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General Historical Manuscripts and Ephemera collection
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  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Preferred Citation
  • Scope and Content
  • Acquisition

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Title: General Historical Manuscripts and Ephemera collection
    creator: Blair, Montgomery
    creator: Cameron, Simon
    creator: Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland)
    creator: Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor)
    creator: Dennison, William
    creator: Fessenden, William Pitt
    creator: Jefferson, Thomas
    creator: Raymond, Henry J. (Henry Jarvis)
    creator: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano)
    creator: Seward, William Henry
    creator: Smith, William Stephens
    creator: Strange, Thomas Andrew Lumisden, 1756-1841
    Identifier/Call Number: 6004
    Physical Description: 0.21 Linear Feet 1 box
    Date (inclusive): 1790-1928, undated
    Abstract: This artificially created collection consists of notes, letters, documents, and photographs created by and for important American historical figures, 1790-1928 and undated. Of particular historical interest are the letters written by Thomas Jefferson, William Smith, and Eugene Debs, and the 1850 Los Angeles Justice of the Peace election results document.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], General Historical Manuscripts and Ephemera collection, Collection no. 6004, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Scope and Content

    This artificially created collection consists of notes, letters, documents, and photographs created by and for important American historical figures. Arranged chronologically, the collection includes letters written by Thomas Jefferson and William S. Smith; a document certifying the results of the 1850 Los Angeles Justice of the Peace election; autographed notes and letters penned by members of Abraham Lincoln's Cabinet; a stock certificate signed by Grover Cleveland; letters sent to Ruth LePrade from Eugene Debs en route to and from prsion; a letter signed by Franklin Roosevelt; and locks of George and Martha Washington's hair. Of particular interest, for their content, are the Thomas Jefferson, William Smith, and Eugene Debs letters, and the election results document.

    Acquisition

    The documents in this collection were acquired from a number of sources. The William S. Smith letter was donated by Harris Woods, April 1982. The Lincoln Cabinet members autographs were donated by Dr. Edward M. Pallette, February 1954. The Los Angeles election manuscript was purchased from the Historical Society of Southern California, 1988.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    United States -- History -- 18th century -- Archival resources
    Manuscripts
    Photographs
    Los Angeles (Calif.) -- History -- 19th century -- Archival resources
    United States -- History -- 19th century -- Archival resources
    Letters
    Elections -- California -- Los Angeles -- 19th century -- Archival resources
    Blair, Montgomery
    Cameron, Simon
    Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland)
    Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor)
    Dennison, William
    Fessenden, William Pitt
    Jefferson, Thomas
    Raymond, Henry J. (Henry Jarvis)
    Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano)
    Seward, William Henry
    Smith, William Stephens
    Strange, Thomas Andrew Lumisden, 1756-1841
    Blair, Montgomery -- Correspondence
    Cameron, Simon -- Correspondence
    Carrillo, Jose Antonio -- Archives
    Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland) -- Correspondence
    Cleveland, Grover -- Archives
    Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor) -- Correspondence
    Dennison, William -- Correspondence
    Fessenden, William Pitt -- Correspondence
    Jefferson, Thomas -- Correspondence
    Le Prade, Ruth -- Archives
    Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus) -- Photographs
    Raymond, Henry J. (Henry Jarvis) -- Correspondence
    Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano) -- Correspondence
    Sepulveda, Juan Capistrano -- Archives
    Seward, William Henry -- Correspondence
    Smith, William Stephens -- Correspondence
    Strange, Thomas Andrew Lumisden, 1756-1841 -- Correspondence
    Washington, George -- Archives
    Washington, Martha -- Archives