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John C. & Jessie Benton Frémont papers

Title
John C. & Jessie Benton Frémont papers, 1850-1887.
Author
Frémont, John Charles, 1813-1890.

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Mixed materialRequest in advanceAvailableMssCol 4391Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328

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.1 linear foot (1 folder)
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Provenance (note)
  • Some material was originally received as part of the Ford collection.
Call Number
MssCol 4391
OCLC
854680727
Author
Frémont, John Charles, 1813-1890.
Title
John C. & Jessie Benton Frémont papers, 1850-1887.
Restricted Access
Apply to Manuscripts and Archives Division for access at http://www.nypl.org/mssref.
Summary
The papers consist primarily of letters from American military officer, explorer, and politician John C. Frémont to various parties relating to both professional and social matters, including the procurement of portraits of Fremont by Matthew Brady; purchases of property, and letters of introduction. Also present is documentation of a case brought against Fremont in London by William Gibbs and others for monies owed. Additionally, the papers contain letters from Fremont's wife, Jessie Benton Frémont, including one to an unnamed recipient in Washington vigorously defending her husband's reputation; letters from their daughter, Lily; autographs; and a circular letter from the First and Third Ward Republican Association.
Provenance
Some material was originally received as part of the Ford collection.
Occupation
Explorers.
Statesmen.
Added Author
Frémont, Jessie Benton, 1824-1902.
Frémont, Lily, 1842-1919.
Research Call Number
MssCol 4391
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