GIDDINGS, Joshua Reed, 1795-1864


Guide to Research Collections

Ohio Historical Society
Columbus, OH
Papers: 1821-1866, amount unknown.
The papers contain correspondence between Joshua Giddings, his family members and acquaintances in regard to political affairs, abolition, the Civil War, Giddings’ consulship in Canada, and family matters

Microfilm: ca. 1821-1867, 5 reels.
The papers of Joshua Reed Giddings contain correspondence, diaries and scrapbooks of Joshua Giddings, his son Grotius and other family members; the correspondence deals with state and national legislative and political affairs, abolition, the Civil War, Giddings’ consulship in Canada, and family matters. A finding aid is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Orrmel H. Fitch Papers, 1828-1935, 0.25 cubic foot.
Other authors include Joshua R. Giddings.

Papers: In the Eli T. Tappan Family Papers, 1826-1904, 2 cubic feet.
Other authors include Joshua R. Giddings.


Indiana State Library
Indianapolis, IN
Papers: In the Grace Julian Clarke Papers, 1857-1938, 3 boxes.
The papers contain correspondence between Grace Clarke and historians in Indiana and Ohio and at the Library of Congress regarding the papers of Joshua Giddings, who was her grandfather.

Papers: In the Lura Maria Giddings Papers, 1840-1870, 1 box.
The papers include letters from Joshua Reed Giddings to his family written from Washington, DC, (1840-1858) and from Montreal (1862-1864), his journals (1852-1860), several brief memoirs, and a biography by his daughter Lura Maria Giddings.


Lake County Historical Society
Mentor, OH
Papers: 1845, 1 item.
A speech delivered by Joshua R. Giddings on January 22, 1845, in the U.S. House of Representatives, relating to the annexation of Texas.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: In the Papers of Joshua R. Giddings and George Washington Julian, 1839-1899, 1.8 linear feet.
The papers contain correspondence of Joshua Giddings and his son-in-law and biographer, George W. Julian. A finding aid is available in the library.


Massachusetts Historical Society Library
Boston, MA
Papers: In the William Schouler Papers, 1840-1872, 3 boxes, 1 cased vol, and 1 oversize box.
Correspondents include Joshua R. Giddings.


Oberlin College Library
Oberlin, OH
Papers: In the James Monroe Papers, 1819-1898, 12.4 linear feet.
Other authors include Joshua R. Giddings.


University of Chicago
William E. Barton Collection of Lincolniana
Chicago, IL
Papers: ca. 1853, 2 items.
Two autograph manuscripts signed by Joshua R. Giddings approximately around 1853 in Jefferson, Ohio.


Western Reserve Historical Society
Cleveland, OH
Papers: In the James A. Briggs Papers, 1842-1849, 0.2 linear foot.
Letters received by James Briggs, primarily from Joshua R. Giddings, concerning personal and political matters.

Papers: In the Calvin Pease Papers, 1798-1841, 1.5 linear feet.
Correspondents include Joshua R. Giddings.

Papers: In the A.G. Riddle Papers, 1835-1902, 2.6 linear feet.
Other authors include Joshua R. Giddings.

Papers: In the Milton Sutliff Papers, 1838-1867, 0.2 linear foot.
Correspondents include Joshua R. Giddings.