Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library
Edwin Wallace Stoughton/Fiske Family Papers (1842-1963)
8 linear ft. (3,434 items; 7 boxes). Correspondence, diaries, invitations, engravings, sketches, newspaper clippings, and other materials, relating to Stoughton's involvement with the commission to study the voting situation in Louisiana during the Rutherford B. Hayes/Samuel J. Tilden 1876 presidential election, his diplomatic position as minister plenipotentiary in Russia (1877-1879), Fiske family, and family matters. Correspondents include Roscoe Conkling Abby Morgan Fiske, John Fiske, and Mary Fiske Stoughton. The first four boxes consist of the incoming correspondence, diaries, recipes, calling cards and ephemera of Mary F. Stoughton. Correspondence of John Fiske may be found here as well. It is arranged chronologically and alphabetically by correspondents' surnames. Box 5 is dominated by the correspondence of John's wife, Abby. However, correspondence of some of the children may be found here as well. The collection also includes the incoming and outgoing correspondence of Grover Flint (dated 1892-1909) as well as of his wife Maud Flint. The Susan Flint material consists of only a few pieces of correspondence, prints and brochures of shows in which she displayed. Harold Brooks Fiske left approximately ten diaries and a few boyhood letters. The collection also contains several poems and works of Ralph Browning, as well as his own boyhood letters. In regard to the remaining siblings, the collection holds childhood correspondence. Finding aid available: https://www.rbhayes.org/collection-items/gilded-age-collections/fiske-stoughton-e.-w.-families/?query=category.eq.Gilded%20Age%20Collections&back=Collection_Items
Rutherford B. Hayes (1822-1893)
Papers, 1835–93, ca. 164 ft. U.S. president. Includes: letter, 21 August 1879, from Wickham Hoffman, member of the U.S. legation in St. Petersburg, to John Sherman asking him to intercede on Hoffman's behalf to gain reappointment to the Russian post; signed document, 25 August 1879, 1 p., concerning Hayes' letter to Alexander II congratulating him on the birth of a grandson; and reference in the Registers of Letters Received by the President to a letter, 26 January 1880, from William H. Edwards, consulgeneral at St. Petersburg, to the president, requesting appointment as consul-general in Paris because the Russian weather was too severe (the letter being sent to the State Department for further consideration). Unpublished finding aids (NUCMC 62–3472).
Webb C. Hayes (1856-1934)
Papers, 1868–1934, 28 ft. and 15 boxes. President's son, army officer, industrialist, and traveler. Hayes went to Korea in March-April 1904 to observe the Russo-Japanese War. Several letters and postcards describe his travels there and his attempts to reach the front near Anju and the Yalu River. ALS, 23 April 1904, to Dr. Horace N. Allen, American minister to Korea, tells of his capture by Russian torpedo boats off the coast of China. In May Hayes was in China and Manchuria. In Newschwang, Manchuria, he visited a Russian garrison and had discussions with several officers. His diary entries for 23 March-19 May 1904 recount these Korean and Manchurian experiences. An annotated photograph album holds nearly 90 pictures taken in these 2 regions. Hayes's diary for 19 April 1877 describes in several pages a White House visit and state dinner in honor of a Russian entourage. Among the guests were the grand dukes Alexis Alexandrovitch and Constantine (son and nephew of Alexander II respectively), Rear Admiral Grigorii Ivanovich Boutaukauff (Butakov), Baron Captain Schilling (or Schilley), Flag Surgeon Koudrine, Fleet Captain E. I. Alexieff, Captain Gerloff, Commodore Blagodareff, minister Nicolas Shishkin, and members of the Russian legation in Washington. Unpublished finding aid. (NUCMC 61–3285)