Manuscript Group 1607, Guide to the Grover Cleveland, U.S. President Collection 1885-1935

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Descriptive Summary
Historical Note
Scope and Content Note
Access Points
Related Material
Administrative Information
Bibliography

Container List

Programs, Photographs and Letters, 1885-1935


Guide to the Grover Cleveland, U.S. President Collection
1885-1935
MG 1607

The New Jersey Historical Society
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Inventory prepared by Shawn Ryan Rosa.

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. October 2004. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Grover Cleveland
Title: Grover Cleveland, U.S. President Collection
Dates 1885-1935
Abstract: This collection consists of printed materials and photographs pertaining to former U.S. president, Grover Cleveland, dating from the period 1885-1935.
Quantity: 0.04 linear feet (4 folders)
Collection Number: MG 1607

Biographical Note

Born on March 18, 1837 in Caldwell, New Jersey, Grover Cleveland was the twenty-second (1885-1889) and twenty-fourth (1893-1897) President of the United States, the only president to leave the White House and return for a second term. In June 1886, Grover Cleveland married Frances Folsom, making him, too, the only president to marry while serving in the White House. He died in Princeton, New Jersey on June 24, 1908.

While in office, Grover Cleveland vigorously pursued a policy that would prevent political favors to any special interest group. President Cleveland angered railroad industry leaders by ordering an investigation of western lands they held by government grant. He also called for the reduction of high productive tariffs in order to facilitate the flow of foreign goods into the United States.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of printed materials and photographs dating from 1885-1935. The printed materials concern the two inaugurations of President Grover Cleveland as well as the fiftieth anniversary celebration of the president’s first inauguration. Four photographs are included in the collection and all depict Frances Folsom Cleveland, the First Lady.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.

Subject Names:

Cleveland, Francis Folsom, 1864-1947.
Cleveland, Francis G. (Francis Grover), 1903-
Gerard, James Watson, 1867-

Subject Topics:

First ladies.
Presidents–United States–Inauguration.

Document Types:

Correspondence.
Photographs.
Souvenir programs.

Subject Occupations:

Presidents.

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Related Material

Manuscript Group 35, Grover Cleveland Miscellany, The New Jersey Historical Society

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1607, Grover Cleveland Collection, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by the New Jersey Historical Society in September 2002.

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Bibliography

“Grover Cleveland.” Retrieved July 18, 2003, from here

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Container List

Programs, Photographs and Letters, 1885-1935
Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Printed material: inaugurations. Commemorative print announcing the first inauguration ceremony of President Grover Cleveland and a program detailing the second inauguration parade of President Grover Cleveland. 1885-1893
1 2 Photographs (4). Depicting the First Lady, Mrs. Frances Folsom Cleveland, with one photograph featuring her son, Francis Grover Cleveland, as a baby. Also includes an ad for Foulds’ Wheat Germ Meal with a portrait of an unidentified woman. 1886-1903
1 3 Letter signed : Jemmet (?) to Fred. Possibly from the First Lady’s niece to her brother, written on Executive Mansion stationery. Describing her activities in Washington, D.C., including sightseeing and attending the theater. 4 p. 1897 Jan. 4
1 4 Printed material: programs. Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary celebration of Grover Cleveland’s first inauguration given by “The Grover Cleveland Democratic Club,” and including a letter from James W. Gerard, president of “The Grover Cleveland Democratic Club.” 1935

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