• Robert Carter papers, 1685-1828

    Tobacco planter and iron manufacturer. Correspondence, memorandum books, account books, and religious writings relating primarily to the operation of Nomini Hall in Westmoreland County, Va., other Virginia estates, shipment of tobacco, the Baltimore Iron Works, and his affiliation with the Baptists and the Swedenborgian Church of the New Jerusalem.

    • Contributor: Carter, Robert
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Robert Mills papers, 1804-1862

    Architect and engineer. Correspondence, bills, receipts, plans, drawings, sketches, reports, notebooks, and printed matter relating mainly to Mills's designs for public buildings in Washington, D.C., and to his duties as architect of the Capitol.

    • Contributor: Mills, Robert
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Ward family papers, 1831-1904

    Family from Richmond County, Virginia. Correspondence, broadsides, songs, financial records, printed matter, and other papers of William Norvell Ward, Episcopal clergyman and Confederate soldier, and members of his family including material relating to the Civil War, Reconstruction, and social life and customs in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Maryland, and northern Virginia.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • John Thompson Ford papers, 1809-1960

    Theater executive and dramatist. Correspondence, playbooks, playbills, subject files, scrapbooks, and other papers relating to Ford's life and work as a theater manager in Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., in the last half of the nineteenth century, including the assassination by John Wilkes Booth of President Abraham Lincoln at his theater in Washington.

    • Contributor: Ford, John Thompson
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Samuel Smith family papers, 1772-1911

    Army officer and statesman. Correspondence, letterbooks, military and political papers, and miscellaneous material relating to Samuel Smith's forty years in Congress, his military career, and the history and politics of Maryland. Includes papers relating to John Spear Smith, Robert Smith, and other Smith family members.

    • Contributor: Smith, Samuel
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    Ward family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Open to research. Correspondence, broadsides, songs, financial papers, printed matter, and other papers of William Norvell Ward and members of his family. Includes material relating to the Civil War, particularly the Peninsular, Second Bull Run, Antietam, and Gettysburg campaigns; Reconstruction; and social life and customs in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Md., and northern Virginia. Deposit and purchase, Evelyn D. Ward, 1936. Deposit converted to gift, ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    Lewis H. Machen family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Open to research. Chiefly family correspondence of Lewis H. Machen, relating to personal matters and to national politics prior to the Civil War, especially slavery and the Compromise of 1850, and mentioning John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, Andrew Jackson, and Daniel Webster, together with other correspondence, speeches, writings, subject files, and other papers; correspondence of Machen's son, Arthur Webster Machen (1827-1919), lawyer, of Baltimore, ...

    • Contributor: Machen, Lewis H.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • William Wirt papers, 1802-1858

    Lawyer, politician, U. S. attorney general, and biographer. Correspondence, writings, and printed matter pertaining to Wirt's family and career as a lawyer, politician, and author.

    • Contributor: Wirt, William
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • W.W. Corcoran papers, 1791-1896

    Financier and philanthropist. Correspondence, letterpress books, financial papers, newspaper clippings, printed matter, and other papers relating primarily to Corcoran's business and banking interests and philanthropic efforts.

    • Contributor: Corcoran, W. W. (William Wilson) - Corcoran, W. W.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • John Glassford and Company records, 1743-1886

    Mercantile firm. Ledgers, journals, daybooks, inventories, cashbooks, and letterbooks of the various mercantile firms in Maryland and Virginia representing or succeeding the Glasgow, Scotland, firm of John Glassford and Company in the Chesapeake tobacco trade.

    • Contributor: John Glassford and Company
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Lewis H. Machen family papers, 1802-1938

    Clerk of the United States Senate and farmer of Fairfax County, Virginia. Chiefly family correspondence of Lewis H. Machen relating to personal matters and national politics prior to the Civil War, especially slavery and the Compromise of 1850, and mentioning John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, Andrew Jackson, and Daniel Webster. Also includes other correspondence, speeches, writings, subject files, and miscellaneous papers.

    • Contributor: Machen, Lewis H. (Lewis Henry) - Machen, Lewis H.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    John Cumiskey papers, Catalog Record Only

    Open to research. AlsS written by Cumiskey to his wife, Rose Cumiskey, during his Civil War service with Company I, 17th Connecticut Infantry Regiment. Cumiskey describes conditions and activities of his company in Baltimore, Md., Washington, D.C., and Virginia prior to his death in 1862. Includes correspondence relating to Cumiskey's death, burial in 1863, and eligibility for pension; typewritten transcripts of several letters; an ...

    • Contributor: Cumiskey, John
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    John Martin papers, Catalog Record Only

    Open to research. Chiefly correspondence of Martin during his Civil War service as a soldier and musician in the 116th New York Infantry Regiment. Discusses regimental operations in Louisiana especially during the siege of Port Hudson in 1863; Baltimore and Frederick, Md.; New York state; Camp Sheridan in Winchester, Va.; and Washington D.C. Includes a pro-Union speech from 1861, a newspaper clipping concerning death ...

    • Contributor: Martin, John
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    Isaac Hallock papers, Catalog Record Only

    Open to research. Correspondence, journals, financial papers, orders, and printed matter relating primarily to Hallock's visits to China while serving with the merchant marine and as a private in the 13th New York Infantry (Brooklyn) at Annapolis and Baltimore, Md., and also to his service in the Navy (1861-1868) aboard the U.S.S. State of Georgia and U.S.S. Mercedita (part of the South Atlantic Blockading ...

    • Contributor: Hallock, Isaac
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    Nathaniel Hayden family papers, Catalog Record Only

    Open to research. Merchant and businessman. Consists of letters of the Hayden family of Connecticut, relating principally to family matters, to the Gregg & Hayden Cotton Mill industry at Granitville, S.C., and to Civil War problems of federal troops, particularly in the area of Norfolk and Suffolk, Va. Additional letters, business papers, and a memorandum book (1820-1829) of Sidney Haskell, among which are business ...

    • Contributor: Hayden, Nathaniel
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    Wilson Barstow papers, Catalog Record Only

    Open to research. Letters written by Barstow from Baltimore, Md., Fort Monroe, Va., and New York, N.Y., chiefly to his sister, Elizabeth Stoddard, relating to his activities during the Civil War. Gift, Helen S. Hitchcock, 1934. Army officer and aide to General John A. Dix. Collection material in English. MSS11924 53 items. 1 container.

    • Contributor: Barstow, Wilson
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    William Pirie papers, Catalog Record Only

    Open to research. General (1869-1897) and some family correspondence, congressional reports (1889-1897), accounts and records (1883-1899), account books (8 v., 1876-1900), architectural notebooks (4 v.), memorandum books (3 v.), architectural plans and sketches, blueprints, time records, printed material, photographs, and other records, concerning granite used in construction of the Library of Congress Main Building. Names represented include Bernard R. Green of the Office of ...

    • Contributor: Pirie, William
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    James Kennedy papers, Catalog Record Only

    Open to research. Chiefly letters received by Kennedy from merchants in Baltimore, Charleston, New York, Philadelphia, and Richmond. Correspondents include Robert Lenox, Charles McKenna, John Read, Jr., Francis Wainwright, and John Wickham. Includes billbook. Microfilm edition available, no. 17,137 (reel 48). Microfilm produced from originals in the Manuscript Division. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1977. Purchase, 1867. Merchant and druggist of ...

    • Contributor: Kennedy, James
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material