date(s):
1850-1910
creator(s):
Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891
subject(s):
Armed Forces; Civil War, 1861-1865; Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877); Politics and government; Railroads; West (U.S.); Indians of North America; Wars; Veterans
place(s):
United States
type(s):
Documentary Artifacts; Collection
A1508 Sherman, William Tecumseh Collection Inventory of William Tecumseh Sherman Collection A1508 EAD by Jaime Bourassa using ArchivesSpace Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center 2016 225 S. Skinker Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63105 archives@mohistory.org URL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-09-27 06:26:00 -0500 . English Describing Archives: A Content Standard English Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center William Tecumseh Sherman Collection Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891 Sherman, Ellen Ewing, 1824-1888 A1508 0.5 Cubic Feet (1 box) 1850-1916 Processing Information Processed by Christopher Gordon, December 2003. Donor Information The items in the collection were donated by various individuals or purchased from manuscript dealers. Biographical Sketch William Tecumseh Sherman was born February 8, 1820, in Lancaster, Ohio. He was the son of Charles R. Sherman, a state judge, and Mary Hoyt. He entered West Point at age sixteen and graduated sixth in his class of forty-one. After graduation, he served a variety of assignments throughout the southern United States. During the Mexican War, Sherman was sent to California and served there until 1850. In 1853, Sherman served in St. Louis and later in New Orleans in the commissary service. Sherman resigned his commission to accept a position as head of a branch bank in San Francisco. After an unsuccessful career in banking, Sherman accepted a position as head of the Louisiana Military Seminary but resigned after Louisiana seceded from the Union. In the spring of 1861, he moved back to St. Louis to become president of the St. Louis Railway Company, a street railway. In May, Sherman was offered a colonelcy in a regular army unit. By means of appointments and accomplishments, Sherman rose through the ranks and proved himself as one of the Union’s greatest generals. After the war Sherman continued his military career. Upon U.S. Grant’s election to the presidency in 1869, Sherman succeeded Grant as commander of the armies of the United States. He served in this position until his retirement from the military in 1884. Sherman died February 14, 1891, and is buried in Calvary Cemetery in St. Louis. Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of correspondence and invitations. The majority of the collection consists of documents written by W.T. Sherman during the course of his military career. Most of the documents are original although some photocopies and facsimiles are present. Folder 1 contains correspondence relating to Sherman’s early military service as a commissary officer in St. Louis and New Orleans, his years as a banker in the employment of Thomas Ewing, and his service as a commander during the Civil War. Among the correspondence in the collection is a letter from Sherman to Henry S. Turner dated May 18, 1856, which contains a description of the civil unrest in San Francisco surrounding the murder of James King, a San Francisco newspaper editor, and the actions of the Vigilance Committee, a local vigilante group. The folder also contains a letter from Sherman to J. Ewing, Washington, D.C., dated December 31, 1864, which describes his easy capture of the city of Savannah and the calm political and civil situation that exists in the city. The items from the postwar period contain descriptions of the military’s activities in the West among various Native American groups particularly in reference to the building of the railroad. Sherman’s letters to his friend and subordinate E.O.C. Ord contain advice and orders regarding the handling of Indian situations and some comments and references to the use of colored regiments. Sherman’s dislike of politics and his disillusionment with the political climate in the U.S. during the Reconstruction period is evident throughout the collection. During his service as commander of the armies of the United States (1869-1884), he frequently comments on political situations in Washington, particularly the frequent scandals during the U.S. Grant administration and the climate during the Harrison administration. In the years just before and after his retirement from the military, Sherman became involved in a number of friendships with popular actors and artists of the day. In the collection are letters to American stage actor Lawrence Barrett, sculptress Vinnie Ream, and portrait painter James Taylor. Folder 6 contains correspondence relating to Sherman’s involvement in the funding and placement of a statue of U.S. Grant in St. Louis. Sherman, who during this period moved from St. Louis to New York City, gives his opinion that the statue should be placed in Forest Park but believes that the residents of St. Louis who sit on the Grant Committee should make the final location decision. Letters explaining his inability to attend the statue’s unveiling in 1888 are also included. Items included in the collection from the years after Sherman’s death are letters by his son P.T. Sherman regarding Sherman’s real estate holdings and two printed accounts of Sherman’s days at the Louisiana Military Seminary written by a former colleague of Sherman. Arrangement The collection is arranged in chronological order. Conditions Governing Access The collection is open for research use. 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 conforming to the laws of copyright. Photocopies and facsimiles may not be reproduced. Physical and Technical Requirements There are no physical or technical restrictions. Digital Copies The William Tecumseh Sherman Collection was digitized in 2008. The images may be viewed online by clicking the links beside each item in the inventory. Other Finding Aids The collection is indexed in the Archives Card Catalog. Preferred Citation William Tecumseh Sherman Collection, Missouri Historical Society Archives, St. Louis. Indians of North America -- Wars -- West (U.S.) Railroads -- West (U.S) Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) United States -- Armed Forces United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 United States -- Politics and government Veterans -- United States Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap, 1818-1883 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to Major General George Gibson, Washington, discusses business matters regarding military station. (1 page) D00968 1850 Oct 1 1 1 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Subsistence Office, Saint Louis, Mo., to Major General George Gibson, Washington, October 1, 1850 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to General George Gibson, Washington, regarding purchase of stores and their financing. (2 pages) D01645 1851 Apr 10 1 1 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Subsistence Office, Saint Louis, Mo., to General Geo. Gibson, Washington, D.C., April 10, 1851 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to General George Gibson, Washington, regarding provisions and the transfer of six companies from Jefferson Barracks to New Orleans. (3 pages) D01647 1851 Apr 17 1 1 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Subsistence Office, Saint Louis, Mo., to General Geo. Gibson, Washington, D.C., April 17, 1851 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to General George Gibson, Washington, requesting that he be allowed to rent an office in the city that would double as his residence. (4 pages) D00850 1852 Aug 10 1 1 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Subsistence Office, Saint Louis, Mo., to General George Gibson, Washington, D.C., August 10, 1852 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, New Orleans, to Lt. Col. W.W.S. Bliss, New Orleans, reporting that he had traced the supplier of a shipment of mess pork that was deemed unfit for consumption. (2 pages) D00882 1852 Dec 20 1 1 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, New Orleans, to Lt. Col. W.W.S. Bliss, New Orleans, December 20, 1852 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, New Orleans, to General George Gibson, Washington, reports on barrels of pork. (1 page) D01007 1852 Dec 27 1 1 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Subsistence Office, New Orleans, to General George Gibson, Washington, D.C., December 27, 1852 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, San Francisco, to Henry S. Turner, expressing his concern over the murder of James King and the political situation resulting from the activities of the Vigilance Committee of San Francisco. (20 pages) D00948 1856 May 18 1 1 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, San Francisco, to Henry S. Turner, May 18, 1856 Letter signed Morris S. Miller to Henry S. Turner letter of recommendation for a relative to receive employment at a banking house. Reply to above letter on the same: Turner to W.T. Sherman regarding the employment of the same relative. (4 pages) D00859 1857 Aug 21-26 1 1 Letter of recommendation signed Morris S. Miller, Washington City, to Henry S. Turner, August 21, 1857 Letter signed Hager Sherman to W.T. Sherman acknowledging receipt of a deed. (2 pages) D00862 1857 Aug 21 1 1 Letter signed [Hager?] Sherman, St. Louis, to W.T. Sherman, August 21, 1857 Letter signed H.S. Turner to W.T. Sherman detailing business transactions regarding transaction of O’Conner Brother and Company, bankers, Pittsburgh. (2 pages) D00863 1857 Aug 22 1 1 Letter signed H.S. Turner, St. Louis, to W.T. Sherman, August 22, 1857 Letter signed Jane C. Kingsbury, Nashville, to W.T. Sherman regarding a draft sent to H.A. Stebbins. (2 pages) D00864 1857 Aug 24 1 1 Letter signed Jane C. Kingsbury, Nashville, Tenn., to W.T. Sherman, August 24, 1857 Letter signed C.P. Kingsbury, Sarasota Springs, New York, to W.T. Sherman, New York, sends a certificate of deposit and securities. Tells of healing waters of Sarasota Springs. (2 pages) D00866 1857 Aug 27 1 1 Letter signed C.P. Kingsbury, Union Hall, Sarasota Springs, N. Y., to W.T. Sherman, New York, August 27, 1857 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Leavenworth, Kansas, to Thomas Ewing regarding the proposed location of the Indian Creek Post Office. (3 pages) D00925 1859 June 17 1 1 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Leavenworth, Kansas, to Thomas Ewing, June 17, 1859 Letter signed W.T. Sherman to Dr. McGugin ordering the doctor to examine all supposed cases of smallpox and forward patients to City Hospital. (1 page) D01011 1862 Jan 17 1 1 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Head Quarters, Camp of Instruction, Benton Barracks (near St. Louis, Mo.), to Dr. McGugin, January 17, 1862 Letter of W.S. Duff to W.T. Sherman regarding the capture of Grand Gulf and other news regarding the war in Louisiana. (1 page) D00961 1863 May 3 1 1 Letter signed W.S. Duff, Head Quarters, Department of the Tennessee, in field, Dr. Bromley's Plantation, La., to W.T. Sherman, May 3, 1863 Letter of Jno. S. Rawlins to W.T. Sherman regarding his commissary issuing rations to families in need of subsistence. (2 pages) D00973 1863 May 30 1 1 Letter of Jno. S. Rawlins to W.T. Sherman, May 30, 1863 Contemporary copy of letter of W.T. Sherman, headquarters, Military Division of the Mississippi, in the field, Atlanta, Georgia, to Major Colburn. Contains Sherman’s reply to the petition of the city council of Atlanta to revoke his order removing all the inhabitants of Atlanta. (4 pages) [accession number: 2001.064] D00995 1864 Sept 12 1 1 Contemporary copy of letter signed W.T. Sherman, in the field, to Major Colburn, September 12, 1864 Telegram of W.T. Sherman to James E. Yeatman, St. Louis, requesting shirts, combs, and other objects for prisoners. (1 page) D01649 1864 Sept 29 1 1 Telegram of W.T. Sherman, Atlanta, to Jas. E. Yeatman, September 29, 1864 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Savannah, Georgia, to J. Ewing, Washington, D.C., sends word of the capture of Savannah and describes military situation. (4 pages ) D00886 1864 Dec 31 1 1 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Hdqs. Military Div. of the Mississippi, Savannah, Ga., to J. Ewing, Washington, D.C., December 31, 1864 Document signed General J.E. Johnston et al. to E.W. Pettus regarding General Order No. 18. (3 pages) D00857 1865 Apr 27 1 1 Document signed General J. E. Johnston et al., Hd. Qrs. Army Tenn., near Greensboro, N.C., to Gen. E.W. Pettus, April 27, 1865 Menu of complimentary dinner for W.T. Sherman at Lindell Hotel, St. Louis. (1 invitation w/envelope) D00917 1865 July 20 1 1 Menu from a complimentary dinner for W.T. Sherman at Lindell Hotel, St. Louis, July 20, 1865 Letter signed W.T. Sherman to Major General O.O. Howard asking him to assist a Mr. Van Santvoord with information concerning a mutual friend. (1 page) D00965 1865 Nov 20 1 1 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Head Quarters Military Division of the Mississippi, Saint Louis, to Major General O.O. Howard, Washington, D.C., November 20, 1865 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to [General Edward Otho Cresap] Ord concerning the assignment of troops including comments on colored regiments. (3 pages) D00885 1865 Dec 26 1 1 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Head Quarters Military Division of the Mississippi, Saint Louis, to [E.O.C.] Ord, December 26, 1865 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to John T. Taylor, Cleves, Ohio, regarding back pay while serving duty in the post office in Savannah. (2 pages) D00901 1866 Jan 19 1 2 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Military Division of the Mississippi, Saint Louis, to John T. Taylor, Cleves, Hamilton Co., Ohio, January 19, 1866 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to General Edward Otho Cresap Ord, Detroit, regarding the placement of troops under Ord’s command in the Great Lakes region. (3 pages) D00902 1866 Jan 22 1 2 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Head Quarters Military Division of the Mississippi, Saint Louis, to Gen. E.O.C. Ord, Detroit, January 22, 1866 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to [General Edward Otho Cresap] Ord discussing requests for assistance received from veterans and widows and burdens placed on the military by emigrants heading to the West. (4 pages) D00929 1866 Mar 1 1 2 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Head Quarters Military Division of the Mississippi, Saint Louis, to [E.O.C.] Ord, March 1, 1866 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to Major General E.O.C. Ord, commander of the Department of the Ohio, detailing his itinerary for a trip to the West and Great Lakes. Also discusses his intention of reviewing troops to deal with possible uprising of the Irish Fenians. (4 pages) D00853 1866 Apr 21 1 2 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Military Division of the Mississippi, Saint Louis, to Major General E.O.C. Ord, commanding Department of the Ohio, April 21, 1866 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to Major General E.O.C. Ord, Detroit, notifying Ord that he will not visit Detroit as planned. Sherman makes suggestions to Ord in regard to appropriating funds for renovating forts in the Great Lakes region. (2 pages) D00908 1866 July 3 1 2 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Head Quarters Military Division of the Mississippi, Saint Louis, Mo., to Major General E.O.C. Ord, Comd. Dept. of the Ohio, Detroit, July 3, 1866 Letter signed W.T. Sherman to Mr. Allwood, Secretary of Legation, London, England, responding to a request by Lady Clarendon for an autograph. (1 page) D00959 1866 July 26 1 2 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Military Division of the Mississippi, Niagara, to Mr. Allwood, Secretary of Legation, London, July 26, 1866 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to General Jeff. C. Davis, Louisville, Kentucky, responds to a request for the placement of a recruit in the New Army. (2 pages) D00894 1867 Jan 2 1 2 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Military Division of the Missouri, Saint Louis, to Genl. Jeff. C. Davis, Louisville, Ky., January 2, 1867 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to [E.O.C.] Ord, tells him of a planned Mediterranean tour with his daughter Minnie Sherman. Expresses his disappointment that the tour will involve command matters. Refers to the loss of his son Willy at Vicksburg during the Civil War. (4 pages) D00855 1867 Apr 23 1 2 Letter signed W.T. Sherman to [E.O.C.] Ord, April 23, 1867 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to M.S. Brach, New York, noting that he is pleased that his daughter Minnie will be traveling with Brach’s daughter during Sherman’s Mediterranean tour and stating that he will visit the Brach’s home in Brooklyn before departing for the voyage. D00858 1867 Apr 29 1 2 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Military Division of the Missouri, Saint Louis, to M.S. Brach, New York, April 29, 1867 Letter of J.J.G. Whistler, Fort Rice, Dakota Territory, to W.A. Nichols, Military Division of Missouri, regarding commanding officer of Company H, 31st Infantry. Document contains a handwritten reply by W.T. Sherman to J.J.G. Whistler dated 28 May 1867 explaining that it would be better to allow Whistler’s son to finish his service in the army than ask for an early discharge. The request was forwarded to Governor Cox of Ohio. (1 page) D01012 1867 May 5 1 2 Letter signed J.J.G. Whistler, Fort Rice, Dakota Territory, to W.A. Nichols, May 5, 1867 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to M.S. Brach, Brooklyn, New York, offers his apologies and regrets to Brach’s daughter for the cancellation of Sherman’s trip to Europe and North Africa. Notes that his duties in the West in relation to Indian difficulties and troop training possess him to cancel the trip. (2 pages) D00954 1867 May 26 1 2 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Military Division of the Missouri, Saint Louis, Mo., to M.S. Brach, No. 66 Columbia St., Brooklyn, May 26, 1867 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to General E.O.C. Ord, Vicksburg, Mississippi, states that Indian difficulties are widespread particularly in regard to the building of the transcontinental railroad. Describes the actions taken by the Indians against the railroads and the rail routes that are being constructed. (4 pages) D00971 1867 May 28 1 2 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to [E.O.C.] Ord, May 28, 1867 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to J.W. Harper, Jr., New York, expresses his appreciation for a gift of Draper’s History of the War . (2 pages) [original w/transcription] D00916 1867 July 17 1 2 Letter single W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Military Division of the Missouri, Saint Louis, Mo., to J.W. Harper, Jr., New York, July 17, 1867 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to General I.H. Wilson, Davenport, Iowa, thanks him for sending him printed matter of interest and expresses his affection for Rock Island. (2 pages) D00957 1867 Oct 18 1 2 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Military Division of the Missouri, Saint Louis, Mo., to General I.H. Wilson, Davenport, Iowa, October 18, 1867 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to General I.H. Wilson, thanks Wilson for sending him a copy of the Herald containing the story of Wilson’s capture of Jeff Davis. (1 page) D00967 1867 Nov 25 1 2 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters, Military Division of the Missouri, Saint Louis, Mo., to [General I.H.] Wilson, November 25, 1867 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to Ord states that there is no reason to send troops to Salt Lake since there are no problems along the Pacific Railroad between Omaha and Salt Lake. Troops may be needed in California and should be shipped to Cheyenne by rail and then overland. (3 pages) D00890 1868 Feb 22 1 2 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to [E.O.C.] Ord, February 22, 1868 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to W.I. McDonald, Washington, D.C., acknowledging receipt of copies of the Indian Appropriations Bill and Deficiency Bill. (1 page) D01001 1868 Aug 9 1 2 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Military Division of the Missouri, St. Louis, Mo., to W.I. McDonald, Chief Clerk U. S. Senate, Washington, D.C., August 9, 1868 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to Mrs. J.J. O’Fallon, noting that arrangements had been made for Miss Ward to accompany me to Chicago. (2 pages) D00880 1868 Dec 11 1 2 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Military Division of the Missouri, Saint Louis, to Mrs. J.J. O'Fallon, December 11, 1868 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to J.J. O’Fallon, St. Louis, notifying her that Miss Ward arrived safely in Chicago and was transferred to Mrs. Dayton who accompanied her to Cincinnati with Generals Grant and Schofield and staff. (3 pages w/envelope) D00883 1868 Dec 20 1 2 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Military Division of the Missouri, Saint Louis, to Mrs. J.J. O'Fallon, Saint Louis, December 20, 1868 Document signed W.T. Sherman to Julius Pitzman congratulating Pitzman on the birth of his daughter. (1 page w/envelope) D00898 1869 Jan 16 1 2 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Military Division of the Missouri, Saint Louis, to [Julius] Pitzman, January 16, 1869 Letter of Alexander Stewart, Hamilton Fish et al. to W.T. Sherman, testimonial letter presenting Sherman a house in Washington as a reward for his service. (2 pages) [facsimile] D00931 1869 Mar 3 1 2 Testimonial letter of Alexander Stewart, Hamilton Fish et al., New York, to Wm. T. Sherman, March 3, 1869 Letter signed W.T. Sherman to General A. Ames, Jackson, Mississippi, advising Ames who was serving as provisional governor of Mississippi to stay out of politics and be suspicious of Mississippians who claim to favor the Grant administration. (4 pages) D00849 1869 Aug 2 1 2 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Washington, D.C., to General A. Ames, Jackson, Mississippi, August 2, 1869 Letter signed W.T. Sherman to Charley advises his cousin to stay on good terms with his commanding officers for the benefit of his military career. Expresses his regret that he was unable to visit his Uncle Charles before he died. (3 pages w/transcript) D00987 1869 Oct 8 1 2 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, War Department, Washington City, to his cousin Charley, October 8, 1869 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Washington, D.C., to E.O.C. Ord speaks of an invitation to attend a veterans encampment in Des Moines, Iowa, and politics surrounding the Grant administration. (4 pages) D00860 1870 Aug 1 1 3 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Army of the United States, Washington, D.C., to E.O.C. Ord, August 1, 1870 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Washington, to E.O.C. Ord speaks of army affairs and his powers as commander of the armies of the United States. (4 pages) D00991 1870 Oct 28 1 3 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Washington, to E.O.C. Ord, October 28, 1870 Letter signed Ellen B.E. Sherman, Washington, to Miss Dodge, a note written on a circular announcing the opening of the Grand Fair for the benefit of St. Mary’s Home of Industry. The note asks Miss Dodge to write letters for the fair’s post office. (2 pages) D00978 1870 Nov 10 1 3 Letter signed Ellen B.E. Sherman, Washington, to Miss Dodge, November 10, 1870 Letter signed Ellen B.E. Sherman to Miss Dodge states that she is sending five copies of the Catholic World for Dodge to read. Tells of her plans to travel to Cincinnati with General Sherman. (2 pages) D01652 1871 Apr 1 1 3 Letter signed Ellen B. E. Sherman, Washington, D.C., to Miss Dodge, April 1, 1871 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Washington, to E.O.C. Ord tells of Grant’s displeasure with some of the military divisions and the chain of command and expresses his opinion to the contrary. (4 pages) D00997 1871 Sept 30 1 3 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Army of the United States, Washington, D.C., to [E.O.C.] Ord, September 30, 1871 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Washington, to E.D. Morgan, New York, replies to letter regarding filling vacancy of General Meade’s position. States that he will advise the president to choose General McDowell for the position. (3 pages) D00977 1872 Nov 9 1 3 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Army of the United States, Washington, D.C., to E.D. Morgan, New York, November 9, 1872 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Washington, D.C., to George W. Keeley, St. Louis, regarding matters of personal finance. (2 pages w/envelope) D00913 1873 Mar 20 1 3 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Army of the United States, Washington, D.C., to George W. Keeley, 614 Pine Dr., St. Louis, March 20, 1873 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Washington, D.C., to W.P. Howard, St. Louis, regarding the sale of property in St. Louis. (2 pages) D00914 1873 Mar 25 1 3 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Washington, D.C., to W.P. Howard, St. Louis, March 25, 1873 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Washington, to C. Delano, secretary of the interior, regarding a matter relating to Mr. Eliot of Portland, Oregon, son of William Greenleaf Eliot of St. Louis. (2 pages) D00926 1873 June 17 1 3 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Army of the United States, Washington, to C. Delano, secretary of the interior, June 17, 1873 Letter signed Ellen Ewing Sherman, St. Louis, to Miss Hubbard sends a letter of the general and states that there are very few that she is willing to spare. (1 page) D00966 1873 Nov 20 1 3 Letter signed Ellen Ewing Sherman, 912 Garrison Ave., St. Louis, to Miss Hubbard, November 20, 1873 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Washington, to E.O.C. Ord advises him to remain at his current post in Omaha and not attempt to change commands. Sherman tells him it would be too expensive to change locations. D00854 1874 Apr 22 1 3 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Army of the United States, Washington, D.C., to [E.O.C.] Ord, April 22, 1874 Letter signed Ellen Ewing Sherman, Washington, to Mr. Blair sends regrets for missing the wedding of the Blair’s daughter. (2 pages) D00946 1874 May 16 1 3 Letter signed Ellen Ewing Sherman to Mr. Blair, May 16, 1874 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Washington, to E.O.C. Ord expresses his frustration and anger in regard to the command policies directed by the Grant administration. (4 pages) D00951 1874 May 22 1 3 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Army of the United States, Washington, D.C., to E.O.C. Ord, May 22, 1874 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Washington, D.C., to Moulton asks that he hand deliver letters to Robinson[?] and describes his itinerary for trip back to St. Louis. (2 pages) D00920 1874 June 3 1 3 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Army of the United States, Washington D.C., to Moulton, June 3, 1874 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Washington, to G.A. Ames, Saratoga, New York, discusses real estate and describes homes. (3 pages) D00867 1874 Aug 28 1 3 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Army of the United States, Washington, D.C., to G.A. Ames, Saratoga, August 28, 1874 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Washington, to John E. Williams, New York, stating that he must return to St. Louis and hopes it will be his last trip. Also invites Williams to Minnie’s wedding. (4 pages w/envelope) D00992 1874 Sept 2 1 3 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Washington, to John E. Williams, New York, September 2, 1874 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to brother inviting him to visit St. Louis anytime and provides details of the location of their home. (2 pages w/ transcript) D00884 1874 Dec 22 1 3 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Army of the United States, St. Louis, Mo., to his brother, December 22, 1874 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to Scott explains actions taken to gain controlling interest in a business venture and tells Scott that he plans to publish his memoirs. (4 pages) D00903 1875 Jan 23 1 3 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Army of the United States, St. Louis, Mo., to Scott, January 23, 1875 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to Charles Todd stating that it was his expectation to enjoy Todd’s company for the evening, but is committed to a previous engagement. (2 pages w/ envelope and Sherman’s calling card) D00871 1875 Feb 13 1 3 Letter and calling card of W. T. Sherman, Headquarters Army of the United States, St. Louis, Mo., to Charles Todd, February 13, 1875 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to whom it may concern: A letter of introduction from Sherman asking that the proper officers and authorities assist Colonel Henry B. Carrington with his historical research. (3 pages) D00947 1875 May 17 1 3 Letter of introduction signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Army of the United States, St. Louis, Mo., to whom it may concern, May 17, 1875 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to E.O.C. Ord stating that he had received Ord’s letter and he has no doubts that Ord’s men will deal effectively with unrest along the Mexican border. (3 pages) D00950 1875 May 19 1 3 Letter from W. T. Sherman, Headquarters Army of the United States, St. Louis, Mo., to [E. O. C.] Ord, May 19, 1875 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to General Irvin McDowell concerning a formal order of leave submitted by McDowell. (4 pages) D00952 1875 May 24 1 3 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Army of the United States, St. Louis, Mo., to [General Irvin] McDowell, May 24, 1875 Letter signed W.T. Sherman to Ord regarding unrest along the Mexican border and his opinion that the United States should not attempt to annex more Mexican land. (4 pages) D00927 1875 June 26 1 3 Letter signed W.T. Sherman to [E.O.C.] Ord, June 26, 1875 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to George W. Wood, Quincy, Illinois, stating that he has arranged to travel to Keokuk for a celebration and will visit Quincy (3 pages) D00928 1875 June 30 1 3 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Army of the United States, St. Louis, Mo., to George W. Wood, Quincy, Illinois, June 30, 1875 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to George W. Wood, Quincy, Illinois, acknowledging receipt of Wood’s letter and expresses his wish to visit Quincy again in the future. (3 pages) D00911 1875 July 7 1 3 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Army of the United States, St. Louis, Mo., to George W. Wood, Quincy, Illinois, July 7, 1875 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to E.O.C. Ord advises Ord pursue Mexican bandits into Mexico without the permission of the Mexican commander of Matamoros. Warns Ord to proceed cautiously to avoid an international incident that could reflect negatively on the military. (4 pages) D00912 1875 July 14 1 3 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, Mo., to [E.O.C.] Ord, July 14, 1875 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to E.O.C. Ord regarding the wife of one of his 10th Cavalry officers who was responsible for the dismissal of Lt. Wallingford, 7th Cavalry, due to her reputation as a prostitute and lewd woman. (4 pages) D00918 1875 July 23 1 3 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Army of the United States, St. Louis, Mo., to [E.O.C.] Ord, July 23, 1875 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to brother asks him to send an invitation to General Nelson A. Miles at Fort Leavenworth. (3 pages) D00865 1875 Aug 26 1 3 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Army of the United States, St. Louis, Mo., to his brother, August 26, 1875 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to E.O.C. Ord discusses the situation with border raids in Texas and states that Indian hostilities in the region have ceased. (4 pages) D00993 1875 Sept 3 1 3 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Army of the United States, St. Louis, Mo., to [E.O.C.] Ord, September 3, 1875 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to E.O.C. Ord writes of family news and states that he will not answer criticisms of his memoirs but will let the book stand on its own. There is also a mention of the political situation surrounding the Whiskey Ring corruption scandal. (4 pages) D00876 1875 Dec 8 1 3 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, Mo., to E.O.C. Ord, December 8, 1875 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to unknown admiral thanking him for sending him a volume prepared in honor of the admiral’s father whom Sherman greatly admired. (2 pages) D00887 1875 Dec 31 1 3 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Army of the United States, St. Louis, Mo., to unknown admiral, December 31, 1875 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to J.T. Lanigan, New York, concerning a copy of an address Sherman made at Washington University on February 22, 1876. (2 pages) D00893 1876 Feb 26 1 4 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Army of the United States, St. Louis, Mo., to J.T. Lanigan, New York, February 26, 1876 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to W.W. Jarvis, Troy, Illinois, states that he has met with Major Simpson and agreed to retain his 1/10 share in Sherman Park. (4 pages) D00930 1876 Mar 1 1 4 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Army of the United States, St. Louis, Mo., to W.W. Jarvis, Troy, Illinois, March 1, 1876 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to Lt. J.C. Scantling, Morganton, North Carolina, asks the lieutenant to deliver a special letter to the sister of a man who applied to Sherman for an appointment in the Egyptian Army. (3 pages) D00932 1876 Mar 3 1 4 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Army of the United States, St. Louis, Mo., to Lt. J.C. Scantling, 2nd Artillery, Morganton, NC, March 3, 1876 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to [Admiral David Dixon] Porter discusses political scandals in the Grant White House and the effects on Grant’s life after leaving office. States that he will not return to Washington unless ordered and will not remove his family from St. Louis under any circumstances. (4 pages) D00935 1876 Mar 15 1 4 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to [Admiral David Dixon] Porter, March 15, 1876 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Washington, to E.O.C. Ord tells of matters surrounding filling of a vacancy for the position of governor of Leavenworth Prison. Describes the atmosphere in Washington surrounding incoming President Rutherford B. Hayes and tells of Grant’s plans following his retirement from office. (4 pages) D00915 1877 Mar 25 1 4 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Washington, D.C., to [E.O.C.] Ord, March 26, 1877 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Washington, D.C., to Vinnie Ream, sculptress, states that he has too many calls on his time to pose for artists. (2 pages) D00936 1878 Mar 26 1 4 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Army of the United States, Washington, D.C., to Vinnie Ream, March 26, 1878 Note signed W.T. Sherman to unknown colonel stating that he cannot visit but Major Turner and Simpson Clary will act in his place. Note written on reverse of Sherman’s calling card. (1 page) D01005 1878 Aug 23 1 4 Note signed W.T. Sherman to unknown colonel, August 23, 1878 Letter signed O.M. Poe, Sherman’s aide de camp, Washington, to Thomas C. Powell, writes to Powell on behalf of General Sherman that the anecdote previously mentioned by Powell cannot be absolutely attributed to Abraham Lincoln. Powell suggests that the story originated with the Union soldiers during the Civil War. (3 pages) D00873 1878 Dec 3 1 4 Letter signed O.M. Poe, Washington, to Thomas C. Powell, December 3, 1878 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Washington, to Honorable Nathan Cole, regarding a portfolio containing the plans and drawings of the St. Louis Arsenal sent to him by General Meigs. (3 pages) D00875 1878 Dec 4 1 4 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Army of the United States, Washington, D.C., to Honorable Nathan Cole, December 4, 1878 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Washington, to Lt. J.C. Scantling, Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland, wishing him sincere congratulations on his upcoming marriage. (2 pages) D01654 1879 Apr 15 1 4 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Army of the United States, Washington, D.C., to Lieut. J.C. Scantling, Fort McHenry, Baltimore, April 15, 1879 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Washington, D.C., to Reverend Henry Ward Beecher, Brooklyn, New York, regarding the purchase of a rifle from U.S. Army stores. (4 pages) D00956 1879 Oct 11 1 4 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Army of the United States, Washington, D.C., to Reverend Henry Ward Beecher, Brooklyn, October 11, 1879 Document signed W.T. Sherman, a telephone message to War Department, ordering a carriage for his use on that day to be charged to the Smithsonian account. (1 page) D00969 1879 Oct 16 1 4 Telephone message of W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Army of the United States, Washington, D.C., to the War Department, October 16, 1879 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Washington, to Mrs. James H. Lucas, St. Louis, regarding a telegram announcing the death of Mr. Lucas. (2 pages) [photostat] D00979 1879 Nov 12 1 4 Written invitation to General Fletcher requesting his company for dinner at the home of General Sherman. (1 page) D00998 circa 1880 1 4 Written invitation of William T. Sherman to General Fletcher, ca. 1880 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Washington, to Martin I. Townsend, Troy, New York, concerning a request for a photograph. (2 pages) D00895 1880 Jan 3 1 4 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Army of the United States, Washington, D.C., to Hon. Martin J. Townsend, Troy, New York, January 3, 1880 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Washington, D.C., to Mrs. Beale stating that he must refuse her invitation since his daughter is visiting from St. Louis. (2 pages) D01656 1880 Apr 20 1 4 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Army of the United States, Washington, D.C., to Mrs. Beale, April 20, 1880 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Washington, to Honorable J.K. Upton, Treasury Department, stating that he did not intend to ask for a set of Raymond’s Mines and Mining for himself but for General R.P. Hammond. (2 pages) D00941 1880 May 7 1 4 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Washington, to Honorable J.K. Upton, Treasury Department, May 7, 1880 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Washington, to General Edwin McDowell writes of his daughter’s travels and her expected trip to China with her husband. States that he will attend the 200th anniversary of the discovery of the Falls of St. Anthony in Minneapolis on July 3. (4 pages) D00942 1880 May 11 1 4 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Washington, to General Edwin McDowell, May 11, 1880 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Washington, D.C., to W.W. Jarvis, Troy, Illinois, regarding a share of land purchased in the Sherman Park property. (4 pages) D00851 1880 Aug 15 1 4 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Army of the United States, Washington, D.C., to W.W. Jarvis, Troy, Illinois, August 15, 1880 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Washington, D.C., to W.W. Jarvis, Troy, Illinois, acknowledges the receipt of a deed for 84 acres in Sherman Park, Madison County, Illinois, and asks Jarvis to care for property in his absence. (4 pages) D00852 1880 Aug 17 1 4 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Army of the United States, Washington, D.C., to W.W. Jarvis, Troy, Ills., August 17, 1880 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Washington, D.C., to W.W. Jarvis, Troy, Illinois, regarding real estate sales in connection to Sherman’s property in Sherman Park. (3 pages) D00861 1880 Aug 20 1 4 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Washington, D.C., to W.W. Jarvis, Troy, Illinois, August 20, 1880 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to W.W. Jarvis, states that he has just returned from California and will send a check for Jarvis’s survey work. Expresses his wish to sell a portion of the land and buy some adjoining property. (1 page) D00963 1880 Nov 1 1 4 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to W.W. Jarvis, November 1, 1880 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Washington, D.C., letter of introduction on behalf of Major Henry S. Turner, formerly of the 1st U.S. Dragoons. (2 pages) D00868 1880 Dec 2 1 4 Letter of introduction signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Army of the United States, Washington, D.C., December 2, 1880 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Washington, D.C., to W.W. Jarvis, states that he is returned from Boston and New York and gives Jarvis permission to bid on property in Sherman’s name. (1 page) D01008 1880 Dec 29 1 4 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Army of the United States, Washington, D.C., to W.W. Jarvis, December 29, 1880 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Washington, to [William] Scott states that he got back to St. Louis on Friday and learned of Scott’s illness. (1 page) D01000 1881 Apr 17 1 5 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Army of the United States, Washington, D.C., to [William] Scott, April 17, 1881 Letter signed J.A. Warner, Troy, Illinois, to W.T. Sherman, Washington, D.C., notifying him that his firm, John G. Moore & Company, needs the permission of the landowners along the construction of the railroad to erect telegraph lines. (1 page) D00877 1881 Dec 8 1 5 Letter signed J.A. Warner, Troy, Illinois, to W.T. Sherman, Washington, D.C., December 8, 1881 Letter signed [W.T.] Sherman, Washington, to E.O.C. Ord explains the particulars of the officer’s school at Fort Leavenworth and speaks of his efforts to improve conditions relating to the retirement of officers (4 pages) D00943 1882 May 14 1 5 Letter signed [W.T.] Sherman, Headquarters Army of the United States, Washington, D.C., to [E.O.C.] Ord, May 14, 1882 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Washington, D.C., to W.W. Jarvis, Troy, Illinois, tells Jarvis of his retirement date and the family’s plans to return to St. Louis upon his retirement. (3 pages) D00910 1882 July 6 1 5 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Army of the United States, Washington, D.C., to W.W. Jarvis, Troy, Illinois, July 6, 1882 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Washington, D.C., to Commander S.R. Franklin, U.S. Navy, inviting him to dinner. (1 page) D01006 1882 Dec 3 1 5 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Army of the United States, Washington, D.C., to Commander S.R. Franklin, U.S. Navy, December 3, 1882 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Washington, D.C., to Jarvis thanks him for forwarding a rent payment and gives his opinion on the state of the cattle industry and its future in the United States. (3 pages) D00938 1883 Mar 30 1 5 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Army of the United States, Washington, D.C., to [W.W.] Jarvis, March 30, 1883 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Washington, D.C., to postmaster of Sandusky, Ohio, states that the subject of the postmaster’s letter is within the jurisdiction of the secretary of war and not of the general of the army. (2 pages) D01660 1883 Apr 11 1 5 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Army of the United States, Washington, D.C., to C.M. Keyes, Postmaster, Sandusky, Ohio, April 11, 1883 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Washington, D.C., to Jarvis expresses his desire to put his St. Louis real estate holdings in order and provides details. (3 pages) D00921 1883 June 4 1 5 Letter from W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Army of the United States, Washington, D.C., to [W.W.] Jarvis, June 4, 1883 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Washington, D.C., to Jarvis states that he expects to be established in St. Louis by Christmas of that year. D00922 1883 June 10 1 5 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Army of the United States, Washington, D.C., to [W.W.] Jarvis, June 10, 1883 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to Jarvis writes that he is satisfied as to the value of his farm property in Illinois. (3 pages) D00812 1883 Nov 25 1 5 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, 912 Garrison Avenue, St. Louis, Mo., to [W.W.] Jarvis, November 25, 1883 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to [General Amos] Beckwith states that Mrs. Sherman does not want to buy the wagon offered by Beckwith. (3 pages) D00874 1883 Dec 3 1 5 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, 912 Garrison Avenue, St. Louis, Mo., to [General Amos] Beckwith, December 3, 1883 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to Jarvis states that he is interested in Joseph Charless Cabanne’s attempt to start a dairy venture in St. Louis. (4 pages) D00879 1883 Dec 9 1 5 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, 912 Garrison Avenue, St. Louis, Mo., to [W.W.] Jarvis, December 9, 1883 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to Mr. Ranscroft, tells Ranscroft that he will encourage others to attend author Matthew Arnold’s lectures when the former visits St. Louis. (2 pages) D00907 1884 Jan 27 1 5 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, 912 Garrison Avenue, St. Louis, Mo., to Mr. Ranscroft, January 27, 1884 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to [William] Scott, New York, offers words of encouragement to Scott and delivers news and opinions on friends and family. (4 pages) D00872 1884 Feb 16 1 5 Letter from W.T. Sherman, 912 Garrison Avenue, St. Louis, Mo., to [William] Scott, February 16, 1884 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to [Benjamin] Alvord comments on Alvord’s recent article in the Bulletin of the American Geographical Society concerning grasslands in western North America. (4 pages) D00891 1884 Feb 22 1 5 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, 912 Garrison Avenue, St. Louis, Mo., to General [Benjamin] Alvord, February 22, 1884 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to Garrison suggesting Garrison’s family get in touch with Dr. Bary of Enterprise, Florida, and offers advice for a Florida trip. (3 pages) D00934 1884 Mar 10 1 5 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, 912 Garrison Avenue, St. Louis, Mo., to Garrison, March 10, 1884 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to W. Wilkinson comments on the general health of the men under his command during his march through the South during the Civil War. (4 pages) D00846 1884 Apr 20 1 5 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to W. Wilkinson, April 20, 1884 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to H.B. Kerone thanking him for tickets to musical and literary entertainment. (2 pages w/envelope) D00944 1884 May 14 1 5 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, 912 Garrison Avenue, St. Louis, Mo., to H.B. Kerone, St. Louis, May 14, 1884 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to E.C. Brown, New York, describes engravings and paintings of himself created by various artists. (2 pages) D00945 1884 May 14 1 5 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, 912 Garrison Avenue, St. Louis, Mo., to E.C. Brown, 1473 Park Av., Ny, May 14, 1884 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to Miss Middleton concerning the death of Mary Thompson Hunt and discusses theological issues. (4 pages) D00949 1884 May 18 1 5 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, 912 Garrison Avenue, St. Louis, Mo., to Miss Middleton, May 18, 1884 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to Jarvis discusses visits to his farm property in Illinois and the expresses faith in the farm hands working the land. (4 pages) D00955 1884 May 26 1 5 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, 912 Garrison Avenue, St. Louis, Mo., to [W.W.] Jarvis, May 26, 1884 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to John Hicks, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, expresses his regret that he cannot accept any more invitations to events during 1884. (1 page) D01014 1884 May 26 1 5 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, 912 Garrison Avenue, St. Louis, Mo., to John Hicks, Oshkosh, Wis., May 26, 1884 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to [William] Scott, New York, discusses a financial scandal on Wall Street and describes his home in St. Louis. (8 pages) D00909 1884 July 5 1 5 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, 912 Garrison Avenue, St. Louis, Mo., to [William] Scott, July 5, 1884 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to [John Eaton] Tourtellotte, Sherman’s aide-de-camp, tells of family news and conditions in St. Louis. (8 pages) D00994 1884 Sept 7 1 5 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, 912 Garrison Avenue, St. Louis, Mo., to [John Eaton] Tourtellotte, Sherman's aide-de-camp, September 7, 1884 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to [John Eaton] Tourtellotte, discusses plans to attend a wedding and discusses failure of Harrison Wire Company and others in the iron business after the introduction of steel cable and wire. (8 pages) D00768 1884 Oct 5 1 5 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to [John Eaton] Tourtellotte, October 5, 1884 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to [William] Scott, New York, discusses the financial effects of the collapse of the Harrison Wire Company on several of his friends. (4 pages) D00988 1884 Oct 23 1 5 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to [William] Scott, October 23, 1884 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to C.S. Freeborn, St. Louis, returns tickets sent to him in support of a local charity and states that presently he cannot invest his time or money in any more charities. (2 pages) D00810 1884 Nov 2 1 5 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, 912 Garrison Avenue, St. Louis, Mo., to C.S. Freeborn, 309 Olive St., St. Louis, November 2, 1884 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to [John Eaton] Tourtellotte states that he hopes that Blaine will win the presidential election and offers his opinions on the political situation. Tells of family and local news. (8 pages) D00980 1884 Nov 4 1 5 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, 912 Garrison Avenue, St. Louis, Mo., to [John Eaton] Tourtellotte, November 4, 1884 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to Granger congratulating him on his business success and stating that he is always glad to hear when one of his old soldiers is doing well. (3 pages) D00878 1884 Dec 8 1 5 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, 912 Garrison Avenue, St. Louis, Mo., to Granger, December 8, 1884 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to William Taussig acknowledging receipt of the complimentary bridge passes for 1885. (1 page) D01010 1885 Jan 12 1 6 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, Mo., to Wm. Taussig, January 12, 1885 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to [William] Scott, New York, asks him to send Mrs. Sherman a bag of best coffee and states that he is not disturbed by the Jefferson Davis controversy. (3 pages) D00897 1885 Jan 14 1 6 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, 912 Garrison Avenue, St. Louis, Mo., to [William] Scott, January 14, 1885 Letter signed Ellen Ewing Sherman to [William] Scott, New York, thanking him for the coffee. (3 pages w/envelope) D00904 1885 Jan 24 1 6 Letter signed Ellen Ewing Sherman, 912 Garrison Ave., St. Louis, to [William] Scott, New York, January 24, 1885 Letter signed William Scott to Mrs. Sherman states that he has forwarded her request for coffee to his son and that a bag has been sent. Also discusses different kinds of coffee. (2 pages) D00905 1885 Jan 26 1 6 Letter signed Wm. Scott, 1111 East 23rd St., to Mrs. Sherman, January 26, 1885 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to [John Eaton] Tourtellotte discusses the hiring of a new clerk and expresses concern over U.S. Grant’s health and rumors that Grant is dying of cancer. (8 pages) D00933 1885 Mar 4 1 6 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, 912 Garrison Avenue, St. Louis, Mo., to [John Eaton] Tourtellotte, March 4, 1885 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to Laura V. Harbaugh, Washington, D.C., states that he is ready to be called East upon the death of General Grant and writes at length on Fitch and the iron business in St. Louis. (8 pages) D01624 1885 Apr 5 1 6 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, 912 Garrison Ave., Saint Louis, Mo., to Miss Laura V. Harbaugh, Washington, D.C., April 5, 1885 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to [John Eaton] Tourtellotte tells of family news and expresses concern for the financial well being of his friend Fitch. (4 pages) D00939 1885 May 4 1 6 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to [John Eaton] Tourtellotte, May 4, 1885 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to H.I. Lamb, Boston, states that he has a large collection of his letters but wishes to retain them for future use. (1 page) D01013 1885 May 11 1 6 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, Mo., to H.I. Lamb, Boston, May 11, 1885 Letter signed William T. Sherman, St. Louis, to J.B. Pond, New York, declines Pond’s invitation to travel on a lecture tour and gives reason by citing the story of a miner he encountered during the Gold Rush in California. (4 pages) D00767 1885 Oct 2 1 6 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, 912 Garrison Avenue, St. Louis, Mo., to J.B. Pond, New York, October 2, 1885 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to Laura V. Harbaugh, Washington, D.C., stating that he tries to avoid Washington, D.C., due to so many people flocking there for government employment. (4 pages w/envelope) D00906 1886 Jan 26 1 6 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, 912 Garrison Avenue, St. Louis, Mo., to Miss Laura V. Harbaugh, Washington, D.C., January 26, 1886 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to [John Eaton] Tourtellotte speaks of plans to move to New York City and mentions an article that incorrectly interprets a quote made by Sherman on Grant. (12 pages) D00888 1886 Feb 3 1 6 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, 912 Garrison Avenue, St. Louis, Mo., to [John Eaton] Tourtellotte, February 3, 1886 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to Crawford gives family news and tells of attending General Hancock’s funeral and expresses his dismay over the deaths of his old comrades. (4 pages) D00892 1886 Feb 25 1 6 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, 912 Garrison Avenue, St. Louis, Mo., to Crawford, February 25, 1886 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to Henry S. Allen, New York, explains that he has revised his memoirs and a second edition has been prepared and sent to Appleton Publishers. (3 pages) D01625 1886 Apr 4 1 6 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, 912 Garrison Avenue, St. Louis, Mo., to Henry S. Allen, New York, April 4, 1886 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to [John Eaton] Tourtellotte states that he will not visit Miles at Leavenworth since Miles will be sent to manage the Apaches. Expresses his opinion about the Apaches and attempts by the press to romanticize them. Further states that the main streets in St. Louis have all been paved but side streets still messy with melting snow. (4 pages) D01661 1886 Apr 5 1 6 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, 912 Garrison Avenue, St. Louis, Mo., to [John Eaton] Tourtellotte, April 5, 1886 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to General Schofield, Governor’s Island, New York, congratulates him on his fortune and new home in New York. (4 pages) D00847 1886 Apr 20 1 6 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, 912 Garrison Avenue, St. Louis, Mo., to General J.M. Schofield, Governor's Island, N. York, April 20, 1886 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to Edgar F. Goodwin, Brooklyn, New York, answering a request for an autograph. D00923 1886 June 14 1 6 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, 912 Garrison Avenue, St. Louis, Mo., to Edgar F. Goodwin, Brooklyn, New York, June 14, 1886 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, San Francisco, California, to Marion De L. Adams tells her of his recent move from St. Louis to New York due to his children’s dislike of the city and encourages Adams to go to St. Louis to teach art at Washington University. (4 pages) D00919 1886 July 27 1 6 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, San Francisco, Cal., to Miss Marion De L. Adams, 1227 L. St., Washington, D.C., July 27, 1886 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, New York, to Reverend R. Davis, states that he is unable to answer Davis’ question. (1 page) D00970 1886 Oct 20 1 6 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, New York, to Reverend R. Davis, October 20, 1886 Letter signed W.T. Sherman to John J. O’Brien, St. Louis, states that he paid St. Louis property taxes for 1886 and found an error and asks O’Brien to correct it since he no longer resides in St. Louis. (1 page) D00964 1886 Nov 4 1 6 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Saint Louis, Mo., to John J. O'Brien, Assessor of Taxes, Saint Louis, Mo., November 4, 1886 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, New York, to William Taussig, St. Louis, states that it was kind of him to think of Sherman in the distribution of the annual favors of the St. Louis Bridge. (1 page) D01009 1887 Jan 3 1 6 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, 5th Ave. Hotel, New York, to William Taussig, St. Louis, Mo., January 3, 1887 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, New York, to M. Louise Thomas giving a lengthy refusal of an invitation. (2 pages) D00899 1887 Jan 17 1 6 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, New York, to M. Louise Thomas, January 17, 1887 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, New York, to Jarvis states that he approves of anything Jarvis does in his interest. (2 pages) D00960 1887 Mar 9 1 6 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Army Building, New York, to [W.W.] Jarvis, March 9, 1887 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, New York, to George H. Morgan, St. Louis, regarding the creation of a statue of Grant to be placed in Forest Park in St. Louis. (3 pages) D00937 1887 Mar 29 1 6 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Army Building, New York, to George H. Morgan, St. Louis, March 29, 1887 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, New York, to Nelson Cole, St. Louis, states that he will not be a candidate for the commander in chief of the Grand Army of the Republic and will cast his vote for Warner of Kansas City. (1 page) D01004 1887 Aug 21 1 6 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Fifth Avenue Hotel, Madison Square, New York, to Nelson Cole, St. Louis, Mo., August 21, 1887 Sympathy note to Mr. & Mrs. Jarvis on the death of their son Willie Sherman Jarvis. (1 page) D01017 1887 Sept 14 1 6 Sympathy note to Mr. and Mrs. Jarvis signed W.T. Sherman, September 14, 1887 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, New York, to George H. Morgan, St. Louis, provides opinion on the location of the Grant statue in Forest Park, St. Louis. (3 pages) D00889 1888 Feb 4 1 6 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, 5th Ave. Hotel, New York, to George H. Morgan, Merchant's Exchange, St. Louis, February 4, 1888 Letter of W.T. Sherman, New York, to George H. Morgan, St. Louis, regarding the location of the Grant statue and his belief that the location should be chosen by the resident members of the board. (3 pages) D00972 1888 May 28 1 6 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Army Building, New York, to George H. Morgan, Secty, Grant Monument Assn., St. Louis, May 28, 1888 Letter of W.T. Sherman, New York, to George H. Morgan, St. Louis, states that he is glad that the location of the statue has been selected but supposes that he will be unable to attend the unveiling. (2 pages) D00924 1888 June 15 1 6 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Army Building, New York, to George H. Morgan - Secty, Grant Monument Assn., St. Louis, Mo., June 15, 1888 Letter of W.T. Sherman, New York, to George H. Morgan, St. Louis, declines an offer by the Grant statue committee to preside over the unveiling of the statue. (2 pages) D00996 1888 Sept 17 1 6 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, 75. W. 71st St., New York, to George H. Morgan, St. Louis, September 17, 1888 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, New York, to George H. Morgan, St. Louis, states that he has so many calls for his time that he cannot attend all the ceremonies in which he is invited. (3 pages) D00989 1888 Oct 24 1 6 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, 75 West 71 Street, New York, to George H. Morgan, Merchant's Exchange, St. Louis, Mo., October 24, 1888 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, New York, to actor [Lawrence] Barrett canceling his dinner plans with Barrett due to a medical condition and expresses his regret that he cannot meet Barrett’s son-in-law Baron Von Roden. (4 pages) D00813 1888 Nov 25 1 6 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, New York, to [actor Lawrence] Barrett, November 25, 1888 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, New York, to Dan Garrison reminisces about early days of their friendship. (4 pages) D00881 1888 Dec 11 1 6 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, No. 75 West 71st St., New York, to Dan Garrison, December 11, 1888 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, New York, to George H. Morgan, St. Louis, states that everything that the Grant Committee of St. Louis has done has met with his approval. States that despite his plans to visit St. Louis often, he is unable to do so. (3 pages) D00896 1889 Jan 7 1 6 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, 75 West 71 St., New York, to George H. Morgan, Merchant's Exchange, St. Louis, Mo., January 7, 1889 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, New York, to Mrs. Ella Fletcher Bartholow, St. Louis, regarding a recommendation she requested on behalf of her father for a position in the Harrison administration. (3 pages) D00870 1889 Feb 8 1 6 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, No. 75 West 71 St., New York, to Mrs. Ella Fletcher Bartholow, February 8, 1889 Letter signed John Sherman, London, Great Britain, to Robert McCormick thanks him for tickets to Royal Chapel. (1 page) D01002 1889 Aug 11 1 6 Letter signed John Sherman, London, Great Britain, to Robert McCormick, August 11, 1889 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, New York, to W.W. Jarvis, Troy, Illinois, notifying him that he has appointed his son P.T. Sherman as his attorney and agent for managing his property. (1 page) D01018 1889 Sept 22 1 6 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, No. 75 West 71 St., New York, to W.W. Jarvis, Exchange Bank, Troy, Ills., September 22, 1889 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, New York, to W.W. Jarvis requesting that all future payments collected by Jarvis on behalf of Sherman be transferred to P.T. Sherman who now controls all of Sherman’s property. (1 page) D01019 1889 Sept 23 1 6 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, New York, to W.W. Jarvis, September 23, 1889 Letter of W.T. Sherman, New York, to James E. Taylor, New York, giving his opinion on a painting. (2 pages) D00940 1890 May 5 1 6 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, 75 West 71 Street, New York, to James E. Taylor, New York, May 5, 1890 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, New York, to proprietor of Youngs Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts, seeking reservations for an average good room to be used during his visit to the Grand Army of the Republic encampment. (2 pages) D00953 1890 May 25 1 6 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, No. 75 West 71st Street, New York, to the proprietor of Youngs Hotel, Boston, Mass., May 25, 1890 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, New York, to Captain J.C. Scantling, Fort Washington, states that he was glad to receive the letter of his marriage to Ellen Lee of Baltimore. (1 page) D00958 1891 Jan 27 1 6 Letter signed W.T. Sherman, No. 75 West 71st Street, New York, to Captain J.C. Scantling, Fort Washington, January 27, 1891 Letter signed P.T. Sherman, New York, to W.W. Jarvis, Troy, Illinois, acknowledges that he received the proceeds of the sale of the Sherman property and is satisfied. (1 page) D00999 1892 Apr 5 1 7 Letter signed P.T. Sherman, Law Office of Sherman and Stanton, 59 Wall Street, New York, to W.W. Jarvis, Troy, Ills., April 5, 1892 Letter signed John Sherman, Mansfield, Ohio, to W.H. Sampson expressing his views on the silver question. (1 page) D01003 1896 Aug 14 1 7 Letter signed John Sherman, Mansfield, Ohio, to W.H. Samson, August 14, 1896 Article. “General W.T. Sherman as a College President,” David French Boyd. University Bulletin , Louisiana State University. D00814 1910 Oct 1 7 Article titled "General W.T. Sherman as a College President" by David French Boyd, published by University Bulletin , Louisiana State University, October 1910 Article. “General William T. Sherman as a History Teacher,” Walter L. Fleming. Educational Review , Louisiana State University. D00815 1910 Oct 1 7 Article titled "General William T. Sherman as a History Teacher" by Walter L. Fleming, published by Educational Review , Louisiana State University, October 1910 Proofs of two privately published Sherman letters owned by W.K. Bixby: W.T. Sherman to General U.S. Grant, May 10, 1865, regarding his orders to march through the city of Richmond. Also discusses Sherman’s ongoing feud with General Henry Halleck (5 pages); undated letter of W.T. Sherman to General William M. McPherson regarding a letter by Sherman concerning African-Americans that was reprinted in the American press. Also mentions his opinion on the substitution policy that allowed men to hire others to enlist and fight for them. (2 pages) 1916 Oct 1 1 7 Printed copy of letter of W.T. Sherman, St. Louis, to Wm. M. McPherson, published October 1, 1916 Printed copy of letter of W.T. Sherman, Headquarters, Military Division of the Mississippi, in the field, camp opposite Richmond, to Gen'l U. S. Grant, published October 1, 1916 Two letters from the Frederick W. Beinecke Collection printed in a booklet entitled “The California Gold Field in 1848.” 1964 Dec 1 7 W.T. Sherman calling card with note on back introducing Col. Pitzman of St. Louis. D00975 no date 1 8 Calling card of W.T. Sherman, no date W.T. Sherman calling card. D00962 no date 1 8 Calling card of W.T. Sherman, no date Letter signed W.T. Sherman to unknown states that all is well in the South but is anxious to know what manner of government they will have and expresses his dislike of Halleck’s interference into his business. (2 pages) [fragment] D00976 no date 1 8 Letter signed W.T. Sherman to unknown recipient, no date Letter of W.T. Sherman to unknown asks if there is any reason to submit to the insult contained in Halleck’s dispatch in the New York papers. (1 page) [fragment] D01015 no date 1 8 Letter fragment of W.T. Sherman to unknown recipient, no date Letter of W.T. Sherman to unknown states that he has seen Halleck’s perfidious and infamous order to disregard my truce. (1 page) D01016 no date 1 8 Letter fragment of W.T. Sherman to unknown recipient, no date Notes in regard to memorandum given to Julius Birge by General W.T. Sherman. (5 pages) [photocopy] D00974 no date 1 8