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    Ward family papers, 1831-1904

    Family from Richmond County, Virginia. Correspondence, broadsides, songs, financial records, printed matter, and other papers of William Norvell Ward, Episcopal clergyman and Confederate soldier, and members of his family including material relating to the Civil War, Reconstruction, and social life and customs in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Maryland, and northern Virginia.

    • Date: 1831
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    Frederick Dixon papers, 1897-1923

    Newspaper editor. Correspondence, memoranda, and printed material relating primarily to Dixon's work as editor of the Christian Science Monitor. Chiefly correspondence between Dixon and Charles D. Warner, head of the Monitor's Washington bureau, relating to such topics as the use of submarines and the English blockade during World War I, establishment of a home for Jews in Palestine, Mary Baker Eddy, and various controversies ...

    • Contributor: Dixon, Frederick
    • Date: 1897
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    Lucian Barbour papers, 1838-1977

    Lawyer and United States representative from Indiana. Correspondence, diaries, financial records, photographs, printed matter, and miscellany consisting primarily of family correspondence relating to domestic affairs and life in Indianapolis, Indiana, and Barbour’s service in the 34th Congress.

    • Contributor: Barbour, Lucian
    • Date: 1838
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    Nelson T. Johnson papers, 1916-1955

    U.S. assistant secretary of state, minister and ambassador to China and minister to Australia. Personal correspondence, memoranda of conversations and engagement books, speeches and writings, and other material chiefly relating to Johnson’s diplomatic service in China, Australia, and the Far East.

    • Contributor: Johnson, Nelson T. (nelson Trusler) - Johnson, Nelson T.
    • Date: 1916
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    California Gold Rush collection, 1849-1900

    Correspondence, travel journal, and typescripts of notes by various authors who participated in the California Gold Rush.

    • Contributor: Wason, Lyman P.
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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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    Riggs family papers, 1763-1945

    Merchant and banking family of New York, New York, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. Family and business correspondence, diaries, account books, writings, financial records, biographical and genealogical papers, printed materials, and other papers of Riggs family members.

    • Date: 1763
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    United States. Continental Congress records, 1765-1825

    Original and reproduced records of the United States Continental Congress including letters and extracts from letters, circular letters, orders, resolutions, contracts, oaths of allegiance to the United States, financial documents, extracts from journals and minutes of the congress and its committees, committee reports, lists, and requisitions.

    • Contributor: United States. Continental Congress
    • Date: 1765
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    Joseph Galloway family papers, 1743-1823

    Chiefly family correspondence of Joseph Galloway, his wife, Grace Growden Galloway, their daughter, Elizabeth, and Mrs. Galloway's brother, Thomas Nickelson, of Dorset, England. Includes letters of Grace describing her trials as a Loyalist wife during the American Revolution.

    • Contributor: Galloway, Joseph
    • Date: 1743
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    Herbert A. Philbrick papers, 1849-1997

    Anticommunist activist and counterspy. Correspondence, writings, speeches, television scripts, subject files, and other papers relating primarily to Philbrick's role as a leading anticommunist spokesman, his activities as an informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation while he was a member of the Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA), and the television program based on his autobiography, I Led 3 Lives: Citizen, ...

    • Contributor: Philbrick, Herbert A. (herbert Arthur) - Philbrick, Herbert A.
    • Date: 1849
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    Norman Hapgood and Elizabeth Reynolds Hapgood papers, 1824-1977

    Norman Hapgood, editor, diplomat, and author; and Elizabeth Reynolds Hapgood, editor and translator. Correspondence, family papers, speeches and writings, subject files, clippings, and miscellaneous material of the Hapgoods relating primarily to family matters, current affairs, and politics.

    • Contributor: Hapgood, Norman
    • Date: 1824
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    William Wirt papers, 1802-1858

    Lawyer, politician, U. S. attorney general, and biographer. Correspondence, writings, and printed matter pertaining to Wirt’s family and career as a lawyer, politician, and author.

    • Contributor: Wirt, William
    • Date: 1802
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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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    The Harry A. Blackmun Papers at the Library of Congress (Manuscript Reading Room)

    The Harry A. Blackmun Papers at the Library of Congress (includes video oral history and transcript). The Harry A. Blackmun Papers became available to the public at the Library of Congress on March 4, 2004. The Blackmun Papers may be viewed in the Library's Manuscript Reading Room on the first floor of the James Madison Building, Room LM101. Use of the any Library of ...

    • Contributor: Blackmun, Harry A. (harry Andrew)
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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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    Lewis Reeves Gibbes papers, 1793-1894

    Scientist and professor. Chiefly correspondence along with specimen lists, resolutions, clippings, printed material, and other papers relating primarily to Gibbes's career as professor of astronomy, mathematics, and physics at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. Includes his correspondence with other scientists on the subjects of astronomy, botany, chemistry, geology, meteorology, physics, and zoology. Other subjects relate to the American Association for the Advancement ...

    • Contributor: Gibbes, Lewis Reeves
    • Date: 1793
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    Leighton W. Rogers papers, 1912-1982

    Aeronautical executive, army officer, and public official. Correspondence, diary and journal, biographical information, scrapbooks, map, and writings focusing on Rogers’s experiences as an employee of National City Bank of New York during the Russian revolution in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and his return to the Soviet Union in 1943-1944 as an aeronautical consultant for the United States Army Air Corps.

    • Contributor: Rogers, Leighton W. (leighton William) - Rogers, Leighton W.
    • Date: 1912
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    Henry Jackson Hunt papers, 1841-1978

    U.S. Army officer and public official. Correspondence, military papers, and other material relating primarily to Hunt's military career.

    • Contributor: Hunt, Henry Jackson
    • Date: 1841
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    Roswell Randall Hoes papers, 1799-1912

    Naval officer and chaplain. Correspondence, notebooks, ship records, clippings, and printed matter relating chiefly to the Spanish-American War and its aftermath.

    • Contributor: Hoes, Roswell Randall
    • Date: 1895
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    Woodbury Lowery collection relating to Spanish settlements in the United States, 1517-1803

    Lawyer, editor and historian. Chiefly handwritten transcripts of documents compiled by Lowery relating to Spanish settlements in California, Florida, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Texas.

    • Contributor: Lowery, Woodbury
    • Date: 1517
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    Charles Thomson papers, 1765-1888

    Secretary of Continental Congress, biblical translator, and merchant. Correspondence relating to the official business of the Continental Congress and the American Revolution, scientific and scholarly matters, personal affairs, and including petitions, notes on debates, and translations of portions of the New Testament from Greek to English.

    • Contributor: Thomson, Charles
    • Date: 1765
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    Edmund Ross Colhoun papers, 1821-1918

    Naval officer. Correspondence, journals, notebooks, official records, printed matter, and miscellaneous material relating to Colhoun's service with the Mediterranean and Brazil squadrons before the Civil War, his command of ships of blockade squadrons during the Civil War, and his command of the Asiatic Squadron.

    • Contributor: Colhoun, Edmund Ross
    • Date: 1821
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    George E. Belknap papers, 1857-1903

    Naval officer. Correspondence, articles, memoranda, and miscellaneous papers relating to Belknap’s naval career.

    • Contributor: Belknap, George E. (george Eugene) - Belknap, George E.
    • Date: 1857
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    W.B. Bryan notes and newspaper extracts, 1789-1888

    Historian and author. Notes and extracts of newspapers, many published in the District of Columbia, concerning the history of the city of Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Bryan, W. (wilhelmus Bogart) - Bryan, W.
    • Date: 1789
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    A. Sankey Latty papers, 1851-1890

    Judge and publisher. Correspondence, printed material, and photographs relating primarily to Latty's career as a judge and newspaper publisher in Paulding County, Ohio.

    • Contributor: Latty, A. Sankey (alexander Sankey) - Latty, A. Sankey
    • Date: 1851