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The William McKinley inaugural ball program, March 4, 1901, contains the printed program for William McKinley's second presidential inaugural ball. The program documents the order of events, names of committee members, and dinner menu for the evening.
The James Monroe check, 1823, contains the signature of James Monroe, the fifth President of the United States, as written on a Bank of the United States note. The cancelled check is written to the order of J. Ingersoll for four hundred dollars.
The Mrs. J.B. Jennings to Mr. Poe letter, circa 1887, contains a request to interview with Mr. Poe before five o'clock on the evening of December 20. The year is estimated because it was written in an unclear manner.
The Kate Greenaway letter and drawing, undated and 1895, contains a letter written by Kate Greenaway to Mrs. Evans and a drawing of a young girl. The letter addresses Greenaway's indecision about a return date because of an unknown male's illness. The drawing is of a young girl holding a rose and is on cardboard backing.
The C.A.E. Spainer to Mary Neisendorfer letter, February 5, 1910, describes Spainer's visit to the Phillippines and his life in the small Japanese town of Takamatsu. Spanier composes the letter on a long piece of decorated rice paper to show Neisendorfer the daintiness of Japanese art.
The Alger Hiss to Robert Knowles letter, June 8, 1973, documents Hiss's thoughts on a speech given by an individual named Williams at his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University. Alger Hiss graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University and earned his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1929. He is best known for being accused of espionage and Communist Party membership in 1948 and being convicted and sentenced to prison for perjury committed during his trials.
The Robert Frost inauguration poem, 1961, contains a reprinted copy of Frost's poem, "The Gift Outright," as it was recited at John F. Kennedy's presidential inauguration on January 20, 1961. It includes a letter from Frost's publisher, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, to commemorate the event.