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VOLWILER MSS.

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Inventory

I. Correspondence

  • Volwiler's correspondence, 1926-1954, arranged in alphabetical order, followed by transcripts and calendars of Harrison's letters, 1851-1901. Additional correspondence may be found throughout the collection. The correspondence has not been indexed.
Box 1
  • A - Harrison, Mary (Lord), 1926
Box 2
  • Harrison, Mary (Lord), 1927 - Martin, Thomas P.
Box 3
  • Mas-V
Box 4
  • W-Z
  • Harrison, Benjamin. 1851, May-1886, Apr. 11 (41 folders)
Box 5
  • Harrison, Benjamin. 1886, Apr. 12-1893, Apr.
Box 6
  • Harrison, Benjamin. 1893, May-1899
Box 7
  • Harrison, Benjamin. 1900-1901, Mar
  • Calendar of Harrison's letters. Alphabetically arranged
  • Calendar of Harrison's letters. Chronologically arranged: 1851, May 9-1900, June 15
  • "The Correspondence Between Benjamin Harrison and James G. Blaine, 1882-1893," by Volwiler. Proof sheets
  • Platt, Thomas Collier. "Thomas Collier Platt: An Account of the Political Life of T.C. Platt," term paper by Rex Koons, Aug. 28, 1939
  • Platt, Thomas Collier. "Calendar of Letters Among the Benj. Harrison Papers covering primarily cabinet making in 1888 and 1889 and dealing chiefly with "Boss" Platt...." (2 copies)

II. Research and notes

  • Large and small envelopes are arranged numerically by their original assigned numbers.
Box 8
  • Large envelopes, Nos. 1-62
  • Guide to Large Envelopes, Nos. 1-181
    1. 1. Map studies of Indiana, 1870-1888
    2. 1a. Ancestry. Miami. Volwiler correspondence, 1928-1934. Draft of Chapter I. Harrison genealogy and speeches
    3. 1b. John Anderson Letters, 1853-1868. Typescripts
    4. 1c. John Scott Harrison. Three school papers; calendar, printed pieces
    5. 1d. Wm. H. Harrison Funeral
    6. 2. Politics 1850's. Volwiler correspondence, 1931-1932. School paper, and notes.
    7. 2a. Pen Portrait of Benjamin Harrison
    8. 3. Civil War - Indianapolis Journal articles. Clark paper [Indiana University Seminar paper]
    9. 5. Civil War - White Letters [James White]
    10. 9. Lawyer. 1. John B. Elam's Paper; 2. Ferdinand Winter's statement, Mar. 10, 1927 to Volwiler; 3. Wm. D. Foulke's statement, Morrison Will Case, 1893, Indianapolis St. Railway Case 1897; 4. Harrison's Argument in Nancy Clem Murder Case
    11. 11. Harrison Before U.S. Supreme Court. Two school papers
    12. 15. Treason exposed & Democratic Party [1886]
    13. 17. 1874, 1876, 1878 Campaign Speeches
    14. 19. 1876. Burnett's paper. Published in Indiana Magazine of History
    15. 20. 1877 Railroad Strike. Three term papers
    16. 21. Mississippi River Com. Letter to Volwiler, Mar. 1928
    17. 30. Term paper and printed.
    18. 23. Personnel of 47, 48, 49, 51, & 52 Congress
    19. 25. Senate Votes. [Includes 29-page typed copy: "Yea and Nay Votes Cast by Hon. Benjamin Harrison, A Senator from Indiana, arranged in chronological and alphabetical order, showing the date when cast and page of Congressional Record where found"]
    20. 27. Senator 1880-1885. Lacy, Indiana University paper
    21. 29. Sen. Harrison - 47th Congress, 1st & 2nd Sessions
    22. 31. 48 Congress, 1st Session. Miss Galt's, Miss McClintock's term papers
    23. 33. 49 Congress, 1st Session. Sittler & Sweetland's papers
    24. 35. Senator Harrison in 2nd Session of 49th Congress. By Karl Smith, Penn, 1928. Arthur Neal, 49th & Reelection
    25. 37. Harrison: Agriculture Problems, 1881-1887. Mr. Kretschman, term paper
    26. 39. Senator & Territories. Five term papers
    27. 41. Senator Harrison & Bankruptcy Legislation. Term paper
    28. 43. Chinese Exclusion. Three term papers
    29. 45. Civil Service. Senator Harrison: Civil Service Reform, 1881-1887. Miss Bowers, Wittenberg Pro Seminar, l930; Miss Morrow, Wittenberg, Pro Seminar 1932; Mr. Kretschman
    30. 47. Sen. Harrison - the Blair Education Bill. Wittenberg, Miss Faries, 1930; Educational Problems in 47, 48th & 49th, Miss Lowergrund, Pennsylvania
    31. 49. Schrope: Eulogies of Ben. H. Wittenberg, 1932
    32. 51. Senator & Internal Improvements. Davey's papers
    33. 53. Senator & Indian Affairs, Carmean's Thesis. Two term papers.
    34. 55. Senator Harrison & Labor, 1881-1887, McCulloh's seminar paper; Liquor Problem, 1881-1887, Mr. Frederick
    35. 57. Sen. Harrison & Maricopa Co., Arizona. Letter to Volwiler, Mar. 7, 1932; Term paper
    36. 59. Senator Harrison & National Parks. Bowers' paper
    37. 61. Senator & Pensions. Five term papers
    38. 62. Personal sketch as revealed by Congressional Record. Erma Leonard, Wittenberg, 1932
    39. Box 9: Large envelopes, Nos. 63-133
    40. 63. Senator Harrison & Railroads. Wm. Avery, Wittenberg, 1930; Marshall Moore, Wittenberg, 1928
    41. 65. Senator, Presidential Succession. Miss Schafer's Seminar Paper - Presidential Succession Act
    42. 67. Senator - Tariff. Lenhart's paper
    43. 69. Schrope: H. Voorhees & Indiana. Wittenberg, 1932
    44. 71. H.L.P.A. [Holy League of Peers of America]. Letter to Volwiler, Mar. 6, 1945; and papers
    45. 73. Delegate l880, 1884. Term paper
    46. 75. 1886 Senatorial Election. W. S. Garber's manuscript
    47. 77. 1888 Nomination of Harrison. Seminar paper by Clyde Ferguson, Indiana; paper by Edmund D. Washington, Indiana; comments by Louis T. Michener
    48. 79. 1889-1891. Harrison & the 51st Congress. Miss Wright's paper, Indiana
    49. 81. Bering Sea. Scholl, 1932
    50. 82. Harrison to Elkins. Typescripts
    51. 83. Patrick Egan. Thesis by W. F. Beck, 1933
    52. 85. Catholic Influence & the Election of '92. Term paper
    53. 87. Chilean Crisis. Miss Buzby's and Miss Wiedinmyer's papers, Penn, 1932
    54. 88. Chilean Letters. Typescripts
    55. 89. Cholera, 1892. Muscalus, Penn, 1932
    56. 91. Hawaii, 1891-1893. Winch, Penn, 1932
    57. 93. Canadian Relations, 1889-1893. Boyer, Penn, 1932
    58. 95. Financial Situation of the U.S., 1893. Ehrhart, Penn, 1932
    59. 97. Mafia Incident. Larimer, Pro-seminar Wittenberg, 1931; letter to Volwiler, Dec 17, 1941
    60. 98. Executive - Legislative Relations under Harrison and Cleveland. Dennis Porter's thesis
    61. 99. Restrictions on American Pork. Ruth Taylor, Penn, 1932
    62. 101. Post Office Dept., 1889-1893. Leatherman, 1932
    63. 105. Reciprocity. Cassell, 1932
    64. 107. Samoa, 1889. Agee, Penn, 1932
    65. 108. Oklahoma
    66. 109. Threatened Panic, 1890. Preston, Penn, 1932
    67. 111. Vetoes of Pres. Harrison. Louise Moser, Wittenberg, 1930
    68. 113. Allison correspondence, 1891-1892. Typescripts
    69. 114. Platt. Correspondence, 1888-1900. Typescripts
    70. 115. Carnegie Letters. Typescripts
    71. 116. Catholic Indian School Controversy. Typescripts
    72. 119. Clarkson political letters, 1890-1892. Typescripts
    73. 121. Eccentric letters. Typescripts
    74. 123. Fishback-Hay [W. P. Fishback and Eugene Hay]. Articles on Harrison
    75. 125. Halford-Tibbott Diaries. Typescripts
    76. 127. Halford's letters, 1889-1895. Typescripts
    77. 127a. Halford's letters. Typescripts
    78. 128. Halford's Leslie Articles. Photostats, printed and typescripts
    79. 129. Homestead documents. Typescripts
    80. 130. Mrs. Isabella de la Hunt, post office at Cannelton, Indiana. Typescripts
    81. 133. Louis T. Michener. Eighteen articles, 1927
    82. Box 10: Large envelopes, Nos. 134-173; Small envelopes, Nos. 1-4
    83. 134. Mormons. Copy of Woodruff-Clarkson letter of July 11, 1894; six term papers
    84. 134a. Mormons. Copy of Woodruff-Clarkson letter of July 11, 1894
    85. 134b. Mormons. Woodruff-Clarkson letter of July 11, 1894
    86. 135. Levi P. Morton. Letters, 1888-1892. Typescripts
    87. 137. Regarding Charles F. Murchison letters. Typescripts
    88. 139. Indiana Politics 1891. Mason-Edson letters. Typescripts
    89. 141. Ocean Mail, 1891-1892. Typescripts
    90. 143. Quay & Patronage, 1889. Two term papers by Brunhouse
    91. 145. B. F. Tracy. Three addresses, 1891
    92. 147. Silver Letters, 1890-1892. Typescripts
    93. 148. Family letters and others to Harrison, 1850-1892. Typescripts
    94. 150. Letters from Harrison's Private letter book, 1880-1888. Typescripts
    95. 151. Harrison's Letters to 1888. Photostats and typescripts
    96. 153. Harrison's Letters, 1888-1901. Photostats and typescripts
    97. 154. Harrison-Blaine Letters. Photostats
    98. 155. Dictionary of American Biography article. Drafts
    99. 155a-b. Letters for No. 155. Typescripts
    100. 162. Venezuela Arbitration. Papers by Volwiler
    101. 162a. Venezuela Arbitration. Letters to Volwiler, 1929-1931, and drafts
    102. 162b. Venezuela Arbitration. Drafts 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th
    103. 162c. Venezuela Arbitration. Letter to Volwiler, 1929 and notes.
    104. 162d. Venezuela Arbitration. Mrs. Harrison's "Diary" letters, 1889
    105. 163. Pictures for Biography: 4 maps, 26 photos (includes political cartoons), 2 printed pictures, photos of 2 letters
    106. l67. Indianapolis Journal references to Harrison: list of dates
    107. 169. Bibliography for Benjamin Harrison
    108. 171. Catalogue of Harrison's papers in Library of Congress
    109. 173. Calendar of Harrison letters
  • Small envelopes
    1. 1. Letters to Volwiler, 1945-1948; and notes
    2. 1a. Washington & New York. Notes and letters to Volwiler, 1928-1932
    3. 1b. Indianapolis. Letter to Volwiler, 1930; and notes
    4. 1c. Cincinnati. Letters to and regarding Volwiler, 1927-1936; maps and notes
    5. 1d. Chronology
    6. 1f. Prospective articles. Letter to Volwiler. 1932; and notes
    7. 1g. Indianapolis Journal references; list of Harrison-Hayes letters
    8. 2. Harrison speech. Notes
    9. 3. John Scott Harrison. Letter to Volwiler Dec. 10, 1941; notes; and clipping
    10. 4. Ancestry and childhood. Notes
Box 11: Small envelopes, Nos. 5-37
    1. 5. Youth, Cincinnati and Miami. Notes and letters to Volwiler, 1927-1928.
    2. 6. Lawyer, 1853-1862. Notes
    3. 9. Civil War I. Notes
    4. 10. Civil War II. Notes
    5. 12. Civil War III. Notes
    6. 13. Personal, 1865-1889. Notes
    7. 14. Personal, 1865-1888 (including Religion & Community). Notes
    8. 15. Politics, 1865-1880. Notes
    9. 17. 1865-1878 Politics. Notes
    10. 19. 1876 Campaign Politics. Notes
    11. 21. Railroad strike, 1877. Notes
    12. 23. Law, 1865-1888. Notes and letters to Volwiler, 1929 and 1940
    13. 25. Law, 1865-1888. Notes
    14. 27. Lawyer, Law, 1865-1888. Notes and letters to Volwiler, 1932
    15. 35. Senate. Notes and letters to Volwiler, 1930 and 1939.
    16. 37. Senate. Notes
    17. Box 12: Small envelopes, Nos. 39-61
    18. 39. Senate. Notes; and letter to Volwiler, 1943
    19. 43. 1884 Delegate & President. Notes, and Volwiler letter of 1931 (carbon)
    20. 45. 1888 Nomination I. Notes
    21. 47. 1888 Nomination. Miscellaneous notes
    22. 49. 1888 Campaign. Notes and Volwiler correspondence of 1947
    23. 51. 1888 Campaign. Notes
    24. 52. Original notes on Halford's Diary
    25. 53. Blaine I. notes
    26. 54. Blaine II. notes
    27. 55. Blaine III. notes
    28. 57. Cabinet. Notes
    29. 59. Nov. 1888-Mar. 4, 1889. Notes
    30. 61. Patronage, 1889-1893. Notes
    31. Box 13: Small envelopes, Nos. 63-97
    32. 63. Nepotism. Notes
    33. 65. Patronage. Notes
    34. 67. Civil Service. Notes
    35. 69. Civil Service. Printed reports
    36. 71. Civil Service Reform. Contemporary Documents from Foulke regarding l889. Printed
    37. 73. Personal 1889-1893. Notes.
    38. 75. 1889-1893 Personal Miscellaneous. Notes and letter to Volwiler, 1928
    39. 77. 1889-1893 Miscellaneous Tour. Notes and letters to Volwiler, 1928
    40. 79. 1st Session, 51st Congress. Notes
    41. 81. Panics; Finance. notes
    42. 83. Southern Question. Notes and letter to Volwiler, undated
    43. 85. Tanner, Lottery, Cholera. Notes
    44. 89. Catholic & Religious Schools Question. Notes and letters to Volwiler, 1931 & 1933
    45. 90. Mormons. Notes
    46. 91. Election of 1890. Notes
    47. 93. Navy, Imperialism. Notes
    48. 95. Chile, Hawaii. Notes
    49. 97. Bering Sea, Foreign Affairs. Notes and letters to Volwiler, 1940
    50. Box 14: Small envelopes, Nos. 99-121; Oklahoma
    51. 99. 1891-1892. Notes
    52. 101. 1891-1892. Notes
    53. 103. Re-nomination. Notes
    54. 105. 1892 Campaign. Notes
    55. 107. 1893-1895. Miscellaneous. Notes and letter to Volwiler, 1931
    56. 109. 1893-1896. Notes & letters, 1928
    57. 111. Law, 1893-1901. Notes
    58. 113. 1895-1901
    59. 115. Venezuela. Notes
    60. 117. Venezuela. Notes
    61. 119,a-c. Venezuela, notes
    62. 121. Memorial pamphlet. Printed
    63. Oklahoma. Research notes on Oklahoma, 1889-1891 (2 folders)
Box 15: Subjects, A-Z
    1. All the Republican National Conventions, 1856-1896, by Henry H. Smith. Printed.
    2. Bayliff's notes. regarding silver and gold
    3. 33rd, 34th, 47th-49th Congresses. lists of members & votes (blank forms)
    4. "The Diaries of Elijah W. Halford and Everard F. Tibbott, private secretaries to President Benjamin Harrison." 65pp. Typescript
    5. Halford & Tibbott. Correspondence regarding their deaths, 1927-1952
    6. Illustrations. Photographs and negatives; plans for use of illustrations for frontispiece & endpapers
    7. Late added notes for Harrison letters, corrected 1955. Copies of Harrison letters notes, printed material, and Volwiler correspondence, 1944 & 1957
    8. Late additions of notes, miscellaneous material.
    9. Michener, Louis T. Correspondence by and about Michener, 1927-1958
    10. Michener, Louis T. Memos, prepared for Volwiler in 1932
    11. Miscellaneous letters, 1888-1950. Typescripts
    12. Miscellaneous notes, correspondence, 1833-1957. Photostats and typescripts
    13. Miscellaneous notes 1,2,3
    14. Miscellaneous notes, Harrison clippings
    15. Relations between President & Congress. notes & papers
    16. Use for quotes and notes
    17. Venezuela. Documents 1 & 2
    18. Venezuela. Correspondence. Harrison to Everard F. Tibbott: 1898, Apr. 4, June 17, June 21, July 2; 1899, Apr. 23, May 2, May 3, May 5. Tibbott to his wife, 1899, Sept. 21. Miscellaneous correspondence, 1899-1950
    19. Venezuela. Chapter 21?
    20. Weickselbaum, Norman. The Catholic Indian School Controversy, 1889-1891: A Conflict of Ideas. Chapters I-VIII and complete carbon transcript
    21. Yellowstone Park and The First Forest Reserve, by Thomas G. Manning. Carbon, 10pp.
Box 18
    1. Index cards, alphabetically arranged. Harrison documents and letters, with notes (5 boxes)

III. Drafts

Box 16
    1. Drafts (6 folders)
    2. Drafts marked by Hamilton (3 folders)
    3. Miscellaneous copies of chapters (12 folders)
    4. Old copies (10 folders)
    5. Printers copy (12 folders)
    6. Typescript (4 folders)

IV. Miscellaneous

Box 17
    1. Biographical materials
    2. Financial materials
    3. Carbon typescripts of theses
    4. The Baltimore Incident, 1891-1892, by William F. Worthington, Aug. 1936
    5. The Bering Sea Arbitration, 1889-1893, by Guy E. Saylor, Aug. 1935
    6. The Proposed American Annexation of Hawaii, 1893-1894, by Harold S. Peters, May 1947
    7. Senator Benjamin Harrison in the Forty-seventh Congress, by Florence I. Larimer, Aug. 1938
    8. 39 printed items
Box 18
    1. Microfilm: "Ohio Co., vol. 1-2; Gratz - Croghan, vol. 1; Deeds, miscellaneous correspondence"
    2. Holograph charts. American business activity, 1868-1936 (2 charts)
    3. Photostat copy of Nashville, Tennessee, The Daily American, May 11, 1889, containing Commissioner Tanners speech in which he used phrase "God help the surplus"; The Daily American for May 12, 21, and 23, 1889, regarding the same

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