Buchanan: James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 8 Papers of Others (Not Part of the Family), Series 3 Ephemera

Call Number: JBFP, Part 8, Series 3

1 box     26 folders, 32 items, 53 pages     .5 cubic feet

Scope and Content:  Series 3, Ephemera, consists of invitations, broadsides, calling cards, and poems. Undated items are at the beginning of the series, then they are arranged chronologically. There are several tickets to various democratic conventions and rallies, calling cards, business cards, invitations to homes as well as to parties and balls, two poems, a World War I speech and a railroad scrip ticket book. The majority of the tickets in this series are for political conventions during the 1860’s and 1870’s from Baltimore, New York, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, as well as a few with no date or location. Invitations range from business sized cards requesting the recipient’s company to printed cards for a ball and New Year’s Eve Gala.

The digital collection is available at James Buchanan Presidential Library.