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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, John H. (John Henry) - Towers, John H.
    • Date: 1830
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    Wayne G. Borah papers, 1928-1950 Judge and attorney. Case files, charges to juries, and reports pertaining chiefly to Borah's service as a judge.
    • Contributor: Borah, Wayne G.
    • Date: 1928
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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 Marshall Harlan papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, speeches, writings, legal and financial records, subject files, family papers, and other papers relating to Harlan's career in law, politics, and the judiciary. Documents his position as judge on the U.S. Circuit Court for the Seventh Circuit, his service as associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and other aspects of his legal and judicial career. Also documents his legal practice in Kentucky...
    • Contributor: Harlan, John Marshall - Harlan, James
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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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    William A.H. Allen papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Journals describing Allen's voyage aboard the USS Circassian (Iron screw steamer) from New York to New Orleans, La.; service on the USS Cayuga (Screw steamer), West Gulf Squadron, U.S. Navy, assigned to blockade duty on the Gulf Coast during the Civil War. Includes an account of goods and vessels seized along the coast of Texas and a detailed plan of Fort Jackson, La. Later...
    • Contributor: Allen, William A. H.
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    Nicholas Philip Trist papers, 1795-1873 Diplomat and lawyer. Family and general correspondence, letterbooks, memoranda, notes, reports, legal and financial papers, writings, clippings, printed matter, and other papers relating to Trist's tenure as U.S. consul in Havana and his role in negotiating the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ending the Mexican War. Other topics include Trist's business interests, particularly his sugar plantations in Cuba and Louisiana; the establishment of the University...
    • Contributor: Trist, Nicholas Philip
    • Date: 1795
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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.
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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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    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, 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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    Nathaniel Prentiss Banks papers, 1829-1911 United States representative, governor of Massachusetts, and army officer. Family and general correspondence, diaries and notebooks, letterbooks, military papers, speeches and writings, scrapbooks, clippings, printed matter, and miscellany relating chiefly to Banks’s political career and as an army officer during the Civil War.
    • Contributor: Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss
    • Date: 1829
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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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    Edward Everett Hayden family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, diaries, journals, notebooks, financial materials, photographs, and other papers pertaining to Hayden's naval and scientific careers and to the Hayden family. Topics include Hayden's position as secretary of the National Geographic Society (1895-1897), his work in charge of time service and chronometers at the United States Naval Observatory (1902-1910), his command of the U.S. Naval Station at Key West, Fla. (1910-1915), his various...
    • Contributor: Hayden, Edward Everett - Hayden, Alfred - Hayden, Herbert (Herbert Bainbridge) - Hayden, Mary Bainbridge - Hayden, Reynolds - Hayden, William - Reynolds, Joseph Jones
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    Tilton family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, military orders, genealogical material, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other papers relating primarily to the Civil War service of the four Tilton brothers. Chiefly letters from Albert Murray Tilton and Robert Antis Tilton who served with the 51st Illinois Infantry Regiment, Henry Tilton, Jr., who served with the 24th New York Light Artillery Regiment, and William Gibbs Tilton who served with the 21st New...
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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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    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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    Francis Winslow papers, 1833-1863 Naval officer. Correspondence, journals, logs, and other papers documenting Winslow's naval career.
    • Contributor: Winslow, Francis
    • Date: 1833
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    Louisiana miscellany, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, a surveyor's notebook, reports, legal and financial records, maps, sketches, and other material relating to the early history of Louisiana under French, Spanish, and American control. Includes letters of Charles Laveau Trudeau, vital statistics from family Bibles and tombstones, papers relating to the purchase of Louisiana by the United States, and a manuscript copy of the French explorer Jean Baptiste Bénard de La...
    • Contributor: Bénard De La Harpe, Jean Baptiste
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    Wayne G. Borah papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Case files, charges to juries, and reports of the U.S. Department of Justice examiners pertaining primarily to Borah's service (1928-1949) as judge on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Case files relate chiefly to shipping disputes involving maritime vessels and railroad companies.
    • Contributor: Borah, Wayne G.
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    J. Skelly Wright papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Personal and professional correspondence, case files, opinions, memoranda, reports, speeches and writings, financial papers, teaching material, clippings, printed matter, and photographs documenting Wright's legal and judicial career. The bulk of the papers (1948-1986) pertains to his service as judge on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (1949-1962), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (1962-1987), and the...
    • Contributor: Wright, J. Skelly
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    P. Phillips family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, letterbooks, legal record books, journals, dockets, notebooks, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to the legal careers of P. Phillips and his son, W. Hallet Phillips. Documents their practice of law in Washington, D.C., in particular their practice before the Supreme Court. Includes an unpublished autobiography of P. Phillips; journal of his wife, Eugenia Levy Phillips, written while interned as a Southern sympathizer...
    • Contributor: Phillips, P. (Philip) - Levy, Fanny Yates - Levy, Jacob Clavius - Phillips, Eugenia Levy - Phillips, W. Hallett (William Hallet)
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    Francis Winslow papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, journals, logs, and other papers documenting Winslow's naval career. Includes journal (1834-1837) kept during his first cruise aboard the USS Brandywine (Frigate) to South America, subsequent shore duty in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Montevideo, Uruguay, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and aboard the USS Erie (Sloop of war); journals and logs recording his experiences aboard the USS Marion (Sloop of war) and USS Dale (Sloop...
    • Contributor: Winslow, Francis
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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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    Nicholas Philip Trist papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, letterbooks, memoranda, writings, notes, reports, legal and financial papers, clippings, printed matter, and other papers relating to Trist's tenure as U.S. consul in Havana and his role in negotiating the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ending the Mexican War. Subjects include national politics, the presidential election of John Adams, political and military affairs in Mexico, John Slidell's mission to Mexico, Winfield Scott's command of...
    • Contributor: Trist, Nicholas Philip