Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

 

 

John Sherman

 

GA-44

 


Introduction

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Inventory

Addenda

Scrapbooks

Introduction

The Hayes Presidential Center holdings include two manuscript collections devoted to John Sherman. One collection (GA-44) contains original correspondence by John Sherman, including photocopies of Sherman letters that are part of other Hayes Center collections. Typed transcriptions of Sherman’s correspondence are available. The second collection (GA-76) consists of newspaper clipping scrapbooks that once belonged to John Sherman and were transferred to the Hayes Presidential Center in 2001 by the State Library of Ohio. Dr. Roger Bridges donated typed transcripts of selected correspondence speeches of John Sherman in 2002. The collection also includes a microfilm of original manuscripts held by the Library of Congress.

Biographical Sketch

John Sherman was born May 10, 1823, in Lancaster, Ohio, to Charles Sherman, a lawyer and Ohio Supreme Court judge, and Mary Hoyt Sherman. At the age of six, John Sherman’s father died. His mother sent him to live with a cousin in Mount Vernon, Ohio. In 1840, John moved to Mansfield, Ohio, to study law, and in 1844 he was admitted to the bar and began private practice. He married Margaret Stewart in 1848. They later adopted one daughter.

Reaction to the Kansas-Nebraska Act allowed Sherman the opportunity to run for and win a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1854. He soon turned his loyalties to the new Republican Party and was reelected three more times. When Salmon Chase was named Secretary of the Treasury in 1861, the Ohio General Assembly chose Sherman to fill the vacant U.S. Senate seat. He served on the Finance Committee, becoming chair of the committee in 1867.

When Rutherford B. Hayes was elected president in 1876, he asked Sherman to serve as Secretary of the Treasury. The major challenges facing the treasury were refinancing the debt from the Civil War and implementing the resumption of species payment in 1879. Sherman also oversaw the limited coinage of silver, which began in 1878. In meeting each of these challenges successfully, Sherman was widely promoted as a likely candidate for the presidency in 1880.

The Republican Party’s presidential nomination in 1880 was fiercely contested by supporters of James G. Blaine and those who backed Ulysses Grant for an unprecedented third term. When Ohio Governor Charles Foster threw his support behind Blaine in hopes he would be selected as his vice-presidential candidate, Sherman appears to have lost his opportunity The deadlocked convention turned to James Garfield as a compromise. Ironically, Garfield had just been elected by the Ohio legislature in January 1880 to fill the Senate seat becoming vacant in 1881. With Garfield’s election in November, this seat was once again open. After intense campaigning by Sherman and Foster and timely input from Garfield, Sherman was returned to the U. S. Senate.

Sherman made a perfunctory bid for the presidential nomination in 1884. In 1886, Ohioans elected Sherman to the U. S. Senate for the fifth time. Although Blaine remained the favorite of many Republicans, Sherman made a concerted effort for the nomination in 1888. When Blaine asked not to be considered, Sherman had high hopes that he would be nominated at the convention. However, Blaine’s supporters continued to press for their candidate and, as in 1880, Sherman saw his hopes slip away when one of his key supporters, Ohio Governor Joseph Foraker, threw his support to another candidate. The party once again turned to a compromise candidate, former senator and Civil War general Benjamin Harrison.

In December 1889, Sherman introduced a bill that would eventually become known as the Sherman Anti-Trust Act of 1890. This was the first attempt in the nation’s history to control the growing power of large businesses that were working to monopolize various segments of the economy.

Sherman faced his toughest battle for his Senate seat in 1892 when he and former Governor Joseph Foraker battled for control of the Ohio Republican Party and the state legislature. Eventually, Sherman prevailed and returned to the Senate for his sixth term. With the economy in collapse in 1893, he worked closely with President Grover Cleveland to repeal the 1890 Sherman Silver Purchase Act in an effort to return stability and value to the nation’s money supply.

William McKinley named Sherman Secretary of State in 1897 in order to make available a Senate seat for Mark Hanna, his political mentor. With advancing age and declining health Sherman resigned this position in April 1898 shortly after the United. States entered into war with Spain. He continued to reside in Washington until his death there in October 1900.

Scope and Content

The collection consists primarily of the political speeches and correspondence of John Sherman written between the years 1846 and 1900. The collection was formed from acquisitions made by the Hayes Presidential Center over several decades. Subject matter includes the political climate in Ohio following the Civil War, Republican Party activities and potential Ohio Republican Party candidates, the disputed election of President Rutherford B. Hayes, political appointments, the resumption of species payment, and U. S. Treasury Department business.

Arranged chronologically, the collection also includes photocopies of Sherman’s letters located in other Hayes Presidential Center collections. The bulk of the collection is Sherman’s correspondence with Hayes beginning in 1876, just prior to Hayes’ election to the U. S. presidency, and continues through Hayes’ term in office (1877-1881). Other correspondents include Arthur E. Bateman, William E. Chandler, A. L. Conger, Colgate Hoyt, Charles W. Moulton, Carl Schurz, Rodney M. Stimson, and S. S. Warner. The collection contains photocopies of some forty letters written by Sherman between the years 1848 and 1877. The originals are a part of The Papers of John Sherman: 1846 - 1893 held by the Library of Congress.

Selected speeches and correspondence in the form of typed transcripts, beginning with letters written by Sherman in 1861 and continuing through 1900, were donated by Dr. Roger Bridges and added to the collection in 2002. The letters were transcribed by Dr. Bridges from manuscript holdings at the Library of Congress, Cincinnati Historical Society, Ohio Historical Society, Western Reserve Historical Society, State Library of Ohio, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Dayton and Montgomery Public Library, University of Notre Dame, Duke University, Illinois State Historical Society, Chautauqua County Historical Society, Columbia University, Iowa State University, and the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center. Some of the correspondence was also transcribed from letters appearing in the Mansfield Herald, St. Louis Globe Democrat, Firelands Pioneer, Sandusky Daily Star, Cincinnati Commercial, Cleveland Herald, and the New York Times. Finally, transcripts of 116 speeches by Sherman accompany the correspondence. The speeches date from 1848 to 1900 and were transcribed by Dr. Bridges from the Congressional Globe, Mansfield Herald, Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, New York Times, Cincinnati Daily Commercial

Addenda

GA-76

The John Sherman material transferred to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center from the State Library of Ohio in 2001 consists of thirty-three volumes, of which all but four contain newspaper clippings from 1871 to 1897. There are also political cartoons, transcriptions of speeches published in pamphlet form, and a small amount of other printed matter. This collection follows John Sherman’s career as both a public servant and politician in the United States Senate from 1871 to 1877, as Secretary of the Treasury during the Hayes administration from 1877 to 1881, and his return to the United States Senate in 1881 through January 1897, when it was clear he would become the next Secretary of State under President William McKinley.

Although there are a significant number of news clippings from the newspapers of major U.S. cities and a few from outside the United States, the majority of the clippings are from newspapers of Ohio’s towns and cities. The domestic newspapers are predominantly Republican and pro-Sherman and may not provide an unbiased account of the period.

Many of the articles focus on party politics involving upcoming presidential or senatorial elections (sometimes two or three years in the future) or attempts to explain political strategy involved in past elections. Sherman’s bid for, and failure to receive, the Republican presidential nomination in 1880, 1884, and 1888 and the roles his supporters played are carefully examined in these clippings as are his difficult race for the United States Senate in 1880 when opposed by Governor Charles Foster and in 1892 when facing ex-Governor Joseph Foraker. These articles, along with interviews of prominent political figures of the day regarding the political maneuvering for the presidency, the Senate, or the Ohio governorship, provide a better understanding of these elections and Ohio politics during this time period. Volumes 29 through 31 are apparently some of Sherman’s Ohio political records.

This collection indicates that the overriding political issue of the latter part of the nineteenth century was the silver question and if it should be freely coined, used to redeem paper currency, or play a limited role in national finance. Another major issue facing Sherman as Secretary of the Treasury was the refinancing and paying down of the national debt incurred during the Civil War. Sherman’s experience and expertise in these and other financial matters gave credence to his speeches and opinions. Volumes 32 and 33 are copies of Treasury Department correspondence dated July 1, 1878, through March 15, 1879, dealing with many of these issues.

Some of the first volumes deal with the 1876 presidential election controversy, the investigation of Sherman’s role, as well as that of other Republican leaders, in resolving the dispute in favor of Rutherford B. Hayes. News clippings in Volume 3 focus entirely on the trial of the State of Louisiana v. Madison Wells, et a., members of the Returning Board accused of forging the returns for Vernon Parish.

Interspersed throughout the collection are articles regarding Sherman’s brother, General William T. Sherman, and other family members. There are also articles reviewing his entire career in government and descriptions of his homes in Mansfield, Ohio, and Washington, D.C.

Inventory

Ac. 58, 111, 123, 142, 144, 147, 152, 154, 167, 176, 418, 453, 459, 563, 578, 701, 746,867, 900, 922, 1098, 1192, 1197, 1212, 1229, 1242, 1243, 1252, 1297, 1369,1464, 1586, 1606, 1613, 1619, 1623, 1634, 1643,1650, 1653, 1867, 1885, 1892, 1918, 1951, 1959, 1963, 1984, 1989, 2047, 2115, 2158, 2294, 4138, 4146, 4201, 4202, 4203, 4319, 4351, 4410, 4431, 4447, 4462, 4504, 4537, 4763, 4857, 4864, 4517, 4635, 4645, 4697, 4857, 4864, 4992, 5008, 5034, 5063, 5067, 5068, 5069. 5562.

3/4 linear ft.

Box 1

Folder:

1. John Sherman Correspondence, n. d. - 1875
2. John Sherman Correspondence, 1876 - 1877
3. John Sherman Correspondence, 1878 - 1880
4. John Sherman Correspondence, 1881 - 1888
5. John Sherman Correspondence, 1889 - 1900
6. John Sherman Correspondence, 1848 - 1877, (Photocopies of Sherman correspondence from the John
    Sherman Papers at the Library of Congress)

 

Sherman Correspondence
John Sherman to:

undated to R. B. Hayes
undated to R. B. Hayes
undated [Sunday] to R. B. Hayes
undated to R. B. Hayes
undated [Jne. 8] to R. B. Hayes
undated to R. B. Hayes
undated to R. B. Hayes
undated to "Sir"
undated Ms notes unsigned
undated [to R. B. Hayes]
undated to Babcock
1848, Jun. 8, [?]
1849, Jan. 21 to R. C. Schenck
1858, Dec. 28 to Washington Globe
1860, Mar. 7 to R. R. Kirkland
1860, Mar. 7 to Nathaniel Mitchell
1861, Jan. 20 to "Gentlemen"
1861, Mar. 7 to A. Lincoln
1861, Mar. 27, to I. Walpole
1861, Jly. 25 to "Dear Sir"
1862, Dec. 25 to "Dear Sir"
1863, Oct. 23 to S. Colfax
1864, Apr. 4 to A. Lincoln
1864, Jly. 10, Anonymous
1864, Sept. 12 to Wm. Henry Smith
1864, Dec. 18 to E. Cooke
1865, Jan. 17 A.N.S. on verso David Trueman to Sherman
1865, Aug. 4, to "My Dear Sir"
1866, Jan. 3 to "My Dear Sir"
1866, Mar. 12 to "My Dear Sir"
1866, Apr _ [Sherman & Others] to H. McCulloch
1866, May 2 to "Dear Sir"
1866, Oct. 15 to C. W. Moulton
1866, Oct. 21 to C. W. Moulton
1867, Mar. 9 to Henry C. Carey
1867, Mar. 20 to W. D. Bickham
1867, Dec. 19 to Ch. B. Norton
1867, Dec. 20 to "My Dear Sir"
1868, Jne. 28 to C. W. Moulton
1868, Jne. 28 to R. C. Schenck
1868, Jly. 14 to R. R. Kirkland
1868, Apr. 23 to H. A. Smythe
1868, Sept. 14 to [R. Schenck]
1868, Nov. 11 to J. H. Barrett
1868, Dec. 31 to R. B. Hayes
1869, Apr. 19 to R. B. Hayes
1869, Aug. 2 to Jos. A. Howells
1869, Oct 8 to R. B. Hayes
[187_] to I. R. Sherwood
1870, Jne. 27 to [U. S. Grant]
1870, Dec. 9 to R. B. Hayes
1871, Jan. 10 to [U. S. Grant]
1871, Jan. 14 to C. W. Moulton
1871, Jan. 18 to R. B. Hayes
1871, Jly. 27 to M. Halstead
1871 Aug. 5 to "Dear Sir"
1871, Nov. 22 to R. B. Hayes
1871, Nov. 27 to "My Dear Sir"
1871, Dec. 7 to M. Halstead
1872, Jne. 5 to R. R. Boteler
1873, Jan. 27, to John Deveny
1873, Feb. 15 to S. S. Warner
1873, Mar. 26 to R. B. Hayes
1873, May 19 to C. W. Moulton
1873, Aug. 10 to C. W. Moulton
1873, Sept. 21 to C. W. Moulton
1873, Oct. 2 to C. W. Moulton
1874, Jly. 2 to C. W. Moulton
1874, Jly. 3 to [C. W.] Moulton & Johnson
1874, Jly. 18 to D. W. Comanger
1875, Jly. 1 to R. B. Hayes
1875, Jly. 21 to R. B. Hayes
1875, Jly. 25 to J. H. Barrett
1875, Oct. 30 to R. B. Hayes
1875, Oct. 30 to R. B. Hayes
1875, Oct 30 to R. B. Hayes
1875, Dec. 8 to R. M. Stimson
1876, Jan. 10 to R. B. Hayes
1876, Jan. 21 to A. M. Burns
1876, Mar. 18 to R. B. Hayes
1876, Mar. 19 to A. T. Goshorn
1876, Mar. 20 to Dr. J. M. McKenzie
1876, Apr. 3 to R. B. Hayes
1876, May 22 to R. B. Hayes
1876, Jne. 19 to R. B. Hayes
1876, Jne. 20 to R. B. Hayes
1876, Jne. 26 to R. B. Hayes
1876, Jly. 20 to R. B. Hayes
1876, Jly. 25 to Wm. Johnston
1876, Aug. 1 to R. B. Hayes
1876, Aug. 9 to R. B. Hayes
1876, Aug. 23 to R. B. Hayes
1876, Sept. 14 to R. B. Hayes
1876, Oct. 23 to Editor Cincinnati Commercial
1876, Nov. 12 to Hon. J. Scott
1876, Nov. 12 to "Dear Sir"
1876, Nov. 13 to R. B. Hayes
1876, Nov. 20 to "Messrs"
1876, Nov. 20 to "Sir"
1876, Nov. 23 to R. B. Hayes
1876, Nov. 24 to "Dear Cecelia"
1876, Nov. 25 to "Dear Cecelia"
1876, Dec. 9 to R. B. Hayes
1876, Dec. 11 to R. L. Stanton
1876, Dec. 12 to R. B. Hayes
1876, Dec. 12 to R. B. Hayes
1876, Dec. 21 to R. B. Hayes
1876, Dec. 22 to R. B. Hayes
1877, n.d. to R. B. Hayes
1877, Jan. 3 to R. B. Hayes
1877, Jan. 8 to R. B. Hayes
1877, Jan. 13 to R. B. Hayes
1877, Jan. 18 to R. B. Hayes
1877, Jan. 24 to J. M. Comly
1877, Jan. 26 to R. B. Hayes
1877, Jan. 26 to L. J. Critchfield
1877, Jan. 26 to R. B. Hayes
1877, Jan. 27 to J. M. Comly
1877, Jan. 30 to R. B. Hayes
1877, Feb. 9 to C. W. Moulton
1877, Feb. 10 to R. B. Hayes
1877, Feb. 12 to R. B. Hayes
1877, Feb. 17 to R. B. Hayes
1877, Feb. 17 to C. W. Moulton
1877, Feb. 18 to R. B. Hayes
1877, Feb. 19 to R. B. Hayes
1877, Feb. 20 to R. B. Hayes
1877, Feb. 21 to R. B. Hayes
1877, Feb. 24 to R. B. Hayes
1877, Feb. 25 to R. B. Hayes
1877, Mar. 3 to R. B. Hayes
1877, Mar. 5 A.N.S. on verso telegram W. J. Marshall to Sherman
1877, Mar. 6 A.N.S. on verso telegram J. B. Kershaw to R. B. Hayes
1877, Mar. 6 A.N.S. verso Wm. Lawrence to Sherman
1877, Mar. 12 A.N.S. verso J. Oglesby to Sherman
1877, Mar. 13 to R. B. Hayes
1877, Mar. 13 A.N.S. verso F. Douglass to R. B. Hayes
1877, Mar. 18 to R. B. Hayes
1877, Mar. 26 A.N.S. verso W. J. Gest to Sherman
1877, Apr. 6 to C. W. Moulton
1877, Apr. 11 to C. Schurz
1877, Apr.13 to R. B. Hayes
1877, Apr. 18 to Geo. F. Edmunds
1877, Apr. 27 to R. B. Hayes
1877, May 4 to R. B. Hayes
1877, May 15 A.N.S. on verso W. Warner to Sherman
1877, May 16 to Thurlow Weed
1877, May 26 to R. B. Hayes
1877, May 28 to R. B. Hayes
1877, May 28 to R. B. Hayes
1877, May 31 to R. B. Hayes
1877, Jne. 4 to R. B. Hayes
1877, Jne. 4 to Webb C. Hayes
1877, Jne. 8 to D. R. Norrell
1877, Jne. 11 to Malachi Martin
1877, Jne. 15 to Hugh McCulloch
1877, Jne. 21 to R. B. Hayes
1877, Jne. 22 to Malachi Martin
1877, Jly. 2 to R. B. Hayes
1877, Jly. 5 to R. B. Hayes
1877, Aug. 2 to Chas. Devens
1877, Aug. 12 to R. B. Hayes
1877, Sept. 5 to R. B. Hayes
1877, Sept. 6 to R. B. Hayes
1877, Sept. 13 to Orin McFadden
1877, Sept. 22 to R. B. Hayes
1877, Oct. 19 to R. B. Hayes
1877, Oct. 19 to C. A. Arthur
1877, Oct. 24 to H. B. Anthony
1877, Oct. 28 to Edwards Pierrpont
1877, Nov. 2 to R. B. Hayes
1877, Nov. 12 to C. Schurz
1877, Nov. 15 to Com. on Customs House
1877, Nov. 21 to M. Halstead
1877, Nov. 27 to F. Haven, Jr.
1877, Nov. 30 to R. B. Hayes
1877, Dec. 3 to R. B. Hayes
1877, Dec. 8 to R. B. Hayes
1877, Dec. 10 to R. B. Hayes
1877, Dec. 15 to R. B. Hayes
1877, Dec. 15 to R. B. Hayes
1878, Jan. 7 to R. B. Hayes
1878, Jan. 9 to R. B. Hayes
1878, Jan. 11 to R. B. Hayes
1878, Jan. 15 to R. B. Hayes
1878, Jan. 15 to R. B. Hayes
1878, Jan. 16 to R. B. Hayes
1878, Jan. 17 to R. B. Hayes
1878, Jan. 28 to R. B. Hayes
1878, Jan. 28 to C. P. Huntington
1878, Jan. 30 to R. B. Hayes
1878, Feb. 9 to R. B. Hayes
1878, Feb. 20 to R. B. Hayes
1878, Feb. 25 to M. Halstead
1878, Feb. 27 to R. B. Hayes
1878, Feb. 28 to R. B. Hayes
1878, Mar. 1 to R. B. Hayes
1878, Mar. 15 to R. B. Hayes
1878, Mar. 25 to R. B. Hayes
1878, Mar. 29 to R. B. Hayes
1878, Mar. 30 to S. J. W. Tabor
1878, Apr. 2 to R. B. Hayes
1878, Apr. 9 to R. B. Hayes
1878, Apr. 22 to R. B. Hayes
1878, May 6 to Wm. H. Smith
1878, May 13 to C. W. Moulton
1878, May 31 to L. J. Cist
1878, Jne. 3 to R. B. Hayes
1878, Jne. 10 A.N.S. on verso S. M. Shoemaker to R. B. Hayes
1878, Jne. 19 to R. B.Hayes
1878, Jne. 22 to R. B. Hayes
1878, Jne. 22 to Theo. French
1878, Jne. 28 to Wm. H. Smith
1878, Jly. 10 to R. B. Hayes
1878, Jly. 14, to W. B. Allison
1878, Jly. 20 to R. B. Hayes
1878, Jly. 28 to R. B. Hayes
1878, Jly. 31 to R. B. Hayes
1878, Aug. 3 to R. B. Hayes
1878, Aug. 15 to G. A. Pierce
1878, Sept. 6 to C. Schurz
1878, Sept. 30 to R. B. Hayes
1878, Oct. 12 to C. Schurz
1878, Oct. 19 to R. S. Taylor
1878, Oct. 23 to R. B. Hayes
1878, Nov. 14 to R. B. Hayes
1878, Nov. 25 to R. B. Hayes
1878, Nov 26 to C. Schurz
1878, Nov. 27 to F. Haven
1878, Dec. 16 to "My Dear Sir"
1878, Dec. 26 to R. B. Hayes
1879, Jan. 6 to R. B. Hayes
1879, Jan. 8 to R. B. Hayes
1879, Jan. 9 to R. B. Hayes
1879, Jan. 9 to C. Schurz
1879, Jan. 21 to C. Schurz
1879, Jan. 23 to R. B. Hayes
1879, Jan. 31 to R. B. Hayes
1879, Feb. 18 to Webb C. Hayes
1879, Feb. 26 to R. B. Hayes
1879, Mar. 3 to R. B. Hayes
1879, Mar. 3 to R. B. Hayes
1879, Mar. 6 to R. B. Hayes
1879, Mar. 13 to R. B. Hayes
1879, Mar. 17 to W. C. Hayes
1879, Mar. 19 to R. B. Hayes
1879, Apr. _ to R. B. Hayes
1879, Apr. 3 to A. N. Cole
1879, Apr. 8 to R. B. Hayes
1879, Apr. 19 to R. B. Hayes|
1879, May 3 to R. B. Hayes
1879, May 14 to R. B. Hayes
1879, May 15 to [M. Halstead]
1879, May 15 to H. C. Morton
1879, May 19 to M. Halstead
1879, May 20 to J. M. Kranth
1879, May 21 to R. B. Hayes
1879, May 31 to R. B. Hayes
1879, Jne. 9 to R. B. Hayes
1879, Jne. 9 to R. B. Hayes
1879, Jne. 13, to R. B. Hayes
1879, Jne. 23 to R. B. Hayes
1879, Jne. 26 to Lucy W. Hayes
1879, Jne. 28 to R. B. Hayes
1879, Jly. 1 to Major Powers
1879, Jly. 2 to R. B. Hayes
1879, Jly. 9 to R. B. Hayes
1879, Jly. 10 to R. B. Hayes
1879, Jly. 12 to C. Townsend
1879, Jly. 29 to R. B. Hayes
1879, Aug. 14 to Simon Stevens
1879, Sept. 9 to A. M. Stem
1879, Sept. 17 to R. B. Hayes
1879, Oct. 3 to R. B. Hayes
1879, Oct. 4 to R. B. Hayes
1879, Oct. 18 to R. B. Hayes
1879, Oct. 23 to R. B. Hayes
1879, Oct. 31 to H. Stockbridge
1879, Nov. 1 to Collector of Customs
1879, Nov. 3 to R. B. Hayes
1879, Nov. 14 to R. B. Hayes
1879, Nov. 24 to M. Halstead
1879, Dec. 9 to R. B. Hayes
1879, Dec. 27 to R. M. Stimson
[1880, Jan._] to [C. Schurz]
1880, Jan. 9 to R. B. Hayes
1880, Jan. 10 to R. B. Hayes
1880, Jan. 10 to O. H. Irish
1880, Jan. 12 to S. S. Warner
1880, Jan. 16 to R. B. Hayes
1880, Jan. 20 to R. B. Hayes
1880, Jan. 24 to R. B. Hayes
1880, Jan. 27 to S. S. Warner
1880, Feb. 2 to R. B. Hayes
1880, Feb. 2 to R. B. Hayes
1880, Feb. 8 to R. B. Hayes
1880, Feb. 9 to R. B. Hayes
1880, Feb. 17 to Theodore F. Reed
1880, Feb. 18 to R. B. Hayes
1880, Feb. 19 to R. B. Hayes
1880, Mar. 6 to C. W. Moulton
1880, Mar. 10 to "Dear Sir"
1880, Mar. 12 to R. B. Hayes
1880, Mar. 15 to R. B. Hayes
1880, Mar. 20 to C. W. Moulton
1880, Mar. 24 to R. B. Hayes
1880, Mar. 30 to Wm. A. Wheeler
1880, Apr. 9 to C. M. Keyes
1880, Apr. 10 to R. B. Hayes
1880, Apr. 12 to R. B. Hayes
1880, Apr. 15 to S. S. Warner
1880, Apr. 17 to R. B. Hayes
1880, Apr. 25 to R. B. Hayes
1880, Apr. 25 to R. B. Hayes
1880, Apr. 26 to R. B. Hayes
1880, May 1 to C. W. Moulton
1880, May 1 to C. W. Moulton
1880, May 6 to E. H. Gillette
1880, May 7 to R. B. Hayes
1880, May 15 to S. S. Warner
1880, May 21 to C. W. Moulton
1880, May 30 to [C. Schurz]
1880, Jne. 2 to R. B. Hayes
1880, Jne. 3 to R. B. Hayes
1880, Jne. 5 to R. B. Hayes
1880, Jne. 5 to R. B. Hayes
1880, Jne. 9 to C. W. Moulton
1880, Jne. 12 to H. C. Bowen
1880, Jne. 13 to C. W. Moulton
1880, Jne. 14 to A. E. Bateman
1880, Jne. 17 to R. B. Hayes
1880, Jne. 17 to R. B. Hayes
1880, Jne. 28 to Chas. Fleishman
1880, Jne. 28 to R. M. Stimson
1880, Jne. 28 to R. B. Hayes
1880, Jly. 9 to R. B.Hayes
1880, Jly. 9 to R. B. Hayes
1880, Jly. 23 to R. B. Hayes
1880, Aug. 2 to C. W. Moulton
1880, Aug. 9 to R. B. Hayes
1880, Aug. 13 to J. N. Tyner
1880, Sept. 6 to H. F. French
1880, Sept. 13 to R. B. Hayes
1880, Sept. 26 to R. B. Hayes
1880, Sept. 28 to R. R. Dawes
1880, Sept. 29 to C. Schurz
1880, Oct. 15 to R. B. Hayes
1880, Nov. 1 to R. B. Hayes
1880, Nov. 2 to R. B. Hayes
1880, Nov. 8 to Chas. Townsend
1880, Nov. 24 to R. B. Hayes
1880, Nov. 24 to R. B. Hayes
1880, Nov. 27 to "My Dear Sir"
1880, Nov. 29 to R. B. Hayes
1880, Dec. 9 to R. B. Hayes
1880, Dec. 10 to R. W. Thompson
1880, Dec. 10 to Jno. Welsh
1880, Dec. 14 to R. M. Stimson
1880, Dec. 17 to R. B. Hayes
1880, Dec. 23 to R. B. Hayes
[1881, n.d.] to R. B.Hayes
1881, Jan. 4 to W. C. Hayes
1881, Jan. 7 to W. M. Trimble
1881, Jan. 10 to R. B. Hayes
1881, Jan. 13 to R. B. Hayes
1881, Jan. 13 to R. B. Hayes
1881, Jan. 13 to R. B. Hayes
1881, Feb. 5 to R. B. Hayes
1881, Feb. 7 to R. B. Hayes
1881, Feb. 10 to C. Townsend
1881, Feb. 16 to R. B. Hayes
1881, Feb. 19 to E. A. Ferguson
1881, Mar. 1 [U.S. Treasury Dept. printed statement - financial]
1881, Mar. 3 to R. B. Hayes
1881, Mar. 3 to R. B. Hayes
1881, Mar. 8 to R. B. Hayes
1881, Apr. 13. to R. B. Hayes
1881, May 5 to R. B. Hayes
1881, May 5 to J[ohn] Scott
1881, May 12 to R. B. Hayes
1881, Jly. 7 to R. B. Hayes
1881, Jly. 8 to R. B. Hayes
1881, Jly. 18 to H. R. Helper
1881, Sept. 21 to R. B. Hayes
1882, Jan. 3 to R. B. Hayes
1882, Jan. 26 to W. C. Howells
1882, Feb. 5 to C. Townsend
1882, Feb. 28 to Wm. H. Smith
1882, Jly. 2 to R. B. Hayes
1882, Aug. 3 to R. B. Hayes
1882, Aug. 16 to R. B. Hayes
1882, Nov. 23 to R. B. Hayes
1882, Nov. 30 to R. B. Hayes
1882, Dec. 20 to M. Halstead
1882, Dec. 22 to A. L. Conger
1883, Jan. 8 to A. L. Conger
1883, Jan. 29 to R. B. Hayes
1883, Feb. 13 to R. B. Hayes
1883, Apr. 10 to "My Dear Sir"
1883, Apr. 20 to R. B. Hayes
1883, Jly. 23 to R. B. Hayes
1884, Jan. 11 to A. L. Conger
1884, Jan. 19 to M. Halstead
1884, Feb. 19 to F. Thorpe
1884, Mar. 13 to M. Halstead
1884, Apr. 13 to R. B. Hayes
1884, May 30 to J. B. Foraker
1884, Jne. 26 to R. B. Hayes
1884, Jly. 3 to R. B. Hayes
1884, Jly. 4 to R. B. Hayes
1884, Jly. 4 to R. B. Hayes
1884, Jly. 12 to R. B. Hayes
1884, Aug. 24 to R. B. Hayes
1884, Dec. 6 to R. B. Hayes
1885, Jan. 14 to R. B. Hayes
1885, Jan. 24 to R. B. Hayes
1885, Jan. 27 to R. B. Hayes
1885, Feb. 10 to R. B. Hayes
1885, Feb. 12 to R. B. Hayes
1885, Mar. 5 to R. B. Hayes
1885, Mar. 20 to R. B. Hayes
1885, Mar. 25 to R. B. Hayes
1885, Mar. 29 to R. B. Hayes
1885, Apr. 6 to R. B. Hayes
1885, Jly. 10 to R. B. Hayes
1885, Jly. 19 to R. B. Hayes
1885, Jly. 27 to R. B. Hayes
1885, Jly. 29 to R. B.Hayes
1885, Aug. 3 to William B. Gaitree
1885, Sept. 11 to Miss Wachschlager
1885, Sept. 15 to A. L. Conger
1885, Oct. 19 to A. L. Conger
1885, Nov. 3 to R. B. Hayes
1885, Nov. 4 to A. L. Conger
1885, Dec. 2 to A. L. Conger
1885, Dec. 7 to A. L. Conger
1885, Dec. 24 to R. B. Hayes
[1885], Dec. 28 to R. B. Hayes
1886, Jan. 4 to Colgate Hoyt
1886, Jan. 21 to R. B. Hayes
1886, Feb. 3 to S. S. Warner
886, Feb. 19 to A. L. Conger
1886, Feb. 25 to R. B. Hayes
1886, Mar. 6 to S. S. Warner
1886, Mar. 15 to R. M.. Stimson
1886, Apr. 22 to R. B. Hayes
1886, May 3 to E. H. Barton
1886, Jly. 10 to A. L. Conger
1886, Aug. 27 to R. B. Hayes
1886, Oct. 10 to R. B. Hayes
1887, Jan. 3 to Colgate Hoyt
1887, Jan. 5 to R. B. Hayes
1887, Jan. 5 to Saml. A. Christie
1887, Jan. 10 to Israel W. Andrews
1887, Jan. 12 to Colgate Hoyt
1887, Feb. 25 to C. W. Moulton
1887, Apr. 4 to Colgate Hoyt
1887, Apr. 6 to Colgate Hoyt
1887, Apr. 27 to A. L. Conger
1887, Jly. 9 to Colgate Hoyt
1887, Jly. 21 to R. B. Hayes
1887, Jly. 31 to A. L. Conger
1887, Nov. 12 to C. W. Moulton
1887, Nov. 18 to R. B. Hayes
1887, Dec. 17 to R. B. Hayes
1888, Jan. 18 to J. W. Andrews
1888, Jan. 20 to M. Halstead
1888, Jan. 28 to A. L. Conger
1888, Feb. 3 to A. L. Conger
1888, Feb. 5 to "My Dear Nephew"
1888, Feb. 22 to A. L. Conger
1888, Feb. 27 to A. L. Conger
1888, Feb. 27 to C. A. Harvey
1888, Mar. 16 to A. L. Conger
1888, Mar. 23 to "My Dear Sir"
1888, Mar. 28 to A. L. Conger
1888, Apr. 2 to J. W. Andrews
1888, Apr. 2 to Colgate Hoyt
1888, Apr. 5 to Colgate Hoyt
1888, Apr. 9 to Webb C. Hayes
1888, Apr. 10 to A. L. Conger
1888, Apr. 19 to R. B. Hayes
1888, Apr. 23 to Thos. W. Cooley
1888, Apr. 25 to R. B. Hayes
1888, Apr. 25 to R. R. Dawes
1888, Apr. 30 to R. B. Hayes
1888, Apr. 30 to Chas. S. Fairchild
1888, May 11 to A. L. Conger
1888, May 12 to A. L. Conger
1888, May 29 to A. L. Conger
1888, Jne. 7 to A. L. Conger
1888, Jne. 11 to A. L. Conger
1888, Jne. 29 to R. B. Hayes
1888, Jly. 10 to R. B. Hayes
1888, Jly. 10 to W. H. Gibson
1888, Aug. 18 to Colgate Hoyt
1888, Sept. 6 to Colgate Hoyt
1888. Sept. 14 to Colgate Hoyt
1888, Sept. 29 to Colgate Hoyt
1888, Nov. 22 to R. B. Hayes
1888, Nov. 26 to Harry R. Carson
1889, Jan. 13 to R. B. Hayes
1889, Jan. 14 to A. L. Conger
1889, Jan. 20 to Colgate Hoyt
1889, Jan. 26 to A. L. Conger
1889, Feb. 7 to W. H. Gibson
1889, Feb. 25 [printed subscription for memorial]
1889, Mar. 1 to R. B. Hayes
1889, Mar. 12 to R. B. Hayes
1889, Mar. 21 to [Benjamin Harrison]
1889, Apr. 8 to R. B. Hayes
1889, Apr. 15 to M. Halstead
1889, Jne. 27 to R. B. Hayes
1889, Sept. 13 to J. Sherman Moulton
1889, Sept. 13 to Colgate Hoyt
1889, Sept. 14, to Colgate Hoyt
1889, Sept. 14 to J. Sherman Moulton
1889, Sept. 30 to Wm. Windom
1889, Oct. 8 to Col. C. W. Woolley
1889, Oct. 9 to C. H. Grosvenor
1889, Nov. 30 [extract of letter]
1889, Dec. 4 to Colgate Hoyt
1889, Dec. 5 to R. B. Hayes
1889, Dec. 16 to R. B. Hayes
1889, Dec. 25 to R. B. Hayes
1889, Dec. 28 to Colgate Hoyt
1890, Jan. 13 to Benjamin Harrison
1890, Jan. 22 to Jos. A. Howells
1890, Jan. 25 to Colgate Hoyt
1890, Feb. _ to R. B. Hayes
1890, Feb. 13 to R. B. Hayes
1890, Feb. 28 to R. B. Hayes
1890, Mar. 1 to R. B. Hayes
1890, Mar. 13 to R. B. Hayes
1890, Apr. 10 to R. B. Hayes
1890, May 3 to R. R. Dawes
1890, May 23 to Colgate Hoyt
1890, May 25 to Colgate Hoyt
1890, Jly. 5 to R. B. Hayes
1890, Jly. 21 to R. B. Hayes
1890, Aug. 9 to A. L. Conger
1890, Sept. 19 to S. J. Hathaway
1890, Sept. 22 to R. B. Hayes
1891, Jan. 10 to Henry C. Bowen
1891, Jan. 15 to R. B. Hayes
1891, Jan. 25 to G. A. Townsend
1891, Feb. 6 to R. B. Hayes
1891, Feb. 7 to M. Halstead
1891, Mar. 3 to Isaac N. Roland
1891, Mar. 5 to R. B. Hayes
1891, Apr. 24 to R. B. Hayes
1891, May 13 to Gen. [S. S.] Warner
1891, May 18 to S. S. Warner
1891, May 18 to William J. Bok
1891, May 20 to R. B. Hayes
1891, Jne. 2 to S. S. Warner
1891, Jne. 22 to R. M. Stimson
1891, Jly. 15 to William B. Gaitree
1891, Sept. 28 to R. B. Hayes
1891, Oct. 4, by J. D. Archbold to Colgate Hoyt
1891, Oct. 7, to Colgate Hoyt
1891, Nov. 11 to Colgate Hoyt
1891, Nov. 27 to William B. Gaitree
1891, Nov. 30 to S. J. Hathaway
1891, Dec. 17 to William B. Gaitree
1891, Dec. 22 to S. S. Warner
1892, Jan. 9 to Jos. A. Howells
1892, Jan. 9 to Colgate Hoyt
1892, Jan. 16 to Colgate Hoyt
1892, Jan. 22 to Colgate Hoyt
1892, Jan. 22 to R. B. Hayes
1892, Jan. 25 to R. B. Hayes
1892, Feb. 26 to R. B. Hayes
1892, Aug. 27 to R. B. Hayes
1892, Sept. 27 to William B. Gaitree
1892 Nov. 14 to R. B. Hayes
1892, Nov. 25 to R. B. Hayes
1892, Dec. 5 to R. B. Hayes
1892, Dec. 14 to R. B. Hayes
1892, Dec. 28 to R. B. Hayes
1893, Jan. 18 to Webb C. Hayes
1893, Jan. 20 to Webb C. Hayes
1893, Jan. 27 to Rutherford P. Hayes
1893, Apr. 15 to Birchard A. Hayes
1893, Apr. 19 to H. C. Corbin
1893, May 25 to Birchard A. Hayes
1893, Jne. 23 to Birchard A. Hayes
1893, Jly. 28 to Osborn Wilson
1893, Aug. 1 to Rutherford P. Hayes
1893, Aug. 16 to Chas. Townsend
1893, Aug. 21 to Rutherford P. Hayes
1894, May 29 to Fred A. Ross (Original in R. W. Thompson Scrapbook, p. 251, GA-69)
1895, Mar. 8 to Alfred M. Hoyt
1895, Apr. 1 to A. M. Hoyt
1895, Apr. 15 to A. M. Hoyt
1895, Apr. 19 to R. M. Stimson
1895, Jne. 14 to Prof. T. P. Marsh
1895, Jly. 11 to Webb C. Hayes
1895, Jly. 18 to Webb C. Hayes
1896, Jly. 10 to Osborn Wilson
1896, Dec. 21 to Robt. Clarke Co.
1896, Dec. 25 to C. Townsend
1897, Mar. 23 to Alfred M. Hoyt
1897, May 23 to Alfred M. Hoyt
1897, Aug. 12 to Birchard A. Hayes
1898, Apr. 2 to Alfred M. Hoyt
1898, Apr. 22 to R. Brinkerhoff
1898, May 4 to H. Clay Evans
1898, Sept. 18 to Isaac N. Roland
1898, Nov. 29 to Mrs. Lida Sherman Hoyt
1898, Dec. 22 to Alfred M. Hoyt
1899, Sept. 2 to Lucy Keeler

 

Mr. & Mrs. Sherman to:
undated to R. B. Hayes
undated to [R. B. Hayes]
1878, Jan. 19 to Pres. and Mrs. Hayes
1878, Feb. 25 to Pres. and Mrs. Hayes
1879, Dec. 11 to Pres. and Mrs. Hayes
1880, Jan. 16 to Pres. and Mrs. Hayes
1880, Feb. 18 to Pres. and Mrs. Hayes
1880, Apr._ to R. B. Hayes
1880, Dec. 13 to Pres. and Mrs. Hayes
1881, Jan. 26 to Pres. and Mrs. Hayes
1881, Mar. 1 to Pres. and Mrs Hayes

Transcripts of selected letters, 1861 - 1868 [Ac. 5562]

 

Box 2

Transcripts of selected letters, 1869 - 1900 [Ac. 5562]

Transcripts of selected speeches, June 8 1848 - May 29, 1863 [Ac. 5562]

1848, Jun. 8 [?]
1858, Jan. 27, Congressional Globe
1858, Jan. 28, Congressional Globe
1858, Jan. 29, Congressional Globe
1858, May 27, Congressional Globe.
1858, Jly. 9, Shelby, OH
1859, Sept., Mt. Gilead, OH
1860, Feb. [?], Washington, D.C.
1860, July 17, Shelby, OH
1860, Sept. 11, Chadd’s Ford, PA
1860, Sept., 12, Philadelphia, PA
1860, Sept. 28, Cincinnati, OH
1861, Jan.16, Congressional Globe
1861, Jan. 18, Congressional Globe
1861, Aug. 2, Congressional Globe
1861, Oct. [?], Mt. Gilead, OH
1861, [?], "Speech on the "Conduct of the War Resolution"
1861, [?], Washington, D. C.; "Speech on Aid to the States in Emancipation"
1861, [?], Washington, D. C.; "Remarks on Confiscation of Property"
1862, Aug. 12, Wheeling, VA
1862, Oct. 9, Dayton, OH
1862, Oct. 10, Zanesville, OH
1862, [?], "Remarks on Arrest of Citizens of Delaware"
1863, Jan. 8, Washington, D. C.
1863 [?], "Remarks on Court of Claims"
1863, [?], Washington, D. C.; "Bill to Indemnify the President . . . for Suspending the Writ of Habeas Corpus"
1863, [?], Washington, D. C.; "Remarks on Emancipation in Missouri"
1863, Feb. 5, Washington, D. C. Congressional Globe
1863, Feb. 7, Washington, D. C. Congressional Globe
1863, Feb. 10, Washington, D. C. "Remarks on National Currency"
1863, [?], Washington, D. C. "Remarks on Conscription Bill"
1863, May 29, Mt. Vernon, OH

Transcripts of selected speeches, June 1863 - June 1866 [Ac. 5562]

1863, Jly. 29, Delaware, OH
1863, Aug. 12, Chillicothe, OH
1864, Jun. 18, Washington, D. C.
1864, Jly. 16, Cincinnati, OH
1864, Sept. 15, Columbus, OH
1864, Oct. [?], Sandusky, OH
1864, Nov. 24, New York, NY
1865, May 6, Mansfield, OH
1865, Jun. 10, Circleville, OH
1865, Jun. 21, Columbus, OH
1865, Jly. 4, Warren, OH
1865, Sept. 16, Delaware, OH
1865, Oct. 3, Springfield, OH
1866, Mar. 19, Bridgeport, CN
1866, Sept. 28, Cincinnati, OH
1866, Dec. 14, Congressional Globe

 

Box 3

Transcripts of selected speeches, Sept. 1866 - June 1900 [Ac. 5562]

 

1867, Jan. 7, Congressional Globe
1867, Jan. 10, Congressional Globe
1867, Feb. 16, Congressional Globe
1867, Feb. 19, Congressional Globe
1867, Mar. 11, Congressional Globe
1867, Apr. 11, New York, NY
1867, Aug. 20, Canton, OH
1867, Sept. 21, Carson’s Grove, OH
1867, Dec. 11, Congressional Globe
1867, Dec. 16, Congressional Globe
1867, Dec. 20, Congressional Globe
1868, Jan. 13, Congressional Globe
1868, Jan. 31, Congressional Globe
1868, Feb. 5, Congressional Globe
1868, Feb. 13, Congressional Globe
1868, Feb. 25, Congressional Globe
1868, Feb. 29, Congressional Globe
1868, Mar. 2, Congressional Globe
1868, Mar. 5, Congressional Globe
1868, May 13, Congressional Globe
1868, Jun. 5, Congressional Globe
1868, Jun. 8 Congressional Globe
1868, Jun. 9 Congressional Globe
1868, Jun. 10 Congressional Globe
1868, Jly. 21 Congressional Globe
1868, Aug. 20, Hillsboro, OH
1868, Aug. 22, Cincinnati, OH
1868, Sept. 7, Pittsburgh, PA
1868, Oct. 10, Cincinnati, OH
1868, Oct. 10, Cincinnati, OH (Mozart Hall)
1868, Dec. 7, Congressional Globe
1869, Jan. 27, Congressional Globe
1869, Feb. 8, Congressional Globe
1869, Feb. 9, Congressional Globe
1869, Feb. 17, Congressional Globe
1869, Feb. 23, Congressional Globe
1869, Feb. 26, Congressional Globe
1869, Feb. 27, Congressional Globe
1869, Jun. 23, Columbus, OH
1869, Aug. 14, Canton, OH
1869, Sept.7, Pittsburgh, PA
1870, Feb. 10, Congressional Globe
1870, Sept. 3, Delaware, OH
1870, Sept. 21, Cincinnati, OH
1871, Jun. 21, Columbus, OH
1871, Aug. 3, Cincinnati, OH
1871, Aug. 24, Toledo, OH
1871, Sept. 8, Wellington, OH
1871, Sept. 30, Lancaster, OH
1871, Oct. 6, Cincinnati, OH
1872, Jly. 23, Mansfield, OH
1872, Oct. 1, Elyria, OH
1873, Sept. 22, Alliance, OH
1873, Sept. 27, Cincinnati, OH
1874, Sept. 2, Columbus, OH
1874, Sept. 23, Springfield, OH
1874, Sept. 24, Wilmington, OH
1875, Jun. 24, Columbus, OH
1875, Jly. 31, Marion, OH
1876, Jun. 19, Washington, D. C
1876, Aug. 10, Mansfield, OH.
1876, Aug. 12, Marietta, OH
1876, Aug. 26, Mansfield, OH
[?], Mar. 13, Congressional Globe
1900, Jun. 2, Mansfield, OH

 

Scrapbooks

 

GA-76

33 SCRAPBOOKS

6 linear ft.

Please note the volume numbers on the scrapbooks are different than those of the inventory.

 

Volume 1 1871 - 1873 62pp
-reelection of Sherman as U.S. Senator
-caucus vote counts for nomination
-Sherman’s 1873 bill for resumption of species payment

 

Volume 2 1877 - 1878 166pp
-silver question
-redemption of currency policy
-4% bonds
-Sherman’s campaign speech at Mansfield, Aug. 1877, explaining financial policy, the southern situation,
    international trade, civil service reform
-Secretary of Treasury Report, Dec. 1877
-New York Customs House reform

 

Volume 3 1878 67pp
-New Orleans clippings regarding trial State of Louisiana v Madison Wells, et al, members of the Returning Board
    indicted for forging the returns for Vernon Parish in 1876 election (also known as the Anderson Trial after T. C.
    Anderson, acting Collector of Port of New Orleans and one of the defendants)
-attempt to bribe a prospective juror
-disappearance and capture of Wells
-local rumors and reports from Washington during the trial
-Anderson found guilty, sentenced to 2 years in the penitentiary
-reaction to verdict, especially in Washington by prominent Republicans including Sherman
-reports of trial irregularities
-verdict overturned by the Louisiana Supreme Court
-"Papers Connected with Settlement in Louisiana" including joint resolution of Nicholls’ legislature and report of
    Louisiana Commission sent by Hayes to prevent open hostilities between two rival state governments

 

Volume 4 April - September 1878 121pp
-efforts to sell 4 percent government bonds to enable resumption of species payment for greenbacks
-opinions regarding resumption of species payments
-wedding of Sen. James D. Cameron to Elizabeth Bancroft Sherman (niece of John & William T. Sherman) (p. 29)
-Potter Committee investigating allegations of electoral fraud & misdeeds in Louisiana during the 1876 election
    (political maneuvering by each side gives some insight into the polarization between sides; also gives greater
    insight into activities of Anderson, the Returning Board, Sherman, Hayes, Garfield, Noyes)
-transcription of Memorial Day speech by Gen. William T. Sherman at New York City, May 30, 1878
-Sherman’s campaign speech in Toledo, Aug. 26, 1878

 

Volume 5 August 1878 - January 1879 125pp
-Sherman’s campaign speech in Toledo, Aug. 26, 1878
-interview with Sherman regarding political and financial matters
-more about impending redemption of greenbacks using either gold or silver
-issues such as "trade dollars" - would they be redeemed?
-cost of transporting currency to be redeemed
-continuation of coverage of Potter Committee
-cipher dispatches of the Democrats
-Anderson’s acknowledgment of role in political intrigue
-Sherman’s speech at Cumberland, MD, Oct. 24, 1878 regarding resumption, etc.
-outlook for 1880 presidential election, Sherman as Republican nominee and Thurman as Democratic nominee
-reactions & reflections on start of resumption, Jan. 1, 1879
-question of price level & values of different forms of money
-controversy over First National Bank of New York holding very large Treasury deposits

 

Volume 6 January - May 1879 121pp
-New York Customs House dispute with Chester Arthur
-comments regarding Sen. Conkling
-Sen. Conkling defeated in Senate by means of approval of Edwin Merritt’s appointment to New York Customs
    House
-more details and reporting on resumption of species payment
-Sherman campaign speech at Philadelphia, Sept. 13, 1860
-sale of 4% bonds to replace 6% bonds
-outlook for presidential election 1880, likely contenders, Grant as possible candidate -Sherman’s trip to New
    York sub-Treasury, talk with New York & London bankers, April 18, 1879
-articles touting Sherman’s success as Secretary of Treasury & possible presidential nomination
-Ohio political climate
-Sherman’s visit home to Mansfield, speech May 7, 1879
-speculation regarding Sherman as candidate for Ohio governor

 

Volume 7 May - July 1879 133pp
-speculation regarding Sherman as candidate for Ohio governor
-articles supporting Sherman for president in 1880
-Ohio political climate, election of governor
-Republican state convention, Cincinnati, May 1879
-outlook for 1880 presidential election, Grant as candidate
-Sherman’s travels to Baltimore, Philadelphia, Boston, Maine
-speeches in Maine, July 1879
-success of Sherman’s Treasury policies

 

Volume 8 July - October 1879 124pp
-Sherman’s trip to Maine and speeches
-speculation regarding presidential candidates
-Sherman’s letter, Dec. 1860, following secession of South Carolina
-Sherman’s campaign speeches at Steubenville, Oh, Aug. 20; Cincinnati, Aug 27; Columbus, Oct. 7; Mansfield,
    Oct. 12; New York City, Oct. 27, 1879
-anti-Sherman articles questioning outcome of resumption & other Treasury policies
-articles promoting Sherman for president in 1880
-Chicago Customs House conference regarding undervaluation of imports
-campaign trip to Cincinnati, Louisville, KY

 

Volume 9 October - December 1879 128pp
-election campaign in Ohio, New York
-Sherman campaign speeches Lancaster, OH, Oct. 10; Rochester, NY, Oct. 29, 1879
-presidential outlook for 1880, especially Grant & Sherman
-Secretary of Treasury 1879 annual report & reactions
-interviews with Sherman, Blaine, A. H. Stephens
-national finances, legal tender question, refunding of national debt
-speech in New England, Dec. 21; New York, Dec. 23, 1879

 

Volume 10 December 1879 - February 1880 127pp
-outlook for presidential election including common citizens’ opinions of candidates
-legal tender question
-Garfield mentioned as possible dark horse, compromise candidate
-Garfield letter supporting Sherman, Jan. 26, 1880
-straw poll results
-wedding of Miss Cecillia Sherman Moulton to Lieut. Charles Henry Rockwell (p. 120)
-articles indicating support for Sherman outside Ohio is weak

 

Volume 11 February - September 1880 232pp
-Pennsylvania Republican state convention results
-reaction to Dec. 12, 1879 letter from C. W. Moulton to Sherman
-Sherman’s speech at Mansfield, March 31, 1880; travel to Columbus
-editions of Washington World, published by Sherman supporters
-reports of county conventions in Ohio
-articles regarding Blaine candidacy
-political maneuvering regarding Grant candidacy
-Sherman accused of trading Treasury Dept. appointments for support in presidential campaign
-Garfield’s nomination of Sherman at Republican national convention
-movement towards Garfield, role of Ohio Gov. Charles Foster
-Republican national convention, Chicago, June 1880
-Garfield’s letter of acceptance
-Sherman’s letter to American Bankers Association regarding national banking system, Aug. 11, 1880
-Sherman campaign speeches at Cincinnati, Aug. 30; Chagrin Falls, OH, Sept. 10, 1880

 

Volume 12 September - December 1880 257pp
-Ohio county conventions
-Sherman’s campaign speeches at Delaware, Oct. 4; Chicago, Oct. 14; Milwaukee, Oct15; Washington,
    Oct. 18; New York City, Oct. 26, 1880
-Sherman/Wade Hampton dispute regarding Ku Klux Klan connection
-speculation regarding makeup of Garfield’s cabinet including Sherman as Secretary of Treasury
-contest between Sherman & Gov. Charles Foster for open seat in U.S. Senate
-Secretary of Treasury 1880 annual report to Congress
-question of continuing to mint silver dollars or alter them to equal the value of gold dollars
-withdrawal of Foster from Senate contest

 

Volume 13 December 1880 - April 1883 218pp
-Foster withdrawal from Senate contest
-nomination & election of Sherman to fill Senate seat, Jan. 1881
-Sherman’s speech at Boston regarding national financial conditions
-Sherman’s views of further development of the South
-Sherman versus sugar importers regarding tariffs on sugar, Feb. 1881
-Ohio Republican convention, June 1881
-Sherman as chair of convention, nominates Foster for second term as governor
-investigation into allegations of financial misdeeds of Sherman & Treasury Dept. while Secretary
-Sherman’s plan to refund 3 percent government bonds with 3% bonds
-Sherman’s speeches at Wooster, Aug. 19; Columbus Aug. 31, 1882 and campaigning in Ohio
-Sherman’s speech at Lawrence, KS, Oct. 17, 1882
-tariff on wool and metals, 1883
-Sherman suggested as possible candidate for Ohio governor

 

Volume 14 May 1883 - May 1884 166pp
-campaign for Ohio governor, Sherman is proposed but declines
-county & state Republican conventions, 1883
-campaigning through Ohio
-tariff on wool
-William T. Sherman’s retirement & articles highlighting both brothers’ careers
-outlook for 1884 presidential campaign & election
-election violence in South, civil rights, 1883
-Sherman’s amendment to 1884 Education Bill requiring money to be spent for "unsectarian public schools"

 

Volume 15 May 1884 - June 1885 133pp
-outlook for presidential nomination including Sherman as possible candidate
-wool tariff
-Republican national convention held in Chicago, 1884
-veteran’s pension bill, 1884
-Sherman’s campaign speeches at Shelby, OH, Aug. 21; Ashtabula, OH, Aug. 30; Springfield, Sept. 11;
    Columbus, Sept. 24; Bellevue, Oct. 8; Cleveland, Oct. 10; Springfield & Boston, MA, Oct. 29 & 30, 1884
-1884 presidential campaign
-Sherman’s view of the banking system, the silver question, resignation from chair of Senate Finance Committee
-Senate Finance Committee report on retirement & re-coinage of the trade dollar
-Sherman’s travels
-Columbus & Cincinnati, April 1885
-California & west coast, May - June 1885
-upcoming election of U.S. Senator

 

Volume 16 June 1885 - January 1886 129pp
-Sherman’s travels to west coast
-Sherman’s speech at Woodstock, CT, July 4, 1885
-Sherman’s campaign speeches at Mt. Gilead, OH, Aug 26 (waving ‘bloody shirt’); Lakeville, OH, Sept. 1;
    Mansfield, Oct. 12 & 19; Virginia, Oct. 1885
-election of Ohio governor & legislature
-election of Sherman as Senate President Pro Tempore
-reelection of Sherman as Senator from Ohio, Jan. 1886

 

Volume 17 January - December 1886 113pp
-reelection of Sherman to U.S. Senate, Jan. 1886
-Sherman’s Silver Bill, 1886
-controversy between Senate and President regarding information about Executive Branch decisions
-formation & first banquet of Ohio Society in New York City
-early predictions of 1888 presidential nominations & campaign
-fall campaign speeches throughout Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, 1886
-articles reflecting on Sherman’s political career
-trip to Kentucky for corner-stone ceremonies at Louisville Customs House
-Sherman’s position of tariffs
-outlook for 1888 presidential election

 

Volume 18 January - June 1887 138pp
-outlook for 1888 presidential election, Cleveland expected to be re-nominated as Democrat
-travels of, interview with Ohio Gov. Foster
-Sherman’s resignation as Senate President Pro Tempore
-Sherman’s travels, speeches in the South, Cuba
-reception by Black citizens in Alabama (p. 46 ½ )
-Sherman’s travels to Chicago & Springfield, IL and speeches
-Sherman’s position on silver coinage

 

Volume 19 June - August 1887 131pp
-reaction to Sherman’s speech at Springfield, IL
-outlook for 1888 presidential election, Sherman promoted for Republican nomination
-Ohio county & state Republican conventions, 1887
-Sherman endorsed by Ohio Republican convention for president in 1888
-Sherman’s trip to west coast & Canada, Aug. 1887

 

Volume 20 July 1887 - March 1888 128pp
-outlook for 1888 presidential election
-Ohio Republican state convention held in Toledo, July 1887
-Sherman’s campaign speeches at Columbus, Sept. 1; Bellevue, Sept. 7; Wilmington, Sept. 15; Lyons, NY,
    Sept. 23; Bellefontaine, Oct. 10; Springfield, Oct. 12; Dayton, Oct. 12; Hamilton, Oct. 23; Cleveland,
    Nov. 5, 1887
-Sherman’s travels through West Virginia, Oct. 21, 1887
-Sherman’s Senate speech, Jan. 4, 1888, regarding tariffs in response to Pres. Cleveland’s free-trade message
-Sherman’s speech in Boston, Feb. 1888, regarding tariffs
-reaction to Blaine’s letter asking to not be considered for Republican nomination for presidency
-Sherman’s Senate speech, March 13, 1888, regarding silver legislation of 1860s and 1870s

 

Volume 21 March - December 1888 135pp
-outlook for 1888 presidential nominations and election
-Ohio county & state Republican conventions
-poem, lyrics of Sherman campaign song (p. 67, 133, 134)
-Republican national convention held at Chicago
-increased support for William McKinley
-role of Ohio Gov. Foraker
-articles regarding maneuvering during the Republican convention
-Sherman’s proposal for free trade with Canada & appeal for union with Canada
-Sherman’s campaigning through Ohio & Indiana
-death of William T. Sherman’s wife

 

Volume 22 December 1888 - March 181 128pp
-Sherman’s hopes for uniting Canada and the United States
-prospects for Harrison’s cabinet
-political disputes among Ohio Republicans
-role of Ohio Gov. Foraker at Republican convention & campaign; possible dispute with Sherman
-death of Sherman’s sister, Frances (p. 18)
-Sherman’s campaign speeches at Orrville, Oct. 10; Cincinnati, Oct 19; Columbus, Oct. 30; Cleveland,
    Nov. 2, 1889
-Ballot-Box forgery scandal
-Sherman’s Anti-Trust Bill
-silver question & 1890 Silver Bill
-reviews of Sherman’s career
-Sherman’s campaign speeches at Wilmington, Oct. 16; Pittsburgh, Oct. 25; Cincinnati, Oct. 30, 1890 regarding
    tariffs, trusts, silver
-Nicaragua Canal, March 1891

 

Volume 23 Senate election 1891 131pp
-contest between Sherman and Foraker for Senate seat open in 1892
-letter from Murat Halstead to Sherman dated Brooklyn, NY, Nov. 19, 1891 (p. 63)
-controversy regarding Calvin Brice and his election to U.S. Senate from Ohio in 1890

 

Volume 24 February - November 1891 124pp
-Ohio county & state Republican conventions
-campaign for state-wide elections held in Nov. 1891
-contest for election of U.S. Senator to be held in Jan. 1892
-Sherman’s campaign speeches at Paulding, Aug. 27; Columbus, Sept. 17; Zanesville, Oct. 6; Toledo, Oct. 14;
    Dayton, Oct. 15; Cleveland, Oct. 29, 1891

 

Volume 25 December 1891 - January 1892 130pp
-contest between Sherman and ex-Gov. Foraker for Senate seat to be filled in Jan. 1892
-wedding of Rachel Ewing Sherman (William T. Sherman’s daughter) to Dr. Paul Thorndyke, Dec. 30, 1891
    (p. 30)
-political maneuvering by factions of Ohio Republican Party in Jan. 1892 as state legislature reorganizes
-election of Sherman to 6th term in U.S. Senate after close and hotly contested campaign

 

Volume 26 January 1892 - October 1893 128pp
-reaction to Sherman’s letter to Hamilton Co., Ohio Republicans regarding bossism
-outlook for 1892 presidential nominations and election
-MOLLUS banquet, April 6, 1892
-Sherman’s speech remembering his brother, Gen. William T. Sherman, and his
disagreement with Edwin Stanton at the end of the Civil War over surrender terms
-rumors of Sherman’s retirement
-Sherman’s campaign speeches at North Fairfield, OH, Spt. 30; Philadelphia, Oct. 8; New York City, Oct. 10;
    Cincinnati, Oct. 14; Chicago, Oct. 22; Milwaukee, Oct. 24, 1893
-silver question, issuance of new government bonds
-death of Henry Sherman, Cleveland (p. 84)
-Sherman’s efforts to repeal 1890 Sherman Silver Purchase law

 

Volume 27 October 1893 - November 1895 140pp
-silver question, repeal of 1890 Silver Purchase law, 1893
-Sherman’s campaign speeches at Cincinnati, Nov. 3; Toledo, Nov. 6, 1893
-funeral of William T. Sherman, remembrance (p. 29, 37)
-speech by Charles Sherman (John & William’s father), April 16, 1812
-tariff legislation, 1894
-book review of The Sherman Letters: Correspondence Between General and Senator Sherman from 1837 to
    1891, 1894
-Sherman’s campaign speeches at Akron, Oct 12; Sandusky, Oct. 18; Tiffin, Oct. 27, 1894
-Sherman’s bill regarding re-issuance of bonds & sale of bonds, 1895
-Sherman’s efforts to regulate sleeping car and parlor car charges
-speech at Ohio Republican convention, Zanesville, May 28, 1895
-outlook for 1896 presidential election, Sherman support for McKinley
-Sherman’s campaign speeches at Springfield, Sept. 10; Cincinnati, Oct. 9, 1895
-review and reactions to Sherman’s book, John Sherman’s Recollections of Forty Years in the House,
    Senate, and Cabinet: An Autobiography, especially his version of events at the 1880 & 1888 national
    conventions

 

Volume 28 October 1895 - January 1897 131pp
-Sherman’s campaign speeches at Massillon, Oct. 19; Cleveland, Nov. 2, 1895
-reviews and reactions to Sherman’s book, especially his version of events at the 1880 & 1888 national
    conventions
-reaction to Sherman’s Senate speech, Jan. 3, 1896, regarding silver
-relations with Cuba
-outlook for 1896 presidential election, Sherman’s support for McKinley
-Sherman’s proposal regarding silver, currency, issuance of bonds, and other national financial matters
-Sherman’s speeches at Columbus, Aug. 15; Dayton, Oct. 24, 1896
-Sherman’s sister, Mary Elizabeth Reese (p. 89)
-predictions for McKinley’s cabinet including Sherman as Secretary of State with Mark Hanna to replace
    Sherman in Senate

 

Volume 29 Journal of Ohio Counties, n.d.
-listing members of Republican Executive Committee & Central Committee

 

Volume 30 Journal
-roster of Ohio legislature, 1860-1871
-list of colleges, libraries, newspapers in Ohio
-list of names, by Ohio county, mostly Republican (14 - 340 names per county)

 

Volume 31 Journal of Ohio Counties
-Republican vote from each county for 1880
-list of names identifying Democratic supporters in 1884 (14 - 84 names per county)
-lists of individuals, libraries, institutions, physicians in state of Ohio to whom government publications may be
    sent
-list of prominent Republicans in Tennessee

 

Volume 32
-
Correspondence Concerning Resumption of Species Payments and Refunding the National Debt, Treasury
    Department, July 1 - December 31, 1878

 

Volume 33
-
Correspondence Concerning Resumption of Species Payments and Refunding the National Debt, Treasury
    Department, January 1 - March 15, 1879

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