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James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 1 James Buchanan
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James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 1 James Buchanan
Letter from James Buchanan to Harriet Lane Johnston expressing happiness that they are in their new home; confessing that he kept her letter from New York a secret to prevent her being perceived as a “restless gadabout”; regretting the leaving of Miss Magaw even though she left Jessie behind; stating that she will visit Miss Ramsay, daughter of the general; expressing his pleasure that the Misses Pleasonton are currently visiting; expressing pleasure that the new servants are “quite satisfactory”; noting that he will learn little of the party that the Misses Nauman gave because Misses Blanche and Patty did not attend; stating that his visit to Mrs. Lane was very gracious and that the boys are beginning to write compositions, which he has offered to correct though he suspects they will not bring them to him; noting that the Brintons leave for New York and Boston before going to Europe; giving Mr. Johnston his assessment of John P. Reed of Bedford, F. M. Kimmell of Chambersburg, and Mr. Webb; and commenting on the fee for a report on the lands to be divided among the six people involved. With envelope addressed to Park Street, Baltimore. Postmark and stamp.
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.
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Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
Nevin, Blanche
Sayre, Martha Finley "Patty" Nevin
Buchanan, James
Johnston, Harriet Lane
Kimmel, Francis Marion
Lane, Martha Armor Jenkins
Magaw, Miss
Pleasonton, Clementina
Pleasonton, Laura
Ramsay, Miss
Reed, John P.
Webb, Mr.
Johnston, Henry Elliot
Personal correspondence
Household employees
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Correspondence, Personal
Household employees
Harriet Lane Johnston
James Buchanan
Buchanan Collections
James Buchanan Presidential Library
2 items, 6 pages to scan, 2.75 x 8 in. and 3.5 x 5.5 in.
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JBFP Part 1 Series 1
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JBFP Part 1, Series 1, Subseries 1, Folder 186
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Archives South
JBFP Part 1, Box 3
Associated Material
James Buchanan Papers, Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections,
James Buchanan and Harriet Lane Johnston Papers, Library of Congress,
James Buchanan Papers, Historical Society of Pennsylvania,
James Buchanan Papers, Penn State University Libraries,
Related Item Notes
James Buchanan Family Papers
MG-96 James Buchanan Collection
Historical Society of Pennsylvania microfilm
Photograph collections
Curatorial collections
Wheatland Mansion
May 2020 PastPerfect Conversion
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