• Shelby family papers, 1738-1916

    Correspondence, memoranda, legal and financial papers, military records, genealogical data, and memorabilia relating mainly to Evan Shelby, soldier and frontiersman, and to his son, Isaac Shelby, soldier and political leader, providing a record of frontier life and political and economic developments in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 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
  • Florence Deakins Becker papers, 1891-1963

    Nurse and volunteer worker. Correspondence, diaries, family papers, subject files, speeches and writings, scrapbooks, and other papers relating principally to Becker's volunteer activities on behalf of various health and medical causes, especially the crusade against tuberculosis and cancer.

    • Contributor: Becker, Florence Deakins
    • 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
  • Catalog Record

    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
  • Keidel family papers, 1821-1937

    Letters from Northern prisons and Civil War records of Herman F. Keidel, biographical material relating to Louis J. Keidel, family letters from the second generation of the Keidel family in America, and correspondence and other papers of George C. Keidel.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Feamster family papers, 1794-1967

    Members of the Feamster (Feemster) family. Diaries, notebooks, correspondence, financial and legal papers, writings, and miscellaneous material illustrating the activities of four interrelated families from 1794 to 1967 whose members were engaged in farming, the law, medicine, the military, politics, religion, and other pursuits in Virginia, West Virginia, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, Kansas, Iowa, and Maryland. The collection also contains genealogical information about the Cary ...

    • Contributor: Cary, Charles William - Feamster, Claudius Newman - Feamster, Felix Claudius - Feamster, Martha Alderson - Feamster, Robert Cantrell - Feamster, Samuel William Newman - Feamster, Thomas L.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • William D. Wilkins papers, 1847-1863

    United States Army officer and lawyer. Correspondence, diary, and newspaper clippings relating to Wilkins's service in the Mexican War and the Civil War.

    • Contributor: Wilkins, William D. (William Duncan) - Wilkins, William D.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Hugh T. Taggart collection relating to the District of Columbia and Maryland, 1751-1889

    United States district attorney. Correspondence, letterbooks, daybooks, minutes, notebooks, accounts, invoices, financial records, broadside, and printed matter collected by Hugh T. Taggart relating to the survey, sale, and assessment of property in the District of Columbia, Georgetown (Washington, D.C.), and Maryland.

    • Contributor: Taggart, Hugh T. (Hugh Thomas) - Taggart, Hugh T.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Fitz-John Porter papers, 1830-1949

    Army officer and public official in New York, N.Y., and New Jersey. Correspondence, telegrams, reports, memoranda, writings, autobiographical and biographical material, maps, scrapbooks, printed matter, and miscellany largely concerning Porter's court-martial and cashiering out of military service during the Civil War and his later reinstatement and presidential pardon.

    • Contributor: Porter, Fitz John
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • George Montfort Gilchrist family papers, 1854-1921

    Correspondence, school records, literary and commencement programs, poetry, and Gilpin family genealogical material. Much of the correspondence is between Gilchrist, who served with the 3rd Indiana Cavalry in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia during the Civil War, and his wife, Mollie Gilpin Gilchrist; other letters are between Mollie and her brothers, Samuel J. V. B. Gilpin, of the 1st Indiana Cavalry, and E. N. Gilpin, ...

    • Contributor: Gilchrist, George Montfort
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • John Leeds Bozman family papers, 1688-1883

    Historian and lawyer of Maryland. Correspondence and other material pertaining to John Leeds Bozman, John Leeds Kerr, John Bozman Kerr, J. S. Bozman, William Vans Murray, Daniel Carroll (1730-1796), and others.

    • Contributor: Bozman, John Leeds
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 1977 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1977

    Documentation of the monthly 1977 Neptune Concert Series, which consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, and photographs of performers of bluegrass music, country music, blues music, Andean music, Cajun music, and Missouri fiddling recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, from April through October 1977, sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the National Council ...

    • Contributor: Jackson, John - Politte, Joe - Reed, Ola Belle - Boggs, Lindy
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Catalog Record

    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mary Sheppard Burton collection, 1993-2006

    The collection contains hooked rugs and documentation of the craftsmanship of rug hooking artist, Mary Sheppard Burton, of Germantown, Maryland. Her Tell Me 'Bout Series consists of 12 rugs created between 1993 and 2005 that interpret the history of her family.

    • Contributor: Burton, Mary Sheppard - Lindahl, Carl - Austen, Theadocia Millich
    • 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
  • Daniel Read Larned papers, 1861-1878

    Army officer and private secretary to General Ambrose Everett Burnside. Correspondence and other material concerning campaigns by the Union Army in North Carolina and Virginia and Burnside's relationship with other generals.

    • Contributor: Larned, Daniel Read
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Benjamin F. Butler papers, 1778-1929

    Army officer, state legislator and U.S. representative from Massachusetts, governor of Massachusetts, and military governor of New Orleans. Correspondence, letterbooks, order books, reports, notebooks, newspaper clippings, and other papers concerning Butler's Civil War commands, his service in the United States Congress as a representative from Massachusetts, his election as governor of Massachusetts, and his candidacy for president.

    • Contributor: Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin) - Butler, Benjamin F.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Frank Alden Hill genealogical collection, 1627-1897

    Lawyer and genealogist. Copies of legal and genealogical records, and pedigree charts and heraldic crests relating to the Hill, Lawrence, Townley, Stephens, and Hathaway families, from documents contained in American and European library and museum collections.

    • Contributor: Hill, Frank Alden
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Catalog Record

    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