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News from the Hayes Presidential Center Manuscripts Division

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center
Spiegel Grove
F
remont, Ohio 43420
Nan Card
Curator of Manuscripts
1/800-998-7737
ncard@rbhayes.org

OCTOBER 2007

A Busy Summer for Researchers at the Hayes Center!

Noted Civil War Historian William Marvel at the Hayes Presidential Center

It's been another busy summer! Researchers came from as far away as California, Germany, Washington, and Florida to use the Hayes Center's Manuscript Collections. Among them was noted Civil War historian William Marvel (left) of New Hampshire, who visited the Hayes Center to use our collections for his next work. Marvel is a past winner of the Lincoln Prize and the Douglas Southall Freeman Award. His most recent book, Mr. Lincoln Goes to War (2006), provides a critical look at the tumultuous first days of the conflict.






Welcome Back Brittany!

Brittany Harnish volunteering at the Hayes Presidential CenterThe Manuscripts Division welcomed back Heidelberg College honors student Brittany Harnish. Motivated by her love for History, Brittany first volunteered at the Hayes Center during her high school years. While attending Heidelberg, she works as a guide at the Hayes Home. Now about to complete her senior year, Brittany once again has offered her time to help prepare new resources for our researchers. Thank you Brittany!






NOW ON THE HAYES CENTER'S WEB SITE

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Descendants of John and Adam Hurd

Inspired by Michael Hurd of Colebrook, Connecticut and funded by a gift of $5,000 from Gale Hurd of Middlebury, Vermont, data from the Papers of Thaddeus B. Hurd were entered into a genealogy software program. Through the years, the Hurd Collection has attracted genealogists from across the country, Puerto Rico, and Australia. Now, thanks to Ms. Hurd's gift, the diligence of Laura Wonderly, and the assistance of Head Librarian Becky Hill, DESCENDANTS OF JOHN AND ADAM HURD, featuring data on more than 6,000 Hurd descendants and allied families, are available to researchers worldwide via the Center's website!

Captain Jonathan Harrington Family Collection

Captain Jonathan Harrington 72nd Ohio Volunteer InfantryProminent pioneers of Erie County, Ohio, the Harringtons settled before the War of 1812. The more than 100 letters written by Captain Harrington to his family during the Civil War (Jan. 1862 - Sept. 1865) provide one of the most comprehensive records of the 72nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry's military service in the Western Theater of the war. The collection also contains Civil War homefront letters and materials on earlier generations of the Harrington family.You can read Harrington's letter to his mother about the disaster at the Battle of Guntown where two thirds of the 72nd Ohio was killed, wounded, or imprisoned at Andersonville.



WE DEEPLY APPRECIATE DONORS WHO CONTRIBUTED TO THE HAYES PRESIDENTIAL CENTER MANUSCRIPTS FUND. YOUR GENEROSITY HELPED PURCHASE AND PRESERVE THIS COLLECTION FOR EVERYONE!
THANK YOU!

Rawson Family Collection

Few families contributed more to the settlement and development of Northwest Ohio than the Rawsons. From railroads and churches to schools and medicine, the remarkable Rawson family used their skills and financial resources to bring progress to Ohio's frontier. Longtime contributor to and supporter of the Hayes Center, Dr. Theodore Rawson Crane of Boulder, Colorado began gathering and donating the contents of this collecton in 1959. It documents the lives of his great great grandparents Dr. LaQuinio and Sophia Beaugrand Rawson and their descendants. Dr. LaQuinio Rawson came to Ohio from Massachusetts in 1824. Three years later, he settled in Sandusky County with his lifelong friend Sardis Birchard, uncle of President Hayes.

Lester A. Schlup, Sr. Papers

This collection, containing the correspondence, scrapbook, and diary of Lester A. Schlup, Sr. of Sandusky, Ohio, chronicles his service at the headquarters of the American Expeditionary Force in Chaumont, France during WWI.


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IN RECOGNITION OF DONORS
TO THE
HAYES PRESIDENTIAL CENTER MANUSCRIPTS FUND

Robert H. Ballard, Jr.

Linda Huss

Barbara Stager

Nancy Kleinhenz

Pat Dwyer

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Your contributions help the Hayes Presidential Center preserve and expand an evolving Manuscript Collection that for 90 years has educated, inspired, and helped all of us better understand America's past.

The Manuscripts Collections at the Hayes Presidential Center are available to all researchers who wish to discover, learn, and share new information about our historic past. Your donations of $1 or $1,000 make all the difference! We deeply appreciate your continuing support.

Your name appears as a donor on our web site, in the Statesman newsletter, and in the Hayes Presidential Center Annual Report . You can donate safely and conveniently online at Donations to the Hayes Presidential Center Manuscripts Fund . - or you can send your donation to Hayes Presidential Center Manuscripts Fund, Attn: Nan Card, Curator of Manuscripts, Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, Ohio 43420

THANK YOU!

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS USING THE HAYES CENTER'S MANUSCRIPT COLLECTIONS

letters to anna

Letters to Anna: The Civil War Through the Eyes and Heart of a Soldier by James R. Knight

“Brooks Aeroplanes” by Dr. William J. Ballard in WWI Aero: The Journal of the Early Aeroplane

Kelleys Island : An Island Story by Claudia M. Brown

Beleaguered Winchester : A Virginia Community at War, 1861 – 1865 by Richard R. Duncan

Randall Lee Gibson of Louisiana : Confederate General and New South Reformer by Mary McBride and Ann M. McLaurin

Descendants of Caleb Luse and Margaret Culbertson by Loretta Luce Evans

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Nan Card
Curator of Manuscripts
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center
Spiegel Grove
Fremont, Ohio 43420
1/800-998-7737
ncard@rbhayes.org
www.rbhayes.org