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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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    Christiancy and Pickett families' papers, 1835-1998

    Families related by the marriage of George E. Pickett (1864-1911) to Ida Elizabeth Christiancy in 1891. Correspondence, diary, military certificates, notebooks, genealogical material and other papers relating to the Christiancy and Pickett families, including letters of Henry Clay Christiancy and his brother James Isaac Christiancy, Union Army officers during the Civil War; Confederate General George E. Pickett (1825-1875) and his wife, La Salle Corbell ...

    • Date: 1835
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    James Jenkins Gillette papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, military papers, receipts, court records, and other papers relating primarily to Gillette's Civil War service with the 4th Maryland Infantry Regiment and the 71st New York Militia Regiment and to his activities as U.S. Commissioner of Claims for Mobile, Ala. Subjects include the battles of Antietam, First Bull Run, Second Bull Run, and Chancellorville; the Atlanta, Gettysburg, and Shenandoah Valley campaigns; and Gillette's ...

    • Contributor: Gillette, James Jenkins
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    John Leeds Bozman family papers, 1688-1883

    Historian and lawyer of Maryland. Correspondence and other material pertaining to John Leeds Bozman, John Leeds Kerr, John Bozman Kerr, J. S. Bozman, William Vans Murray, Daniel Carroll (1730-1796), and others.

    • Contributor: Bozman, John Leeds
    • Date: 1669
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    Christiancy and Pickett families' papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Includes letters (1862-1864) written by Henry Clay Christiancy and his brother James Isaac Christiancy, Union Army officers from Michigan serving in Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania during the Civil War. An annotated transcription of Henry Clay Christiancy's diary (1862-1864) contains maps and photographs. Pickett family notebooks (1835-1998) contain correspondence, notes, writings, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, estate papers, genealogy, and other papers of or relating to ...

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    George Montfort Gilchrist family papers, 1854-1921

    Correspondence, school records, literary and commencement programs, poetry, and Gilpin family genealogical material. Much of the correspondence is between Gilchrist, who served with the 3rd Indiana Cavalry in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia during the Civil War, and his wife, Mollie Gilpin Gilchrist; other letters are between Mollie and her brothers, Samuel J. V. B. Gilpin, of the 1st Indiana Cavalry, and E. N. Gilpin, ...

    • Contributor: Gilchrist, George Montfort
    • Date: 1854
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    Keidel family papers, 1821-1937

    Letters from Northern prisons and Civil War records of Herman F. Keidel, biographical material relating to Louis J. Keidel, family letters from the second generation of the Keidel family in America, and correspondence and other papers of George C. Keidel.

    • Date: 1821
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    Shelby family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, memoranda, legal and financial records, military records, genealogical data, and other papers relating primarily to Evan Shelby, soldier and frontiersman, and to his son, Isaac Shelby, soldier and political leader, providing a record of frontier life and political and economic developments in Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia. The papers of Isaac Shelby document his activities during the Indian wars, Revolutionary ...

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    John Leeds Bozman family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, writings, notebooks, family papers, scrapbooks, and other papers primarily of John Leeds Bozman, John Bozman Kerr, John Leeds Kerr, and other members of the allied Bozman, Goldsborough, Kerr, Leeds, and Richardson families. Documents political, legal, and financial developments in the early history of Maryland, particularly the Eastern Shore. Includes John Leeds Bozman's poetry, political notebooks and a scrapbook of John Leeds Kerr, John ...

    • Contributor: Bozman, John Leeds
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    John Carvel Arnold papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Principally correspondence of Arnold with his wife, Mary Ann Arnold, during his Civil War service with Company I, 49th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, U.S. Army, relating chiefly to his views on the military situation in Virginia and Maryland (1864-1865), army rations and pay, the rebels, the Copperheads, family finances, and his wife's difficulties in maintaining a home and educating the children. Includes correspondence between Mary ...

    • Contributor: Arnold, John Carvel
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    George Montfort Gilchrist family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, school records, literary and commencement programs, poetry, and Gilpin family genealogical material. Much of the correspondence is between Gilchrist, who served with the 3rd Indiana Cavalry Regiment in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia during the Civil War, and his wife, Mollie Gilpin Gilchrist; other letters are between Mollie and her brothers, Samuel J.V.B. Gilpin, of the 1st Indiana Cavalry Regiment, and E.N. Gilpin, of ...

    • Contributor: Gilchrist, George Montfort
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    James Jenkins Gillette papers, 1857-1884

    U.S. Army officer, U.S. Army commissioner of subsistence, and U.S. commissioner of claims from Mobile, Alabama. Correspondence, military papers, receipts, court records, and a docket book relating to Gillette’s military service and his activities as claims commissioner.

    • Contributor: Gillette, James Jenkins
    • Date: 1857
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    W.W. Corcoran papers, 1791-1896

    Financier and philanthropist. Correspondence, letterpress books, financial papers, newspaper clippings, printed matter, and other papers relating primarily to Corcoran's business and banking interests and philanthropic efforts.

    • Contributor: Corcoran, W. W. (william Wilson) - Corcoran, W. W.
    • Date: 1791
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    Keidel family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Keidel family papers. Chiefly the papers of George C. Keidel, professor of romance languages at Johns Hopkins University and later an employee of the Library of Congress Copyright Office, including correspondence, annotations, and writings concerning his study of Aesop's Fables and other early works. Also includes letters (1861-1865) of Herman F. Keidel to his family in Maryland while serving with the 12th Virginia Cavalry ...

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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
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    W.W. Corcoran papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, letterpress books, financial records, newspaper clippings, printed matter, and other papers relating primarily to Corcoran's business and banking interests and philanthropic efforts. Documents his involvement with the brokerage and banking firms, Corcoran & Riggs, Washington, D.C.; Riggs and Co, New York, N.Y.; Bank of America; and Wilson, Colston & Co., Baltimore, Md. Also documents his investment ventures in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad ...

    • Contributor: Corcoran, W. W. (william Wilson) - Corcoran, Thomas
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    Feamster family papers, 1794-1967

    Members of the Feamster (Feemster) family. Diaries, notebooks, correspondence, financial and legal papers, writings, and miscellaneous material illustrating the activities of four interrelated families from 1794 to 1967 whose members were engaged in farming, the law, medicine, the military, politics, religion, and other pursuits in Virginia, West Virginia, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, Kansas, Iowa, and Maryland. The collection also contains genealogical information about the Cary ...

    • Contributor: Cary, Charles William - Feamster, Claudius Newman - Feamster, Felix Claudius - Feamster, Martha Alderson - Feamster, Robert Cantrell - Feamster, Samuel William Newman - Feamster, Thomas L.
    • Date: 1794
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    Feamster family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diaries, essays, notes and notebooks, financial and legal records, circulars, genealogical material, newspaper clippings, and other papers of the allied Feamster (Feemster), Alderson, Cary (Carey), and Mathews (Matthews) families. Subjects include farming, law, medicine, military, politics, and religion, as well as geography, economic and social conditions, and education in areas and states in which members of the family visited or resided including Arkansas, ...

    • Contributor: Cary, Charles William - Feamster, Claudius Newman - Feamster, Felix Claudius - Feamster, Martha Alderson - Feamster, Robert Cantrell - Feamster, Samuel William Newman - Feamster, Thomas L.
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    Shelby family papers, 1738-1916

    Correspondence, memoranda, legal and financial papers, military records, genealogical data, and memorabilia relating mainly to Evan Shelby, soldier and frontiersman, and to his son, Isaac Shelby, soldier and political leader, providing a record of frontier life and political and economic developments in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky.

    • Date: 1738
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    Clarence E. Bailey correspondence, Catalog Record Only

    Chiefly correspondence of Bailey addressed to his family during his service with the 129th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, U.S. Army. Bailey notes movements of the regiment; details of skirmishes and battles in Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia; camp life; clothing, rations, and other supplies; medical care; and family affairs. He describes the aftermath of the Battle of Antietam, Md., 1862, and makes mention of military ...

    • Contributor: Bailey, Clarence E. - Foss, Stuart M.
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    George Washington Hall diary, Catalog Record Only

    Diary kept by Hall while serving with the 14th Georgia Infantry Regiment, Confederate States of America Army, describing the Peninsular Campaign, 1862, and the battles of Antietam, Md. (1862), Chancellorsville, Va. (1863), Gettysburg, Pa. (1863), the Wilderness, Va. (1864), and Spotsylvania Court House, Va. (1864), as well as operations along the Rappahannock and Rapidan rivers in the fall of 1863. Includes information pertaining to ...

    • Contributor: Hall, George Washington
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    Sidney Morris Davis memoirs, Catalog Record Only

    Holograph manuscript by Davis recounting his Civil War service as a Union cavalryman in Company F of the Sixth Cavalry from 1861 to 1864. Topics include camp life; military engagements in Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania; and Davis's incarceration in the Confederate prison on Belle Isle in the James River at Richmond, Va.

    • Contributor: Davis, Sidney Morris
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    Charlotte Browne journal, Catalog Record Only

    Journal (1754 Nov. 17-1757 Aug. 4) of a voyage from London to Virginia, pertaining to incidents at Hampton and Fort Cumberland, Va., Frederick Town, Md., Philadelphia, Pa., and New York State during the French and Indian War.

    • Contributor: Browne, Charlotte
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    Journal of a French traveler in the colonies, Catalog Record Only

    Journal (79 pages; 1764 December 4-1765 September 7) by an unidentified Frenchman traveling through Jamaica, Cuba, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Philadelphia and New York. Of particular note are the author's observations on Patrick Henry and the debate in the Virginia House of Burgesses over the Stamp Act.

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    James Edward Shortelle family papers, Catalog Record Only

    Chiefly letters of Shortelle while a cadet at the United States Military Academy in 1866 and of his brother, Robert P. Shortelle, who served with the 6th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment in Maryland and Virginia during the Civil War.

    • Contributor: Shortelle, James Edward