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    Miles-Cameron families correspondence, 1661-1956

    Army officer. Correspondence addressed to Elizabeth Cameron, J. D. Cameron, Nelson Appleton Miles, and Sherman Miles

    • Contributor: Miles, Nelson Appleton
    • Date: 1661
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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
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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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    David Murray papers, 1866-1930

    Educator. Mainly writings and notes by Murray on education and the history and culture of Japan based on Murray’s observations while superintending the educational reform of that country.

    • Contributor: Murray, David
    • Date: 1866
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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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    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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    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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    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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    William Henry Harrison papers,

    Correspondence, addresses, letterbook, military records, family papers, genealogical chart, printed matter, newspaper clippings, and other papers relating chiefly to Indian campaigns and affairs, the War of 1812 in the Northwest Territory, slavery, and Harrison's unsuccessful 1836 presidential campaign as Whig Party candidate. Includes a chronology of Harrison's life by his biographer, Freeman Cleaves. Correspondents include John Armstrong, William Eustis, Duff Green, John Johnston, Joel ...

    • Contributor: Harrison, William Henry - Cleaves, Freeman
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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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    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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    Alexander Hamilton Stephens papers, 1784-1886

    Lawyer, journalist, governor of Georgia, member of both houses of Congress, and vice president of the Confederate States of America. Correspondence, telegrams, memoranda, legal documents, clippings, and an autobiography and journal reflecting Stephens’s career in government and politics.

    • Contributor: Stephens, Alexander Hamilton - Stephens, Alexander H.
    • Date: 1784
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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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    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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    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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    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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    F.H. Elmore papers, 1795-1858

    Lawyer, banker, and United States representative from South Carolina. Chiefly business correspondence and financial papers relating to Elmore's manufacturing interests and his presidency of the Bank of South Carolina, Charleston.

    • Contributor: Elmore, F. H. (franklin Harper) - Elmore, F. H.
    • Date: 1795
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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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    Sumner family papers, 1836-1940

    Correspondence, legal documents, reports, and photographs of Edwin V. Sumner (1797-1863) and his sons, Edwin Vose Sumner (1835-1912) and Samuel Storrow Sumner (1842-1937), all military officers.

    • Date: 1836
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    Solon Hannibal Borglum papers, 1886-1969

    Sculptor. Correspondence, commission files, subject files, articles, certificates and awards, photographs, printed matter, a scrapbook, and microfilm mostly relating to Borglum's career as a sculptor, his works of art, and his activities with the American Expeditionary Forces Art Training Center in Bellevue, France, Silvermine Group of Artists in New Canaan, Connecticut, and the School of American Sculpture in New York.

    • Contributor: Borglum, Solon Hannibal
    • Date: 1886
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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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    James R. Doolittle papers, 1859-1927

    United States senator and jurist. Correspondence, speeches, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous material relating mostly to Doolittle's Senate career and touching on the issues of the Civil War and Reconstruction.

    • Contributor: Doolittle, James R. (james Rood) - Doolittle, James R.
    • Date: 1859
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    Thomas Henry Carter papers, 1883-1917

    Lawyer and United States representative and senator from Montana. Correspondence, writings, memoranda, clippings, notes, invitations, photographs, and financial records relating primarily to Montana, Republican Party politics, and Carter’s career in Congress.

    • Contributor: Carter, Thomas Henry
    • Date: 1833
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    Waldo Gifford Leland papers, 1844-1966

    Archivist and historian. Honorary consultant in international relations, Library of Congress. Correspondence, diaries, articles, reports, memoranda, notes, and miscellaneous papers relating to Leland's career as archivist, historian, and consultant in international relations.

    • Contributor: Leland, Waldo Gifford
    • Date: 1844