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    Booker T. Washington papers, 1853-1946 African-American leader, educator, and author. Correspondence, memoranda, book drafts and notes, articles, speeches, reports, minutes, financial papers, scrapbooks, and other papers relating chiefly to the early history and administration of Tuskegee Institute, Tuskegee, Ala., founded by Booker T. Washington in 1881, as well as to the National Negro Business League which he organized in 1900, the General Education Board, New York, N.Y., Hampton Institute, ...
    • Contributor: Washington, Booker T.
    • Date: 1853
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    Humphrey Marshall papers, 1771-2002 Lawyer, army officer, United States representative from Kentucky, and Confederate States of America representative from Virginia. Correspondence, diaries, financial and legal papers, notes, speeches, writings, printed matter and other material relating chiefly to Humphrey Marshall's activities as a lawyer, soldier, and politician.
    • Contributor: Marshall, Humphrey
    • Date: 1771
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    John Archer Lejeune papers, 1815-1950 Marine corps officer and educator. Family and general correspondence, memoranda, speeches and writings, notes, military papers, and printed materials relating to Lejeune's education and his military career.
    • Contributor: Lejeune, John Archer
    • Date: 1815
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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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    Ethel Armes collection of Lee family papers, 1671-1936 Correspondence, architectural plans, genealogical papers, maps, legal papers, clippings, and other material assembled by Armes in preparing her book, Stratford Hall: The Great House of the Lees (1936).
    • Contributor: Armes, Ethel
    • Date: 1671
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    Willard family papers, 1800-1968 Correspondence, letterbooks, notebooks, diaries, subject files, business and financial records, and other papers documenting the family's involvement in the business, social, and political life of Virginia and Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 1800
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    Thomas Jefferson papers, Correspondence; official statements and addresses, including a rough draft of the Declaration of Independence; plantation and personal accounts; notebooks; fee book; case book; garden book; farm books; calculations of interest; records of early Virginia laws and history; writings on political, legal, educational, and scientific matters; newspaper clippings; and other papers. The bulk of the correspondence and writings falls within the period 1775-1826 and encompasses ...
    • Contributor: Jefferson, Thomas
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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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    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 Tyler papers, 1691-1918 President of the United States, vice president under William Henry Harrison, and United States representative and senator from Virginia. Correspondence and other papers, including correspondence of Tyler's widow, Julia Gardiner Tyler, an autograph collection assembled by their son, Lyon Gardiner Tyler, and family papers reflecting social life and customs in Virginia.
    • Contributor: Tyler, John
    • Date: 1691
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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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    Burton Norvell Harrison family papers, 1812-1926 Lawyer and private secretary to Jefferson Davis. Correspondence, diaries, reports, memoranda, manuscripts of articles, speeches, and books, and other papers of Harrison; of J. B. Harrison, lawyer and newspaper editor; Samuel Jordan Harrison, merchant; Mrs. Burton Harrison (formerly Constance Cary), author; Fairfax Harrison, lawyer and president of the Southern Railway; and of Francis Burton Harrison, lawyer, United States representative from New York, and governor ...
    • Contributor: Harrison, Burton Norvell
    • Date: 1812
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    Cornelius Chase family papers, 1745-1974 Clergyman, educator, and farmer. Correspondence, business and financial papers, subject files, reports, speeches, newspaper clippings, and miscellany relating to various members of the Chase family, especially Cornelius Chase, his son, Cornelius Thurston Chase, and the latter's career as superintendent of public instruction in Florida. Other material concerns the slave trade in Richmond, Virginia, the Confederate Army, and the Reverend Jonas King.
    • Contributor: Chase, Cornelius
    • Date: 1745
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    John Austin Moon papers, 1832-1921 Lawyer, jurist, and U.S. representative from Tennessee. Correspondence and petitions relating to statehood for the Indian Territory, 1902; merchant ledgers belonging to Austin M. Appling, Moon’s grandfather, from Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Bristol, Virginia; and newspaper clippings concerning Moon’s political campaigns and the Tennessee Supreme Court.
    • Contributor: Moon, John Austin
    • Date: 1832
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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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    Burbank-Van Voorhis families papers, 1814-1913 Members of the Burbank and Van Voorhis (Voorhees) families. Diaries, correspondence, and military papers of Burbank and Van Voorhis family members spanning the War of 1812, Mexican War, Civil War, and American occupation of the Philippines in the early twentieth century.
    • Date: 1814
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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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    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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    Edmund Cody Burnett papers, 1765-1967 Historian, editor, and educator. Correspondence, memoranda, drafts of writings, speeches, notes, research material, financial records, legal papers, and a project file from Burnett's work as editor of Letters of Members of the Continental Congress, published from 1921 to 1936; including also material on the Burnett family and farm in Tennessee, original and edited Civil War correspondence of the Burnett, Cody, Lightfoot, and McGarity families; ...
    • Contributor: Burnett, Edmund Cody
    • Date: 1765
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Daniel O. Drennan papers, 1775-1904 Military aide. Copies of correspondence, military dispatches, reports and other documents, as well as original letters, newspaper clippings, notes, architectural drawings, memorabilia, and printed matter collected by Drennan during his service as military secretary to Philip Henry Sheridan from 1865 to1888.
    • Contributor: Drennan, Daniel O., Approximately - Drennan, Daniel O.
    • Date: 1775
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    Henry D. Flood papers, 1870-1921 Lawyer, state legislator, and U.S. representative from Virginia. Correspondence, legislative bills, resolutions, newspaper articles, and other papers relating chiefly to political affairs in Virginia and Flood’s legislative career.
    • Contributor: Flood, Henry D. (Henry Delaware) - Flood, Henry D.
    • Date: 1870