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    F.W. Lander and J.M. Lander papers, Correspondence, writings, military dispatches and telegrams, notes, reports, scrapbooks, printed matter, maps, and other papers relating chiefly to Frederick West Lander's activities surveying and exploring overland routes through the West and to his Civil War service in Virginia and Maryland under Generals George Brinton McClellan and Chas. P. Stone. Documents his work as chief engineer and superintendent of the Fort Kearney, South Pass, and ...
    • Contributor: Lander, F. W. (Frederick West) - Lander, J. M. (Jean Margaret)
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    Robert Mills papers, Correspondence, reports, notebooks, plans, drawings, sketches, financial records, printed matter, and other papers relating primarily to Mills' designs for public buildings in Washington, D.C., and to his duties as Architect of the Capitol. Also includes material relating to commissions in Richmond, Va., and Baltimore, Md., for public buildings and monuments.
    • Contributor: Mills, Robert
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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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    John Thompson Ford papers, 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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    John Leeds Bozman family papers, 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 - Kerr, John Bozman - Kerr, John Leeds - Richardson, Daniel - Richardson, Ruth
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    Ezra Ayers Carman papers, Correspondence, drafts of chapters, notes, printed material, maps, and other papers comprising Carman's book file for his history of the American Civil War. Subjects include campaigns in Maryland, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, the Potomac River, and the Shenandoah Valley; Abraham Lincoln and his relations with George Brinton McClellan and other Union officers; secession and the secession convention in Virginia; and slavery.
    • Contributor: Carman, Ezra Ayers
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    Florence Deakins Becker papers, 1891-1963 Nurse and volunteer worker. Correspondence, diaries, family papers, subject files, speeches and writings, scrapbooks, and other papers relating principally to Becker’s volunteer activities on behalf of various health and medical causes, especially the crusade against tuberculosis and cancer.
    • Contributor: Becker, Florence Deakins
    • Date: 1891
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    John Glassford and Company records, 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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    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 Carvel Arnold papers, 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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    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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    Lewis H. Machen family papers, 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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    George Montfort Gilchrist family papers, 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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    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 Hamilton and William Hamilton correspondence, Correspondence of the Hamilton family, primarily of brothers, John Hamilton and William Hamilton. Letters (1838-1855) of John Hamilton, addressed to his mother, Rosanna Boyd Hamilton, and other family members from his home in Zavala, Texas. Subjects include family matters, the difficulties of life in Texas, relations with the Indians, African Americans and slavery in Texas, political affairs of Texas and the United States, his ...
    • Contributor: Hamilton, William
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    Ward family papers, Correspondence, broadsides, songs, financial papers, printed matter, and other papers of William Norvell Ward and members of his family. Includes material relating to the Civil War, particularly the Peninsular, Second Bull Run, Antietam, and Gettysburg campaigns; Reconstruction; and social life and customs in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Md., and northern Virginia.
    • Contributor: Ward, William Norvell
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    Feamster family papers, 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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    Blair family papers, 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 ...
    • Contributor: Blair, Francis Preston - Blair, Frank P., (Francis Preston) - Blair, Gist - Blair, Montgomery - Blair, Woodbury - Clapp, Charles Q. - Stevens, Samuel - Woodbury, Levi
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    Singing and Praying Bands concert collection, 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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    Ward family papers, 1831-1904 Family from Richmond County, Virginia. Correspondence, broadsides, songs, financial records, printed matter, and other papers of William Norvell Ward, Episcopal clergyman and Confederate soldier, and members of his family including material relating to the Civil War, Reconstruction, and social life and customs in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Maryland, and northern Virginia.
    • Date: 1831
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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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    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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    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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    W.W. Corcoran papers, 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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    Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Presbytery of Washington Ci... 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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    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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    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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    William Wirt papers, Correspondence, writings, reminiscences, clippings, and other papers pertaining primarily to the Wirt (Werth) family, a Southern slaveholding family. Topics include social life in Baltimore, Md., Richmond, Va., and Washington, D.C., Christian piety, and sickness and death in the Wirt family. Also includes material concerning the trial of Aaron Burr, legal work conducted by Wirt as U.S. district attorney, Richmond, Va., 1816, and as U.S. ...
    • Contributor: Wirt, William
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    Gilbert Thompson journal,
    Gilbert Thompson papers
    Journal (1861-1864) of Thompson's Civil War experiences in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., while serving as a topographical engineer in the Engineer Battalion, U.S. Army of the Potomac. Includes later reminiscences; description of bridges, armaments, and firearms; and sketches and photographs of army officers and battle sites. Includes correspondence, laid in, of Nathaniel Prentiss Banks.
    • Contributor: Thompson, Gilbert

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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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    Benjamin F. Butler papers, Correspondence, letterbooks, order books, reports, notebooks, newspaper clippings, charts, maps, photographs, and other papers concerning Butler's Civil War commands, service as U.S. representative from and governor of Massachusetts, and candidacy for U.S. president in 1884. Documents Butler's participation in military operations in Maryland, 1861; Fort Clark and Fort Hatteras, Outer Banks, N.C., 1861; Petersburg, Va., 1864-1865; and Fort Fisher, N.C., 1864-1865. Also documents his ...
    • Contributor: Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin)
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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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    Florence Deakins Becker papers, 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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    Donald Benham Civil War collection, Correspondence, speeches, military orders and records, financial and legal records, and other papers of Union Army officers and soldiers concerning recruitment, enlistment, camp life, battle engagements, military strategy, and distribution of military supplies. Other subjects include diplomatic policy, abolition and slavery, and social conditions in the South during its occupation by Union forces. Includes records of the U.S. Navy Potomac Flotilla pertaining to communications ...
    • Contributor: Benham, Donald
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    Chandler B. Gillam papers, 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, 1862-1865 Soldier and sailor. Mainly Civil War correspondence of Osborn, who served in Company F, 26th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry and in the U.S. Navy, together with a diary and biographical sketch of Osborn.
    • Contributor: Osborn, Joseph Bloomfield
    • Date: 1862
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    Alvah H. Granniss papers, Correspondence, including originals and typescripts of letters; a memoranda by Granniss about his Civil War service; poems and a song; envelopes; printed matter; artifacts; and other papers relating chiefly to Granniss's Civil War service with the 1st Connecticut Cavalary Regiment, U.S. Army. Consists primarily of letters from Granniss to his sister, Mary Ann Tuttle, and his parents, Henry H. Granniss and Louisa Granniss, and ...
    • Contributor: Granniss, Alvah H.
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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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    Christiancy and Pickett families' papers, 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 ...
    • Contributor: Christiancy, Henry Clay - Christiancy, James Isaac - Pickett, George E. (George Edward) - Pickett, La Salle Corbell
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    Fitz-John Porter papers, 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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    Samuel Smith family papers, 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 - Smith, John Spear - Smith, Robert
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    Hugh T. Taggart collection relating to the District of Columb... Correspondence, letterbooks, daybooks, minutes, notebooks, legal briefs, financial records, scrapbook, printed matter, broadside, and other papers and records collected by Taggart probably during his work on the Potomac Flats case determining waterfront boundary issues. Relates chiefly to the assessment, sale, and survey of property in the District of Columbia, Georgetown, and Maryland. Includes an account book of Charles Beatty; survey notebooks of Lewis Canberry; ...
    • Contributor: Taggart, Hugh T. (Hugh Thomas) - Beatty, Charles - Canberry, Lewis - Cruikshank, Robert - King, Rt. (Robert) - Swan, Robert - District of Columbia. Levy Court (Washington County) - Georgetown (Washington, D.C.). Board of Commissioners - Falls Bridge Turnpike Company - Georgetown and Leesburg Turnpike Company
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    Joseph Bloomfield Osborn papers, 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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    Robert Carter papers, 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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    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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    Keidel family papers, 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 ...
    • Contributor: Keidel, George C. (George Charles)
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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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    William D. Wilkins papers, 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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    John Glassford and Company records, 1743-1886 Mercantile firm. 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.
    • Contributor: John Glassford and Company
    • Date: 1743
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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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    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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    Nathaniel Prentiss Banks papers, 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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    Robert Mills papers, 1804-1862 Architect and engineer. Correspondence, bills, receipts, plans, drawings, sketches, reports, notebooks, and printed matter relating mainly to Mills's designs for public buildings in Washington, D.C., and to his duties as architect of the Capitol.
    • Contributor: Mills, Robert
    • Date: 1804
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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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    Samuel Smith family papers, 1772-1911 Army officer and statesman. Correspondence, letterbooks, military and political papers, and miscellaneous material relating to Samuel Smith's forty years in Congress, his military career, and the history and politics of Maryland. Includes papers relating to John Spear Smith, Robert Smith, and other Smith family members.
    • Contributor: Smith, Samuel
    • Date: 1772
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    Frank Alden Hill genealogical collection, Legal records, genealogical records, pedigree charts, and heraldic crests relating to the Chase, Hathaway, Hill, Lawrence, Stephens (Stevens), and Townley families. Records relate to inhabitants of New Jersey, New York, Maryland, and Virginia.
    • Contributor: Hill, Frank Alden
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    George Brinton McClellan papers, 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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    Donald Benham Civil War collection, 1806-1916 Collector. Correspondence, financial and legal records, military orders and records, speeches, and miscellaneous items comprising the Civil War collection of Donald Benham.
    • Contributor: Benham, Donald
    • Date: 1806
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    Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Presbytery of Washington Ci... 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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    Daniel Read Larned papers, 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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    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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    Frank Alden Hill genealogical collection, 1627-1897 Lawyer and genealogist. Copies of legal and genealogical records, and pedigree charts and heraldic crests relating to the Hill, Lawrence, Townley, Stephens, and Hathaway families, from documents contained in American and European library and museum collections.
    • Contributor: Hill, Frank Alden
    • Date: 1627
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    Hugh T. Taggart collection relating to the District of Columb... 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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    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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    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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    Shelby family papers, 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 ...
    • Contributor: Shelby, Evan - Shelby, Isaac
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    James Jenkins Gillette papers, 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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    1983 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, Manuscript materials, sound recordings, and photographs documenting the performance of blues music from Virginia; Cambodian classical dance from Maryland, with Rich Kennedy of the National Council for the Traditional Arts narrating the performance; bluegrass music from Virginia; western string band music from Utah; Armenian music from Washington, D.C.; cowboy songs from Arkansas; North Carolina Piedmont country blues music and buck dance, including hand-clapping, and ...
    • Contributor: Jackson, John - Jackson, James - Sarkisian, Leo - Ohrlin, Glenn - Holloway, Quentin - Holeman, John Dee - Michael, Edd - Khmer Classical Dance Troupe - Grass Reflections (Musical Group) - Deseret String Band - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - National Council for the Traditional Arts
    • Date: 1983
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    Anderson family papers, Correspondence (1854-1895) of the Anderson and Moler (Mohler) families of Anderson County, Kan., and Ohio, relating to farming and to family matters; correspondence (1915-1931) of Cora W. (Anderson) Du Laney and Homer Eiler concerning the genealogy of the Anderson, Bealmear, Duckett, Moler (Mohler), and other related families of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
    • Contributor: Dulaney, Cora W. - Eiler, Homer
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Sarah Hall geography copybook, Geography copybook (32 pages) kept by Hall containing descriptions of southern states and territories including Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia; "Spanish Dominions" (Florida); and "Unknown Regions" (Mexico). Some descriptions are accompanied by colored drawings of flowers. Includes descriptions and drawings of the Ptolemaic, Tychonic, and Copernican systems of the universe; a drawing of the earth showing the ...
    • Contributor: Hall, Sarah
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    Genealogy collection. Correspondence, copies of wills, Bible and tombstone records, genealogical notes, biographical sketches, memorandum books, and printed matter. Correspondence relates primarily to genealogical research on the Goff, Gray, Hewitt, Johnston, Porter, and allied families of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.
    • Contributor: Porter, Eunice R.
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    Alexander Balmain papers, Volume consisting of Balmain's accounts while serving as the rector of Frederick Parish, Winchester, Va., following the American Revolution; register of baptisms, marriages, and funerals 1783-1819; lists of subscribers for the support of the parish church; and a list of slaves with birthdates. Also includes correspondence concerning the economic impact of the war on Episcopal ministers in Virginia; Balmain's efforts after the war to ...
    • Contributor: Balmain, Alexander
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    John Martin papers, Chiefly correspondence of Martin during his Civil War service as a soldier and musician in the 116th New York Infantry Regiment. Discusses regimental operations in Louisiana especially during the siege of Port Hudson in 1863; Baltimore and Frederick, Md.; New York state; Camp Sheridan in Winchester, Va.; and Washington D.C. Includes a pro-Union speech from 1861, a newspaper clipping concerning death of Martin, and ...
    • Contributor: Martin, John
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    Charles H. Boyce papers, A history of the 28th Regiment, New York State Volunteers. Relates to military activities in Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia during the Civil War. Also includes several reunion badges and programs.
    • Contributor: Boyce, Charles H.
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    Orrin E. Hine papers, Military correspondence, telegrams, special orders, and other papers of Capt. Hine who was stationed in Washington, D.C., during the Civil War, and served in the Quartermaster's Dept., relating chiefly to supplies in Maryland and Virginia and to partoons. Most of the communications are from Gen. D. P. Woodbury. Includes 5 letters from Harriet P. Baird, Henry Co., Ill., relating to the desertion of her ...
    • Contributor: Hine, Orrin E.
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    Quilt Alliance, Quilters' S.O.S. -- Save Our Stories intervie... This collection consists of sound recordings, transcripts and photographic images documenting interviews conducted as a part of Quilters' S.O.S. -- Save Our Stories (QSOS) project. QSOS is one of several projects and partnerships created by the Quilt Alliance in an effort to preserve, document, and share the lives and stories of quilters and quiltmaking. The project began in 1999 and continued through 2016. QSOS ...
    • Contributor: Herman, Bernard L. - Musgrave, Karen S. - Pritchard, Gayle A. - Quilt Alliance - University of Delaware. Center for Material Culture Studies - International Quilt Festival/Houston
    • Date: 1999
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Fernandina (Bark) logbook,
    George W. Browne journal | George W. Browne papers
    Logbook (200 pages) of the ship USS Fernandina (Bark), commanded by Browne, recording its voyages and participation in the blockade of Wilmington, N.C. (1861-1862), and other North Carolina ports as part of the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, U.S. Navy. Includes records of the USS Arago (Survey ship), Empire City (Steamship), USS Flag (Steamship), USS Philadelphia (Side-wheel steamer), and USS Star of the West (Steamship) ...
    • Contributor: Browne, George W.
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    Charlotte Browne journal, 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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    Nathaniel Hayden family papers, Consists of letters of the Hayden family of Connecticut, relating principally to family matters, to the Gregg & Hayden Cotton Mill industry at Granitville, S.C., and to Civil War problems of federal troops, particularly in the area of Norfolk and Suffolk, Va. Additional letters, business papers, and a memorandum book (1820-1829) of Sidney Haskell, among which are business papers of Bissell & Hinsdale, Hayden ...
    • Contributor: Hayden, Nathaniel
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    Mary Sheppard Burton collection, Collection consists of 12 hooked rugs by the noted rug hooking artist, Mary Sheppard Burton, plus related materials. The rugs were created between 1993 and 2005. They depict stories told by identified family members as part of a series titled "Tell me 'bout." The collection includes a pamphlet "Footsteps on history, tell me 'bout series: family portraits," by Mary Sheppard Burton, which tells the ...
    • Contributor: Burton, Mary Sheppard - Lindahl, Carl - Austen, Theadocia Millich - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 1993
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    James Kennedy papers, Chiefly letters received by Kennedy from merchants in Baltimore, Charleston, New York, Philadelphia, and Richmond. Correspondents include Robert Lenox, Charles McKenna, John Read, Jr., Francis Wainwright, and John Wickham. Includes billbook.
    • Contributor: Kennedy, James
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    E.N. Gilpin papers, Diary (1865 Mar. 6-June 15) kept by Gilpin while serving with the 3rd Iowa Cavalry under the command of Gens. Emory Upton and James Harrison Wilson in the last campaign in Alabama and Georgia which culminated in the capture of Jefferson Davis and his family; published form of the diary, entitled The Last Campaign (1908), and correspondence relating to its publication; typescript account (1905) ...
    • Contributor: Gilpin, E. N. (Ebenezer N.) - Gilpin, Samuel J. V.
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    Simon Smith diary and account book, Diary kept by Smith, during his service in the 153rd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, describing troop movements in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia, and the Battle of Chancellorsville, Chancellorsville, Va. Smith also describes being wounded in battle, taken prisoner, and transported to Libby Prison, Richmond, Va. Diary and account book contain personal accounts, 1879-1914.
    • Contributor: Smith, Simon
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    John Brown diary, Typewritten transcript of a diary kept by Brown during his trip to North Carolina as a representative of a syndicate of land speculators from Pennyslvania in order to enter and acquire land grants. Includes an introduction (1923 August) by W. Vance Brown.
    • Contributor: Brown, John
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    Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company records, 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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    Sidney Morris Davis memoirs, 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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    Theodore Talbot papers, Diaries (1843-1852) relating chiefly to Oregon Trail exploration with John C. Frémont's second expedition, 1843-1844; a journey (1848-1849) from New York to Oregon Territory via Rio de Janeiro, Valparaiso, and Honolulu on board the steamer Massachusetts; and garrison duty at various western forts as an officer with the 1st Regiment, U.S. Artillery. Correspondence, chiefly from Talbot to his mother and sister, complements the diaries ...
    • Contributor: Talbot, Theodore
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    Thomas P. Wagner papers, Chiefly letters written by Wagner to his family while serving with the 142nd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment in Civil War campaigns in Maryland and Virginia. Includes letters received by Wagner from friends also serving in the Union army and newspaper articles (1984) containing excerpts from a diary kept by Wagner while a Confederate prisoner in Salisbury Prison, N.C.
    • Contributor: Wagner, Thomas P. (Thomas Penny)
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    Journal of a French traveler in the colonies, 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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    1977 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, Documentation of the monthly 1977 Neptune Plaza Concert Series, which consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, and photographs of performers of bluegrass music, country music, blues music, Andean music, Cajun music, and Missouri fiddling recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, from April through October 1977, sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the National ...
    • Contributor: Jackson, John - Politte, Joe - Reed, Ola Belle - Boggs, Lindy - Dockstader, Ray - Fleischhauer, Carl - Johnson, Paula J. - Balfa Brothers - Bluegrass Cardinals - Hobbs Sisters and Bob Goff (Musical Group) - Rumi Songos (Musical Group) - Southern Mountain Boys (Musical Group) - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - American Folklife Center - National Council for the Traditional Arts
    • Date: 1977
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    Tench Tilghman papers, Business letters of Tench Tilghman & Co., of Baltimore, with William Hemsley and with Willing, Morris & Swanwick, of Philadelphia. The correspondence relates to the tobacco and wheat trade and general business affairs of Kent Island and the Eastern Shore of Maryland; includes mentions of Robert Morris (1734-1806). Also, journal (1775) kept by Tilghman as Secretary of the Indian Commissioners meeting with the Six ...
    • Contributor: Tilghman, Tench
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    David F. Weimer diaries, Pocket diaries kept by Weimer documenting his Civil War service with Company F, 19th Ohio Infantry Regiment, U.S. Army. Volume one (1862 October 6-December 15) pertains to military engagements and troop movements in Kentucky, daily camp life, weather, and descriptions of the surrounding area. Subjects in volume two (1863 September 15-1864 December 3), include Weimer's capture on September 19, 1863, near Ringgold, Ga., and ...
    • Contributor: Weimer, David F.
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    Samuel Vaughan diary, Diary (1787 June 18-September 4) kept by Vaughan on a trip through Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania to Fort Pitt. The volume (44 pages) also includes maps, later notes on the diary entries, and list compiled by his son, Benjamin Vaughan, giving information on Samuel Vaughan's children.
    • Contributor: Vaughan, Samuel
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    Charles H. Collis papers, Volume containing morning reports (1861 August 25-1862 May 21) for Collis's company of Zouaves d'Afrique (later to become Co. A of the 114th Pennsylvania) in Maryland and Virginia.
    • Contributor: Collis, Charles H. T. (Charles Henry Tucky)
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    Gist family papers, Includes letters (1776-1778) of John McClure and William Sterett to Mordecai Gist relating to the Revolution in Maryland; letters (1847-1853) of W. W. H. Gist while serving in the Mexican War in New Mexico and while in California; and letters from various family members who served in the 6th Maryland Infantry and the 17th Kentucky Infantry during the Civil War relating to action in ...
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    Alonzo Ameli papers, Chiefly correspondence between Ameli and his brother, Peter Ameli, relating to Alonzo Ameli's Civil War service with the 5th New York Infantry Regiment, also known as Duryée's Zouaves (Duryea's Zouaves), chiefly in Maryland, Virginia, and the area surrounding Washington, D.C. Ameli describes camp life, movements of the regiment, and details of skirmishes and battles including the Battle of Big Bethel, Va., 1861. He provides ...
    • Contributor: Ameli, Alonzo
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    John Cumiskey papers, AlsS written by Cumiskey to his wife, Rose Cumiskey, during his Civil War service with Company I, 17th Connecticut Infantry Regiment. Cumiskey describes conditions and activities of his company in Baltimore, Md., Washington, D.C., and Virginia prior to his death in 1862. Includes correspondence relating to Cumiskey's death, burial in 1863, and eligibility for pension; typewritten transcripts of several letters; an 1854 letter informing ...
    • Contributor: Cumiskey, John
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    Alex Kellam collection, Interviews with Alex Kellam conducted by George G. Carey of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Carl Fleischhauer of the American Folklife Center in May and June of 1977 during visits with Kellam in Crisfield, Maryland, and on trips to Smith Island and surrounding waterways. Subjects include oystering, crabbing, fishing, boats, hunting, religious life, camp meetings, ghost stories, riddles, family life, and foodways. ...
    • Contributor: Kellam, Alex - Kellam, Alice Faye - Kellam, Dorothy - Ward, Lem - Carey, George Gibson - Fleischhauer, Carl - Johnson, Paula J. - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - American Folklife Center - Festival of American Folklife
    • Date: 1977
  • Collection
    Clarence E. Bailey correspondence, 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.
  • Collection
    Mary Sheppard Burton NEA National Heritage Fellow nomination ... Collection of a 1996 audio interview with Mary Sheppard Burton conducted by Judith Knudsen; a videotape titled "Mary Sheppard Burton, the Art of Rug Hooking, the Maureen Bunyan Show October 1992"; color slides of hooked rugs by Burton; and other materials compiled by Elaine Eff, Judith Knudsen and others in support of the nomination of hooked rug artist Mary Sheppard Burton for a National ...
    • Contributor: Burton, Mary Sheppard - Eff, Elaine - Knudsen, Judith
    • Date: 1992