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Guide to the James A. Garfield Collection
Wyles SC 93  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: James A. Garfield Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1862, 1881
    Collection Number: Wyles SC 93
    Creator: Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881.
    Extent: .02 linear feet (1 folder)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
    Physical Location: Vault
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions


    Publication Rights

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

    Preferred Citation

    James A. Garfield Collection. Wyles SC 93. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchase by William Wyles, 1937.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    One Civil War letter (ALS) by James A. Garfield, future President and then major general in the Union Army, to Colonel Lionel C. Sheldon, criticizing the President's [Abraham Lincoln's] conduct of the war and noting that "Halleck is as cold and apparently heartless as a stone about the war, McClellan will never do any more than Buell did - and nearly every man that had any positive opinions about pushing the war is either without any command or is where he can do nothing." Washington, 2 Nov. 1862. Also an extra edition of The Chronicle, 21 Sept. 1881, re death of Garfield and an invitation to the "Obsequies of the Late President Garfield," to be held in San Francisco, 26 Sept. 1881.