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    [Benedictine rule for nuns in Middle English ; a Middle English version of the Gospel of Nicodemus ; an anonymous Middle English exposition of the Apostles' Creed.] Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Ms. codex. Middle English; some Latin. Title and description derived from the full description in Library of Congress. Medieval and Renaissance manuscript books in the Library of Congress, v. 2, p. 143-154, by Svato Schutzner. Three scribes: scribes 1 and 2 use an old-fashioned vertical Gothic; scribe 3 uses a small anglicana currens with thorn. Decoration (on fol. 1-63 only): blue display-type letters, blue ...
    • Contributor: Benedict - Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1400
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    Pādishāhnāmah. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Contains the history of the first 10 years of Shāhjahān's reign. In this ms. this work is followed by the second part of Muḥammad Ṣāliḥ Kambūh's ʻAmāl-i Ṣāliḥ, starting with the 11th year of Shāhjahān's reign. Cf, the similar composite manuscript ms. no. 566 in Bankipore, Bengal. Oriental Public Library. Catalogue of the Arabic and Persian manuscripts, v. 7 (Patna, 1921).
    • Contributor: Muḥammad Amīn Ibn Abī Al-Ḥusayn Qazvīn - Muḥammad Ṣāliḥ Kambūh - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)
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    Storia delle navig. [i.e. navigazioni] del Colo. [i.e. Colombo, or Colocut].
    Storia delle navig. del Colo. | Storia delle navigazioni del Colombo, or Colocut Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Ms. Title from spine of early 19th-century binding. In Venetian dialect of Italian. The codex assembles in one copy made ca. 1503 a number of reports dating from 1501 to ca. 1503, notably: (ff. 1a-30a) Angelo Trevisan's Italian version, accompanied by four covering letters, of Pietro Martire d'Anghiera's reports on the first three voyages of Columbus (published later as De Orbe Novo, decas 1), ...
    • Contributor: Trevisan, Angelo - Sá, João De - Anghiera, Pietro Martire D - Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1503
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    Illinois political campaign of 1858. 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 - Douglas, Stephen A. (Stephen Arnold) - Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1858

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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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    Philip II letter, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available 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 - Eraso, Antonio De. - Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1578
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    William Perry sea journals, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available 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 - Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1797
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    King Philip II grant of arms, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available 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 - Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1566
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    Historia de Mexico [with] the Tovar calendar, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Nineteenth century transcript, in two parts, of Juan de Tovar's Historia de la benida de los yndios apoblar a Mexico (the Códice Tovar). The work was possibly based on a history of the Aztecs by the Domincan Diego Durán and contains an exchange of correspondence between Tovar and the Jesuit father Jose de Acosta concerning the composition of the manuscript; detailed information about the ...
    • Contributor: Tovar, Juan De - Phillipps, Elizabeth - Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1830
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    Thomas Jefferson letter, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available 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 - Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1813
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    English military report on St. Augustine, with plans and views of St. Augustine Castle, the Spanish watch tower on Anastasia Island, and Matance's Fort,
    Plan & view of St. Augustine Castle and Matance's Fort | Plan and view of St. Augustine Castle and Matance's Fort
    Manuscripts with detailed watercolor views and a plan of the Spanish fort at St. Augustine, Fla., written by an Englishman, apparently a first-hand witness, three years after the failed attempt of Governor Oglethorpe to capture St. Augustine's main fort, at a time when Englishmen were barred from Spanish Florida. Includes a south prospect of St. Augustine Castle; plan of St. Augustine Castle; north prospect ...
    • Contributor: Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1743

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    George Washington diary, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available AMs written in the leaves of the 1762 Virginia Almanack. Topics include farming, horse breeding, and the management of Mount Vernon.
    • Contributor: Washington, George - Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1762
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    Hernán Cortés power of attorney, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available 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 - Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1526
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    Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sailing order, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available 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 - Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1572
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    Francisco Pizarro response to a petition by Pedro del Barco, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available 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 - Barco, Pedro Del - Valverde, Vicente De - Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1539
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    Abridgment of the common law.
    Abridgement of the common law | Early law notes
    Title from Sowerby. Manuscript written in an unidentified 17th century hand. Incomplete: the text begins with "Forfeiture". Passages have been crossed-out. The original binding (preserved) measures 21 cm. The manuscript leaves have been encapsulated in plastic sleeves, and divided in 2 volumes. Several pages have holes and are missing text. Sowerby, E.M. Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1795 Library of Congress. Manuscript ...
    • Contributor: Byrd, William - Jefferson, Thomas - Thomas Jefferson Library Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 16??

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    Dissegni originali dell' edizione di Palladio di Giorgis Fossati. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Manuscript title on flyleaf. Drawings in pen and ink and wash intended for engraving by Fossati and for inclusion in vol. 10 o f Muttoni's edition of Andrea Palladio's Architettura (Venice, 1740-48); vol. 10 was never published. Leaves 1-14 and 16-24 are signed by Muttoni as designer; the rest are unsigned. Leaves 1-24 bear endorsements dated Jan. 14, 1739 [i.e., 1740]. In solander case ...
    • Contributor: Muttoni, Francesco - Fossati, Giorgio - Palladio, Andrea - Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1739
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    American Variety Stage: Vaudeville and Popular Entertainment, 1870-1920 This collection illustrates the vibrant and diverse forms of popular entertainment, especially vaudeville, that thrived from 1870-1920. Included are 334 English- and Yiddish-language playscripts, 146 theater playbills and programs, 61 motion pictures, 10 sound recordings and 143 photographs and 29 memorabilia items documenting the life and career of Harry Houdini. Groups of theater posters and additional sound recordings will be added to this anthology ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
    • Date: 1996

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    [Copyright registration application from claimant L. Frank Baum for The wonderful wizard of Oz and The Navy alphabet]. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available 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 ...
    • Contributor: Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank) - Denslow, W. W. (William Wallace)
    • Date: 1900
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    [Billedbog til Jonas Drewsen
    Original picture book Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    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 ...
    • Contributor: Andersen, H. C. (Hans Christian) - Drewsen, Adolf - Jean Hersholt Collection of Hans Christian Andersen (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1862
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    [Thesaurus pauperum, in Italian ; Nicolaus, Experimenta in Italian ; On the medicinal value of precious stones ; Medicina che fa partuire la femina ...; Medical treatise ... in Italian ... part ... Manuscript. In Italian and Latin. Title from de Ricci. Thin yellowish parchment, 2 columns, written in brown ink in several hands; 37 lines; foliation is later, in brown ink, with 43 appearing twice. Once part of a larger volume: beginning leaf 1 another foliation appears, starting with 285. At leaf 67 verso appear the names of Lodovigo Fioravante and Stephano Tinelli in a 15th ...
    • Contributor: John XXI - Albertus - Kunz, George Frederick - Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1300

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    [Sketchbook on military art, including geometry, fortifications, artillery, mechanics, and pyrotechnics]. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available 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]. Library of Congress. Lessing J. Rosenwald collection, 1363 Also available in ...
    • Contributor: Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1600
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    [Autograph letters, signed.] Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Library of Congress. Lessing J. Rosenwald collection, 1793 Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Blake, William - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1800
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    [Encyclopedic manuscript containing allegorical and medical drawings]. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available 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 ...
    • Contributor: Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1410