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Adam Badeau correspondence

 Collection — Box: 3
Identifier: MS-SC60
Scope and Contents Adam Badeau (1831-1895) was born in New York City and grew up in New Jersey. During the American Civil War he served on the staff of General Thomas W. Sherman and later Ulysses S. Grant. He achieved the rank of brevet brigadier general. After the war’s conclusion Badeau combined a long career as an author with work in various foreign service posts, including U.S. Consul in London. During the 1880s Badeau assisted in writing President Grant’s memoirs, however the two disagreed over Badeau’s...
Dates: Created: 1885, 1889

Ely S. Parker letter

 Collection — Box: 65
Identifier: MS-SC1143
Scope and Contents Letter to General John C. Smith, Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, re: the relationship between John Rawlins and Grant, Grant's intemperance and Parker's opinion of statements about Grant and Rawlins made by Sylvanus Cadwallader, a journalist and Grant biographer.
Dates: Created: February 17, 1887

George Mortimer Pullman invitation

 Collection — Box: 68
Identifier: MS-SC1220
Scope and Contents Invitation from Mr. and Mrs. George Pullman to an unknown recipient requesting their company on May 7 to meet the President and Mrs. Grant. Address given as 574 Michigan Ave.
Dates: Created: Undated.

Horace Porter letter

 Collection — Box: 67
Identifier: MS-SC1198
Scope and Contents Letter to unnamed member of Grant's cabinet regarding the recipient's worry over "lying and slander" during the campaign, the "mine decision" and "the Catholic mission". Urges him pay no attention, General Chipman has supported him and "offer no more ammunition". "The president would rather lose anyone else in his cabinet than to let you go."
Dates: Created: August 21, 1872

James P. Root letter

 Collection — Box: 74
Identifier: MS-SC1300
Scope and Contents One letter, July 14, 1868, to George Shaw of Geneseo, Ill. explaining that the Tanners are a "second edition of the 'wide awakes'" and their uniform is a cap, cape, leather apron and a torch with a flag bearing the names of Grant and Colfax. Other information on the group. Signed by Root and sent from Chicago. Printed flyer from Klokke and Hand, Hatters, Furriers and Manufacturers in Chicago, announcing the formation of clubs, called "Tanners", by the Wide Awakes "intending to do Grant's...
Dates: Created: July 8, 1868

John A. Rawlins letter

 Collection — Box: 69
Identifier: MS-SC1241
Scope and Contents Letter to J. Warren Miller at Vicksburg, notifying him that General Grant will approve his appointment to higher rank of lieutenant colonel by brevet.
Dates: Created: April 5, 1866

John McAuley Palmer papers

 Collection — Box: 65
Identifier: MS-SC1135C
Scope and Contents Fifteen legal documents written and signed by Palmer. One 1858 letter to Sam Willard discussing "Douglas" and politics. One Special Order, Sept. 3, 1862 given by Palmer. Fourteen telegrams, Oct.-Nov. 1872 re: politics from Gustave Koerner, George W. Shutt, Ozias Hatch and others. Ten appointments signed by Palmer while serving as governor. 1874 construction deed between Palmer, Morris Ketchum and William Ackerman as trustees of the Illinois Central Railroad and Ira Engart of Coles County. An...
Dates: 1840 - 1900

Matthew Simpson letter

 Collection — Box: 80
Identifier: MS-SC1395
Scope and Contents Letter to Mrs. Grant re: piano Mr. Smith is furnishing the Grants and that Smith's pianos are of excellent quality. Also congratulates the president on the commencement of his administration and the "peculiarly appropriate address" he gave.
Dates: Created: March 4, 1869

Phillip H. Sheridan letter

 Collection — Box: 79
Identifier: MS-SC1377
Scope and Contents Official copy of a letter to Gen. U.S. Grant discussing the situation of the French in Mexico. Refers to "energetic action on the part of the Imperialists", his mistrust of Louis Napoleon, attitudes of the south and the Catholic Church towards Maximilian and the "liberals" in Tamaulipas. Letter to John C. Smith in Springfield, Ill. re: intention of accommodating his request.
Dates: Created: May 7, 1866 and June 24, 1884

Richard J. Oglesby papers

 Collection — Box: 64
Identifier: MS-SC1120
Scope and Contents Letters, documents and journal. Letters discuss opposition to the power of the railroad companies, Abraham Lincoln's character and his friendship with him, Illinois and National politics, family affairs, his first meeting with General Ulysses Grant at Cairo, Ill. in 1861, letter of recommendation to President Johnson for Brigadier General A.A. Smith of Illinois, and a letter acknowledging an invitation to Army of the Cumberland Reunion in Decatur, 1870. Letters to Jackson Grimshaw, General...
Dates: Created: 1856 - 1924