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William Jennings Bryan, Collected Materials

Identifier: MS-0374

Scope and Contents

William Jennings Bryan, Collected Materials contains correspondence and photographs written by or about William Jennings Bryan from 1904-1915.

William Jennings Bryan letter with envelope, 1904, June 9, to Hon. Henry O. Kent of Lancaster, New Hampshire, regarding political platforms in New Hampshire and Nebraska.

Letter, William Jennings Bryan to daughter Ruth [?], circa 1905, Nov. 3 One handwritten letter from Bryan written to his daughter Ruth [?] on Nov. 3, [1905?], Lincoln, Nebraska. On The Commoner letterhead, Bryan writes about an upcoming 4-month trip to South America.

One photograph and handwritten letter from William Jennings Bryan, as U.S. Secretary of State, to President Woodrow Wilson circa 1912-1915. In the letter, Bryan introduces Rev. Frank Sewall, "brother of my running mate in the campaign of 1896," to President Wilson. The photograph is a portrait of Bryan as Secretary of State taken by Brown Brothers (126 West 42nd St., New York).

William Jennings Bryan handwritten 3-page letter to Mr. Berger, Feb. 10, (no year). The letter begins "I have been thinking.... " and Bryan writes on the value of Santa Fe, and the need for water, with the letter generally relating to Bryan's investments

Handwritten letter from William Jennings Bryan to “my dear Evans,” Sept. 25 (no year), Lincoln, Nebraska, on Commoner letterhead. Bryan writes about a recent conference and his thoughts on politics and how it will be difficult to organize a new party, but he thinks Evan’s words will carry over to the platform in Nebraska.

Handwritten letter from William Jennings Bryan to Mr. Berger, Oct. 12, (no year). William Jennings Bryan writes about offering a Mr. Hargrove a position in government service and discusses Hargrove's financial difficulties with running his store.

Photograph of Woodrow Wilson and William Jennings Bryan walking down a street in Trenton, New Jersey, taken by Bains New Service, 1912, Dec. 21. The original photograph is housed in the George Grantham Bain Collection at the Library of Congress.

Photograph portrait of Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan seated at a desk, taken by Bain News Service, 1913, Mar. 13. The original photograph is housed in the George Grantham Bain Collection at the Library of Congress.


  • 1904-1915


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