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Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 2 Harriet Lane Johnston
Object ID
JBFP 2.1.1.003d
Date Range
1856/11/04
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Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 2 Harriet Lane Johnston
Description
Letter from Harriet Lane to Lily Macalester asking her pardon for not writing earlier; Mrs. Plitt still at Wheatland; Uncle well and calm as he awaits the outcome of the election today; wishing Lily had written more as a political writer; Robert Eden’s former dark red moustache; Eskridge getting along well using a crutch and cane; the toll that the campaign took on the family; in the election “right will prevail”; Emily Schaumburg’s staying with the Porters; Colonel Pleasonton’s engagement to a widow with many children and Addy’s reaction; and suggests that Lily’s father might follow the same example to give Lily some children to play with. Photocopy; the original is in the library of Mount Vernon Ladies Association. Wheatland.
Custodial History
The James Buchanan Family Papers were collected by the James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland. This collection was relocated from the Wheatland mansion to the LancasterHistory archives in the Spring of 2009. Digitization of the James Buchanan Family Papers was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 201808013051, 2019-2020.
Date Range
1856/11/04
Creator
Johnston, Harriet Lane, 1830-1903
People
Johnston, Harriet Lane
Laughton, Eliza Lytle (Lily) Macalester Berghmans
Plitt, Sophia Wager
Schaumburg, Emily
Eden, Robert
Pleasonton, Colonel
Lane, Elliott Eskridge
Subjects
Personal correspondence
Letters
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union
Harriet Lane Johnston
Buchanan Collections
James Buchanan
Elections
Presidential elections
Political campaigns
Search Terms
Correspondence
Correspondence, Personal
Letters
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union
Harriet Lane Johnston
Buchanan Collections
James Buchanan
Elections
Presidential elections
Political campaigns
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 item, 6 pages to scan, 8.5 x 11 in.
Object Name
Letter
Language
English
Accession Number
JBMS1995.402m
Object ID
JBFP 2.1.1.003d
Parent Object ID
JBFP Part 2 Series 1
Other Number
JBFP Part 2, Series 1, Subseries 1, Folder 3d
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives South
Container
JBFP Part 2, Box 1
Location of Originals
The original is in the collection of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union, Mount Vernon, Virginia.
Associated Material
James Buchanan Papers, Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections,
http://archives.dickinson.edu/collection-descriptions/james-buchanan-papers
James Buchanan and Harriet Lane Johnston Papers, Library of Congress,
https://www.loc.gov/collections/james-buchanan-and-harriet-lane-johnston-papers/
James Buchanan Papers, Historical Society of Pennsylvania,
http://www2.hsp.org/collections/manuscripts/b/Buchanan0091.html
James Buchanan Papers, Penn State University Libraries,
https://libraries.psu.edu/findingaids/1458.htm
Related Item Notes
James Buchanan Family Papers
MG-96 James Buchanan Collection
Historical Society of Pennsylvania microfilm
Photograph collections
Curatorial collections
Wheatland Mansion
Notes
May 2020 PastPerfect Conversion
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