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    Henry Clay family papers, 1732-1927

    Personal, official, and family correspondence, speeches, writings, business records, legal files, biographical material, printed matter, and other papers chiefly documenting the public career and private life of statesman Henry Clay (1777-1852), United States secretary of state and representative and senator from Kentucky; his son, James B. Clay (1817-1864), diplomat, United States representative from Kentucky, and Confederate sympathizer; and other members of Henry Clay's family.

    • Contributor: Clay, Henry
    • Date: 1732
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    William Allen papers, 1796-1879

    Lawyer, farmer, and U.S. representative and senator from and governor of Ohio. Correspondence, speeches, memoranda, financial records, printed material, maps, and other papers largely relating to Allen's service as United States senator (1837-1848) and governor (1873-1875) of Ohio.

    • Contributor: Allen, William
    • Date: 1796
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    Victor Gruen papers, 1886-1991

    Designer, architect, and urban planner. Personal and business correspondence, project files, speeches, writings, biographical material, and scrapbooks documenting Gruen's career in architectural design, city planning, and environmental counseling, with special emphasis on architectural and land use projects undertaken from 1960 to 1980 by his firms, Gruen Associates, headquartered in New York, New York, and Los Angeles, California, and Victor Gruen International, centered in Vienna, ...

    • Contributor: Gruen, Victor
    • Date: 1886
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    Fitz-John Porter papers, 1830-1949

    Army officer and public official in New York, N.Y., and New Jersey. Correspondence, telegrams, reports, memoranda, writings, autobiographical and biographical material, maps, scrapbooks, printed matter, and miscellany largely concerning Porter's court-martial and cashiering out of military service during the Civil War and his later reinstatement and presidential pardon.

    • Contributor: Porter, Fitz-John
    • Date: 1830
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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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    Samuel Freeman Miller correspondence and diaries, 1854-1887

    Lawyer and associate justice of the Supreme Court. Letters from Miller to his brother-in-law, William Pitt Ballinger, relating to a broad range of political and judicial issues and a microfilm edition of Ballinger's diaries.

    • Contributor: Miller, Samuel Freeman
    • Date: 1854
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    Luis Aury papers, 1801-1911

    French privateer and governor of an independent republic which he established in Galveston, Texas. Correspondence, legal records, and other papers relating to Aury's experiences as a member of French naval forces sent to Hispaniola in 1802, corsair conducting raids on English and Spanish ships in the Caribbean Sea, naval commander for the United Provinces of Rio del Plata (Provincias Unidas del Río de la ...

    • Contributor: Aury, Luis
    • Date: 1801
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    Duff Green papers, 1716-1883

    Journalist, politician, entrepreneur, and industrial promoter. Correspondence, writings, maps, and printed matter reflecting Green’s political service and views on Southern culture.

    • Contributor: Green, Duff
    • Date: 1716
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    Oveta Culp Hobby papers, 1941-1997

    Newspaper editor and publisher, director of the Women’s Army Corps, secretary of health, education, and welfare, and businesswoman. Correspondence, printed matter, and other papers relating to Hobby’s work during World War II as chief of the Women’s Interest Section of the Bureau of Public Relations in the War Department and as the first director of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps.

    • Contributor: Hobby, Oveta Culp
    • Date: 1941
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    James K. Polk papers, 1775-1891

    United States president, Speaker of the House and representative from Tennessee, and governor of Tennessee. General correspondence, presidental letterbooks, diaries, account and memorandum books, drafts and copies of speeches and messages, family papers, financial and legal papers, and printed matter relating primarily to Polk's political career in Tennessee and on the national level.

    • Contributor: Polk, James K. (james Knox) - Polk, James K.
    • Date: 1775
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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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    Charles Maccubbin papers, circa 1945-1988

    United States Army officer. Manuscript and typewritten transcript of Maccubbin's memoir, his military service record, a map, and photographs relating chiefly to Maccubbin's military service from 1886 to 1919.

    • Contributor: Maccubbin, Charles
    • Date: 1945
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    Ludwig Bemelmans papers, 1951-1962

    Author, artist, and children’s book writer and illustrator. Drafts of the novels Are You Hungry, Are You Cold and The Street Where the Heart Lies. Also includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous papers.

    • Contributor: Bemelmans, Ludwig
    • Date: 1951
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    James Knight and Walter C. White papers, 1825-1867

    “Old Three Hundred” colonists and land grantees from Stephen F. Austin’s colony in Texas. Correspondence, financial, legal, and real estate papers, and a hand-drawn map of Fort Bend County, Texas.

    • Contributor: Knight, James
    • Date: 1825
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    Edward Everett Hayden family papers, 1817-1963

    Naval officer and scientist. Correspondence, diaries, journals, notebooks, financial material, photographs, and other papers pertaining to Hayden's naval and scientific careers and to his family.

    • Contributor: Hayden, Edward Everett
    • Date: 1817
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    Burbank-Van Voorhis families papers, 1814-1913

    Members of the Burbank and Van Voorhis (Voorhees) families. Diaries, correspondence, and military papers of Burbank and Van Voorhis family members spanning the War of 1812, Mexican War, Civil War, and American occupation of the Philippines in the early twentieth century.

    • Date: 1814
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    DeButts-Ely collection of Lee family papers, 1749-1914

    Reproductions of originals of correspondence, letterbooks, journal, scrapbook, memorandum book, reminiscence, clippings, and other papers pertaining primarily to Robert E. Lee and members of his family, including his wife, Mary Custis Lee.

    • Date: 1749
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    Albert Sidney Burleson papers, 1845-1943

    United States representative from Texas, postmaster general in Woodrow Wilson's cabinet, and Democratic Party leader. Correspondence, memoranda, printed matter, scrapbooks, and articles relating chiefly to Burleson’s career in politics and government, including letters to and from Woodrow Wilson.

    • Contributor: Burleson, Albert Sidney
    • Date: 1845
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    Henry M. Robert papers, 1853-1937

    Army officer, engineer, and parliamentarian. Diaries, memoranda books, correspondence, letterbooks, subject files, and other papers relating mainly to Robert’s service as an engineer and parliamentarian.

    • Contributor: Robert, Henry M. (henry Martyn) - Robert, Henry M.
    • Date: 1853
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    Nelson W. Aldrich papers, 1777-1930

    United States representative and senator from Rhode Island, financier, and philanthropist. Correspondence, journal, appointment books, drafts of speeches, memoranda, financial records, reports, legislative matter, scrapbooks, serial publications, and other printed material relating chiefly to Aldrich's career in Congress.

    • Contributor: Aldrich, Nelson W. (nelson Wilmarth) - Aldrich, Nelson W.
    • Date: 1777
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    William Franklin Patterson papers, 1812-1937

    Civil engineer and army officer. Correspondence, military records, writings, newspapers, notes, and fragments relating principally to Patterson’s Civil War service in the Union Army.

    • Contributor: Patterson, William Franklin
    • Date: 1812
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    Alexander Hamilton Stephens papers, 1784-1886

    Lawyer, journalist, governor of Georgia, member of both houses of Congress, and vice president of the Confederate States of America. Correspondence, telegrams, memoranda, legal documents, clippings, and an autobiography and journal reflecting Stephens’s career in government and politics.

    • Contributor: Stephens, Alexander Hamilton - Stephens, Alexander H.
    • Date: 1784
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    Lewis Tappan papers, 1809-1903

    Abolitionist, merchant, and publisher. Correspondence, journals, and other papers reflecting Tappan's interests in abolition, African-American education, religion, and his business ventures.

    • Contributor: Tappan, Lewis
    • Date: 1809
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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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    John J. Crittenden papers, 1782-1913

    United States attorney general, United States senator, and governor of Kentucky. Chiefly correspondence and some legal papers, speeches, and state papers relating to Crittenden's career in politics and government.

    • Contributor: Crittenden, John J. (john Jordan) - Crittenden, John J.
    • Date: 1782