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    Early Virginia Religious Petitions: A Collaborative Project between The Library of Congress and The Library of Virginia

    Early Virginia Religious Petitions presents images of 423 petitions submitted to the Virginia legislature between 1774 and 1802 from more than eighty counties and cities. Drawn from the Library of Virginia's Legislative Petitions collection, the petitions concern such topics as the historic debate over the separation of church and state championed by James Madison and Thomas Jefferson, the rights of dissenters such as Quakers ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Virginia - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
    • Date: 1999

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    Front door lobby /

    This is an original manuscript of Park's account of her work on the NAWSA Congressional Committee.

    • Contributor: Park, Maud Wood - Catt, Carrie Chapman - National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1920
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    Life's story /

    Butin was a physician, and the first woman to become a member of both the Nebraska State and Fresno County (California) Medical societies. She financed the first suffrage campaign for women in California's San Joaquin Valley. Her autobiography provides a fascinating picture of rural/frontier medicine in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

    • Contributor: Butin, Mary E. Ryerson - National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1930
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    Miller NAWSA Suffrage Scrapbooks, 1897-1911

    Between 1897 and 1911 Elizabeth Smith Miller and her daughter, Anne Fitzhugh Miller, filled seven large scrapbooks with ephemera and memorabilia related to their work with women's suffrage. The Elizabeth Smith Miller and Anne Fitzhugh Miller scrapbooks are a part of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) Collection in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division. These scrapbooks document the activities of the ...

    • Date: 1897

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    Finding Our Place in the Cosmos: From Galileo to Sagan and Beyond

    A thematic collection exploring changing models of the universe through time, ideas of life on other words and Carl Sagan’s place in the tradition of science. It features manuscripts, rare books, celestial atlases, newspaper articles, sheet music and movie posters. Like our ancestors, we look up at the heavens and wonder. What is the structure of the universe? How significant are we? Are we ...

    • Contributor: Sagan, Carl - Druyan, Ann - Macfarlane, Seth

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    The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    See and Hear American History Through Song "Know the songs of a country and you will know its history for the true feeling of a people speaks through what they sing." – Preface to The Songs of Henry Clay Work (1884) Listen to the changes in the "Star Spangled Banner" as played by different bands in different eras. Look at the ways in ...

    • Date: 1581

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    [Sketchbook on military art, including geometry, fortifications, artillery, mechanics, and pyrotechnics].

    Manuscript on paper. Leaves 4-81 so numbered. Mainly pen and ink diagrs. and drawings, some painted with water colors. The text accompanying part of the illus. is in Italian, a few pages are in Spanish. Francesco Tensini, whose work La fortificatione was first published in 1624, is quoted on leaves 29 and [102]. Rosenwald 1363 Also available in digital form on the Library of ...

    • Date: 1600

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    Archival Manuscript Material

    Manuscript t.p., followed by two leaves of ms. index, inserted. The proofs of nine plates on eight leaves, are inlaid. Rosenwald 1800 Keynes, G.L. Bibliography of W. Blake (New York, 1921) no. 38 (manuscript index referred to on p. 116 and 126) Keynes & Wolf, William Blake's illuminated books see footnote on p. 63 Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress ...

    • Contributor: Blake, William
    • Date: 1790

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    Illinois political campaign of 1858. Scrapbook assembled by Abraham Lincoln.

    Scrapbook of newspaper clippings assembled and mounted by Mr. Lincoln as a manuscript for publication. Contains the texts of the Lincoln-Douglas debates, speeches, and correspondence of Lincoln and Douglas published in newspaper accounts (primarily the Chicago Press & Tribune and the Chicago Times) between June 17 and Oct. 15, 1858. The title, captions, most notes and corrections said to be in Lincoln's hand. Other ...

    • Contributor: Lincoln, Abraham
    • Date: 1858

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    [Autograph letters, signed.]

    Rosenwald 1793 Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.

    • Contributor: Blake, William
    • Date: 1800

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    [Portraits engr. by William Blake and J. Chapman].

    Rosenwald 1839 Plate 1 (Edmund Pitts, Esq.) also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.

    • Contributor: Blake, William
    • Date: 1790
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    Biblia latina. [England? 13th cent.] [563] l. 19 cm.

    Manuscript on vellum. Gothic script. In margins, chapter headings and numbers in blue with red decoration. Illuminated and historiated initials, many spreading out in the margins. Two fly leaves at beginning contain: Ordinacō Biblie p libros, and contents notes in later hands; leaf [563] and following fly leaf also contain notes in later hand. Some marginal notes. Rosenwald 2 Provenance: A. Brölemann (with his ...

    • Date: 1200
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    [Copyright registration application from claimant L. Frank Baum for The wonderful wizard of Oz and The Navy alphabet].

    Holograph letter, signed by L. Frank Baum (1856-1919) dated July 28, 1900 to the Librarian of Congress requesting Copyright registration for two titles: The wonderful wizard of Oz (claiming rights for Baum as author and W.W. Denslow as illustrator), and The Navy alphabet (claiming rights for Baum as author and proprietor). Original letter accompanied by two title page deposits, and check for $2.20; the ...

    • Date: 1900

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    [Ivory hornbook] [realia]

    Title from spine of case. An eighteenth-century English hornbook with the alphabet in upper (recto) and lowercases (verso) inscribed on ivory. Repairs made to broken handle. Housed in a lined case (16 x 11 cm.) Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Gift of Leonard Kebler, 1959.

    • Date: 18??
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    William Perry sea journals, 1797

    Journals of two voyages, the first with caption: Journal of a voyage in the ship Jamaica, William Sherry, from Montego Bay bound to London (18 July-15 Oct. 1797). The second with caption: Journal of a voyage from Jamaica to England in the Minerva, Rob Hardy, Mast. of Bristol. First journal includes 7 sketches of coastlines, three colored tables of signals, three lists of signals, ...

    • Contributor: Perry, William
    • Date: 1797

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    [Encyclopedic manuscript containing allegorical and medical drawings].

    Manuscript on vellum. Gothic script in black and red. Pen-and-ink drawings, some slightly colored, with explanatory text in German or Latin. Subject matter and form of presentation is similar to that in 15th century woodcuts and block books. Label on cover: Die Kunst Ciromantia von Doktor Hartlieb ...1448, does not refer to this manuscript. For date and interpretation of the manuscript see the letter ...

    • Date: 1410

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    Catalogue.

    Ms. Catalog of the library of Thomas Jefferson, copied at his request by Nicholas Trist. The U.S. Congress having acquired the library in 1814, Trist apparently worked from a copy of the printed 1815 Library of Congress catalog specially marked by Jefferson in order to restore, in place of its alphabetical arrangement of each subject category, the original order of entries that Jefferson preferred. ...

    • Contributor: Jefferson, Thomas
    • Date: 1823

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    Exposicio mistica super exod[um]. [Germany, ca. 1150]

    Manuscript on vellum. Signatures i-xiv⁸, xv⁴. Early gothic minuscule script. Red initials, rubricated. On leaf [2a] in 16th cent. hand: Residentia societatis Jesu millestadij inscrpt. and other notes; on leaf [115b], also in later hand than the text: Bernhardus sup vos qui tnsiti estis. Title from label on cover. Twelfth century romanesque stamped leather binding of white deerskin over wooden boards. Cf. U.S. Library ...

    • Date: 1150

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    [Billedbog til Jonas Drewsen / compiled by Hans christian Andersen and A.L. Drewsen.]

    An original scrapbook of colored illustrations made by H.C. Andersen and his friend A.L. Drewsen for the grandson of the latter, Jonas Drewsen. The pictures were taken from American, English, and German papers, and from books and periodicals, and were mounted and colored. H.C. Andersen contributed poems and rhymes for 19 of the pictures. A transcription in manuscript of the poems, signed by Flemming ...

    • Date: 1862

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    Philip II letter, 1578 Dec. 2.

    ALS, written in Madrid, to Pedro Moya de Contreras, Archbishop of Mexico. Philip II complains to the Archbishop of Mexico City about his practice of appointing monolingual priests to Indian benefices. Philip had previously ordered the archbishop not to appoint clergy unskilled in Indian tongues. Despite the king's command, the archbishop had still allowed many monolingual priests to hold Indian benefices. At best, these ...

    • Contributor: Philip II
    • Date: 1578
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    Thomas Jefferson letter, 1813 Nov. 30.

    Letter (ALS), written from Monticello, to the Marquis de Lafayette. Topics include sheep industry and the manufacture of cloth in the United States as opposed to England ("our progress in manufactures is far beyond the calculations of the most sanguine . . . This revolution in our domestic economy was well worth a war"); the war on land in Canada; the alliance of Indians ...

    • Contributor: Jefferson, Thomas
    • Date: 1813

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    Hernán Cortés power of attorney, 1526.

    Power of attorney (DS) appointing agents to act in his interest in a residencia hearing ordered by King Charles as an investigation into his administration. Written at Tenustitlan (Tenochtitlan), Mexico.

    • Contributor: Cortés, Hernán
    • Date: 1526

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    Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sailing order, 1572 July 3

    In the age of piracy on the high seas, sailing instructions were top-secret documents upon which rested the security of the king's fleet and his treasure. Here, Menéndez de Avilés, governor of Florida, gives Don Cristóbal de Eraso complicated and detailed instructions for sailing to Spain on the Buenaventura with his fleet, via the islands of Flores and San Miguel. He is admonished not ...

    • Contributor: Menéndez De Avilés, Pedro
    • Date: 1572

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    King Philip II grant of arms, 1566 Nov. 25.

    Illuminated grant of arms (1 p., accompanied by 19 p. of text with endorsements) conferring nobility on Alonso de Mesa and Hernando de Mesa in recognition of their service to the Crown. Signed "Yo el Rey." Illumination is multi-colored/gilt (12 1/4 in. x 8 1/2 in.) depicting Madonna and child, cornucopia, bird, butterfly, flowers, cherubs, and mounted knight in-arms with sword and herald.

    • Contributor: Philip II
    • Date: 1566

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    Francisco Pizarro response to a petition by Pedro del Barco, 1539 Apr. 14

    Pedro del Barco petition (on the verso) requests inspections of encomiendas before instituting reforms regarding repartimientos. Pizarro's response, signed in Cuzco, Peru, is counter-signed by Fray Vicente de Valverde, Bishop of Cuzco.

    • Contributor: Pizarro, Francisco
    • Date: 1539

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