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Books

Box 16, Folder 1

Murphy, James W. Last Speeches of President Warren G. Harding, 1923.

Box 16, Folder 2

Johnson, Willis Fletcher. The Life of Warren G. Harding, 1923.

Box 16, Folder 3

Asher, Carl. He Was Just Folks, 1923.

Box 16, Folder 4

In Memoriam - Warren G. Harding, 1924.

Box 16, Folder 5

Blythe, Samuel G. A Calm Review of a Calm Man, 1923.

Box 16, Folder 5

Means, Gaston. The Strange Death of President Harding, 1930.

Box 16, Folder 6

Jenks, Anton Shrewsbury. A Dead President Makes Answer to The President's Daughter, 1928.

Box 16, Folder 7

DeBarthe, Joseph. The Answer, 1928.

Box 16, Folder 8

Sytton, Dan. The Vice President's Son, 1928.

Box 16, Folder 9

Smith, Ina R.T. Dear Mr. President, 1949.

Box 17, Folder 1

Our Common Country, speeches of Warren G. Harding 1921.

Box 17, Folder 2

The Mirrors of Washington, 1921.

Box 17, Folder 3

Allen, Frederic Lewis. Only Yesterday, 1931.

Box 17, Folder 4

Britton, Nan. The President's Daughter, 1930.

Note

With First Edition attached to flyleaf.
Box 17, Folder 5

Britton, Nan. Honesty or Politics, 1932.

Note

With photocopy of dustjacket.
Box 17, Folder 6

Britton, Nan. Mes Amours Avec Le President Harding, 1931.

 

Correspondence

Box 8, Folders 15-16

Charles E. Kelley (Nan Britton's New York attorney), 1928.

Note

Folders 1 and 2 of 5.
Box 8, Folder 18

Charles E. Kelley (Nan Britton's New York attorney) 1930-1931.

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Folder 4 of 5.
Box 8, Folder 17

Charles E. Kelley (Nan Britton's New York attorney), 1928-1930.

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Folder 3 of 5.
Box 8, Folder 19

Charles E. Kelley (Nan Britton's New York attorney), 1932-1936.

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Folder 5 of 5.
Box 9, Folder 1

Nathan Loeser (one of Nan Britton's attorneys in Cleveland), 1928.

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Folder 1 of 5.
Box 9, Folder 2

Nathan Loeser (one of Nan Britton's attorneys in Cleveland), 1928-1929.

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Folder 2 of 5.
Box 9, Folder 3

Nathan Loeser (one of Nan Britton's attorneys in Cleveland), 1929-1930.

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Folder 3 of 5.
Box 9, Folder 4

Nathan Loeser (one of Nan Britton's attorneys in Cleveland), 1930.

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Folder 4 of 5.
Box 9, Folder 5

Nathan Loeser (one of Nan Britton's attorneys in Cleveland), 1930-1931.

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Folder 5 of 5.
Box 9, Folder 6

William F. Marsteller and Seavey Moor, 1927.

Note

Folder 1 of 9. Labelled The situation in Cleveland.
Box 9, Folder 7

William F. Marsteller and Seavey Moor, 1931.

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Folder 2 of 9. Samples of letters and orders received concerning the DeBarthe book, and replies thereto.
Box 9, Folder 8

William F. Marsteller and Seavey Moor, 1928-1930.

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Folder 3 of 9. re Mr. Fryefield.
Box 9, Folder 9

William F. Marsteller and Seavey Moor, 1929-1930.

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Folder 4 of 9.
Box 9, Folder 10

William F. Marsteller and Seavey Moor, 1931.

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Folder 5 of 9.
Box 9, Folders 11-12, Box 10, Folder 1

William F. Marsteller and Seavey Moor, 1931.

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Folders 6 through 8 of 9.
Box 10, Folder 2

William F. Marsteller and Seavey Moor, 1932.

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Folder 9 of 9.
Box 10, Folder 3

William F. Marsteller and Mrs. Britton (Nan's mother) re McDowell sisters, 1928-1931.

Box 10, Folder 4

Frank Vincent and George Landy, 1930.

Note

re proposed film of The President's Daughter.
Box 10, Folder 5

Elizabeth Ann Guild, Incorporated - miscellaneous, 1927-1933.

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Folder 1 of 2.
Box 10, Folder 6

Elizabeth Ann Guild, Incorporated - miscellaneous, 1927-1933.

Note

Folder 2 of 2. Includes financial reports for 1927.
Box 10, Folder 7

Elizabeth Ann Guild, Incorporated - sheets from minute book and other papers, 1927-1928.

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Folder 1 of 4.
Box 10, Folder 8

Elizabeth Ann Guild, Incorporated - sheets from minute book and other papers, 1928-1932.

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Folder 2 of 4.
Box 10, Folder 9

Elizabeth Ann Guild, Incorporated - sheets from minute book and other papers, 1927-1932.

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Folder 3 of 4.
Box 10, Folder 10

Elizabeth Ann Guild, Incorporated - sheets from minute book and other papers, 1929-1931.

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Folder 4 of 4. Includes material re the Golden Rule Foundation.
Box 10, Folder 11

Elizabeth Ann Guild, Incorporated - general - Toussaint Dubois, 1927-1928.

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Folder 1 of 7.
Box 10, Folder 12

Elizabeth Ann Guild, Incorporated - general - Gordon Lathrop, 1927-1928.

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Folder 2 of 7.
Box 11, Folder 1

Elizabeth Ann Guild, Incorporated - general - Harold West and Rev. and Mrs. Cyril Wyche, 1928-1929.

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Folder 3 of 7.
Box 11, Folder 2

Elizabeth Ann Guild, Incorporated - general - John Haynes Holmes, 1927-1928.

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Folder 4 of 7.
Box 11, Folder 3

Elizabeth Ann Guild, Incorporated - general, 1927-1932.

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Folder 5 of 7.
Box 11, Folder 4

Elizabeth Ann Guild, Incorporated - general, 1928.

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Folder 6 of 7.
Box 11, Folder 5

Elizabeth Ann Guild, Incorporated--general, 1927-1928.

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Folder 7 of 7. With mockup of brochure for Elizabeth Ann League.
Box 11, Folder 6

Elizabeth Ann Guild, Incorporated--memberships, 1927-1928.

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Folder 1 of 3.
Box 11, Folder 7

Elizabeth Ann Guild, Incorporated--memberships, 1928-1929.

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Folder 2 of 3.
Box 11, Folder 8

Elizabeth Ann Guild, Incorporated--memberships, 1928-1932.

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Folder 3 of 3.
Box 11, Folders 9-10, Box 12, Folder 1

Elizabeth Ann Guild, Incorporated--requests for illegitimacy statistics, 1927-1928.

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 12, Folders 2-3

Elizabeth Ann Guild, Incorporated--letters from friends, 1927-1929.

Note

Folders 1 and 2 of 4.
Box 12, Folder 4

Elizabeth Ann Guild, Incorporated--letters from friends, 1928-1931.

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Folder 3 of 4.
Box 12, Folder 5

Elizabeth Ann Guild, Incorporated--letters from friends, 1931.

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Folder 4 of 4.
Box 12, Folder 6

Letters from readers of The President's Daughter answered by Nan Britton, her sister or current secretary, 1927-1931.

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Folder 1 of 5.
Box 13, Folders 1, 3-5

Letters from readers of The President's Daughter answered by Nan Britton, her sister or current secretary, 1928-1931.

Note

Folders 2, 4 and 5 of 5.
Box 13, Folder 2

Letters from readers of The President's Daughter answered by Nan Britton, her sister or current secretary, 1926-1931.

Box 13, Folders 5-8, Box 14, Folders 1-2

Letters from readers of The President's Daughter regarding the League's work, 1928-1931.

Note

6 folders.
Box 14, Folder 3

Richard Wightman, 1926-1928.

Note

Folder 1 of 3. See Honesty or Politics, ch. 6, 7, 9, 11, 15.
Box 14, Folders 4-5

Richard Wightman, 1926-1928.

Note

Folder 2 and 3 of 3.
Box 14, Folder 6

Nicholas Paul Perry, C. Michael Morssen, Matrujillo, Mr. Winston, Paramount Pictures and others, 1931-1933, 1947, 1951.

Box 14, Folder 7

Louis Postif, Clifton Fadiman, Curtis Brown, Limited, A. & C. Boni, Incorporated and others, 1930-1935.

Box 14, Folder 8

Requests for interviews with Nan Britton following the publicity re the Phillips letters. 1964-1965.

Box 14, Folder 9

Randolph C. Downes, University of Toledo, 1960-1965.

Box 14, Folder 10

Dean Albertson, Brooklyn College, 1936-1964.

Box 15, Folder 1

W.F. Shelton, Francis Russell, Warren Boroson ( Fact Magazine), 1963-1964.

Box 15, Folder 2

Edwin K. Gross, 1964-1965.

 

Documentary Files

Box 1, Folder 1

Letter from Warren G. Harding to Nan Britton, [1917] May 9.

Note

Written on U.S. Senate stationery (with envelope). 3pp.
Box 1, Folder 2

Letter from Warren G. Harding to Nan Britton, May 15, 1917.

Note

Written on Senate Chamber stationery, 4pp. (2 leaves).
Box 1, Folder 3

Letter from Warren G. Harding to Nan Britton, August 11, 1917.

Note

Written on U.S. Senate stationery, 1 leaf.
Box 1, Folder 4

Letter from Warren G. Harding to Nan Britton, May 25, 1918.

Note

Written on U.S. Senate, Committee on Commerce stationery, 2pp. with franked envelope.
Box 1, Folder 5

Letter from Warren G. Harding to Nan Britton, December 5, 1918.

Note

Written on U.S. Senate, Committee on Commerce stationery, 1-1/2 pages, no envelope.
Box 1, Folder 6

Letter from Warren G. Harding to Dr. Frank T. Spaulding, Superintendent of Public Schools, Cleveland , Ohio, May 25, 1918.

Note

Regarding my mother's changing her position as teacher. Letter of May 25, 1918 (above) sent to me same date.
Box 1, Folder 7

Carbon copy of letter from Nan Britton to Warren G. Harding, May 7, 1917.

Note

Sent to him at Washington, D.C., to which he replied under date of May 9. Attached ia copy of carbon re-typed for clarity.
Box 1, Folder 8

Carbon copy of letter from Nan Britton to Warren G. Harding, May 11, 1917.

Note

... in reply to his letter of me of May 9; also re-typed for clarity.
Box 1, Folder 9

Letter to Nan Britton from her mother November 1, 1926.

Note

... regarding the latter's misplacement of a letter written by Senator Harding to Mark Thompson, who was also with the Cleveland Public Schools as President of the Board of Education.... With envelope.
Box 1, Folder 10

Letter from Abigail V. Harding to S.A. Willits and Miss Nan Britton, February 2, 1920.

Box 1, Folder 11

Letter from Abigail V. Harding to Elizabeth and Nan Britton, June 1, 1920 (probably).

Box 1, Folder 12

Letter from Abigail V. Harding to Nan Britton, July 24, 1920.

Box 1, Folder 13

Letter from Abigail V. Harding to Nan Britton October 6, 1920.

Note

With envelope.
Box 1, Folder 14

Letter from Abigail V. Harding to Nan Britton, October 15, 1921.

Note

With envelope.
Box 1, Folder 15

Letter from Abigail V. Harding to Nan Britton, January 30, 1922.

Note

Dated per envelope.
Box 1, Folder 16

Letter from Abigail V. Harding to Nan Britton, July 1, 1922.

Box 1, Folder 17

Letter from Abigail V. Harding to Nan Britton, July 26, 1922.

Box 1, Folder 18

Letter from Abigail V. Harding to Elizabeth and Nan Britton, October 7, 1922.

Box 1, Folder 19

Letter from Abigail V. Harding to Nan Britton, May 14, 1923.

Note

Dated per envelope.
Box 1, Folder 20

Letter from Abigail V. Harding to Mrs. Magnus Ericksen (Nan Britton), February 2, 1924.

Box 1, Folder 21

Letter from Abigail V. Harding to Mrs. Magnus Ericksen (Nan Britton), May 27, 1924.

Note

Dated per envelope.
Box 1, Folder 22

Letter from Abigail V. Harding to Mrs. Magnus Ericksen (Nan Britton) December 24, 1924.

Note

... written Christmas Eve, 1924, after her marriage to Ralph T. Lewis, from the Princess Hotel in Bermuda where they were honeymooning - I did not keep the envelope.
Box 1, Folder 23

Letter from Ralph T. Lewis to Mrs. Magnus Ericksen (Nan Britton), December 26, 1924.

Box 1, Folder 24

Letter from Abigail V. Harding to Nan Britton, n.d. (Saturday the 7th).

Box 1, Folder 25

Abigail V. Harding to Nan Britton Ericksen, May 18, 1925.

Note

Dated per envelope.
Box 1, Folder 26

Letter from Abigail V. Harding to Nan Britton Ericksen, May 25, 1925.

Note

Dated per envelope.
Box 1, Folder 27

Letter from Abigail V. Harding to Nan Britton Ericksen, September 8, 1925.

Note

Dated per envelope.
Box 1, Folder 28

Letter from Nan Britton to Abigail V. Harding (carbon copy), September 23, 1925.

Box 1, Folder 29

Letter from Nan Britton to Abigail V. Harding (carbon copy), October 5, 1925.

Box 1, Folder 30

Letter Nan Britton to Mrs. Carolyn H. Votaw (carbon copy), September 23, 1925.

Box 1, Folder 31

Letter from Mrs. Carolyn H. Votaw to Mrs. Nan B. Ericksen, September 25, 1925.

Note

With envelope.
Box 1, Folder 32

Telegram from Mrs. A.A. Stuart (assumed name of Abigail v. Harding) to Nan B. Ericksen, October 7, 1925.

Box 1, Folder 33

Letter from Nan Britton to Abigail V. Harding (carbon copy) October 8, 1925.

Box 1, Folder 34

Letter from Abigail V. Harding to Nan B. Ericksen, October 13 (?), 1925.

Note

Mr. Wightman wrote on the envelope 'main admissions - important and I wrote 'Talks of effect my letter had on Mr. & Mrs. Votaw.'
Box 1, Folder 35

Letter from Nan Britton to Abigail V. Harding (carbon copy), October 16, 1925.

Box 1, Folder 36

Letter from Nan Britton to Abigail V. Harding (carbon copy), November 12, 1925.

Note

Mr. Votaw had returned to me my 'Action to Annual a Marriage' which I had sent him to view, but he sent it back without any comment or note.
Box 1, Folder 37

Letter from Nan Britton to Mr. And Mrs. Votaw (carbon copy) with return receipt attached, October 18, 1925.

Box 1, Folder 38

Letter from Nan Britton to Abigail V. Harding, October 19, 1925.

Box 1, Folder 39

Letter from Nan Britton to Abigail V. Harding (carbon copy), October 22, 1925.

Box 1, Folder 40

Letter from Abigail V. Harding to Nan B. Ericksen, October 20, 1925.

Note

Dated per envelope.
Box 1, Folder 41

Letter from Nan Britton to Abigail V. Harding (carbon copy), November 2, 1925.

Box 1, Folder 42

Letter from Abigail V. Harding to Nan B. Ericksen, November 5, 1925.

Note

Dated per envelope.
Box 1, Folder 43

Letter from Abigail V. Harding to Nan B. Ericksen, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 44

Letter to Abigail V. Harding from Nan Britton (carbon copy) with bills for purchases for Elizabeth Ann attached, November 1, 1925.

Box 1, Folder 45

Letter from Abigail V. Harding to Nan B. Ericksen, December 9, 1925.

Note

Dated per envelope.
Box 1, Folder 46

Letter from Nan Britton to Abigail V. Harding (carbon copy), December 11, 1925.

Box 1, Folder 47

Letter from Nan Britton to Heber Herbert Votaw (carbon copy), January 27, 1926.

Box 1, Folder 48

Letter from H.H. Votaw to Nan Britton, January 29, 1926.

Note

With envelope.
Box 1, Folder 49

Letter to H.H. Votaw from Nan Britton (carbon copy), January 28, 1926.

Box 1, Folder 50

Letter from Nan Britton to H.H. Votaw (carbon copy) with registration receipt, January 30, 1926.

Box 1, Folder 51

Letter from Abigail V.Harding (Lewis) to Nan B. Ericksen, February 10, 1926.

Note

Dated per envelope.
Box 1, Folder 52

Telegram from Abigail V. Harding to Nan B. Ericksen, February 5, 1926.

Box 1, Folder 53

Telegram from Abigail V. Harding to Nan B. Britton, February 6, 1926.

Box 1, Folder 54

Letter from Nan Britton to Abigail V. Harding (carbon copy), February 1926.

Note

Saturday, 10:00 p.m.
Box 1, Folder 55

Letter from Nan Britton to Mr. And Mrs. Votaw (carbon copy), February 1926.

Note

Saturday evening.
Box 1, Folder 56

Text of telegram from Nan Britton to Abigail V. Harding (carbon copy), February 5, 1926.

Box 1, Folder 57

Letter from Nan Britton to Abigail V. Harding (carbon copy) with registration receipt attached, February 5, 1926.

Box 1, Folder 58

Letter from Nan Britton to Abigail V. Harding (carbon copy), February 12, 1926.

Box 1, Folder 59

Letter from Abigail V. Harding to Nan Britton, February 24, 1926.

Box 1, Folder 60

Letter from Nan Britton to Abigail V. Harding (carbon copy), March 7, 1926.

Box 1, Folder 61

Letter from Nan Britton to Abigail V. Harding (carbon copy), March 14, 1926.

Box 1, Folder 62

Letter from Abigail V. Harding to Nan B. Ericksen, March 20, 1926.

Box 1, Folder 63

Letter from Nan Britton to Abigail V. Harding, March 24, 1926.

Box 1, Folder 64

Letter from Abigail V. Harding to Nan B. Ericksen, March 25, 1926.

Box 1, Folder 65

Letter from Nan Britton to Abigail V. Harding (carbon copy), April 4, 1926.

Box 1, Folder 66

Letter from Nan Britton to Dr. Harding, brother of Warren Harding (carbon copy), April 4, 1926.

Box 1, Folder 67

Letter from Nan Britton to Abigail V. Harding (carbon copy), April 30, 1926.

Box 1, Folder 68

Facsimile of bank draft from Abigail V. Harding to Nan Britton for $40.00, July 2, 1926.

Note

Marion County Bank Company, no.A16827. With envelope.
Box 1, Folder 69

Letter from Nan Britton to Abigail V. Harding (carbon copy), July 7, 1926.

Box 1, Folder 70

Letter from Abigail v. Harding enclosing money orde, with facsimile of the money order, June 4, 1926.

Note

Written from Troy, Ohio, but postmarked Hillsboro.
Box 1, Folder 71

Letter from Nan Britton to Abigail V. Harding (carbon copy) June 17, 1926.

Note

With envelope.
Box 1, Folder 72

Letter from Abigail V. Harding to Nan Britton, July 16, 1926.

Note

With envelope.
Box 1, Folder 73

Letter from Nan Britton to Abigail V. Harding (carbon copy), July 22, 1926.

Box 1, Folder 74

Letter from Abigail V. Harding to Nan Britton, August 7, 1926.

Note

Dated per envelope. With Nan Britton's note, This was the last letter received from Miss H.
Box 1, Folder 75

Christmas card from Abigail V. Harding to Nan Britton , unsigned, December 21, 1926.

Note

With envelope. Nan Britton's note: containing a cashier's check for $25.00.
Box 1, Folder 76

Letter from Abigail V. Harding to Nan Britton's sister, Elizabeth, 1924(?).

Box 1, Folder 77

Calling card for Abigail Victoria Harding, 1911.

Note

Nan Britton's note: ... accompanied a little gift to me back in my high school days ...
Box 1, Folder 78

Calling card for Heber Herbert Votaw, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 79

Calling card for Harry W. Perrin, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 80

Letter from Nan Britton to Jim Sloan (carbon copy) with return receipt, February 5, 1926.

Note

Return receipt dated February 5, 1926.
Box 1, Folder 81

Text of telegram from Nan Britton to Jim Sloan (carbon copy), February 1926.

Box 1, Folder 82

Letter from Jim Sloan to Nan Britton, March 19, 1926.

Note

With envelope.
Box 1, Folder 83

Letter from Nan Britton to Jim Sloan (carbon copy), March 20, 1926.

Box 1, Folder 84

Letter from Nan Britton to Jim Sloan (carbon copy), March 24, 1926.

Box 1, Folder 85

Note from Jim Sloan to Nan Britton, May 18, 1926.

Note

With envelope.
Box 1, Folder 86

Letter from Nan Britton to Harding Memorial Association (carbon copy), May 19, 1926.

Box 1, Folder 87

Letter from Nan Britton to Jim Sloan (carbon copy), May 20, 1926.

Box 1, Folder 88

Letter from Nan Britton to Jim Sloan (carbon copy), May 25, 1926.

Note

With program from laying of the cornerstone for the Harding Memorial.
Box 1, Folder 89

Letter from Jim Sloan to Nan Britton, November 8, 1926.

Box 1, Folder 90

Letter from Jim Sloan to Nan Britton, January 18, 1927.

Note

Sent to Nan Britton in care of a friend.
Box 1, Folder 91

Letter from Pris to Nan Britton, March 16, 1927.

Note

With envelope.
Box 1, Folder 92

Letter from Nan Britton to Gen. Charles E. Dawes (carbon copy), May 15, 1926.

Note

Nan Britton's note: See The President's Daughter, episode no.166, p.379 re this.
Box 1, Folder 93

Photograph of Warren G. Harding inscribed To Miss Nan Britton ... Sincerely, Warren G. Harding. n.d.

Box 1, Folder 94

Photograph of Miss Abigail Victoria Harding (later Mrs. Ralph T. Lewis) inscribed: Most sincerely yours, Abigail Victoria Harding. n.d.

Box 1, Folder 95

Photograph of Carolyn Harding (Mrs. Heber Herbert Votaw, inscribed: Yours truly, Carolyn Votaw. n.d.

Box 1, Folder 96

Photograph of Dr. George Tryon Harding, father fo Warren G. Harding, Victoria and Carolyn Harding, inscribed: Yours truly, G.T. Harding. n.d.

Box 1, Folder 97

Photograph of Lila Wesener, inscribed : To Miss Nan Britton -- / With and all good wishes from / her admiring friend, ' Lila Wesener. n.d.

Note

Nan Britton's note The latter inscription was cut from the photograph because I wanted to frame the latter 'close-up' but I kept the inscription. Lila Wesener was a cousin of the Harding sisters and brothers.
Box 1, Folder 98

Wallet of Warren G. Harding, n.d.

Note

Nan Britton's note: ... (his name imprinted in gold), given to me by Carrie Votaw when I was a guest in their home in Tacoma Park, Washington, D.C. (see p.308, The President's Daughter ).
Box 1, Folder 99

Notarized statement of Mrs. Mary Lee Britton (Nan Britton's mother) regarding a visit of Elizabeth Britton Willits (Nan Brittons sister) to Mr. Harding at Marion, Ohio, after the election, August 4, 1928.

Note

15pp. Holograph.
Box 1, Folder 100

Statement from Nan Britton's sister, Elizabeth Britton Willits, regarding her knowledge of Nan Britton's receipt of letters from Mr. Harding, January 4, 1960.

Note

Notarized.
Box 1, Folder 101

Letter from Mrs. Jack (Mary) Pusey regarding her suspicions of Mr. Harding's paternity and Nan Britton's reply (carbon copy), December 31, 1931 and January 2, 1932.

Note

Dated per envelope. Mrs. Pusey called Mrs. P.J. Johnson in The President's Daughter. Nan Britton's note: I resided in the home (apartment) of the Puseys for two years during which time I was seeing Mr. Harding.
Box 1, Folder 102

Snapshot of Warren G. Harding which Nan Britton loved and carried for years. n.d.

Note

Nan Britton's additional note: This one is in The President's Daughter, opposite p.60. (Snapshot sent to me by Warren G. Harding).
Box 1, Folder 103

Another Snapshot of Warren G. Harding which Nan Britton loved and carried almost as long as the one above. n.d.

Note

Nan Britton's note: (This one acquired I don't recall how. It appears to have been taken at the White House).
Box 1, Folder 104

Snapshot of Nan Britton, Harding booster in the pre-election days of 1920. 1920.

Note

Taken on Labor Day.
Box 2, Folder 1

Photograph of Mr. Harding taken at Edmonston Studio, Washington, D.C, n.d.

Note

Nan Britton's note: This was the first photograph Mr. Harding sent me - when I lived at 412 E. 58th St., New York City, with my father's college classmate's family (Mr. & Mrs. Grove D. Curtis and daughter Anna), in the spring of 1917.
Box 2, Folder 2

Newspaper picture of Abigail and Carolyn, 1920.

Box 2, Folder 3

Photograph of Warren G. Harding by Pach, 1920.

Note

Nan Britton's note: ... displayed in the Pach Fifth Avenue window in August of 1923. Returning from France on learning of Mr. Harding's death, I chanced to see it and bought this copy.
Box 2, Folder 4

Letter from the Ithaca Conservatory of Music to Scott Willits (Nan Britton's brother-in-law), part of letter from Elizabeth Willits and Nan Britton's note re this letter, December 18, 1920.

Note

Nan Britton's note: I took this letter with me when I met Mr. Harding at the Statler Hotel in Cleveland ... , see p.143 - Ep. 58, The President's Daughter.
Box 2, Folder 5

Letter from Governor James M. Cox of Ohio to Nan Britton, June 28, 1918.

Note

Nan Brittons note: ... offering to assist my brother find a suitable position. My brother never used the letter ... see p.161, episode 64 in The President's Daughter.
Box 2, Folder 6

Glossy print of a photograph of President Harding and full-length snapshot of Elizabeth Ann Harding - The Likeness. n.d.

Note

See p.197, The President's Daughter.
Box 2, Folder 7

Photo of Elizabeth Ann with her Harding book. June 1921.

Note

Nan Britton's note: ... taken in back yard of my sister E's apartment on La Fayette Parkway, Chgo ...
Box 2, Folder 8

Photo of Nan Britton holding Elizabeth Ann, September 1920.

Note

Nan Britton's note: Taken in front of apt. house where lived the nurse who took care of E.A. for over a year.
Box 2, Folder 9

Pressed flower from President Harding's desk in the White House, June 1921.

Note

Nan Britton's note: See episode 62, p.156 [ The President's Daughter].
Box 2, Folder 10

Page from The Marion Daily Star containing a photograph of Nan Britton at age 5, February 1, 1902.

Box 2, Folder 11

Remaining empty pages of diary kept by Nan Britton, n.d.

Note

Nan Britton's note: ... the written pages torn out and destroyed at the request of Mr. Harding to my sister Elizabeth who confided to him that I was keeping the diary.
Box 2, Folder 12

Facsimile of registration of G.H. Harvey & wife, Cleveland, at the Imperial Hotel, New York, n.d.

Note

Nan Britton's note: ... facsimile of Mr. Harding's registering of us ...
Box 2, Folder 13

Draft of The President's Daughter, with editorial markings, n.d.

Note

Nan Britton's note: ... My carbon copy was subsequently destroyed by me. Also, because of very personal allusions in my statement for Mr. Ashley, the original 'legal' manuscript, writeen for the attorney, was destroyed by me.
Box 2, Folder 14

Draft of Honesty or Politics (original title Stony Limits), n.d.

Note

Nan Britton's note: ... many passages were cut out at the suggestion of the critic who viewed it. (Clifton Fadiman)
Box 2, Folder 15

Letter from Lillian Knell to Nan Britton with clippings re Warren G. Harding, June 19, 1926.

Note

Lillian Knell was the niece of Mrs. Jack (Mary) Pusey.
Box 2, Folder 16

School report of Elizabeth Ann Harding (Willits) which appears in The President's Daughter, opposite p.280, June 4, 1925.

Box 2, Folder 17

Letter (carbon copy) from Nan Britton to the New York Times re permission to use Nan Britton's poem The child's eyes in a forthcoming book and their reply, January 20, January 26, 1920.

Note

With facsimile of Nan Britton's first check received for the sale of any writing and a clipping of The Times, August 30, 1926 with the printed poem.
Box 3, Folder 1

Letter from Helen Evans to Nan Britton and Nan Britton's reply (carbon copy), November 3 & November 5, 1927.

Note

Helen Evans was Nan Britton's nurse at the time Elizabeth Ann was born.
Box 3, Folder 2

Telegram from Nan Britton to Mrs. Elizabeth Willits re President Harding's death, August 3, 1923.

Note

Nan Britton's note: Elizabeth, her husband and Elizabeth Ann we re visiting Scott Willits' mother and father at the time, at their country home near Keithsburg, Illinois.
Box 3, Folder 3

Postcards of The Claypool Hotel, McFarland Hotel, and Witherill Hotel n.d.

Note

Nan Britton's note: See The President's Daughter, pp.37-39 and 57-60 where these are mentioned.
Box 3, Folder 4

Bankbooks. 4 items, 1919-1921.

Note

Nan Britton's note: ... monies given to me by Mr. Harding ...
Box 3, Folder 5

Campaign poster likeness of President Harding which hung on Nan Britton's bedroom wall, n.d.

Note

Reproduced in The President's Daughter, p.12.
Box 3, Folder 6

Letter from Elizabeth Ann to her mother Nan Britton, 1926.

Note

Nan Britton's note: ... (written when she was in 2nd grade ina a Chicago public school). Reproduced in The President's Daughter, p.372.
Box 3, Folder 7

High school senior oration by Nan Britton, notations by Abigail Harding, 1914.

Box 3, Folder 8

The autobiography of me by Nan Britton, 1921.

Note

Written for a class assignment at Columbia University.
Box 3, Folder 9

Today's Health, with A day with Papa by Nan Britton, pp.30-33, 90-91, February 1966.

Note

Based on a brief sketch in The autobiography of me.
Box 3, Folder 10

At the keyhole of the Cabinet Room, New York Times, June 5, 1921.

Note

With photocopy. Nan Britton's note: See p.155, 1st paragraph, The President's Daughter.
Box 3, Folder 11

Photograph of Nan Britton holding Elizabeth Ann, 1921.

Note

See p.164, The President's Daughter.
Box 3, Folder 12

Photographs of Warren G. Harding. 2 items, n.d.

Note

Photographs by Harris & Ewing See opposite 164, The President's Daughter.
Box 3, Folder 13

Photograph of Warren G. Harding, n.d.

Note

See opposite p. 173, The President's Daughter.
Box 3, Folder 14

Photograph of the White House, n.d.

Note

Photo copyright by Ernest L. Crandall. See p. 156, The President's Daughter.
Box 3, Folder 15

Photographs of the White House. 2 items, n.d.

Note

Copyright by Ernest L. Crandall. See opposite p. 189, The President's Daughter.
Box 3, Folder 16

Photograph of Warren G. Harding, n.d.

Note

Copyright by Edmonston Studio, Washington, D.C. Note by Nan Britton: Reprints of other photos or pictures appearing opposite pp.129, 134, 160, 180, 204 in The President's Daughter are in my 'Harding scrapbook.'
Box 3, Folder 17

Manuscript for French translation by Louis Postif of The President's Daughter, n.d.

Box 3, Folder 18

Letter from Harry Winfield Saxton to the Editor of the Boston Post, October 29, 1927.

Note

Saxton was a member of the Armstrong tour, the group Nan Britton traveled with to Dijon in the summer of 1923. See episode 103, pp.248-249 in The President's Daughter.
Box 3, Folder 19

Letter from Elizabeth Ann to her mother, Nan Britton, September 21, 1927.

Note

See opposite p. 340 in The President's Daughter.
Box 3, Folder 20

Correspondence of Addison B. Colvin, 1930-1931.

Note

Re the Harding Memorial Association.
Box 3, Folder 21

Letters re opening of Nan Britton's mail by the Post Office, 1930, 1932, 1933.

Note

Letter from William Marsteller, November 1, 1930, Nan Britton, October 30, 1930, Nathan Loeser, October 31, 1930, Jessie Conley, March 17, 1932 and Nan Britton's reply, May 3, 1932. 2 letters from Nan Britton's mother, February 1, 1930 and Fall 1930.
Box 3, Folder 22

Letter from office of F.E. Scobey to Nan Britton and Nan Britton's reply and related clipping, September 8 & 12, 1924.

Note

Clipping is about the death of Frank E. Scobey, 1931.
Box 4, Folder 1

Affidavit of Mrs. Marietta Tonnesen, November 16, 1926.

Box 4, Folder 2

Affidavit of Helen J. Evans and statement by Nan Britton, October 22, 1919; October 27, 1926.

Note

Helen J. Evans was nurse to Nan Britton when Elizabeth Ann was born.
Box 4, Folder 3

Letter from Nan Britton to Judge Louis B. McNeal and copy of Warren Harding's last will and testament, January 5, 7, 9, 1928.

Note

Nan Britton's note: Figures on attached legal-size yellow paper must be those of my attorney, Mr. Kelley.
Box 4, Folders 4-16

Adverse and semi-adverse reviews and comments, some humorous, on The President's Daughter. 1927-1928.

Note

13 folders. Clippings and preservation photocopies. Duplicates.
Box 4, Folders 17-18

Favorable and semi-favorable reviews and comments on The President's Daughter, 1927-1928.

Note

2 folders. Clippings and preservation photocopies.
Box 4, Folder 19

Establishment of paternity avoided in Toledo trial (Nan Britton vs. Charles A. Klunk), 1931.

Note

Clippings and preservation photocopies.
Box 4, Folder 20

Notices re personal appearance and talk at 55th St. Theatre (with showing of motion picture Children of No Importance]. 1928.

Note

Clippings and preservation photocopies.
Box 4, Folders 21-28

Notices of bestsellers which included The President's Daughter - Author & daughter in pose (photograph only), 1927-1929.

Note

8 folders. Clippings and preservation photocopies.
Box 5, Folder 1

Material re Nan Britton vs. Charles A. Klunk, 1928-1931.

Note

Folder 1 of 7. Clippings and preservation copies. Includes letters from Nan Britton to the St. Louis Post Dispatch, August 6, 1928 and to the Buffalo Times, August 7, 1928.
Box 5, Folders 2-7

Material re Nan Britton vs. Charles A. Klunk, 1928-1931.

Note

Folders 2 through 7 of 7. Clippings and preservation photocopies.
Box 5, Folders 8-16

Publicity acquired by Judge Grant E. Mouser, 1927-1928.

Note

9 folders. Clippings and preservation photocopies.
Box 5, Folder 17

Reviews of A Dead President Makes Answer, 1928.

Note

Clippings and preservation photocopies.
Box 5, Folders 18-21

Correspondence re Wightman suit, including copy of statement by Richard Wightman, 1927-1928.

Physical Description: 4 folders.
Box 6, Folders 1-4

Material relating to Warren G. Harding's inauguration and death, 1921-1930.

Note

4 folders. Clippings and preservation photocopies.
Box 6, Folder 5

Marion Daily Star, July 6, 1920.

Note

Preservation photocopy.
Box 6, Folder 6

Marion Daily Star, July 6, 1920.

Note

Original issue.
Box 6, Folder 7

Marion Daily Star, July 22, 1920.

Note

Preservation photocopy.
Box 6, Folder 8

Marion Daily Star, July 22, 1920.

Note

Original issue.
Box 6, Folder 9

New York Herald Tribune, February 15, 1931.

Note

Preservation photocopy.
Box 6, Folder 10

New York Herald Tribune, February 15, 1931.

Note

Original issue.
Box 6, Folder 11

Standard Star, New Rochelle, November 21, 1931.

Note

Preservation photocoopy.
Box 6, Folder 12

Standard Star, New Rochelle, November 21, 1931.

Note

Original issue.
Box 6, Folder 13

Review of Reviews, September 1923.

Note

Containing Harding, Man and President by Judson C. Welliver.
Box 6, Folder 13

Beautiful Ohio, vol.2 no.3, 1960.

Note

re Marion, Ohio.
Box 6, Folder 13

The Bystander, no.1396 vol.107, September 17, 1930.

Note

re The President's Daughter.
Box 6, Folder 13

Nation-Wide Review, December 1927.

Note

re Nan Britton.
Box 6, Folder 14

The New Yorker, October 22, 1927.

Note

See pp.14 and 102.
Box 6, Folder 14

Confidential Love Secrets, January-February 1956.

Note

re President Harding's Tragic Love Affair by Kit Carroll.
Box 6, Folder 14

The Junior League Magazine, October 1927.

Note

re The President's Daughter.
Box 6, Folder 14

Haldeman-Julius Monthly, June 1928.

Note

Interview with Nan Britton and Elizabeth Ann Harding.
Box 6, Folder 14

The New Republic, September 28, 1927.

Note

Review of The President's Daughter.
Box 6, Folders 15-17

Newspaper articles relating to the dedication of the Harding Memorial, 1931.

Note

3 folders. Clippings and preservation photocopies.
Box 6, Folder 18

Material re Charles Forbes after his release from Leavenworth penitentiary, 1927.

Note

Clippings and preservation photocopies.
Box 6, Folder 19

Material re John S. Sumner raid to seize printing plates for The President's Daughter, 1927.

Note

Clippings and preservation photocopies.
Box 6, Folder 20

Material re U.S. Post Office and Department of Justice Investigations into Elizabeth Ann League, 1927.

Note

Clippings and preservation photocopies.
Box 6, Folder 21

Material re proposed libel bill and Nan Britton's position, 1927-1928.

Note

Clippings and preservation photocopies.
Box 6, Folder 22

Material re Representative John N. Tillman's characterization of The President's Daughter before Congress, 1928.

Note

Clippings and preservation copies.
Box 7, Folders 1-4

Marion Daily Star, July 5, 1922.

Note

4 folders. Centennial issue. Box 7 is an oversize flat box, 15 × 19.
Box 7, Folders 5-6

Various newspapers regarding the death of President Harding, 1923.

Note

2 folders. Clippings and preservation photocopies.
Box 8, Folder 1

Material re screen rights to The President's Daughter, 1927-1928.

Note

Clippings and preservation photocopies.
Box 8, Folder 2

Clippings re 3 books about Harding, 1927-1929.

Note

The Inside Story of the Harding Tragedy, by Harry M. Daugherty, Revelry, by Samuel H. Adams, The Whispering Gallery, by an English Ex-Diplomat. With preservation photocopies.
Box 8, Folder 3

Humorous (?) clippings re The President's Daughter. 1928.

Note

Clippings and preservation photocopies.
Box 8, Folders 4-6

Material re The Strange Death of President Harding, by May Dixon Thacker, 1930-1931.

Note

3 folders. Clippings and preservation photocopies.
Box 8, Folder 7

Material re Teapot Dome, 1928, 1964.

Note

Clippings and preservation photocopies.
Box 8, Folder 8

Publicity resulting from the discovery of the Phillips letters. 1931, 1946, 1964.

Note

Clippings with preservation photocopies.
Box 8, Folders 9-11

Reviews and comments on Honesty or Politics by Nan Britton, 1932.

Note

3 folders. Clippings and preservation photocopies.
Box 8, Folder 12

Suits brought against the Elizabeth Ann Guild, 1927.

Note

Clippings and preservation photocopies.
Box 8, Folders 13-14

Miscellaneous clippings v.d.

Note

2 folders. With preservation photocopies.
Box 18, Folder 1

Nan Britton's Harding scrapbook 1920-1923.

Note

With photographs, clippings, campaign literature, campaign buttons. Fragile. Box 18 is an oversize flat box, 15.5 × 19.5.