- Harding, Warren Gamaliel (1865-1923)
Harding, Warren Gamaliel (1865-1923)
portions of 2 boxes
This collection is stored at Firestone Library.
Requests will be delivered to Manuscripts Division, RBSC Reading Room
Collection Creator: De Coppet, Andre,
Extent: portions of 2 boxes
Collection is open for research use. Researchers may be required to use surrogates of
collection items stored in special vault facilities.
Warren G. Harding was an American politician from Ohio who served as the
twenty-ninth President of the United States (1921-1923). This series includes both
personal and professional correspondence sent by and to Harding. A number of
letters relate to his success as publisher and owner of Ohio newspaper the Marion Star. The series also includes over thirty
letters sent from both Warren and his wife (Florence) to Charles R. Forbes, a
friend whom Harding appointed head of the Veterans' Bureau. (Forbes later proved
to be corrupt and was convicted for improprieties conducted while in office.)
Other letters address various political and governmental business, including a
group of letters to Frank A. Harrison, who was frustrated with the U.S.
representation at the Brazilian International Centennial Exposition of 1922. Two
miscellaneous documents and a photograph are housed at the end of the series.
Harding, Warren Gamaliel (1865-1923); 1904-1922; Andre De Coppet Collection, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.