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Grover Cleveland letter to James Carleton Young

 Collection — Box: BW 43, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16652

Content Description

Typed, signed letter by Grover Cleveland to James Carleton Young thanking Young for his interest in a collection of President Cleveland speeches.

Dates

  • 1903 October 28

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Stephen Grover Cleveland (March 18, 1837 – June 24, 1908) was an American lawyer and politician who served as the 22nd and 24th president of the United States from 1885 to 1889 and from 1893 to 1897. Cleveland is the only president in American history to serve two nonconsecutive terms in office.[b] He won the popular vote for three presidential elections—in 1884, 1888, and 1892—and was one of two Democrats (followed by Woodrow Wilson in 1912) to be elected president during the era of Republican presidential domination dating from 1861 to 1933.

By the end of his second term, public perception showed him to be one of the most unpopular U.S. presidents, and he was by then rejected even by most Democrats.[7] Today, Cleveland is considered by most historians to have been a successful leader, and has been praised for honesty, integrity, adherence to his morals and defying party boundaries, and effective leadership.

Source: "Grover Cleveland". Wikipedia. Accessed 1/27/22

Extent

0.03 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was a gift from Ronald Rubin to the Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia Library on July 5, 2018.

Condition Description

Good.
Title
Grover Cleveland letter to James Carleton Young
Status
Completed
Author
Ellen Welch
Date
2022-01-27
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Contact:
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States