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  • William Maclay journals and note, 1789-1791

    United States senator from Pennsylvania, lawyer, and jurist. Three volumes (later published) of a journal kept by MacLay as a senator in the first United States Congress and one note to John Nicholson.

    • Contributor: Maclay, William
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1789
  • Edmund Physick family papers, 1759-1899

    Public official of Pennsylvania. Correspondence, receipt and account books, log of the Erie (sloop of war), medical recipe book, order book of the Dolphin (ship), and other papers relating chiefly to matters of business and the estates of various members of the Physick family, including Edmund Physick (1726?-1804), Philip Syng Physick (1768-1837), Henry White Physick, Abigail (Syng) Physick, and Theodore Physick (1805-1834), and others.

    • Contributor: Physick, Edmund,726 - Physick, Edmund
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1759
  • Grosvenor family papers, 1827-1981

    Correspondence, diaries, speeches and writings, subject material, financial papers, printed matter, and personal miscellany, chiefly 1872-1964, of various members of the Grosvenor family, principally of Amherst and Millbury, Mass., and Washington, D.C.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1827
  • Miguel Covarrubias papers, 1871-1948

    Mexican author, artist, and anthropologist. Drafts of his writings and notes on the peoples and cultures of Bali, Indonesia, and Tehuantepec, Mexico.

    • Contributor: Covarrubias, Miguel
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1871
  • Leighton W. Rogers papers, 1912-1982

    Aeronautical executive, army officer, and public official. Correspondence, diary and journal, biographical information, scrapbooks, map, and writings focusing on Rogers's experiences as an employee of National City Bank of New York during the Russian revolution in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and his return to the Soviet Union in 1943-1944 as an aeronautical consultant for the United States Army Air Corps.

    • Contributor: Rogers, Leighton W. (Leighton William) - Rogers, Leighton W.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1912
  • Stephen Bonsal papers, 1890-1973

    Journalist and foreign correspondent. Correspondence, diaries, writings, and other material relating chiefly to Bonsal's career as a journalist and as foreign correspondent for the New York Herald and New York Times.

    • Contributor: Bonsal, Stephen
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1890
  • Edmund Ruffin diaries, 1856-1865

    Plantation owner and publisher. Diaries detailing Ruffin's activities and opinions as an experimentalist in agriculture, anti-Unionist and slavery advocate, and describing plantation life in his Virginia estates.

    • Contributor: Ruffin, Edmund
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1856
  • 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 - Collection
    • Date: 1795
  • Nathaniel D. Hackett correspondence, 1853-1947

    Union Army soldier. Chiefly Civil War correspondence of Hackett while serving with the 1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery Regiement. Includes the correspondence of Edith Hackett Cramer, Carrie Fern Hackett, and Millicent Hackett Maloney, the daughters of Nathaniel D. Hackett.

    • Contributor: Hackett, Nathaniel D. (Nathaniel Davis) - Hackett, Nathaniel D.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1853
  • John Marshall Harlan papers, 1810-1971

    Associate justice of the United States Supreme Court and lawyer and politician of Kentucky. Correspondence, legal and financial records, and other material relating to Harlan's career in law, politics, and the judiciary.

    • Contributor: Harlan, John Marshall
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1810
  • Rodgers family papers, 1740-1987

    United States Navy and Army officers and family members. Correspondence, diaries, letterbooks, logbooks, photographs, recollections (memoirs), financial papers, and printed matter centering primarily on the naval career of Commodore John Rodgers (1773-1838).

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1740
  • 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
  • Edward McPherson papers, 1738-1936

    Editor, statistician, and U.S. representative from Pennsylvania. Correspondence, letterbooks, family papers, speeches and writings, legal and financial records, scrapbooks, and other material relating to four generations of the McPherson family in central Pennsylvania, to McPherson's career in the House of Representatives as legislator and clerk of the House, and to Republican Party politics nationally and in Pennsylvania during Reconstruction. Includes estate papers of Thaddeus ...

    • Contributor: McPherson, Edward
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1738
  • Panama Collection, 1804-1977

    Canal Zone Library-Museum in Balboa Heights. Correspondence, diaries, memoirs, financial and legal papers, technical drawings of canal plans, photoprints, and other papers collected by the library-museum concerning the planning and construction of the Panama Canal and business and cultural aspects of the Canal Zone.

    • Contributor: Canal Zone Library Museum
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1804
  • 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 to the Civil War, Reconstruction, and social life and customs in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Maryland, and northern Virginia.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1831
  • Louis McLane correspondence, 1795-1894

    Lawyer, U.S. representative and senator from Delaware, diplomat, and cabinet officer. Correspondence primarily between McLane and members of his family relating to social life in Washington, D.C., his diplomatic duties, and national and congressional politics.

    • Contributor: McLane, Louis
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1795
  • 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
  • Charles Julius Allen and Grace Elizabeth Allen papers, 1865-1976

    Correspondence, diaries, family history, personal reminiscences, notes, clippings, and printed material chiefly of Charles Julius Allen and his daughter, Grace Elizabeth Allen, relating largely to his life as a cadet at the United States Military Academy and during the Civil War, and to her life as recorded in her diaries.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1865
  • Margaret Bayard Smith papers, 1789-1874

    Social leader, author, and prominent Washingtonian. Family and general correspondence, diaries, journals, and commonplace books consisting mainly of family correspondence between Smith and her sisters, Jane Bayard Kirkpatrick and Maria Bayard Boyd, and her husband, journalist and banker, Samuel Harrison Smith (1772-1845).

    • Contributor: Smith, Margaret Bayard
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1789
  • Eleanor Lord Pray papers, 1894-1975

    Member of a New England merchant family living in Vladivostok, Russia. Primarily letters written and received by Pray. Letters describe daily life, the city and its surroundings, and historic events.

    • Contributor: Pray, Eleanor Lord
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1894
  • Rumsey family papers, 1661-1907

    Family of Bohemia Manor, Cecil County, Md. Correspondence among family members; wills; surveys, deeds, plats, and other documents relating to land ownership; personal and business financial accounts; contracts and other legal documents; sermons; and notes on family history.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1661
  • Harper's magazine records, 1847-1983

    Editorial, production, and business records including correspondence, reports, drafts of articles, and galleys for monthly issues of Harper's Magazine, a compendium of social commentary, news, history, criticism, poetry and fiction.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1847
  • Moore family papers, 1942-1998

    Georgia family. Chiefly correspondence between Sidney Leighton Moore (1906-1953) and his wife, Violet Soderquist Moore, reflecting his service with the United States Army during World War II, including also writings, notes, military papers, genealogy, civilian and military manuals, war ration books, and photographs.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1942
  • Charles H. Rogers family papers, 1858-1930

    Financier. Correspondence, military orders and passes, notes, calling cards, and a photograph, and also including letters from Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) and his family.

    • Contributor: Rogers, Charles H.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1858
  • Reuben Cleary book manuscripts, 1886

    Confederate expatriate and physician. Manuscripts entitled, Brazil Under the Monarchy: A Record of Facts and Observations, from Notes Taken in Brazil during a Period of More Than Twenty Years, and another version of the same entitled, Chronicas Lageanas. Includes observations on history, manners, customs, and society made by Cleary while practicing medicine in Brazil between 1865 and 1885 as a Confederate expatriate from Virginia.

    • Contributor: Cleary, Reuben
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1886