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    Reverdy Johnson papers, 1830-1876 Lawyer, United States senator from Maryland, and diplomat. Mainly correspondence relating to Johnson's early law practice and political and diplomatic career.
    • Contributor: Johnson, Reverdy
    • Date: 1830
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    James Dudley Morgan collection of Digges-L'Enfant-Morgan papers Chiefly correspondence, accounts, commissions, notes, and other papers (1778-1828) relating to soldier and engineer Pierre C. L'Enfant, including material concerning the Society of the Cincinnati, the design of the city of Washington, D.C., Robert Morris's home in Philadelphia, and Fort Mifflin, Pennsylvania, and Fort Washington, Maryland. Also includes papers relating to the Digges family of Prince Georges County, Maryland, especially Thomas Atwood Digges and ...
    • Contributor: Morgan, James Dudley
    • Date: 1674
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    Frederick Rodgers papers, 1852-1920 Naval officer. Correspondence, reports, journals, notebooks and diaries, charts and maps, writings, legal papers, photographs, and printed matter relating to Rodgers's naval career and family.
    • Contributor: Rodgers, Frederick
    • Date: 1852
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    Simon Ernest Sobeloff papers, 1882-1973 General correspondence, appointment books, solicitor general files, case and office files of the United States Court of Appeals, speeches and writings, subject file, and miscellany relating to Sobeloff's involvement in Baltimore and Maryland law and politics, his duties as solicitor general, and cases heard before the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.
    • Contributor: Sobeloff, Simon Ernest
    • Date: 1882
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    Donald Benham Civil War collection, 1806-1916 Collector. Correspondence, financial and legal records, military orders and records, speeches, and miscellaneous items comprising the Civil War collection of Donald Benham.
    • Contributor: Benham, Donald
    • Date: 1806
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    John Holker papers, 1777-1822 Merchant and French consul general in the United States. Correspondence, invoice book of Jacques-Donatien Leray de Chaumont, depositions taken before Benjamin Franklin, and navigational exercise booklets of George W. Stillman, relating to French military and economic assistance to the United States and American commerce during and after the Revolutionary War.
    • Contributor: Holker, John
    • Date: 1777
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    Lewis H. Machen family papers, Chiefly family correspondence of Lewis H. Machen, relating to personal matters and to national politics prior to the Civil War, especially slavery and the Compromise of 1850, and mentioning John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, Andrew Jackson, and Daniel Webster, together with other correspondence, speeches, writings, subject files, and other papers; correspondence of Machen's son, Arthur Webster Machen (1827-1919), lawyer, of Baltimore, Md., reflecting opinion ...
    • Contributor: Machen, Lewis H. (Lewis Henry) - Gresham, Leroy Wiley - Machen, Arthur Webster - Machen, Caroline Webster - Machen, Emmeline - Machen, James P. - Machen, Minnie Gresham
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    Ezra Ayers Carman papers, 1861-1909 United States Army officer, civil servant, and author. Holograph drafts of chapters, plus maps, correspondence, newspaper clippings, notes, and printed matter comprising Carman’s book file for his history of the American Civil War.
    • Contributor: Carman, Ezra Ayers
    • Date: 1861
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    William O. Douglas papers, 1801-1980 Associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, chairman of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, and professor of law. Correspondence, speeches and writings, subject files, Supreme Court files, financial records, family papers and genealogy, printed matter, photographs, and other papers documenting Douglas's legal and judicial career, government service, concern for the environment, and other interests.
    • Contributor: Douglas, William O. (William Orville) - Douglas, William O.
    • Date: 1801
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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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    Rodgers family papers, 1740-1987 United States Navy and Army officers and family members. Correspondence, diaries, letterbooks, logbooks, photographs, recollections (memoirs), financial papers, and printed matter centering primarily on the naval career of Commodore John Rodgers (1773-1838).
    • Date: 1740
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    Keidel family papers, 1821-1937 Letters from Northern prisons and Civil War records of Herman F. Keidel, biographical material relating to Louis J. Keidel, family letters from the second generation of the Keidel family in America, and correspondence and other papers of George C. Keidel.
    • Date: 1821
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    Carroll family papers, 1684-1838 Carroll family members including Charles Carroll (1702-1782), landowner, of Annapolis, Maryland, and his son, Charles Carroll, member of the Continental Congress, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and United States senator, of Carrollton, Maryland. Letters, deeds, bills, accounts, and account books of Charles Carroll of Annapolis, Maryland, and other family papers.
    • Date: 1684
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    George Montfort Gilchrist family papers, 1854-1921 Correspondence, school records, literary and commencement programs, poetry, and Gilpin family genealogical material. Much of the correspondence is between Gilchrist, who served with the 3rd Indiana Cavalry in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia during the Civil War, and his wife, Mollie Gilpin Gilchrist; other letters are between Mollie and her brothers, Samuel J. V. B. Gilpin, of the 1st Indiana Cavalry, and E. N. Gilpin, ...
    • Contributor: Gilchrist, George Montfort
    • Date: 1854
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    Daniel Read Larned papers, 1861-1878 Army officer and private secretary to General Ambrose Everett Burnside. Correspondence and other material concerning campaigns by the Union Army in North Carolina and Virginia and Burnside’s relationship with other generals.
    • Contributor: Larned, Daniel Read
    • Date: 1861
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    Daniel Carroll papers, 1662-1920 Landowner and businessman. Correspondence, financial and legal records, plat surveys, and newspaper clippings pertaining to Carroll's business interests and real estate holdings in Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Md.
    • Contributor: Carroll, Daniel
    • Date: 1662
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    Florence Deakins Becker papers, 1891-1963 Nurse and volunteer worker. Correspondence, diaries, family papers, subject files, speeches and writings, scrapbooks, and other papers relating principally to Becker’s volunteer activities on behalf of various health and medical causes, especially the crusade against tuberculosis and cancer.
    • Contributor: Becker, Florence Deakins
    • Date: 1891
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    Fitz-John Porter papers, 1830-1949 Army officer and public official in New York, N.Y., and New Jersey. Correspondence, telegrams, reports, memoranda, writings, autobiographical and biographical material, maps, scrapbooks, printed matter, and miscellany largely concerning Porter's court-martial and cashiering out of military service during the Civil War and his later reinstatement and presidential pardon.
    • Contributor: Porter, Fitz-John
    • Date: 1830
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    Galloway-Maxcy-Markoe families papers, 1654-1888 Correspondence, business records, financial records, legal documents, speeches, reports, essays, memoranda, and other papers of members of the Galloway, Maxcy (Maxey), and Markoe families relating to economic conditions in Maryland and foreign affairs and political events in the 1840s and 1850s.
    • Date: 1654
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    W.W. Corcoran papers, 1791-1896 Financier and philanthropist. Correspondence, letterpress books, financial papers, newspaper clippings, printed matter, and other papers relating primarily to Corcoran's business and banking interests and philanthropic efforts.
    • Contributor: Corcoran, W. W. (William Wilson) - Corcoran, W. W.
    • Date: 1791
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    Nathaniel Prentiss Banks papers, 1829-1911 United States representative, governor of Massachusetts, and army officer. Family and general correspondence, diaries and notebooks, letterbooks, military papers, speeches and writings, scrapbooks, clippings, printed matter, and miscellany relating chiefly to Banks’s political career and as an army officer during the Civil War.
    • Contributor: Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss
    • Date: 1829
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    Winn Newman papers, 1876-1993 Lawyer and union organizer. Correspondence, legal briefs, depositions, orders, motions, exhibits, transcripts, speeches and writings, subject files, biographical material, school and family papers, printed material, and other papers documenting Newman's career as an attorney practicing chiefly in Washington, D.C., and specializing in employment discrimination cases and labor law.
    • Contributor: Newman, Winn
    • Date: 1876
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    Huntington Cairns papers, 1780-1984 Author, government official, and lawyer. Correspondence, manuscripts and galley proofs of writings, speeches, subject and research files, family papers, printed material, scrapbooks, and other papers concerning Cairns's career with the U.S. Bureau of Customs as a federal censor of imported books and films, as a lawyer with the Maryland Tax Revision Commission (1938-1941), and as a writer on the arts, law, literature, and philosophy.
    • Contributor: Cairns, Huntington
    • Date: 1780
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    John Glassford and Company records, 1743-1886 Mercantile firm. Ledgers, journals, daybooks, inventories, cashbooks, and letterbooks of the various mercantile firms in Maryland and Virginia representing or succeeding the Glasgow, Scotland, firm of John Glassford and Company in the Chesapeake tobacco trade.
    • Contributor: John Glassford and Company
    • Date: 1743
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    Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Presbytery of Washington City records, 1823-1950 Regional association of Presbyterian churches in Washington, D.C., and vicinity in Virginia and Maryland. Proceedings of the Presbytery of Washington City and its predecessors, the Presbytery of the District of Columbia and the Presbytery of the Potomac, concerning the administration and establishment of churches in the Washington, D.C., region. Includes an historical volume summarizing proceedings and the history of the presbyteries.
    • Contributor: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Presbytery of Washington City
    • Date: 1823