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Papers — Ulysses S. Grant (1822 - 1885)


Ulysses S. Grant

An authoritative collection of Ulysses S. Grant papers is currently being published by the Southern Illinois University Press. The Grant project is a comprehensive effort. To date 24 volumes have been published, with volumes 25 and 26 due to be published in the summer of 2003.

  • The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant. The Grant project is currently in progress. To date, 24 volumes have been published, covering 1837 - 1873.

Until the Grant project is completed, the best source for unpublished material is the Library of Congress microfilm collection. The microfilm is available at different institutions around the United States, including Alderman Library at the University of Virginia through which the Scripps Library has access.

  • Papers, 1844-1885 (Library of Congress, 32 reels).

For the official papers of Grant 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.