Document, 22 June 1857, authorizing the acting Secretary of State to affix the seal of the United States to an envelope containing a letter to Queen Victoria, answering her recent announcement of the death of the Duchess of Gloucester; and letter, 3 Feb[ruary 18]58, of James Buchanan, Washington, [D.C.] to [?] Selden, n.p., stating he has procured the desired material and is returning it.
Papers, 1831-1863, of John B. Floyd, governor of Virginia, United States Secretary of War and Confederate general. The papers, chiefly 1850-1862, concern the three positions he held. Correspondents include James Buchanan, Jefferson Davis, Samuel Houston, Benjamin Huger, Alexander von Humboldt, R. M. T. Hunter, Charles James Faulkner, Jenny Lind, James Murray Mason, William Ballard Preston, Winfield Scott, John Tyler, Daniel Webster and the Duke of Wellington.
Ledger of J. F. Lewis, a merchant in Rockingham County, Virginia., 1844-1851. Also used as a scrapbook for newspaper clippings concerning the presidential campaign of James Buchanan, 1855.
Scrapbook, 1857-1859, of an unidentified person. The volume includes an account (newspaper clipping) of the burning of the College of William and Mary; and a manuscript copy of resolutions, 19 June 1858, passed by a meeting of the citizens of Erie, Pa. condemning the policy of [James] Buchanan's administration toward Kansas.
Three letters (1856-1859) concerning United States politics (especially the 1856 presidential election), and his family; containing his views on religion and liberty; and making an appeal to James Buchanan on behalf of a candidate for appointed office.