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    George Baillie to Virginia Congressional Delegates, May 21, 1723. Pay Warrant.

    • Contributor: Treasury Commrs - Baillie, George
    • Date: 1723-05-21
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    Danforth-Bush family collection, 1721-2007

    Correspondence, journal, essays, sermons, articles, autograph collection, photographs, and other papers of the Danforth and Bush families, chiefly of Joshua N. Danforth. A volume of autographs collected by J. Danforth Bush and other family members contains the signatures of members of the Thirty-third Congress (House and Senate) and U.S. governors, circa 1853-1854.

    • Date: 1721
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    Finding Our Place in the Cosmos: From Galileo to Sagan and Beyond

    A thematic collection exploring changing models of the universe through time, ideas of life on other words and Carl Sagan’s place in the tradition of science. It features manuscripts, rare books, celestial atlases, newspaper articles, sheet music and movie posters. Like our ancestors, we look up at the heavens and wonder. What is the structure of the universe? How significant are we? Are we ...

    • Contributor: Sagan, Carl - Druyan, Ann - Macfarlane, Seth

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    The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    See and Hear American History Through Song "Know the songs of a country and you will know its history for the true feeling of a people speaks through what they sing." – Preface to The Songs of Henry Clay Work (1884) Listen to the changes in the "Star Spangled Banner" as played by different bands in different eras. Look at the ways in ...

    • Date: 1581

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    James Madison Papers, 1723-1859

    James Madison (1751-1836) is one of 23 presidents whose papers are held in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress. The Madison Papers consist of approximately 12,000 items, spanning the period 1723-1859, captured in some 72,000 digital images. They document the life of the man who came to be known as the “Father of the Constitution” through correspondence, personal notes, drafts of letters ...

    • Contributor: Madison, James

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    Opinions of learned counsel. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Title from Sowerby. The first part (p. 1-35) contain opinions of counsel relating to legal matters in colonial Virginia, dated 1681-1721; the next few pages are the opinion of Nathaniel Pigot [sic., Piggot?] of the Middle Temple, dated 23 November 1693-5 March 1721/2. The next group of leaves are in the hand of Sir John Randolph and contain reports of cases beginning ... Anno ...

    • Contributor: Randolph, John - Jefferson, Thomas - Thomas Jefferson Library Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1722
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    John Tyler Papers

    The John Tyler Papers, one of twenty-three presidential collections in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division, contains more than 1,400 items dating from 1691 to 1918, most of which fall between 1757 and 1918. The collection is made up primarily of correspondence, including letters and copies of letters to or from Tyler (1790-1862), a governor and U.S. representative and senator from Virginia, who served ...

    • Date: 1691

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    Kitāb sharḥ Nuzhat fī ʻilm al-ḥisāb / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Manuscript is a commentary on Ibn al-Hāʼim's book Nuzhat al-nuẓẓār, which itself represents the author's abridgement of his work Murshidat al-tālib illá asnaʼ al-maṭālib.

    • Contributor: Ghazzī, Aḥmad Ibn Qāsim
    • Date: 1722
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    Thomas Jefferson Papers, 1606-1827

    The papers of Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), diplomat, architect, scientist, and third president of the United States, held in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division, consist of approximately 27,000 items, making it the largest collection of original Jefferson documents in the world. Dating from the early 1760s through his death in 1826, the Thomas Jefferson Papers consist mainly of his correspondence, but they also include ...

    • Contributor: Jefferson, Thomas

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    Kitab al

    The text is a popular exposition on the study of the order of events in time, and the order in which they occur, especially in those related to astronomical movements and the measurement of time. Note on fol. 2a in another hand says that the author was a famous astronomer during the reign of the Fatimid Caliph al-Ḥākim bi-ʼAmr Allāh (d. 411 AH/1021 AD). ...

    • Contributor: Ibn Jaḥḥāf, Al-Ḥusayn Ibn Zayd Ibn ʻal
    • Date: 1729

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    Kannon bu : 10-kan : Denpōin. Catalog Record Only

    Ms. (shahon). In Kanbun, chiefly with reading marks; including some Sanskrit. Title from inner case. Series title and numbering from outer case. Includes some markings in red. With no borders, text in 7 vertical lines. On double leaves, folded accordion style (orihon). LC set wormed, with loss of text. LC set incomplete: v. 9 wanting. 3319d LC set has "天放[?]" stamped, and "沙門宗〓 ["saṃ" ...

    • Date: 1728
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    Denryū komaki. Catalog Record Only

    Ms. (shahon). In Kanbun, chiefly with reading marks; including some Sanskrit. Binder's title on outer case. Includes some markings in red. With no borders, text in 7 vertical lines. On double leaves, folded accordion style (orihon). LC set wormed, with loss of text. LC set incomplete: case 3, v. 9 wanting. 3319a LC set has "天放[?]" stamped, and "沙門宗〓 ["saṃ" in Siddham script]" written ...

    • Date: 1728
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    Kingaku taiishō. Catalog Record Only

    Ms. Title from title piece. Copier and the date not known. With no borders, text chiefly in 9 vertical lines. On double leaves, oriental style (fukurotoji). Gift Leo M. Traynor, Jr. Postscript (before 附) by the author "享保七年 [1722] ... 物部茂卿" Kokusho sōmokuroku, v. 2, p. 581 (琴学大意抄 = Kingaku taiishō; 1-satsu, auth. 荻生徂徠). LC copy has "本長塲藏" bookplate mounted on cover. DLC

    • Contributor: Ogyū, Sorai
    • Date: 1722
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    Gojū. Jo. Catalog Record Only

    Ms. (shahon). Text in Kanbun, with reading marks added in red. Caption title. Includes notes added. With no borders, text in 7 vertical lines. On double leaves, oriental style (fukurotoji). LC copy rebound in western style (yōsōbon); original covers probably removed. Asakawa collection (SEP 6 1907) 3313 "濱主作"--At end of caption title. Postscript, "元禄四 [1691] ... 太秦廣當書冩畢" with later addition "正四位下出羽守是也・後續東儀家改兼當". Kokusho sōmokuroku, v. ...

    • Date: 1727
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    Arai kakei / Catalog Record Only

    Ms. (shahon), the copier and the date not known. No collective t.p. Individual caption titles transcribed. Series title and numbering from table of contents. With no borders; text chiefly in 8 vertical lines (1st work), 9 lines (2nd work). On double leaves, oriental style (fukurotoji). LC copy imperfect: title piece (with series title) torn off. 1248c Preface of 1st work by author, 源朝臣君美, dated ...

    • Contributor: Arai, Hakuseki
    • Date: 1725
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    Gakusetsu kibun / Catalog Record Only

    Ms. (shahon), the copier and the date not known. Caption title. On double leaves, oriental style (fukurotoji). LC copy extensively wormed, with loss of text. LC copy bound in western style (yōsōbon); in process of binding, original covers probably removed. Asakawa collection "SEP 6 1907" Kokusho sōmokuroku, v. 2, p. 83 (2 entries under Gakusetsu kibun; 2nd one, 2-kan, auth. Matsuda Ken). 1447 LC ...

    • Contributor: Matsuda, Kōran
    • Date: 1723
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    Bhagavadgītā. Catalog Record Only

    Ms. Sanskrit. Data from vendor's card. Copied by the son of Raghunātha. Lacks beginning, leaf 54 counted double.

    • Date: 1729
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    Tentō bu : 23-kan : Denpōin. Catalog Record Only

    Ms. (shahon). In Kanbun, chiefly with reading marks; including some Sanskrit. Title from inner case. Series title and numbering supplied by cataloger. Includes some markings in red. With no borders, text in 7 vertical lines. On double leaves, folded accordion style (orihon). LC set wormed, with loss of text. 3319f (includes 1428) [1] 梵天供次第 -- [2] 帝釋天供次第 -- [3] 毘沙門天供次第 -- [4] 持國天供次第 -- ...

    • Date: 1728
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    Kyōkan kōshū shakugi shiteishō / Catalog Record Only

    Ms. (shahon), the copier and the date not known. In Chinese and Kanbun with reading marks. Caption title. With no borders, text in 13 vertical lines. On double leaves, oriental style (fukurotoji). LC copy wormed, with loss of text. LC copy rebound in western style (yōsōbon); original covers probably removed. Asakawa collection (SEP 6 1907) Not listed in Bussho kaisetsu daijiten and Kokusho sōmokuroku. ...

    • Contributor: Shōshin
    • Date: 1724
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    Wu jing lei yu : ba juan / Catalog Record Only

    Label on page [2] of cover reads: "Wu ching lei yü by Liang Yü-ch'iao. This manuscript, a "Dictionary of classified phrases in the Five Classics," was compiled in the sixteenth century. It was once in the library of Prince Kuo (Kuo Ch'in Wang), seventh son of the Emperor Yongzheng, and younger brother of Emperor Ch'ien-lung. The transcription, made with the Chinese brush in the ...

    • Contributor: Liang, Yuqiao - Shi, Zongyi - Wu, Mintai - Yinli - Hongyan - Guo Qin Wang Fu - Chinese Rare Book Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1723
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    Nyorai bu : 11-kan : Denpōin. Catalog Record Only

    Ms. (shahon). In Kanbun, chiefly with reading marks; including some Sanskrit. Title from inner case. Series title and numbering from outer case. Includes some markings in red. With no borders, text in 7 vertical lines. On double leaves, folded accordion style (orihon). LC set wormed, with loss of text. 3319b LC set has "天放[?]" stamped, and "沙門宗〓 ["saṃ" in Siddham script]" written in each ...

    • Date: 1728