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    Edward Everett Hayden family papers, 1817-1963 Naval officer and scientist. Correspondence, diaries, journals, notebooks, financial material, photographs, and other papers pertaining to Hayden's naval and scientific careers and to his family.
    • Contributor: Hayden, Edward Everett
    • Date: 1817
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    Henry L. Abbot family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, memoirs, diaries, writings, photographs, legal and financial records, biographical and genealogical material, military records, ships logs, maps, printed matter, mementos, and other papers primarily documenting Henry L. Abbot's service as topographical engineer and officer in the Union Army and family life and social activities in Massachusetts during the Civil War. Subjects include the First Battle of Bull Run, construction of fortifications around Washington, ...
    • Contributor: Abbot, Henry L.
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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 ...
    • 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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    James Wadsworth family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, diaries, financial papers, scrapbooks, clippings, photographs, and other papers of the family of James Wadsworth (1768-1844) and his brother, William Wadsworth (1761-1833), who settled in Geneseo, N.Y., in 1790 and endowed schools and libraries there. Includes papers of James S. Wadsworth (1807-1864), son of James Wadsworth, Union Army officer who fought in the battle of Gettysburg, Pa., and was mortally wounded in the ...
    • Contributor: Wadsworth, James - Hay, John - Lincoln, Abraham - Wadsworth, James S. (James Samuel) - Wadsworth, James Wolcott - Wadsworth, William
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    Donald Benham Civil War collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available 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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    Montgomery family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, speeches, writings, financial records, newspaper clippings, and other papers of members of the Montgomery family and allied Peck and Perkins families. Includes papers of Giles Foster Montgomery and Emily Redington Montgomery relating to their years as missionaries in Turkey (1863-1888); papers of their son, George Redington Montgomery; and correspondence of their daughter, Mary Borglum, and her husband, Gutzon Borglum. Papers of George Redington ...
    • Contributor: Montgomery, Emily Redington - Montgomery, George Redington - Montgomery, Giles Foster - Montgomery, Marshall Hugh
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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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    Sarah Ridg Schuyler diary :
    Sarah Ridg Schuyler papers | Sarah Ridg diary : typescript transcription
    Annotated typescript transcription of a diary (1809 January 3-November 2) kept by Sarah Ridg, later Sarah Ridg Schuyler, as a young woman on an extended visit to Alexandria, Va., and Washington, D.C. She documents the social life of the two cities and describes the U.S. Capitol building (February 10th entry, page 3); preparations for attending the inaugural ball (February 28th through March 3rd entries, ...
    • Contributor: Schuyler, Sarah Ridg - Ridg, Sarah

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    Samuel Peter Heintzelman papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, diaries and journals, military papers, maps, clippings, and other papers reflecting Heintzelman's career in the U.S. Army from his years at the United States Military Academy through the Civil War. The diaries and journals describe Heintzelman's participation in the 2nd Seminole War and the Creek War, his activities during the Mexican War, his service as corps commander under General George B. McClellan in ...
    • Contributor: Heintzelman, Samuel Peter
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    Dolley Madison papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, financial papers, invitations, calling cards, and other papers relating primarily to personal and family matters including settlement of the Dolley Madison, James Madison, and William Madison estates. Includes inventories of household furnishings at Montpelier and Washington, accounts with the grocer, and lists of visitors and visits returned by Dolley Madison. Family correspondents include Anna Payne Causten, R. D. Cutts, John Payne Todd, Rebecca ...
    • Contributor: Madison, Dolley
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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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    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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    Dolley Madison papers, 1794-1852 Wife of President James Madison and prominent Washington, D.C., hostess. Correspondence, financial papers, invitations, calling cards, and other papers relating primarily to personal and family matters including settlement of the Dolley Madison, James Madison, and William Madison estates.
    • Contributor: Madison, Dolley
    • Date: 1794
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    Dance Battle with Urban Artistry, emceed by Junious Brickhouse, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Video recording, sound recording, and photographs of a concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress on February 22, 2017 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. This concert presented a series of dance battles, set to the beats of DJ Baronhawk Poitier, with Junious Brickhouse as the event's emcee. Dance battles are a common ...
    • Contributor: American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress. Music Division - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2017
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    Joseph Cowles Mehaffey papers, 1925-1959 U.S. Army engineer and governor of the Panama Canal Zone. Personal correspondence relating primarily to life in the Canal Zone and the operation of the Panama Canal and material concerning Mehaffey's various engineering projects, including the Arlington Memorial Bridge and renovation of the White House.
    • Contributor: Mehaffey, Joseph Cowles
    • Date: 1925
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    Hugh T. Taggart collection relating to the District of Columbia and Maryland, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available 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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    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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    John Thompson Ford papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, play scripts and other writings, subject files, playbooks, playbills, scrapbooks, and other papers relating to Ford's life and work as a theater manager in the last half of the nineteenth century. Documents his interaction with major theatrical figures of the period; the productions featured at his theaters in Baltimore, Md., Philadelphia, Pa.; Charleston, S.C., Alexandria, Va., Richmond, Va., and Washington, D.C.; the assassination ...
    • Contributor: Ford, John Thompson - Ford, Annie - Ford, Lizzie
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    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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    Ward family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available 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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    Willard family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, letterbooks, notebooks, diaries, subject files, business and financial records, and other papers. Papers of Joseph Edward Willard reflect his activities as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates (1894-1902), member of the staff of Maj. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee in Cuba during the Spanish-American War, lieutenant governor of Virginia (1902-1906), and U.S. ambassador to Spain (1913-1921). Papers (1865-1955) of his wife, Belle Layton ...
    • Contributor: Willard, Antonia Ford - Willard, Belle Layton Wyatt - Willard, Joseph Clapp - Willard, Joseph Edward - Wyatt, Joseph W.
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    Edward Everett Hayden family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, diaries, journals, notebooks, financial materials, photographs, and other papers pertaining to Hayden's naval and scientific careers and to the Hayden family. Topics include Hayden's position as secretary of the National Geographic Society (1895-1897), his work in charge of time service and chronometers at the United States Naval Observatory (1902-1910), his command of the U.S. Naval Station at Key West, Fla. (1910-1915), his various ...
    • Contributor: Hayden, Edward Everett - Hayden, Alfred - Hayden, Herbert (Herbert Bainbridge) - Hayden, Mary Bainbridge - Hayden, Reynolds - Hayden, William - Reynolds, Joseph Jones
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    Margaret Bayard Smith papers, Correspondence, diaries, journals, and commonplace books. Chiefly correspondence between Smith and her sisters, Jane Bayard Kirkpatrick and Maria Bayard Boyd, and her husband, journalist and banker Samuel Harrison Smith. Other correspondents include Mary Hering Middleton, A. Emilie Pichon, and Eliza Susan Morton Quincy. Subjects include presidential elections; the British occupation of Washington in 1814; Montpelier, Va., James Madison's estate, and Monticello, Va., Thomas Jefferson's ...
    • Contributor: Smith, Margaret Bayard
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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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    Jubal Anderson Early papers, 1829-1930 United States and Confederate Army officer, lawyer, and state legislator of Virginia. Correspondence, diaries, military papers, speeches and articles, clippings, a scrapbook, printed matter, and maps dated largely after the Civil War.
    • Contributor: Early, Jubal Anderson
    • Date: 1829