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Resources: A Buchanan Bibliography
Available here are three biographies of James Buchanan published in the nineteenth century, his own published memoir, his printed collected writings, and a selection of original letters from the Special Collections of Dickinson College. These materials may be viewed individually using the highlighted links, or they may be searched all at once using the keyword search box below.
Buchanan, James. Correspondence. Unpublished, 1819-1866. MC 1998.10, James Buchanan Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA.
Buchanan, James. Mr. Buchanan’s Administration on the Eve of the Rebellion. New York: D. Appleton, 1866.
Curtis, George Ticknor. The Life of James Buchanan, Fifteenth President of the United States. 2 vols. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1883.
Horton, Rushmore G. Life and Public Services of James Buchanan: Late Minister to England and Formerly Minister to Russia, Senator and Representative in Congress, and Secretary of State, Including the Most Important of His State Papers, with an Accurate Portrait on Steel. New York: Derby & Jackson, 1856.
King, Horatio. Turning on the Light. A Dispassionate Survey of President Buchanan’s Administration, from 1860 to Its Close. Including a Biographical Sketch of the Author, Eight Letters from Mr. Buchanan Never Before Published, and Numerous Miscellaneous Articles. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1895.
Moore, John Bassett, ed. The Works of James Buchanan, Comprising His Speeches, State Papers, and Private Correspondence. 12 vols. Philadelphia & London: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1908-1911.