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A. & H. Jenkins collection -- 1847-1851 Creator: A. & H. Jenkins
Extent: 10 items
Abstract: The A. & H. Jenkins collection is made up of incoming correspondence to this Baltimore, Maryland, furniture manufacturing/undertaking firm, headed by Anthony H. and Henry W. Jenkins. These letters contain requests for contracts and details about prices, bills, and accounts for various types of furniture.
William Abbatt collection -- 1927-1931 Creator: Abbatt, William, 1851-1935
Extent: 5 items
Abstract: The William Abbatt collection contains correspondence related to Abbatt's authorial and editorial work about the American Revolution.
Abbot family papers -- 1887-1905 Creator: Abbot, Charles W.
Extent: 2 linear feet
Abstract: The Abbot family papers consist of letters written to Charles Abbot from his wife and family members in Warren, Rhode Island, describing their lives and the development of Abbot's daughter, Grace.
John Stevens Cabot Abbott autograph book -- 1851-1860 (bulk 1851-1853) Creator: Abbott, John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot), 1805-1877
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The John Stevens Cabot Abbott autograph book contains short notes and autographs from Abbott's acquaintances, particularly from Brunswick, Maine.
Abbott family papers -- 1881-1922 (bulk 1912-1922) Creator: Abbott, Tracy
Extent: 0.75 linear feet
Abstract: The Abbott family papers consist primarily of the correspondence of Bessie Abbott, an aspiring singer and stage performer, written to her family during the early 20th century.
Garret Abeel papers -- 1792-1827 Creator: Abeel, Garret Byvanck, 1767-1829
Extent: 259 items
Abstract: The Garret Abeel papers are made up of the correspondence and business papers of New York City iron merchant Garret Byvanck Abeel and the firms G. B. & J. Abeel and Abeel & Dunscomb.
Abraham Bell papers -- 1812-1901 (bulk 1830-1854) Creator: Abraham Bell & Son Co.
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Abraham Bell papers contain correspondence and financial documents related to Abraham Bell & Co., an early 19th-century New York City shipping firm owned by Abraham Bell.
Andrew Adams papers -- 1763-1797 Creator: Adams, Andrew, 1736-1797
Extent: 45 items
Abstract: The Andrew Adams papers consist primarily of letters addressed to Adams, an attorney and politician, by his legal clients and colleagues.
Charles Everett Adams diaries -- 1874-1940 Creator: Adams, Charles Everett, b. 1863
Extent: 39 items (2.25 linear feet)
Abstract: The Adams collection consists of 25 diaries kept by Charles Everett Adams, M.D., describing his life from age 11 to age 77. The diaries provide details about his family, education, employment, interests, and activities, including medical school, gymnastics, forestry, and the impact of the automobile, phonograph, and radio on family life in the 1920s.
Samson Adams papers -- 1767-1794 Creator: Adams, Samson, d.1792
Extent: 108 items
Abstract: The Samson Adams papers are the estate and business documents of Adams, a free African American living and working in New Jersey in the late 18th century.
John Adlum papers -- 1794-1808 Creator: Adlum, John, 1759-1836
Extent: 16 letters, 9 volumes, and 1 publication
Abstract: The Schoff Revolutionary War Collection contains the papers of John Adlum, private in the Revolutionary War, Major in the Provisional Army, Brigadier General in the Pennsylvania Militia, surveyor, and viticulturalist. The collection includes 16 items written between 1773 and 1784, and 2 drafts of his memoirs, 1773-1784.
Edward Adolphus correspondence -- 1842-1843 Creator: Adolphus, Edward
Extent: 8 items
Abstract: The Edward Adolphus correspondence contains seven letters and a receipt pertaining to commercial interests in New York and Boston in 1842 and 1843.
Marcus Ahlenfeld papers -- 1825-1876 Creator: Ahlenfeld, Marcus, d. 1854
Extent: 0.75 linear feet
Abstract: The Marcus Ahlenfeld papers contain correspondence, documents, notes, and other material related to Ahlenfeld's medical education in Germany and to his medical practice in the United States.
James Akin collection -- 1805 Creator: Akin, James, ca. 1773-1846
Extent: 4 items
Abstract: The James Akin collection contains four items related to an engraving made by him in 1805. The material includes two personal letters and two testimonies.
Isaiah L. Alden diary -- 1867-1869 Creator: Alden, I. L. (Isaiah Leavitt), 1846-1886
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Isaiah L. Alden diary contains the reflections of a medical student and doctor in Michigan and Maine from 1867-1869. Alden provided detailed, near daily accounts of his studies at the University of Michigan and at the Medical School of Maine (now the School of Medicine at Bowdoin College), and described his work at the U. S. Marine Hospital in Portland, Maine.
Gideon Aldrich collection -- 1849-1855 (bulk 1850-1852) Creator: Aldrich, Gideon Mowry, b. 1834
Extent: 71 items
Abstract: The Gideon Aldrich collection contains material related to Aldrich's time at the Friends' Boarding School in Providence, Rhode Island, in the early 1850s, the bulk of which consists of his incoming correspondence from family and friends.
Alexander family papers -- [1863]-1969 (bulk 1894-1927) Creator: Alexander family
Extent: 1 linear foot
Abstract: The Alexander family papers document the family, life, and early career of pianist Margaret June Alexander (also known as Vonya Alexandre) throughout the early 1900s. The collection is made up of two journals kept by her mother, Myrilla M. Anderson, plus letters, writings, artwork, family photographs, printed programs, sheet music, and other materials related to this Decatur County and Indianapolis, Indiana, family.
Jeanette Alexander papers -- 1931-1945 (bulk 1942-1945) Creator: Alexander, Jeanette
Extent: 66 items
Abstract: The Jeanette Alexander papers consist primarily of incoming correspondence from several friends and family members, including correspondence from her son, Earl Alexander, Jr., and his girlfriend Dolores regarding his service in the United States Army Air Forces.
Lucien Alexander papers -- 1901-1913 Creator: Alexander, Lucien Hugh, 1866-1926
Extent: 80 items
Abstract: The collection contains professional papers of Lucien Alexander, a Pennsylvania lawyer and early advocate for standards in law school and bar admissions.
Russell A. Alger family papers -- 1842-1975 (bulk 1863-1865, 1888-1945) Creator: Alger family
Extent: 12.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Russell A. Alger family papers contain personal and professional correspondence of Alger, who served as governor of Michigan (1885-1887), United States Secretary of War (1897-1899), and United States Senator (1902-1907). The collection also includes military correspondence related to the Spanish-American War, materials from a distant branch of the Alger family in Ohio and Missouri, and letters related to United States Representative Bruce Alger's experiences in the Army Air Corps during the Second World War.
Allaire papers -- 1762-1873 (bulk 1782-1831) Creator: Allaire family
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Allaire papers contain business correspondence, legal documents, and financial documents related to New York City resident Peter Alexander Allaire and his children, Calicia Allaire Wood and George Young Allaire. The collection also includes an anonymous account book from the 1830s, possibly kept by Pennsylvania merchant Thomas Wood.
Allaire-Gibbons papers -- 1822-1963 (bulk 1822-1856) Creator: Allaire, James Peter, 1785-1858 and Gibbons, William, 1794-1852
Extent: 28 items
Abstract: The Allaire-Gibbons papers contain letters, receipts, and other material related to the early steamboat industry and, more specifically, to the 19th-century business affairs of James P. Allaire, Thomas Gibbons, and William Gibbons.
Shadrach Allard papers -- 1845-1865 (bulk 1853-1858) Creator: Allard, Shadrach
Extent: 29 items
Abstract: The Shadrach Allard papers consist primarily of business correspondence addressed to Allard by Henry Charlesworth, regarding their business carving gravestones and memorial markers. Additionally, the collection contains a receipt book kept by Allard during the late 1840s.
Allen family papers -- 1814-1893 Creator: Allen family
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Allen family papers contain personal correspondence of the family of Northborough, Massachusetts, preacher John Allen. Allen and his sons, Joseph Henry Allen, Thomas Prentiss Allen, and William Francis Allen, often discussed antebellum politics and other matters, including slavery and abolition.
Abigail Allen family papers -- 1829-1838 (bulk 1837) Creator: Allen, Abigail M.
Extent: 8 items
Abstract: The Abigail Allen family papers contain seven letters written to Allen by various family members, who discussed the economic impact of the Panic of 1837, 19th-century education, and social news from New Haven, Connecticut.
Wilfred Ferguson letters -- 1944 Creator: Allen, Peggy
Extent: 28 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of letters that Wilfred Ferguson, Jr., sent to his fiancée, Peggy Allen of Fairfield, Connecticut, while serving in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. Despite his frustration with censorship regulations, he discussed his experiences with the 65th Station Complement Squadron in England.
Robert Stewart and Clara Belle Wood correspondence -- 1924-1925 Creator: Allgaier, Clara Belle Wood, 1906-1997
Extent: 23 items
Abstract: This collection contains 23 items related to Robert A. Stewart, who served on the USS Mississippi in the mid-1920s. The bulk of the material is comprised of Stewart's letters to his fiancée, Clara Belle Wood of Spokane, Washington. He discussed their relationship and upcoming marriage, his leisure activities, and her friendship with another man.
William Allinson journal -- 1802-1814 Creator: Allinson, William, 1766-1841
Extent: 276 pages
Abstract: The Allinson journal documents Allinson's thoughts on his spirituality and marriage as well as events within the New Jersey Quaker Church, including meetings with Native Americans.
Edwin H. Allison autobiography -- c. 1882 Creator: Allison, Edwin Henry, 1847-1919
Extent: 277 pages
Abstract: This collection contains the autobiographical writings of Edwin H. Allison, a scout in the western United States who participated in the capture of The Gall and Sitting Bull.
Herman Alricks letters -- 1838-1839 Creator: Alricks, Herman, 1803-1874
Extent: 22 items
Abstract: The Herman Alricks letters consist of a selection of the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania lawyer's incoming business correspondence, regarding several aspects of his legal practice.
John Alston autobiography -- 1789-1932 (bulk 1789, 1811) Creator: Alston, John, 1743-1818
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains autobiographical sketches composed by John Alston of Glasgow, Scotland, for his children in 1789 and 1811. A descendant later used the volume to record genealogical information about three additional generations of the Alston family.
American Bible Society papers -- 1819-1855 (bulk 1828-1855) Creator: American Bible Society
Extent: 100 items
Abstract: This collection consists of American Bible Society reports from agents, often located in rural or frontier areas, and Bible distribution orders from affiliate Bible societies. These letters provide evidence of American Bible Society activity in Georgia, Kentucky, Arkansas, Missouri, Indiana, and Maine, and several letters provide the names and officers of local Bible societies.
American Red Cross, 91st Division death reports -- 1917-1931 (bulk 1919) Creator: American Red Cross
Extent: 41 items
Abstract: Colin V. Dyment, Lt. A.R.C., 91st Div. wrote these American Red Cross, 91st Division (World War I) death reports for the benefit of bereaved family members. Written in 1919 and with varying degrees of detail, they describe the circumstances of the deaths of men in the 91st Division - almost exclusively during the Meuse-Argonne and Belgian offensives, September-November, 1918.
Jeffery Amherst papers -- 1758-1764 Creator: Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797
Extent: 2 linear feet
Abstract: The Jeffery Amherst papers (763 items) consist of the correspondence, documents, and military orders of Jeffery Amherst, British commander-in-chief in North America from 1758-1763. Included are Amherst's letters to General Thomas Gage and the papers given to Gage with the transfer of authority in 1763.
William Anderson papers -- 1941-1945 (bulk 1943-1945) Creator: Anderson, Esther
Extent: 0.75 linear feet
Abstract: The William Anderson papers contain correspondence written by Anderson while he served as a corporal in the United States Army during the Second World War. Anderson remained in the United States throughout the conflict, and spent most of his time in Pennsylvania performing clerical duties.
Richard Clough Anderson papers -- 1821-1822 Creator: Anderson, Richard C. (Richard Clough), 1750-1826
Extent: 10 items
Abstract: The Richard Clough Anderson papers contain 10 letters from several veterans regarding land in central Ohio and northern Kentucky, granted to them by military warrants.
Dorothy Andrew letters -- 1944-1945 Creator: Andrew, Dorothy
Extent: 16 items
Abstract: The Dorothy Andrew letters consist of 16 letters addressed to her by five of her nephews during their military service in the European and Pacific theaters during the last year of the Second World War.
Joel W. Andrews, Meteorological Observations -- 1858-1868 Creator: Andrews, Joel Wicker, 1802-1869
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Joel W. Andrews of Albany, New York, compiled meteorological records in this volume from December 1858-December 1868. He recorded barometric readings, temperatures, and remarks about weather conditions.
John André The Cow Chace -- 1780-1881 Creator: André, John, 1751-1780
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This collection is a single volume that contains an 1866 publication of John André's satirical poem The Cow Chace with additional preface and notes and interspersed illustrations of people and places referenced in the poem. Also included is a manuscript of the poem, copied by André before its 1780 publication, and letters attesting to its authenticity.
Helen Curtis Annan journal -- 1840-1853 Creator: Annan, Helen Curtis
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This collection contains the journal of Helen Curtis Annan, which records notes on Presbyterian sermons and religious studies, as well as personal journal entries regarding the writer's travels and religious musings.
Great Britain. Army. 15th Regiment of Foot orderly book -- 1841 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This 84-page volume contains orders, muster rolls, and supplementary material concerning the operations of the British Army's 15th Regiment of Foot in June 1841.
William Potts student notebook -- 1720-1819 (bulk 1720) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This student notebook contains Latin-language treatises on logic, metaphysics, and related subjects, composed around 1720. The book also includes a few pages of sermon notes, an example of a Porphyrian Tree, and additional notes by later owners.
Letters to the Editor of the United Service Journal -- 1829-1837 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 54 items
Abstract: The collection consists of letters and essays submitted to the editor of the United Service Journal for publication, principally regarding British naval and military matters.
Nova Scotia 18th-century legal and financial documents -- 1762-1763, 1775 (bulk 1762-1763) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 6 items
Abstract: This collection consists of 6 documents related to the British governance of Nova Scotia in the 1760s and 1770s. The material concerns the taxation of alcohol, the provision of currency to the provincial governor and lieutenant governor, and the collection of evidence related to a complaint against Francis Legge.
Chinese Women's Association donation requests -- 1937-1938 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 7 items
Abstract: This collection contains 7 items related to clothing drives and fundraising efforts organized by the New York City-based Chinese Women's Association to help Chinese war refugees during the early stages of the Second Sino-Japanese War. These include letters and postcards requesting monetary and in-kind donations, as well as reprints of related newspaper articles.
Robert Leet Patterson family genealogical notebook -- 1900-1909 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume primarily contains information on the ancestors of Robert Leet Patterson, who included members of the Williams family, Herron family, Wilson family, and Baird family. Other entries pertain to the establishment of European colonies in North America, United States coinage, and the history of Derry, Ireland.
Land Surveying -- undated Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains an introduction to land surveying and its underlying mathematical principles. Included are practical problems, illustrated examples, and reference tables.
Josephus W. Voodry letters -- 1861-1863 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 4 items
Abstract: This collection consists of 4 letters that Private Josephus W. Voodry wrote to his sister and to a female friend during his service with the 3rd Vermont Infantry Regiment, Company G, between 1861 and 1863. He discussed military life, his eagerness to participate in battle, and an August 1863 visit to the battlefield at Gettysburg.
William A. Carter typescript -- 1857-1859 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 item
Abstract: This collection is made up of typescripts of letters that William A. Carter sent to his wife Mary from July 1857 to January 1859. Carter described his journey from Kansas to southwest Wyoming throughout 1857 and later discussed his life at Fort Bridger, where he became a prosperous sutler. Many of the letters refer to Native American tribes and to ongoing conflicts between Mormons and United States troops.
Mormon World War II Soldier's diary -- 1944-1945 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: An anonymous Mormon airman kept this diary while serving with the 15th Air Force in Italy during World War II. Entries pertain to the airman's daily activities, including bombing missions in Italy and Central Europe, and to his postwar plans.
Camp Devens (Mass.) letters -- 1917-1918 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 8 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of letters that a soldier named Frank sent to his mother and siblings while training at Camp Devens, Massachusetts, in late 1917 and early 1918. He discussed his equipment, dental health, and other aspects of military life.
Famous Boxers manuscript -- [ca. 1830s] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This manuscript contains detailed descriptions of boxing matches, biographical information about prominent boxers, and related poetry, portraits, and illustrations, primarily concerning the sport's history in England during the early 1800s.
Manuscript Passages from the Greek Testament, with English Translations by Cotton Mather -- Undated Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 26 pages
Abstract: Manuscript Passages from the Greek Testament, with English Translations by Cotton Mather is a twenty-six page manuscript, containing selected verses from books of the New Testament. Some verses are in Greek, some are in English, and others are in both languages.
Philadelphia (Pa.) Mayors collection -- 1705-1976 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 52 items
Abstract: This collection contains letters, legal documents, receipts, and printed images related to mayors of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from 1705-1976. The content pertains to Philadelphia commerce and politics, as well as to mayors' personal affairs.
United States. Army. 319th Field Artillery Regiment memoir -- 1983 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains the author's reminiscences about his service with the 319th Field Artillery Regiment, Battery C (part of the 173rd Airborne Brigade), in Vietnam from June 1968-June 1969. He listed the fire support bases where he was stationed and recalled anecdotes about combat, his relationships with other soldiers and officers, and other aspects of military life.
Journal of a Voyage from Kennebunk to New Orleans and commonplace book -- 1852-1853, 1857-1887 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains an anonymous journal of a voyage from Kennebunk, Maine, to New Orleans, Louisiana, and Cincinnati, Ohio, between December 9, 1852, and January 24, 1853, as well as poetry, short stories, and essays composed by a second unknown writer between May 1857 and February 1887. One poem and one story concern the Civil War, and the author composed biographical essays about prominent individuals, families, and other topics.
Debating Society minutes -- [ca. 1884-1885] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains the text of two debates held by a debating society during the latter half of the nineteenth century. The society compared the relative merits of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and discussed whether men and women have equal mental capacities.
Catechism manuscript -- [late 1600s-early 1700s] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This incomplete 312-page manuscript catechism contains a series of questions and answers about religious faith, including the doctrine of predestination, the creation of the world, Jesus Christ, and the form and contents of prayer. A marginal note by a different 18th or 19th century hand suggests that this is "perhaps the writing of N Chauncey Hatfield or Samuel Wh[illegible]."
New York Woman's travel journal -- 1888-1889 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The New York Woman's travel journal chronicles two trips undertaken by a woman and her father. In March and April 1888, the pair traveled across the country to New Orleans, and in June 1889 to Scotland and England.
Saloon account book -- 1889-1890 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This account book (88 pages) contains information about a saloon owner's personal and professional expenses from January 1889-December 1890. Internal evidence suggests that this may have been the Leonard Brothers Saloon, located on Edmond Street in St. Joseph, Missouri.
China diary -- 1859-1860 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This diary chronicles the author's sea voyage from New York to China in the spring of 1859, as well as his life in Shanghai between July 1859 and July 1860. At sea, he detailed the daily weather, scenery, and life onboard the ship, and in Shanghai he described his everyday life as a doctor and shared numerous observations on the effects of foreign trade on the country, local missionary efforts, and military conflict between the British and Chinese.
Ralph I. Linzee, Log of the Brig Swiftsure -- 1817-1819 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This log book documents the voyage of the merchant brig Swiftsure from Boston, Massachusetts, to India by way of Mauritius, and back to Boston, between November 1817 and January 1819. Ralph I. Linzee was the ship's captain for the voyage.
York (Ship) log -- 1825-1828 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The York ship log contains daily entries chronicling the packet boat's journeys between the United States and Great Britain between 1825 and 1828.
George Erving collection -- 1796-1816 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 13 items
Abstract: The George Erving collection consists of letters and a document about Erving's financial affairs, such as his attempt to receive compensation after fleeing his Boston home during the Revolution. Other items include letters that Erving wrote to his nephew, Samuel Waldo.
Fredericksburg During the Civil War -- [ca. 1898] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 16 pages
Abstract: "Fredericksburg During the Civil War" is a typed account of a Union soldier's experiences during the Battle of Fredericksburg, Second Battle of Fredericksburg, and Battle of Salem Church. The account includes detailed descriptions of each battle and of the "Mud March" of January 1863. The writer commented on his regiment's movements, casualties, the experience of coming under heavy fire, and other subjects.
Wissahickon Paper Mill papers -- 1844-1845 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 7 items
Abstract: This collection contains 2 letters and 5 documents concerning the operation of a paper mill on Wissahickon Creek near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1844 and 1845. These include an indenture for the property, financial records and receipts, and correspondence regarding the mill's output and potential technical improvements.
Louisiana Surveys collection -- 1782-1803 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 101 items
Abstract: This collection contains around 100 land surveys pertaining to property along the southern Mississippi River in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Marblehead (Mass.) legal and financial documents -- 1730-1812 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 27 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of 27 legal documents and financial records pertaining to residents of Marblehead, Massachusetts, between 1730 and 1812.
New York Surveyors collection -- 1795-1851 (bulk 1803-1821) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 0.75 linear feet
Abstract: The New York Surveyors collection is made up of documents, notes, and maps related to property ownership. The bulk of the material is comprised of surveyors' notes and manuscript maps of private properties.
Russell-McCabe autograph album -- 1759-1920 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This album contains autograph manuscripts and signatures of famous American politicians, military figures, authors, artists, actors, and religious figures, begun by Boston resident "Mrs. Russell" in 1859. A small number of contributors wrote directly into the volume, which also includes pasted-in letters, documents, poetry, excerpts, and signatures.
Grew Family collection -- 1790, 1795 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 2 items
Abstract: This collection consists of a commonplace book (approximately 50 pages) compiled by Ann Greene after 1790, and an account of a 44-day voyage John Grew and his family took from Liverpool to Boston in the summer of 1795. The 22-page travel diary also includes an 8-page copy of a letter Mary Grew, John Grew's mother, wrote to her family in England upon her arrival in Boston.
New York City to Cincinnati travel journal -- [1850s] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The New York City to Cincinnati travel journal pertains to the author's travels in New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia around the mid-19th century.
Ann Arbor (Mich.) rent receipt ledger -- 1887-[1892] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Ann Arbor (Mich.) rent receipt ledger contains a landlord's financial records pertaining to domestic and commercial properties leased from 1887-1892.
New York (N.Y.) Elevated Railway collection -- 1866-1872 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 20 items
Abstract: This collection contains documents, circular letters, essays, and newspaper clippings related to efforts to construct a suspended elevated railway in New York City. The collection details the technical aspects of the proposed system and provides contemporary perspectives on mass transit.
Rhinebeck (N.Y.) meteorological register and diary -- 1850-1868 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains meteorological tables and diary entries concerning daily life in Rhinebeck, New York, from 1850-1868. The author wrote about local politics, national politics, and the Civil War; the weather's effect on crops and farming; epidemics and health; and other subjects. The first pages of the volume contain brief notes about inflammatory diseases.
Diary of a railroad and steamer trip -- 1857 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This diary of a railroad and steamer trip chronicles the author's travels from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to the Midwest. The diary includes descriptions of scenery and cities in Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, and Iowa.
Priscilla Hunt Cadwallader sermons -- 1824, 1831 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 4 items
Abstract: This collection contains the text of two sermons given by Quaker minister Priscilla Hunt Cadwallader in 1824 and 1831, along with two copies of notes on a sermon given by Cadwallader at Philadelphia in the early 19th century.
U.S. Army Hospital Ship Marigold diary -- 1944-1945 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The U.S. Army Hospital Ship Marigold diary concerns a payroll clerk's experiences on the Marigold during a tour of duty in the Pacific Theater in the Second World War. The diarist described daily life onboard the ship, discussed crew discipline, and noted the places he visited. Hand-drawn illustrations and maps depict the Marigold's voyage through the Panama Canal and sections of the Papua New Guinea coast.
HMS Braak Salvage collection -- 1888-1928 (bulk 1888-1889) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 12 items
Abstract: The HMS Braak Salvage collection contains correspondence, documents, and a log book related to the Ocean Wrecking Company's efforts to salvage the ship and its rumored treasure in 1888 and 1889.
Salem (N.Y.) collection -- 1760-1891 (bulk 1785-1891) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is made up of correspondence, documents, financial records, newspaper clippings, and other items related to Salem, New York, and its residents, primarily from the 1780s-1890s.
History of the Four Quarters of the Globe -- 1791-1793 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume, compiled between 1791 and 1793, contains detailed geographical, historical, and other descriptive accounts of Western Europe and the Americas, as well as a general history of astronomy. Appendices include an index of geographic locations and a general timeline of world history, with a focus on Biblical events and European affairs. This is the third volume of a 3-volume work.
Eighteenth-century commonplace book -- 1732-[1762] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume (234 pages) contains copied passages from histories, magazines, philosophical treatises, and other sources, dated from 1732 to the mid-1760s.
Elias Durand biography: Some Recollections of an Old Corner -- 1886 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume (22 pages) is a typewritten biography of Elias Durand, a French immigrant who became a notable pharmacist and botanist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the mid-19th century. The biography, written by a former apprentice, concentrates on Durand's final years in France and on his pharmaceutical career in the United States.
Carver Tract documents -- 1796-1836 (bulk 1796) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 6 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of legal documents and memorandums pertaining to the chain of ownership of a 2,000 acre property. The tract was a part of the land allegedly granted to Jonathan Carver from the Naudowessie Indians during his 1766-1768 journey to present-day Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Pennsylvania Legal Record Book -- 18th century Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Pennsylvania legal record book contains indentures, wills, and other documents from the early 18th century. Most items pertain to property ownership in Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.
Conesus Lake Camping commonplace book -- 1889 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Conesus Lake Camping commonplace book contains poetry, drawings, and autographs compiled by a group of friends who camped near the New York lake in August 1889.
Notes on Canals -- [ca. 1826] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume, compiled in the 1820s, contains an encyclopedia article, extracts and writings, diagrams, tables, and newspaper clippings pertaining to the design and construction of canals.
Henry Kelsey (Barque) log books -- 1847-1849 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 2 volumes
Abstract: The Henry Kelsey (Barque) log books document the merchant ship's travels to New Orleans, Boston, and Barcelona between 1847 and 1849. Along with weather and daily events, the books reveal an abusive, difficult crew that showed open animosity toward the captain.
Sermon notes -- [late 18th or early 19th century] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This collection is made up of over 1000 pages of notes for around 250 Christian sermons.
Harvard student's notebook -- 1884-1895 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This notebook contains a brief essay on Henry James and contemporary literature, a list of courses taken at Harvard University, and the text of a funeral sermon.
Union intelligence officer's notebook -- 1864-1865 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 391 pages
Abstract: During the Civil War, intelligence on enemy forces was gathered from a variety of sources. This notebook includes meticulously recorded information on Confederate emplacements, strength, troop movements, and morale, gathered from debriefings of deserters, prisoners of war, civilians, and refugees.
Blanding-Carpenter papers -- 1818-1854 (bulk 1841-1852) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Blanding-Carpenter papers contain the incoming and outgoing correspondence of the families of Noah Blanding of Attleboro, Massachusetts, and James Blanding of Rehoboth, Massachusetts. Correspondents include friends and family members from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York.
Lincoln County (Ky.) slave affidavits -- 1808 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 16 pages
Abstract: This collection consists of 8 affidavits recorded in Lincoln County, Kentucky, in 1808. The statements, all provided by slaves, concern events leading up to the stabbing of a slave named Moses in May 1808.
James M. Holloway typescripts -- 1861-1961 (bulk 1861-1898) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is primarily made up of typescripts of letters that Dr. James M. Holloway wrote to his wife Anne while serving as a Confederate Army surgeon during the Civil War. Additional materials include typescripts on 19th-century medicine and clippings including full-color illustrations, from The Philadelphia Inquirer (1959-1961).
Mrs. Goodfellow and Others recipes -- undated Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains a collection of manuscript recipes for various foods. Some of the recipes are attributed to "Mrs. Goodfellow."
Irene Levis Roberts album -- 1844-1863 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Irene Levis Roberts album, entitled "Flowers of Loveliness," contains poems by W. H. Green and A. H. Roberts of Smyrna, Delaware, and Edmund Brewster Green of New York, New York. A note about Roberts's baptism is also present.
Penmanship, Illustrated. Examples of Writing -- 1814-1815 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Penmanship, Illustrated. Examples of Writing contains penmanship exercises and short essays copied by a number of writers in East Hartford, Connecticut, in 1814 and 1815.
Journal of our Trip Through Europe -- 1891 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Journal of Our Trip Through Europe chronicles the European travels of Americans "Billie" and "Blanche" in the summer and fall of 1891.
Pennsylvania Legal Documents, copied in Collinson Read's Precedents in the Office of a Justice of Peace... -- 1801, 1804-1816 Creator: Anonymous and Read, Collinson, 1751-1815
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains manuscript copies of legal documents pertaining to roads and property in Pennsylvania from 1804-1816, written in an 1801 edition of Collinson Read's Precedents in the Office of a Justice of Peace....
Philadelphia Merchant account book -- 1771-1776 (bulk 1771-1773) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Philadelphia Merchant account book contains financial records for a Philadelphia merchant during the years leading up to the Revolutionary War. This merchant traded primarily in cloth and in finished clothing products, and held accounts with a number of women among his many customers.
Winchester (Conn.) sermons -- 1791-1845 (bulk 1810-1845) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 21 items
Abstract: This collection contains 21 individually bound sermons and religious lectures delivered primarily in Winchester, Connecticut, in the early 1800s. The sermons cover a variety of religious topics, and include several lectures from a series based on the Westminster Shorter Catechism.
European Travel journal -- 1863-1865 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This journal recounts the author's travels in Europe between December 1863 and September 1865. He visited England, France, Italy, Switzerland, and Germany, though he spent most of his time in Paris, France; Rome and Elba, Italy; and Heidelberg, Germany. The journal records the author's impressions of local people and customs, his efforts to learn various European languages, and the friends he met while abroad.
Moro Castle and Southern Rights log book -- 1860-1867 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This log book contains information about several voyages of the ships Moro Castle and Southern Rights between the United States and Europe from 1860-1867. Log entries pertain to weather, sailing, crew members, the discharge of cargo, and other matters. The volume also contains a brief excerpt from William Shakespeare's poem "Venus and Adonis."
Pennsylvania Iron Furnace collection -- 1777-1809 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 15 items
Abstract: The Pennsylvania Iron Furnace collection is made up of accounts, receipts, and correspondence pertaining to iron furnaces in the state of Pennsylvania in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Lizzie to John letters -- 1875 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 5 items
Abstract: This collection contains five letters written by a woman named "Lizzie" to "John," a close friend or family member. She discussed her life in New York City, with a particular emphasis on the 1875 Henry Ward Beecher trial, religion, and life in Harlem.
Nova Scotia diary -- 1877-1879 (bulk 1877) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Nova Scotia diary chronicles the daily life of a carpenter and small farmer throughout much of 1877. The volume also contains several pages written in mock-African American dialect and several drawings.
New York City to Havana, Cuba travel journal -- 1864-1865 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This journal recounts the author's trip from New York City to Cuba in February and March 1864. The author described her voyages on the steamer Morning Star, her experiences in Havana and Matanzas, and her visit to a sugar plantation. She discussed aspects of Cuban culture, including food, dress, and religious customs.
US Ship Java and US Ship Delaware crew lists -- [ca. 1830s?] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains crew lists for the US Ships Java and Delaware, compiled around the 1830s. The lists are mainly organized by sailors' stations.
Canadian Evangelist journal -- 1848-1849 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Canadian Evangelist journal chronicles the daily activities of an anonymous Protestant evangelist during a nine-month missionary journey from Quebec to Scotland and England. Both in Canada and abroad, the author made frequent visits to schools, prisons, taverns, and churches of different Christian denominations.
Alaska collection -- 1889-1895 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 3 letters
Abstract: The Alaska collection consists of three letters written by an Alaskan fisherman to his brother describing life in Alaska during the late 19th century.
New Jersey Court Cases -- 1739-1753 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The New Jersey Court Cases volume (140 pages) contains manuscript copies of legal documents related to cases heard by New Jersey courts in the mid-18th century. Cases represent a variety of legal issues, including debt, marriage age, land ownership, and criminal activity.
Connecticut Woman's travel diary -- [ca. 1877-1881?] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Connecticut Woman's travel diary recounts the author's social activities during several weeks spent mingling with high society in New York City; Washington, D. C.; Aiken, South Carolina; and Charleston, South Carolina.
Steele diary -- 1830-1831 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This diary (around 130 pages) recounts the author's travels from New York to England and France from October 1830-March 1831. He commented on architecture, history, and politics. The attribution of the volume is based on the author's reference to his father, "W. Steele" (page 102).
District of Carrollton (La.) letters -- 1864 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 5 items
Abstract: This collection contains 5 official copies of letters exchanged by United States Army officers regarding African American regiments in the Carrollton District of New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1864. The writers discussed topics including courts martial, troop transfers, commemorations of the Emancipation Proclamation, and soldiers' wives and families.
U.S. Serviceman's diary, Italy -- 1943-1945 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This diary pertains to a United States serviceman's experiences in Italy between October 1943 and September 1945. He kept records regarding his correspondence and commented briefly on his travels in the Mediterranean and some of his daily activities.
Colonial Parson's notebook -- 1713-1741 (bulk 1713-1714, 1741) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Colonial Parson's notebook is a small bound volume of sermon and prayer notes kept by a New England minister from 1713 to 1714 and in 1741.
New Gloucester (Me.) collection -- 1805-1823 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 61 items
Abstract: The New Gloucester (Me.) collection contains documents, financial records, and other items related to four local groups active in the early 19th century: the First Christian Universalist Society, the Congregational Fund, the Hill School District (later the Southwest School District), and the Antipedo Baptist Society. Other material concerns a Universalist convention in Turner, Maine, and newspaper advertisements and subscriptions.
Morale Philosophique -- c. 1800 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 356 pages
Abstract: This anonymous commonplace book, written in French, contains quotations on moral topics from widely read French authors of the later 18th century.
Charles Miller letters -- 1918-1919 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 6 items
Abstract: This collection is comprised of 6 letters that Private Charles Miller wrote to his mother while serving with the Special Services Unit 649, an ambulance unit in the Convois Automobiles, in France during World War I. Miller discussed aspects of military life both before and after the Armistice.
HM Sloop Zebra log book -- 1780-1781 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The HM Sloop Zebra log book charts happenings on board the ship during its time in the English Channel, August 1780-July 1781, and en route to the Caribbean, July-August 1781.
Eighteenth-Century sermons -- 1757, 1760-1761 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 8 items
Abstract: These Eighteenth-Century sermons pertain to numerous topics such as sin, repentance, and salvation.
Journal of a trip from Kingston, Ontario, to Cincinnati, Ohio -- 1820 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Journal of a trip from Kingston, Ontario, to Cincinnati, Ohio, recounts a traveler's experiences during a journey that took him through New York and Pennsylvania in February and March 1820.
Massachusetts Women's Home Front letters -- 1863-1864 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 12 items
Abstract: This collection contains 12 letters that a woman named Emma received from female friends and family members during the Civil War. Emma's correspondents commented on their social lives on the home front and discussed the increasing toll the war began to take on their male acquaintances, particularly with regard to conscription.
United States. Army. 138th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment diary -- 1863-1864 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This diary, kept by a soldier in the 138th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, chronicles the regiment's movements throughout Maryland and northern Virginia between June 16, 1863, and January 1, 1864.
U.S. Serviceman's letters, Manila (Philippines) -- 1945 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 8 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of letters that a United States serviceman sent to his wife while traveling to and serving in the Philippines between July and September 1945. The letters pertain to religion, leisure activities, a Japanese surrender delegation, and other subjects.
Ann Arbor (Mich.) Merchant's account book -- 1833, 1849 (bulk 1849) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains the double-entry bookkeeping records of a merchant based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1849. The unidentified merchant sold a variety of goods to customers in and around Ann Arbor, Pittsfield, Whitmore Lake, Webster, and Hamburg, Michigan.
New England Schoolmaster's teaching book -- 1787-1811 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: In this book, a traveling New England schoolteacher recorded instructional exercises, instructional explanations, poetry, and biographical information about pupils. The author taught in New Hampshire and present-day Maine. Subjects of instruction include arithmetic, surveying, geometry, nautical navigation, and writing.
Henry Benton Austin collection -- [1861]-1862 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 4 items
Abstract: The Henry Benton Austin collection contains letters that Austin wrote to a woman named "Hettie" and a manuscript map depicting the Battle of Ball's Bluff. Austin commented on his experiences while serving in the Union Army during the Civil War and expressed his displeasure with a transient lifestyle.
Journal ou Campagne des Armées de Terre et de Mer… -- 1781-1782 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Journal ou Campagne… documents the movements of the French naval squadron commanded by the Comte de Grasse during the American Revolution.
Texas travel diary -- 1838 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This travel diary records the daily progress of a team of prospectors exploring possible routes for stagecoach lines in Texas, 1838. The entries primarily document details relevant to stagecoach operations such as terrain, populations, soil types, climate, and distances traveled.
New York City Elections collection -- 1769, 1809-1811 (bulk 1809-1811) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 12 items
Abstract: The New York City Elections collection is made up of election returns and certified results for elections held in various city wards from 1809-1811. One additional document details Isaac De Peyster's duties as city chamberlain in the mid-18th century.
"An Exhortation to Peace Under the American Revolution" penmanship exercise -- 1783 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This bound manuscript contains the text of a sermon delivered in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in December 1783, about a desirable political future of the United States from a Christian point of view.
Clark W. Hatch collection -- 1889-1891 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 3 volumes
Abstract: This collection is made up of a letter book, stenographer's notes, and scrapbook pertaining to the trials of Clark W. Hatch of Boston, Massachusetts. Hatch was accused of murdering his uncle, Henry Hatch of Kit Carson County, Colorado, and, later, of defrauding his employer, the Travelers Insurance Company.
Ohio Bookseller's diary -- 1869 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Ohio Bookseller's diary chronicles the experiences of a travelling book salesman in southwestern Ohio during the early months of 1869. He also recorded accounts, poetry, and quotations throughout the year.
Bradford (N.H.) school record book -- 1806-1829 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains meeting minutes pertaining to the administration of a school in Bradford, New Hampshire, in the early 19th century. Residents of District No. 4 discussed funding for building repairs, firewood, beginning dates of school sessions, and other administrative matters.
Phebe Plant collection -- 1801-1830s (bulk 1814-1819) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 53 items
Abstract: The Phebe Plant collection is mostly made up of personal correspondence between Plant and her friend Martha Barnes, especially regarding their religious convictions, as well as letters to Plant's mother, Rebecca Hearsey. Other items include a religious diary and poetry.
Revolutionary War letter and document extracts -- 1781-[1856] (bulk 1781-1782) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains excerpts from correspondence, reports, and treatises concerning the relationships between the United States, Great Britain, France, and Spain during the Revolutionary War era. Two of the five excerpts originated from letters written by Silas Deane, an American agent in France; the other three narrate Benjamin Franklin's dealings with the French court, report on the British Army's finances, and analyze available options for amphibious military action. A later owner added brief biographical notes on the key Americans referenced within the volume.
Daniel Morgan collection -- 1764-1951 (bulk 1764-1832) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 63 items
Abstract: The Daniel Morgan collection is made up of financial records, legal documents, correspondence, and other items related to General Daniel Morgan and to Willoughby Morgan, his son.
Hoyleton (Ill.) collection -- 1857-1858 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 5 items
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence, a printed circular, and photographs related to the Hoyle family of Champlain, New York, and to the town of Hoyleton, Illinois. The material concerns George and Timothy Hoyle, life in Hoyleton, and fundraising efforts for the construction of a seminary.
Fair American collection -- 1801-1802 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 3 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of 3 documents related to the Fair American, a vessel owned by Philadelphia merchant Stephen Dutilh. The ship was captured by a French privateer while sailing to Havana in January 1801.
Morris County (N.J.) Woman's collection -- 1815-1820 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This collection is made up of diary entries, letters, and prayers by a woman who lived in Morris County, New Jersey, in the early 19th century. She discussed her religious convictions and activities, her social activities, and daily life. Internal evidence suggests that the materials may have belonged to Abigail Harrison.
Clements R. Markham papers -- 1859-1910 (bulk 1859-1870) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This collection is made up of over 40 printed reports, manuscript letters, and manuscript notes related to Clements R. Markham, a British geographer who traveled in South America and India in the mid-19th century. Among other subjects, the material concerns Markham's attempt to cultivate cinchona plants in India, as well as the Amazon basin and rainforest.
Walley Chamberlain Oulton, The Sleep Walker, or, Which is the Lady? -- Undated Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains excerpts from Walley Chamberlain Oulton's 1812 play The Sleep Walker, or, Which is the Lady?, as well as excerpts from the works of Shakespeare and other sources.
Indiana woman's diary -- 1847-1848 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains diary entries about the author's social and religious activities around southwest Indiana between August 1847 and May 1848. The author frequently commented on Catholic religious services and rituals, her acquaintances' travels, and the books that she read.
Sandusky (Ohio) cashbook -- 1818 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This cashbook contains accounts with various individuals from May-December 1818, as well as additional accounts dated January-August, year unknown.
The History of the Reign of George III -- 1820-1823 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 3 volumes
Abstract: This collection consists of volumes II, III, and IV of The History of the Reign of George III, King of Great Britain, which anonymous author "K. H." composed in Gloucestershire, England, between 1820 and 1823. The treatise covers Great Britain's domestic and international political affairs in depth, including conflicts in North America during the Revolutionary War era and the War of 1812.
Brattle Street Church diary -- 1772-1775 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This diary records the sermon notes and spiritual reflections of an unnamed member of Boston's Brattle Street church between March 1772 and April 1775.
Niagara Falls travel diary -- 1815 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Niagara Falls travel diary contains entries written while the diarist (anonymous) was on a trip from Albany, New York, to Niagara Falls, in the summer of 1815. The volume includes descriptions of the terrain around the falls and of the people the traveler met during the journey.
Chemistry lecture notes -- 1856-1857 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains notes taken during a series of lectures on chemistry, primarily between January and April 1857. The notes cover a variety of topics, including the properties and uses of elements and brief remarks on organic chemistry and geology.
European Grand Tour journal -- 1818-1819 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The European Grand Tour journal recounts the experiences of two wealthy British travelers as they journeyed through France, Switzerland, and Italy throughout the second half of 1818.
England and Scotland travel diary -- 1799 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains diary entries about the author's travels in England and Scotland during the summer of 1799. The author commented on towns visited, road conditions, geographical features, architecture, industry, and other subjects.
David Ballenger typescripts -- 1858-1888 (bulk 1861-1865) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This collection is comprised of typescripts of letters that David Ballenger sent to his wife Nancy and other family members while serving in the 26th Alabama Infantry Regiment, Company D, and the Hampton Legion during the Civil War. Ballenger discussed his participation in several major battles and Confederate soldiers' increasing discouragement as the war progressed.
Revolutionary War orders, written in Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy, Gentleman -- [1781?] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: 1774 Philadelphia reprint of the first volume of The Works of Laurence Sterne (Tristram Shandy, Gentleman), containing manuscript orders for a brigade possibly encamped in Morristown, New Jersey, around May 1781.
Gold Rush travel journal -- 1849-1850 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This travel journal documents a journey from the Missouri River to California during the time of the California Gold Rush. The trek began on April 28, 1850, near Fort Leavenworth on the Missouri River, and ends on October 31, 1850, at Georgetown, California, on the edge of what is now the Eldorado National Forest, north of Sacramento.
Seamanship and Naval Gunnery notebook -- 1824-1830 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume (209 pages) contains instructions, diagrams, and tables related to many aspects of sailing and British naval ships.
Amos Hall orderly book -- 1813-1893 (bulk 1813-1814) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 6 items
Abstract: This 108-page orderly book belonged to Major General Amos Hall, who commanded a New York militia unit near Buffalo, New York, during the War of 1812. The volume contains general orders and communications between Hall and other commanding officers stationed in western New York between December 24, 1813, and April 10, 1814. Two newspaper articles, published as late as 1893, are pasted on the book's final pages. The orderly book is accompanied by 4 copies of 2 reports of the United States House of Representatives in the 1840s, concerning financial claims John R. Williams made for property lost during the Niagara campaign of the War of 1812. Also included are a belt and attached buckle.
Fellows family and Walter Hollister letters -- 1845-1892 (bulk 1845-1857) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 46 items
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence related to the Fellows family of Richland, New York (30 items), as well as letters addressed to Walter Hollister of Mexico, New York, and other recipients (16 items). Charles A. Fellows wrote to his family in Richland after moving to the Midwest in the 1840s; Walter Hollister received letters from friends and family in New York and Iowa.
Excise Tax Income Book -- 1700-1774 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume records annual excise duties collected by the British government between 1700 and 1774. The excise tax income book records the net excise income for every year during this period, as well as income for individual goods or products for every year starting with 1745.
Springfield Cabinet-maker's daybook -- 1825-1834 (bulk 1825-1826) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Springfield Cabinet-maker's daybook records the author's daily production of chairs and other wooden items from 1825-1826.
Journal and Commonplace Book -- 1803-1851 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The anonymous author of this volume (approximately 382 pages) recorded poetry, historical notes, and journal entries throughout much of his adult life. The material concerns topics such as military history, learning foreign languages, proverbs, and travel.
Camp Hancock letters -- 1917 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 3 items
Abstract: An anonymous United States Army sergeant wrote these 3 letters (18 pages) to his mother while serving at Camp Hancock, Georgia, between August and December 1917. "Herb," a member of Company D, 103rd Engineer Regiment, reported on his regiment's work laying pipes and about several aspects of military life.
William Eighinger ledger -- 1798-1801, 1850 Creator: Anonymous and Eighinger, George
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The William Eighinger ledger contains two sections: a ledger kept by a Baltimore shipping merchant between 1798 and 1801 and math problems and copied compositions compiled by George Eighinger in 1850. The accounts pertain to the shipment of goods between North America, the Caribbean, and Germany, and the copied material includes a narrative told from the point of view of a slave.
Thoughts on the War between Great Britain & America -- 1776-1778 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This 238-page volume contains an unknown writer's opinions on the Revolutionary War and proposed military strategies, composed September-October 1776 and February 1778. Among other topics, the author discussed the relationship between land and naval forces and their relative strengths, explained possible ways in which economic affairs might affect the progress of the war, and promoted a strategy of dissolving the unity of the colonies. This volume belonged to Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville, and includes his bookplate.
Art and Geography Teacher's Book -- Undated Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume, which may have belonged to a Scottish teacher, contains pencil drawings of everyday objects and notes related to instruction in art and geography.
St. Louis (Mo.) Steamboat documents -- 1836-1847 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 6 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of financial records related to goods shipped from Saint Louis, Missouri, to New Orleans, Louisiana, and other unspecified destinations in the early 1800s.
John W. Echols collection -- 1890-1932 (bulk 1890-1898) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 16 items
Abstract: This collection contains material related to John W. Echols, who served as supreme president of the American Protective Association in the mid-1890s. Included are letters of recommendation, personal correspondence, a speech draft, printed circulars, and other items.
Holmes-Keyes children's letters -- 1896 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 6 items
Abstract: Three young girls named Lillian Holmes Keyes, "Mildred," and "Edith" wrote these 6 letters to their grandparents in the summer of 1896. Edith's letters were penciled by her mother, Fannie. The girls wrote on illustrated children's stationery and commented on scenery, wildlife, health, and family news. Mildred addressed one of her letters from East Tilton, New Hampshire.
Horatio Noyes collection -- 1838, 1862-1880 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 7 items
Abstract: The Horatio Noyes collection is made up of letters and essays pertaining to Louisiana sugar plantations, life on the Wyoming frontier, travels through the South, the history of astronomy, and other subjects.
Thomas Hutchinson diary extracts -- 1774-1780 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This collection is made up of 570 pages of handwritten extracts from Thomas Hutchinson's diary, dated between February 1770 and March 1780. An unknown copyist transcribed and summarized the diary in the late 18th or early 19th century.
Nineteenth-Century love letters -- [late 19th Century] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 5 items
Abstract: This collection consists of letters and portions of letters expressing the author's affection for and devotion to the recipient.
Lake George (N.Y.) Camping Journal -- 1892 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume is a typed journal of a group's canoe and camping trip on Lake George, New York, in the summer of 1892. The typescript is illustrated with 21 photographs of the campers, their equipment, and the scenery.
Boston to St. Louis travel diary -- 1837 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Boston to St. Louis travel diary recounts an arduous month-long journey between the two cities made by rail, steamboat, and stagecoach in the fall of 1837.
Cambridge (N.Y.) account book and journal -- 1806-1808 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains financial records, journal entries, planting lists, and other content related to a farmer and fur trader in the early 19th century.
General Store account book -- 1783-[1859] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This account book contains financial records pertaining to the sale of food, alcohol, leather and skins, and general merchandise from around 1783 to 1859.
Breve Trattato di Geografia -- [ca. 1650-1675] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Breve Trattato di Geografia is a 55-page, 17th-century Italian work on celestial and terrestrial geography, including several maps and diagrams of the world.
Cummington (Mass.) Country Store and Tavern account book -- 1817-1866 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Cummington (Mass.) Country Store and Tavern account book contains financial records related to a general store in Cummington, Massachusetts, and to the personal finances a local resident. The store accounts record the purchase of household goods and foodstuffs, and many of the personal accounts reflect the costs of boarding draft animals and note the fees associated with the local school.
Eighteenth-Century Wine-Growing collection -- 1782-1783 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 12 items
Abstract: This collection contains manuscripts related to a proposed wine-growing enterprise in North America in the late eighteenth century.
Clifton Springs Sanitarium collection -- [1889]-1892 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 11 items
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence and printed advertisements related to the operation of the Clifton Springs Sanitarium in and around the year 1892.
New York Mercantile letter book -- 1801 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This letter book contains business letters that an unidentified man wrote to professional acquaintances from New York between November 18, 1801, and December 17, 1801. The letters concern the pepper trade, the potential effects of peace between France and Great Britain on international commerce, and other mercantile subjects.
Notes for a Journal of a Pedestrian Tour -- 1816 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: "Notes for a Journal of a Pedestrian Tour" is a 112-page account of a group's walking trip from Baltimore, Maryland, through northern Maryland, southern Pennsylvania, and eastern West Virginia in the late summer of 1816.
Poetry manuscripts -- [1850s-1880s] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 4 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of 2 collections of manuscript poems and 2 printed items. Many of the poems are elegies about loved ones' deaths, and many were copied from publications.
Correspondence from Paris on the Motions of the French Navy -- 1780 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This item is a bound collection of espionage correspondence from Paris, 1780, that describes the locations and numbers of French and Spanish ships in Gibraltar, New York, Canada, and the West Indies.
Philadelphia (Pa.) Surveyor's Notebook -- 1795-1802 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: A Philadelphia surveyor recorded methodological information, distances, and other measurements pertaining to the city's streets in this 176-page volume, dated 1795-1802.
Centennial Senate of New Jersey portraits -- 1876 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains 20 ink portraits of members of the New Jersey State Senate of 1876 and 4 illustrations of scenes from the senate's centennial session.
German Immigrant's diary, Middleport (N.Y.) -- 1847-1852 (bulk 1847-1849) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This diary records the experiences and political thoughts of a German immigrant who lived in Middleport, New York, in the late 1840s. The author described his daily life and commented on current events, such as the European revolutions of 1848 and Fourth of July celebrations in the United States.
HM Sloop Penguin collection -- 1814-1815 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The HM Sloop Penguin collection contains watercolor illustrations, photographs, a crew member's letter, and a journal, all related to the British cruiser that was sunk by the American Navy, just after the end of the War of 1812.
The Number of Polls and the Value of rateable Estates within the Province of Massachusetts-bay during the year 1771 -- [1772] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 10 pages
Abstract: This manuscript, entitled The Number of Polls and the Value of rateable Estates within the Province of Massachusetts-bay during the year 1771, contains a detailed calculation of the total tax revenue generated by Massachusetts in 1771. The manuscript may be in the hand of George Chalmers.
Lewis Carlisle Mead typescripts -- 1862-1910s Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This collection is made up of typescripts and copies related to Lewis C. Mead's service in the 22nd Michigan Infantry Regiment, Company I, during the Civil War, including his time as a prisoner of war. He wrote letters home while serving in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia, and during his imprisonment in Libby Prison and other Confederate prisoner-of-war camps.
Protestant sermons -- 1798-1828 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 5 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of 5 Christian sermons concerning the links between evidence and faith, the divine origin of Christianity, the role of Christ in providing salvation, the omniscience of God, and Holy Communion.
New York lawyer's journal -- 1895-1906 (bulk 1902-1906) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The New York Lawyer's Journal, which contains an account of the author's activities during the years 1895 and 1902-1906, includes discussions of 'horse racing and travel to Europe, as well as observations about several members of New York City's upper class.
Bustleton (Pa.) Blacksmith's account book -- 1851-1858 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains the financial records of an anonymous blacksmith from Bustleton, Pennsylvania, kept between January 8, 1851, and August 14, 1858. The records include customers' names, as well as the types of items purchased and the costs of individual goods and services.
Sermons -- 1773-1807 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 4 items
Abstract: This collection contains 4 Christian sermons written and delivered in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The sermons concern topics such as faith and salvation, circumcision, and the death of George Washington.
Manuscript Sheet Music collection -- 1801-1923 (bulk 1850s-1890s) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Manuscript Sheet Music collection is made up of manuscript music scores, correspondence, and composers' autographs.
Architecture Militaire -- [1700s?] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Architecture Militaire is a single manuscript volume that provides instructions for the construction of a fortified building in the shape of a star. The volume consists primarily of prose description, but also includes a series of 16 illustrative plates showcasing detailed architectural drawings.
Pennsylvania County Officials -- 1791-1815 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains lists of county-level officials in Pennsylvania in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Pennsylvania farm journal -- 1820-1822, 1902 (bulk 1820-1822) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Pennsylvania farm journal chronicles the life of a well-educated farmer near Norristown, Pennsylvania, in the early 19th century. The journal pertains to the farmer's agricultural interests and social and domestic activities.
Pennsylvania Geography exercise book -- [ca. 1831-1835] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Written between 1831 and 1835, the Pennsylvania geography exercise book contains a series of school exercises about Pennsylvania, organized by county. Essays cover a diverse array of topics including the geography, architecture, and history of specific areas.
German travel diary transcripts -- 1901, 1904 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 2 volumes
Abstract: The author (or authors) of these diaries traveled from Vienna, Austria, to the United States and back in the summer and fall of 1901 and from Bremen, Germany, to the United States and back in the summer and fall of 1904. The first volume mostly concerns the author's meetings with businessmen and contains descriptions of engineering works, factories, and machinery. The second volume pertains to the author's travels around the United States, including visits to Colorado, California, and Yellowstone National Park.
Neptune (Bark) and Federal (Schooner) log book -- 1783, 1789-1791 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This log book pertains to the voyage of the bark Neptune from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Mauritius and back to Philadelphia between May 1789 and August 1790, as well as multiple voyages of the schooner Federal between Pennsylvania and the Caribbean between March 1791 and November 1791.
Flavius Vegetius Renatus, Epitoma rei militaris manuscript -- circa 12th century Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 63 leaves (plus 2 blank)
Abstract: This Flavius Vegtius Renatus Epitoma rei militaris manuscript was produced circa twelfth century on vellum.
New Hampshire travel diary -- 1894, 1911 (bulk 1894) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The New Hampshire travel diary concerns a journey taken by three men from Amesbury, Massachusetts, to Mount Washington and surrounding areas in central New Hampshire. The diarist recorded the names of towns visited by the party and described scenery and natural features.
Fanny Sanford log book -- 1820-1847 (bulk 1820-1821) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This partially printed volume (44 pages) contains the log of the Fanny Sanford's voyage from New York to South America between June 27, 1820, and October 3, 1821. The voyage included stops at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Montevideo, Uruguay; Pisco, Peru; and Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Fremont Mining and Trading Company diary -- 1849-1851 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Fremont Mining and Trading Company diary is a small bound notebook (54 pages) recounting the adventures of a member of the "Fremont Trading and Mining Company" formed in 1849 to search for California gold.
Western Brand book -- 1899-1900 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume (198 pages) contains 184 pages showing various branding marks used by horse and cattle dealers throughout the western United States in the late 19th century, as well as 15 pages of accounts recording purchases of cattle in December 1899 and January 1900. The 184 pages of brands are divided into several sections based on the types of identifying marks used; approximately 1,480 brands are represented. The notebook is accompanied by a 35-page pamphlet entitled "Cattle Brands of Texas," published in the mid-20th century.
Practical Mathematics manuscript -- 1700s Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Practical Mathematics manuscript contains definitions and problems related to algebra, geometry, trigonometry, navigation, and surveying. Many of the problems are accompanied by illustrated figures and/or practical examples.
U.S. Serviceman’s Letters, Stams (Austria) -- 1945 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 5 items
Abstract: This collection contains 5 letters from a man named George, who wrote to his mother while he served with the United States Armed Forces in Stams, Austria, during May and June 1945. He told his mother of his daily life, recounted a day trip to nearby Innsbruck, and shared news of acquaintances from the United States.
Karl Heinrich Anschütz papers -- 1852-1896 (bulk 1862-1863) Creator: Anschütz, Karl Heinrich, 1840-1863?
Extent: 18 items
Abstract: The Anschütz papers consists of family papers and letters written by Karl Heinrich Anschütz, a German-American, during his service with the 15th Michigan Infantry. The letters are in a mixture of English and German.
Ante papers -- 1941-1945 Creator: Ante, Betty Jacober, b. 1922 and Ante, Frank G., 1919-1973
Extent: 4 linear feet
Abstract: The Ante papers consist primarily of the World War II-era correspondence of 1st Lieutenant Frank G. Ante, written to Betty Jane Jacober, his sweetheart and, later, wife, throughout his time in the army.
George T. Anthony papers -- 1858-1890 Creator: Anthony, Benjamin
Extent: 64 items
Abstract: The George T. Anthony papers consist of letters written to his brother while serving in the Civil War and letters about postwar politics in Kansas, where Anthony held numerous political positions, including governor from 1877-1879.
Aplin family papers -- 1859-1960 (bulk 1862-1865) Creator: Aplin family
Extent: 270 items (1 linear foot)
Abstract: The Aplin family papers consists mostly of letters to and from the three Aplin sons during their service in the Civil War.
Barbary Aplin, Cyphering Book -- 1803 Creator: Aplin, Barbary
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Barbary Aplin's Cyphering Book contains examples and explanations of arithmetic operations, and genealogical information about the Applin, Sparks, and Coxe families of New Jersey.
Peter Aplin logbooks -- 1769-1778 Creator: Aplin, Peter, 1753–1817
Extent: 5 volumes
Abstract: The Peter Aplin logbooks document Aplin's voyages on the British Navy ships Savage, Niger, Prudent, Strombolo, and Roebuck. The books detail travel between England, the Mediterranean, Africa, and India, and describe participation in naval battles and blockades in Revolutionary-era North America.
Appleby family papers -- 1862-1902 (bulk 1864-1870) Creator: Appleby family
Extent: 1.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection documents the social life of rural Pennsylvania immediately after the Civil War through the correspondence of Tom Appleby and Mattie McNeal Appleby before their marriage.
Appleton-Aiken family papers -- 1812-1900 Creator: Appleton family and Aiken family
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Appleton-Aiken papers contain letters and miscellaneous documents relating to the family of John Aiken and his wife Mary Appleton of Lowell, Mass. The collection contains correspondence about textile mills at Lowell, collegiate education, and the development of the towns of Lowell and Andover, Mass., and Brunswick, Me.
Ernest Appleyard papers -- 1916-1919 Creator: Appleyard family
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Ernest Appleyard papers primarily consist of letters written by Appleyard to his family during his time in Europe during the First World War. Appleyard served in France during World War I as part of the 10th Red Cross Ambulance Corps and in the 32nd and 10th Artillery Regiments of the French Foreign Legion.
George and Emilie Archer correspondence -- 1875-1906 Creator: Archer, George F.
Extent: 48 items
Abstract: The George and Emilie Archer correspondence contains personal correspondence addressed to George and his wife Emilie from family and friends. Many of the letters relate to a property dispute between George and two of his siblings.
Charles B. Armstrong diary -- 1877-1880 Creator: Armstrong, Charles B., d. 1886
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Charles B. Armstrong diary details the religious aspects of a Methodist minister's daily life during the late 19th century.
Jared and Susannah Arnold papers -- 1799-1857 (bulk 1800-1851) Creator: Arnold family
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Jared and Susannah Arnold papers are a collection of letters, written primarily by family members, pertaining to business and family matters. Legal documents regarding shipping, deeds for ships, etc. are also included in the collection.
Arnold family papers -- 1809-1826 Creator: Arnold family
Extent: 9 items
Abstract: The collection consists of various papers of the Arnold family including civilian commentary on the War of 1812.
Alfred C. and Cordelia Arnold papers -- 1862-1865 Creator: Arnold, Alfred C., 1836-1918 and Arnold, Cordelia S., 1841-1916
Extent: 26 items
Abstract: The Alfred C. and Cordelia Arnold papers consists of Civil War-era correspondence that provides an intimate glimpse into the relationship of a young Connecticut couple, separated by the war.
John Arnold log book -- 1855-1862 Creator: Arnold, John, 1818-1886
Extent: 102 pages (1 volume)
Abstract: This collection is a log book of Ship's Master John Arnold, which documents his time on three New York-based merchant ships: Elizabeth C. Felter from October 28, 1855-July 7, 1860; Daniel S. Williams, from September 15, 1860-November 30, 1860; and Le Roy from March 5, 1862-October 21, 1862. The first two ships traded rice, cotton, and coffee for northern goods such as timber and manufactured merchandise, while the Le Roy supplied the US Navy with provisions during the Civil War.
R. J. Arnold diary -- 1856 Creator: Arnold, R. J.
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The R. J. Arnold diary (145 pages) chronicles a trip taken by Mrs. Arnold, her husband, her father, and a friend through northern New York to Canada, Michigan, and Illinois in the summer of 1856.
Aronson-Grant papers -- 1921-1934 Creator: Aronson, Pearl Goldblatt, b. 1905
Extent: 2 linear feet
Abstract: The Aronson-Grant papers contain correspondence, financial records, photographs, and ephemera related to Calvin Aronson and his wife, Pearl Goldblatt (later Grant) Aronson.
Peter B. Mereness papers -- 1862-1905 (bulk 1862-1865) Creator: Arthur, Helen A.
Extent: 47 items
Abstract: The letters in the Peter B. Mereness papers were written by Mr. Mereness to Helen A. Arthur during his Civil War service in the 5th New York Heavy Artillery Regiment.
Ashbaugh family papers -- 1873-1920 (bulk 1901-1911) Creator: Ashbaugh, E. E. (Enos) and Ashbaugh, Mary
Extent: 0.75 linear feet
Abstract: The Ashbaugh family papers consist of the incoming correspondence of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Ashbaugh of Brown County, South Dakota, written primarily by their children and other family members in Iowa and throughout the Midwest. The letters provide detailed depictions of daily farming life near Sac City and Terril, Iowa, in the first decade of the 20th century.
Semantha Atkeson papers -- [1856]-1861 Creator: Atkeson, Semantha Jane.
Extent: 5 items
Abstract: The Semantha Atkeson papers consist of three antebellum letters of a Buffalo, Virginia (now West Virginia), teenager. The fourth item is a journal excerpt describing in detail Atkeson's experiences during the opening stages of the Civil War, and the last item is a school essay written by Atkeson.
William Hope letters -- 1862-1866 Creator: Atkin, Peter, and Atkin, George
Extent: 10 items
Abstract: Peter Atkin of Liverpool, England, and his son George received 10 letters regarding Peter's nephew, Englishman William D. Hope, between 1862 and 1866. Hope, an aspiring pharmacist, wrote 5 letters to his uncle and 3 letters to his cousin about his desperate financial situation, his attempts to find work in England, his experiences serving with the Union Army in the Civil War, and his life in Illinois in the year following the war. Two other acquaintances wrote to Peter Atkin about a visit Hope made to Nova Scotia in 1862 and about Hope's financial hardships.
Pearce Atkinson papers -- 1868-1903 (bulk 1879-1895) Creator: Atkinson, George W. P. and Atkinson, Pearce, 1868-1896
Extent: 1 linear foot
Abstract: The Pearce Atkinson papers contain correspondence between Atkinson and his parents, written primarily in the 1890s. The majority of the letters date from his time at Lehigh University and early engineering career with the Union Pacific Railway. These letters include descriptions of his college life and later railroad work in the mountains of Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado.
John Atkinson papers -- 1742-1876 (bulk 1812-1840) Creator: Atkinson, John, 1742-1823, Atkinson, George, and Atkinson family
Extent: 265 items
Abstract: This collection contains business and personal papers of John Atkinson and his family, with the bulk of the items documenting their postwar business ventures in commercial trade, land speculation, and investments in the Bellows Falls Canal Company. The letters also describe contemporary reactions of British merchants before, during, and after the Revolution; events in New York City during the War of 1812; and domestic and social situations of a prosperous nineteenth-century family.
Julia Atwood letters -- 1839-[1841] Creator: Atwood, Julia Tyler, b. 1822
Extent: 3 items
Abstract: This collection consists of three letters in which Connecticut women recounted events from their daily lives from 1839 to 1841. Of particular interest is a letter written by a young woman describing a lecture she attended, which featured speeches by Mary Gove Nichols, Jason Lee, and a Native American from the Pacific Northwest.
Stephen Atwood papers -- 1803-1853 Creator: Atwood, Stephen, 1784-ca. 1865
Extent: 7 items
Abstract: The Stephen Atwood papers contain correspondence and accounts regarding Atwood's sheep trading activities in Connecticut during the first half of the 19th century.
William L. Aughinbaugh journal -- 1862-1863 Creator: Aughinbaugh, William L.
Extent: 196 pages
Abstract: The William L. Aughinbaugh journal describes the Civil War experience of a Union soldier and his gradual loss of support for the war.
Avery family correspondence -- 1841-1852 Creator: Avery, John, 1819-1902 and Avery, Robert Stanton, Jr.
Extent: 46 items
Abstract: The Avery family correspondence consists of letters sent to Robert S. Avery and John Avery of Preston, Connecticut, in the mid-19th century. The letters display a strong Congregationalist religious sensibility and chronicle life in Connecticut during the pre-Civil War era.
Mary Avery correspondence -- 1879-1881 Creator: Avery, Susan
Extent: 28 items
Abstract: The Mary Avery correspondence consists of 28 letters written by Mary Avery, primarily to her mother, Susan C. Avery, from 1879-1881. In her letters, Mary described her academic and social life while attending Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in South Hadley, Massachusetts.