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    Thomas Jefferson Papers, 1606-1827

    The papers of Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), diplomat, architect, scientist, and third president of the United States, held in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division, consist of approximately 27,000 items, making it the largest collection of original Jefferson documents in the world. Dating from the early 1760s through his death in 1826, the Thomas Jefferson Papers consist mainly of his correspondence, but they also include ...

    • Contributor: Jefferson, Thomas

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    Finding Our Place in the Cosmos: From Galileo to Sagan and Beyond

    A thematic collection exploring changing models of the universe through time, ideas of life on other words and Carl Sagan’s place in the tradition of science. It features manuscripts, rare books, celestial atlases, newspaper articles, sheet music and movie posters. Like our ancestors, we look up at the heavens and wonder. What is the structure of the universe? How significant are we? Are we ...

    • Contributor: Sagan, Carl - Druyan, Ann - Macfarlane, Seth

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    The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    See and Hear American History Through Song "Know the songs of a country and you will know its history for the true feeling of a people speaks through what they sing." – Preface to The Songs of Henry Clay Work (1884) Listen to the changes in the "Star Spangled Banner" as played by different bands in different eras. Look at the ways in ...

    • Date: 1581

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    Kitāb qaṭr al-sayl fī amr al-khayl / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Manuscript is an abridgement of Faḍl al-Khayl by ʻAbd al-Muʼmin ibn Khalaf a-Dimyāṭī.

    • Contributor: Bulqīnī, ʻumar Ibn Raslān
    • Date: 1653
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    Shōzoku chūmon. Catalog Record Only

    Ms. (shahon). Binder's title on p. [1]. With no borders, text in 9 vertical lines. On double leaves, oriental style (fukurotoji). LC copy wormed, with loss of text. LC copy rebound in western style (yōsōbon); original covers probably removed. Asakawa collection (SEP 6 1907) Kokusho sōmokuroku, v. 4, p. 442 (Shōzoku chūmon, 1-satsu; [not identified with this work]). 3806b Binder's title: 故實雜書・六. Latest date ...

    • Date: 1653
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    Sanja takusen shō. Catalog Record Only

    Ms. (shahon), the copier and the date not known. Caption title. Includes markings and additions in red; some additional notes written on pieces of paper inserted. With no borders, text chiefly in 9 vertical lines. On double leaves, oriental style (karitoji). LC copy wormed, with loss of text. 1188d 一冊三十八枚・作者ナシ・慶安庚寅 [1650] 正月日"--Caption t.p. With: 吉川惟足. 開昧抄. [Japan, 17--?] Bound together. DLC Kokusho sōmokuroku, v. ...

    • Contributor: Matsumoto, Kiyofusa
    • Date: 1650
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    Gunzui yōran. Catalog Record Only

    In Kanbun, with reading marks. Caption title. LC copy has "参謀本部文庫" stamped. DLC

    • Contributor: Togashi, Toshinao
    • Date: 1654
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    Gunzui yōran, Gunka / Catalog Record Only

    Ms. Copier not known. Title from title piece mounted on scroll. Explanatory notes after the author's postscript possibly by the copier; readings and markings in red added to the text, probably by the copier. LC copy has "参謀本部文庫" stamped. DLC Postscript by 富樫利直 dated 明暦四 [1658].

    • Contributor: Togashi, Toshinao
    • Date: 1658
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    [Ishiyamadera engi]. Catalog Record Only

    Ms.; artist, calligrapher, and date of the copy not known . Title supplied by cataloger. Texts and pictures are out of sequence. Chiefly uncolored (unfinished?); colors partially indicated by writing. Illustration of v. 8 not identified in Ishiyamadera engi of ishiyamadera collection. LC set has a piece of paper pasted on each scroll, "Isahiyama-dera engi emaki-mono (Illustrated) scrolls on the origin of the Ishiyama ...

    • Date: 1655
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    Nihon sōkoku fudoki. Nihon sōkoku fudoki. Dai 56, Suruga Fuji-gun. Nihon sōkoku fudoki. Dai 56, ge, Suruga no Kuni Suruga-gun. Nihon sōkoku fudoki. Dai 57, Suruga no Kuni Mashizu-gun. Nihon sōkoku fudoki. ... Catalog Record Only

    Ms. (shahon). Text in Kanbun, partially with reading marks. No collective t.p. Indivudual caption titles transcribed. Includes notes and additions in red, black, and chocolate brown. Table of contents for the whole book on p. [2] of new cover, and leaves are consecutively numbered, both written in black; probably added by the binder. With no borders, text in 8 vertical lines. On double leaves, ...

    • Date: 1658
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    Journaal v.e. reis naar Jerusalem in 1665. Catalog Record Only

    Dutch diary of a journey from the Netherlands via Paris, Antwerp and Venice to the Holy Land and back to Italy, 1657-1659, reported as 1665.

    • Date: 1657
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    Xing cun lu : yi juan / Catalog Record Only

    Originally consisted of eight sections, but only five sections remain: "Guo yun sheng shuai zhi shi" (Prosperity and decline of the nation); "Men hu da lue" (Strategy of development of the nation); "Men hu za zhi" (Defense of the nation); "Liao shi za zhi" (Management of the nation); and "Liu kou da lue" (Foreign affairs of the nation).

    • Contributor: Xia, Yunyi - Lu, Yuanfu - Xia, Wanchun - Chinese Rare Book Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1650