Search Manuscripts/Mixed Material

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    French and American Claims Commission records, 1861-1884 Commission established in 1880 by a treaty between the governments of France and the United States to resolve outstanding claims by French citizens residing in the United States for property confiscated or destroyed during the Civil War. Correspondence, petitions, inventories, depositions, lists, certificates, and receipts. Includes material relating to the Union Army's western offensive and occupation of New Orleans and to protests by French...
    • Contributor: French and American Claims Commission
    • Date: 1861
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    Tilton family papers, 1836-1876 Letters, military orders, newspaper clippings, and genealogical material relating to the Tilton family of Moscow, N.Y. Most of the correspondence is from four Tilton brothers describing their experiences while serving in the Union Army during the Civil War.
    • Date: 1836
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    G.T. Beauregard papers, 1844-1883 United States and Confederate Army officer, engineer, railroad executive, and public official. Correspondence, scrapbooks, and military papers, including letterbooks, headquarters records, telegrams and dispatches, orders, endorsements, and rosters. The bulk of the papers, 1861-1865, relate primarily to Beauregard's career as a general in the Confederate Army, especially at Fort Sumter and Charleston, South Carolina; Manassas and Petersburg, Virginia; Shiloh, Tennessee; Corinth, Mississippi; and Atlanta,...
    • Contributor: Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant)
    • Date: 1844
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    David Banister Morgan papers, 1804-1819 Army officer. Correspondence and other military records mainly while Morgan served as commander of the Louisiana and Mississippi militia, under General Andrew Jackson, and at the Battle of New Orleans.
    • Contributor: Morgan, David Banister
    • Date: 1804
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    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 - Schaeffer, F. C. (Frederick Christian)
    • Date: 1812
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    James O. Harrison papers, 1803-1913 Lawyer, educator, and railroad official. Correspondence, legal and financial records, biographical material, photographs, writings, notes, notebooks, scrapbooks, and printed matter documenting Harrison's personal and professional life, including his law practices in various Southern states and work with Lexington, Kentucky, public schools.
    • Contributor: Harrison, James O.
    • Date: 1803
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    Edward W. Washburn family papers, 1817-1934 Chemist, civil servant, and educator. Diaries, correspondence, school material, notebooks, photographs, financial and military papers, genealogical records, writings, printed matter, and miscellaneous documents pertaining to the family of Edward W. Washburn, mainly in Maine and Nebraska, including Edward’s parents, William Gilmor and Flora Ella Wight Washburn, and grandparents, George A. and Elizabeth Gilmor Washburn. Contains Civil War correspondence and military records of George A....
    • Contributor: Washburn, Edward W. (Edward Wight)
    • Date: 1817
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    Edward W. Washburn family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, diaries, writings, notebooks, military records, financial records, printed matter, photographs, and other papers pertaining to the family of Edward W. Washburn, mainly in Maine and Nebraska, including Edward's parents, William Gilmor Washburn and Flora Ella Wight Washburn, and grandparents, George A. Washburn and Eliza Gilmor Washburn. Includes genealogical material pertaining to the Washburn and Wight families. Also includes correspondence and military records of...
    • Contributor: Washburn, Edward W. (Edward Wight)
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    John H. Towers papers, 1830-1989 United States Navy officer and early naval aviator. Diaries, naval and personal correspondence, memoranda, orders for duty, aviation logs, speeches and writings, biographical notebooks and sketches, photographs, reports, scrapbooks, blueprints, charts, and newspaper clippings documenting Towers's naval career and his participation in naval aviation from its inception in 1911 to World War II and after.
    • Contributor: Towers, John H. (John Henry) - Norton, Reuben S. - Towers, Pierrette Anne - Towers, William M.
    • Date: 1830
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    David Banister Morgan papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence and other military records relating chiefly to Morgan's service as commander of the Louisiana and Mississippi militia, under General Andrew Jackson, and at the Battle of New Orleans, 1814-1815. Includes tabulated reports on the strength of the Louisiana militia under Morgan's command; a copy of his printed address to the citizens of New Orleans, December 15, 1814; military charts; and several mercantile letters....
    • Contributor: Morgan, David Banister
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    Walter Quintin Gresham papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, telegrams, newspaper clippings, printed matter, and other papers relating chiefly to Gresham's service as U.S. postmaster general in the administration of Chester Alan Arthur, U.S. secretary of state in the administration of Grover Cleveland, and as a judge. Includes Gresham's Civil War letters to his wife, Matilda Gresham, written from camps near Corinth and Vicksburg, Miss.; Kenesaw Mountain, Ga.; Memphis and Shiloh, Tenn.;...
    • Contributor: Gresham, Walter Quintin
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    Vicente Sebastián Pintado papers, 1781-1842 Surveyor general of Spanish West Florida. Correspondence, bills of sale, court transcripts, testimonies, surveys, notebooks, plats, land grants, maps, petitions, and other papers relating principally to Pintado's duties as alcalde, commandant, and surveyor general.
    • Contributor: Pintado, Vicente Sebastián - Vicente Sebastián Pintado Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1781
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    Tilton family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, military orders, genealogical material, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other papers relating primarily to the Civil War service of the four Tilton brothers. Chiefly letters from Albert Murray Tilton and Robert Antis Tilton who served with the 51st Illinois Infantry Regiment, Henry Tilton, Jr., who served with the 24th New York Light Artillery Regiment, and William Gibbs Tilton who served with the 21st New...
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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.
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    Vicente Sebastián Pintado papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, bills of sale, court transcripts, testimonies, surveys, notebooks, plats, land grants, maps, petitions, and other papers relating principally to Pintado's duties as alcalde, commandant, and surveyor general of Spanish West Florida from 1799 to 1817. Much of the collection relates to land deeds, purchases, and surveys in parts of present-day Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Includes a bound volume dated 1806 containing maps...
    • Contributor: Pintado, Vicente Sebastián - Vicente Sebastián Pintado Collection (Library of Congress)
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    John H. Towers papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, writings, speeches, reports, aviation logs, biographical material, clippings, blueprints, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to Towers's career in the U.S. Navy and as vice president of Pan American Airways Corporation. Subjects include his advocacy of naval aviation, his service with the Great White Fleet on its round the world voyage (1907-1909), Curtiss-Wright aircraft, the transatlantic flight of 1919, and American...
    • Contributor: Towers, John H. (John Henry) - Norton, Reuben S. - Towers, Pierrette Anne - Towers, William M.
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    G.T. Beauregard papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, scrapbooks, and military papers, including a diary, letterbooks, headquarters records, telegrams and dispatches, orders, endorsements, and rosters. The bulk of the papers, 1861-1865, relate primarily to Beauregard's career as a general in the Confederate Army, especially at the sieges of Fort Sumter and Charleston, S.C., Corinth, Miss., and Petersburg, Va., and the battles of Atlanta, Ga., First Manassas, Va., and Shiloh, Tenn. Other...
    • Contributor: Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant)
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    John Crittenden Watson papers, 1844-1960 Naval officer. General and family correspondence, notes, reports, official orders, newspaper clippings, photographs, and scrapbooks relating to Watson's service in the Civil War and naval career. Includes papers of his sons, Edward H. Watson, naval officer, and James T. Watson, army officer.
    • Contributor: Watson, John Crittenden - Watson, Edward H. (Edward Howe) - Watson, James T.
    • Date: 1844
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    French and American Claims Commission records, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, petitions, inventories, depositions, lists, certificates, and receipts. Most of the correspondence is from French residents in New Orleans and elsewhere in Louisiana and is addressed to the French consul in New Orleans, the French minister in Washington, D.C., and the ministry of foreign affairs (Ministère des affaires étrangères) in Paris. Some petitions are from French residents in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi, Missouri, and...
    • Contributor: French and American Claims Commission
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    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 Chester Alan Arthur and judge and secretary of state in the administration of Grover Cleveland. Also includes letters Gresham wrote to his wife during the Civil War.
    • Contributor: Gresham, Walter Quintin
    • Date: 1857
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    John Crittenden Watson papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available General and family correspondence, reports, official orders, notes, newspaper clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, and other papers relating to Watson's naval career. Documents his Civil War service at Fort Jackson, Fort Saint Philip, and Chalmette, La., resulting in the capture of New Orleans, La., 1862; at Vicksburg, Miss., 1862; and at the Battle of Mobile Bay, La., 1864. Also documents his postwar duty as commander of...
    • Contributor: Watson, John Crittenden - Watson, Edward H. (Edward Howe) - Watson, James T.
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    William Franklin Patterson papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, military records, writings, newspapers, notes, and fragments. Chiefly letters (1851-1864) from Patterson to his wife, Amelia Sophia Patterson relating principally to his Civil War service with Patterson's Independent Company of Kentucky Volunteers under General G.W. Morgan at Cumberland Gap, with Major General Ulysses S. Grant at Vicksburg, and with the Department of the Gulf in Texas and Louisiana. Also includes letters, sermons, and...
    • Contributor: Patterson, William Franklin - Schaeffer, F. C. (Frederick Christian)
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    Thomas Flournoy and James Wilkinson orderly books,
    Thomas Flournoy papers Catalog Record Only
    Orderly book of Gen. Thomas Flournoy and Gen. James Wilkinson, consisting of extracts of Wilkinson's orders (1812 July 15-1813 May 25) chiefly from headquarters at New Orleans and Flournoy's orders (1813 November 22-1814 July 5) as commander of the 7th Military District from headquarters at New Orleans. A second volume (1813 May 26-November 5) consists entirely of Flournoy's orders as commander of the 7th...
    • Contributor: Flournoy, Thomas - Wilkinson, James
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    George R. Ayres correspondence,
    George R. Ayres papers Catalog Record Only
    Copy of a letter (1863 March 19; New Orleans, La.) from Ayres to Isaac S. Waterman, Jr., Philadelphia, Pa., describing the movement of Federal troops under General Nathaniel Prentiss Banks up the Mississippi River to Vicksburg, Miss.; and the siege of Port Hudson, La., 1863. Ayres also describes economic conditions in Louisiana; shipping conditions and the Union Fleet in New Orleans, La.; the price...
    • Contributor: Ayres, George R.
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    Silas W. Browning papers, Catalog Record Only Chiefly letters (1862-1863) from Browning during his service in the 53rd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry to his wife and daughters from Mississippi and Louisiana relating to his activities as a hospital steward, the diet and the health of the regiment, conduct of the troops, and conditions in the South during the Civil War.
    • Contributor: Browning, Silas W.