Collection inventory

Special Collections home page

James A. Garfield Letters

A description of his letters at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: LMD
Date: 14 Apr 2010

Biographical History

James A. Garfield (1831-1881) was an American politician and the 20th President of the United States.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The James A. Garfield Letters are a set of two handwritten letters sent by Garfield to Albert Hinsdale of Wadsworth, Ohio. The first letter is dated 22 Nov 1880 and thanks Hinsdale for a message he sent Garfield. The second letter is dated 18 Dec 1880 and again thanks Hinsdale for his correspondence and his advice.

Arrangement of the Collection

The letters are in chronological order.


Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings


Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881.
Hinsdale, Albert.


Presidents -- United States -- Correspondence.


Mentor (Ohio) -- History.
Wadsworth (Ohio) -- History.

Genres and Forms




Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

James A. Garfield Letters,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Table of Contents