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    John Spalding Flannery papers, 1902-1953

    Lawyer. Chiefly records from McKenney, Flannery & Craighill, the Washington, D.C. law firm in which Flannery was a principal partner.

    • Contributor: Flannery, John Spalding
    • Date: 1902
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    Josiah Bartlett family papers, 1710-1931

    Statesmen and physicians. Correspondence, diaries, diplomas, legal and financial records, notebooks, account books, speeches, genealogical material, printed matter, and newspaper clippings documenting the Bartlett family's professional and political activity in New England in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. Topics include New England's sentiment towards the War of 1812 as well as American political life before and during the Civil War and post Civil ...

    • Contributor: Bartlett, Josiah
    • Date: 1710
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    Henry Clay family papers, 1732-1927

    Personal, official, and family correspondence, speeches, writings, business records, legal files, biographical material, printed matter, and other papers chiefly documenting the public career and private life of statesman Henry Clay (1777-1852), United States secretary of state and representative and senator from Kentucky; his son, James B. Clay (1817-1864), diplomat, United States representative from Kentucky, and Confederate sympathizer; and other members of Henry Clay's family.

    • Contributor: Clay, Henry
    • Date: 1732
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    Charles Ewing family papers, 1769-1951

    Lawyer and army officer. Correspondence, diaries, biographical material, genealogical notebooks, legal and business papers, scrapbooks, photographs, memorabilia, and other papers relating to the family of Charles Ewing during and after the Civil War.

    • Contributor: Ewing, Charles
    • Date: 1769
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    William J. Ghent papers, 1876-1942

    Author and journalist. Correspondence, memoranda, writings, notes, reports, subject files, photographs, clippings, and printed material relating to Ghent's writings on the West and the socialist movement in the U.S. Includes biographical sketches appearing in the Dictionary of American Biography and articles and book reviews appearing in trade journals. Also includes diaries of Edward Settle Godfrey and Holmes O. Paulding, participants in the Battle of ...

    • Contributor: Ghent, William J. (william James) - Ghent, William J.
    • Date: 1876
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    John Aldrich Stephenson collection of the Hand, Fiske, and Aldrich families papers, 1745-1966

    Correspondence, diaries, journals, travel diaries, manuscripts of sermons, poems, essays, and other writings, business and financial records, printed works, biographical and genealogical materials, drawings and reproductions of paintings and photographs, and other papers collected by Stephenson relating to the Hand, Fiske, and Aldrich families.

    • Date: 1745
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    Beale family papers from the Decatur House, 1794-1957

    Correspondence, journals, biographical material, speeches, articles, scrapbooks, printed material, and other papers pertaining to the role of Edward Fitzgerald Beale in opening the West; the diplomatic career of Truxtun Beale as United States minister to Greece, Persia, and Romania; the naval careers of Thomas Truxtun and Stephen Decatur; the Beale (Beal), Chase, Edwards, and Truxtun families; and the Decatur House.

    • Date: 1794
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    Hildegard Thompson papers, 1951-1974

    Author, educator, author, and government official. Correspondence, writings, articles, biographical material, printed matter, photographs, and other papers relating to Thompson's career in American Indian education including her service as chief of the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs Branch of Education.

    • Contributor: Thompson, Hildegard
    • Date: 1951
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    Willis Van Devanter papers, 1884-1941

    Lawyer, jurist, and Supreme Court justice. Correspondence, letterbooks, legal records and briefs, speeches, lectures, and scrapbooks documenting Van Devanter’s law practice in Wyoming, his involvement in Republican Party politics, and his service as associate justice of the Supreme Court.

    • Contributor: Van Devanter, Willis
    • Date: 1884
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    Archivo Nacional de Cuba collection pertaining to Spanish colonial rule in Louisiana and the Floridas, 1770-1911

    Transcripts of material found in the Cuban national archives pertaining to Spanish colonial rule in Louisiana and the Floridas. Includes correspondence of the Spanish governor of Louisiana, Bernardo de Gálvez, correspondence of British traders operating under Spanish protection, in particular William Panton, material concerning commerce and political relations with the local Indian tribes, Spain’s part in the American revolution and relations with the newly ...

    • Contributor: Archivo Nacional De Cuba
    • Date: 1770
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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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    John Austin Moon papers, 1832-1921

    Lawyer, jurist, and U.S. representative from Tennessee. Correspondence and petitions relating to statehood for the Indian Territory, 1902; merchant ledgers belonging to Austin M. Appling, Moon’s grandfather, from Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Bristol, Virginia; and newspaper clippings concerning Moon’s political campaigns and the Tennessee Supreme Court.

    • Contributor: Moon, John Austin
    • Date: 1832
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    Henry L. Dawes papers, 1833-1933

    United States representative and senator from Massachusetts. Correspondence, memoranda, letterbooks, diaries, speeches, reports, notebooks, biographical material, family papers, photographs, citations, congressional commissions, scrapbooks, clippings, printed matter, and an incomplete biography of Dawes by his daughter, Anna Laurens Dawes. The collection documents mainly Dawes's career as a federal legislator and his work on issues relating to the American Indian, including his tenure as chairman of ...

    • Contributor: Dawes, Henry L. (henry Laurens) - Dawes, Henry L.
    • Date: 1833
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    P. Phillips family papers, 1832-1914

    Lawyer, state legislator, and United States representative from South Carolina. Correspondence, letter books, legal record books, journals, dockets, notebooks, and an unpublished autobiography of P. Phillips, relating chiefly to the law practice of P. Phillips and his son, W. Hallet Phillips, both of whom practiced before the Supreme Court. Contains the writings of P. Phillips's wife, Eugenia, including her journal written while interned during ...

    • Contributor: Phillips, P. (philip) - Phillips, P.
    • Date: 1832
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    Riggs family papers, 1763-1945

    Merchant and banking family of New York, New York, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. Family and business correspondence, diaries, account books, writings, financial records, biographical and genealogical papers, printed materials, and other papers of Riggs family members.

    • Date: 1763
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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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    Albert James Myer papers, 1816-1880

    Army officer and surgeon. Microfilm focusing on Myer’s service in the Signal Corps and documentation of his work in meteorology, including correspondence, biographical material, letterbooks, diaries, reports, memoranda, legal and business papers, and printed matter. Also contains papers of his father-in-law, Ebenezer Walden, and material relating to a patent by his father, Henry Beekman Myer, for the railway sleeping car.

    • Contributor: Myer, Albert James
    • Date: 1816
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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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    Robert C. Cook papers, 1882-1992

    Geneticist, demographer, editor, and author. Correspondence, diaries, writings, research notes, professional files, family and estate papers, genealogical and biographical information, photographs, and other papers documenting Cook's career as managing editor and editor of the American Genetic Association's Journal of Heredity, as director and president of the Population Reference Bureau and editor of its Population Bulletin, and as an authority on population policy, eugenics, and ...

    • Contributor: Cook, Robert C. (robert Carter) - Cook, Robert C.
    • Date: 1882
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    Walter L. Fisher papers, 1871-1963

    Lawyer, municipal reformer, and U.S. secretary of the interior. Correspondence and memoranda, letterbooks, speeches and articles, scrapbooks, photographs, subject files, clippings, and printed matter chiefly related to Chicago, Illinois, municipal matters and to Fisher's term as United States secretary of the interior.

    • Contributor: Fisher, Walter L. (walter Lowrie) - Fisher, Walter L.
    • Date: 1871
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    La Follette family papers, 1781-1988

    Family active in late nineteenth and early twentieth century national politics. Correspondence, diaries, speeches and writings, legal files, office files, campaign files, legislative files, subject files, financial records, biographical research files, newspaper clippings, printed matter, and miscellany principally documenting the careers of Robert M. La Follette (1855-1925), governor of Wisconsin and United States representative and senator, and his son Robert M. La Follette (1895-1953), ...

    • Date: 1781
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    Kirk Munroe papers, 1850-1940

    Author and adventurer. Correspondence, diaries, handwritten drafts and printed copies of writings, biographical material, scrapbooks, subject files, newspaper clippings, printed matter, photographs, drawings, and other papers relating primarily to Munroe's literary career and travels, including on a survey teams for the Union Pacific Railroad Company and the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company.

    • Contributor: Munroe, Kirk
    • Date: 1850
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    William Medill papers, 1834-1864

    Lawyer, United States representative and governor of Ohio, and United States government official. Correspondence, account books, and miscellaneous material primarily relating to Medill’s service as assistant postmaster general (1845), commissioner of Indian affairs (1845-1850), and first comptroller of the United States treasury (1857-1861).

    • Contributor: Medill, William
    • Date: 1834
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    Albert James Myer papers, 1851-1933

    Army officer and surgeon. Correspondence, biographical material, and printed matter relating in part to Myer's service as a surgeon in the army and his role in the founding and development of the Signal Corps, including during the Civil War.

    • Contributor: Myer, Albert James
    • Date: 1851
  • Manuscripts/Mixed Material

    Eloise Hubbard Linscott collection, circa 1815, 1929-2002

    Eloise Hubbard Linscott’s collection of research materials for her book, Folk Songs of Old New England (1939) and other folk music research through about 1955. The collection includes correspondence; music transcriptions; sound recordings of folk music, lectures, and radio broadcasts; photographs of Linscott's informants; documentation of events and trips within New England; plus some materials from her estate, dated circa 1815-2002.

    • Contributor: Linscott, Eloise Hubbard - Bayard, Samuel Preston - Grover, Carrie - Sherrard, William J. - Reed, Elizabeth Foster
    • Date: 1815