Saturday, December 17, 2011

U.S. Grant's Papers the South!

From the Jan. 9, 2011, Jackson (Ms) Clarion-Ledger.

The papers of general and President U.S. Grant had been at Southern Illinois University for 44 years, but back on Dec. 2008, two moving vans arrived and carted off 15,000 feet of papers, documents and the Grant family Bible. They were moved to Mississippi State University.

The Grant Association has just finished the 32nd and last volume of the Grant papers which is expected to be printed this fall.

As Grant was writing his memoirs, he would make a note to himself to go back and check something. These little notes will also be included in the new edition. he was writing the memoir as he was facing financial problems due to bad business dealings and dying of cancer.

Several days after finishing his book (that only went through to the Civil War), he died in 1885. It became a best-seller.

Good Old Sam Grant. --Old B-Runner

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