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    John Thompson Ford papers, 1809-1960 Theater executive and dramatist. Correspondence, playbooks, playbills, subject files, scrapbooks, and other papers relating to Ford's life and work as a theater manager in Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., in the last half of the nineteenth century, including the assassination by John Wilkes Booth of President Abraham Lincoln at his theater in Washington.
    • Contributor: Ford, John Thompson
    • Date: 1809
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    John Thompson Ford papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, play scripts and other writings, subject files, playbooks, playbills, scrapbooks, and other papers relating to Ford's life and work as a theater manager in the last half of the nineteenth century. Documents his interaction with major theatrical figures of the period; the productions featured at his theaters in Baltimore, Md., Philadelphia, Pa.; Charleston, S.C., Alexandria, Va., Richmond, Va., and Washington, D.C.; the assassination ...
    • Contributor: Ford, John Thompson - Ford, Annie - Ford, Lizzie
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    Charles Simms papers, Catalog Record Only Chiefly legal and financial papers and personal, military, and business correspondence concerning Simms' activitities as a major and lieutenant colonel in the American Revolution, his business affairs as president of the Potomac and Shenandoah Co., the establishment of the District of Columbia, and movements of the British Army near Alexandria during the war of 1812 when Simms served as major and customs officer. Correspondents ...
    • Contributor: Simms, Charles
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    Sarah Ridg Schuyler diary, Catalog Record Only Annotated typescript excerpts from a diary (1809 January 3-November 2) kept by Schuyler before her marriage, reflecting social life in Alexandria, Va., and Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Schuyler, Sarah Ridg
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    Simms-Wallach families papers, Catalog Record Only Correspondence, legal papers, financial papers, printed material, and other papers of the Simms and Wallach families relating to the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century history of Washington, D.C., and Alexandria, Va. Papers of Charles Simms include an account book recording the sale of items from the estate of George Washington and legal papers concerning Simms's real estate ownership and litigation in the state ...
    • Contributor: Simms, Charles
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    Sarah Rosetta Wakeman correspondence, Catalog Record Only Photocopies of Wakeman's letters to her family while serving with the 153rd New York Infamtry Regiment as Private Lyons Wakeman. Letters written primarily from Washington, D.C., and Alexandria, Va., with several later letters from Louisiana.
    • Contributor: Wakeman, Sarah Rosetta
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    Philip Ricard Fendall papers, Catalog Record Only Professional and family correspondence, receipts, lists, and other papers relating chiefly to Fendall's career as an editor and lawyer and to his political activities. Documents his work as an editor, under the auspices of the Library of Congress, of the Letters and Other Writings of James Madison (4 volumes; 1865); his law practice in Alexandria, Va.; and his service as U.S. district attorney for ...
    • Contributor: Fendall, Philip Ricard
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    Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company records, Catalog Record Only Volume (59 pages) containing copied extracts (1836 June 6-1839 May 11) of the meetings of the stockholders of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company, with Peter Force, mayor of Washington, D.C., presiding as chairman. Includes detailed reports by George C. Washington, president of the company, on the progress of the canal and its financing by the State of Maryland, the Corporation of Washington, the ...
    • Contributor: Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company
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    Alonzo C. Pickard papers, Catalog Record Only Chiefly letters from Pickard to his wife, Rozilla (Flagg) Pickard (b. 1843), relating to his service as sergeant in the 112th New York Infantry and as sergeant and 1st lieutenant in the 1st New York Sharpshooters. Includes letters from camps at Suffolk and Culpeper, Va., 1862-1864; from Washington, D.C., 1864 Sept.-1865 Jan., where he was on court-martial duty; and from Alexandria, Va., 1865 Jan.-June, ...
    • Contributor: Pickard, Alonzo C.
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Winthrop Henry Phelps papers, Catalog Record Only Diary (1864 May 15-1865 December 31) entitled A Chaplain's Life in the Civil War, describing Phelps' tours of duty with the 19th Connecticut Infantry (later 2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery) at forts in Alexandria, Va., and Washington, D.C., and nine Civil War engagements, including battles at Spottsylvania (1864 May) and Petersburg, Va. (1865 March-April). The diary, compiled and edited (1945) by Ethel L. Phelps, is ...
    • Contributor: Phelps, Winthrop Henry