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    Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Presbytery of Washington City records, 1823-1950

    Regional association of Presbyterian churches in Washington, D.C., and vicinity in Virginia and Maryland. Proceedings of the Presbytery of Washington City and its predecessors, the Presbytery of the District of Columbia and the Presbytery of the Potomac, concerning the administration and establishment of churches in the Washington, D.C., region. Includes an historical volume summarizing proceedings and the history of the presbyteries.

    • Contributor: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Presbytery of Washington City
    • Date: 1823
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    Hugh T. Taggart collection relating to the District of Columbia and Maryland, 1751-1889

    United States district attorney. Correspondence, letterbooks, daybooks, minutes, notebooks, accounts, invoices, financial records, broadside, and printed matter collected by Hugh T. Taggart relating to the survey, sale, and assessment of property in the District of Columbia, Georgetown (Washington, D.C.), and Maryland.

    • Contributor: Taggart, Hugh T. (hugh Thomas) - Taggart, Hugh T.
    • Date: 1751
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    F.W. Lander and J.M. Lander papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, writings, military dispatches and telegrams, notes, reports, scrapbooks, printed matter, maps, and other papers relating chiefly to Lander's activities surveying and exploring overland routes through the West and to his Civil War service in Virginia and Maryland under George Brinton McClellan and Chas. P. Stone. Documents his work as chief engineer and superintendent of the Fort Kearney, South Pass, and Honey Lake Wagon ...

    • Contributor: Lander, F. W. (frederick West) - Lander, J. M. (jean Margaret)
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    Lewis H. Machen family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Chiefly family correspondence of Lewis H. Machen, relating to personal matters and to national politics prior to the Civil War, especially slavery and the Compromise of 1850, and mentioning John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, Andrew Jackson, and Daniel Webster, together with other correspondence, speeches, writings, subject files, and other papers; correspondence of Machen's son, Arthur Webster Machen (1827-1919), lawyer, of Baltimore, Md., reflecting opinion ...

    • Contributor: Machen, Lewis H. (lewis Henry) - Gresham, Leroy Wiley - Machen, Arthur Webster - Machen, Caroline Webster - Machen, Emmeline - Machen, James P. - Machen, Minnie Gresham
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    Nathaniel Prentiss Banks papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence (1860-1880), and diaries and notebooks, letterbooks, military papers, speeches and writings, scrapbooks, clippings, printed matter, and miscellany relating chiefly to Banks's political career in the House of Representatives and to his service as an army officer during the Civil War. Includes papers on the Kansas territorial question, the assault on Charles Sumner, and the establishment of the Republican Party. Civil War topics include ...

    • Contributor: Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss
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    William D. Wilkins papers, 1847-1863

    United States Army officer and lawyer. Correspondence, diary, and newspaper clippings relating to Wilkins’s service in the Mexican War and the Civil War.

    • Contributor: Wilkins, William D. (william Duncan) - Wilkins, William D.
    • Date: 1847
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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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    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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    Daniel Read Larned papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Chiefly letters written by Larned to his sisters and brother-in-law pertaining primarily to General Ambrose Everett Burnside's expedition to North Carolina. Includes descriptions of the battles of Beaufort, Fort Macon, New Bern, and Roanoke Island, N.C. Other subjects include the battles of Antietam, Md., and Cold Harbor, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, and Wilderness, Va.; and the sieges of Petersburg, Va., and Knoxville, Tenn. Larned describes the ...

    • Contributor: Larned, Daniel Read
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    Florence Deakins Becker papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diaries, speeches, writings, subject files, family papers, scrapbooks, and other papers relating principally to Becker's volunteer activities on behalf of various health and medical causes, especially the crusade against cancer and tuberculosis. Documents her work with the George Ferdinand Becker Memorial Library, Independence, Va.; Ligue du Nord Contre la Tuberculose; Tuberculosis Association of Bengal; and Urgent Relief for France. Subjects include American efforts ...

    • Contributor: Becker, Florence Deakins
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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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    Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Presbytery of Washington City records, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Proceedings of the Presbytery of Washington City and its predecessors, the Presbytery of the District of Columbia and the Presbytery of the Potomac, concerning the administration and establishment of churches in the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Subjects include the response of the presbyteries to the Civil War, World War I, the influenza epidemic of 1918-1919, the Great Depression, and World War II. Includes ...

    • Contributor: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Presbytery of Washington City
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    Fitz-John Porter papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, telegrams, reports, memoranda, articles, autobiographical, biographical and genealogical material, financial and legal papers, annotated printed matter, scrapbooks, maps, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to Porter's court-martial and cashiering out of military service on January 21, 1863, as a result of his conduct during the Second Battle of Bull Run on August 29, 1862, the review by a board of officers, his reinstatement, ...

    • Contributor: Porter, Fitz-John
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    Chandler B. Gillam papers, 1850-1919

    Soldier and farmer. Correspondence, a diary, a journal, a photograph, family papers, writings, and other papers relating chiefly to Gillam's Civil War service with the Twenty-eighth New York Infantry Regiment, United States Army. The diary, written by W. L. Hicks, documents the history of the twenty-eighth regiment of New York.

    • Contributor: Gillam, Chandler
    • Date: 1850
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    Ezra Ayers Carman papers, 1861-1909

    United States Army officer, civil servant, and author. Holograph drafts of chapters, plus maps, correspondence, newspaper clippings, notes, and printed matter comprising Carman’s book file for his history of the American Civil War.

    • Contributor: Carman, Ezra Ayers
    • Date: 1861
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    Daniel Read Larned papers, 1861-1878

    Army officer and private secretary to General Ambrose Everett Burnside. Correspondence and other material concerning campaigns by the Union Army in North Carolina and Virginia and Burnside’s relationship with other generals.

    • Contributor: Larned, Daniel Read
    • Date: 1861
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    John Glassford and Company records, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Ledgers, journals, daybooks, inventories, cashbooks, and letterbooks of the various mercantile firms in Maryland and Virginia representing or succeeding the Glasgow, Scotland, firm of John Glassford and Company in the Chesapeake tobacco trade. Under the name Glassford and Company, the firm operated stores in Maryland at Baltimore, Bladensburg, Chaptico, Georgetown (later part of Washington, D.C.), Leonardtown, Lower Marlboro, Newport, Nottingham, Piscataway, Port Tobacco, and ...

    • Contributor: John Glassford and Company - Glassford, John
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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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    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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    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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    Samuel Smith family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, letterbooks, military and political papers, notebooks, diaries, financial and legal papers, writings, printed matter, and other papers. Papers (1772-1850) of Samuel Smith relate to such topics as affairs of the U.S. Senate, public finance and the Bank of the United States, trade and tariffs, relations with Great Britain and France, Fort McHenry and the defense of Baltimore during the War of 1812, and ...

    • Contributor: Smith, Samuel
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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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    Singing and Praying Bands concert collection, 2012 August 23

    Video recording and photographs of a concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on August 23, 2012 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The ministry of the Singing and Praying Bands takes place in host churches, often at a camp meeting after an evening preaching service is over. Members line out a hymn, pray a prayer, ...

    • Contributor: Singing and Praying Bands of Delaware and Maryland - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (u.s.) - Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2012
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    Chandler B. Gillam papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence primarily with Gillam's wife, Sarah Larned, and his parents; diary; journal; writings; Gillam (Gilliam) family papers; photograph; and other papers relating chiefly to his Civil War service with the Twenty-eighth New York Infantry Regiment, U.S. Army. Includes correspondence, diary, and pension papers of the regimental clerk, W.L. Hicks. Also includes one broadside relating to Capt. E.A. Bowen's Civil War service with the twenty-eighth ...

    • Contributor: Gillam, Chandler - Collier, Ellen C. (ellen Clodfelter) - Hicks, W. L. (washington L.)
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    Joseph Bloomfield Osborn papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Chiefly correspondence of Osborn, who served in Company F, 26th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry and in the U.S. Navy, with Osborn family members and Louise Landau (married Osborn in 1866). Also includes a diary (1862-1863) and biographical sketch of Osborn. Subjects include enlistments, camp life, training, and marches in Maryland and Virginia. Osborn also discusses discipline and morale, the attitude and condition of Confederate ...

    • Contributor: Osborn, Joseph Bloomfield