Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

 

Grant-Dickinson-Butman Papers

 

LH- 87, LH- 236

Introduction

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Inventory

 

Introduction

 

This collection was donated to the Hayes Presidential Center by Mrs. Carroll V. Butman in 1968.  Additions to the collection have been made in several deposits.

 

Biographical Sketch

 

George Grant was born in Lancaster, Ohio 10 May 1810.  As a child, George moved to Fremont, Ohio with his mother after the death of his father.  It was here that he met and married Statira Dickinson, the daughter of Alpheus and Martha Dickinson.  Statira was born 12 April 1812 in Whatley, Massachusetts.  The couple had two children: Sarah Jane, born 17 August 1839, and Georgiana, who died in 1843 at the age of 2.

 

George soon established himself as one of the earliest and youngest merchants in Fremont.  He ran a prominent dry goods store with his brother-in-law, Rodolphus Dickinson and Sardis Birchard, a well-known pioneer of the area.  George Grant died on 21 April 1841 at the age of 32.  As a tribute to one of Fremont’s most respected citizens, all businesses closed on the day of his funeral.  After his death, the business firm was dissolved and settled by Sardis Birchard.

 

Statira and Sarah Grant remained in Fremont after the passing of George, making their home at 1002 Birchard Avenue.  Both women were known for their generosity and kindness.  They took a special interest in the city of Fremont, always remaining active members in the community.  Statira Grant died at her home on Birchard Avenue on 12 September 1900 at the age of 88.  Sarah devoted most of her time to philanthropic work.  She became president of the Fremont Relief Society and a member of several other charitable organizations.  Throughout the years she continued her friendship with Sardis Birchard and the children of Rutherford B. Hayes.  In his later years Sardis also lived with the Grant family.   Sarah died in Fremont, Ohio on 11 September 1931 at the age of 92.

 

 

Rodolphus Dickinson, brother of Statira Grant, was born in 1797 in Hatfield, Massachusetts.  After graduating from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts he moved to Columbus, Ohio where he began teaching and reading law with Gustavus Swan.  Rodolphus was soon admitted to the bar and opened one of the first law offices in Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio.  In 1826 he moved to Fremont, Ohio, and the following year married Marguerite Beaugrand, the daughter of John B. Beaugrand.  The couple had seven children.

 

Rodolphus left his law practice in 1824 when he was appointed the prosecuting attorney for Seneca County, Ohio.  He would come to hold this position in the counties of Williams and Sandusky, Ohio as well.  From 1836-1845 Rodolphus served on the Board of Public Works of Ohio.  As a member, he helped in the matters of the Wabash and Erie Canal, the Western Reserve and Maumee Road.  In 1846 Dickinson was elected as a Democrat to represent Ohio in the United States Congress.  While serving his second term Rodolphus died in Washington, D.C. on 20 March 1848 and is buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Fremont, Ohio.

 

 

Scope and Content

 

This collection, spanning from 1833-1975, contains correspondence, legal documents and ephemera from the allied families of Grant, Dickinson and Butman.  Of particular interest is the correspondence to and from the Hayes family, as well as theBeaugrand family.  The correspondence is primarily of a personal nature, with reference to travel, health issues, births, deaths and marriages within the families.  The correspondence of Rutherford B. Hayes, Lucy Webb Hayes, Fanny Hayes, Sardis Birchard, Webb C. Hayes and Birchard Hayes were transferred to their respective collections.  An index of those correspondence transferred appears in this collection.  The collection also contains a diary of Sarah Jane Grant and several books with newspaper clippings pertaining to Rutherford B. Hayes and Civil War era political issues.  A journal titled “The Youth’s Companion” (1864) is included as an oversize item.

 

 

Inventory

 

Ac. 851; 1817;1883;1895; 2223; 2224; 2225; 4071;4077;4768;4228;4893; 5037;5763

 

Box 1


1: Beard, David [husband of Sarah S. Dickinson]

           

To A.J. Dickinson, Lower Sandusky, Ohio, dtd E. Greene, August 26, 1842

To A.J. Dickinson, Lower Sandusky, Ohio, dtd E. Greene, November 30, 1842

To A.J. Dickinson, Lower Sandusky, Ohio, dtd E. Greene, February 19, 1843

To Statira A. Grant, Lower Sandusky, Ohio, dtd Greene, September 3, 1843

To Statira Grant, dtd Greene, December 5, 1843

To Statira Grant, dtd Greene, December 30, 1843

To A.J. Dickinson, New Orleans, Louisiana, dtd Greene, January 14, 1844

To A.J. Dickinson, Providence, Ohio, dtd Greene, March 24, 1844

To A. J. Dickinson, Providence, Ohio, dtd Greene, April 21, 1844

To A.J. Dickinson, Providence, Ohio, dtd Greene, June 30, 1844

To Statira Grant, Lower Sandusky, Ohio, dtd Greene, December 24, 1844

To A.J. Dickinson, Providence, Ohio, dtd Greene, April 7, 1845

To A.J. Dickinson, Providence, Ohio, dtd Greene, November 3, 1845

To A.J. Dickinson, Providence, Ohio, dtd Greene, November 1, 1846

To A.J. Dickinson, Lower Sandusky, Ohio, dtd Greene, March 26, 1848

To A.J. Dickinson, dtd Greene, December 24, 1848

To A.J. Dickinson, dtd Greene, February 18, 1849

To A.J. Dickinson, dtd Greene, October 27, 1851

To A. J. Dickinson, dtd Greene, March 2, 1852

To A.J. Dickinson, dtd Greene, July 4, 1852

To A.J. Dickinson, dtd Greene, November 6, 1853

To A.J. Dickinson, dtd Greene, November 19, 1854

To A.J. Dickinson, dtd Greene, December 4, 1854

To A.J. Dickinson, dtd Greene, April 26, 1855

 

2: Dickinson, Abner and Alpheus

            Genealogy Notes

 

3: Dickinson, Alexander J.

 

To Sarah S. Dickinson, Lower Sandusky, Ohio, dtd May 6, 1838

To Abner Dickinson, Lower Sandusky, Ohio, dtd Preston, June 24, 1838

To his parents [Alpheus Dickinson], Lower Sandusky, Ohio, dtd September 25, 1840

To his parents, Lower Sandusky, Ohio, dtd October 15, 1840

To Statira A. Grant, dtd Greene, November 13, 1840

To George Grant, dtd Greene, December 30, 1840

To Statira A. Grant, dtd Greene, March 28, 1841

To A. Dickinson, Lower Sandusky, Ohio, dtd Greene, July 12, 1841

To Statira A. Grant & Others, Lower Sandusky, Ohio, dtd Greene, August 13, 1841

To Alpheus Dickinson, Lower Sandusky, Ohio, dtd Greene, January 3, 1842

To Mrs. S.A. Grant, Lower Sandusky, Ohio, dtd Greene, February 18, 1842

To Mrs. S.A. Grant, Lower Sandusky, Ohio, dtd Greene, August 14, 1842

To Mrs. S.A. Grant, Lower Sandusky, Ohio, dtd Greene, September 29, 1842

To Mrs. S.A. Grant, Lower Sandusky, Ohio, dtd Greene, November 2, 1842

To Mrs. S.A. Grant, Lower Sandusky, Ohio, dtd Greene, December 1, 1842

To Mrs. S.A. Grant, Lower Sandusky, Ohio, dtd Greene, January 30, 1843

To Mrs. S.A. Grant, Lower Sandusky, Ohio, dtd Greene, February 26, 1843

To Mrs. S.A. Grant, Lower Sandusky, Ohio, dtd Greene, March 27, 1843

To Mrs. S.A. Grant, Lower Sandusky, Ohio, dtd Greene, July 17, 1843

To Mrs. S.A. Grant, Lower Sandusky, Ohio, dtd Providence, Ohio, August 24, 1843

To Mrs. S.A. Grant, Lower Sandusky, Ohio, dtd St. Louis, Missouri, November 3, 1843

To Alpheus Dickinson, East Greene, dtd New Orleans, Louisiana, December 17, 1843

To Mrs. S. Grant, Lower Sandusky, Ohio, dtd New Orleans, Louisiana, February 3, 1844

To Mrs. S.A. Grant, Lower Sandusky, Ohio, dtd Providence, Ohio, May 3, 1844

To Mrs. S.A. Grant, Greene, dtd Providence, Ohio, June 23, 1844

To Mrs. S.A. Grant, Greene, dtd Providence, Ohio, July 30 1844

To his parents, dtd Providence, Ohio, November 17, 1844

To David Beard, Greene, dtd Providence, Ohio, May 1, 1845

 

Letters to A.J. Dickinson [not family] [also to Alpheus and Amos Dickinson]

 

Brown, S.E. to A.J. Dickinson, dtd Oxford, September 12, 1840

Hewitt, R. to A.J. Dickinson, dtd April 28, 1839

Hewitt, R. to A.J. Dickinson, dtd October 7, 1838

Lewes, Sam E. to Abner Dickinson, dtd Preston, December 20, 1840

Roger, Amos to Alpheus Dickinson, dtd Preston, April 30, 1842

Throop, Eliza to A.J. Dickinson

 

4: Dickinson, Dennis

           

To Alpheus Dickinson, dtd Whertley, October 4, 1841

 

5: Dickinson, Edward F.

 

To A. Dickinson, dtd Cincinnati, Ohio, January 31, 1842

To Mrs. S.A. Grant, dtd Cincinnati, Ohio, October 29, 1843

To Alpheus Dickinson, dtd Cincinnati, Ohio, November 31, 1843

To Mrs. S.A. Grant, dtd Cincinnati, Ohio, January 9, 1844

To Mrs. S.A. Grant, dtd Cincinnati, Ohio, February 1, 1844

To Mrs. S.A. Grant, dtd Cincinnati, Ohio, April 14, 1844

To Mrs. S.A. Grant, dtd Cincinnati, Ohio, November 25, 1844

To A.J. Dickinson, dtd Cincinnati, Ohio, March 1, 1844

To Alpheus Dickinson, dtd Cincinnati, Ohio, March 19, 1845

 

6: Dickinson, Jackson

 

Farr, John S. to Jackson Dickinson, dtd, Norwich, Connecticut, February 10, 1833

 

7: Dickinson, James A.

 

Howard University Commencement Program & Invitation (1889)

 

8: Dickinson, L.P.

 

To Mrs. S.A. Grant, dtd Providence, Ohio, September 20, 1844

To Mrs. S.A. Grant, dtd Providence, Ohio, February 9, 1845

 

9: Dickinson, Margaret

 

To Sarah S. Dickinson [Beard], Greene, New York, dtd Lower Sandusky, Ohio, Feb. 20, 1840

 

To Mrs. Martha Dickinson, dtd Lower Sandusky, Ohio, September 1, 1844

 

10. Dickinson, Rudolphus

 

To A.J. Dickinson, dtd Lower Sandusky, Ohio, August 8, 1837

To A.J. Dickinson, dtd Lower Sandusky, Ohio, April 9, 1841

To Sarah S. Dickinson, dtd Lower Sandusky, Ohio, April 25, 1841

To Mrs. S.A. Grant, Greene, New York, dtd Lower Sandusky, Ohio, July 11, 1843

To Mrs. S.A. Grant, dtd Lower Sandusky, Ohio, December 20, 1844

To Mrs. S.A. Grant, dtd Columbus, Ohio, July 5, 1845

To Mrs. S.A. Grant, dtd Columbus, Ohio, July 13, 1845

To A.J. Dickinson, dtd Lower Sandusky, Ohio, November 30, 1845

To Mrs. S.A. Grant, dtd Lower Sandusky, Ohio, January 12, 1846

To Mrs. S.A. Grant, dtd Lower Sandusky, Ohio, July 6, 1846

To A.J. Dickinson, dtd Columbus, Ohio, February 25, 1857

To A.J. Dickinson, dtd Lower Sandusky, Ohio, July 13, 1857

Williams Richmond Cram Co. & R. Dickinson Agreement, dtd October 6, 1840

E. Cooke to Thomas L. Hawkins, Rudolphus Dickinson, dtd September 6, 1832

Biography of Rudolphus Dickinson [Ac.5794]

 

 

11. Dickinson, Sarah S. [married David Beard]

 

To Abner Dickinson, dtd Preston, February 18, 1843

To A.J. Dickinson, dtd Greene, New York, August 18, 1839

 

12. Dickinson, Wharton

 

To Edward F. Dickinson, dtd Little Rock, Arkansas, n.d.

To E.F. Dickinson, dtd Little Rock, Arkansas, December 11, 1889

 

13. Grant George

 

[See Sardis Birchard index in these papers for letters of George Grant to him]

To Mr. & Mrs. A.J. Dickinson, dtd February 14, 1841

Mitchener, J.P. to Mr. Grant, dtd 1840

Printed invitation to Christmas Ball to Mr. George Grant & Lady, dtd December 1840

Paper relative to railroad, dtd December 5, 1837

 

14. Grant, Sarah Jane [In Birchard Hayes Collection]

 

To Birchard A. Hayes, dtd Spiegel Grove, July 8, 1869

To Birchard A. Hayes, dtd Spiegel Grove, April 5, 1870

To Birchard A. Hayes, dtd Spiegel Grove, May 2, 1870

To Birchard A. Hayes, dtd Spiegel Grove, September 18, 1870

To Birchard A. Hayes, dtd Spiegel Grove, September 28, 1870

To Birchard A. Hayes, dtd Spiegel Grove, December 16, 1870

To Birchard A. Hayes, dtd Spiegel Grove, December 24 1870

To Birchard A. Hayes, dtd Spiegel Grove, December 26, 1870

To Birchard A. Hayes, dtd Spiegel Grove, January 20, 1871

To Birchard A. Hayes, dtd Spiegel Grove, January 28, 1871

To Birchard A. Hayes, dtd Spiegel Grove, February 15, 1871

To Birchard A. Hayes, dtd Spiegel Grove, March 1, 1871

To Birchard A. Hayes, dtd Spiegel Grove, March 6, 1871

To Birchard A. Hayes, dtd Spiegel Grove, May 4, 1871

To Birchard A. Hayes, dtd Spiegel Grove, June 14, 1871

To Birchard A Hayes, dtd Fayetteville, July 14, 1871

To Birchard A. Hayes, dtd Fayetteville, July 19, 1871

To Birchard A. Hayes, dtd Spiegel Grove, October 12, 1871

To Birchard A. Hayes, dtd Fremont, Ohio, November 1, 1871

To Birchard A. Hayes, dtd Fremont, Ohio, November 15, 1871

To Birchard A. Hayes, dtd Fremont, Ohio, December 11, 1871

To Birchard A. Hayes, dtd Fremont, Ohio, January 3, 1872

To Birchard A. Hayes, dtd Fremont, Ohio, February 12, 1872

To Birchard A. Hayes, dtd Fremont, Ohio, March 9, 1872

To Birchard A. Hayes, dtd Fremont, Ohio, May 17, 1872

To Birchard A. Hayes, dtd Fremont, Ohio, November 1, 1872

To Birchard A. Hayes, dtd Fremont, Ohio, November 18 1872

To Birchard A. Hayes, dtd Fremont, Ohio, December 14, 1872

To Birchard A. Hayes, dtd Fremont, Ohio, January 31, 1873

To Birchard A. Hayes, dtd Fremont, Ohio, February 21, 1873

To Birchard A. Hayes, dtd Fremont, Ohio, March 11, 1873

To Birchard A. Hayes, dtd Fremont, Ohio, March 19, 1873

To Birchard A. Hayes, dtd Fremont, Ohio, May 9, 1873

To Birchard A. Hayes, dtd Fremont, Ohio, March 17, 1874

To Birchard A. Hayes, dtd Fremont, Ohio, June 24, 1874

To Austin Birchard, dtd July 11, 1877

 

Letters to Sarah Jane Grant

 

Anonymous- “Abby” to S.J. Grant, n.d.

Birchard, Austin to S.J. Grant, June 21, 1874

Birchard, Austin to S.J. Grant, July 4, 1877

Birchard, Austin to S.J. Grant, July 11, 1877

Birchard, Austin to S.J. Grant, December 18, 1877

Birchard, Austin to S.J. Grant, December 23, 1877

Birchard, Mary, February 8, 1868

Birchard, Mary to S.J. Grant, April 29, 1868

Birchard, Mary to S.J. Grant, July 18, 1868

Birchard, Mary to S.J. Grant, August 9, 1868

Birchard, Mary to S.J. Grant, September 10, 1868

Birchard, Mary to S.J. Grant, November 14, 1868

Birchard, Mary to S.J. Grant, January 15, 1869

Birchard, Mary to S.J. Grant, April 8, 1870

Birchard, Mary to S.J. Grant, August 28, 1870

Birchard, Mary to S.J. Grant, August 5, 1871

Birchard, Mary to S.J. Grant, March 25, 1872

Birchard, Mary to S.J. Grant, November 17, 1872

Birchard, Mary to S.J. Grant, November 26, 1872

Birchard, Mary to S.J. Grant, June 13, 1873

Birchard, Mary to S.J. Grant, January 4, 1875

Birchard, Mary to S.J. Grant, July 20, 1875

Birchard, Mary to S.J. Grant, October 15, 1875

Birchard, Mary to S.J. Grant, March 23, 1876

Bushnell, E. to S. J. Grant, March 2, 1900

Cook, Fanny to S.J. Grant, 1849

Dickinson, James A. to S.J. Grant, October 29, 1900

[Eddy], Mrs. to S.J. Grant, December 25, 1845

Hayes, Birchard & Webb, [see their index for letters to S.J. Grant]

Hochenedel & Forsythe to S.J. Grant, January 19, 1898

Lansing, Angeline to S.J. Grant, 1849

Rice, J.B. to S.J. Grant, June 2, 1886

Sandusky Pioneer & Historical Society to S.J. Grant, September 8, 1904

Schwarts, Joseph to S.J. Grant, October 16, 1884

Smith, F.N. to S.J. Grant, October 16, 1914

Smith, F.N. to S.J. Grant, January 16, 1915

Webb, A.M. to S.J. Grant, October 1876

 

15: Grant, Statira A. [Mrs. George Grant]

 

To Sarah S. Dickinson, Preston, New York, dtd August 20, 1837

To Mr. & Mrs. Alpheus Dickinson, dtd Lower Sandusky, Ohio, January 28, 1838

To Mr. & Mrs. Alpheus Dickinson, dtd Lower Sandusky, Ohio, February 14, 1838

To A.J. Dickinson, Lower Sandusky, Ohio, dtd Greene, New York, September 28, 1840

To A.J. Dickinson, dtd Lower Sandusky, Ohio, November 17, 1840

To A.J. Dickinson, Lower Sandusky, Ohio, dtd Greene, New York, April 5, 1842

To A.J. Dickinson, Lower Sandusky, Ohio, dtd Greene, New York, July 2, 1843

To Mr. Alpheus Dickinson, Greene, New York, dtd Lower Sandusky, Ohio, August 22, 1843

To Mr. Alpheus Dickinson, Greene, New York, dtd Lower Sandusky, Ohio, October 22, 1843

To A.J. Dickinson, New Orleans, Louisiana, dtd November 15, 1843

To A.J. Dickinson, St. Louis, Missouri, dtd Lower Sandusky, Ohio, February 18, 1844

To A.J. Dickinson, Providence, Ohio, dtd Greene, New York, June 30, 1844

To A.J. Dickinson, Providence, Ohio, dtd Greene, New York, February 23, 1845

To A.J. Dickinson, dtd August 30, 1845 [portion of letter]

To A.J. Dickinson, dtd Greene, New York, November 3, 1845

To A.J. Dickinson, Lower Sandusky, Ohio dtd Greene, New York, July 7, 1847

To A.J. Dickinson, Lower Sandusky, Ohio dtd Greene, New York, July 16, 1847

To Mrs. Jane Grant, Lower Sandusky, Ohio dtd Greene, New York, May 12, 1848

To Mr. & Mrs. A.J. Dickinson, dtd Greene, New York, August 14, 1851

To A.J. Dickinson, dtd Greene, New York, August 17, 1851

To Mr. Alpheus Dickinson, Greene, New York, dtd Lower Sandusky, Ohio, January 25, 1849

To A.J. Dickinson, dtd Fremont, Ohio, March 26, 1854

 

Letters to Statira Grant

 

Birchard, Mary, February 28, 1876

Dean, Julia, July 17, 1842

Dean, Julia, April 23, 1843

Eddy, Mrs. Eliza, n.d.

French, Mrs. A.M., dtd Fremont, Ohio, February 18, 1892

Grant, Jane, dtd Lower Sandusky, Ohio, June 14, 1840

Grant, Jane, dtd Lower Sandusky, Ohio, August 29, 1844

Olmstead, A.M. & J. Dean, dtd Lower Sandusky, Ohio, May 23, 1844

Perkins, Ursula M., dtd Preston, October 28, 1837

Robinson, Hannah P., dtd Osford, October 10, 1843

Sandusky County Pioneer & Historical Society, August 26, 1896

Sandusky County Pioneer & Historical Society, August 21, 1897

Sandusky County Pioneer & Historical Society, August 25, 1882

Spofford, Deborah A., dtd Jonesville, July 30, 1842

Wilkes, Fred, dtd Lower Sandusky, Ohio, February 2, 1842

Wilkes, Fred, dtd Utica, New York, October 5, 1842

Williams, Elizabeth R., dtd Sandusky, Ohio, February 12, 1844

Williams, Elizabeth R., dtd Sandusky, Ohio, March 7, 1844

 

16: Ball Family

 

Ball, Miss E.

Ball, Sandy to L.C. Ball, Cairo, Illinois, dtd Memphis, Tennessee, July 22, 1864

Odd Fellows Festival- to Elvira & Lysandra Ball, dtd April 26, 1859

Price, S.B. to Evaline & Elvira Ball, dtd Fremont, Ohio, February 13, 1856

Papers relative to The Squirrel Hunters

Miscellaneous certificates, etc. (guardianship, divorce, Auditor of Sandusky County)

Autograph Album of Miss Alvina Ball [In Photograph Collection]

 

17: Beaugrand, Charlotte L.

 

To Statira A. Grant, dtd Lower Sandusky, Ohio, July 22, 1844

To Statira A. Grant, dtd Lower Sandusky, Ohio, January 19, 1845

 

 

18: Beaugrand, Helen M.

 

To Statira A. Grant, dtd Lower Sandusky, Ohio, April 30, 1843

To Sarah Beard, dtd Lower Sandusky, Ohio, January 10, 1844

 

18a: Beaugrand Family

 

J.D. Beaugrand

To Committee on Indian Affairs, June 28, 1854 [Ac.5794]

 

M. Thompson

To Ca??, 1833 [Ac.5794]

 

19: Birchard, Sardis [In Sardis Birchard Collection]

 

To “Dear Brown”, dtd Havana, November 29, 1840

To A.H. Brown, December 12, 1840

To George Grant, dtd Havana, March 27, 1841

S. Birchard & Others, October 7, 1857

To Birchard Hayes, May 7, 1860

To Sarah Grant, dtd Fremont, Ohio, February 21, 1863

Certificate of membership in Rarey’s American Horse Training, January 28, 1864

To Birchard Hayes, dtd Fremont, Ohio, December 21, 1865

To Birchard Hayes, dtd Columbus, Ohio, June 12, 1870

To Birchard Hayes, dtd Fremont, Ohio, September 27, 1870

To Birchard Hayes, dtd Fremont, Ohio, November 2, 1870

To Birchard Hayes, dtd Fremont, Ohio, November 15, 1870

To Birchard Hayes, dtd Fremont, Ohio, November 28, 1870

To Birchard Hayes, December 6, 1870

To Birchard Hayes, dtd Fayetteville, July 20, 1871

To Sarah Grant, dtd Fayetteville, July 21, 1871

To Sarah Grant, dtd Fayetteville, July 24, 1871

To Birchard Hayes, dtd Fayetteville, July 26, 1871

To Birchard Hayes, dtd Fremont, Ohio, April 18, 1872

To Birchard Hayes, dtd Fremont, Ohio, October 14, 1872

To Birchard Hayes, dtd Fremont, Ohio, December 9, 1872

To Birchard Hayes, dtd Spiegel Grove, October 6, 1873

 

Letters to Sardis Birchard [In Sardis Birchard Collection]

 

Birchard, Austin, dtd Fayetteville

            March 24, 1833

            June 3, 1838

            June 28, 1838

            December 6, 1838

            December 5, 1839

            June 8, 1846

            July 15, 1849

            February 21, 1869

            November 12, 1870

            April 28, 1873

            December 5, 1873

Birchard, Mary, December 5, 1873

Birchard, Mary, dtd Fayetteville, May 13, 1873

Boalt, C.L., April 29, 1852

DeWitt, Charlotte, October, 10, 1851 and October 24, 1851

List of items in Sardis Birchard’s safe, November 5, 1848

Downs, W.T., December 31, 1874

Dudley, Lucy M.G., July 23, 1873

Gardiner, Charlotte, dtd Columbus, Ohio, January 10, 1852

Grant, George, May 9, 1838

Grant, George, January 30, 1839

Grant, George, September 9, 1839

Grant, George, October 1, 1839

Grant, George, October 2, 1839

Grant, George, October 6, 1839

Grant, George, December 30, 1839

Grant, George, March 8, 1840

Grant, George, March 22, 1840

Grant, George, January 20, 1841

Hayes, Birchard A., July 18, 1871

Hayes, Birchard A., May 5, 1873

Hayes, Rutherford B., February 4, 1873

Hayes, Webb C., May 7, 1873

Hayes, Webb C., June 5, 1873

Mitchell, Laura Platt, June 9, 1872

Tartt, Thomas E., July 22, 1833

Thompson, J.B., June 9, 1873

Anonymous [Lydia], June 28, 1852

Membership Card to National Freedmen’s Relief Association, n.d.

Miscellaneous Items:

            Invitation to Leap Year Pary,n.d

            Appt. Div. Inspector, 17th Div. Militia of Ohio, May 29, 1846

            Platt, H.L., October 2, 1846

            Birchard/Otis Partnership Agreement, November 21, 1850

            Party Invitation, January 31, 1851

            Phillips, E.B., July 23, 1856

            Chapman, Mr. & Mrs. Y.A., June 25 1861

            Shurtleff, G.W., April 30, 1873

            Phelps, A., May 16, 1873

            Rossiter, Henry A., January 19, 1874

Biography of Sardis Birchard

 

20: Greene, Marshall S.

 

Correspondence, mainly letters written home during the Spanish American War.  Consists also of a few letters written to him and some papers to his family after his death in the Philippines.

 

21 items; 3 photos mounted

All papers dated from April 1898 to December 31, 1900

 

21: Hayes, Birchard [In Birchard Hayes Collection]

 

To Sarah Jane Grant, November 15, n.y.

To Sarah Jane Grant, August 24, 1869

To Sarah Jane Grant, April 14, 1870

To Sarah Jane Grant, June 4, 1870

To Sarah Jane Grant, September 25, 1870

To Sarah Jane Grant, October 16, 1870

To Sarah Jane Grant,January 8, 1871

To Sarah Jane Grant, January 17, 1871

To Sarah Jane Grant, February 5, 1871

To Sarah Jane Grant, February 12, 1871

To Sarah Jane Grant, February 19, 1871

To Sarah Jane Grant, March 14, 1871

To Sarah Jane Grant, March 17, 1871

To Sarah Jane Grant, May 14, 1871

To Sarah Jane Grant, September 3, 1871

To Sarah Jane Grant, October 15, 1871

To Sarah Jane Grant, October 22, 1871

To Sarah Jane Grant, January 14, 1872

To Sarah Jane Grant, February 18, 1872

To Sarah Jane Grant, February 25, 1872

To Sarah Jane Grant, April 6, 1872

To Sarah Jane Grant, April 28, 1872

To Sarah Jane Grant, May 19, 1872

To Sarah Jane Grant, November 6, 1872

To Sarah Jane Grant, November 24, 1872

To Mrs. Grant, November 6, 1872

To Sarah Jane Grant, May 11, 1873

To Sarah Jane Grant, June 15, 1873

To Sarah Jane Grant, October 27, 1873

To Sarah Jane Grant, November 23, 1873

To Sarah Jane Grant, December 14, 1873

To Sarah Jane Grant, November 24, 1874

To Sarah Jane Grant, Toledo, Ohio, November 24, 1880

To Sarah Jane Grant, November 14, 1910

To Mrs. Grant, from “Birch & Webb”, December 25, 1868

 

[See Sarah Jane Grant index for her letters to Birchard Hayes]

 

22: Hayes, Fanny [In Fanny Hayes Collection]

 

To Sarah Jane Grant, n.d.

To Sarah Jane Grant, n.d.

To Uncle Joe, n.d.

To Sarah Jane Grant, dtd Columbus, Ohio, October 20, 1876

To Scott Hayes, Washington D.C., May 5, 1879

To Webb C. Hayes, dtd Washington D.C., December 4, 1880

To Sarah Jane Grant, September 26, 1877

To Sarah Jane Grant, December 23, 1930

Austin, Mr. Linus, n.d.

 

23: Hayes, Lucy Webb [In Lucy Webb Hayes Collection]

 

To Scott Hayes, dtd St. Paul Minnesota, September 9, n.y.

To Fanny Hayes, October 3, 1880

 

24: Hayes, Rutherford B. [In Rutherford B. Hayes Collection]

 

To Sardis Birchard, February 4, 1873

To Fanny Hayes, September 2, 1877

To Fanny Hayes, September 2, 1880

1880, Telegram to Fanny Hayes

To Fanny Hayes, October 3, 1880

Dixon, W.P., dtd New York, May 7, 1873

Tribute to Rutherford B. Hayes

Memorandum of Presidential Party Western Trip-1880

 

Statement relative to the writing desk given by Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Coolidge

             Monticello, November 18, 1825

             April 22,1880 by Rutherford B. Hayes

 

25: Hayes, Webb C. [In Webb C. Hayes Collection]

 

To Mrs. Grant from “Birch and Webb”, December 25, 1868

To Sarah Jane Grant, March 28, 1869

To Sarah Jane Grant, April 9, 1869

To Sarah Jane Grant, August 30, 1869

To Sarah Jane Grant, August 16, 1869

To Sarah Jane Grant, October 10, 1872

To Sarah Jane Grant, December 4, 1872

To Sardis Birchard, dtd Ithaca, New York, May 7, 1873

To Sardis Birchard, dtd Ithaca, New York, June 5, 1873

To Sarah Jane Grant, dtd Ithaca, New York, May 16, 1873

To Sarah Jane Grant, dtd Ithaca, New York, June 17, 1873

To Sarah Jane Grant, dtd Ithaca, New York, November 7, 1873

 

26: Mitchell, Laura Platt

 

To S. Birchard, dtd Columbus, Ohio, June 9, 1872 [In Sardis Birchard Collection]

 

27: Potter, Joe

 

To Scott Hayes, dtd Soldiers’ Home, Washington D.C., September 3, 1878 [In Scott Hayes Collection]

 

28: McPherson, James

 

To Clemetine Stem, dtd New York, New York, January 22, 1855

 

29: Hayes, Scott

 

From Joe Potter, dtd September 3, 1878 [See Scott Hayes File]

 

30: Birchard, Austin

 

[See Sardis Birchard File for all letters from Austin Birchard to Sardis Birchard]

 

 

Box 2

1: Plank Roads-Fremont

 

2: Miscellaneous Items

            Scrapbook of Birt Carver, dtd 1880

            Fremont Book Club- First National Bank Pass book 1914-1915

            Matinee Musical Club Yearbook 1901-1902

            Isaac M. Keeler item [see Keeler Box 9]

            Lytton Cox item [see Fremont Entertainment box]

 

3: Invitations, Announcements & Calling cards [142 pieces]

4: “Little Child’s Home ABC Book”

5: Warranty Deeds- 1857

6: Grant, Sarah Jane- Diary 1870, 1873 [copy]

7: Scrapbook- Minnie Butman [copy]

8: Grist Mill Ledger, Green Springs, Ohio 1868-1873

9: Autograph Album- Minnie Grant; December 25, 1878

10: Culver Military Academy

11: Whittlesey Street Cemetery

12: Mrs. C.V. Butman- Correspondence; March 28, 1975

 

 

Box 3

Scrapbook Vol. II – 1876-1877

Scrapbook Vol. III – 1877

Scrapbook Vol. IV – 1877

 [Contain clippings regarding Rutherford B. Hayes and politics]

 

Box 4

Scrapbook- Marshall Butman

Scrapbook- Civil War era political articles

Ledger book – circa 1880

 

Box 5

Scrapbook Vol. V [Rutherford B. Hayes and politics]

 

Oversize

“The Youth’s Companion”/Journal- 1864

 

 

Addendum

LH- 87

 

Ac. 4768

 

1: Sarah Jane Grant’s photograph album containing approximately 78 cdv’s of family members and prominent citizens of Fremont, Ohio from the 1860s and 1870s.  An index to the photographs is available in the front of the album. [See Photograph Collection]

 

2: 10 loose cdv’s photographs, several by Fremont photographers.  A majority of them are identified, circa 1870s. [See Photograph Collection]

 

3: The Book of Common Prayer; inscribed Statira Grant, 1860. [See Bible Collection]

 

4: New Testament; inscribed “Evelina Ball’s book a present from her teacher Rachel Camp”

[See Bible Collection]

 

5: Broadside for the Lower Sandusky Academy, January 9, 1844

[See Local History: Fremont and Sandusky County Schools, Box 1 Folder 2]

 

6: Fremont High School Commencement program, 1879

[See Local History: Fremont and Sandusky County Schools]

 

7: Newspaper supplement relating to Colonel George Croghan’s reinternment at Ft. Stephenson Park, Fremont, Ohio, 1906 [See Oversized]

 

 

Addendum

LH-236

 

Ac. 5037

 

This addendum to the Grant-Dickinson-Butman Families Collection was donated to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center by Carolyn B. Hanover in 1987.

 

 

Scope and Content

 

This collection, spanning from 1824-1929, contains correspondence related to the Grant family and their friends, ephemera, land records and financial documents.  The correspondence date from 1850-1915, with the bulk spanning the years 1865-1885, and are primarily of a personal nature.  The collection also includes 60 identified and 30 unidentified photographs.  A photograph album containing approximately 75 identified portraits completes the collection.

 

Inventory

 

Box 1

Incoming Correspondence

 

1: Altaffer, Cecelia, November 6, 1865

Amsden, Lizzie S., March 7, 1894

 

2: Barrows, Miss C., August 31, 1858

Biggs, Alice M., August 21, 1893

Biggs, Statira, November 16, 1892

Boudinet, Charles, May 1, 1857

Boudinet, Charles, November 8, 1857

Boudinet, Fannie, August 31, 1857

Boudinet, Fannie, November 8, 1857

Boudinet, Fannie, October 5, 1859

Brown, Carrie, May 1863

Brown, Carrie, September 1864

Brown, Carrie, November 4, 1864

Brown, Carrie, January 14, 1866

Brown, Carrie, 1867

Brown, Mrs. P., October 1863

Brush, Mrs., February 1873

Buckland, Mrs. G., August 1901

Butman, Minnie, May 1865

Butman, Minnie, October 2, 1866

 

3: Camfield, M., February 1851

Castle, Helen, December 19, 1858

Castle, Helen, October 23, 1864

Chittenden, Grace, November 25, n.y.

Chittenden, Harriet, November 25, n.y.

Chittenden, Rev. R.L., November 30, 1873

Chittenden, Rev. R.L., November 30, 1887

Coe, Mrs. A., October 15, 1863

Collins, Mary L., September 30. 1862

Cook, T.J., April 15, 1915

Cooke, Fannie, May 6, 1850

Cooke, Fannie, August 16, 1850

Cooke, Fannie, March 20, 1852

Cooke, Fannie, May 4, 1853

Cooke, Fannie, May 16, 1854

Cooke, Fannie, January 26, 1857

 

4: Dana, H., January 30, 1851

DeWitt, C.P., June 28, 1865

DeWitt, C.P., April 12, 1867

DeWitt, C.P., July 12, 1867

DeWitt, C.P., July 15, 1873

Dickinson, E.L., February 14, 1851

Dickinson, L.P., November 1863

Dickinson, Mattie, n.d.

Dickinson, Mattie, January 22, 1857

Eddy, Eliza, 1851

Eddy, Eliza, December 21, 1857

 

5: Flaugher, John, February 25, 1863

Fletcher, Flora, August 29, 1892

Fletcher, Flora, November 2, 1892

Fouke, Metta A., October 1893

Fowler, Mattie, June 1867

 

6: Hallet & Davis, February 1, 1859

Hammill, C., January 28, 1867

Hammill, Mrs. C.G., January 1885

Hammill Mrs. C.G., May 18, 1885

Harris, Annie, February 26, 1860

Harris, Esbon, February 1, 1859

Harris, L.A., February 4, 1860

Harris, L.A., June 12, 1860     

Harris, Lewis E., December 3, 1860

 

7: Hawkins, E., July 17, 1858

Hawkins, E., July 30, 1858

Hawkins, Statira, May 1863

Hawkins, Statira, June 18, 1865

Hawkins, Statira, September 3, 1865

Hawkins, Statira, July 16, 1866

Hawkins, Statira, March 6, 1867

Hawkins, W.H., July 8, 1862

Howard, E.C., November 6, 1884

Hulburd, Harriet, July 1, 1862

Hulburd, Harriet, July 24, 1862

Hulburd, Harriet, August 12, 1864

Hulburd, Harriet, December 17, 1867

Hulburd, Harriet, December 31, 1884

 

8: Justice, Eliza, 1851

Keeler, I.M., February 16, n.y.

Kelsey, Rachel, February 1, 1869

King, Horace K., December 19, 1858

King, Horace K., March 13, 1859

King, Horace K., May 31, 1859

King, Horace K., September 4, 1857

King, Horace K., January 25, 1860

King, Horace K., May 2, 1860

King, Mrs. M.E., November 21, 1857

Lang, H., November 22, 1864

Lansing, Angeline, 1851

Lathrop, M. E., 1851

Lathrop, M.E., January 1851

Lathrop, M.E., January 31, 1851

Loomis, Maria, August 5, 1862

 

9: Mead, Mattie, April 19, 1854

Mead, Mattie, December 1858

Mead, Mattie, August 12, 1888

Mead, Minnie, 1852

Miller, A.H., January 1863

Monford, J.G., July 6, 1857

Morehouse, Mrs. Lydia, January 14, 1867

Morehouse, Mrs. Lydia, March 19, 1867

Myers, Mrs. Jessie F., September 1892

Myers, Mrs. Jessie F., January 5, 1893

Neale, Jennie, July 24, 1857

Oeff, Alpha, October 29, 1887

Orton, Mrs. C.J., May 9, 1865

Orton, Mrs. E.M., December 1893

 

10. Potter, L.D., August 4, 1857

      Robertson, Amelia, January 4, 1865

   Russell, Mrs. Estelle B., January 13, 1894

 

11. St. Clair, Ellen L., June 16, 1866

      Scranton, Ellen, December 1, 1851

      Scranton, Ellen, January 26, 1857

      Sebring, J.F., April 9, 1852

      Sebring, J.F., December 19, 1855

      Sheets, Mary, August 4, 1857

      Sherwood, Mary E., January 21, 1852

      Sherwood, Mary E., March 16, 1853

      Spafford, Mrs. D.A., January 25, 1873

      Spink, Mrs. C., December 1867

      Spink, Mrs. C., April 18, 1873

      Stoner, Mrs. Emeline, October 10, 1867

 

12. Thompson, Annie E., October 31, 1889

      Thompson, Annie E., July 14, 1892

      Totten, Mrs., February 16, 1851

      Tyler, D.A., 1851

      Tyler, D.A., 1851

      Vallette, Mrs. M., March 19, 1863

      Vandercooke, Amelia, [illegible]

      Van Doren, J.B., June 12, 1865

      Van Doren, Mattie, June 8, 1865

      Van Doren, Mattie, September 17, 1867

      Van Doren, Mattie, September 21, 1867

 

13. Warren, Mrs. Henrietta, April 11, 1873

      White, Emma, 1857

      White, Emma, February 7, 1857

      White, Emma, February 24, 1857

      White, Emma, July 20, 1857

      White, Emma, September 9, 1857

      White, Emma, November 16, 1857

      White, Emma, July 24, 1858

      White, Emma, July 2, 1859

 

14: Wheeler, Statira A., June 18, 1863

      Williams, Nellie, February 21, 1859

      Williams, Nellie, July 28, 1859

      Williams, Nellie, September 1, 1859

      Williams, Nellie, November 1859

      Williams, Nellie, October 1863

      Wilson, Maggie, July 23, 1859

Young, Mrs. E.A., February 26, 1873

      Young, M.W., October 6, 1866

      Young, M.W., November 13, 1866

      Young, M.W., October 2, 1873

      Young, M.W., November 20, 1873

      Young, M.W., September 3, 1890

 

15: Beard, Maggie, 1857-1860

16: Beard, Maggie, 1860-1863

17: Beard, Maggie, 1864-1865

18: Beard, Maggie, 1866-1867

19: Beard, Maggie, 1884-1895

20: Beard Family, 1858-1898

21: Birchard, Mary R., June 17, 1866

22: Birchard, Sardis, 1862-1867

23: Bower, Henrietta, 1863-1867

24: Fairbanks, Nellie L., 1865-1866

25: Fairbanks, Nellie L., 1867-1893

26: Fairbanks Family, 1873-1892

27: Foster, Mrs. Ann M.,1858-1895

28: Foster, C., 1864-1865

29: Fullerton, Fanny, February 24, 1873

30: Glenn, Cordie M., 1857-1864

31: Glenn, J.K., 1858-1862

32: Glenn, Mrs. M.B., 1854-1860

33: Glenn, Mrs. M.B. 1863-1865

34: Hayes, Birchard, July 11, 1867

35: Hayes, Lucy Webb to Fanny Hayes, September 6, 1878

36: Hoyle Family, 1855-1866

37: Long, Abbie, 1861-1864

38: Long, Mary W., 1852-1857

39: Long, Mary W., 1858-1860

40: McCrary, Nellie to Fanny Hayes, September 25, 1879

41: Menager, Marie L., 1857-1869

42: Merrill, Martha W., 1858-1867

43: Mitchell, John G., February 22, 1873

44: Mitchell, Laura Platt, 1867,1873

45: Nims, Mrs. Sarah E., 1858-1867

46: Nims Family, 1864, 1865

47: Nims, Edward B., 1860-1867

48: Oliver, Mrs. M.L., 1858-1860

49: Oliver, Mrs. M.L., 1861-1867

50: Patton, Mrs. Fannie, 1858-1865

51: Patton, Thomas M., 1859, 1864

52: Phelps, Mrs. Jane E., 1866-1873

53: Phelps, Louise, 1866, 1867

54: Platt, Minnie, April 23, 1873

55: Platt, Mr. & Mrs. William A., November 1871

 

Box 2

Incoming Correspondence

 

1:  Smith, Mrs. C.S., 1859-1873

2:  Smith, Fanny, 1859-1867

3:  Smith, Lelly, 1862-1863

4:  Smith, Mrs. R., 1860-1863

5: Smith, Mrs. R., 1864-1887

6:  Smith, Clemmie, 1860-1864

7:  Smith, Clemmie, 1865-1896

8:  Stem, Elizabeth, 1862-1865

9:  Stem, Lydia, 1862-1867

10: Welch, Mrs. C.N., 1859-1864

11: Welch, Mrs. C.N., 1865-1867

12: Welch, Josephine, 1850-1859

13: Welch, Josephine, 1860-1865

14: Welch, Statira D., 1854-1866

15: Unidentified, 1850-1854

 

 

Outgoing Correspondence

 

16: Grant, Sarah Jane, 1858-1867

17: Grant, Statira, 1850-1855

18: Grant, Statira, January-May 1857

19: Grant, Statira, June-September 1857

20: Grant, Statira, October-December 1857

21: Grant, Statira, 1858-1859

22: Grant, Statira, 1860-1865

23: Grant, Statira, 1866-1873

 

Family Correspondence, Legal Documents & Ephemera

 

24: Beard, Alexander to “Dear Uncle”, September 8, 1861

      Beard, Alexander to Martha Dickinson, September 8, 1861

      Bushnell, Mrs. C.K. to Mr. Vallette, November 26, 1866

      Garvin, J.B. to Miss Smith, February 21, 1865

      Dickinson, Mattie to “My Dear Father”, August 21, 1859

      Glenn, Cordie M. to “Dear Mother”, February 20, 1866    

      Wickham, Henry to Mrs. Oliver, June 7, 1867

      Works, Mrs. Mary to Maria, November 11, 1866

 

25: Grant Family- Oakwood Cemetery Papers 1902-1911

26: Amsden Family-Financial Papers 1909-1916

27: Amsden Family-Leppelman, Edward H. (Will, 1869)

28: Ball Family- Correspondence

29: Ball Family- Outgoing Correspondence, 1853-1917

30: Ball Family- Genealogy

31: Ball Family- Newspaper Clippings

32: Ball Family- Deeds and Indentures, 1824-1896

33: Ball Family- Tax Records, 1854-1858

34: Ball Family- Checks from S.J. Grant, 1890-1905

35: Ball Family- Calling cards and invitations, 1852-1896

 

Box 3

Grant Family

 

1:  Commencement invitations, 1879-1909

2:  Wedding Invitations, A-P; Fremont/Sandusky County, Ohio

3:  Wedding Invitations, P-Z; Fremont/Sandusky County, Ohio

4:  Wedding Invitations, A-L; Non-Sandusky County, Ohio

5:  Wedding Invitations, M-Z; Non-Sandusky County, Ohio

6:  Fremont Schools- Invitations and programs. 1874-1928

7:  Calling cards and invitations, A-N

8:  Calling cards and invitations, O-Z

9:  The Book-Worm, vol.1 #10, April 1885

10: Singer Manufacturing Company: Souvenir book- World’s Columbian Exposition, 1893

11: Land Records, 1837-1882

12: Land Records, 1883-1912

13: Land Records, 1913-1916

14: Promissory notes- S.J. Grant, 1867-1927

 

Box 4

Grant Family

 

1:  Grant Family- Bills for home on 1002 Birchard Avenue, 1873

2:  Grant Family- Tax records, 1856-1894

3:  Grant Family- Financial records, 1847-1929

4:  Grant Family- Rumery, Josiah (Will), 1851

5:  Plat Maps, Fremont, Ohio

Bound stacks: Canceled checks, 1873-1901

 

Box 5

Grant Family Photographs

 

1:  Identified Photographs

60 items

 

Altaffer, Mr.

Altaffer, Mrs.

Amsden, Millie

Ball, Alvira

Ball, Charlie (2)

Ball, Charlie & friend

Ball, Edwin

Ball, Eva (2)

Ball, Frank (2)

Ball, Mrs. Frank

Ball, Fred

Ball, Jessie & Sarah

Ball, Johnnie

Ball, Katie

Ball, Katie, Emma & Hattie

Ball, “Mother”

Ball, Oscar (2)

Ball, Sandy (2)

Ball, Sandy & family

Ball, Tommy

Ball, “Tommy’s little one”

Buckland, R.

Buckland, S.

Butman, Carroll & Smith, Dalton Hayes

Earl, Mr. Earl

Eddy, George

Emerson, Jessie (4)

Eva’s little ones (2)

Greene?, Mary

Henderson, William

Leppleman, Hatie

Marguerite [Ac.5794]

May, John Joseph

May, Mrs. Caroline (Danforth) (2)

Naugle, May

Norval, A.H.

Phillips, Merton [Ac.5794]

Rafferty, Effie [Ac.5794]

Stamp, Florence (Danforth)

Stevens, Miss Hattie A.

Stevens, Charles

Stevens, Mrs. Charles

Van Doren, Joseph & Mattie

 

Ball Family Home (3)

Campground-1872

Cochrane

Jamestown, Dakota

Lisbon, North Dakota-Soldiers Home (2)

Trenton Falls, North Dakota

 

2:  Unidentified Photographs

33 items

 

Grant-Dickinson-Butman Photograph Album