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James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 3 James Buchanan Henry
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James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 3 James Buchanan Henry
Letter from J. B. Henry to Mary Hagner Nicholson apologizing for not having written on the 1st but he was busy preparing and attending the Diplomatic and Public reception with all the military men in uniform; Napoleon looked especially sharp; at midnight the “great unwashed” were allowed in; after 2 a.m. Mrs. Craig and he visited about 12 people and he drank too much; Captain Ingraham was at Sartige’s party even though he can’t stand mourning, but the girls looked good in black; Miss Emily will visit the girl’s soon and Mary Hagner Nicholson’s mother will visit Washington soon; Dr. Dan had not been in Annapolis lately, leading James Buchanan Henry to surmise that all was well in the Nicholson family; has agreed to be Mr. Scharff’s groomsman and implores him to save his money; thinks her cousin Phil Vorhees is very accommodating and won’t “trespass “ on his goodness often; wishes to know what she did on New Year’s Day and thanks her for “returning” Mr. Scharff to him. Washington, D.C.
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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Henry, James Buchanan, 1833-1915
Craig, Elizabeth Church
Hagner, Daniel Randall
Henry, James Buchanan
Ingraham, Duncan Nathaniel
Napoleon III, Emperor of the French
Henry, Mary Hagner Nicholson
Scharff, Christian Henry
Vorhees, Phil
Sartiges, Eugene de
Nicholson, Eliza Ann Hagner
Personal correspondence
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Correspondence, Personal
Buchanan Collections
James Buchanan Presidential Library
1 item, 8 pages to scan, 5.25 x 8.5 in.
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JBFP Part 3 Series 1
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JBFP Part 3, Series 1, Subseries 1, Folder 46b
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Archives South
JBFP Part 3, Box 1
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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