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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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    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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    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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    Carl Brent Swisher collection of research materials relating to Roger B. Taney, 1836-1962 Historian. Chiefly reproductions of correspondence, reports, records, and newspapers gathered by Swisher for a history of Roger Brooke Taney's tenure as chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
    • Contributor: Swisher, Carl Brent
    • Date: 1836
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    Samuel Peter Heintzelman papers, 1822-1913 Union army officer. Correspondence, diaries, journals, and military papers detailing Heintzelman’s service in the United States Army from his years at the United States Military Academy through the Civil War. Includes descriptions of activities in Indian wars in Florida, the Southwest, and California, and during the Mexican War.
    • Contributor: Heintzelman, Samuel Peter
    • Date: 1822
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    Edward Settle Godfrey papers, 1863-1933 Army officer. Correspondence, diaries, military orders, lectures and writings, newspaper clippings, and printed material relating mainly to Godfrey's military career.
    • Contributor: Godfrey, Edward Settle
    • Date: 1863
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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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    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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    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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    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
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    Nathanael Greene papers, 1775-1785 Army officer. Correspondence, letterbook, militia lists, documents relating to the Cherokee and Chickasaw tribes, and military reports documenting Greene's military career with emphasis on his involvement in the Continental Army campaign in the Southern Department.
    • Contributor: Greene, Nathanael
    • Date: 1775
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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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    Caleb Henry Carlton papers, 1831-1954 United States army officer. Correspondence, diaries, articles, military transcripts and papers, biographical and genealogical material, financial records, maps, and charts pertaining to Carlton's service in the Union army and following the Civil War in wars with various American Indians in western United States.
    • Contributor: Carlton, Caleb Henry
    • Date: 1831
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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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    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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    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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    East Florida records, 1737-1858 Diplomatic, military, economic, judicial, legal, and administrative records of the Spanish colonial government of East Florida for the period of its second occupation, 1783-1821. Includes royal orders and decrees, census and other vital records, and papers relating to such matters as trade and shipping, surveys, hospitals, Indians, slaves, and Louisiana.
    • Date: 1737
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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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    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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    Daniel O. Drennan papers, 1775-1904 Military aide. Copies of correspondence, military dispatches, reports and other documents, as well as original letters, newspaper clippings, notes, architectural drawings, memorabilia, and printed matter collected by Drennan during his service as military secretary to Philip Henry Sheridan from 1865 to1888.
    • Contributor: Drennan, Daniel O., Approximately - Drennan, Daniel O.
    • Date: 1775
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    John J. Pershing papers, Correspondence, diaries, speeches, statements, writings, notebooks, orders, biographical material, clippings, scrapbooks, printed matter, maps, posters, photographs, and other papers primarily documenting Pershing's career in the U.S. Army, especially as commander-in-chief of the American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War I. Documents his military service in the Indian campaigns in the American West; the Spanish-American War, 1898, in Cuba; the Philippine American War, 1899-1902, ...
    • Contributor: Pershing, John J. (John Joseph) - Pershing, Helen F. (Helen Frances)
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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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    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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    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