The Noble E. Dawson papers contains correspondence, transcripts, scrapbooks, ephemera, and photographs related to Dawson's position as a transcriber and stenographer for Ulysses S. Grant as Grant was writing his Personal Memoirs. The collection contains correspondence with many members of the Grant family, including Fred Grant, Ulysses S. Grant, Jr., Nellie Grant, and Jesse Grant. It also includes correspondence with Robert Todd Lincoln, sculptor Karl Gerhardt, General Grenville Dodge, and many others. Ephemera includes programs from Grant memorials, banquets, and wedding invitations. The materials in this collection range from 1860 to 1920.
Proceedings on the occasion of the banquet to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of General U.S. Grant, at Delmonico's, Friday, April 27th, 1888 half-past seven p. m.
Grant Birthday Association of New York
This fifty-four page bound pamphlet, titled "Proceedings on the occasion of the banquet to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of General U.S. Grant, at Delmonico's, Friday, April 27th, 1888 half-past seven p. m., as reported by Nobel E. Dawson," includes the documentation of the formation of the committee known as "The Grant Birthday Association of New York". Also included are menus, seating arrangements, membership information, and a detailed description of the event including the speeches given. The cover of the book is dark red and has some damage on the spine and edges. Several member signatures are written in pencil on the blank pages prior to the title page. A copy of the address given by James F. Wilson at the Grant Memorial Services a Fairfield, Iowa, on August 8, 1885 is included as loose pages with the pamphlet. The memorial speech is torn along the edges.