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    New Digital Collection: James A. Garfield Papers

    LOC Manuscript Division Adventurer

      The Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress has released the digital edition of the James A. Garfield Papers. Spanning the years 1775-1889, with the bulk dating from 1850 to 1881, the collection contains correspondence, diaries, speeches, records of Garfield's Civil War military service, legal records, genealogical material, college notebooks, tributes, printed matter, scrapbooks, and other material relating primarily to Garfield's career and death. The telegram updates on Garfield’s condition between the when he was shot (July 2, 1881) and when he died (Sept 19, 1881) are particularly poignant: https://www.loc.gov/resource/mss21956.mss21956-120_0015_0723/?sp=129.