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|Title:||Grover Cleveland, U.S. President Collection|
|Abstract:||This collection consists of printed materials and photographs pertaining to former U.S. president, Grover Cleveland, dating from the period 1885-1935.|
|Quantity:||0.04 linear feet (4 folders)|
|Collection Number:||MG 1607|
Born on March 18, 1837 in Caldwell, New Jersey, Grover Cleveland was the twenty-second (1885-1889) and twenty-fourth (1893-1897) President of the United States, the only president to leave the White House and return for a second term. In June 1886, Grover Cleveland married Frances Folsom, making him, too, the only president to marry while serving in the White House. He died in Princeton, New Jersey on June 24, 1908. While in office, Grover Cleveland vigorously pursued a policy that would prevent political favors to any special interest group. President Cleveland angered railroad industry leaders by ordering an investigation of western lands they held by government grant. He also called for the reduction of high productive tariffs in order to facilitate the flow of foreign goods into the United States.
This collection consists of printed materials and photographs dating from 1885-1935. The printed materials concern the two inaugurations of President Grover Cleveland as well as the fiftieth anniversary celebration of the president's first inauguration. Four photographs are included in the collection and all depict Frances Folsom Cleveland, the First Lady.
|The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.|
|Cleveland, Francis Folsom, 1864-1947.|
|Cleveland, Francis G. (Francis Grover), 1903-|
|Gerard, James Watson, 1867-|
This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1607, Grover Cleveland Collection, The New Jersey Historical Society.
Purchased by the New Jersey Historical Society in September 2002.
"Grover Cleveland." Retrieved July 18, 2003, from http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/gc2224.html
Programs, Photographs and Letters, 1885-1935
|1||1||Printed material: inaugurations. Commemorative print announcing the first inauguration ceremony of President Grover Cleveland and a program detailing the second inauguration parade of President Grover Cleveland.||1885-1893|
|1||2||Photographs (4). Depicting the First Lady, Mrs. Frances Folsom Cleveland, with one photograph featuring her son, Francis Grover Cleveland, as a baby. Also includes an ad for Foulds' Wheat Germ Meal with a portrait of an unidentified woman.||1886-1903|
|1||3||Letter signed : Jemmet (?) to Fred. Possibly from the First Lady's niece to her brother, written on Executive Mansion stationery. Describing her activities in Washington, D.C., including sightseeing and attending the theater. 4 p.||1897 Jan. 4|
|1||4||Printed material: programs. Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary celebration of Grover Cleveland's first inauguration given by "The Grover Cleveland Democratic Club," and including a letter from James W. Gerard, president of "The Grover Cleveland Democratic Club."||1935|
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