date(s):
1790-1917
type(s):
Documentary Artifacts; Collection
A0930 Long, John F. Papers Inventory of John F. Long Papers A0930 EAD by Jaime Bourassa using ArchivesSpace Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center 2017 225 S. Skinker Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63105 archives@mohistory.org URL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-09-27 06:38:01 -0500 . English Describing Archives: A Content Standard English Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center John F. Long Papers Long, John Fenton, 1816-1888 Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885 A0930 0.1 Cubic Feet (4 folders) 1790-1917; no date Some French Processing Information Processed by Christopher Gordon, February 2003. Donor Information John F. Long donated a portion of the papers in 1869. Lillie Bogg Schott donated the majority of the papers, including the autographed letters signed by U.S. Grant, in November 1957. An unidentified donor donated additional documents in July 1979. Biographical Sketch John Fenton Long was born on the White Haven Farm in St. Louis County in 1816. He was the son of William Lindsay Long (1789-1849) and Elizabeth Sappington Long (1789-1849), builders of the original White Haven home, and grandson of Captain John Long, Revolutionary War veteran and early resident of St. Louis. The Dent family purchased White Haven four years after John F. Long’s birth and remained closely associated with the Long family. Long married Frances Pipkin (1820-1863) and the couple had three daughters: Susan, Lillie, and Emaline. After Frances’s death, he married Mary N. (Sappington) Vale, widow of Humphrey Vale. John and Mary had no children by birth, but adopted a daughter, Mary Hardesty. Long was educated in St. Louis and became a schoolteacher. He later served in a number of official offices including police chief of the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County marshal, county judge, and collector of customs of the port of St. Louis. He also served on the St. Louis city council. John F. Long was a close friend of U.S. Grant and served as Grant’s St. Louis agent during his presidency. John F. Long died in 1888. Scope and Contents The collection consists of correspondence, land records, tax receipts, commissions, property deeds, invitations, and clippings relating to the Long family and John F. Long's personal and business relationship with Ulysses S. Grant. Arrangement The collection is arranged in chronological order. Conditions Governing Access The collection is open for research use. Due to security concerns, items from this collection must be paged to the Special Archives Request table. Conditions Governing Use For permission to publish, quote from, or reproduce material in this collection, please contact the Archives Reference Desk at archives@mohistory.org . Copyright restrictions may apply. The researcher assumes full responsibility for comforming to the laws of copyright. Physical and Technical Requirements There are no physical or technical restrictions. Preferred Citation John F. Long Papers, Missouri Historical Society Archives, St. Louis. Presidents -- United States -- Correspondence Real property -- Missouri Slaveholders -- Missouri Slavery -- Missouri Taxation -- Missouri United States -- Armed Forces Long, William L. Document signed Smallwood Coghill and John Miller. Contractual agreement between John Long and Catherine Benson for services of slave named Gabriel for one half year. (1 page) 1794 Jan 2 1 1 Document signed John Birkett to Captain Harris. Please pay bearer Saul for the pilotage of the ship Success from Port Royal to Hobbs Hole. (1 page) 1794 Jan 5 1 1 Document signed John Birkett to Captain Jonathan Harris. Please pay the bearer Henry Jackson twenty pounds for the pilotage of ship Success . (1 page) 1794 Jan 7 1 1 Document signed William Edwards to Captain Jonathan Harris. Pay unto Henry Jackson the sum of six pounds and David Eddy six pounds for pilotage of the brig Hero . (1 page) 1794 Jan 30 1 1 Document signed Magruder to John Long. Receipt for payment of balance due. (1 page) 1795 Aug 25 1 1 Document signed Wm. Hinkson to John Long. Tax receipt. (1 page) 1797 1 1 Document signed John Long to Zenon Trudeau. Petition for ten thousand arpents of land; Trudeau's approval of sale on reverse. (2 pages) 1797 Aug 28 1 1 Document signed John Long to Zenon Trudeau. Petition for two hundred and forty arpents of land; Trudeau's approval of sale on reverse. (French) (2 pages) 1798 Feb 19 1 1 Document signed William L. Long to Charles Dehault DeLassus. Petition for four hundred arpents of land; approved by DeLassus. (French) (2 pages) 1799 Oct 5 1 1 Document signed P. Lee to John Long. Received of Mr. John Long [for] Negro boy [a] half pound cotton [a] week. (1 page) 1801 Feb 23 1 1 Document signed Daniel M. Boone & R. Spencer. Received of Mr. F. Howell for the account of Mr. John Long four dollars. (1 page) 1801 Mar 17 1 1 Document signed Jno. Long and Ch. Gratiot. Promissory note to pay C. Gratiot. 1801 Apr 15 1 1 Document signed Samuel Caldwell to George Gordon to pay fifteen dollars in wheat or peltry at the market price. (1 page) 1805 Nov 26 1 1 Document signed Jeremiah Connor to John Long. Receipt for taxes. (1 page) 1807 Mar 17 1 1 Document signed Jeremiah Connor to John Long. Received five dollars and five cents for taxes. 1807 Oct 10 1 1 Document signed Gabriel Long. Received of John Long payment in full. (1 page) 1809 Mar 7 1 1 Document signed Thos. Riddick certifies that Bartholomew Herrington attended as a grand juror two days at a court of oyer and terminer. (1 page) 1809 Aug 15 1 1 Document signed Polly Cordell. Note to Steptoe Cordell for four hundred dollars. (1 page) 1810 Apr 11 1 1 Document signed William Sullivan. Receipt to John Long for payment of taxes. (1 page) 1811 Nov 13 1 1 Document signed A. McNair. Receipt to William Long for payment of taxes. (1 page) 1811 Dec 16 1 1 Document signed Benjamin Howard and Frederick Bates. Commission appointing William L. Long ensign in the 4th Co. of the 1st Battalion in the 1st Regiment of the militia. (1 page) 1811 Dec 27 1 1 List of merchandise sold to Christian Wilt by William L. Long. (1 page) 1812 July 1 1 Document signed A. McNair certifying that William Long served as a corporal in the St. Louis Independent Troop called out under my command by the executive of the territory. (1 page) 1812 Sept 3 1 1 Document signed D.P. Sullivan. Receipt to William Long for payment of taxes. (1 page) 1813 Feb 16 1 1 Document signed Frederick Bates. Commission appointing William L. Long ensign of the 4th Co. of the 1st Battalion of the 1st Regiment. (1 page) 1813 Feb 24 1 1 Document signed Matthew Kerr. Receipt to John Long for payment of taxes. (1 page) 1813 May 15 1 1 Document signed J.W. Thompson. Receipt to John Long for payment of taxes. (1 page) 1814 Mar 25 1 1 Document signed A. Carr. Receipt to William L. Long for payment of taxes. (1 page) 1814 Mar 25 1 1 Document signed John Long to B. Pratte. Receipt for money due on loan. (1 page) 1814 Aug 29 1 1 Account of John Long with Daniel M. Boone for $2.78. (1 page) 1814 Oct 1 1 Document signed Joseph Charless. Receipt to John Long for payment of subscriptions. (1 page ) 1814 Oct 15 1 1 Document signed Michael Ely. Receipt to John Long for business account. (1 page) 1814 Oct 20 1 1 Document signed B. Pratte. Receipt to John Long for three deer skins. (1 page) 1814 Dec 29 1 1 Document signed Joseph Browne. Receipt to John Long for payment of account. (1 page) 1815 Mar 25 1 2 Document signed Alexander McNair. Obliges himself to take of John Long one hundred acres of land being on the waters of St. Johns. (1 page) 1815 May 26 1 2 Document signed A. Carr. Receipt to John Long for payment of taxes. (1 page) 1815 June 2 1 2 Settlement of account of C. Wilt. (1 page) 1815 Oct 10 1 2 Document signed Joseph Timberlake. Receipt to John Long for the account of James Mackay. (1 page) 1815 June 15 1 2 Document signed A. Carr. Receipt to John Long for payment of taxes. (1 page) 1815 Aug 25 1 2 Document signed Christian Wilt. Received of John Long payment in full. (1 page) 1815 Dec 22 1 2 Document signed A. Carr. Receipt to John Long for payment of taxes. (1 page) 1816 1 2 Document signed A. Carr. Receipt to John Long for payment of taxes. (1 page) 1816 1 2 Document signed C. Wilt. Delivered Wm. L Long for account of Mr. Mackay. (1 page) 1816 Nov 2 1 2 Document signed William L. Long. Promissory note to pay James Glenn. (1 page) 1816 Nov 12 1 2 Bill of sale of one Negro Sam to John Long purchased from James Glenn. (1 page) 1816 Nov 12 1 2 Document signed Charles Stuart. Receipt to unidentified person for payment of taxes for 1816. (1 page) 1817 Mar 15 1 2 Document signed Kerr & Bell. Receipt of John Long by Wm. Long payment of fifty dollars for account. (1 page) 1817 July 5 1 2 Document signed J.W. Thompson. Receipt to John Long for payment of taxes for 1817. (1 page) 1818 Mar 21 1 2 Document signed Henry Gratiot to John Long. Received of your black man twenty-six bushels of wheat. (1 page) 1818 May 8 1 2 Document signed Henry Gratiot to John Long. Received of your black man twenty-four bushels of wheat. (1 page) 1818 June 4 1 2 Document signed John Long. Account with Kerr & Bell. (1 page) 1818 Sept 24 1 2 Document signed John K. Walker. Tax assessment list of John Long. (1 page) 1819 1 2 Document signed Joseph Charless. Received from John Long three dollars in full for the Gazette up to October 1819. (1 page) 1819 May 22 1 2 Document signed John K. Walker. Received of William L. Long for payment of taxes for 1819. (1 page) 1819 Nov 23 1 2 Document signed John K. Walker. Receipt to John Long for payment of taxes. (1 page) 1819 Nov 30 1 2 Document signed John K. Walker. Receipt to John Long for payment of taxes. (1 page) 1820 1 2 Document signed Kerr & Bell. Receipt for John Long account to Kerr & Bell. (1 page) 1820 Apr 22 1 2 Document signed Isaac C. McGirk. Receipt to John Long for payment of territorial and county tax for 1820. (1 page) 1820 July 14 1 2 Document signed St. Louis Circuit Court judgment for Gabriel Long v. Alexander McNair. (2 pages) 1821 Apr 20 1 2 Document signed Kerr, Bell & Co. Receipt for John Long account to Kerr, Bell & Co. (1 page) 1821 July 5 1 2 Document signed Joseph C. Brown. Receipt of Wm. L Long for taxes. (1 page) 1821 Oct 2 1 2 Document signed Joseph C. Brown. Receipt of John Long for taxes. (1 page) 1821 Oct 13 1 2 Document signed Jn. Timonds. Receipt of John Long for taxes. (1 page) 1822 Aug 9 1 2 Document signed R. Simpson. Receipt of John Long for taxes. (1 page) 1823 1 2 Document signed R. Simpson. Receipt of William L. Long for taxes. (1 page) 1823 1 2 Document signed John K. Walker. Notice of fine against William L. Long for failing to attend the regimental muster in the fall of 1822. (1 page) 1823 Jan 8 1 2 Bill of sale of one Negro woman named Clary and her two children, Louis and a two-year-old girl, plus one boy named Dom sold to John Long by Isabella Mackay. (1 page) 1823 Jan 30 1 2 Document signed L. Brown. Assessment of taxes for 218 acres of land, 8 Negroes, 4 horses, 10 cattle. (1 page) 1824 1 2 Document signed R. Simpson. Receipt of Wm. Long for payment of taxes. (1 page) 1824 1 2 Document signed R. Simpson. Receipt of John Long for payment of taxes. (1 page) 1824 1 2 Document signed John Sappington. Receipt for amount received of John Long for James Mackay for schooling his three children. (1 page) 1824 May 21 1 2 Document signed Silas Bent. Court order appointing members of a St. Louis County patrol with William L. Long, captain. (1 page) 1824 Aug 1 2 Document signed R. Simpson. Received of Wm. Long for payment of taxes. (1 page) 1825 1 2 Document signed R. Simpson. Received of John Long for payment of taxes. (1 page) 1825 1 2 Document signed John Long. Bill of sale for one Negro boy named Lewis sold to Louis Guion. (1 page) 1825 Mar 28 1 2 Document signed John Long. Deed of gift of four Negroes named Clara, Margret, Mary and Isabella to Isabella Mackay from her father John Long. (1 page) 1826 Feb 8 1 2 Promissory note of William Long to pay Richard Sappington. (1 page) 1829 Aug 27 1 2 Document signed G. Paul. Received of Wm. L. Long for payment of taxes. (1 page) 1830 1 2 Bill of sale of two Negroes named John and Nancy to Jonah Park by John Long. (1 page) ca. 1830 1 2 Bill of sale of two Negroes named John and Nancy to Jonah Parks by John Long. (1 page) ca. 1830 1 2 Document signed Thomas Caulk. Assessment list for taxes on 1930 acres of land, 10 Negroes, 4 horses, 11 head cattle. (1 page) ca. 1830 1 2 Document signed Frederick Hyatt. Received of William L. Long for payment of taxes. (1 page) 1833 1 2 Document signed Jos. Conway. Received of Wm. L. Long for payment of taxes. (1 page) 1834 1 2 Document signed Jos. Conway. Received of Wm. L. for payment of state and county taxes. (1 page) 1836 1 2 Document signed M.P. Leduc. Probate receipt for payment in full on judgment regarding estate of John Long. (1 page) 1836 June 17 1 2 Document signed John Sappington. Account of John Sappington. (1 page) 1838 May 17 1 2 Document signed John M. Niles appointing William L. Long postmaster of Sappington, Missouri. (1 page) 1840 Sept 18 1 2 Document signed Tesson & Son. Received of Wm L. Long for payment of account with Tesson & Son. (1 page) 1844 Oct 9 1 2 Letter signed John F. Long to Susan Long expressing his happiness that she and her aunt are doing well in school. (2 pages) 1849 Oct 3 1 2 Document signed J.M. Brown[?] to John F. Long ordering Long to take Gonzalve de Montesquiou in your custody and deliver him on board the Duchess de Orleans . 1850 1 2 Note to John F. Long, 1850 Document signed Harrison L. Long. Deed of conveyance of William L. Long, deceased, to John F. Long. (1 page) 1850 Jan 7 1 2 Letter signed John F. Long to Susan Long regarding plans for Susan’s homecoming for Christmas. (2 pages) 1850 Dec 16 1 2 Document signed John How, mayor, and James M. Hawken. Deed of sale of land from St. Louis city common to James M. Hawken. (2 pages) 1850 Oct 24 1 2 Receipt John Long for account with Kerr & Bell. (1 page) No date 1 2 Document signed Wm. Long account with Kerr. (1 page) No date 1 2 Letter signed Ulysses S. Grant to Judge John F. Long stating that a Mr. Fox asked about reappointment. (1 page) 1874 Feb 16 1 3 Letter signed Linton Sappington to John F. Long relating information regarding Sappington’s desire to move into Grant’s old home. (1 page) 1874 Feb 26 1 3 Telegram from U.S. Grant to John C. Dent c/o John Long notifying Dent that Judge Lewis Dent remains are being shipped back to St. Louis. [glued to paper] (1 page) 1874 Mar 24 1 3 Invitation to the citizens of St. Louis to attend the formal opening of the Illinois and St. Louis Bridge on July 4, 1874. (2 pages) 1874 June 1 3 Letter signed U.S. Grant to John F. Long enclosing $1,000 for payment of Missouri taxes. (1 page) 1874 Dec 1 1 3 Letter of U.S. Grant to John F. Long regarding sale of his St. Louis property. [letter is incomplete] (2 pages) 1875 July 13 1 3 Letter signed U.S. Grant to John F. Long expressing his wish that Long find a position in his office for C.C. Fouke. [glued to paper] (1 page) 1876 Nov 30 1 3 Letter of U. S. Grant to John F. Long regarding his immediate plans after leaving office. [signature removed] (4 pages) 1877 Jan 28 1 3 Letter signed U.S. Grant to John F. Long stating that he will not have time to visit St. Louis. (1 page) 1880 Aug 19 1 3 Letter signed U.S. Grant to John F. Long regarding national election and selling his property. (4 pages) 1880 Nov 12 1 3 Letter signed John F. Long to Edwin Harrison requesting the use of historical documents from the Missouri Historical Society. (1 page) 1881 Jan 4 1 3 Letter signed John F. Long to Oscar Collet expressing his impatience at not receiving a reply regarding his request to borrow papers. (1 page) 1881 Jan 12 1 3 Letter signed John F. Long to Edwin Harrison regarding the donation of some papers to the Missouri Historical Society. (1 page) 1881 Jan 15 1 3 Letter signed John F. Long to Oscar Collet regarding the requested papers and controversy over the request. (1 page) 1881 Jan 17 1 3 Letter signed U.S. Grant to John F. Long regarding Long’s request to President Garfield to be reappointed surveyor of the port of St. Louis. (2 pages) 1881 Nov 30 1 3 Letter signed U.S. Grant to John F. Long stating that a trip to Washington to meet with Garfield would neither help nor hurt Long’s chances for reappointment. (2 pages) 1881 Dec 16 1 3 Invitation to Otis Hawken’s surprise birthday party. 1882 Apr 8 1 3 Letter signed U.S. Grant to John F. Long describing Grant’s meeting with the secretary of treasury concerning Long’s reappointment. (2 pages) 1882 Apr 15 1 3 Letter signed L. Harrigan to John F. Long expressing his wish to speak with Long sometime about days past. (1 page) 1884 July 5 1 3 Bond for St. Louis Agricultural & Mechanical Association stock signed by Grant, Long, and E.S. Rowse. (1 page) 1884 July 7 1 3 Letter signed Marcus Wolff, administrator of James Hawken estate, regarding power of lease of Hawken’s land. (1 page) 1884 Sept 30 1 3 Letter signed John F. Long to Oscar Collet donating a letter written by U.S. Grant to Long dated 25 October 1873. (1 page) 1885 May 6 1 3 Receipt St. Louis Gas-Light Co. to O.D. Hawken. (1 page) 1885 June 20 1 3 Letter signed J.D. Grant to John F. Long noting that he is glad that Long liked his father’s book and stating that Grant’s last letter was written to Long. [glued on paper] (1 page) 1886 Jan 21 1 3 Letter signed Samuel Treat to John F. Long expressing his understanding that Long’s health is poor. (1 page) 1886 Feb 23 1 3 Letter signed John Fenton Long to Fentie (J. Fenton Hawken), accompanying the letter is a scrapbook that Long is presenting Hawken as a gift. (1 page ) 1886 Mar 22 1 3 Sketch of U.S. Grant property on Gravois Turnpike. (1 page) No date 1 3 Sketch of plat of addition bordered by Noeme and Mercer Streets and Gamble Avenue. (1 page) No date 1 3 Clipping: “Childhood Friend of Mrs. Grant Dead.” (1 page) ca. 1903 1 4 Clipping: “Will of Schoolmaster of Mrs. U.S. Grant.” (1 page) ca. 1903 1 4 Clipping: “Mrs. Grant’s Friend’s Will.” (1 page) ca. 1903 1 4 Invitation for reunion of the Long family. (1 page) 1916 Sept 16 1 4 Clipping: “Old County Families in Reunion at Railways Club.” (1 page) 1917 Sept 3 1 4 Invitation: Long-Sappington-Pipkin family reunion. (1 page) 1917 Sept 29 1 4 Clipping: Long family descendants. (1 page) No date 1 4