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    Carnegie Institution of Washington reproductions collection, 1686-1941 Chiefly transcriptions and copies of documents in foreign archives and personal collections relating to the history of the United States, especially the early Spanish period and British ministers to the United States from 1791 to 1812, collected for publication projects of the Carnegie Institution of Washington.
    • Contributor: Carnegie Institution of Washington
    • Date: 1686
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    Charles Nicoll Bancker correspondence, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence addressed to Bancker primarily from his father-in-law, John Teackle, and brother-in-law, Littleton Dennis Teackle, as well as other members of the Teackle family of Maryland. Pertains to family and business matters and documents national economic and political issues related to family's interests in banking, commerce, and shipbuilding. Correspondents discuss conversations with various prominent U.S. government officials and several British ministers; views of Congress ...
    • Contributor: Bancker, Charles Nicoll
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    Matthew Fontaine Maury papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, letterbooks, diaries, journals, speeches, writings, articles, notebooks, electrical experiment book, charts, printed matter, and other papers relating chiefly to Maury's naval career, scientific activities and interests, service as a Confederate agent in England, and work as an immigration official for Southern expatriates in Mexico and to the Maury family. Documents Maury's service as a midshipman in the U.S. Navy in the 1820s and ...
    • Contributor: Maury, Matthew Fontaine - Coblentz, Catherine Cate - Smith, C. Alphonso (Charles Alphonso)
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    Richard Rush papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, diary (1821), notes (1805) on conversation with Gen. Francisco Antonio Gabriel Miranda, opinion (1823) on the transfer of Cuba to Great Britain, and engravings. The collection relates primarily to Rush's duties as U.S. attorney general (1814-1817), U.S. secretary of state (1817), minister to Great Britain (1817-1825), and U.S. secretary of the treasury (1825-1828). Also includes legal documents concerning a loan from the Netherlands ...
    • Contributor: Rush, Richard
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    Gouverneur Morris papers, 1771-1834 Lawyer, diplomat, and senator from New York. Letterbooks, diaries, legal and financial papers, and miscellany relating to Morris's mission to London, 1790-1791, his service as minister to France, 1792-1794, and in the United States Senate, 1800-1803. Also includes material relating to social life in Paris, the French Revolution, Morris's New York estate, the War of 1812, the Hartford Convention, and other events of the ...
    • Contributor: Morris, Gouverneur
    • Date: 1771
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    Bernadotte Everly Schmitt papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, lectures, writings, research notes, bibliographies, scrapbooks, and printed matter relating principally to Schmitt's studies in modern European diplomatic history, especially his work concerning the outbreak of World War I. Documents his years as a Rhodes scholar at Oxford University and his association with the American Historical Association, University of Chicago, and the U.S. Department of State. Also includes material pertaining to Schmitt's tenure ...
    • Contributor: Schmitt, Bernadotte Everly
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    Marquis de Lafayette papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, letterbooks, writings, speeches, reports, minutes, notes, military records, financial and legal documents, family papers, broadsides, and other papers relating chiefly to the marquis's military, political, and private life, as well as to French and American history of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Subjects include Lafayette's involvement in the American Revolution and in the French revolutions of 1789 and 1830, his imprisonment ...
    • Contributor: Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier - Jarnac, Charles Rosalie De Rohan-Chabot - Jarnac, Louis Charles Guillaume De Rohan-Chabot - Jarnac, Philippe-Ferdinand-Auguste De Rohan-Chabot - Lafayette, Georges Washington Louis Gilbert Du Motier - Lafayette, Marie Adrienne De Noailles - La Fayette, Michel Louis Christophe Roch Gilbert Motier - Lasteyrie Du Saillant, Adrien-Jules - Lasteyrie Du Saillant, Louis - Lasteyrie Du Saillant, Olivia De Rohan-Chabot - Lasteyrie Du Saillant, Virginie Du Motier De La Fayette - La Tour-Maubourg, Anastasie Du Motier De La Fayette - Périer, Natalie Du Motier De La Fayette
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    Joseph Hodges Choate papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, letterbooks, addresses, lectures, legal memoranda, scrapbooks, printed matter, memorabilia, and other papers relating chiefly to Choate's service as U.S. ambassador to Great Britain, law practice in New York, N.Y., student days at Harvard University, and charitable work in New York; and to Choate family affairs. Documents his service as delegate to the International Peace Conference at the Hague, Netherlands, in 1907; chairman of ...
    • Contributor: Choate, Joseph Hodges
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    Benjamin Franklin papers, 1726-1907 Statesman, publisher, scientist, and diplomat. Correspondence, journals, records, articles, and other material relating to Franklin's life and career. Includes manuscripts (1728) of his Articles of Belief and Acts of Religion; negotiations in London (1775); letterbooks (1779-1782) of the United States legation in Paris; records (1780-1783) of the United States peace commissioners, including journals kept by Franklin and Richard Oswald; and papers (1781-1818) of Franklin's ...
    • Contributor: Franklin, Benjamin
    • Date: 1726
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    Louis McLane correspondence, 1795-1894 Lawyer, U.S. representative and senator from Delaware, diplomat, and cabinet officer. Correspondence primarily between McLane and members of his family relating to social life in Washington, D.C., his diplomatic duties, and national and congressional politics.
    • Contributor: McLane, Louis
    • Date: 1795
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    Martin Van Buren papers, Correspondence, speeches, messages to Congress, writings, notes, legal record book, estate record book, autobiographical material, and other papers pertaining to slavery and the antislavery movement; banking and the Second Bank of the United States; party politics in New York state and at the national level relating to the Federalist, National Republican, Whig, and Democratic parties, particularly during the Jackson and Van Buren administrations; and ...
    • Contributor: Van Buren, Martin - Van Buren, John
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    John Fairfield correspondence, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Principally letters from Fairfield to members of his family in Saco, Me., while he served as governor and in the U.S. Congress relating to political affairs in Maine and the United States, the administration of James K. Polk, the boundary dispute between Maine and Canada leading to the Aroostook War and the Webster-Ashburton Treaty in 1842, and dueling in Congress. Includes material relating to ...
    • Contributor: Fairfield, John
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    Marquis de Lafayette papers, 1757-1990 Soldier and statesman. Correspondence, letterbooks, writings, speeches, reports, minutes, notes, military records, financial and legal documents, family papers, broadsides, and other papers relating chiefly to the Marquis de Lafayette's military, political, and private life, as well as to French and American history of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Subjects include Lafayette's involvement in the American Revolution and in the French revolutions of ...
    • Contributor: Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, Marquis De - Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier
    • Date: 1457
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    Robert Worth Bingham papers, 1856-1939 Diplomat, lawyer, and newspaper publisher. Correspondence, diaries, speeches, financial records, scrapbooks, appointment books, clippings, and other papers relating primarily to Bingham's service as ambassador to Great Britain.
    • Contributor: Bingham, Robert Worth
    • Date: 1856
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    James McHenry papers, 1775-1862 United States secretary of war, member of the Continental Congress from Maryland, Continental Army officer, and physician. Correspondence, financial records, diary, and other papers relating to McHenry's service as United States secretary of war in the administrations of George Washington and John Adams; and as a Continental Army officer, particularly as secretary to George Washington and on the staff of the Marquis de Lafayette.
    • Contributor: McHenry, James
    • Date: 1775
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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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    Charles Fahy papers, 1857-1985 Jurist, lawyer, United States solicitor general, and United States delegate to the United Nations. Diaries, correspondence, legal case files, subject files, speeches and writings, and other papers. Primarily related to Fahy's service on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Other papers relate to Fahy's role as an advisor and representative of the presidential administrations of Franklin D. Roosevelt, ...
    • Contributor: Fahy, Charles
    • Date: 1857
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    Alexander Hamilton papers, 1708-1903 Delegate from New York to the United States Continental Congress, United States secretary of the treasury, United States army officer, statesman, and lawyer. Correspondence, speeches and writings, legal and financial papers, printed matter, and other papers relating to Hamilton's personal life and public career, especially his service as an aide to George Washington during the Revolutionary War, his participation in the United States Continental ...
    • Contributor: Hamilton, Alexander
    • Date: 1708
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    Richard Olney papers, 1830-1928 Lawyer, attorney general, and secretary of state. Correspondence, letterbooks, drafts of speeches and articles, subject files, memoranda, reports, legal records, newspaper clippings, and printed material relating primarily to Olney's activities as attorney general and secretary of state, and to his Boston, Massachusetts, law practice.
    • Contributor: Olney, Richard
    • Date: 1830
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    Bancroft-Bliss families papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, diary, speeches, writings, legal and financial records, printed matter, and other papers of members of the Bliss and Bancroft families. Persons represented include George Bancroft (1800-1891), historian, U.S. secretary of the navy, and U.S. minister to England and Germany, whose career is reflected in personal, official, and other papers, and includes an annotated galleys of his article on James K. Polk for Appleton's ...
    • Contributor: Bancroft, Elizabeth Davis - Bancroft, George - Bliss, Alexander
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    William J. Crowe papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, writings, reports, research material, subject files, naval records, orders for duty, political campaign files, scheduling notebooks, press releases, biographical material, clippings, printed matter, memorabilia, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to Crowe's naval career, his service as chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his tenure as ambassador to Great Britain. Documents Crowe's service as commander in chief of ...
    • Contributor: Crowe, William J.
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    Richard Rush papers, 1805-1852 Lawyer and statesman. Correspondence, diary, notes, writings, and engraved portraits relating primarily to Rush’s duties as attorney general, secretary of state, minister to Great Britain, and secretary of the treasury, and legal documents concerning a loan from the Netherlands he arranged to finance the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Company in and near the District of Columbia.
    • Contributor: Rush, Richard
    • Date: 1805
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    William Plumer papers, 1774-1845 Governor of New Hampshire and legislator, United States senator from New Hampshire, essayist, and historian. Correspondence, diaries, letterbooks, autobiography, writings, notes, transcripts of poetry, essays, extracts, and other papers relating to Plumer’s personal life and career in New Hampshire and national politics and as an essayist.
    • Contributor: Plumer, William
    • Date: 1774
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    John Hay papers, 1783-1999 Statesman, diplomat, historian, journalist, and poet. Correspondence and letterbooks, speeches, diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks, and memoranda, mainly for the years 1897-1905 when Hay served as United States ambassador to Great Britain and United States secretary of state. Earlier papers deal with his legal, literary, and journalistic activities and with his service as assistant secretary to Abraham Lincoln. Includes correspondence of his wife, Clara Louise Stone ...
    • Contributor: Hay, John
    • Date: 1783
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    James Monroe papers, Correspondence relating primarily to negotiations for the Louisiana Purchase, the Monroe-Pinkney treaty with Great Britain (1807), the War of 1812, the purchase of Florida, South American independence, and Virginia politics; diary (1825 Feb.); account book containing memoranda and official and personal accounts (1794-1802); and other papers. Correspondents include John Adams, John Quincy Adams, John Armstrong, Joel Barlow, William Benton, James Bowdoin, John C. Calhoun, ...
    • Contributor: Monroe, James