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Herbert Babcock letters -- 1863-1867 (bulk 1866-1867) Creator: Babcock, Prudence
Extent: 14 items
Abstract: This collection consists primarily of letters written by Herbert Babcock to his stepmother Prudence, when he was a student at a secondary school in Adams, New York.
Frederick Eden Bach papers -- 1892-1902 (bulk 1899-1902) Creator: Bach, Anna
Extent: 37 items
Abstract: This collection consists of letters Fred Bach wrote to his wife and children in Delaware while he lived in Havana, Cuba, where he worked with the assistant auditor of customs accounts. He described his journey to the island, local culture and foods, as well as his daily life.
Walter Crane papers -- 1917-1919 Creator: Backof, Ruth, b. 1898
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Walter Crane papers contain 88 letters, 2 postcards, and 1 Christmas card written by Corporal Crane to Ruth Backof, a former high school classmate, while he served in the Machine Gun Company of the 138th Infantry Regiment during the First World War. He described his experiences in training at Camp Clark, Missouri, and Camp Doniphan, Oklahoma. Crane also reported extensively on his involvement in combat along the Western Front, including his service in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive and on life in the trenches.
Bacon family papers -- 1805-1888 Creator: Bacon family
Extent: 0.75 linear feet
Abstract: The Bacon family papers contain correspondence, financial documents, and other material related to Delia Bacon, her siblings, her niece Katharine Bacon, and to other members of her family.
Mary Bacon collection -- 1894 Creator: Bacon, George, 1848-1914
Extent: 21 items
Abstract: The Mary Bacon collection contains 21 letters Mary wrote to her husband George and to her adopted daughter Lula in Bellows Falls, Vermont, while she visited Albuquerque, New Mexico, for health reasons in 1894.
Philip Bacon papers -- 1862-1867 Creator: Bacon, Richard
Extent: 50 items
Abstract: The Philip Bacon papers contain the incoming and outgoing correspondence of Philip Bacon, who served in the 1st and 12th Connecticut infantry regiments during the Civil War. Bacon discussed Civil War-era New Orleans and the difficulties of running a Louisiana plantation during the latter part of the war.
George Bomford collection -- 1821-1822 Creator: Baden, Nehemiah
Extent: 5 items
Abstract: This collection consists of five letters George Bomford wrote to Lieutenant Nehemiah Baden and Captain Jos. H. Rees in 1821 and 1822 regarding ordnance for United States Army arsenals in Virginia, Maryland, and Connecticut.
Nehemiah Baden collection -- 1814-1883 (bulk 1815-1823) Creator: Baden, Nehemiah, d. 1836
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Nehemiah Baden collection pertains to Lieutenant Baden's service at the United States Army arsenal at Baltimore, Maryland, from the mid-1810s to the early 1820s. The bulk of the papers is correspondence that Baden and other officers received respecting ordnance and other supplies. The collection also includes a receipt book concerning labor and supplies purchased for the Baltimore arsenal in 1816; a volume containing copied orders issued and received by Nehemiah Baden during his time as commander of the Baltimore Arsenal; and a log book of the bark Clara Louise's journey from Boston, Massachusetts, to Portland, Oregon, in 1873.
Louis Bail, The Teacher's Guide -- 1868 Creator: Bail, Louis
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume is an educator's guide to utilizing Louis Bail's drawing charts for educating young students in the art of illustration.
Baker-Marshall papers -- 1806-1926 (bulk 1806-1853) Creator: Baker family and Marshall, Ichabod, 1769-1849
Extent: 125 items
Abstract: The Baker-Marshall papers contain personal correspondence, financial documents, and other items related to Timothy Baker and Ichabod Marshall, two early settlers of Norwalk, Ohio, who became prominent local merchants.
Baker-Taintor papers -- 1808-1869 Creator: Baker, Rufus, 1790-1868 and Taintor, Charles, 1762-1854
Extent: 1,080 items (2 linear feet)
Abstract: The Baker-Taintor papers consist of correspondence and other papers of Colonel Rufus Baker, U.S. Army ordnance officer, and his father-in-law, Charles Taintor, revenue collector and postmaster of Windham, Connecticut.
David Baldwin papers -- 1754-1870 (bulk 1790-1868) Creator: Baldwin, David, 1758-1811
Extent: 212 items (0.5 linear feet)
Abstract: This collection documents the activities of David Baldwin, a prominent Connecticut merchant, free mason, and Revolutionary War militia general, and his heirs, from 1790 to 1870. Included are legal documents relating to land sales, associated correspondence, and a short diary accounting a trip from Milwaukie to Chicago in 1836. Many of the later documents are letters and deeds related to his son, David Van Brooks Baldwin.
George Ballantine collection -- 1865 Creator: Ballantine, William A.
Extent: 9 items
Abstract: The George Ballantine collection contains 8 letters that Ballantine wrote to his brother, William A. Ballantine, in 1865, as well as 1 letter by an officer in Ballantine's regiment. The letters concern Ballantine's internment in Libby Prison and his subsequent imprisonment by the Union Army for unspecified reasons.
Chester H. Ballard papers -- 1862-1864 Creator: Ballard, Chester H.
Extent: 14 items
Abstract: This brief 14-letter collection does not cover very much of Chester Ballard's Civil War service in the 37th Massachusetts Infantry, but he describes a few events well, namely the Wilderness-Spotsylvania campaign at the Bloody Angle, and the 3rd Battle of Winchester. In other letters, Ballard writes about camp life and morale in Virginia.
Bank of Maryland dividend book -- 1809-1821 Creator: Bank of Maryland
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Bank of Maryland dividend book records dividends paid twice a year to its shareholders between September 1809 and September 1821. It lists the names of shareholders, the numbers of shares and dividends, and other data. Some of the shareholders were women, and some, like Charles Carroll of Carrollton, hired representatives to collect the dividends.
Bank of the United States signature book -- 1834-1836 Creator: Bank of the United States (1816-1836)
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Bank of the United States Signature book for the New York branch, compiled from 1834-1836, holds signatures of the bank's customers from New York and elsewhere. The book contains company and personal names, which reflect the diversity of the population – Dutch, German, Italian, Spanish, French, and English. A few women signed the book.
François Barbé-Marbois papers -- 1784-1790 Creator: Barbé-Marbois, François, marquis de, 1745-1837
Extent: 9 items
Abstract: This collection consists of legal documents relating to two civil lawsuits involving François Barbé-Marbois in America. Barbé-Marbois is perhaps best known for negotiating the Louisiana Purchase as Minister of Finance under Napoleon, and also had a long diplomatic career in America, serving as secretary of the French legation to the newly-formed United States under Luzerne, and later as Consul-General and representative.
John Barbour papers -- 1840-1899 (bulk 1883-1899) Creator: Barbour, John Humphrey, 1854-1900
Extent: 1.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection consists primarily of incoming personal and professional correspondence received by John Barbour, an Episcopal minister and professor at Berkeley Divinity School, concerning religious life in Connecticut in the late 1800s.
Barbourville (Ky.) Debating Society minutes -- 1837-1839, 1922, 1954 Creator: Barbourville Debating Society (Barbourville, Ky.)
Extent: 3 volumes
Abstract: The Barbourville (Ky.) Debating Society minutes concern the group's weekly meetings in the late 1830s. Each set of minutes contains attendees' names, the number of affirmative and negative votes regarding that week's question, and the next week's discussion topic. Members discussed subjects related to national and state politics, finances, penal codes, gender, and morality.
Samuel M. Barclay collection -- 1831-1849 Creator: Barclay, Samuel M., d. 1852
Extent: 21 items
Abstract: This collection contains 21 incoming letters to Samuel Barclay, a lawyer in Bedford, Pennsylvania, between 1831 and 1849. The correspondence primarily concerns his legal career, and 2 letters relate to his service as a Pennsylvania state senator.
Thomas J. Barclay journal -- 1846-1848 Creator: Barclay, Thomas J., 1825-1881
Extent: 70 pages
Abstract: This journal transcript details Thomas J. Barclay's service in the Mexican American War.
Catherine M. Barker correspondence -- 1856-1876 Creator: Barker, Catherine M., b. 1844
Extent: 34 items
Abstract: This collection consists of the incoming correspondence of Catherine M. Barker of Guilford, Connecticut, who received letters from family members and acquaintances during the mid-19th century. Her sister Mary wrote of her search for work in New Haven, Connecticut, and other correspondents commented on their social lives in Connecticut and New York.
E. Barker diaries -- 1854-1880 Creator: Barker, E.
Extent: 3 volumes
Abstract: The three E. Barker diaries record the Congregationalist missionary's work in New Brunswick and Ontario, Canada, in the mid- to late-19th century.
Edward Barker journals -- 1855, 1865 Creator: Barker, Edward, b. ca. 1823
Extent: 296 pages (2 volumes)
Abstract: Edward Barker's journals include documentation of Mr. Barker's 1855 emigration from England to America and his later Civil War service as chaplain in the 40th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment.
Martha Barker papers -- 1866-1899 Creator: Barker, Martha
Extent: 58 items
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence received by Martha Barker, concerning such topics as motherhood, women's education, and everyday household matters.
Sewell P. Barker journal -- 1843-1845 Creator: Barker, S. P. (Sewell P.), 1818-1900
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Sewell P. Barker journal concerns Barker's daily activities in northern New York between January 1843 and September 1845. Barker taught school in several towns near Rochester, New York, and frequently attended religious meetings and church services.
Barnard family papers -- 1789-1876 (bulk 1817-1876) Creator: Barnard, Betsey
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Barnard family papers consist of correspondence, financial records, legal documents, and maps related to the family of John G. Barnard of Auburn, Massachusetts. The collection includes documents and manuscript maps pertaining to real estate in Worcester County, Massachusetts, in the early 19th century.
George M. Barnard travel journal -- 1823-1833 Creator: Barnard, George M.
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This journal recounts Boston native George M. Barnard's trips to the Atlantic seaboard and to London, England, in the 1820s and 1830s.
Numa Barned papers -- 1862-1865 Creator: Barned family
Extent: 25 items
Abstract: The Numa Barned papers consist of letters home written while Barned was serving with the 73rd Pennsylvania Infantry in a variety of campaigns.
Jean C. Barnes letters -- 1918 Creator: Barnes, Anna
Extent: 3 items
Abstract: This collection consists of three letters 1st Lieutenant Jean C. Barnes wrote to his mother during his service in France during the First World War.
Charles M. Barnett journal -- 1863-1864 Creator: Barnett, Charles M., b. ca. 1837
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Charles M. Barnett's Civil War journal documents important events in southeastern Tennessee between August and October, 1863, including the Tullahoma Campaign, the retreat from Chickamauga, and parts of the Chattanooga Campaign.
George Barnett papers -- 1864 Creator: Barnett, George A. C., 1840-1914
Extent: 192 pages (27 items)
Abstract: The George A.C. Barnett papers consists of a set of letters written to a woman named "Dotty" between November 30, 1864, and December 25, 1864, while Barnett was serving as 1st Lieutenant in the 17th New York Veteran Volunteer Infantry.
George W. Barr papers -- 1855-1865 (bulk 1861-1865) Creator: Barr, Lavinia Ayer
Extent: 150 items
Abstract: The Barr papers consist of the Civil War letters of George W. Barr, who served as a surgeon in the 64th New York Infantry Regiment. Barr's letters describe his experience with the army as well as the aftermath of battles and his criticism of the ineptitude of generals and politicians.
Elizabeth Barras papers -- 1838-1840 Creator: Barras, John B.
Extent: 27 items
Abstract: This collection contains the correspondence of Elizabeth Barras, a student at the Moravian Seminary for Young Ladies in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, between 1838 and 1840.
George Barrell journal -- 1806 Creator: Barrell, George Guelphs, 1780-1838
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The George Barrell journal is a bound account entitled "Journal of a Voyage from Boston to Malaga in the Brig Venus and Return in the Schooner Louisiana by George Barrell." Along with Barrell's prose descriptions of life at sea and detailed depictions of Gibraltar and Malaga, the author drew 32 colored illustrations, primarily of landscapes and people he encountered on his journey.
Laurence Barrett family papers -- 1938-1960s (bulk 1938-1945) Creator: Barrett family
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Laurence Barrett family papers consist primarily of correspondence written between Laurence Barrett and his siblings during the World War II era, while Barrett served in the United States Navy. The collection contains several editions of the Hillcote Herald, which provided news of the extended Barrett family.
Barrett family papers -- 1850-1866 (bulk 1850-1859) Creator: Barrett, Joseph Chandler, b. 1823 and Barrett, Sarah Hillard, b. 1833
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Barrett family papers contain the correspondence between Joseph Chandler Barrett and his fiancée, Sarah A. Hillard, during their courtship and the early years of their marriage, as well as personal letters written by family members and friends.
Myron Barrett letters -- 1837-1856 Creator: Barrett, Myron, 1816-1876
Extent: 33 items
Abstract: The Myron Barrett letters contain correspondence from his friends and family, who discussed various aspects of life in the mid-19th century, often with a focus on education.
Robert Barrie papers -- 1812-1831 (bulk 1814-1815) Creator: Barrie, Robert, 1774-1841 and Cockburn, George, Sir, 1772-1853
Extent: 61 items
Abstract: Rear Admiral Sir Robert Barrie was commander of H.M.S. Dragon in the War of 1812; commissioner of Kingston, Ontario, Dock Yard; and head of the Royal Navy in Canada, 1819-1834. Among his papers are personal letters to family and orders from Admiral Sir George Cockburn, both describing British naval action on the American coast during the War of 1812.
Edward F. Costello Trial transcripts -- 1881-1913 (bulk 1891) Creator: Barrows, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1853-1918
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume is a lawyer-retained copy of transcripts of the April 1891 murder trial of Edward F. Costello in Springfield, Massachusetts. Costello was found guilty of murdering his son William, despite his attorneys' attempts to win a plea of insanity.
Henry A. Barry diary -- 1863 Creator: Barry, Henry A., 1841-1919
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Barry diary recounts 48 days in the life of a private in the 127th Pennsylvania Reserves, Company E, encamped in 1863 near Falmouth, Virginia, across the Rappahannock River from rebel forces. The diary describes his company's actions surrounding the second battle at Fredericksburg at Marye's Heights.
Elizabeth Willard correspondence -- 1834-1846 Creator: Barry, William, 1805-1885
Extent: 10 items
Abstract: The Elizabeth Willard correspondence contains 9 letters written by Willard to her friend and later husband, Reverend William Barry of Framingham, Massachusetts, as well as a letter to Elizabeth composed by her friend A. A. Kent.
Bartlett family papers -- 1839-1931 Creator: Bartlett family, Ditson family, and Lodge family
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Bartlett family papers contain correspondence, documents, photographs, and a scrapbook related to Lieutenant Washington A. Bartlett of the United States Navy and to his descendants, including his granddaughter, author Lina Bartlett Ditson.
Levi and Ezra Bartlett papers -- 1776-1826 (bulk 1811-1826) Creator: Bartlett, Ezra, 1770-1848
Extent: 32 items
Abstract: The Levi and Ezra Bartlett papers contain personal correspondence and documents related to Dr. Levi Bartlett of Kingston, New Hampshire, who held several public offices in that town and who frequently discussed local and national political matters with his brother Ezra.
John Bartlett and George Nichols collection -- 1847-1852 Creator: Bartlett, John, 1820-1905 and Nichols, George, 1809-1882
Extent: 24 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of correspondence and financial records concerning the business relationship between John Bartlett and George Nichols, particularly with regard to the University Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Cosam T. and William Bartlett family papers -- 1861-1863 Creator: Bartlett, William, 1796-1867
Extent: 19 items
Abstract: The Cosam T. and William Bartlett family papers contain correspondence related to the Civil War service of several Bartlett family members, who were in the Union Army and Union Navy.
Morris N. Barton papers -- 1822-1855 Creator: Barton, Morris N., 1799-1857
Extent: 42 items (0.25 linear feet)
Abstract: The Morris Barton papers consist of manuscripts and letters that reveal much about Barton's conceptions of religion and spirituality and about his role as a minister in the Burned-Over District at the height of the Second Great Awakening.
Isaac Bartram account book -- 1790-1803 Creator: Bartram, Isaac, d. 1801
Extent: 246 pages
Abstract: This account book from the apothecary business of Isaac Bartram in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, includes business accounts and numerous references to his family members.
Lawrence-Bass family papers -- 1725-1904 (bulk 1800-1862) Creator: Bass family
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Lawrence-Bass family papers contain correspondence, writings, documents, and other items related to William Lawrence of Lincoln, Massachusetts; his grandson, Jonathan Bass of Randolph and Braintree, Vermont; and the Bass family. The material concerns family relationships and news, land ownership, and religion.
Frederick Batchelder collection -- 1834-1878 (bulk 1834-1839, 1868-1878) Creator: Batchelder, Frederick, 1815-1910
Extent: 34 items
Abstract: The Frederick Batchelder collection contains incoming and outgoing letters and documents related to the Connecticut minister, as well as essays he composed while attending Brown University in the late 1830s.
Samuel Batchelder letters -- 1893 Creator: Batchelder, Mary
Extent: 3 items
Abstract: This collection consists of three letters Samuel Batchelder of East Kingston, New Hampshire, wrote to his wife Mary during his visit to Chicago for the final days of the 1893 World's Fair. He briefly shared his impressions of the exposition and of the city.
Jacob H. Bates papers -- 1812-1867 (bulk 1834-1867) Creator: Bates, Jacob H.
Extent: 35 items
Abstract: The Bates papers chronicle the lives of a family during the Jacksonian era, of particular interest is the description of patterns of grief and mourning during the 1830s and 1840s.
George Henry Bates papers -- 1862-1865 Creator: Bates, William
Extent: 150 items
Abstract: The George Henry Bates papers consist of letters written home by a teenage soldier in the Civil War describing military camp life, the battles of Cold Harbor, Hatcher's Run, Petersburg, and Winchester, and life in a military hospital.
William A. Bates journal -- 1912 Creator: Bates, William A.
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The William A. Bates journal chronicles Bates' travels through Scotland and England in July 1912.
Robert Baynham letters -- 1945 Creator: Baynham, Robert, 1915-2003
Extent: 4 items
Abstract: This collection contains four letters written by Robert Baynham, United States Merchant Marine, to his wife during the early months of 1945, when he served in the Pacific Theater.
Norman Bedortha collection -- 1847-1848 (bulk 1847) Creator: Beach, A.
Extent: 11 items
Abstract: The Norman Bedortha collection contains 11 letters written by Bedortha about the health of Reverend A. Beach of Oppenheim, New York. Beach suffered from "paroxysms," and Bedortha recommended a number of water-based cures to his physician, L. G. Hoskins, and to others attending to the patient's health.
Samuel and Mary Cleaveland letters -- 1772-1776 Creator: Beague, John
Extent: 9 items
Abstract: This collection contains 5 letters by British artillery officer Samuel Cleaveland and 4 letters by his wife Mary. The letters, addressed to the Cleavelands' acquaintance John Beague in Dulverton, West Somerset, England, concern Samuel Cleaveland's experiences in North America just before and during the early stages of the American Revolution.
Theodore and Wells Beardsley letters -- 1808, 1833 Creator: Beardsley, Wells
Extent: 5 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of 4 letters that Dr. Theodore Beardsley wrote to Dr. Wells Beardsley about his medical practice in North Hero, Vermont, in 1808, and a letter that Wells Beardsley wrote to his son Marcus in 1833.
Samuel P. McKenny letters -- 1861-1862 Creator: Beasly, Eliza
Extent: 4 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of 4 letters that Samuel P. McKenny sent to his girlfriend, Eliza Beasly, while serving with the Confederate Army during the Civil War.
John C. Beattie family correspondence -- 1862-1869 (bulk 1862-1866) Creator: Beattie, Martha, 1841-1906 and Beattie, Mary N., 1812-1904
Extent: 41 items
Abstract: This collection consists of 41 letters between members of the Beattie family of Salem, New York, including 24 letters that John C. Beattie sent to his wife while working at Clinton Prison in Dannemora, New York, during the Civil War.
Beatty family papers -- 1831-1886 Creator: Beatty family
Extent: 207 items (0.5 linear feet)
Abstract: The Beatty family papers consist of correspondence and diaries that document a Pennsylvanian family's activities from May 20, 1831, to June 1, 1886. Included is a set of diaries from Mary Assheton Beatty, a short diary from her son, Joseph Henry Beatty, and letters addressed to Joseph Henry concerning the family and his activities in business and service in the Civil War.
Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais papers -- 1766-1832 (bulk 1766-1811) Creator: Beaumarchais family
Extent: 109 items
Abstract: The Beaumarchais papers primarily consist of the incoming and outgoing correspondence of Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais; his wife, Marie-Thérèse-Emilie Willer-Mawlar; and his daughter, Eugénie Beaumarchais Delarue.
Jacob H. Bechtel papers -- 1858-1862 Creator: Bechtel, Jacob H.
Extent: 20 items
Abstract: The Jacob H. Bechtel papers contain 20 letters written by Jacob H. Bechtel to his brother George that reflect the thoughts and experiences of a moderate in Virginia during the Civil War.
Wilson S. Beckley papers -- 1862-1864 Creator: Beckley, Wilson S., 1845-1866
Extent: 16 items
Abstract: The Wilson S. Beckley papers consist of 16 letters written by Beckley to his mother, Sarah Beckley, during the Civil War. Beckley was originally from Cascade, Michigan, and fought in the 21st Michigan Volunteer Infantry. His letters mainly describe military life within the infantry.
Beebee, Ludlow and Company papers -- 1820-1852 (bulk 1846-1852) Creator: Beebee, Ludlow and Company
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Beebee, Ludlow and Company papers consist of business correspondence and financial documents related to the firm, which operated in New York City and Philadelphia in the mid-19th century. The company traded in bullion and specie.
James Beeby Shorthand Prayer Book -- 1844 Creator: Beeby, James
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The James Beeby Shorthand Prayer Book contains 84 pages of writing in Beeby's shorthand script.
Beeson family papers -- 1765-1956 (bulk 1765-1898) Creator: Beeson family
Extent: 137 items
Abstract: The Beeson family papers consist of genealogical notes, travel journals, business documents, and correspondence relating to several generations of the Beeson family, who settled in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, in the 18th century, and later migrated to Michigan and Wisconsin.
Anne Belden letters -- 1851-1852 (bulk 1852) Creator: Belden, Anne, 1817-1913
Extent: 7 items
Abstract: This collection is comprised of 7 letters Anne Belden received from her friend Clara in 1851 and 1852. Clara wrote of her social life in New York City and detailed her travels through upper New York to Niagara Falls and into Canada.
Samuel Peters family collection -- 1767-1889 (bulk 1887-1889) Creator: Bell, Samuel P.
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains 18th- and 19th-century manuscripts, newspaper clippings, notes, and ephemera related to Reverend Samuel Peters and his descendants. The material concerns religion, the history of Connecticut, genealogy, and other topics.
William Bell journal -- 1830-1833 Creator: Bell, William, Sir, ca. 1787-1873
Extent: 172 pages
Abstract: The journal of William Bell, a British army officer, contains his notes on Barbados and Gibraltar, observations on slavery in the West Indies, Spanish language exercises, and extracts from Alain-René Le Sage's Historia de Gil Blas de Santillana and Henri Jean Baptiste de Bousmard's Essai général de fortification et d'attaque et défense des places.
Emily A. Bellair autograph album -- 1861-1878 (bulk 1861-1864) Creator: Bellair, Emily Arndt, b. ca. 1840
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Emily A. Bellair autograph album contains signatures and poetry of many of Emily's acquaintances in the early 1860s. Emily Bellair was from Detroit.
Bellamy family papers -- 1798-1910 (bulk 1812-1852) Creator: Bellamy family
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Bellamy family papers consist primarily of the correspondence and financial documents of a Vergennes, Vermont, family whose members moved west during the early 19th century.
Charles G. Bellamy papers -- 1842-1860 Creator: Bellamy, Charles Gerrish, 1811-1892
Extent: 45 items
Abstract: The Charles G. Bellamy papers consist primarily of Bellamy's incoming correspondence, mainly concerning his political career in the Maine legislature and national Democratic Party politics in the 1840s and 1850s.
Beloit College Class Union Society minutes -- 1861-1866 Creator: Beloit College. Class of 1866.
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Class Union Society of Beloit College's class of 1866 met irregularly between November 20, 1861, and July 2, 1866. This volume contains the group's meeting minutes and biographical sketches of class members.
Benedict correspondence -- 1917-1919 (bulk 1918) Creator: Benedict, Bessie McVey
Extent: 42 items
Abstract: The Harley and Lawrence Benedict papers consist of letters written by Harley and Lawrence Benedict to their mother, grandparents, and sister in Ohio during the brothers' overseas service in the First World War.
Ella Benedict collection -- 1865-1869 Creator: Benedict, Ella
Extent: 27 items
Abstract: The Ella Benedict collection contains 27 letters addressed to Benedict from several female friends during the late 1860s. The content concerns the daily activities of the women, including cooking, courtship, and social events, such as picnics, fairs, sporting activities, and dances.
Benezet family papers -- 1729-1839 Creator: Benezet family
Extent: 19 items
Abstract: The Benezet family papers consist of scattered documents and letters from the family of Claude Benezet (b. 1737) including items from trips to India and China.
Benjamin Helm & Company account and daybook -- 1823-1824 Creator: Benjamin Helm & Company
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This account book (roughly 360 pages) contains financial records for the mercantile firm Benjamin Helm & Company, which operated in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, between 1823 and 1824. Included are 179 pages of accounts with individuals (1823-1824), 6 pages of double-entry bookkeeping accounts (June 1823-December 1824, pp. 180-185), approximately 150 pages of daybook records (July 13, 1824-[December] 8, 1824), and a 25-page list of the inventory of the company upon its dissolution on December 8, 1824. Though the firm dealt primarily in cloth, other textiles, and related goods, it also sold dry goods, alcohol, coffee, tea, and other miscellaneous items.
Joshua Benjamin journal -- 1716-1734 Creator: Benjamin, Joshua, 1686-1734
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Joshua Benjamin journal contains notes and navigational logs on the various crews and voyages of the Brigantine Sarah, Brigantine Young Henry, Ship Lufilania, Brigantine Dolphin, Sloop Tryall, Brigantine Sea Flower, Sloop Experiment, Sloop Endeavor, Sloop Abigail, Brigantine Willam & Mary, Brigantine Union, Ship Samuell, Ship John and Cranwell, and the Ship Welcome, all sailing between 1713 and 1734.
Emilie M. Bennett and Phoebe Baker Grand Tour diary -- 1910 Creator: Bennett, Emilie M. and Baker, Phoebe
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Emilie M. Bennett and Phoebe Baker Grand Tour diary chronicles a 1910 journey through England, Holland, Germany, Austria, and France.
R. W. Benson journal -- 1905–1906 Creator: Benson, R. W.
Extent: 54 pages
Abstract: This journal describing a train trip through the South and a winter spent in Florida was compiled by R. W. Benson from letters written to her daughter.
William Bentinck logbooks -- 1783-1800 Creator: Bentinck, William, 1764-1813
Extent: 2 volumes
Abstract: This collection consists of two manuscript notebooks kept by William Bentinck, a British naval officer, that document three voyages exploring the harbors, rivers, and settlements around Nova Scotia.
Christian Ludwig Benzien manuscript -- ca. 1811 Creator: Benzien, Christian Ludwig, 1752-1811
Extent: 332 pages
Abstract: A stalwart of the Moravian community in Salem, N.C., Christian Ludwig Benzien was connected in spirit and blood with some of the most prominent of American Moravians. The Benzien manuscript is a complex document comprised of occasional poetry, hymns, and songs written largely, but apparently not exclusively, by Christian Ludwig Benzien.
Berdan family papers -- 1819-1857 Creator: Berdan family
Extent: 61 items
Abstract: The Berdan family papers contain the journal of David Berdan, Sr. describing his travels through Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois in 1819-1820 on behalf of the New York Emigration Society, and the correspondence of David Berdan, Jr., while working as law clerk in New York City and on a trip to Europe in the 1820s.
Berlandier and Chovell, Observaciones Astronomicas and Meteorologic Observations -- 1832-1835 Creator: Berlandier, Jean Louis, d. 1851 and Chovell, Rafael
Extent: 3 volumes
Abstract: This collection consists of three volumes containing astronomical and meteorological observations made in Goliad, Texas, and Matamoros, Mexico, from 1832-1835.
Francis Bernard Massachusetts Bay report -- 1763 Creator: Bernard, Francis, Sir, 1712-1779
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Sir Francis Bernard, colonial governor of Massachusetts, compiled this 31-page manuscript report for British authorities at the conclusion of the French and Indian War (September 5, 1763). Bernard's report provides details about the colony's geography, economics, and government, along with administrative suggestions.
James Gibbs collection -- 1843 Creator: Bernard, Joseph M.
Extent: 6 items
Abstract: This collection contains documents related to a lawsuit between James Gibbs and Joseph E. Embertz of Caroline County, Maryland. Gibbs, a free African American, sued Embertz to regain possession of a "spotted sow."
Moriz and Lester Bernstein correspondence -- 1897-1900 Creator: Bernstein family
Extent: 64 items
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence written by brothers Moriz and Lester Bernstein to their family in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, while the pair worked surveying land for the Nicaragua Canal Commission. They described their daily lives and work, their environment, and political and military developments in Central America.
Susan F. Berry notebook -- 1793, 1849 (bulk 1793) Creator: Berry, Susan Farnham
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Susan F. Berry notebook contains directions for solving numeric and descriptive arithmetic problems, and the solutions to the problems, as well as a collection of recipes.
Isaac Oliver Best manuscripts -- 1880s c. Creator: Best, Isaac Oliver, 1841-1923
Extent: 132 pages
Abstract: The Isaac Oliver Best manuscripts are post-war reminiscences that combine personal experience, anecdotes, and secondary source information in relating the critical campaigns of the Union Army in the spring and summer of 1864.
Divie and Joanna Bethune collection -- 1796-1853 Creator: Bethune, Divie, 1771?-1824 and Bethune, Joanna, 1770-1860
Extent: 23 volumes and 59 items
Abstract: The Divie and Joanna Bethune collection contains correspondence, religious diaries, and an autobiography pertaining to the New York couple.
Samuel Bettle, Jr. journals -- 1841-1860 Creator: Bettle, Samuel, 1809-1880
Extent: 144 pages (4 volumes)
Abstract: The Samuel Bettle journals consist of four small leather-bound volumes kept during Bettle's tours as a minister for the Society of Friends during the summers of 1841 and 1860, containing accounts of his ministering activities, missionary work, and participation in a mission to the Oneida Indian School and reservation.
George and José Bill papers -- 1888-1947 Creator: Bill, José Penteado, b. 1884
Extent: 1 linear foot
Abstract: The George and José Bill papers contain essays, lectures, notes, prescriptions, and correspondence related to the medical practices of George Bill and his son, José Penteado Bill, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Much of the material relates to unconventional medical practices and to topics in metaphysics. The collection also holds a series of astrological charts and notes.
Polk family letters -- 1856-1868 Creator: Bills, John Houston, 1800-1871
Extent: 8 items
Abstract: This collection contains letters that Horace M. Polk and his wife Ophelia wrote to Ophelia's father, Major John Houston Bills. The Polks corresponded about aspects of life in Louisiana from the mid-1850s to the late 1860s, including state and national politics, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.
Binney family papers -- 1809-1894 Creator: Binney, Amos, b. 1857
Extent: 57 items
Abstract: The Binney family papers, compiled by Boston real estate agent Amos Binney in the late 1800s, contain correspondence, documents, newspapers, and photographs related to his ancestors John Binney, Amos Binney, and Horace Binney, Jr. John and Amos Binney served in the War of 1812, and Horace was a lawyer in Philadelphia. The collection also includes a published copy of Genealogy of the Binney Family in the United States, with manuscript annotations and enclosures.
Thomas Smiley letters -- 1814 Creator: Bird, Edward
Extent: 3 items
Abstract: In 1814, Baptist minister Thomas Smiley of White Deer Hole Valley, Pennsylvania, wrote three letters to Edward Bird of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, about a dispute over the ownership and use of a meeting house on land formerly owned by Bird.
Peter Birdsall letters -- 1848-1849 (bulk 1848) Creator: Birdsall, Hester Gillespie, b. ca. 1826
Extent: 7 items
Abstract: This collection is comprised of 7 letters written by Peter Birdsall to his wife Hester from New Orleans, where he stayed with friends while seeking a steady job to support his wife and child. The letters reveal his efforts to find work and his newlywed's dismay over their separation, and include occasional remarks about the couple's African American slaves.
Joseph W. Bishop, Jr., papers -- 1880-c.1910 Creator: Bishop, Joseph W., Jr., 1854-
Extent: 11 items
Abstract: This collection contains a 24 page manuscript entitled "A Few Experiences of United States," written by Joseph W. Bishop, Jr., around 1908. This item documents his travels from Boston to Kansas to Colorado.
Rosa Blach letters -- 1894-1896 Creator: Blach, Rosa
Extent: 13 items
Abstract: The Rosa Blach letters are comprised of love letters written by her beau and husband, Coleman Blach, in 1894 and 1896.
Henry Black papers -- 1863-1872 Creator: Black, Henry
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Henry Black papers contain personal and business correspondence addressed to Black, primarily concerning life on his family's farm in Carrollton, Illinois, and the marketing and sale of Black's patented hay harvesting machine. The collection also holds several pamphlets offering advice for patent-seekers in the mid-1860s.
Richard Blackburn journal and letterbook -- 1789-1802 Creator: Blackburn, Richard, 1760-1804
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Richard Blackburn journal contains an account of his journey from Virginia, through Pittsburgh, to Lexington, Kentucky, from March 26-May 3, 1789. The journal consists of brief entries describing the course of travel, the landscape and towns, and occasionally the people encountered.
Thomas Knowles collection -- 1917-1919 Creator: Blaisdell, Ruth
Extent: 43 items
Abstract: This collection contains 24 letters, 18 postcards, and 1 greeting card that Private First Class Thomas Knowles of New Bedford, Massachusetts, sent to Ruth Blaisdell of Waltham, Massachusetts, while he served with the American Expeditionary Forces in Europe during and just after World War I. Knowles described his experiences while serving at the front with the 101st Engineer Regiment, while recuperating from an injury, and while traveling in France, Luxembourg, and Germany with a military unit attached to a press corps.
Blake-Colony collection -- 1807-1872 (bulk 1807-1837, 1862-1865) Creator: Blake family and Colony family
Extent: 131 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of correspondence related to Ira Blake of Chester, Vermont, and his descendants, and is divided into three main groups: letters between Ira Blake and Mary Seamans, his future wife; letters to Frances Blake, their daughter; and letters by Ormond and Oscar Colony, Frances's sons. The Blake letters relate to Ira and Mary's courtship and to news of their families in New England, and the Colony letters pertain to the brothers' experiences traveling to and living in Colorado during the Civil War.
Blake family correspondence -- 1825-1854 Creator: Blake, Jonathan, 1807-1863 and Lyon, Ephraim, 1786-1866
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Blake family correspondence is made up of incoming letters to Jonathan Blake of Warwick, Massachusetts, and New York City, and a smaller set of incoming letters to Blake's future son-in-law, Ephraim Lyon of New York City. Correspondents from New England and New York discussed daily life, education, religion, travel, and other topics.
Silas Blakslee journals -- 1772-1775 Creator: Blakslee, Silas
Extent: 2 volumes
Abstract: The Silas Blakslee journals contain brief daily entries about his activities from 1772-1775. Blakslee commented on farm work and related manual labor.
Marie Duncan letters -- 1919-1921 Creator: Blanchard, Neal D., b. 1894
Extent: 12 items
Abstract: This collection is comprised of 12 letters (163 pages) that Marie Duncan, a teenager, wrote to Neal Blanchard, a male friend serving in the United States Navy, between September 1919 and May 1921. Duncan lived in Ancón, Panama, with her parents and siblings, and candidly commented on her education, leisure activities, family relationships, and local news.
Bland family papers -- 1665-1912 (bulk 1778-1834) Creator: Bland family
Extent: 58 items
Abstract: The Bland family papers contain correspondence, documents, and genealogical information related to the family of Theodoric Bland, a Continental Army officer, delegate to the Continental Congress, and Virginia politician.
Rooke-Blathwayt letter book -- 1700-1702 Creator: Blathwayt, William, 1649?-1717
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Rooke-Blathwayt letter book contains letters that Admiral Sir George Rooke wrote in the early 18th century, as well as documents regarding the English Navy's actions in the English Channel and in the West Indies.
Irving L. Blinn letters -- 1892 Creator: Blinn, Lewis W.
Extent: 6 items
Abstract: This collection contains 6 letters written by Irving L. Blinn to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis W. Blinn of Los Angeles, California, during a trip around the world in 1892. Blinn and an unnamed companion traveled primarily by steamship and railroad, and made their way from Kobe, Japan, to Paris, France, between May 9 and September 14, stopping at Bombay, Cairo, and Athens.
Robert N. Harrington letters -- 1942-1946 (bulk 1943-1945) Creator: Bliss, George R. and Bliss, Ella
Extent: 17 items
Abstract: This collection contains 14 letters that Pharmacist's Mate Robert N. Harrington wrote to his aunt and uncle, Ella and George R. Bliss of Greenfield, Massachusetts, while serving in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He commented on life at Camp Waldron, Idaho, and Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; provided a detailed account of his experiences during the Battle of Iwo Jima; and described his service in Hawaii near the end of the war.
Bloomfield-Pike letterbook -- 1812-1813 Creator: Bloomfield, Joseph, 1753-1823 and Pike, Zebulon Montgomery, 1779-1813
Extent: 175 pages
Abstract: The Bloomfield-Pike letterbook contains copies of outgoing correspondence from two important American generals in the northern theater during the War of 1812.
H. W. Blumenthal diary -- 1918 Creator: Blumenthal, H. W.
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: H. W. Blumenthal kept this diary while serving in the United States Navy during November and December 1918. He wrote several times each day about many aspects of his military service and the politics of the Balkan Peninsula at the end of World War I.
Boardman papers -- 1785-1942 Creator: Boardman, Elijah, 1760-1823, Boardman, William Whiting, 1794-1871, and Drogue, Walter Gerald, 1910-1990
Extent: 2 linear feet
Abstract: The Boardman papers are made up of correspondence and business documents of the Connecticut merchant and senator, Elijah Boardman. The collection also holds the research notes and draft of a biography of Boardman written by Walter G. Drogue, and an 1849 memoir of Boardman's wife, Mary Anna Boardman.
Sophia L. Boardman diary -- 1865-1866 Creator: Boardman, Sophia L.
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Sophia L. Boardman diary chronicles Boardman's travels in Europe between May 1865 and January 1866. Sophia and an unnamed companion, possibly her husband, visited England, Ireland, Scotland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Switzerland, and Italy; her journal records her impressions of the various towns and attractions she visited.
John A. Bodamer journal -- 1864-1870 (bulk 1864-1865) Creator: Bodamer, John A.
Extent: 4 items
Abstract: John A. Bodamer's journal documents his service in the 24th New York Cavalry during the Civil War. He fought in the Spotsylvania Campaign and the Battles of North Anna River, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg, and was a prisoner at the Confederate camps, Belle Isle and Danville.
Julia J. Bolton student notebook -- 1852-1855 (bulk 1852) Creator: Bolton, Julia J., b. 1837
Extent: 124 pages
Abstract: This notebook was kept by Julia J. Bolton while a student at La Grange Female College, La Grange, Georgia. It includes seven short essays on moral philosophy, meditations, and poetry, and sentiments and poems from other students.
Pierre F. Boname letters -- 1864-1882 Creator: Boname, Louise
Extent: 97 items
Abstract: This collection consists primarily of correspondence written by transatlantic merchant Pierre Boname; his father, C. A. Boname; and his niece Catherine, about their lives in New York City and about contemporary French politics.
Moses Bond journal -- 1808-1814 (bulk 1808) Creator: Bond, Moses, b. 1786
Extent: 35 pages
Abstract: Moses Bond's journal contains a memoir of his life from 1786 to 1815, including accounts of his early apprenticeship, vivid descriptions of his sailing career, and his wife's death in childbirth.
Isaac Bonsall journals -- 1803-1823 Creator: Bonsall, Isaac Edward, 1765-1831
Extent: 4 volumes
Abstract: The Isaac Bonsall journals is a four volume collection documenting three missionary journeys of Bonsall in 1803, 1806, and 1823. The journals describe the Society of Friends missionary outreach to the Indians of western and northern New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, and document the vast network of Quaker communities that he encountered throughout this region.
John E. Boos collection -- 1863-2005 (bulk 1863-1940) Creator: Boos, J. E. (John E.)
Extent: 7 volumes
Abstract: The John E. Boos collection contains personal reminiscences of the life and assassination of Abraham Lincoln and of the Civil War, solicited and compiled by Boos in the early 20th century. The material is held in seven bound volumes, complemented by a number of loose manuscripts.
Ingle family papers -- 1849-1907 Creator: Bortel, Olive Mason Ingle, 1863-1918
Extent: 30 items
Abstract: The Ingle family papers center around Olive Ingle, the daughter of a Free Methodist minister. The collection includes her diary and family record album, family correspondence, and photographs.
William Boston diary (typescript) -- 1862-1865 Creator: Boston, Orlan W.
Extent: 96 pages
Abstract: The William Boston diary is a bound typescript, which documents Mr. Boston's service in the 20th Michigan Infantry during the Civil War. This volume, compiled by William's son, Orlan W. Boston, contains supplemental information and facsimiles of original documents related to William's service.
Louis A. P. Bouan collection -- 1763-1814 (bulk 1763-1782) Creator: Bouan, Louis Anne Paterne, 1753-1834
Extent: 22 items
Abstract: The Louis A. P. Bouan collection is made up of journals, letters, and documents, many of which pertain to Bouan's service as a military engineer in the French army during the late 18th century.
Henry Addison papers -- 1776-1784 Creator: Boucher, Jonathan, 1738-1804.
Extent: 39 items
Abstract: The Henry Addison papers contain correspondence from Addison during his time as a loyalist exile in England during the Revolutionary War.
Clement Abner Boughton papers -- 1839-1906 (bulk 1861-1864) Creator: Boughton, Eliza W.
Extent: 145 items (0.5 linear feet)
Abstract: The Clement Boughton papers consist of letters written home during Clement's service in the 12th Wisconsin Infantry as part of the occupying forces in Tennessee and Mississippi. The collection also contains other family correspondence and letters regarding Boughton's death.
Bouquet’s Expedition against the Indians -- 1764 Creator: Bouquet, Henry, 1719-1765
Extent: 2 volumes
Abstract: Bouquet’s Expedition against the Indians consists of two orderly books issued by Colonel Henry Bouquet, spanning August-November 1764, during which time he lead a small army into western Ohio Indian territory to retrieve white captives and to enforce a peace settlement with the Delaware, Mingo, Shawnee, and Wyandot Indians. These volumes contain detailed information on Bouquet's decisions and actions, and explain how he maneuvered his forces through the wilderness.
Frederick Gilbert Bourne collection -- 1901-1918 Creator: Bourne family and Strassburger family
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Frederick Gilbert Bourne collection is made up of correspondence, photographs, printed items, and ephemera related to Bourne, president of the Singer Manufacturing Company and commodore of the New York Yacht Club, and to his son-in-law, Ralph Strassburger, who served as consul general to Romania, Bulgaria, and Serbia in 1913.
Asher Robbins papers -- 1794-1813 Creator: Bourne, Benjamin, 1755-1808
Extent: 22 items
Abstract: The Asher Robbins papers consist primarily of letters by Robbins, a Rhode Island lawyer and politician, to Benjamin Bourne, concerning business and political matters.
George Bourne prospectus -- 1842 Creator: Bourne, George, 1780-1845
Extent: 175 pages
Abstract: In 1842, George Bourne engaged in gathering support for the publication of an American edition of the London Christian Observer. His prospectus includes 175 pages of signatures and brief comments from his supporters.
William Fields letters -- 1942-1945 Creator: Bowden, Charles L. and Bowden, Urney
Extent: 17 items
Abstract: This collection contains 16 letters that Captain William H. Fields wrote to Charles L. Bowden and Urney Fields Bowden of Macon, Georgia, while serving in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He mentioned his participation in military combat and described his life in the Hawaiian Islands, where he held an administrative position. The collection also includes a letter from a mother to her son.
William H. Seward collection -- 1840-1849 (bulk 1840-1845) Creator: Bowen, James
Extent: 30 items
Abstract: This collection contains letters that William Henry Seward wrote to James Bowen, a president of the New York and Erie Railroad, from 1840-1845. Seward discussed political appointments in the state of New York and occasionally mentioned national political issues.
Bowman collection -- 1770-1837 (bulk 1794-1837) Creator: Bowman family
Extent: 22 items
Abstract: The Bowman collection contains financial documents, correspondence, and essays related to the family of Samuel Bowman of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The material reflects financial, legal, and personal affairs of various Bowman family members.
Box Butte County (Nebr.) jail record -- 1887-1966 Creator: Box Butte County (Nebr.)
Extent: 351 pages
Abstract: The Box Butte County (Nebraska) jail record, kept by the sheriff, is a register of prisoners' names, infractions, dates of residency, disposition, and related financial accounting from 1887 to 1966.
Richard Boycott orderly book -- 1779-1781 Creator: Boycott, Richard
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This collection consists of an orderly book kept by Lt. Col. Richard Boycott of the 91st Regiment of Foot, largely documenting the regiment's stay at St. Lucia from December 7, 1779-May 27, 1781.
Alvan Boyden papers -- 1806-1828 Creator: Boyden, Alvan, 1775-1844
Extent: 19 items
Abstract: This collection contains official U.S. Army documents and correspondence received or written by Alvan Boyden from his time in the United States Army's 45th Regiment of Infantry.
Boynton family papers -- 1827-1863 Creator: Boynton family
Extent: 38 items
Abstract: The bulk of the Boynton family papers consist of John Boynton's letters to his family in New England. While teaching in Mississippi from 1837 to 1839, he wrote about his impressions of southern culture and his disapproval of slavery.
Boys' Excelsior Lyceum, Excelsior -- 1861-1862 Creator: Boys' Excelsior Lyceum
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This book contains two editions of the Boys' Excelsior Lyceum's magazine Excelsior, containing essays and poetry by students in Cohoes, New York. Topics explored in the issues include morality, intemperance, and slavery. The volume also contains an insert of 30 pages, which seems to be another edition of the magazine.
Ann M. Brackett journals -- 1863-1887 Creator: Brackett, Ann M. Fluent, 1819-1893
Extent: 4 volumes
Abstract: These 4 journals contain Ann M. Brackett's daily diary entries about her life on a farm near Lakeville, Minnesota, from August 1863-October 1887. Brackett commented on farm chores and housework, her leisure activities, and her interactions with neighbors and friends.
O. N. Bradbury papers -- 1864-1874 Creator: Bradbury, Osgood N., 1828-1897
Extent: 5 items
Abstract: The collection contains five essays or speeches by Dr. O. N. Bradbury of Springfield, Maine. The essays are about the role of physicians in society, the impact of the American Civil War, and natural healing and spiritualism.
Thomas Bradford family papers -- 1802-1869 (bulk 1802-1852) Creator: Bradford family
Extent: 1 linear foot
Abstract: The Thomas Bradford family papers contain the incoming correspondence of the Philadelphia lawyer's family. The collection includes personal letters written by a variety of acquaintances, professional letters related to Bradford's financial affairs, and correspondence from his son Thomas, a Presbyterian minister.
Boston Beer Company collection -- 1828-1836 (bulk 1830-1833) Creator: Bradford, Gamaliel, 1795-1839
Extent: 102 items
Abstract: The Boston Beer Company collection contains correspondence addressed to Gamaliel Bradford of Boston, Massachusetts, regarding the company's incoming shipments of supplies and outgoing shipments of beer.
Bradford family papers -- 1831-1834 Creator: Bradford, Sarah B., b. 1772
Extent: 8 items
Abstract: Maria W. Bradford and her husband Claudius moved from Massachusetts to Cincinnati in 1831 when he was appointed Professor of Languages at the newly established Woodward High School. Soon after, her sister Lucia joined them. Maria, Claudius, and Lucia all wrote long letters to the mother, father, and sisters back home in Duxbury, Massachusetts, detailing their experiences in the "western" United States.
David Bradish orderly book -- 1778-1786 Creator: Bradish, David, 1745-1818
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This orderly book was kept by Major David Bradish during the Revolutionary War, when he was stationed in Providence, Rhode Island, at the headquarters of General John Sullivan.
Mary Perrin May Bradlee diary -- 1863-1868 Creator: Bradlee, Mary Perrin May, 1815-1877
Extent: 239 pages
Abstract: In her brief daily entries, Mary Bradlee documented the weather, her clothing, and the activities of her family.
Bradstreet family papers -- 1776-1881 (bulk 1809-1866) Creator: Bradstreet family
Extent: 0.75 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is made up of correspondence and legal documents pertaining to Martha Bradstreet of northern New York State. Much of the material pertains to Bradstreet's efforts to recover titles to her inherited land along the Mohawk River. The collection also contains materials related to Samuel Bradstreet and a group of Civil War letters from Silas E. Crandall to Phoebe Bradstreet.
Emily F. and Evangeline Brady collection -- 1943-1950 (bulk 1943-1945, 1949-1950) Creator: Brady family
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is primarily made up of the incoming and outgoing correspondence of Emily F. and Evangeline Brady. From 1943-1945, Emily F. Brady received letters from members of the United States military and from acquaintances in Cuba and South America, and from 1949-1950 she wrote letters to her siblings about her life in Chile and Brazil.
Brainerd family papers -- 1932-1946 (bulk 1942-1946) Creator: Brainerd, Dorothy, Brainerd, Margaret, and Gioia, Anthony
Extent: 0.75 linear feet
Abstract: This collection contains the World War II-era correspondence of sisters Margaret and Dorothy Brainerd of the Bronx and Kingston, New York, respectively, as well as that of Margaret's fiancé, Tony Gioia, who served in Europe during the war. Much of the collection consists of Tony's letters to Margaret, written during his training and describing life in the European theater, as well as letters from several soldiers and sailors to Dorothy and newspaper clippings related to the war.
Brandon Iron Company records -- 1835-1838 Creator: Brandon Iron Company
Extent: 23 items; 0.1 lin. feet
Abstract: The Brandon Iron Company Records contain 23 letters written by John A. Conant on behalf of the Vermont firm C.W. and J.A. Conant (later Brandon Iron Company) to their retailer, Henry W. Miller, of Worcester, Massachusetts. The letters document the relationship between the producer and retailer, and contain material on stove design and function.
Kidder Randolph Breese logbook -- 1847-1850 Creator: Breese, Kidder Randolph, 1831-1881
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Kidder Randolph Breese logbook covers Breese's daily activities as an aide to Commodore George W. Storer onboard the United States Frigate Brandywine along the eastern coast of South America between November 20, 1847, and October 18, 1850. The logbook, written primarily from various South American ports, records salutes given and received, the arrivals and departures of other ships, and visits by international naval personnel and other dignitaries.
Ebenezer Hazard letters -- 1785-1794 Creator: Breese, Samuel and Elizabeth Breese
Extent: 12 items
Abstract: This collection contains letters concerning Ebenezer Hazard during his posts as surveyor general of the Continental Post Office through his involvement with the Insurance Company of North America in Philadelphia. These letters offer insight into Hazard's personal and business dealings and reveal the political climate in which he worked.
Brevoort family papers -- 1856-1898 Creator: Brevoort family
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Brevoort family papers contain personal and professional correspondence of brothers William H. and Edwin L. Brevoort, of Walesboro and Vincennes, Indiana. The collection includes correspondence written to the boys during their studies at North Western Christian University, personal letters from family and friends, and professional correspondence related to William's land holdings in and around Vincennes.
Ezra Stearns papers -- 1861-1870 Creator: Brewer, Ellen M.
Extent: 62 items
Abstract: The Stearns collection consists of 45 letters written by Ezra Stearns to his sister, Ellen M. Brewer while he served as a private soldier in the 1st Michigan Engineers, plus two letters from his brother, Edwin (a private in the 20th Michigan Infantry), and 10 post-war letters from Stearns' wife, Mary, all written to Ellen. Ezra Stearns' letters document aspects of camp life, particularly his culinary activities as a military cook, including recipes of several dishes.
Edward P. Bridgman autobiography -- 1894-1985 Creator: Bridgman, Edward Payson, 1834-
Extent: 108 pages
Abstract: The Bridgman "autobiography" consists of a typescript of a long series of letters sent by Edward P. Bridgman to a cousin, which form a continuous, sometimes rambling narrative of Bridgman's life from the time he travelled to Kansas in 1856 through the end of the Civil War.
Brigel family correspondence -- 1942-1944 Creator: Brigel family
Extent: 6 items
Abstract: This collection contains six letters and postcards written by brothers Cornelius L. and Anthony J. Brigel to their families during their service in World War II. The brothers wrote about their life in the army, and sent greetings to their loved ones at home.
Bright Shipping account books -- 1757-1809 (bulk 1757-1780) Creator: Bright, Henry, 1715-1777, Bright, Richard, and Bright, Lowbridge
Extent: 4 volumes
Abstract: This collection contains financial records related to the mercantile interests of Henry, Richard, and Lowbridge Bright, who owned several ships that made trading voyages between Bristol, England, and the Caribbean in the late 18th century. Accounts cover prizes taken by the Tryall during the Seven Years' War, as well as transatlantic trade between Bristol and several Caribbean islands, primarily Jamaica.
Brill-Kelsoe correspondence -- 1878-1889 (bulk 1885-1886 ) Creator: Brill, Ida Kelsoe, 1858-1934
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Brill-Kelsoe correspondence consists primarily of letters written by James A. Brill to his future wife, Ida C. Kelsoe, while he lived in the Dakota Territory in the mid-1880s. He described his various odd jobs, discussed his active religious life, and expressed his hope that Ida would join him.
Brimblecom family papers -- 1817-1844 Creator: Brimblecom family
Extent: 39 items
Abstract: The Brimblecom family papers are made up of letters that Massachusetts preacher Samuel Brimblecom and his son, Samuel A. Brimblecom, wrote in the early and mid-19th century. The elder Brimblecom discussed his studies at Harvard in the late 1810s, and his son often wrote of his voyages with the merchant marine to India and China in the 1840s.
Thomas M. Brisbane papers -- 1813-1815 Creator: Brisbane, Thomas Makdougall, Sir, bart., 1773-1860.
Extent: 57 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of correspondence, reports, and memoranda relating to Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane's role in the War of 1812. The papers contain plans to advance on Plattsburg; orders and reports of troop movements; and a detailed plan, with maps, which Brisbane designed for the destruction of the American fleet at Whitehall, New York, in the winter of 1814.
C.C. Bristol collection -- 1865-1870 Creator: Bristol, C. C. (Cyrenius C.)
Extent: 6 items
Abstract: This collection documents the business ventures of Cyrenius C. Bristol, inventor of the patent medicine Bristol's Sugar Coated Pills.
Beverly Brittain daybook -- 1860-1861 Creator: Brittain, Beverly
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Beverly Brittain daybook contains daily records for tin work done in Salona, Clinton County, Pennsylvania, in 1860 and 1861, particularly for items used in the kitchen.
John Brittain, Description of the Settlements in the Provinces of Nova Scotia & New Brunswick -- 1784-1785 Creator: Brittain, John
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: John Brittain's Description of the Settlements in the Provinces of Nova Scotia & New Brunswick, 1784-1785, provides a detailed account of various settlements throughout the two Canadian provinces, paying particular attention to geography and natural resources.
Andrew Brockway papers -- 1862-1864 Creator: Brockway, Arelia
Extent: 19 items
Abstract: The Andrew Brockway papers consist of letters written home by a young soldier in the 107th New York Infantry. The letters describe marches, occupying a town in Tennessee, and accounts of the Battles of Rocky Face Ridge and Chancellorsville.
Julius Bromet papers -- 1917-1919 Creator: Bromet family and Bromet, Julius S.
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Julius Bromet papers are made up of letters, postcards, and a diary that Bromet wrote while serving with the 305th Field Hospital (later the 305th Ambulance Company) during World War I. In his letters to his parents and brother, Bromet described his experiences at Camp Upton, New York, and in France; his diary pertains to his time in France during and after the war. The collection has four photographs.
Brookfield Social Library collection -- 1805-1848 Creator: Brookfield Social Library
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Brookfield Social Library collection is made up of records compiled by the library's members between 1805 and 1848, including a portion of its constitution, meeting minutes, and accounts from book sales.
Jewett H. Brooks papers -- 1839-1865 (bulk 1862-1865) Creator: Brooks, Eliza Angelina
Extent: 17 items
Abstract: The Jewett H. Brooks papers document Brook's experience with the 1st New York Mounted Rifles during the Civil War.
Sidney Brooks letterbook -- 1863-1867 Creator: Brooks, Sidney
Extent: 80 pages
Abstract: This letterbook kept by Sidney Brooks contains the correspondence of a New York businessman and financier through the Civil War and in the late 1860s.
George S. Brown papers -- 1816-1843 (bulk 1816-1833) Creator: Brown, George S., d. 1833
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The George S. Brown papers consist of incoming correspondence and documents related to the merchant's business interests in Rhode Island, Georgia, and New York, though much of the correspondence originates from St. Marys, Georgia. Brown and his partners dealt in timber, foodstuffs, and cotton.
Jacob Jennings Brown papers -- 1799-1950s (bulk 1799-1837) Creator: Brown, Jacob Jennings, 1775-1828
Extent: 2.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection consists of military, political, and family correspondence of Jacob Jennings Brown, an American general during and after the War of 1812.
Melvin Brown letters -- 1944-1945 Creator: Brown, Louise
Extent: 18 items
Abstract: This collection consists primarily of letters that Lieutenant Colonel Melvin Brown wrote to his wife Louise while serving at the Supreme Headquarters of the Allied Expeditionary Forces during World War II. The letters, which most frequently discuss the couple's two sons and Brown's desire to return home, also offer insight into his views on the role of the United States military following the war.
Francis Brown papers -- 1864-1865 Creator: Brown, Mary
Extent: 26 items
Abstract: The Francis Brown papers describe Brown's experience as a cook for the 1st New Hampshire Heavy Artillery Regiment stationed outside of Washington, D.C. during the Civil War.
Stephen D. Brown diaries -- 1917-1919 Creator: Brown, Stephen D., 1892-1980
Extent: 4 volumes
Abstract: The Stephen D. Brown diaries (approximately 2,000 pages) pertain to the Pennsylvania soldier's service in the United States Army during the First World War. Daily entries are reconstructed from Brown's letters, notes, and ephemera, and cover his entire time in the army.
Log Book of the Steamship Neptune -- 1865 Creator: Brown, Thomas
Extent: 52 pages
Abstract: Log Book of the Steamship Neptune records the ship's activities to supply Union Soldiers in Atlantic forts.
Zaccheus Brown notebook -- 1782-1783, 1789 Creator: Brown, Zaccheus
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Zaccheus Brown notebook contains information compiled between 1782 and 1783 on arithmetic, sailing and navigation, and surveying, as well as a log of the Phoenix's voyage from New Jersey to the Virgin Islands in 1789. Mathematical and navigational problems are often illustrated with diagrams, and the volume also contains an example of a Mercator chart of the Caribbean.
Richard and Francis Browne papers -- 1756-1765 Creator: Browne, Jeremiah
Extent: 23 items
Abstract: The Browne brothers, Richard and Francis, had long careers as officers in the British Army during the mid-eighteenth century. From 1757, when Francis arrived in North America the brothers wrote home regularly to their father in Ireland, reporting on their experiences and on their progress as soldiers during the French and Indian and Seven Years Wars.
Brownell family papers -- 1842-1899 Creator: Brownell family
Extent: 750 items (1.5 linear feet)
Abstract: This collection consists of the correspondence of members of the Brownell family living in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Louisiana, New York, Cuba, and France between 1842 and 1899.
Arthur Bruhus papers -- 1941-1945 (bulk 1943-1945) Creator: Bruhus, Anna
Extent: 1 linear foot
Abstract: The Arthur Bruhus papers primarily contain incoming and outgoing letters and greeting cards that Sergeant Bruhus wrote and received while serving in the United States Army during World War II. Bruhus described his everyday life at military camps in Maryland and Texas between January 1943 and April 1945 and his service in France between April 1945 and September 1945.
Brunger papers -- 1941-1949 (bulk 1942-1945) Creator: Brunger, Alice Louise Harrington, d. 2005
Extent: 1.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Brunger papers consist primarily of letters from United States Navy Seaman Francis D. Brunger to Alice Louise Harrington, his girlfriend and eventual wife, during Brunger's service in the Pacific Theater of the Second World War. He wrote of his life at sea and responded to news from home about his wife and his son, Francis David Brunger, Jr., who was born in December 1944. Additional material includes a photograph, documents, printed material, and ephemera.
William Brunton journal -- 1880-1885 Creator: Brunton, William
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The William Brunton journal contains an autobiographical sketch and diary notes that Brunton, a Unitarian minister from Boston, composed for his son, Herbert Rogers Brunton, about the boy's childhood. He described his son's temperament and daily activities during his first 10 years of life.
Bryant family papers -- 1892-1895 Creator: Bryant family
Extent: 9 items
Abstract: The Bryant family papers contain personal correspondence addressed to Emma Alice Bryant ("Alice") of Mt. Vernon, New York, and to her parents, Emma Frances Spaulding Bryant and Colonel John Emory Bryant. Alice's friend Bernice wrote about her life at Ulysses S. Grant University in Athens, Tennessee, and Emma's sister Margaretta described her life near Earlsville, Illinois. Julius Christian Zeller and his wife Alice were newlyweds who sent news of their lives in Kickapoo, Illinois.
Frank S. Buchanan collection -- 1918-1919 Creator: Buchanan, Josephine Aurandt
Extent: 17 items
Abstract: This collection contains 9 letters that Frank S. Buchanan wrote to his fiancée, Josephine Aurandt, during his stateside service in the United States Marine Corps during the First World War. He discussed camp life near Boston, Massachusetts, and his efforts to receive a discharge. Also present are 8 photographs.
Joseph Buckminster sermon -- 1786 Creator: Buckminster, Joseph, 1751-1812
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Joseph Buckminster sermon consists of a single bound manuscript sermon delivered by the Congregational minister on September 29, 1786. The sermon, entitled "Faith our Victory over the World," concerns 1 John 5:4 and the role of faith in dealing with the pressures of daily life.
Buffalo (N.Y.) Police Reports -- 1887 Creator: Buffalo (N.Y.). Police Department
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Buffalo (N.Y.) Police Reports contain brief statements regarding criminal activity, missing persons and animals, and other police department affairs throughout the first half of 1887. Many reports include descriptions of suspects and stolen goods.
Buffum-Bartlett papers -- 1836-1853 Creator: Buffum, David and Bartlett, Elisha, 1804-1855
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Buffum-Bartlett papers contain correspondence addressed primarily to cousins David Buffum and Elisha Bartlett. Buffum's incoming letters frequently concern news of his brothers Horace, John, and James, who moved west during the mid-19th century, and Bartlett's incoming letters pertain to his career as a medical practitioner and lecturer.
Ogden M. Bulson collection -- 1886-1892 Creator: Bulson, Ogden M.
Extent: 71 items
Abstract: The Ogden M. Bulson collection consists primarily of correspondence related to the settlement of William H. Smith's estate, and also includes receipts for cheese and for estate-related money transfers.
Calow Weld papers -- 1836-1837 Creator: Bundy, Philo
Extent: 5 items
Abstract: The Calow Weld papers contain five letters on major issues of the 1830s, including slavery, immigration, and education.
Elihu Bunker journal -- 1797-1799 Creator: Bunker, Elihu
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Elihu Bunker journal chronicles the seal-hunting voyage of the brig Rebecca from December 19, 1797-October 16, 1799. The ship traveled from Sandy Hook, New Jersey, to the Cape Verde Islands, the Falkland Islands, and Mocha Island (off of the west coast of Chile).
Nathaniel W. Bunker memoir -- 1895 Creator: Bunker, Nathaniel W., b. ca. 1843
Extent: 20 pages
Abstract: Nathaniel Bunker's memoir of his service in the Civil War, written thirty years later, includes an emphasis upon the Battle of the Wilderness and his wounding at Spotsylvania in 1864.
Burbank family letters -- 1861-1883 Creator: Burbank family
Extent: 86 items
Abstract: This collection contains 3 groups of letters between members of the Burbank family of Medford, Massachusetts. William Henry and Edwin C. Burbank wrote to their mother and siblings while serving in the 5th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment in Washington, D.C., Alexandria, Virginia, and New Bern, North Carolina, from 1861-1863; Edwin C. Burbank wrote to his mother and sisters while living in Paris, France, in 1867; and Ida Burbank wrote home about her life on Cumberland Island, Georgia, during the winter of 1882-1883.
Burd-Shippen papers -- 1738-1847 Creator: Burd, James, 1726-1793 and Shippen, Edward, 1729-1806
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Burd-Shippen papers contain personal and business documents concerning Edward Shippen, Edward Burd, and their families and Philadelphian colleagues. Many of Major Edward Burd's items concern the 1st Battalion of the Pennsylvania Regiment of Foot in the early years of the Revolutionary War.
Henry Burden family papers -- 1816-1853 (bulk 1823-1853) Creator: Burden, Henry, 1791-1871
Extent: 30 items
Abstract: The Henry Burden family papers contain correspondence between Burden, his business acquaintances, and his sons pertaining to his numerous industrial inventions and to the business affairs of the Troy Iron and Nail Factory in Troy, New York. The collection documents the iron industry in the mid-19th century, as well as the market for Burden's numerous industrial inventions.
Edward K. and Huddleston York Burdette letters -- 1942-1945 Creator: Burdette, Edward K.
Extent: 13 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of letters that brothers Edward K. Burdette, Jr. ("Ken"), and Huddleston York Burdette ("York") wrote to their parents during their service in the United States military during World War II. Ken served in the army and York served in the coast guard. Each wrote primarily about their everyday experiences and upcoming assignments.
Eliza O. Perkins Burke papers -- 1846-1867 Creator: Burke, Eliza O. Perkins
Extent: 60 items
Abstract: Eliza O. Perkins Burke's letters and papers document the life of a military officer's wife before and during the Civil War, and her friendships with fellow military wives.
John W. Burke memoir -- 1861-1862 Creator: Burke, John W., ca. 1834-1864
Extent: 84 pages
Abstract: This memoir, tentatively attributed to John W. Burke, documents one man's Civil War service. The writing style vividly conveys the emotions of the battlefield, the sights and smells of death, and the trivia of daily life in camp.
Percy J. Burnes Papers -- 1918 Creator: Burnes, Audrey Hartman
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: Percy J. Burnes wrote these letters to his wife, Audrey Hartman, in New York City, while Mr. Burnes worked in a U.S. Army office in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Sumner Burnham diaries -- 1853-1868 Creator: Burnham, Sumner, 1805-1878
Extent: 4 volumes
Abstract: This collection holds the diaries of Sumner Burnham, a Maine resident, sympathetic to the anti-slavery movement, who recorded his personal experiences, often with religious commentary, from the antebellum period through the Civil War.
William S. Burns papers -- 1860-1864;1886 Creator: Burns, Ned
Extent: 64 items
Abstract: The William S. Burns papers consist of correspondence and a scrapbook that document Burns' time as a well-connected Union officer during the Civil War.
Marmaduke Burrough papers -- 1808-1843 (bulk 1820-1843) Creator: Burrough, Marmaduke, 1797-1844
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Marmaduke Burrough papers contain business and personal correspondence and documents, primarily related to Marmaduke Burrough’s time as United States Consul at Lima, Peru; Calcutta, India; and Vera Cruz, Mexico.
Burton family collection -- 1888-1940 Creator: Burton family
Extent: 14 items
Abstract: The Burton family collection is made up of correspondence, financial records, and other items pertaining to Clarence M. Burton of Detroit, Michigan, and two of his sons, Frank and Louis. The Burton brothers wrote about their travels in Europe during the interwar period, among other subjects.
Edward Jones and Helen B. Williams letters -- 1908-1912 Creator: Burton family
Extent: 10 items
Abstract: This collection consists of 10 letters Edward Jones Williams and his wife, Helen Burton Williams, wrote to her mother and sisters in Wisconsin between 1908 and 1912, while the couple lived in the Panama Canal Zone, where Edward worked for the Isthmian Canal Commission. The correspondence provides insight into their daily lives in Central America.
Elisha Burton ledger -- 1811-1858 Creator: Burton, Elisha, 1743-1819 and Burton, John Bennie Clark, 1789-1862
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Elisha Burton ledger records financial transactions for liquor, wood, labor, and other goods and services in and around Norwich, Vermont, throughout the early 19th century.
Ollie Burtz papers -- 1944 Creator: Burtz, George C. and Burtz, Bertha
Extent: 24 items
Abstract: This collection contains 24 letters written by United States Navy Airman Ollie Burtz to his parents in Marietta, Georgia, during his training in Illinois, Georgia, and Tennessee. He wrote of his classes and of daily life on base, and frequently asked his parents for news of his siblings and other family members.
Burwell-Guy family papers -- 1820-1873 (bulk 1840-1859) Creator: Burwell-Guy family
Extent: 120 items
Abstract: The Burwell-Guy collection yields a revealing slice of antebellum plantation life on a North Carolina tobacco plantation. It portrays a social and domestic setting which emphasized family and hospitality, the tobacco economy that supported such a lifestyle, and the slave system that enabled it to function.
Busbey papers -- 1838-1906 (bulk 1848-1903) Creator: Busbey, Thomas, 1839-1906 and Busbey family
Extent: 2 linear feet
Abstract: The Busbey papers contain the personal and professional correspondence of William H. Busbey and many of his family members. Of note are letters to and from William and his brother during the Civil War; letters between William and his wife Mary after the war; and a letter from Ann Busbey, William's mother, which documents her 1894 trip west from Chicago, with vivid descriptions of the scenery in Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and California.
Elliot N. and Henry M. Bush papers -- 1863-1864 Creator: Bush family
Extent: 6 items
Abstract: Elliot and Henry Bush, brothers who served in the 95th Illinois Infantry, wrote several letters home regarding the operations of the regiment in Mississippi and Tennessee.
George Bush papers -- 1830-1859 Creator: Bush, George, 1796-1859
Extent: 53 items
Abstract: The George Bush papers consist of letters addressed to Bush, an active member of the New Jerusalem Church, about Swedenborgian beliefs and practices including a few letters about abolition.
Benjamin Bussey collection -- 1767-1872 (bulk 1800-1847) Creator: Bussey, Benjamin, 1757-1842
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Benjamin Bussey collection contains letters and financial records related to Bussey's shipping endeavors, loans and philanthropy, land holdings in Massachusetts and Maine, and his estate in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Though the collection reveals little about Bussey's personal life, it is a great source of information on his diverse business interests and his far-reaching network of friends and colleagues such as Henry A. S. Dearborn, Josiah Quincy, William H. Sumner, and Samuel Thatcher.
Francis E. Butler journal -- 1862-1863 Creator: Butler, Francis E., d. 1863
Extent: 196 pages
Abstract: Francis Butler, a chaplain of the 25th New Jersey Infantry, kept a journal including an extensive account of the bombardment and occupation of Fredericksburg during the Civil War.
Lavinia Butler letters -- 1896-1903 (bulk 1896-1899) Creator: Butler, Lavinia, 1833-1911
Extent: 10 items
Abstract: This collection contains ten letters written to Lavinia Butler in Woonsocket, South Dakota, and Sanford, Maine, during the 1890s and early 1900s. Her nephew, Nathaniel Butler, wrote nine letters, and a friend, Linda Beacham, wrote one letter. Nathaniel Butler described his life as a cattle rancher near Midland, South Dakota, paying particular attention to the hard winters and their effects on his animals and neighbors.
Buttolph family collection -- 1872-1924 (bulk 1872-1890) Creator: Buttolph, Larnard Dean, 1852-1934 and Buttolph, Florence W.
Extent: 3 volumes
Abstract: The Buttolph family collection contains two diaries and an account book chronicling the experiences and expenses of Larnard D. and Florence W. Buttolph of Corfu, New York, in the late 1800s. Florence W. Buttolph's 1872 diary concerns her social life in rural New York, Larnard D. Buttolph's 1873 diary covers his experiences working in California, and an account book reflects Larnard's farm expenses between 1882 and 1890.
Edward L. Buttrick journal -- 1843-1844 Creator: Buttrick, Edward L.
Extent: 138 pages
Abstract: The Edward L. Buttrick journal is a witty account of a young easterner's life in rural Kentucky in the 1840s.
Charles M. Byington diary -- 1863 Creator: Byington, Charles M., ca. 1838-1864
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Charles M. Byington diary records the Civil War service of the quartermaster-sergeant of the 110th New York Infantry, including the battles of Fort Bisland and Port Hudson.
Thomas B. Byron papers -- 1862-1885 (bulk 1862-1864) Creator: Byron, Thomas B.
Extent: 18 items (0.25 linear feet)
Abstract: The Thomas B. Byron papers contain the diaries and notes of a member of the 70th Ohio Infantry Regiment, Co. I, during the Civil War. He described the regiment's movements and daily activities and discussed notable events of army life.