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  • 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 - Collection
    • Date: 1821
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    Mary Vance Trent papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, memoranda, family papers, reports, speeches, writings, photographs, clippings, travel notes, and printed matter relating primarily to Trent's career as a foreign service officer for the U.S. State Department, in particular her assignments in Indonesia (1957-1958 and 1964-1967), Wellington, N.Z. (1969-1972), and Saipan, Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (Micronesia) (1972-1974), and as a lecturer for the Smithsonian Institution's travel program. Of particular interest ...

    • Contributor: Trent, Mary Vance
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • David D. Porter family papers, 1799-1899

    Naval officer. Correspondence, journals, logbooks, orders, reports, memoranda, family papers, drafts of articles, memoirs, poems, short stories, and other literary writings, sketches, photographs, and printed matter documenting David D. Porter's naval career. Includes material on his years as a midshipman, his service in the Mexican War, trips to the Mediterranean to secure camels for use by the United States Army, Civil War service, superintendency ...

    • Contributor: Porter, David D. (David Dixon) - Porter, David D.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1799
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    Lewis B. Schwellenbach papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, speeches, writings, clippings, scrapbooks, and other papers relating primarily to Schwellenbach's service as U.S. senator from Washington (State) and U.S. secretary of labor in the Harry S. Truman presidential administration. Subjects include Schwellenbach's friendship with Truman, anti-alien legislation, anti-communism, civil liberties, Huey Long and the use of filibuster in the U.S. Senate, fishing and lumber industries in Washington (State), labor strikes, rights of ...

    • Contributor: Schwellenbach, Lewis
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • 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
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    William Pitt Fessenden papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence with related clippings and printed material pertaining chiefly to Fessenden's service on the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance and as U.S. secretary of the treasury under Abraham Lincoln. Subjects include Maine and national politics, disputed territorial claims in Maine, abolitionism, operations of the Treasury Dept. in 1864 and 1865, financing the Civil War, financial crises in the U.S. during the 1860s, Reconstruction, the ...

    • Contributor: Fessenden, William Pitt
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • 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
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    Francis Bowes Sayre papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, speeches, writings including Sayre's autobiography, official reports and communications, printed matter, memorabilia, and other papers relating to Sayre's diplomatic career and his role as a spokesman for Christianity and the Episcopal Church. Documents his service as U.S. assistant secretary of state, diplomatic advisor to United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, president of the United Nations Trusteeship Council, U.S. high commissioner to the Philippines, ...

    • Contributor: Sayre, Francis Bowes
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Bancroft-Bliss families papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diary, speeches, writings, legal and financial records, printed matter, and other papers of members of the Bliss and Bancroft families. Persons represented include George Bancroft (1800-1891), historian, U.S. secretary of the navy, and U.S. minister to England and Germany, whose career is reflected in personal, official, and other papers, and includes an annotated galleys of his article on James K. Polk for Appleton's ...

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

    Chiefly correspondence and related material exchanged among Denby family members. The bulk of the letters are between Charles Denby (1830-1904), his wife Martha Fitch Denby, and their children Graham, Charles (1861-1938), Harriet, Wythe, Edwin, and Thomas Garvin. Also includes letters from Martha's mother Harriet Satterlee Fitch and father Graham Newell Fitch. Includes courtship correspondence (1850s) between Charles Denby, a lawyer in Evansville, Ind., and ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Humphrey Marshall papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diaries, speeches, writings, notes, financial and legal records, printed matter, and other papers relating chiefly to Marshall's career as a lawyer, soldier, and politician. Documents his work as a lawyer in Kentucky and Virginia and his service as U.S. representative from Kentucky, U.S. commissioner to China during the Taiping Rebellion, and U.S. army officer during the Mexican War. Subjects include the conduct of ...

    • Contributor: Marshall, Humphrey
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • 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
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    Joseph Alsop and Stewart Alsop papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, writings, interviews, notes, subject files, office files, financial papers, family papers, clippings, printed material, and other papers relating primarily to Joseph Alsop's family and personal life; acquaintance with prominent politicians, public figures, writers, and scholars; work as a journalist, especially as New York Herald Tribune staff writer (1932-1937) and as syndicated columnist of the "The Capital Parade" (1937-1940); World War II experiences in ...

    • Contributor: Alsop, Joseph
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Mary Vance Trent papers, 1849-1998

    Foreign service officer and lecturer. Correspondence, memoranda, family papers, reports, speeches, writings, photographs, clippings, and printed matter relating primarily to Trent's career as a foreign service officer in the State Department and a lecturer for the Smithsonian Institution's travel program.

    • Contributor: Trent, Mary Vance
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1849
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    John McAllister Schofield papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, memoranda, diary, journals, speeches, writings including Schofield's memoirs, reports, military records, court-martial papers, financial records, printed matter, maps, memorabilia, and other papers pertaining chiefly to Schofield's military career. Relates primarily to Schofield's post-Civil War service as commander of the U.S. Army's Department of the Missouri, Division of the Atlantic, Division of the Pacific, Military Division of the Gulf, and Military Division of the ...

    • Contributor: Schofield, John Mcallister
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Henry Clay family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Personal, official, and family correspondence, speeches, writings, business records, legal files, biographical material, printed matter, and other papers chiefly documenting the public career and private life of statesman Henry Clay (1777-1852), U.S. secretary of state and representative and senator from Kentucky; and his son, James B. Clay (1817-1864), diplomat, U.S. representative from Kentucky, and Confederate sympathizer; and other members of Henry Clay's family. Part ...

    • Contributor: Clay, Henry
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    James Buchanan and Harriet Lane Johnston papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, notes, drafts of remarks, commissions, land patents, and other papers relating chiefly to Buchanan's career in the Senate, as U.S. secretary of state, and as minister to Great Britain prior to his presidency in 1857. Subjects include Democratic politics in Pennsylvania and the U.S.; presidential politics including the elections of 1852 and 1856; the Democratic convention of 1852 held in Baltimore, Md.; the ...

    • Contributor: Buchanan, James
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    William C. Rives papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diaries, journals, speeches, writings, financial records, printed matter, scrapbooks, and other papers of Rives pertaining to Jacksonianism, Whig political movement, Southern politics, slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and diplomatic relations with France. Includes diaries, journals, and correspondence of members of the Rives family; a draft of Rives's History of the Life and Times of James Madison (1868-1873); and a draft of his unpublished ...

    • Contributor: Rives, William C.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Caleb Cushing papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, journals, writings, speeches, notes, notebooks, legal file, business papers, biographical material, newspaper clippings, printed material, maps, photographs, and other papers reflecting Cushing's role in national and international affairs of the mid-nineteenth century. Documents Cushing's service as U.S. representative from Massachusetts, commissioner to China, army officer in the War with Mexico, attorney general under Franklin Pierce, minister to Spain, and his work ...

    • Contributor: Cushing, Caleb
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Donald Benham Civil War collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, speeches, military orders and records, financial and legal records, and other papers of Union Army officers and soldiers concerning recruitment, enlistment, camp life, battle engagements, military strategy, and distribution of military supplies. Other subjects include diplomatic policy, abolition and slavery, and social conditions in the South during its occupation by Union forces. Includes records of the U.S. Navy Potomac Flotilla pertaining to communications ...

    • Contributor: Benham, Donald
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Hamilton Fish papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, journals, diaries, subject files, scrapbooks, printed matter, and other papers relating chiefly to Fish's service as U.S. secretary of state under Ulysses S. Grant and as U.S. representative and senator from and governor of New York. Includes material pertaining to his activities in the Society of the Cincinnati and to family and business affairs. Subjects include Alabama claims and the Geneva Arbitration Tribunal; ...

    • Contributor: Fish, Hamilton
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • 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
  • Manton Marble papers, 1838-1916

    Editor and publisher. Correspondence, drafts of articles and letters, financial papers, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other material relating to Marble's career as editor and owner of the New York World, and as a senior member of the national Democratic Party.

    • Contributor: Marble, Manton
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1838
  • James Harrison Wilson papers, circa 1862-1923

    Soldier, railroad builder, and author. Correspondence, journal, drafts of literary manuscripts, notes, typescripts, galley proofs of published works, speeches, articles, military orders, and memorabilia relating to Civil War campaigns, the postwar army, railway building in the Mississippi Valley, life in China in the 1880s and in 1900, and the interests of Wilson as a biographer.

    • Contributor: Wilson, James Harrison
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1861
  • Humphrey Marshall papers, 1771-2002

    Lawyer, army officer, United States representative from Kentucky, and Confederate States of America representative from Virginia. Correspondence, diaries, financial and legal papers, notes, speeches, writings, printed matter and other material relating chiefly to Humphrey Marshall's activities as a lawyer, soldier, and politician.

    • Contributor: Marshall, Humphrey
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1771