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Ulysses S. Grant, 3rd, papers, 1860s-1973 (bulk 1920-1968).

Author: U S Grant; Ulysses S. Grant Association.
Edition/Format:   Book : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
Database:WorldCat
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The collection includes material related to the Grant family; Grant's articles, speeches and correspondence; papers connected with organizations in which Grant was active; and topical reference files. The earliest item in the collection dates from the 1860s, but there are scant items from the nineteenth century, and most material dates from the 1920s to the 1960s.
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Genre/Form: Personal papers
Archives
Named Person: Julia Cantacuzene, Princess; U S Grant; Ulysses S Grant; Abraham Lincoln; George Washington; Grant family.
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: U S Grant; Ulysses S. Grant Association.
OCLC Number: 236080152
Language Note: Materials in English.
Notes: The material described in this catalog record is located in the collections of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
Description: 8.78 cubic ft.

Abstract:

The collection includes material related to the Grant family; Grant's articles, speeches and correspondence; papers connected with organizations in which Grant was active; and topical reference files. The earliest item in the collection dates from the 1860s, but there are scant items from the nineteenth century, and most material dates from the 1920s to the 1960s.

Grant family series contains material relating to members of the Grant family: Grant, 3rd, his sister Julia Grant Cantacuzene, and their grandfather, President Ulysses S. Grant. It includes memorabilia, a scrapbook, press clippings, an incomplete set of the newsletter published by the Ulysses S. Grant Association (1962-1973), material about Jefferson Barracks Historical Park (site of President Grant's first military posting) and Galena, Ill., his home before and just after the Civil War, and other miscellaneous items.

Speeches, addresses, etc., series contains a bound volume of speeches made by Grant in 1924, a bound volume of periodicals containing articles by Grant (1927-1932), and numerous individual speeches, newspaper and magazine articles, other writings, and radio broadcasts, arranged by topic and, within each topic, chronologically. Topics include city planning; civil engineering; Echo Park Dam; The George Washington University; historic preservation; George Washington; Grant, Lincoln, and the Civil War; World War I and the Versailles Peace Conference; miscellaneous historical topics; patriotic, civic, and political topics; Washington, D.C., city planning; Washington, D.C., government and history; World Affairs magazine contributions; World War II civilian defense; the Engineer Replacement Training Center at Fort Leonard Wood; and miscellaneous topics. The most extensive files are those concerning Grant, Lincoln, and the Civil War, and Washington, D.C., city planning.

Correspondence series contains general correspondence not associated with any specific organizations in which Grant was active (for which, see the following series). It includes letters written to Grant and carbon copies of some of Grant's outgoing correspondence. Three sub-series contain correspondence on specific topics: District of Columbia government and home rule; Washington, D.C., highway issues; and letters from notable figures-a small collection of letters from presidents, governors, military men, and other notable public figures.

Organizational files series contains correspondence and other material relating to organizations in which Grant was active. The most extensive files are listed first, alphabetically. They are: the Advisory Board on National Parks, Historic Sites, Buildings and Monuments; the American Planning and Civic Association; The George Washington University; Government Services, Inc.; the National Capital Park and Planning Commission; the National Council on Historic Sites and Buildings and its allied organization, the National Trust for Historic Preservation; the U.S. Army, First Army maneuvers (1939); and Woodlawn Plantation. A final sub-series is devoted to organizations represented by smaller files (three folders or fewer), arranged alphabetically. They span the wide gamut of Grant's interests and affiliations, ranging from historic preservation, Civil War history, and city planning to military fraternal organizations, civic groups, and church committees.

Reference files series contains background or reference material on several broad topics of interest to Grant: conservation, city and regional planning, transportation, and Washington, D.C. The last contains material on Washington's built environment, local government, and local highway issues.

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