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The following contains a compilation of letters dated from 1822-1928. Subjects addressed in the correspondance of these letters include Oberlin College (Office of the Treasurer), Henrey Churchill King, and James Monroe.

Letters Received by Oberlin College(Office of Treasurer):

The index of letters received by Oberlin College's Office of the Treasurer from the inception of the college to 1907 is divided into two parts: the first contains letters received between the years of 1822 and 1866, while the second contains letters received between the years of 1867 and 1907. Each part contains a brief introduction about the content and formatting of the index-as they were compiled at different times-and a lengthy index, arranged alphabetically by last name or institution title, which contains the location where and dates when each correspondent wrote (when available).

Index of Henry Churchill King Correspondence:

Approximately two-thirds of Mr. King's papers are correspondence, 1897-1928. This index indicates name of correspondent (or organization) and first and last years for which there are documents. Because this correspondence was microfilmed the index shows in parentheses the frame number of the microfilm where that particular correspondence begins, To determine the proper microfilm roll see the "Contents of Individual Rolls," below. Microfilm rolls 1, 53 and 54 are not indexed. Roll 1 includes this index and a partial calendar to the papers. For information about the contents of rolls 53 (Personal Correspondence) and 54 (King-Crane Commission) contact the Archives.

Index and Calendar of James Monroe Correspondence:

The letters and papers of James Monroe, 1841-1898 in the Oberlin College Archives include: A Calendar and Index prepared by Victor V. Lytle and Nancy W. Hennings, Oberlin, Ohio, 1952, Volume 4: Chronology and Index of Main Collection, and a Calendar and Index of Supplementary Letters for 1872, 1873, 1874.

This online guide to the James Monroe Letters includes a Chronology and an Index for the main body of letters (1841-1898), and a Calendar and Index for Supplementary letters (1872-1874). The Chronology, which is a dated description of Monroe's life as recorded in the letters, has been divided into 2 parts: 1841-1872 and 1873-1898. The main Index is an alphabetical listing of his letters, arranged by author. Finally, the Supplement (1872-1874) to the main Index contains an Introduction, Alphabetical Index, and a Calendar. The Alphabetical Index lists the letters by author and date, and the Calendar is a chronological listing of each letter, the author, and a brief desciption of the letter's contents.

Supplement to Calendar and Index to the Letters of James Monroe:

This supplement covers the years 1872, 1873, & 1874. The letters discovered after the bulk of the Monroe letters had been read and listed. (Monroe was in Congress between 1871 and 1881.)

1872: The additional letters in this year number thirty-one. Almost all of the correspondence concerns routine matters, mostly political. On January 29th he received an invitation to attend a Republican Celebration in Wooster, Ohio, on February 22nd. Letter of February 29th indicated that he did not attend. A letter of February 7th reveals that he may have been in Philadelphia soon after that date. For other information see original chonology pp. 15 & 16 [Nov. 28, 1871 to March 18, 1873].

1873:This year is represented by forty-seven letters. On January 20th he again received an invitation to a Republican Celebration in Wooster, Ohio, on February 22nd. It is not known that he attended. Other letters are routine. For other information see original chronology pp. 16 & 17 [March 18, 1873 to June 25, 1874].

1874: Forty-eight letters are found in this year. On May 19th Monroe receiveds an invitation to attend a Decoration Day Celebration in Oberlin. It is not known if he attended. Other letters are routine. For other information see the original chronology pp. 17 & 18 [June 25, 1874 to March 22, 1875].