Finding aid for the James A. Garfield Papers

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Garfield, James A.
Title: James A. Garfield Papers
Dates: 1857-1936
Extent: 4.10 linear feet (10 containers and 1 oversize volume)
Abstract: James Abram Garfield (1831-1881) was born in Orange Township, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. He was a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War, United States Congressman and Senator, and was the twentieth President of the United States who was assassinated in 1881. The collection consists of correspondence, diary (1873), and newspaper clippings, relating to Garfield's career and assassination, Garfield Monument in Lakeview Cemetery, Cleveland, and the establishment of Lawnfield, his home in Mentor, Ohio, as a memorial museum. Includes correspondence (1874-1900) of his wife, Lucretia Rudolph Garfield. Correspondents include N.L. Chaffee, Burke A. Hinsdale, Frederick Kinsman, and Charles Whittlesey.
MS Number MS 3049
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English