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Jesse Macy Papers 1876-1919
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Acquired from David Noyes

Genealogy of Jesse Macy, compiled by his daughter Katharine Macy Noyes. Also present are letters and clippings concerning Jesse Macy and the Macy family history

Macy, Jesse

Jesse Macy - miscellaneous papers

War Dept. transfer order, Nov. 26, 1864. Paid off mortgage to Jasper County property, Oct. 28, 1887. Appreciation of Iowa College trustees upon Macy’s retirement, [n.d.] Will and codicil, 1910 and 1918 Paper of appreciation signed by his class, Jan. 31, 1908. Chart of English history in colors, [n.d.] Visitor’s passes to Senate and House of Rep., etc., 1903-1906. Invitation to Knife-and-Fork Club (Kansas City) honoring Macy and James Bryce, April 20, 1910.

Jesse Macy Papers 1876-1919

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.70
  • Collection

The collection contains correspondence between Macy and several people from the 1870s to 1919, including a letter from Woodrow Wilson thanking Macy for a gift and for his congratulations on the 1910 New Jersey gubernatorial election. There are a number of miscellaneous family documents, Macy’s diary from 1864-65 in Savannah, Georgia, and sixty letters of tribute at the time of Macy’s death.

Macy, Jesse

Jesse Macy letters received from Katharine Macy Noyes

Katharine Macy (Dunlap, Ia.) to Macy (Grinnell), July 2, 1906. Woodrow Wilson (Princeton, N.J.) to Macy (Grinnell), Dec. 5, 1910. Macy (Venice, Italy) to R.E. Sears (Hotel Bristol, Houston, Texas), Feb. 23, 1913. O. F. Emerson (Painesville, Ohio) to Macy (Grinnell), July 14, 1913. Part of a page, Robert Kerr (Grinnell) to Macy, [n.d.], 1914. Mary Clark McCornack (Sioux City, Ia.) in response to Macy’s article “Make the Vote for Woman Suffrage Unanimous” (also included), April 18, 1916. F. I. Herriott (Des Moines, Ia.) to Macy (Grinnell), May 20, 1916. O. F. Emerson (Cleveland, Ohio) to Macy (Grinnell), Dec. 27, 1916. O. F. Emerson (Cleveland, Ohio) to Macy (Grinnell), Jan. 21, 1917. Louis F. Post (Washington, D.C.) to Macy, Feb., 27, 1917. Stephen G. Barnes (Burlington, Vermont) to Macy, Sept. 15, 1919. C. Cestre (Paris, France) to Macy (Grinnell), Dec. 13, 1919.

Jesse Macy letters recieved from Katharine Macy Noyes (1963)

Note from Bryce to Macy, Mar. 26, 187-. Smith Robinson to Macy, Mar. 26, 187-. Invitation to tea from Bryce, Mar. 26, 187-. Smith Robinson, “Hunt Buffalo,” ca. 1878 Macy and Maude L. Macy (Grinnell) to sister Kate, Jan. 24, 1876. Smith Robinson (Vinton Ia.) to Macy, Aug. 13, 1877. Postcard from Smith Robinson (Vinton, Ia.) to Macy, Aug. 20, 1877. Smith Robinson (Vinton, Ia.) to Macy, Oct., 1877. Smith Robinson (Santee Agency, Neb.) to Macy, Nov. 1, 1877. Postcard from Perry Engle (Newton, Ia.) to Macy, Apr. 22, 1878. Sage and Robinson (Newton, Ia.) to Macy, July 11, 1878. Smith Robinson (Santee Agency, Neb.) to Dr. G.F. Magoun, Mar. 1, 1878. John Farwell (Chicago, Ill.) to Macy, Feb. 14, 1879. T.S. Goodwin (Port Richmond, N.Y.) to Macy, Mar. 22, 1879. T.S. Goodwin (Port Richmond, N.Y.) to Macy, Apr. 21, 1879. T.S. Goodwin (Port Richmond, N.Y.) to Macy (Grinnell), May 21, 1879. Maude Macy (Battle Creek, Mich.) to Macy, May 23, 1883. Frank Zelinsky (Forestburg, Dakota Territory) to Macy, Sept. 1883. T.H. Sherman, sec. To Mr. Blaine (Augusta, Maine) to Macy, July 19, 1884. Macy (Stratford-on-Avon, England) to “Friends at home,” Nov. 16, 1887. Macy (Grinnell) to F. I. Herriott (Philadelphia),Oct. 31, 1897. Macy (Grinnell) to F. I. Herriott (Des Moines, Ia.) Oct. 13, 1898

Jesse Macy's letters to F.I. Herriott

Macy (Grinnell) to F. I. Herriott (Philadelphia, Pa.) Oct. 14, 1894. Macy (Grinnell) to F. I. Herriott, Nov. 19, 1901. Macy (Grinnell) to F. I. Herriott, April 22, 1902. Macy (Grinnell) to F. I. Herriott, Feb. 18, 1903. Macy (644 B Str., S. E. Washington, D. C.) to F. I. Herriott (Des Moines, Ia.) Jan. 10, 1904. Macy (Grinnell) to F. I. Herriott, Nov. 11, 1905. Macy (Grinnell) to F. I. Herriott, Nov. 14, 1908.