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    Parsons family papers, 1769-1878

    Parsons family of Connecticut and Ohio. Correspondence, legal documents, newspaper clippings, account book, printed matter, and other papers, chiefly of Samuel Holden Parsons (1737-1789), Continental Army officer; his son, Enoch Parsons (1769-1846), public official and banker of Middletown and Hartford, Connecticut; and Enoch's son, Samuel Holden Parsons (1800-1871), lawyer and banker of Middletown.

    • Date: 1769
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    Henry Rowe Schoolcraft papers, 1788-1941

    Author, ethnologist, explorer, geologist, glass manufacturer, and Indian agent. Correspondence, journals, articles, books, manuscripts of magazines, poetry, speeches, government reports, Indian vocabularies, maps, drawings, and other papers reflecting Schoolcraft's career as a glass manufacturer, mineralogist on an exploring expedition in the Ozark Mountains, geologist on the Cass expedition to the Northwest Territory, leader of expeditions throughout the Great Lakes region, member of Michigan's legislative ...

    • Contributor: Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe
    • Date: 1788
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Clinton family papers, 1776-1806

    Army officer, governor of New York, and public officials. Chiefly correspondence (mainly transcripts and drafts) of George Clinton and James Clinton relating to military engagements during the Revolution, drafting of the Articles of Confederation by the Continental Congress, and land transactions in New York; orderly book of James Clinton containing orders given during the expedition against the Iroquois; and various commissions, land grants, and ...

    • Date: 1776
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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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    Ebenezer Foote family papers, 1751-1871

    Continental Army officer, jurist, merchant, and legislator, of Delaware County, N.Y. Family and general correspondence, orders, petitions, and legal and other papers of Foote and various members of his family. Topics include the Tammany Society of New York, the death of Alexander Hamilton, the War of 1812, the incident aboard the frigate Chesapeake, the first Seminole War, and New York politics.

    • Contributor: Foote, Ebenezer
    • Date: 1751
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    Amasa J. Parker papers, 1836-1875

    United States representative, lawyer, and jurist. Chiefly letters written by Parker while serving in the United States Congress in Washington, D.C. from 1837 to 1839.

    • Contributor: Parker, Amasa J. (amasa Junius) - Parker, Amasa J.
    • Date: 1836
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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 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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    California Gold Rush collection, 1849-1900

    Correspondence, travel journal, and typescripts of notes by various authors who participated in the California Gold Rush.

    • Contributor: Wason, Lyman P.
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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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    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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    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
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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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    Charl Ormond Williams papers, 1924-1959

    Educator. Correspondence, memoranda, telegrams, reports, newspaper clippings, and printed material relating to Williams’s association with the National Education Association of the United States and her work in the field of education and educational reform, including her participation in the 1944 White House Conference on Rural Education.

    • Contributor: Williams, Charl Ormond
    • Date: 1924
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    Clinton Presba Anderson papers, 1938-1973

    U.S. senator and representative from New Mexico and secretary of agriculture. Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, hearing transcripts, reports, and other papers pertaining to Anderson's service in Congress.

    • Contributor: Anderson, Clinton Presba
    • Date: 1938
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    Andrew Jackson papers,

    Correspondence, memoranda, journals, speeches, military papers, land deeds, scrapbook, printed matter, and other papers reflecting most phases of Jackson's military and political career. Subjects include his law practice in Tennessee, his service in the U.S. Congress; Florida and Tennessee state politics; the War of 1812; Creek War, 1813-1814; Battle of New Orleans, 1815; Indian affairs; Eaton Affair (Petticoat Affair) involving John Henry Eaton and ...

    • Contributor: Jackson, Andrew
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    Zachary Taylor papers,

    Correspondence, autobiographical account, military papers, estate papers, printed matter, map, and other papers relating chiefly to Taylor's presidency; his service as a U.S. Army officer, especially in the 2nd Seminole Indian War; settlement of his estate; and management of his plantations. Includes papers pertaining to his son, Richard Taylor, and to Richard's Louisiana plantation. Correspondents include John M. Clayton, George Washington Crawford, John J. ...

    • Contributor: Taylor, Zachary
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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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    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