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  • John Davis Batchelder collection of manuscripts, 1537-1944

    Educator and collector. Autographs, letters, official documents, writings, printed material, photographs, and other papers of prominent historical figures in the arts, science, and politics of the Western world collected by Batchelder.

    • Contributor: Batchelder, John Davis
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • W.A. Croffut papers, 1774-1933

    Author, editor, and poet. Correspondence, writings, minutes, scrapbooks, printed matter, and miscellaneous items pertaining chiefly to Croffut's publications, activities with the Anti-Imperialist League, and the presidential campaign of 1900. Includes material relating ...

    • Contributor: Croffut, W. A. (William Augustus) - Croffut, W. A.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Alexander Hamilton Stephens papers, 1784-1886

    Lawyer, journalist, governor of Georgia, member of both houses of Congress, and vice president of the Confederate States of America. Correspondence, telegrams, memoranda, legal documents, clippings, and an autobiography and journal reflecting ...

    • Contributor: Stephens, Alexander Hamilton
    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • Contributor: Wadsworth, James
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Thomas Ewing family papers, 1757-1941

    Correspondence, diaries, journals, legal files, military records, speeches and writings, reports, notes, autographs, scrapbooks, biographical material, commonplace books, financial records, genealogies, photographs, printed matter, and maps pertaining to members of the Ewing ...

    • Contributor: Ewing, Thomas
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • James K. Polk papers, 1775-1891

    United States president, Speaker of the House and representative from Tennessee, and governor of Tennessee. General correspondence, presidental letterbooks, diaries, account and memorandum books, drafts and copies of speeches and messages, family ...

    • Contributor: Polk, James K. (James Knox) - Polk, James K.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Ward family papers, 1831-1904

    Family from Richmond County, Virginia. Correspondence, broadsides, songs, financial records, printed matter, and other papers of William Norvell Ward, Episcopal clergyman and Confederate soldier, and members of his family including material relating ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Walter Quintin Gresham papers, 1857-1932

    United States secretary of state, secretary of the treasure, postmaster general, jurist, statesman, and soldier. Correspondence, letterbooks, and printed matter relating mainly to Gresham's service as postmaster general in the administration of ...

    • Contributor: Gresham, Walter Quintin
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Lyman Trumbull correspondence, 1843-1894

    United States senator from Illinois. Chiefly letters received by Trumbull and some drafts or copies of replies on political matters.

    • Contributor: Trumbull, Lyman
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Herndon-Weik collection of Lincolniana, circa 1824-1933

    Collection composed of the papers of Abraham Lincoln, United States president, United States representative from Illinois, and lawyer; William Henry Herndon, Lincoln's law partner, collector, and biographer from Springfield, Illinois; and Jesse ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 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 ...

    • Contributor: Buchanan, James
    • 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 ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • George Nicholas Sanders family papers, 1833-1973

    Financier, lobbyist, and Confederate agent in Europe. Mainly journals of Anna J. Sanders, wife of George Nicholas Sanders, and correspondence to and from George Nicholas Sanders and other members of the Sanders ...

    • Contributor: Sanders, George Nicholas
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 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, ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Henry Clay family papers, 1732-1927

    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), United ...

    • Contributor: Clay, Henry
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • John J. Crittenden papers, 1782-1913

    United States attorney general, United States senator, and governor of Kentucky. Chiefly correspondence and some legal papers, speeches, and state papers relating to Crittenden's career in politics and government.

    • Contributor: Crittenden, John J. (John Jordan) - Crittenden, John J.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Samuel Freeman Miller correspondence and diaries, 1854-1887

    Lawyer and associate justice of the Supreme Court. Letters from Miller to his brother-in-law, William Pitt Ballinger, relating to a broad range of political and judicial issues and a microfilm edition of ...

    • Contributor: Miller, Samuel Freeman
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Luis Aury papers, 1801-1911

    French privateer and governor of an independent republic which he established in Galveston, Texas. Correspondence, legal records, and other papers relating to Aury's experiences as a member of French naval forces sent ...

    • Contributor: Aury, Luis
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Charles Ewing family papers, 1769-1951

    Lawyer and army officer. Correspondence, diaries, biographical material, genealogical notebooks, legal and business papers, scrapbooks, photographs, memorabilia, and other papers relating to the family of Charles Ewing during and after the Civil ...

    • Contributor: Ewing, Charles
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material