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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. President Rutherford B. 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 collections include Supreme Court Jusice Stanley Matthews, diplomat Edwin Stoughton, financier Jay Cooke, and Massachusetts legislator William Claflin. Historical materials from authors Benson J. Lossing and William Dean Howells, journalist Mary Clemmer Ames, Toledo Blade 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.


Collections Name
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 
HALSTEAD, MURAT (HENLEY COLLECTION) GA MF 
HARNEY FAMILY GA 59 
HARNEY, WILLIAM WALLACE GA 59 
HARRINGTON, PURNELL F. GA 17 
HART, WILBUR A. GA 18 
HILL/NILES FAMILIES GA 61 
HOAR, GEORGE FRISBIE GA MF 
HOWELLS, WILLIAM DEAN
1837-1920. PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, 1815-1958. Correspondence of W.D. Howells (1857-1918) with family, friends, R.B. Hayes; correspondence of Elinor Mead Howells, W.D. Howells, II, Annie Howells Frechette. Photographs, manuscripts, and Howells genealogy.
GA 20 
HOWELLS, WILLIAM DEAN (LETTERS TO RBH) GA MF 
KEIFER, JOSEPH WARREN GA 21 
KEIFER, JOSEPH WARREN (LC) GA MF 
KEY, DAVID M. (UNIV. OF NORTH CAROLINA) GA MF 
KNOX, JOHN JAY
PAPERS, 1826 - 1947. Approximately 500 pieces of family correspondence of John Jay Knox, Sr. of Oneida County, New York and his children and their families, of which the bulk of the correspondence was written from the 1830s to the 1880s.
GA 22 
LITTLE, JOHN
Little, John, 1837 - 1900. Papers 1875 - 1898. Ohio Attorney General, Mayor of Xenia, Ohio, Greene Co., Ohio Prosecuting Attorney, Ohio Attorney General ,U. S. Congressman. Bulk of the collection focuses on the House of Representatives investigation of purchase of U.S. Senate seat by Henry B. Payne and the Venzuelan Claims Commission.
GA 23 
LOCKE, ROBINSON
PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, 1851-1920. Business, family, political correspondence by David Ross & Robinson Locke. Theatrical reviews, "Petroleum V. Nasby" manuscripts, memorabilia. Arranged chronologically in 6 scrapbooks by Robinson Locke.
GA 24 
LOOKER, THOMAS H.
PAPERS, 1846 - 1902. Family correspondence of Ohioan Commodore Thomas H. Looker, grandson of Ohio Governor Othniel Looker.
GA 25 
LOSSING, BENSON J.
PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, ARTWORK, 1790 - 1998. Business and family correspondence; diaries; photographs;artwork; and research articles, books, and pamphlets pertaining to Lossing's publications.
GA 28 
LOYAL LEGION, MILITARY ORDER OF SEE: MILITARY ORDER OF... GA 62 
LYMAN, LT. COL. THEODORE
LT. COL. THEODORE LYMAN (1833 - 1897. Correspondence;Army of the Potomac. 1863 - 1865. mf. 5 rolls
GA-MF 
M.O.L.L.U.S. SEE: MILITARY ORDER OF LOYAL LEGION... GA 62 
MACVEAGH, ISAAC WAYNE GA MF 
MARBLE, MANTON M. (LC) GA MF 
MATTHEWS, STANLEY T.
PAPERS AND PHOTOGRAPHS, 1803 - 1932. Briefs, addresses, arguments, memoranda, speeches, court opinions, family correspondence, biographies, manuscripts, photographs, and printed material by and about Supreme Court Justice Stanley Matthews.
GA 30 
MATTHEWS, STANLEY T. (CHASE TO MATTHEWS) GA MF 
MATTHEWS, STANLEY T. (CIVIL WAR) GA MF 
MCCRARY, GEORGE W.
PAPERS & LITHOGRAPHS, 1824 - 1936. Correspondence of George W. McCrary, Secretary of War during the Hayes Administation (1877-1879), 126 items.
GA 26 
MCCRARY, GEORGE W. (JACKSON CO. HIST. SOC.) GA MF 
MCKINLEY, WILLIAM
PAPERS, 1861-1906. White House Telegrams, 1898-1902; Item-level description of McKinley correspondence, documents & speeches in 15 Hayes Center Manuscript Collections.
GA 29 
MILITARY ORDER OF THE LOYAL LEGION GA 62 
MONTGOMERY, BENJAMIN F. GA 29 
MORROW, JAY JOHNSON GA 31 
MYERS, CLARENCE E. GA 32 
NAST, THOMAS
PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, DRAWINGS, 1860-1902. Correspondence, diary (1860-1861), literary manuscripts, scrapbook, sketches, caricatures, clippings, photographs, the bulk of which is related to Nast's career as an artist.
GA 33 
NAST, THOMAS (SCRAPBOOK) GA MF 
NATIONAL ASYLUM FOR DISABLED VOLUNTEER SOLDIERS GA 34 
NILES/HILL FAMILIES GA 61 
NOBLE, WARREN P. GA 35 
OHLINGER, FRANKLIN FAMILY GA 36 
O'NEIL, REAR ADMIRAL CHARLES F.
PAPERS & PHOTOGRAPHS: 1870 - 1871, 1897 - 1899. Rear Admiral Charles F. O'Neil, b. 1842 d. 1927, 365 letters received by O'Neil while serving as the Chief of the Ordnance Bureau of the U.S. Navy, concerning coastal installation sites, ordnance design, construction of magazines, requests for promotions, recommendations, and bids on ordnance and vessels. Album, dtd, 1870-1871 with 18 images (mostly tintypes) of O'Neil's wife, Mary Caroline Frothingham O'Neil and son Richard Frothingham O'Neil.
GA 37 
PARKE, ALBERT H. GA 38 
PARRIS, EDWARD L. GA 39 
PHELPS/DAGGET FAMILIES GA 14 
PHILIPPINE INSURRECTION GA 40 
PLATT FAMILY GA 27 
PLATT FAMILY (OHS MSS) GA MF 
RAILROAD STRIKE OF 1877 GA 51 
RAMSEY, ALEXANDER (MINN. HIST. SOC.) GA MF 
REYNOLDS, JOHN P.
PAPERS, 1865-1892. Business records of the J.P. Reynolds & Co. Escutcheons for Military & Naval Service.
GA 42 
RICE MEDICAL COLLECTION
PAPERS, 1872-1953. Articles re: human disease or treatment; medical supply & medical school catalogs; advertisements from pharmaceutical, surgical supply, & medical equipment companies.
GA 50 
ROGERS, WILLIAM KING
PAPERS, 1830 - 1922, Family, business, and legal papers,correspondence,maps of William King Rogers, lawyer and private secretary to President Rutherford B. Hayes (1877 - 1881), including materials on the Chiriqui Improvement Co., land development in Hastings and Duluth, Minnesota, mining in Arizona Territory, and railroad interests in Northern Mexico.
GA 41 
ROGERS, WILLIAM KING (LC) GA MF 
ROSECRANS, WILLIAM S. (UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA) GA MF 
SCHENCK, ROBERT C. (MIAMI UNIV.) GA MF 
SCOTT, ANNIE TRESSLER GA 43 
SHERMAN, JOHN
1823-1900. PAPERS, MICROFILM, SCRAPBOOKS, 1846-1900. Original and photocopies of political correspondence. Photocopies of speeches and scrapbooks containing news clippings and printed material re: Sherman political career, Ohio Republican Party activities, US Treasury Dept. business, political appointments, disputed election of Rutherford B. Hayes.
GA 44 
SHERMAN, JOHN (LC) GA MF 
SKILTON/DAVIS/HEYMAN FAMILIES
PAPERS, 1854 - 1887. Civil War correspondence, business papers,inc. correspondence re: the Bellefontaine & Indianapolis Railroad, ledgers, and daybooks of Alvah Stone Skilton, Monroeville, Ohio
GA 45 
SLATER, JOHN F. GA MF 
SMITH, WILLIAM HENRY GA 65 
SMITH, WILLIAM HENRY (IND. HIST. SOC.) GA MF 
SMITH, WILLIAM HENRY (OHS) GA MF 
SOUTHERN CLAIMS COMMISSION GA MF 
SPANISH AMERICAN WAR, 160TH INDIANA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY
PHOTOGRAPHS, 1898-1899. Twenty albumen prints of the 160th Indiana Volunteer Infantry during the Spanish American War.
GA-PH-10 
SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR RECORD BOOK GA 46 
SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR SCRAPBOOK GA 68 
STOUGHTON, E. W./FISKE FAMILIES GA 1, GA 70 
THOMPSON, RICHARD WIGGINTON
PAPERS & PHOTGRAPHS, 1830 - 1945. Correspondence mainly involving the development of the Chiriqui Improvement Co. Also includes minutes, stock certificates, agreements, maps, contracts, and briefs. This collection also contains more than 500 pieces of business and family correspondence.
GA 47 
TILDEN, SAMUEL J. (NY PUBLIC LIBRARY) GA MF 
WARNER, SIDNEY S.
PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS 1855 to 1901. Business and political correspondence, papers, diaries, and photographs relating to Sidney S. Warner. .
GA 66 
WATSON, GEORGE GA 49 
WHITE, ANDREW D. (CORNELL) GA MF 
WILLIAMS, EMMA ALMIRA SMITH GA 74 
WOOD, JAMES A. GA 48