Search Manuscripts/Mixed Material

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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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    French and American Claims Commission records, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, petitions, inventories, depositions, lists, certificates, and receipts. Most of the correspondence is from French residents in New Orleans and elsewhere in Louisiana and is addressed to the French consul in New Orleans, the French minister in Washington, D.C., and the ministry of foreign affairs (Ministère des affaires étrangères) in Paris. Some petitions are from French residents in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi, Missouri, and...
    • Contributor: French and American Claims Commission
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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
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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
    • Date: 1778
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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) - Butler, Benjamin F.
    • Date: 1778
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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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    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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    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) - Beauregard, G. T.
    • Date: 1844
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Benjamin F. Butler papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, letterbooks, order books, reports, notebooks, newspaper clippings, charts, maps, photographs, and other papers concerning Butler's Civil War commands, service as U.S. representative from and governor of Massachusetts, and candidacy for U.S. president in 1884. Documents Butler's participation in military operations in Maryland, 1861; Fort Clark and Fort Hatteras, Outer Banks, N.C., 1861; Petersburg, Va., 1864-1865; and Fort Fisher, N.C., 1864-1865. Also documents his...
    • Contributor: Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin)
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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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    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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    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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    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.
    • Date: 1771
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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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    James O. Harrison papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, writings, notes, notebooks, biographical material, legal and financial records, scrapbooks, printed matter, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to Harrison's personal and professional life, including his law practices in Eatonton, Ga.; Lexington, Ky.; Vicksburg, Miss.; New Orleans, La.; and Richmond, Va. Also documents his work with Lexington, Ky., public schools, and his role as executor of Henry Clay's estate. Correspondents include William T....
    • Contributor: Harrison, James O.