Manuscripts for: Sarah Polk

Library of Congress, Manuscript Division , Washington, D.C.

--James Polk Papers, 1775-1891, 20,500 items: Series 9 of this microfilmed edition of Polk’s papers are the Sarah Polk Papers. Includes 3 volumes of papers of Sarah C. Polk. Included are about 90 letters between James and Sarah Polk from the time he left Congress through the years of his presidency. Large amount of business, personal and social correspondence also in Series 2, and scattered items, in Series 3, as identified in index. In Series 11, there are 81 pages of account books, and other financial papers. Bulk of her papers are checks, receipts, invoices, and other financial material from the years when she was living in Nashville as a widow. Period covered is 1831 to 1891. Correspondence received and sent; much of the material is identified as "check," "invitations," "regrets," "receipt" in Index. Sarah Polk material is principally located in Series 2 and 9. See also addition in Index. Index published by the Library in 1969. A microfilm (67 reels) of this collection has been published by the Library for reader use and interlibrary loan.

--Lucretia Garfield Papers: In container 60, there is a 4 July 1881 telegram from Sarah Polk to Lucretia Garfield on the assassination attempt on President Garfield and hope for recovery.

--Bancroft-Bliss Family Papers: In container 8, there is an 1851 letter from Sarah Polk to Mrs. Bancroft. In container 9, there is a February 1857 letter from Sarah Polk to Mrs. Bancroft.

--John Davis Batchelder Papers: In container 8, there is a signed card by Sarah Childress Polk.

Stanford University Library , Stanford, California

--John Franklin Miller Papers, 1848-86, 2 ft., about 3750 items: Lawyer, Union Army officer, and U.S. Senator from California. Correspondents include Mrs. James K. Polk. Unpublished guide in the library.

University of Tennessee Library , Knoxville, Tennessee

--James Gettys McGready Papers, 1790-1912, about 3 ft., 650 items: Historian and physician of Knoxville, Tennessee. Correspondents include Sarah Polk. Unpublished calendar in the library.

North Carolina State Department of Archives and History Collections , Raleigh, North Carolina

--Polk Family Papers, 1730-1897, ca. 1300 items: Correspondence, receipts, accounts, deeds, grants, wills, speeches, military records, Mexican War records, genealogies, circulars, newspaper clippings, and other papers of Lucy Williams Polk and her family. Includes information regarding the disposal of "Polk Place" upon the death of Sarah Polk. Unpublished description in the repository.