WEAVER, James Baird, 1833-1912


Guide to Research Collections

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: In the Grover Cleveland Papers, ca. 1743-1945, 235.8 linear feet.
Correspondents include James B. Weaver.


State Historical Society of Iowa
Des Moines, IA
Papers: In the James Baird Weaver and James Bellamy Weaver, Jr. Papers, 1858-1926, 0.8 linear foot.
Papers of father and son attorneys and politicians from Keosauqua and Bloomfield, Iowa. The collection mainly contains correspondence, writings and news clippings. James Baird Weaver’s Civil War correspondence consists of transcripts from the originals. Includes his incoming correspondence on political and other issues, addresses, and news clippings about James Baird Weaver. Also contains limited material associated with James Bellamy Weaver, Jr. and his writings about his father.


University of Iowa Libraries
Special Collections & University Archives
Iowa City, IA
Papers: 1837-1893, 76 items.
This collection is comprised mostly of correspondence between James Baird Weaver and Clara Vinson Weaver, and most of the letters are from the Civil War period. There are a few letters from others in the Weaver family and a copy of a speech Weaver delivered in the House of Representatives. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.


Wisconsin Historical Society
Madison, WI
Papers: In the Luman Hamlin Weller Papers, 1828-1912, 4.4 cubic feet.
Also included is correspondence on the career of James B. Weaver, Greenback-Labor presidential candidate in 1892, and exchanges with prominent Populist Ignatius Donnelly and with Robert Schilling of Milwaukee.