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Papers — Chester Arthur (1829 - 1886)


Chester Arthur

Chester Arthur papers are extremely limited. The best source for his writings is the Library of Congress collection of his papers which is available in microfilm. Even this, however, is limited to 3 reels. The microfilm collection is available at a number of institutions throughout the United States, including Alderman Library at the University of Virginia through which the Scripps Library has access; please contact the Scripps Library for more information about its location and availability.

  • Papers (Library of Congress, 3 reels).

For the official papers of Arthur during his Presidency, see James Richardson's Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents. This retrospective compilation was published in several different editions. The final edition was published in 1918 in 20 volumes. This edition covers the Presidencies of Washington through Taft and includes a significant portion of Wilson's Presidency. The contents of the Compilation are typically limited to official proclamations, addresses, and messages.