James B. Butler papers,

Title
James B. Butler papers, 1880-1884.
Author
Butler, James B., -1927.
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Additional Authors
Folger, Charles J. (Charles James), 1818-1884.
Description
2 linear feet (5 boxes).
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Source (note)
  • Butler, James B. - Estate (via Henry A. Forster)
Biography (note)
  • James B. Butler (d. 1927) was an American lawyer and government official.
Processing Action (note)
  • Surveyed
  • Cataloging updated
Call Number
MssCol 443
Author
Butler, James B., -1927.
Title
James B. Butler papers, 1880-1884.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Summary
Collection contains correspondence, reports, clippings, and campaign materials. Bulk of collection consists of Butler's incoming mail at the Treasury Department and his responses which detail the operation of the "spoils system" and administration of Treasury Department personnel. Also, correspondence from Folger and other New York State Republican leaders with Butler concerning his management of Folger's unsuccessful 1882 gubernatorial campaign in New York.
Biography
James B. Butler (d. 1927) was an American lawyer and government official. He served as chief of the Appointment Division of the Treasury Department from 1881 to 1884, working under Treasury Secretary Charles J. Folger. Butler was campaign manager for Folger's 1882 New York gubernatorial race and for Chester A. Arthur's 1884 presidential campaign.
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Occupation
Public officers.
Politicians.
Added Author
Folger, Charles J. (Charles James), 1818-1884.
LCCN
ms 72001027
Research Call Number
MssCol 443
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