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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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    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 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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    Robert Carter papers, 1685-1828

    Tobacco planter and iron manufacturer. Correspondence, memorandum books, account books, and religious writings relating primarily to the operation of Nomini Hall in Westmoreland County, Va., other Virginia estates, shipment of tobacco, the Baltimore Iron Works, and his affiliation with the Baptists and the Swedenborgian Church of the New Jerusalem.

    • Contributor: Carter, Robert
    • Date: 1685
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    Benjamin F. Butler papers, 1778-1929

    Army officer, state legislator and U.S. representative from Massachusetts, governor of Massachusetts, and military governor of New Orleans. Correspondence, letterbooks, order books, reports, notebooks, newspaper clippings, and other papers concerning Butler's Civil War commands, his service in the United States Congress as a representative from Massachusetts, his election as governor of Massachusetts, and his candidacy for president.

    • Contributor: Butler, Benjamin F. (benjamin Franklin) - Butler, Benjamin F.
    • Date: 1778
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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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    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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    William D. Wilkins papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Letters to Wilkins from his mother, Maria Wilkins, while he served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War, 1846-1848; letters from Wilkins to his wife, Elizabeth Cass Trowbridge Wilkins, during his Civil War service in Maryland and Virginia; and a diary and newspaper article chronicling Wilkins's captivity as a prisoner of war at Libby Prison, Richmond, Va.

    • Contributor: Wilkins, William D. (william Duncan)
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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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    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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    William Wirt papers, 1802-1858

    Lawyer, politician, U. S. attorney general, and biographer. Correspondence, writings, and printed matter pertaining to Wirt’s family and career as a lawyer, politician, and author.

    • Contributor: Wirt, William
    • Date: 1802
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    George Brinton McClellan papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence; telegrams; memoranda; diaries; writings; notes; military papers; printed copies of speeches, articles, and books; McClellan family papers; scrapbooks; and other papers relating primarily to McClellan's Civil War service particularly in the Peninsular Campaign and Battle of Antietam, Md. Includes materials relating to his 1864 report on the U.S. Army of the Potomac; years as a cadet and instructor at the United States Military ...

    • Contributor: McClellan, George (george Brinton) - McClellan, Ellen Marcy - Minter, Joseph F.
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    Robert Carter papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, memorandum books, account books, religious writings, and other papers relating primarily to Carter's operation of Nomini Hall in Westmoreland County, Va., his other Virginia estates, the shipment of tobacco, the Baltimore Iron Works, the Baptists, and the Swedenborgian Church of the New Jerusalem. Subjects include farm tenancy and abolition of slavery. Correspondents include his son, George Carter; Spencer Ball; Daniel Carroll; Benjamin Dawson; ...

    • Contributor: Carter, Robert
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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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    Blair family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, speeches, lectures, writings, legal files, financial records, military records, biographical and genealogical material, printed matter, photographs, and other papers of Blair family members. Family correspondents include many members of the immediate Blair family as well as extended relations such as Mary Elizabeth Woodbury Blair, Gustavus Vasa Fox, Virginia L. Woodbury Fox, Elizabeth Blair Lee, Samuel Phillips Lee, Minna Blair Richey, and ...

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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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    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
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Blair family papers, 1755-1968

    Prominent family in nineteenth century national politics. Correspondence, speeches and writings, legal files, financial records, historical research files, printed matter, and estate records documenting principally the careers of Francis Preston Blair, journalist and presidential advisor, Frank P. Blair, soldier and politician, and Montgomery Blair, lawyer and cabinet officer.

    • Date: 1755
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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.