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Box 1, Folder 1

Jefferson, Thomas 1780, 1822, 1826, 1842

Scope and Content

Three letters signed by Thomas Jefferson, two in his hand. Letter dated November 2, 1780 discusses the dispensing of military aid from counties north of Rappahanock. Letter dated December 12, 1822 (bound in folder) sends salutations, in third person, to Dr. Cutting, and discusses his age, physical infirmities, and mental clarity. Letter dated March 22, 1826 is a letter of introduction for his grandson, Thomas Jefferson Randolph, to Governor Clinton. Latter two letters sent from Monticello. Accompanied by facsimile of Henry Clay letter, dated September 13, 1842. Authentication of the letters performed by Huntington Library, 1960.
Box 1, Folder 2

Smith, William S. 1790 May 15

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Letter from Smith, John Adams' son-in-law, discussing George Washington's health and the status of Senate business at that time.
Box 1, Folder 3

Los Angeles election returns for Justice of the Peace 1850 November 4

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Manuscript of certification of election results for Justice of the Peace for Los Angeles. Signed by Judges of Election Jose Antonio Carrillo, Juan Sepulveda (the election winner), John Ricord, Francisco J. Alvarado, and J.S. Mallard [?]. Participating in the election were Sepulveda, William B. Osburn, and Francisco Alvarado.
Box 1, Folder 4

Members of Abraham Lincoln's Cabinet 1855-1881

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Autographs, generally in the form of signed notes and letters. Some engravings are also included. Blair, Cameron, Fessenden, and Chase letters dated prior to Lincoln administration; Seward and Dennison letters dated after Lincoln administration. Also includes a letter from prominent New York Republican and journalist Henry Jarvis Raymond.

Blair, Montgomery 1855 June 9


Chase, Salmon P. 1861 February 6


Cameron, Simeon 1860 November 12


Dennison, William 1881 April 14


Fessenden, William Pitt 1860[?] August 15


Raymond, Henry Jarvis 1858 April 2


Seward, William H. 18[?]5 October 11

Box 1, Folder 5

Cleveland, Grover 1877 April 1

Scope and Content

Stock certificate for one share of the Beaver Island Club, signed by Cleveland.
Box 1, Folder 6

Debs, Eugene V. circa 1919

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Letters from Debs to Ruth LePrade, sent en route to and from prison.
Box 1, Folder 7

Lindbergh, Charles A. 1928 May 6

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Autographed photograph of Lindberg, addressed to J.B. Lyman, V.P. of Maddox Air Lines, Inc.
Box 1, Folder 8

Roosevelt, Franklin D. 1928 September 14

Scope and Content

Copy of letter to Mr. John Elliot, Los Angeles, in which he inquires about Elliot's decision about supporting Governor Smith as a presidential candidate.
Box 1, Folder 10

Strange, Sir Thomas 1817 December 12

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Letter to Charles Grant, in which Strange discusses the importance of his three volume work, "Notes of cases in the court of the Recorder and in the Supreme Court of Judicature at Madras; commencing in the year 1798, and ending in the year 1816. To which are added, copies of the Statutes, Charter, and of the Rules of the Supreme Court."
Box 1, Folder 9

Washington, George and Martha undated

Scope and Content

Locks of hair.