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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, Grace Elizabeth - Allen, Charles Julius
    • Date: 1865
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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, William M. - Towers, John H. (John Henry) - Towers, Pierrette Anne - Norton, Reuben S.
    • Date: 1830
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    William A.H. Allen papers, 1863-1884 Naval officer and engineer. Journals with photographs, sketches, and illustrations describing Allen's activities while serving in the United States Navy during the Civil War, subsequently on ships in the Mediterranean, Indian, and Pacific Oceans, and at stations on the east and west coasts of the United States and Europe.
    • Contributor: Allen, William A. H.
    • Date: 1863
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    Julia Ward Howe papers, 1845-1917 Author and reformer. Chiefly speeches and writings, with correspondence, notes, and printed matter pertaining to education, immigration, prison reform, race relations, religion, and women's rights.
    • Contributor: Howe, Julia Ward
    • Date: 1845
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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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    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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    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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    Letter to Rev. J. B. Crist from W. McLain, June 21, 1848.
    • Contributor: McLane, W.
    • Date: 1848-06-21

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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, George Redington - Montgomery, Giles Foster - Montgomery, Marshall Hugh - Montgomery, Emily Redington
    • Date: 1771
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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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    Whitney & Burnham (New Orleans, La.) records, 1835-1851 Cotton mercantile firm. A diary, correspondence, letterbooks, bills, receipts, invoices, notebooks, purchase orders, and rent statements relating primarily to the cotton trade in Louisiana and Alabama.
    • Contributor: Whitney & Burnham (New Orleans, La.)
    • Date: 1835
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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, John W. (John Work) - Garrett, Henry S. (Henry Stouffer) - Garrett, Robert
    • Date: 1778
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    George S. Denison papers, 1851-1884
    George Stanton Denison papers
    Lawyer and civil servant. Correspondence, memoranda, reports, drafts and printed copies of articles, and broadsides. Correspondence with family members in Vermont details northern views on social conditions in the South prior to the Civil War.
    • Contributor: Denison, George S. (George Stanton)
    • Date: 1851
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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