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Hacker Brothers papers -- 1861-1988 (bulk 1861-1880) Creator: Hacker family
Extent: 0.75 linear feet
Abstract: This collection consists primarily of letters that Rohloff and Philip Hacker wrote to their parents and siblings while serving in the 2nd and 5th Michigan Infantry Regiments during the Civil War. Also included are two of Rohloff Hacker's diaries, letters by additional Michigan soldiers and a female aid worker, and letters that William Hacker received from his brother Karl in Neustrelitz, Germany, from 1877-1880.
Thomas B. Hagan letters -- 1907-1910 Creator: Payne, Clara Hagan
Extent: 5 items
Abstract: This collection contains 5 letters that Thomas Benton Hagan wrote to his sister Clara about his life in the Canal Zone between 1907 and 1910. He frequently commented on family affairs, including his brothers' unspecified legal troubles.
Cordelia Hagen letters -- 1898-1899 Creator: Hagen, Cordelia
Extent: 4 items
Abstract: The Cordelia Hagen letters consist of four incoming letters to Hagen, including 3 from her brother Wyatt and 1 from a friend, Will Bruck. The two men were serving in the 20th Kansas Infantry regiment near Manila just after the Spanish-American War.
Frank B. Haines collection -- 1916-1917 Creator: Haines, Mrs. Frank B.
Extent: 48 items (0.25 linear feet)
Abstract: The Frank B. Haines collection is made up of letters and postcards to Mr. Haines' wife in Duryea, Pennsylvania, from a U.S. Army camp in Douglas, Arizona, where he served in the 11th Infantry.
Haiti collection -- 1761-1826, 1895, 1954 Creator: William L. Clements Library
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Haiti collection contains 123 items related to the social, military, and economic history of Haiti from the mid-18th century through the 19th century. The collection includes correspondence, documents, and a scrapbook. The scrapbook, compiled by Victor Advielle, chronicles the history of the island from 1803, during the last stages of its revolution, through the 1890s.
Albert Brown Hale diaries -- 1894-1931 (bulk 1912-1931) Creator: Hale, Albert Brown, 1869-1947
Extent: 13 volumes
Abstract: Albert Brown Hale, a shoemaker and factory foreman from West Newbury and Haverhill, Massachusetts, kept these 13 diaries between 1894 and 1931. He regularly recorded daily events, such as his work experiences, social life, and family news.
Artemas Hale correspondence -- 1809-1881 (bulk 1839-1867) Creator: Hale, Artemas, 1783-1882
Extent: 1 linear foot
Abstract: This collection contains approximately 430 items, nearly all of which are incoming letters addressed to Artemas Hale, a cotton gin manufacturer and politician from Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Hale received correspondence from acquaintances and political contacts throughout southeastern Massachusetts, as well as from politicians serving in Washington, D. C., and from family members who resided in Mississippi. Most letters concern mid-19th century politics on both national and local levels, and writers address issues such as the Whig Party, education, the Mexican War, and slavery. Approximately 10 items are letters by Artemas Hale, invitations, and a manuscript poem.
Henry W. Hale family letters -- 1887-1928 (bulk 1894-1902) Creator: Hale family
Extent: 0.75 linear feet
Abstract: This collection holds approximately 160 letters exchanged by the family members of Reverend Henry Ware Hale in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Henry and his wife Susanna wrote 80 letters to their eldest children about their experiences as Baptist missionaries in Tavoy (now Dawei), Burma, between 1894 and 1902, and their children responded with 60 letters concerning their daily lives and education in Hebron and Waterville, Maine, where they lived while their parents worked abroad. The Hale siblings wrote over 10 letters and postcards to each other. The rest of the items are miscellaneous letters and receipts.
James K. Hale papers -- 1862-1865 Creator: Hale, George
Extent: 28 items
Abstract: This collection consists of letters written by James K. Hale sent to his brother George Hale while serving in the 106th New York Volunteers during the Civil War. The letters document the movements and viewpoints of a soldier in this regiment.
James W. Hale and Susan A. Coffin papers -- 1831-1832 Creator: Coffin, Susan A.
Extent: 11 items
Abstract: The James W. Hale and Susan A. Coffin Papers consist of eleven letters written by the manager of the original Siamese Twins, Chang and Eng Bunker, during the twins' tour of the east coast of the United States in 1831-32.
John Parker Hale correspondence -- 1833-1856 Creator: Hale, John P. (John Parker), 1806-1873
Extent: 16 items
Abstract: The John Parker Hale correspondence is made up of 16 letters received by Hale, a New Hampshire lawyer and antislavery politician, between 1833 and 1856. The earliest 6 letters (March 19, 1833-August 13, 1840) concern his career as an attorney in Dover, New Hampshire, and his personal life. The final 10 letters (December 13, 1844-March 8, 1856) relate to Hale's outspoken opposition to slavery while serving in the United States Congress in the 1840s and 1850s. With the exception of Boston resident George W. F. Mellen, who wrote 4 letters between April and July 1848, each author contributed one letter.
Amos Hall orderly book -- 1813-1893 (bulk 1813-1814) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 6 items
Abstract: This 108-page orderly book belonged to Major General Amos Hall, who commanded a New York militia unit near Buffalo, New York, during the War of 1812. The volume contains general orders and communications between Hall and other commanding officers stationed in western New York between December 24, 1813, and April 10, 1814. Two newspaper articles, published as late as 1893, are pasted on the book's final pages. The orderly book is accompanied by 4 copies of 2 reports of the United States House of Representatives in the 1840s, concerning financial claims John R. Williams made for property lost during the Niagara campaign of the War of 1812. Also included are a belt and attached buckle.
David H. Hall medical notebook -- 1851-1852 Creator: Hall, David H., 1831-1905
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains David H,. Hall's essays and notes on medical cases, which he composed while studying medicine at the University of Pennsylvania between 1851 and 1852. Hall's notes are organized by the types and details of patients and cases, and his essays pertain to treatments of various diseases and ailments.
John Byrd Hall, Jr. diary -- 1861 Creator: Hall, John Byrd, Jr., ca. 1841-1863
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: John Byrd Hall, Jr., of Fredericksburg, Virginia, was a Confederate soldier who enlisted in the Fredericksburg Light Artillery (Capt. Pollock's Company Virginia Light Artillery) on August 6, 1861. His short diary, covering a 43-day period between August 10th and September 20th, 1861, describes his time spent at Camp Braxton near Aquia Creek, Va. He did not see combat during this time, but filled his days with drills, guard duty, reading books, a "Philos Lodge" discussion group, prayer meetings, and chess. This diary is a handwritten copy of the original made by Capt. John P. Reynolds, a Union officer, in 1888.
Joseph W. Hall diary -- 1864-1865 Creator: Hall, Joseph W.
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Joseph W. Hall diary (160 pages) contains the daily reflections of a member of the 7th New York Heavy Artillery from May 15, 1864, to July 29, 1865.
Philo B. Hall collection -- 1818-1870 Creator: Hall, Philo B., 1800-1876
Extent: 24 items
Abstract: This collection contains 9 letters, 14 receipts, and 1 document related to Philo B. Hall, a metalworker from Newtown, Connecticut, who later became a farmer in southeastern Michigan. He received 7 personal letters from his sister and acquaintances in the mid-1800s. His son Abiah wrote 1 letter to his brother Cornelius during his Civil War service in the Union Army. Also included are 12 receipts documenting Hall's purchases of professional supplies and payments of land taxes in Michigan in the mid-19th century, and a contract apprenticing him to Liba Blakslee of Newtown, Connecticut. Other items are a note and 2 additional receipts for land taxes.
Thomas Hall diary -- 1862-1863 Creator: Hall, Thomas, d. 1863
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Thomas Hall diary documents Hall's Civil War service with the 110th New York Infantry in 1862-1863, including camp life, encounters with African American vendors, health concerns, and his participation in the Siege of Port Hudson.
Hamilton & Hood papers -- 1806-1828 Creator: Hamilton & Drew, Hamilton & Hood, Hamilton, John, and Hood, John M.
Extent: 180 items
Abstract: This collection contains business correspondence, financial accounts, and receipts related to Philadelphia merchants John Hamilton and John M. Hood, and to the firms Hamilton & Drew and Hamilton & Hood. The receipts pertain to goods such as food, alcohol, and tobacco.
George Hamilton papers -- 1783-1786 Creator: Hamilton, George, b. 1757
Extent: 6 items
Abstract: George Hamilton's 1783-1785 journals record his travels in England and the United States and describe the modes of transportation, the local inhabitants and businesses, and the landscapes of Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. His 1786 journal chronicles his early life, from birth to his trip to America.
James Hamilton papers -- 1784-1866 (bulk 1784-1816) Creator: Hamilton, James, 1763-1829 and Corbin family
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: This collection contains financial documents and business correspondence concerning the affairs of James Hamilton, a shipping merchant based in Charleston, South Carolina, between 1784 and 1818. The collection also includes legal documents related to Hamilton's estate after his death in April 1829.
Hamilton-Schuyler family papers -- 1820-1924 (bulk 1820-1877) Creator: Hamilton family and Schuyler family
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Hamilton-Schuyler family papers contain correspondence, a diary, and documents related to the family of James Alexander Hamilton, including his daughter, Eliza Hamilton Schuyler; son-in-law, George Lee Schuyler; and granddaughter, Louisa Lee Schuyler. The material pertains to upper-class life in New York during much of the 19th century.
Eli Hampton journal -- 1843-1852 Creator: Hampton, Eli, b.1787
Extent: 119 pages
Abstract: The Hampton collection consists of a journal written by Eli Hampton, an Orthodox Quaker minister from Chester County, Pennsylvania. The journal records religious subjects and the spiritual concerns of the minister.
Charles T. Hancock collection -- 1943-1944 Creator: Hancock, Charles T., Sr., and Hancock, Florence R.
Extent: 16 items
Abstract: This collection includes 13 letters that Charles T. Hancock, Jr., wrote to his parents in Mount Vernon, New York, while working for the Civilian Public Service (CPS) near Glendora, California, from 1943-1944. He discussed his life in camp, the scenery, pacifism, and his leisure activities.
Cornelia Hancock papers -- 1862-1937 (bulk 1862-1865) Creator: Jaquette, Henrietta Stratton, b. 1881
Extent: 236 items
Abstract: The Cornelia Hancock papers consist primarily of the Civil War correspondence of Hancock, who served as a nurse for the Union Army in Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., and Virginia from 1863-1865. The collection also includes brief accounts of Hancock's experiences during the war, as well as several items of ephemera.
William Handy letters -- 1851 Creator: Handy, William, 1831-1904
Extent: 4 items
Abstract: William Handy received 4 letters from family members in the early 1850s. His aunt, his father, and a sibling discussed the health and news of family and acquaintances.
Gordon L. Hansen papers -- 1943-1946, 2007 (bulk 1943-1946) Creator: Hansen, Gordon L., b. 1925
Extent: 146 items (0.5 linear feet)
Abstract: The Hansen collection consists primarily of 142 letters written by Gordon L. Hansen to his family during his service in the 14th Armored Division during the Second World War. Additional materials include a journal, a memoir, and an article written by Hansen.
L. Michael Hardt correspondence -- 1965-1971 (bulk 1966-1967) Creator: Hardt, Dale Weeks, 1945-2001
Extent: 1 linear foot
Abstract: This collection is made up of around 180 letters that L. Michael Hardt ("Mike") wrote to his girlfriend and future wife, Dale Weeks, while serving in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War.
Woodbury and Ellen Hardy family letters -- 1856-1868 (bulk 1856-1866) Creator: Hardy, Woodbury, b. 1833, and Hardy, Ellen Matilda Price
Extent: 31 items
Abstract: This collection consists of 31 letters that Woodbury and Ellen M. Hardy received from friends and family members between 1856 and 1868. From 1856 to 1860, Woodbury Hardy received 13 letters from acquaintances, cousins, and his brother in Hopkinton, New Hampshire; South Danvers, Massachusetts; Palatine, Illinois; and Meridian, Michigan. He and his wife collectively received 6 letters written during the Civil War and 4 written between 1866 and 1868. The collection also holds 8 undated letters. Writers commented on family and social news, agriculture, aspects of life in the Midwest, the Civil War, and the impact of the military draft.
Harry Hargreaves letters -- 1916 Creator: Dean, Mary Hargreaves
Extent: 8 items
Abstract: The Hargreaves letters consists of eight letters written by Harry Hargreaves from Nogales, Arizona while Hargreaves served as part of the border patrol during the 1916 Mexican Expedition.
Victor Harles papers -- 1916-1919 (bulk 1918-1919) Creator: Harles family
Extent: 51 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of 51 items related to Private Victor J. Harles, who served in France with the United States Army's 350th Infantry Regiment during World War I. Harles sent 47 letters and postcards to his parents and sister in Clayton, Missouri, while in training at Fort Dodge, Iowa, and while serving in France and Germany between August 1918 and May 1919. He described his training exercises, aspects of military life, and the towns he visited in France during and after the war. Also included are 2 pre-enlistment letters and 2 pieces of ephemera.
William Neel Harman receipt book -- 1861-1863 Creator: Harman, William Neel
Extent: 116 pages
Abstract: The Harman receipt book consists of accounts for clothing and supplies issued by Captain William Neel Harman of Co. F, 8th Virginia Cavalry.
Josiah Harmar papers -- 1681-1937 Creator: Harmar, Josiah, 1753-1813
Extent: 14 linear feet
Abstract: The Josiah Harmar papers contain the official and personal correspondence, military records, and diaries of Harmar, with particular focus on his military leadership during the Northwest Indian War.
George W. and Marguerite Harms papers -- 1909-1985 Creator: Harms, George W., 1921-1993 and Harms, Marguerite
Extent: 1 linear foot
Abstract: The Harms papers consist of manuscript material, graphics, ephemera and books relating to George W. and Marguerite Harms during the mid 20th century, particularly relating to George's service in the Pacific Theatre in World War II.
Lydia Harper collection -- 1822-1830 Creator: Harper, Lydia, 1810-1856
Extent: 11 items
Abstract: The Lydia Harper collection contains 11 letters to Harper from Catharine and Condy Raguet, her aunt and uncle, during Condy Raguet's service as U.S. consul to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in the 1820s. The letters include descriptions of the couple's slaves and stories about the slaves' culture, history, and education.
Roberto Goodloe Harper manuscript: Reflexoens sobre a questão entre os Estados Unides ea França -- 1798 Creator: Harper, Roberto Goodloe 1765-1825
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume is a Portuguese manuscript version of Robert Goodloe Harper's popular anti-French treatise Observations on the Dispute Between the United States and France.
Robert N. Harrington letters -- 1942-1946 (bulk 1943-1945) Creator: Bliss, George R. and Bliss, Ella
Extent: 17 items
Abstract: This collection contains 14 letters that Pharmacist's Mate Robert N. Harrington wrote to his aunt and uncle, Ella and George R. Bliss of Greenfield, Massachusetts, while serving in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He commented on life at Camp Waldron, Idaho, and Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; provided a detailed account of his experiences during the Battle of Iwo Jima; and described his service in Hawaii near the end of the war.
John H. Harris diary -- 1918-1919 Creator: Harris, John H., 1887-1943
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This diary of Corporal John H. Harris concerns his service with the United States Army's 145th Infantry Regiment in France and Belgium during World War I. The volume also contains lists of soldiers' equipment, battles in which Harris participated, and members in his first squad.
John M. Harris letters -- 1943-1944 Creator: Harris family
Extent: 4 items
Abstract: This collection contains 4 letters that John M. Harris wrote to his parents in Wellsville, New York, while participating in the Navy V-12 training program at the University of Rochester during World War II.
Levett Harris letterbook -- 1813-1814 (bulk 1814) Creator: Harris, Levett, ca. 1784-1839?
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Levett Harris letterbook contains 82 retained copies of official and semi-official letters from Harris, American consul to Russia, to correspondents in Europe and America. His recipients include members of the U.S. peace commission at Ghent, bankers and merchants in the U.S. and England, and other professional contacts.
Adeline Hart collection -- 1837-1859 (bulk 1850-1859) Creator: Hart, Adeline Chase, 1826-1905
Extent: 16 items
Abstract: This collection contains 15 letters related to Adeline Chase Hart and Matthew Hart of Goshen, Connecticut. The Harts received 12 letters from family members and acquaintances between 1850 and 1859, and Adeline wrote 3 letters to Matthew while he sought gold in California in the early 1850s. The letters concern topics such as religious conversion, family health, local news, and Adeline's widowhood. The collection also includes a deed for land in Sullivan County, New Hampshire.
Henry E. Hart collection -- 1886-1898 Creator: Hart, Henry Elmer, 1834-1905
Extent: 15 items
Abstract: This collection contains 11 personal letters to Reverend Henry E. Hart, who lived in Franklin, Connecticut, in the 1880s and 1890s. Most of Hart's correspondents responded to his requests for information about fellow classmates from the Lewis Academy in Southington, Connecticut, and many reminisced about their experiences at the school. Other items concern religious commentaries, the Christian doctrine of kenosis, and church fundraising.
David Hartley papers -- 1783-1785 Creator: Hartley, David, 1732-1813
Extent: 5 volumes
Abstract: The David Hartley papers primarily contain contemporary copies of Hartley's incoming and outgoing correspondence concerning the negotiation of the Treaty of Paris and various aspects of the United States-Great Britain trade relationship.
Clinton H. Haskell Civil War collection -- 1841-1895 Creator: Haskell, Clinton H.
Extent: 120 items
Abstract: Clinton H. Haskell Civil War collection contains miscellaneous letters, military orders, telegrams, and documents related to the Civil War.
Lydia Haskell papers -- 1820-1857 Creator: Haskell, Lydia Stockbridge, 1803-1858
Extent: 1 linear foot
Abstract: The collection concerns Lydia Haskell's spiritual life and involvement with the Methodist Episcopal Church in Maine between 1820 and 1857. Her papers consist of 27 journals, 12 bound packets of letters, memoranda, additional correspondence, a hymnal, and loose documents. Her papers record her evolving sense of salvation, call to ministry, and conflicts with ministers over her work and her views on the Eucharist.
Ruth Hastings papers -- 1852-1853 Creator: Hastings, Ruth Newcomb, b. 1831
Extent: 53 items (0.25 linear feet)
Abstract: The Hastings papers offer an insight into the mind of Ruth Newcomb Hastings, a young woman experiencing southern society for the first time. The letters reveal a young teacher's insecurities about her social and professional status, her reactions to slavery and plantation life, her adjustments to teaching, and her responses to life in a new family and new culture.
Clark W. Hatch collection -- 1889-1891 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 3 volumes
Abstract: This collection is made up of a letter book, stenographer's notes, and scrapbook pertaining to the trials of Clark W. Hatch of Boston, Massachusetts. Hatch was accused of murdering his uncle, Henry Hatch of Kit Carson County, Colorado, and, later, of defrauding his employer, the Travelers Insurance Company.
Hatch-Hutchinson papers -- 1862-1865 Creator: Hutchinson, Leroy
Extent: 37 items
Abstract: The collection consists of letters written by friends and family members to Leroy Hutchinson, a young man who has left his home in Connecticut to take a position at the Eastern Hotel in New York State.
Alexandre Maurice Blanc de Lanautte, Comte d'Hauterive collection -- 1809 Creator: Hauterive, Alexandre Maurice Blanc de Lanautte, Comte d', 1754-1830
Extent: 14 items
Abstract: This collection consists of 13 letters and copies of letters that Alexandre Maurice Blanc de Lanautte, Comte d'Hauterive, wrote in 1809 concerning the deterioration of Anglo-American relations, as well as a list of officials involved in Franco-American relations around the turn of the 19th century.
Solomon G. Haven family papers -- 1839-1895 Creator: Haven, Solomon G. (Solomon George), 1810-1861
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Solomon G. Haven family papers contain the business and personal letters of Solomon Haven, a Buffalo, New York, lawyer and politician, as well as many letters concerning his wife, Harriet Newell Scott, and daughters Mary and Ida Haven.
Hawes-Taber family letters -- 1837-1838 Creator: Williams, Richard, 1782-1845 and Grinnell, Lawrence, 1811-1893
Extent: 4 items
Abstract: Between December 17, 1837, and January 1, 1838, Lucy Williams Hawes and her aunt, Mary D. Taber, wrote 4 letters (11 pages) from Buffalo, New York, about the Canadian rebellions of 1837-1838. Lucy Williams Hawes wrote 2 letters to her father, Richard Williams, who was the postmaster of New Bedford, Massachusetts, and one letter to her brother-in-law, Lawrence Grinnell. Mary D. Taber wrote one letter to her sister, Rebeckah Smith Williams.
Justus Hawley letters -- 1878-1879 (bulk 1878) Creator: Hawley, Jennie Adams
Extent: 10 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of 10 letters that Justus Hawley of Hornellsville, New York, wrote to his sweetheart Jennie about his life in San Antonio, Amazonas, Brazil, where he lived in 1878 and 1879.
Eugene Gano Hay correspondence -- 1889-1896 (bulk 1889-1892) Creator: Hay, Eugene Gano, 1853-1933
Extent: 49 items
Abstract: This collection contains letters and telegrams that Eugene G. Hay received during his term as United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota (1890-1894). His correspondents discussed Republican Party politics in Indiana, local and national elections, government appointments, and issues related to Hay's position.
Jehu Hay journal -- 1763-1765 Creator: Hay, Jehu, 1748-1785
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Jehu Hay journal is a diary kept by Hay, a lieutenant of the 60th Regiment (Royal American), while he was stationed at Detroit from May 1, 1763, to June 6, 1765. In the journal, he wrote a firsthand account of the Ottawa, Ojibwa, Potawatomi, and Huron siege of Detroit, led by Pontiac, between May and October 1763.
Henry Hayes journal -- 1863-1864 Creator: Hayes, Henry
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The journal of Henry Hayes, a surgeon with the 3rd U.S. Heavy Artillery, includes accounts of his activities and observations, as well as essays on natural theology, dreams, and hymns.
James W. Hayward collection -- 1844-1857 (bulk 1846-1857) Creator: Hayward, James Wood, 1810-1891
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: This collection contains over 500 financial records concerning James Wood Hayward's dairy distribution business in Worcester and Middlesex counties, Massachusetts. These receipts, bills, and related documents relate to Hayward's purchases of large quantities of milk between 1845 and 1857.
Ebenezer Hazard letters -- 1785-1794 Creator: Breese, Samuel and Elizabeth Breese
Extent: 12 items
Abstract: This collection contains letters concerning Ebenezer Hazard during his posts as surveyor general of the Continental Post Office through his involvement with the Insurance Company of North America in Philadelphia. These letters offer insight into Hazard's personal and business dealings and reveal the political climate in which he worked.
Horace Healy journal -- 1838 Creator: Healy, Horace
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This 88-page journal recounts Healy's travels from his home in Middlebury, New York, to northeastern Illinois between May 30 and July 13, 1838. The journal contains notes on his steamship voyages on the Great Lakes, descriptions of his overland travels and experiences in Illinois, and prayers and other religious reflections. This diary is a handwritten copy made by Horace Healy in 1841.
Earl Hecht letters -- 1943-1945 Creator: Hecht, Franklyn
Extent: 39 items
Abstract: This collection contains letters and a Christmas card Earl W. Hecht sent to his brother Franklyn while serving in the United States Navy during World War II. Hecht described life in the navy while stationed in North Africa, Scotland, and England, and often discussed collectible stamps and currency.
Frank J. Hecker papers -- 1891-1908 (bulk 1898-1905) Creator: Hecker, Frank Joseph, 1846-1927
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Frank J. Hecker papers are primarily made up of official letters and documents pertaining to his service during and following the Spanish-American war (1898-1899) as Chief of the Division of Transportation, Quartermaster's Department, and as a member of the Isthmian Canal Commission (1904). The collection also contains newspaper clippings related to his work in these capacities and miscellaneous photographs, printed items, and ephemera.
John and Alice Hecker papers -- 1861-1864 Creator: Hecker, John, ca. 1826-1900 and Hecker, Alice, b. ca. 1924
Extent: 86 items
Abstract: This collection contains Civil War era letters between John and Alice Hecker, written during the years of John's military service from 1861 to 1864. The letters provide valuable insight into the life of a rural farmer's wife on the New Hampshire homefront during the war.
Daniel E. Hedden diary -- 1862-1863 Creator: Hedden, Daniel E.
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Commissary Sergeant Daniel E. Hedden kept this diary (62 pages) while serving with the 6th Ohio Cavalry Regiment between October 1, 1862, and July 28, 1863. He described life in camp, discussed military movements and developments in the war, and reflected on his visits home and his relationship with a woman named Emma.
Georgiana Hemingway correspondence -- 1858-1867 (bulk 1858-1865) Creator: Cook, Georgiana Hemingway, b. 1842
Extent: 32 items
Abstract: This collection is comprised of 31 letters that Georgiana Hemingway of Fair Haven, Connecticut, received from female friends, her parents, and her siblings between 1858 and 1867. Her acquaintances discussed their social lives, courtship, and the Civil War, and her family members provided news from Fair Haven while Georgiana traveled. The correspondence includes one letter from Hemingway's brother Charles to their mother, Theresa.
Joseph Newton Hemphill collection -- 1860-1922 (bulk 1868-1908) Creator: Hemphill, Joseph Newton, 1847-1931
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection consists of around 100 incoming letters addressed to Rear Admiral Joseph Newton Hemphill of Ripley, Ohio, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Hemphill's parents, siblings, and cousins sent letters during the first years of his naval career (1868-1872), and his wife and daughter wrote between 1897 and 1908. Also included is a series of reports concerning Hemphill's standing in his United States Naval Academy class.
Walter D. Henderson collection -- 1917-1951 (bulk 1917-1919) Creator: Henderson, Osa Jean Jones, 1889-1974
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence, documents, and other material related to Sergeant Walter D. Henderson, who served with the United States Army in France during World War I. The bulk of the collection consists of Henderson's letters to his future wife, Jean Jones.
William Henderson collection -- 1846-1849 (bulk 1847-1849) Creator: Henderson, William
Extent: 17 items
Abstract: Dr. William Henderson, a physician in Aberdeen, Scotland, received these 14 letters and 3 financial reports concerning the affairs of the Friendship Plantation in Saint Thomas Parish, Jamaica, between 1846 and 1849. R. G. Kirkland, its manager after 1847, wrote 9 of the letters about Friendship's financial problems and about the local labor situation, including the difficulty of hiring freed slaves and of retaining workers "imported" from Africa and India. Other letters from Henderson's Jamaican associates provide further information about the plantation's production and finances.
William G. Henderson papers -- 1862-1863 Creator: Henderson, Gordon W.
Extent: 10 items
Abstract: The William G. Henderson papers consist of letters from a young soldier in the Civil War to his family in Connecticut. Henderson described camp and hospital life, and discussed his views on the war and incompetent Union leadership.
Henry Kelsey (Barque) log books -- 1847-1849 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 2 volumes
Abstract: The Henry Kelsey (Barque) log books document the merchant ship's travels to New Orleans, Boston, and Barcelona between 1847 and 1849. Along with weather and daily events, the books reveal an abusive, difficult crew that showed open animosity toward the captain.
Charles Otto Henthorn papers -- 1862-1864 Creator: Henthorn family
Extent: 13 items
Abstract: Charles Henthorn's papers consist of letters home during his service in the 77th Illinois Infantry, including descriptions of African Americans in the army, towns and plantations in the South, and his thoughts on the war.
William Hermann letters -- 1944-1945 Creator: Hermann, William Stine, 1909-1992
Extent: 19 items
Abstract: This collection contains letters William Stine Hermann, a high school teacher and sports coach from Middleburg, Pennsylvania, received from acquaintances and a nephew serving in the United States Navy and Marine Corps during the Second World War. Hermann's correspondents described life in the military, often referring to their experiences playing sports, and commented on news of the sports programs at Middleburg High School.
John Herries collection -- 1814-1815, [1851?] Creator: Herries, Charles and Anonymous
Extent: 3 items
Abstract: This collection includes 2 letters that Lieutenant Colonel John Herries wrote to Charles Herries while serving with the 102nd Regiment of Foot in Canada during the War of 1812, as well as a later manuscript service record.
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.
Frederick and Frank Hewitt letters -- 1863-1865 Creator: Hewitt family
Extent: 16 items
Abstract: This collection contains 15 letters that Fred Hewitt wrote to his family and friends while serving in the 5th New York Heavy Artillery Regiment during the Civil War, as well as 1 letter written by his brother Frank, who was in the same regiment. Fred Hewitt discussed several aspects of his service in army camps in Maryland and Virginia.
Marinus Heyboer letters -- 1918 Creator: Heyboer, Harry, b. 1885
Extent: 17 items
Abstract: This collection consists of 17 letters Marinus Heyboer wrote to his brother Harry while training with the United States Army's 308th Field Artillery Regiment and 310th Field Hospital at Camp Dix, New Jersey, between February and April 1918. Heyboer discussed his training exercises, food, and other aspects of military life, in addition to responding to news of Harry's wife and young child.
Edward Nicholas Heygate journal -- 1853-1857 (bulk 1853) Creator: Heygate, Edward Nicholas, 1827-1896
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This journal is Edward Nicholas Heygate's illustrated, narrative account of his travels in Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean from May 1853 to February 1855. Heygate, an Englishman, described the stops on his itinerary as well as his modes of transportation, life in the Bahamas, and return to London.
Samuel Hiatt letters -- 1860-1865 (bulk 1860-1862) Creator: Hiatt family
Extent: 6 items
Abstract: This collection is comprised of 6 letters (21 pages) that Samuel Hiatt of Snow Hill, Indiana, wrote to his parents between 1860 and 1865. Hiatt commented extensively on the effects of the Civil War, as well as on local news and his family's health.
Sherlock and William C. Hibbs collection -- 1909-2002 (bulk 1909-1968) Creator: Sikkenga, William J.
Extent: 1.75 linear feet
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence, military records, ephemera, and other material related to Commander Sherlock Hibbs, who served in the United States Navy during World War II. The material documents his service on the staff of Admiral Calvin T. Durgin and in an intelligence unit. Additional material concerns his grandfather, William Congress Hibbs, a Civil War veteran who lived in Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri.
Laurens Perseus Hickok lectures -- 1847-1848 Creator: Campbell, S. M. (Samuel Miner), 1823-1892
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This notebook contains Samuel Miner Campbell's manuscript transcriptions of lectures delivered by Laurens Perseus Hickok, a professor of Christian theology at Auburn Theology Seminary, in 1847 and 1848. The subjects include the nature of God, the authority of the Bible, the sacraments, and divine justice.
Lewis T. Hickok journal -- 1863 Creator: Hickok, Lewis T.
Extent: 124 pages
Abstract: Lewis Hickok's journal contains brief daily entries for 1863, describing his service during the seige and occupation of Vicksburg in the Civil War.
Charles Hicks letter books -- 1738-1750; 1800-1828 Creator: Hicks, Charles
Extent: 2 volumes
Abstract: The Charles Hicks letter books contain the letters and accounts of an American merchant operating out of St. Augustine, Florida, in the 1730s and 1740s, as well as notes concerning the estate of the Hicks family of Flushing, New York, between 1800 and 1828.
Benneville Hiester journal -- 1853 Creator: Hiester, Benneville
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This journal recounts the experiences of Benneville Hiester, a native of Berks County, Pennsylvania, who traveled from Pleasant Township, Ohio, to St. Louis, Missouri, and back to Pennsylvania in the spring of 1853. Hiester recorded the odd jobs he did for local farmers around Pleasant Township and Lancaster, Ohio; his trip westward through Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois by railroad and overland roads; his return journey to Pennsylvania, taken primarily by steamboat; and the labor he did for nearby farmers after his return.
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.
Edmund Hill collection -- 1918-1919 Creator: Hill family
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Edmund Hill collection (June 1918-June 1919) consists of 49 letters, 4 newspaper clippings, and 1 small Christmas card. During the time that he was in Europe as a soldier in World War I, Edmund wrote 48 letters to his parents and 1 to a friend named "Mr. Ladd." He sent letters from various cities in France, such as Calais and Bourbonne-les-Bains, to his parents in Rutherford, New Jersey. The other items also relate to Edmund's time in the army.
Henry Hill papers -- 1872-1873 Creator: Hill, Henry, b.1795
Extent: 25 items
Abstract: The letters in the Hill collection were written by Henry Hill to his daughter, Mary (Hill) Leake, between 1872 and 1873, in a conscious effort to document his life. Starting with reminiscences of his family's move from Saybrook, Conn., to Newburgh, N.Y., in 1784, the letters chronicle Hill's recollections up to 1871.
William L. Hill journals -- 1896-1899 Creator: Hill, William Lowell, 1855-1922
Extent: 2 volumes
Abstract: The William L. Hill journals contain detailed daily accounts of life onboard the armored cruiser USS Brooklyn from December 1896-July 1899. Hill reported on several significant incidents during the Spanish-American War, and his journals include a firsthand description of the Battle of Santiago.
Hillard-Low family papers -- 1817-1935 (bulk 1829-1897) Creator: Hillard family and Low family
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is made up of approximately 160 items related to the Hillard family and Low family of New York and Boston, including correspondence, documents, photographs, poetry, ephemera, and pamphlets. Family members wrote around one-third of the approximately 110 letters and typescripts, as well as 35 pages from a letter book, while living and working in China in the mid-1800s. Other letters and additional materials concern the families' social and business lives in New York and Massachusetts throughout the 19th century. The families were related by marriage.
Marshall Hilliard diary -- 1864 Creator: Hilliard, Marshall, 1830-1914
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Marshall Hilliard diary contains Hilliard's account of his experiences as a non-military prisoner of war of the Confederacy in Mississippi and Alabama, as well as his escape back to Ohio in 1864.
Levi Hines papers -- ca. 1839-1864 Creator: Hines family
Extent: 113 items
Abstract: Levi Hines enlisted as a private in the 11th Vermont Infantry (later converted to the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery) on December 10th, 1862. Seventy of the letters in this collection were written by Hines to his sister Maria, his brother Chester, and parents or other relatives while he was in the service. The remainder of the collection consists of letters from relatives to Hines, with the majority coming from Maria (8 letters), John (5), Chester (4), brother Joseph (7) and E.C. Fisk, who served with Hines in the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery.
John Hinkle papers -- 1818-1843 Creator: Hinkle, John L.
Extent: 8 items
Abstract: This collection consists of 7 letters and 1 financial account addressed to John L. Hinkle of Hanover, Pennsylvania, between 1818 and 1843. Writing from Baltimore, Maryland, his correspondents addressed topics such as the ownership and sale of land bequeathed in a will and Hinkle's purchases of hardware and related items.
Hinkley collection -- 1755-1837 (bulk 1755-1779, 1837) Creator: Hinkley, John, 1733-1779 and Hinkley, Samuel P., 1813-1851
Extent: 2 volumes
Abstract: The Hinkley collection is comprised of an account book and exercise book owned by members of the Hinkley family of Georgetown, Maine, in the mid-18th and early 19th centuries. The materials pertain to John Hinkley's finances, Samuel P. Hinkley's finances and education, and religious poetry.
History of the Four Quarters of the Globe -- 1791-1793 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume, compiled between 1791 and 1793, contains detailed geographical, historical, and other descriptive accounts of Western Europe and the Americas, as well as a general history of astronomy. Appendices include an index of geographic locations and a general timeline of world history, with a focus on Biblical events and European affairs. This is the third volume of a 3-volume work.
The History of the Reign of George III -- 1820-1823 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 3 volumes
Abstract: This collection consists of volumes II, III, and IV of The History of the Reign of George III, King of Great Britain, which anonymous author "K. H." composed in Gloucestershire, England, between 1820 and 1823. The treatise covers Great Britain's domestic and international political affairs in depth, including conflicts in North America during the Revolutionary War era and the War of 1812.
Edward K. Hitchcock family correspondence -- 1837-1880 (bulk 1837-1853) Creator: Hitchcock, Edward K., 1817-1909
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection contains 63 letters written and received by members of the Hitchcock family of Strong, Maine, in the early 19th century. Edward K. Hitchcock received 40 letters from his parents and siblings, as well as 4 letters from cousins and other relatives, 12 from acquaintances, and 1 from the Maine Secretary of State. The collection also has 1 letter Edward wrote to his parents and 5 letters addressed to other members of the extended family. Edward's siblings and parents primarily provided news from Strong, Maine, in the 1830s and 1840s, and his other correspondents reported on financial matters.
Ebenezer Hoar papers -- 1852-1875 Creator: Hoar, Ebenezer, 1816-1895
Extent: 16 items
Abstract: The Hoar collection consists mainly of letters written by Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar to William Maxwell Everts. Both men were distinguished attorneys in the mid-19th century. The letters regard political topics of the time, and especially the United States Supreme Court.
Annie E. L. Hobbs journal -- 1876 Creator: Hobbs, Annie E. L.
Extent: 31 pages
Abstract: Annie E. L. Hobbs, of Laconia, New Hampshire, wrote this journal during her trip to the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. In detailed passages, she described the various exhibit halls visited and her reactions to the sights of Philadelphia and the spectacle of the exhibition.
Earl H. Hobson papers -- 1918-1919 Creator: Hobson, Maybell O.
Extent: 29 items
Abstract: This collection contains 27 letters and 1 postcard that Private Earl H. Hobson wrote to his wife Maybell while serving at Camp Devens, Massachusetts, and in France during World War I, as well as 1 letter that he wrote to his mother-in-law, Harriet A. Kingsley. In addition to describing his experiences while working behind the front with the 301st Ammunition Train, he reacted to news of his wife's pregnancy and shared his excitement about fatherhood.
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)."
Earl Holcomb letters -- 1917-1919 Creator: Holcomb, Alberta
Extent: 43 items
Abstract: Earl M. Holcomb wrote 43 letters to his family in Elyria, Ohio, while serving in France during World War I as a cook for the British Expeditionary Force's Number 9 (Lakeside, USA) General Hospital (also known as United States Army Base Hospital No. 4). Holcomb described his kitchen duties, leisure activities, and other aspects of military life.
John Holcombe III papers -- 1942-1946 (bulk 1942-1945) Creator: Holcombe family
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is comprised of 104 items related to Private First Class John Marshal Holcombe III's service in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. Holcombe sent about 90 letters and other items to his parents and siblings in Farmington, Connecticut, while in training in Florida, South Dakota, and Utah in 1942 and 1943, and while serving in Africa between 1943 and 1945. He commented on various aspects of his training, the war, his health, and military life. The collection also contains 4 documents, 2 newspaper clippings, and 6 loose photographs related to Holcombe's military service.
Palmer B. Holdridge letterbook -- 1862 Creator: Holdridge, Palmer B., ca. 1838-1862
Extent: 70 pages (12 letters)
Abstract: Palmer Holdridge was a volunteer in Company D of the 114th New York Infantry during the Civil War. The Holdridge letterbook contains copies of 12 letters to Holdridge's wife, Kate, written from his mustering in to shortly before his departure for Louisiana in late November 1862.
John Holker papers -- 1770-1872 Creator: Holker, John, 1745-1822 and Holker, Nancy Davis Stackpole, 1777-1857
Extent: 0.75 linear feet
Abstract: This collection consists of the official and private correspondence of John Holker, merchant, speculator, and French consul general to the United States during the American Revolution. The collection also contains items related to Holker's wife, Nancy Davis Stackpole Holker, who managed his estate after his death.
Augusta and Francis R. Holland papers -- 1818-1849 (bulk 1840-1849) Creator: Holland, Augusta Wolle, b. 1820 and Holland, Francis Raymond, 1820-1894
Extent: 55 items
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence between Augusta Wolle Holland and Reverend Francis Raymond Holland, regarding missionary life in Jamaica in the 1840s.
Edwin Holland papers -- 1943-1945 Creator: Holland, Jane C. Anderson, d. 1998
Extent: 1 linear foot
Abstract: This collection contains roughly 400 letters that Corporal Edwin Stetson Holland wrote to Jane C. Anderson, his fiancée, during his service with the United States Army Air Forces 43rd Anti-aircraft Artillery Battalion during World War II. Holland reported on his experiences while training from June 1943 to November 1944 at Fort Devens, Massachusetts; Camp Davis, North Carolina; and Camp Stewart, Georgia. He also wrote from the Hawaiian Islands, the Ryukyu Islands, and Okinawa between November 1944 and November 1945. In addition to responding to news from his home in Worcester, Massachusetts, and to sharing his love for Jane, Holland discussed his health, fellow soldiers, training exercises, and the scenery.
Alexander Lyman Holley letters -- 1841-1867 Creator: Holley family
Extent: 13 items
Abstract: This collection is comprised of 12 incoming and outgoing letters of Alexander Lyman Holley, and 1 report card. Holley wrote 7 letters to his father, Alexander Hamilton Holley, about his educational experiences in Farmington, Connecticut, and about his life in New York City in the early 1860s. He received letters from his father (2 items), stepmother (1 item), and grandfather (1 item), who provided advice and news. His wife Mary wrote 1 letter to her father-in-law.
Levi Hollingsworth papers -- 1803-1841 (bulk 1812-1815) Creator: Thompson, James, 1782-1847
Extent: 64 items
Abstract: The Levi Hollingsworth papers consist of business letters and documents written by the prominent Philadelphia merchant Levi Hollingsworth to a firm run by James Thompson, of Thompsontown, Pennsylvania. The collection consists of 56 letters, 5 financial documents, and 3 newspaper clippings, and relates largely to trade in flour, whiskey, sugar, coffee, and other staples during the War of 1812.
Holman-Perkins family collection -- 1854-1868 (bulk 1860-1866) Creator: Perkins, Catherine H.
Extent: 72 items
Abstract: The Holman-Perkins family collection contains letters that family members and friends wrote to Catherine Holman Perkins and Daniel Perkins of Temple, Maine, in the 1850s and 1860s. Correspondents commented on their lives in Maine and California and sometimes referred to the Civil War.
Holme family account book -- 1684-1762 Creator: Holme family
Extent: 102 pages
Abstract: Irish Quakers and compatriots of William Penn, the family of John Holme prospered in the new colony of Pennsylvania. The Holme family account book includes accounts of goods sold and services rendered to Philadelphia families in the 1680s and 1690s. Interspersed throughout are medicinal and food preparation receipts, mostly recorded in the 1740s, as well as copies of the laws of Pennsylvania, ca. 1685, the wills of Capt. Thomas Holme, 1695, and John Holme, Jr., and a poem and two religious songs.
Holmes family papers -- 1791-1805 Creator: Holmes family
Extent: 12 items
Abstract: The Holmes family papers consist of twelve letters written by Isabella Holmes, Gabriel Holmes, and Elizabeth Weir addressed to Nathaniel Holmes, who had emigrated from Strabane, Ireland to the Philadelphia area for economic reasons.
David Holmes papers -- 1845-1856 Creator: Holmes, David
Extent: 26 items (25 letters; 1 newspaper)
Abstract: In 1845, John Manning of Lebanon, Conn., brought charges against Dr. David Holmes for medical malpractice. This collection contains letters concerning the trial, which was held by the First Ecclesiastical Church of Lebanon.
Holmes-Keyes children's letters -- 1896 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 6 items
Abstract: Three young girls named Lillian Holmes Keyes, "Mildred," and "Edith" wrote these 6 letters to their grandparents in the summer of 1896. Edith's letters were penciled by her mother, Fannie. The girls wrote on illustrated children's stationery and commented on scenery, wildlife, health, and family news. Mildred addressed one of her letters from East Tilton, New Hampshire.
Elizabeth and Arthur Holsclaw legal papers -- 1886-1898 Creator: Holsclaw, Elizabeth F.
Extent: 14 items
Abstract: The Elizabeth and Arthur Holsclaw legal papers are comprised of 14 documents and letters concerning the ownership of a farm in Cherry County, Nebraska. Loan applications, deeds, court records, and abstracts describe Arthur L. Holsclaw's purchase of the land in October 1886; foreclosure proceedings initiated by E. S. Ormsby and the American Investment Company of Emmetsburg, Iowa, in 1892; and the farm's subsequent changes in ownership until April 1898.
Holstein family account and commonplace book -- 1753-1831 (bulk 1753-1759) Creator: Holstein family
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains financial records, copied poetry and prayers, and colored illustrations compiled by various members of the Holstein family of Pennsylvania in the mid- to late 18th century. Most of the text is written in German.
Hiram Talbert Holt letters -- 1861-1864 (bulk 1861-1863) Creator: Holt, Caroline Dewitt, 1841-1939
Extent: 22 items
Abstract: This collection contains 21 letters and a 3-page journal concerning Hiram Talbert Holt's experiences in the 2nd and 38th Alabama Infantry Regiments during the Civil War. In letters to his wife Carrie, Holt discussed military life, war news, his religious convictions, and his feelings for his absent wife and daughter.
David Holtz company book -- 1814-1815 Creator: Holtz, David
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The David Holtz company book (274 pages) contains personal information for every service member of the 17th Regiment Infantry from 1814-1815, as well as a ledger of materials and supplies held by the company.
George Philip Hooke journal -- 1779-1780 Creator: Hooke, George Philip, 1722-1796 or 7.
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The George Philip Hooke journal is a 21-page officer roster and journal of the 1st Battalion of Grenadiers in the British army, which describes their travel from New York to South Carolina. The volume also contains copies of 30 catch tunes, many with lyrics.
John Hooker manuscript -- 1874-1875 Creator: Hooker, John, 1816-1901
Extent: 1 item
Abstract: This manuscript is a 42-page copy of a letter that John Hooker wrote to Mrs. J. T. Howard on August 26, 1874, with addendums written in January 1875 (20 pages). Hooker wrote extensively about allegations against his wife, Isabella Beecher Hooker, related to the Beecher-Tilton scandal. His writings include remarks about suffragists such as Victoria Woodhull and Susan B. Anthony, and otherwise refer to the women's suffrage movement.
William Hope letters -- 1862-1866 Creator: Atkin, Peter, and Atkin, George
Extent: 10 items
Abstract: Peter Atkin of Liverpool, England, and his son George received 10 letters regarding Peter's nephew, Englishman William D. Hope, between 1862 and 1866. Hope, an aspiring pharmacist, wrote 5 letters to his uncle and 3 letters to his cousin about his desperate financial situation, his attempts to find work in England, his experiences serving with the Union Army in the Civil War, and his life in Illinois in the year following the war. Two other acquaintances wrote to Peter Atkin about a visit Hope made to Nova Scotia in 1862 and about Hope's financial hardships.
Hopkins family papers -- ca. 1800-1932 Creator: Hopkins family
Extent: 4 linear feet
Abstract: The Hopkins family papers contain wide variety of materials relating to the Hopkins family of Vermont and California. A few of the wide variety of topics covered include the Episcopal Church, student life at the University of Vermont, the 1849 Gold Rush and 19th-century life in California, the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, art, and music.
Joseph Hopkinson, Puerile Essays -- 1787-1789 Creator: Hopkinson, Joseph, 1770-1842
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume, titled "Puerile Essays addressed to the Philomathian Society," contains 11 essays (93 pages) composed by Joseph Hopkinson for the Philomathian Society of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and for other debating societies between March 17, 1787, and October 1789. He discussed a variety of topics related to contemporary American social customs, such as dancing, happiness, the desirability of luxury, family relationships, and astronomy.
Harry M. Horton letters -- 1833-1835 Creator: Horton, Geo. F. (George Firman), 1806-1886
Extent: 81 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of 76 letters that Harry M. Horton of Terrytown, Pennsylvania, wrote to his brother George while attending Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, between 1833 and 1835. In his densely written letters, Horton described aspects of his medical studies, his social and religious life, and local and national political events, such as the Philadelphia race riots of August 1834. Additional items include two letters George wrote to Harry in 1835, a letter Harry received from William Arms, a letter by Ezra Stiles Ely attesting to Harry's membership in Philadelphia's Third Presbyterian Church, and a retained copy of George's letter to Professor Samuel McClellan describing Harry's death in 1835.
Anthony H. Hoskins letter books -- 1860-1861, 1869-1872 Creator: Hoskins, Anthony Hiley, Sir, 1828-1901
Extent: 2 volumes
Abstract: This collection is made up of 2 letter books, which contain over 270 secretarial copies of Captain Anthony H. Hoskins's official outgoing correspondence. His letters pertain to service aboard the H.M.S. Hecate (May 22, 1860-January 1, 1861), H.M.S. Plumper (January 1-July 2, 1861) and the H.M.S. Eclipse (July 20, 1869-September 27, 1871, and September 25, 1871-October 20, 1872) in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Hoskins corresponded with superior officers and fellow captains about his ships' movements, personnel, upkeep, and orders. P.H.W. Mayow and Henry F. Nicholson, acting captains on the Eclipse, wrote the letters dated between July 20, 1869, and September 20, 1869.
Charles H. Hosmer collection -- 1870-1885 Creator: Hosmer, Charles H., b. ca. 1840
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Charles H. Hosmer collection is made up of a diary (365 pages, 1877), 13 stereoscopic photographs (1872-1877), and a published volume (1870) related to the Hosmer's career as an assistant surveyor with the United States Coast Survey. The diary covers his experiences working along the Banana River in Florida and in Bar Harbor, Maine.
Helen C. Hough and Charles Stevens family collection -- 1786-1871 (bulk 1829-1861) Creator: Stevens, Helen Clarinda Hough, 1838-
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Helen C. Hough and Charles Stevens family collection contains correspondence related to several families in northern New York, particularly to the relatives of William J. Hough. The collection includes letters to Clarinda Hough, William's wife, as well as letters exchanged by their daughter, Helen Clarinda Hough, and her future husband, Charles E. Stevens of Flint, Michigan.
S. Houldsworth letter book -- 1889-1890 Creator: Houldsworth, S.
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The S. Houldsworth letter book contains letters that Houldsworth wrote to the firm Norcross Brothers about construction projects in 1889 and 1890. Houldsworth discussed building materials, specific projects, and other business matters.
Bleecker Houston papers -- 1941-1990 (bulk 1941-1958) Creator: Houston, Bleecker, b. 1917
Extent: 90 items
Abstract: The Bleecker Houston papers consist of papers and photographs which pertain to Houston's service in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps during World War II.
David Houston diary -- 1854-1858 (bulk 1854) Creator: Houston, David, b. 1822
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This diary (4.5"x7.5") consists of 57 pages of entries and notes composed by Scotland native David Houston, who emigrated to the United States with his wife and children in the summer of 1854. The first 41 pages (May 29, 1854-July 7, 1854) recount the Houstons' journey from Glasgow to New York onboard the President Fillmore. Later groups of entries report some of the family's expenses after arriving in North America (3 pages, May 24, 1855-September 28, 1855) and contain copied documents regarding Houston's religious affiliation, additional religious notes, and other brief entries about the family's lives in Philadelphia and New York City (13 pages, July 1854-January 4, 1858).
Mary Dean and Chapin Howard family collection -- 1835-1909 (bulk 1869-1909) Creator: Howard family
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection contains letters, documents, financial records, photographs, and other materials related to Chapin and Mary Dean Howard of Meriden, Connecticut, and Grafton, Vermont. Mary Howard's incoming correspondence includes letters from her two sisters and her brother-in-law, who lived Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in the late 19th century.
Oliver Otis Howard reports -- 1863-1864 Creator: Howard, Oliver Otis, 1830-1909
Extent: 4 items
Abstract: The Oliver Otis Howard reports consist of official reports of the 11th Corps, submitted by Maj. Gen. O.O. Howard to Joseph Hooker, commander of the Army of the Potomac.
Richard and William Howe collection -- 1758-1812 Creator: William L. Clements Library
Extent: 48 items
Abstract: This is a miscellaneous collection of letters to and from members of the Howe family, including British army officer William Howe, British naval officer Richard Howe, and their families.
Richard Howe Signal and Instruction Book -- ca. 1776 Creator: Great Britain. Royal Navy
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains 44 pages of signals and roughly 46 pages of instructions and explanatory information pertaining to the Royal Navy's operations under Richard Howe around the time of the American Revolution. The book provides details about signals to be used while sailing by day, in fog, in battle, and at night, and it includes color illustrations of signal flags and lantern configurations. The binder's title is "Ld Howes Instructions."
Robert Howe orderly book -- 1776-1778 Creator: United States. Continental Army
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Robert Howe orderly book (181 pages) was kept by an American officer at the headquarters of Major General Robert Howe (1732-1786), of the Continental Army's Southern Department, from June 16, 1776, to July 14, 1778. Included are orders relating to the anticipated British attack on Charleston, South Carolina, in 1776, and to Howe's expedition against the British at St. Augustine, Florida, in June and July 1778.
Samuel Gridley Howe letters -- 1840-1849 (bulk 1840-1841) Creator: Stevens, Josiah, 1795-1869 and Dinsmoor, Samuel, 1799-1869
Extent: 4 items
Abstract: This collection contains 4 letters that Samuel Gridley Howe wrote to Secretary of State Josiah Stevens and Governor Samuel Dinsmoor, Jr., of New Hampshire, regarding the education of New Hampshire residents at the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts Asylum for the Blind (now the Perkins School for the Blind).
William Howe orderly book -- 1776-1778 Creator: Great Britain. Army
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The William Howe orderly book contains copies of orders for a brigade under British Commander-in-Chief Sir William Howe, from March 9, 1776, to May 1, 1778. Entries record the progress of Howe's army, from their embarkation at Portsmouth, England, through New York and New Jersey, to the end of their occupation Philadelphia.
Howell family papers -- 1770-1798 Creator: Howell, Gideon, 1728-1803 and Howell, Sarah Gordon
Extent: 25 items
Abstract: This collection contains 22 incoming letters addressed to Gideon and Sarah Howell of Morris County, New Jersey, as well as 3 documents. The Howells received 8 letters from Deborah Pierson, a relative from Bridgehampton, New York, who wrote of family news, and 12 letters from friends and family living in North Bend, Ohio, including 8 from their son Daniel and his wife, Eunice Keen Howell (later Rittenhouse). The Ohio letters contain detailed information about life on the frontier and settlers' relationships with Native Americans. The remaining 2 letters are from Daniel Howell and a friend in Burke County, North Carolina.
M. E. N. and Ida Mott Howell collection -- 1872-1917 (bulk 1872-1879) Creator: Howell family
Extent: 16 items
Abstract: The M. E. N. and Ida Mott Howell collection contains correspondence related to Myron Emory Nimrod Howell and his wife, Ida Amelia Mott. It consists mainly of Howell's letters to his wife about his life and work in Saint Cloud, Minnesota, and in Pontiac and Saginaw, Michigan, from 1872-1873. Other correspondence pertains to Howell and Mott genealogy.
Howry family papers -- 1842-1883 (bulk 1842-1876) Creator: Howry, J. M. (James Moorman), 1804-1884 and Howry, Charles Bowen, 1844-1928
Extent: 55 items
Abstract: This collection contains 19 letters, 34 legal and financial documents, and 2 additional items related to Mississippi judge James Moorman Howry and his son, Charles Bowen Howry. The Howrys' incoming correspondence concerns the governance of the University of Mississippi in the late 1840s, and the experiences of Mississippi residents and Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. The legal and financial documents primarily concern James M. Howry's land holdings in Oxford, Mississippi.
Hoyleton (Ill.) collection -- 1857-1858 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 5 items
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence, a printed circular, and photographs related to the Hoyle family of Champlain, New York, and to the town of Hoyleton, Illinois. The material concerns George and Timothy Hoyle, life in Hoyleton, and fundraising efforts for the construction of a seminary.
Helen M. Noye Hoyt papers -- 1863-1925 (bulk 1863-1864) Creator: Hoyt , Helen M. Noye, 1839-1926
Extent: 70 items
Abstract: This collection consists mainly of letters that Helen Hoyt wrote to her family and friends in Buffalo, New York, while working as a nurse in the Naval Academy Hospital during the Civil War. Her letters are about the suffering and death of the soldiers, her job, and her religious sentiments.
Hubbard family letters -- 1809-1884 (bulk 1846-1862) Creator: Hubbard family
Extent: 31 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of correspondence related to the Hubbard family of Vermont and Massachusetts. The letters concern aspects of life in mid-19th century New England, such as education, travel, and social activities.
William L. Hudson letter book -- 1850-1851 Creator: Hudson, William Leverreth, 1794-1862
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This 126-page letter book contains retained drafts of 20 letters that William L. Hudson wrote to his wife (10 letters), children (7 letters), and acquaintances (3 letters) while serving onboard the USS Vincennes along South America's Pacific Coast and in San Francisco Bay between April 1850 and April 1851. His letters concern his religious convictions, experiences in South America and San Francisco, advice for his family, and business affairs.
Hudson’s Bay Company papers -- 1775-1914 (bulk 1775-ca. 1790) Creator: William L. Clements Library
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: Hudson’s Bay Company papers consist of correspondence, financial records, and a memorandum book of the Canadian-based company. Also included is a printed version of Andrew Burnaby's Travels through the Middle Settlements In North America... and a manuscript of Thoughts on the Furr Trade With the Indians in N. America, extracted from the papers of the late John Gray of Quebec (1768).
A. Hughes journal -- 1816 Creator: Hughes, A.
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The author of this journal, entitled "Journal de mon Voyage dans les Etats Unis D'Amerique" (34 pages), recorded his or her experiences while traveling from Montréal, Québec, to the eastern United States in the summer of 1816. The journey included visits to New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.
Charles W. Hughes diaries -- 1896-1911 (bulk 1896-1898, 1905-1908) Creator: Hughes, Charles W., 1858-1912
Extent: 5 volumes
Abstract: This collection contains five daily pocket diaries kept by Charles W. Hughes of Ladoga, Indiana, around the turn of the 20th century. The diaries chronicle the daily events and concerns of a middle-class family, including business affairs, politics, clubs, and sports teams.
John Hughes and Sussex County Jury papers -- 1875-1876 Creator: New Jersey. Court of Oyer and Terminer (Sussex County)
Extent: 11 items
Abstract: The John Hughes and Sussex County Jury papers are made up of legal documents pertaining to the 1875 trial of John Hughes for the murder of his wife Catharine, as well as lists of jury members in Sussex County, New Jersey, in 1875 and 1876. Two jury lists concern the trial of Robert Kimble for manslaughter.
Thomas Hughes papers -- 1862-1864 Creator: Hughes, Thomas
Extent: 11 letters, 2 photographs
Abstract: Thomas Hughes was a lieutenant in the 28th Iowa Infantry Regiment. He served in Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana and participated in both the Vicksburg Campaign and the Red River Campaign. The eleven letters in this collection describe the harsh living conditions Hughes faced as soldier.
Thomas R. Hulings letters -- 1921-1927 Creator: Hulings, Carrie Ione Moody, 1870-1948
Extent: 16 items
Abstract: This collection contains 15 letters that Thomas ("Tom") R. Hulings wrote to his stepmother Carrie between June 13, 1921, and March 20, 1927, while he worked for oil companies in Burma. Hulings described his work, social life, and aspects of the local culture, such as festivals and the Buddhist religion. Carrie Hulings also received one brief letter from one of Tom's acquaintances, then living in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.
Cornelius Hulsapple papers -- 1865 Creator: Hulsapple, Cornelius
Extent: 3 letters
Abstract: Cornelius Hulsapple entered the Paoli Guards in October, 1864, as a two-year draft substitute for W. R. Ridgway. Only three letters of Cornelius Hulsapple's survive, two of which are addressed to the man for whom he was substituting, W.R. Ridgway.
Henry Hulton, Sketches -- 1773-1775 Creator: Hulton, Henry, 1733?-1790
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This 206-page volume contains essays and poetry composed by Henry Hulton, an American Loyalist living in Boston in the mid-1770s. Essay topics include conflicts between Great Britain and the North American colonies in 1773 and 1775, philosophical and moral subjects, and the effect of climate on the development of governments.
Charles and William R. Humphrey correspondence -- 1811-1847 Creator: Humphrey, Charles, 1792-1850 and Humphrey, William Ross, 1820-1901
Extent: 46 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of letters addressed to Charles Humphrey, a New York lawyer and politician (39 items), and to his son William (7 items). Charles Humphrey's incoming correspondence concerns his legal career, his financial and business affairs, and state or national political issues. William Humphrey's incoming letters primarily concern his finances relating to his law practice in Ithaca, New York.
Charles and Ida Humphreys diary -- 1874 Creator: Humphreys, Charles, 1849-1881 and Humphreys, Ida E. Darling, ca. 1848-ca. 1914
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Charles and Ida Humphreys diary (140 pages) chronicles the newlywed couple's vacation along the Mississippi River between March and June 1874. The diary, which contains entries composed by both Humphreys, contains commentary on life in the South during Reconstruction.
Daniel R. Hundley diary -- 1859 Creator: Hundley, Daniel R. (Daniel Robinson), 1832-1899
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Daniel R. Hundley diary was kept by an Alabamian while he was in Chicago seeking a career as an author. The diary contains daily records of his activities, and his reactions as a southern Baptist, living in the North, to national and international political issues such as abolition. Of particular interest are his scathing comments on John Brown and his "assassins," whose fates he followed very closely in the days after the Harper's Ferry raid.
George W. Hunt papers -- 1864-1907 (bulk 1864-1865) Creator: Hunt, George W., b. 1844
Extent: 2 journals; memoir; carte de visite album; miscellaneous items
Abstract: The George Hunt papers include two pocket diaries kept by Hunt during his service in the 15th New York Cavalry, a memoir, "Custer and his Red Necks: A brief Sketch of incidents of the Civil War of 61 & 65," written at least a decade later, and a pocket-sized carte de visite album containing photographs of Hunt and fellow cavalry members.
John and Samuel Hunt papers -- 1855-1883 (bulk 1861-1865) Creator: Hunt, John R., 1842-1889 and Hunt, Samuel, 1844-1907
Extent: 85 items
Abstract: The John and Samuel Hunt papers consist primarily of Civil War era correspondence between the friends and family of John and Samuel Hunt with many letters between the two brothers. Also included is John Hunt's Civil War diary, which contains accounts of his service as adjutant with the 81st Ohio Infantry Regiment between January and December, 1862.
John H. Hunt papers -- 1849-1860 (bulk 1853-1859) Creator: Hunt, John H., b. 1836
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is made up of around 70 incoming letters to John H. Hunt of Sag Harbor, New York. Hunt's correspondents primarily wrote about their daily lives in Brooklyn, New York, and Chicago, Illinois, though they also commented on politics, marriage, religion, and business.
Sarah Welles Hunt journal -- 1851-1891 Creator: Hunt, Sarah Rebecca Welles, 1810-1893
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume (112 pages) contains Sarah Welles Hunt's reminiscences about her life, as well as occasional journal entries that Hunt composed from July 1, 1851-May 23, 1893. She wrote about her travels in New York, Massachusetts, Ohio, Michigan, and Québec; her encounters with famous individuals; her family; and current events.
Hunter family correspondence -- 1856-1866 (bulk 1859) Creator: Hunter family
Extent: 47 items
Abstract: This collection primarily consists of 44 letters exchanged between members of the Hunter family of Wiseburg, Maryland, in 1859. Eliza Hunter ("Lida") received 19 letters from her parents, Margaret and Pleasant Hunter, when she was studying at Linden Hall Seminary in Lititz, Pennsylvania; she responded with 4 letters and 1 brief note. Other letters between female cousins and sisters concern various aspects of their lives, such as education, travel, and family news.
Huntington family papers -- 1845-1886 Creator: Huntington family
Extent: 88 Items
Abstract: The Huntington family papers are a collection of letters from the children of Cyrus Huntington of Watertown, New York, between 1845 and 1886. The collection contains 7 Civil War era letters, written by Hiram Huntington of Co. G of the 94th New York Regiment, in which he discussed his experiences in Washington and Virginia and expressed his opinions on the state of the war.
Samuel Huntington papers -- 1768-1828 Creator: Huntington, Samuel, 1765-1817
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Samuel Huntington papers contain letters and documents of a prominent Ohio settler and political leader. Included are items on his business, political, and military activities.
James J. Hurley papers -- 1885-1945 (bulk 1885-1910) Creator: Hurley, James J.
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Hurley collection is primarily made up of the letters of James J. Hurley, an Irish Catholic working class man from Troy, New York. He and his family moved to Oneonta, New York after the Delaware & Hudson railroad shops were transferred there. Several photographs are also included in this collection.
Hussey-Wadsworth family papers -- 1830-1945 Creator: Hussey-Wadsworth family
Extent: 255 items (1.25 linear feet)
Abstract: The Hussey-Wadsworth papers document the involvement of two well-to-do families in the Civil War, Spanish-American War and, less intensively, in the two World Wars.
Joseph B. Husted diary -- 1862-1863 Creator: Husted, Joseph B.
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Joseph B. Husted diary documents the daily life of a member of the 12th New Jersey Regiment. In the short daily entries from August 11, 1862- January 24, 1863, Husted described camp life and drills while his regiment was stationed around Baltimore and Frederick, Maryland.
Daniel B. Hutchins journals -- 1864, 1866 Creator: Hutchins, Daniel B.
Extent: 2 volumes
Abstract: Daniel B. Hutchins was raised in Wayne County, N.Y., and worked as a school teacher prior to the outbreak of the Civil War. In 1864, Hutchins was enrolled as a sergeant in the 111th New York Infantry, serving in eastern Virginia. In two pocket diaries, covering the years 1864 and 1866, Hutchins recorded his singularly awful experiences as he was transported through a succession of Confederate prison camps, including Libby, Andersonville, Charleston, S.C., and Florence.
Edward Hutchinson journal -- 1700-1701 Creator: Hutchinson, Edward, 1678-1752
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume (22 pages) contains Edward Hutchinson's sporadic diary entries about his travels around Europe, including visits to modern-day France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and England. He provided his impressions of the scenery he encountered during his trip, such as churches, palaces, and military installations.
Abel Hyde account book -- 1800-1822 Creator: Hyde, Abel, b. 1767
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Abel Hyde account book contains 41 pages of double-entry bookkeeping records for Hyde's carpentry work for, and transactions with, individuals in Lebanon and Franklin, Connecticut, between 1800 and 1822. The volume also includes a 22-page narrative entitled "Chronicles of Agawam," about theological disagreements in Massachusetts among the followers of John Calvin, Roger Williams, and Emanuel Swedenborg.