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    United States. Continental Congress records, 1765-1825

    Original and reproduced records of the United States Continental Congress including letters and extracts from letters, circular letters, orders, resolutions, contracts, oaths of allegiance to the United States, financial documents, extracts from journals and minutes of the congress and its committees, committee reports, lists, and requisitions.

    • Contributor: United States. Continental Congress
    • Date: 1765
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Thomas James Walsh and John Edward Erickson papers, 1910-1934

    United States senators from Montana. Official correspondence, personal correspondence, speeches, legislative files, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, and photographs relating chiefly to the senatorial career of Walsh and his successor, John Edward Erickson.

    • Contributor: Walsh, Thomas James
    • Date: 1910
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    James McHenry papers, 1775-1862

    United States secretary of war, member of the Continental Congress from Maryland, Continental Army officer, and physician. Correspondence, financial records, diary, and other papers relating to McHenry's service as United States secretary of war in the administrations of George Washington and John Adams; and as a Continental Army officer, particularly as secretary to George Washington and on the staff of the Marquis de Lafayette.

    • Contributor: McHenry, James
    • 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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    Alexander Hamilton Stephens papers,

    Correspondence, memoranda, telegrams, journal, autobiography, legal documents, clippings, and other papers reflecting Stephens's career in government and politics. Chiefly correspondence concerning national and sectional questions as well as local affairs, philanthropy, and plantation management. Subjects include the presidential election of 1876; Civil War; Compromise of 1850; formation and operation of the Confederate Government; Dred Scott decision; Indian affairs; Kansas-Nebraska Act; political parties including the ...

    • Contributor: Stephens, Alexander H. (alexander Hamilton) - Stephens, Alexander Hamilton
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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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    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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    Wallace R. Brode papers, 1901-1974

    Educator, scientist, and government official. Correspondence, diaries, memoranda, speeches and writings, subject files, and other papers relating primarily to Brode's career in science and government.

    • Contributor: Brode, Wallace R. (wallace Reed) - Brode, Wallace R.
    • Date: 1901
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Harold L. Ickes papers, 1815-1969

    Lawyer and secretary of the interior. Correspondence, diaries, speeches and writings, family papers, legal and financial records, subject files, scrapbooks, and other papers documenting all aspects of Ickes's career, especially his service as secretary of the interior.

    • Contributor: Ickes, Harold L. (harold Leclair) - Ickes, Harold L.
    • Date: 1815
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    John McLean papers, 1817-1861

    United States representative from Ohio, postmaster general, and Supreme Court justice. Correspondence, legal briefs, financial data, docket book, printed matter, a file of reports, opinions and briefs arranged by case name, and other papers relating to McLean’s service as postmaster general and Supreme Court justice.

    • Contributor: McLean, John
    • Date: 1817
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    John Tyler Morgan papers, 1840-1907

    United States senator from Alabama and lawyer. Correspondence, speeches, reports, position papers, printed matter, scrapbooks, and other papers relating to domestic and foreign policy issues and to Morgan's involvement as an expansionist and advocate of states' rights.

    • Contributor: Morgan, John Tyler
    • Date: 1840