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Ulysses S. Grant III Papers

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Biographical Note

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Commissions

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

Scrapbooks 1-2

Scrapbooks 3-4

Scrapbook 5

Scrapbook 6

Scrapbooks 7-8

Scrapbooks 9-10

Scrapbook 11

Books

Free-Standing Volumes


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

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Collection Overview

Title: Ulysses S. Grant III Papers, 1898-1967Add to your cart.

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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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Monthly Personal Reports, 1904-1925Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Boston, 1907-1908Add to your cart.
Contains a “Report Upon the Improvement of Rivers and Harbors in the Boston, Mass. District,” by Edwin Burr, and a book of related maps.
Folder 3: Co. E. 2nd Br. of Engrs., 1914-1916Add to your cart.
Contains material concerning USG III’s military affairs at Galveston and Vera Cruz,
Folder 4: Examination for Promotion, 1915-1916Add to your cart.
Contains material related to the examination and promotion to Major and the thesis requires for the same.
Folder 5: Leavenworth, 1916Add to your cart.
Contains correspondence concerning the availability of housing space for USG III’s assignment to Fort Leavenworth.
Folder 6: Railroad Office, Laredo, Texas, 1916Add to your cart.
Contains material related to railroad procedure and scheduling for Laredo, TX.  Also material related to Ft. McIntosh sewage system.
Folder 7: Engineering Depot, Columbus, New Mexico, 1916-1917Add to your cart.
Contains invoiced, order blanks, and receipts for supplies at Columbus, NM, and other related material between 1916-1917.
Folder 8: Changes in Staff Corps, Plans of Army Organization, 1916-1918Add to your cart.
Contains material related to the regulations for the Staff Corps, Army reorganization and a copy of the Saturday Evening Post article on the “Business of War.”
Folder 9: Engineer Training Manual Ms. for Search Light Manual, 1917Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Prov. Regt. Engrs, 1916-1917Add to your cart.
Contains Juarez maps, plans, etc…for possible attack.  Also, material related to weekly programs, drills, etc.
Folder 11: Prisoners of War Convention, 1918Add to your cart.
Mimeograph records, related correspondence and other materials pertaining to the conference and prisoners of war, 1917-1920
Folder 12: Supreme War Council, Versailles, 1918Add to your cart.
Memoranda, correspondence, photographs, and other related material.
Folder 13: American Commission to Negotiate Peace, Paris, 1918-1919Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Public Funds – Money Accounts, 1919-1921Add to your cart.
Disbursement of funds in money accounts for USG III’s office while he was in France and San Francisco (1919-1921)
Folder 15: San Francisco – Washington, 1920-1928Add to your cart.
Memoranda on “Paper Work in the Army,” concerning reorganization plans.  Also includes materials and correspondence related to California water projects.
Folder 16: Joffre Visit, 1922Add to your cart.
San Francisco: USG III’s assignment as Joffre’s aide during his visit.
Folder 17: Washington, 1926-1930Add to your cart.
USG III’s activities as the Director of Public Buildings and Public Parks.
Folder 18: Office of Public Buildings and Parks, 1926-1936Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Reception for Charles Lindbergh, 1927Add to your cart.
Cincinnati Offer of City Manager position, 1930; Ending of Service with Public Buildlings and Public Parks of the National Capital, 1933

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[Package 2: Illustrations and photographs for Ulysses S. Grant: Warrior and Statesman],
[Package 3: Scrapbooks 1-2],
[Package 4: Scrapbooks 3-4],
[Package 5: Scrapbook 5],
[Package 6: Scrapbook 6],
[Package 7: Scrapbooks 7-8],
[Package 8: Scrapbooks 9-10],
[Package 9: Scrapbook 11],
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