This collection features hundreds of clippings documenting Murat Halstead's contributions to newspaper reporting. Presumably from the Cincinnati Commercial Gazette, the clippings appear to have run in a column titled "Mr. Halstead's Correspondence." Halstead's articles cover a variety of topics of interest during the 1890s. For example, Halstead reports on the death of First Lady Caroline Scott Harrison and the burial of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago and the administration of President Grover Cleveland. Election issues, politics, the state of democracy, and American involvement overseas in Hawaii and the Sandwich Islands are also discussed. Several articles mention the "Mugwumps," Republican political activists who supported Cleveland, a Democrat, during the 1884 presidential election because of the financial corruption associated with Republican candidate James G. Blaine, many of whom either became Democrats or supported reform efforts during the 1890s. Completing the collection are a few newspaper clippings about Halstead. One provides an account of a lunch honoring Halstead at the Queen City Club in Cincinnati, at which Halstead apparently offered some remarks. "Many things, terse and to the point, were said, while mingled with touches of humor were some strange and almost unconscious pathos, awakened by the old faces that looked upon him in the city of his home," the article reported. The occasion marked the first time Halstead had been reunited with his children and grandchildren in seven years, it continued. Another article reports of a dinner party in Halstead's honor that was also given at the Queen City Club. "Mr. Halstead spoke of the gratification which the compliment gave him," the article reported. "He told of his life-long acquaintance with the city and rich valley to the north. He was much moved, and his tender allusions to men and things were received with marked respect and a feeling of friendship for the distinguished guest, which there was no attempt to conceal." The collection concludes with a letter that Halstead mailed to Ivy Scott of Shandon (Paddy's Run) in Butler County, Ohio on June 5, 1894. In the letter, he tells her "how hopeless the task is of collecting my writings."