- Buchanan, James (1791-1868)
Buchanan, James (1791-1868)
This collection is stored at Firestone Library.
Requests will be delivered to Manuscripts Division, RBSC Reading Room
Collection Creator: De Coppet, Andre,
Extent: 2 folders
Collection is open for research use. Researchers may be required to use surrogates of
collection items stored in special vault facilities.
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."
Buchanan, James (1791-1868); 1822-1864; Andre De Coppet Collection, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.