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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
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    John Bigelow papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, writings, research notes, photostatic copies of manuscripts in foreign archives, bibliographical material, pamphlets, clippings, maps, drawings, photographs, and other papers relating primarily to canals, especially the Panama Canal and Suez Canal. Includes material pertaining to the Nicaragua Canal, Tehuantepec Canal, Saint Lawrence Seaway, and canal tolls. Subjects include Robert E. Lee; the U.S. Constitution; American Revolution, especially the Saratoga Campain, N.Y., 1777; U.S. ...

    • Contributor: Bigelow, John
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    Henry Prather Fletcher papers, 1898-1958

    Diplomat. Correspondence, diary, letterbook, speeches and articles, scrapbook, clippings, memorabilia, photographs, and other papers documenting Fletcher's career from his enlistment in the Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War through his service as a special adviser to the secretary of state on post-World War II problems and plans.

    • Contributor: Fletcher, Henry Prather
    • Date: 1898
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    Donald Wilson papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diaries, journals, speeches, lectures, flight records, maps, and other papers relating chiefly to Wilson's military career as an army and air force officer from service on the Mexican border before World War I through World War II and to his personal life. Diaries include accounts of the battle of Iwo Jima and of other South Pacific campaigns. Subjects include air warfare and strategic ...

    • Contributor: Wilson, Donald
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    Robert Wilson Shufeldt papers, 1836-1910

    Naval officer, explorer, and diplomat. Correspondence, journals, diaries, notebooks, logbooks, subject files, newspaper clippings, and printed matter relating to Shufeldt’s career in the navy and as an explorer and diplomat.

    • Contributor: Shufeldt, Robert Wilson
    • Date: 1836
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    Confederate States of America records, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, proclamations, messages of the president, court cases, minute books, docket books, customs records, financial papers, letterbooks, orders, reports, accounts, receipts, and other records relating to the formulation of the government of the Confederacy and the conduct of its internal, external, and military affairs. Includes records of the departments of state, justice, treasury, navy, war and post office along with material related to the ...

    • Contributor: Confederate States of America - Wadsworth, James Wolcott - Confederate States of America. Army of Tennessee - Confederate States of America. Department of Justice - Confederate States of America. Department of State - Confederate States of America. Department of the Treasury - Confederate States of America. Navy - Confederate States of America. Post-Office Department - Confederate States of America. War Department
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    Hans Peter Kraus collection of Spanish American documents, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Letters, decrees, order books, reports, instructions, dispatches, printed material, and miscellaneous legal documents concerning the history and culture of colonial Spanish America including Florida and other territories now part of the United States. Subjects include exploration of the New World; the government of New Spain, especially Mexico; the Catholic Church in Mexico and the administration of the Mexican Inquisition; taxation and economic conditions in ...

    • Contributor: Kraus, Hans Peter
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    Caleb Cushing papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, journals, writings, speeches, notes, notebooks, legal file, business papers, biographical material, newspaper clippings, printed material, maps, photographs, and other papers reflecting Cushing's role in national and international affairs of the mid-nineteenth century. Documents Cushing's service as U.S. representative from Massachusetts, commissioner to China, army officer in the War with Mexico, attorney general under Franklin Pierce, minister to Spain, and his work ...

    • Contributor: Cushing, Caleb
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    Stephen Bonsal papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diaries, writings, subject files, and other papers relating chiefly to Bonsal's career as a journalist and as foreign correspondent for the New York Herald and New York Times. Documents his role as confidential interpreter for President Woodrow Wilson and Edward Mandell House at the Paris Peace Conference, 1919-1920, and as secretary of the U.S. Legation, Tokyo, Japan, 1895. Subjects include Japanese culture, customs, ...

    • Contributor: Bonsal, Stephen
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    Bladen Dulany papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, journals, orders, inventories, bills, receipts, and printed matter relating primarily to Dulany's tour of duty as commander of the U.S. Navy Pacific Squadron from 1852 to 1855. Subjects include the duel between Samuel W. Downing and Thomas Smith, lieutenant in the British Army at Gibraltar in 1820; dispute between Peru and Spain arising from Peru's territorial claims to the Chincha Islands; harassment of ...

    • Contributor: Dulany, Bladen
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    William L. Marcy papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, commonplace book, diary (1831-1857), draft of an autobiography, drafts of diplomatic dispatches, drafts in Marcy's handwriting of presidential messages to Congress (1854-1856), and other papers relating to Marcy which were collected and compiled by Henry Barrett Learned. Materials cover such topics as Marcy's career as a member of the cabinets of presidents James K. Polk and Franklin Pierce; New York state and national ...

    • Contributor: Marcy, William L. (william Learned)
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    Henry Prather Fletcher papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, letterbook, diary, speeches, articles, scrapbook, clippings, memorabilia, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to Fletcher's career from his enlistment in the Rough Riders (the 1st Volunteer Cavalry, U.S. Army) during the Spanish-American War through his service as a special adviser to the U.S. secretary of state following World War II. Documents his diplomatic service in Havana, Cuba; Peking, China; Lisbon, Portugal; Santiago, Chile; ...

    • Contributor: Fletcher, Henry Prather
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    Henry T. Mayo papers, 1866-1972

    Naval officer. Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, memoirs, genealogical material, reports, orders, certificates, scrapbooks, photographs, and other papers pertaining mainly to Mayo's naval career.

    • Contributor: Mayo, Henry T. (henry Thomas) - Mayo, Henry T.
    • Date: 1866
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    James Buchanan and Harriet Lane Johnston papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, notes, drafts of remarks, commissions, land patents, and other papers relating chiefly to Buchanan's career in the Senate, as U.S. secretary of state, and as minister to Great Britain prior to his presidency in 1857. Subjects include Democratic politics in Pennsylvania and the U.S.; presidential politics including the elections of 1852 and 1856; the Democratic convention of 1852 held in Baltimore, Md.; the ...

    • Contributor: Buchanan, James - Johnston, Harriet Lane
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    Hugh Lenox Scott papers, 1582-1981

    Army officer and public official. Correspondence, diaries, memoranda, memoirs, drafts of writings, speeches, reports, notes, biographical and genealogical material, account books, financial papers, lists, printed material, maps, photographs, drawings, prints, and others papers relating to Scott's career in the United States Army from 1876 to his retirement following World War I, his service as a member of the State Highway Commission for New Jersey ...

    • Contributor: Scott, Hugh Lenox
    • Date: 1582
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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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    Stephen Bonsal papers, 1890-1973

    Journalist and foreign correspondent. Correspondence, diaries, writings, and other material relating chiefly to Bonsal's career as a journalist and as foreign correspondent for the New York Herald and New York Times.

    • Contributor: Bonsal, Stephen
    • Date: 1890
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    Nicholas Low papers, 1773-1897

    New York merchant, financier, land speculator, and state legislator. Family and business correspondence, business and ship's papers, legal papers, accounts of voyages to Asia, Europe, and South America, and printed matter. Includes correspondence with foreign merchants and relates to trade conditions, Loyalist matters, and to events in Congress during the first session following the adoption of the Constitution.

    • Contributor: Low, Nicholas
    • Date: 1773
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    Nicholas Low papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Family and business correspondence; business and ship's papers; legal papers; accounts of voyages to Asia, Europe, and South America; and printed matter of Nicholas Low, merchant of Low & Wallace, New York, N.Y., and other Low family members. Includes correspondence with foreign merchants; Low's brother, Isaac Low (1735-1791); and Isaac Low's son, Isaac Low, a commissary-general in the British Army, pertaining to trade conditions, ...

    • Contributor: Low, Nicholas
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    Caleb Cushing papers, circa 1785-1906

    United States cabinet official and representative from Massachusetts, army officer, diplomat, and lawyer. Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, journals, writings, speeches, notes, notebooks, legal file, business papers, biographical material, newspaper clippings, printed material, maps, photographs, and other papers reflecting Cushing's role in national and international affairs of the mid-nineteenth century.

    • Contributor: Cushing, Caleb
    • Date: 1785
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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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    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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    Edward Lee Plumb papers, 1825-1903

    Diplomat and secretary of the United States legation in Mexico. Correspondence, journals, clippings, and other papers relating primarily to Plumb’s negotiations relating to the Mexican railway system.

    • Contributor: Plumb, Edward Lee
    • Date: 1825
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    Philip W. Bonsal papers, 1914-1992

    Diplomat. Correspondence, diaries, memoranda, speeches, and statements documenting Bonsal's foreign service career, especially as United States ambassador to Cuba during and after its 1959 revolution, including also material on Argentina, colonial Africa, and an English translation of L'Expedition du Mexique concerning Maximillian, Emperor of Mexico.

    • Contributor: Bonsal, Philip W. (philip Wilson) - Bonsal, Philip W.
    • Date: 1914
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    Carl W. Ackerman papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diaries, speeches, lectures, writings, notes, research material, family papers, scrapbooks, clippings, and other papers relating chiefly to Ackerman's career as journalist and dean of Columbia University School of Journalism (1931-1956). Documents his work as United Press Associations correspondent within the Central Powers, chiefly Germany prior to World War I; special correspondent for the Saturday Evening Post in Mexico, Switzerland, and elsewhere during World ...

    • Contributor: Ackerman, Carl W.