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J. R. (Hessian) journal -- 1776-1784 Creator: R., J.
Extent: 80 pages
Abstract: This journal, kept by an author identified only as J. R., covers the service of a Hessian soldier during the Revolutionary War, including his trip to and from America and his service with the British auxiliary forces.
William Pote family papers -- 1769-1997 (bulk 1788-1900) Creator: Rabick, Susan J.
Extent: 0.75 linear feet and 3 volumes
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence, documents, and genealogical information related to Captain William Pote, Jr., of Marblehead, Massachusetts; his sons Greenfield and Samuel; his grandson William; and other descendants. Many items reflect the Pote family's involvement in shipping. One series concerns the family's claim for compensation after French privateers seized a ship's cargo. Later material pertains to efforts of the Dennison and King families to trace their ancestors, who included members of the Pote family.
William Rafferty papers -- 1801-1896 (bulk 1814-1827) Creator: Rafferty, William, 1778-1830
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Abstract: The William Rafferty Papers contain incoming correspondence, manuscript sermons, lecture notes, and financial documents related to Rafferty, an Irish immigrant to the United States who became a Presbyterian and Episcopal minister in the early 19th century.
Samuel Raisbeck letter book -- 1858-1883 (bulk 1858-1863) Creator: Raisbeck, Samuel M.
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This letter book contains Samuel Raisbeck's professional correspondence between the years 1858 and 1863, during his time as a broker on Wall Street in New York City.
Sir Walter Raleigh, A Discourse of the Peace with Spain and retayning of the Netherlands -- 1602 Creator: Raleigh, Walter, Sir, 1552?-1618
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Sir Walter Raleigh's A Discourse of the Peace with Spain and retayning of the Netherlands is a 49-page manuscript treatise intended to persuade King James I to maintain a positive relationship with the Netherlands during peace negotiations with Spain in 1602.
George Ransom naval journal -- 1843-1844, 1862-1865 Creator: Ransom, George Marcellus, 1820-1889
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains ships' logs pertaining to George M. Ransom's service on the United States Navy ships Erie (January 1843-September 1844), Kineo (February 1862-February 1863), Mercedita (April 1863-August 1863), Grand Gulf (September 1863-November 1864), and Muscoota (January 1865-May 1865). Ransom served on the Erie during its voyage from the East Coast to the South Pacific and commanded the remaining vessels in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi River, and Caribbean Sea. The logs recount naval battles and the capture of several blockade runners during the Civil War.
Rathbone Petroleum Company of Pennsylvania documents -- 1860-1865 (bulk 1864-1865) Creator: Rathbone Petroleum Company of Pennsylvania
Extent: 22 items
Abstract: This collection contains deeds and other legal documents related to oil lands near Burning Springs, West Virginia, and to the formation of the Rathbone Petroleum Company of Pennsylvania. Many of the documents are later copies made for an unidentified purpose. The collection also holds the original articles of association and letter patent for the Rathbone Petroleum Company of Pennsylvania.
Samuel Prioleau and Margaretta Fleming Ravenel family collection -- 1807-1950 (bulk 1837-1902) Creator: Ravenel family
Extent: 0.75 linear feet
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence and other materials related to the family of Samuel Prioleau Ravenel and his wife, Margaretta Fleming Parker Ravenel. Many of the letters concern life in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Charleston, South Carolina, before, during, and after the Civil War (particularly during Reconstruction). Other items pertain to family news, European travel, and other subjects.
William Rawle letter book -- 1778-1782 Creator: Rawle, William, 1759-1836
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The William Rawle letter book contains copies of letters that Rawle, a Loyalist, wrote to his sisters, mother, and stepfather from New York; Cork, Ireland; London, England; and Boulogne, France, between 1778 and 1782. Rawle commented on the progress of the war, local customs and politics, and his travels, among other subjects.
Lavender R. Ray family collection -- 1867-1900 (bulk 1877-1892) Creator: Ray family
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: This collection contains personal letters between Lavender Ray, his wife Annie, and their daughter Ruby. Most of their correspondence concerns family news and life in Newnan and Americus, Georgia; and at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia, and the Lucy Cobb Institute in Athens, Georgia.
Whitney family letters -- 1839-1843 Creator: Redfield, Mary Jane Whitney, b. 1821 and Whitney, William Wallace, 1817-1847
Extent: 30 items
Abstract: This collection is comprised of 30 incoming letters to Mary Jane Whitney and her brother, William Wallace Whitney, of Albany, New York. Eliza Whitney wrote 13 letters to Mary about her experiences at the Albany Female Academy, and William and George Whitney each wrote letters to Mary about their lives in Albany. Asa Whitney, a machinist and railroad entrepreneur, sent Mary and William news from home and updates on his business affairs.
Mary Walter Redmond autograph book -- 1910-1912 Creator: Redmond, Mary Walter
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains signatures, poems, well-wishes, and cartoons that Mary Walter Redmond collected between 1910 and 1912. Many contributors were involved in the New York publishing industry.
Reed-Blackmer family papers -- 1848-1936 Creator: Reed family and Blackmer family
Extent: 444 items
Abstract: The Reed-Blackmer family papers consist of the correspondence from an extended family including many settlers in New York, Michigan, and Western America.
Louisa A. Reed papers -- 1863-1894 Creator: Reed, Enos
Extent: 53 items (0.25 linear feet)
Abstract: The Louisa Reed papers consist primarily of letters to Enos Reed, of the 34th Iowa Infantry in the Civil War, from his wife, Louisa, and other relatives and friends.
Edmond Higgins papers -- 1849-1864 Creator: Reed, John
Extent: 28 items
Abstract: The Edmond Higgins papers consist primarily of letters to John Reed, his legal council, which regards Higgins’ conviction and imprisonment for allegedly raping his daughter, Ruby Jane, and Higgins' efforts to obtain a pardon.
John F. Reed collection -- 1813-1815 Creator: Reed, John F.
Extent: 7 items
Abstract: The John F. Reed collection is made up of military orders issued to the New York Militia's 39th Brigade during the War of 1812. Reed commanded the 22nd Regiment, a unit within the brigade.
G. Elmer Seeber letters -- 1919-1922 Creator: Rehnert, Louise
Extent: 6 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of 6 letters that George Elmer Seeber wrote to Louise Rehnert about his life as a farmer in northeast California. He discussed travel, raising crops and livestock, finances, and his family.
Girard papers -- 1780-1870 (bulk 1793-1870) Creator: Reichert, John P.
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection holds 18 business letters written by Philadelphia merchant Stephen Girard, as well as approximately 25 legal and financial documents concerning his professional affairs in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Also included are 17 partially printed bank checks drawn on Girard and approximately 170 bills and receipts related to the expenses of Girard College, a school founded by a bequest in Stephen Girard's will.
Renwick family correspondence -- 1942-1947 (bulk 1942-1945) Creator: Renwick family
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Renwick family correspondence is made up of the World War II-era letters of John and Violet Renwick of Durhamville, New York, and their sons George and John. The Renwick brothers, who both served in the United States Navy, discussed aspects of their service and their parents and friends shared news from home.
John P. Reynolds journal -- 1861 Creator: Reynolds, John P., b. ca. 1841
Extent: 239 pages
Abstract: John P. Reynolds, Jr., was 19 years old when he enlisted in the Salem Light Infantry, one of the first units to respond to Lincoln's call for volunteers in 1861 at the beginning of the Civil War. His journal provides an account of life in the army during the opening states of the war, and includes long, detailed passages describing drills, parades, ceremonies and celebrations, and the ways in which soldiers chose to entertain themselves.
Mary Reynolds papers -- 1830-1835 Creator: Reynolds, Mary
Extent: 6 items
Abstract: The Mary Reynolds papers are comprised of six letters written home by a woman missionary and teacher in Turkey. Though few in number, the Reynolds letters offer an insight into one woman's view of the missionary endeavor.
Archibald Rhind diary -- 1833-1839 Creator: Rhind, Archibald, b. ca. 1785
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This diary chronicles the daily activities of Archibald Rhind, a Scottish immigrant, from March 17, 1834-July 31, 1839. Rhind owned and operated a farm in Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania, throughout most of the 1830s, and produced goods such as barley, potatoes, syrup, and alcohol.
Rhoads and Wildes account book -- 1796-1799 Creator: Rhoads and Wildes
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Rhoads and Wildes was a shopkeeping establishment on North 2nd Street in Phildalphia during the late 1790s. This day book contains financial accounts for fabrics sold in their store.
Alexander Thompson papers -- 1793-1932 Creator: Ricca, Richard F.
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Alexander Thompson papers consist of the papers of three generations of Thompsons: Captain Alexander Thompson (1759-1809), Colonel Alexander Ramsey Thompson (1793-1837), and Reverend Alexander Ramsey Thompson (1822-1895). These papers document the military service of Captain Thompson in United States army (1793-1809); Colonel Thompson's military service (1819-1837); attempts by Colonel Thompson's widow Mary Thompson to secure a military pension (1838-1849); and the career of Reverend Thompson, a Union Army chaplain and Presbyterian minister, along with his family letters (1850-1932).
Alexander J. Rice papers -- 1847-1851 Creator: Rice, Alexander John, 1825-1851
Extent: 31 items
Abstract: The papers of Alexander J. Rice consist of letters written by Rice while service as a medical officer in the United States Navy during the Mexican War.
Ellen Rice journal -- 1848-1849 Creator: Rice, Ellen, 1830-1850
Extent: 128 pages (2 volumes)
Abstract: The Ellen Rice journal contains the daily thoughts of a deeply religious woman devoted to her sisters and family, while she worked in her sister's household.
Victor Rice papers -- 1841-1875 Creator: Rice, V. M. (Victor Moreau), 1818-1869
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Victor Rice papers contain correspondence and printed items related to education in the state of New York in the mid-19th century and to the Spencerian system of penmanship, which Rice helped develop.
Rich Patch Iron & Ore Company collection -- 1874, 1899-1903 Creator: Rich Patch Iron & Ore Company
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Rich Patch Iron & Ore Company collection is made up of correspondence, reports, financial records, maps, and other items related to mining operations in Virginia, West Virginia, Ontario, and Minnesota. Many items pertain to the geologic composition of lands in Alleghany County, Virginia, and Raleigh County, West Virginia, particularly with regard to iron and coal.
Russell P. and John A. Rich papers -- 1862-1871 (bulk 1862-1865) Creator: Rich, Russell P., b. ca. 1841 and Rich, John A., b. ca. 1838
Extent: 12 items
Abstract: The Russell P. and John A. Rich papers consist primarily of documents related to the brothers' service in the Union Army during the Civil War. The collection also includes two letters from other Civil War soldiers and a copy of Russell P. Rich's 1871 will.
William Dearmond Court-martial proceedings -- 1798 Creator: Richmond County (Ga.). Militia
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This 49-page document contains the proceedings of the court martial of Captain William Dearmond, held in Augusta, Georgia, in the summer of 1798. Dearmond, an officer in the cavalry regiment of Georgia's Richmond County Militia, was accused of disobeying orders and resisting a subsequent arrest. He was ultimately cleared of all charges.
Richmond family collection -- 1872-1909 Creator: Richmond family
Extent: 20 items
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence and other items pertaining to the Richmond family of Lebanon, New York. Correspondents wrote about travel in Oregon and Missouri, opium addiction, real property, and family deaths, including death during childbirth.
Ebenezer Ricker collection -- 1767-1805 Creator: Ricker, Ebenezer
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Ebenezer Ricker collection is made up of letters, poems, financial records, and writings that Ricker compiled from 1787-1805. Many items pertain to seafaring life and Ricker's career as a merchant ship captain.
Riley family papers -- 1835-1910 Creator: Riley family
Extent: 4.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Riley family papers (2,902 items) document the personal and business activities of Ashbel Wells Riley and his son George Stillson Riley of Rochester, New York. The papers concern family relationships and society in western New York, as well as the Riley family's participation in the temperance movement, and George Riley's involvement in the Grand Council of the Iroquois.
Riopelle family papers -- 1737-1894 Creator: Riopelle family
Extent: 38 items
Abstract: The Riopelle family papers consist of documents and correspondence relating to various members of the Riopelle, Beaubien, and Gouin families in Montreal, Quebec, and Detroit, Michigan.
Christopher Ripley collection -- 1801-1851 Creator: Ripley, Christopher, 1781-1851
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Christopher Ripley collection is made up of four manuscript notebooks, which include diary entries, financial records, writings, and other entries about many subjects, including Ripley's life in Hartford, Connecticut, and Ogdensburg, New York.
Samuel Ripley papers -- 1864-1865 Creator: Ripley, Mary
Extent: 64 items
Abstract: The Samuel Ripley papers contain correspondence from a soldier in the 36th Wisconsin Infantry, describing several months at Camp Randall, participation in the siege of Petersburg, and his feelings about the war.
Anna Cora Ritchie collection -- 1856-1860 Creator: Ritchie, Anna Cora Ogden Mowatt, 1819-1870
Extent: 22 items
Abstract: In the 1850s, Anna Cora Ritchie, a writer and actress, became involved in the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, whose mission was (and is) to preserve the home of George Washington. This collection includes incoming correspondence related to fundraising activities for the Association and letters from friends in her theatrical and literary circles.
Rufus Robbins family papers -- 1861-1862, 1890 (bulk 1861-1862) Creator: Robbins, Rufus, 1828-1863
Extent: 16 items
Abstract: The Rufus Robbins family papers contain correspondence addressed to Rufus Robbins, who served in the 7th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. Members of the Robbins family described life on the home front, shared news of local families, and discussed shoemaking.
J. M. Taylor (Schooner) records -- 1862 Creator: Robert M. Blackwell & Company
Extent: 20 items
Abstract: These letters and documents pertain to the commercial sailing vessel J. M. Taylor, on lease to the Federal government for Civil War service. The focus of the papers is Blackwell & Company's attempts to obtain restitution from the government for wartime damages to the vessel.
Roberts family papers -- 1878-1915 (bulk 1884-1902) Creator: Roberts family
Extent: 0.75 linear feet
Abstract: The Roberts family papers pertain to the Roberts family of Fox River, Wisconsin, and their daughter Mamie, who later lived in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The material concerns daily life, presidential politics, and other subjects.
Ziba Roberts collection -- 1826-1957 (bulk 1861-1911) Creator: Roberts family
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is made up of correspondence, diaries, financial records, legal documents, photographs, and ephemera related to Ziba Roberts of Shelby, New York, and his family. Much of the material concerns his service in the 28th New York Infantry Regiment during the Civil War, veterans' pensions, reunions, genealogy, and estate administration.
Thomas Roberts, Royal Navy Ship List -- [early 19th century] Creator: Roberts, Thomas
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains lists of Royal Navy ships active in the early 19th century, including information about each ship's size, number of crewmen, number of guns, and origin.
William Roberts letterbook -- 1849-1851 Creator: Roberts, William
Extent: 29 items
Abstract: The William Roberts letterbooks contains letters sent by a gold rush miner during his trip to and while working in California to his family back east. The letters comment on gold mining and other jobs available in California, prices for items, descriptions of the area, and religious sentiments.
William C. Roberts scrapbook -- 1869-1907 (bulk 1886-1892) Creator: Roberts, William C.
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This scrapbook contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, ephemera, and other material about New York businessman William C. Roberts. Most items pertain to the New York Standard Watch Company and other business ventures. One group of letters concerns Roberts's efforts to gather biographical information about Civil War veterans.
Robertson family letters -- 1827-1896 (bulk 1846-1882, 1890-1893) Creator: Robertson family and Saltmarsh family
Extent: 93 items
Abstract: This collection contains personal correspondence related to the family of Daniel M. Robertson of Bow, New Hampshire, mainly pertaining to his daughters Mary, Martha, Eliza, and Harriet. A later group of items relates to Harriet Robertson's son, Franklin N. Saltmarsh. The letters concern family news in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and New York, and mention topics such as the Civil War and higher education.
Rush Robinson correspondence -- 1896-1904 Creator: Robinsin, Rush, 1870- and Robinson, Laura Hopkins Beall, 1869-
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is made up of love letters that Rush Robinson exchanged with Laura Hopkins Beall, his fiancée and wife. Robinson commented on life in Baltimore, Maryland; their separation; and his travels in Maryland and Virginia. The collection also has letters that Laura Beall Robinson wrote to Rush Robinson after their marriage.
Alexander Robinson papers -- 1809-1843 (bulk 1814-1815) Creator: Robinson, Alexander, b. ca. 1777
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Alexander Robinson papers contain military records relating to Fort Greene, which Robinson commanded during the War of 1812, business records relating to international trading, as well as Robinson's personal correspondence.
Nathan D. and Thomas Robinson diaries -- 1862-1870 Creator: Robinson, Nathan D., ca. 1842-1901 and Robinson, Thomas, ca. 1840-1865
Extent: 5 volumes
Abstract: The Nathan D. and Thomas Robinson diaries contain entries relating to the Civil War service of two brothers from Ohio, in the 104th and 143rd Ohio Infantry.
William J. Robinson and Martin Ryan collection -- 1860-1885 (bulk 1860-1870) Creator: Robinson, William J.
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is made up of letters and financial documents related to William J. Robinson, a tanner in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, and Martin Ryan, a farmer in Niantic, Illinois. Ryan composed the majority of the letters, writing to Robinson about farm work and finances during the 1860s. Other items pertain to the business and financial interests of Ryan and Robinson.
Rogers-Roche collection -- 1758-1881 (bulk 1758-1801) Creator: Roche, Elizabeth Browne Rogers
Extent: 53 items
Abstract: The Rogers-Roche papers contain the outgoing letters of Robert Rogers and his stepson, John Roche. The Rogers material mainly concerns his military activities and money-making endeavors in North America and England, while the Roche letters relate to Roche's service on the U.S. Ship Constitution during the Quasi-war with France.
Rochester Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society papers -- 1851-1868 Creator: Rochester Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society
Extent: 100 items
Abstract: The Rochester Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society papers consist of documents generated by the society as well as correspondence to and from various members of the society about slavery, the conditions of freemen, and other progressive issues.
Robert B. Ackerburg correspondence -- 1945-1946 (bulk 1946) Creator: Rochford, Suzanne (Suki), 1926-2008
Extent: 32 items
Abstract: The Robert B. Ackerburg correspondence consists of a series of letters Ackerburg wrote to his friend, Suki Rochford, during his time in the merchant marine immediately following the Second World War.
Joseph Rockhold journal -- 1834-1858 Creator: Rockhold, Joseph, 1774-1860
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This journal contains daily entries that Ohio farmer John Rockhold composed between 1834 and 1858. Rockhold discussed the weather, farm work, interactions with family members and neighbors, and a trip he took to Des Moines, Iowa, in the summer of 1852.
Hugh and George Roden papers -- 1861-1898 (bulk 1861-1864) Creator: Roden family
Extent: 68 items
Abstract: George and Hugh Roden, sons of English immigrants, enlisted in the 2nd and 7th New Jersey Infantry regiments respectively during the Civil War. This collection contains 62 letters from Hugh and five letters from George, which offer an excellent look at the ordinary soldier's view of politics, the army, and its commanders.
John Rodgers papers -- 1796-1908 (bulk 1801-1836) Creator: Rodgers, John, 1773-1838
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Abstract: The John Rodgers papers contain naval Commander Rodger's professional correspondence from shortly before his first naval commission through the end of his career. The papers provide a wealth of information on nearly every aspect of Rodgers' career, from his blockading and diplomatic activities during the Barbary Wars through his brief tenure as Secretary of the United States Navy.
Agnes B. Laidlaw diary -- 1896 Creator: Roesler, Agnes Laidlaw, 1876-
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Agnes B. Laidlaw described her daily activities in New York City from February 11, 1896, to June 20, 1896, in her diary. She frequently discussed her love of painting, social life, and thoughts about romantic love.
Charles G. Rogers journal -- 1865 Creator: Rogers, Charles Geddings, 1830-1888
Extent: 22 pages
Abstract: Charles Geddings Rogers graduated from West Point in 1854 and served in the cavalry of the Army of the Tennessee during the Civil War. His pocket diary contains entries from February to May 1865, with a brief retrospective of his unit's movements in 1864. It also includes registers of pupils from his post-war teaching days, drafts of poems, and various other personal notes.
Sara E. Neal letters -- 1910-1911 Creator: Rogers, Edward Brown, 1884-1932
Extent: 23 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of love letters that Sara Neal of Russellville, Arkansas, wrote to Edward Brown Rogers, her future husband, while he played baseball in Texas. She commented on her social life, her everyday activities, and their upcoming wedding.
Rochester H. and Lois S. Rogers collection -- 1913-1923 (bulk 1917-1919) Creator: Rogers, Rochester Hart, 1881-1965 and Rogers, Lois Hungerford Smith
Extent: 0.75 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is primarily made up of letters that Rochester Hart Rogers and his wife, Lois Smith Rogers, wrote to one another between 1917 and 1919. Rochester discussed his legal practice in Rochester, New York, and his experiences as an army officer at Fort Niagara, Camp Upton, and Camp Grant. Lois wrote about current events, family news, and daily life in Rochester and in Center Moriches, New York.
Jacob Rohland pattern book -- 1815 Creator: Rohland, Jacob
Extent: 133 pages
Abstract: The Jacob Rohland pattern book is a collection of over 100 patterns for textile weaving.
William Rohrer papers -- 1944-1945 Creator: Rohrer, William G., 1909-1989
Extent: 59 items
Abstract: The William Rohrer papers contain letters that friends and family members sent to Rohrer while he served in the United States Army during World War II. Rohrer's correspondents discussed family and social news and commented on topics such as rationing, the military, and a Philadelphia transportation strike.
William Rolfe collection -- 1845-1850 Creator: Rolfe, W. J. (William James), 1827-1910
Extent: 9 items
Abstract: The William Rolfe collection is made up of letters that Rolfe received from college friends and other personal acquaintances from 1845-1850. His correspondents mostly wrote about their social activities and studies at Dartmouth College and Amherst College.
G.A. Rooke log book -- 1891-1893 Creator: Rooke, G. A.
Extent: 266 pages
Abstract: Log book kept by G.A. Rooke of the Royal Navy while aboard four different ships: the HMS Camperdown, the HMS Rodney, the HMS Australia, and the HMS Champion. Various manuscript maps, watercolors, and sketches of scenery and ships illustrate the log.
Latrobe and Roosevelt family collection -- 1820-1921 Creator: Roosevelt family and Latrobe family
Extent: 8 items
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence and other items related to the Latrobe and Roosevelt families, who lived in New York City and Skaneateles, New York, in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Franklin D. Roosevelt manuscript notes in George Riddle's A Modern Reader and Speaker -- 1901-1902 Creator: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Franklin Delano Roosevelt owned this copy of George Riddle's A Modern Reader and Speaker while attending Harvard College in 1902. He used the volume's endpapers to record notes about speakers' postures, gestures, and voices. Roosevelt also marked brief passages within the text.
Rebecca Fish Root diary -- 1804-1823 Creator: Root, Rebecca Fish, 1770-1856
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This diary contains the religious and personal reflections of Rebecca Fish Root, of Hartford, Connecticut. Root wrote about personal hardships, her Christian faith, and family news in the early 19th century.
Funnell-Rope correspondence -- 1866-[1883] (bulk 1866-1871) Creator: Rope, Selina Funnell, 1845-1935 and Rope, William Whitefield, 1845-1926
Extent: 23 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of letters that Selina Sherwood Funnell ("Lena") received from friends in Binghamton, New York, while attending the State Normal and Training School at Oswego, New York, in the late 1860s.
Shirley House Hotel register -- 1856-1886 (bulk 1856-1858) Creator: Rorer, G. A.
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume records the names and nativity of guests of the Shirley House (later the Missouri Hotel) in Fayette, Missouri, from June 1856-October 1858. Guests included members of at least three traveling circuses. Newspaper clippings are pasted into the first 10 pages, apparently over register entries.
J. F. Rose collection -- [ca. 1909] Creator: Rose, J. F.
Extent: 5 items
Abstract: The J. F. Rose collection contains lyrics for 3 undated patriotic and religious songs, as well as an early 20th-century essay about popular music during the Civil War.
Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery journal -- 1873 Creator: Rosebery, Archibald Philip Primrose, Earl of, 1847-1929
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery journal chronicles the future British Prime Minister's travels in the United States in 1873. Rosebery visited New York City, Salt Lake City, Chicago, Ottawa, Montréal, and Boston.
M. Robert Rosenberg letters -- 1943-1944 Creator: Rosenberg, Gertrude
Extent: 9 items
Abstract: This collection contains letters that M. Robert Rosenberg received while serving in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II, as well as letters he wrote to Gertrude Rosenberg of Albany, New York. The collection also includes additional correspondence to Gertrude Rosenberg and a typed poem.
David Ross papers -- 1771-1803 Creator: Ross, David, 1739?-1817
Extent: 69 items
Abstract: The David Ross papers contain financial documents and correspondence regarding the estate of Pennsylvania merchant Mark Freeman and the Revolutionary War-era tobacco business of Virginia planter David Ross, who handled Freeman's financial affairs after Freeman's departure for Europe in 1779.
Eliza Ross journal -- 1875 Creator: Ross, Eliza
Extent: 1 item
Abstract: Eliza Ross wrote a daily diary for her child (or children) while traveling from Boston, Massachusetts, to Ipswich, England, on the Havilah in the fall of 1875. She commented on weather patterns, meals, aquatic animals, the ship's crew, and visits to the shore.
Alexander Wedderburn, 1st Earl of Rosslyn papers -- 1676-1801 (bulk 1764-1800) Creator: Rosslyn, Alexander Wedderburn, Earl of, 1733-1805
Extent: 0.75 linear feet
Abstract: The Alexander Wedderburn papers contain correspondence, documents, notes, and writings pertaining to Anglo-American relations during the late 18th century. The papers include items about the Boston Tea Party, the American Revolution, and claims brought under the 1794 Treaty of Amity (Jay Treaty).
Walter Rothenhoefer letters -- 1918-1919 Creator: Rothenhoefer, Walter
Extent: 3 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of 3 letters that Corporal Walter Rothenhoefer sent to a niece, Louisa, and to "Edith" (likely Louisa's mother) while serving with the 8th Field Artillery, Battery C, in France during and just after World War I.
Arthur Richard Roussin correspondence -- 1943-1946 (bulk 1944-1946) Creator: Roussin family
Extent: 1 linear foot
Abstract: This collection contains 212 letters, postcards, greeting cards, and telegrams that Second Lieutenant Arthur Richard Roussin ("Dick") of Durand, Michigan, sent to and received from his parents during his service in the United States Army, February 1944-August 1946. Roussin wrote about life at Fort Benning, Georgia; Camp Stewart, Georgia; and Camp Robinson, Arkansas, from February 1944-April 1945, and about his experiences traveling to and serving in Yokohama, Japan, from October 1945-August 1946. His parents shared personal and local news and discussed their store in Durand.
Edwin A. Rowe papers -- 1899-1901 Creator: Rowe, Jennie E.
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is made up of letters that Corporal Edwin A. Rowe sent to his aunt, Jennie E. Rowe of Fresno, California, while serving in the 43rd United States Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the Philippine Islands from 1899-1901. Rowe commented on military engagements, his travels to and around the Philippines, and other aspects of his time abroad.
Henry and Thomas Rowson collection -- 1807-1814 Creator: Rowson, Henry and Rowson, Thomas
Extent: 7 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of correspondence and legal documents related to Henry and Thomas Rowson, who were lawyers in Prescot, England, in the early 19th century. Most of the materials pertain to debt collection, and one concerns personnel in the 2nd Royal Lancashire Regiment.
Carlos Addison Rugg journals -- 1864-1865 Creator: Rugg, Carlos Addison, 1824-1911
Extent: 2 volumes
Abstract: The Carlos Addision Rugg journals offer a glimpse into the activities of a United States Christian Commission agent operating in Virginia during the Civil War.
Benjamin F. Ruggles journal -- 1859-1861 Creator: Ruggles, Benjamin Franklin, 1832-1866
Extent: 156 pages
Abstract: This journal contains daily accounts written by Benjamin F. Ruggles while traveling west on ox-drawn wagons from Salt Lake City, Utah to Red Bluff, California.
Gilbert-Rupley school notebooks -- 1808-1840 Creator: Rupley family
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection contains 7 school notebooks used by members of the Gilbert and Rupley families of Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, to practice penmanship and mathematics. Other items include poetry, a cover sheet, and loose pages from an account book.
Elihu and Phebe Russell correspondence -- 1844-1864 (bulk 1844-1848) Creator: Russell, Elihu, 1802-1881 and Russell, Phebe
Extent: 34 items
Abstract: This collection is comprised of the incoming and outgoing correspondence of Elihu and Phebe Russell of New Bedford, Massachusetts. The letters pertain to whaling voyages in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, New York state politics and current events, and family news from Hartwick, New York.
John Russell papers -- 1793-1866 (bulk 1804-1866) Creator: Russell, John Russell, Earl, 1792-1878
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is made up of correspondence and writings pertaining to English politician John Russell, 1st Earl Russell. The bulk of the materials consists of Russell's incoming and outgoing correspondence and essays; many items concern British history and government, Irish history, European history, and religion.
Thomas Rutland letterbook -- 1787-1789 Creator: Rutland, Thomas
Extent: 139 pages
Abstract: The Thomas Rutland letterbook consists of retained copies of Annapolis, Maryland merchant Thomas Rutland's outgoing correspondence.
William V. Rutledge collection -- 1861-1865 Creator: Rutledge, Matilda Jane (Jennie)
Extent: 102 items
Abstract: The William V. Rutledge collection is made up of letters that Rutledge, a surgeon, wrote while serving in the 2nd Indiana Cavalry Regiment during the Civil War.
Watkins and Livingston family scrapbook -- 1773-1882 (bulk 1773-1839) Creator: Rylance, Lucretia Elizabeth Hamersley
Extent: 94 items (1 volume)
Abstract: The Watkins and Livingston family scrapbook contains letters between members of the Watkins, Livingston, and Jay families; genealogical data recorded by Lucretia Elizabeth Hamersley Rylance; and miscellaneous drawings and newspaper clippings related to the families.