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Florence K. Harding letter

 Collection — Folder: S0588
Identifier: S0588

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a typewritten letter sent from Florence K. Harding to Mrs. Harry S. New on February 3, 1922. Typed on White House stationary and signed by Mrs. Harding, it is a personal letter addressed to "Dear Bill New", a nickname used by Mrs. New's close friends. Mrs. Harding notes that things are "going better" than expected (Senator New's campaign), speaks of several people they know in common, and mentions the "Knickerbocker disaster." Also included is a one-page, typed explanation of the letter by Harry S. New, dated and signed February, 14, 1930.


  • 1922-1930


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Florence Kling Harding was born on August 15, 1860 at Marion, Ohio to Amos and Louisa Kling. She married Warren G. Harding (1865-1923) on July 8, 1891. Her husband was elected the 29th President of the United States in 1920 and Mrs. Harding was First Lady from 1921-1923. After the death of her husband, she returned to Marion and passed away on November 21, 1924.

Source: "First Lady Biography: Florence Harding." National First Ladies' Library. Accessed December 5, 2016.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/12/05 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/12/05 by Laura Eliason.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.