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Ulysses S. Grant Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS2157

Collection Scope and Content

The collection includes correspondence, diaries, clippings, scrapbooks, framed photographs, engravings, coins, busts, furniture and other papers and objects of Ulysses S. Grant and Ulysses S. Grant III. The material dates from 1860-1937. The collection consists primarily of material collected by the Grant family on the subject of Ulysses S. Grant.

Additional materials from this collection are held by the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery

Dates

  • 1860-1937

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Some records may be restricted.

Restrictions on Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Historical or Biographical Note

Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant) (1822-1885) was a U.S. general, commander of Union forces during the American Civil War (1864-1865), and the eighteenth President of the United States (1869-1877). Grant was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio in 1822.

Grant began his military career at West Point, and served in the army from the time of his graduation in 1843 until 1868. He served under Zachary Taylor during the Mexican War (1846-1848). Grant was promoted to the rank of Major General following his success at the battle of Vicksburg (1863). In March 1864, President Abraham Lincoln promoted him to the rank of Lieutenant General in command of all the armies of the United States. Grant received Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865.

In 1868 the Republican Party nominated Grant for President; he served two terms. He ran unsuccessfully for a third term in 1876 and again in 1880.

Grant married Julia Boggs Dent in 1848; they had four children.

Grant was a trustee of The George Washington University.

Grant died in July 1885 at his home in Mount McGregor, New York. He and his wife are buried in Grant's Tomb in New York City.

Grant's grandson, Ulysses S. Grant III (1881-1968), was a trustee of The George Washington University and served as its Vice President from 1946-1951.

Extent

10 Linear Feet

Language

English

Abstract

Collection includes correspondence, diaries, clippings, scrapbooks, framed photographs, engravings, coins, busts, furniture and other papers and objects of Ulysses S. Grant and Ulysses S. Grant III. The material dates from 1860-1937

Collection Organization

Organized into two series: Papers and Artifacts.

Acquisition Information

The material was donated by Ulysses S. Grant III in 1950.
Title
Guide to the Ulysses S. Grant Family papers, 1860-1937
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2006
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

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