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    Fred Kenelm Nielsen papers, 1881-1961

    Diplomat, soldier, lawyer, and educator. General and official correspondence, memoranda, interdepartmental letters, writings, and miscellaneous material relating primarily to American relations with England, Egypt, Mexico, and Turkey, claims arbitration, the Monetary and Economic Conference of 1933, and Nielsen's service as solicitor for the State Department.

    • Contributor: Nielsen, Fred Kenelm
    • Date: 1881
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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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    Grant Richards collection of A.E. Housman material, 1898-1947

    British author and publisher. Correspondence, manuscripts, typescripts, galley and page proofs, newspaper clippings, printed material, and musical scores pertaining primarily to Richards's biography of A. E. Housman.

    • Contributor: Richards, Grant
    • Date: 1898
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    Richard Rush papers, 1805-1852

    Lawyer and statesman. Correspondence, diary, notes, writings, and engraved portraits relating primarily to Rush’s duties as attorney general, secretary of state, minister to Great Britain, and secretary of the treasury, and legal documents concerning a loan from the Netherlands he arranged to finance the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Company in and near the District of Columbia.

    • Contributor: Rush, Richard
    • Date: 1805
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    Thomas Capek collection of materials relating to Czechoslovakia and Czech Americans, 1619-1953

    Correspondence, memoranda, journals, writings, printed matter, maps, photographs, and other papers assembled during Capek's research on the immigration, organizations, institutions, and activities of Czech Americans. Also includes material concerning Czechoslovakia, Czechs in Great Britain, Slavic Americans, and Slovak Americans.

    • Contributor: Capek, Thomas
    • Date: 1619
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    Wilbur Wright and Orville Wright papers, 1809-1979

    Aviation pioneers and inventors. Correspondence, diaries, notebooks, business accounts, legal papers, minutes, reports, printed matter, photographs, blueprints, and scrapbooks relating primarily to the invention of the airplane and the development of aviation.

    • Date: 1809
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    Confederate States of America records,

    Correspondence, proclamations, messages of the president, court cases, minute books, docket books, customs records, financial papers, letterbooks, orders, reports, accounts, receipts, and other records relating to the formulation of the government of the Confederacy and the conduct of its internal, external, and military affairs. Includes records of the departments of state, justice, treasury, navy, war and post office along with material related to the ...

    • Contributor: Confederate States of America - Wadsworth, James Wolcott - Confederate States of America. Army of Tennessee - Confederate States of America. Department of Justice - Confederate States of America. Department of State - Confederate States of America. Department of the Treasury - Confederate States of America. Navy - Confederate States of America. Post-Office Department - Confederate States of America. War Department
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    Hulsizer family papers, 1915-1941

    Correspondence and newspaper clippings relating primarily to sisters Edith Hulsizer Copher and Sophy Hulsizer Powell and their letters to family members during World War I.

    • Date: 1915
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    Ira Eaker papers, 1917-1989

    United States Army air corps officer, aviation pioneer, aircraft industry executive, and newspaper columnist. Part I consists of correspondence, memoranda, diaries, reports, meetings minutes, printed material, and other papers documenting Eaker's military career in the aeronautical section of the United States Army, particularly his experiences in World War II. Part II consists of correspondence, memoranda, diaries speeches, writings, and scheduling and subject files pertaining ...

    • Contributor: Eaker, Ira
    • Date: 1917
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    Thomas F. Bayard papers, 1780-1899

    Senator, secretary of state, and ambassador. Correspondence, letterbooks, scrapbooks, and miscellany relating to Bayard's career after the Civil War as a politician and legislator and as a cabinet official and diplomat during the presidential administrations of Grover Cleveland.

    • Contributor: Bayard, Thomas F. (thomas Francis) - Bayard, Thomas F.
    • Date: 1780
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    William Eustis papers, 1757-1908

    Physician, diplomat, United States secretary of war, and United States representative and senator from Massachusetts. Correspondence, family papers, legal documents, and other material relating to the Burr-Clinton controversy, the Louisiana Purchase, Indian affairs, war between England and France, and relations between the United States and the Netherlands.

    • Contributor: Eustis, William
    • Date: 1757
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    Marquis de Lafayette papers, 1757-1990

    Soldier and statesman. Correspondence, letterbooks, writings, speeches, reports, minutes, notes, military records, financial and legal documents, family papers, broadsides, and other papers relating chiefly to the Marquis de Lafayette's military, political, and private life, as well as to French and American history of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Subjects include Lafayette's involvement in the American Revolution and in the French revolutions of ...

    • Contributor: Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, Marquis De - Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier
    • Date: 1457
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    Allen Varley Astin papers, 1939-1973

    Physicist and director, National Bureau of Standards. Correspondence, memoranda, minutes, agenda, reports, studies, congressional testimony, writings, speeches, conference papers, university teaching and training course records, research data, printed matter, and photographs documenting Astin's career at the National Bureau of Standards, 1928-1969.

    • Contributor: Astin, Allen Varley
    • Date: 1939
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    John Richardson Latimer papers, 1679-1906

    Merchant and business agent, trading in opium and other commodities while residing in Canton, China; native of Wilmington, Del. Correspondence, account books, orders, bills of lading, ledgers, daybooks, cashbooks, invoices, bills, receipts, and similar business papers on the China trade and related dealings in India, England, Turkey, and elsewhere, chiefly 1824-1833, when Latimer resided in Canton and traded in opium and other products.

    • Contributor: Latimer, John Richardson
    • Date: 1679
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    Elliot L. Richardson papers, 1780-1999

    U. S. cabinet officer, politician, and lawyer, of Massachusetts. Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, writings, subject files, reports, briefing data, financial records, printed materials, photographs, and other papers relating to Richardson's political career in Massachusetts, as a cabinet official or representative of the president during the administrations of Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, and Jimmy Carter, and his work with various corporate boards and other ...

    • Contributor: Richardson, Elliot L.
    • Date: 1780
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    Caleb Cushing papers, circa 1785-1906

    United States cabinet official and representative from Massachusetts, army officer, diplomat, and lawyer. Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, journals, writings, speeches, notes, notebooks, legal file, business papers, biographical material, newspaper clippings, printed material, maps, photographs, and other papers reflecting Cushing's role in national and international affairs of the mid-nineteenth century.

    • Contributor: Cushing, Caleb
    • Date: 1785
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    Alexander Hamilton papers, 1708-1903

    Delegate from New York to the United States Continental Congress, United States secretary of the treasury, United States army officer, statesman, and lawyer. Correspondence, speeches and writings, legal and financial papers, printed matter, and other papers relating to Hamilton's personal life and public career, especially his service as an aide to George Washington during the Revolutionary War, his participation in the United States Continental ...

    • Contributor: Hamilton, Alexander
    • Date: 1708
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    St. George L. Sioussat papers, 1831-1959

    Historian, librarian, and archivist. Correspondence with American scholars and librarians concerning the location of Duff Green papers and transcripts and photostats of the correspondence of Green and others relating to American-British diplomacy, with emphasis on Green's missions to England. Also includes notes and memoranda from published and unpublished sources collected for the purpose of writing an account of Green’s diplomatic career.

    • Contributor: Sioussat, St. George L. (st. George Leakin) - Sioussat, St. George L.
    • Date: 1831
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    Reid family papers, 1795-1970

    Journalists and newspaper publishers. Correspondence, financial records, office files, household and estate records, subject files, scrapbooks, printed matter, and miscellaneous papers related to newspaper publishing and public affairs.

    • Date: 1795
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    Sir Augustus John Foster papers, 1794-1844

    British minister to the United States. Diaries, correspondence, and notes concerning Foster's assignment as a British diplomat to Washington, D.C., prior to the War of 1812, Naples (capital of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies), and Turin (capital of the Kingdom of Sardinia).

    • Contributor: Foster, Augustus John, Sir - Foster, Augustus John
    • Date: 1794
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    John Wills Greenslade papers, 1847-1961

    Naval officer. Correspondence, diaries, memoranda, reports, speeches and writings, subject files, dispatches, contracts, blueprints, charts, maps, tables, scrapbooks, clippings, photographs, and other papers documenting Greenslade's career in the United States Navy from the Spanish-American War through both world wars.

    • Contributor: Greenslade, John Wills
    • Date: 1847
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    Felix Frankfurter papers, 1846-1966

    Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, oral history interviews, writings, speeches, notes, legal file, newspaper clippings, printed material, photographs, and other papers reflecting Felix Frankfurter's involvement with significant political and social movements and events and his acquaintance with leaders in many segments of society.

    • Contributor: Frankfurter, Felix
    • Date: 1846
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    London newsletters collection, 1665-1685

    Volumes of letters from various persons at the offices of the English ministry at Whitehall Palace addressed chiefly to Sir William Scott, 5th Laird of Harden (died 1701) relating to such matters as royal travel and itinerary, events in Parliament, military operations, diplomatic meetings, religious movements, shipping and commercial agreements, and London social life.

    • Date: 1665
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    J.C. Bancroft Davis papers, 1849-1902

    Jurist, diplomat, journalist, and court reporter. Bound volumes of correspondence, diaries, journals, reports, printed material, and other papers chiefly relating to Davis's diplomatic career, especially his role in the Alabama claims dispute with Great Britain following the Civil War. Also documents his work as an American correspondent for the London Times, United States Supreme Court reporter; and his part in negotations with Great Britain ...

    • Contributor: Davis, J. C. Bancroft (john Chandler Bancroft) - Davis, J. C. Bancroft
    • Date: 1849
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    Benjamin Franklin papers, 1726-1907

    Statesman, publisher, scientist, and diplomat. Correspondence, journals, records, articles, and other material relating to Franklin's life and career. Includes manuscripts (1728) of his Articles of Belief and Acts of Religion; negotiations in London (1775); letterbooks (1779-1782) of the United States legation in Paris; records (1780-1783) of the United States peace commissioners, including journals kept by Franklin and Richard Oswald; and papers (1781-1818) of Franklin's ...

    • Contributor: Franklin, Benjamin
    • Date: 1726