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Carlos Daggett account book -- 1818-1870 (bulk 1818-1858) Creator: Daggett, Carlos
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This account book pertains to the personal finances of Carlos Daggett, a farmer and laborer in East Sudbury, Massachusetts, between 1818 and 1870. The accounts concern the prices of manufactured goods, foods, and labor.
Mary Jane Daggett family collection -- 1853-1876 Creator: Daggett, Mary Jane, 1840-1917
Extent: 6 items
Abstract: This collection contains a small book of manuscript poems owned by Mary Jane Daggett (née Mason) of New Haven, Connecticut, in 1854, as well as 5 letters Daggett's children wrote to Santa Claus between 1872 and 1876.
Dall family papers -- 1824-1911, 1942 (bulk 1824-1911) Creator: Dall, Charles Whitney
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is made up of correspondence written and received by members of the Dall family of Boston, Massachusetts. Included are letters written and received by Caroline Healey Dall, an early feminist; letters between her daughter, Sarah Keene Dall, and Josiah Munro during the couple's courtship; letters from Charles Henry Appleton Dall to his children, Sarah and William, written while he worked as a missionary in India; and letters from Sarah Keene Dall to her brother William, concerning her life in Buffalo, New York, throughout the late-19th century.
Dalrymple family letters -- 1805-1835 (bulk 1805-1811) Creator: Dalrymple, James, 1757-1847 and Dalrymple, Azubah, 1764-1850
Extent: 20 items
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence addressed to James and Azubah Dalrymple of Framingham and Marlborough, Massachusetts, as well as 2 letters addressed to their son William. William Dalrymple wrote 14 letters to his parents while seeking work in Boston and Montréal and wrote about his impressions of Canada and the residents of Québec. Additional material includes personal correspondence from family friends and from the Dalrymples' daughter Ann.
Dalton family papers -- 1693-1876 -- 1761-1769, 1777-1779 Creator: Dodge, Stanley Dalton
Extent: 168 items
Abstract: The Dalton family papers document three generations of the Dalton family of Boston, Massachusetts: Captain James Dalton, Peter Roe Dalton, and Peter Roe Dalton, Jr. This wealthy family was involved in transatlantic shipping and local Boston politics.
Lewis Dalton papers -- 1856-1904 (bulk 1862-1863) Creator: Dalton, Phoebe P. and Dalton, Lewis, d. 1863
Extent: 19 items
Abstract: This collection contains 19 items, most of which are letters from Lewis Dalton, who volunteered for the 8th Kentucky Infantry (Union), to his wife Phoebe, from 1862 until he died in 1863. In particular, Dalton described his regiment’s march across the Cumberland Mountains, where they routed rebels from MacMinnville and Pikesville, and the start of the Battle at Stone River.
David Damon collection -- 1814-1843 Creator: Damon, David, 1787-1843
Extent: 27 items
Abstract: This collection contains incoming and outgoing correspondence and meeting minutes related to the career of David Damon, a Congregational preacher who served parishes in Lunenburg, Salisbury, Amesbury, and West Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the early 1800s.
Sylvester Dana papers -- 1770-1847 Creator: Dana, Sylvester, 1769-1849
Extent: 148 items
Abstract: The Sylvester Dana papers contain letters written to Sylvester Dana during the period of his ministry at Orford, N.H. The collection provides insight into the religious lives of northern New Englanders during the period of the Second Great Awakening and provides information on the local history of a Congregational church.
Joshua Danforth papers -- 1832-1862 Creator: Danforth, Joshua N. (Joshua Noble), 1798-1861
Extent: 69 items (0.25 linear feet)
Abstract: This collection contains the correspondence of Joshua Noble Danforth, a Presbyterian minister and agent for the American Colonization Society.
Thomas and Jonathan Danforth collection -- 1656-1688 Creator: Danforth, Jonathan, 1628-1712 and Danforth, Thomas, 1622-1699
Extent: 7 items
Abstract: The Thomas and Jonathan Danforth collection contains documents pertaining to legal matters reflecting comtemporary procedures relating to testimony and bail, overseen by the Danforths in late-17th century Massachusetts.
J. Townsend Daniel letters -- 1860-1868 Creator: Daniel family
Extent: 40 items
Abstract: This collection concerns the military career of J. Townsend Daniel, an Englishman who served in the Union Army during the Civil War. In letters to family members in England, Daniel related his experiences at the Battles of Bull Run and Fair Oaks, at an Annapolis military hospital, and in Washington, D.C., and Virginia.
Danvers (Mass.) Agricultural Society papers -- 1814-[1815] Creator: Danvers Agricultural Society (Danvers, Mass.)
Extent: 11 items
Abstract: This collection contains responses to a series of 66 questions posed by the Massachusetts Society for Promoting Agriculture regarding farming practices and production in Danvers, Massachusetts. The responses, provided by local residents and collected by the Danvers Agricultural Society, concern aspects of farming life such as environmental conditions, farmers' practices, and production figures for specific crops and animals.
Thomas Darling letters -- 1806-1843 (bulk 1806-1831) Creator: Darling, Thomas, 1785-1843 and Darling, Frances Frith, 1788-1871
Extent: 24 items
Abstract: This collection contains letters from Bermuda privateer and merchant Hezekiah Frith to Frances and Thomas Darling, his daughter and son-in-law in New York, as well as letters by Thomas Darling's cousin, Noyes Darling. The correspondence concerns family news from New Haven, Connecticut; international trade; and the effects of the Embargo Act of 1807 in Bermuda.
Willis V. Daugherty letters -- 1917-1920 (bulk 1917-1919) Creator: Daugherty, Louella L.
Extent: 0.75 linear feet
Abstract: This collection consists of letters that Ensign Willis V. Daugherty wrote to his mother while studying at Harvard University and serving as a United States Naval Air Corps pilot during the First World War. At Harvard, Daugherty wrote of his financial difficulties, coursework, and social life. While in the Navy, he described his training at naval air stations in Key West and Pensacola, Florida, including details of his flight maneuvers and life in the military.
Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, slave records -- 1788-1825 Creator: Graydon, Alexander 1752-1818, Fahenstock, Obediah, 1770-1840, and Boas, Jacob, 1786-1815
Extent: 1 volume, 8 loose items
Abstract: The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, Slave Records is a register of black and mulatto children born in Dauphin County between 1780 and 1825. The volume contains approximately 170 bound slave records giving each child's name, date of birth, sex, race, as well as owner's name, occupation, and place of residency.
Edwin Davenport papers -- 1861-1863 Creator: Davenport, Edwin, 1839-1863
Extent: 30 items
Abstract: The Edwin Davenport papers contain 29 letters that he wrote to his family (parents, brothers, and sister) while he traveled west to Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Illinois, and during his time as a Union soldier the Civil War. Davenport served as private and corporal with the Massachusetts 52nd Infantry, Co. B. before dying of a fever 1865.
Thomas Davenport collection -- 1864-1867 Creator: Davenport, Thomas, 1788-
Extent: 5 items
Abstract: This collection consists of letters, poetry, and memoirs that Thomas Davenport of Antwerp, New York, wrote in the mid- to late 1860s, primarily concerning his religious beliefs. Davenport discussed topics such as salvation, the afterlife, and sin.
Davenport-Kingsbury family collection -- 1853-1885 (bulk 1853-1858, 1861-1880) Creator: Kingsbury, Charlotte M. Field, 1835-
Extent: 50 items
Abstract: This collection consists of correspondence between members of the Davenport and Kingsbury families of Bradford and Dorchester, Massachusetts, and Rutland and Brandon, Vermont. Elijah ("E.") Davenport wrote to his family about frontier life in Wisconsin and Iowa in the 1850s, and his family members wrote about social and religious life in Vermont during the late 1860s and 1870s.
David P. Gerberich account book and recipe book -- 1840-1888 Creator: Gerberich, David P., 1814-1873 and Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains financial records pertaining to David P. Gerberich of Niles, Michigan, as well as other accounts and recipes. Daybook accounts pertain to sales of whiskey in Washington, Illinois, and of ales and foodstuffs in Howard, Michigan; later financial accounts relate to farm labor and personal expenses. The volume also includes culinary, medicinal, and household recipes.
Adelaide Davis Album of Remembrance -- 1859-1864 (bulk 1859-1861) Creator: Davis, Adelaide Harris, 1841-
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This album contains autographs of the acquaintances of Adelaide Harris Davis of Cambridge, Massachusetts, collected between 1859 and 1864. Adelaide was a student at Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz's day school, and received autographs from Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz, Louis Agassiz, and Alexander Agassiz, who taught at the school, as well as friends, primarily female. The volume also has several black-and-white engravings. A circular letter is laid in and a tuition receipt is housed separately.
Albert Davis papers -- 1861-1874 (bulk 1861-1864) Creator: Davis, Angeline Leland, b. 1812
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Albert Davis papers contain letters written by Civil War soldier Albert Davis, of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment, Co. G. Davis described his regiment's roles in the battles of Ball’s Bluff, White Oak Swamp, Gettysburg, Bristoe Station, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg.
Bernard J. Davis letters -- 1944-1945 (bulk 1945) Creator: Davis, Bernard J.
Extent: 10 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of letters that Sergeant Bernard J. Davis sent to his wife while serving in the United States Army's 249th Port Company during World War II. Writing from various locations in the Pacific and from Manila, Philippines, Davis commented on his experiences in the army and on the growth of his son.
Cushman K. Davis papers -- 1886-1900 Creator: Davis, Cushman Kellogg, 1838-1900
Extent: 150 items (0.5 linear feet)
Abstract: Cushman Kellogg Davis's letters provide insights into state-level Minnesota politics, as well as the national political scene, from the perspective of a U.S. senator in the late 1800s.
Daniel H.B. Davis letter books -- 1871-1884 (bulk 1871-1875, 1879-1884) Creator: Davis, Daniel H. B., b. 1836
Extent: 3 volumes
Abstract: This collection is comprised of 3 letter books containing copies of business and personal letters written by Daniel H. B. Davis, who owned a shipping firm that conducted business in New York City and in Lima, Peru. Davis wrote to his brother James and to his acquaintance B. H. Kaufmann, and discussed business matters and contemporary politics in Lima during the War of the Pacific.
Edmund Davis diary -- 1865 Creator: Davis, Edmund, 1848-
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This pocket diary contains daily entries that Edmund Davis wrote while attending Edge Hill School in Princeton, New Jersey, in the spring of 1865. David noted daily occurrences at the institution, such as religious services and baseball games, and also recorded major political events, including the capture of Richmond, Virginia, and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
Eliphalet Davis records -- 1817-1876 Creator: Davis, Eliphalet
Extent: 140 items
Abstract: The Eliphalet Davis records are comprised of the business and personal receipts of Eliphalet Davis, a soap manufacturer in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
James M. M. Davis diary -- 1863-1865 Creator: Davis, James M. M., 1847-1883
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The James M. M. Davis diary covers the Confederate soldier's experiences prior to and during his service with the 1st Virginia Rockbridge Artillery regiment during the Civil War. Davis participated in the final Virginia campaign, and described the military engagements of his unit while reporting news of Confederate armies elsewhere.
Jefferson Davis collection -- 1861-1865 Creator: William L. Clements Library
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Jefferson Davis collection contains political and military correspondence of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States of America. Most of the letters are from congressmen, governors, cabinet officers, generals, and local politicians to Davis.
John W. Davis papers -- 1942 Creator: Davis, Nellie
Extent: 65 items
Abstract: The John W. Davis papers consist of 43 letters, 1 fragment, 17 photographs, and 4 strips of negatives sent from Davis to his wife, Nellie, while he worked on military construction projects in Puerto Rico with the Madigan & Hyland Company during the Second World War. He provided detailed descriptions of the weather, scenery, and local people and customs. He frequently commented on his pregnant wife's health and the couple's finances.
Kirtland D. and Jessie Davis papers -- 1885-1889 Creator: Davis, Jessie Eycleshymer, 1866-1936
Extent: 15 items
Abstract: The Kirtland D. and Jessie Davis papers contain 15 letters from Kirt to his fiancé and later wife Jessie, while he is away building new railroad lines in southern Michigan for the Michigan Central Railroad Company.
Sarah B. Davis letters -- 1815 Creator: Eldredge, Eliza
Extent: 3 items
Abstract: This collection contains 3 letters (6 pages) that Sarah Butler Davis wrote to her sister, Eliza Eldredge, while studying under a private female tutor in Norwich, Connecticut, in the fall of 1815. Davis sent her regards to her family, who lived in Providence, Rhode Island, and discussed her life in Connecticut.
Henry B. Dawson papers -- 1836-1913 Creator: Dawson, Henry B., 1821-1889
Extent: 69 items (0.25 linear feet)
Abstract: The papers of editor and historian Henry B. Dawson primarily regard editorial tasks such as solicitations for subscriptions and inquiries about research materials. Many of the manuscripts focus on Dawson's work on the American Revolution.
David A. Day scrapbook -- c. 1897 Creator: Day, David Alexander, 1851-1897
Extent: 89 pages and 34 photographs
Abstract: The David A. Day scrapbook was assembled shortly after Rev. Day's death in 1897 to commemorate one of the most renowned American missionaries in West Africa. It includes photographs and illustrations of the mission and its missionaries, accompanied by captions providing background on the activities of the mission, the way of life of its inhabitants, and biographical notes on some converts. Laid into the front cover is a seven-page typed memoir of Day's life.
George M. Day letters -- 1918-1919 Creator: Day, Silver H.
Extent: 15 items
Abstract: George M. Day of Elyria, Ohio, wrote 15 letters to his wife Silver while serving in a United States Army ordnance detachment during and immediately following World War I. Day wrote about his work in and travels in France.
Michael Day collection -- 1803-1877 (bulk 1846-1860) Creator: Day, Francis
Extent: 41 items
Abstract: This collection contains 40 letters and 1 document related to Michael Day, an English immigrant who lived in Lake County, Illinois, in the mid-1800s. Day wrote to his brother Francis in Gloucestershire, England, discussing his financial situation and his efforts to make his 40-acre farm profitable.
Sylvester Day collection -- 1813-1920 Creator: Day, Sylvester, 1778-1851
Extent: 17 items
Abstract: The Sylvester Day collection (1813-1920) is made up of 17 letters and documents written by or related to Sylvester Day, a surgeon for the United States military during the War of 1812.
Jonathan Dayton family papers -- 1764-1892 Creator: Dayton family
Extent: 3 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is made up of correspondence, documents, and other items related to New Jersey politician Jonathan Dayton; his son-in-law, Oliver Hatfield Spencer; and Spencer's son-in-law, William Nelson Wood. The materials concern politics, finances, property, genealogy, and other subjects.
Lee and Grace De Graff collection -- 1942-1946 Creator: De Graff, Lee and De Graff, Grace
Extent: 11 items
Abstract: This collection contains 10 letters that Lee and Grace De Graff and their son, Lee De Graff, Jr., received from men serving in the United States Armed Forces during and just after the Second World War.
Johann de Kalb family legal documents -- 1848-1856 Creator: United States. District Court (Ohio : Southern District)
Extent: 7 items
Abstract: This collection is comprised of 7 items related to a legal dispute over lands in Ohio belonging to the heirs of Johann De Kalb, baron de Kalb, a French military officer who served with Continental Army forces during the American Revolution. De Kalb's granddaughter, Léonore Nicette de Kalb, became involved in a lawsuit after the sale of a tract of land without her knowledge or consent.
Charles Deane collection -- 1840-1909 (bulk 1848-1889) Creator: Deane, Charles, 1813-1889
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence that Charles Deane, a merchant and historian based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, received in the mid-19th century. Deane's correspondents included ministers, historians, and politicians, who discussed American history, contemporary historiography, and the activities of historical societies in the Boston area.
Thomas A. and Robert M. Deane letters -- 1943-1944 Creator: Deane, Thomas C.
Extent: 13 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of 12 letters and 1 birthday card Thomas A. and Robert M. Deane wrote to their parents, Thomas C. and Dorothy M. Deane of Los Angeles, California, while serving in the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps during World War II. The brothers described their experiences while in training at bases in Seattle, Washington; Moraga, California; and De Land, Florida.
Henry A. S. Dearborn collection -- 1801-1850 (bulk 1814-1850) Creator: William L. Clements Library
Extent: 158 items
Abstract: The Henry A. S. Dearborn collection (156 items) contains the correspondence of the Massachusetts politician and author Henry Alexander Scammell Dearborn, son of the Revolutionary War General, Henry Dearborn. The papers largely document his career as the collector of the Boston Customs House and include letters from prominent government officials in Boston, New York, and Washington D.C.
Deardorff family papers -- 1943-1944 Creator: Deardorff family
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Deardorff family papers consist of 109 letters, 6 V-mail envelopes, 2 Christmas cards, and 1 newsletter. Dale Deardorff wrote most of the letters from his military posts to his parents and sister, Jane, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and to his brother Bob in Virginia. Donald Price wrote 4 letters from Texas and Italy. The collection provides details of the daily lives of soldiers as they trained for and fought in World War II.
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.
Noah Deaton papers -- 1862-1864 Creator: Deaton, Noah, 1838-1922
Extent: 6 items
Abstract: The Noah Deaton papers contain six letters written by Deaton to his father, William Deaton, and to his future wife, Sarah Jane McDonald, during his service in the 26th North Carolina Infantry Regiment of the Confederate Army. Deaton's regiment served in the Army of Northern Virginia during the Gettysburg campaign.
Debating Society minutes -- [ca. 1884-1885] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains the text of two debates held by a debating society during the latter half of the nineteenth century. The society compared the relative merits of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and discussed whether men and women have equal mental capacities.
Stephen Deblois collection -- 1784-1835 (bulk 1797-1800) Creator: Deblois, Stephen, 1735-1805 and Deblois, Stephen, 1784-1853
Extent: 9 items
Abstract: This collection contains incoming letters to Stephen Deblois, a merchant in Newport, Rhode Island, to his son, also named Stephen. The letters primarily concern financial affairs and the arrival of goods in New York City, and one later letter briefly discusses Andrew Jackson.
Ausben W. Dech school book -- 1858-1860 Creator: Dech, Ausben W., b. 1847
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This school book contains essays, poetry, penmanship exercises, maps, and mathematical problems composed by Ausben W. Dech of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, during his time at Bethlehem's Moravian Day School. Many of the maps are accompanied by brief essays. Three poems and one essay are written in German.
Dennis Delany collection -- 1832-1840 (bulk 1832-1835) Creator: Delany, Dennis
Extent: 16 items
Abstract: This collection contains 15 letters and1 bill of lading related to Dr. Dennis Delany of Great Mills, Maryland, and St. Louis, Missouri. Henry Wells, a resident of Baltimore, Maryland, wrote 11 letters to Delany between 1832 and 1835, describing his life in Baltimore and commenting on local epidemics. The remainder of the collection is made up of 3 additional letters addressed to Delany, a letter that Delany wrote to his wife, and a bill of lading concerning goods shipped from Philadelphia to New Orleans.
Thomas Delf letters -- 1836-1837 Creator: Delf, Emeline Augusta Breed, 1809-1884
Extent: 6 items
Abstract: This collection consists of 6 letters that Emeline Breed of Salem, Massachusetts, received from her fiancé, Thomas Delf, an English businessman working in New York City. In addition to providing news of his daily life, he frequently reflected on the couple's engagement and commented on her family.
Denckla-Maison family papers -- [1815-1891] Creator: Denckla family
Extent: Approximately 4 linear feet
Abstract: The Denckla-Maison family papers contain business and family correspondence and financial documents primarily concerning various land holdings and other financial matters of the Denckla and Maison families, who owned substantial property in Pennsylvania throughout the mid-19th century.
James Steuart Denham papers -- 1775-1778 Creator: Steuart, James, Sir, 1712-1780
Extent: 10 items
Abstract: This collection contains ten letters written between 1775 and 1778, by James Steuart Denham to Archibald Hamilton, 9th Duke of Hamilton. In these letters, Denham discussed his opinions regarding the British war with America, and its toll on the British economy.
Edgar Denton letters -- 1944-1945 Creator: Smith, Frank and Smith, Myrtle
Extent: 4 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of letters that Private First Class Edgar Denton of La Grande, Oregon, wrote to his friends Frank and Murdle Smith while serving with the United States Army during World War II. Denton discussed his enthusiasm for rifle and machine gun training and concern for his wife and children.
Dering family papers -- 1755-1896 Creator: Dering, Thomas, ca. 1716-1785, Dering, Henry, and Dering family
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Dering Family papers contain correspondence received by Thomas Dering, a New York State congressman, and other members of the Dering family. Several letters are from Nathaniel Ray Thomas (d. 1791), a Loyalist from Massachusetts, and his wife, Sarah Dering Thomas; these concern both personal and business matters. Also included are letters from Republican Congressman and Sag Harbor resident Ebenezer Sage.
James G. Derrickson diary -- 1864-1865 Creator: Derrickson, James Gaunt, 1841-1865
Extent: 1 Volume
Abstract: This volume consists of a serialized newspaper reprint of James G. Derrickson's Civil War diary concerning his time as a prisoner of war in the south. He wrote about food, shelter, sickness, morale, rumors, prayer meetings and sermons, and treatment by the Rebels.
Descriptions of Oyster Survey Signals, State of New York -- 1883-1892 (bulk 1883-1887) Creator: New York (State). Commissioners of Fisheries
Extent: 2 volumes
Abstract: Descriptions of Oyster Survey Signals, State of New York is a two-volume survey of signals located along the north coast of Long Island in the 1880s and early 1890s. The volumes contain descriptions of each signal (written by multiple individuals), drawings, and maps.
Devereux papers -- 1822-1872 Creator: Devereux family
Extent: 205 items (1 linear foot)
Abstract: The Devereux papers consist primarily of essays and speeches written by the progressive philosopher and politician George H. Devereux between about 1840 and 1870 in Massachusetts. The collection also contains book reviews, biographies, fiction, and poetry by Devereux, along with a small number of his letters, legal documents, and printed items related to his sons' service in the Civil War.
Dwight Dewey papers -- 1810-1875 Creator: Dewey, Dwight Carlos, 1824-1875
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Dewey papers consist of more than 500 items that concern the Dewey family's business and family life. The collection tracks the movements of Dwight Dewey, physician and land owner, from Iowa, to Washington, and to New York.
Dey-Scott papers -- 1821-1822 Creator: Dey, Lavinia Agnes Scott, 1805-1886 and Dey, Richard Varick, 1801-1837
Extent: 56 items
Abstract: This collection contains courtship letters written from a young divinity student to his future wife. These letters show how a religious young man perceived of and expressed himself to the woman he loved, and are perhaps most interesting because of the resistance he faced from her parents.
Diary of a railroad and steamer trip -- 1857 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This diary of a railroad and steamer trip chronicles the author's travels from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to the Midwest. The diary includes descriptions of scenery and cities in Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, and Iowa.
James Dickerson letters -- 1845-1846 Creator: Dickerson, John S.
Extent: 4 items
Abstract: This collection contains 4 letters that James Stokes Dickerson wrote to his brother, John S. Dickerson, while studying at Madison University (now Colgate University) in Hamilton, New York. He provided details of his life at the college, reminisced about his childhood, and discussed his health and finances.
John N. Dickie diaries -- 1863-1865 Creator: Dickie, John N., b. ca. 1843
Extent: 2 volumes
Abstract: The John N. Dickie diaries are two volumes of a series of diaries kept by a young traveling lecturer and a soldier who served in in the Ohio 25th Infantry, Co. G, in 1863, and in the United States Navy in 1865.
Henry Dickinson's Book -- 1799-1805 Creator: Dickinson, Henry
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This book contains undated essays and poetry composed by Henry Dickinson, as well as a register of boys and girls who attended the Westtown ("Weston") School in West Chester, Pennsylvania, between 1799 and 1805. The essays and poetry often relate to religious topics, and the register lists students' ages and hometowns, as well as their parents' names.
Perley B. Dickinson papers -- 1889-1915 (bulk 1898-1900) Creator: Dickinson, Perley B., 1830-1922
Extent: 40 items
Abstract: The Perley B. Dickinson papers consist of items addressed to Perley Dickinson of Hill, New Hampshire, and include thirty letters written by women in response to a personal advertisement placed by Dickinson after his divorce.
William Dickson papers -- 1849-1912 Creator: Dickson, William, 1827-1889
Extent: 83 items (0.5 linear feet)
Abstract: This collection is made up of the correspondence of William Dickson, a prominent member of the Republican party during and after the Civil War, and a perceptive observer and critic of the leading political characters and movements of his day. In 1860, he became part of inner Washington political circles, associating with Abraham Lincoln, Edwin M. Stanton, and Salmon Chase, and participating in the framing of the Emancipation Proclamation.
William G. Dickson papers -- 1864-1865 Creator: Levassor, E.
Extent: 12 items
Abstract: A staunch unionist, William Dickson received a commission as major of the 1st Ohio Heavy Artillery Regiment in July, 1863. His letters during the Civil War, addressed to his grandfather E. Levassor, describe artillery and fortifications and include commentary on William T. Sherman's war policies and observations of people in the south. As a one-time resident of Savannah, Georgia, his return to that city in 1864 provides a unique "before" and "after" comparison of the war-torn city.
John Dillon letter book -- 1808-1863 (bulk 1808-1811, 1857-1863) Creator: Dillon, John
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This letter book contains personal letters that John Dillon of Baltimore, Maryland, and Zanesville, Ohio, wrote from 1808-1811 and 1857-1858, as well as newspaper clippings collected during the Civil War. The early letters, written to Dillon's father Moses, concern the Embargo Act of 1807 and Baltimore commerce. Later letters, written to relatives in Pennsylvania, relate to the history and genealogy of the Griffith family, relatives of Dillon's mother, Hannah.
Henry Wight Diman collection -- 1840-1865 (bulk 1844-1865) Creator: Diman, Henry Wight, 1835-1884
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Henry Wight Diman collection is made up of correspondence, school essays, personal reading lists, and photographs related to Diman, a graduate of Brown University who later became United States Consul to Portugal.
William Disney letterbook -- 1859-1870 Creator: Disney, William, 1832-1899
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This letterbook contains the copied outgoing correspondence of Cincinnati lawyer William Disney between 1859 and 1870. These items cover the period when he was the correspondence secretary of the Guthrie Greys militia during the Civil War, and his post-war career as a lawyer.
Disosway family letters -- 1861-1864 Creator: Disosway, Annie R., d. 1927
Extent: 80 items
Abstract: This collection contains 77 letters that members of the Disosway and Wilkins families of New York, Maryland, and Virginia wrote and received between 1861 and 1864. Correspondents include several Union soldiers who wrote about their military experiences, women who commented on wartime life in Maryland and Virginia, and southern sympathizers.
District of Carrollton (La.) letters -- 1864 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 5 items
Abstract: This collection contains 5 official copies of letters exchanged by United States Army officers regarding African American regiments in the Carrollton District of New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1864. The writers discussed topics including courts martial, troop transfers, commemorations of the Emancipation Proclamation, and soldiers' wives and families.
Dixon family papers -- 1833-1875 (bulk 1862-1865, 1873-1875) Creator: Dixon, Annie Marie
Extent: 15 items
Abstract: The Dixon family papers contain the letters of Anna Marie Dixon's family: her parents, Bennet and Phebe Prindle, and her children. Of note are six letters from Sylvanus Dixon to his mother, between October 1862 and August 1863, describing his time in the Union Army as he traveled through Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, and Indiana.
John H. Dixon diary -- 1861 Creator: Dixon, John H.
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The John H. Dixon diary provides a day-in-the-life account of a young man, trying to establish himself in Indiana, in 1861. Dixon described his move from Ohio to Indiana and his daily activities working as an itinerant laborer.
Julia Dodge papers -- 1855-1861 Creator: Webster, Mary, b. 1838
Extent: 13 items
Abstract: This collection consists of letters from a young Massachusetts girl who had recently migrated to the Nebraska frontier. She described her life in the west, encounters with Indians, and the activities of her brother, Grenville Dodge, in the Civil War.
Nicholas Donegan papers -- 1878-1927 Creator: Donegan, Eugene N., 1882-1959
Extent: 25 items
Abstract: This collection contains 25 items that pertain to Nicholas Patrick Donegan, a railroad worker based in Oregon in the early 1880s. Donegan wrote most of the letters to his sweetheart and wife, Elizabeth Wright ("Lizzie"), while working throughout the state.
Ezra T. Doughty journal -- 1832-1833, 1859 Creator: Doughty, Ezra T.
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Ezra T. Doughty's diary entries pertain to his experiences onboard the USS St. Louis and USS Grampus during the ships' voyages in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico in 1832 and 1833. Doughty, a midshipman who became sailing master of the Grampus in December 1832, recorded detailed descriptions of Haiti; Veracruz, Mexico; and Havana, Cuba, and reflected on several aspects of navy life.
Douglas (Wyo.) Police court records -- 1887-1910 Creator: Douglas (Wyo.) Police
Extent: 692 pages
Abstract: The Douglas, Wyoming Police court records consist of an alphabetical list of defendants and a chronological record of criminal trials. The trial entries include the defendant(s) name, a description of the charges, and associated fees.
James Douglas account book -- 1784-1792 Creator: Douglas, James
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains invoices and accounts related to London-based merchant James Douglas, who shipped fabrics, woven goods, and other items between Great Britain and the United States during the 1780s. The bulk of the records document the amount and cost of goods shipped on behalf of various firms and consignment agents. Later accounts reflect the shipment of tobacco, indigo, rice, and other goods from the United States to Great Britain.
James Douglas papers -- 1738-1850 (bulk 1738-1787) Creator: Douglas family
Extent: 26 volumes and 29 loose letters and documents
Abstract: The James Douglas papers are comprised of letters, letter books, logbooks, account books, and official naval documents relating to the career of Sir James Douglas, a British Admiral who was active in European and Caribbean waters and participated in the 1745 Siege of Louisbourg.
David B. Douglass papers -- 1813-1841 Creator: Douglass, David Bates, 1790-1849
Extent: 555 items
Abstract: The David Bates Douglass Papers contain 555 letters, documents, and manuscripts relating to Douglass' professional life as a prominent civil engineer. Douglass' interests in internal improvements, natural history, developing and fostering a system of academic scientific exchange, and in the Military Academy at West Point are well documented.
Garrison Dover correspondence -- 1943-1945 Creator: Dover, Jane and Dover, Garrison
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: This collection contains World War II-era correspondence between Garrison ("Garry") and Jane Dover of Queens, New York, as well as letters that Garrison Dover received from other family members. Jane told Garrison, an army private, about her social activities, her work, and life on the home front; he wrote about his affection for her and his uncertainty about overseas deployment while stationed at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland and at Camp Beale, California.
William Dowdeswell papers -- 1765-1774 Creator: Dowdeswell, William, 1721-1775
Extent: 53 items
Abstract: The William Dowdeswell papers contain political correspondence of William Dowdeswell, Chancellor of the Exchequer under Charles Watson-Wentworth Rockingham and Member of Parliament. In these letters Dowdeswell analyzes and critiques some of the most important issues of the day, such as domestic and colonial taxation, relations with America and Ireland, support for the East India Company, and the opposition's role in the Middlesex election controversy.
Levi B. Downs papers -- 1861-1888 Creator: Downs, Levi B., 1839-1884
Extent: 230 items
Abstract: The Downs papers include documents relating to Levi Downs' military service with the 107th United States Colored Troops, materials from Downs' work as clerk to the Claims Agent for the Plymouth, N.C branch of the Freedmen's Bureau, and family correspondence from and to Downs.
Thomas Downs papers -- 1862-1938 Creator: Downs, Thomas, 1845-1911
Extent: 1.75 linear feet
Abstract: The Downs papers consist of assorted material relating to Thomas Downs of Connersville, Indiana, focusing on the period between 1903 and 1911, when he was employed as an Indian agent to the Ute, Winnebago, Yakima, and other Native American nations in the western United States.
Melvin Walter Drake letters -- 1862-1865 Creator: Daniels, Mary A.
Extent: 6 items
Abstract: This collection contains 6 letters that Private Melvin W. Drake wrote to his sister, Mary A. Daniels, while serving in Company C of the 23rd Michigan Infantry Regiment between 1862 and 1865. He described his experiences in camp and mentioned his participation in battles such as the Siege of Knoxville.
Dreer family letters -- 1851-1853 Creator: Dreer family and Oberthier family
Extent: 5 items
Abstract: The Dreer family letters document a poor Virginia family's migration to Texas and the hardships they suffered living there. One letter of particular interest describes a gruesome murder committed by a slave, and the slave's speedy trial and execution.
Seth Drew papers -- 1808-1812 Creator: Drew, Seth, 1747-1824
Extent: 23 items
Abstract: This collection holds the official correspondence of Seth Drew, a Massachusetts native was the superintendent of fortifications for the Army Corps of Engineers between 1808 and 1812. He managed the construction and fortification of the harbor in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in anticipation of war with Great Britain.
Albert Starke Drischell collection -- 1943-1945 Creator: Drischell family
Extent: 1 linear foot
Abstract: This collection consists of over 300 letters that Private Albert Starke Drischell wrote to his family in Baldwin, New York, while serving in the United States Army during World War II. The collection also contains letters and postcards that Drischell received during his military service. Drischell wrote about his experiences while training in various camps, participating in an educational program, working with army theatrical groups in the United States and England, and serving in Germany during the last months of the war and the first months of the occupation.
George Driver family papers -- 1861-1875 Creator: Driver, George Hibbert Smith, 1842-1920
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: This collection contains letters written to George H. S. Driver from family members and friends between September 16, 1861, and February 1865, during his service with the 23rd Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, Co. F, of Annapolis, and while he was on board the Union ship Highlander. Also included are two lists of food stores for the Highlander, and one photograph of a soldier holding a cap with a Co. F, 23rd Regiment insignia.
Drury family collection -- 1786-1990 (bulk 1786-1800) Creator: Drury family
Extent: 24 items
Abstract: This collection contains 21 letters and 1 document related to the family of Luke Drury of Grafton, Massachusetts. Most of the correspondence pertains to finances and business affairs. The collection also contains a legal document between John Drury, Henry Wight, and a Massachusetts Native American tribe, as well as 2 Drury family histories written in the late 20th century.
DuBois-Ogden-McIlvaine family papers -- 1786-1983 (bulk 1801-1877) Creator: DuBois family, Ogden family, and McIlvaine family
Extent: 3 linear feet
Abstract: The DuBois-Ogden-McIlvaine papers contain the 19th-century letters, letter books, diaries, account books, and other miscellaneous material relating to the DuBois, Ogden, and McIlvaine families. The collection pulls together items from family members in New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, and Louisiana.
Thomas C. Dudley papers -- 1852-1856 Creator: Dudley, Thomas C., b. c. 1830
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Thomas C. Dudley papers are comprised of 83 letters written by Dudley to his young sister, Fanny, during the Caribbean cruises of the U.S.S. Powhatan in 1852 and Matthew Calbraith Perry's expedition to Japan, 1853-1854, and a 219 page memoir of his experiences during the United States Navel Expedition to Japan, written in 1855.
Thomas Duggan journal -- 1795-1801 Creator: Duggan, Thomas, d. 1803
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Thomas Duggan managed the British Army's Indian Department storehouse at Fort Michilimackinac and St. Joseph Island with the 24th Regiment of Foot. In the journal, he detailed the outpost's interactions with Ojibwa (referred to as Chippewa in the journal), Ottawa, Potawatomi, Sioux, and Cherokee groups that came to the store for "presents" of food, arms, and supplies, from October 31, 1795 to September 6, 1801.
Jean-Daniel Dumas, Traite de la Defense et de la Conservation des Colonies… -- 1775 Creator: Dumas, Jean-Daniel, 1721-1794
Extent: 2 volumes
Abstract: This collection contains two manuscript copies of Jean-Daniel Dumas' Traite de la Defense et de la Conservation des Colonies, an assessment of France's North American colonies by one of the most successful generals of the French and Indian War.
Gilbert Edwin Dunbar diary and reminiscences -- 1864 and after April 1865 Creator: Dunbar, Gilbert Edwin, 1840-1916
Extent: 2 volumes
Abstract: This collection contains a diary and a volume of reminiscences by Gilbert Edwin Dunbar, who served with the 13th Michigan Infantry Regiment from 1862 to 1865. The diary relates to his service as assistant quartermaster in Chattanooga, Tennessee, between January and August 1864. The reminiscences cover his experiences between late 1861 and March 1862, including copied diary entries originally made between February 13, 1862, and March 6, 1862.
Andrew J. Duncan journal and orderly book -- 1861; 1864-1865 Creator: Duncan, Andrew J., 1836-1912
Extent: 157 pages (2 items)
Abstract: Duncan's journal is a brief account of the earliest operations of the 23rd Ohio Infantry while serving in West Virginia in 1861. The orderly book contains copies of orders issued in 1864 and 1865 from the Headquarters of the Army of West Virginia and the Army of Shenandoah, including some signed by William McKinley.
James Duncan papers -- 1673-1875 Creator: Duncan, James, d. 1803
Extent: 51 items (0.25 linear feet)
Abstract: James Duncan was a British naval captain who served during the Seven Years' War and the Revolutionary War. His papers contain information related to his military service, probate records, and a proposal for ending slavery in Britain.
Marie Duncan letters -- 1919-1921 Creator: Blanchard, Neal D., b. 1894
Extent: 12 items
Abstract: This collection is comprised of 12 letters (163 pages) that Marie Duncan, a teenager, wrote to Neal Blanchard, a male friend serving in the United States Navy, between September 1919 and May 1921. Duncan lived in Ancón, Panama, with her parents and siblings, and candidly commented on her education, leisure activities, family relationships, and local news.
Dunlap legal papers -- 1797-1820 Creator: United States. Circuit Court (7th Circuit)
Extent: 12 items
Abstract: The Dunlap legal papers are comprised of 12 original and copied documents related to a lawsuit that John Dunlap of Ross County, Ohio, brought against Alexander Dunlap and James Dunlap regarding land along the Scioto River, which was once owned by John Fowler. The documents include receipts, legal depositions, and surveys.
Alexander Dunlop memorandum book -- 1686-1688, 1699 Creator: Dunlop, Alexander
Extent: 93 folios
Abstract: Alexander Dunlop was a Scottish immigrant to South Carolina in 1685. His memorandum book contains a short narrative of his voyage to Antigua, entries concerning his financial affairs, a letter to his wife, and land rental entries from his son John.
John S. Dunning autograph albums -- 1856-1861 Creator: Dunning, John Sherburne, ca. 1828-1916
Extent: 2 volumes
Abstract: John S. Dunning kept these two autograph albums between 1856 and 1861, while a student at the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) and the Theological Seminary of the Northwest (now McCormick Theological Seminary) in Chicago, Illinois. Along with autographs, many contributors wrote poetry, quotations, personal notes, and reminiscences.
Elias Durand biography: Some Recollections of an Old Corner -- 1886 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume (22 pages) is a typewritten biography of Elias Durand, a French immigrant who became a notable pharmacist and botanist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the mid-19th century. The biography, written by a former apprentice, concentrates on Durand's final years in France and on his pharmaceutical career in the United States.
John T. Durang papers -- 1852-1881 Creator: Durang, John T.
Extent: 155 items (0.25 linear feet)
Abstract: The John T. Durang papers consist of general orders received by Mr. Durang during his military career in the Pennsylvania National Guard and Infantry Regiments, as well as correspondence regarding reconstruction in North Carolina.
Durant-Hornor correspondence -- 1848-1850 Creator: Durant, Thomas J. (Thomas Jefferson), 1817-1882 and Hornor, Charles West, 1813-1905
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Durant-Hornor correspondence consists of manuscript letters between attorneys Thomas J. Durant of Washington, D.C., and Charles W. Hornor of New Orleans, Louisiana, bound into a single volume. The legal partners discussed court cases, finances, and current events between 1848 and 1850.
Calvin Durfee scrapbook -- 1851-1879 Creator: Durfee, Calvin, 1797-1879
Extent: 1 item
Abstract: This collection contains the disbound contents of a scrapbook that Massachusetts minister Calvin Durfee kept during the mid-19th century. The scrapbook includes Durfee's journal about a trip through New York and the upper Midwest in 1851, newspaper clippings containing biographical sketches he composed, and manuscript sermons.
Elias and Andrew Durnford Royal Engineers orderly book -- 1782-1795 Creator: Durnford, Elias Walker, active 1770-1794 and Durnford, Andrew, 1744-1798
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Elias and Andrew Durnford Royal Engineers orderly book contains copies of incoming and outgoing military orders and correspondence pertaining to the British Army's Corps of Royal Engineers in the late 18th century. Orders and letters from Major General James Bramham, Chief Engineer William Green, and others concern equipment, officers' pay, courts martial, and other military subjects.
Dutilh & Wachsmuth collection -- 1769-1833 (bulk 1781-1810) Creator: William L. Clements Library
Extent: 0.75 linear feet
Abstract: The Dutilh & Wachsmuth collection is made up of business correspondence, financial records, and documents related to the Philadelphia merchant company in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Many items concern George Louis Stockar, a Swiss merchant living in La Rochelle, France.
Joseph Dwight collection -- 1734-1762 (bulk 1746-1748) Creator: Dwight, Joseph, 1702-1765
Extent: 127 items (0.75 linear feet)
Abstract: The Joseph Dwight collection is comprised of letters and documents written by or related to Joseph Dwight, a Massachusetts lawyer who was a brigadier general during King George's War.
Timothy Dwight letters -- 1801-1802 Creator: Dwight, Benjamin Woolsey, 1780-1850
Extent: 4 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of letters that Timothy Dwight wrote to his son Benjamin, regarding Benjamin's experiences as a young physician in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the early 19th century.
Charles Joseph Dyer papers -- 1888-1937 Creator: Dyer, Charles Joseph
Extent: 4 linear feet
Abstract: The Dyer Papers contain approximately 1,000 letters written by Bostonian Charles J. Dyer while living in Europe as an aspiring singer, along with photographs, documents and newspaper clippings.
Anthony J. Dziuszko papers -- 1941-1945 Creator: Dziuszko, Anthony J., 1917-2001
Extent: 133 items (0.25 linear feet)
Abstract: The Anthony J. Dziuszko papers contain items pertaining to Mr. Dziuszko's World War II military career. The collection includes 45 letters to Dziuszko's future wife, Laura Szewick, 74 photographs, and 14 miscellaneous documents and other items from various islands in the South Pacific.