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    Reverdy Johnson papers, 1830-1876 Lawyer, United States senator from Maryland, and diplomat. Mainly correspondence relating to Johnson's early law practice and political and diplomatic career.
    • Contributor: Johnson, Reverdy
    • Date: 1830
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    John Shaw papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, journal, notebooks, reports, biographical data, and other papers relating primarily to Shaw's command of the U.S. Navy New Orleans Station (1810-1813) and the Boston Navy Yard (1819-1822). Subjects include the fortification of New Orleans, La., and the capture of Mobile, Ala., during the War of 1812. Correspondents include Samuel Angus, William Bainbridge, James Biddle, Amos Binney, Isaac Chauncey, Henry Denison, Jesse D. Elliott,...
    • Contributor: Shaw, John
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    Cultural Integrity and Local Music: Cape Breton Fiddle, New Orleans Funk,
    Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2017-06-07 Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Documentation of a presentation in the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Based on Burt Feintuch's fieldwork in Cape Breton Island and in New Orleans, this talk develops the idea of "cultural integrity" and explores local desires and anxieties about the role distinctive local music plays in a good and satisfying life. Two seemingly very different places, Cape Breton...
    • Contributor: Feintuch, Burt - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2017
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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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    John Shaw papers, 1798-1895 Naval officer. Correspondence, journal, notebooks, reports, biographical data, and other papers relating primarily to Shaw's command of the New Orleans Naval Station and the Boston Navy Yard.
    • Contributor: Shaw, John
    • Date: 1798
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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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    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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    William A.H. Allen papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Journals describing Allen's voyage aboard the USS Circassian (Iron screw steamer) from New York to New Orleans, La.; service on the USS Cayuga (Screw steamer), West Gulf Squadron, U.S. Navy, assigned to blockade duty on the Gulf Coast during the Civil War. Includes an account of goods and vessels seized along the coast of Texas and a detailed plan of Fort Jackson, La. Later...
    • Contributor: Allen, William A. H.
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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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    Barnett Allen Howard papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Memoirs documenting Howard's boyhood on a farm near Paris, Tenn.; his unsuccessful attempts to become rich during the California gold rush; his return to Tennessee by way of Panama, Cuba, New Orleans, La., and the Mississippi River; his Union sympathies resulting in his family's move to Du Quoin, Ill., during the Civil War; and his farming, preaching, and trading in Illinois and subsequently, in...
    • Contributor: Howard, Barnett Allen
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    Nathan W. Daniels diary and scrapbook, 1861-1867
    Nathan W. Daniels papers
    Union army officer and lecturer and advocate for civil rights and the Freedmen's Bureau. Married Cora Hatch, Spiritualist medium and lecturer. Handwritten diary with photographs, illustrations, and newspaper clippings in three volumes kept by Daniels during his Civil War service and Reconstruction. The third volume was written primarily by his wife, Cora Hatch. Also included are a typescript of summaries and transcripts of the...
    • Contributor: Daniels, Nathan W. - Richmond, Cora L. V. (Cora Linn Victoria)
    • Date: 1861
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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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    Benjamin F. Butler papers, 1778-1929 Army officer, state legislator and U.S. representative from Massachusetts, governor of Massachusetts, and military governor of New Orleans. Correspondence, letterbooks, order books, reports, notebooks, newspaper clippings, and other papers concerning Butler's Civil War commands, his service in the United States Congress as a representative from Massachusetts, his election as governor of Massachusetts, and his candidacy for president.
    • Contributor: Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin)
    • Date: 1778
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    Charles Julius Allen and Grace Elizabeth Allen papers, 1865-1976
    Charles Julius Allen papers | Grace Elizabeth Allen papers | Allen family papers
    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.
    • Contributor: Allen, Charles Julius - Allen, Grace Elizabeth
    • Date: 1865
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    Montgomery family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, speeches, writings, financial records, newspaper clippings, and other papers of members of the Montgomery family and allied Peck and Perkins families. Includes papers of Giles Foster Montgomery and Emily Redington Montgomery relating to their years as missionaries in Turkey (1863-1888); papers of their son, George Redington Montgomery; and correspondence of their daughter, Mary Borglum, and her husband, Gutzon Borglum. Papers of George Redington...
    • Contributor: Montgomery, Emily Redington - Montgomery, George Redington - Montgomery, Giles Foster - Montgomery, Marshall Hugh
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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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    George S. Denison papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, memoranda, reports, drafts and printed copies of articles, and broadsides relating chiefly to Denison's life and work as a lawyer in San Antonio, Tex.; collector of internal revenue in New Orleans, La., during the Civil War; and supervising special agent of the U.S. Department of the Treasury in Texas, 1865-1866. Includes correspondence with U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase. Also includes...
    • Contributor: Denison, George S. (George Stanton)
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    Nathan W. Daniels diary and scrapbook,
    Nathan W. Daniels papers Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Handwritten diary with photographs, illustrations, and newspaper clippings mounted throughout the text in 3 volumes. Includes a typescript of summaries and transcripts of the diaries by C.P. Weaver. In volume one, Daniels described his Civil War service with an African American regiment, the U.S. Army 2nd Native Guard Infantry Regiment, chiefly while stationed at Ship Island, Miss., and his time in New Orleans, La.,...
    • Contributor: Daniels, Nathan W. - Richmond, Cora L. V. (Cora Linn Victoria)
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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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    Barnett Allen Howard papers, 1885-1949 Farmer, preacher, and trader. Memoirs documenting Howard's life as well as genealogical material, legal documents, and printed matter.
    • Contributor: Howard, Barnett Allen
    • Date: 1885
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    Robert Garrett family papers, 1778-1925 Garrett family of Baltimore, Md. Family members represented include Robert Garrett, railroad official, financier, and merchant, and his son John W. Garrett, railroad official and financier. Correspondence, business documents, and other papers relating to mercantile affairs in Baltimore, Maryland, and to Robert Garrett & Sons and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company.
    • Contributor: Garrett, Robert - Garrett, Henry S. (Henry Stouffer) - Garrett, John W. (John Work)
    • Date: 1778
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    Charles Julius Allen and Grace Elizabeth Allen papers,
    Charles Julius Allen papers | Grace Elizabeth Allen papers | Allen family papers Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Correspondence, diaries, family history, personal reminiscences, notes, clippings, and printed matter chiefly of Charles Julius Allen and his daughter, Grace Elizabeth Allen. Papers of Charles Julius Allen relate to his life as a cadet at the United States Military Academy, West Point (1860-1864) and to his service in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, especially during the Civil War at Mobile Bay, Ala. Allen...
    • Contributor: Allen, Charles Julius - Allen, Grace Elizabeth
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    Robert Garrett family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, business records, and other papers relating chiefly to the involvement of Robert Garrett and his sons, John W. Garrett and Henry S. Garrett, in mercantile affairs in Baltimore, Md. Focuses on the business of Robert Garrett & Sons in connection with its mercantile trade and banking house, ventures in transportation and communication, and wholesale grocery, produce, forwarding, and commission business; and on the...
    • Contributor: Garrett, Robert - Garrett, Henry S. (Henry Stouffer) - Garrett, John W. (John Work)
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    Montgomery family papers, 1771-1974 Correspondence, speeches and writings, financial papers, newspaper clippings and miscellany of various members of the Montgomery family, especially Giles Foster Montgomery (1835-1888) and Emily Redington Montgomery (1839-1898). Includes papers of allied Peck and Perkins families relating to the experiences of members in the Civil War.
    • Contributor: Montgomery, Emily Redington - Montgomery, George Redington - Montgomery, Giles Foster - Montgomery, Marshall Hugh
    • Date: 1771
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    Reverdy Johnson papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence relating chiefly to Johnson's service as U.S. senator from Maryland, as a special inquirer in the case (1862) of Gen. Benjamin Franklin Butler at New Orleans, and as U.S. minister to Great Britain. Includes material pertaining to Johnson's early law practice in Baltimore, Md. Correspondents include George Douglas Campbell, Duke of Argyll; William Cullen Bryant; Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield; Stephen A. Douglas,...
    • Contributor: Johnson, Reverdy