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Letter to W.L. Patten, 1900 February 3
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection consists of several holograph addresses of Cleveland, miscellaneous correspondence, and photographs. Over 400 original shorthand letters dictated by Cleveland to Julian B. Beaty, a Princeton student (1902-1906) working his way through college with stenography and typing, with Beaty's typed transcriptions, form a large part of the collection. Beaty grouped the transcriptions under various subject headings. Additional original letters to Beaty by both Cleveland and his wife, Frances, are included.
Among other material are an early letter (1860) by Cleveland to his sister Sue, revealing his devotion and sense of family obligation; a letter (1885) to Cleveland by George Bruski, his substitute in the Civil War, asking for Cleveland to make his life a little easier for the rest of his days; a rational plea from a Sing Sing prisoner to have his case reviewed; and over 200 photographs of mostly family scenes and residences.
Other correspondents of Cleveland and his wife include William L. Patten, Judge William Strong, and Andrew Fleming West.
- Custodial History:
The collection was formed as a result of a departmental practice of combining into one collection mauscript material of various accessions relating to a particular author.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
No appraisal information is available.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
- Credit this material:
Letter to W.L. Patten; Grover Cleveland Collection, C0237, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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