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Jackman family collection -- 1848-1900 Creator: Jackman family
Extent: 22 items
Abstract: This collection contains 20 letters, 1 document, and 1 essay fragment related to members of the extended Jackman family, who lived in Massachusetts, Vermont, Illinois, Minnesota, and Washington during the late 19th century. The material, which includes many letters by women, concerns topics such as religion, family life and news, the Civil War, family history, and education.
Ebenezer Jackson, Jr. papers -- 1672, 1814-1863 (bulk 1814-1863) Creator: Jackson family
Extent: 11 items
Abstract: This collection contains letters and documents related to the family of Congressman Ebenezer Jackson, Jr., of Savannah, Georgia, and Middletown, Connecticut. Jackson and his father wrote and received personal letters about contemporary political issues. The letters offer commentary on the Missouri Compromise, the 1860 United States presidential election, secession, and the Civil War. Jackson also wrote about his travels in Boston, Massachusetts, and offered advice to his brother Amasa, who attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, in the mid-1820s.
Ann Price Gibson Paschall diaries -- 1820-1855 Creator: Jackson, Ann Price Gibson Paschall
Extent: 6 volumes
Abstract: This collection is made up of 6 diaries written intermittently by Ann Price Gibson Paschall (later Jackson) between 1820 and 1855. Her entries concern Quaker meetings and her religious views; daily life in Darby, Pennsylvania; family news; and travel to New York, Ontario, Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan.
Isaac Jackson papers -- 1862-1865 Creator: Jackson, Isaac, 1842-1903
Extent: 95 items
Abstract: Isaac Jackson's letters provide details about the daily life of a soldier in the 83rd Ohio Infantry, with particularly good descriptions of the Vicksburg Campaign, the Teche expedition, and the munitions explosion in Mobile, Ala.
Myers-Mason-Bailey family papers -- 1790-1919 Creator: James, Cassie Mason Myers
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Myers-Mason-Bailey family papers are made up of correspondence, military records, invitations, and ephemera pertaining to Mordecai Myers; his wife, Charlotte Bailey; and their descendants. Much of the collection is housed in four large bound volumes dedicated to Theodorus Bailey Myers, compiled by his daughter Cassie.
Marcus Jamieson collection -- 1876-1902 (bulk 1876-1884, 1891-1898) Creator: Jamieson, Marcus W., 1861-1928 and Jamieson, Emily Crary (Emma), b. 1863
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Marcus Jamieson collection is made up of incoming personal letters to Jamieson from friends and his immediate family, as well as letters that he wrote to his future wife, Emma Crary of Webster City, Iowa. Jamieson received letters from Emma, his father, and numerous friends in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Iowa, and other states while living in Grinnell, Iowa, between 1877 and 1883, and he received letters from his mother and brother in Grinnell, Iowa, while living in Warren, Pennsylvania, between 1891 and 1902. The letters pertain to numerous aspects of daily life, such as education, local news, and social activities.
Cornelia Hancock papers -- 1862-1937 (bulk 1862-1865) Creator: Jaquette, Henrietta Stratton, b. 1881
Extent: 236 items
Abstract: The Cornelia Hancock papers consist primarily of the Civil War correspondence of Hancock, who served as a nurse for the Union Army in Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., and Virginia from 1863-1865. The collection also includes brief accounts of Hancock's experiences during the war, as well as several items of ephemera.
Phebe Jane and Marquis L. Knapp letters -- 1850 Creator: Jaquith, Benjamin F.
Extent: 4 items
Abstract: This collection contains 4 letters that Phebe Jane and Marquis L. Knapp wrote to Benjamin Jaquith about their lives in Black Hawk County, Iowa, around 1850. They discussed the process of claiming land, local flora and fauna, a dental procedure, and other topics.
Gallwitz collection -- 1805-[1864] Creator: Jarrett, Helen Fretz
Extent: 12 items
Abstract: This collection contains documents, correspondence, and a journal related to German immigrant Carl Gallwitz and to the Mathes family, Alsatian immigrants who were later related to the Gallwitz family by marriage. Included are German-language documents from the early 19th century as well as a journal that Carl Gallwitz kept while traveling to and around the United States in the 1820s.
Jarvis family papers -- 1790-1884 Creator: Jarvis family
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Jarvis family papers contain correspondence, documents, and letter books pertaining to the business affairs of several generations of the Jarvis family, who ran a sugarcane plantation in Antigua.
Jayne papers -- 1864 Creator: Jayne, Samuel Ferguson 1834-1904
Extent: 17 items
Abstract: The Jayne papers contain letters from Samuel Ferguson Jayne, during his service as a relief agent with the U.S. Sanitary Commission, to his fiancée Charlotte Elizabeth Jayne in the summer of 1864. He described his work at the U.S. Colored Hospital at City Point, Virginia, treating wounded soldiers from the battles at Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, and the Battle of the Crater (Petersburg).
Andrew S. and Jacob S. Jessup letters -- 1864-1865 Creator: Jessup family
Extent: 3 items
Abstract: Brothers Andrew and Jacob Jessup wrote 3 letters home to their family while serving in the Union Army during the Civil War. They discussed the possibility of death, visits home, family news, and finances.
Jewett family account books -- 1692-1736 (bulk 1692-1711) Creator: Jewett, Abraham, ca. 1637-ca. 1694 and Jewett, Abraham, 1674-1722
Extent: 2 volumes and 1 manuscript
Abstract: This collection contains 2 account books kept by Abraham Jewett and his son, also named Abraham, as well as a fragment of an apprenticeship contract. The account books primarily record the Jewetts' income from making and repairing shoes for residents of Rowley and Ipswich, Massachusetts, between 1692 and 1711.
Jewett-Mack correspondence -- 1809-[1852] (bulk 1840-1851) Creator: Jewett, Nathan, 1798-1861 and Mack family
Extent: 24 items
Abstract: This collection contains letters written and received by members of the Jewett and Mack families of Pennsylvania and New York in the early to mid-19th century. Alfred Wolcott Mack and his wife, Betsey Jewett, wrote and received a majority of the correspondence, which relates to topics such as farming in western New York, family health, and other family news.
Jewett-Lee family papers -- 1850-1900 (bulk 1850-1853) Creator: Jewett-Lee family
Extent: 30 items
Abstract: The Jewett-Lee collection centers around Azubah Miller Jewett and her daughter Mary (Mollie) Jewett Lee, early settlers to the Saginaw Valley of Michigan.
John A. Winston and Company papers -- 1846-1871 (bulk 1852-1854) Creator: John A. Winston and Company
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The John A. Winston and Company papers consist of incoming business correspondence pertaining to Winston's cotton-growing operation in Alabama.
Henry J. Johnson papers -- 1862-1865 Creator: Johnson, Henry J.
Extent: 52 letters and 3 documents
Abstract: Henry J. Johnson was a proponent of the secession of West Virginia from Virginia. Johnson acted on his principals in the fall of 1861, enlisting for duty as a corporal in the federal 1st (West) Virginia Infantry. The Johnson papers consist of 52 letters written by Johnson to his sister, Clara, and three documents relating to Johnson's career in the 1st West Virginia Infantry.
Agnes Leeds letters -- 1842-1843 Creator: Johnson, Jane S. and Leeds, Agnes Dilks
Extent: 3 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of 2 letters that Agnes M. Leeds wrote to her aunt, Jane M. Johnson, while living in Curaçao at the time of her husband's final sickness, as well as 1 letter that Leeds received from an acquaintance in New York City.
Reginald Johnson letters -- 1917-1920 Creator: Johnson, Kate M.
Extent: 1 linear foot
Abstract: This collection contains around 200 letters that Reginald Johnson of Webster, New York, wrote to his parents while serving in the United States Navy between 1917 and 1920. He commented extensively on military life and on his experiences while serving onboard the USS Florida in Scotland during the final months of World War I, and along the Atlantic coast and in the Caribbean during his postwar service.
Orson D. and Mary L. Johnson papers -- 1862-1865 Creator: Johnson, Orson D., ca. 1831-1869 and Johnson, Mary L., 1835-1913
Extent: 35 items
Abstract: The Orson D. and Mary L. Johnson papers contain letters of Civil War soldier Orson Johnson to his wife from August 29-December 28, 1862, during his service in the 22nd Wisconsin Volunteers and during his stay in a military hospital.
Woodrow D. Johnson papers -- 1914-1946 Creator: Johnson, Woodrow D.
Extent: 234 items
Abstract: The Johnson collection consists primarily of letters between W. D. Johnson and his wife, Jane, during the Second World War, but includes letters from family and friends as well. The collection provides perspectives on both the home front and the European war front.
John M. Johnston collection -- 1820-1939 (bulk 1820-1892) Creator: Johnston family
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection contains 65 letters, financial records, and legal documents related to John M. Johnston, a Native American language interpreter who lived in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, and to Native Americans in Michigan during the 19th century. Henry R. Schoolcraft and Ramsay Crooks contributed letters and documents to the collection.
Robert Johnston papers -- 1863-1865 Creator: Johnston, Catherine S.
Extent: 36 items
Abstract: The Robert Johnston papers consist of letters from a Confederate soldier in Virginia and Tennessee, written to his wife living in Albany, New York, between November 1863 and April 1865. The letters describe the difficulties of sending mail between the North and the South, and mention the legal complications of Confederate prisoners of war after the South’s surrender.
Fort Wayne Indian Agency collection -- 1802-1815 Creator: Johnston, John, 1775-1861 and Stickney, Benjamin Franklin, 1775-1857
Extent: 3 volumes
Abstract: The Fort Wayne Indian Agency collection consists of a letterbook kept by Indian agents John Johnston and Benjamin Franklin Stickney; an English-to-Ottawa dictionary, likely written by Stickney; and a memorandum book kept by Johnston during his time at Fort Wayne.
Theodore Johnston correspondence -- 1941-1944 Creator: Johnston, Kate S. and Ocha, Robert
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is made up of roughly 100 letters that Master Sergeant Theodore R. Johnston ("Ted") wrote during his service with the United States Army Air Forces' 5th Bombardment Group in Hawaii and in the Pacific theater during World War II. Johnston wrote primarily to his mother and to an acquaintance named Robert Ocha. He discussed aspects of military life before and during the war.
Frank D. Jonas letters -- 1918-1919 Creator: Jonas family
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection contains around 80 letters that Sergeant Frank D. Jonas wrote to his parents and siblings in Brooklyn, New York, while serving with Company B of the 326th Tank Corps during World War I. Jonas described his training at Camp Upton, New York, and at Camp Colt and Camp Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania, between February and September 1918, and discussed his experiences in England and in Bourg and St. Laurent, France, between October 1918 and April 1919. The collection also includes letters that Jonas received from other soldiers, as well as letters Jonas's brothers Robert and Richard wrote about their experiences in the military.
Amzi and Lizzie Jones journal and account book -- 1863-1893 (bulk 1867-1881) Creator: Jones, Amzi, 1841-1878 and Jones, Lizzie, 1844-1936
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Amzi and Lizzie Jones compiled journal entries and financial records in this approximately 350-page volume between 1863 and 1893. Most concern the daily operation of their farm near Smyrna, Tennessee, between 1873 and 1881.
Caleb Jones papers -- 1843-1848 Creator: Jones, Caleb
Extent: 10 items
Abstract: The Jones collection consists of 10 letters written by Martha and John W. Jones, Quakers from Portland, Me., to their parents from a Friends' boarding school in Providence, Rhode Island.
Cecelia Jones letters -- 1943-1944 Creator: Jones, Daniel C., b. 1924
Extent: 31 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of letters that Cecelia Jones of Kenton, Ohio, wrote to her son Daniel from 1943 to 1944, while he served in the United States Army. She provided him with updates on his siblings and on other soldiers from Kenton, and offered medical and emotional advice.
Helen Buchanan papers -- 1906-1937 (bulk 1906-1919) Creator: Jones, Helen Buchanan, 1888-1980
Extent: 5 linear feet
Abstract: The Helen Buchanan papers contain incoming correspondence, financial records, ephemera, and photographs related to the life of Helen Buchanan (later Jones) in the early 20th century. Much of the correspondence is from her friend Juliana Conover, who discussed women's issues and her life in Princeton, New Jersey, during World War I, and from Buchanan's suitor and eventual husband, Walter McKnown Jones, who wrote about medical treatments he experienced and life on his coffee plantation in Puerto Rico.
Frank J. Gurtler letters -- 1917 Creator: Jones, Isabella Gurtler
Extent: 3 items
Abstract: Private Frank J. Gurtler sent these 3 letters to his sister, Isabella Jones of Rochester, New York, while serving with the 108th United States Infantry's hospital corps at Camp Wadsworth, South Carolina, in late 1917.
Milton Sacred Musical Society constitution and minutes and Levi Jones estate accounts -- 1817, 1847-1848 (bulk 1817) Creator: Jones, Levi, 1771-1847 and Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Levi Jones of Milton, New Hampshire, recorded the Milton Sacred Musical Society's constitution, monthly meeting minutes, and membership fines in this volume between January and December 1817. Also included are financial records pertaining to Jones's estate after his death in 1847.
Polly Carpenter Jones correspondence -- 1814-1865 (bulk 1814-1859) Creator: Jones, Polly Carpenter, 1798-1870
Extent: 23 items
Abstract: This collection consists primarily of letters received by Polly Carpenter Jones between 1814 and 1865, as well as two letters addressed to her husband, Austin Jones of Harford, Pennsylvania. Friends and family frequently corresponded about daily life in Pennsylvania, and many of her female acquaintances mentioned their teaching careers.
William P. Jones collection -- 1944-1945 Creator: Jones, Ruth
Extent: 0.75 linear feet
Abstract: This collection contains 201 letters that Lieutenant William P. Jones of Scranton, Pennsylvania, wrote to his wife Ruth while serving on the USS Memphis during World War II. Jones commented on navy life and described his travels in South America, the Caribbean, North Africa, and Europe. The collection also includes navy bulletins and newsletters, an essay, and photographs.
Thomas P. Jones collection -- 1834-1848 Creator: Jones, Thomas P., 1774-1848
Extent: 39 items
Abstract: This collection contains 36 incoming letters that Thomas P. Jones received while working as a patent examiner and patent solicitor for the United States Patent Office in the early 19th century, as well as 1 letter he wrote and 2 receipts. The letters concern patents or patent applications, and several include technical drawings and explanatory information about the inventions.
Walter Franklin Jones papers -- ca. 1860-1862 Creator: Jones, Walter Franklin, b. 1841
Extent: 9 items
Abstract: Jones served with the 61st New York Infantry Regiment until his discharge on April 29th, 1862, and later saw service as a Lieutenant in Co. A of the 14th New York Cavalry, remaining with that unit until it was consolidated near the end of the Civil War. Six of Jones' letters were written home from Camp California, near Faifax Court House, Va., in the first months of 1862, when the 61st Regiment was attached to the slow moving Army of the Potomac.
William C. Jones papers -- 1862-1863 Creator: Jones, William C., b. ca. 1844
Extent: 48 items
Abstract: William Jones' Civil War correspondence provides a thorough documentation of one young recruit's service in the 38th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. A literate and entertaining writer, Jones' letters include comments on his superiors, his religious views, and secessionists and the southern population.
William Ellis Jones diary -- 1862 Creator: Jones, William Ellis, 1838-1910
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The diary of William Ellis Jones documents nine months of service in the Crenshaw Battery, Virginia Light Artillery, by a 24-year old private. Jones describes the mustering of Crenshaw’s Battery on March 14, 1862, participation in several battles, including the Battle of Gaines’ Mill and the Second Battle of Bull Run, and meeting Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson.
Mary S. Clayton correspondence -- 1877-1883 Creator: Jordan, James F.
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: This collection consists of letters written by Mary S. Clayton to her future husband, James F. Jordan, while she worked as a schoolteacher in Almont, Michigan. She discussed her teaching experiences, life in Almont, and her family in Plymouth, Michigan, whom she occasionally visited.
Julia Joy collection -- 1827-1891 (bulk 1842-1858) Creator: Joy, Julia Ann, 1815-1898
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: This collection contains letters that Julia Ann Joy, a resident of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, received in the 1840s and 1850s. Joy's personal and professional correspondence concerns topics such as her work as a personal shopper.
William F. Joy collection -- 1865-1870 (bulk 1865-1866) Creator: Joy, William F.
Extent: 40 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of incoming letters and legal memorandums to William F. Joy of Boston, Massachusetts. His correspondents primarily discussed oil and real estate in and near Stryker, Ohio.
Judson family correspondence -- 1851-1883 (bulk 1867-1869) Creator: Judson family
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: This collection contains 54 incoming letters that Alice F. Judson, William Judson, and P. P. Judson, of Waterford, Pennsylvania, received throughout the second half of the 19th century. The bulk of the collection consists of 35 letters that Charles Himrod wrote to Alice F. Judson, his future wife, about his life in Missouri between 1867 and 1869. The remaining letters are comprised of business correspondence addressed to William and P. P. Judson between 1851 and 1860, and additional letters received by members of the Judson family.
Freiherr von Jungkenn papers -- 1775-1784 Creator: Jungkenn, Frederick Christian Arnold, freiherr von, 1732-1806
Extent: 1.75 linear feet
Abstract: The von Jungkenn papers comprise one of the major resources in North America for study of the "Hessian" auxiliaries to British forces during the American Revolution. The involvement of German auxiliaries in many of the most significant campaigns of the war make the von Jungkenn collection of great importance for understanding both military and social aspects of the Revolution.
Cottrell-Jury correspondence -- 1917-1918 Creator: Jury, Ethel M., b. 1894 and Jury, Annis, b. 1874
Extent: 38 items
Abstract: This collection consists primarily of outgoing correspondence written by David C. Cottrell of the American Expeditionary Forces while he served in France during the First World War. He wrote most letters to his sweetheart, Ethel M. Jury of Stockton, California, and discussed the weather and local scenery, life in the army, and other aspects of his experiences overseas.
Robert C. Justis letters -- 1849-1850 Creator: Justis, Robert C. (Robert Clay), 1824-1907
Extent: 3 items
Abstract: This collection is comprised of 3 letters that Robert C. Justis, a businessman and farmer from northern Delaware, received in 1849 and 1850. A cousin provided social news from Delaware while Justis lived in St. Louis, Missouri, in the late 1840s, and 2 acquaintances from St. Louis later wrote to Justis about business and personal affairs.