GRANT/DICKINSON/BUTMAN PAPERS

Local History Collections

Collection ID: LH-87, LH-236
Location: LH-87, LH-236

(Description ID: 594813)

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums

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

Scrabook 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
    Postcards (Approx. 175)
    Grant-Dickinson-Butman Photograph Album
    Bound sheet music book belonging to F A Josephine Ducomb