• J.M. Mason papers, 1838-1870

    United States senator and representative from Virginia and Confederate diplomatic agent in Great Britain. Chiefly diplomatic communications sent while Mason was a Confederate commissioner. Includes correspondence; dispatches; lists of supplies for the Confederate States from London; statements and depositions regarding piracy, claims, the blockade, and other naval and marine matters; cotton bonds and warrants; circulars; and printed matter.

    • Contributor: Mason, J. M. (James Murray) - Mason, J. M.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Courtney Letts de Espil papers, 1925-1994

    Writer and wife of the Argentine ambassador to the United States (1933-1943). Correspondence, diaries, writings, clippings, photographs, and other papers concerning social affairs in Washington and including references to many prominent individuals of the New Deal era. Also includes material on a cruise to the Arctic in 1927, the Espils's return to Argentina in 1943, and life in Argentina under Juan Perón.

    • Contributor: Letts De Espil, Courtney
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Philip W. Bonsal papers, 1914-1992

    Diplomat. Correspondence, diaries, memoranda, speeches, and statements documenting Bonsal's foreign service career, especially as United States ambassador to Cuba during and after its 1959 revolution, including also material on Argentina, colonial Africa, and an English translation of L'Expedition du Mexique concerning Maximillian, Emperor of Mexico.

    • Contributor: Bonsal, Philip W. (Philip Wilson) - Bonsal, Philip W.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • William Edward Dodd papers, 1895-1955

    Historian and diplomat. Correspondence, diaries, speeches, writings, autobiographical notes, printed matter, photographs, and other papers relating to Dodd's work as an author, professor of history at the University of Chicago, and ambassador to Germany.

    • Contributor: Dodd, William Edward
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Thomas F. Bayard papers, 1780-1899

    Senator, secretary of state, and ambassador. Correspondence, letterbooks, scrapbooks, and miscellany relating to Bayard's career after the Civil War as a politician and legislator and as a cabinet official and diplomat during the presidential administrations of Grover Cleveland.

    • Contributor: Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis) - Bayard, Thomas F.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Henry T. Mayo papers, 1866-1972

    Naval officer. Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, memoirs, genealogical material, reports, orders, certificates, scrapbooks, photographs, and other papers pertaining mainly to Mayo's naval career.

    • Contributor: Mayo, Henry T. (Henry Thomas) - Mayo, Henry T.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • John Barrett papers, 1861-1943

    Journalist and diplomat. Family and general correspondence, diaries, journals, notebooks, subject files, writings and speeches, financial papers, reports, biographical materials, scrapbooks, clippings, and other papers relating principally to Barrett's career as a journalist and diplomat.

    • Contributor: Barrett, John
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • David Glasgow Farragut papers, 1816-1869

    Naval officer. Correspondence, letterbooks, biographical file, invitations, and other material relating primarily to Farragut's naval activities, especially his role in the protection of American interests in Mexico during the pre-Civil War period.

    • Contributor: Farragut, David Glasgow
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Tyler Dennett collection relating to John Hay, 1861-1937

    Historian, editor, and biographer. Correspondence, research notes, galley proofs, photographs, and printed matter relating to Dennett's books John Hay: From Poetry to Politics and Lincoln and the Civil War in the Diaries and Letters of John Hay.

    • Contributor: Dennett, Tyler
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    Arthur Sweetser papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Open to research. Correspondence, diaries, memoranda, press releases, newspaper clippings, speeches, articles, scrapbooks, and other papers, chiefly 1919-1947, relating to U.S. activities in regard to the Paris Peace Conference, League of Nations, Allied Peace Planners of World War II, United Nations, other world organizations, the Ethiopian crisis, the Rigot property, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the Washington World Affairs Center, and the International Schools Foundation. ...

    • Contributor: Sweetser, Arthur
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • John McLean papers, 1817-1861

    United States representative from Ohio, postmaster general, and Supreme Court justice. Correspondence, legal briefs, financial data, docket book, printed matter, a file of reports, opinions and briefs arranged by case name, and other papers relating to McLean's service as postmaster general and Supreme Court justice.

    • Contributor: McLean, John
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Frank Maloy Anderson papers, circa 1895-circa 1961

    Author, historian, and educator. Correspondence, memorabilia, and research notes for Anderson's books, articles, lectures, and classes, especially in preparation for an unfinished study of the secession crisis, "The Two Hundred Days of 1860-1861."

    • Contributor: Anderson, Frank Maloy
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • James A. Bayard and Richard H. Bayard papers, 1797-1885

    :Lawyers, senators, and diplomats, of the Bayard (Baird) family of Delaware. Correspondence, diaries, financial and legal papers, printed matter and miscellaneous material relating to the careers of James A. Bayard and his son Richard H. Bayard.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Robert Wilson Shufeldt papers, 1836-1910

    Naval officer, explorer, and diplomat. Correspondence, journals, diaries, notebooks, logbooks, subject files, newspaper clippings, and printed matter relating to Shufeldt's career in the navy and as an explorer and diplomat.

    • Contributor: Shufeldt, Robert Wilson
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Catalog Record

    Beale family papers from the Decatur House, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Open to research. Correspondence, journals, speeches, articles, biographical material, scrapbooks, printed matter, and other papers of the Beale (Beal), Chase, Edwards, and Truxton families. Includes papers of Edward Fitzgerald Beale relating primarily to his role in opening the West; papers of Truxtun Beale as U.S. minister to Greece, Persia, and Romania; diaries of Marie Oge Beale; papers of Stephen Decatur; and papers of Thomas ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • William Plumer papers, 1774-1845

    Governor of New Hampshire and legislator, United States senator from New Hampshire, essayist, and historian. Correspondence, diaries, letterbooks, autobiography, writings, notes, transcripts of poetry, essays, extracts, and other papers relating to Plumer's personal life and career in New Hampshire and national politics and as an essayist.

    • Contributor: Plumer, William
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Chandler P. Anderson papers, 1894-1953

    Lawyer, advisor to the Department of State, and international arbitrator. Correspondence, diaries, informal records and notes of negotiations, typewritten and printed documents, and notes for articles and editorials relating mainly to Anderson's work as a specialist in international affairs and international negotiator.

    • Contributor: Anderson, Chandler P. (Chandler Parsons) - Anderson, Chandler P.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Edmund Ross Colhoun papers, 1821-1918

    Naval officer. Correspondence, journals, notebooks, official records, printed matter, and miscellaneous material relating to Colhoun's service with the Mediterranean and Brazil squadrons before the Civil War, his command of ships of blockade squadrons during the Civil War, and his command of the Asiatic Squadron.

    • Contributor: Colhoun, Edmund Ross
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Alexander Hamilton papers, 1708-1903

    Delegate from New York to the United States Continental Congress, United States secretary of the treasury, United States army officer, statesman, and lawyer. Correspondence, speeches and writings, legal and financial papers, printed matter, and other papers relating to Hamilton's personal life and public career, especially his service as an aide to George Washington during the Revolutionary War, his participation in the United States Continental ...

    • Contributor: Hamilton, Alexander
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Lee-Palfrey families papers, 1780-1932

    Correspondence, diaries, journals, clippings, maps, photographs, and other papers of William Lee (1772-1840) of Boston, Massachusetts, Washington, D.C., and France and members of his family. Of particular interest are Lee's diaries and letters detailing his experiences as a commercial agent and secretary to the United States Legation in France. Also includes a journal and photographs of a topographical mission to Utah in 1858-1859 by ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Breckinridge family papers, 1752-1965

    Family prominent in Kentucky and national politics and government. Correspondence, diaries, speeches and articles, subject files, financial and legal papers, scrapbooks, and other papers of various members of the Breckinridge family. The bulk of the collection is composed of the papers of John Breckinridge, Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, John Cabell Breckinridge, William C. P. Breckinridge, Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, Mary Desha, Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge, Madeline (McDowell) ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Tobias Lear papers, 1790-1816

    Secretary to George Washington, businessman, and diplomat. Correspondence, account books, and other papers relating primarily to George Washington, Lear's diplomatic missions, and business affairs, and family matters.

    • Contributor: Lear, Tobias
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Howard S. Liebengood papers, 1950-1982

    Lawyer and United States Senate sergeant at arms. Correspondence, memoranda, minutes, speeches, reports, legislative proposals, research files, notebooks, travel materials, campaign materials, financial and legal papers, Senate floor statements, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other papers pertaining primarily to Liebengood's service on the minority staff of the United States Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities, as minority staff director of the United States Senate ...

    • Contributor: Liebengood, Howard S. (Howard Scholey) - Liebengood, Howard S.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Catalog Record

    J.L.M. Curry papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Open to research. Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, speeches, lectures, sermons, autobiography, essays, articles, notes, documents and legal records, accounts, catalog of Curry's library, clippings, scrapbook, printed matter, and memorabilia. Diaries and much of the correspondence (1880-1903) relate to Curry's career as a Baptist minister and educator in the South and as ambassador to Spain. Also includes material pertaining to his studies on Civil War history ...

    • Contributor: Curry, J. L. M.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Robert Worth Bingham papers, 1856-1939

    Diplomat, lawyer, and newspaper publisher. Correspondence, diaries, speeches, financial records, scrapbooks, appointment books, clippings, and other papers relating primarily to Bingham's service as ambassador to Great Britain.

    • Contributor: Bingham, Robert Worth
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material