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    Philip Henry Sheridan papers, 1853-1896

    Army officer. Correspondence, letterbooks, telegrams, writings, reports, orders, financial records, scrapbooks, and other papers relating primarily to the Civil War, Reconstruction, Mexican border disputes, Indian wars, and Sheridan's service as commanding general of the army.

    • Contributor: Sheridan, Philip Henry
    • Date: 1853
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    Montgomery family papers, 1771-1974

    Correspondence, speeches and writings, financial papers, newspaper clippings and miscellany of various members of the Montgomery family, especially Giles Foster Montgomery (1835-1888) and Emily Redington Montgomery (1839-1898). Includes papers of allied Peck and Perkins families relating to the experiences of members in the Civil War.

    • Date: 1771
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    Ethel Armes collection of Lee family papers, 1671-1936

    Correspondence, architectural plans, genealogical papers, maps, legal papers, clippings, and other material assembled by Armes in preparing her book, Stratford Hall: The Great House of the Lees (1936).

    • Contributor: Armes, Ethel
    • Date: 1671
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    Booker T. Washington papers, 1853-1946

    African-American leader, educator, and author. Correspondence, memoranda, book drafts and notes, articles, speeches, reports, minutes, financial papers, scrapbooks, and other papers relating chiefly to the early history and administration of Tuskegee Institute, Tuskegee, Ala., founded by Booker T. Washington in 1881, as well as to the National Negro Business League which he organized in 1900, the General Education Board, New York, N.Y., Hampton Institute, ...

    • Contributor: Washington, Booker T.
    • Date: 1853
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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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    Douglas Southall Freeman papers, 1900-1979

    Biographer, editor, educator, and lecturer. Correspondence, diaries, manuscripts and proofs of books and other works, articles, speeches, notebooks, source materials largely relating to the American Revolution and Civil War, bibliographical material, clippings, printed material, memorabilia, maps, photographs, and other papers relating primarily to Freeman's biographical and historical research and writing.

    • Contributor: Freeman, Douglas Southall
    • Date: 1900
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    Bruce family papers, 1792-1883

    Plantation accounts of Charles Bruce and his parents, James Bruce and Elvira Bruce, for Staunton Hill Plantation, Charlotte County, Virginia

    • Date: 1792
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    Cornelius Chase family papers, 1745-1974

    Clergyman, educator, and farmer. Correspondence, business and financial papers, subject files, reports, speeches, newspaper clippings, and miscellany relating to various members of the Chase family, especially Cornelius Chase, his son, Cornelius Thurston Chase, and the latter's career as superintendent of public instruction in Florida. Other material concerns the slave trade in Richmond, Virginia, the Confederate Army, and the Reverend Jonas King.

    • Contributor: Chase, Cornelius
    • Date: 1745
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    Samuel Phillips Lee papers, 1860-1869

    Naval officer. Correspondence, logbook abstracts, reports, lists, memoranda, requisition orders, and printed material relating to the naval activities of the Union forces in the Civil War and pertaining chiefly to Lee's service commanding the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron and the Mississippi Squadron.

    • Contributor: Lee, Samuel Phillips
    • Date: 1860
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    William B. Randolph papers, 1696-1884

    Virginia plantation owner. Correspondence, legal and financial records, and miscellaneous material reflecting the life of a plantation owner in Virginia prior to the Civil War, with particular emphasis on the economics of managing an extensive plantation worked by a large force of slaves.

    • Contributor: Randolph, William
    • Date: 1696
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    Roger Jones family papers, 1649-1896

    Correspondence, diaries, notebooks, financial and legal papers, miscellany, and printed matter, chiefly the papers of the descendants of Captain Roger Jones (1625[?]-1701), who accompanied Thomas Culpeper, Baron Culpeper (1635-1689), to Virginia in 1680, chronicling the lives of several generations of Jones family members in Virginia, North Carolina, and Kentucky.

    • Date: 1649
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    Anna Maria Brodeau Thornton papers, 1793-1861

    Wife of architect William Thornton. Diaries and notebooks primarily describing social life in Washington, D.C., with extensive detail about housekeeping and expense matters. Also contained in the diaries are memorandum books, poems, sketches, and silhouettes of unidentified people.

    • Contributor: Thornton, Anna Maria Brodeau
    • Date: 1793
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    Harry Innes papers, 1754-1900

    Lawyer and jurist. Correspondence, financial, business and legal papers, biographical and genealogical material, printed matter, and other papers relating chiefly to Innes's work as a lawyer and judge handling land claims and surveys.

    • Contributor: Innes, Harry
    • Date: 1754
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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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    Joseph Bloomfield Osborn papers, 1862-1865

    Soldier and sailor. Mainly Civil War correspondence of Osborn, who served in Company F, 26th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry and in the U.S. Navy, together with a diary and biographical sketch of Osborn.

    • Contributor: Osborn, Joseph Bloomfield
    • Date: 1862
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    Joseph Cowles Mehaffey papers, 1925-1959

    U.S. Army engineer and governor of the Panama Canal Zone. Personal correspondence relating primarily to life in the Canal Zone and the operation of the Panama Canal and material concerning Mehaffey's various engineering projects, including the Arlington Memorial Bridge and renovation of the White House.

    • Contributor: Mehaffey, Joseph Cowles
    • Date: 1925
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    Jubal Anderson Early papers, 1829-1930

    United States and Confederate Army officer, lawyer, and state legislator of Virginia. Correspondence, diaries, military papers, speeches and articles, clippings, a scrapbook, printed matter, and maps dated largely after the Civil War.

    • Contributor: Early, Jubal Anderson
    • Date: 1829
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    Center for National Policy Review records, 1959-1986

    Public interest organization concerned with enforcement of and compliance with federal civil rights laws; created in 1970 by civil rights attorney William L. Taylor and affiliated with Columbus School of Law, Catholic University, Washington, D.C., until 1985. Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, writings, notes, reports, legal case files, printed material, and other papers relating to the work of the center and its director, William L. Taylor, ...

    • Contributor: Center for National Policy Review (u.s.)
    • Date: 1959
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    Edward Willis papers, 1854-1906

    Confederate Army officer and merchant. Correspondence, ledgers, memorandum books, requisition books, newspaper clippings, printed matter, and other papers relating mainly to Willis's service as chief quartermaster of G. T. Beauregard's division in the Confederate Army.

    • Contributor: Willis, Edward
    • Date: 1854
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    Lewis H. Machen family papers, 1802-1938

    Clerk of the United States Senate and farmer of Fairfax County, Virginia. Chiefly family correspondence of Lewis H. Machen relating to personal matters and 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. Also includes other correspondence, speeches, writings, subject files, and miscellaneous papers.

    • Contributor: Machen, Lewis H. (lewis Henry) - Machen, Lewis H.
    • Date: 1802
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    Alfred Carmon papers, 1859-1865

    Union army soldier. Chiefly letters written by Carmon to his family in Sand Lake, N.Y., while serving with Company H, 169th New York Infantry Regiment, during the Civil War, describing camp life and skirmishes in Virginia, South Carolina, and Florida.

    • Contributor: Carmon, Alfred
    • Date: 1859
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    Sumner family papers, 1836-1940

    Correspondence, legal documents, reports, and photographs of Edwin V. Sumner (1797-1863) and his sons, Edwin Vose Sumner (1835-1912) and Samuel Storrow Sumner (1842-1937), all military officers.

    • Date: 1836
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    Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, papers, 1777-1794

    Commander-in-chief of the French army in America. Correspondence, histories, and other papers chiefly concerning French participation in the American Revolution and the establishment of the French branch of the Society of the Cincinnati. Includes material on the siege of Yorktown, Virginia.

    • Contributor: Rochambeau, Jean-Baptiste-Donatien De Vimeur, Comte De - Rochambeau, Jean-Baptiste-Donatien De Vimeur
    • Date: 1777
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    James Monroe papers, 1758-1839

    United States president, secretary of state, secretary of war, and diplomat; delegate to the Continental Congress from and governor of Virginia. Correspondence relating primarily to negotiations for the Louisiana Purchase, the Monroe-Pinkney treaty with Great Britain, the War of 1812, the purchase of Florida, South American independence, and Virginia politics and a diary, an account book of memoranda and official and personal accounts, and ...

    • Contributor: Monroe, James
    • Date: 1758
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    Joseph Warren Keifer papers, 1850-1865

    Army officer, lawyer, banker, and congressman. Correspondence, military orders, casualty lists, ordnance and paymaster records, and other military records documenting military life and operations of the Third and 110th Ohio infantry regiments, the Army of the Ohio, and the Army of the Potomac during campaigns in Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia.

    • Contributor: Keifer, Joseph Warren
    • Date: 1850