Minnesota, Dec. 24, 1879 Encloses copy of communication, William W. Spalding and others to W.D. Washburn, M.C. Washington, D.C. Dec. 22 1879

Chandler, Zach, Detroit, Michigan Sept. 25, 1879 to John Sherman [copy]

Chapin, James, Los Angeles, California Dec. 31, 1880

Christiancy, J.P. Lima, Peru Dec. 17, 1879 [copy?]

Cincinnati Southern Railway See also Davis, W. Henry

Clarke, James to R.N. Baskin, Salt Lake City, Utah, Mar. 10, 1880 [copy?]

Clarke, Stephen G., New York, Mar.ch 17, 1881

Clifford, Thomas, Mar. 16, 1881 note protested made by G. S. Sedgwick Nov. 13 1880 and Mar.ch 13, 1880

Clifford, Thomas B., New York Mar.ch 16 [14?], 1881 draft protest G.S. Sedgwick

----- New York, Mar. 26, 1881 draft protest G.S. Sedgwick

Clough, W.P. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Apr. 17, 1877

Cole, A.N. Chairman, New York, National Reform League of New York, printed letter 1876

----- to WKR, Jan. 1 1878

-----Washington, D.C., Oct. 17, 1877

----- Wellsville, New York, Jan. 18, 1878

----- Belmont, New York, Jan. 25, 1878

----- Wellsville, New York, Feb. 6, 1878

----- Stanvix, Hall, Albany, New York, Apr. 25, 1878

----- Albany, New York, Apr. 25, 1878

----- Albany, New York, May 1, 1878

----- Albany, New York, May 2, 1878

----- Albany, New York, May 9, 1878

----- Belmont, New York, June 17, 1878

----- Wellsville, New York, July 16, 1878

----- Washington, D.C., July 24, 1878

----- Wellsville, New York, July 26, 1878

----- Wellsville, New York, Aug. 13, 1878

----- Belmont, New York, Nov. 7, 1878

-----Wellsville, New York, Nov. 16, 1878

----- Wellsville, New York, Dec. 5, 1878

----- Belmont, New York, Dec. 13, 1878

----- Wellsville, New York, Dec. 19, 1878

----- Wellsville, New York, Dec. 28, 1878

----- Wellsville New York, Jan. 14, 1879

----- Belmont, New York, Jan. 20, 1879

----- Wellsville, New York, Feb. 22, 1879

----- Belmont, New York, July 15, 1879

----- New York City, New York, Republican Reform League, Feb. 10, 1880, encloses broadside, “The Duty of the Hour.”

----- Telegram, Brooklyn, New York Feb. 10, 1880

----- Republican Reform League, Mar. 3, 1880

----- Belmont, New York, Free Press and Farmer, Mar. 5, 1880

----- Belmont, New York, June 3, 1880 Enclosed clippings

----- Wellsville, New York, Dec. 25, 1880

----- Wellsville, New York, Dec. 25, 1880

----- Wellsville, New York, Jan. 4, 1881

----- Washington, D.C., Senate Chamber, Feb. 12, 1881

Comly, James, M. New Orleans, Louisiana, Telegram, May 10, 1877 [copy]

Comstock, Anthony, New York City, New York, July 28, 1879

Executive committee on inaugural ceremonies, H.C. Corbin, corresponding secretary, appting WKR to Reception Committee, Inauguration Mar. 4 [5?], 1881

Corwine, R.M. July, 26, 1856

----- Oct. 1, 1856

Crane, C.H. Asst. Surg. Gen., War Dept., July 11, 1879

Copy of Deed o Colorado Grant by Willim Breeden, Mar. 1870. [Copy] July 7, 1880 by John T. Crawford, Co. Clerk, County of Pueblo, Colorado

Crosley, H.V. Chief signal Officer to Sec. Of war, Jan. 26 1881 Enclosed lost of public documents sent to WKR

Crump, W., Sons’ and Co., Mar. 11, 1879 [copy]

Curtis, George William from WKR, Feb. 23, 1880 [copy]

Congress, House Bill, 45th Congress, 2d Sess. H.R. 4130 “Relating to telegraphic communication between the U.S. and foreign countries, Mar. 29, 1878

----- 45th Congress, 3d Sess., Report #108 H.R. Treaty with Mexico, Feb. 13, 1879

----- 45th Congress, 3d Sess. H.R. 220: Joint Resolution, providing for a treaty with Mexico, Jan. 27, 1879

----- Bill, H.R. 43 [48?], 46th Congress, 1st Sess. “Authorizing the appointment of commissioners to ascertain on what terms a mutually beneficial treaty of commerce with Mexico can be arranged”, May 5, 1879

----- Bill, H.R. 48, 46th Congress, 1st Sess., “In relation to the International Exposition to be held in the City of Mexico in the year 1880.” May 5, 1879

----- Bill, H.R. 48, 46th Congress, 1st, Sess. “Providing for survey and report of best route for postal and commercial purposes from Texas to Gulf of California in the year 1880.” May 5, 1879

----- Bill, H.R. 48, 46th Congress, 1st Sess. “Providing a treaty with Republic of Mexico.” Apr. 21, 1879

----- Bill, H.R., 2967, 46th Congress, 2d Sess. “To Authorize the Sec. of war to contact with the San Antonio and Mexican Border R.R. Co. for immediate construction of a railroad” Dec. 15, 1879

-----Bill, H.R., An act to provide for ascertaining and settling private land claims in certain states and territories, Jan. 28, 1881, S. 818

----- Bill, H.R. 159, Joint Resolution requesting the President to invite the Government of Mexico to enter into a treaty, and so forth Jan. 7, 1880

----- Bill, H.R. 278, Authorizing and instructing the Sec. of Navy to take necessary steps to secure adequate coaling stations, ect. At proper points on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of Central American and the American Isthmus” Apr. 12, 1880

Congress, Senate Resolution No. 11, Joint Resolution, Dec. 14, 1877

----- Points for consideration in connection with the recommendation of the Sec. of the Navy of Ja. 9, 1879 [House Ex. Doc. #63] that the necessary appropriation to finish the work on the double-turreted Monitors be made Feb. 4, 1879 

----- 45th Congress, 3d Sess., Ex. Doc. #63 Completion of Certain Monitors, Feb. 4, 1879

----- 45th Congress, 3d Sess. Senate Ex. Doc. #73. Message from the Pres. of the U.S. communicating in answer to a Senate Resolution of Feb. 20, 1879, information in relation to the construction of railroads in Mexico. Mar. 1, 1879

----- 45th Congress, 1st. Sess. S.R. 16. In the Senate of the U.S., Apr. 2, 1879. Joint Resolution providing for a treaty with the Republic of Mexico.

----- Bill, 46th Congress, 1st Sess. S. 51, “In the Senate of the U.S. Mar. 21, 1879: A bill to aid in the construction of the Corpus Christi, San Diego and Rio Grande Railroad.”

-----Bill, 46th Congress, 1st Sess., S. 115 In the Senate of the U.S. Mar. 24, 1879. A Bill, to aid in the construction of a military, commercial, and postal rail highway from the district headquarters of the U.S. Army at San Antonio, in the State of Texas, to the Rio Grande, at or near the town of Laredo.

----- Bill, 46th Congress., 1st Sess. S. 116. In the Senate of the U.S., Mar. 24, 1879 “A Bill to authorize the Sec. of War to contract with the Galveston and CaMar.go Railway Co. for the immediate construction of its line of road to Rio Grande City, opposite CaMar.go, Mexico, as a coast defense, and for the purpose of establishing a postal and military rail highway to the Rio Grande.”

----- Bill 46th, Congress. 1st Sess. S. 134. In the Senate of the U.S. Mar.ch 24, 1879 “A Bill to secure the completion of a line of railway from San Antonio, in the State of Texas, to a point at or near Fort Clark, and thense to a point at or near El Paso upon the Rio Grande, to be known as the Mexican and Pacific extension of the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway.”

----- Bill 46th Congress., S. 136. In the Senate of the U.S. Mar. 24, 1879 “A Bill authorizing mail steamship service between the port of New Orleans, Louisiana and certain ports o the Republic of Mexico.”

-----Bill, S. 1095 “For the encouragement of closer commercial relationship between the U.S. and the Republic of Mexico, ect., Jan. 21, 1880

----- Bill, S. 1397, “To incorporate the Spanish American Commercial Co.” Mar. 2 1880

----- Bill S. 1410, “To aid increasing commercial relations with the Argentine Republic….” Mar. 3, 1880

----- Bill, S. 587, 46th Congress, 1st Sess., “To survey the Austin-Topplovampo Pacific Route.” May 12, 1879

Checks

----- to Charles B. Bailey, Jan. 7, 1880

----- to Charles B. Bailey Mar. 6, 1880

----- to Charles B. Bailey, Apr. 7, 1880

----- to Charles G. ball, Feb. 14, 1879

----- to Charles Ball Jan. 8, 1881

----- Charles Bradley, Nov. 6 1878

----- to B.E. Cattin, Mar. 6, 1878

----- to Messrs, Clarke and given, Feb. 15, 1879

----- to G.G. Cornwell, Jan. 6, 1878

----- to G.G. Cornwell, Feb. 8, 1879

----- to G.G. Cornwell, May 12, 1880

----- to W.W. .Curtis May 1, 1878

----- to G. T. Deering, Apr. 15, 1878

----- to John, E. Furgeson, Apr. 27 1878

----- to John Frazer, June 4, 1878

----- to Webb. C. Hayes, Nov. 4, 1878

----- to C.M. Hendley, Dec. 16, 1879

----- to C.M. Hendley, Feb. 1, 1881

----- to Hooe, Messrs, Bro. And Co., Jan. 3, 1879

----- to Messrs Hooe Bro. .and Co. Jan. 12, 1880

----- to Messrs Hooe Bro. And Co., Dec. 31, 1880

----- to Messrs Johnson Brothers, Jan. 8, 1881

-----to J. M. Keeler, Feb. .15, 1879

----- to Mrs. M.D. Lincoln, Nov. 4, 1878

----- to James C. Miller, Feb. 15, 1879

----- to John M. O’Meara, Mar. 30, 1880

-----to Don Piatt, Feb. 14, 1879

----- to R.B. Robinson, Jan. 3, 1879

----- to B. Robinson, Dec. 31, 1880

----- WKR to Self, Apr. 25, 1879

----- WKR to Self, Dec. 6, 1879

----- to Jacob Schirfley, May 6, 1878

----- to G.S. Sedgwick, Apr. 17, 1878 

----- to G.S. Sedgwick, Apr. 30, 1878

----- to G.S. Sedgwick, May 13, 1878

----- to G.S. Sedgwick, May 18, 1878

----- to G.S. Sedgwick,  June 1, 1878 [2]

----- to H.C. Swaney, June 21, 1880

----- to A.D. Tingley, Mar. 5, 1881

----- to T.L. Tullock, Nov. 10, 1879

----- to T. L. Tullock, Dec. 6, 1879

-----to Bank of Washington, May 13, 1880

----- to A. Williams, Feb. 10, 1880

----- to H.M. Zimmerman, Jan. 25, 1881

Clippings

----- “Washington: American Interests in the Interoceanic Canal.” New York Herald, Feb. 12, 1880

----- “Certain Larger Aspects of the Isthmus Question.” New York World, Feb. 18, 1880

----- “The City and Suburbs” South American Trade, 1877

-----“The Clayton0Bulwer Treaty and the Canal.” New York World, Feb., 17, 1880

----- “The combinations of M. De. Lesseps” New York Evening Post, Feb. 14, 1880

----- “Developing Mexico”

----- “England and the Monroe DOct.rine” New York World, Mar. 21, 1880

----- “The executive and the Canal Question.” New York World, Feb. 14, 1880

----- “How We Can Grow Rich” Washington Post, Oct. 17, 1878

----- “Interpretation of the Monroe DOct.rine.” New York Herald, Feb. 1, 1880

----- “The Intimation Vaguely Made” New York World, Feb. 16, 1880

----- “The Isthmian Question and the Third Term.” New York World, Feb. 18, 1880

-----“A Journalist Honored” The Albany Evening Journal, Dec. 14, 1880

----- “The Lesseps Canal” New York World, Feb. 16, 1880

----- “Leseps Leaves Colon” New York Herald, Feb. 15 [16?], 1880

-----  “Matthew on Money” Aug. 9, 1877

----- Ledger. Important meeting of merchants and manufacturers in the Board of trade rooms – advancing the interests of the U.S. in South America. [1877?]

----- “Mexico and St. Louis” St. Louis Daily Globe-Democrat, Feb. 8, 1880

----- “The Monroe DOct.rine” New York World, Mar.ch 23, 1880

----- “Re: Navy near Isthmus of Darien” Times, Dec. 3 1880

----- “Neptune and Pluto” New York Evening Post, Jan. 3, 1880

----- “The New Overland Route” New York Times, Feb. 27, 1880

----- Re: Panama Canal New York Times, Feb. 27, 1880

----- Re: Panama Canal Newport News, Jan. 1, 1881

-----“North American Looking South: Taking steps to develop a trade with the South American Countries” [1877?]

----- Re: Panama Canal, Daily telegraph, London, Mar. 11, 1880

----- “The Panama Canal under American Control” The World, Dec. 10, 1880

----- “The Panama Railroad Co.” New York World, Feb. 13, 1880

-----“The Proposed New Railroad in Mexico”

----- “Sale of the Warrior, Tuscumbia and Tuscarora Mines” The Miner Mar. 5, 1880

----- Re: Thompson, De Lesseps and Canal “To Subscribers,” The World, Dec. 28, 1880

----- “Trade with Brazil: representative businessmen meet and appoint a committee to spur up Congress” [1887?]

----- Sketch, Dakota Herald, July 13, 1878

Dalzell, J.M. Caldwell, O., July 20, enclosed circular 4th annual encampment Soldier’s and Sailors National Reunion, Mar.ietta, Ohio, Sept. 4-7

Davis, H.M. Bradford, End., Feb. 21, 1878

Davis, William Henry, Invitation to banquet at opening of the Cincinnati Southern Railway, Mar. 11, 1880

----- Cincinnati, Ohio, Mar. 11, 1880

De Kay, Drake Circular Letter Re: California Water and Mining Co., New York Mar. 6, 1880 Enclosed prospectus.

Delauo, C., Dec. 11, 1873

Delgado, Eulogis Extract from letter of July 24, 1878

Denman, Charles, Siliceo, Mexico Mar. 27, 1857 [copy] with copies of papers, Edgar Conkling, July, 23, 1880

Dennison, W. Washington D.C., Nov., 28. 1877

Devens, Charles, Washington, D.C. Dec. 18, 1877

Dodd, Harrison Horton, fon du Lac, Wisconsin, Feb. 5, 1880

Dodge, A., Boston, Massachusetts, Sec. of meeting, subscribers to the Eagle Pass and Topolovampo enterprise, Feb. 18, 1881

Dorsey, Anna Hanson, Jan. 10, 1881

Douglass, Albert, Gambier, Ohio, Nov. 24, 1880

Dudley, C.W. Bennettsville, South Carolina, Aug. 30

Dunn, W.M. Judge Advocate General, War Dept., July 1879. Enclosed Circular letter relative to establishment of a Free Public Library  Duluth Minnesota, June 20, 1879 and The Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, Jan. 20, 1878

DuPre, L.J. Dept. of the Interior, Mar.ch 16, 1880. Enclosed clipping on reassertion of the Monroe DOct.rine.

Egan, Thomas, W. New York, June 9, 1877 [copy]

Elliott, H.C. “The Carpet Baggers’ Lament.” July 27, 1877

Ellsworth, W.L. Philsdelphia, Pennsylvania, Oct. 22, 1877

Ensign, J.D. Duluth, Minnesota, Oct. 17, 1877

Evarts, William M., Dept. of State, Jan. 26, 1881

Ewing, Thomas, to Prof. T.G. Warmly, Cols, O. Apr. 23, 1877

Fitch, George A. Affidavit and Contract with William McGarrahan, May 22, 1877 [copy] [Chicago?]

Foord, John, New York Times Office, Mar.ch 8, 1877

Forbes, J.M. Sept. 8, 1876

----- Sept. 22, 1876

----- Boston, Massachusetts, Mar. 22, 1881

Force, M.F. Cincinnati, Ohio, ,Sept. 28, 1879

----- Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, July 24, 1880

----- Washington, D.C., Dec. 18, 1880

----- Cincinnati, Ohio, Jan. 16, 1881

Foster, John Y., Apr. 8, 1878

Foster, Thomas, Washington, D.C., July 21, 1877

Fralick, J.W. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Sept. 10, 1877

----- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Nov. 15, 1877

----- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Nov. 22, 1877

----- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dec. 24, 1877 Enclosed newspaper clippings

----- Murphy and Co. and P.I. Larranaga, “Minute of Contract” ad referendum, Mar. 26, 1878

----- Account of expenses for actual and necessary expenses for opening Postal negotiations under the authority of the Postmaster General, Oct. 12, 1877 and Dept of State, Nov. 1, 1877, $3070.50 to U.S. government, June 1, 1878

----- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Aug. 2, 1878

----- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Hon David M. Key, Oct. 5, 1878

----- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Oct. 7, 1878

----- Murphy and Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dec. 28, 1878

----- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 3, 1879

----- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Aug. .24, 1879

----- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Aug. 24, 1879

----- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Nov. 5, 1879

----- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Nov. 12, 1879 Enclosed Scryman, J.A. Prest. Mexican Cable Co. to Charlton T. Lewis, Nov. 7, 1879 [copy] and Lewis, Charlton T., New yOrk to Charles T. Murphy, Esq. Nov. 7, 1879

----- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Telegram, Jan. 6, 1880

----- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jan. 8, 1880

----- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jan. 11, 1880

----- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Feb. 10, 1880

----- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Feb. 13, 1880

----- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mar. 10, 1880 Enclosed extract from letter, Eulogio Delgado, Peru, to Messrs Fralick, Murchpy and Co. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Feb. 18, 1880

----- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Apr. 9, 1880

----- Apr. 12, 1880

----- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 22, 1880

----- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 1, 1880

----- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 12, 1880

----- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Assignment of ¼ Interest of S. American West Coast Cable, to WKR, signed by J. W. Fralick, C. Murphy, and Lorin Bludget. July 30, 1880

----- Guayaquil, Ecuador, Aug. 24, 1880 Enclosed “Cable Code”

----- Chimbote, Peru, Aug. 27, 1880

----- Lima, Peru Sept. 7, 1880 enclosing copy of letter John Harold to William R. Garrison, New York, Sept. 5, 1880

----- Lima, Peru, Sept. 16, 1880

----- Lima Peru, Oct. 2, 1880

----- Lima, Peru, Nov. 2, 1880

----- Murphy and Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Nov. 8, 1880

----- New York City, New York, Jan. 7, 1881

----- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Telegram, Jan. 16, 1881

----- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Feb. 3, 1881

----- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Feb. 16, 1881

----- New York City, New York,  Mar. 8, 1881

----- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mar. 9, 1881

Franke, Carlos, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Messrs, Fralick, Murphy and Co. Nov. 16, 1878

----- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Lorin Blodget Nov. 18 1878 (Fleet of the Pacific Steam Navigation Co.)

----- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to J.W. Fralick, Philadelphia, Apr. 26, 1877

Frazier, John. W. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Apr. 26, 1877

Freeland Mining Co. of Colorado, Booklet [R.C. McCormick Pres.; E.W. Willett, Sec.] Feb. 2, 1880

Fremont, Jessie Benton, New Brighton, Staten Island, New York Nov. 9, 1879

----- New York City, Dec. 2, 1879 [copy]

----- Dec. 7, 1879 [copy]

----- n.d. 1880 [copy]

----- n.d. 1880 [copy]

----- Jan. 8, 1880 [copy]

----- Mar. , 1880 [copy]

----- Mar. 5, 1880 [copy]

----- Mar. 14, 1880 [copy]

----- Mar. 26, 1880 [copy]

----- Apr. 3, 1880 [copy]

----- Apr. 8, 1880 [copy]

----- Apr. 11, 1880 [copy]

----- May 3, 1880 [copy]

----- July 16, 1880 [copy]

----- Aug. 21, 1880 [copy]

----- Washington, D.C., Dec. 16, 1880 [copy]

---- June 19, 1880 [Photostat] Enclosed telegram John Fremont to Mrs. Fremont, June 18, 1880 [copy]

----- Feb. 2, 1881 [copy]

----- New Brighton, Staten Island, New York, Feb. 18, 1881 [copy]

----- New Brighton, Staten Island, New York, Feb. 19, 1881 [copy]

Fremont, John C., New York, June 17, 1879 [photo]

----- June 17, 1879 [copy]

----- Everett House, July 23, 1879 [copy]

----- New York, July 31, 1879 [copy]

----- Prescott, Arizona, Oct. 19, 1879

----- Prescott, Arizona, Dec. 9, 1879 [copy]

----- Prescott, Arizona, Mar. 10, 1880  [copy]

----- Agreement, Edgar Conkling with John C. Fremont, Luna Grant, Mexico, May 6, 1880

-----June 10, 1880 Enclosed Edgar Conkling to Fremont, May 29, 1880 [copy]

----- to Philip H. Morgan, Minister for the U.S. to Mexico, July 8, 1880, [copy] Enclosed copies of letters

-----July, 1880 [copy]

----- July 8, 1880 [copy]

----- July 10, 1880 [copy] Enclosed clipping from Weekly Arizona Democrat

----- New York City, Aug. 11, 1880 [copy]

----- Aug. 20, 1880 Enclosed John Hay to John Fremont, July 29, 1880 [copy]

-----New York, Nov. 24, 1880 [copy]

----- New York City, New York, Dec. 14, 1880 [copy]

----- New York City, New York, Dec. 15, 1880  [copy]

----- New York City, New York Dec. 17, 1880  [copy]

----- Prescott, Arizona, Feb. 18, 1881 [copy]

----- Prescott, Arizona, Mar. 1, 1881

----- Tuscon , Arizona, Mar. 22, 1881  [copy]

----- June 21, 1881

----- Santiago, Amira to John Fremont, June 21, 1881

French, R.S., Gambier, Ohio Dec. 13, 1880

Gallandet, E.M., Washington, D.C., National deaf Mute Coll., Jan. 7, 1881

Garfield, James A., Mentor, Ohio, July 16, 1880

Gibbs, Richard, Legation of the U.S., Lima, Peru, to J. W. Fralick, Lima, Peru, Apr. 9, 1878

Gillett, B., Duluth, Minnesota, June 25, 1879

Gilmer, J.T. V.P. Stewart Mining Co. Salt Lake City, Utah, to R.N. Baskin, Salt Lake City, Utah, Jan. 29, 1880, [copy] Endorsed by J.E. Dooly, agent Wells, Fargo and Co. Mar. 4, 1880

Gowen, Franklin B., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Nov. 20, 1877

Granger, Moses M., Zanesville, Ohio, June 14, 1879

----- July 17, 1873

----- July 31, 1873

Guthrie, S.S., New York, Telegram to S.m> Welch, New York, Feb. 13, 1879

Hain, Isaiah, New York City, New York, Aug. 18, 1877

Hale, Mar.y. M., Mackinac, Michigan, May 15, 1878

Hancock and West, Austin, Texas, to Col. C. L. Snow Jan. 17, 1881

Harold, John, New York City, New York, Jan. 27, 1881

----- New York City, Jan. 27, 1881

Harrison, Lynde, Guilford, Connecticut, Dec. 12, 1877

Hart, Alphanso, Hillsboro, Ohio, Mar.ch 14, 1881

Haupt, H. Print offering for sale 100,000 acres of land in Virginia, Dec. 4, 1880 [Printed]

Hay, John, copies of papers transmitted by Edgar Conkling of Sept. 29, 1858 to State Dept. from copies in Spanish language. Copied on July 15, 1880

Hayes, Hiram, Superior, Wisconsin, Jan. 13, 1881 Enclosed 2 Clippings.

Hayes, R.B. Jan. 11, 1877

----- Jan. 12, 1877 [copy]

----- Feb. 5, 1881 [copy]

----- Appointment of WKR as private Sec., Mar. 5, 1877

----- from WKR, telegram, July 20, 1877

----- to Rutherford Hayes Rogers, Aug. 1, 1879

----- Invitation to State Dinner for Garfields, Nov. 26, 1880

Hazelrigg, John T. [Folder Box 22]

Hazen, W.B. Chief Signal Officer to Sec. of War, Jan. 26, 1881

Kickok, G.S. Notary Public, New York City, to G.S. Sedgwick, Feb. 2, 1881

Hollister, M.E. Easton, Maryland., Mar.ch 4, 1881

Hopkins, R.C. San Francisco, California, Aug. 1, 1877 [copy]

Howells, William, Cambridge Massachusetts, Apr. 7, 1877

Hulbert, William Henry, n.d., 1881

----- The World, New York City, New York, Jan. 9, 1881

----- Feb. 8 and Feb. 14, 1880

----- Feb. 17, 1880

----- The World, New York City, Mar. 3, 1881

----- The World, New York City, New York, Mar. 20, 1881

Howter, H.H. Levente, Ohio Nov. 3, 1871

Hunter, John A. Salt Lake City, Utah, Feb. 13, 1880

----- Salt Lake City, Utah, Feb. 13, 1880 [copy with variations]

----- Salt Lake City, Utah, Mar.ch 7, 1880

Hunter, R.F., San Francisco, California, Dec. 1, 1880

Ingralls, John J. to Wright, Mar. 23, 1880

Janes, F., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Nov. 5, 1880 enclosed copy of letter to G. S. Sedgwick.

Jewett, H.J., to A.N. Cole, Wellsville, New York, Oct. 10, 1877

Johnson, C.F., Duluth Minnesota, June 26, 1879

Johnson, L.R., Cambridge, Indiana, to R.H. Stephenson, Sept. 7, 1877

Johnston, W. June 20, 1871 [copy]

Keener, David, Adams Exp. Co, Baltimore, Maryland, Nov. 10, 1880

Kilpatrick, Gen. J., Deckertown, N.J., May 14, 1877

King, Horatio, Washington, D.C., Jan. 11, 1878

Lane, E. F. St. Paul, Minnesota, Sept. 12, 1877

Landis, D.C. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dec. 18, 1878

Lang, W. W., Marlin, Texas, Pamphlet: The relative increase of population and production. Commercial relations of the U.S. with Mexico, China, Japan, South America and the Pacific Islands, the value and importance of the Southwestern railroad system. New York, New York, 1881.

Langhorne, M., Washington D.C., Oct. 6, 1877

Lanman, Charles, Georgetown, D.C., Oct. 6, 1877

----- Georgetown, D.C., Legation at Japan, Sept. 18, 1877

----- Georgetown, D.C., May 23, 1877

Lathrop, L.H. San Francisco, California, Apr. 15, 1878

Lathrop, H.D., San Francisco, California, May 22, 1877

----- San Francisco, California, Dec. 6, 1877

Lathrop, M.D., Chicago, Illinois, June 7, 1879

Lathrop, Dr. H.D., Eureka, California, July 16, 1879 Enclosed letter from his son to himself, July 9, 1879 [Lorin, Lathrop]

Laughlin, George M., Cincinnati, Ohio, Mar. 20, 1877

Lawrence, Sarah W., Treasury Dept., Mar. 5, 1878

----- Washington, D.C., Apr. 20, 1877

----- Washington, D.C. June 1, 1877

Lawrence, Thomas H., Washington, D.C., July 8, 1878

----- Washington, D.C., July 11, 1878

----- Washington, D.C., July 22, 1878

Lawrence, H.L., Census Bureau, Oct. 3, 1880

LaVaque, John H. Duluth Minnesota, June 25, 1879

Leake, Joseph B., Chicago, Illinois, May 14, 1877

----- Chicago, Illinois, June 21, 1877

----- Chicago, Illinois, Oct. 30, 1878

----- Chicago, Illinois, July 30, 1879

----- Chicago, Illinois, Aug. 2, 1879

----- Chicago, Illinois, Aug. 21, 1879

----- Chicago, Illinois, Aug. 22, 1879

----- Chicago, Illinois, Aug. 23, 1879

----- Chicago, Illinois, Sept. 3, 1879

LaBaron, Francis, New York City, New York, Aug. 2, 1877 Enclosed letter J.H. Kidder to Mr. Woodruff, July 5, 1877

----- Aug. 3, 1877

LeDuc, H.M., Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 14, 1877

LeDuc, William G., Memorandum o names of persons recommending above for appointment of Commission of Agriculture. 1877

----- Washington, D.C. Aug. 4, 1877

----- Oct. 9, 1880

LeDuc, Gen. William G., Washington, D.C., Dept. of Agriculture, June 30, 1878

Lee, Alfred E., Washington D.C., Apr. 7, 1877

----- New York City, New York, May 19, 1877

-----, Frankfort, Germany, U.S. Consulate General, Dec. 3, 1877 Enclosed, Wilson, James M., Nurnburg, Germany, U.S. Consul, To Senator Morrill, Dec. 4, 1877

----- Frankfort, Germany, U.S. Consulate, Dec. 5, 1877

----- Frankfort, Germany, Dec. 13, 1877

Lee, J.N., Athens, Ohio, Mar. 19, 1878

----- Athens, Ohio, Apr. 14, 1878

Lee, John, R., Burrville, Maryland, May 15, 1878

Lemmon, M.J., New Orleans, Louisiana, June 11, 1878

Lender, Richard D., Chicago, Illinois, Copy of affidavit, Chicago, Illinois, May 19, 1877

Leonshal, Morris, Toledo, Ohio, Jan. 28, 1878

Lesher, James H., Detroit, Michigan, May 24, 1878

Letsinger, Nannie, Hampshire, Tennessee, Oct. 9, 1877

Lewis, Charton T., New York to Charles T. Murphy, Esq., Nov. 7, 1879

Lincoln, Bessie Beech, Nov. 9, 1881

Lincoln, Mrs. H.M., Washington, Mar. 28, 1877

Lindley, Jr., mount Morris, New Jersey, Nov. 11, 1878

Lobdell, Lewis. S. New Orleans, Louisiana, Apr. 15, 1877

----- New Orleans, Louisiana, May 13, 1877

----- New Orleans, Louisiana, May 22, 1877

----- New Orleans, Louisiana, June 1, 1877

----- New Orleans, Louisiana, June 12, 1877

Logan, C.A., Managua, Nicaragua, U.S. Legation, Apr. 10, 1880

----- San Francisco, California, Dec. 1, 1880

Looker, T.L., U.S. Navy n.d., Jan., 1879

Loop, DeWitt C., Radnor, Pennsylvania, Mar. 13, 1879

Loring, Dr. Starling, Cols., O., Sept. 7, 1877

Lounsberry, C.A., Bismarck, D.T., July 26, 1877

----- C.A., Bismarck, Dakota Territory, Oct. 31, 1877

----- C.A., Bismarck, Dakota Territory, Jan. 3, 1878

----- C.A., Bismarck, Dakota Territory, May 13, 1880 Enclosed letter from Sergeant John W. Wise, Ypsilanti, Michigan, to Col. Lounsberry, May 2 1880

Lucas, C. L. San Antonio, Texas, Feb. 22, 1878

Ludlow, B.C. Austin, Texas, Dec. 17, 1877

Lyford, S.C. Ordnance Dept., July 12, 1879

Lyman, Charles P. Springfield, Massachusetts, to William G. LeDuc [copy]

Lynch, J.A. Aug. 27, 1856 [with envelope]

Lyon, David, Mansfield, Virginia, June 26, 1877

MacFeely, R., Commissary-General of Subsistence, Washington, D.C. Jan. 20, 1881

MacKenzie, J.M., Cincinnati, Ohio, May 11, 1877

Macruder, Robert, Yankton, Dakota Territory, Feb. 4, 1879

Maginness, Martin, St. Paul, Minnesota, July 5, 1880

Manierre, W.R. Chicago, Illinois, Jan. 29, 1878

Mann, O.L. Chicago, Illinois, May 24, 1877

----- Chicago, Illinois, July 2, 1877

----- Chicago, Illinois, July 3, 1877

----- Chicago, Illinois, July 5, 1877

----- Chicago, Illinois, Jan. 24, 1878

----- Chicago, Illinois, Feb. 6, 1878

----- Chicago, Illinois, Feb. 23, 1878

----- coroner, Cook County, Chicago, Illinois, May 11, 1880

Mann, William, B. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Apr. 25, 1877

Manning, John R., Fargo, Dakota Territory, Apr. 25, 1877

Mar. field, Samuel, Circleville, Ohio, Apr. 13, 1877, Enclosed Ed. Herald and Union, Circleville, Ohio

Marfield, Otho, L., Niles, Michigan, Mar. 20, 1877

“Mark Marches”, Chicago times, Aug. 23, 1879

Marr, James, H., P.O. Dept. Washington, D.C., May 23, 1879

Marshall, Gov. William R., St. Paul, Minnesota, June 18, 1877

----- St. Paul, Minnesota, Oct. 4, 1877

Martin, John D., Lancaster, Ohio, Oct. 15, 1877

----- Lancaster, Ohio, Nov. 4, 1878

Martin, W.A., Washington, D.C., Jan. 29, 1878

----- May 13, 1878

Martin, William A., Washington, D.C., May 17, 1978

----- Washington, D.C. Dec. 13, 1878

Marvin, Luke, Duluth, Minnesota, Jan. 16, 1880

----- Duluth, Minnesota, Jan. 16, 1880

Mason, John H., Catlettsburg, Kentucky, Apr. 25, 1879

----- Cattlesburg, Kentucky, Jan. 1880

----- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to William F. Mason, July, 19, 1880 [copy]

Mason, R.H., Deer Lodge, Montana, June, 4, 1877, Enclosed letter to Carl Schurz, June, 4, 1877 [copy]

----- Deer Lodge, Montana, Aug. 22, 1877

----- Deer Lodge, Montana, Spet. 3, 1877

----- Helena, Montana, Sept. 24, 1877

Mason, Rodney, Oct. 6, 1878

Mason, W.F. Indianapolis, Indiana, July 4, 1877

Mason, William F., St. Paul Minnesota, July 5, 1878

----- St. Paul, Minnesota, July 29, 1878

----- St. Paul Minnesota, July, 23, 1880

Material and Rolling Stock required to extend for 66 kilometers as established railroad in Peru, ect. Jan. 22, 1879

Matteson, O.B. Utica, New York, Jan. 29, 1878

----- Utica, New York, Feb. 2, 1878

----- Utica, New York, Feb. 6, 1878

----- Utica, New York, Feb. 14, 1878

Matthews, Samuel, Plaquemine, Louisiana, Mar. 28, 1877

----- Plaquemine, Louisiana, May 22, 1877

 Matthews, J. P. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dec. 4, 1878

----- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dec. 11, 1878

Matthews, Stanley, Feb. 8, 1881 [photostatic copy]

May, John C., Granville, Pennsylvania, Apr. 8, 1878

----- Granvilles, Pennsylvania, Nov. 18, 1878

McCabe, H.W. Delaware, Ohio, Mar.ch 8, 1878

McCabe, L.D. Lebanon, Ohio, May 30, 1878, Enclosed two above letters

McCarthy, Mar.ia, New York, May 10, 1877

----- New York, June 9, 1877

McCauley, Rev. Dr. C.F., Reading, Pennsylvania, to his son Jan. 9, 1881 [copy]

----- Reading, Pennsylvania, t his son, Jan. 17, 1881, [copy]

McCauley, C.A.H., Fort Steele, Wyoming, Jan. 23, 1881 Encloses letter from his father, Rev. C.F. McCauley, Reading, Pennsylvania

----- Fort Steele, Wyoming, Jan. 23, 1881 Encloses letter form his father, Rev. C.F. McCauley, Jan. 17, 1881

McCawley, C.G. Mar.ine Corps, June 20, 1879

McClure, Charles, Red Wing, Minnesota, May 15, 1878

McClintock, W.T., Chillicothe, Ohio, June 15, 1880

----- Chillicothe, Ohio, Nov. 2, 1880

----- Chillicothe, Ohio, Jan. 10, 1881

McCollin, W.H., Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania, Dec. 6, 1880

McCook, A.M. Washington, D.C., Jan.  9, 1877

McCormick, R.C., Jan. 9, 1877 [copy]

McCormick, S.C. Duluth, Minnesota, May 20, 1879

----- Duluth, Minnesota, Feb. 21, 1881

McCormick, Richard, C., New York, Jan. 16, 1880

----- New York, Jan. 21, 1880

----- New York, Feb. 4, 1880

----- Memorandum, Feb. 7, 1880

----- New York, Feb. 9, 1880

----- New York, Aug. 6, 1880

McCrary, G.W. from WKR, Dec. 15, 1877

McCready, J.R., Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, June 1877

----- Boston, Massachusetts, June 21, 1877

McCroy, W. Columbus, Ohio, Mar. 6, 1879

McDowell, Mrs. Bettie Breck, Richmond, Kentucky, Apr. 20, 1877

McDowell, James, Chicago, Illinois, July 28, 1877

McDowell, J.A. Washington, D.C. Mar. 5, 1881

McDowell, John Adair, Chicago, Illinois, July 27, 1878 Enclosed letter of W.H. Smith

----- Chicago, Illinois, Dec. 30, 1878

----- Chicago, Illinois, Jan. 19, 1879

----- Chicago, Illinois, Mar. 26, 1879

----- Chicago, Illinois, Dec. 16, 1879

----- Chicago, Illinois, Oct. 22, 1880

McDowell, Mrs. Jennie, Chicago, Illinois, Feb. 21, 1879

McDowell, Malcolm, Chicago, Illinois, July, 6 1878

----- Chicago, Illinois, Dec. 27, 1878

----- Chicago, Illinois, May 1, 1879 Enclosed letter, McDowell, James, Chicago, Illinois, May 1, 1879

----- Chicago, Illinois, May 2, 1879

----- Chicago, Illinois, July 19, 1879

----- Chicago, Illinois, Aug. 4, 1879

----- Chicago, Illinois, Oct. 24, 1879

----- Chicago, Illinois, Nov. 3, 1879

----- Chicago, Illinois, Nov. 29, 1879

McGrew, J.G. Audobon, Minnesota, Mar. 31, 1877

McGrew, J.M., Sixth Auditor, Dec. 16, 1878

McHugh, M. Hastings, Minnesota, May 16, 1879

----- Hastings, Minnesota, June 23, 1879

McIlhany, Mrs. Ann, Warrenton, Virginia, July 11, 1878

-----Warrenton, Virginia, Aug. 15, 1879

McIlheny, J.W., Warrenton, Virginia, Oct. 2, 1877

----- Warrenton, Virginia, Oct. 16, 1877

----- Warrenton, Virginia, Nov. 14, 1878

McIntire, R.A., Unionville Center, Ohio, Nov. 24, 1880

McIlrath, J.P., St. Paul, Minnesota, June 7, 1879

McIlvaine, Anna P. New York City, Jan. 19, 1878

McKeldon, J.C. Washington, D.C., Mar. 26, 1877

McKeon, P. Edward, St. Paul, Minnesota, May 27, 1877

----- St. Paul, Minnesota, June 7, 1877

----- St. Paul, Minnesota, Nov. 13, 1877

McKinney, William G., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Nov. 12, 1880

McLaughlin, G., Cincinnati, Ohio, Apr. 24, 1877

----- Cincinnati, Ohio Feb. 24, 1879

----- Cincinnati, Ohio, Apr. 25, 1879

----- Cincinnatti, Ohio, May 25, 1879

McLean, Mrs. Judge, Cincinnatti, Ohio, Mar. 30, 1877

McLennan, W.L. and McDougall, C.P., Duluth Minnesota, June 27, 1879

McMahan, Richard Randolph, Baltimore, Maryland, May 28, 1880

McMaster, G.H., Bath, New York, Jan. 19, 1881

McMillan, E.Q., New Orleans, Louisiana, Mar. 9, 1877

McMillan, S.J.R., U.S.S., Mar. 5, 1879

McMillan, W.L., Lake Providence, Louisiana, June 20, 1877

McMullen, J.B., Chicago Post, Nov. 7, 1877

----- Chicago, Illinois, Dec. 24, 1878

McNair, H.S., York, Pennsylvania, Dec. 1878

McNeal, E.M. Centreville, Iowa, June 29, 1879

McPherson, Edward, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Apr. 10, 1877

----- Washington, D.C., June 22, 1878

----- Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Nov. 28, 1878 

McPherson, E.W., Bureau of Printing and Engraving, Washington, D.C., June 22, 1878

McQuade, S.C. Duluth, June 26, 1879

McQueen, Mrs. E.D. Lawrence, Washington, D.C., Mar. 13, 1877

McQuenn, John, Charleston, South Carolina, Nov. 30, 1877

McVeagh, Franklin, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, June 14, 1877

Mead, Charles L., New York, May 28, 1877

----- New York City, New York, Nov. 10, 1877

----- New York City, New York, Nov. 10, 1877 [2nd]

Mead and Coe, Chicago, Illinois, to Franks Osborne Esq., Cols., Ohio, Dec. 3, 1878

----- Chicago, Illinois, to Franks Osborne Esq., Jan. 3, 1879

----- Chicago, Illinois, to Franks Osborne Esq., Feb. 3, 1879

----- Chicago, Illinois, to Franks Osborne Esq., Columbus, Ohio, Sept 3, 1879

----- to Franks Osborne Esq., Chicago, Dec. 2, 1879

Mead, Frank J., Mandan, Dakota Territory, Oct. 4, 1880

Mead, Frederick G. Vienna, Dec. 13, 1877

----- Vienna, Dec. 31, 1877

----- Vienna, Feb. 23, 1878

Mead, Larkin G., Florence, Italy, Feb. 6, 1879 Re: Washington Monument

Means, James, Steubenville, Ohio, Oct. 13, 1877

Medill, Josph, to C.H. Wright, Mar.ch 30, 1880; and Ingalls; John J., to Wright, Mar. 23, 1880

Medkirk, Robert W., Edinburg, Indiana, Apr. 2, 1877

Meigs, Gen. M.C., Qrm. Gen., Jan. 10, 1878

Menard, J. Willis, Jacksonville, Florida, Aug. 8, 1877

Mendenhall, Luther, Duluth, Minnesota, June 14, 1879

Menocal, A.G., Naval Yard, Washington, Jan. 2, 1878

Mercer, Mar.garet, Washington, DC, Feb. 18, 1880 

----- Washington, DC, Feb. 20, 1880

Merrill, D.D. St. Paul, Minnesota, June 14, 1877

----- Mar. 18, 1880

Merriman, Hon. A.S., U.S. Senate, June 12, 1878

Merritt, C.C., Hazel Grove, Montana, Feb. 6, 1879

Merritt, D.F., New York City, New York, Mar. 8, 1879

Merritt, Lon, Oneota, Minnesota, Sept. 28, 1880

Michie, Gen. P.S. west Point, New York, Mar. 9, 1880

----- West Point, New York, Mar. 19, 1880

Miller, Dr. E.P., New York City, New York, Aug. 31, 1877

----- New York City, New York, Mar. 4, 1878

Miller, George A.Q., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Feb. 2, 1878

Miller, George T. Longton, Kansas, Feb. 20, 1881

Miller, John Dewitt, Crow River, New York, May 23, 1879

Miller, Sidney D., Detroit, Michigan, Mar. 8, 1877

----- Detroit, Michigan, May 8, 1878

----- Detroit, Michigan, Nov. 27, 1880

Miller, William, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dec. 17, 1878

Mills, Sallie M., Sandusky, Ohio, Apr. 15, 1878

Mills, W.H. Bangor, Maine, Nov. 24, 1877

Mimmack, B.P., Plattsburg, New York, Aug. 8, 1879

Miner, Miss Ellie W., Cincinnati, Ohio, Dec. 1, 1877

Minott, Chester, Chicago, Illinois

Mirsalis and Hamel Music Publishers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mar. 21, 1877

Mitchell, John G., Columbus, Ohio, Apr. 17, 1877

----- Telegram, June 11, 1877

----- Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 6, 1877

----- Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 23, 1878

----- Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 2, 1878

----- Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 13, 1879

----- Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 3, 1879

----- Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 16, 1879 Encloses Hayden, P. New York to RBH, Sept. 10, 1879

----- Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 15, 1880, with Vore, W.H., Piqua, Ohio, Jan. 21, 1880

----- Columbus, Ohio, May 13, 1880

Mitchell, R.C., Duluth, Minnesota, Apr. 16, 1877

----- Duluth, Minnesota, Aug. 21, 1879

----- Duluth, Minnesota, Dec. 7, 1979

----- U.S. Land Office Register, Duluth, Minnesota, Jan. 4, 1880

Mix, Edward M., Washington, D.C., Mar. 19, 1879

Mix, Miss Ella C., Georgetown, D.C., Feb. 24, 1881

Moore, H.A., Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, July 18, 1877

Moore, John W., Washington, D.C., June 9, 1877

Morgan, Appleton, New York City, New York, May 29, 1880

Morgan, D.H., Oneota, Minnesota, Apr. 2, 1877

----- Oneota, Minnesota, Apr. 26, 1877

----- Oneota, Minnesota, May 22, 1877

----- Oneota, Minnesota, Oct. 7, 1877

----- Oneota, Minnesota, Mar. 10, 1878

----- St. Paul, Minnesota, Oct. 27, 1879

----- St. Paul, Minnesota, Jan. 6, 1881, Enclosed letter of introduction

Morgan, John W., Farmers, Kentucky, Aug. 14, 1879

Morgan, Thomas P., Commr. Of D.C., Jan. 26, 1881

Morrill, H.H., Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 20, 1879

Morris, Ben Brice, Bellaire, Ohio, Mar. 1877

----- Bellaire, Ohio, Oct. 27, 1879

Morris, Mrs. Mar.tha Wright, Chicago, Illinois, Mar. 19, 1877

Morris, P.W., Parrisville, W. Virginia, Jan. 17, 1880

Morrison, George, Baltimore, Maryland, Oct. 1-4, 1877

Morrison, J.S., Yellow Band, Ohio, Mar. 8, 1877

Morrison, Walter, Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 19, 1879

Morscini, G. New York, June 11, 1879

Morse, G.M. Boston, Massachusetts, May 1, 1879

Morton, L.P. , House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. Dec. 14, 1880

Morton, W.M., Washington, D.C., Sept. 2, 1879

----- Washington, D.C. Mar. 11, 1880

----- Washington, D.C., Mar. 17, 1880

Moulton, C.W., Washington, D.C., Mar. 16, 1878

----- New York City, New York, Dec. 8, 1880

Mudge, S.W., New York City, New York, to W.J. Bacon, Feb. 5, 1878

----- New York City, New York, to O.B. Matteson, Feb. 5, 1878

Mulligan, Mrs. Mar.ian A., Chicago, Illinois, June 7, 1877

----- Chicago, Illinois, June 20, 1877

----- Chicago, Illinois, July 5, 1877

----- Chicago, Illinois, Aug. 17 Enclosed Mar.ian, A. Milligan, to Ada C. Sweet, Aug. 25, 1877

----- Chicago, Illinois, Oct. 1, 1877

----- Chicago, Illinois, Oct. 17, 1877

Munford, M. Kansas City, Missouri, May 25, 1877

Munn, John D., Washington, D.C., Jan. 23, 1879

Munson, Benjamin, H., New York City, May 7, 1878

----- New York City, New York, May 16, 1878

----- New York City, New York, Dec. 4, 1880

----- New York City, New York, Dec. 13, 1880

----- custom house, New York City, new York, Jan. 11, 1881

Munson, Robert H., New York City, New York, Jan. 12, 1878

Munson, W.O., Zanesville, Ohio, Jan. 29, 1879

Assignment of ¼ interest of South American West Coast Cable to WKR, signed by J.W. Fralick, Chas. T Murphy and Lorin Blodget, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 30, 1880

Murphy, Jere, Mayor, Huntsville, Alabama, Sept. 28, 1877

Murray, H. Louisville, Kentucky, Telegram, May 19, 1879 

National Reform League, New York, new York, Printer Letter, 1876

Newberry, John S. Washington, D.C., to Alfred Russell, Apr. 2, 1879 [copy]

Newman, L.B.D., Baltimore, Maryland, July 17, 1880

Mining Deed, Territory of New Mexico, Blank [printed form]

Noble, H.G. Duluth, Minnesota, June 25, 1879

Norton, J.C., Hillsborough, Ohio, Dec. 14, 1878

----- Hillsborough, Ohio, Dec. 20, 1878

----- Hillsborough, Ohio, Jan. 1, 1879 Enclosed Petition, Citizens of Highland County, ,Ohio, to President R.B. Hayes

Nourse, J.E. Professor, U.S. Navy, Washington, enclosing memoranda in regard to the completeness of survey for a canal across the American Isthmus, by J.T. Sullivan, U.S.N., Mar. 10, 1880

Oakes, T.F., magnolia, Massachusetts, June 10, 1880

O’Brien, Christopher D., St. Paul, Minnesota, Dec. 9, 1879

Odiorne, T.G., Cincinnati, Ohio, May 15, 1879

----- Cincinnati, Ohio, Nov. 24, 1880

Ohio Consolidated Mining Company, Printed, 1879

Ohl, Helen, I., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Sept 29, 1879

Ohl, Rev. J.F., Zanesville, Ohio, July 2, 1878

----- Zanesville, Ohio, Feb. 6, 1879

----- Zanesville, Ohio, Feb. 28, 1880

O’Kane, Bernard, Boston Massachusetts, July 20, 1880

O’Neill, Charles, Philadelphi

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