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Collection E. B. Washburne Papers

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Selected Archival Collections

For Library of Congress collections, please click on the catalog record links for a fuller description and additional links to available online finding aids, indexes, and digital collections.

  • Clara Barton Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress. LC catalog record.
  • James Gillespie Blaine Family Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress. LC catalog record.
  • Salmon P. Chase Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress. LC catalog record.
  • Grover Cleveland Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress. LC catalog record.
  • John A. J. Creswell Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress. LC catalog record.
  • David Davis Family Papers, 1816-1943, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, Ill. Finding aid available online External. For more information about this collection consult Robert L. Brubaker, The David Davis Family Papers, 1816-1943: A Descriptive Inventory (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1965). LC catalog record.
  • David Davis Papers, Chicago History Museum, Chicago, Ill. Finding aid available online External. WorldCat catalog record External.
  • Henry L. Dawes Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress. LC catalog record.
  • Hamilton Fish Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress. LC catalog record.
  • James A. Garfield Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress. LC catalog record.
  • Ulysses S. Grant Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress. LC catalog record.
  • Andrew Johnson Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress. LC catalog record.
  • Abraham Lincoln Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress. LC catalog record.
  • Edward McPherson Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress. LC catalog record.
  • Justin S. Morrill Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress. LC catalog record.
  • Prints & Photographs Online Catalog, Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Available online. The site offers a number of photographs and illustrations of or including E. B. Washburne. The catalog includes a Historic American Buildings Survey record of the Elihu B. Washburne House in Galena, Ill. Two photograph albums of cartes-de-visite portraits of French political leaders and revolutionaries who took part in the Paris Commune of 1871 were donated to the Library of Congress by E. B. Washburne in 1872.
  • Charles Henry Ray Papers, Huntington Library, San Marino, Calif. Catalog record available online External.
  • John Sherman Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress. LC catalog record.
  • William T. Sherman Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress. LC catalog record.
  • Caleb B. Smith Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress. LC catalog record.
  • Lyman Trumbull Correspondence, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress. LC catalog record.
  • John C. Underwood Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress. LC catalog record.
  • Algernon S. Washburn Papers, 1832-1884, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University, Durham, N.C. WorldCat catalog record External.
  • C. C. Washburn Papers, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisc. Finding aid online External.
  • Israel Washburn Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress. LC catalog record.
  • Israel Washburn Papers, 1841-1883, Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, Livermore, Me. A 1973 inventory of the then "Washburn Norlands Library" is available at the Maine Historical Society, Portland, Me. Catalog record for inventory available online External.
  • Washburn Family Correspondence, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, Minn. Finding aid available online External.
  • Washburn Family Record, ca. 1737-1856, undated, Maine Historical Society, Portland, Me. Catalog record available online External.
  • E. B. Washburne Autograph Collection, 1766-1888 (MS Am 1583), Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. Finding aid available online External.
  • E. B. Washburne Letters, 1849-1872, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, Ill. WorldCat catalog record External.
  • E. B. Washburne Letters, 1857-1869, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine at Orono, Orono, Me. Catalog record available online External.
  • E. B. Washburne Papers, 1856-1877, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, Ill. WorldCat catalog record External.
  • E. B. Washburne Papers, 1862-1887, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, Ill. WorldCat catalog record External.
  • E. B. Washburne Papers, 1863, 1867, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University, Durham, N.C. WorldCat catalog record External.
  • E. B. Washburne Scrapbooks, 1856-1876, Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. Catalog record available online External.
  • Elihu Washburne Papers and Journals, Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, Livermore, Me. A 1973 inventory of the then "Washburn Norlands Library" is available at the Maine Historical Society, Portland, Me. Catalog record for inventory available online External.
  • Henry Wilson Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress. LC catalog record.
  • World Digital Library, available online through the Library of Congress. Site includes photographs of Paris during and after the Franco-Prussian War and Paris Commune.

Selected Writings of E. B. Washburne

  • Account of the Sufferings and Death of the Most Rev. George Darboy. New York: Catholic Union of New York, 1873. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • America's Aid to Germany in 1870-71. An Abstract from the Official Correspondence of E. B. Washburne, U.S. Ambassador to Paris. English text and German translations by Adolf Hepner. St. Louis, Mo.: n.p., 1905. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Col. Henry Gratiot--A Pioneer of Wisconsin. Madison, Wisc.: n.p., 1888. LC catalog record.
  • Elihu Washburne: The Diary and Letters of America's Minister to France during the Siege and Commune of Paris. Edited by Michael Hill. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2012. LC catalog record.
  • Franco-German War and Insurrection of the Commune. Correspondence of E. B. Washburne ... Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States to France. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1878. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External, Internet Archive, and the Library of Congress.
  • Governor Edward Coles. Edited by Clarence Walworth Alvord. Springfield, Ill.: Trustees of the Illinois State Historical Library, 1920. LC catalog record.
  • Henry Gratiot, a Pioneer of Wisconsin. An Address on the Occasion of the Presentation of His Portrait to the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Delivered before the Society at Madison, Wis., Thursday Evening, Nov. 13, 1884. Chicago: Fergus Printing Company, 1884. WorldCat catalog record External. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Historical Sketch of Charles S. Hempstead. Galena, Ill.: Gazette Book and Job Printing House, 1875. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • "Political Life in Illinois." In Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln by Distinguished Men of His Time. Edited by Allen Thorndike Rice. New and revised edition. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1909. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive.
  • Recollections of a Minister to France, 1869-1877. 2 vols. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1887. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and the Library of Congress. Reprint, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1889. LC catalog record.
  • Sketch of Edward Coles, Second Governor of Illinois, and of the Slavery Struggle of 1823-4. Chicago: Jansen, McClurg & Company, 1882. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External. Reprint, New York: Negro Universities Press, 1969. LC catalog record.
  • Thomas Paine and the French Revolution. New York: n.p., 1880. LC catalog record.

Selected Other Resources

  • Benedict, Michael Les. A Compromise of Principle: Congressional Republicans and Reconstruction, 1863-1869. New York: W. W. Norton, 1974. LC catalog record.
  • Bogue, Allan G. The Congressman's Civil War. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1989. LC catalog record.
  • "A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1875." Online resource through the Library of Congress. See the Congressional Globe for speeches by and references to E. B. Washburne and his brothers during their respective terms of service.
  • Chronicling America, digitized historic American newspapers, available online through the Library of Congress.
  • Clifford, Dale. "Elihu Benjamin Washburne: An American Diplomat in Paris, 1870-71." Prologue 2, no. 3 (Winter 1970): 161-174. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Congressional Information on the Library of Congress. Web guide.
  • Dougherty, Patricia. American Diplomats and the Franco-Prussian War: Perceptions from Paris and Berlin. Washington, D.C.: Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University, 1980. LC catalog record.
  • Fowler, Marie Washburne. Reminiscences: My Mother and I. N.p.: n.p., 1927. WorldCat catalog record External.
  • Fuller, J. V. "Elihu B. Washburne." In The American Secretaries of State and Their Diplomacy. Vol. 7. Edited by Samuel Flagg Bemis. New York: A. A. Knopf, 1928. LC catalog record. Reprint, New York, Cooper Square Publishers, 1963. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Gammon, Billie. The Washburn Family of Norlands. Livermore, Me.: Washburn-Norlands Foundation, 1998. WorldCat catalog record External.
  • Gannon, Francis Xavier. "A Study of Elihu Benjamin Washburne: American Minister to France During the Franco-Prussian War and the Commune." Ph.D. dissertation. Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1950. WorldCat catalog record External.
  • Grant, Ulysses S. General Grant's Letters to a Friend, 1861-1880. New York: T. Y. Crowell & Co., 1897. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive. Reprint, New York: AMS Press, 1973. LC catalog record.
  • Grant, Ulysses S. The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant. Edited by John Y. Simon. 32 vols. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1967-2012. LC catalog record. Available online through Mississippi State University Libraries, courtesy of The Ulysses S. Grant Association.
  • Hunt, Gaillard, comp. Israel, Elihu and Cadwallader Washburn: A Chapter in American Biography. New York: Macmillan Company, 1925. LC catalog record. Reprint, New York: Da Capo Press, 1969. LC catalog record. Reprint, Freeport, N.Y.: Books for Libraries Press, 1971. LC catalog record.
  • Katz, Philip Mark. "Americanizing the Paris Commune, 1861-1877." Ph.D. dissertation. Princeton University, 1994. WorldCat catalog record External.
  • Katz, Philip Mark. From Appomattox to Montmartre: Americans and the Paris Commune. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1998. LC catalog record.
  • Kelsey, Kerck. Remarkable Americans: The Washburn Family. Gardiner, Me.: Tilbury House Publishers, 2008. LC catalog record.
  • Lincoln, Abraham. The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Edited by Roy P. Basler. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1953-1955. LC catalog record. Available online External courtesy of the Abraham Lincoln Association.
  • McCullough, David G. The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2011. LC catalog record.
  • Nelson, Russell K. "The Early Life and Congressional Career of Elihu B. Washburne." Ph.D. dissertation. University of North Dakota, 1954. WorldCat record.
  • Nicklason, Fred. "The Civil War Contracts Committee." Civil War History 17, no. 3 (September 1971): 232-244. LC catalog record.
  • Nickles, David. "Telegraph Diplomats: The United States' Relations with France in 1848 and 1870." Technology and Culture 40, no. 1 (January 1999): 1-25. LC catalog record.
  • Owens, Kenneth N. Galena, Grant and the Fortunes of War: A History of Galena, Illinois, During the Civil War. DeKalb, Ill.: Northern Illinois University, in cooperation with the Galena Historical Society, 1963. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Pospisek, Patrick Allan. "The Rise and Fall of Frontier Urbanization in the American Midwest: Galena, Illinois, 1820-1870." Ph.D. dissertation. Purdue University, 2013. Available online External through Purdue University.
  • Simon, John Y. "From Galena to Appomattox: Grant and Washburne." Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 58, no. 2 (Summer 1965): 165-189. LC catalog record.
  • Tap, Bruce. Over Lincoln's Shoulder: The Committee on the Conduct of the War. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1998. LC catalog record.
  • Washburn, Julia C. Genealogical Notes of the Washburn Family. Lewiston, Me.: Press of Journal Company, 1898. LC catalog record.
  • Washburne, Brenton P., and Robin P. Washburne. The Washburne Family in America. Buena Park, Calif.: B. P. Washburne, 1997. LC catalog record.
  • Washburne, Mark. A Biography of Elihu Benjamin Washburne: Congressman, Secretary of State, Envoy Extraordinary. 6 vols. Philadelphia: Xlibris, 2000-2016. LC catalog record.
  • Washburne House, Galena, Ill. U. S. Grant Historic Sites, Galena, Ill. Website External.
  • Webb, Theodore. Impassioned Brothers: Ministers Resident to France and Paraguay. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 2002. WorldCat catalog record External.

Compiled December 2017

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