CollectionSamuel F. B. Morse Papers at the Library of Congress, 1793-1919 Approximately 6,500 items from the Samuel F. B. Morse Papers in the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress have been digitized, including correspondence, diaries, printed matter, maps, drawings and miscellany. These document Morse's invention of the electromagnetic telegraph, his participation in the development of telegraph systems in the United States and abroad, his career as a painter, his family life, his travels, and ...
- Contributor: Morse, Samuel Finley Breese - Clausing, Ludwig
Manuscript/Mixed MaterialOrderly book of the 66th (Berkshire) Regiment of Foot, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available AMs orderly book of the British 66th (Berkshire) Regiment of Foot while stationed in Haiti during the expedition against the French in the West Indies. Written at headquarters, Port-au-Prince, and elsewhere. There apparently is some evidence to suggest that the volume is written in the hand of the British commander-in-chief, General Sir Ralph Abercromby.
- Contributor: Great Britain. Army. Regiment of Foot, 66th (Berkshire)
- Date: 1796
CollectionMartin Van Buren Papers, 1787 to 1910 The Martin Van Buren Papers, one of twenty-three presidential collections in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division, contains more than 6,000 items dating from 1787 to circa 1910. The bulk of the material dates from the 1820s, when Van Buren (1782-1862) was a U.S. senator from New York, through his service as secretary of state and vice president in the Andrew Jackson administrations (1829-1837), ...
- Contributor: Van Buren, Martin - Van Buren, John
Manuscript/Mixed MaterialEnglish military report on St. Augustine, with plans and views of St. Augustine Castle, the Spanish watch tower on Anastasia Island, and Matance's Fort,
Plan & view of St. Augustine Castle and Matance's Fort | Plan and view of St. Augustine Castle and Matance's Fort Manuscripts with detailed watercolor views and a plan of the Spanish fort at St. Augustine, Fla., written by an Englishman, apparently a first-hand witness, three years after the failed attempt of Governor Oglethorpe to capture St. Augustine's main fort, at a time when Englishmen were barred from Spanish Florida. Includes a south prospect of St. Augustine Castle; plan of St. Augustine Castle; north prospect ...
- Contributor: Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1743
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CollectionSir William Cornwallis naval records, Catalog Record Only Chiefly records relating to the HMS Swift. Includes logbook (112 leaves; 14 Oct. 1762 to 31 May 1764); and volume of letters (16 p.; 22 Oct. 1762 to 8 Nov. 1765) and orders (15 p.; 15 Oct. 1762 to 12 July 1764) received. The second volume also contains an addendum (2 p.) of an account of books and papers sent from His Majesty's ship ...
- Contributor: Cornwallis, William
- Date: 1762
Manuscript/Mixed MaterialAn account of the proceedings of Captain Nelson of His Majesty's ship Boreas, relative to the illegal trade carried on between the Americans & the British West India Islands, Catalog Record Only Narrative regarding Nelson's time in the British West Indies (1784-1787) and his efforts to enforce the British Navigation Acts which required that imports to England and her colonies had to be in English ships. It begins with his arrival in Barbados in June 1784 and finding the bay "full of Americans."
- Contributor: Nelson, Horatio Nelson
- Date: 1787
Manuscript/Mixed MaterialCharles Cornwallis letter, Catalog Record Only ALS, written from Charlestown [Charleston], S.C., to Lieut. Col. Alured Clarke. Topics include the British southern campaign against American forces led by General Nathanael Greene. Persons represented include Brig. Gen. James Paterson, Maj. Gen. Nisbet Balfour, Sir James Wright, and Col. Maxwell von Westerhagen.
- Contributor: Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis
- Date: 1780
Manuscript/Mixed MaterialJohn Forbes letter, Catalog Record Only ALS written in St. Augustine, Fla., to Capt. George Keith Elphinstone, an officer in the Royal Navy. Topics include East Florida and Britain.
- Contributor: Forbes, John
- Date: 1782
Manuscript/Mixed MaterialNathaniel Domett logbook, Catalog Record Only Contains logs of the ships Merlin (1797 June 18-1800 Apr. 23); Resolution (1800 Nov. 9 -1803 Aug. 15); and, laid in at the back of the volume, the Sir Edward Hamilton (1804 Jan. 3-1805 Sept. 3). Logs largely record travel between London and the West Indies.
- Contributor: Domett, Nathaniel
- Date: 1797
CollectionMemorials of the duque to Montemar, Catalog Record Only Memorials advising King Philip V on the war with England. Written in Madrid.
- Contributor: Carrillo De Albornoz, José
- Date: 1739