Michigan Historical Collections
Bentley Historical Library
University of Michigan

Finding Aid for
Thomas M. Cooley Papers, 1850-1898

Finding aid prepared by:
Bentley Historical Library Staff.

Summary Information
Title: Thomas M. Cooley Papers
Creator: Cooley, Thomas McIntyre, 1824-1898.
Inclusive dates: 1850-1898
Extent: 3 linear ft.
Abstract:
Professor of Law and American History at the University of Michigan, Michigan Supreme Court Justice, and chairman of the Interstate Commerce Commission. Papers include correspondence, diaries, lectures, notes and photographs.

Call number: 851316 Aa 2
Language: The materials are in English.
Repository: Bentley Historical Library University of Michigan
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
Home Page: http://www.bentley.umich.edu/


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was transferred from the William L. Clements Library (donor no. 1333).

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright to the collection has been transferred to the Regents of the University of Michigan.

Alternate Format:

Cooley's diaries, 1887-1894, and his lectures on government are also available on microfilm.

Preferred Citation:

item, folder title, box no., Thomas M. Cooley Papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Arrangement

The Thomas M. Cooley papers are arranged in six series

  1. Correspondence, 1846-1898
  2. Biographical and estate material
  3. Diaries
  4. Miscellaneous Papers and Scrapbooks
  5. University of Michigan
  6. Photographs

Biography

Thomas McIntyre Cooley was born in Attica, N. Y. on January 6, 1824. In 1842, after having graduated from the Attica Academy, Cooley began the study of law in Palmyra, N. Y. He came to Adrian, Mich., in September, 1843 where he completed his law studies with the firm of Tiffany & Beaman. He was admitted to the bar in January, 1846. He briefly practice law in Tecumseh, then returned to Adrian in 1848 becoming member of the firm of Beaman, Beecher & Cooley. In 1855, he formed a partnership with Charles M. Croswell.

In 1857 Cooley was chosen by the Michigan legislature to compile the laws of the State. In January, 1858, he was appointed reporter of the Supreme Court, and while in that position edited and published eight volumes of reports. In 1859, with the establishment of the Law Department of the University of Michigan, Cooley was chosen, along with Judge J. V. Campbell and C. I. Walker, to be one of the three professors in the new department.

In 1864 Cooley was elected a Justice of the Supreme Court, and was re-elected in 1869 and in 1877, continuing in that position until his defeat in 1885. During this same period he continued his teaching and writing. In 1884, he resigned his professorship in the law department to accept the position of professor of American history and constitutional law in the Literary Department of the University of Michigan.

In the mid-1880s, Cooley became involved as an arbitrator in disputes involving the railroad. In 1887, President Cleveland appointed Cooley to the newly organized Interstate Commerce Commission, where he served as chairman. He served for four years resigning in September 1891. He died in Ann Arbor, Michigan, September 12, 1898.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Thomas McIntyre Cooley papers document the life and career of an attorney, jurist, teacher, scholar, and public official. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence received. A comprehensive calendar of these letters has been compiled by Virginia Ehrlicher in her doctoral thesis, Thomas McIntyre Cooley : a calendar of his papers, 1846-1898. This three volume calendar is an important tool in accessing names of correspondents and topics covered. The remainder of the collection includes diaries, speeches, scrapbooks, course notes from some of his classes taught at the University of Michigan, and a scattering of photographs.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.


    Subjects:
    • Cooley, Thomas McIntyre, 1824-1898.
    • Michigan--Politics and government--1845-1860.
    • Michigan--Politics and government--1861-1865.
    • Michigan--Politics and government--1866-1876.
    • Michigan--Politics and government--1877-1898.
    • Michigan. Supreme Court.
    • Republican Party (Mich.)
    • United States. Interstate Commerce Commission.
    • United States--Politics and government--1845-1861.
    • United States--Politics and government--1861-1865.
    • United States--Politics and government--1865-1900.
    • Ann Arbor (Mich.)
    • University of Michigan. Dept. of Political Science.
    • University of Michigan. Dept. of Law.
    • University of Michigan. President.
    • Coeducation--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
    • University of Michigan--Students.
    Contributors:
    • Alger, R. A. (Russell Alexander), 1836-1907.
    • Angell, Alexis C. (Alexis Caswell), 1857-1932.
    • Angell, James Burrill, 1829-1916.
    • Begole, Joshua Williams, 1815-1896.
    • Blair, Austin, 1818-1894.
    • Campbell, James V. (James Valentine), 1823-1890.
    • Champlin, John Wayne, 1831-1901.
    • Chaney, Henry A.
    • Christiancy, G. C.
    • Christiancy, Isaac Peckham, 1812-1890.
    • Clements, James.
    • Clute, Lemuel.
    • Cooley, Charles Horton, 1864-1929.
    • Cooley, Edgar Arthur.
    • Cooley, Eugene, 1849-1937.
    • Cullom, Shelby Moore, 1829-1914.
    • Dabney, W. D.
    • Dickinson, Donald McDonald, 1846-1917.
    • Dunn, Jacob Piatt, 1855-1924.
    • Ford, William F.
    • Gilman, Daniel Coit, 1831-1908.
    • Hitchcock, Henry, 1829-1902.
    • Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904.
    • Hopkins, Charles Clark, b. 1849.
    • Hubbard, Fred S.
    • Jerome, David Howell, 1829-1896.
    • Kent, Charles A. (Charles Artemis), 1835-1917.
    • Kinne, Edward DeWitt, 1842-1921.
    • Kirchner, Otto, 1846-1920.
    • Lamont, Daniel Scott, 1851-1905.
    • Marston, Isaac, 1839-1891.
    • Meddaugh, Elijah Wood, 1833-1903.
    • Morrison, William Ralls, 1825-1909.
    • Moseley, Edward Augustus, 1846-1911.
    • O'Brien, Thomas James, 1842-1933.
    • Rogers, Henry Wade, 1853-1926.
    • Sawyer, Andrew Jackson, b. 1834.
    • Schoonmaker, Augustus.
    • Seligman, Edwin Robert Anderson, 1861-1939.
    • Underwood, W. A.
    • Van Zile, Philip T. (Philip Taylor), 1843-1917.
    • Walker, Aldace F., 1842-1901.
    • Washburn, William Drew, 1831-1912.
    • White, Andrew Dickson, 1832-1918.
    • Adams, Henry Carter, 1851-1921.
    • Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908.
    • Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901.
    • Pryor, Roger Atkinson, 1828-1919.
    • Seward, William Henry, 1839-1920.
    • Tappan, Henry Philip, 1805-1881.
    Subjects - Visual Material
    • Cooley, Thomas McIntyre, 1824-1898.
    • Sculpture.
    Genre/Form:
    • Diaries
    • Photographs.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Correspondence [series]:
    Box   1  
     1846-1850
    Box   1  
     1851
    Box   1  
     1852
    Box   1  
     1853-1862
    Box   1  
     1863-1864
    Box   1  
     1865-1868
    Box   1  
     1869-1870
     
     1871
    Box   1  
     January-April 1871
    Box   1  
     May-December 1871
    Box   1  
     1872
     
     1873
    Box   1  
     January-June 1873
    Box   1  
     July-December 1873
     
     1874
    Box   1  
     January-June 1874
    Box   1  
     July-December 1874
     
     1875
    Box   1  
     January-July 1875
    Box   1  
     August-December 1875
    Box   1  
     1876
    Box   1  
     1877
     
     1878
    Box   1  
     January-April 1878
    Box   1  
     May-July 1878
    Box   1  
     August-September 1878
    Box   1  
     October-December 1878
    Box   1  
     1879
    Box   1  
     1880
     
     1881
    Box   1  
     January-March 1881
    Box   1  
     April-May 15, 1881
    Box   1  
     May 15 - August 1881
    Box   1  
     September-October 1881
    Box   1  
     November 1881
    Box   1  
     December 1-15, 1881
    Box   1  
     December 16-31, 1881
     
     1882
    Box   1  
     Undated and January 1-15, 1882
    Box   1  
     January 16-31, 1882
    Box   1  
     February 1-15, 1882
    Box   1  
     February 16-28, 1882
    Box   1  
     March 1-15, 1882
    Box   1  
     March 16-31, 1882
    Box   1  
     April 1-18, 1882
    Box   1  
     April 19-30, 1882
    Box   1  
     May 1-15, 1882
    Box   1  
     May 16-31, 1882
    Box   1  
     June 1-15, 1882
    Box   1  
     June 16-30, 1882
    Box   1  
     July 1-22, 1882
    Box   1  
     July 23-31, 1882
    Box   1  
     August 1-21, 1882
    Box   1  
     August 22-31, 1882
    Box   1  
     September 1-15, 1882
    Box   1  
     September 16-30, 1882
    Box   1  
     October 1-10, 1882
    Box   1  
     October 11-31, 1882
    Box   1  
     November 1-15, 1882
    Box   1  
     November 16-30, 1882
    Box   1  
     December 1-16, 1882
    Box   1  
     December 17-31, 1882
     
     1883
    Box   1  
     January 1-17, 1883
    Box   1  
     January 18-31, 1883
    Box   1  
     February 1-10, 1883
    Box   1  
     February 11-16, 1883
    Box   1  
     February 17-28, 1883
    Box   1  
     March 16-31, 1883
    Box   1  
     April-November 1883
    Box   1  
     December 1-16, 1883
    Box   1  
     December 17-31, 1883
     
     1884
    Box   2  
     January 1-15, 1884
    Box   2  
     January 16-31, 1884
    Box   2  
     February 1-15, 1884
    Box   2  
     February 16-28, 1884
    Box   2  
     March 1-15, 1884
    Box   2  
     March 16-31, 1884
    Box   2  
     April 1-15, 1884
    Box   2  
     April 16-30, 1884
    Box   2  
     May 1-15, 1884
    Box   2  
     May 16-31, 1884
    Box   2  
     June 1-18, 1884
    Box   2  
     June 19-30, 1884
    Box   2  
     July 1-14, 1884
    Box   2  
     July 15-31, 1884
    Box   2  
     August 1884
    Box   2  
     September 1-16, 1884
    Box   2  
     September 17-30, 1884
    Box   2  
     October 1-10, 1884
    Box   2  
     October 11-31, 1884
    Box   2  
     November 1-15, 1884
    Box   2  
     November 16-30, 1884
    Box   2  
     December 1-15, 1884
    Box   2  
     December 16-30, 1884
     
     1885
    Box   2  
     January 1-13, 1885
    Box   2  
     January 14-31, 1885
    Box   2  
     February 1-14, 1885
    Box   2  
     February 15-21, 1885
    Box   2  
     March 1-10, 1885
    Box   2  
     March 11-18, 1885
    Box   2  
     March 19-23, 1885
    Box   2  
     March 24-26, 1885
    Box   2  
     March 27-31, 1885
    Box   2  
     April 1-9, 1885
    Box   2  
     April 10-20, 1885
    Box   2  
     April 21-30, 1885
    Box   2  
     May 1-15, 1885
    Box   2  
     May 16-31, 1885
    Box   2  
     June 1-15, 1885
    Box   2  
     June 16-30, 1885
    Box   2  
     July 1-15, 1885
    Box   2  
     July 16-30, 1885
    Box   2  
     August 1-18, 1885
    Box   2  
     August 19-31, 1885
    Box   2  
     September 1-21, 1885
    Box   2  
     September 22-30, 1885
    Box   2  
     October 1-14, 1885
    Box   2  
     October 15-31, 1885
    Box   2  
     November 1-19, 1885
    Box   2  
     November 21-30, 1885
    Box   2  
     December 1-14, 1885
    Box   2  
     December 15-31, 1885
     
     1886
    Box   2  
     January 1-15, 1886
    Box   2  
     January 16-31, 1886
    Box   2  
     February 1-15, 1886
    Box   2  
     February 16-28, 1886
    Box   2  
     March 1-9, 1886
    Box   2  
     March 10-20, 1886
    Box   2  
     March 21-31, 1886
    Box   3  
     April 1-15, 1886
    Box   3  
     April 16-30, 1886
    Box   3  
     May 1886
    Box   3  
     June 1886
    Box   3  
     July 1-9, 1886
    Box   3  
     July 10-31, 1886
    Box   3  
     August 1886
    Box   3  
     September 1886
    Box   3  
     October 1886
    Box   3  
     November 1886
    Box   3  
     December 1-15, 1886
    Box   3  
     December 16-31, 1886
     
     1887
    Box   3  
     Undated 1887
    Box   3  
     January 1-15, 1887
    Box   3  
     January 16-31, 1887
    Box   3  
     February 1-9, 1887
    Box   3  
     February 10-20, 1887
    Box   3  
     February 21-28, 1887
    Box   3  
     March 1-13, 1887
    Box   3  
     March 14-23, 1887
    Box   3  
     March 24-31, 1887
    Box   3  
     April 1-17, 1887
    Box   3  
     April 18-30, 1887
    Box   3  
     May 1-9, 1887
    Box   3  
     May 10-21, 1887
    Box   3  
     May 21-31, 1887
    Box   3  
     June 1-11, 1887
    Box   3  
     June 12-20, 1887
    Box   3  
     July 1-19, 1887
    Box   3  
     July 20-31, 1887
    Box   3  
     August 1-9, 1887
    Box   3  
     August 11-22, 1887
    Box   3  
     August 23-31, 1887
    Box   3  
     September 1-14, 1887
    Box   3  
     September 15-30, 1887
    Box   3  
     October 1-15, 1887
    Box   3  
     October 16-31, 1887
    Box   3  
     November 1-16, 1887
    Box   3  
     November 17-30, 1887
    Box   3  
     December 1887
     
     1888
    Box   3  
     January 1-19, 1888
    Box   3  
     January 20-31, 1888
    Box   3  
     February 1-15, 1888
    Box   3  
     February 16-28, 1888
    Box   3  
     March 1-17, 1888
    Box   3  
     March 18-25, 1888
    Box   3  
     March 26-31, 1888
    Box   3  
     April 1888
    Box   3  
     May 1888
    Box   3  
     June 1-6, 1888
    Box   3  
     June 7-14, 1888
    Box   3  
     June 15-30, 1888
    Box   3  
     July 16-31, 1888
    Box   3  
     August 1-19, 1888
    Box   3  
     August 20-27, 1888
    Box   3  
     August 28-31, 1888
    Box   4  
     September 1-19, 1888
    Box   4  
     September 20-30, 1888
    Box   4  
     October 1-5, 1888
    Box   4  
     October 6-14, 1888
    Box   4  
     October 15-19, 1888
    Box   4  
     October 20-31, 1888
    Box   4  
     November 1-15, 1888
    Box   4  
     November 16-30, 1888
    Box   4  
     December 1-4, 1888
    Box   4  
     December 5-12, 1888
    Box   4  
     December 13-31, 1888
     
     1889
    Box   4  
     January 1-11, 1889
    Box   4  
     January 12-21, 1889
    Box   4  
     January 22-31, 1889
    Box   4  
     February 1-9, 1889
    Box   4  
     February 10-18, 1889
    Box   4  
     February 19-28, 1889
    Box   4  
     March 1-19, 1889
    Box   4  
     March 20-23, 1889
    Box   4  
     March 24-31, 1889
    Box   4  
     April 1-13, 1889
    Box   4  
     April 14-30, 1889
    Box   4  
     May 1-14, 1889
    Box   4  
     May 15-31, 1889
    Box   4  
     June 1-12, 1889
    Box   4  
     June 13-18, 1889
    Box   4  
     June 19-22, 1889
    Box   4  
     June 23-30, 1889
    Box   4  
     July 1-13, 1889
    Box   4  
     July 15-21, 1889
    Box   4  
     July 22-31, 1889
    Box   4  
     August 1-11, 1889
    Box   4  
     August 12-26, 1889
    Box   4  
     August 27-31, 1889
    Box   4  
     September 1-10, 1889
    Box   4  
     September 11-16, 1889
    Box   4  
     September 17-24, 1889
    Box   4  
     September 25-30, 1889
    Box   4  
     October 1-9, 1889
    Box   4  
     October 10-23, 1889
    Box   4  
     October 24-31, 1889
    Box   4  
     November 1-21, 1889
    Box   4  
     November 22-December 5, 1889
    Box   4  
     December 6-15, 1889
    Box   4  
     December 16-24, 1889
    Box   4  
     December 25-31, 1889
     
     1890
    Box   4  
     January 1890
    Box   4  
     February 1-19, 1890
    Box   4  
     February 10-17, 1890
    Box   4  
     February 18-28, 1890
    Box   4  
     March 2-19, 1890
    Box   4  
     March 20-31, 1890
    Box   4  
     April 1-9, 1890
    Box   4  
     April 10-16, 1890
    Box   4  
     April 17-30, 1890
    Box   4  
     May 1-8, 1890
    Box   4  
     May 9-17, 1890
    Box   4  
     May 18-31, 1890
    Box   4  
     June 1-18, 1890
    Box   4  
     June 19-30, 1890
    Box   4  
     July 1890
    Box   4  
     August 1-20, 1890
    Box   4  
     August 22-31, 1890
    Box   4  
     September 1, 1890
    Box   4  
     September 2, 1890
    Box   4  
     September 3-18, 1890
    Box   4  
     September 19-30, 1890
    Box   4  
     October 1-20, 1890
    Box   4  
     October 21-31, 1890
    Box   4  
     December 1890
     
     1891
    Box   5  
     Undated 1891
    Box   5  
     Undated and January 1-14, 1891
    Box   5  
     January 14-26, 1891
    Box   5  
     January 27-February 5, 1891
    Box   5  
     February 6-23, 1891
    Box   5  
     February 24-March 18, 1891
    Box   5  
     April 1891
    Box   5  
     May 1-12, 1891
    Box   5  
     May 13-21, 1891
    Box   5  
     May 22-31, 1891
    Box   5  
     June 1891
    Box   5  
     July 1-8, 1891
    Box   5  
     July 9-31, 1891
    Box   5  
     August 1891
    Box   5  
     September 1-11, 1891
    Box   5  
     September 5-30, 1891
    Box   5  
     October 5-12, 1891
    Box   5  
     October 13-November 6, 1891
    Box   5  
     November 7-December 31, 1891
     
     1892
    Box   5  
     January 1892
    Box   5  
     February 1-5, 1892
    Box   5  
     February 6-28, 1892
    Box   5  
     March-April 1892
    Box   5  
     May-September 10, 1892
    Box   5  
     September 12-October 6, 1892
    Box   5  
     October 7-31, 1892
    Box   5  
     November 1-19, 1892
    Box   5  
     November 20-December 31, 1892
     
     1893
    Box   5  
     January 1-20, 1893
    Box   5  
     January 21-March 5, 1893
    Box   5  
     March 6-28, 1893
    Box   5  
     March 29-April 12, 1893
    Box   5  
     April 13-30, 1893
    Box   5  
     May 1-June 5, 1893
    Box   5  
     June 6-30, 1893
    Box   5  
     July 3-24, 1893
    Box   5  
     July 25-August 31, 1893
    Box   5  
     September 1-12, 1893
    Box   5  
     September 13-30, 1893
    Box   5  
     October 1-17, 1893
    Box   5  
     October 18-31, 1893
    Box   5  
     November 1893
    Box   5  
     December 1-19, 1893
    Box   5  
     December 20-31, 1893
     
     1894
    Box   5  
     Undated 1894 and January 1-14, 1894
    Box   5  
     January 15-31, 1894
    Box   5  
     February 1-March 21, 1894
    Box   5  
     March 22-31, 1894
    Box   5  
     April 1-30, 1894
    Box   5  
     May 1-10, 1894
    Box   5  
     May 11-31, 1894
    Box   5  
     June 1-16, 1894
    Box   5  
     June 17-30, 1894
    Box   5  
     July 1-12, 1894
    Box   5  
     July 13-18, 1894
    Box   5  
     July 19-31, 1894
    Box   5  
     August 1894
    Box   5  
     September 1894
    Box   5  
     October 1894
    Box   5  
     November 1894
    Box   5  
     December 1894
     
     1895
    Box   5  
     January 1895
    Box   5  
     February 1895
    Box   5  
     March 1895
    Box   5  
     April 1895
    Box   5  
     May-June 1895
    Box   5  
     July-October 1895
    Box   5  
     November-December 1895
     
     1896
    Box   5  
     January-February 1896
    Box   5  
     March-May 1896
    Box   5  
     June-December 1896
    Box   5  
     1897
    Box   5  
     1898
     
    Typescripts of correspondence [series]:
    Box   6  
     1841-1869
    Box   6  
     1870-1871
    Box   6  
     1872
    Box   6  
     1873
    Box   6  
     1874
    Box   6  
     1875
    Box   6  
     1876
    Box   6  
     1877
    Box   6  
     1878
    Box   6  
     1879
    Box   6  
     1880
    Box   6  
     1881
    Box   6  
     January 16-June 1882
    Box   6  
     July 1882-February 1883
    Box   6  
     March 1-15, 1883
    Box   6  
     March 1883-May 1884
    Box   6  
     July 1884-January 1885
    Box   6  
     February-June 1885
    Box   6  
     July-December 1885
    Box   6  
     January-February 1886
    Box   6  
     March-December 1886
    Box   6  
     January-May 1887
    Box   6  
     June-December 1887
    Box   6  
    Typescripts, unsorted
     
    Biographical and estate papers [series]:
    Box   6  
    Obituaries,  1898
    Box   6  
    Cooley estate papers,  1899-1936 (21 folders)
    Box   6  
    Miscellanea
    Box   6  
    Newspaper clippings
     
    Diaries [series]:
    Box   7  
    Diary,  1887-1888     [original and typescript copy]   [microfilm available] 
    Box   7  
    Diary,  1888-1889     [original and typescript copy]   [microfilm available] 
    Box   7  
    Diary,  1889-1890     [original and typescript copy]   [microfilm available] 
    Box   7  
    Personal memoranda,  1879-1894     [original and typescript copy]   [microfilm available] 
     
    Miscellaneous papers and Scrapbooks [series]:
    Box   7  
    Addresses and papers (2 volumes)
    Box   7  
    Lectures on City Government     [microfilm available] 
    Box   7  
    Notes on Bryce's The American Commonwealth
    Box   7  
    First Annual Report of the Interstate Commerce Commission,  1887
    Out. Vol.: AC  
    Scrapbook,   ca. 1861-1898     (including newspaper clippings and letters of Austin Blair, November 1861; Zachariah Chandler, September 1861; B.F. Granger, March 1861) 
    Box   8  
    Scrapbook,  1887-1898     (including clippings and correspondence) 
    Box   8  
    Scrapbook of poetry and miscellanea,   1858 and undated
    Box   8  
    Scrapbook relating to 250th anniversary of Harvard College,  1886
    Box   8  
    Clippings of newspaper reviews of Michigan, A History of Governments,  1885
    Box   8  
    Miscellaneous speeches
    Box   8  
    Miscellaneous announcements, invitations, programs, etc.
    Box   8  
    Miscellaneous Cooley family material      [found in papers of L.G. Vander Velde] 
    Box   8  
    Photostats of miscellaneous newspaper articles
     
    University of Michigan [series]:
     
    Course notes
    Box   8  
    U.S. Constitutional History
    Box   8  
    The Government of Cities
    Box   8  
    Miscellaneous
    Box   8  
    Correspondence, re: Michigan University dinner 1882     (includes card index to this correspondence) 
     
    Photographs [series]:
    Box   8  
    Photographs
    Additional Descriptive Data
    Selective Index to Correspondents
    Alger, R. A. (Russell Alexander), 1836-1907.
    1. 1885-1886
    Angell, Alexis C. (Alexis Caswell), 1857-1932.
    1. 1880-1891
    Angell, James Burrill, 1829-1916.
    1. 1873-1902
    Begole, Joshua Williams, 1815-1896.
    1. 1883
    Blair, Austin, 1818-1894.
    1. 1861-1892
    Champlin, John Wayne, 1831-1901.
    1. [18 letters scattered throughout]
    Chaney, Henry A.
    1. [Throughout]
    Christiancy, Isaac Peckham, 1812-1890.
    1. [37 letters scattered throughout]
    Clements, James.
    1. [12 letters scattered throughout]
    Clute, Lemuel
    1. 1882-1889
    Cooley, Charles Horton, 1864-1929.
    1. 1900-1927
    Cooley, Edgar Arthur.
    1. 1884-1897
    Cooley, Eugene, 1849-1937.
    1. 1865-1912
    Cullom, Shelby Moore, 1829-1914.
    1. Feb. 22, 1886
    Dabney, W. D.
    1. 1884-1895
    Dickinson, Donald McDonald, 1846-1917.
    1. 1884-1895
    Dunn, Jacob Piatt, 1855-1924.
    1. [10 letters scattered throughout]
    Ford, William F.
    1. 1881-1884
    Gilman, Daniel Coit, 1831-1908.
    1. [15 letters scattered throughout]
    Hitchcock, Henry, 1829-1902.
    1. [11 letters scattered throughout]
    Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904.
    1. [3 letters scattered throughout]
    Hopkins, Charles Clark, b. 1849.
    1. 1882-1889
    Hubbard, Fred S.
    1. 1884-1895
    Jerome, David Howell, 1829-1896.
    1. [14 letters scattered throughout]
    Kent, Charles A. (Charles Artemis), 1835-1917.
    1. 1881-1888
    Kinne, Edward DeWitt, 1842-1921.
    1. [13 letters scattered throughout]
    Kirchner, Otto, 1846-1920.
    1. [15 letters scattered scattered throughout]
    Lamont, Daniel Scott, 1851-1905.
    1. [6 letters scattered throughout]
    Marston, Isaac, 1839-1891.
    1. [48 letters scattered throughout]
    Meddaugh, Elijah Wood, 1833-1903.
    1. 1882-1889
    Moseley, Edward Augustus, 1846-1911.
    1. 1884-1895
    Moseley, Edward Augustus
    1. 1884-1895
    O'Brien, Thomas James, 1842-1933.
    1. 1882-1889
    Rogers, Henry Wade, 1853-1926.
    1. 1882-1894
    Sawyer, Andrew Jackson, b. 1834.
    1. [Throughout]
    Schoonmaker, Augustus.
    1. 1884-1895
    Seligman, Edwin Robert Anderson, 1861-1939.
    1. [10 letters scattered throughout]
    Underwood, W. A.
    1. 1882-1889
    Van Zile, Philip T. (Philip Taylor), 1843-1917.
    1. 1882-1889
    Walker, Aldace F., 1842-1901.
    1. 1884-1895
    Washburn, William Drew, 1831-1912.
    1. [8 letters scattered throughout]
    White, Andrew Dickson, 1832-1918.
    1. [7 letters scattered throughout, including letter of June 5, 1871, relating to co-education]