• Christopher Prince papers, 1806-1891

    Sailor and activist in the seamen's religious movement. Manuscript autobiography containing accounts of seafaring life in colonial New England, maritime events of the Revolutionary War, Prince's employment by agents of George Washington, his enlistment in the Connecticut navy, the close of the war, and his conversion to Christianity shortly thereafter.

    • Contributor: Prince, Christopher
    • 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
  • Martin Van Buren papers, 1787-1910

    United States president, vice president, secretary of state, and senator from New York. Correspondence, drafts of writings, speeches, and messages to Congress, autobiographical material, notes, legal record book, estate record book, and other papers pertaining to slavery and the antislavery movement, banking and the Second Bank of the United States, party politics in New York State and at the national level relating to the ...

    • Contributor: Van Buren, Martin
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Grover Cleveland papers, 1743-1945

    President of the United States, governor of New York, and lawyer. Correspondence, diaries, messages to Congress, speeches, writings, printed matter, and other papers primarily relating to the Cleveland presidency and presidential campaigns.

    • Contributor: Cleveland, Grover
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Edward Everett Hayden family papers, 1817-1963

    Naval officer and scientist. Correspondence, diaries, journals, notebooks, financial material, photographs, and other papers pertaining to Hayden's naval and scientific careers and to his family.

    • Contributor: Hayden, Edward Everett
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Benjamin Lincoln papers, 1778-1806

    United States secretary of war, army officer, and lieutenant governor of Massachusetts. Journals, correspondence, certificates, receipt, petition, and extract relating to Lincoln's travels from New York to take command of the Southern Department, Continental Army, at Charleston, South Carolina, and the siege of Savannah, Georgia.

    • Contributor: Lincoln, Benjamin
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Frederick Law Olmsted papers, 1777-1952

    Landscape architect. Correspondence, letterbooks, journals, drafts of articles and books, speeches and lectures, biographical and genealogical data, business papers, scrapbooks, maps, drawings, and other papers encompassing Olmsted's career and private life. The papers focus on Olmsted's career as a landscape architect, specifically as a designer of parks and the grounds of private estates and public buildings and as a city and regional planner.

    • Contributor: Olmsted, Frederick Law
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Jonathan D. Meredith papers, 1795-1859

    Lawyer, army officer, and businessman of Baltimore, Md. Family and general correspondence, legal files, financial papers, and other material relating chiefly to Meredith's associations with the Savings Bank of Baltimore and the Bank of the United States; the War of 1812; impeachment proceedings against James Hawkins Peck; shipping and trade with Europe and South America; and settlement of the estates of Charles Carroll and ...

    • Contributor: Meredith, Jonathan D.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • About this Collection -- Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress

    The Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress presents the papers of the nineteenth-century African American abolitionist who escaped from slavery and then risked his freedom by becoming an outspoken antislavery lecturer, writer, and publisher. The online collection, containing approximately 7,400 items (38,000 images), spans the years 1841-1964, with the bulk of the material dating from 1862 to 1865. Many of Douglass's earlier ...

    • Contributor: Douglass, Frederick
    • Date: 1900
  • Henry Rowe Schoolcraft papers, 1788-1941

    Author, ethnologist, explorer, geologist, glass manufacturer, and Indian agent. Correspondence, journals, articles, books, manuscripts of magazines, poetry, speeches, government reports, Indian vocabularies, maps, drawings, and other papers reflecting Schoolcraft's career as a glass manufacturer, mineralogist on an exploring expedition in the Ozark Mountains, geologist on the Cass expedition to the Northwest Territory, leader of expeditions throughout the Great Lakes region, member of Michigan's legislative ...

    • Contributor: Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • W. Averell Harriman papers, 1869-1988

    Diplomat, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and politician. Correspondence, memoranda, family papers, business records, diplomatic accounts, speeches, statements and writings, photographs, and other papers documenting Harriman's career in business, finance, politics, and public service, particularly during the Franklin Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, and Carter presidential administrations.

    • Contributor: Harriman, W. Averell (William Averell) - Harriman, W. Averell
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 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
  • Everett Strait Hughes papers, 1903-1975

    Army officer. Correspondence, diaries, and orders concerning Hughes's career in ordnance and general staff work in the United States Army, including during the Mexican Punitive Expedition, World War I, and World War II.

    • Contributor: Hughes, Everett Strait
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • William Maxwell Evarts papers, 1667-1918

    Lawyer, United States senator from New York, and United States secretary of state and attorney general. Correspondence, diary, journal, account books, minute book, printed material, drafts of memoranda, and a journal of college reading relating mainly to New York state, national, and international politics from the Civil War to the 1890s.

    • Contributor: Evarts, William Maxwell
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Almon Ferdinand Rockwell papers, 1852-1900

    Army officer and superintendent of public buildings, Washington, D.C. Correspondence, diaries and journals concerning Rockwell's investments in commercial enterprises with James A. Garfield, Garfield's assassination and his appointment controversy with Roscoe Conkling, and Rockwell's Civil War experiences, including the Battle of Shiloh.

    • Contributor: Rockwell, Almon Ferdinand
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • William Franklin Patterson papers, 1812-1937

    Civil engineer and army officer. Correspondence, military records, writings, newspapers, notes, and fragments relating principally to Patterson's Civil War service in the Union Army.

    • Contributor: Patterson, William Franklin
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • William Short papers, 1778-1853

    Secretary to President Thomas Jefferson, diplomat, and landowner. Diplomatic, financial, and personal correspondence, financial and business papers, memorabilia, and other papers relating to Short's activities as secretary to Jefferson, his diplomatic missions, and business interests.

    • Contributor: Short, William
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • John William Draper family papers, 1777-1951

    Scientist and historian. Correspondence, family papers, subject files, manuscript and printed copies of speeches, articles, and books, financial papers, and miscellany relating to Draper's scientific work and as a historian and including the papers of his son, Daniel Draper (1841-1931), and other family members.

    • Contributor: Draper, John William
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Carl W. Ackerman papers, 1833-1970

    Journalist, educator, and public relations consultant. Correspondence, diaries, speeches and writings, family papers, scrapbooks, clippings, and other papers relating chiefly to Ackerman's career as a journalist and dean of Columbia University School of Journalism.

    • Contributor: Ackerman, Carl W. (Carl William) - Ackerman, Carl W.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Benjamin Delahauf Foulois papers, 1898-1966

    Military officer and pioneer aviator. Correspondence, diaries, reports, official documents and personnel records, newspaper clippings, and other material relating to Foulois's military career and the development of air power in the United States military.

    • Contributor: Foulois, Benjamin Delahauf
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Emanuel Celler papers, 1924-1973

    Lawyer and U.S. representative from New York. Correspondence, notes, clippings, memoranda, speeches, financial records, printed material, and other papers relating chiefly to Celler's service as representative in Congress from New York and as chairman of the House Committee on the Judiciary.

    • Contributor: Celler, Emanuel
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Alfred Carmon papers, 1859-1865

    Union army soldier. Chiefly letters written by Carmon to his family in Sand Lake, N.Y., while serving with Company H, 169th New York Infantry Regiment, during the Civil War, describing camp life and skirmishes in Virginia, South Carolina, and Florida.

    • Contributor: Carmon, Alfred
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Sol M. Linowitz papers, 1778-1999

    Lawyer, businessman, diplomat, and consultant to United States presidents. Diaries, correspondence, speeches and writings, interviews, an oral history, organizational records, reports, photographs, printed matter, clippings, and travel files documenting Linowitz's career as an attorney, executive for Xerox Corporation, ambassador to the Organization of American States, co-negotiator of the Panama Canal treaties, and presidential representative to Middle East peace negotiations.

    • Contributor: Linowitz, Sol M.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • James Wadsworth family papers, 1730-1959

    Correspondence, diaries, financial papers, scrapbooks, clippings, photographs, and other papers of the family of James Wadsworth (1768-1844) and his brother, William Wadsworth (1761-1833), who settled in Geneseo, N.Y., in 1790 and endowed schools and libraries there.

    • Contributor: Wadsworth, James
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • E.B. O'Callaghan papers, 1830-1879

    Physician, historian, and bibliographer. Correspondence pertaining primarily to O'Callaghan's career as a physician, legislator in Lower Canada, and editor of the Montreal Vindicator. Also concerns bibliographic matters including records of New York state, rare bibliographic Americana, editions of the Bible, and material relating to America found in European archives. Includes a draft of his History of New Netherland (1846-1848).

    • Contributor: O'Callaghan, E. B. (Edmund Bailey) - O'Callaghan, E. B.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material