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    David Homer Bates papers, 1837-1926 Telegrapher. Microfilm of correspondence, diary, journal, facsimiles, photographs, newspaper clippings, printed matter, and drafts and annotated proof sheets of Bates’s writings. Includes eleven Abraham Lincoln manuscripts. Forms part of Alfred Whital Stern collection of Lincolniana in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division of the Library.
    • Contributor: Bates, David Homer
    • Date: 1837
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    Wm. Oland Bourne papers, 1841-1885 Clergyman and journalist. Letters, verse, and narratives submitted in a contest sponsored by Bourne, chaplain at Central Park Hospital, New York City, during the Civil War, and editor of the periodical The Soldier's Friend. Other correspondence pertains to slavery, economic conditions of the working man, and The Soldier's Friend, edited by Bourne.
    • Contributor: Bourne, Wm. Oland (William Oland)
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    Samuel J. Baird papers, 1834-1892 Presbyterian clergyman and author of Newark, Ohio. Correspondence and other material relating to Presbyterian Church affairs and doctrinal questions, the work of the American Bible Society in Virginia, and the Baird family.
    • Contributor: Baird, Samuel J. (Samuel John) - Baird, Samuel J.
    • Date: 1834
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    Walt Whitman papers in the Charles E. Feinberg collection, 1763-1985 Collector. Correspondence, literary manuscripts, diaries, commonplace books, notes and notebooks, and other papers of Walt Whitman collected by Feinberg. Also contains material relating to Whitman's life and writings including the papers of Richard Maurice Bucke, Charles E. Feinberg, John H. Johnston, William Douglas O'Connor, and Horace and Anne Montgomerie Traubel.
    • Contributor: Feinberg, Charles E.
    • Date: 1763
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    Sylvanus Cadwallader papers, 1818-1904 Journalist and public official. Correspondence, writings, and newspaper articles, and other papers relating primarily to Cadwallader’s activities as a journalist reporting on the operations of the Union Army and Ulysses S. Grant during the Civil War.
    • Contributor: Cadwallader, Sylvanus,826 - Cadwallader, Sylvanus
    • Date: 1818
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    Gibson-Getty-McClure families papers, 1777-1926 Correspondence, diaries, financial papers, military papers, and miscellany relating to various members of these allied families from the area of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Includes correspondence of General George Gibson (d. 1861) and the jurist John Bannister Gibson (1780-1853) and papers, 1777-1854, relating to the Revolutionary War service of their father, Colonel George Gibson (1747-1791); papers of George Washington Getty (1819-1901) and members of his ...
    • Date: 1777
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    Afro-American military collection, 1773-1987 Correspondence, pay vouchers, orders, muster rolls, enlistment and discharge papers, receipts, contracts, affidavits, tax records, miscellaneous military documents, and printed material documenting African Americans in military service, with the bulk concerning the Civil War service of the United States Corps d'Afrique (organized in 1863 and renamed United States Colored Troops in 1864).
    • Contributor: Gladstone, William A., Collector - Gladstone, William A.
    • Date: 1773
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    Jedediah Hotchkiss papers, Correspondence, diaries, writings, notebooks, subject files, financial records, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and printed matter relating principally to Hotchkiss's service with the Confederate Army as a topographical engineer in Virginia and to his involvement with various land and mining schemes in West Virginia, especially the Gauley Coal Company, Guyandot Coal Land Association, and North Flat-Top Land Association. Civil War diaries, notebooks, and journals describe troop ...
    • Contributor: Hotchkiss, Jedediah - Hotchkiss, Sara Anne Comfort - Rogers, William Barton
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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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    Cadmus M. Wilcox papers, 1846-1887 Confederate army officer. Correspondence, maps, autobiography, drafts, notes, and copies of reports relating to the Army of Northern Virginia and to various Civil War campaigns. Includes material on the Mexican War.
    • Contributor: Wilcox, Cadmus M. (Cadmus Marcellus) - Wilcox, Cadmus M.
    • Date: 1846
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    Benjamin F. Butler papers, 1778-1929 Army officer, state legislator and U.S. representative from Massachusetts, governor of Massachusetts, and military governor of New Orleans. Correspondence, letterbooks, order books, reports, notebooks, newspaper clippings, and other papers concerning Butler's Civil War commands, his service in the United States Congress as a representative from Massachusetts, his election as governor of Massachusetts, and his candidacy for president.
    • Contributor: Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin) - Butler, Benjamin F.
    • Date: 1778
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    James Buchanan and Harriet Lane Johnston papers, 1825-1887 United States president, secretary of state, and representative and senator from Pennsylvania. Correspondence, his 1858 State of the Union message, and miscellaneous items pertaining primarily to Buchanan’s career before his election as president. Also correspondence of Harriet Lane Johnston, Buchanan’s niece and White House hostess.
    • Contributor: Buchanan, James
    • Date: 1825
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    Stephen Bleecker Luce papers, 1799-1955 Naval officer. Correspondence, journals, order books, subject files, scrapbooks, notebooks, newspaper clippings, and miscellany documenting Luce's naval career, including his work to establish the United States Naval War College and the Naval Historical Society, his service with the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, and his diplomatic role in the arbitration of the Canadian fisheries dispute (1887).
    • Contributor: Luce, Stephen Bleecker
    • Date: 1799
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    Martin Oviatt papers, 1863-1995 Union army soldier. Three volume diary kept by Oviatt during his Civil War service with the Sixth Ohio Cavalry Regiment. Includes typewritten transcripts of two volumes prepared in 1995.
    • Contributor: Oviatt, Martin
    • Date: 1863
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    George Brinton McClellan papers, 1783-1898 Army officer and governor of New Jersey. Correspondence, diaries, military papers, memoranda, telegrams, notes, writings, printed copies of speeches, articles, and books relating primarily to McClellan's Civil War service, particularly the Yorktown and Maryland campaigns.
    • Contributor: McClellan, George Brinton
    • Date: 1823
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    Louis Malesherbes Goldsborough papers, 1797-1874 Naval officer. Correspondence, military records, financial papers, printed material, illustrations, and other papers concerning Goldsborough's career in the United States Navy.
    • Contributor: Goldsborough, Louis Malesherbes
    • Date: 1797
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    Nathaniel Sisson papers, 1838-1932 Union soldier and businessman. Correspondence, financial records, medals, printed matter, and writings pertaining to Sisson’s Civil War service, political activities, and business enterprises in Maryville, Missouri.
    • Contributor: Sisson, Nathaniel
    • Date: 1838
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    A.W. Greely papers, 1753-1959 Explorer, United States Army officer, and author. Correspondence, letterbooks, memoranda, diaries, speeches, lectures, writings, military papers, biographical material, Greely (Greeley) family correspondence, scrapbooks, financial records, clippings, maps, prints, memorabilia, and other papers relating primarily to Greely's military career and exploration of the polar regions.
    • Contributor: Greely, A. W. (Adolphus Washington) - Greely, A. W.
    • Date: 1753
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    Francis Asbury Roe papers, 1842-1901 Naval officer. Correspondence, journals, notebooks, and other papers pertaining to Roe's cruises and an engagement between the USS Sassacus (side-wheel steamer) and the CSS Albemarle (ironclad ram) in 1864.
    • Contributor: Roe, Francis Asbury
    • Date: 1842
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    Edward Williams Morley papers, 1833-1923 Chemist and physician. Correspondence, certificates, and printed matter, including letters from Myron A. Munson, Morley's college roommate and lifelong friend, written while Munson was serving in the Union Army in 1864, and extensive correspondence with prominent European and American scientists.
    • Contributor: Morley, Edward Williams
    • Date: 1833
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    Henry Clay family papers, 1732-1927 Personal, official, and family correspondence, speeches, writings, business records, legal files, biographical material, printed matter, and other papers chiefly documenting the public career and private life of statesman Henry Clay (1777-1852), United States secretary of state and representative and senator from Kentucky; his son, James B. Clay (1817-1864), diplomat, United States representative from Kentucky, and Confederate sympathizer; and other members of Henry Clay's family.
    • Contributor: Clay, Henry
    • Date: 1732
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    Charles H. Rogers family papers, 1858-1930 Financier. Correspondence, military orders and passes, notes, calling cards, and a photograph, and also including letters from Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) and his family.
    • Contributor: Rogers, Charles H.
    • Date: 1858
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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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    Tyler Dennett collection relating to John Hay, 1861-1937 Historian, editor, and biographer. Correspondence, research notes, galley proofs, photographs, and printed matter relating to Dennett's books John Hay: From Poetry to Politics and Lincoln and the Civil War in the Diaries and Letters of John Hay.
    • Contributor: Dennett, Tyler
    • Date: 1861
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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