• 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
  • Blair family papers, 1755-1968

    Prominent family in nineteenth century national politics. Correspondence, speeches and writings, legal files, financial records, historical research files, printed matter, and estate records documenting principally the careers of Francis Preston Blair, journalist and presidential advisor, Frank P. Blair, soldier and politician, and Montgomery Blair, lawyer and cabinet officer.

    • 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
  • Donald Benham Civil War collection, 1806-1916

    Collector. Correspondence, financial and legal records, military orders and records, speeches, and miscellaneous items comprising the Civil War collection of Donald Benham.

    • Contributor: Benham, Donald
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • James Jenkins Gillette papers, 1857-1884

    U.S. Army officer, U.S. Army commissioner of subsistence, and U.S. commissioner of claims from Mobile, Alabama. Correspondence, military papers, receipts, court records, and a docket book relating to Gillette's military service and his activities as claims commissioner.

    • Contributor: Gillette, James Jenkins
    • 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
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    Blair family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Open to research. Restrictions may apply to unprocessed material. Correspondence, diaries, lectures and speeches, financial and legal papers, military papers, biographical and genealogical data, printed material, and other papers of various Blair family members. Francis Preston Blair's papers primarily document his editorship and publication of the Globe and Congressional Globe in Washington, D.C., his association with Martin Van Buren, and his secret meeting with ...

    • 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
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    Autobiography of Charles W. Squires, Catalog Record Only

    Open to research. Autobiography entitled, "The Last of Lee's Battle Line," chiefly relating to Squires's experiences as a Confederate army officer serving in Maryland, Gettysburg, Pa., Petersburg and Richmond, Va., Louisiana, and elsewhere, and his service after the Civil War in the Missouri National Guard. Typewritten transcript. [S.l.]. Gift, W. H. T. Squires, Jr., 1975. Confederate army officer. Collection material in English. Forms part ...

    • Contributor: Squires, Charles W.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    Marsena Rudolph Patrick journals, Catalog Record Only

    Open to research. Journals kept by Patrick while serving in the Union Army. Documents his role in the 2nd Battle of Bull Run, Va., (1862); the Maryland Campaign (1862); the Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., (1863); operations along the Rapidan River, Va., (1863); Battle of Cold Harbor, Va., (1864); seige of Petersburg, Va., (1864-1865); and the entry of Union troops into Richmond, Va. Discusses the ...

    • Contributor: Patrick, Marsena Rudolph
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    Sidney Morris Davis memoirs, Catalog Record Only

    Open to research. Holograph manuscript by Davis recounting his Civil War service as a Union cavalryman in Company F of the Sixth Cavalry from 1861 to 1864. Topics include camp life; military engagements in Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania; and Davis's incarceration in the Confederate prison on Belle Isle in the James River at Richmond, Va. Gift, Katherine Carrico, 2005. Union cavalryman. Collection material in ...

    • Contributor: Davis, Sidney Morris
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    Aaron B. Tompkins correspondence, Catalog Record Only

    Open to research. Letters written by Tompkins to his mother and sister while serving in the 1st New Jersey Cavalry Regiment in Virginia and Maryland during the Civil War. Mentions George Armstrong Custer and John Singleton Mosby and skirmishes around Warrenton, Petersburg, and Richmond, Va. Typewritten transcripts of the letters are also available. Purchase, 1978. Soldier. Collection material in English. Forms part of: Miscellaneous ...

    • Contributor: Tompkins, Aaron B.
    • 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