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    Jonathan D. Meredith papers, 1795-1859

    Lawyer, army officer, and businessman of Baltimore, Md. Family and general correspondence, legal files, financial papers, and other material relating chiefly to Meredith's associations with the Savings Bank of Baltimore and the Bank of the United States; the War of 1812; impeachment proceedings against James Hawkins Peck; shipping and trade with Europe and South America; and settlement of the estates of Charles Carroll and ...

    • Contributor: Meredith, Jonathan D.
    • Date: 1795
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    Jacob Gerhard Koch papers, 1783-1941

    Merchant and marine insurance broker. Correspondence, letterbooks, diary, account books, ledgers, inventories, indexes, receipts, and miscellaneous documents relating to Koch’s investment business in Philadelphia, Amsterdam, and Alexandria, Va.

    • Contributor: Koch, Jacob Gerhard
    • Date: 1783
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    Frederick Douglass papers,

    Correspondence, diary (1886-1887), speeches, articles, manuscript of Douglass's autobiography, financial and legal papers, newspaper clippings, and other papers relating primarily to his interest in social, educational, and economic reform; his career as lecturer and writer; his travels to Africa and Europe (1886-1887); his publication of the North Star, an abolitionist newspaper, in Rochester, N.Y. (1847-1851); and his role as commissioner (1892-1893) in charge of ...

    • Contributor: Douglass, Frederick - Douglass, Helen
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    Philip Henry Sheridan papers,

    Correspondence, letterbooks, telegrams, memoir, speeches, reports, orders, financial records, scrapbooks, and other papers relating primarily to the Civil War, Reconstruction, Mexican border disputes, Indian wars, and Sheridan's service as commanding general of the U.S. Army. Civil War material relates to cavalry operations, the Appomattox, Shenandoah, and Tullahoma campaigns, the Winchester Raid, and engagements at Boonville, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Perryville, Ripley, and Stone River. Also ...

    • Contributor: Sheridan, Philip Henry
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    Adee family papers, 1824-1966

    Journals, correspondence, poetry, speeches and writings, newspaper clippings, genealogical records of the Adee and Graham families, and miscellaneous family material, including papers of Alvey A. Adee, chief of the Diplomatic Bureau at the United States Department of State and assistant secretary of state; Augustus Alvey Adee, United States Navy surgeon; and David Graham Adee, author and lawyer

    • Date: 1824
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    Denby family papers, 1850-1911

    Correspondence between members of the Denby family. Includes letters of Charles Denby (1830-1904), a lawyer and diplomat; Charles Denby (1861-1938), a diplomat; and Edwin Denby, a member of the United States Congress and secretary of the navy. Relates to the Civil War, diplomatic life in China, and the Spanish-American War.

    • Date: 1850
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    Burton Norvell Harrison family papers, 1812-1926

    Lawyer and private secretary to Jefferson Davis. Correspondence, diaries, reports, memoranda, manuscripts of articles, speeches, and books, and other papers of Harrison; of J. B. Harrison, lawyer and newspaper editor; Samuel Jordan Harrison, merchant; Mrs. Burton Harrison (formerly Constance Cary), author; Fairfax Harrison, lawyer and president of the Southern Railway; and of Francis Burton Harrison, lawyer, United States representative from New York, and governor ...

    • Contributor: Harrison, Burton Norvell
    • Date: 1812
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    Grosvenor family papers, 1827-1981

    Correspondence, diaries, speeches and writings, subject material, financial papers, printed matter, and personal miscellany, chiefly 1872-1964, of various members of the Grosvenor family, principally of Amherst and Millbury, Mass., and Washington, D.C.

    • Date: 1827
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    Oscar Terry Crosby papers, 1878-1947

    United States assistant secretary of the treasury, public utilities executive, explorer, and author. Correspondence, diaries, subject files, speeches and writings, clippings, and printed material relating primarily to Crosby's activities with the Commission for Relief in Belgium, his work at the Treasury Department, 1917-1918, interest in international finance, post-World War I German reparations and Allied debts, the establishment of an international peace tribunal, and travels ...

    • Contributor: Crosby, Oscar Terry
    • Date: 1878
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    Ameen Fares Rihani papers, 1897-1940

    Arab-American author and poet. Photocopies of correspondence, biographical material, and drafts of essays, historical and political analyses, literary criticism, novels, short stories, plays, poetry, and travel literature reflecting Rihani's Arab-American heritage.

    • Contributor: Rihani, Ameen Fares
    • Date: 1897
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    Rumsey family papers, 1661-1907

    Family of Bohemia Manor, Cecil County, Md. Correspondence among family members; wills; surveys, deeds, plats, and other documents relating to land ownership; personal and business financial accounts; contracts and other legal documents; sermons; and notes on family history.

    • Date: 1661
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    John J. Pershing papers,

    Correspondence, diaries, speeches, statements, writings, notebooks, orders, biographical material, clippings, scrapbooks, printed matter, maps, posters, photographs, and other papers primarily documenting Pershing's career in the U.S. Army, especially as commander-in-chief of the American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War I. Documents his military service in the Indian campaigns in the American West; the Spanish-American War, 1898, in Cuba; the Philippine American War, 1899-1902, ...

    • Contributor: Pershing, John J. (John Joseph) - Pershing, Helen F. (helen Frances)
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    Low-Mills family papers, 1767-1971

    Prominent family engaged in China trade. Correspondence, diaries, journals, writings and genealogical material documenting the Low, Mills, Hillard, and Loines families from the early years of the nineteenth century until the middle of the twentieth. Of special interest are papers concerning the family's activities in the China trade and the journal of Harriet Low Hillard documenting her stay in Macau, 1829-1834.

    • Date: 1767
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    Charles Edward Russell papers, 1864-1941

    Author and journalist. Correspondence, diaries, notebooks, writings, subject files, scrapbooks, clippings, printed matter, and other papers relating principally to Russell's writings and to his activities on behalf of various progressive reform causes.

    • Contributor: Russell, Charles Edward
    • Date: 1864
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    Martin Van Buren papers,

    Correspondence, speeches, messages to Congress, writings, notes, legal record book, estate record book, autobiographical material, and other papers pertaining to slavery and the antislavery movement; banking and the Second Bank of the United States; party politics in New York state and at the national level relating to the Federalist, National Republican, Whig, and Democratic parties, particularly during the Jackson and Van Buren administrations; and ...

    • Contributor: Van Buren, Martin - Van Buren, John
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    Arthur family papers, 1817-1972

    Correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, writings, printed matter, clippings, and miscellaneous material chiefly of Chester Alan Arthur II (1864-1937), sportsman and rancher, and Chester Alan ("Gavin") Arthur III (1901-1972), author and bohemian, son and grandson respectively of President Chester Alan Arthur (1829-1886).

    • Date: 1817
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    George Brinton McClellan papers, 1783-1898

    Army officer and governor of New Jersey. Correspondence, diaries, military papers, memoranda, telegrams, notes, writings, printed copies of speeches, articles, and books relating primarily to McClellan's Civil War service, particularly the Yorktown and Maryland campaigns.

    • Contributor: McClellan, George Brinton
    • Date: 1823
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    Sol M. Linowitz papers, 1778-1999

    Lawyer, businessman, diplomat, and consultant to United States presidents. Diaries, correspondence, speeches and writings, interviews, an oral history, organizational records, reports, photographs, printed matter, clippings, and travel files documenting Linowitz's career as an attorney, executive for Xerox Corporation, ambassador to the Organization of American States, co-negotiator of the Panama Canal treaties, and presidential representative to Middle East peace negotiations.

    • Contributor: Linowitz, Sol M.
    • Date: 1778
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    William Edward Dodd papers, 1895-1955

    Historian and diplomat. Correspondence, diaries, speeches, writings, autobiographical notes, printed matter, photographs, and other papers relating to Dodd's work as an author, professor of history at the University of Chicago, and ambassador to Germany.

    • Contributor: Dodd, William Edward
    • Date: 1895
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    John Wills Greenslade correspondence transcripts, 1900-2010

    Naval officer. Transcripts of correspondence, biographical material, and electronic files relating to Greenslade's career in the United States Navy.

    • Contributor: Greenslade, John Wills
    • Date: 1900
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    Nicholas Low papers, 1773-1897

    New York merchant, financier, land speculator, and state legislator. Family and business correspondence, business and ship's papers, legal papers, accounts of voyages to Asia, Europe, and South America, and printed matter. Includes correspondence with foreign merchants and relates to trade conditions, Loyalist matters, and to events in Congress during the first session following the adoption of the Constitution.

    • Contributor: Low, Nicholas
    • Date: 1773
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    W.A. Croffut papers, 1774-1933

    Author, editor, and poet. Correspondence, writings, minutes, scrapbooks, printed matter, and miscellaneous items pertaining chiefly to Croffut's publications, activities with the Anti-Imperialist League, and the presidential campaign of 1900. Includes material relating to Ethan Allen Hitchcock, copies of correspondence with Sophia Amelia Peabody Hawthorne, wife of Nathaniel Hawthorne, journals of Henry Alfred Robbins, letters of John Quincy Adams and Jefferson Davis, and autograph material.

    • Contributor: Croffut, W. A. (william Augustus) - Croffut, W. A.
    • Date: 1774
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    Montgomery C. Meigs papers, 1799-1971

    Army officer, engineer, architect, and scientist. Correspondence, diaries and journals, notebooks, family papers, military papers, drawings and plans, scrapbooks, and other papers relating primarily to Meigs's work in the United States Army Corps of Engineers, his service as quartermaster general during the Civil War, and family matters.

    • Contributor: Meigs, Montgomery C. (montgomery Cunningham) - Meigs, Montgomery C.
    • Date: 1799
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    Frederick Joseph Libby papers, 1846-1973

    Clergyman and pacifist. Diaries, correspondence, speeches and writings, and subject files pertaining to the career and activities of Frederick Joseph Libby, executive secretary of the National Council for Prevention of War.

    • Contributor: Libby, Frederick J. (frederick Joseph) - Libby, Frederick J.
    • Date: 1846
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    Clara A. Whitney papers, 1872-1975

    Diaries reflecting Whitney's life in Japan with her parents, American educators William C. Whitney and Anna L. Whitney, detailing Japanese social life and customs and the Whitney’s travels through Europe and Asia. Includes writings and other material relating to her family and to the household of her father-in-law, Japanese naval officer Katsu Kaishū.

    • Contributor: Whitney, Clara A.
    • Date: 1872