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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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    Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, papers, 1777-1794

    Commander-in-chief of the French army in America. Correspondence, histories, and other papers chiefly concerning French participation in the American Revolution and the establishment of the French branch of the Society of the Cincinnati. Includes material on the siege of Yorktown, Virginia.

    • Contributor: Rochambeau, Jean-Baptiste-Donatien De Vimeur, Comte De - Rochambeau, Jean-Baptiste-Donatien De Vimeur
    • Date: 1777
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    Howard Dearstyne papers, 1911-1988

    Architect, architectural historian, educator, and photographer. Correspondence, writings, lectures, exhibit brochures, art catalogs, artwork, and other papers relating primarily to Dearstyne's research on the history of the Bauhaus art school, the school's influence on the development of modern art and 20th century architecture, and two Bauhaus masters, Walter Gropius and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

    • Contributor: Dearstyne, Howard
    • Date: 1911
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    Calvin Benjamin papers, circa 1838-1882

    United States Army officer. Chiefly correspondence, with transcribed excerpts and notes, relating to Benjamin's service under General Zachary Taylor during the Mexican War.

    • Contributor: Benjamin, Calvin
    • Date: 1838
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    Margaret Bayard Smith papers, 1789-1874

    Social leader, author, and prominent Washingtonian. Family and general correspondence, diaries, journals, and commonplace books consisting mainly of family correspondence between Smith and her sisters, Jane Bayard Kirkpatrick and Maria Bayard Boyd, and her husband, journalist and banker, Samuel Harrison Smith (1772-1845).

    • Contributor: Smith, Margaret Bayard
    • Date: 1789
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    Matthew Stanley Quay papers, 1776-1949

    United States senator from Pennsylvania (1887-1904). Correspondence, election materials, financial papers, genealogical information, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other papers pertaining primarily to Quay's career in Pennsylvania and national politics as a member of the Republican party and the United States Senate.

    • Contributor: Quay, Matthew Stanley
    • Date: 1776
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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 Singleton Mosby papers, 1861-1904

    Confederate army officer, lawyer, and author. Correspondence, orders, commissions, reports, circulars, and other material relating mainly to Mosby's Civil War activities.

    • Contributor: Mosby, John Singleton
    • Date: 1861
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    Great Britain. Board of Trade records, 1682-1786

    Government agency. Reports, correspondence, orders, instructions, commissions, and other material relating to British overseas trade.

    • Contributor: Great Britain. Board of Trade
    • Date: 1682
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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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    Sumner family papers, 1836-1940

    Correspondence, legal documents, reports, and photographs of Edwin V. Sumner (1797-1863) and his sons, Edwin Vose Sumner (1835-1912) and Samuel Storrow Sumner (1842-1937), all military officers.

    • Date: 1836
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    Custis-Lee family papers, 1700-circa 1928

    Correspondence, letterbooks, genealogical papers, notebooks, financial records, indentures, clippings, photographs, and other papers documenting the activities of several generations of the Custis and Lee families of Virginia, who served as diplomats, statesmen, politicians, planters, and military officers during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

    • Date: 1700
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    Anna Maria Brodeau Thornton papers, 1793-1861

    Wife of architect William Thornton. Diaries and notebooks primarily describing social life in Washington, D.C., with extensive detail about housekeeping and expense matters. Also contained in the diaries are memorandum books, poems, sketches, and silhouettes of unidentified people.

    • Contributor: Thornton, Anna Maria Brodeau
    • Date: 1793
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    Frederick Joseph Libby papers, 1846-1973

    Clergyman and pacifist. Diaries, correspondence, speeches and writings, and subject files pertaining to the career and activities of Frederick Joseph Libby, executive secretary of the National Council for Prevention of War.

    • Contributor: Libby, Frederick J. (frederick Joseph) - Libby, Frederick J.
    • Date: 1846
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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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    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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    Herman Hollerith papers, 1850-1982

    Inventor and businessman. Correspondence, diary, financial and business papers, patents by Hollerith and others, blueprints, drawings, a Hollerith machine punch plate, writings about Hollerith by Geoffrey Austrian and others, biographical material, and other papers relating to Hollerith tabulating machines and their use in census taking (1890-1910), operation of Tabulating Machine Company and its merger with two other companies forming Computer-Tabulating-Recording Company (1911), and Hollerith's ...

    • Contributor: Hollerith, Herman
    • Date: 1850
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    Roger Jones family papers, 1649-1896

    Correspondence, diaries, notebooks, financial and legal papers, miscellany, and printed matter, chiefly the papers of the descendants of Captain Roger Jones (1625[?]-1701), who accompanied Thomas Culpeper, Baron Culpeper (1635-1689), to Virginia in 1680, chronicling the lives of several generations of Jones family members in Virginia, North Carolina, and Kentucky.

    • Date: 1649
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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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    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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    Lewis H. Machen family papers, 1802-1938

    Clerk of the United States Senate and farmer of Fairfax County, Virginia. Chiefly family correspondence of Lewis H. Machen relating to personal matters and 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. Also includes other correspondence, speeches, writings, subject files, and miscellaneous papers.

    • Contributor: Machen, Lewis H. (lewis Henry) - Machen, Lewis H.
    • Date: 1802
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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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    Jacob Gerhard Koch papers, 1783-1941

    Merchant and marine insurance broker. Correspondence, letterbooks, diary, account books, ledgers, inventories, indexes, receipts, and miscellaneous documents relating to Koch’s investment business in Philadelphia, Amsterdam, and Alexandria, Va.

    • Contributor: Koch, Jacob Gerhard
    • Date: 1783
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    Arthur J. Morris papers, 1888-1976

    Lawyer and banker. Correspondence, writings, scrapbooks, reports, photographs, and printed matter relating to Morris's career as a banker and his development of consumer credit in the American banking industry.

    • Contributor: Morris, Arthur J.
    • Date: 1888
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    Nicholas Philip Trist papers, 1795-1873

    Diplomat and lawyer. Family and general correspondence, letterbooks, memoranda, notes, reports, legal and financial papers, writings, clippings, printed matter, and other papers relating to Trist's tenure as U.S. consul in Havana and his role in negotiating the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ending the Mexican War. Other topics include Trist's business interests, particularly his sugar plantations in Cuba and Louisiana; the establishment of the University ...

    • Contributor: Trist, Nicholas Philip
    • Date: 1795