Buchanan, James (1791-1868)

2 folders

This collection is stored at Firestone Library.

Requests will be delivered to Manuscripts Division, RBSC Reading Room .

Collection Creator: De Coppet, Andre, 1892-1953..

Dates: 1822-1864.

Extent: 2 folders

Languages: English.

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James Buchanan served as fifteenth President of the United States (1857-1861). His letters in this collection date from 1822 to 1864 and touch on a variety of miscellaneous matters. While much of the correspondence is official, a few of the letters contain Buchanan's personal viewpoints on various political issues and candidates. Of note are an 1838 letter to the Pennsylvania Enquirer and an 1856 pamphlet, both of which refute an alleged statement made by Buchanan which came to be known as the "drop of blood falsehood."

Preferred Citation

Buchanan, James (1791-1868); 1822-1864; Andre De Coppet Collection, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.

    Title Date Container
    Letters 1822 March 22-1864 December 23 Explore Multiple Containers
    Miscellaneous 1856-1860 March 22 Explore Multiple Containers

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