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  • James Monroe papers, 1758-1839

    United States president, secretary of state, secretary of war, and diplomat; delegate to the Continental Congress from and governor of Virginia. Correspondence relating primarily to negotiations for the Louisiana Purchase, the Monroe-Pinkney treaty with Great Britain, the War of 1812, the purchase of Florida, South American independence, and Virginia politics and a diary, an account book of memoranda and official and personal accounts, and ...

    • Contributor: Monroe, James
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1758
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    Marquis de Lafayette papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, letterbooks, writings, speeches, reports, minutes, notes, military records, financial and legal documents, family papers, broadsides, and other papers relating chiefly to the marquis's military, political, and private life, as well as to French and American history of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Subjects include Lafayette's involvement in the American Revolution and in the French revolutions of 1789 and 1830, his imprisonment ...

    • Contributor: Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Robert Helyer Thayer papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, memoranda, legal briefs and case files, reports, financial records, scrapbook, printed matter, maps, photographs and other papers documenting Thayer's service as assistant secretary for cultural and educational affairs at the U.S. State Dept., assistant ambassador to France and minister to Romania, district attorney for New York County, and in the U.S. Naval Reserve providing combat intelligence during World War II. Also documents his ...

    • Contributor: Thayer, Robert Helyer
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • William Vans Murray papers, 1778-1805

    Diplomat and United States representative from Maryland. Correspondence, diaries, and official documents pertaining to Murray's diplomatic activities as minister to the Netherlands (1797-1801) and as minister plenipoteniary to France (1799-1800).

    • Contributor: Murray, William Vans
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1778
  • 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 - Collection
    • Date: 1780
  • Joseph Hodges Choate papers, 1745-1929

    Lawyer, author, and diplomat. Correspondence, letterbooks, addresses, lectures, legal memoranda, memorabilia, scrapbooks, printed matter, and other papers relating primarily to Choate's student days at Harvard University, his law practice in New York, his charitable work, and his diplomatic career.

    • Contributor: Choate, Joseph Hodges
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1745
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    E.B. Washburne papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Chiefly correspondence covering Washburne's career as a U.S. representative from Illinois during the Civil War era (1853-1869) and as minister to France, 1869-1877. Subjects include Whig politics nationally and in Illinois; Washburne's congressional duties, focusing on commerce and appropriations; and his support for Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant, and Reconstruction. Other subjects include the Commune de Paris; Franco-Prussian War; German residents of France; ...

    • Contributor: Washburne, E.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Sir George Cockburn papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, logbooks, journals, fleet orders, reports, and other papers relating to Cockburn's career in the British Royal Navy. Subjects include the War of 1812 and British naval activities against France and Spain, especially in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, and Indian Ocean. Documents Horatio Nelson's Mediterranean exploits; the attempt to rescue King Ferdinand VII, King of Spain; destruction of the Danish navy (Søværnet) in 1801; the ...

    • Contributor: Cockburn, George
    • 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
  • Hans Peter Kraus collection of Spanish American documents, 1433-1966

    Bookman, collector, and bibliophile. Letters, decrees, order books, reports, instructions, dispatches, printed material, and miscellaneous legal documents concerning the history of colonial Spanish America, including the activities of the Mexican Inquisition.

    • Contributor: Kraus, Hans Peter
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1433
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    William D. Leahy papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diaries, writings, notes, scrapbooks, photographs, and other papers relating to Leahy's naval and diplomatic career. Documents his career as chief of the Bureau of Ordnance, commander of the Destroyer Scouting Force, chief of the Bureau of Navigation, admiral commanding the Battle Force, governor of Puerto Rico, ambassador to France (1940-1942), and Chief of Staff during and after World War II. Includes correspondence and ...

    • Contributor: Leahy, William D.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Albert Jeremiah Beveridge collection of John Marshall papers, 1776-1844

    Lawyer and chief justice of the Supreme Court. Correspondence, a journal, account books, and other papers primarily gathered by Albert Jeremiah Beveridge for his research on John Marshall.

    • Contributor: Beveridge, Albert Jeremiah - Beveridge, Albert J.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1776
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    Alexander Hamilton papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, speeches, writings, legal and financial records, 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 U.S. Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention, his service as U.S. secretary of the treasury, his New York law practice, and his service as inspector general of ...

    • Contributor: Hamilton, Alexander
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Robert Helyer Thayer papers, 1920-1980

    Diplomat, lawyer, and New York public official. Correspondence, memoranda, legal briefs and case files, reports, financial records, scrapbook, printed matter, maps, photographs, and other papers documenting Thayer's legal career, political activities in the Republican Party, service in naval intelligence during World War II, and work for the State Department.

    • Contributor: Thayer, Robert Helyer
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1920
  • Florence Jaffray Hurst Harriman papers, 1857-1982

    Diplomat, political activist, and author. Correspondence, writings, news clippings, photographs, printed matter, and miscellaneous papers relating primarily to Harriman's activities as United States minister to Norway and her political activities on behalf of the Democratic party, world peace organizations, and District of Columbia voting rights.

    • Contributor: Harriman, Florence Jaffray
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1857
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    Florence Jaffray Harriman papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, memoranda, reports, speeches, writings, biographical material, autograph album, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, scrapbook, printed material, memorabilia, photographs, and other papers relating to Harriman's service as a member of the U.S. Commission on Industrial Relations (1913-1916), chairman of the U.S. National Defense Advisory Commission's Committee on Women in Industry (1917-1919), and U.S. minister to Norway (1937-1940). Documents her participation in Woodrow Wilson's 1912 presidential campaign, ...

    • Contributor: Harriman, Florence Jaffray
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Robert R. Hitt papers, 1830-1906

    U.S. representative from Illinois. Personal, political, diplomatic, and business correspondence and other papers, including shorthand notes and material relating to Abraham Lincoln, the Lincoln Douglas Debates, and Civil War courts-martial. Other topics include his congressional service and the annexation of Hawaii.

    • Contributor: Hitt, Robert R. (Robert Roberts) - Hitt, Robert R.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1830
  • 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 - Collection
    • Date: 1708
  • Charles E. Bohlen papers, 1862-1978

    Diplomat, executive, and author. Correspondence, speeches and lectures, writings, drafts, notes, research material, appointment books, interviews, subject files, photographs and photograph albums, and other papers largely relating to Bohlen's diplomatic career and his book Witness to History, 1929-1969.

    • Contributor: Bohlen, Charles E. (Charles Eustis) - Bohlen, Charles E.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1862
  • Edmond Charles Genet papers, 1734-1895

    French diplomat and first minister of the French Republic to the United States. Correspondence written and received during Genet's diplomatic service in Russia and the United States; also legation accounts, extracts from English newspapers, notes relating to England and America, scientific papers, a memoir prepared by his son, Geo. Clinton Genet, and other descendants, and printed material.

    • Contributor: Genet, Edmond Charles
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1734
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    Albert Jeremiah Beveridge collection of John Marshall papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Primarily material gathered by Beveridge during his research for his four-volume biography, Life of John Marshall (1916-1919). Chiefly copies of correspondence, a journal, account books, and other documents and papers relating to Marshall's mission to France in the XYZ affair, his five-volume biography of George Washington (1804-1807), the Hite vs. Fairfax case, the U.S. Supreme Court, national politics, and operation of Marshall's Virginia plantation. ...

    • Contributor: Beveridge, Albert J.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Agnes Elizabeth Ernst Meyer papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diaries, speeches, unpublished memoir and other writings, subject files, research material, family papers, and other papers relating to Meyer's career as an author; authority on Asian, especially Chinese art; literary critic; linguist; and social activist as well as to her personal and family life. Early papers trace Meyer's family history and background; studies at the Université de Paris (Sorbonne), Paris, France; and travels ...

    • Contributor: Meyer, Agnes Elizabeth Ernst
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Archibald Roosevelt papers, 1838-2002

    Intelligence officer, diplomat, and consultant. Diaries, correspondence, international reports, photographs, notes, scrapbooks, school notebooks, clippings, and printed matter documenting Roosevelt's service in intelligence and career as a consultant in international relations.

    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Archibald
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1838
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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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    Horace Porter papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diary, speeches, biographical material, family papers, photographs, and other papers relating to Porter's service during the Civil War, as secretary to President Ulysses S. Grant, and as U.S. ambassador to France. Documents his career with the Pullman Company and the New York, West Shore & Buffalo Railroad; activities with the Union League of America; interest in Republican Party politics; and role in the ...

    • Contributor: Porter, Horace
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection