Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
GREELEY, Horace (1811-1872)

GREELEY, HORACE, a Representative from New York; born in Amherst, N.H., February 3, 1811; attended the public schools; apprenticed to the art of printing in East Poultney, Vt., 1826-1830; worked as a journeyman printer in Erie, Pa., in 1831, and later in New York City; commenced the publication of the Morning Post January 1, 1833, but it was soon discontinued; published the New Yorker 1834-1841; edited the Log Cabin in 1840; founded the New York Tribune April 10, 1841, and edited it until his death; elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the unseating of David S. Jackson and served from December 4, 1848, to March 3, 1849; was not a candidate for reelection in 1848; visited Europe in 1851 and was chairman of one of the juries at the World's Fair in London; commissioner to the Paris Exposition in 1855; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1860 from Oregon, being denied a place on the New York delegation; unsuccessful candidate for Senator in 1861; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1867; at the close of the Civil War advocated universal amnesty, and in May 1867 offered bail for Jefferson Davis; unsuccessful Republican candidate for election in 1870 to the Forty-second Congress; nominated by the Liberal Republicans in Cincinnati in 1872 and by the Democrats in Baltimore for the Presidency, but was defeated by Grant; died near New York City November 29, 1872; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1812-1928, 2.4 linear feet.
The papers of Horace Greeley contain correspondence, an autobiography, writings by and about Greeley, a notebook, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, printed material, and other papers pertaining to his life and career as a journalist. Documents Greeley's boyhood, his early life in New York City as printer and publisher, the growth and success of his New York Tribune, Whig politics, New York politics, the Liberal Republican Party, slavery, the bail bond for Jefferson Davis, the presidential campaign of 1872, and family matters. Correspondents include Simon Cameron, William E. Chandler, Schuyler Colfax, Charles A. Dana, William Maxwell Evarts, Hamilton Fish, Jessie Benton Frémont, Rufus W. Griswold, John G. Nicolay, B. F. Ransom, John Sherman, Gerrit Smith, and B. F. Wade.

Papers: In the Joshua R. Giddings Papers, 1821-1866, 2.5 cubic feet.
Other authors include Horace Greeley.

Papers: In George Washington Wright Papers, 1859-1872, 53 items.
The papers include correspondence with Horace Greeley concerning George Washington Wright's inventions.


Boston Public Library
Boston, MA
Papers: 62 items.
Papers: 1848, 2 letters.
Letters from Horace Greeley to Henry David Thoreau written on October 28, 1848 and on November 15, 1848. In the first letter, Greeley writes on having sold a copy of Thoreau's Ktaadn and The Maine Woods for $75.00 and will send $25.00 of this sale to Thoreau. He then asks Thoreau to thank Emerson for Emerson's last letter. In the second letter, Greeley writes that he is still awaiting payment from the [Union] Magazine but is sending $25.00 to Thoreau; asks Thoreau to send him more pieces for the magazine.


Brooklyn Historical Society
Brooklyn, NY
Papers: Notebook with appointments for lectures, speeches, etc. (1849) and 1 letter (November 22, 1871).
Finding aid in repository.


Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society
Buffalo, NY
Papers: 1863-1872, 1 folder.
A letter from Horace Greeley to Lt. Col. McVickor, Falmouth, Va., 31 Jan. 1863, stating his opinion that this will be the last year of the war; and another letter from Greeley to E.H. Hutchinson, Buffalo, 8 May 1872, explaining why he cannot give speeches. Also, a note written by Greeley at the end of a letter from L.H. Armstrong, Detroit, 5 Feb. 1869, in which he addresses Armstrong's request for the rules of the Seymour election returns.

Papers: In the E. H. Behling Autograph Albums, 1872-1914, 4 volumes.
Other authors include Horace Greeley.

Papers: In the Elias S. Hawley Papers, 1825-1885, 2 folders.
Other authors include Horace Greeley.

Papers: In the James O. Putnam Letters Received, 1859-1896, 13 items.
Other authors include Horace Greeley.


Central Michigan University
Clarke Historical Library
Mt. Pleasant, MI
Papers: 1858-1874, 7 items.
The Horace Greeley Collection consists of four letters, two clippings, and a promotional piece for the New York Tribune. All letters are signed, and relate primarily to arranging a speaking engagement in Battle Creek, MI.


Colorado Historical Society
Denver, CO
Papers: 1847-1872, amount unknown.
The collection contains correspondence with Horace Greeley.


Connecticut Historical Society
Hartford, CT
Papers: 1844-1850, 2 items.
Letters from Horace Greeley to Alexander H. Holley written between 1844 and 1850. In the letters, Greeley writes regarding business and home duties prevent his addressing the Whigs at Salisbury, Connecticut. He also requests a copy of proceedings of Iron Masters Meeting in Albany, New York.

Papers: 1851, 4 pages.
A letter from Horace Greeley to Lydia Sigourney written on April 3, 1851. In the letter, Greeley replies to Sigourney's inquiry, and describes his feelings on the deaths of four of his children; notes speaking at political meeting in Collinsville, Connecticut.

Papers: 1863, 4 pages.
A letter from Horace Greeley to James Dixon written on August 14, 1863. In the letter, Greeley discusses terms for an enduring peace with the South, as well as that slavery must be eliminated with possible compensation for emancipation.

Papers: In the Sallie Holly Scrapbook, 1863-1893, 1 volume.
The scrapbook includes a reply to Horace Greeley's statement that women need not be enfranchised.

Papers: In the Mark Howard Papers, 1826-1888, 10 boxes.
Correspondents include Horace Greeley.


The Copley Press
J.S. Copley Library
La Jolla, CA
Papers: 1849, 1 page.
A letter from Horace Greeley to "Friend R" written on February 17, 1849. In the letter, Greeley, who is writing to an apparent editor at his newspaper, sends a "note with regard to 'The People, ' for the Tribune to be inserted if you think best."

Papers: 1856, 8 pages.
A letter from Horace Greeley to Charles Anderson Dana written on February 6, 1856. In the letter, Greeley illustrates the power of the press in early American politics, framed against the now violent sectional crisis over slavery--in both the government and the new territories.

Papers: 1856, 5 pages.
A letter from Horace Greeley to Henry David Thoreau written on May 7, 1856. In the letter, Greeley discusses the possible education of his two children by Thoreau. He speaks of subjects that he feels should be taught and methods used, which are at variance with Thoreau's ideas.

Papers: 1872, 1 page.
A letter from Horace Greeley to an unidentified recipient written on April 14, 1872. In the letter, Greeley, as editor of the New York Tribune, "I presume your verses were designed to ridicule the idea of bodily resurrection which neither you nor I believe in. Still as your lines would shock some good people I prefer not to print them."


Dartmouth College
Rauner Special Collections Library
Hanover, NH
Papers: 1848-1871, 8 items.
The following letters from Horace Greeley include a letter to E.D. Sanborn on a gift to Dartmouth College library; a letter declining to stake Hiram Washburn for a trip to California gold fields; a letter to Amos Tuck characterising New Hampshire politicians; and correspondence with E.H. Fletcher, Nathan Lord, R.W. Thompson, G. Chandler, et. al.

Papers: 1861, 4 pages.
A letter from Horace Greeley to John A. Reiley written on June 7, 1861. In the letter, Greeley clarifies his earlier comments on the question of the Sabbath.

Papers: 1869, 3 leaves.
A letter from Horace Greeley to Robert C. Mack written on July 16, 1869. In the letter, Greeley recommends publishers for a book on the Londonderry sesquicentennial; states that he cannot furnish the text of his remarks at the celebration.

Papers: 1872, 1 item.
A letter from Horace Greeley to A.J. Hamilton written on May 7, 1872. In the letter, Greeley acknowledges Hamilton's support at the Cincinnati Convention which nominated him its candidate for President.

Papers: In the Luke P. Poland Papers, 1868-1876, 6 items.
Correspondents include Horace Greeley.


Denver Public Library
Western History Department
Denver, CO
Papers: 1870-1872, 46 items.
Letters from Horace Greeley to N.C. Meeker concerning the welfare of Union Colony, now known as Greeley, Colo., and giving advice on how to establish the colony.


Emory University
Special Collections Department, Robert W. Woodruff Library
Atlanta, GA
Papers: In the James Pinkney Hambleton papers, 1857-1893, 277 items.
A letter written by Horace Greeley (1866) regarding Jefferson Davis's release.


The Huntington Library
San Marino, CA
Papers: In the Marvin H. Bovee Papers, 1850-1857, 100 items.
Correspondents include Horace Greeley.

Papers: In the Charles G. Halpine Papers, 1811-1889, 684 pieces.
Persons represented include Horace Greeley.

Papers: In the Horatio Nelson Rust Papers, ca. 1799-1906, 47 volumes.
Other authors include Horace Greeley.

Papers: In the Isaac Sherman Papers, 1832-1913, 24 boxes.
Correspondents include Horace Greeley.


Massachusetts Historical Society
Boston, MA
Papers: In the Cotting Family Papers, 1849-1922, 1 box.
Correspondents include Horace Greeley.

Papers: In the Austin Craig and Family Papers, 1733-1956, 5.75 cubic feet.
Other authors include Horace Greeley.

Papers: In the William Smith King Papers, 1849-1906, 81 items in 1 folder; 11 oversize items; 7 items in Reserve.
Correspondents include Horace Greeley.

Papers: In the Dorilus Morrison and Family Papers, 1706-1913, 1.75 cubic feet.
Other authors include Horace Greeley.

Microfilm: In the Theodore Parker Papers, 1826-1865, 4 reels.
Correspondents include Horace Greeley.

Papers: In the John O. Sargent Papers, ca. 1831-1912, 1 narrow box, 2 boxes, and 4 volumes in cases.
Correspondents include Horace Greeley.

Papers: In the John H. Stevens Papers, 1839-1889, 1.25 cubic feet.
Corespondents include Horace Greeley.


The Morgan Library
Literary and Historical Collections
New York, NY
Papers: n.d., 1 item.
A letter from Mary Botham Howitt to Horace Greeley.

Papers: n.d., 1 item.
A letter from George Opdyke to Horace Greeley written on April 17, n.d.

Papers: n.d., 2 items.
Two letters addressed to Horace Greeley.

Papers: n.d., 4 items.
Letters from David Dudley Field to Horace Greeley.

Papers: 1844, 1 item.
A letter from Horace Greeley to J.B. Wilcox written on May 17, 1844. In the letter, Greeley writes regarding the spread of slavery into the western territories and religious matters.

Papers: 1846, 1 item.
A letter from Cassius Marcellus Clay to Horace Greeley written on January 4, 1846. In the letter, Clay writes concerning political matters and makes an appointment to talk to him.

Papers: 1847, 1 item.
A letter from Edgar Allan Poe to Horace Greeley written on February 21, 1847. In the letter, Poe writes concerning an editorial attacking Poe in the Tribune.

Papers: 1848, 1 item.
A letter from Horace Greeley to G.L. Ford written on December 16, 1848.

Papers: 1850, 1 item.
A letter from Horace Greeley to S. Colman written on December 5, 1850.

Papers: 1853, 1 item.
A letter from Charles Loring Brace to Horace Greeley written on July 19, 1853. In the letter, Brace asks Greeley to find a job in the country for a smart boy, Leonard Kelly.

Papers: 1853 and 1855, 2 items.
Letters from Horace Mann to Horace Greeley written on August 20, 1853 and on February 24, 1855. In the letters, Mann asks Greeley for information and invites him to lecture.

Papers: 1854, 1 item.
A letter from Horace Greeley to J.M. Batchellor written on January 19, 1854.

Papers: 1855, 1 item.
A letter from Horace Greeley to Henry D. Thoreau written on August 17, 1855. In the letter, Greeley advises Thoreau to send copies of Walden and A Week to certain editors in the United Kingdom. American journalist and political leader.

Papers: 1856, 1 item.
A letter from Horace Greeley to Reverend B. Eastwood written on January 13, 1856. In the letter, Greeley asks for information about cranberries and pine seed.

Papers: 1856, 1 item.
A letter from Horace Greeley to Henry David Thoreau written on March 12, 1856. In the letter, Greeley writes concerning a plan for putting Thoreau under contract to tutor the Greeley children.

Papers: 1856, 1 item.
A letter from George William Curtis to Horace Greeley written on June 13, 1856.

Papers: 1857, 1 item.
A letter from Preston King to Horace Greeley written on May 14, 1857.

Papers: 1858, 1 item.
A letter from Elihu Benjamin Washburne to Horace Greeley written on May 18, 1858. In the letter, Washburne sends Greeley the River and Harbor Bill and criticizes it.

Papers: 1858, 1 item.
A letter from David Wilmot to Horace Greeley written on June 10, 1858. In the letter, Wilmot declines an invitation to speak at the laying of the cornerstone of "The Peoples College."

Papers: 1859, 1 item.
A letter from William L. Dayton to Horace Greeley written on December 16, 1859. In the letter, Dayton introduces Hon. Martin Ryerson, with comment on his political sympathies.

Papers: 1859-1970, 3 items.
Letters from Bayard Taylor to Horace Greeley written between 1859 and 1870. In the letters, Taylor mainly writes about loans and other financial transactions.

Papers: 1860, 1 item.
A letter from Horace Greeley to Simon Stevens written on April 6, 1860. In the letter, Greeley writes that he has secured the $1000 and will send it to him.

Papers: 1860, 1 item.
A letter from S. Austin Allibone to Horace Greeley written on April 17, 1860. In the letter, Allibone writes concerning an article in the New York Tribune on marriage.

Papers: 1860, 1 item.
A letter from Edward Denison Morgan to Horace Greeley written on December 6, 1860. In the letter, Morgan writes concerning the progress of the Lemmon case.

Papers: 1860 and 1868, 2 items.
Two letters addressed to Horace Greeley, 1860 Mar. 2.-1868 Aug. 14. The letters concern publications on divorce.

Papers: 1861, 1 item.
A letter from Horace Greeley to S. Stevens written on July 6, 1861. In the letter, Stevens writes to make an appointment.

Papers: 1862, 1 item.
A letter from Preston King to Horace Greeley written on January 22, 1862.

Papers: 1862, 1 item.
A letter from Robert Bonner to Horace Greeley written on February 27, 1862. In the letter, Bonner sends payment for an article on Stanton, and commenting on an article on Barlow, both written for The Ledger.

Papers: 1862, 2 items.
Letters from John Jay to Horace Greeley written on March 5, n.d., and March 6, 1862. In the letters, John Jay writes concerning an article on the Democratic party and Kansas, and asking for the name of an author of a magazine article.

Papers: 1862, 1 item.
A letter from President Abraham Lincoln to Horace Greeley written on March 24, 1862. In the letter, Lincoln writes concerning the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia.

Papers: 1862, 1 item.
A letter from Edwin McMasters Stanton to Horace Greeley written on March 29, 1862. In the letter, Stanton thanks Greeley for his support as expressed in an article in the "Ledger."

Papers: 1862, 1 item.
A letter from Edward Everett to Horace Greeley written on April 15, 1862. In the letter, Everett writes concerning Greeley's article, written for the New York Ledger, being an account of his public career, dated April 26, 1862.

Papers: 1862, 1 item.
A letter from Horace Greeley to Isaac Newton written on September 26, 1862.

Papers: 1863, 1 item.
A letter from Benjamin F. Butler to Horace Greeley written on November 30, 1863. In the letter, Butler writes concerning Mayor Wood, who had been captured from Governor Wise.

Papers: 1864, 1 item.
A letter from Horace Greeley to S. Sinclair written on January 28, 1864.

Papers: 1864, 1 item.
A letter from William Maxwell Evarts to Horace Greeley on March 5, 1864.

Papers: 1864, 1 item.
A letter from Carl Schurz to Horace Greeley written on September 17, 1864. In the letter, Schurz writes about the possibility of printing his address of the previous night as a campaign document.

Papers: 1864-1872, 3 items.
Three letters from Schuyler Colfax to Horace Greeley written between 1864 Dec. 13-1872 Nov. 23. In the letters, Colfax writes concerning political matters and an invitation to dine at the White House.

Papers: 1865, 1 item.
A letter from Charles Mackay to Horace Greeley written on January 12, 1865. In the letter, Mackay writes about his difficulties in getting to see him.

Papers: 1865, 1 item.
A letter from Charles Eliot Norton to Horace Greeley written on January 24, 1865.

Papers: 1865, 1 item.
A letter from Horace Greeley to Hon. S. Orober written on May 10, 1865.

Papers: 1866, 1 item.
A letter from Horace Greeley to Samuel Nixon written on February 7, 1866.

Papers: 1866, 1 item.
A letter from John Bright to Horace Greeley written on December 28, 1866. In the letter, Bright writes concerning the free distribution to English libraries of one of Greeley's books.

Papers: 1867, 1 item.
A letter from Horace Greeley to Rev. O.B. Judd written on January 4, 1867.

Papers: 1867, 1 item.
A letter from William Eaton Chandler to Horace Greeley written on September 9, 1867. In the letter, Chandler makes an appointment and assesses Greeley's political character with a mention of his bail for Jefferson Davis.

Papers: 1867, 1 item.
A letter from Lewis Tappan to Horace Greeley written on November 9, 1867. In the letter, Tappan writes regarding an article on Senator Wade.

Papers: 1868, 2 items.
Letters from John Godfrey Saxe to Horace Greeley, written on January 15 and 16, 1868. In the letters, Saxe writes concerning a translation from Beranger, and mentions a review of his new book in The Tribune. .

Papers: 1868, 1 item.
A letter from Hamilton Fish to Horace Greeley written on June 22, 1868.

Papers: 1868, 1 item.
A letter from Horace Greeley to Oliver Johnson written on July 16, 1868.

Papers: 1868, 1 item.
A letter from James A. Garfield to Horace Greeley written on July 16, 1868.

Papers: 1868, 1 item.
A letter from Alice Cary to Horace Greeley written on September 15, 1868. In the letter, Cary thanks Greeley for a "substantial token" and giving a brief outline of her life and literary career.

Papers: 1868, 1 item.
A letter from John G. Nicolay to Horace Greeley written on September 15, 1868.

Papers: 1869, 1 item.
A letter from John Meredith Read to Horace Greeley written on February 19, 1869.

Papers: 1869, 1 item.
A letter from John Camden Cotton to Horace Greeley written on March 2, 1869. In the letter, Cotton sends Greeley a copy of Cussan's Handbook of heraldry because it is especially concerned with American heraldry.

Papers: 1869, 1 item.
A letter from John Charles Fremont to Horace Greeley written on March 27, 1869.

Papers: 1869, 1 item.
A letter from John Lothrop Motley to Horace Greeley written on April 16, 1869. In the letter, Motley writes that he regrets there is no vacancy in the American legation in London available for a friend of Greeley's.

Papers: 1869, 1 item.
A letter from W.H. Channing to Horace Greeley written on August 7, 1869. In the letter, Channing asks Greeley to give publicity for a course of lectures that Channing plans to give in America.

Papers: 1869, 1 item.
A letter from John Bartholomew Gough to Horace Greeley written on September 10, 1869. In the letter, Gough writes concerning some anecdotes of his youth and his memoirs.

Papers: 1870, 1 item.
A letter from Gerrit Smith to Horace Greeley written on January 16, 1870.

Papers: 1870, 1 item.
A letter from Benjamin F. Butler to Horace Greeley written on February 12, 1870. In the letter, Butler complains about a mention of himself in the Tribune of the previous day.

Papers: 1870, 1 item.
A letter from Charles Mackay to Horace Greeley written on August 19, 1870. In the letter, Mackay introduces the actress, Isabella Dallas Glyn.

Papers: 1872, 1 item.
A letter from S.F. Cary to Horace Greeley written on April 9, 1872. In the letter, Cary invites Greeley to stay with him during a convention in Cincinnati.

Papers: 1872, 1 item.
A letter from Horace Greeley to H. Borel written on July 31, 1872.

Papers: 1872, 1 item.
A letter from Horace Greeley to Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Johnson written on November 5, 1872.Greeley writes after the election in which he failed to become President.


New Castle Historical Society
Chappaqua, NY
Papers: 50 items.
Letters to family and friends.


New England Historical Geneaological Society
Boston, MA
Papers: 1852, 1 letter.
A letter from Horace Greeley to Ephraim Jewett written on February 5, 1852. In the letter, Greeley suggests a date for a lecture in St. Johnsbury.


Newberry Library
Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana
Chicago, IL
Papers: 1864, 1 item.
A letter from Horace Greeley to O.D. Cose written on August 1, 1864. In the letter, Greeley writes concerning payment of royalties on his book, "An overland journey."


New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Library
New York, NY
Papers: 1841-1859. 6 letters.
Finding aid in repository.


New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: 1839-1872. 105 items.
Includes manuscripts of ``The American Desert'' and ``The Social Problem.''

Papers: 1856, 4 pages.
A letter from Horace Greeley to Henry David Thoreau written on November 4, 1856. In the letter, Greeley writes concerning the possibility of Thoreau acting as a private tutor for Greeley's children.


New York Public Library
New York, NY
Papers: 1831-1877, 8 boxes.
The papers of Horace Greeley include correspondence, miscellaneous writings, "farm book" (1857-59), accounts, clippings, letters (1842-71) from Greeley to Schuyler Colfax, and other papers.

Papers: In the George Jones Papers, ca. 1825-1894, 0.4 linear foot.
Other authors include Horace Greeley.

Papers: In the Thomas F. Madigan Collection, 1817-1931, 2.7 linear feet.
Other authors include Horace Greeley.

Papers: In the Henry J. Raymond Papers, ca. 1840-1951, 0.5 linear foot.
Other authors include Horace Greeley.


New York State Library
Albany, NY
Papers: 1837-1872, 1 box.
A collection comprised mostly of letters written by Horace Greeley, many of which contain his views on important political issues in the United States during the mid-nineteenth century; such as the Kansas-Nebraska Bill and the matter of popular sovereignty in regards to the slavery question; the policies of Abraham Lincoln, especially in regards to the Civil War; and the post war rift between the moderate and radical wings of the Republican; especially those aspects concerning the administration of Andrew Johnson. Some of the letters concern journalistic matters, such as one to H.E. Baker, 15 June 1864, in which Greeley states his views on censorship. In addition to letters, this collection contains a caricature of Greeley, done by Thomas Nast that originally appeared in "Vanity Fair" (July 20, 1872), and several photographs of Greeley depicting him at various stages of his adult life. This collection was compiled by combining documents that had been previously accessioned and catalogued individually. Please consult the accession file for details.


The Ohio State University
University Archives
Athens, OH
Papers: In the James Pollard Autograph Collection of American Journalists, Writers and Politicians, 1803-1948, 94 items.
Coorespondents include Horace Greeley.

Papers: In the Jesse Durbin Ward Papers, 1857-1880, 16 items.
Correspondents include Horace Greeley.


Onadaga Historical Association
Syracuse, NY
Papers: 1837-1867, 1 folder.
Letters from Horace Greeley to Willis Gaylord and Vivus W. Smith of Onondaga County, relating to publishing, travel, and other matters.

Papers: In the Emma Dewey Papers, 1838-1858, 4 items.
Other authors include Horace Greeley.


Pennsylvania State University
Rare Books and Manuscripts, University Libraries
University Park, PA
Papers: 1849-1864, 4 items.
The collection consists of four items: printed receipt form for one year subscription to Horace Greeley & McElrath's Weekly Tribune, to J.B. Sinn, 27 Sept. 1849, for $2.00, signed by Greeley; letter to Francis F. Blair, 7 April 1849, objecting to coverage of a House Session attended by Greeley printed in the Globe; letter to My dear sir, 17 March 1854, recommending J.W. Moulton for a job to Crystal Palace officials; letter to My friend (Margaret Allen), 1 Oct. 1864, giving personal news, including his travel schedule.

Papers: 1857-1867, 3 items.
The collection consists of three letters from Horace Greeley to Geo. M. Rice, 24 May 1857, describing Bayard Taylor's travel plans; to Bayard Taylor, 27 Nov. 1859, making plans for one of the stops on Greeley's lecture tour; to Joseph Taylor, 5 Aug. 1867, concerning an invitation to meet.

Papers: 1866, 1 item.
Letter of 15 July 1866 from Horace Greeley to an unidentified correspondent, on the stationery of the New York Tribune.

Papers: In the Athanase Laurent Charles Coquerel Letters Received, 1819-1872, 43 items.
Correspondents include Horace Greeley.

Papers: In the Charles A. Dana note and endorsed letters received, 1855, 5 items.
A letter from Dix, Edwards, and Company to Horace Greeley, publisher of the Tribune, endorsed by Charles Dana, 1 Dec. 1855, also enclosing a check in payment for an article published in Putnam's Monthly.


Smith College
Miscellaneous Manuscript Collection, Mortimer Rare Book Room
Northampton, MA
Papers: 1844-1872, 8 items.
Correspondence between Horace Greeley and Elijah Phelps Grant.


University of California, Berkeley
The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, CA
Papers: ca. 1839-1861, 1 portfolio.
The Horace Greeley Papers are assembled from various sources; provenance noted on folders. The papers reflect his political opinions and his work on various newspapers. Included are letters by Greeley to Gideon Welles, Morgan Bates and others, and an article from the New York Semi Weekly Tribune, Sept. 23, 1859, describing his travels in California from Sacramento to the Yosemite Valley.

Papers: 1849, 4 pages.
A letter from J. Winchester to Horace Greeley written on August 20, 1849. In the letter, Winchester writes relating to gold digging in the Sacramento area.

Papers: In the Charles James Papers, 1863-1872, 3 volumes.
The papers include a letter from Horace Greeley to Charles James written on November 10, 1872. In the letter, Greeley sends a printed copy of his acceptance of the Presidential nomination.


University of Chicago
William E. Barton Collection of Lincolniana
Chicago, IL
Papers: 1856, 1 item.
A letter from Horace Greeley to "Friend Doren", written on January 10, 1856.

Papers: 1864, 1 item.
A letter from Horace Greeley to W.P. Mellen written on October 19, 1864. In the letter, Greeley writes that Ira Harris, who has the support of Abraham Lincoln, would like to be Chief Justice. He also writes that Govenor [William] Dennison would rather Noah Swayne be Chief Justice.

Papers: 1865-1866, 2 items.
Letters from Horace Greeley to O.D. Case written on August 6, 1865 and August 14, 1866.

Papers: 1868, 1 item.
A letter from Horace Greeley to L.U. Reavis written on February 3, 1868. In the letter, Greeley refers to Ben Wade.


University of Chicago
Butler-Gunsaulus Collection
Chicago, IL
Papers: 1855, 1 item.
A letter from Horace Greeley to William H. Herndon written on February 27, 1855. In the letter, Greeley informs Herndon that he will be lecturing in Illinois and asks whether he should visit Springfield.


University of Georgia Libraries
Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Athens, GA
Papers: 1872, 1 item.
A letter from Horace Greeley to James Dunn written on May 22, 1872. In the letter, Greeley discusses the flaws of Andrew Johnson's reconstruction policy and the dangers of the Ulysses S. Grant administration.


University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: 1854, 1 page.
A letter from Horace Greeley to R.C. Davis written on January 12, 1854. In the letter, Greeley explains prices vs. cost of the semi-weekly Tribune.

Papers: 1854, 2 pages.
A letter from Horace Greeley to J.C. Holmes written on July 7, 1854. In the letter, Greeley declines an invitation to speak at the annual fair of the State [Agricultural] Society of Michigan.

Papers: 1858, 1 page.
A letter from Horace Greeley to H.A. Buck written on December 14, 1858. In the letter, Greeley writes that he considers it inadvisable to attempt giving more than the one lecture for which he is already scheduled in Ypsilanti.

Papers: 1869, 1 item.
A letter from Horace Greeley to George W. Smalley written on January 17, 1869. In the letter, Greeley denies having signed any paper relating to the affairs of Spain.

Papers: In the Civil War Papers, 1858-1863, 19 items.
The papers include a letter from Horace Greeley to Henry Allen Buck written on December 14, 1858.

Papers: In the James H. Kidd Papers, 1861-1910, 0.6 linear foot.
Correspondents include Horace Greeley.

Papers: In the Francis Reuben Stebbins Papers, 1856-1896, 15 items.
Correspondents include Horace Greeley.


University of New Hampshire Library
Special Collections
Durham, NH
Papers: 1867, 1 item.
A letter from Horace Greeley to L.U. Reavis written on March 4, 1867. In the letter, Greeley explains his stance on the question of women's suffrage.


University of South Carolina
South Caroliniana Library
Columbia, SC
Papers: In the Edward Henry Kellers Papers, 1852-1893, 38 items and 4 volumes.
The papers contain a letter from from Horace Greeley to Edward Kellers written on February 13, 1856. The letter is in reply to Keller's request for Greeley's autograph.


University of Virginia
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: In the Clifton Waller Barrett Library, 1848-1859, 5 items.
The collection includes four letters from Horace Greeley to Henry D. Thoreau, dated May 1848-March 1854, and one letter from Greeley to Dr. Polney dated March 4, 1859. Greeley's letters to Thoreau discuss articles for Thoreau to write including one about Ralph Waldo Emerson for publication in "Westminster Review"; and fees due from George Rex Graham for two articles Thoreau had already written, "Maine Woods" and "Carlyle." A letter of May 25, 1848, accompanies a check for "Maine Woods."

Papers: In the Clifton Waller Barrett Library, 1869, 1 item.
Horace Greeley's manuscript contains a series of resolutions concerning the election of President Grant, corrupt practices by the Democratic Party, New York governor John T. Hoffman's betrayal of the rights of legal voters, the Tammany Society, the passage of the Fifteenth Amendment, the rejection of property qualifications for colored voters, the national debt, the destiny of North America and the struggle for liberty in Cuba, and the election of the Republicans in New York elections.

Papers: In the George Lippard Papers, 1846-1853, 4 items.
Correspondents include Horace Greeley.

Papers: In the John Williamson Palmer Papers, 1856-1903, 51 items.
Correspondents include Horace Greeley.

Papers: In the Alexander H.H. Stuart Papers, ca. 1776-1878, approximately 600 items.
Other authors include Horace Greeley.

Papers: In the Letters of Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, Franklin Pierce, and Horace Greeley and a commission signed by Abraham Lincoln, 1814-1867, 5 items.
The papers include a letter from Horace Greeley to Simon Stevens, 1867 January 7, that Roscoe [Conkling?] has no right to be a candidate as he is representative elect from a hard fought district.


Western Reserve Historical Society Library
Cleveland, OH
Papers: In the Jesse Baldwin Papers, 1862-1881, 0.2 linear foot.
Other authors include Horace Greeley.

Papers: In the A.G. Riddle Papers, 1835-1902, 2.6 linear feet.
Other authors include Horace Greeley.

  • Andrews, Stephen Pearl, ed. Love, marriage, and divorce, and the sovereignty of the individual: A discussion between Henry James, Horace Greeley and Stephen Pearl Andrews; and a hitherto unpublished manuscript, "Love, marriage, and the condition of woman.". Weston, Mass.: M & S Press, 1975.
  • Fahrney, Ralph Ray. Horace Greeley and the Tribune in the Civil War. Cedar Rapids, Iowa: The Torch Press, 1936. Reprint, New York: Da Capo Press, 1970.
  • Greeley, Horace. [Abraham Lincoln. N.p., 1868?]
  • ------. An address on Success in business. New York: S. S. Packard, [1867].
  • ------. The American conflict; a history of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-64: Its causes, incidents, and results: intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases, with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the war for the Union. N.p., 1864-1866. Reprint, New York: Negro Universities Press, [1969].
  • ------. The American Laborer. New York: Greeley & McElrath, 1843. Reprint, with an introduction by Michael Hudson. New York: Garland Pub., 1974.
  • ------. Art and industry as represented in the exhibition at the Crystal Palace, New York--1853-4. New York: Redfield, 1853.
  • ------. Divorce: Being a correspondence between Horace Greeley and Robert Dale Owen. New York: R. M. DeWitt, 1860.
  • ------. Essays Designed to Elucidate the Science of Political Economy. Boston: Fields, Osgood & Co., 1870. Reprint, with an introduction by Michael Hudson. New York: Garland Pub., 1974.
  • ------. Glances at Europe: In a series of letters from Great Britain, France, Italy, Switzerland, etc., during the summer of 1851. Including notices of the Great Exhibition, or World's Fair. New York: Dewitt & Davenport, 1852.
  • ------. Greeley illustrated. [Washington?: N.p., 1872].
  • ------. Greeley on Lincoln, with Mr Greeley's letters to Charles A. Dana and a lady friend. New York: The Baker & Taylor Co.. [1893].
  • ------. The Greeley record: Showing the opinions and sentiments of Horace Greeley on office seeking, the presidency, the Democratic Party, prominent Democrats North and South, secession and secessionists. Washington, D.C.: Union Republican Congressional Executive Committee, 1872.
  • ------. Greeley's estimate of Lincoln: An unpublished address. Hancock, N.Y.: Herald printery, [1932].
  • ------. Hints toward reforms, in lectures, addresses, and other writings. New York and Boston: Fowlers and Wells, 1854.
  • ------. A history of the struggle for slavery extension or restriction in the United States from the Declaration of Independence to the present day. New York: Dix, Edwards & Co., 1856. Reprint, Freeport, N.Y.: Books for Libraries Press, 1970.
  • ------. Horace Greeley upon Tilden. [New York: N.p., 1874].
  • ------. Horace Greeley's jokes. New York: Pub. from the office of the Journeymen Printers' Co-operative Association, 1872 .
  • ------. Horace Greeley's views on Virginia: And what he knows about the South, slave-breeding, mixed schools, miscegenation, making sectional war, Kansas and the South, favoring secession, letting "the erring sisters go," confiscation, rapine, and ravage, slave insurrections, supporting General Butler's New Orleans order, the Ku--Klux trials, & c.. [N.p., 1872].
  • ------. Introductory. [New York: N.p., 1868].
  • ------. The Kansas gold mines. Cherry Creek, K[ansas] T[erritory], 1859. Reprint, [Boulder, Colo.: Johnson Pub. Co., 1964?]
  • ------. Mr. Greeley's letters from Texas and the lower Mississippi: To which are added his address to the farmers of Texas, and his speech on his return to New York, June 12, 1871. New York: Tribune Office, 1871.
  • ------. Mr. Greeley's record on the question of amnesty and reconstruction, from the hour of Gen. Lee's surrender. [New York: N.p., 1872].
  • ------. An overland journey from New York to San Francisco in the summer of 1859. New York: C.M. Saxton, Barker, 1860. Reprint, introduction to the Bison Books edition by Jo Ann Manfra. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, [1999].
  • ------. A political text-books for 1860: Comprising a brief view of presidential nominations and elections: including all the national platforms ever yet adopted: Also, a history of the struggle respecting slavery in the territories, and of the action of Congress as to the freedom of the public lands. New-York: Tribune Association. 1860.
  • ------. Recollections of a Busy Life. New York: J.B. Ford & Co., 1868. Reprint, a new edition, with a memoir of Mr. Greeley's later years and death. Port Washington, N.Y.: Kennikat Press, [1971].
  • ------. The tariff as it is, compared with the substitute proposed by its adversaries in the bill reported to the U.S. House of Representatives by Gen. McKay. New York: Greeley & McElrath, [ca. 1845].
  • ------. The tariff question: Protection and free trade considered. New York: The Tribune, [18--].
  • ------. What Horace Greeley knows about leading Democrats at the North and at the South, especially those who now profess to be his especial friends, and his devoted supporters, & c. [New York?: N.p.,1872?]
  • ------. What I Know of Farming. New York: G. W. Carleton, 1871. Reprint, New York: Arno Press, 1975.
  • ------. Why I am a Whig: Reply to an inquiring friend. New York: Tribune Office, [1852?]
  • Greeley, Horace, and John F. Cleveland, comps. A political text-book for 1860, comprising a brief view of presidential nominations and elections including all the national platforms ever yet adopted; also, a history of the struggle respecting slavery in the territories, and of the action of Congress as to the freedom of the public lands. N.p., 1886. Reprint, New York: Negro Universities Press, [1969].
  • Hale, William Harlan. Horace Greeley: Voice of the People. New York: Collier Books, 1950.
  • Horner, Harlan Hoyt. Lincoln and Greeley. [Urbana]: University of Illinois Press, 1953. Reprint, Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, [1971].
  • Ingersoll, Lurton D. The Life of Horace Greeley. Founder of the New York Tribune, with Extended Notices of Many of His Contem. Chicago: Union Pub. Co., 1873. Reprint, New York: Beekman Publishers, 1974.
  • Isely, Jeter A. Horace Greeley and the Republican Party, 1853-61: A Study of the New York Tribune. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1947.
  • King, C. Richard. "Horace Greeley in Texas." Southwestern Historical Quarterly 64 (January 1961): 333-41.
  • Kleber, Louis, C. "Horace Greeley, 1811 1872." History Today 26 (September 1976): 569-75.
  • Linn, William Alexander. Horace Greeley, Founder of the "New York Tribune." New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1903. Reprint, New York: Beekman Publishers, 1974.
  • Maihafer, Harry J. (Harry James). The General and the Journalists: Ulysses S. Grant, Horace Greeley, and Charles Dana. Washington: Brassey's, 1998.
  • Parton, James. The Life of Horace Greeley. New York: Mason, 1855. Reprint, [New York]: Arno, [1970].
  • Robbins, Roy M. "Horace Greeley and the Quest for Social Justice, 1837-1862. Indiana History Bulletin 16 (February 1939): 68-84.
  • Rosecrans, William S. (William Starke). Hon. Horace Greeley: New York, Jan. 8th, 1866. [New York?: N.p.,1866?]
  • Sargent, Epes. The life and public services of Henry Clay, down to 1848. Edited and completed at Mr. Clay's death, by Horace Greeley. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, [1852].
  • Seitz, Don Carlos. Horace Greeley; Founder of the "New York Tribune." Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1926. Reprint, New York: AMS Press, [1970].
  • Sotheran, Charles. Horace Greeley and Other Pioneers of American Socialism. with foreword by W. J. Ghent ; and reminiscences of Charles Sotheran by Alice Hyneman Sotheran. New York: The Humboldt Publishing Co.. [1892].Reprint, Westport, Conn.: Hyperion Press], 1975.
  • Strauss, James H. "The Political Economy of Horace Greeley." Southwestern Social Science Ouarterly 19 (March 1939): 399-408.
  • Stoddard, Henry Luther. Horace Greeley: Printer, Editor, Crusader. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1946.
  • Van Deusen, Glyndon Garlock. Horace Greeley. Nineteenth Century Crusader. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1953.
  • Zabriskie, Francis Nicoll. Horace Greeley, the Editor. New York, [etc.]: Funk & Wagnalls, 1890. Reprint, New York: Beekman Publishers, 1974.