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Guide to the Henry O. Havemeyer Collection of Portrait Prints of American Statesmen
[1790]-[1955], (Bulk [1830]-[1900])
 PR 25

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Descriptive Summary

 
Title: Henry O. Havemeyer Collection of Portrait Prints of American Statesmen
Dates: [1790]-[1955], (Bulk [1830]-[1900])
Abstract: The collection consists of ca. 3,500 prints of United States presidents, vice-presidents, cabinet officers, and Supreme Court justices. Most are engravings or lithographs but also present are woodcuts, etchings, photogravures, illustrations from books, portrayals on sheet music covers, and profiles on silk badges.
Quantity: 44.17 Linear feet (36 boxes, ca. 3500 prints)
Location note: Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections
Call Phrase: PR 25

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Biographical Note

Henry Osborne Havemeyer (1876-1965) was born in New York, the son of Theodore A. Havemeyer (1839-1897) and Emilie de Loosey Havemeyer (1840-1914), the daughter of the Austrian Consul General at New York. The Havemeyers had eight other children, all of whom lived to majority, and three homes: a mansion at 244 Madison Avenue on the southwest corner of Thirty-eighth Street, a villa on Bellevue Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island, and a stock farm at Mahwah, New Jersey.

Theodore Havemeyer was the third generation of his family to be involved in the sugar industry in New York City. His grandfather Frederick Christian Havemeyer (1774-1841) emigrated from London to New York in 1802 to join his brother William (1770-1851); they opened a refinery on Budd (later Van Dam) Street in lower Manhattan. Eventually two of their sons, William Frederick (1804-1874) and Frederick C., Jr. (1807-1891) joined the firm, followed by three of Frederick Jr.'s sons: Theodore and two of his brothers, George W. (1837-1861) and Henry Osborne (1847-1907). The corporation's name changed over the years to reflect the various family partnerships as well as to incorporate in-laws and other partners that invested in the firm. The Havemeyers relocated their refining plant to the north Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg in 1855 and, with a fourth generation of family as directors, continued in operation into the twentieth century.

Henry Osborne Havemeyer was schooled by private tutors and, as a child, moved seasonally with his family among their three residences, except for the years from 1884-1886 when the family lived in Europe. He entered Yale College in the fall of 1896, but did not return to school the next year: after his father's death, at the request of his namesake uncle he remained in New York to learn the sugar refining business. Havemeyer received his company training by working in various positions beginning as a sugar sampler on the East River docks; within two years he had risen to Assistant Superintendent of the plant. In the fall of 1899 he returned to Yale and graduated with his class in June 1900. The following month Havemeyer married Charlotte Whiting (1880-1962) of Newport, after which the couple left for a three-month grand tour of Europe.

Upon his return to New York, Havemeyer entered the main Wall Street office of the American Sugar Refining Company (the parent company of the Havemeyer firm) in order to learn the accounting and financial end of the business. In 1906 he left that office and became president of the Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal, a railroad facility that was a subsidiary of the Havemeyer firm. Henry O. Havemeyer was a director of several refining, mining, rail, insurance, and banking companies during his lifetime, and was a member of social clubs in New York, Newport, Florida, and North Carolina; and two heritage societies, the Sons of the American Revolution, and the St. Nicholas Society. The Havemeyers had homes in New York, Newport, Mahwah, and Lake Wales, Florida.

Both Henry and Charlotte Havemeyer collected Americana, and both gave generously to the New-York Historical Society. Henry Havemeyer's gifts included paper currency, pamphlets, manuscripts, snuffboxes, portrait busts, cartoons, medals, and coverlets, but his most notable gifts, in terms of volume, were prints. Between 1947 and 1956 he gave the Society thousands of portraits of Americans prominent in history and government, many of which are included in this collection.

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Scope and Content Note

The Henry O. Havemeyer Collection of Portrait Prints of American Statesmen is divided into twelve series based on eleven job titles that reflect Havemeyer's attempt to collect portraits of every American President and Vice President, their senior level cabinet members, and Supreme Court Justices. The portraits - which include images printed on silk panels, ribbons, cigar bands, tickets, sheet music, and thread wrappers as well as those on paper and meant to be framed and hung on a wall - are arranged within each series in chronological order of term served. The portraits are generally not individually dated, and range from images contemporary with the term of office to historical prints made in the twentieth century by artists such as the Rosenthals. However, the collection is predominantly nineteenth century in period, and holds fine examples of a full variety of graphic techniques: engravings on copper, steel, and wood; lithographs (both uncolored and hand-colored); chromolithographs; etchings; photogravures, photographs, etc.

The collection is as impressive in its volume as it is in breadth of scope. Some of the most heavily represented statesmen are George Washington with 730 prints, Andrew Jackson with over 270, Abraham Lincoln with 265; and Henry Clay with 130 portraits.

Faces of the presidents appear on a variety of formats, including a number of portraits printed on silk. Andrew Jackson's folders hold silk memorial ribbons; William Henry Harrison is portrayed on silk campaign, inaugural and memorial ribbons, as well as on sheet music covers and broadsides; and Ulysses S. Grant is pictured on a full sheet of silk fabric. Secretary of State Henry Clay is represented on bright blue cigar bands and on thread wrappers with a portrait simply captioned with the legend "OK Harry." Abraham Lincoln also appears on diverse pieces of ephemera including an 1865 membership certificate for The Lincoln Monument Association of Philadelphia, and an admission ticket for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, printed by the American Banknote Company.

There are also just a few photographic portraits. One, of Secretary of State Jeremiah Black, appears in Box 29, folder 295, on leaf 57. Series I holds two albumen photographs of Abraham Lincoln (in Box 17, folder 171, leaf 72); one is a cabinet card portrait by Levi Handy, Mathew Brady's nephew and heir of his Washington studio. Leaf 80 in the same folder holds a photographic portrait of Mary Surratt, one of the Lincoln assassination conspirators.

Havemeyer assembled his statesman portrait collection over many years and from many sources, incorporating generic portraits removed from books, popular parlor lithographs by Currier and Ives, all kinds and formats of ephemera, and rare eighteenth-century engravings. Each image was inlayed in or mounted on a sheet of 14 x 11 inch paper that was annotated on its lower left corner with Havemeyer's initials, a unique catalogue number, and a price. Some leaves hold two or more prints if the images are small. Others, for instance many of the mid-nineteenth century portraits by Currier and Ives, were not mounted when the print itself measured 14 x 11 inches. The portraits were kept together in albums: each leaf was punched with four holes through which the binding posts or ties were threaded. In cases where the print was not mounted, the holes were cut directly into the print's left margin.

The collection came to The New-York Historical Society in Havemeyer's albums; on November 13, 1950, for example, access records list his gift of "15 volumes of prints (U.S. Presidents)." At some time in the 1980s, the portraits were removed from their bindings and the covers discarded. Each leaf was numbered sequentially in pencil on its upper right corner (including sub-numbers a, b, c, d, etc.), and the prints were stacked flat in boxes. This arrangement was retained in 2002-2003 when the collection was rehoused in folders (approximately ten leaves per folder) and new boxes. The leaves were collated and a census recorded in the following box list.

Many of Havemeyer's statesmen held a number of different offices during their professional lifetimes, particularly in the early years of the republic. Portraits may or may not appear under each office held, depending on Havemeyer's instincts. In some cases, his filing is curiously quirky, and as the addition of multitudes of cross-references would have been overwhelming, readers are encouraged to search this finding aid electronically to locate all extant images of any one man.

For instance, there are portraits of James Madison (1751-1836) both under Presidents in Series I and in Series VIII with Secretaries of State. Portraits of John Y. Mason (1799-1859), however, appear in Series VI Secretaries of the Navy, an office he held under two different presidents, but there are no portraits of him in Series III Attorneys General, a position he held in between his two terms as Naval Secretary. John McLean (1785-1861) served as Postmaster General under Presidents Monroe and Adams, declined appointments as Secretary of War and Navy under President Jackson, and sat as a Justice of the Supreme Court. McLean has one portrait in Series IV Postmasters General and two in Series XI Supreme Court Justices, but five portraits in Series X Secretaries of War, the position he actually never held.

A second reason to search the collection electronically is to catch men that Havemeyer included in places where they might not logically be thought of, or in places in which they don't belong at all. For instance, Edward C. Bates (1793-1869) declined the appointment as Secretary of War in 1850 under President Fillmore, but did serve as Attorney General under President Lincoln from 1861 to 1864. Havemeyer placed one portrait of Bates in Series III Attorneys General and a second portrait in Series X Secretaries of War. John Marshall (1755-1835) was appointed Secretary of War in 1800 and did not serve. Havemeyer placed one portrait of him in Series X, in addition to the seventeen portraits of Marshall he appropriately filed in Series VIII Secretaries of State, and the four others in Series XI Supreme Court Justices.

Occasionally, portraits of ad-interim cabinet members are included. Hugh Swinton Legare's two-month term as Secretary of State earned him an appearance in Series VIII, in addition to a portrait in Series III Attorneys General, a job he held for two years. Ulysses S. Grant served briefly as Secretary of War when Edwin Stanton was removed from office, and is represented there with a single portrait, in addition to the nearly one hundred portraits of him in Series I Presidents.

Havemeyer included a few Assistant Secretaries in the collection as well. Three portraits of Gustavus Vasa Fox (1821-1883), who served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy in 1861, can be found in Series VII. He is followed there by a portrait of William Faxon, about whom nothing is known, including the extent of his service in the Navy.

In addition, Havemeyer made errors in collecting his statesmen, but their portraits have been left in place and accounted for in the box and folder list. A plausible example of a mix-up can be found in Series VIII Secretaries of State, where a portrait of Theodore Frelinghuysen (1787-1862) is filed after one of his nephew Frederick Theodore Frelinghuysen (1817-1885), who was the Secretary of State from 1881 to 1885. Theodore Frelinghuysen was a Senator from New Jersey from 1829-1835 and candidate for Vice President of the United States in 1844, but he never served as Secretary of State; however, his portrait has been left just as Havemeyer had filed him. Although Isaac Shelby (1750-1826) declined President James Monroe's appointment, there is a portrait of him in Series X Secretaries of War; he was prominent as Governor of Kentucky, but never served in a federal position and therefore technically he should not be included in this collection. Likewise, there is a portrait of George Cabot (1752-1823) in with the Secretaries of the Navy; he was the first appointed Secretary, but declined and did not serve. A portrait of a distinguished New York State Senator, Leonard Gansevoort (1750-1810), appears in Series XI Supreme Court Justices, a position he never held. Theophilus Parsons (1750-1813) was the Chief Justice of the Massachusetts State Supreme Court, but was never United States Attorney General though there are two portraits of him in Series III. Probably the most egregious (and amusing) of Havemeyer's errors is the portrait of Anglo-Irish poet and playwright Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1744) that appears in Series XI, following eleven portraits of Supreme Court Justice Oliver Ellsworth (1745-1807).

There are a few group portraits filed throughout the collection, as well as dual portraits of some men with their running mates. The other men have not been cross-referenced in this finding aid. In one case, in Series IX Secretaries of the Treasury (Box 30, folder 305), there is a print titled "The First Cabinet," after a painting by Alonzo Chappel, which includes Secretary Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804) among several unidentified men; Havemeyer filed it in with other portraits of Hamilton. Series I Presidents includes group portraits of Ulysses S. Grant with his family, with Robert E. Lee, and with other Civil War staff and generals. Series II Vice Presidents includes John C. Breckinridge (1821-1875) as United States Vice President in 1857, though he is pictured with the cabinet members of his time as Confederate Secretary of War (1865). Some of the statesmen are shown in metaphorical situations, such as Daniel Webster at the tomb of William Shakespeare.

There are hundreds of other portraits with Havemeyer's initials and markings on them in the Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections' PR 052 Portrait File. Many of those are portraits of American statesmen, but the Havemeyer material described below, in this collection PR 025, is only that which is in the 14 x 11-inch format bored through with post holes, and arrived bound in Havemeyer's albums.

The series themselves are self-explanatory, and the following pages are but a list of the names of statesmen, their office term dates, and the number of portraits of each. There are three exceptions, one very simple, one more complex, and one that can only be termed "Collector's License."

The first is Series VI Secretary of Agriculture, which holds a single print: Jeremiah M. Rusk. The second is Series I Presidents of the United States. This series contains portraits of men who held that office between 1789 and 1913 (Washington to Wilson), as well as seven of the First Ladies (Adams, Madison, Adams, Tyler, Johnson, Grant, and Cleveland) who follow their husbands' portraits in chronological order. Unlike the rest of the prints in the Havemeyer collection, two of the presidents still retain their original Havemeyer volume numbers: George Washington has Havemeyer volume numbers 1 through 5a, and Abraham Lincoln is in volume numbers 13 through 15. Havemeyer arranged his prints of Washington in corresponding order with Charles Henry Hart's Catalogue of the Engraved Portraits of Washington (New York: The Grolier Club, 1904), and wrote the Hart numbers on the verso of each print; they are included in the Washington entries of the box and folder list.

"Collector's License" would cover the inclusion of nearly one hundred portraits of General Winfield Scott (1786-1866) in this collection, which is otherwise devoted to "American Statesmen." While Scott had a half-century long and distinguished military career (which included service in the War of 1812, and the Black Hawk, Seminole and Mexican Wars) he did not serve as an elected official or cabinet member during his lifetime. He was in his way a statesman in that he did negotiate peace treaties along the United States borders during his career. In addition, Scott did run unsuccessfully for President in 1852. His portraits make up Series XII.

Henry O. Havemeyer kept typed inventories and appraisals of his collections in paper report binders. These came to the Society at some point, and form Series XIII. The lists record his unique print numbering system and some purchase information, but are not useful as collection guides. Folder 380 holds a print summary that reveals the fact that Havemeyer paid fifty cents each to have the prints inlayed. Also included are inventories of material not in the Print Room, such as manuscripts and medals, which may be found in other departments in the New-York Historical Society.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into thirteen series based on statesmen's job titles:

  1. Series I. Presidents of the United States
  2. Series II. Vice Presidents of the United States
  3. Series III. Attorneys General of the United States
  4. Series IV. Postmasters General of the United States
  5. Series V. Secretaries of the Interior
  6. Series VI. Secretary of Agriculture
  7. Series VII. Secretaries of the Navy
  8. Series VIII. Secretaries of State
  9. Series IX. Secretaries of the Treasury
  10. Series X. Secretaries of War
  11. Series XI. Supreme Court Justices
  12. Series XII. General Winfield Scott
  13. Series XIII. Havemeyer Inventories

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850 -- Portraits
  • Clay, Henry, 1777-1852 -- Portraits
  • Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845 -- Portraits
  • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Portraits
  • Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866 -- Portraits
  • Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Portraits
  • Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852 -- Portraits

Document Type

  • Engravings
  • Etchings
  • Illustrations
  • Lithographs
  • Photographs
  • Photogravures
  • Portraits
  • Profiles (figures)
  • Woodcuts

Subject Topics

  • Cabinet officers -- United States -- Portraits
  • Judges -- United States -- Portraits
  • Presidents -- United States -- Portraits
  • Statesmen -- United States -- Portraits
  • Vice-presidents -- United States -- Portraits

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Multiple gifts of Henry O. Havemeyer made between 1946 and the late 1950s.

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers.

Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to thirty exposures of stable, unbound material per day. See guidelines in Print Room for details.

Use Restrictions

Permission to reproduce any Print Room holdings through publication must be obtained from:
Rights and Reproductions
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Fax: (212) 579-8794

The copyright law of the United States governs the making of photocopies and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials. Unpublished materials created before January 1, 1978 cannot be quoted in publication without permission of the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Henry O. Havemeyer Collection of Portrait Prints of American Statesmen, PR 025, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, The New-York Historical Society.

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Container List

Series I: Presidents of the United States

Scope and Contents note

Portraits are arranged in chronological order by term served. The term starting date appears in far right column; print/portrait dates are not necessarily contemporary with term dates. In a few instances, portraits of First Ladies are included in with those of their husbands; they are noted below.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1-8 Folder : 1-75 George Washington
1789
Box: 8 Folder : 76-82 John Adams

General note

Abigail Smith Adams, leaf number 70

1797
Box: 9 Folder : 83-91 Thomas Jefferson
1801
Box: 10 Folder : 92-97 James Madison

General note

Dolley Madison, leaf number 59

1809
Box: 10 Folder : 98-100 James Monroe
1817
Box: 11 Folder : 101-104 John Quincy Adams

General note

Louisa Catherine Adams, leaves numbered 40-42

1825
Box: 11-13 Folder : 105-128 Andrew Jackson
1829
Box: 13 Folder : 129-132 Martin Van Buren
1837
Box: 14 Folder : 133-140 William Henry Harrison
1841
Box: 14 Folder : 141-142 John Tyler

General note

Letitia Christian Tyler, leaf number 23

1841
Box: 15 Folder : 143-145 James Polk
1845
Box: 15 Folder : 146-153 Zachary Taylor
1849
Box: 16 Folder : 154-155 Millard Fillmore
1850
Box: 16 Folder : 156-160 Franklin Pierce
1853
Box: 16 Folder : 161-163 James Buchanan
1857
Box: 17-19 Folder : 164-189 Abraham Lincoln
1861
Box: 19 Folder : 190-192 Andrew Johnson

General note

Eliza McCardle Johnson, leaf number 31

1865
Box: 20 Folder : 193-201 Ulysses S. Grant

General note

Julia Dent Grant, leaf number 93

1869
Box: 20 Folder : 202-203 Rutherford B. Hayes
1877
Box: 21 Folder : 204-206 James A. Garfield
1881
Box: 21 Folder : 207-208 Chester A. Arthur
1881
Box: 21 Folder : 209-210 Grover Cleveland

General note

Frances Folsom Clevelans, leaf number 18

1885, 1893
Box: 21 Folder : 211 Benjamin Harrison
1889
Box: 21 Folder : 212 William McKinley
1897
Box: 21 Folder : 213 Theodore Roosevelt
1901
Box: 21 Folder : 214 William H. Taft
1909
Box: 21 Folder : 215 Woodrow Wilson
1913

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Series II: Vice Presidents of the United States

Scope and Contents note

Portraits are arranged in chronological order by term served; term starting date appears in far right column. Print/portrait dates are not necessarily contemporary with term dates.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 22 Folder : 216 John Adams
1789
Box: 22 Folder : 216 Thomas Jefferson
1797
Box: 22 Folder : 216 Aaron Burr
1801
Box: 22 Folder : 216 George Clinton
1805
Box: 22 Folder : 216 Elbridge Gerry
1813
Box: 22 Folder : 217 Daniel D. Tompkins
1817
Box: 22 Folder : 217 John C. Calhoun
1825
Box: 22 Folder : 217 Martin Van Buren
1833
Box: 22 Folder : 217 Richard M. Johnson
1837
Box: 22 Folder : 218 George M. Dallas
1845
Box: 22 Folder : 218 Millard Fillmore
1849
Box: 22 Folder : 219 William R. King
1853
Box: 22 Folder : 220 John C. Breckenridge
1857
Box: 22 Folder : 220 Hannibal Hamlin
1861
Box: 22 Folder : 221 Andrew Johnson
1865
Box: 22 Folder : 221 Schuyler Colfax
1869
Box: 22 Folder : 222 Henry Wilson
1873
Box: 22 Folder : 223 William A. Wheeler
1877
Box: 22 Folder : 223 Chester A. Arthur
1881
Box: 22 Folder : 223 Thomas A. Hendricks
1885
Box: 22 Folder : 224 Levi P. Morton
1889
Box: 22 Folder : 225 Adlai E. Stevenson
1893
Box: 22 Folder : 225 Garret A. Hobart
1897
Box: 22 Folder : 225 Theodore Roosevelt
1901
Box: 22 Folder : 225 Charles W. Fairbanks
1905

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Series III: Attorneys General of the United States

Scope and Contents note

Portraits are arranged in chronological order by term served; term starting date appears in far right column. Print/portrait dates are not necessarily contemporary with term dates.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 23 Folder : 226 Edmund Randolph
1789
Box: 23 Folder : 226 William Bradford
1794
Box: 23 Folder : 226 Charles Lee
1795
Box: 23 Folder : 226 Theophilus Parsons (not Attorney General)
Box: 23 Folder : 226 Levi Lincoln
1801
Box: 23 Folder : 226 Cesar A. Rodney
1807
Box: 23 Folder : 227 William Pinkney
1811
Box: 23 Folder : 227 Richard Rush
1814
Box: 23 Folder : 228 William Wirt
1817
Box: 23 Folder : 228 John M. Berrien
1829
Box: 23 Folder : 229 Roger B. Taney
1831
Box: 23 Folder : 229 Benjamin F. Butler
1833
Box: 23 Folder : 229 Felix Grundy
1838
Box: 23 Folder : 229 Henry D. Gilpin
1840
Box: 23 Folder : 230 John J. Crittenden
1841, 1850
Box: 23 Folder : 230 Hugh Swinton Legare
1841
Box: 23 Folder : 230 John Nelson
1843
Box: 23 Folder : 230 Nathan Clifford
1846
Box: 23 Folder : 230 Isaac Toucey
1848
Box: 23 Folder : 231 Reverdy Johnson
1849
Box: 23 Folder : 231 Caleb Cushing
1853
Box: 23 Folder : 231 Jeremiah S. Black
1857
Box: 23 Folder : 232 Edward Bates
1861
Box: 23 Folder : 232 James Speed
1864
Box: 23 Folder : 232 William M. Evarts
1868
Box: 23 Folder : 232 Ebenezer R. Hoar
1869
Box: 23 Folder : 232 George H. Williams
1871
Box: 23 Folder : 233 Edwards Pierrepont
1875
Box: 23 Folder : 233 Alphonso Taft
1876
Box: 23 Folder : 233 Charles Devens
1877
Box: 23 Folder : 234 Wayne MacVeagh
1881
Box: 23 Folder : 234 Benjamin H. Brewster
1882
Box: 23 Folder : 234 Augustus Garland
1885
Box: 23 Folder : 234 William H. H. Miller
1889
Box: 23 Folder : 234 Richard Olney
1893
Box: 23 Folder : 234 Joseph McKenna
1897
Box: 23 Folder : 234 George W. Wickersham
1909

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Series IV: Postmasters General of the United States

Scope and Contents note

Portraits are arranged in chronological order by term served; term starting date appears in far right column. Print/portrait dates are not necessarily contemporary with term dates. Leaf/print number 6, listed under Gideon Granger, holds images of all Postmasters General from Osgood through Kendall.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 24 Folder : 235 Ebenezer Hazard
1782
Box: 24 Folder : 235 Samuel Osgood
1789
Box: 24 Folder : 235 Joseph Habersham
1795
Box: 24 Folder : 235 Gideon Granger (among other Postmasters)
1801
Box: 24 Folder : 235 Return J. Meigs, Jr.
1814
Box: 24 Folder : 235 John McLean
1823
Box: 24 Folder : 236 William T. Barry
1829
Box: 24 Folder : 236 Amos Kendall
1835
Box: 24 Folder : 236 Cave Johnson
1845
Box: 24 Folder : 236 Nathan K. Hall
1850
Box: 24 Folder : 237 James Campbell
1853
Box: 24 Folder : 237 Aaron V. Brown
1857
Box: 24 Folder : 237 Montgomery Blair
1861
Box: 24 Folder : 237 William Dennison
1864
Box: 24 Folder : 238 John A. J. Creswell
1869
Box: 24 Folder : 238 Marshall Jewell
1874
Box: 24 Folder : 238 James N. Tyner
1876
Box: 24 Folder : 239 David M. Key
1877
Box: 24 Folder : 239 Horace Maynard
1880
Box: 24 Folder : 239 Thomas L. James
1881
Box: 24 Folder : 239 Timothy O. Howe
1881
Box: 24 Folder : 239 Frank Hatton
1884
Box: 24 Folder : 240 John Wanamaker
1889
Box: 24 Folder : 240 Wilson S. Bissell
1893
Box: 24 Folder : 240 Charles Emory Smith
1898

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Series V: Secretaries of the Interior

Scope and Contents note

Portraits are arranged in chronological order by term served; term starting date appears in far right column. Print/portrait dates are not necessarily contemporary with term dates.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 24 Folder : 241 Alex H. H. Stuart
1850
Box: 24 Folder : 241 Robert McClelland
1853
Box: 24 Folder : 241 Jacob Thompson
1857
Box: 24 Folder : 241 John P. Usher
1863
Box: 24 Folder : 241 James Harlan
1865
Box: 24 Folder : 241 Orville H. Browning
1866
Box: 24 Folder : 241 Jacob D. Cox
1869
Box: 24 Folder : 242 Columbus Delano
1870
Box: 24 Folder : 242 Zachariah Chandler
1875
Box: 24 Folder : 243 Carl Shurz
1877
Box: 24 Folder : 243 Samuel J. Kirkwood
1881
Box: 24 Folder : 243 Henry M. Teller
1882
Box: 24 Folder : 243 Lucius Q. C. Lamar
1885
Box: 24 Folder : 244 John W. Noble
1889
Box: 24 Folder : 244 Hoke Smith
1893
Box: 24 Folder : 244 David R. Francis
1896
Box: 24 Folder : 244 Cornelius N. Bliss
1897

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Series VI: Secretary of Agriculture

Scope and Contents note

There is just one print in this series.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 24 Folder : 245 Jeremiah M. Rusk
1889

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Series VII: Secretaries of the Navy

Scope and Contents note

Portraits are arranged in chronological order by term served; term starting date appears in far right column. Print/portrait dates are not necessarily contemporary with term dates.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 25 Folder : 246 George Cabot (declined appointment)
1798
Box: 25 Folder : 246 Robert Smith
1801
Box: 25 Folder : 246 Benjamin W. Crowninshield
1814
Box: 25 Folder : 246 Samuel Southard
1823
Box: 25 Folder : 246 John Branch
1829
Box: 25 Folder : 247 Levi Woodbury
1831
Box: 25 Folder : 248 Mahlon Dickerson
1834
Box: 25 Folder : 248 James K. Paulding
1838
Box: 25 Folder : 248 George E. Badger
1841
Box: 25 Folder : 248 Abel Upshur
1841
Box: 25 Folder : 248 John Y. Mason
1844, 1846
Box: 25 Folder : 249 George Bancroft
1845
Box: 25 Folder : 250 Wililam B. Preston
1849
Box: 25 Folder : 250 William A. Graham
1850
Box: 25 Folder : 250 John P. Kennedy
1852
Box: 25 Folder : 251 James C. Dobbin
1853
Box: 25 Folder : 251 Isaac Toucey
1857
Box: 25 Folder : 252 Gideon Welles
1861
Box: 25 Folder : 253 Gustavus Vasa Fox (Assistant Secretary)
1861
Box: 25 Folder : 253 Wiliam Faxon (Assistant Secretary)
1861
Box: 25 Folder : 253 Adolph E. Borie
1869
Box: 25 Folder : 253 George M. Robeson
1869
Box: 25 Folder : 253 Richard W. Thompson
1877
Box: 25 Folder : 254 Nathan Goff, Jr.
1881
Box: 25 Folder : 254 William H. Hunt
1881
Box: 25 Folder : 254 William C. Whitney
1885
Box: 25 Folder : 254 Benjamin F. Tracy
1889
Box: 25 Folder : 254 Hilary A. Herbert
1893
Box: 25 Folder : 254 John D. Long
1897
Box: 25 Folder : 254 Paul Morton
1904

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Series VIII: Secretaries of State

Scope and Contents note

Portraits are arranged in chronological order by term served; term starting date appears in far right column. Print/portrait dates are not necessarily contemporary with term dates.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 26 Folder : 255 Thomas Jefferson
1789
Box: 26 Folder : 255 Edmund Randolph
1794
Box: 26 Folder : 256 Timothy Pickering
1795
Box: 26 Folder : 257-258 John Marshall
1800
Box: 26 Folder : 259 James Madison
1801
Box: 26 Folder : 259 Robert Smith
1809
Box: 26 Folder : 259 James Monroe
1811
Box: 26 Folder : 259 John Quincy Adams
1817
Box: 26-27 Folder : 260-271 Henry Clay
1825
Box: 27 Folder : 272 Martin Van Buren
1829
Box: 27 Folder : 272 Louis McLane
1833
Box: 27 Folder : 272 John Forsyth
1834
Box: 27-28 Folder : 273-283 Daniel Webster
1841, 1850
Box: 28 Folder : 284 Hugh Swinton Legare (ad interim, served two months)
1843
Box: 28 Folder : 284 Abel P. Upshur
1843
Box: 28 Folder : 285-288 John C. Calhoun
1844
Box: 28 Folder : 289 James Buchanan
1845
Box: 28 Folder : 289 John M. Clayton
1849
Box: 28-29 Folder : 290-291 Edward Everett
1852
Box: 29 Folder : 292 William L. Marcy
1853
Box: 29 Folder : 293-294 Lewis Cass
1857
Box: 29 Folder : 295 Jeremiah S. Black
1860
Box: 29 Folder : 296-298 William H. Seward
1861
Box: 29 Folder : 299 Elihu B. Washburne
1869
Box: 29 Folder : 300 Hamilton Fish
1869
Box: 29 Folder : 301 Wiliam M. Evarts
1877
Box: 29 Folder : 302 James G. Blaine
1881, 1889
Box: 29 Folder : 303 Frederick T. Frelinghuysen
1881
Box: 29 Folder : 303 Theodore Frelinghuysen (not a Secretary of State)
Box: 29 Folder : 304 Thomas F. Bayard
1885
Box: 29 Folder : 304 Walter Q. Gresham
1893
Box: 29 Folder : 304 John Sherman
1897
Box: 29 Folder : 304 John Hay
1898
Box: 29 Folder : 304 Elihu Root
1905
Box: 29 Folder : 304 Philander C. Knox
1909

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Series IX: Secretaries of the Treasury

Scope and Contents note

Portraits are arranged in chronological order by term served; term starting date appears in far right column. Print/portrait dates are not necessarily contemporary with term dates.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 30 Folder : 305-306 Alexander Hamilton
1789
Box: 30 Folder : 307 Oliver Wolcott, Jr.
Box: 30 Folder : 308 Samuel Dexter
1801
Box: 30 Folder : 309 Albert Gallatin
1801
Box: 30 Folder : 309 George W. Campbell
1814
Box: 30 Folder : 309-310 Alexander J. Dallas
1814
Box: 30 Folder : 311 William H. Crawford
1816
Box: 30 Folder : 311-312 Richard Rush
1825
Box: 30 Folder : 312 Samuel D. Ingham
1829
Box: 30 Folder : 312 Louis McLane
1831
Box: 30 Folder : 312 William J. Duane
1833
Box: 30 Folder : 313-314 Roger B. Taney
1833
Box: 30 Folder : 314 Levi Woodbury
1834
Box: 30 Folder : 314 Thomas Ewing
1841
Box: 31 Folder : 315 Walter Forward
1841
Box: 31 Folder : 315 John C. Spencer
1843
Box: 31 Folder : 315 George M. Bibb
1844
Box: 31 Folder : 315 Robert J. Walker
1845
Box: 31 Folder : 315 William M. Meredith
1849
Box: 31 Folder : 316 Thomas Corwin
1850
Box: 31 Folder : 316 James Guthrie
1853
Box: 31 Folder : 316 Howell Cobb
1857
Box: 31 Folder : 316 Philip F. Thomas
1860
Box: 31 Folder : 317 John A. Dix
1861
Box: 31 Folder : 318-319 Salmon P. Chase
1861
Box: 31 Folder : 319 William P. Fessenden
1864
Box: v Folder : 320 Hugh McCulloch
1865, 1884
Box: 31 Folder : 321 George S. Boutwell
1869
Box: 31 Folder : 321 William A. Richardson
1873
Box: 31 Folder : 321 Benjamin H. Bristow
1874
Box: 31 Folder : 322 Lot M. Morrill
1876
Box: 31 Folder : 323 John Sherman
1877
Box: 31 Folder : 323 William Windom
1881, 1889
Box: 31 Folder : 323 Charles J. Folger
1881
Box: 31 Folder : 323 Walter Q. Gresham
1884
Box: 31 Folder : 324 Daniel Manning
1885
Box: 31 Folder : 324 Charles S. Fairchild
1887
Box: 31 Folder : 324 Charles Foster
1891
Box: 31 Folder : 324 John G. Carlisle
1893
Box: 31 Folder : 324 Lyman J. Gage
1897

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Series X: Secretaries of War

Scope and Contents note

Portraits are arranged in chronological order by term served; term starting date appears in far right column. Print/portrait dates are not necessarily contemporary with term dates.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 32 Folder : 325 Henry Knox
1789
Box: 32 Folder : 326 Timothy Pickering
1795
Box: 32 Folder : 326 James McHenry
1796
Box: 32 Folder : 326 John Marshall (appointed but did not serve)
1800
Box: 32 Folder : 326 Samuel Dexter
1800
Box: 32 Folder : 326 Henry Dearborn
1801
Box: 32 Folder : 327 William Eustis
1809
Box: 32 Folder : 327 John Armstrong
1813
Box: 32 Folder : 327 Isaac Shelby (decline appointment)
1817
Box: 32 Folder : 327 John C. Calhoun
1817
Box: 32 Folder : 327 James Barbour
1825
Box: 32 Folder : 327 Peter B. Porter
1828
Box: 32 Folder : 328 John H. Eaton
1829
Box: 32 Folder : 328 Lewis Cass
1831
Box: 32 Folder : 328 Benjamin F. Butler
1837
Box: 32 Folder : 328 Joel R. Poinsett
1837
Box: 32 Folder : 329 John Bell
1841
Box: 32 Folder : 329 John McLean (declined appointment)
Box: 32 Folder : 330 John C. Spencer
1841
Box: 32 Folder : 330 William Wilkins
1844
Box: 32 Folder : 330 William L. Marcy
1845
Box: 32 Folder : 330 George W. Crawford
1849
Box: 32 Folder : 330 Edward C. Bates (declined appointment)
1850
Box: 32 Folder : 331-333 Jefferson Davis
1853
Box: 32 Folder : 333 John B. Floyd
1857
Box: 32 Folder : 333 Joseph Holt
1861
Box: 32 Folder : 333-334 Simon Cameron
1861
Box: 32 Folder : 334-335 Edwin M. Stanton
1862
Box: 32 Folder : 335 Ulysses S. Grant (ad interim replacement for Stanton)
1867
Box: 32 Folder : 335 Lorenzo Thomas (follows Stanton in office)
1868
Box: 32 Folder : 335 John M. Schofield
1868
Box: 33 Folder : 336 John A. Rawlins
1869
Box: 33 Folder : 336 William T. Sherman
1869
Box: 33 Folder : 337 William W. Belknap
1869
Box: 33 Folder : 337 Alphonso Taft
1876
Box: 33 Folder : 337 George W. McCrary
1877
Box: 33 Folder : 338 Alexander Ransey
1879
Box: 33 Folder : 338 Robert T. Lincoln
1881
Box: 33 Folder : 338 Redfield Proctor
1889
Box: 33 Folder : 338 Stephen B. Elkins
1891
Box: 33 Folder : 338 Russel A. Alger
1897
Box: 33 Folder : 338 William H. Taft
1904

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Series XI: Supreme Court Justices

Scope and Contents note

Portraits are arranged in chronological order by term served; term dates appear in far right column. Print/portrait dates are not necessarily contemporary with term dates.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 33 Folder : 339-340 John Jay
1789-1795
Box: 33 Folder : 340 John Rutledge
1789-1797
Box: 33 Folder : 341 William Cushing
1789-1810
Box: 33 Folder : 341 James Wilson
1789-1798
Box: 33 Folder : 342 John Blair
1789-1796
Box: 33 Folder : 342 James Iredell
1790-1799
Box: 33 Folder : 342 Thomas Johnson
1791-1793
Box: 33 Folder : 342 William Paterson
1793-1806
Box: 33 Folder : 343 Samuel Chase
1796-1811
Box: 33 Folder : 343 Leonard Gansevoort [not a Supreme Court Justice]
Box: 33 Folder : 343-344 Oliver Ellsworth
Box: 33 Folder : 344 Oliver Goldsworth [not a Supreme Court Justice]
Box: 33 Folder : 345 Bushrod Washington
1798-1829
Box: 33 Folder : 345 Alfred Moore
1799-1804
Box: 33 Folder : 345 John Marshall
1801-1835
Box: 33 Folder : 346 William Johnson
1804-1834
Box: 33 Folder : 346 Henry Brockholst Livingston
1806-1823
Box: 33 Folder : 346 Thomas Todd
1807-1826
Box: 34 Folder : 347 Joseph Story
1811-1845
Box: 34 Folder : 347 Gabriel Duval
1811-1835
Box: 34 Folder : 348 Smith Thompson
1823-1843
Box: 34 Folder : 348 Robert Trimble
1826-1828
Box: 34 Folder : 348 John McLean
1829-1861
Box: 34 Folder : 348 Henry Baldwin
1830-1844
Box: 34 Folder : 349 James M. Wayne
1835-1867
Box: 34 Folder : 349 Roger B. Taney
1836-1864
Box: 34 Folder : 349 John Catron
1837-1865
Box: 34 Folder : 350 John McKinley
1837-1852
Box: 34 Folder : 350 Peter V. Daniel
1841-1860
Box: 34 Folder : 350 Samuel Nelson
1845-1872
Box: 34 Folder : 350 Levi Woodbury
1845-1851
Box: 34 Folder : 350 Robert C. Grier
1846-1870
Box: 34 Folder : 351 Benjamin R. Curtis
1851-1857
Box: 34 Folder : 351 John A. Campbell
1853-1861
Box: 34 Folder : 351 Nathan Clifford
1858-1881
Box: 34 Folder : 351 Noah H. Swayne
1862-1881
Box: 34 Folder : 351 Samuel F. Miller
1862-1890
Box: 34 Folder : 351 David Davis
1862-1877
Box: 34 Folder : 351 Stephen J. Field
1863-1897
Box: 34 Folder : 351 Salmon P. Chase
1864-1873
Box: 34 Folder : 351 William Strong
1870-1880
Box: 34 Folder : 352 Joseph P. Bradley
1870-1892
Box: 34 Folder : 352 Ward Hunt
1872-1882
Box: 34 Folder : 352-353 Morrison R. Waite
1874-1888
Box: 34 Folder : 353 John M. Harlan
1877-1891
Box: 34 Folder : 353 William B. Woods
1880-1887
Box: 34 Folder : 354 Stanley Matthews
1881-1889
Box: 34 Folder : 354 Horace Gray
1881-1902
Box: 34 Folder : 354 Samuel Blatchford
1882-1893
Box: 34 Folder : 354 Lucius Q. C. Lamar
1888-1893
Box: 34 Folder : 354 Melville W. Fuller
1888-1910
Box: 34 Folder : 354 David J. Brewer
1889-1910
Box: 34 Folder : 354 Henry B. Brown
1890-1906
Box: 34 Folder : 354 Howell E. Jackson
1893-1895
Box: 34 Folder : 354 Edward D. White
1894-1910
Box: 34 Folder : 354 Rufus W. Peckham
1895-1909
Box: 34 Folder : 354 Charles E. Hughes
1910-1916

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Series XII: General Winfield Scott

Scope and Contents note

Portraits are arranged by leaf number.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 35 Folder : 355-363 Winfield Scott

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Series XIII: Havemeyer Inventories

Scope and Contents note

Arranged in alphabetical order, with non-print collections at the end. The inventories date from the 1940s to circa 1955.

Portrait Collections

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 36 Folder : 364 Attorneys General
Box: 36 Folder : 365 Calhoun, Clay, Webster
Box: 36 Folder : 366 Interior, Secretaries of
Box: 36 Folder : 367 Miscellaneous Portraits
Box: 36 Folder : 368 Navy, Secretaries of
Box: 36 Folder : 369 Postmasters General
Box: 36 Folder : 370 Presidents, General
Box: 36 Folder : 371 Presidents, Jackson
Box: 36 Folder : 372 Presidents, Donated 1949
Box: 36 Folder : 373 Presidents, Donated 1950
Box: 36 Folder : 374 Scott, Winfield
Box: 36 Folder : 375 States, Secretaries of
Box: 36 Folder : 376 Supreme Court, Justices of
Box: 36 Folder : 377 Treasury, Secretaries of
Box: 36 Folder : 378 Vice Presidents
Box: 36 Folder : 379 War, Secretaries of
Box: 36 Folder : 380 Print Summary

Non-portrait Collections

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 36 Folder : 381 Civil War letters
Box: 36 Folder : 382 Engraved plates
Box: 36 Folder : 383 Medals
Box: 36 Folder : 384 Naval, miscellaneous
Box: 36 Folder : 385 1952 Donation
Box: 36 Folder : 386 Winslow, Cameron McRae, letters

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