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    James Madison Papers, 1723-1859

    James Madison (1751-1836) is one of 23 presidents whose papers are held in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress. The Madison Papers consist of approximately 12,000 items, spanning the period 1723-1859, captured in some 72,000 digital images. They document the life of the man who came to be known as the “Father of the Constitution” through correspondence, personal notes, drafts of letters ...

    • Contributor: Madison, James

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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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    Miscellaneous records, 1606-1690. The Bland manuscript.

    Title from Sowerby. Written in multiple hands. Contains the laws of 1639, 1642, 1652-1656, 1663, and 1666; and the charters of the Virginia Company. The compiler has numbered the pages of the bulk of the manuscript, excluding blanks. The final manuscript, measuring 25 cm, are abstracts of cases and records of the Council and Company. Sowerby attributes the final manuscript to R. Hickman. Richard ...

    • Contributor: Virginia - Bland, Richard - Jefferson, Thomas - Thomas Jefferson Library Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1732
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    Dissegni originali dell' edizione di Palladio di Giorgis Foss...

    Manuscript title on flyleaf. Drawings in pen and ink and wash intended for engraving by Fossati and for inclusion in vol. 10 o f Muttoni's edition of Andrea Palladio's Architettura (Venice, 1740-48); vol. 10 was never published. Leaves 1-14 and 16-24 are signed by Muttoni as designer; the rest are unsigned. Leaves 1-24 bear endorsements dated Jan. 14, 1739 [i.e., 1740]. In solander case ...

    • Contributor: Muttoni, Francesco
    • Date: 1739

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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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    William Henry Harrison Papers

    The William Henry Harrison Papers, one of twenty-three presidential collections in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division, contains approximately 1,000 items dating from 1734 to 1939, with the bulk dated from 1812 to 1841. Harrison (1773-1841), an army officer, representative, and senator from Ohio, served as the ninth president of the United States. His collection includes a letterbook, 1812-1813, correspondence, and military papers ...

    • Contributor: Harrison, William Henry - Cleaves, Freeman

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    [Baidha saphu].

    Collections of stotra used in getting rid of planetory influences.

    • Date: 1732
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    Dissegni originali dell' edizione di Palladio di Giorgis Foss...

    Manuscript title on flyleaf. Drawings in pen and ink and wash intended for engraving by Fossati and for inclusion in vol. 10 o f Muttoni's edition of Andrea Palladio's Architettura (Venice, 1740-48); vol. 10 was never published. Leaves 1-14 and 16-24 are signed by Muttoni as designer; the rest are unsigned. Leaves 1-24 bear endorsements dated Jan. 14, 1739 [i.e., 1740]. In solander case ...

    • Contributor: Muttoni, Francesco
    • Date: 1739
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    Laws and orders concluded on by the General Assembly March th...

    Title from Sowerby. The docket title is annotated in the hand of Thomas Jefferson: This was found among the manuscript papers of Sr. John Randolph and by the Honrbl. Peyton Randolph esq. his son was given to Thos. Jefferson. The volume is bound with the text running parallel to the spine. "Copia test R. Hickman Cl Sec off": p. [7]. Richard Hickman's (Clerk of ...

    • Contributor: Virginia - Randolph, John - Randolph, Peyton - Jefferson, Thomas - Thomas Jefferson Library Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1732
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    Finding Our Place in the Cosmos: From Galileo to Sagan and Be...

    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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    Kashf al-qināʻ fī waḍʻ al-arbāʻ min al-jihat al-sitt fī ʻilm ...

    According to the colophon (fol. 12a), the author wrote the work in 830 H [1426] based on the lectures of Nūr al-Dīn al-Naqqāsh ibn ʻAbd al-Qādir.

    • Contributor: Ibn Al-ʻaṭṭār, Muḥammad Ibn Muḥammad
    • Date: 1737
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    William Henry Harrison Papers: Series 1, General Corresponden...

    • Contributor: Harrison, William Henry
    • Date: 1734-00-00

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    Ge gu yao lun : shi san juan /

    This Si ku quan shu edition was transcribed from the 1459 edition, with annotation.

    • Contributor: Cao, Zhao - Wang, Zuo - Chinese Rare Book Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1736
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    Gakuō hiketsushō.

    Ms. (shahon). Title from preface. Latest date appears in the work: Genbun 1 [1736]. With no borders, text in 11 vertical lines. On double leaves, oriental style (fukurotoji). Asakawa collection? (APR 6 1907) 3530 Kokusho sōmokuroku, v. 2, p. 77 (Gakuō hiketsushō, 1-satsu, by 村上美雅). Postscript by author, "村上美雅著述" not dated.

    • Contributor: Murakami, Yoshimasa
    • Date: 1736
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    Introductory discourse to the state of the colony of Georgia,

    Mss draft in clerical hand. Topics include settlement and trade; relations with Spanish Florida; the history of Savannah; Creek, Cherokee, Chickasaw, and Choctaw Indians; and Jewish settlement.

    • Contributor: Oglethorpe, James - Jay I. Kislak Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1739
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    Frank Roberts Cole collection,

    The collection contains photoreproductions of solo bassoon and ensemble bassoon music made during F. Cole's trip to Europe, including works by C. Stamitz, M. Mielczewski, F. Danzi, P. von Winter, and many others.

    • Contributor: Cole, Frank Roberts - Stamitz, Karl - Mielczewski, Marcin - Winter, Peter Von - Danzi, Franz
    • Date: 1730
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    Hakke sōjō injin.

    In Kanbun, chiefly without reading marks; includes Sanskrit. Title from p. [2] of original cover. Includes many lengthy notes in red, blue, and black ink. With no borders. On double leaves, oriental style (fukurotoji). LC copy wormed, with loss of text. LC copy rebound in western style (yōsōbon) Asakawa collection (SEP 6 1907) Not listed in Bussho kaisetsu daijiten, Kokusho sōmokuroku, and Kotenseki sōgō ...

    • Date: 1733
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    The Lord Raymond's speech on giving judgment in the Kings Ben...

    Concerns a dispute between Bentley and the fellows at Trinity.

    • Contributor: Raymond, Robert Raymond
    • Date: 1731
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    Jingiryō shūge.

    [Asakawa collection] APR 18 1907. Cf. Rare Book Project Team.

    • Date: 1734
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    Guan gong ming shi san pian : yi juan ; Bu yi zhai yao : yi j...

    Ms. In case. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. 原書不著撰人姓氏. Anonymous. 十二行二十四字. Twelve lines, with twenty-four characters per line. 清乾隆間刻本. Qing Dynasty woodblock copy of manuscript, ca. 1763-1795. 原書不著撰人姓氏,管公明十三篇題:「虞山存存子陳大經侶鷗氏手錄,時年七十有二」;卜易摘要後有:「乾隆巳未年上巳前一日存存子抄畢」一行。卷端有祝詞,所奉請聖人中,有青田劉伯溫,則當為明中葉以後所著書矣。管公明卜法,隋唐志。猶多著錄,則是書託名尚古。大經不詳何人,在方伎中似為稍知學問者。卷內有「大經」,「元方」,「侶鷗」「虞山存存子」四印記.

    • Contributor: Guan, Lu - Chinese Rare Book Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1736
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    Ke meng gu yang Miao tu : be fen juan.

    Forty-eight watercolor paintings of Miao people; on each plate, a painting appears on the right, and a related essay on the left.

    • Contributor: Chinese Rare Book Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1736
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    Lokanīti nissaya.

    Ms. In Pali (Burmese script). Data from Pruitt. No covers; orange fabric wrapper with fabric label. H. Poleman, 5525. W. Pruitt, Journal of Pali Text Society, v. 13, p. 19.

    • Date: 1738
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    Daikanjō ki. Jūni Shingonʼō ki. Kaun ki. Kannon ichiinhō. Kon...

    Ms. (shahon). In Kanbun and Chinese, mostly with reading marks, includes Sanskrit. Titles from P. [2] of cover (mikaeshi). Caption title of 1st work: Includes markings and additions in red, probably by Ryōhan. With no borders, text in 10 vertical lines. On double leaves, oriental style (fukurotoji). LC copy rebound in western style (yōsōbon) Asakawa collection (SEP 6 1907) Bussho kaisetsu daijiten, v. 1, ...

    • Date: 1736
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    English copyist manuscript containing excerpts from 8 operas:...

    • Contributor: Handel, George Frideric
    • Date: 1732
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    Official copy of secret instructions for the new Viceroy of P...

    Official copy (ADS) of secret instructions for the Marqués de Villa Garcia, the new Viceroy of Peru. Topics include foreign settlement, land development, natural resources, mining, and Indians.

    • Contributor: Spain. Sovereign ( : Philip V)
    • Date: 1735
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    Gakka shiyō taigai.

    Ms. (shahon), the copier and the date not known. Caption title. With no borders, text in 13 vertical lines. On double leaves, oriental style (fukurotoji). LC copy wormed, with loss of text. LC set rebound in western style (yōsōbon) in 1 v.; original covers retained. Asakawa collection (SEP 6 1907) Kokusho sōmokuroku, v. 2, p. 169 (Gakka shiyō taigai, by Fujiwara Nagahiro). 3260 "舞楽"--Cover. ...

    • Contributor: Fujiwara, Nagahiro
    • Date: 1738
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    Shu hua ti ba ji : shi er juan, Xu shu hua ti ba ji shi er ju...

    Ms. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. 十二冊二函. Twelve volumes in two cases. 清乾隆間鈔本 左右雙欄 黑口 單魚尾 版匡高18.0寬12.4公分; 補:書鈔於藍印豎欄黃紙上,以筆跡觀之,似出一人之手. 十行二十字. Ten lines, with twenty characters per line. 原題:「檇李郁逢慶叔遇父編。」按是書無刻本,四庫全書據兩淮鹽政採進本著錄,提要云:「前集末有自識云:「所見法書名畫,錄其題詠,積成卷帙,時崇禎七年冬也。後集無跋,則不知其成於何歲矣。」余紹宋所見藝風堂鈔本,逢慶自跋亦在前集末,此本則在續記末,題云:「崇禎七年自春徂冬,集為正續二十四卷,乃記於後」,則正續兩集成於同年,殆館臣所據本,所題與此不同歟?抑偶疏於覽閱歟?提要又云:「第一至第四卷,每卷之尾,皆有崇禎甲戌冬日收藏題記」,此本卷四卷六之尾,則與四庫本,當同出一源,其內容亦當相同。此本「玄」字「弘」字並缺筆。為乾隆間寫本,亦與四庫成書年代相近也。然前集卷二之末,米西清雲山小卷下有題記云:「崇禎丙子四月望後二日,觀于周敏仲舟中」,丙子為崇禎九年,是書編定後之第三年也。則成書後逢慶猶有補輯,未必為後人所增也。自跋崇禎七年(1634).

    • Contributor: Yu, Fengqing - Chinese Rare Book Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1736
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    Memorials of the duque to Montemar,

    Memorials advising King Philip V on the war with England. Written in Madrid.

    • Contributor: Carrillo De Albornoz, José
    • Date: 1739
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    Yu ding pei wen yun fu : juan jiu shi yi zhi si can ben /

    This edition comes from the Si ku quan shu, with annotations and inscriptions.

    • Contributor: Zhang, Yushu - Chinese Rare Book Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1736
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    Gakuritsu yōran.

    Caption title. Includes many markings in red. With no borders, text in 10 vertical lines. On double leaves, oriental style (fukurotoji). LC copy rebound in western style (yōsōbon); original covers probably removed. Asakawa collection (SEP 6 1907) 3315 Kokusho sōmokuroku, v. 2, p. 95 (Gakuritsu yōran, 1-satsu, by 齋藤元成, Hōei 4 [1707] jo). Postscript, "享保壬子之歲 [1732] 再校正之・藤元成書". Preface by author, 藤元成, dated 寶永丁亥 [1707]. ...

    • Contributor: Saitō, Gensei
    • Date: 1732