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Nelson W. Aldrich papers

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Diaries and Notebooks
1 reel
Diaries and social engagement books of Abby Pearce Chapman Aldrich, bound and unbound shorthand letters and notes of Nelson W. Aldrich, a Civil War company roll book, a fraternal lodge address book, minutes of the Senate Finance Committee for Dec. 1863 to June 1864, and a journal relating to the Hepburn Act of 1906.

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Container Description Date
Reel 1 Aldrich, Abby Pearce Chapman - Diaries
Jan 1904; Jan-May 1912
Aldrich, Abby Pearce Chapman - Engagement books
1905-1910
Hepburn Act journal, no author
1927
Civil War roll book
1863
Fraternal lodge address book
undated
Senate Finance Committee minutes
Dec 1863-Jun 1864
Bound shorthand letters
ca. Dec 1882-Jan 1884
Bound shorthand notes
undated
Unbound shorthand letters
ca. 1882-1909, undated

General Correspondence
48 reels
Mainly letters received and occasional letters sent by Aldrich, and letters sent and received by staff members of the National Monetary Commission.

Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

Container Description Date
Reel 2 Correspondence
1777
Correspondence
1846-Nov 1879
Reel 3 Correspondence
Dec 1879-May 1880
Correspondence
Jun 1880-Jan 1881
Reel 4 Correspondence
Feb-Dec 1881; 1881, no day or month
Reel 5 Correspondence
Jan-Mar 1882
Reel 6-7 Correspondence
Apr-Jun 1882
Reel 7 Correspondence
1-14 July 1882
Reel 7-8 Correspondence
15 Dec 1882-19 Jan 1883
Correspondence
Jan 20-Feb 28 1883
Reel 8-9 Correspondence
Mar-Aug 1883
Reel 9-10 Correspondence
1 Sept-26 Dec 1883
Correspondence
27 Dec 27 1883-29 Feb 1884
Reel 11 Correspondence
1 Mar-25 Apr 1884
Reel 11-12 Correspondence
26 Apr-30 Jun 1884
Correspondence
Jul-Oct 1884
Reel 13 Correspondence
1 Nov 1884-21 Jan 1885
Reel 13-14 Correspondence
22 Jan-28 Feb 1885
Reel 14-15 Correspondence
Mar-Jul 1885
Correspondence
Aug-Dec 1885; 1885, no day or month
Reel 15-16 Correspondence
Jan-Feb 1886
Reel 16-17 Correspondence
Mar-Apr 1886
Reel 17-18 Correspondence
May-Jun 1886
Correspondence
Jul-Dec 1886; 1886, no day or month
Reel 18-19 Correspondence
Jul-Dec 1886; 1886, no day or month
Correspondence
Jan-Apr 1889
Reel 19-20 Correspondence
May-Sept 1889
Correspondence
Oct 1889-Dec 1890; 1890, no day or month
Reel 21 Correspondence
Jan 1891-Jul 1892
Correspondence
Aug 1892-Jun 1897
Reel 22 Correspondence
Jul 1897-May 1899
Correspondence
Jun 1899-Sept 1900
Reel 23 Correspondence
Oct 1900-Apr 1902
Correspondence
May 1902-Jun 1903
Reel 24 Correspondence
Jul 1903-Sep 1905
Correspondence
Oct 1905-Dec 1906; 1906, no day or month
Reel 25 Correspondence
Jan 1907-Jan 1908
Reel 26 Correspondence
Feb-Apr 1908
Reel 27 Correspondence
May-Aug 1908
Reel 28 Correspondence
Sep-Dec 1908; 1908, no day or month
Reel 29 Correspondence
1 Jan-8 Feb 1909
Reel 30 Correspondence
9 Feb-13 Mar 1909
Correspondence
14-31 Mar 1909
Reel 31 Correspondence
1-19 Apr 1909
Reel 32 Correspondence
20 Apr-12 May 1909
Reel 33 Correspondence
13 May-11 Jun 1909
Reel 34 Correspondence
13 May-11 Jun 1909
Reel 35 Correspondence
11 Jul-8 Aug 1909
Reel 36 Correspondence
9 Aug-22 Sep 1909
Reel 37 Correspondence
23 Sep-15 Nov 1909
Reel 38 Correspondence
16 Nov-23 Dec 1909
Reel 39 Correspondence
24 Dec 1909-31 Jan 1910
Reel 40 Correspondence
1 Feb-17 Mar 1910
Reel 41 Correspondence
18 Mar-30 Apr 1910
Reel 42 Correspondence
May-Jun 1910
Correspondence
Jul-Sep 1910
Reel 43 Correspondence
1 Oct-15 Dec 1910
Reel 44 Correspondence
16 Dec 1910-24 Feb 1911
Reel 45 Correspondence
25 Feb-31 May 1911
Correspondence
Jun-Sep 1911
Reel 46 Correspondence
1 Oct-13 Dec 1911
Reel 47 Correspondence
14 Dec 1911-30 Apr 1912
Correspondence
May 1912-Feb 1914
Reel 48 Correspondence
Mar-Dec 1914; 1914, no day or month
Correspondence
Jan-Jun 1915, undated

Tariffs
6 reels
Bills, amendments, schedules, petitions, resolutions, reports, statements, and miscellaneous items relating to tariff rates and tariff legislation.

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Container Description Date
Reel 49-52 Bills, amendments, and schedules
ca. 1880-1915
Reel 53-54 Miscellaneous schedules, petitions, statements, statistics, reports, memoranda, resolutions, and fragments relating to the tariff.
ca. 1880-1915

National Monetary Commission
4 reels
Publications, miscellaneous draft reports, proceedings, statements, statistics, and papers relating to the National Monetary Commission.

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Container Description Date
Reel 55 Publications
1908-1912
Reel 55-58 Miscellaneous reports, statements, minutes, lists, memoranda, questionnaires, printed matter, and fragments relating to the work of the commission.
1908-1912

Biographer's Papers
4 reels
Research notes collected by Jeannette Paddock Nichols and Nathaniel W Stephenson for the latter’s biography, Nelson W. Aldrich, a Leader in American Politics (1930), supplemented by related correspondence and a few miscellaneous items.

Arrangement: Arranged by type of material and therein chronologically.

Container Description Date
Reel 58 Correspondence
1924-1930, undated
General outline
Interviews, memoranda, and miscellaneous
Notes
1860-1915
Notes
ca. 1860-1886
Reel 59 Notes
1887-1893
Reel 59-60 Notes
1894-1901
Reel 60 Notes
1902-1905
Notes
1902-1905
Reel 61 Notes
1906-1909
Notes
1910-1915

Financial Records
8 boxes
Box 92-100, not filmed
Checkbooks, checks, statements, bills, receipts, vouchers, occasional correspondence, and miscellaneous items relating to Aldrich’s personal financial affairs and to the financial transactions of the National Monetary Commission.

This series was not microfilmed. The originals are located at the Library of Congress.

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Container Description Date
Box 92, not filmed Checkbooks
no date available
Box 93-94, not filmed Checks
no date available
Box 95, not filmed Checks and statements
no date available
Box 96-100, not filmed Miscellaneous bills, receipts, vouchers, statements, and occasional correspondence relating to Aldrich’s personal financial affairs and the financial transactions of the National Monetary Commission.
no date available

Speech File
4 reels
Reel 62-64
Holograph, typed and printed speeches by Aldrich, including drafts and related research material.

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Container Description Date
Reel 62 Speeches
1881-1890
Speeches
1891-Nov 1909
Reel 63 Speeches
Nov 1909-Oct 1911
Reel 63-64 Speeches
Nov 1911-Oct 1913
Notes for tariff speeches
undated
Reel 64 Notes for monetary speeches
undated
Fragmentary
undated
Fragmentary
undated

Serial Publications
1 reel
Issues of serial publications and miscellaneous journals.

Arrangement: Arranged by title and therein chronologically.

Container Description Date
Reel 65 Bankers Magazine
1887-1888
Bankers Magazine
1908
Bankers Magazine
1910
Bankers Magazine
1911-1913
Quarterly Publications of the American Statistical Association
1899-1905, 1912
Protectionist
1902-1914
Protectionist
1908-1913
Protectionist
1914-1915
Journal of the American Bankers Association
1908-1910
Journal of the American Bankers Association
1911-1912
Bradstreet’s Book of Commercial Ratings
1885-1886
Bradstreet’s Book of Commercial Ratings
1886-1887
Bradstreet’s Book of Commercial Ratings
1891-1894
Bradstreet’s Book of Commercial Ratings
1896
Bradstreet’s Book of Commercial Ratings
1898-1899
Miscellaneous journals
ca. 1885-ca. 1915

Printed Matter
3 reels
Reel 65-67
Government documents and bound and unbound printed matter.

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Container Description Date
Reel 65 Government documents
ca. 1885-ca. 1915
Bound printed matter
Reel 66-67 Unbound printed matter
ca. 1885-ca. 1915

Miscellany
5 reels
Reel 68-72
Bound facsimile letters, biographical information, material relating to Aldrich’s rubber investments, speeches, articles, memoranda, proceedings, legal briefs and cases, contracts, reports, requests for supplies, cards, tickets, scrapbooks of clippings relating primarily to tariff and banking matters, acknowledgments, invitations, loose clippings, photographs, and miscellaneous items.

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Container Description Date
Reel 68 Bound facsimiles
1862-1863
Biographical data
Rubber-business contracts, reports, and miscellany
Speeches and articles
1879-1890
Speeches and articles
Reel 68-69 Speeches and articles
1891-1915, undated
Memoranda
Proceedings
Legal briefs and cases
Contracts
Reports
Requests for supplies
Cards and tickets
Reel 68-69 Scrapbooks of clippings mainly regarding tariffs
1884-1886
Scrapbooks
Reel 70 Scrapbooks
1885-1890
Scrapbooks
1911
Acknowledgments
Invitations
Invitations
Reel 70-72 Clippings
no date available
Reel 72-73 Resolutions, certificates, lists, draft bills, fragments, and miscellaneous items
no date available