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Ulysses S. Grant III Papers

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Illustrations and photographs for Ulysses S. Grant: Warrior and Statesman

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Ulysses S. Grant III Papers, 1898-1967 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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Collection Overview

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ID: 1/7/MSS 138

Primary Creator: Grant, U.S. (Ulysses S.) (1881-1968)

Extent: 10.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged by document type.

Date Acquired: 00/00/1970

Subjects: Grant, U. S. (Ulysses S.), 1881-1968, Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885, Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964, United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865

Forms of Material: Clippings (information artifacts), Correspondence., Ledgers (account books), Manuscripts for publication., Photographs, Records (documents), Scrapbooks, Speeches, addresses, etc.

Languages: English

Abstract

Papers of Ulysses S. Grant III (1881-1868), grandson of Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885).

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection spans Grant's long military career and his numerous civic leadership positions and includes monthly personal reports, correspondence, speeches, manuscripts, Supreme War Council records, journals and pamphlets, awards and certificates, free-standing volumes, books, and scrapbooks.

Biographical Note

Ulysses S. Grant III was the son of Frederick Dent Grant and Ida Honoré and the grandson of  President  Ulysses S. Grant. He was born in Chicago and educated in Vienna, where his father was the United States Minister to Austria-Hungary.  He attended Columbia University until 1898 when he received an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point, graduating sixtth in the Class of 1903 (Douglas MacArthur ranked first). Grant served in the Philippines (1903-04); Cuba (1906); and on the Mexican Border (1913-17), including the Veracruz Expedition (1914) and the Pancho Villa Expedition (1916).  Promoted to major during World War I Grant served on the staff of the Supreme War Council at Versailles during peace negotiations.  Grant held various army engineer commands between the wars and oversaw the park system in the national capital.  During World War II he headed national civil defense and was promoted to major general in 1943.  Retiring after the war, Grant served as vice president of The George Washington University, president of the American Planning and Civic Association, trustee of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and chairman of the Civil War Centennial Commission from 1957 to 1961.

In 1907 Grant married Edith Root, daughter of Elihu Root, who served as secretary of state under Presidents McKinley and Roosevelt.

Subject/Index Terms

Grant, U. S. (Ulysses S.), 1881-1968
Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885
Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in party in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote form this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Acquisition Source: Donation.

Preferred Citation: [Item], Ulysses S. Grant III papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinios University Carbondale.


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Vol. 1  Addresses by Col. U.S. Grant, III, 1925. Three bound addresses: First, before the Daughters of the War of 1812, 11 pages, “The Army in the War of 1812.”  Second, Men’s Club of Burlingame, 38 pages, “America at the Peace Conference.”  Thirs, Sacramento Water Problems Conference, 7 pages, “Conservation as Related to  Navigation.”

Vol. 2  Brown leather book, no title.  Newspaper articles on USG III between January 1935 and June 1943.  Concerns social events, visits, military affairs at Fort du Pont and at Governor’s Island.  Also includes clipping of family members, Princess Cantacuzene, Elihu Root, Mr. Grant Smith, etc.  Deals with both social and political activity.

Vol. 3  Miscellaneous Official Papers, Washington, D.D., 1927-1932.  Fifteen pamphlets and journals, bound, cloth.  All contain at least one article written by USG III.

Grant, U.S.  Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, Vol. I and Vol. II.  New York: Charles L. Webster & Co., 1885.  Z/GF285061


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