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    Chandler B. Gillam papers, 1850-1919 Soldier and farmer. Correspondence, a diary, a journal, a photograph, family papers, writings, and other papers relating chiefly to Gillam's Civil War service with the Twenty-eighth New York Infantry Regiment, United States Army. The diary, written by W. L. Hicks, documents the history of the twenty-eighth regiment of New York.
    • Contributor: Gillam, Chandler
    • Date: 1850
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    W. Averell Harriman papers, 1869-1988 Diplomat, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and politician. Correspondence, memoranda, family papers, business records, diplomatic accounts, speeches, statements and writings, photographs, and other papers documenting Harriman's career in business, finance, politics, and public service, particularly during the Franklin Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, and Carter presidential administrations.
    • Contributor: Harriman, W. Averell (William Averell) - Harriman, W. Averell
    • Date: 1869
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    John Fisher papers, 1777-1802 Military supply agent and merchant. Correspondence, memoranda, accounts, purchase and delivery orders, receipts, requisitions, invoices, and other financial and mercantile records relating primarily to the distribution of food and supplies to the Continental Army in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
    • Contributor: Fisher, John, Active - Fisher, John
    • Date: 1777
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    Carl W. Ackerman papers, 1833-1970 Journalist, educator, and public relations consultant. Correspondence, diaries, speeches and writings, family papers, scrapbooks, clippings, and other papers relating chiefly to Ackerman's career as a journalist and dean of Columbia University School of Journalism.
    • Contributor: Ackerman, Carl W. (Carl William) - Ackerman, Carl W.
    • Date: 1833
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    E.B. O'Callaghan papers, 1830-1879 Physician, historian, and bibliographer. Correspondence pertaining primarily to O'Callaghan's career as a physician, legislator in Lower Canada, and editor of the Montreal Vindicator. Also concerns bibliographic matters including records of New York state, rare bibliographic Americana, editions of the Bible, and material relating to America found in European archives. Includes a draft of his History of New Netherland (1846-1848).
    • Contributor: O'callaghan, E. (Edmund Bailey) - O'callaghan, E.
    • Date: 1830
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    William Short papers, 1778-1853 Secretary to President Thomas Jefferson, diplomat, and landowner. Diplomatic, financial, and personal correspondence, financial and business papers, memorabilia, and other papers relating to Short's activities as secretary to Jefferson, his diplomatic missions, and business interests.
    • Contributor: Short, William
    • Date: 1778
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    Henry Rowe Schoolcraft papers, 1788-1941 Author, ethnologist, explorer, geologist, glass manufacturer, and Indian agent. Correspondence, journals, articles, books, manuscripts of magazines, poetry, speeches, government reports, Indian vocabularies, maps, drawings, and other papers reflecting Schoolcraft's career as a glass manufacturer, mineralogist on an exploring expedition in the Ozark Mountains, geologist on the Cass expedition to the Northwest Territory, leader of expeditions throughout the Great Lakes region, member of Michigan's legislative ...
    • Contributor: Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe
    • Date: 1788
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    Burbank-Van Voorhis families papers, 1814-1913 Members of the Burbank and Van Voorhis (Voorhees) families. Diaries, correspondence, and military papers of Burbank and Van Voorhis family members spanning the War of 1812, Mexican War, Civil War, and American occupation of the Philippines in the early twentieth century.
    • Date: 1814
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    Hamilton Fish papers, 1732-1914 Congressman, senator, governor, and secretary of state. Correspondence, journals, diaries, subject files, scrapbooks, printed matter, and other papers relating chiefly to Fish's service as secretary of state under Ulysses S. Grant, as a member of Congress, and governor of New York.
    • Contributor: Fish, Hamilton
    • Date: 1732
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    Tilton family papers, 1836-1876 Letters, military orders, newspaper clippings, and genealogical material relating to the Tilton family of Moscow, N.Y. Most of the correspondence is from four Tilton brothers describing their experiences while serving in the Union Army during the Civil War.
    • Date: 1836
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    Arthur Woods papers, 1884-1938 Police commissioner and military officer. Diary, correspondence, reports, notes, scrapbooks, clippings, and photographs chiefly documenting the service of Arthur Woods as New York City police commissioner, colonel in the Division of Military Aeronautics, United States War Department, and assistant to the secretary of war.
    • Contributor: Woods, Arthur
    • Date: 1884
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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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    Palmer-Loper family papers, 1667-1994 Seafaring and merchant families. Correspondence, logbooks and journals, ships' papers, financial and business records, and printed matter documenting the voyages and business activities of Nathaniel Brown Palmer, Alexander Smith Palmer, Richard Fanning Loper, and other members of these maritime families of Stonington, Connecticut.
    • Date: 1667
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    Ebenezer Foote family papers, 1751-1871 Continental Army officer, jurist, merchant, and legislator, of Delaware County, N.Y. Family and general correspondence, orders, petitions, and legal and other papers of Foote and various members of his family. Topics include the Tammany Society of New York, the death of Alexander Hamilton, the War of 1812, the incident aboard the frigate Chesapeake, the first Seminole War, and New York politics.
    • Contributor: Foote, Ebenezer
    • Date: 1751
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    Daniel P. Moynihan papers, 1765-2003 Public official, diplomat, educator, and senator. Correspondence, memoranda, journals, speeches, writings, legislative files, notes, research material, subject files, appointment books, press releases, printed material, clippings, and photographs documenting Moynihan's career in public service, in higher education, and in politics, particularly his years as United States senator from New York.
    • Contributor: Moynihan, Daniel P. (Daniel Patrick) - Moynihan, Daniel P.
    • Date: 1765
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    John Osborne papers, circa 1900-1983 Author, editor, and journalist. Correspondence and memoranda; family papers; drafts of published and unpublished articles, reports, columns, and interviews; notes and notebooks; dispatches and news cables; research material; and other papers documenting Osborne's career as a reporter, editor, and columnist for Time, Life, and the New Republic.
    • Contributor: Osborne, John
    • Date: 1900
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    Christopher Prince papers, 1806-1891 Sailor and activist in the seamen's religious movement. Manuscript autobiography containing accounts of seafaring life in colonial New England, maritime events of the Revolutionary War, Prince's employment by agents of George Washington, his enlistment in the Connecticut navy, the close of the war, and his conversion to Christianity shortly thereafter.
    • Contributor: Prince, Christopher
    • Date: 1806
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    Benjamin B. French family papers, 1778-1940 New Hampshire politician, clerk of the United States House of Representatives, and Commissioner of Public Buildings in Washington, D.C. Journals, personal correspondence, writings, and miscellaneous papers chiefly relating to family matters and including commentary on political events and social life in Washington in the nineteenth century. Other prominent family members represented in the papers include Francis O. French, banker, and Amos Tuck, congressman.
    • Contributor: French, Benjamin (Benjamin Brown) - French, Benjamin
    • Date: 1778
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    Frederick Law Olmsted papers, 1777-1952 Landscape architect. Correspondence, letterbooks, journals, drafts of articles and books, speeches and lectures, biographical and genealogical data, business papers, scrapbooks, maps, drawings, and other papers encompassing Olmsted's career and private life. The papers focus on Olmsted's career as a landscape architect, specifically as a designer of parks and the grounds of private estates and public buildings and as a city and regional planner.
    • Contributor: Olmsted, Frederick Law
    • Date: 1777
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    William Franklin Patterson papers, 1812-1937 Civil engineer and army officer. Correspondence, military records, writings, newspapers, notes, and fragments relating principally to Patterson’s Civil War service in the Union Army.
    • Contributor: Patterson, William Franklin
    • Date: 1812
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    James Gordon Bennett papers, 1845-1934 Newspaper publisher. Correspondence, clippings, drafts of articles, and printed material reflecting Bennett’s career as publisher of the New York Herald.
    • Contributor: Bennett, James Gordon
    • Date: 1845
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    Arthur J. Goldberg papers, 1793-1990 Associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, lawyer, secretary of labor, and diplomat. Correspondence, case files, certiorari memoranda, legal files, speeches and writings, subject files, reports, printed matter, and scrapbooks relating to Goldberg's career as a lawyer, associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, secretary of labor, and United States representative to the United Nations.
    • Contributor: Goldberg, Arthur J.
    • Date: 1793
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    Martin Van Buren papers, Correspondence, speeches, messages to Congress, writings, notes, legal record book, estate record book, autobiographical material, and other papers pertaining to slavery and the antislavery movement; banking and the Second Bank of the United States; party politics in New York state and at the national level relating to the Federalist, National Republican, Whig, and Democratic parties, particularly during the Jackson and Van Buren administrations; and ...
    • Contributor: Van Buren, Martin - Van Buren, John
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    William Torrey papers, 1777-1783 Continental Army officer. Orderly books of the Second Massachusetts Regiment, 1777-1783, kept primarily by Torrey, including general, division, brigade, and regimental orders, a muster roll of the regiment, memorandum book containing returns, Continental Congress resolves, and miscellaneous material.
    • Contributor: Torrey, William
    • Date: 1777
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    Almon Ferdinand Rockwell papers, 1852-1900 Army officer and superintendent of public buildings, Washington, D.C. Correspondence, diaries and journals concerning Rockwell's investments in commercial enterprises with James A. Garfield, Garfield's assassination and his appointment controversy with Roscoe Conkling, and Rockwell's Civil War experiences, including the Battle of Shiloh.
    • Contributor: Rockwell, Almon Ferdinand
    • Date: 1852