Scope and arrangement
The collection consists of three letters, three documents, and one fragmentary note signed by Grant, 1869-1877; several letters to Grant, 1867-1876; letters mentioning Grant, 1868-1915; engraved portraits, a sketch map of the Battle of Island Number Ten (1862), and a few pieces of printed ephemera. Also, facsimiles, transcripts, and reproductions of Grant letters and documents, and newspaper clippings. Items signed by Grant include a letter of thanks to D. Van Nostrand for military books, dinner invitations to Horace Greeley, and a letter to John Bigelow declining to appoint Bigelow’s son a cadet at West Point. Signed documents consist of two commissions and a pardon. Letters to Grant include those from John Bigelow, Mark Baker Bird, John M. Dickey, William Greenleaf Eliot, Robert Harlan, William Frederick Havemeyer, and Edwin D. Morgan.