Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

 

John Little

GA-23

 

Introduction

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Inventory

 

Introduction

 

This collection was donated to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center by Mrs. Mary Little Dice, 1951.

Biographical Sketch

John Little was born in Greene County, Ohio on April 25, 1837. Little graduated from Antioch College in 1862 and was admitted to the bar in 1865. He held numerous elected positions: Mayor of Xenia, Ohio, 1864-1866; Greene County, Ohio, Prosecuting Attorney, 1869-1873; Ohio State Congressman, 1869-1873; Ohio Attorney General, 1873-1877; and United States Congressman, 1885-1887. Little was appointed by President Benjamin Harrison to the Venezuelan Commission in 1889. He died in Xenia, Ohio on October 18, 1900.

Scope and Content

The materials in the John Little collection range from 1875 to 1898. The bulk of the collection is correspondence and newspaper clippings dating from September 1885 to January 1887 relating to the House of Representatives investigation of the alleged purchase of a U.S. Senate seat by Henry B. Payne (Democrat, Ohio) and Standard Oil in 1884. Representative Little was chairman of the investigating committee. There are eleven pamphlets concerning the United States Venezuelan Claims Commission of 1889 to1890. Little served as Venzuelan Claims Commission president. Photocopies of correspondence between Little and President Rutherford B. Hayes and one photograph of Little make up the rest of the collection.

Inventory

Ac. 680

128 Items

1. Correspondence 1875-1885

2. Correspondence Feb. 1886 May 1886

3. Correspondence June 1886

4. Correspondence July 1 July 15 1886

5. Correspondence July 16 1886 Aug 7, 1889

6. Correspondence Undated

7. News clippings

8. Publications:

The United States & Venezuelan Commission Claim of Gowen & Copeland

Before the United States & Venezuelan Commission In the Matter of the Claims of the Executors of John Donnell, & Hollins & McBlair against the United States & Venezuela

Before the United States & Venezuelan Commission William Idler & John Hazeltine, vs. The United States & Venezuela

United States & Venezuelan Commission Claim of Wm. H. Aspinwall vs. The United States of Venezuela

Documents Relating to the Question of Boundary Between Venezuela & British Guyana, Volume II 1896

Documents Relating to the Question of Boundary Between Venezuela & British Guyana, Volume III 1896

False Reasoning of Silverites and Populism Exposed, 1896

9. John Little Photograph 1898

 

List of Correspondences:

 

Anonymous

Breaden, J.E., Jr., Greenville, O. July 8, 1886

Brown, Beverly W., Delaware, O. July 6, 1886

Brown, Thomas S., Bellefontaine, O. July 6, 1886

Bryan, F.C., Akron, July 10, 1886

Buchanan, A.C., Piqua, O. to N.H. Albaugh, Cols., Mar 10, 1886

Buck, J.T., Mt. Gilead, O. July 13, 1886

Carpenter, F.G., Wash. C.H., O. July 7, 1886

Cary, J.C., Xenia, O. July 6, 1886

Cochran, Negley D., Toledo, O. Dec. 15, 1886; Jan. 5, 1887

Cougill, Thomas A., Kennard, O., June 8, 16, 1886

Crisswell, R.W., Affidavit, Jun. 17, 1886

Culbertson, Wm. C., Mt. Vernon, O. July 23, 1886

Cuneo, Pietro, Upper Sandusky, O. July 10, 1886

Cunningham, F.M., Lebanon, O. July 7, 1886

Davis, W.Z., Marion, O. July 8, 1886

Doherty, John W., Woodsfield July 5, 1886

Dunbar, David, Manchester, O. to John Sherman, May 14, 1886

Eckley, H.J., Carrollton, O. July 7, 1886

Entrekin, John C., Anonymous letter to, March 1, 1886

Everett, S.T., Cleveland, O. June 16, 1886

Fisher, J.E., Cols, O. June 19, 1887

Flickinger, Samuel J., Cols., O. to George H. Taylor, July 9, 1886

Foraker, Gov. J.B., June 3, 1886

Frazer, Orange, Wilmington, O., July 5, 1886

Glover, J.C., Cadiz, O. July 12, 1886

Groce, Charles E., Circleville, O. July 10, 1886

Guilbert, W.D., Caldwell, July 10 1886

Harris, Lovell B., Upper Sandusky, O. March 26, 1886

Hathaway, I.N., Chardon, O. July 5, 1886

Hayes, R.B., JL to

Haymaker, K.V., Defiance, O., July 16, 1886

Hester, Urban H., Van Wert, O. July 6, 1886

Higgins, John W., Waverly, O. July 10, 1886

King, J.H. Painesville, O., May 31, June 17, July 15, 1886

Little, John. To J.M. Comly, Dec. 24, 1875

Little, John. To Chairman, Repub. Comm. Lima, O., July 1, 1886

Little, John. To R.B. Hayes,

July 27, 1875;

June 14, 1876;

March 10, 1877,

Jan 24, Feb 22, 1879

Testimony, Washington, June 28, 1878

Telegram, to A.E. Lee, Nov 9, 1876

To R.B. Hayes, Aug 3, 7, 1889

To J.H. Newton, Newark, O.

To J.S. Robinson, June 12, 1886

Telegram, A.T. Wikoff, Dec. 6, 1876

Notes, July 1-2, 1886

Little, John, and B. Butterworth, circular letter, July 17, 1886

Little, John, Andrade, Jose and Findlay, J. V. L., to the President (printed), Venezuelan claims

Commission, Sept 2, 1890

McCurdy, John A., Troy, O. July 26, 1886

McIlvaine, J.L., New Philadelphia, O. July 28, 1886

Morey, J.L., Hamilton, to Thomas Cougill Feb. 19, 1886

Price, James L., July 5, 1886

Probasco, Henry P., June 16, 21, 24, 1886

Raynolds, Thomas C., Akron, O. July 15, 1886

Rickenbaugh, J.C., and Dr. H.L. Wenner, Tiffin, O. July 20, 1886

Robinson, J.S., Kenton, O., JL to, Telegram, June 12, 1886

Russell, L.A. Cleveland, O. June 28, 1886

Sherman, John, Anonymous to, June 7, 1886 (copy) David Dunbar, to: May 14, 1886

Soule, H.E., to Thomas A. Cougill, Feb 19, 1886 to W.S. Mathews, Feb. 3, 1886

Stanbery, E.M., McConnelsville, O. July 6, 1886

Swigart, J.R., to JL, June 12, 13, 1886; Statement n.d.

Tayor, James B., Wooster, O., To JL, July 5, 1886; to Charles T. Clark, March 1886

Tompkins, Emmett, Athens, Telegram, June 7, 14, 1886; statement n.d.

Tyler, George H., Chillicothe, O; July 6, 9 1886

S.J. Flickinger, to G.H. Tyler July 9, 1886

Vanscriver, S.F.A., Norwalk, O. July 9, 1886

Vorys, A.L. ,Lancaster, O., July 14, 1886

Wenner, Dr. H.L. and J.C. Rickenbaugh, Tiffin, O. July 20. 1886

Winder, Royal J., Urbana, O. July 8, 1886

Young, Hon. John B., To J.A. Wolf, Sep. 30 1885