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  • Walt Whitman papers in the Charles E. Feinberg collection, 1763-1985

    Collector. Correspondence, literary manuscripts, diaries, commonplace books, notes and notebooks, and other papers of Walt Whitman collected by Feinberg. Also contains material relating to Whitman's life and writings including the papers of Richard Maurice Bucke, Charles E. Feinberg, John H. Johnston, William Douglas O'Connor, and Horace and Anne Montgomerie Traubel.

    • Contributor: Feinberg, Charles E.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1763
  • Louis McLane correspondence, 1795-1894

    Lawyer, U.S. representative and senator from Delaware, diplomat, and cabinet officer. Correspondence primarily between McLane and members of his family relating to social life in Washington, D.C., his diplomatic duties, and national and congressional politics.

    • Contributor: McLane, Louis
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1795
  • Montgomery C. Meigs papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diaries, journals, notebooks, military papers, family papers, scrapbooks, drawings, maps, plans, sketches and studies, photographs, and other papers relating primarily to Meigs's work in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, his service as quartermaster general during the Civil War, and family matters. Documents his work supervising construction in Maryland and Washington, D.C., on the Washington Aqueduct, additions to the U.S. Capitol, and the ...

    • Contributor: Meigs, Montgomery C. (Montgomery Cunningham) - Meigs, Montgomery
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Amasa J. Parker papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Chiefly letters written by Parker while serving in the U.S. Congress to his wife, Harriet Langdon Roberts Parker, in Delhi, N.Y., describing his trip to Washington, the city, the Capitol building, and his impressions of John Quincy Adams, John C. Calhoun, and Daniel Webster. Other topics include dueling, Indian affairs, politics, and Washington social life and theater. Also includes letters written while Parker was ...

    • Contributor: Parker, Amasa J. (Amasa Junius)
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Margaret Bayard Smith papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diaries, journals, and commonplace books. Chiefly correspondence between Smith and her sisters, Jane Bayard Kirkpatrick and Maria Bayard Boyd, and her husband, journalist and banker Samuel Harrison Smith. Other correspondents include Mary Hering Middleton, A. Emilie Pichon, and Eliza Susan Morton Quincy. Topics covered include presidential elections, the British occupation of Washington in 1814, visits to Monticello, Va., and social life in Washington, ...

    • Contributor: Smith, Margaret Bayard
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Key-Cutts-Turner family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Chiefly family correspondence of Ann Arnold Key Turner (also known as Anna) with various relatives, including her father, Francis Scott Key, written from Woodley plantation, Warrenton, N.C., together with a commonplace book (1847-1854) of her daughter, Ellen Key Turner Dessu; letters of Richard Cutts written from Washington, D.C., to his father and brother, Thomas Cutts and Thomas Cutts, Jr., relating to the commercial and ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Edward Everett Hayden family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diaries, journals, notebooks, financial materials, photographs, and other papers pertaining to Hayden's naval and scientific careers and to the Hayden family. Topics include Hayden's position as secretary of the National Geographic Society (1895-1897), his work in charge of time service and chronometers at the United States Naval Observatory (1902-1910), his command of the U.S. Naval Station at Key West, Fla. (1910-1915), his various ...

    • Contributor: Hayden, Edward Everett - Hayden, Alfred - Hayden, Herbert (Herbert Bainbridge) - Hayden, Mary Bainbridge - Hayden, Reynolds - Hayden, William - Reynolds, Joseph Jones
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Walt Whitman papers in the Charles E. Feinberg collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, literary manuscripts, diaries, commonplace books, notes, and other papers relating to Whitman's life and writings which were collected by Feinberg. Literary manuscripts include Leaves of Grass (1855), Drum Taps (1865), Democratic Vistas (1871), Specimen Days (1882-1883), and November Boughs (1888). Includes manuscripts and proofs of works about Whitman including Gay Wilson Allen's The Solitary Singer; a Critical Biography of Walt Whitman (1955), James ...

    • Contributor: Feinberg, Charles E.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Daniel P. Moynihan papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, memoranda, journals, speeches, writings, reports, notes, research material, legislative files, subject files, appointment books, press releases, printed material, clippings, photographs, and other papers documenting Moynihan's career in public service, in higher education, and in politics. Part I, dated 1786-1978 with bulk dates of 1955-1975, consists of correspondence, memoranda, speeches, reports, book drafts and outlines, book reviews, articles, research material, notes, minutes of meetings, ...

    • Contributor: Moynihan, Daniel P. (Daniel Patrick) - Abrams, Elliott - Bullock, Tony - Gale, Joseph H. - Maxwell, Gray - Moynihan, Daniel P. (Daniel Patrick), the Godkin Lectures, Harvard University - Patterson, Mark - Russert, Tim - Samet, Andrew James
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • John H. Wheeler papers, 1825-1882

    Historian, diplomat, and public official. Diaries, correspondence, writings, and scrapbooks relating to Wheeler's career and social activities.

    • Contributor: Wheeler, John H. (John Hill) - Wheeler, John H.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1825
  • Custis-Lee family papers, 1700-circa 1928

    Correspondence, letterbooks, genealogical papers, notebooks, financial records, indentures, clippings, photographs, and other papers documenting the activities of several generations of the Custis and Lee families of Virginia, who served as diplomats, statesmen, politicians, planters, and military officers during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1700
  • William B. Randolph papers, 1696-1884

    Virginia plantation owner. Correspondence, legal and financial records, and miscellaneous material reflecting the life of a plantation owner in Virginia prior to the Civil War, with particular emphasis on the economics of managing an extensive plantation worked by a large force of slaves.

    • Contributor: Randolph, William
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1696
  • Constance McLaughlin Green papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, drafts, galleys, and page proofs of writings, notes, printed and near-print material, clippings, speeches, and other papers relating primarily to Green's research on the history of Washington, D.C., and the publication of her two-volume Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Washington (1962-1963). Documents social life and conditions, economic policies, racial attitudes, legal standards, and politics in Washington, D.C., during the 19th and 20th centuries. Also includes ...

    • Contributor: Green, Constance McLaughlin
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Charles Ewing family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diaries, biographical material, genealogical notebooks, legal and business records, scrapbooks, memorabilia, photographs, and other papers relating to the family of Charles Ewing during and after the Civil War. Includes volumes of family history and genealogy, illustrated with correspondence, family trees, clippings, and portraits. Materials pertain to the Ewing, Larwill, Miller, and Stibbs families. Papers of Thomas Ewing (1789-1871) consist primarily of records from ...

    • Contributor: Ewing, Charles
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Daniel P. Moynihan papers, 1765-2003

    Public official, diplomat, educator, and senator. Correspondence, memoranda, journals, speeches, writings, legislative files, notes, research material, subject files, appointment books, press releases, printed material, clippings, and photographs documenting Moynihan's career in public service, in higher education, and in politics, particularly his years as United States senator from New York.

    • Contributor: Moynihan, Daniel P. (Daniel Patrick) - Moynihan, Daniel P.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1765
  • Pinkerton's National Detective Agency records, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diaries, essays and other writings, reports, notes, police and prison records, code books, criminal rosters, exhibition texts, legal documents, biographical and genealogical records, procedural guidelines and training manuals, financial records, card indexes, photographs, reward notices, wanted posters, illustrations, maps, and other records chiefly documenting the work of the private detective agency for clients in business and industry. Includes papers of Pinkerton family members ...

    • Contributor: Pinkerton's National Detective Agency - Bangs, George H. - Pinkerton, Allan - Pinkerton, Robert A. - Pinkerton, Robert A. (Robert Allan) - Pinkerton, William A. (William Allan)
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Charles Fahy papers, 1857-1985

    Jurist, lawyer, United States solicitor general, and United States delegate to the United Nations. Diaries, correspondence, legal case files, subject files, speeches and writings, and other papers. Primarily related to Fahy's service on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Other papers relate to Fahy's role as an advisor and representative of the presidential administrations of Franklin D. Roosevelt, ...

    • Contributor: Fahy, Charles
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1857
  • Jefferson Patterson papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, family papers, diaries (1928-1930), speeches, notes and book drafts, other writings, memoranda, subject files, legal and financial papers, biographical material, academic notebooks, scrapbooks, and other papers documenting Patterson's career as a diplomat and foreign service officer serving at American embassies in China (1922-1924), Colombia (1924-1926), Turkey (1926-1930), Poland (1934-1936), Norway (1936-1938), Germany (1939-1941), Peru (1941-1945), and Egypt (1946-1949) and as ambassador to Uruguay ...

    • Contributor: Patterson, Jefferson
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • William Henry Richards papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, legal files, financial files, printed matter, clippings, and other papers relating to Richards's career as an African American lawyer in Washington, D.C., and professor of law at Howard University, Washington, D.C. Documents his work with the Bethel Literary and Historical Association of Washington, D.C., and the Niagara Movement; his real estate holdings in Minnesota, Tennessee, and Washington, D.C.; and his friendship with suffragist ...

    • Contributor: Richards, William Henry
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • P. Phillips family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, letterbooks, legal record books, journals, dockets, notebooks, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to the legal careers of P. Phillips and his son, W. Hallet Phillips. Documents their practice of law in Washington, D.C., in particular their practice before the Supreme Court. Includes an unpublished autobiography of P. Phillips; journal of his wife, Eugenia Levy Phillips, written while interned as a Southern sympathizer ...

    • Contributor: Phillips, P.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Nathaniel D. Hackett correspondence, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Chiefly correspondence received from family and friends at home during Hackett's Civil War service in Company M, 1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery Regiment, describing daily life including news of family and friends, courtships, funerals, and illnesses as well as reactions to the war and historic events such as the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Hackett's correspondence depicts camp life and includes his impressions of Washington, ...

    • Contributor: Hackett, Nathaniel D.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Frances Carpenter collection relating to Frank G. Carpenter, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Primarily scrapbooks relating to Carpenter's book, Carp's Washington, arranged and edited by his daughter, Frances Carpenter, and published in 1960. Materials include newspaper articles and columns by Carpenter, reviews of Carp's Washington, and proposed illustrations for the book. Additional scrapbooks document his lecture tours, work in Washington, D.C., and death in China. Also includes an autograph collection of letters from people with whom Frank ...

    • Contributor: Carpenter, Frank G.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Bryson B. Rash papers, 1918-1992

    Journalist. Correspondence, speeches, broadcast scripts, book draft, biographical material, news clippings, and photographs documenting Rash's career in broadcast journalism.

    • Contributor: Rash, Bryson
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1918
  • Harold H. Greene papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, writings, reports, case material, opinions, orders, printed matter, and other papers relating to Greene's career in the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division and on the bench of the District of Columbia Superior Court and the U.S. District Court (District of Columbia). Documents his participation in drafting the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Subjects include ...

    • Contributor: Greene, Harold H.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Charles Julius Allen and Grace Elizabeth Allen papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diaries, family history, personal reminiscences, notes, clippings, and printed matter chiefly of Charles Julius Allen and his daughter, Grace Elizabeth Allen. Papers of Charles Julius Allen relate to his life as a cadet at the United States Military Academy, West Point (1860-1864) and to his service in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, especially during the Civil War at Mobile Bay, Ala. Papers ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection