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    Joseph Hodges Choate papers, 1745-1929 Lawyer, author, and diplomat. Correspondence, letterbooks, addresses, lectures, legal memoranda, memorabilia, scrapbooks, printed matter, and other papers relating primarily to Choate's student days at Harvard University, his law practice in New York, his charitable work, and his diplomatic career.
    • Contributor: Choate, Joseph Hodges
    • Date: 1745
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    Nathaniel Prentiss Banks papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence (1860-1880), and diaries and notebooks, letterbooks, military papers, speeches and writings, scrapbooks, clippings, printed matter, and miscellany relating chiefly to Banks's political career in the House of Representatives and to his service as an army officer during the Civil War. Includes papers on the Kansas territorial question, the assault on Charles Sumner, and the establishment of the Republican Party. Civil War topics include ...
    • Contributor: Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss
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    Lloyd Carpenter Griscom papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, speeches, newspaper clippings, and other papers relating chiefly to Griscom's diplomatic career and to his military service during World War I. Documents his years as minister to Iran (1901-1902) and ambassador to Japan (1902-1906) and Italy (1907-1909) as well as his World War I service in France as liaison officer to General John J. Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Forces, ...
    • Contributor: Griscom, Lloyd Carpenter
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    Samuel Smith family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, letterbooks, military and political papers, notebooks, diaries, financial and legal papers, writings, printed matter, and other papers. Papers (1772-1850) of Samuel Smith relate to such topics as affairs of the U.S. Senate, public finance and the Bank of the United States, trade and tariffs, relations with Great Britain and France, Fort McHenry and the defense of Baltimore during the War of 1812, and ...
    • Contributor: Smith, Samuel - Smith, John Spear - Smith, Robert
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    David Bailie Warden papers, 1800-1840 Author, book collector, and diplomat. Correspondence, diaries, scientific notes and articles, business papers, historical notes, and miscellaneous material. Includes material relating to Warden's service as private secretary to John Armstrong, U.S. minister to France, and as U.S. consul at Paris.
    • Contributor: Warden, David Bailie
    • Date: 1800
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    Florence Jaffray Harriman papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, memoranda, reports, speeches, writings, biographical material, autograph album, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, scrapbook, printed material, memorabilia, photographs, and other papers relating to Harriman's service as a member of the U.S. Commission on Industrial Relations (1913-1916), chairman of the U.S. National Defense Advisory Commission's Committee on Women in Industry (1917-1919), and U.S. minister to Norway (1937-1940). Documents her participation in Woodrow Wilson's 1912 presidential campaign, ...
    • Contributor: Harriman, Florence Jaffray
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    Benjamin Franklin papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, journals, records, articles, and other material relating to Franklin's life and career. Includes manuscript (1728) of his Articles of Belief and Acts of Religion; negotations in London (1775); letterbooks (1779-1782) of the U.S. legation in Paris, France; records (1780-1783) of the U.S. peace commissioners, including journals kept by Franklin and Richard Oswald; facsimile copy of his ledger as U.S. postmaster general (1775-1778); and ...
    • Contributor: Franklin, Benjamin - Franklin, William Temple - Oswald, Richard - United States. Legation (France)
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    Peyton Conway March papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, diaries, speeches, writings, reports, notebooks, scrapbooks, printed matter, photographs, and other papers relating to March's career as a U.S. Army officer specializing in artillery command and to his writings on various military topics. Documents his command of artillery at Fort Riley, Kans.; command of the Astor Battery, U.S. Army, in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War, 1898; service with General Arthur MacArthur, Jr., ...
    • Contributor: March, Peyton Conway
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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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    Wallace Carroll papers, 1941-1989 Journalist and psychological warfare strategist. Correspondence, memoranda, reports, and propaganda leaflets documenting primarily Carroll's work for the United States Office of War Information and the Psychological Strategy Board.
    • Contributor: Carroll, Wallace
    • Date: 1941
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    Robert R. Hitt papers, 1830-1906 U.S. representative from Illinois. Personal, political, diplomatic, and business correspondence and other papers, including shorthand notes and material relating to Abraham Lincoln, the Lincoln Douglas Debates, and Civil War courts-martial. Other topics include his congressional service and the annexation of Hawaii.
    • Contributor: Hitt, Robert R. (Robert Roberts) - Hitt, Robert R.
    • Date: 1830
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    Sir George Cockburn papers, 1788-1847 British naval officer. Correspondence, logbooks, journals, fleet orders, reports, and other papers relating to Cockburn's career in the British Royal Navy. Subjects include the War of 1812 and British naval activities against France and Spain, especially in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, and Indian Ocean.
    • Contributor: Cockburn, George, Sir - Cockburn, George
    • Date: 1788
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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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    José Ignacio Rodríguez papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence; legal records; notes, drafts, and other literary papers; newspaper clippings; and other papers relating to Rodriguez's career as an author and lawyer. Documents his work involving Latin American claims commissions and governments and his writings on Latin American history. Includes material pertaining to claims against the governments of Cuba and the Dominican Republic; cases before various Spanish and American Claims commissions, the French ...
    • Contributor: Rodríguez, José Ignacio - Mestre, José Manuel - Junta (New York, N.Y.) - Real Sociedad Económica De Amigos Del País (Cuba)
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    Horace Porter papers, 1853-1922 Army officer, railroad official, and diplomat. Correspondence, diary, family papers, photographs, and speeches relating to Porter’s Civil War service, Ulysses S. Grant, Porter’s activities with the Pullman Company and the New York, West Shore and Buffalo Railroad, the Union League, his interest in Republican Party politics, his role in the inaugural of William McKinley, and his service as United States ambassador to France.
    • Contributor: Porter, Horace
    • Date: 1853
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    James L. Cathcart papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Journals, letterbooks, and letter relating to the capture of the schooner Maria of Boston off the coast of Cape Saint Vincent, Portugal, by Algerians in 1785; Cathcart's subsequent eleven-year imprisonment in Algiers during which he became chief Christian secretary to the Dey of Algiers (1792); and his service as U.S. consul in Tripoli, Libya, Tunis, Tunisia, and Cádiz, Spain. Cathcart describes slaves, ships, and ...
    • Contributor: Cathcart, James L. (James Leander)
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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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    Jacob Gerhard Koch papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, letterbooks, diary, account books, ledgers, inventories, indexes, receipts, and estate and other papers documenting Koch's activities as a merchant and marine insurance broker in Amsterdam (1787-1790), Alexandria, Va. (1790-1792), and Philadelphia, Pa. (1792-1817), and reflecting his business dealings in Europe, Latin America, and North America. His diary (1817-1818) describes a trip to Paris, France. Also includes a 1941 published version of the memoirs ...
    • Contributor: Koch, Jacob Gerhard
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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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    Confederate States of America records, 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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    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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    Lee-Palfrey families papers, 1780-1932 Correspondence, diaries, journals, clippings, maps, photographs, and other papers of William Lee (1772-1840) of Boston, Massachusetts, Washington, D.C., and France and members of his family. Of particular interest are Lee's diaries and letters detailing his experiences as a commercial agent and secretary to the United States Legation in France. Also includes a journal and photographs of a topographical mission to Utah in 1858-1859 by ...
    • Date: 1780
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    E. B. Washburne papers, 1829-1889 United States representative from Illinois, diplomat, lawyer, and historian. Principally correspondence covering most phases of Washburne's career from his election to Congress in 1852 until 1882. Includes letterbooks, 1869-1877, of official correspondence and communications during Washburne's term as minister to France.
    • Contributor: Washburne, E. (Elihu Benjamin) - Washburne, E.
    • Date: 1829
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    Hans Peter Kraus collection of Spanish American documents, 1433-1966 Bookman, collector, and bibliophile. Letters, decrees, order books, reports, instructions, dispatches, printed material, and miscellaneous legal documents concerning the history of colonial Spanish America, including the activities of the Mexican Inquisition.
    • Contributor: Kraus, Hans Peter
    • Date: 1433
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    William Vans Murray papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, diaries, and official documents pertaining to Murray's diplomatic activities as minister to the Netherlands (1797-1801) and as minister plenipoteniary to France (1799-1800) along with Oliver Ellsworth and William Richardson Davie. Topics include the American Revolution, the treaty of 1787 with England, and the XYZ Affair. Includes correspondence with John Adams; John Quincy Adams; Baron de Cappelle; Charles Guillaume Frédéric Dumas; Elbridge Gerry; James ...
    • Contributor: Murray, William Vans