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    Shelby family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, memoranda, legal and financial records, military records, genealogical data, and other papers relating primarily to Evan Shelby, soldier and frontiersman, and to his son, Isaac Shelby, soldier and political leader, providing a record of frontier life and political and economic developments in Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia. The papers of Isaac Shelby document his activities during the Indian wars, Revolutionary...
    • Contributor: Shelby, Evan - Shelby, Isaac
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    Shelby family papers, 1738-1916 Correspondence, memoranda, legal and financial papers, military records, genealogical data, and memorabilia relating mainly to Evan Shelby, soldier and frontiersman, and to his son, Isaac Shelby, soldier and political leader, providing a record of frontier life and political and economic developments in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky.
    • Date: 1738
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    Marian S. Carson collection of manuscripts, 1656-1995 Collector. A collection of Americana including historical letters and documents, family and personal papers, broadsides, financial and legal papers, illustrated and printed ephemera, government and legislative documents, military records, journals, and printed matter relating primarily to the expansion and development of the United States from the colonial period through the 1876 centennial.
    • Contributor: Carson, Marian S.
    • Date: 1656
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    Gibson-Getty-McClure families papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, diaries, financial papers, military papers, and other material relating to various members of these allied families from Cumberland County, Pa. Gibson family papers pertain chiefly to the Revolutionary War service of George Gibson (1747-1791). Papers of George W. Getty document his Civil War service with the Army of the Potomac in Virginia, various Indian campaigns, and the Fitz-John Porter court-martial. Papers of Charles...
    • Contributor: Getty, George W. - McClure, Charles
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    George McCully journal, Manuscript copy of a journal (45 pages) kept by McCully pertaining to his journey (1783 June-July) from Pittsburgh, Pa., to Detroit, Mich., on an expedition headed by Ephraim Douglass to inform the Indians of that region that the Treaty of Paris would soon be signed. McCully documents meetings at "Delaware Town," a Delaware Indian settlement on the Sandusky River, Ohio, with Delaware chief Captain...
    • Contributor: McCully, George

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    Andrew Ellicott papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, maps, charts, and reports of astronomical observations chiefly concerning Ellicott's work in surveying the boundary between the U.S. and Florida under the San Lorenzo Treaty of 1795 as well as his surveys of the city of Washington, boundary between Georgia and South Carolina, town of Presque Isle (later Erie), Pa., and boundary between the U.S. and Canada under the Treaty of Ghent, Dec....
    • Contributor: Ellicott, Andrew - Gillespie, David
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    William C. Rives papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, diaries, journals, speeches, writings, financial records, printed matter, scrapbooks, and other papers of Rives pertaining to Jacksonianism, Whig political movement, Southern politics, slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and diplomatic relations with France. Includes diaries, journals, and correspondence of members of the Rives family; a draft of Rives's History of the Life and Times of James Madison (1868-1873); and a draft of his unpublished...
    • Contributor: Rives, William C. (William Cabell) - Walker, Francis - Walker, Thomas
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    Burbank-Van Voorhis families papers, 1814-1913 Members of the Burbank and Van Voorhis (Voorhees) families. Diaries, correspondence, and military papers of Burbank and Van Voorhis family members spanning the War of 1812, Mexican War, Civil War, and American occupation of the Philippines in the early twentieth century.
    • Date: 1814
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    Marian S. Carson collection of manuscripts, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, family papers, journals, political documents, legal and financial records, military records, broadsides, ephemera, and other papers relating to American military, political, and social history. Documents the founding of the nation, shaping of the national government and judicial system, American endeavors in the arts, commerce, education, finance, industry, law, literature, medicine, religion, science, and technology, and daily life in early America. The focus of...
    • Contributor: Carson, Marian S. - Marian S. Carson Collection (Library of Congress)
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    John Hamilton and William Hamilton correspondence, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence of the Hamilton family, primarily of brothers, John Hamilton and William Hamilton. Letters (1838-1855) of John Hamilton, addressed to his mother, Rosanna Boyd Hamilton, and other family members from his home in Zavala, Texas. Subjects include family matters, the difficulties of life in Texas, relations with the Indians, African Americans and slavery in Texas, political affairs of Texas and the United States, his...
    • Contributor: Hamilton, William
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    Andrew Ellicott papers, 1777-1829 Surveyor and mathematician. Correspondence, maps, charts, and reports of astronomical observations chiefly concerning Ellicott's work in surveying the boundary between the United States and Florida under the San Lorenzo Treaty (1795) and also his surveys of the city of Washington, the boundary between Georgia and South Carolina, the town of Presque Isle (later Erie), Pennsylvania, and the boundary between the United States and Canada...
    • Contributor: Ellicott, Andrew
    • Date: 1777
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    Burbank-Van Voorhis families papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, diaries, and military papers of Burbank and Van Voorhis family members spanning the War of 1812, Mexican War, Civil War, and the American occupation of the Philippines in the early 20th century. Diary of Captain Sullivan Burbank pertaining primarily to his service during the War of 1812 at forts in New York State and Detroit, Mich., areas; troop movements; passing American and British...
    • Contributor: Burbank, Sidney - Burbank, Sullivan - Van Voorhis, Daniel - Van Voorhis, Edith Burbank
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    Gibson-Getty-McClure families papers, 1777-1926 Correspondence, diaries, financial papers, military papers, and miscellany relating to various members of these allied families from the area of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Includes correspondence of General George Gibson (d. 1861) and the jurist John Bannister Gibson (1780-1853) and papers, 1777-1854, relating to the Revolutionary War service of their father, Colonel George Gibson (1747-1791); papers of George Washington Getty (1819-1901) and members of his...
    • Date: 1777
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    James Allen Hardie papers, Catalog Record Only Correspondence, memoranda, reports, orders, financial papers, and printed matter relating primarily to Hardie's military service in the West both during and following the Civil War. Subjects include the Mexican War, military affairs in California and Oregon (1847-1860), the Civil War especially the transfer of the command of the U.S. Army of the Potomac from Joseph Hooker to George Gordon Meade prior to the Battle...
    • Contributor: Hardie, James Allen
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    William Gallaher papers, Catalog Record Only Memoir (circa 1880-1905) written by Gallaher consisting of recollections of his youth, 1827-1832, including his family's move from Westmoreland County, Pa., to Putnam County, Ill. Subjects include agriculture, neighbors, Gallaher (Gallagher) family affairs, and relations with Native Americans. Other topics include the Black Hawk War, depletion of buffalo herds in the 1870s, and Gallaher's boyhood encounter with Zachary Taylor. Includes a transcript of the...
    • Contributor: Gallaher, William - Leigh, Mary Gallaher
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    United States. Army. Legion of the United States orderly book, Catalog Record Only Volume (302 pages) containing general orders (1792 October 20-1793 March 19) for the Legion of the United States, Anthony Wayne, commander at Pittsburgh and Legionville (Byersdale), Pa. Contains references to Indian wars. Includes index.
    • Contributor: United States. Army. Legion of the United States
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    Indian land grants record, Catalog Record Only Record of Indian land grants in Georgia, New York State, and Pennsylvania by Choctaw Indians, Creek Indians, Delaware Indians, and others to the colonial governments.
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    George Morgan papers, Catalog Record Only Volume containing official and personal correspondence, reports, commission, survey, and other papers relating chiefly to Morgan's official duties as Indian agent for the U.S. during the Revolution and to his dealings with the Delaware, Shawnee, Mingo, and Wyandot Indians in Virginia and Pennsylvania. Also includes a 1789 report on territory and settlements along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, information relating to Morgan's speculation in...
    • Contributor: Morgan, George
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    Treaty with the Pennsylvania Indians, Catalog Record Only Treaty made with Pennsylvania Indians.
    • Contributor: Shoemaker, Benjamin
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    Anthony Wayne papers, Catalog Record Only Correspondence, notes, treaty, military documents, and other papers pertaining chiefly to Wayne's service as an army officer in the Revolutionary War and during campaigns against the Indians of the Old Northwest and as a member of the Pennsylvania State convention for the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Correspondents include Thomas Burke, James Madison, Benjamin Rush, George Washington, and Wayne's son-in-law, William R. Atlee.
    • Contributor: Wayne, Anthony
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    Christopher French papers, Catalog Record Only Three journals (1756-1764 and 1776-1778) kept by French while serving with the British Army in America. The first segment covers his service during the French and Indian War, especially during the siege of Louisbourg. Includes descriptions of New York City, Philadelphia, Princeton, Trenton, and Albany, as well as accounts of journeys through Canada and a trip to South Carolina during which conferences with various...
    • Contributor: French, Christopher
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    Treaty of Easton minutes. Catalog Record Only Two volumes of minutes from the treaty of Easton
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    J.S. Negley correspondence, Catalog Record Only Letters (1873 January 8-August 16) from Negley to James O'Connor pertaining chiefly to political affairs in Washington, D.C., during the Ulysses S. Grant presidential administration and to Negley's business and financial affairs. Subjects include Cabinet appointments; the Modoc Indian War in 1873; and the Fredericksburg, Orange & Charlottesville Railroad.
    • Contributor: Negley, J. S. (James Scott)
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    William Dunbar letterbook extracts and a list of manuscripts, Catalog Record Only Extracts (1775 June 18-1802 March 21) from a letterbook kept by Dunbar including correspondence as well as a biographical sketch. Documents Dunbar's years as a merchant in Philadelphia, Pa.; surveyor for the Spanish colony of West Florida; and owner of The Forest, a plantation near Natchez, Miss. Subjects include the Indian trade, slaves, slavery, and slave trade. Also includes a description of Dunbar's manuscripts...
    • Contributor: Dunbar, William
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    George Croghan correspondence, Catalog Record Only ALS with cover (1754 August 8) from Croghan to James Hamilton, governor of Pennsylvania, requesting that the government supply provisions for Indians forced to leave their lands in Virginia and now residing on George Croghan's Pennsylvania property as well as for Indians arriving from the Ohio River Valley and an ALS (1775 June 19) from Croghan to Michael Gratz pertaining to Croghan's business affairs...
    • Contributor: Croghan, George