The Library of Congress holds the personal papers of 23 presidents from George Washington to Calvin Coolidge, and a number of these collections include love letters written by the men who served in the nation’s highest office. Addressed to wives, future wives, or other paramours, these letters reveal a great deal about the men who wrote them. Historian Michelle Krowl will briefly discuss some of the love letters written by Ulysses S. Grant, James A. Garfield, Woodrow Wilson, and Warren G. Harding contained in the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress.
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