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    Trevisan manuscript. Storia delle navig. [i.e. navigazioni] del Colo. [i.e. Colombo, or Colocut].
    storia delle navig. del colo. | storia delle navigazioni del colombo, or colocut
    Ms. Title from spine of early 19th-century binding. In Venetian dialect of Italian. The codex assembles in one copy made ca. 1503 a number of reports dating from 1501 to ca. 1503, notably: (ff. 1a-30a) Angelo Trevisan's Italian version, accompanied by four covering letters, of Pietro Martire d'Anghiera's reports on the first three voyages of Columbus (published later as De Orbe Novo, decas 1), ...
    • Date: 1503

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    The Serge Koussevitzky archive The finding aid describes the collection of correspondence, personal and business papers, photographs, and other materials which document some of the most significant aspects of twentieth-century music. Through his work as a conductor and publisher, and his efforts to commission new musical works, Koussevitzky maintained deep ties with many of the finest composers and musicians of the day. These figures are represented in their ...
    • Contributor: Music Division, Library of Congress - Koussevitzky, Serge - Koussevitzky, Olga - Naumov, Aleksandr Nikolaevich - Serge Koussevitzky Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2005
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    Letter to W. von Zuccalmaglio by Mendelssohn with three lines notes written to [Frl. Wieck] and signed by R. Schumann, 1839 Dec. 4 An autograph letter of Mendelssohn to Zuccalmaglio (researcher, poet, musician, and critic) with Robert Schumann. Manuscript | 1 item. | The material described in this catalog record is located in the collections of the Music Division, Library of Congress. Composer. Manuscript (Form). Print (Form).
    • Contributor: Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix
    • Date: 1839

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    Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sailing order, 1572 July 3 In the age of piracy on the high seas, sailing instructions were top-secret documents upon which rested the security of the king's fleet and his treasure. Here, Menéndez de Avilés, governor of Florida, gives Don Cristóbal de Eraso complicated and detailed instructions for sailing to Spain on the Buenaventura with his fleet, via the islands of Flores and San Miguel. He is admonished not ...
    • Contributor: Menéndez De Avilés, Pedro
    • Date: 1572

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    The Hannah Arendt Papers This page links to the papers of author, educator, and political philosopher Hannah Arendt, which have become one of the principal sources for the study of modern intellectual life
    • Contributor: Arendt, Hannah - Blücher, Heinrich
    • Date: 1906
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    Historia de Mexico [with] the Tovar calendar, ca. 1830 Nineteenth century transcript, in two parts, of Juan de Tovar's Historia de la benida de los yndios apoblar a Mexico (the Códice Tovar). The work was possibly based on a history of the Aztecs by the Domincan Diego Durán and contains an exchange of correspondence between Tovar and the Jesuit father Jose de Acosta concerning the composition of the manuscript; detailed information about the ...
    • Contributor: Tovar, Juan De
    • Date: 1830

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    American Colony in Jerusalem, 1870-2006 This electronic presentation features selected materials from the physical American Colony in Jerusalem Collection. The full collection in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress represents well over 16,600 items stemming from the history of the American Colony, a non-denominational utopian Christian community founded by a small group of American expatriates in Ottoman Palestine in 1881. The collection focuses on the personal and ...
    • Contributor: American Colony (Jerusalem) - Spafford, Anna T. - Spafford, Horatio Gates - Vester, Bertha Spafford

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    Thomas Jefferson letter, 1813 Nov. 30. Letter (ALS), written from Monticello, to the Marquis de Lafayette. Topics include sheep industry and the manufacture of cloth in the United States as opposed to England ("our progress in manufactures is far beyond the calculations of the most sanguine . . . This revolution in our domestic economy was well worth a war"); the war on land in Canada; the alliance of Indians ...
    • Contributor: Jefferson, Thomas
    • Date: 1813

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    Receipt, Luigi Battiferri Government Publication. Manuscripts. 12 June 1662. Italian In . (Language).
    • Contributor: Battiferri, Luigi,/10-After 1682
    • Date: 1662
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    Kitab al
    كتلب الجدول المبارك في علم الزمان و الفلك في حساب مداخل الأشهور العربية و الرومية / | Kitāb al-jadwāl al-mubārak fī ḥisāb madākhil al-ashhur al-ʻArabīyah wa-al-Rūmīyah li-ibn Jaḥḥāf
    The text is a popular exposition on the study of the order of events in time, and the order in which they occur, especially in those related to astronomical movements and the measurement of time. Note on fol. 2a in another hand says that the author was a famous astronomer during the reign of the Fatimid Caliph al-Ḥākim bi-ʼAmr Allāh (d. 411 AH/1021 AD). ...
    • Contributor: Ibn Jaḥḥāf, Al-Ḥusayn Ibn Zayd Ibn ʻal
    • Date: 1729

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    The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America See and Hear American History Through Song "Know the songs of a country and you will know its history for the true feeling of a people speaks through what they sing." – Preface to The Songs of Henry Clay Work (1884) Listen to the changes in the "Star Spangled Banner" as played by different bands in different eras. Look at the ways in which ...
    • Date: 1581

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    Samuel J. Gibson Diary and Correspondence The papers of Union soldier Samuel J. Gibson (1833-1878) consist of a diary kept by Gibson in 1864 while serving with Company B, 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, and a letter to his wife while held as a prisoner at Camp Sumter in Georgia, the Confederate prisoner of war camp commonly known as Andersonville Prison. The diary documents the capture of the Federal garrison at ...
    • Contributor: Gibson, Samuel J.

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    A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates 1774-1875 Beginning with the Continental Congress in 1774, America's national legislative bodies have kept records of their proceedings. The records of the Continental Congress, the Constitutional Convention, and the United States Congress make up a rich documentary history of the construction of the nation and the development of the federal government and its role in the national life. These documents record American history in the ...
    • Contributor: Law Library of Congress (U.S.) - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
    • Date: 1998

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    Missale Romanum, 1574 Government Publication. Manuscripts. Published by Iacobus Kerver, 21 Aug. 1574. The volume is printed in several sections, some paginated with roman numerals, others unnumbered. Bound in black leather
    • Contributor: Kerver, Iacobus (Jacques) (Publisher)
    • Date: 1574

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    Document (legal) Government Publication. Manuscripts. Three-line attestation. To the last will of Vincenzo Diedo, Patriarch of Venice. Dec. 1559. Italian. Witnessed by several persons besides Zarlino In . (Language).
    • Contributor: Zarlino, Gioseffo [Gioseffe]
    • Date: 1559

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    Receipt, Johann Sebastian Bach Government Publication. Manuscripts. Leipzig, 26 Oct. 1746, 25 Oct. 1747, 27 Oct. 1748, n.d. German. Fourth receipt in the hand of Johann Christian Bach In . (Language).
    • Contributor: Bach, Johann Sebastian
    • Date: 1746

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    [Autograph letters, signed.] Rosenwald 1793 Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Blake, William
    • Date: 1800

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    Qadi zadah ala al
    قاضي زادة على الملخص في الهيئة
    A commentary on al-Jighmīnī's book on astronomy, al-Mulakhkhaṣ fī al-hayʼah.
    • Contributor: Qāḍīʹzādah, Mūsá Ibn Muḥammad
    • Date: 16??

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    George Washington diary, 1762. Autograph manuscript written in the leaves of the 1762 Virginia Almanack. AMs written in the leaves of the 1762 Virginia Almanack. Topics include farming, horse breeding, and the management of Mount Vernon.
    • Contributor: Washington, George
    • Date: 1762

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    Accession catalogue, music in the Dayton C. Miller Collection
    Accession catalogue of music, Miller Collection
    Catalog. Text. The collector's hand-written inventory of scores in his collection, with columns for title, composer, arranger, arrangement, publisher, when bought, cost, and remarks. Includes 2307 entries, any containing multiple musical works. Holograph. In ink. Dayton C. Miller Flute Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress. (Preferred Citation). Bequest; Dayton C. Miller; 1941. (Acquisition).
    • Contributor: Miller, Dayton Clarence
    • Date: 1941

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    The alterations in the accompaniments of the Concerto in d manuscript score | 5 p., bound : music, port. ; 33 cm. | Holograph, in ink. Title from caption. At foot of p. 1: Mendelssohn's handwriting (alterations in his Concerto published by J.A. Novello)--Sabilla Novello. In the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation Collection of the Library of Congress. Manuscript Score (Form). Print (Form).
    • Contributor: Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix - Library of Congress - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation
    • Date: 1837

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    Obedience to Orders as a Defense to a Criminal Act '. OBEDIENCE TO ORDEHS AS A: DEFENSE TO A CRIHlrIAL ACT A Thesis Presented to The Judge Advocate General's School; U. S. A;:,!'J.Y • The opinions and conclusions herein are those of the individual student author and do not necessarily represent the vie"Ts of either the Judge' Advocate General's School, U. S. Army, or any other governnental ?gency. References to this stUdy should include ...
    • Contributor: Jags - Norene, Luther N.
    • Date: 1971
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    The Evolution of the Conservation Movement The Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920 documents the historical formation and cultural foundations of the movement to conserve and protect America's natural heritage, through books, pamphlets, government documents, manuscripts, prints, photographs, and motion picture footage drawn from the collections of the Library of Congress. The collection consists of 62 books and pamphlets, 140 Federal statutes and Congressional resolutions, 34 additional legislative documents, excerpts ...
    • Date: 1850

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    Hernán Cortés power of attorney, 1526. Power of attorney (DS) appointing agents to act in his interest in a residencia hearing ordered by King Charles as an investigation into his administration. Written at Tenustitlan (Tenochtitlan), Mexico.
    • Contributor: Cortés, Hernán
    • Date: 1526

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    Mertvyia Dushi
    мертвыя души /
    Consists of the manuscript of a part of chapter 3 of the second part of Gogol's Dead Souls, including 13 original unpublished drawings, laid loose in a clamshell box. Ms. text is in ink; drawings and captions, ruled borders and decorative initial in pencil. Rosenwald 2059 Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Gogolʹ, Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich
    • Date: 1855

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