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  • James Dudley Morgan collection of Digges-L'Enfant-Morgan papers

    Chiefly correspondence, accounts, commissions, notes, and other papers (1778-1828) relating to soldier and engineer Pierre C. L'Enfant, including material concerning the Society of the Cincinnati, the design of the city of Washington, D.C., Robert Morris's home in Philadelphia, and Fort Mifflin, Pennsylvania, and Fort Washington, Maryland. Also includes papers relating to the Digges family of Prince Georges County, Maryland, especially Thomas Atwood Digges and ...

    • Contributor: Morgan, James Dudley
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1674
  • Harry S. Cummings papers, 1890-1986

    African-American politician and lawyer. Scrapbooks, correspondence, and ephemera relating to Cummings's service on the city council in Baltimore, Md., and his activities in national and local Republican Party politics.

    • Contributor: Cummings, Harry S.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1890
  • Simon Ernest Sobeloff papers, 1882-1973

    General correspondence, appointment books, solicitor general files, case and office files of the United States Court of Appeals, speeches and writings, subject file, and miscellany relating to Sobeloff's involvement in Baltimore and Maryland law and politics, his duties as solicitor general, and cases heard before the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

    • Contributor: Sobeloff, Simon Ernest
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1882
  • 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 - Collection
    • Date: 1738
  • 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 - Collection
    • Date: 1891
  • Reverdy Johnson papers, 1830-1876

    Lawyer, United States senator from Maryland, and diplomat. Mainly correspondence relating to Johnson's early law practice and political and diplomatic career.

    • Contributor: Johnson, Reverdy
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1830
  • Carroll family papers, 1684-1838

    Carroll family members including Charles Carroll (1702-1782), landowner, of Annapolis, Maryland, and his son, Charles Carroll, member of the Continental Congress, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and United States senator, of Carrollton, Maryland. Letters, deeds, bills, accounts, and account books of Charles Carroll of Annapolis, Maryland, and other family papers.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1684
  • Hale family papers, 1698-1916

    Correspondence, biographical material, business records, writings, legal documents, memorabilia, and genealogies of the Hale, Everett, Hill, and Sears families. The collection consists primarily of the papers of Nathan Hale (1784-1863), pioneer railroad builder and journalist; Alexander Hill Everett (1790-1847), diplomat and editor; and Edward Everett Hale (1822-1909), author and Unitarian minister.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1698
  • John A.J. Creswell papers, 1819-1885

    Lawyer, congressman, senator, and postmaster general. General correspondence, letterbooks, account books, and scrapbooks concerning Creswell's law practice and political career in Maryland, his duties as adjutant general of Maryland, the military draft during the Civil War, the Maryland Constitutional Convention of 1867, and American claims regarding the Alabama.

    • Contributor: Creswell, John A. J. (John Angel James) - Creswell, John A. J.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1819
  • William O. Douglas papers, 1801-1980

    Associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, chairman of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, and professor of law. Correspondence, speeches and writings, subject files, Supreme Court files, financial records, family papers and genealogy, printed matter, photographs, and other papers documenting Douglas's legal and judicial career, government service, concern for the environment, and other interests.

    • Contributor: Douglas, William O. (William Orville) - Douglas, William O.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1801
  • 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 - Collection
    • Date: 1830
  • Huntington Cairns papers, 1780-1984

    Author, government official, and lawyer. Correspondence, manuscripts and galley proofs of writings, speeches, subject and research files, family papers, printed material, scrapbooks, and other papers concerning Cairns's career with the U.S. Bureau of Customs as a federal censor of imported books and films, as a lawyer with the Maryland Tax Revision Commission (1938-1941), and as a writer on the arts, law, literature, and philosophy.

    • Contributor: Cairns, Huntington
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1780
  • Galloway-Maxcy-Markoe families papers, 1654-1888

    Correspondence, business records, financial records, legal documents, speeches, reports, essays, memoranda, and other papers of members of the Galloway, Maxcy (Maxey), and Markoe families relating to economic conditions in Maryland and foreign affairs and political events in the 1840s and 1850s.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1654
  • Nathaniel Prentiss Banks papers, 1829-1911

    United States representative, governor of Massachusetts, and army officer. Family and general correspondence, diaries and notebooks, letterbooks, military papers, speeches and writings, scrapbooks, clippings, printed matter, and miscellany relating chiefly to Banks's political career and as an army officer during the Civil War.

    • Contributor: Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1829
  • Frederick Rodgers papers, 1852-1920

    Naval officer. Correspondence, reports, journals, notebooks and diaries, charts and maps, writings, legal papers, photographs, and printed matter relating to Rodgers's naval career and family.

    • Contributor: Rodgers, Frederick
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1852
  • 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 - Collection
    • Date: 1685
  • 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 - Collection
    • Date: 1755
  • 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 - Collection
    • Date: 1802
  • 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 - Collection
    • Date: 1799
  • James McHenry papers, 1775-1862

    United States secretary of war, member of the Continental Congress from Maryland, Continental Army officer, and physician. Correspondence, financial records, diary, and other papers relating to McHenry's service as United States secretary of war in the administrations of George Washington and John Adams; and as a Continental Army officer, particularly as secretary to George Washington and on the staff of the Marquis de Lafayette.

    • Contributor: McHenry, James
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1775
  • Christiancy and Pickett families' papers, 1835-1998

    Families related by the marriage of George E. Pickett (1864-1911) to Ida Elizabeth Christiancy in 1891. Correspondence, diary, military certificates, notebooks, genealogical material and other papers relating to the Christiancy and Pickett families, including letters of Henry Clay Christiancy and his brother James Isaac Christiancy, Union Army officers during the Civil War; Confederate General George E. Pickett (1825-1875) and his wife, La Salle Corbell ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1835
  • James Buchanan and Harriet Lane Johnston papers, 1825-1887

    United States president, secretary of state, and representative and senator from Pennsylvania. Correspondence, his 1858 State of the Union message, and miscellaneous items pertaining primarily to Buchanan's career before his election as president. Also correspondence of Harriet Lane Johnston, Buchanan's niece and White House hostess.

    • Contributor: Buchanan, James
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1825
  • Charles J. Bonaparte papers, 1760-1921

    Lawyer, municipal and civil service reformer, and U.S. attorney general and secretary of the navy. Correspondence, articles, speeches, memoranda, notes, personal miscellany, legal records, biographical material, clippings, printed matter, and other papers relating mainly to Bonaparte's public service and political career.

    • Contributor: Bonaparte, Charles J. (Charles Joseph) - Bonaparte, Charles J.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1760
  • Alex. Brown & Sons records, 1796-1908

    Lettercopy and letterpress books (1802-1880), daybooks (1800-1867), cashbooks (1829-1876), ledgers (1796-1878), and other business records of the firm founded by Alexander Brown in Baltimore, Md., circa 1800 which grew from a mercantile business into an international banking house.

    • Contributor: Alex. Brown & Sons
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1796
  • 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 - Collection
    • Date: 1743