• Clara A. Whitney papers, 1872-1975

    Clara A. Whitney papers, 1872-1975

    Diaries reflecting Whitney's life in Japan with her parents, American educators William C. Whitney and Anna L. Whitney, detailing Japanese social life and customs and the Whitney's travels through Europe and Asia. Includes writings and other material relating to her family and to the household of her father-in-law, Japanese naval officer Katsu Kaishū.

    • Contributor: Whitney, Clara A.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Mary Amanda Dixon Jones papers, 1839-1925

    Mary Amanda Dixon Jones papers, 1839-1925

    Physician. Family papers, correspondence, legal papers, financial papers, lectures, notes, writings, medical illustrations, newspaper clippings, photographs, and printed matter relating primarily to Dixon Jones's medical career.

    • Contributor: Dixon Jones, Mary Amanda
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • A.D. Bache papers, 1828-1863

    A.D. Bache papers, 1828-1863

    Scientist, educator, and superintendent of the United States Coast Survey. Correspondence, a journal, and miscellaneous material reflecting Bache's service with the United States Coast Survey, his work at the Dudley Observatory, and his European trip to study educational methods.

    • Contributor: Bache, A. D. (Alexander Dallas) - Bache, A. D.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Denby family papers, 1850-1911

    Denby family papers, 1850-1911

    Correspondence between members of the Denby family. Includes letters of Charles Denby (1830-1904), a lawyer and diplomat; Charles Denby (1861-1938), a diplomat; and Edwin Denby, a member of the United States Congress and secretary of the navy. Relates to the Civil War, diplomatic life in China, and the Spanish-American War.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Arthur family papers, 1817-1972

    Arthur family papers, 1817-1972

    Correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, writings, printed matter, clippings, and miscellaneous material chiefly of Chester Alan Arthur II (1864-1937), sportsman and rancher, and Chester Alan ("Gavin") Arthur III (1901-1972), author and bohemian, son and grandson respectively of President Chester Alan Arthur (1829-1886).

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Adee family papers, 1824-1966

    Adee family papers, 1824-1966

    Journals, correspondence, poetry, speeches and writings, newspaper clippings, genealogical records of the Adee and Graham families, and miscellaneous family material, including papers of Alvey A. Adee, chief of the Diplomatic Bureau at the United States Department of State and assistant secretary of state; Augustus Alvey Adee, United States Navy surgeon; and David Graham Adee, author and lawyer

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • R. Hoe & Company records, 1831-1948

    R. Hoe & Company records, 1831-1948

    Printing press and saw manufacturers in New York. Business and family correspondence, letterbooks, subject files, financial records, advertising material, and legal records relating to R. Hoe & Company.

    • Contributor: R. Hoe & Company
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Low-Mills family papers, 1767-1971

    Low-Mills family papers, 1767-1971

    Prominent family engaged in China trade. Correspondence, diaries, journals, writings and genealogical material documenting the Low, Mills, Hillard, and Loines families from the early years of the nineteenth century until the middle of the twentieth. Of special interest are papers concerning the family's activities in the China trade and the journal of Harriet Low Hillard documenting her stay in Macau, 1829-1834.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Rumsey family papers, 1661-1907

    Rumsey family papers, 1661-1907

    Family of Bohemia Manor, Cecil County, Md. Correspondence among family members; wills; surveys, deeds, plats, and other documents relating to land ownership; personal and business financial accounts; contracts and other legal documents; sermons; and notes on family history.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Smith Ely Jelliffe papers, 1882-1977

    Smith Ely Jelliffe papers, 1882-1977

    Neurologist, psychoanalyst, and educator. Correspondence, letterbooks, notebooks, genealogical material, biographical material, scrapbooks, photographs, articles, sketches, studies, newspaper clippings, memorabilia, and a diary relating primarily to Jelliffe's career and to his family.

    • Contributor: Jelliffe, Smith Ely
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • John J. Pershing papers, 1882-1971

    John J. Pershing papers, 1882-1971

    Army officer. Correspondence, diaries, writings, notebooks, military records, printed matter, memorabilia, and other material documenting Pershing's military career, including as commander-in-chief of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I.

    • Contributor: Pershing, John J. (John Joseph) - Pershing, John J.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Louis Untermeyer papers, 1955-1967

    Louis Untermeyer papers, 1955-1967

    Poet, critic, and editor. Writings, notebooks, and correspondence, including drafts and proofs of books of poetry by Untermeyer and notes pertaining to his travels in Europe and the United States and his tenure as poetry consultant to the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Untermeyer, Louis
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Matthew Simpson papers, 1829-1927

    Matthew Simpson papers, 1829-1927

    Methodist clergyman, educator, editor, and orator. Family and general correspondence, diaries, journals, notebooks, notes, scrapbooks, copies of speeches, sermons, and writings, and miscellaneous printed material relating to Simpson's early life in Ohio and Pennsylvania, his presidency of Indiana Asbury University (now DePauw University), editorship of the Western Christian Advocate, and service as a Methodist Episcopal bishop.

    • Contributor: Simpson, Matthew
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Jacob Gerhard Koch papers, 1783-1941

    Jacob Gerhard Koch papers, 1783-1941

    Merchant and marine insurance broker. Correspondence, letterbooks, diary, account books, ledgers, inventories, indexes, receipts, and miscellaneous documents relating to Koch's investment business in Philadelphia, Amsterdam, and Alexandria, Va.

    • Contributor: Koch, Jacob Gerhard
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Frank Stanton papers, 1908-2006

    Frank Stanton papers, 1908-2006

    Broadcast executive. Correspondence, memoranda, subject files, speeches and writings, minutes of meetings, drafts, testimony, typescripts, reports and studies, interviews, transcripts, awards and citations, press clippings and releases, printed matter, and miscellaneous items relating primarily to Stanton's career as president and vice chairman of the board of directors of the Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc.

    • Contributor: Stanton, Frank
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Riggs family papers, 1763-1945

    Riggs family papers, 1763-1945

    Merchant and banking family of New York, New York, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. Family and business correspondence, diaries, account books, writings, financial records, biographical and genealogical papers, printed materials, and other papers of Riggs family members.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • George Brinton McClellan papers, 1783-1898

    George Brinton McClellan papers, 1783-1898

    Army officer and governor of New Jersey. Correspondence, diaries, military papers, memoranda, telegrams, notes, writings, printed copies of speeches, articles, and books relating primarily to McClellan's Civil War service, particularly the Yorktown and Maryland campaigns.

    • Contributor: McClellan, George Brinton
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • William Orr papers, 1890-1939

    William Orr papers, 1890-1939

    Educator. Correspondence, diaries, reports, writings, and memorabilia relating primarily to Orr's service as education adviser on a special mission for the YMCA in Europe. Includes articles and papers of his first wife, Charlotte Pettis Orr.

    • Contributor: Orr, William
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • John Wills Greenslade correspondence transcripts, 1900-2010

    John Wills Greenslade correspondence transcripts, 1900-2010

    Naval officer. Transcripts of correspondence, biographical material, and electronic files relating to Greenslade's career in the United States Navy.

    • Contributor: Greenslade, John Wills
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Sol M. Linowitz papers, 1778-1999

    Sol M. Linowitz papers, 1778-1999

    Lawyer, businessman, diplomat, and consultant to United States presidents. Diaries, correspondence, speeches and writings, interviews, an oral history, organizational records, reports, photographs, printed matter, clippings, and travel files documenting Linowitz's career as an attorney, executive for Xerox Corporation, ambassador to the Organization of American States, co-negotiator of the Panama Canal treaties, and presidential representative to Middle East peace negotiations.

    • Contributor: Linowitz, Sol M.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Thorvald Solberg papers, 1882-1949

    Thorvald Solberg papers, 1882-1949

    Register of copyrights. Correspondence, memoranda, reports, drafts of copyright legislation, speeches, articles, books, biographical and bibliographical material, financial records, notebooks, photos, and printed matter relating to Solberg's duties as register of copyrights and his efforts to protect literary rights in America and abroad.

    • Contributor: Solberg, Thorvald
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • William W. Coblentz papers, 1883-1960

    William W. Coblentz papers, 1883-1960

    Author and physicist. Correspondence, diary, writings, bibliography, notes, notebooks, biographical material, awards, photographs, newspaper clippings, printed matter, and other material relating chiefly to Coblentz's work in the fields of infrared spectroscopy and to the application of radiometry to astronomical problems.

    • Contributor: Coblentz, William W. (William Weber) - Coblentz, William W.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Ira Eaker papers, 1917-1989

    Ira Eaker papers, 1917-1989

    United States Army air corps officer, aviation pioneer, aircraft industry executive, and newspaper columnist. Part I consists of correspondence, memoranda, diaries, reports, meetings minutes, printed material, and other papers documenting Eaker's military career in the aeronautical section of the United States Army, particularly his experiences in World War II. Part II consists of correspondence, memoranda, diaries speeches, writings, and scheduling and subject files pertaining ...

    • Contributor: Eaker, Ira
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Martin Van Buren papers, 1787-1910

    Martin Van Buren papers, 1787-1910

    United States president, vice president, secretary of state, and senator from New York. Correspondence, drafts of writings, speeches, and messages to Congress, autobiographical material, notes, legal record book, estate record book, and other papers pertaining to slavery and the antislavery movement, banking and the Second Bank of the United States, party politics in New York State and at the national level relating to the ...

    • Contributor: Van Buren, Martin
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Mira Lloyd Dock papers, 1814-1951

    Mira Lloyd Dock papers, 1814-1951

    Horticulturalist, conservationist, educator, and clubwoman. Correspondence, printed matter, speeches and writings, clippings, photographs, maps, and other papers relating primarily to Dock's efforts in forestry, conservation, gardening, park development, and nature study in Pennsylvania and elsewhere in the United States as well as in Germany and England.

    • Contributor: Dock, Mira Lloyd
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Reinhold Niebuhr papers, 1907-1997

    Reinhold Niebuhr papers, 1907-1997

    Theologian, philosopher, and author. Correspondence, speeches, sermons, lectures, articles, book reviews, typescripts of books and articles, family papers, subject files, biographical material, bibliographies, photographs, and memorabilia reflecting Niebuhr's influence on twentieth-century theology, politics, and society and his efforts to apply religious and ethical standards to modern social and political problems including labor and race relations.

    • Contributor: Niebuhr, Reinhold
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Ameen Fares Rihani papers, 1897-1940

    Ameen Fares Rihani papers, 1897-1940

    Arab-American author and poet. Photocopies of correspondence, biographical material, and drafts of essays, historical and political analyses, literary criticism, novels, short stories, plays, poetry, and travel literature reflecting Rihani's Arab-American heritage.

    • Contributor: Rihani, Ameen Fares
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Nicholas Low papers, 1773-1897

    Nicholas Low papers, 1773-1897

    New York merchant, financier, land speculator, and state legislator. Family and business correspondence, business and ship's papers, legal papers, accounts of voyages to Asia, Europe, and South America, and printed matter. Includes correspondence with foreign merchants and relates to trade conditions, Loyalist matters, and to events in Congress during the first session following the adoption of the Constitution.

    • Contributor: Low, Nicholas
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Frederick Douglass papers, 1841-1967

    Frederick Douglass papers, 1841-1967

    Abolitionist, diplomat, journalist, and orator. Correspondence, diary, speeches and writings, financial and legal records, and a subject file pertaining to the career of Frederick Douglass.

    • Contributor: Douglass, Frederick
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Joseph Alsop and Stewart Alsop papers, 1699-1989

    Joseph Alsop and Stewart Alsop papers, 1699-1989

    Authors and journalists. Correspondence, writings, interviews, notes, subject files, office files, financial papers, family papers, clippings, printed material, and other papers relating primarily to Joseph Alsop's family and personal life; acquaintance with prominent politicians, public figures, writers, and scholars; work as a journalist; World War II experiences in China; and research and writing as an art historian. Includes material relating to Joseph and Stewart ...

    • Contributor: Alsop, Joseph
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Burton Norvell Harrison family papers, 1812-1926

    Burton Norvell Harrison family papers, 1812-1926

    Lawyer and private secretary to Jefferson Davis. Correspondence, diaries, reports, memoranda, manuscripts of articles, speeches, and books, and other papers of Harrison; of J. B. Harrison, lawyer and newspaper editor; Samuel Jordan Harrison, merchant; Mrs. Burton Harrison (formerly Constance Cary), author; Fairfax Harrison, lawyer and president of the Southern Railway; and of Francis Burton Harrison, lawyer, United States representative from New York, and governor ...

    • Contributor: Harrison, Burton Norvell
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Philip Henry Sheridan papers, 1853-1896

    Philip Henry Sheridan papers, 1853-1896

    Army officer. Correspondence, letterbooks, telegrams, writings, reports, orders, financial records, scrapbooks, and other papers relating primarily to the Civil War, Reconstruction, Mexican border disputes, Indian wars, and Sheridan's service as commanding general of the army.

    • Contributor: Sheridan, Philip Henry
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Irwin Hood Hoover papers, 1909-1933

    Irwin Hood Hoover papers, 1909-1933

    White House usher. Chiefly diaries and diary notes kept by Hoover as White House usher concerning presidents from Benjamin Harrison to Franklin D. Roosevelt and life in the White House

    • Contributor: Hoover, Irwin Hood
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • John Warren Williams family papers, 1839-1895

    John Warren Williams family papers, 1839-1895

    Importer of Boston, Massachusetts. Diary, account book, travel journal, family portraits, scrapbook, letter, and printed matter.

    • Contributor: Williams, John Warren
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Carrie Chapman Catt papers, 1848-1950

    Carrie Chapman Catt papers, 1848-1950

    Feminist, lecturer, and author. Correspondence, diaries (1911-1923), drafts of speeches and articles, subject files, biographical papers, newspaper clippings, printed material, and other papers, chiefly 1890-1920, relating primarily to Carrie Chapman Catt's efforts on behalf of the women's suffrage movement, feminism, and the cause of international peace.

    • Contributor: Catt, Carrie Chapman
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Montgomery C. Meigs papers, 1799-1971

    Montgomery C. Meigs papers, 1799-1971

    Army officer, engineer, architect, and scientist. Correspondence, diaries and journals, notebooks, family papers, military papers, drawings and plans, scrapbooks, and other papers relating primarily to Meigs's work in the United States Army Corps of Engineers, his service as quartermaster general during the Civil War, and family matters.

    • Contributor: Meigs, Montgomery C. (Montgomery Cunningham) - Meigs, Montgomery C.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Frederick Joseph Libby papers, 1846-1973

    Frederick Joseph Libby papers, 1846-1973

    Clergyman and pacifist. Diaries, correspondence, speeches and writings, and subject files pertaining to the career and activities of Frederick Joseph Libby, executive secretary of the National Council for Prevention of War.

    • Contributor: Libby, Frederick J. (Frederick Joseph) - Libby, Frederick J.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Charles Edward Russell papers, 1864-1941

    Charles Edward Russell papers, 1864-1941

    Author and journalist. Correspondence, diaries, notebooks, writings, subject files, scrapbooks, clippings, printed matter, and other papers relating principally to Russell's writings and to his activities on behalf of various progressive reform causes.

    • Contributor: Russell, Charles Edward
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Samuel Finley Breese Morse papers, 1793-1944

    Samuel Finley Breese Morse papers, 1793-1944

    Artist and inventor. Family and general correspondence, letterbooks, diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks, and other papers. Includes letters from Samuel Finley Breese Morse to his family describing his studies in England during the War of 1812 and his subsequent struggle to support himself as a portrait painter in the United States; correspondence and other papers relating to Morse's invention of the telegraph, law suits over patents, ...

    • Contributor: Morse, Samuel Finley Breese
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Elijah Walker Halford papers, 1848-1938

    Elijah Walker Halford papers, 1848-1938

    Soldier and newspaper editor. Correspondence, writings, scrapbooks, photographs, and printed matter relating primarily to Halford's career as private secretary to President Benjamin Harrison, 1889-1893.

    • Contributor: Halford, Elijah Walker
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Eric Sevareid papers, 1930-1992

    Eric Sevareid papers, 1930-1992

    Journalist, radio and television commentator, and author. Includes correspondence, fan mail, radio and television scripts, news analyses, lectures, speeches, writings, book and subject files, awards, newspaper clippings, printed matter, photographs, and other papers but primarily consisting of scripts of Sevareid's radio and television news broadcasts and analyses documenting his career with the Columbia Broadcasting System from World War II as a correspondent in Burma, ...

    • Contributor: Sevareid, Eric
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Nicholas King family papers, 1792-1987

    Nicholas King family papers, 1792-1987

    Family of Nicholas King, English-born engineer and surveyor of the city of Washington, D.C. Journals, correspondence, notes, genealogies, visas, photographs, and drawings concerning King and members of his family.

    • Contributor: King, N. (Nicholas) - King, N.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Erwin F. Smith papers, 1876-1927

    Erwin F. Smith papers, 1876-1927

    Plant pathologist. Diaries, correspondence, notes, literary manuscripts, and photographs relating primarily to his laboratory work and his employment at the Department of Agriculture.

    • Contributor: Smith, Erwin F. (Erwin Frink) - Smith, Erwin F.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • William Edward Dodd papers, 1895-1955

    William Edward Dodd papers, 1895-1955

    Historian and diplomat. Correspondence, diaries, speeches, writings, autobiographical notes, printed matter, photographs, and other papers relating to Dodd's work as an author, professor of history at the University of Chicago, and ambassador to Germany.

    • Contributor: Dodd, William Edward
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Jonathan D. Meredith papers, 1795-1859

    Jonathan D. Meredith papers, 1795-1859

    Lawyer, army officer, and businessman of Baltimore, Md. Family and general correspondence, legal files, financial papers, and other material relating chiefly to Meredith's associations with the Savings Bank of Baltimore and the Bank of the United States; the War of 1812; impeachment proceedings against James Hawkins Peck; shipping and trade with Europe and South America; and settlement of the estates of Charles Carroll and ...

    • Contributor: Meredith, Jonathan D.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • William Dudley Foulke papers, circa 1470-1952

    William Dudley Foulke papers, circa 1470-1952

    Lawyer, public official, and author from Indiana. Correspondence, diaries, journals, copybook, speeches, writings, notes, legal papers, clippings, printed material, and other papers, including a late fifteenth century fragment of the Tristram Saga obtained by Arthur Middleton Reeves on a trip to Iceland. The bulk of the collection consists of Foulke's correspondence reflecting his literary career and public service, including letters from Theodore Roosevelt discussing ...

    • Contributor: Foulke, William Dudley
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Ellery C. Stowell papers, 1805-1952

    Ellery C. Stowell papers, 1805-1952

    Author, jurist, and professor of international law. Family correspondence, general correspondence, diaries, writings, reports, sermons, notebooks, financial records, printed matter, scrapbooks, photographs, and other papers relating primarily to Stowell's career in law, activities as a student, and travels. Includes papers of the Stowell, Fuller, and Tapley families.

    • Contributor: Stowell, Ellery C. (Ellery Cory) - Stowell, Ellery C.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Oscar Terry Crosby papers, 1878-1947

    Oscar Terry Crosby papers, 1878-1947

    United States assistant secretary of the treasury, public utilities executive, explorer, and author. Correspondence, diaries, subject files, speeches and writings, clippings, and printed material relating primarily to Crosby's activities with the Commission for Relief in Belgium, his work at the Treasury Department, 1917-1918, interest in international finance, post-World War I German reparations and Allied debts, the establishment of an international peace tribunal, and travels ...

    • Contributor: Crosby, Oscar Terry
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • About this Collection --                        Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress

    About this Collection -- Frederick Dou...

    The Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress presents the papers of the nineteenth-century African American abolitionist who escaped from slavery and then risked his freedom by becoming an outspoken antislavery lecturer, writer, and publisher. The online collection, containing approximately 7,400 items (38,000 images), spans the years 1841-1964, with the bulk of the material dating from 1862 to 1865. Many of Douglass's earlier ...

    • Contributor: Douglass, Frederick
    • Date: 1900
  • Grosvenor family papers, 1827-1981

    Grosvenor family papers, 1827-1981

    Correspondence, diaries, speeches and writings, subject material, financial papers, printed matter, and personal miscellany, chiefly 1872-1964, of various members of the Grosvenor family, principally of Amherst and Millbury, Mass., and Washington, D.C.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Lyman Bryson papers, 1893-1978

    Lyman Bryson papers, 1893-1978

    Radio and televison broadcaster, author, and educator. Correspondence, diaries, memoranda, articles, lectures, writings, transcripts of broadcasts, subject files, business and financial records, biographical material, appointment books, newspaper clippings, and other papers documenting Bryson's public relations work for the American National Red Cross and the League of Red Cross Societies following World War I, his subsequent work in adult education, and his role in developing ...

    • Contributor: Bryson, Lyman
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • W.A. Croffut papers, 1774-1933

    W.A. Croffut papers, 1774-1933

    Author, editor, and poet. Correspondence, writings, minutes, scrapbooks, printed matter, and miscellaneous items pertaining chiefly to Croffut's publications, activities with the Anti-Imperialist League, and the presidential campaign of 1900. Includes material relating to Ethan Allen Hitchcock, copies of correspondence with Sophia Amelia Peabody Hawthorne, wife of Nathaniel Hawthorne, journals of Henry Alfred Robbins, letters of John Quincy Adams and Jefferson Davis, and autograph material.

    • Contributor: Croffut, W. A. (William Augustus) - Croffut, W. A.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material