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    Neil Jamieson papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Chiefly business correspondence (1760-1776) relating to Jamieson's role as a resident partner of the tobacco trading firm Glassford, Gordon, Monteath & Co., of Glasgow, Scotland; and to various mercantile enterprises in North America and the West Indies, especially Antigua. Acting in behalf of John Glassford and James Gordon's commercial interests which included Jamieson, Campbell, Calvert & Company distillery in Virginia, Jamieson was also involved ...

    • Contributor: Jamieson, Neil
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Edmund Ruffin diaries, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Diaries detailing Ruffin's activities and opinions as an agricultural reformer, anti-unionist, and slavery advocate. Subjects include life on his Virginia estates, Marlbourne Plantation, Hanover County, Va., and Beechwood Plantation, Prince George County, Va.; Virginia state and county agricultural societies; travels and social affairs in the area between Amelia County, Va., and Richmond, Va.; theatrical and other entertainments in Richmond, Va.; religion including Calvinism and ...

    • Contributor: Ruffin, Edmund
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Nicholas Philip Trist papers, 1795-1873

    Diplomat and lawyer. Family and general correspondence, letterbooks, memoranda, notes, reports, legal and financial papers, writings, clippings, printed matter, and other papers relating to Trist's tenure as U.S. consul in Havana and his role in negotiating the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ending the Mexican War. Other topics include Trist's business interests, particularly his sugar plantations in Cuba and Louisiana; the establishment of the University ...

    • Contributor: Trist, Nicholas Philip
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1795
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    Blair family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, speeches, lectures, writings, legal files, financial records, military records, biographical and genealogical material, printed matter, photographs, and other papers of Blair family members. Family correspondents include many members of the immediate Blair family as well as extended relations such as Mary Elizabeth Woodbury Blair, Gustavus Vasa Fox, Virginia L. Woodbury Fox, Elizabeth Blair Lee, Samuel Phillips Lee, Minna Blair Richey, and ...

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

    Correspondence, broadsides, songs, financial papers, printed matter, and other papers of William Norvell Ward and members of his family. Includes material relating to the Civil War, particularly the Peninsular, Second Bull Run, Antietam, and Gettysburg campaigns; Reconstruction; and social life and customs in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Md., and northern Virginia.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Sumner family papers, 1836-1940

    Correspondence, legal documents, reports, and photographs of Edwin V. Sumner (1797-1863) and his sons, Edwin Vose Sumner (1835-1912) and Samuel Storrow Sumner (1842-1937), all military officers.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1836
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    C.B. Comstock papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, memoirs, reports, notebooks, orders, memoirs, sketches, and other papers primarily concerning Comstock's Civil War service as chief engineer of the Army of the Potomac. Topics include the siege of Vicksburg, Miss.; the capture of Fort Fisher, N.C.; the fords on the Rapidan and Rappahannock rivers, Va.; the defenses at Aquia Creek, Va. and Harpers Ferry, W. Va.; Ulysses S. Grant's resignation ...

    • Contributor: Comstock, C.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    John Thompson Ford papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, play scripts and other writings, subject files, playbooks, playbills, scrapbooks, and other papers relating to Ford's life and work as a theater manager in the last half of the nineteenth century. Documents his interaction with major theatrical figures of the period; the productions featured at his theaters in Baltimore, Md., Philadelphia, Pa.; Charleston, S.C., Alexandria, Va., Richmond, Va., and Washington, D.C.; the assassination ...

    • Contributor: Ford, John Thompson
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Donald Benham Civil War collection, 1806-1916

    Collector. Correspondence, financial and legal records, military orders and records, speeches, and miscellaneous items comprising the Civil War collection of Donald Benham.

    • Contributor: Benham, Donald
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1806
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    Joseph Meredith Toner collection of manuscripts, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diaries, addresses, lectures, writings, notes, lists, bibliographical material, genealogical material, printed matter, surveys, maps, and other papers primarily reflecting the personal and professional life of Toner, the history and practice of medicine in the United States, and the life and times of George Washington. Documents Toner's professional activities and leadership in literary, research, and historical societies in the District of Columbia; work in ...

    • Contributor: Toner, Joseph M.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Daniel Read Larned papers, 1861-1878

    Army officer and private secretary to General Ambrose Everett Burnside. Correspondence and other material concerning campaigns by the Union Army in North Carolina and Virginia and Burnside's relationship with other generals.

    • Contributor: Larned, Daniel Read
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1861
  • Jacob Gerhard Koch papers, 1783-1941

    Merchant and marine insurance broker. Correspondence, letterbooks, diary, account books, ledgers, inventories, indexes, receipts, and miscellaneous documents relating to Koch's investment business in Philadelphia, Amsterdam, and Alexandria, Va.

    • Contributor: Koch, Jacob Gerhard
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1783
  • Daniel O. Drennan papers, 1775-1904

    Military aide. Copies of correspondence, military dispatches, reports and other documents, as well as original letters, newspaper clippings, notes, architectural drawings, memorabilia, and printed matter collected by Drennan during his service as military secretary to Philip Henry Sheridan from 1865 to1888.

    • Contributor: Drennan, Daniel O., Approximately - Drennan, Daniel O.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1775
  • Willard family papers, 1800-1968

    Correspondence, letterbooks, notebooks, diaries, subject files, business and financial records, and other papers documenting the family's involvement in the business, social, and political life of Virginia and Washington, D.C.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1800
  • John Austin Moon papers, 1832-1921

    Lawyer, jurist, and U.S. representative from Tennessee. Correspondence and petitions relating to statehood for the Indian Territory, 1902; merchant ledgers belonging to Austin M. Appling, Moon's grandfather, from Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Bristol, Virginia; and newspaper clippings concerning Moon's political campaigns and the Tennessee Supreme Court.

    • Contributor: Moon, John Austin
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1832
  • Archie Green Memorial: Remembering Archie

    The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress hosted a two-day event including a tribute, a symposium, and a concert, honoring folklorists Archie Green and Joe Wilson, and celebrating the acquisition of the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) Collection by the Center's archive. The multifaceted event featured spoken tributes, musical performances, panel discussions, and rare glimpses at archival treasures, and was ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009-09-10
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    James O. Harrison papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, writings, notes, notebooks, biographical material, legal and financial records, scrapbooks, printed matter, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to Harrison's personal and professional life, including his law practices in Eatonton, Ga.; Lexington, Ky.; Vicksburg, Miss.; New Orleans, La.; and Richmond, Va. Also documents his work with Lexington, Ky., public schools, and his role as executor of Henry Clay's estate. Correspondents include William T. ...

    • Contributor: Harrison, James O.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Robert Mills papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, reports, notebooks, plans, drawings, sketches, financial records, printed matter, and other papers relating primarily to Mills' designs for public buildings in Washington, D.C., and to his duties as Architect of the Capitol. Also includes material relating to commissions in Richmond, Va., and Baltimore, Md., for public buildings and monuments.

    • Contributor: Mills, Robert
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    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
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Nicholas Philip Trist papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, letterbooks, memoranda, writings, notes, reports, legal and financial papers, clippings, printed matter, and other papers relating to Trist's tenure as U.S. consul in Havana and his role in negotiating the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ending the Mexican War. Subjects include national politics, the presidential election of John Adams, political and military affairs in Mexico, John Slidell's mission to Mexico, Winfield Scott's command of ...

    • Contributor: Trist, Nicholas Philip
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Feamster family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diaries, essays, notes and notebooks, financial and legal records, circulars, genealogical material, newspaper clippings, and other papers of the allied Feamster (Feemster), Alderson, Cary (Carey), and Mathews (Matthews) families. Subjects include farming, law, medicine, military, politics, and religion, as well as geography, economic and social conditions, and education in areas and states in which members of the family visited or resided including Arkansas, ...

    • Contributor: Cary, Charles William - Feamster, Claudius Newman - Feamster, Felix Claudius - Feamster, Martha Alderson - Feamster, Robert Cantrell - Feamster, Samuel William Newman - Feamster, Thomas L.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Nathaniel Prentiss Banks papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence (1860-1880), and diaries and notebooks, letterbooks, military papers, speeches and writings, scrapbooks, clippings, printed matter, and miscellany relating chiefly to Banks's political career in the House of Representatives and to his service as an army officer during the Civil War. Includes papers on the Kansas territorial question, the assault on Charles Sumner, and the establishment of the Republican Party. Civil War topics include ...

    • Contributor: Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • William D. Wilkins papers, 1847-1863

    United States Army officer and lawyer. Correspondence, diary, and newspaper clippings relating to Wilkins's service in the Mexican War and the Civil War.

    • Contributor: Wilkins, William D. (William Duncan) - Wilkins, William D.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1847
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    James Monroe papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence relating primarily to negotiations for the Louisiana Purchase, the Monroe-Pinkney treaty with Great Britain (1807), the War of 1812, the purchase of Florida, South American independence, and Virginia politics; diary (1825 Feb.); account book containing memoranda and official and personal accounts (1794-1802); and other papers. Correspondents include John Adams, John Quincy Adams, John Armstrong, Joel Barlow, William Benton, James Bowdoin, John C. Calhoun, ...

    • Contributor: Monroe, James
    • 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