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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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    Felix Mendelssohn at the Library of Congress Made available here are digital images of selected resources on this composer. This collection was created to mark the bicentennial of the birth of composer Felix Mendelssohn on February 3, 2009. The Library of Congress’s Music Division is one of the world’s major repositories of primary source material related to the composer.
    • Date: 1820

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    L'Istitutioni Harmoniche Government Publication. Manuscripts. In . (Language).
    • Contributor: Zarlino, Gioseffo [Gioseffe]
    • Date: 1562

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    [Billedbog til Jonas Drewsen / compiled by Hans christian Andersen and A.L. Drewsen.]
    original picture book
    An original scrapbook of colored illustrations made by H.C. Andersen and his friend A.L. Drewsen for the grandson of the latter, Jonas Drewsen. The pictures were taken from American, English, and German papers, and from books and periodicals, and were mounted and colored. H.C. Andersen contributed poems and rhymes for 19 of the pictures. A transcription in manuscript of the poems, signed by Flemming ...
    • Date: 1862

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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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    THE JURIDICAL CHlARACTER OF NONSTATUTORY MILITARY TRIBUNALS THE JURIDICAL CHliFiACTER O NONSTiYITJTORY F M I L I M Y TRIBUNALS A Thesis Presented To The Judge Advocate General's School The opinions and conclusions expressed h e r e i n a r e those of t h e i n d i v i d u a l s t u a e n t author and do n o t ...
    • Contributor: Major M. Douglas Hodges - Hodges, M. Douglas
    • Date: 1963
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    [Ivory hornbook] [realia]
    hornbook | ivory hornbook, eighteenth century, english | ivory hornbook, 18th century, english
    Title from spine of case. An eighteenth-century English hornbook with the alphabet in upper (recto) and lowercases (verso) inscribed on ivory. Repairs made to broken handle. Housed in a lined case (16 x 11 cm.) Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Gift of Leonard Kebler, 1959.
    • Date: 18??
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    Martial Law in Hawaii, December 7, 1941- April 4, 1943 1'1.-lffil'IP.L V\vT IN HAI'lAn DE~~ER 7, 1941--APRIL 4, 1943 Foreword During the Fall of 1941 diplomatic relations between the United States a~d Japan, which had been steadily deteriorating, took a sudden turn fOl' the worse. In Hovember of that year envoys from Jzpan had cone to \.-!asblngton ostensibly for the purpose of settling by peac~:;ful nenns existing intarrational differences. Long p:cevio·:J.sly to these conferences ...
    • Contributor: Maj. Gen. Thomas H. Green, Usa (Ret.) - Green, Thomas H.
    • Date: 1946
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    Finding Our Place in the Cosmos: From Galileo to Sagan and Beyond A thematic collection exploring changing models of the universe through time, ideas of life on other words and Carl Sagan’s place in the tradition of science. It features manuscripts, rare books, celestial atlases, newspaper articles, sheet music and movie posters. Like our ancestors, we look up at the heavens and wonder. What is the structure of the universe? How significant are we? Are we ...
    • Contributor: Sagan, Carl - Druyan, Ann - Macfarlane, Seth

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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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    De musica Book. manuscript | 32 [i.e. 64] p. : vellum, diagrams (some col.), music ; 20 cm. | Ioan Cotton. (Statement Of Responsibility). Ms. RISM B III, v. 4, p. 188-190. (Citation/Reference). Notes 0027-4380 v. 8, no. 4, Sept. 1951 p. 650-659. (Citation/Reference). Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). Purchased ca. 1830 from M. Lemmens ...
    • Contributor: Johannes (Afflighemensis) - Johannes
    • Date: 11??

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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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    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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    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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    Miller NAWSA Suffrage Scrapbooks, 1897-1911 Between 1897 and 1911 Elizabeth Smith Miller and her daughter, Anne Fitzhugh Miller, filled seven large scrapbooks with ephemera and memorabilia related to their work with women's suffrage. The Elizabeth Smith Miller and Anne Fitzhugh Miller scrapbooks are a part of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) Collection in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division. These scrapbooks document the activities of the ...
    • Date: 1897

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    Betrachtungen des leidens Christi
    leiden christi
    Manuscript on paper. Signatures: [a¹⁰, b²⁽⁺⁾, c¹², d¹⁴, e⁸, f¹², g-l⁸, m¹⁰, n⁸, o¹⁰⁺¹, p-q⁸, r⁸⁺¹, s-z⁸, A-D⁸, E⁶] Cursive script in several hands. Rubricated. The illus. are mounted and consist of colored drawings and woodcuts (South German, ca. 1450-ca. 1500). Cf. Engelbert Baumeister's Formschnitte des 15. Jahrhunderts in den Sammlungen des fürstlichen Hauses Oettingen-Wallerstein. Strassburg, 1920, Bd. 2, where the woodcuts are described ...
    • Date: 1518

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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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    [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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    Aaron Copland collection The Aaron Copland collection consists of published and unpublished music by Copland and other composers, correspondence, writings, biographical material, datebooks, journals, professional papers including legal and financial material, photographs, awards, art work, and books. Of particular interest is the correspondence with Nadia Boulanger, which extent over 50 years, and with his long-time friend, Harold Clurman. Other significant correspondents are Leonard Bernstein, Paul Bowles, Benjamin ...
    • Contributor: Music Division, Library of Congress - Copland, Aaron - Kraft, Victor
    • Date: 2005
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    Must the Manual for Courts-Martial, United States, 1951, be Applied in War Crimes Trials? ;JUST THE ;4ANWAL POR CdURi"S-~4ARTIBL, UMITED STATES, 1951, BE: APPLIBB IN WAR CRIbfZS T H Z A U ? Noel J. Ciprlano Major JAGC 1 May 13% TABU3 OF CONTENTS CMmER PAGB I. DEWLOPIBMT OF PROCEDtRE IN WAR ORZMES TRIAL6 . . Xntroductfon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WorldWarI....... ........ WorldWar I1 . . . ...
    • Contributor: Noel J. Cipriano - Cipriano, Noel J.
    • Date: 1954
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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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    War Crimes Trials: Procedural Due Process: A Thesis WAR CRIMES TRIALS: PROCEDURAL DUE PROCESS A Thesis Presented To The Judge Advocate General's School, U. S. Anny The opinions and conclusions expressed herein are those of the individual student author and do not necessarily represent the views of either The Judge Advocate General's School, U. S o Army, or any other governmental agency. Rsferences to this study should include the foregoing statement. bs ...
    • Contributor: Major Charles J. Baldree - Baldree, Charles, J.
    • Date: 1967
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    Francisco Pizarro response to a petition by Pedro del Barco, 1539 Apr. 14 Pedro del Barco petition (on the verso) requests inspections of encomiendas before instituting reforms regarding repartimientos. Pizarro's response, signed in Cuzco, Peru, is counter-signed by Fray Vicente de Valverde, Bishop of Cuzco.
    • Contributor: Pizarro, Francisco
    • Date: 1539

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    Philip II letter, 1578 Dec. 2. ALS, written in Madrid, to Pedro Moya de Contreras, Archbishop of Mexico. Philip II complains to the Archbishop of Mexico City about his practice of appointing monolingual priests to Indian benefices. Philip had previously ordered the archbishop not to appoint clergy unskilled in Indian tongues. Despite the king's command, the archbishop had still allowed many monolingual priests to hold Indian benefices. At best, these ...
    • Contributor: Philip II
    • Date: 1578
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    A catalog of the Alfred Whital Stern collection of Lincolniana. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Stern, Alfred Whital
    • Date: 1960

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