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Finding Aid for the Millard Fillmore Papers, 1833-1874

4/1/0000

State University of New York at Buffalo. University Archives


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Collection Overview

Title: Millard Fillmore Papers, 1833-1874
Creator: Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874
Extent: 1 linear foot (2 manuscript boxes)
Language of Material: Collection material in English.
Repository: State University of New York at Buffalo. University Archives
Abstract: Papers include correspondence, memoranda, notebooks, library catalog, and other documents regarding Millard Fillmore, the first Chancellor of the University of Buffalo and the thirteenth President of the United States.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Description and dates], Box/folder number, 4/1/0000, Millard Fillmore Papers, 1833-1874, University Archives, The State University of New York at Buffalo.

See the Archives' preferred citations instructions for additional information.

Acquisition Information

There are no existing records to document how the bulk of the collection came to the University.

John L. Heider, UB graduate of the Law School, donated the warranty deed with Millard Fillmore's signature (Series IV. Documents as Chancellor of the University of Buffalo and other miscellaneous records, box/folder #1.20).

Richard W. Trolley, a 1954 UB graduate of the School of Dental Medicine, donated a hand written Fillmore letter dated September 14, 1851 to the University Archives in 1991 (Series I. Correspondence and Memorandum as U.S. President, box/folder #1.18).

Terms of Access

The Millard Fillmore Papers, 1833-1874, are open for research.

Copyright

Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives Staff.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.


Biographical Note

Lawyer and congressman Millard Fillmore served as Chancellor of the University of Buffalo from 1846 to 1874. During his tenure as Chancellor, Fillmore also served as U.S. Congressman from New York (1833-1843), Comptroller of New York State (1848-1849) as well as Vice President (1849-1850) and President (1850-1852) of the United States. Fillmore died in March of 1874. Since 1960 the University at Buffalo has co-sponsored a recognition ceremony at Fillmore's grave site at Forest Lawn Cemetery on the anniversary of his birth, January 7th.


Scope and Content Note

Papers include memorandum, indexes, catalog, and correspondence from Millard Fillmore, the first Chancellor of the University of Buffalo and the thirteenth President of the United States.



Container List

Box-folder Contents
1.3 Letter: Secretary of the Treasury, Thomas Corwin to U.S. President, Millard Fillmore, July 19, 1850
[autographed letter signed]
1.4 Resolution to Congress, July 24, 1850
1.5 Memorandum: "The President desires the opinion in writing... to the following questions" regarding the territory of Mexico: U.S. President, Millard Fillmore to Secretary of State, Daniel Webster, July 25, 1850
[autographed letter signed]
1.6 Memorandum: two questions proposed to the Cabinet, August 24, 1850
[handwritten note]
1.30 Presidential pardon to Thomas Philips who violated an Act of Congress by bringing an excess of passengers to the United States in 1847, September 3, 1850
[handwritten and sealed with signatures of both Secretary of State, Daniel Webster and U.S. President, Millard Fillmore]
1.7 Memorandum: list of nominations unconfirmed by the Senate to the President, September 29, 1850
[handwritten note]
1.8 Letter: General Land Officer, Charles Gratiot to U.S. President, Millard Fillmore, November 23, 1850
[autographed letter signed]
1.9 Letter: Attorney General, John J. Crittendon to U.S. President, Millard Fillmore regarding Crittendon's opinions on two cases: a land claim by the state of Iowa and the land settlement between Thomas L. Ogden and Joseph Fellows and the Seneca Nation of Indians set from the 1842 treaty, December 2, 1850
[letter signed]
1.10 Memorandum: Department of Treasury Auditor John B. Gallagher to U.S. President, Millard Fillmore regarding refuting the claims brought against the President by John L. Watson of Georgia, December 5, 1850
[autographed letter signed]
1.11 Memorandum from the Department of States regarding a list of people appointed consular commissions, December 6, 1850
[handwritten list]
1.12 Memorandum: Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Luke Lea to Secretary of the Interior, Alexander H. H. Stuart regarding land claims set in the 1832 Tippecanoe treaty with the Potawatomi tribe, December 18, 1850
[autographed letter signed]
1.13 Memorandum: handwritten copies of two letters from George Harrington and D.H. Abbell regarding the appointment of Joseph Kershner, 1850
1.24 Letter (draft): U.S. President, Millard Fillmore to Austrian diplomat, Johann Georg Hülsemann(?) regarding the diplomat's displeasure over a recent speech made by Secretary of State Daniel Webster, circa 1850
[handwritten draft in ink with pencil corrections]
1.14 Seating plan for presidential dinner, January 9, 1851
1.15 Letter: Attorney General, John J. Crittendon to U.S. President, Millard Fillmore regarding the authority to grant a request made by the Marshal of the Southern District of New York, January 17, 1851
[letter signed]
1.16 Letter: Attorney General, John J. Crittendon to U.S. President, Millard Fillmore regarding the settlements on surveyed lands including Beaver Island, April 30, 1851
[autographed letter signed]
1.17 Report: Senate resolutions and acts reported for the weeks of September 18 and September 27, 1851
1.18 Letter: Millard Fillmore to Benoi Thompson regarding Fillmore's reasoning for not appointing Thompson Post Master General, September 14, 1851
[autographed letter signed]
1.19 Memorandum to the U.S. Senate regarding a transcribed letter to Secretary of State, Daniel Webster in regards to the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, December 1851
1.22 Letter: Chief Clerk to the Secretary of State, William Hunter to U.S. President, Millard Fillmore, circa 1852; includes list of vacant foreign consultant positions.
[autographed signed letter]
1.20 Deed: Millard Fillmore to William Kuhn warranty deed recorded in the Erie County Clerk's Office registered in the city of Buffalo, September 9, 1853
2.5 Dinner menu: "A Dinner Given by Mr. Peabody at the Star and Garter [Hotel], Richmond [London], to the Honorable Millard Fillmore, Late President of the United States", June 25, 1855; includes clipping on the sculptor, Harriet Hosmer.
1.23 Memorandum regarding statutes in relation to the Public Land office, undated
1.25 Memorandum: brief of recent acts from the District Courts of New York State, undated
1.26 Memorandum: list of judges, attorneys, and marshalls in the state of California compiled for Secretary of State, Daniel Webster, undated
[initialed "D.W." handwritten note]
1.27 List of candidates for executive departments cabinet posts, undated
1.28 Memorandum concerning California judicial appointments, undated
1.29 Bill (draft): creating an executive department headed by the position of Executive Secretary to record all proceedings of the President's Cabinet and all correspondence between the President and his Cabinet.
[handwritten in ink with pencil corrections]
Box-folder Contents
2.2 Index of tariffs, duties, customs, etc. kept by Millard Fillmore, 1840
[5 x 7 green leather covered memo book with tabbed indexes]
2.3 Index to the President Message and Accompanying Documents kept by Millard Fillmore, 1841-1842
[5 x 7 brown leather covered memo book with tabbed indexes
Box-folder Contents
2.1 Millard Fillmore's memorandum book, Buffalo, New York, June 28, 1833; includes partial genealogy, Grosvenor Library Bulletin, Volume 3, number 3, March 1921.
[7 pages][3 x 5 paper booklet handwritten in pencil]
1.1 Letter: Abigail Powers Fillmore to Millard Powers Fillmore, April 25, 1849
[photocopy of an autographed letter signed]
1.2 Letter: Millard Fillmore to Millard Powers Fillmore, April 25, 1849
[photocopy of an autographed letter signed]
2.4 Obituary for Mary Abigail Fillmore, published in the Buffalo Commercial Advertiser July 28, 1854
2.8 Alphabetical catalog of Millard Fillmore's library, undated
[1 volume]
Box-folder Contents
1.21 Letter: Millard Fillmore to Orasmus H. Marshall regarding Fillmore's official resignation as Chancellor of the University of Buffalo, February 24, 1874
[photocopy of autographed letter signed]

[Original letter in the collection Marshall Family Papers, 1762-1908 located in Archives and Special Collections, State University of New York at Oswego. http://www.oswego.edu/library/archives ]

2.6 Envelopes and calling cards, undated; includes E. Everett, W.H. Seward, W.B. Sprague, D. Webster.
2.7 Autograph of Union Civil War General, John Reese Kenly (1829-1891), undated

Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Library's online catalog.

Contributors

Corwin, Thomas, 1794-1865
Crittenden, John J. (John Jordan), 1787-1863
Gratiot, Charles, 1786-1855
Kenly, John Reese, 1822-1891
Lea, Luke, 1783-1851
State University of New York at Buffalo. University Archives
Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852

Subject Terms

State University of New York at Buffalo--Archives
United States--Politics and government--1849-1853

Associated Material

Related Resources

University Archives Resources
4/1/458, Millard Fillmore Anniversary Ceremonies, 1960-present
4/1/956, Government Publications from the Library of Millard Fillmore
Other Resources
Digitized Millard Fillmore Papers at the State University of New York at Oswego Archives and Special Collections:
The White House website. Biography of Millard Fillmore . Last accessed 23 June 2008