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George Macartney papers -- [1765]-1800 (bulk 1776-1787) Creator: Macartney, George Macartney, Earl, 1737-1806
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection contains 56 letters and documents written and received by Irish politician George Macartney. Most items pertain to Macartney's service as governor of Grenada, Tobago, and the Grenadines from 1776-1779.
British Grants of Arms -- 1570-1721 (bulk 1684-1700) Creator: Macartney, George Macartney, Earl, 1737-1806
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This bound volume contains individual manuscript copies of documents, which grant persons or institutions of England or Ireland the right to claim and bear hereditary coats of arms and, in some cases, admission to the peerage or alteration of their noble titles. The documents are arranged in three sections, dating from 1666 and 1684-1694 (Section I), 1570-1700 (Section II), and 1716-1721 (Section III).
MacDonald family collection -- 1930-1950 (bulk 1930-1945) Creator: MacDonald family and La Bounty, Maxine
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection contains letters that Wilfrid MacDonald and his family wrote about their lives in China in the 1930s, as well as letters that Constance Stone wrote to Elsie S. MacDonald and others about her service as a medical volunteer in the Pacific during World War II.
James Macdonald letters -- 1820-1861 (bulk 1821-1840) Creator: Macdonald, James, 1803-1849 and Miller family
Extent: 44 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of letters related to Dr. James Macdonald, his brother John, and the family of Silvanus Miller, all of New York City. It includes letters exchanged by female members of the Miller family, who wrote about social news in Newburgh, New York, and letters of introduction for James Macdonald during his tour of Europe in 1831.
Charles Machin memoir -- 1807-1820 Creator: Machin, Charles
Extent: 142 pages
Abstract: The Charles Machin memoir - in narrative form - documents the personal, financial, and business-related trials of an early 19th century trader of a variety of goods, including cotton, slaves, and mahogany.
Mackay and Vansittart family collection -- 1838-1891 (bulk 1862-1891) Creator: Mackay family and Vansittart family
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Mackay and Vansittart family collection is made up of correspondence, legal documents, financial records, and maps regarding legal and financial disputes over land in Edinburgh, Scotland, and Ontario, Canada. The cases involved Mary Charity Vansittart, the daughter of Admiral Henry Vansittart, and her husband, Spencer Mackay.
Cameron Mackenzie collection -- 1943 Creator: Mackenzie, Cameron Peter Duncan
Extent: 5 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of 5 letters that members of the United States Army wrote to Captain Cameron Mackenzie from September 17, 1943-October 27, 1943. The soldiers commented primarily on military life.
Frederick Mackenzie papers -- 1760-1783 Creator: Mackenzie, Frederick, d. 1824
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Frederick Mackenzie papers contain military documents and several bound volumes relating to numerous aspects of British army administration in the American Revolutionary War. These include returns of casualties, provisions, vacancies, ordnance, and various regiments, as well as scattered orders and memoranda on army policies.
Hector MacLean journal and orderly book -- 1781-1787 Creator: MacLean, Hector, d. 1820
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The volume contains the orderly book of Captain Hector MacLean of the 84th Regiment of Foot (Royal Highland Emigrants), as well as a journal of his postwar life in Douglas, Nova Scotia.
Arthur MacLennan collection -- 1917-1918 Creator: MacLennan, Arthur, 1886-1941
Extent: 12 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of correspondence and military documents related to Arthur MacLennan's service in the United States Army during World War I. MacLennan attended the Reserve Officers' Training Camp at the Presidio in San Francisco, California, in 1917 and later served in the 301st Cavalry Regiment and the 46th Field Artillery.
Henry and Alexander Mactier letters -- 1813-1815 Creator: Mactier, Henry, d. 1823 and Mactier, Alexander
Extent: 12 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of letters by Maryland father and son merchants Alexander and Henry Mactier respecting transatlantic trade and family matters during the War of 1812.
Antonio C. and Kathleen Duryea Maden collection -- 1895-1932 (bulk 1895-1912) Creator: Maden, Antonio C. (Tony), 1861- and Maden, Kathleen Duryea
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence between Antonio C. Maden of Cárdenas, Cuba, and Saratoga Springs, New York, and his wife, Kathleen Duryea of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York. The couple exchanged letters about their lives in Cuba and New York in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Ward Madison papers -- 1923-1937 (bulk 1931-1937) Creator: Madison, Ward Napier
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection contains 153 items related to Ward Napier Madison, a native of Montclair, New Jersey, who participated in a missionary trip to Asia from September 1931-August 1932. The bulk of the material consists of letters, meeting minutes, and other documents about the Laymen's Foreign Missionary Inquiry Commission of Appraisal, which visited Sri Lanka, India, China, and Japan.
Amis A. Madry letters -- 1918 Creator: Madry, J. G.
Extent: 24 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of 24 letters that Amis A. Madry wrote to his brother while serving in the United States Army at Camp Pike, Arkansas, during World War I. Madry commented on African American soldiers, influenza, and aspects of military life.
John Magee collection -- 1812-1882 (bulk 1824-1860) Creator: Magee, John, 1794-1868
Extent: 1 linear foot
Abstract: The John Magee collection is made up of correspondence, financial records, and legal documents related to Magee, a United States representative from Bath, New York, and later Watkins, New York. The material primarily regards his multiple business interests and, to a lesser extent, contemporary politics.
Montgomery collection -- [1769], 1774-1775 Creator: Magra, Perkins
Extent: 4 items
Abstract: This collection contains 3 letters and a poem related to Major General Richard Montgomery, a native of Ireland who became a Continental Army officer during the American Revolution. The items, 3 of which are addressed to British Army officer Perkins Magra, concern a venereal infection, Montgomery's life as a country farmer in New York in the mid-1770s, and the beginning of the American Revolution.
George Mahl correspondence -- 1944-1945 Creator: Mahl, Marie and Mahl, Helené
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection contains letters that Staff Sergeant George J. Mahl wrote to his mother and sister while serving in the 346th Infantry Regiment in Europe during World War II. He described his service in England, France, and Belgium, and discussed his recuperation from a leg wound in army hospitals in France and England.
Geo. F. Mahoney journal -- 1930-1932 Creator: Mahoney, Geo. F., 1878-
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Geo. F. Mahoney journal pertains to Mahoney's travels around the western United States during the first years of the Great Depression. The journal records the places Mahoney visited, the number of miles traveled, and notes about some of Mahoney's experiences. The volume also has a letter to Mrs. Leon D. Stowell of Clifton Springs, New York, for whom Mahoney made this copy of the journal.
John and Godfrey Malbone collection -- 1779-1787 Creator: Malbone, John
Extent: 10 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of correspondence and financial records pertaining to John and Godfrey Malbone's claims against the British government for damages to their property during the Revolutionary War. The Malbone brothers complained that a British garrison had been responsible for destruction to and thefts from their farm near Newport, Rhode Island, between 1776 and 1779.
Pulteney Malcolm papers -- 1812-1837 (bulk 1814-1817) Creator: Malcolm, Pulteney, 1768-1838
Extent: 46 items
Abstract: The Pulteney Malcolm papers contain correspondence and logbooks related to the Royal Navy service of Admiral Sir Pulteney Malcolm. The correspondence is composed primarily of letters Malcolm wrote home to his wife and sisters, while he was stationed in America during the War of 1812. The logbooks contain records of his service in America, in the Napoleonic wars, and at St. Helena, where he was in charge of the blockade of the island during Napoleon’s exile.
George Montagu, 4th Duke of Manchester papers -- 1779-1788 Creator: Manchester, George Montagu, Duke of, 1737-1788
Extent: 2 linear feet
Abstract: The Manchester papers primarily contain the diplomatic correspondence, memoranda, and treaty drafts of George Montagu, 4th Duke of Manchester, who was appointed British Ambassador to France to oversee the negotiations regarding the Peace of Paris in 1783.
Horace Mann, Jr. papers -- 1864-1868 (bulk 1864) Creator: Mann, Horace, 1844-1868
Extent: 56 items
Abstract: Horace Mann, Jr. (1844-1868) was a noted American botanist and the eldest son of the well-known educational reformer, Horace Mann (1796-1859). His papers include two journals, a letter, and a draft of an article related to his botanical research in the Hawaiian Islands in 1864, a partial draft of a book review, clippings, nine maps, and 33 photographs.
M. E. Mann papers -- 1859-1860 Creator: Mann, M. E.
Extent: 5 items
Abstract: In 1859 M. E. Mann traveled to California to take a teaching position in Merced County. Her letters detail her travel experiences, teaching career, and impressions of gold-rush era California.
James V. Mansfield papers -- 1859-1933 (bulk 1862-1864) Creator: Mansfield, James V., b. c. 1817
Extent: 29 volumes and 13 loose items
Abstract: The James V. Mansfield papers include 27 volumes of bound letters and 2 account books. With the exception of two letters, each volume contains the outgoing correspondence of Mansfield, who was a "writing medium" by profession, and a prominent member of the spiritualist movement during the mid- to late-nineteenth century. The letters were sent to his wife and children in Chelsea, Massachusetts, when he lived in San Francisco, California, for two years. His letters provide detailed description of Civil War era San Francisco, and are an excellent source of common attitudes regarding women and various ethnic groups. Two alphabetized account books contain unfinished entries on his séances from December 24, 1860, to March 26, 1883.
Marble family papers -- 1834-1851 (bulk 1841-1851) Creator: Marble, Susanna Bishop, 1784-1861
Extent: 52 items
Abstract: The Marble family papers consist of letters written by Susanna Bishop Marble, with contributions from other family members, describing life in New Haven, Connecticut.
US Frigates Constellation and John Adams log book -- 1825-1827 Creator: Marbury, Alexander Hamilton, 1807-1843 and Beall, Martha Louisa Marbury, 1812-1894
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains logs for the United States Navy ships Constellation (December 1825-April 1827) and John Adams (July 1827-October 1827), kept by Alexander Hamilton Marbury.
Marchetti family collection -- 1944-1945 Creator: Marchetti family
Extent: 132 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of 13 letters and 119 photographic negatives related to the Marchetti family of Providence, Rhode Island. Luigi Marchetti ("Louis") served in the 809th Engineer Aviation Battalion in Italy during World War II, and the family received several letters from "Dita Impiglia," an acquaintance in Grosseto, Italy, during and just after the war.
Eric C. Marker letters -- 1945-1946 Creator: Marker, Ruth Berenson
Extent: 98 items
Abstract: This collection contains 98 letters that Eric C. Marker wrote to his wife Ruth while serving in the United States Navy during World War II. Marker commented on life onboard the USS Fergus in the Pacific Theater from July 1945-February 1946, and described his experiences in the Philippines and Japan after the end of the war.
M. A. Markham, Checkers -- 1879-1895 Creator: Markham, M. A.
Extent: 21 volumes
Abstract: Between 1879 and 1895, M. A. Markham of Lakeville, New York, composed 21 volumes of illustrated problems and solutions for games of checkers.
Marsh family papers -- 1855-1888 (bulk 1865-1881) Creator: Marsh family
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is made up of correspondence, financial records, photographs, and ephemera related to members of the Marsh and Capron families of Rahway, New Jersey, and Walden, New York.
Wolcott P. Marsh family papers -- 1844-1876 (bulk 1855-1863) Creator: Marsh family
Extent: 15 items
Abstract: The Wolcott P. Marsh family papers contain the correspondence of several members of the Marsh family, between 1844 and 1876, with approximately half of the letters written by Wolcott P. Marsh. They document Marsh family news, business, Civil War service, and religious thought.
Thomas Shadwell letter book -- 1773-1778 Creator: Marsh, John, 1747-1823
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Thomas Shadwell letter book contains Shadwell's letters to John Marsh, which include court gossip from Madrid, references to the American Revolutionary War, and discussion of political matters.
Weston Marshack collection -- 1942-1946 (bulk 1942-1944) Creator: Marshack family
Extent: 0.75 linear feet
Abstract: The Weston Marshack papers contain correspondence, news articles, and photographs pertaining to Herbert Weston Marshack ("Weston"), who served in the 179th Infantry in North Africa and Italy during World War II, and Robert C. Marshack, who was an observation pilot in the European Theater. The majority of the collection is made up of Weston Marshack's letters to his parents; it also includes correspondence to Marshack from acquaintances and family members in the United States.
Henry Grimes Marshall papers -- 1862-1865 Creator: Marshall, Henry Grimes, 1839-1918
Extent: 212 items (0.5 linear feet)
Abstract: The Henry Grimes Marshall papers consist of letters written by Marshall to his family while serving with the Union Army, including time spent as an officer in the 29th Connecticut Infantry Regiment (Colored). Marshall's letters describe the events taking place around him as well as his thoughts about African American regiments, women's roles in war, and his reactions to the war.
Humphry and Moses Marshall papers -- 1721-1863 Creator: Marshall, Humphry, 1722-1801 and Marshall, Moses, 1758-1813
Extent: 1.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Humphry and Moses Marshall papers primarily document the careers of botanist Humphry Marshall and his nephew and business associate, Moses Marshall.
James A. Marshall diary -- 1853 Creator: Marshall, James Ayrault, 1833-1853
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Diary by a 20-year-old teacher from New York, containing observations made during an 1853 stay in Mississippi, including thoughts on slavery, African American churches, Southern culture, and the outbreak of a yellow fever epidemic from which he died. The volume also contains a eulogy in a different hand for Mary Lyon, founder of Mount Holyoke.
John Marshall autobiography -- 1827 Creator: Marshall, John, 1755-1835
Extent: 2 items
Abstract: The John Marshall autobiography is a 16-page autobiography written in 1827 by Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Marshall.
William P. Marshall, Medical Manipulation -- 1830 Creator: Marshall, William P.
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: London apothecary William P. Marshall compiled notes on medical ailments, descriptions of chemicals and medicines, and formulae for medical treatments in this volume, entitled "Medical Manipulation."
George W. Martin papers -- 1864-1865 Creator: Martin family
Extent: 16 items
Abstract: The George W. Martin papers consist of letters from a young soldier in the 22nd Pennsylvania Cavalry to his parents in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.
Albert G. Martin papers -- 1863-1884 Creator: Martin, Albert G., b. ca. 1845
Extent: 11 items
Abstract: Albert Martin, a Canadian citizen, enlisted in the 16th New York Cavalry at the age of 18. His letters home during the Civil War describe skirmishes with Mosby's Rangers and the frequent desertions from his regiment, as well as his stay in Belle Island Prison.
Lewis J. Martin papers -- 1861-1862 Creator: Martin, Charlotte E.
Extent: 52 items
Abstract: The Martin papers are made up of letters written home by Lewis Martin while serving with the Union Army. The letters express Martin's thoughts on the war as well as his concerns with matters at home, including finances, friends, and controversies over the regiment in local newspapers.
John Hill Martin, The Philadelphia Bar -- 1879-1883 Creator: Martin, John Hill, 1823-1906
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Around 1879-1883, John Hill Martin compiled The Philadelphia Bar, a list of lawyers admitted to the bar in Philadelphia between 1682 and 1883. His list includes the date of each man's admission and, less frequently, biographical information.
Christopher Mason letter book -- 1780-1783, 1794-1795 Creator: Mason, Christopher, 1734-1802
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Christopher Mason letter book contains copied incoming and outgoing letters of a British navy officer who fought in America during the Revolutionary War. The volume covers communications from three of Mason's commands: HMS Delaware (1780), HMS Quebec (1781-1783) and HMS Zealous (1794-1795).
Sage-Mason family letters -- 1848-1872 (bulk 1848-1861) Creator: Mason, Nancy Sage, 1825-1888 and Mason, S. A. (Sterne A.), 1814-1901
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is made up of the personal correspondence of Nancy Sage and her husband, S. A. Mason. Nancy Sage Mason received letters from her husband, who wrote about his work in the Pennsylvania lumber industry, and from family members, who provided family and social news from Windsor, New York, and other locales. Nancy wrote to her husband about life at home in Windsor and Allegany, New York, while he worked in Pennsylvania.
Stanton A. Mason letters -- 1871-1874 Creator: Mason, S. A. (Sterne A.), 1814-1901 and Mason, Nancy Sage, 1825-1888
Extent: 17 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of letters that Stanton A. Mason wrote to his parents, Sterne A. and Nancy Sage Mason of Windsor, New York, while attending the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, in the early 1870s. Instructor Peter S. Michie also wrote a letter to Sterne A. Mason regarding Stanton's admission to the academy.
Massachusetts Bay (Colony) Treasury accounts -- 1699 Creator: Massachusetts Bay. Treasury Dept.
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Massachusetts Bay (Colony) Treasury accounts contain records of expenditures by the Colony between May 1698 and May 1699.
Massachusetts Militia orderly book -- 1805-1811 Creator: Massachusetts. Militia. Division, 1st
Extent: 325 pages (1 volume)
Abstract: The Massachusetts Militia orderly book consists of general, division, brigade, infantry, sub-legion, and company orders sent to the 1st Division Massachusetts Militia, organized by Captain Daniel Badger of the 5th District of Boston.
Masten family papers -- 1799-1899 Creator: Masten family
Extent: 122 items
Abstract: The Masten family papers contain correspondence documenting the everyday lives of the Hastings and Masten families in 19th-century New York, as well as the Civil War service and subsequent endeavors of Henry Masten in Grandville, Michigan.
Masters-Taylor-Wilbur papers -- 1796-1857 Creator: Masters family, Taylor family, and Wilbur family
Extent: 2 linear feet
Abstract: The Masters-Taylor-Wilbur papers are the personal and business letters of an extended family in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C. Of special interest are a group of letters between former slave Matthew Matthews and Mary F. Spence (the owner of his six children), and between Francis Markoe, Jr., and Jeremiah Wilbur, who helped Matthews purchase his children's freedom.
Maternal Association of St. Michael's Church minutes -- 1828-1839 (bulk 1836-1839) Creator: Maternal Association of St. Michael's Church (Bristol, R.I.)
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains the minutes of the Maternal Association of St. Michael's Church in Bristol, Rhode Island, which met monthly between December 1836 and February 1839. The minutes reflect the group's intention to encourage support, prayer, and discussion for and among Christian mothers.
Samuel Livingston Mather daybook -- 1843-1848 Creator: Mather, Samuel Livingston, 1817-1890
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This daybook contains information about Samuel Livingston Mather's financial affairs in Cleveland, Ohio, between July 1843 and June 1848. The accounts pertain to real property in Ohio, mining company stock, banking, and Mather's personal finances.
Mathewson family collection -- 1796-1840 Creator: Mathewson family
Extent: 15 items
Abstract: The collection consists of papers related to the Mathewson family of Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York, about their involvement in the early Shaker community of New Lebanon, New York, and the subsequent settlement in the early-19th century of brothers Philip Mathewson (1765-1828) and Jeremiah Angell Mathewson (1769-1841) in Hamilton and Pulaski, New York, respectively.
John Mathiot papers -- 1849-1851 Creator: Mathiot, John, 1820-1851
Extent: 19 items
Abstract: The John Mathiot papers primarily contain letters from Mathiot, a California gold miner, describing his journey by ship to California, the rapid expansion of the mining industry, his disillusionment with his chances of getting rich, and a subsequent restaurant venture.
Matinee Musical Club scrapbook -- 1894-1905 (bulk 1894-1899) Creator: Matinee Musical Club (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains manuscript and printed programs of concerts presented by the Matinee Musical Club of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, between 1894 and 1905.
Charles W. Matt formula and receipt book -- [1920s?] Creator: Matt, Charles W., 1874-1964
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This book, which belonged to Charles W. Matt, a jeweler in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, contains chemical formulas, recipes, and instructions related to methods of working with metals such as gold and silver.
Philip H. and Charles F. Mattes letters -- 1841-1868 Creator: Mattes, Philip Henry, 1785-1870 and Mattes, Charles F. (Charles Frederick), 1819-1895
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is made up of letters between Philip H. Mattes of Easton, Pennsylvania, and his son Charles, who worked for the Lackawanna Iron Works (later the Lackawanna Iron and Coal Company) in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in the mid-19th century. They discussed the Lackawanna Iron Works, finances and other business matters, and family news and health.
Joseph Kennel letters -- 1919 Creator: Matthews, H. H.
Extent: 8 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of letters that Private Joseph Kennel wrote to H. H. Matthews, a friend, from France and Germany between April 24, 1919, and September 25, 1919. Kennel described his experiences with the United States Army American Expeditionary Forces in Koblenz, Germany; discussed his unsuccessful attempts to obtain a United States passport and return home after his discharge; and commented on the treatment of veterans.
Matthias papers -- April 1834-11 June 1835 Creator: Matthias, Robert, 1778-1841 and Western, Henry
Extent: 7 items
Abstract: The Matthias papers are a small, miscellaneous collection of letters and documents relating to Robert Matthias (a.k.a. Robert Matthews), the leader of the Kingdom of Matthias cult. They touch upon the lives and circumstances of Matthias; his wife, Margaret Matthias; cult follower Benjamin Folger; and Matthias’ legal counsel, Henry Western and N. Nye Hall.
Charlotte and Martha Wray papers -- 1839-1872 Creator: Mattison, Martha Wray
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection contains the incoming and outgoing correspondence of Charlotte and Martha Wray, sisters who lived in Washington County, New York; Detroit, Michigan; and Iowa in the 19th century. The letters span Martha's time as a schoolteacher in Detroit, Michigan; Charlotte's work as a teacher in Albany, New York; and Charlotte's experiences in Iowa prior to the Civil War.
Maury family papers -- 1782-1931 (bulk 1820-1872) Creator: Maury family
Extent: 2 linear feet
Abstract: The Maury family papers contain the letters and documents of the extended family of Abram P. Maury, Whig congressman from Franklin, Tennessee. The collection documents politics, travel, business, agriculture, and family life in the antebellum South, and includes contributions from the Harris, Claiborne, and Reid families of Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Virginia, and Alabama.
Charles M. Maxim papers -- 1864-1870 Creator: Maxim, Charles M., b. 1842
Extent: 19 items
Abstract: As a soldier in the 23rd Massachusetts Infantry during the Civil War, Charles Maxim wrote to his family about his and his fellow soldiers' political beliefs, the morale and motivations of soldiers, and opinions on the performance of African American troops.
Louise Maxwell correspondence -- 1917-1919 Creator: Maxwell, Louise
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is made up of letters that Louise Maxwell received from family members who served in the United States Army, Navy, and Marine Corps during World War I, including her brothers Daniel, Peter, William, John, and Joseph, as well as her cousin, Fred Gibbs. The servicemen commented on their training and other military experiences in the United States and Western Europe.
Charles S. May papers -- 1849-1904 Creator: May, Charles Sedgwick, 1830-1901 and Willard, George, 1824-1901
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is made up of correspondence, legal documents, and other items related to Michigan lawyer and politician Charles S. May, including letters between May and George Willard. The materials pertain to politics, family history, and May's legal career.
Leopold Mayer family collection -- 1864-1970 (bulk 1885-1909) Creator: Mayer family
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is made up of letters, documents, genealogical research, and other items pertaining to Leopold Mayer of Chicago, Illinois, and his descendants. The materials concern family news, courtship, and the history of Chicago's Jewish community.
William Young papers -- 1765-1900 Creator: McAllister, W. Y. (William Young), 1812-1896
Extent: 2 linear feet
Abstract: The William Young papers center on the lives of William Young and his son-in-law John McAllister, Jr. The strengths of the collection are its documentation of William Young's careers as printer, publisher, bookseller and paper maker; the Associate Presbyterian Church; John McAllister's antiquarian interests; and the personal lives of the Young and McAllister families.
Robert McCallen papers -- 1749-1826 Creator: McCallen family
Extent: 84 items
Abstract: The Robert McCallen papers are the personal and military documents of a captain in the Revolutionary War from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The collection contains letters, military records, a muster roll book, financial records, and legal documents. Of note is a letter from McCallen to his wife, giving his eyewitness account of the Battle of Trenton.
Henry J. McCance notebook -- 1849-1851 Creator: McCance, Henry J., b. ca. 1811
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Henry J. McCance notebook chronicles the Irish businessman's tour of France (1849), business affairs in Belfast (1850-1851), and journey to New York City (1851). He noted specific events and sights from his travels and described the textile industry of the mid-19th century.
Clara McCarron autograph album -- 1887-1893 Creator: McCarron, Clara
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This autograph album contains 33 signatures from male and female acquaintances of Clara McCarron of Detroit, Michigan, which she collected between 1887 and 1893.
Robert W. McCleery papers -- 1862-1863 Creator: McCleery, Robert W., d. 1863
Extent: 59 items
Abstract: Robert McCleery, a career Navy man, was appointed Chief Engineer aboard the U.S.S. Wabash and detailed to Port Royal Harbor as part of the South Atlantic Blockading fleet during the Civil War. His collection contains routine paperwork concerning the maintenance of federal ships involved in blockading Charleston and Port Royal Harbors, S.C.
McClintock family collection -- 1829-1850 (bulk 1829-1850) Creator: McClintock family
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is made up of correspondence related to the McClintock family of New York City and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. John McClintock corresponded with his family about his life in New York City in the 1820s, and later wrote about his life in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where he worked as a professor at Dickinson College. Other family members discussed social and family news, including the situation of a brother who was incarcerated for insanity.
Henry Jackson McCord journals -- 1849-1864 Creator: McCord, Henry Jackson, 1827-1917
Extent: Approximately 215 pages (4 volumes)
Abstract: Henry Jackson McCord (1827-1917) was a California Forty-Niner who later fought in the Civil War with the 111th Ohio Volunteers, 1862-1865. His journals include two diaries describing his trip to California in 1849, a diary describing a return trip from San Francisco in 1853, and a duty roster from 1864.
Sophia McCormick diary -- 1811, 1818 Creator: McCormick, Sophia Cumming
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This 72-page diary is an account of the five-month trip Sophia Cumming McCormick took with her uncle, aunt, and cousin from Savannah, Georgia, to New York City and along the East Coast in 1811. A second, shorter portion of the diary consists of nine entries from 1818, in which McCormick reflected on her spiritual state.
Audrey McDougall correspondence -- 1919-1921 Creator: McDougall, Audrey
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is made up of letters that Audrey McDougall of Boothbay, Maine, received from a cousin between 1919 and 1921. "Racey" discussed his social activities and work life in Brookline and Boston, Massachusetts.
Collins & Chambers collection -- 1872 Creator: McFarlane, James H.
Extent: 5 items
Abstract: This collection contains one letter, one circular advertisement, and three sketches related to James H. McFarlane's desire to have the St. Louis artistic firm Collins & Chambers design promotional posters for Cassie and Victoria Foster, the "Fairy Sisters."
Alexander Taggart McGill papers -- 1833-1851 Creator: McGill, Alexander Taggart, 1807-1889
Extent: 43 items
Abstract: The McGill papers are a small, but informative series of letters addressed to Alexander Taggart McGill from fellow Presbyterian ministers. The letters are concerned primarily with facets of the life of the Presbyterian Church, particularly in western Pennsylvania, including ministerial relations, church politics, and theology.
Frederick McGill collection -- 1917-1919 (bulk 1917-1918) Creator: McGill, Louise Rochat, 1895-1973
Extent: 35 items
Abstract: This collection is primarily made up of 32 letters that Frederick McGill wrote to his sweetheart, Louise Rochat of Glen Cove, New York, while serving in the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I. McGill wrote about his training at Camp Mills, New York, and about his experiences in France, which included service on the front lines.
John T. and Betty McHale correspondence -- 1943-1952 (bulk 1943-1945) Creator: McHale, John T., Jr., 1917-2001 and McHale, Betty Jane Henery, 1922-2008
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is made up of the incoming and outgoing World War II-era correspondence of John T. McHale, Jr., of Washington, D.C., and his wife, Betty Jane Henery of Zanesville, Ohio. John wrote to Betty while serving in the United States Army Air Forces, and the couple received letters from family members, servicemen, and Betty's female acquaintances.
Charles McIntier letter book -- 1835-1837 Creator: McInteir, Charles
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This letter book contains the outgoing business correspondence of Boston broker Charles McInteir, pertaining to real estate, railroad stocks, lumber, and other financial and legal interests.
Henry Colby letters -- 1869-1870 Creator: McIntosh, George
Extent: 4 items
Abstract: This collection contains four letters written by Henry Colby, a fisherman based in East Gloucester, Massachusetts, to a friend, George McIntosh of Hallowell, Maine. Colby frequently inquired of friends and family in Maine and described his life and travels as a fisherman along the Atlantic coast, which included several lengthy trips to the Arctic Ocean.
Harold Young letters -- 1942-1943 Creator: McIntyre, Faye
Extent: 6 items
Abstract: This collection contains 6 letters that Private Harold Young wrote to Faye McIntyre, a friend, while serving with the United States Army during World War II. He first worked as a Quartermaster Corps driver based at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey, and then transferred to Camp Butner, North Carolina, where he trained with the Signal Corps. Young discussed his opinions on the army, his changing military ambitions, and his desire to return to Oregon after the war.
McKelligett family scrapbooks -- 1922-1924 Creator: McKelligett, James F.
Extent: 3 volumes
Abstract: These 3 volumes pertain to the McKelligett family's annual automobile trips from their home in Warren, Massachusetts, to Québec, by way of New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, New York, and Ontario. The scrapbooks contain manuscript descriptions of the family's travels, occasionally accompanied by photographs, maps, and ephemera.
Erna Maas collection -- 1943-1946 Creator: McKeon, Erna Elizabeth Maas, 1919-2003
Extent: 37 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of 34 letters that United States military personnel wrote to army nurse Erna E. Maas during and just after World War II, as well as 3 letters that she received from an acquaintance in New Jersey. The 10 military men discussed their service in the Pacific and European Theaters, shared news of mutual acquaintances, and commented on military life.
David McKinney papers -- 1776-1921 (bulk 1863-1865) Creator: McKinney family
Extent: 82 items
Abstract: The David McKinney papers consist primarily of letters written by McKinney while serving as a quartermaster during the Civil War and include detailed descriptions of his work.
Morgan-McKoon correspondence -- 1886-1893, 1903-1912 Creator: McKoon, May
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Morgan-McKoon correspondence primarily contains letters to May McKoon of Long Eddy, New York. Julia Morgan (later Royal), McKoon's sister, and Margaret A. McKoon, McKoon's daughter, wrote the majority of the letters from Portland, Oregon, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Julia discussed her experiences as an aspiring artist and her everyday life after her marriage, and Margaret McKoon wrote of her education, social activities, and other topics while living with her aunt and uncle.
McLain brothers correspondence -- 1857-1865 Creator: McLain, Samuel and McLain, Charles
Extent: 11 items
Abstract: Charles and Samuel McLain traveled west in the 1850s to find gold. Their letters reflect the hardships they encountered.
Hoffman-McLane letters -- 1839-1877 (bulk 1847-1877) Creator: McLane family
Extent: 57 items
Abstract: This collection is comprised of 53 letters addressed to Sophie Hoffman McLane, her daughter, Sophie, and her husband, Louis. Sophie received 12 letters from female friends between 1839 and 1849; her husband Louis received 3 letters in 1866; and her daughter Sophie received 9 letters from family members between 1871 and 1876. The collection also contains 29 undated letters addressed to either Sophie Hoffman McLane or her daughter of the same name, primarily from the elder Sophie's mother, E. Hoffman, and from female friends in Baltimore, Wilmington, and Philadelphia. Most letters concern the social and family lives of women in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Delaware during the mid-19th century. One item is a set of "True Lovers Knots (in grass & in ribbon)."
John McLean papers -- 1828-1852 (bulk 1844-1852) Creator: McLean, John, 1785-1861
Extent: 8 items
Abstract: The John McLean papers contain 8 items related to the Supreme Court justice, including five letters regarding West Point cadets in the mid-19th century.
McLean papers -- 1861-1913 Creator: McLean, Sarah Kilbreth
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The McLean papers contain materials related to Major Nathaniel McLean's investigation of Captain Francis W. Hurtt in 1863, and his widow's subsequent court case.
Gilbert McMaster autobiography -- ca. 1854 Creator: McMaster, Gilbert, 1778-1854
Extent: 69 pages
Abstract: Written for his children on the eve of his sudden and unforeseen death, Gilbert McMaster's autobiography is a fascinating account of the life of a Scots-Irish immigrant and his growth as a Reformed Presbyterian minister. The most important section of McMaster's autobiography is undoubtedly that devoted to the events leading up to the eventful General Synod meeting of 1833, and the schism that resulted indirectly from McMaster's antislavery agitation.
Alexander McMichael account book -- 1770-1800 Creator: McMichael, Alexander, 1742-1850
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Alexander McMichael account book contains copies of the Pennsylvania merchant's receipts, dated 1770-1800. McMichael purchased rum, molasses, and other goods and services. Some receipts reflect rent payments and estate finances.
McMillan family correspondence -- 1856-1869 (bulk 1865-1869) Creator: McMillan family
Extent: 65 items
Abstract: The McMillan family correspondence is made up of letters that members of the McMillan family in Iowa and Pennsylvania exchanged during the mid-19th century. Family members commented on their daily lives and on subjects such as health, religion, and farming.
Gilford L. and Henrietta McNamara family letters -- 1914-1936 (bulk 1914-1927) Creator: McNamara, Gilford L., 1897-1989 and McNamara, Henrietta Myers
Extent: 78 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of incoming personal letters to Gilford L. and Henrietta McNamara, natives of Emmetsburg, Iowa, who lived in multiple cities throughout the 1920s. The McNamaras received letters from family members and friends who discussed their lives in numerous Iowa locations, including Emmetsburg, Ruthven, Rodman, Ayershire, and Cedar Rapids.
McViccar-Antes collection -- 1802-1916 Creator: McViccar family and Antes family
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: The McViccar-Antes collection contains correspondence, financial records, legal documents, and other items related to the McViccar and Antes families of northern New York.
Mead family papers -- 1861-1862 Creator: Mead family
Extent: 28 items
Abstract: The Mead family papers primarily document the Civil War experience of Henry Mead, of the 10th Connecticut Infantry, up to his death from typhoid fever in April 1862. Mead’s letters describe informal religious meetings, the battles of Roanoke and Newbern, and camp life.
Meadville Academy Trustees minutebook -- 1807-1864 Creator: Meadville Academy. Trustees
Extent: 190 pages
Abstract: In the fall of 1805, the Meadville Seminary of Learning -- called the Meadville Academy after about 1810 -- was opened in Meadville, Pa. The minutebook of the Board of Trustees of the Meadville Academy records brief summaries of the minutes of meetings of the board for nearly the entire period of the existence of the school.
James Mease journal -- 1835; 1841 Creator: Mease, James, 1771-1846
Extent: 75 pages
Abstract: The James Mease journal documents two trips taken by Mr. Mease of Philadelphia: the first to eastern Pennsylvania in 1835 and New York State and the second to Washington, D.C. in 1841.
Samuel and Joseph Mechlin collection -- 1692-1784 (bulk 1764-1784) Creator: Mechlin, Samuel, 1730-1817 and Mechlin, Joseph, -1824
Extent: 10 items
Abstract: The Samuel and Joseph Mechlin collection is made up of 10 legal documents, at least 9 of which pertain to the financial affairs of Samuel Mechlin of Germantown, Pennsylvania, and his nephew, Joseph Mechlin of Colebrookdale Township, Pennsylvania. The documents concern property in Germantown, Pennsylvania, and payments to the children and other heirs of Mathias Tuttrow of Colebrookdale, Pennsylvania.
Inez Mecusker collection -- 1882-1927 Creator: Mecusker, Inez
Extent: Approximately 4 linear feet
Abstract: The Inez Mecusker collection includes correspondence, bills and receipts, box office statements, calling cards, contracts, a daybook, diaries, theatre patron lists, publicity materials, programs, salary lists, telegrams, theatre schedules, and sheet music related to opera singer Inez Mecusker from 1882 until 1927.
William West Medwin memoir and poems -- 1830-1833 Creator: Medwin, William West, 1770-1836
Extent: 2 volumes
Abstract: This 2-volume account (301 pages) consists of William West Medwin's memoirs about his experiences in the Royal Navy and his later travels, as well as poetry that he composed in the early 19th century.
Calvin D. Mehaffey papers -- 1862-1863 Creator: Mehaffey, Mrs.
Extent: 18 items
Abstract: Calvin Mehaffey's letters to his (unnamed) mother document two periods of Mehaffey's Civil War service in the 1st U.S. infantry regiment. They especially provide coverage of parts of the Peninsular Campaign (March-June, 1862), as well as the period of time in which he was posted near Vicksburg, in the Teche Country, and in New Orleans (August-November, 1863).
Frederick Mehl Estate collection -- 1787-1794 (bulk 1787) Creator: Mehl, Martin
Extent: 3 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of 3 documents related to the estate of Frederick Mehl of Germantown, Pennsylvania, who died in early 1787.
Jacob Klein letters -- 1901 Creator: Meitzler, Charles F. (Carl), 1871-1950
Extent: 7 items
Abstract: This collection contains 7 letters that Private Jacob Klein wrote to his cousin, Charles F. ("Carl") Meitzler of Strasburg, Ohio, while serving in the United States Army's 17th Infantry Regiment in the Philippines in 1901. Klein wrote about local customs, the scenery, and aspects of the Philippine-American War.
Jonathan Meredith financial documents -- 1784-1815 (bulk 1804) Creator: Meredith, Jonathan, 1740-1811
Extent: 77 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of accounts and receipts regarding Philadelphia tanner Jonathan Meredith. Most items pertain to Meredith's personal purchases of food and other goods during the year 1804, and one group of early items concerns property that Meredith owned in Philadelphia in the late 1700s.
George Merrifield papers -- 1812-1882 (bulk 1812-1819) Creator: Merrifield, George
Extent: 14 items
Abstract: The George Merrifield papers contain 10 letters and 4 documents related to Merrifield's service with the New York militia during the War of 1812.
Charles D. Merriman papers -- 1862-1864 Creator: Merriman, Charles D.
Extent: 67 items
Abstract: The Charles Merriman papers consist of military forms and letters dating principally from Merriman's captaincy of Company F, 1st U.S. Sharpshooters.
John E. Merritt letters -- 1901-1905 Creator: Merritt, Lewis
Extent: 32 items
Abstract: The John E. Merritt letters contain correspondence from Merritt to his uncle, Lewis Merritt, pertaining to his work for the Rocky Mountain Oil and Development Company in Duluth, Minnesota, and Elko, Nevada, in the early 20th century.
Messerve family correspondence -- 1849-1861 Creator: Messerve family
Extent: 104 items
Abstract: The Messerve family correspondence consists of 104 items, 98 of which are letters to Theodore Messerve and William J. Messerve, brothers who traveled to California in 1849 in search of gold. Theodore remained in California, often working as a printer, and William returned home to New York City, where he also worked as a printer, before traveling back to California. Their sister, Hannahette Messerve, is the author of many of the letters, which contain accounts of New York family, social, and political life in the 1850s.
Stephen and Carrie White Metcalf papers -- 1863-1868 Creator: Metcalf, Stephen
Extent: 175 items (0.5 linear feet)
Abstract: In 1863, Union soldier Stephen Metcalf posted a newspaper solicitation for correspondence with a Northern woman, and Carrie White, a supporter of the Union forces, was one of several who responded. All but a few letters in this collection are correspondence between the two that started with this advertisement and ended with their marriage in 1868. The letters span the first five years of the couple's relationship, offering detailed and intimate insight into courtship and other social practices of the Civil War period.
Martha Shaulson letters -- 1944-1495 Creator: Meyer, Charles H.
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection contains letters that Martha Shaulson wrote to her sweetheart, Lieutenant Charles H. Meyer of the United States Army Air Forces, about her daily life in Providence, Rhode Island, during the final years of World War II.
Joseph Mitchell correspondence -- 1912-1919 (bulk 1917-1919) Creator: Michell, Mary L., b. 1860
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection contains letters that 2nd Lieutenant Joseph Mitchell wrote to his mother in Illinois while serving in the United States Army during World War I. Mitchell discussed his experiences in training camps in the United States and his service and travels in France.
Dominick Miele diary -- 1941-1945 Creator: Miele, Dominick, 1909-1978
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This diary contains Dominick Miele's recollections of and information about his service in the United States Army from January 28, 1941-October 11, 1945. Miele, a member of the 47th Infantry Regiment and the 383rd Military Police Battalion, trained at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He participated in active combat in North Africa, Sicily, and mainland Italy, and served behind the lines in England and France.
Mifflin family papers -- 1689-1877 Creator: Mifflin family
Extent: 196 items (0.5 linear feet)
Abstract: In 1679, John Mifflin of Warrington, Wilts., became one of the first English emigrants to Pennsylvania. Like most of the first generation of Anglo-Philadelphians, the Mifflins were members of the Society of Friends, and over the course of the next few decades, his became one of Philadelphia's most prominent commercial families. The Mifflin family papers consist of a large family's business and personal correspondence over several generations. The bulk of the material concerns two branches of the Mifflin family, the children and grandchildren of George Mifflin, son of John (1661-1714) and the children of another of John's sons, John.
William Mildmay papers -- 1748-1756 Creator: Mildmay, William, Sir, 1705-1771
Extent: 7 volumes
Abstract: The William Mildmay papers contain letters and documents related to Mildmay's appointment as British commissioner to France after the War of Austrian Succession. As commissioner, Mildmay was involved in settling disputed sections of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle.
James H. and Mary E. Miller family collection -- 1843-1933 (bulk 1852-1888) Creator: Miller family
Extent: 145 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of correspondence and other materials related to James H. Miller and his wife, Mary E. Waggener, who lived in Missouri and Kansas in the mid- to late 19th century. The Millers received letters from Elizabeth Miller, James's mother, who discussed her life in LaRue County, Kentucky, before, during, and after the Civil War. James H. Miller wrote to his wife and children about his experiences with the 3rd Missouri Cavalry Regiment during the Civil War.
Robert and James T. Miller letters -- 1829-1864 (bulk 1861-1864) Creator: Miller family
Extent: 134 items
Abstract: This collection is primarily made up of letters that brothers Robert and James T. Miller wrote to their parents and siblings while serving in Pennsylvania infantry regiments during the Civil War. They described battles, illnesses and hospital stays, scenery, and military life. The collection also includes additional correspondence and documents related to the Miller family.
Edward S. Miller papers -- 1886-1899 (bulk 1896-1899) Creator: Miller, Edward S.
Extent: 1.75 linear feet
Abstract: This collection contains incoming correspondence addressed to Edward Miller between 1886 and 1899. Sadie Boyles, Edward's fiancée, wrote the bulk of the letters about her life in Colorado and about her feelings toward Edward.
Edward Miller journal -- 1794 Creator: Miller, Edward, 1756-1823
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Edward Miller journal contains daily entries between July and November of 1794 concerning his military service, including the building of Fort Wayne and the Battle of Fallen Timbers.
James G. Miller documents -- 1863-1864 Creator: Miller, James Griffin
Extent: 4 items
Abstract: This collection is comprised of documents related to the Civil War conscription of James Griffin Miller, a resident of Clay, New York.
James C. Anderson letters -- 1850-1858 Creator: Miller, John G.
Extent: 7 items
Abstract: This collection contains 7 letters that James C. Anderson wrote to James G. Miller, a friend, after moving from Winchester, Virginia, to Washington, Louisiana, in the 1850s. Anderson discussed his journey from Winchester to Washington, and life in Louisiana.
Oliver P. Miller account and note book -- 1831-1873 (bulk 1831-1833, 1871-1873) Creator: Miller, Oliver P., 1832-1919 and Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains financial accounts related to the sale of goods in the 1830s and to civil court cases heard in the 1870s.
Frederick C. Myrick letters -- 1847-1853 Creator: Miller, Thomas T.
Extent: 7 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of letters that Frederick C. Myrick wrote to Thomas T. Miller of Somers, New York, about his life in Lake Orion, Michigan, from 1847 to 1853. Myrick most often discussed his finances, farm, and mill.
James S. Green letters -- 1813-1818 Creator: Milligan, John Jones, 1795-1875
Extent: 11 items
Abstract: This collection is comprised of 11 letters by James Sproat Green of Princeton, New Jersey, to a longtime friend and future United States representative, John Jones Milligan, of Wilmington, Delaware, between 1813 and 1818. The letters concern Green's ideas about and experiences with romance, Milligan's financial affairs, and personal and political news.
John Millis correspondence -- 1877-1881 Creator: Millis, John
Extent: 22 items
Abstract: The 22 letters home of West Point Cadet John Millis are concentrated in his first two years at the United States Military Academy. To his mother and father, living on a farm in Wheatland Township, Michigan, Millis writes detailed accounts of his classes, his struggles to improve his academic standing, army drills and procedures, and events on campus, including the suicide of a classmate suffering from syphilis.
Cynthia S. Mills letters -- 1838-1849 (bulk 1846-1849) Creator: Mills, Henry Z., 1812-1876 and Lamb, Harriet Thompson Little, b. 1788
Extent: 10 items
Abstract: This collection contains letters that Cynthia S. Mills wrote to her husband, Henry Z. Mills, and to her stepmother, Harriet Lamb. Mills provided news of acquaintances and family members, including her young son.
Kate Mills papers -- 1831-1889 (bulk 1882-1889) Creator: Mills, Kate, b. 1857
Extent: 88 items
Abstract: This collection documents the life of Kate Mills, an American Presbyterian missionary in China in the 1880s. Her papers include letters, a journal, and photographs which depict her experiences in China.
Horace Miner collection -- 1941-1992 (bulk 1941-1945) Creator: Miner, Horace (Horace Mitchell), 1912-1993
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: This collection contains military records, photographs, printed publications, maps, and ephemera related to Horace Mitchell Miner's service with the United States Army Counter Intelligence Corps in North Africa and Europe during World War II.
Katherine S. Minor collection -- 1859-1869 Creator: Minor, Katherine S.
Extent: 36 items
Abstract: Katherine Minor wrote most of the letters in this collection to Leverich & Co. in New York regarding her attempts to keep her plantation near Natchez, Mississippi solvent during Reconstruction.
Minot family letters -- 1824-1842 Creator: Minot family
Extent: 26 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of letters written by and addressed to members of the Minot family of Boston, Massachusetts, between the 1820s and 1840s. The letters pertain to family members' lives in Boston and New York City, travel, and other subjects.
Missouri Penitentiary Board of Inspectors records -- 1843-1854 Creator: Missouri Penitentiary. Board of Inspectors
Extent: 277 pages
Abstract: The Minutes of the Board of Inspectors of the Missouri State Penitentiary were kept irregularly during the somewhat irregular meetings of the Board between 1843 and 1854. The most detailed sections of the minute book were kept in 1843, when the existing prison structures were being improved (with the use of convict labor) and when a rash of prison escapes led to inquiries into the lessees' management of the prison.
Samuel Latham Mitchill papers -- 1802-1815 Creator: Mitchill, Samuel Latham, 1764-1831
Extent: 31 items (0.25 linear feet)
Abstract: One of the great polymaths of the early Republic, Samuel Latham Mitchill was a man with extraordinarily wide ranging interests, including medicine, law, science, and politics. The core of the collection consists of letters to his wife, Catherine, written from Washington in 1807. Mitchill served in the Senate during a particularly interesting period, and comments at length on Aaron Burr's trial for treason, the political parties, American relations with European nations, and western exploration coming in the wake of the Louisiana Purchase.
William Jason and Dorothy Mixter papers -- 1915-1920 (bulk 1915, 1917-1919) Creator: Mixter family
Extent: 2.5 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is made up of correspondence, military documents, photographs, printed items, and ephemera related to Dr. William Jason Mixter, who served in the United States Army during World War I, and his wife Dorothy.
Virgil Henry Moats papers -- 1862-1865 Creator: Moats, Eliza Richardson, b. 1833
Extent: 18 items
Abstract: During the fall of 1861, Virgil Moats assisted in organizing a company of infantry at Camp Dennison, Ohio, accepting a commission as Captain when the regiment was formally admitted into service in December. His letters include accouts of the Battle of Shiloh, and useful information on Chickasaw Bluffs, Port Gibson, and Arkansas Post. The majority of Moats' letters were written during the Vicksburg Campaign.
Esther A. Bates collection -- 1917-1919 Creator: Moldenhauer, Esther Bates, 1889-1984
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is made up of 65 letters that Esther A. Bates of Omro, Wisconsin, received during World War I. Fred W. Moldenhauer, her future husband, wrote the vast majority of the letters while serving with the 331st Field Artillery Regiment at army camps from September 1917-September 1918, and after his return to the United States in February 1919.
Charles J. and Jean C. Molnar correspondence -- 1939-1945 (bulk 1943-1945) Creator: Molnar, Jean Corser, -1988 and Molnar, Charles Joseph, 1905-2004
Extent: 2 linear feet
Abstract: The Charles J. and Jean C. Molnar correspondence largely consists of letters that Molnar and his wife, Jean Corser, received during his service in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II, including their letters to one another. The collection also contains small groups of photographs, ephemera, and printed materials.
James Moncrieff papers -- 1710-1894 (bulk 1780-1804) Creator: Moncrieff, James, 1744-1793
Extent: 403 items (1.5 linear feet)
Abstract: The James Moncrieff papers are made up of letters, documents, and reports partially documenting the military career of Moncrieff, a British engineer. In particular, the papers regard Moncrieff’s engineering work following the siege of Charlestown, South Carolina (1780 ff.), and in the West Indies in the early 1790s.
John W. Monette papers -- 1824-1851 Creator: Monette, John W. (John Wesley), 1803-1851
Extent: 3 linear feet
Abstract: John Wesley Monette, a physician and writer in Mississippi during the early 1800s, was a frequent contributor to southern periodicals. His papers contain drafts and unpublished materials related to his writings on the history and geography of the Mississippi Valley.
Bigelow-Monks correspondence -- 1862-1884 (bulk 1862-1871) Creator: Monks, Susannah Bigelow, b. 1842
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Bigelow-Monks correspondence contains correspondence from several soldiers serving in the Union Army during the Civil War, as well as a series of letters written by Charles A. Monks to his wife Susannah, when he was staying in Gibbon, Nebraska, in 1871.
Thomas G. Monroe log book -- 1831-1832 Creator: Monroe, Thomas Goldsmith
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Thomas G. Monroe log book (162 pages) contains daily entries about the voyage of the Nile from New York to Canton, China, and back in 1831 and 1832. The log book also contains records regarding the voyage of the Charles Wharton along the Atlantic Coast and from New Orleans to Liverpool, England, and back to Philadelphia in 1832.
William Monson Naval Tracts -- [17th Century?] Creator: Monson, William, Sir, 1569-1643
Extent: 6 volumes
Abstract: This collection consists of manuscript copies of Sir William Monson's six books on naval history and theory, written by him in the first half of the 17th century. The volumes contain accounts of English voyages around Europe, contemporary assessments of rival navies and of international trade, and stories of famous voyages, including those of Magellan and Columbus.
Louis G. Monté collection -- 1899, 1907 (bulk 1899) Creator: Monté, Louis G. and Anonymous
Extent: 2 volumes
Abstract: The Louis G. Monté collection is made up of 2 diaries about Americans traveling in Europe in the summer of 1899. Monté and another traveler wrote entries about sightseeing in England, France, Germany, and the Netherlands. Both journals have pencil drawings of people encountered and each doubles as a scrapbook with photographs, tickets, programs, and other ephemera.
Chevalier de Monteil logbook -- 1776-1787 (bulk 1781-1782) Creator: Monteil, Chevalier de, 1725-1787
Extent: 7 items
Abstract: The Chevalier de Monteil logbook contains daily descriptions of events that occurred while Monteil served as an officer in the French naval fleet during the American Revolution. Included with the logbook are several letters as well as two royal commissions from Louis XVI.
Abbé Montesquiou journal -- ca. 1798 Creator: Montesquiou-Fezensac, Abbé François Xavier Marc Antoine, 1758-1832
Extent: 102 pages
Abstract: This travel account of Abbé Montesquiou was written in 1798 three years after his trip to American from 1758-1832. The journal covers Montesquiou's travels as well as his thoughts on America, Canada and the mid-Atlantic areas he visits.
Charlie and John Moore papers -- 1839-1864 Creator: Moore family
Extent: 15 items
Abstract: Charlie and John Moore, who appear to have been cousins, both received captains' commissions in the 99th U.S. Colored Infantry. Their letters describe training at Camp Lyon in Connecticut, a journey to Ship Island, and stationing in New Orleans.
D. G. Moore letters -- 1882-1893 (bulk 1882-1883) Creator: Moore, Allen Henry
Extent: 6 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of 6 letters that Davis Graham Moore wrote to his son Allen from 1882-1884 and in 1893. Moore's correspondence concerns his son's activities and studies at the University of Vermont, flooding in southern Illinois, family news, and the World's Columbian Exposition.
Myron E. Moore papers -- 1942-1945 Creator: Moore, Sadie R.
Extent: 1.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Myron E. Moore papers pertain to Moore's experiences in the United States, Iran, and India while serving in the United States Army's 7th Postal Regiment during World War II.
Sheldon Moore letters -- 1824-1863 (bulk 1824-1854) Creator: Moore, Sheldon, 1798-1866
Extent: 14 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of letters that Connecticut teacher and lawyer Sheldon Moore received from friends and family members in the early 19th century. Several acquaintances discussed life in New Haven, Connecticut, and his sister, Eliza Langdon, described her life in Mobile, Alabama.
Helen Moorhouse collection -- 1906, [1915] Creator: Moorhouse, Helen Isabel, b. 1876
Extent: 33 items
Abstract: The collection consists of a 172-page diary, composed in the summer of 1906 (July 3-Sept. 2) about Helen Moorhouse’s experience as a hired musician at a hotel on Cape Cod, and a series of 32 letters that Moorhouse wrote from the Nichewaug Inn in Petersham, Massachusetts, to Alice E. Brown, the woman with whom she was romantically involved, in the summer of 1915.
Jacob Mordecai collection -- 1804-1835 Creator: Mordecai, Jacob, 1762-1838
Extent: 7 items
Abstract: This collection contains letters and drafts pertaining to Jacob Mordecai of Warrenton, North Carolina, and Richmond, Virginia. The materials concern topics such as education, the Richmond Academy, biblical prophecy.
Bradford Club records -- 1859-1868 Creator: Moreau, John B. (John Bostwick), 1812-1886
Extent: 3 volumes
Abstract: This collection is comprised of three volumes holding the correspondence and meeting minutes of the Bradford Club, a mid-19th century bibliophilic society that published books about various topics related to American history.
Wright family collection -- 1835-1940 (bulk 1835-1868) Creator: Morfit, Campbell, 1820-1897
Extent: 18 items
Abstract: The Wright family collection consists primarily of correspondence related to the Morfit family and to Wilbur and Orville Wright's uncle, John Wright.
Morgan family papers -- 1834-1913 Creator: Morgan family
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Morgan family papers contain the correspondence of three generations of the Morgan family of Ohio, Iowa, and Colorado. Primarily spanning the 1850s and 1880s-1890s, the papers document the Morgans' support for abolition and social reform, as well as their teaching, farming, and business endeavors.
Charles W. Morgan general order book -- 1841-1842 Creator: Morgan, Charles W.
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Charles W. Morgan general order book contains 57 orders (33 pages) that Morgan issued to the United States Navy Mediterranean Squadron on November 20, 1841, and April 11, 1842. The orders pertain primarily to officers' duties and conduct and to logistical issues.
George Morgan, writings in Jedidiah Morse's The American Geography, 1789 -- 1789-[ca. 1791] Creator: Morgan, George, 1743-1810 and Morse, Jedidiah, 1761-1826
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This copy of Jedidiah Morse's The American Geography (1789) contains manuscript annotations by Indian agent George Morgan. Morgan's notes include corrections, additions, and commentary on subjects such as Native American culture, geography, and history.
Henry J. Morgan correspondence -- 1877-1896 Creator: Morgan, Henry J. (Henry James), 1842-1913
Extent: 6 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of incoming letters addressed to Henry J. Morgan of Ottawa, Canada, and a program from a theatrical performance. Morgan received letters from his wife about her activities while visiting San Francisco, California, in 1877 and from Paul V. Flynn of Newark, New Jersey, about Morgan's plan to include Flynn's biography in The Canadian Men and Women of the Time.
James Morgan letters -- 1821-1840 (bulk 1822-1831) Creator: Morgan, James
Extent: 64 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of 64 letters, written primarily by James Morgan to his brother, George C. Morgan, between 1821 and 1840. They regard shipping concerns and political affairs.
Richard D. Morison memoranda and account book -- 1884-1907 (bulk 1884) Creator: Morison, R. D. (Richard D.), 1827-1907
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Richard D. Morison, a physician from Hardin County, Ohio, used this volume to record financial accounts, essays, medicinal recipes, and notes. The essays pertain to religious topics and, in one case, women's suffrage.
Morrell family correspondence -- 1842-1865 (bulk 1850-1865) Creator: Morrell, Charles G.
Extent: 50 items
Abstract: The Morrell family correspondence contains letters that Charles G. Morrell of Cumberland County, Maine, received from friends and family members. Morrell's sisters Abby and Annie wrote the majority of the letters from Ohio, Maine, and Illinois.
Humphrey Morrey collection -- 1717-1769 (bulk 1717-1735) Creator: Morrey family
Extent: 11 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of correspondence, legal documents, and financial records pertaining to Humphrey Morrey of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Most items concern Morrey's financial ventures, his land ownership, and estates of deceased persons.
Ann W. Morris letters -- 1817-1818 Creator: Morris, Ann Willing, -1820
Extent: 4 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of 3 letters that Ann W. Morris of Germantown, Pennsylvania, received from her friend Mary in 1817 and 1818, as well as one letter to her mother, Ann Willing Morris. Mary, who had recently moved to West Point, New York, from Germantown, primarily discussed her social life and family news.
Robert Morris collection -- 1784-1803 Creator: Morris, Robert, 1734-1806
Extent: 10 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of correspondence and notarized documents related to the financial affairs of Philadelphia merchant Robert Morris.
James Boggs letters -- 1786-1795 (bulk 1793-1795) Creator: Morris, Robert, 1745-1815
Extent: 11 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of 11 letters addressed to Judge Robert Morris of New Brunswick, New Jersey, including 10 letters from his nephew, James Boggs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Boggs discussed Morris's financial affairs, the yellow fever epidemic, and his intention to join a military regiment raised in response to the Whiskey Rebellion.
Samuel Morris journal -- 1758-1763 Creator: Morris, Samuel
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Samuel Morris journal contains the daily accounts of a Connecticut private and clerk serving under Captain Andrew Dalrymple and Colonel Eleazer Fitch during the French and Indian War. From 1758 to 1759, Morris' regiment was stationed at Fort Edward, Crown Point, and nearby camps around Lake George. On July 26, 1759, Morris witnessed the Battle of Ticonderoga (Fort Carillon) lead by Jeffery Amherst.
Albert Morrison collection -- 1841-1886 Creator: Morrison family
Extent: 50 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of letters, financial records, and documents related to Albert Morrison, a physician who practiced in Windsor, Connecticut, in the mid-19th century. The collection includes letters between members of the Morrison family and letters pertaining to Morrison's medical practice.
Richard Cary Morse papers -- 1852-1886 (bulk 1853-1863) Creator: Morse, Richard Cary, 1841-1926
Extent: 3.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Morse papers consists of letters from various members of the well known Morse Family of New England, with the greatest part of the correspondence between Richard Morse, Sr. and his son Richard Morse, Jr. including many letters written while Richard junior was at school.
Samuel B. Morse journal -- 1861-1869 Creator: Morse, Samuel B., 1834-1897
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Samuel B. Morse, a Baptist pastor, kept this journal while teaching at Urania College in Glasgow, Kentucky, and Pacific Methodist College in Vacaville, California, during the Civil War, as well as throughout his studies at Newton Theological Seminary in Newton Centre, Massachusetts, in the late 1860s. He commented on his social life, described his travels between the East and West Coasts of the United States, and mentioned military and political developments during the Civil War.
Clarence E. Burt papers -- 1918 Creator: Mosher, Charles H. and Mosher, Addie
Extent: 20 items
Abstract: The Clarence E. Burt papers primarily consist of letters that Burt wrote to his aunt and uncle, Addie and Charles H. Mosher of New Bedford, Massachusetts, while serving with the United States Army in France during the World War I. Burt described the scenery and aspects of life near the front lines.
Eleanor Moss autograph book -- 1826-1850 Creator: Moss, Eleanor I.
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Eleanor I. Moss collected poems, sketches, and engravings in this volume in the early 19th century. Male and female acquaintances contributed poems about friendship, nature, and religion. The visual material depicts buildings, people, and nature.
Peter Mostert papers -- 1943-1945 Creator: Mostert, Eugenia Arnold, 1909-2009
Extent: 1.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Peter Mostert papers consist primarily of letters that Mostert wrote to his wife while serving in the 901st Ordnance Heavy Automotive Maintenance Company during the Second World War. The collection also includes photographs and printed material related to Mostert's service, as well as a small copy of the New Testament.
William J. Moulton journal -- 1862-1863 Creator: Moulton, William J.
Extent: 119 pages
Abstract: The diary of William Moulton is a record of a literate and observant civilian accompanying a friend, Capt. Melville C. Wilkinson, of the 107th N.Y. Infantry, as he traveled from Elmira, New York, to Alexandria, Virginia.
Leighton-Mount family papers -- 1889-1909 Creator: Mount, Pearl Leighton, b. 1874
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Leighton-Mount family papers are made up of incoming correspondence to Pearl Leighton and her husband, John L. Mount, of Otsego, Michigan, as well as letters written by John Mount. In the latter, Mount discusses his work as a traveling salesman of "Royal Scrolls" for Powers, Higley, & Company (Valparaiso, Indiana).
Robert Baird papers -- 1943 Creator: Munro, Kit and Munro, Bill
Extent: 8 items
Abstract: The Robert Baird papers consist of 8 letters Baird wrote to his aunt and uncle, Kit and Bill Munro of Harvey, Illinois, while he served in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. He discussed his life in Massachusetts while awaiting the completion of construction on his assigned ship, and later wrote of his activities while on leave in London.
A. Munro correspondence -- 1872-1873 Creator: Munro, Mary
Extent: 9 items
Abstract: The A. Munro correspondence contains nine letters written by the Michigan laborer from 1872-1873, addressed to his wife in Ohio. The letters describe the timber industry and the challenges presented by harsh Michigan winters.
Joel Munsell collection -- 1848-1913 (bulk 1848-1866) Creator: Munsell, Joel, 1808-1880
Extent: 31 items
Abstract: The Joel Munsell collection contains two distinct groups of materials. The first series comprises letters and printed material related to printer and antiquarian Joel Munsell’s 1847-1850 investigation of the 1777 murder of Jane McCrea, and the second series consists of 19 letters from Munsell to Elias Nason, primarily concerning historical publications.
Jonathan Murduck account book and memoranda -- 1803-1805 (bulk 1804-1805) Creator: Murduck, Jonathan
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains financial records, patient records, and memoranda related to the affairs of Jonathan Murduck, who sailed to Calcutta, India, in 1803, and Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in 1804-1805. Accounts pertain to goods shipped on the Louisiana in 1804, Murduck's personal purchases at Port-au-Prince, and medical consultations for ships' officers at Port-au-Prince. Memoranda concern medical cases and trade between the United States, the Caribbean, India, China, and Sumatra.
Edith Murphy travel journal -- 1907 Creator: Murphy, Edith Maude
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Edith Maude Murphy wrote daily diary entries while traveling from her home in Lincoln County, Nebraska, to Kansas and Colorado in the summer of 1907. Murphy traveled with her aunt and uncle, Maude and Edward Murphy, and her cousins Myrtle, Bertha, Fulton, Milton, and Nevah (or Nivah).
Elizabeth Musser journal -- 1850 Creator: Musser, Elizabeth
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Elizabeth Musser of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, kept a diary about her daily activities throughout the year 1850. She attended religious meetings, visited and received family members and neighbors, and performed household chores.
William M. Muth collection -- 1938-1946 (bulk 1939, 1942-1943) Creator: Muth, William McChesney, 1916-1990
Extent: 46 items
Abstract: The William M. Muth collection contains diaries, photographs, and documents concerning Muth's experiences in Germany and the Netherlands in 1939 and his United States Navy service in the Pacific from 1942-1943.
The Constitution of the Mutual Literary Society -- 1810s Creator: Mutual Literary Society
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This copy of The Constitution of the Mutual Literary Society, once owned by John Amedey, outlines the official procedures for the society, founded in the 1810s. The society was intended to promote debate and discussion about scientific advances and other subjects.
Myrick family papers -- 1845-ca. 1900 Creator: Myrick family
Extent: 3.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Myrick collection contains personal, business, and legal papers of a family engaged in the business of manufacturing gravestones and monuments in western New York State. Content includes New York State politics, gold rush California, land speculation, and the Civil War.