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A. & H. Jenkins collection -- 1847-1851 Creator: A. & H. Jenkins
Extent: 10 items
Abstract: The A. & H. Jenkins collection is made up of incoming correspondence to this Baltimore, Maryland, furniture manufacturing/undertaking firm, headed by Anthony H. and Henry W. Jenkins. These letters contain requests for contracts and details about prices, bills, and accounts for various types of furniture.
William Abbatt collection -- 1927-1931 Creator: Abbatt, William, 1851-1935
Extent: 5 items
Abstract: The William Abbatt collection contains correspondence related to Abbatt's authorial and editorial work about the American Revolution.
Abbot family papers -- 1887-1905 Creator: Abbot, Charles W.
Extent: 2 linear feet
Abstract: The Abbot family papers consist of letters written to Charles Abbot from his wife and family members in Warren, Rhode Island, describing their lives and the development of Abbot's daughter, Grace.
John Stevens Cabot Abbott autograph book -- 1851-1860 (bulk 1851-1853) Creator: Abbott, John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot), 1805-1877
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The John Stevens Cabot Abbott autograph book contains short notes and autographs from Abbott's acquaintances, particularly from Brunswick, Maine.
Abbott family papers -- 1881-1922 (bulk 1912-1922) Creator: Abbott, Tracy
Extent: 0.75 linear feet
Abstract: The Abbott family papers consist primarily of the correspondence of Bessie Abbott, an aspiring singer and stage performer, written to her family during the early 20th century.
Garret Abeel papers -- 1792-1827 Creator: Abeel, Garret Byvanck, 1767-1829
Extent: 259 items
Abstract: The Garret Abeel papers are made up of the correspondence and business papers of New York City iron merchant Garret Byvanck Abeel and the firms G. B. & J. Abeel and Abeel & Dunscomb.
Abraham Bell papers -- 1812-1901 (bulk 1830-1854) Creator: Abraham Bell & Son Co.
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Abraham Bell papers contain correspondence and financial documents related to Abraham Bell & Co., an early 19th-century New York City shipping firm owned by Abraham Bell.
Andrew Adams papers -- 1763-1797 Creator: Adams, Andrew, 1736-1797
Extent: 45 items
Abstract: The Andrew Adams papers consist primarily of letters addressed to Adams, an attorney and politician, by his legal clients and colleagues.
Charles Everett Adams diaries -- 1874-1940 Creator: Adams, Charles Everett, b. 1863
Extent: 39 items (2.25 linear feet)
Abstract: The Adams collection consists of 25 diaries kept by Charles Everett Adams, M.D., describing his life from age 11 to age 77. The diaries provide details about his family, education, employment, interests, and activities, including medical school, gymnastics, forestry, and the impact of the automobile, phonograph, and radio on family life in the 1920s.
Samson Adams papers -- 1767-1794 Creator: Adams, Samson, d.1792
Extent: 108 items
Abstract: The Samson Adams papers are the estate and business documents of Adams, a free African American man living and working in Trenton, New Jersey in the late 18th century. Adams worked as a carpenter and laborer, and produced and traded in a variety of items, including soap, milk, corn, and construction materials.
John Adlum papers -- 1794-1808 Creator: Adlum, John, 1759-1836
Extent: 16 letters, 9 volumes, and 1 publication
Abstract: The Schoff Revolutionary War Collection contains the papers of John Adlum, private in the Revolutionary War, Major in the Provisional Army, Brigadier General in the Pennsylvania Militia, surveyor, and viticulturalist. The collection includes 16 items written between 1773 and 1784, and 2 drafts of his memoirs, 1773-1784.
Edward Adolphus correspondence -- 1842-1843 Creator: Adolphus, Edward
Extent: 8 items
Abstract: The Edward Adolphus correspondence contains seven letters and a receipt pertaining to commercial interests in New York and Boston in 1842 and 1843.
Marcus Ahlenfeld papers -- 1825-1876 Creator: Ahlenfeld, Marcus, d. 1854
Extent: 0.75 linear feet
Abstract: The Marcus Ahlenfeld papers contain correspondence, documents, notes, and other material related to Ahlenfeld's medical education in Germany and to his medical practice in the United States.
James Akin collection -- 1805 Creator: Akin, James, ca. 1773-1846
Extent: 4 items
Abstract: The James Akin collection contains four items related to an engraving made by him in 1805. The material includes two personal letters and two testimonies.
Isaiah L. Alden diary -- 1867-1869 Creator: Alden, I. L. (Isaiah Leavitt), 1846-1886
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Isaiah L. Alden diary contains the reflections of a medical student and doctor in Michigan and Maine from 1867-1869. Alden provided detailed, near daily accounts of his studies at the University of Michigan and at the Medical School of Maine (now the School of Medicine at Bowdoin College), and described his work at the U. S. Marine Hospital in Portland, Maine.
Gideon Aldrich collection -- 1849-1855 (bulk 1850-1852) Creator: Aldrich, Gideon Mowry, b. 1834
Extent: 71 items
Abstract: The Gideon Aldrich collection contains material related to Aldrich's time at the Friends' Boarding School in Providence, Rhode Island, in the early 1850s, the bulk of which consists of his incoming correspondence from family and friends.
Levi Aldrich scrapbook -- 1841-1849 Creator: Aldrich, Levi, 1815-1853
Extent: 1 item
Abstract: This "Scrapbook bound by L. A." contains handwritten final drafts of editorial pieces written by Dr. Levi Aldrich of Shrewsbury, Vermont, as well as several clippings and copies of poems by other authors. The writings occupy 57 of 59 numbered pages in a lengthier blank book. The majority are final drafts of written pieces for The Universalist Watchman (Montpelier, Vermont) and The Rutland Herald (Rutland, Vermont), and other publications. He contributed obituaries, essays on faith, articles on medicine, and editorials on society and technology.
Alexander family papers -- [1863]-1969 (bulk 1894-1927) Creator: Alexander family
Extent: 1 linear foot
Abstract: The Alexander family papers document the family, life, and early career of pianist Margaret June Alexander (also known as Vonya Alexandre) throughout the early 1900s. The collection is made up of two journals kept by her mother, Myrilla M. Anderson, plus letters, writings, artwork, family photographs, printed programs, sheet music, and other materials related to this Decatur County and Indianapolis, Indiana, family.
Jeanette Alexander papers -- 1931-1945 (bulk 1942-1945) Creator: Alexander, Jeanette
Extent: 66 items
Abstract: The Jeanette Alexander papers consist primarily of incoming correspondence from several friends and family members, including correspondence from her son, Earl Alexander, Jr., and his girlfriend Dolores regarding his service in the United States Army Air Forces.
Lucien Alexander papers -- 1901-1913 Creator: Alexander, Lucien Hugh, 1866-1926
Extent: 80 items
Abstract: The collection contains professional papers of Lucien Alexander, a Pennsylvania lawyer and early advocate for standards in law school and bar admissions.
Russell A. Alger family papers -- 1842-1975 (bulk 1863-1865, 1888-1945) Creator: Alger family
Extent: 12.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Russell A. Alger family papers contain personal and professional correspondence of Alger, who served as governor of Michigan (1885-1887), United States Secretary of War (1897-1899), and United States Senator (1902-1907). The collection also includes military correspondence related to the Spanish-American War, materials from a distant branch of the Alger family in Ohio and Missouri, and letters related to United States Representative Bruce Alger's experiences in the Army Air Corps during the Second World War.
Allaire papers -- 1762-1873 (bulk 1782-1831) Creator: Allaire family
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Allaire papers contain business correspondence, legal documents, and financial documents related to New York City resident Peter Alexander Allaire and his children, Calicia Allaire Wood and George Young Allaire. The collection also includes an anonymous account book from the 1830s, possibly kept by Pennsylvania merchant Thomas Wood.
Allaire-Gibbons papers -- 1822-1963 (bulk 1822-1856) Creator: Allaire, James Peter, 1785-1858 and Gibbons, William, 1794-1852
Extent: 28 items
Abstract: The Allaire-Gibbons papers contain letters, receipts, and other material related to the early steamboat industry and, more specifically, to the 19th-century business affairs of James P. Allaire, Thomas Gibbons, and William Gibbons.
Shadrach Allard papers -- 1845-1865 (bulk 1853-1858) Creator: Allard, Shadrach
Extent: 29 items
Abstract: The Shadrach Allard papers consist primarily of business correspondence addressed to Allard by Henry Charlesworth, regarding their business carving gravestones and memorial markers. Additionally, the collection contains a receipt book kept by Allard during the late 1840s.
Allen family papers -- 1814-1893 Creator: Allen family
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Allen family papers contain personal correspondence of the family of Northborough, Massachusetts, preacher John Allen. Allen and his sons, Joseph Henry Allen, Thomas Prentiss Allen, and William Francis Allen, often discussed antebellum politics and other matters, including slavery and abolition.
Abigail Allen family papers -- 1829-1838 (bulk 1837) Creator: Allen, Abigail M.
Extent: 8 items
Abstract: The Abigail Allen family papers contain seven letters written to Allen by various family members, who discussed the economic impact of the Panic of 1837, 19th-century education, and social news from New Haven, Connecticut.
Allen family photograph album -- [ca. 1875]-1894 Creator: Allen, Eben, 1844-1914
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Allen family photograph album contains carte-de-visite and tintype portraits of various individuals, including members of the Allen family of Mayville, Michigan.
Ann Meech Williams Collection -- 1809-1865 Creator: Allen, Hosea, ca. 1814-1883
Extent: 51 items
Abstract: This collection contains 55 letters and legal documents related to attempts by Ann Meech Williams (ca. 1776-1857) to secure a widow's pension for the service of Timothy Meech (ca. 1741-1825), lieutenant in 10th Company, 2nd Regiment, Massachusetts Militia (Hampshire Company), during the American Revolution.
Wilfred Ferguson letters -- 1944 Creator: Allen, Peggy
Extent: 28 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of letters that Wilfred Ferguson, Jr., sent to his fiancée, Peggy Allen of Fairfield, Connecticut, while serving in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. Despite his frustration with censorship regulations, he discussed his experiences with the 65th Station Complement Squadron in England.
Robert Stewart and Clara Belle Wood correspondence -- 1924-1925 Creator: Allgaier, Clara Belle Wood, 1906-1997
Extent: 23 items
Abstract: This collection contains 23 items related to Robert A. Stewart, who served on the USS Mississippi in the mid-1920s. The bulk of the material is comprised of Stewart's letters to his fiancée, Clara Belle Wood of Spokane, Washington. He discussed their relationship and upcoming marriage, his leisure activities, and her friendship with another man.
William Allinson journal -- 1802-1814 Creator: Allinson, William, 1766-1841
Extent: 276 pages
Abstract: The Allinson journal documents Allinson's thoughts on his spirituality and marriage as well as events within the New Jersey Quaker Church, including meetings with Native Americans.
Edwin H. Allison autobiography -- ca. 1882 Creator: Allison, Edwin Henry, 1847-1919
Extent: 277 pages
Abstract: This collection contains the autobiographical writings of Edwin H. Allison, a scout in the western United States who participated in the capture of The Gall and Sitting Bull.
Herman Alricks letters -- 1838-1839 Creator: Alricks, Herman, 1803-1874
Extent: 22 items
Abstract: The Herman Alricks letters consist of a selection of the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania lawyer's incoming business correspondence, regarding several aspects of his legal practice.
John Alston autobiography -- 1789-1932 (bulk 1789, 1811) Creator: Alston, John, 1743-1818
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains autobiographical sketches composed by John Alston of Glasgow, Scotland, for his children in 1789 and 1811. A descendant later used the volume to record genealogical information about three additional generations of the Alston family.
American Bible Society papers -- 1819-1855 (bulk 1828-1855) Creator: American Bible Society
Extent: 100 items
Abstract: This collection consists of American Bible Society reports from agents, often located in rural or frontier areas, and Bible distribution orders from affiliate Bible societies. These letters provide evidence of American Bible Society activity in Georgia, Kentucky, Arkansas, Missouri, Indiana, and Maine, and several letters provide the names and officers of local Bible societies.
American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. Prudential Committee minutes -- 1848-1892 Creator: American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. Prudential Committee
Extent: 49 items
Abstract: This collection contains handwritten minutes, many with revisions and excisions, for 49 meetings of the Prudential Committee of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions between 1848 and 1892. Written by multiple clerks, the minutes contain information on attendance, votes, resolutions, current and future missions, letters received, appointees, offers of service, reports from the field, salaries, grants, funding distribution, and other subjects.
American Home Missionary Society collection -- 1835-1851 Creator: American Home Missionary Society
Extent: 9 items
Abstract: This collection contains nine letters written between 1835 and 1851 to American Home Missionary Society Secretary John A. Murray and Associate Secretary Milton Badger. The primary topics are missionaries' efforts in western and central New York, their quarterly and annual reports, appointment approvals, and the requesting of funds for pastors' salaries.
American Red Cross, 91st Division death reports -- 1917-1931 (bulk 1919) Creator: American Red Cross
Extent: 41 items
Abstract: Colin V. Dyment, Lt. A.R.C., 91st Div. wrote these American Red Cross, 91st Division (World War I) death reports for the benefit of bereaved family members. Written in 1919 and with varying degrees of detail, they describe the circumstances of the deaths of men in the 91st Division - almost exclusively during the Meuse-Argonne and Belgian offensives, September-November, 1918.
William N. Ames logbook -- 1832, 1838 (bulk 1838) Creator: Ames, William N., b. ca. 1811
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume largely consists of William N. Ames's logbook entries for the 369-ton whaleship Martha, Master Joseph Wheldon, January 14-March 25, 1838 (14 pages and fragments of pages). The Martha departed Hudson, New York, heading for the Indian Ocean with stops at Gough Island and Madagascar. The remainder of the volume is pages or fragments of pages for the ship Alexander Mansfield, 1832, including the poem "The Yankey Privatear" (4 pages); one letter fragment; and pages of additional accounting and poetry (9 pages).
Jeffery Amherst papers -- 1758-1764 Creator: Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797
Extent: 2 linear feet
Abstract: The Jeffery Amherst papers (763 items) consist of the correspondence, documents, and military orders of Jeffery Amherst, British commander-in-chief in North America from 1758-1763. Included are Amherst's letters to General Thomas Gage and the papers given to Gage with the transfer of authority in 1763.
William Anderson papers -- 1941-1945 (bulk 1943-1945) Creator: Anderson, Esther
Extent: 0.75 linear feet
Abstract: The William Anderson papers contain correspondence written by Anderson while he served as a corporal in the United States Army during the Second World War. Anderson remained in the United States throughout the conflict, and spent most of his time in Pennsylvania performing clerical duties.
Mark A. Anderson Collection of Post-Mortem Photography -- 1840s-1970s (bulk 1840s-1920s) Creator: Anderson, Mark A.
Extent: 962 items
Abstract: The Mark A. Anderson collection contains 956 photographs, ephemeral items, documents, manuscripts, printed items, and realia pertaining to the visual history of death and bereavement between the 1840s and the 1970s. Photographs make up the bulk of the collection.
Richard Clough Anderson papers -- 1821-1822 Creator: Anderson, Richard C. (Richard Clough), 1750-1826
Extent: 10 items
Abstract: The Richard Clough Anderson papers contain 10 letters from several veterans regarding land in central Ohio and northern Kentucky, granted to them by military warrants.
Dorothy Andrew letters -- 1944-1945 Creator: Andrew, Dorothy
Extent: 16 items
Abstract: The Dorothy Andrew letters consist of 16 letters addressed to her by five of her nephews during their military service in the European and Pacific theaters during the last year of the Second World War.
James Henry Andrews collection -- 1862-1870 Creator: Andrews, James Henry, d. 1875
Extent: 3 volumes
Abstract: The James Henry Andrews collection is made up of three volumes, dating between 1862 and 1870, kept largely while Andrews attended Madison University (grad. 1868) and Hamilton Theological Seminary (grad. 1870). The volumes begin with 34 pages of minutes of The Senate of Brooklyn, a society in which the members donned the roles of U.S. Senators and debated current issues, such as the emancipation of slaves in Washington, D.C., and policies related to the Civil War. The minutes date from March to May 1862. The remainder of the volumes is comprised of original theological and religious poetry and writings by James Henry Andrews, 1866-1870, and Andrews’ extensive notes on Ebenezer Dodge’s theological lectures at Hamilton Theological Seminary, 1869-1870.
Joel W. Andrews, Meteorological Observations -- 1858-1868 Creator: Andrews, Joel Wicker, 1802-1869
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Joel W. Andrews of Albany, New York, compiled meteorological records in this volume from December 1858-December 1868. He recorded barometric readings, temperatures, and remarks about weather conditions.
Helen Curtis Annan journal -- 1840-1853 Creator: Annan, Helen Curtis
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This collection contains the journal of Helen Curtis Annan, which records notes on Presbyterian sermons and religious studies, as well as personal journal entries regarding the writer's travels and religious musings.
Caribbean photograph album -- [ca. 1890s] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Caribbean photograph album contains photographs of towns, scenery, and people in Jamaica, Saint Vincent, Barbados, and Trinidad.
Finding Aid for Virginia, New York, and Massachusetts Photograph Album -- 1898-1899 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: approximately 195 photographs in 1 album
Abstract: The Virginia, New York, and Massachusetts photograph album contains approximately 195 photographs depicting the travels and leisure activities of an unidentified Brooklyn-based family in various locations in Virginia, New York, and Massachusetts.
Finding Aid for Midwest Family Travel Album -- approximately 1900 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: approximately 150 photographs in 1 volume
Abstract: The Midwest family travel album contains approximately 150 photographs showing travel and leisure activities in Virginia, New York, Vermont, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Georgia that were likely compiled by a friend or relative of lumber executive and one-time mayor of Manistee, Michigan, Charles J. Canfield.
Harvard Student's Notebook -- 1884-1895 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This notebook contains a brief essay on Henry James and contemporary literature, a list of courses taken at Harvard University, and the text of a funeral sermon.
Finding Aid for Schlegelmilch Family Cottage Photograph Album -- 1895-1920 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 107 photographs in 1 album
Abstract: The Schlegelmilch family cottage photograph album contains 107 photographs related to the Schlegelmilch family vacation home on a wooded island or point (likely on a lake in Wisconsin) including views of natural scenery, Schlegelmilch family members and cottage guests, and various recreational activities taken during the late 1890s to 1920.
Schuylkill Arsenal photograph album, 1862 -- 1862 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Schuylkill Arsenal photograph album is a 26.5 x 35 cm photograph album with a black leather cover. The album contains 12 18 x 23 cm albumen prints, all of which depict various buildings and streets at Schuylkill Arsenal. Also present in many of the photos are various unidentified individuals, presumably most are Arsenal workers but also women and children.
California and Washington Holiday Photograph Album -- approximately 1912-1917 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: approximately 110 photographs in 1 album.
Abstract: The California and Washington holiday photograph album contains approximately 110 photographs related to an excursion on the West Coast made by an unidentified couple.
Geneseo, Illinois family photograph album -- ca.1870-ca.1890 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Geneseo, Illinois family photograph album (28 x 21 cm) contains 32 formal studio portraits of men, women, and children taken in Geneseo, Illinois and Davenport, Iowa from the 1870s to 1890s.
Boston to St. Louis travel diary -- 1837 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Boston to St. Louis travel diary recounts an arduous month-long journey between the two cities made by rail, steamboat, and stagecoach in the fall of 1837.
Canadian Evangelist journal -- 1848-1849 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Canadian Evangelist journal chronicles the daily activities of an anonymous Protestant evangelist during a nine-month missionary journey from Quebec to Scotland and England. Both in Canada and abroad, the author made frequent visits to schools, prisons, taverns, and churches of different Christian denominations.
Nova Scotia 18th-century legal and financial documents -- 1762-1763, 1775 (bulk 1762-1763) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 6 items
Abstract: This collection consists of 6 documents related to the British governance of Nova Scotia in the 1760s and 1770s. The material concerns the taxation of alcohol, the provision of currency to the provincial governor and lieutenant governor, and the collection of evidence related to a complaint against Francis Legge.
Philadelphia (Pa.) Surveyor's Notebook -- 1795-1802 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: A Philadelphia surveyor recorded methodological information, distances, and other measurements pertaining to the city's streets in this 176-page volume, dated 1795-1802.
Alaska collection -- 1889-1895 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 3 letters
Abstract: The Alaska collection consists of three letters written by an Alaskan fisherman to his brother describing life in Alaska during the late 19th century.
Journal ou Campagne des Armées de Terre et de Mer… -- 1781-1782 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Journal ou Campagne… documents the movements of the French naval squadron commanded by the Comte de Grasse during the American Revolution.
Thomas Hutchinson diary extracts -- 1774-1780 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This collection is made up of 570 pages of handwritten extracts from Thomas Hutchinson's diary, dated between February 1770 and March 1780. An unknown copyist transcribed and summarized the diary in the late 18th or early 19th century.
Adirondack Region photograph albums -- [ca. 1895] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 2 volumes
Abstract: These photograph albums contain pictures of scenery, people, and buildings in the Adirondack Region of northern New York and in Washington, D.C.
James M. Holloway typescripts -- 1861-1961 (bulk 1861-1898) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is primarily made up of typescripts of letters that Dr. James M. Holloway wrote to his wife Anne while serving as a Confederate Army surgeon during the Civil War. Additional materials include typescripts on 19th-century medicine and clippings including full-color illustrations, from The Philadelphia Inquirer (1959-1961).
Meadville (Pa.) and Scandia (Kan.) photograph album -- 1889 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Meadville (Pa.) and Scandia (Kan.) photograph album contains cabinet cards, cartes-de-visite, and other photographs of men, women, and children taken in Meadville, Pennsylvania, and Scandia, Kansas, in the late 19th century. Pictures of the National Monument to the Forefathers and a grave marker are included, as is a remembrance card for Nancy Anderson.
Marblehead (Mass.) legal and financial documents -- 1730-1812 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 27 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of 27 legal documents and financial records pertaining to residents of Marblehead, Massachusetts, between 1730 and 1812.
Fellows family and Walter Hollister letters -- 1845-1892 (bulk 1845-1857) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 46 items
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence related to the Fellows family of Richland, New York (30 items), as well as letters addressed to Walter Hollister of Mexico, New York, and other recipients (16 items). Charles A. Fellows wrote to his family in Richland after moving to the Midwest in the 1840s; Walter Hollister received letters from friends and family in New York and Iowa.
Amherst, Massachusetts photograph album -- 1934 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Amherst, Massachusetts photograph album contains 13 photoprints taken in and around North Amherst, Mass., including images of churches, the post office, and parks. Also includes an image of the Amherst College campus and a photograph of a railroad bridge.
Souvenir of Orlando, Florida photograph album -- ca. 1940-1950 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Souvenir of Orlando, Florida photograph album contains 42 photographs of the southeastern United States from ca. 1940 to 1950.
William A. Carter typescript -- 1857-1859 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 item
Abstract: This collection is made up of typescripts of letters that William A. Carter sent to his wife Mary from July 1857 to January 1859. Carter described his journey from Kansas to southwest Wyoming throughout 1857 and later discussed his life at Fort Bridger, where he became a prosperous sutler. Many of the letters refer to Native American tribes and to ongoing conflicts between Mormons and United States troops.
Salem (N.Y.) collection -- 1760-1891 (bulk 1785-1891) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is made up of correspondence, documents, financial records, newspaper clippings, and other items related to Salem, New York, and its residents, primarily from the 1780s-1890s.
Chinese Women's Association donation requests -- 1937-1938 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 7 items
Abstract: This collection contains 7 items related to clothing drives and fundraising efforts organized by the New York City-based Chinese Women's Association to help Chinese war refugees during the early stages of the Second Sino-Japanese War. These include letters and postcards requesting monetary and in-kind donations, as well as reprints of related newspaper articles.
Nova Scotia diary -- 1877-1879 (bulk 1877) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Nova Scotia diary chronicles the daily life of a carpenter and small farmer throughout much of 1877. The volume also contains several pages written in mock-African American dialect and several drawings.
Haverhill, Mass. photograph album -- ca. 1900-1910 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Haverhill, Mass. photograph album (15 x 19 cm) contains 92 amateur photoprints (cyanotypes and gelatin silver prints) mainly consisting of photos taken at a home on North Street, Haverhill, Massachusetts as well as family photos, pet pictures and winter scenes taken around Haverhill, Captain's Pond in Salem, New Hampshire, and other locations around southern New Hampshire.
Grew family collection -- 1790, 1795 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 2 items
Abstract: This collection consists of a commonplace book (approximately 50 pages) compiled by Ann Greene after 1790, and an account of a 44-day voyage John Grew and his family took from Liverpool to Boston in the summer of 1795. The 22-page travel diary also includes an 8-page copy of a letter Mary Grew, John Grew's mother, wrote to her family in England upon her arrival in Boston.
New London, Connecticut Photograph Album -- 1908-1937 Creator: Anonymous.
Extent: approximately 180 photographs in 1 album.
Abstract: The New London, Connecticut photograph album contains approximately 180 photographs mainly depicting rural areas, forests, lakes, and beach views in the vicinity of New London, Connecticut, as well as additional travel photographs taken in the 1930s in South Carolina, Florida, New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts.
Itinerant Photographer's albums -- ca.1900-1920 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 11 volumes
Abstract: The Itinerant photographer's albums contain approximately 850 photoprints of industrial settings, cities, and rural environments throughout the Middle West and Eastern United States.
Finding Aid for Franconia Notch and Washington, D.C. Photograph Album -- approximately 1895 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 65 photographs in 1 album
Abstract: The Franconia Notch and Washington, D.C. photograph album consists of 65 photographs primarily showing landscape scenes of Franconia Notch, New Hampshire, architectural views of Washington, D.C., and a camping trip to an unidentified location likely somewhere in the Northeast.
Manuscript Passages from the Greek Testament, with English Translations by Cotton Mather -- Undated Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 26 pages
Abstract: Manuscript Passages from the Greek Testament, with English Translations by Cotton Mather is a twenty-six page manuscript, containing selected verses from books of the New Testament. Some verses are in Greek, some are in English, and others are in both languages.
Crum-Ely family photograph album -- ca. 1870-ca. 1895 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Crum-Ely family photograph album contains studio portrait photographs of individuals and groups living in Ohio. There are 28 cabinet photographs and 14 cartes de visite, and many pages include hand-written identifications of the subjects in the photographs.
Finding Aid for Chicago to Colorado Photograph Album -- 1903 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: approximately 210 photographs in 1 volume
Abstract: The Chicago to Colorado photograph album contains approximately 210 photographs taken by an unidentified photographer related to a tour from Chicago, Illinois, to Colorado and back again through Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Indiana woman's diary -- 1847-1848 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains diary entries about the author's social and religious activities around southwest Indiana between August 1847 and May 1848. The author frequently commented on Catholic religious services and rituals, her acquaintances' travels, and the books that she read.
Steele diary -- 1830-1831 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This diary (around 130 pages) recounts the author's travels from New York to England and France from October 1830-March 1831. He commented on architecture, history, and politics. The attribution of the volume is based on the author's reference to his father, "W. Steele" (page 102).
Horatio Noyes collection -- 1838, 1862-1880 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 7 items
Abstract: The Horatio Noyes collection is made up of letters and essays pertaining to Louisiana sugar plantations, life on the Wyoming frontier, travels through the South, the history of astronomy, and other subjects.
"Western Trip" photograph album -- 1899 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The "Western Trip" photograph album contains pictures of people, natural scenery, and cities in Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, California, Oregon, and Washington. The album includes photographs of the traveling party, popular tourist destinations, and residents of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Charles Miller letters -- 1918-1919 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 6 items
Abstract: This collection is comprised of 6 letters that Private Charles Miller wrote to his mother while serving with the Special Services Unit 649, an ambulance unit in the Convois Automobiles, in France during World War I. Miller discussed aspects of military life both before and after the Armistice.
U.S. Serviceman's letters, Manila (Philippines) -- 1945 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 8 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of letters that a United States serviceman sent to his wife while traveling to and serving in the Philippines between July and September 1945. The letters pertain to religion, leisure activities, a Japanese surrender delegation, and other subjects.
New York City to Havana, Cuba travel journal -- 1864-1865 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This journal recounts the author's trip from New York City to Cuba in February and March 1864. The author described her voyages on the steamer Morning Star, her experiences in Havana and Matanzas, and her visit to a sugar plantation. She discussed aspects of Cuban culture, including food, dress, and religious customs.
Finding Aid for Midwest Family Photograph Album -- 1900s-1920s Creator: Anonymous
Extent: approximately 275 photographs in 1 volume
Abstract: The Midwest family photograph album contains approximately 275 photographs related to the life and family of an unidentified World War I serviceman likely from Indiana.
Pennsylvania farm journal -- 1820-1822, 1902 (bulk 1820-1822) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Pennsylvania farm journal chronicles the life of a well-educated farmer near Norristown, Pennsylvania, in the early 19th century. The journal pertains to the farmer's agricultural interests and social and domestic activities.
Japanese tea production photograph album -- ca. 1910 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Japanese tea production photograph album (15 x 23 cm) contains 12 hand-tinted gelatin silver prints pertaining to tea production in Japan ca. 1910.
William Bull and Sarah Wells Pageant photograph album -- 1908 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The William Bull and Sarah Wells Pageant photograph album contains 33 photographs of an elaborate outdoor pageant of the story of William Bull and Sarah Wells, two early settlers of Orange County, N.Y.
Olean (N.Y.) cabinet card and carte de visite album -- ca. 1860-1903 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Olean (N.Y.) cabinet card and carte de visite album contains 3 cabinet cards from ca. 1880s and 12 cartes de visite from ca. 1860s. The album likely dates to ca. 1880s.
European Tour, Yosemite, and Minnesota photograph album -- 1870s-1900s Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The European Tour, Yosemite, and Minnesota photograph album contains pictures of scenes in various European countries, reproductions of famous paintings, portraits of prominent Europeans, and comic strips. Many of the visual items are engravings and colored illustrations.
Russell-McCabe autograph album -- 1759-1920 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This album contains autograph manuscripts and signatures of famous American politicians, military figures, authors, artists, actors, and religious figures, begun by Boston resident "Mrs. Russell" in 1859. A small number of contributors wrote directly into the volume, which also includes pasted-in letters, documents, poetry, excerpts, and signatures.
Finding Aid for Upper Michigan Vacation Photograph Album -- 1899-1901 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: approximately 125 photographs and 1 program in 1 volume
Abstract: The Upper Michigan vacation photograph album contains approximately 125 photographs and 1 program related to summer vacations in northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.
Bustleton (Pa.) Blacksmith's account book -- 1851-1858 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains the financial records of an anonymous blacksmith from Bustleton, Pennsylvania, kept between January 8, 1851, and August 14, 1858. The records include customers' names, as well as the types of items purchased and the costs of individual goods and services.
Massachusetts family album -- [ca. 1880] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This photograph album contains formal portraits of men and women, many of which were taken in Massachusetts around the late 19th century.
New Hampshire travel diary -- 1894, 1911 (bulk 1894) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The New Hampshire travel diary concerns a journey taken by three men from Amesbury, Massachusetts, to Mount Washington and surrounding areas in central New Hampshire. The diarist recorded the names of towns visited by the party and described scenery and natural features.
Leonidas, Michigan photograph album -- ca. 1890-1910 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Leonidas, Michigan photograph album (14.5 x 17.75 cm) contains fifteen snapshot views of Leonidas, a settlement in St. Joseph County, Michigan. The photographs focus on streets, buildings, and roads.
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.
Episcopal bishops carte de visite album -- ca. 1860-1870 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Episcopal bishops carte de visite album contains 35 carte de visite photographs of American episcopal bishops and reverends. The cartes de visite date from ca. 1860 to 1870. Most images include handwritten inscriptions stating the name of the subject.
European Travel journal -- 1863-1865 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This journal recounts the author's travels in Europe between December 1863 and September 1865. He visited England, France, Italy, Switzerland, and Germany, though he spent most of his time in Paris, France; Rome and Elba, Italy; and Heidelberg, Germany. The journal records the author's impressions of local people and customs, his efforts to learn various European languages, and the friends he met while abroad.
General Store account book -- 1783-[1859] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This account book contains financial records pertaining to the sale of food, alcohol, leather and skins, and general merchandise from around 1783 to 1859.
A Relation of the different Military Operations since the Year 1755 -- [after 1758] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume is an English translation of a French account of military affairs during the Seven Years' War, primarily from 1756-1757 on the border between New York and Canada.
Civil War Battlefields photograph album -- [ca. 1895] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Civil War Battlefields photograph album contains pictures of broken wooded landscapes and military cemeteries.
Finding Aid for Railroad Construction Photograph Album -- 1904-1907 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: approximately 300 photographs in 1 volume
Abstract: The Railroad construction photograph album contains approximately 300 photographs taken by an unidentified railroad engineer showing construction projects on the White River Railway, Gordon & Fort Smith Railway, Wabash Southern Railraod, and the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railway in Northern Arkansas, southern Illinois, and Missouri.
Marble, Colorado Photograph Album -- approximately 1910-1915 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: approximately 55 photographs in 1 album.
Abstract: The Marble, Colorado photograph album contains approximately 55 photographs related to industry built around the marble quarry and stone works of Marble, Colorado.
Finding Aid for Colombia Photograph Album -- approximately 1895 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: approximately 110 photographs in 1 album
Abstract: The Colombia photograph album contains approximately 110 photographs showing scenes from Cartagena, Turbaco, and Barranquilla in Colombia.
Catechism manuscript -- [late 1600s-early 1700s] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This incomplete 312-page manuscript catechism contains a series of questions and answers about religious faith, including the doctrine of predestination, the creation of the world, Jesus Christ, and the form and contents of prayer. A marginal note by a different 18th or 19th century hand suggests that this is "perhaps the writing of N Chauncey Hatfield or Samuel Wh[illegible]."
Burlingame (Kansas) photograph album -- 1886-1897 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This photograph album contains tintype, carte-de-visite, and other portraits of various individuals taken in Burlingame, Kansas, and other locations in the late 19th century.
Southwest automobile camping photograph album -- 1928 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Southwest automobile camping photograph album contains 46 photographs of an auto camping trip to Arizona and New Mexico in 1928.
Philadelphia Merchant account book -- 1771-1776 (bulk 1771-1773) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Philadelphia Merchant account book contains financial records for a Philadelphia merchant during the years leading up to the Revolutionary War. This merchant traded primarily in cloth and in finished clothing products, and held accounts with a number of women among his many customers.
Fiske carte-de-visite album -- 1860s-1870s Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Fiske carte-de-visite album contains formal studio portraits of various men and women, most of whom are unidentified. The photographs were taken in locations such as New York City; New Haven, Connecticut; and Litchfield, Connecticut.
Lincoln County (Ky.) slave affidavits -- 1808 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 16 pages
Abstract: This collection consists of 8 affidavits recorded in Lincoln County, Kentucky, in 1808. The statements, all provided by slaves, concern events leading up to the stabbing of a slave named Moses in May 1808.
Camp Hancock letters -- 1917 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 3 items
Abstract: An anonymous United States Army sergeant wrote these 3 letters (18 pages) to his mother while serving at Camp Hancock, Georgia, between August and December 1917. "Herb," a member of Company D, 103rd Engineer Regiment, reported on his regiment's work laying pipes and about several aspects of military life.
Compendium Physicae Student Transcription -- [Late 17th century or early 18th century] Creator: Anonymous and Charles Morton, 1627-1698
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This manuscript is a student's condensed transcription of Charles Morton's Compendium Physicae. It lacks the mnemonic verses and diagrams found in Morton's work.
Arithmetic copybook -- [19th century] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This arithmetic copybook was compiled by an anonymous student in the nineteenth century. It includes rules and examples for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, as well as practical examples relating to money and weights and measures.
Virginia, Georgia, and Maryland carte-de-visite album -- 1870s-1880s Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Virginia, Georgia, and Maryland carte-de-visite album contains carte-de-visite and tintype studio portraits of men, women, and children taken around the 1870s-1880s. Most of the tintypes are hand-tinted.
Literary Commonplace Books collection -- 1858-1867 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 5 volumes and 2 loose items
Abstract: This collection is comprised of five volumes of copied passages from magazines, newspapers, speeches, and other literary sources, on subjects such as religion, history, philosophy, economics, science, and fiction. Also included is a handwritten essay on "Physical and Moral Courage," and a Wilmington, Delaware, bond related to the estate of Edwin A. Wilson, April 1, 1859.
Saloon account book -- 1889-1890 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This account book (88 pages) contains information about a saloon owner's personal and professional expenses from January 1889-December 1890. Internal evidence suggests that this may have been the Leonard Brothers Saloon, located on Edmond Street in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Bunker Hill Monument souvenir photograph album -- 1884 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This photograph album contains 10 albumen prints related to the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown, Massachusetts.
Corning-Southwick photograph album -- 1885 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Corning-Southwick photograph album contains cartes-de-visite and tintypes of infants and young children. Several people pictured were members of the Corning and Southwick families.
New York City to Cincinnati travel journal -- [1850s] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The New York City to Cincinnati travel journal pertains to the author's travels in New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia around the mid-19th century.
Notes on Canals -- [ca. 1826] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume, compiled in the 1820s, contains an encyclopedia article, extracts and writings, diagrams, tables, and newspaper clippings pertaining to the design and construction of canals.
Art and Geography Teacher's Book -- Undated Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume, which may have belonged to a Scottish teacher, contains pencil drawings of everyday objects and notes related to instruction in art and geography.
Revolutionary War orders, written in Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy, Gentleman -- [1781?] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: 1774 Philadelphia reprint of the first volume of The Works of Laurence Sterne (Tristram Shandy, Gentleman), containing manuscript orders for a brigade possibly encamped in Morristown, New Jersey, around May 1781.
Sermon notes -- [late 18th or early 19th century] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This collection is made up of over 1000 pages of notes for around 250 Christian sermons.
City and Country Life Photograph Album -- approximately 1890 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: approximately 70 photographs in 1 album.
Abstract: The City and country life photograph album contains approximately 70 photographs primarily showing the city and country residences of an unidentified wealthy family.
Excise Tax Income Book -- 1700-1774 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume records annual excise duties collected by the British government between 1700 and 1774. The excise tax income book records the net excise income for every year during this period, as well as income for individual goods or products for every year starting with 1745.
Thoughts on the War between Great Britain & America -- 1776-1778 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This 238-page volume contains an unknown writer's opinions on the Revolutionary War and proposed military strategies, composed September-October 1776 and February 1778. Among other topics, the author discussed the relationship between land and naval forces and their relative strengths, explained possible ways in which economic affairs might affect the progress of the war, and promoted a strategy of dissolving the unity of the colonies. This volume belonged to Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville, and includes his bookplate.
Virginia and Tennessee Railroad Trip photograph album -- [1890s] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Virginia and Tennessee Railroad Trip photograph album includes pictures of railroad cars, tracks, and travelers taken in the 1890s, as well as pictures of trackside scenes in Tennessee and pictures of people enjoying recreational activities on a beach.
Stereograph-half album -- 1880s Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Stereograph-half album (34 x 27 cm) contains approximately 204 photographs, the majority of which are commercially produced half-steregraphs from locations in New Hampshire, New York, Washington, D.C., Virginia, Florida, Colorado and California.
Ohio Bookseller's diary -- 1869 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Ohio Bookseller's diary chronicles the experiences of a travelling book salesman in southwestern Ohio during the early months of 1869. He also recorded accounts, poetry, and quotations throughout the year.
West African Mission photograph album -- 1887 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This album contains photographs of local residents, buildings, and natural scenery taken in the Congo region of Africa, around 1887. Africans and white missionaries posed singly and in groups. Landscape views, village scenes, images of vegetation and rock formations also appear.
Ontario (Sloop of war) journal -- 1829-1831 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This deck log for the sloop of war Ontario (1,004 pages), commander Thomas Holdup Stevens, contains daily information on the weather, ship location, movement and response to the weather, crew activities, sicknesses, and out-of-the-ordinary events, while serving in the Mediterranean Squadron. Also recorded in the volume are 28 port stops, the most frequent at Mahon and Gibraltar, for ship repairs, delivery of specie and other items, transport of diplomats, demonstrations of amity, and other purposes.
Land Surveying -- undated Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains an introduction to land surveying and its underlying mathematical principles. Included are practical problems, illustrated examples, and reference tables.
Clifton Springs Sanitarium collection -- [1889]-1892 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 11 items
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence and printed advertisements related to the operation of the Clifton Springs Sanitarium in and around the year 1892.
At Peace Street photograph album -- 1900 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The At Peace Street photograph album contains 14 photographs of upper middle class home and family in Providence, R.I. Possibly the home of Linwood O. Towne, who inscribed the volume to the Prescotts in 1900. Several images of family members reading and photographs featuring the family cat.
William Eighinger ledger -- 1798-1801, 1850 Creator: Anonymous and Eighinger, George
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The William Eighinger ledger contains two sections: a ledger kept by a Baltimore shipping merchant between 1798 and 1801 and math problems and copied compositions compiled by George Eighinger in 1850. The accounts pertain to the shipment of goods between North America, the Caribbean, and Germany, and the copied material includes a narrative told from the point of view of a slave.
Irene Levis Roberts album -- 1844-1863 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Irene Levis Roberts album, entitled "Flowers of Loveliness," contains poems by W. H. Green and A. H. Roberts of Smyrna, Delaware, and Edmund Brewster Green of New York, New York. A note about Roberts's baptism is also present.
Conesus Lake Camping commonplace book -- 1889 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Conesus Lake Camping commonplace book contains poetry, drawings, and autographs compiled by a group of friends who camped near the New York lake in August 1889.
Correspondence from Paris on the Motions of the French Navy -- 1780 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This item is a bound collection of espionage correspondence from Paris, 1780, that describes the locations and numbers of French and Spanish ships in Gibraltar, New York, Canada, and the West Indies.
Atlantic City Photograph Album -- 1914 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: approximately 90 photographs in 1 album.
Abstract: The Atlantic City photograph album contains approximately 90 photographs related to an unidentified couple and their daughter, Jane, during a trip to Atlantic City in April and May of 1914.
Shelter Island (N.Y.) photograph albums -- [ca. 1890] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 2 volumes
Abstract: The Shelter Island (N.Y.) photograph albums contain portraits of young female vacationers, pictures of visitors enjoying leisure activities on and around a beach, and views from the steam yacht Meteor.
Clarke family photograph album -- 1898-1902 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Clarke family photograph album contains photographic prints taken during trips to New England, New York, and other locales from 1898-1902. The photographs show natural scenery, buildings of interest, soldiers, and family members.
California, Colorado, and Long Island vacation photograph album -- 1904-1906 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The California, Colorado, and Long Island vacation photograph album consists of 65 snapshot photographs from 1904 to 1906.
Lewis Carlisle Mead typescripts -- 1862-1910s Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This collection is made up of typescripts and copies related to Lewis C. Mead's service in the 22nd Michigan Infantry Regiment, Company I, during the Civil War, including his time as a prisoner of war. He wrote letters home while serving in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia, and during his imprisonment in Libby Prison and other Confederate prisoner-of-war camps.
Tourist photograph album -- 1880s-1900s Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This photograph album contains pictures taken during trips to Arizona, California, Colorado, Minnesota, and Michigan around the turn of the 20th century. Subjects include Native American homes, dress, and customs; western scenery; and Midwestern waterfronts and steamships.
Latin America and Caribbean Travel photograph album -- ca. 1900-1920 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Latin America and Caribbean travel photograph album (17.25 x 21 cm) contains 36 captioned views of Jamaica, Panama, Peru, and Chile taken by an unidentified photographer. The majority of the photographs are of landscapes but local people are also depicted.
Michigan family photograph album -- [ca. 1870-1890] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Michigan family photograph album contains cabinet cards and cartes-de-visite with portraits of various unidentified men, women, and children taken largely in Howell and Pontiac, Michigan, in the late 19th century.
Architecture Militaire -- [1700s?] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Architecture Militaire is a single manuscript volume that provides instructions for the construction of a fortified building in the shape of a star. The volume consists primarily of prose description, but also includes a series of 16 illustrative plates showcasing detailed architectural drawings.
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.
Mill dam construction photograph album -- ca. 1910 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Mill dam construction photograph album (18 x 26 cm) contains 33 photoprints documenting the construction of a dam for a mill, apparently in the Three Rivers section of Palmer, Massachusetts.
Heath Family Photograph Album, Ilion and Dolgeville, N.Y. -- approximately 1917 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: approximately 60 photographs in 1 album.
Abstract: The Heath family photograph album, Ilion and Dolgeville, N.Y., contains approximately 60 photographs primarily taken in Herkimer County, New York, related to the Heath family.
HMS Levant and HMS Arethusa log book -- 1775-1777 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The HMS Levant and HMS Arethusa log book contains daily records about the weather, navigation, and incidences that occurred during the commissions of both ships while sailing in the Mediterranean and the English Channel.
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.
Alaska Gold Rush photograph album -- 1898-1902 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Alaska Gold Rush photograph album contains approximately 300 photographic prints. Most photographs show scenery, people, and settlements in Alaska around the turn of the 20th century, as well as a small group of scenes from San Francisco, California.
Ann Arbor (Mich.) Merchant's account book -- 1833, 1849 (bulk 1849) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains the double-entry bookkeeping records of a merchant based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1849. The unidentified merchant sold a variety of goods to customers in and around Ann Arbor, Pittsfield, Whitmore Lake, Webster, and Hamburg, Michigan.
Historical Views of Malden Album -- 1852-1939 (bulk 1860-1900) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: approximately 200 items in 1 album.
Abstract: The Historical views of Malden album contains approximately 200 items including photographs, reproductions, prints, newspaper clippings, and maps related to the history of Malden, Massachusetts.
The Portland, Washington, D.C. photograph album -- 1900-1903 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Portland, Washington, D.C. photograph album contains 74 interior and exterior photographs of The Portland apartment building in Washington, D.C. from 1900 to 1903.
David Ballenger typescripts -- 1858-1888 (bulk 1861-1865) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This collection is comprised of typescripts of letters that David Ballenger sent to his wife Nancy and other family members while serving in the 26th Alabama Infantry Regiment, Company D, and the Hampton Legion during the Civil War. Ballenger discussed his participation in several major battles and Confederate soldiers' increasing discouragement as the war progressed.
Penmanship, Illustrated. Examples of Writing -- 1814-1815 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Penmanship, Illustrated. Examples of Writing contains penmanship exercises and short essays copied by a number of writers in East Hartford, Connecticut, in 1814 and 1815.
Commerce Township, Michigan family photograph album -- [1860-1890] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This photograph album contains 19th-century carte-de-visite, photomechanical print, and tintype portraits of residents of Kent and Oakland Counties, Michigan.
Wabash (Ind.) family photograph albums -- [19th century] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 2 volumes
Abstract: The Wabash (Ind.) family photograph albums contain tintype and carte-de-visite studio portraits of men, women, and children in Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania in the 19th century.
Perry Family Photograph Albums -- 1880-1890 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 208 photographs in 5 albums.
Abstract: The Perry family photograph albums consist of a five-volume set of albums containing 208 albumen print photographs showing scenic and town views in the vicinity of Cumberland, Maryland.
Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn Railroad Photograph Album -- ca. 1900-1910 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 43 photographs in 1 album.
Abstract: The Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn Railroad photograph album consists of 43 photographs taken in various locations in Massachusetts most likely along the Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn Railroad line.
Colonial Parson's notebook -- 1713-1741 (bulk 1713-1714, 1741) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Colonial Parson's notebook is a small bound volume of sermon and prayer notes kept by a New England minister from 1713 to 1714 and in 1741.
Namur, Québec photograph album -- ca. 1890-1905 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Namur, Québec photograph album (24.5 x 18 cm) contains eleven snapshots of people in the countryside around Namur, Québec at the turn of the twentieth century.
New Jersey Court Cases -- 1739-1753 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The New Jersey Court Cases volume (140 pages) contains manuscript copies of legal documents related to cases heard by New Jersey courts in the mid-18th century. Cases represent a variety of legal issues, including debt, marriage age, land ownership, and criminal activity.
Missouri and Ohio River sketches -- ca. 1870s Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This collection contains 11 pencil sketches of the Missouri and Ohio Rivers and their surrounding cities. The sketches depict cityscapes, scenic and street views.
New York Surveyors collection -- 1795-1851 (bulk 1803-1821) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 0.75 linear feet
Abstract: The New York Surveyors collection is made up of documents, notes, and maps related to property ownership. The bulk of the material is comprised of surveyors' notes and manuscript maps of private properties.
Hawaii Photograph Album -- 1924 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: approximately 130 photographs in 1 album.
Abstract: The Hawaii photograph album contains approximately 130 photographs, including snapshots and commercially produced prints, that document a trip to Hawaii in 1924.
Journal and Commonplace Book -- 1803-1851 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The anonymous author of this volume (approximately 382 pages) recorded poetry, historical notes, and journal entries throughout much of his adult life. The material concerns topics such as military history, learning foreign languages, proverbs, and travel.
Florida vacations and silent movies photograph album -- 1916-1920 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Florida vacations and silent movies photograph album contains approximately 300 photographs of people vacationing in southern Florida and production sets of Fox Film Corporation silent movies, dating from 1916 to 1920.
Greene Family Lake Winnipesaukee photograph album -- [ca. 1891] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Greene Family Lake Winnipesaukee photograph album contains views of the Greene family's steam yacht on Lake Winnipesaukee, lakefront properties and lakeside scenery, pictures of people enjoying indoor and outdoor recreational activities, and formal portraits.
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.
Fair American collection -- 1801-1802 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 3 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of 3 documents related to the Fair American, a vessel owned by Philadelphia merchant Stephen Dutilh. The ship was captured by a French privateer while sailing to Havana in January 1801.
Carver Tract documents -- 1796-1836 (bulk 1796) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 6 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of legal documents and memorandums pertaining to the chain of ownership of a 2,000 acre property. The tract was a part of the land allegedly granted to Jonathan Carver from the Naudowessie Indians during his 1766-1768 journey to present-day Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Camp Lin-E-Kin photograph album -- ca. 1920 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Camp Lin-E-Kin photograph album (16 x 24 cm) contains 36 photographs of people and activities at a girls' camp in Maine.
Finding Aid for Yacht Vergana Photograph Album -- 1902-1908 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: approximately 190 photographs in 1 volume
Abstract: The Yacht Vergana photograph album contains approximately 190 photographs related to the lifestyle and friends of a New York-based yacht owner.
HMS Braak Salvage collection -- 1888-1928 (bulk 1888-1889) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 12 items
Abstract: The HMS Braak Salvage collection contains correspondence, documents, and a log book related to the Ocean Wrecking Company's efforts to salvage the ship and its rumored treasure in 1888 and 1889.
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.
Children at play photograph album -- 1916-1928 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Children at play photograph album contains 55 photographs of young children playing outside from 1916 to 1928.
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.
Ladd family carte-de-visite album -- 1865 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Ladd family carte-de-visite album contains carte-de-visite and tintype portraits of members of the Ladd and White families, as well as other individuals. The volume belonged to a woman named Annis.
Chicago photograph album -- [ca. 1885] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Chicago photograph album contains pictures of buildings, park landscapes, and people in Chicago, Illinois; Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Detroit, Michigan. Items include interior and exterior views of a Chicago home, portraits of small groups of individuals, views of gardens in John Ball Park (Grand Rapids, Michigan), and a photograph of a steamboat in the Detroit River.
Finding Aid for Family Travel Photograph Album -- 1896-1910 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: approximately 335 photographs in 1 album
Abstract: The Family travel photograph album contains approximately 335 photographs depicting the travels of an unidentified family to various locations in California, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Washington, and British Columbia.
Buffalo Soldiers carte-de-visite album -- ca. 1875-1886 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 2 volumes
Abstract: The Buffalo Soldiers carte-de-visite album contains cartes-de-visite and tintype photographs of African American soldiers, civilian men and women. Some of the photographs were taken in Webster, Dakota Territory (now South Dakota).
New Hampshire carte-de-visite album -- [ca. 1865] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The New Hampshire carte-de-visite album contains photographic portraits of unidentified individuals and lithographic portraits of prominent Union Army officers, and President and Mrs. Abraham Lincoln.
Pennsylvania Geography exercise book -- [ca. 1831-1835] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Written between 1831 and 1835, the Pennsylvania geography exercise book contains a series of school exercises about Pennsylvania, organized by county. Essays cover a diverse array of topics including the geography, architecture, and history of specific areas.
Ann Arbor (Mich.) rent receipt ledger -- 1887-[1892] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Ann Arbor (Mich.) rent receipt ledger contains a landlord's financial records pertaining to domestic and commercial properties leased from 1887-1892.
United States Signal Corps photographic collection -- 1918-1919 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 3 volumes, 1 box
Abstract: The United States Signal Corps Photographic Collection contains approximately 1,630 photographs of the American Expeditionary Forces taken by the Signal Corps during WWI throughout the Western Front. The collection is divided into three volumes and one box, all loosely arranged by topic. General topics include destruction, battlefields and trenches, artillery, monuments, and postwar celebrations.
Walley Chamberlain Oulton, The Sleep Walker, or, Which is the Lady? -- Undated Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains excerpts from Walley Chamberlain Oulton's 1812 play The Sleep Walker, or, Which is the Lady?, as well as excerpts from the works of Shakespeare and other sources.
Blairstown (N.J.) photograph album -- ca. 1915-1940 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Blairstown (N.J.) photograph album (18.5 x 25.5 cm) contains 1 clipping and 91 snapshots of young adults. The clipping is from the marriage of Janith Tate Edgerton. The majority of the images within the album capture candid moments in and around the Delaware Water Gap in New Jersey.
Journal of a Voyage from Kennebunk to New Orleans and commonplace book -- 1852-1853, 1857-1887 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains an anonymous journal of a voyage from Kennebunk, Maine, to New Orleans, Louisiana, and Cincinnati, Ohio, between December 9, 1852, and January 24, 1853, as well as poetry, short stories, and essays composed by a second unknown writer between May 1857 and February 1887. One poem and one story concern the Civil War, and the author composed biographical essays about prominent individuals, families, and other topics.
Bremen, Germany photograph album -- 1935-1936 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Bremen, Germany photograph album contains 22 photographs of Heligoland and the Bremen region along the Weser River from 1935 to 1936.
Alaska and Yellowstone photograph album -- [ca. 1888] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This photograph album contains photographs of scenery in Alaska, Yellowstone National Park, and the Yosemite Valley in the late 19th century. Several photographs feature tourists or members of the photographer's traveling party, and others were taken onboard the steamer Queen.
Finding Aid for Hampton, Virginia, Photograph Album -- approximately 1902 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: approximately 120 photographs in 1 volume
Abstract: The Hampton, Virginia, photograph album contains approximately 120 photographs, mainly panoramic images, showing waterfront views of the Hampton Roads region of Virginia as well as images of a rural farm or estate.
New Jersey carte-de-visite album -- 1860s-1870s Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The New Jersey carte-de-visite album contains studio portraits of men, women, and children taken in New York and New Jersey in the late 19th century, as well as three chromolithograph "scraps" mounted on visiting cards.
Washington & Jefferson College Student album -- 1862-1865 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Washington & Jefferson College Student album contains carte-de-visite portraits of Jefferson College students and various other individuals, many of whom are identified. Several of the college students belonged to the fraternity Delta Tau Delta. Many photographs originated in Washington, Pennsylvania; Canonsburg, Pennsylvania; and Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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.
Western travel and mid-Michigan photograph albums -- 1901 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Western travel and mid-Michigan photograph albums (2 volumes, each 23 x 36 cm) contain a total of 417 photographs primarily pertaining to travel in the western U.S. and the mid-Michigan region, likely taken by a member of the Charlesworth/Abraham family of Flint, Michigan.
Morale Philosophique -- ca. 1800 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 356 pages
Abstract: This anonymous commonplace book, written in French, contains quotations on moral topics from widely read French authors of the later 18th century.
Fredericksburg During the Civil War -- [ca. 1898] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 16 pages
Abstract: "Fredericksburg During the Civil War" is a typed account of a Union soldier's experiences during the Battle of Fredericksburg, Second Battle of Fredericksburg, and Battle of Salem Church. The account includes detailed descriptions of each battle and of the "Mud March" of January 1863. The writer commented on his regiment's movements, casualties, the experience of coming under heavy fire, and other subjects.
John W. Echols collection -- 1890-1932 (bulk 1890-1898) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 16 items
Abstract: This collection contains material related to John W. Echols, who served as supreme president of the American Protective Association in the mid-1890s. Included are letters of recommendation, personal correspondence, a speech draft, printed circulars, and other items.
U.S. Army Hospital Ship Marigold diary -- 1944-1945 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The U.S. Army Hospital Ship Marigold diary concerns a payroll clerk's experiences on the Marigold during a tour of duty in the Pacific Theater in the Second World War. The diarist described daily life onboard the ship, discussed crew discipline, and noted the places he visited. Hand-drawn illustrations and maps depict the Marigold's voyage through the Panama Canal and sections of the Papua New Guinea coast.
Milbourne family portrait album -- [1860s-1880s] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Milbourne family portrait album contains photographs of members of the Milbourne family and other individuals, most of whom were related to the compiler. The volume includes cartes-de-visite, tintypes, and small prints mounted on thin cards.
Augusta (Me.) woman's journal -- 1852-1853 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This journal contains entries about an unidentified woman's daily and weekly activities while living at the Cony Academy boarding house.
Finding Aid for Arizona Photograph Album -- 1893-1902 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 70 photographs in 1 volume
Abstract: The Arizona photograph album contains 70 images taken by an unknown photographer showing scenes from Flagstaff, Arizona Territory, and the surrounding area.
Eighteenth-Century sermons -- 1757, 1760-1761 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 8 items
Abstract: These Eighteenth-Century sermons pertain to numerous topics such as sin, repentance, and salvation.
New York Mercantile letter book -- 1801 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This letter book contains business letters that an unidentified man wrote to professional acquaintances from New York between November 18, 1801, and December 17, 1801. The letters concern the pepper trade, the potential effects of peace between France and Great Britain on international commerce, and other mercantile subjects.
St. Louis (Mo.) Steamboat documents -- 1836-1847 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 6 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of financial records related to goods shipped from Saint Louis, Missouri, to New Orleans, Louisiana, and other unspecified destinations in the early 1800s.
Finding Aid for Upstate New York and Maryland Photograph Album -- 1900s Creator: Anonymous
Extent: approximately 105 photographs in 1 volume
Abstract: The Upstate New York and Maryland photograph album contains approximately 105 images showing scenes from Upstate New York and rural Maryland.
New York City Elections collection -- 1769, 1809-1811 (bulk 1809-1811) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 12 items
Abstract: The New York City Elections collection is made up of election returns and certified results for elections held in various city wards from 1809-1811. One additional document details Isaac De Peyster's duties as city chamberlain in the mid-18th century.
Boston Mob Pennsylvania Tour and Cross-Country Tour photograph albums -- 1891-1893 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 2 volumes
Abstract: The Boston Mob Pennsylvania Tour and Cross-Country Tour photograph albums contain pictures taken during travels in the Mid-Atlantic States, the northern Midwest, Colorado, and California in the early 1890s. The photographs show city scenes and buildings, natural scenery, and travelers.
Faber German-American Family Photograph Album -- 1911-1919 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: approximately 305 photographs in 1 album.
Abstract: The Faber German-American family photograph album contains approximately 305 photographs related to a German-American family based in northeastern Illinois.
Manuscript Sheet Music collection -- 1801-1923 (bulk 1850s-1890s) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Manuscript Sheet Music collection is made up of manuscript music scores, correspondence, and composers' autographs.
Family and Travel Photograph Album -- 1890s? Creator: Anonymous
Extent: approximately 120 photographs in 1 album
Abstract: The Family and travel photograph album contains approximately 120 commercial and amateur photographs primarily showing a couple and their two young children.
Seamanship and Naval Gunnery notebook -- 1824-1830 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume (209 pages) contains instructions, diagrams, and tables related to many aspects of sailing and British naval ships.
US Ship Java and US Ship Delaware crew lists -- [ca. 1830s?] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains crew lists for the US Ships Java and Delaware, compiled around the 1830s. The lists are mainly organized by sailors' stations.
Bradford (N.H.) School record book -- 1806-1829 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains meeting minutes pertaining to the administration of a school in Bradford, New Hampshire, in the early 19th century. Residents of District No. 4 discussed funding for building repairs, firewood, beginning dates of school sessions, and other administrative matters.
Revolutionary War letter and document extracts -- 1781-[1856] (bulk 1781-1782) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains excerpts from correspondence, reports, and treatises concerning the relationships between the United States, Great Britain, France, and Spain during the Revolutionary War era. Two of the five excerpts originated from letters written by Silas Deane, an American agent in France; the other three narrate Benjamin Franklin's dealings with the French court, report on the British Army's finances, and analyze available options for amphibious military action. A later owner added brief biographical notes on the key Americans referenced within the volume.
Oberlin College carte-de-visite album -- [ca. 1860-1870s] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Oberlin College carte-de-visite album contains formal studio portraits of professors and students associated with the college in the middle to late 19th century.
Cook family photograph album -- [ca. 1870] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Cook family photograph album contains carte-de-visite and tintype studio portraits of members of the Cook, Augusbury, and Zoller families of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Boone, Iowa; and Watertown, New York.
Hubbell-Van Allen family photograph album -- [ca. 1860-1880] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This photograph album contains portraits of direct descendants of Elijah Hubbell and Hannah Fields of Danbury, Connecticut, as well as members of associated families, including the Van Allen family of Janesville, Wisconsin, and the Lynes family of Otsego County, New York.
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.
English carte de visite album -- ca. 1860-1880 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The English carte de visite album (14.5 x 20.5cm) is a 50 page leather album containing portrait photographs of individuals and couples as well as two Italian views. Many of the images in the album were taken by well-known photographers such as André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri, Napoleon Sarony, and Félix Nadar.
Cross-County photograph album -- 1896-1907 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Cross-Country photograph album contains photographs taken in various locations throughout the United States, including travel photographs of scenery and buildings in Washington, Colorado, Louisiana, and Massachusetts, among other states, and family photographs taken in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and elsewhere.
Camp Devens (Mass.) letters -- 1917-1918 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 8 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of letters that a soldier named Frank sent to his mother and siblings while training at Camp Devens, Massachusetts, in late 1917 and early 1918. He discussed his equipment, dental health, and other aspects of military life.
Great Lakes Region cities and rivers photograph album -- 1916-1919 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Great Lakes Region cities and rivers photograph album contains approximately 125 photographs of Detroit, Grand Rapids, Chatham, Minneapolis, and Saginaw from 1916 to 1919.
American Tour photograph album -- 1893 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The American Tour photograph album contains 96 Photographs of a tour taken of the United States and Canada, featuring the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 in Chicago.
Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington D.C. photograph album -- 1898-1933 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington D.C. photograph album contains 44 photographs of Pennsylvania, Euclid (Ohio), George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, and Washington D.C. from 1898 to 1933.
Breve Trattato di Geografia -- [ca. 1650-1675] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Breve Trattato di Geografia is a 55-page, 17th-century Italian work on celestial and terrestrial geography, including several maps and diagrams of the world.
Pennsylvania Legal Record Book -- 18th century Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Pennsylvania legal record book contains indentures, wills, and other documents from the early 18th century. Most items pertain to property ownership in Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.
Poetry manuscripts -- [1850s-1880s] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 4 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of 2 collections of manuscript poems and 2 printed items. Many of the poems are elegies about loved ones' deaths, and many were copied from publications.
HM Sloop Zebra log book -- 1780-1781 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The HM Sloop Zebra log book charts happenings on board the ship during its time in the English Channel, August 1780-July 1781, and en route to the Caribbean, July-August 1781.
Morris County (N.J.) Woman's collection -- 1815-1820 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This collection is made up of diary entries, letters, and prayers by a woman who lived in Morris County, New Jersey, in the early 19th century. She discussed her religious convictions and activities, her social activities, and daily life. Internal evidence suggests that the materials may have belonged to Abigail Harrison.
Journal of our Trip Through Europe -- 1891 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Journal of Our Trip Through Europe chronicles the European travels of Americans "Billie" and "Blanche" in the summer and fall of 1891.
Great Britain. Army. 15th Regiment of Foot orderly book -- 1841 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This 84-page volume contains orders, muster rolls, and supplementary material concerning the operations of the British Army's 15th Regiment of Foot in June 1841.
Brattle Street Church diary -- 1772-1775 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This diary records the sermon notes and spiritual reflections of an unnamed member of Boston's Brattle Street church between March 1772 and April 1775.
William Potts student notebook -- 1720-1819 (bulk 1720) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This student notebook contains Latin-language treatises on logic, metaphysics, and related subjects, composed around 1720. The book also includes a few pages of sermon notes, an example of a Porphyrian Tree, and additional notes by later owners.
Cornwell family carte-de-visite album -- [1860s-1870s] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Cornwell family carte-de-visite album contains studio portraits of members of the Cornwell, Otis, and Harroun families, who were related by marriage. Members of the various families lived in Minnesota and New York in the late 19th century.
Massachusetts and Rhode Island vacation photograph album -- ca. 1905 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Massachusetts and Rhode Island vacation photograph album contains 28 snapshot photographs taken along the coastal regions of Massachusetts and Rhode Island ca. 1905.
Louisiana Surveys collection -- 1782-1803 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 101 items
Abstract: This collection contains around 100 land surveys pertaining to property along the southern Mississippi River in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
German Immigrant's diary, Middleport (N.Y.) -- 1847-1852 (bulk 1847-1849) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This diary records the experiences and political thoughts of a German immigrant who lived in Middleport, New York, in the late 1840s. The author described his daily life and commented on current events, such as the European revolutions of 1848 and Fourth of July celebrations in the United States.
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.
Eighteenth-Century Wine-Growing collection -- 1782-1783 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 12 items
Abstract: This collection contains manuscripts related to a proposed wine-growing enterprise in North America in the late eighteenth century.
Texas travel diary -- 1838 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This travel diary records the daily progress of a team of prospectors exploring possible routes for stagecoach lines in Texas, 1838. The entries primarily document details relevant to stagecoach operations such as terrain, populations, soil types, climate, and distances traveled.
George Erving collection -- 1796-1816 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 13 items
Abstract: The George Erving collection consists of letters and a document about Erving's financial affairs, such as his attempt to receive compensation after fleeing his Boston home during the Revolution. Other items include letters that Erving wrote to his nephew, Samuel Waldo.
Letters to the Editor of the United Service Journal -- 1829-1837 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 54 items
Abstract: The collection consists of letters and essays submitted to the editor of the United Service Journal for publication, principally regarding British naval and military matters.
Clements R. Markham papers -- 1859-1910 (bulk 1859-1870) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This collection is made up of over 40 printed reports, manuscript letters, and manuscript notes related to Clements R. Markham, a British geographer who traveled in South America and India in the mid-19th century. Among other subjects, the material concerns Markham's attempt to cultivate cinchona plants in India, as well as the Amazon basin and rainforest.
MacMillan Arctic Expedition Photograph Album -- 1925 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: approximately 160 photographs in 1 album.
Abstract: The MacMillan Arctic Expedition photograph album contains approximately 160 photographs related to the Arctic Expedition to Greenland in the summer of 1925 led by Donald Baxter MacMillan aboard the ships Peary and Bowdoin.
Bucks County (Pennsylvania) Agricultural commonplace book -- 1815-1829 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This commonplace book, produced by an anonymous farmer from the Bucks County, Pennsylvania, region primarily contains passages relating to farming and husbandry. Along with farming accounts and documentation of livestock, agriculture, and dairy production, the commonplace book also features material on the Agricultural Society of Bath. Newspaper clippings comment on medicine, recipes, and farming. Illustrations of fences, sheep, floor plans, property drawings, and a detailed diagram of the "cropping plan" for 1826 appear in the volume.
Protestant sermons -- 1798-1828 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 5 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of 5 Christian sermons concerning the links between evidence and faith, the divine origin of Christianity, the role of Christ in providing salvation, the omniscience of God, and Holy Communion.
New York (N.Y.) medical registers -- 1898-1900 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 2 volumes
Abstract: The New York (N.Y.) medical registers contain demographic and medical information about New York City residents suffering from various ailments in the late 1890s; some entries include graphic photographs related to patients' physical health. Entries list the patient's name, country of origin, and address, as well as providing detailed descriptions of the patient's medical history, current condition, and treatment.
Charles Brewster Ross collection -- 1874-ca. 1909 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 5 items
Abstract: The July 1, 1874 kidnapping of four-year-old Charles Brewster "Charley" Ross from a sidewalk in front of the family home in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania became the first nationally publicized kidnapping for ransom case in the United States. This collection contains five items: one letter, a manuscript reward advertisement, handwritten notes, a pencil sketch portrait of Charley, and an undated newspaper clipping related to the continuing investigation of the child's abduction, ca. 1909.
Raymond Family Travel and Portrait Photograph Album -- 1917-1929 (bulk 1924-1929) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: approximately 315 items in 1 album.
Abstract: The Raymond family travel and portrait photograph album contains approximately 315 items (including photographic prints and illustrated postcards) related to the family, acquaintances, and travels of Francis J. Raymond, Jr., of St. Louis, Missouri.
New York State oil paintings album -- ca. 1850 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This collection of small paintings is housed in an embossed leather carte-de-visite album with a single metal clasp. Within are 12 landscape oil paintings of Lake Champlain, Lake George, and the Glens Falls area. Each image includes a caption denoting location.
San Francisco Earthquake and Tour of Western U.S. and Canada photograph album -- 1906 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This photograph album contains pictures of mountain scenery and street scenes in British Columbia and Alberta; of rubble and refugee camps taken in San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake; of people relaxing near Long Beach, California; and pictures taken during a hunting trip near Oracle, Arizona.
Notes for a Journal of a Pedestrian Tour -- 1816 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: "Notes for a Journal of a Pedestrian Tour" is a 112-page account of a group's walking trip from Baltimore, Maryland, through northern Maryland, southern Pennsylvania, and eastern West Virginia in the late summer of 1816.
M. W. I. European Tour photograph albums -- 1871 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 2 volumes
Abstract: The M. W. I. European Tour photograph albums contain commercial prints and lithographs from the compiler's trip to several European countries in the summer and fall of 1871. The photographs show landscapes and scenery, secular and religious buildings, European royals and nobility, and statues and paintings.
Columbian Exposition diary -- [1893] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume (12 pages) contains detailed descriptions of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. The author commented on exhibits, provided personal reactions to them, and reflected generally on the fair. Brief discussions of crowds, childcare, and women's involvement are also included.
HM Sloop Penguin collection -- 1814-1815 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The HM Sloop Penguin collection contains watercolor illustrations, photographs, a crew member's letter, and a journal, all related to the British cruiser that was sunk by the American Navy, just after the end of the War of 1812.
Finding Aid for World War I Surgeon's Photograph Album, Base Hospital 29 -- 1918-1919 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: approximately 90 photographs and 4 ephemeral items in 1 volume
Abstract: The World War I surgeon's photograph album, Base Hospital 29, contains approximately 90 photographs and 4 ephemeral items documenting a U.S. Army surgeon's training in the United States and service overseas during World War I.
United States. Army. 138th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment diary -- 1863-1864 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This diary, kept by a soldier in the 138th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, chronicles the regiment's movements throughout Maryland and northern Virginia between June 16, 1863, and January 1, 1864.
Peekamoose Hunting Club photograph album -- ca. 1873 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Peekamoose Hunting Club photograph album (25 x 34 cm) contains 41 albumen prints of scenic views and individuals at the Peekamooe Hunting Club in the Catskill Mountains, New York.
Lizzie to John letters -- 1875 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 5 items
Abstract: This collection contains five letters written by a woman named "Lizzie" to "John," a close friend or family member. She discussed her life in New York City, with a particular emphasis on the 1875 Henry Ward Beecher trial, religion, and life in Harlem.
Journal of a trip from Kingston, Ontario, to Cincinnati, Ohio -- 1820 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Journal of a trip from Kingston, Ontario, to Cincinnati, Ohio, recounts a traveler's experiences during a journey that took him through New York and Pennsylvania in February and March 1820.
Rhinebeck (N.Y.) meteorological register and diary -- 1850-1868 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains meteorological tables and diary entries concerning daily life in Rhinebeck, New York, from 1850-1868. The author wrote about local politics, national politics, and the Civil War; the weather's effect on crops and farming; epidemics and health; and other subjects. The first pages of the volume contain brief notes about inflammatory diseases.
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.
Michigan School photograph album -- [ca. 1885] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Michigan School photograph album contains studio portraits of unidentified men, women, and children taken mostly in Central and Southeast Michigan in the late 19th century, as well as two pictures of school buildings, at least one of which is from the campus of Michigan Agricultural College. The album contents are possibly a mixture of students and professors of M.A.C. plus family and friends of the unknown compiler.
Finding Aid for Tully Lake Park and Vicinity Photograph Album -- 1890s Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 25 photographs in 1 album
Abstract: The Tully Lake Park and vicinity photograph album consists of 25 photographs showing scenes from Tully Lake Park, an educational retreat in the Finger Lakes Region of New York.
Key West, Dry Tortugas album -- 1899 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Key West, Dry Tortugas album (10 x 12 cm) contains 14 collodion printing-out-paper prints consisting of architectural views of Fort Jefferson, Florida, portraits of government employees at Fort Jefferson and Key West, a view of Bird Key and a group of dairy cows on Key West.
Cummington (Mass.) Country Store and Tavern account book -- 1817-1866 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Cummington (Mass.) Country Store and Tavern account book contains financial records related to a general store in Cummington, Massachusetts, and to the personal finances a local resident. The store accounts record the purchase of household goods and foodstuffs, and many of the personal accounts reflect the costs of boarding draft animals and note the fees associated with the local school.
Woman's Hunting and Camping photograph album -- [1890s?] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Woman's Hunting and Camping photograph album contains pictures taken during a camping trip in upstate New York and exterior views of homes and municipal buildings in western Massachusetts. Many of the camping pictures feature women.
Ionia County (Mich.) carte-de-visite album -- [1860s-1870s] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This photograph album contains carte-de-visite and tintype portraits of unidentified individuals taken primarily in Ionia and Clinton Counties, Michigan, in the mid- to late 19th century.
New York and Michigan carte-de-visite album -- [ca. 1865] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The New York and Michigan carte-de-visite album contains photographic portraits of unidentified men, women, and children taken mostly in New York State in the mid- to late 19th century.
Union Intelligence Officer's Notebook -- 1864-1865 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 391 pages
Abstract: During the Civil War, intelligence on enemy forces was gathered from a variety of sources. This notebook includes meticulously recorded information on Confederate emplacements, strength, troop movements, and morale, gathered from debriefings of deserters, prisoners of war, civilians, and refugees.
Josephus W. Voodry letters -- 1861-1863 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 4 items
Abstract: This collection consists of 4 letters that Private Josephus W. Voodry wrote to his sister and to a female friend during his service with the 3rd Vermont Infantry Regiment, Company G, between 1861 and 1863. He discussed military life, his eagerness to participate in battle, and an August 1863 visit to the battlefield at Gettysburg.
New Hampshire snapshot photograph albums -- ca. 1910-ca. 1925 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 2 volumes
Abstract: The New Hampshire snapshot photograph albums (14.5 x 18.5 cm) contain approximately 138 images in two volumes, showing landscapes, people at leisure, and interior views. Also included are images of buildings in Mont Vernon, New Hampshire.
Beauties of The Sea photograph album -- [ca. 1895] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Beauties of The Sea photograph album contains five small commercial photographs of scenes on Nantucket along with four alternating sheets of decoratively arranged pressed algae.
Gold Rush travel journal -- 1849-1850 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This travel journal documents a journey from the Missouri River to California during the time of the California Gold Rush. The trek began on April 28, 1850, near Fort Leavenworth on the Missouri River, and ends on October 31, 1850, at Georgetown, California, on the edge of what is now the Eldorado National Forest, north of Sacramento.
Moro Castle and Southern Rights log book -- 1860-1867 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This log book contains information about several voyages of the ships Moro Castle and Southern Rights between the United States and Europe from 1860-1867. Log entries pertain to weather, sailing, crew members, the discharge of cargo, and other matters. The volume also contains a brief excerpt from William Shakespeare's poem "Venus and Adonis."
European vacation photograph album -- ca. 1910 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The European vacation photograph album contains 74 photographs taken throughout Europe ca. 1910. A majority of the photos show various rooms and interior views of an apartment in Rome. Other specific locations include Oxford (England), Subiaco (Italy), Canterbury (England), Füssen (Germany), Weesen (Switzerland), and Glarus (Switzerland).
Chillicothe (Ohio) woman's diary -- 1865-1867 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This diary is an account of the daily life of a female student living in Chillicothe, Ohio.
Sermons -- 1773-1807 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 4 items
Abstract: This collection contains 4 Christian sermons written and delivered in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The sermons concern topics such as faith and salvation, circumcision, and the death of George Washington.
England and Scotland travel diary -- 1799 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains diary entries about the author's travels in England and Scotland during the summer of 1799. The author commented on towns visited, road conditions, geographical features, architecture, industry, and other subjects.
South Dakota Photograph Album -- 1905-1906 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: approximately 110 photographs in 1 album.
Abstract: The South Dakota photograph album contains approximately 110 photographs showing scenes in and around Chamberlain, South Dakota.
New York, Michigan, and Vermont carte-de-visite album -- 1865-1881 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This carte-de-visite album primarily contains formal studio portraits of men, women, and children taken in various locations in northeast North America from the 1860s to 1880s. One photograph shows an artistic rendering of the text of the Lord's Prayer, and a colored cutout is pasted into the volume.
Chemistry lecture notes -- 1856-1857 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains notes taken during a series of lectures on chemistry, primarily between January and April 1857. The notes cover a variety of topics, including the properties and uses of elements and brief remarks on organic chemistry and geology.
Fanny Sanford log book -- 1820-1847 (bulk 1820-1821) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This partially printed volume (44 pages) contains the log of the Fanny Sanford's voyage from New York to South America between June 27, 1820, and October 3, 1821. The voyage included stops at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Montevideo, Uruguay; Pisco, Peru; and Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Springfield Cabinet-maker's daybook -- 1825-1834 (bulk 1825-1826) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Springfield Cabinet-maker's daybook records the author's daily production of chairs and other wooden items from 1825-1826.
Finding Aid for Western Views - Kodak Snapshot Album -- approximately 1895 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 104 photographs in 1 album
Abstract: The Western views - Kodak snapshot album contains 104 photographs primarily of Western landscapes including canyons, rivers, waterfalls, and the Monterey, San Francisco, and Santa Cruz coasts.
Southwestern automobile travel photograph album -- ca. 1909 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Southwestern automobile travel photograph album (14.5 x 20.25 cm) contains 102 snapshots, most of which document an automobile trip in the United States and Mexico. The images feature bullfighting, camping, fishing and picnicking.
Finding Aid for Vacation Travel Photograph Album -- 1901-1910 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: approximately 260 photographs in 1 volume
Abstract: The Vacation travel photograph album contains a mixture of approximately 260 commercial and amateur photographs documenting a series of vacations to California, a Lake Michigan cottage, Alaska, and Canada.
Phebe Plant collection -- 1801-1830s (bulk 1814-1819) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 53 items
Abstract: The Phebe Plant collection is mostly made up of personal correspondence between Plant and her friend Martha Barnes, especially regarding their religious convictions, as well as letters to Plant's mother, Rebecca Hearsey. Other items include a religious diary and poetry.
Galveston, Texas photograph album -- ca. 1908 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Galveston, Texas photograph album contains 33 photographs, the majority of which depict Galveston, Texas ca. 1908.
Daniel Morgan collection -- 1764-1951 (bulk 1764-1832) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 63 items
Abstract: The Daniel Morgan collection is made up of financial records, legal documents, correspondence, and other items related to General Daniel Morgan and to Willoughby Morgan, his son.
United States. Army. 319th Field Artillery Regiment memoir -- 1983 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains the author's reminiscences about his service with the 319th Field Artillery Regiment, Battery C (part of the 173rd Airborne Brigade), in Vietnam from June 1968-June 1969. He listed the fire support bases where he was stationed and recalled anecdotes about combat, his relationships with other soldiers and officers, and other aspects of military life.
Pan-American Exposition photograph album -- 1901 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Pan-American Exposition photograph album contains 33 photoprints taken by an amateur photographer of the 1901 Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, N.Y. Included are a nighttime view of the exposition; city views; candid photographs of children, images of houses, possibly in Ossining, N.Y.; and two images of Sing Sing Prison.
Andrews' Raid scrapbook and telegraph ledger -- 1885-1888 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Andrews' Raid scrapbook and telegraph ledger contains newspaper clippings dating from 1887 that recount the story of Andrews' Raid written by William Pittenger. Other clippings, almost all of which focus on the United States Army, are also included in the scrapbook. The majority of these clippings are glued onto the page, but some are loose. This scrapbook, whose compiler is unknown, was originally used as a telegraph ledger book for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, and more than half of the volume still has these records visible.
U.S. Serviceman’s Letters, Stams (Austria) -- 1945 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 5 items
Abstract: This collection contains 5 letters from a man named George, who wrote to his mother while he served with the United States Armed Forces in Stams, Austria, during May and June 1945. He told his mother of his daily life, recounted a day trip to nearby Innsbruck, and shared news of acquaintances from the United States.
Peary Expedition photograph albums -- [1897-1909?] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 2 volumes
Abstract: These albums contain photographs taken during Robert Peary's expeditions into the arctic regions. Volume 1 represents the 1897 trip to present-day Nunavut and Greenland on the ship Hope. The photographs feature arctic scenery, members of Peary's crew, the Hope, Inuit dwellings and American camps. The Inuit adults and children pictured include some of those who returned with Peary to the United States. Volume 2 represents one of the later Peary expeditions from 1905-1906, or 1908-1909. The images in this volume were removed from the original housing and are without identification. A vessel resembling Peary's ship from the later expeditions, S.S. Roosevelt, appears in several photos, as does a man resembling the Roosevelt's Captain, Robert Abram Bartlett.
William W. Winters biography -- [1853?] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This manuscript is a 141-page biography of William W. Winters (1826-1895), a one-time medical student from Ohio, cabinetmaker, daguerreotypist, and Methodist Minister, among other professions. The biography and subsequent pasted-in documents draw heavily from Winters's own diary entries and trace the events of his life from 1826 to 1853, including his divorce from his wife, who he accused of adultery.
New England Criminals tintype album -- [ca. 1885-1890] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The New England Criminals tintype album contains mug shot portraits of thieves, burglars, and other criminals or suspected criminals. Most of the individuals pictured were white males of varying ages, but the album also includes photographs of women and an African American man.
Ralph I. Linzee, Log of the Brig Swiftsure -- 1817-1819 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This log book documents the voyage of the merchant brig Swiftsure from Boston, Massachusetts, to India by way of Mauritius, and back to Boston, between November 1817 and January 1819. Ralph I. Linzee was the ship's captain for the voyage.
Practical Mathematics manuscript -- 1700s Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Practical Mathematics manuscript contains definitions and problems related to algebra, geometry, trigonometry, navigation, and surveying. Many of the problems are accompanied by illustrated figures and/or practical examples.
United States. Army. 47th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment carte-de-visite album -- [ca. 1861-1865] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains carte-de-visite portraits of soldiers who served in the 47th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment during the Civil War, additional loose photographs, and colored lithographs of Union generals.
Shadowed Liveries of ye Burning Sun -- 1861-1890 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Shadowed Liveries of ye Burning Sun is a carte-de-visite album containing pictures of monuments, buildings, and people in present-day Belgium, Germany, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland.
Pennsylvania County Officials -- 1791-1815 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains lists of county-level officials in Pennsylvania in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
"An Exhortation to Peace Under the American Revolution" penmanship exercise -- 1783 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This bound manuscript contains the text of a sermon delivered in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in December 1783, about a desirable political future of the United States from a Christian point of view.
California travel photograph album -- 1898 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The California travel photograph album (17.5 x 14 cm) contains twelve gelatin silver print views of various travel destinations in California in 1898.
Mélange de Toutes les Couleurs Propres au Dessein du Plan manuscript -- [1750-1800] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 32 pages
Abstract: This 32-page manuscript notebook, dated to the second half of the eighteenth century, is an instruction manual for the systematic use of color in mapmaking. Though the writer and exact date of publication are unknown, it is assumed that the writer was a master mapmaker and that this notebook was meant to be distributed to students who were learning how to make maps. An English translation of the notebook is published in "Coloring Manuscript Maps in the Eighteenth Century," Clements Library Occasional Bulletin 4 (January 2017): 5-11.
San Francisco (Calif.) autograph album -- 1859-1888 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The San Francisco (Calif.) autograph album contains manuscript inscriptions, portrait photographs, photographs of western scenes, pictures of statues, and reproductions of popular paintings.
U.S. Serviceman's diary, Italy -- 1943-1945 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This diary pertains to a United States serviceman's experiences in Italy between October 1943 and September 1945. He kept records regarding his correspondence and commented briefly on his travels in the Mediterranean and some of his daily activities.
Shriners International vacation photograph album -- 1920 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This photograph album contains 72 photographs of a Shriners International trip to Glacier and Grand Canyon National Parks in 1920.
Declaration of Independence Anniversary Toasts manuscript -- [1836?] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 3 pages
Abstract: This manuscript, titled "Toasts," includes 13 toasts along with actual or suggested musical accompaniment for each pronouncement. The speeches express strong support for the Democratic Party and regard such individuals as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, Richard M. Johnson, James Madison, and Thomas Hart Benton. One toast decries the Bank of the United States.
China diary -- 1859-1860 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This diary chronicles the author's sea voyage from New York to China in the spring of 1859, as well as his life in Shanghai between July 1859 and July 1860. At sea, he detailed the daily weather, scenery, and life onboard the ship, and in Shanghai he described his everyday life as a doctor and shared numerous observations on the effects of foreign trade on the country, local missionary efforts, and military conflict between the British and Chinese.
Gloversville, New York photograph album -- ca. 1905 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Gloversville, New York photograph album contains 100 photographs taken in Gloversville, New York, and the surrounding area ca. 1905.
Nineteenth-Century love letters -- [late 19th Century] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 5 items
Abstract: This collection consists of letters and portions of letters expressing the author's affection for and devotion to the recipient.
Holyoke Canoe Club photograph album -- [ca. 1885] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Holyoke Canoe Club photograph album contains pictures of canoeing and scenery along the Connecticut River, and of men and women socializing indoors and outdoors.
136, March 13-28, 1885 -- 1885 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This collection contains photographs from a traveling party's visit to several southern locations, including Civil War battlefields, in March 1885, as well as a printed booklet containing sketches of people and various locales.
Blanding-Carpenter papers -- 1818-1854 (bulk 1841-1852) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Blanding-Carpenter papers contain the incoming and outgoing correspondence of the families of Noah Blanding of Attleboro, Massachusetts, and James Blanding of Rehoboth, Massachusetts. Correspondents include friends and family members from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York.
Henry Benton Austin collection -- [1861]-1862 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 4 items
Abstract: The Henry Benton Austin collection contains letters that Austin wrote to a woman named "Hettie" and a manuscript map depicting the Battle of Ball's Bluff. Austin commented on his experiences while serving in the Union Army during the Civil War and expressed his displeasure with a transient lifestyle.
Mildred Drury photograph album -- ca. 1910 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Mildred Drury photograph album contains 175 photographs of young men and women taken while traveling throughout Europe and the United States ca. 1910.
Mormon World War II Soldier's diary -- 1944-1945 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: An anonymous Mormon airman kept this diary while serving with the 15th Air Force in Italy during World War II. Entries pertain to the airman's daily activities, including bombing missions in Italy and Central Europe, and to his postwar plans.
Fremont Mining and Trading Company diary -- 1849-1851 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Fremont Mining and Trading Company diary is a small bound notebook (54 pages) recounting the adventures of a member of the "Fremont Trading and Mining Company" formed in 1849 to search for California gold.
Drew Family Photograph Album -- approximately 1895 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 27 photographs in 1 album.
Abstract: The Drew family photograph album contains 27 photographs related to a New York family including images of children, family pets, family tombstones, a man posing with a horse and gig, group rowboats, and the Canadian steamboats Hamilton and Spartan.
Pennsylvania Legal Documents, copied in Collinson Read's Precedents in the Office of a Justice of Peace... -- 1801, 1804-1816 Creator: Anonymous and Read, Collinson, 1751-1815
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains manuscript copies of legal documents pertaining to roads and property in Pennsylvania from 1804-1816, written in an 1801 edition of Collinson Read's Precedents in the Office of a Justice of Peace....
Western Brand book -- 1899-1900 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume (198 pages) contains 184 pages showing various branding marks used by horse and cattle dealers throughout the western United States in the late 19th century, as well as 15 pages of accounts recording purchases of cattle in December 1899 and January 1900. The 184 pages of brands are divided into several sections based on the types of identifying marks used; approximately 1,480 brands are represented. The notebook is accompanied by a 35-page pamphlet entitled "Cattle Brands of Texas," published in the mid-20th century.
Massachusetts Women's Home Front letters -- 1863-1864 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 12 items
Abstract: This collection contains 12 letters that a woman named Emma received from female friends and family members during the Civil War. Emma's correspondents commented on their social lives on the home front and discussed the increasing toll the war began to take on their male acquaintances, particularly with regard to conscription.
Lakefront Michigan Cottage Photograph Album -- 1920s Creator: Anonymous
Extent: approximately 440 photographs in 1 album.
Abstract: The Lakefront Michigan cottage photograph album contains approximately 440 images documenting the construction of a family lake cottage likely located in lower Michigan.
Famous Boxers manuscript -- [ca. 1830s] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This manuscript contains detailed descriptions of boxing matches, biographical information about prominent boxers, and related poetry, portraits, and illustrations, primarily concerning the sport's history in England during the early 1800s.
Randel family photograph album -- 1892-ca. 1905 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Randel family photograph album (15.5 x 17.25 cm) contains 45 snapshot photographs taken in New York and New Jersey. The album depicts many members of the Randel family, including members of the related Hawks, Slocum, Fort, Potter, and Wood families. These photographs focus on individuals, leisure, travel, and bodies of water in the area.
Grenfell, Saskatchewan snapshot photograph album -- ca. 1890-ca. 1910 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Grenfell, Saskatchewan snapshot album (22.25 x 15.25 cm) contains 26 unidentified snapshot photographs and 1 index sheet. The contents are of landscapes, First Nations people and their campsites, village buildings, livestock, townspeople, and a locomotive.
Lippincott family carte-de-visite albums -- [1866-1870] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 2 volumes
Abstract: The Lippincott family carte-de-visite albums contain formal carte-de-visite portraits of members of the Lippincott, Thorne, and Taylor families of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, many in the traditional dress of Quakers. Two photographs show men in military uniform.
San Antonio, Texas family photograph album -- ca. 1910-1930 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The San Antonio, Texas family photograph album contains approximately 115 photographs of a family taken in and around San Antonio, Texas from ca. 1910-1930.
Connecticut Woman's travel diary -- [ca. 1877-1881?] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Connecticut Woman's travel diary recounts the author's social activities during several weeks spent mingling with high society in New York City; Washington, D. C.; Aiken, South Carolina; and Charleston, South Carolina.
Brown Family Photograph Album -- 1888-1895 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: approximately 100 photographs in 1 album.
Abstract: The Brown family photograph album contains approximately 100 photographs (mostly cyanotypes) showing the home, neighborhood, family members, and friends of Phildelphia textile manufacturer Crosby M. Brown (1857-1906) and his wife Addie O. Brown (1857-?).
Saint Lawrence River Photo Album -- approximately 1925 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 33 photographs in 1 album.
Abstract: The Saint Lawrence River photo album contains 33 photographs taken during a vacation in northern New York State including views of the Saint Lawrence River, Lake Placid, Lake George, and Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
Eighteenth-century commonplace book -- 1732-[1762] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume (234 pages) contains copied passages from histories, magazines, philosophical treatises, and other sources, dated from 1732 to the mid-1760s.
Robert Leet Patterson family genealogical notebook -- 1900-1909 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume primarily contains information on the ancestors of Robert Leet Patterson, who included members of the Williams family, Herron family, Wilson family, and Baird family. Other entries pertain to the establishment of European colonies in North America, United States coinage, and the history of Derry, Ireland.
San Francisco Earthquake Photograph Album -- 1906 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 48 photographs in 1 album.
Abstract: The San Francisco Earthquake photograph album contains 48 photographs showing the aftermath of the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco.
Shriners' excursion tour photograph albums -- ca. 1898 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 2 volumes
Abstract: The Shriners' excursion tour photograph albums (2 volumes, each 15.5 x 20 cm) contain 95 photoprints of photographs taken during a cross-country train and ship excursion by a group of Shriners ca. 1898.
Priscilla Hunt Cadwallader sermons -- 1824, 1831 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 4 items
Abstract: This collection contains the text of two sermons given by Quaker minister Priscilla Hunt Cadwallader in 1824 and 1831, along with two copies of notes on a sermon given by Cadwallader at Philadelphia in the early 19th century.
Lake George (N.Y.) Camping Journal -- 1892 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume is a typed journal of a group's canoe and camping trip on Lake George, New York, in the summer of 1892. The typescript is illustrated with 21 photographs of the campers, their equipment, and the scenery.
Centennial Senate of New Jersey portraits -- 1876 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains 20 ink portraits of members of the New Jersey State Senate of 1876 and 4 illustrations of scenes from the senate's centennial session.
The Number of Polls and the Value of rateable Estates within the Province of Massachusetts-bay during the year 1771 -- [1772] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 10 pages
Abstract: This manuscript, entitled The Number of Polls and the Value of rateable Estates within the Province of Massachusetts-bay during the year 1771, contains a detailed calculation of the total tax revenue generated by Massachusetts in 1771. The manuscript may be in the hand of George Chalmers.
Dudley family photograph album -- 1918-1937 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Dudley family photograph album (15 x 21 cm) contains approximately 175 photographs of the Rhine Valley in occupied Germany at the end of World War I as well as photographs of U.S. Marine Robert W. Dudley's home and family in Medical Lake and Walla Walla, Washington, after the war and through the Great Depression.
Sandusky (Ohio) cashbook -- 1818 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This cashbook contains accounts with various individuals from May-December 1818, as well as additional accounts dated January-August, year unknown.
Montana photographs -- 1876, 1890-1914 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 120 items
Abstract: The Montana photographs are comprised of card photographs, loose pages from a photograph album, snapshots, and various photographic prints. The pictures show groups of men and women, scenes inside and around a mine and mining camps, landscapes, city views, and street scenes.
Smith College, Hampton, Va., area and Connecticut photographs -- 1890-1896 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Smith College, Hampton, Va., area and Connecticut photographs consist of approximately 300 photographs in 1 album and 1 folder. Images include photographs of Smith College as well as scenes from Connecticut and southeastern Virginia.
Rochester (N.Y.) Horse and Carriage ledger -- 1870-1871 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This 61-page ledger contains the accounts of an unidentified supplier of horse and carriage rentals in Rochester, New York, 1870-1871. The entries are brief, frequently containing the name of a horse (Ned, Cinderella, Nellie, Blk, Charly, Jeny, Sam, Duk, and others), the type of carriage (i.e. hack, buggy, coach), and costs. Other accounts include cash and rent by livery stable workers Hiram Wood and John H. Austin, and First National Bank transactions for the purchase of hay and oats.
Oklahoma Homesteader's photograph album -- [ca. 1889] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Oklahoma Homesteader's photograph album contains pictures of ranch or homestead buildings, cowboys, and Native Americans in an unidentified prairie region in the late 19th century. Some of the Native Americans posed with guns and white soldiers, and one group wore military uniforms. Two items are photographs of watercolor paintings.
Flavius Vegetius Renatus, Epitoma rei militaris manuscript -- circa 12th century Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 63 leaves (plus 2 blank)
Abstract: This Flavius Vegtius Renatus Epitoma rei militaris manuscript was produced circa twelfth century on vellum.
New Gloucester (Me.) collection -- 1805-1823 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 61 items
Abstract: The New Gloucester (Me.) collection contains documents, financial records, and other items related to four local groups active in the early 19th century: the First Christian Universalist Society, the Congregational Fund, the Hill School District (later the Southwest School District), and the Antipedo Baptist Society. Other material concerns a Universalist convention in Turner, Maine, and newspaper advertisements and subscriptions.
Eighteenth-century commonplace book, "Of & in North America" -- 1791-1795 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 67 pages
Abstract: This commonplace book, marked Volume II, contains extracts of newspapers and books, largely from the Philadelphia area, but also including London and other locations. The subject matter is wide-ranging, from "Aphorisms on Man" by Johann Lavater to copies of an article on the unearthing of human remains at Hanover, Pennsylvania. A portion of the articles pertain to agriculture, including methods of preserving seeds, methods of keeping mice from eating grain, and notes on high-yielding crops.
American Presbyterian Shantung Mission photograph album -- ca. 1923-1928 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This photograph album contains 57 photographs of the Jinan Station of the American Presbyterian Shantung Mission from ca. 1923 to 1928. Much of the images show the Murray High School for Girls and its students.
German Travel diary transcripts -- 1901, 1904 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 2 volumes
Abstract: The author (or authors) of these diaries traveled from Vienna, Austria, to the United States and back in the summer and fall of 1901 and from Bremen, Germany, to the United States and back in the summer and fall of 1904. The first volume mostly concerns the author's meetings with businessmen and contains descriptions of engineering works, factories, and machinery. The second volume pertains to the author's travels around the United States, including visits to Colorado, California, and Yellowstone National Park.
Eastern shore photograph album -- ca. 1900 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Eastern shore photograph album (13 x 17 cm) contains 48 amateur photoprints showing scenes from Atlantic City, N.J. and what appears to be downtown Baltimore, Maryland.
Finding Aid for Vermont and Connecticut Photograph Album -- 1897-1898 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: approximately 60 photographs in 1 album
Abstract: The Vermont and Connecticut photograph album contains approximately 60 photographs primarily showing scenes from Brattleboro, Vermont, and New London, Connecticut.
Algae from Fort Jefferson, Tortugas, Florida -- [ca. 1864?] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This album contains pressed algae specimens and a photograph of Fort Jefferson, Florida. Possibly compiled and owned by someone named Stuart.
York (Ship) log -- 1825-1828 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The York ship log contains daily entries chronicling the packet boat's journeys between the United States and Great Britain between 1825 and 1828.
Ontario carte-de-visite album -- 1865-1869 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Ontario carte-de-visite album contains formal portrait photographs of men, women, and children, including members of the compiler's family. Many of the photographs were taken in southern Ontario cities such as Brantford, Simcoe, and Woodstock.
Traveling Circus Photograph Album -- 1917-1929 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: approximately 70 photographs in 1 album & 6 loose photographs
Abstract: The Traveling circus photograph album contains approximately 70 photographs plus 6 additional loose images related to traveling performers.
New York Woman's travel journal -- 1888-1889 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The New York Woman's travel journal chronicles two trips undertaken by a woman and her father. In March and April 1888, the pair traveled across the country to New Orleans, and in June 1889 to Scotland and England.
Pennsylvania Iron Furnace collection -- 1777-1809 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 15 items
Abstract: The Pennsylvania Iron Furnace collection is made up of accounts, receipts, and correspondence pertaining to iron furnaces in the state of Pennsylvania in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Pan-American Expo and Travel photograph album -- 1901 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Pan-American Expo and Travel photograph album (17 x 19 cm) has 60 amateur gelatin silver prints consisting of architectural photographs taken at the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, N.Y, as well as photographs of Niagara Falls, General Grant’s Tomb, and caged animals at the Central Park Zoo in New York City. The album also includes images of the Old Fort in Annapolis, Nova Scotia, and shipbuilding in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. There are also images of the U.S. Navy Battleships U.S.S. Kearsarge,Indiana, and Texas.
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.
European Grand Tour journal -- 1818-1819 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The European Grand Tour journal recounts the experiences of two wealthy British travelers as they journeyed through France, Switzerland, and Italy throughout the second half of 1818.
Cambridge (N.Y.) account book and journal -- 1806-1808 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains financial records, journal entries, planting lists, and other content related to a farmer and fur trader in the early 19th century.
Winchester (Conn.) sermons -- 1791-1845 (bulk 1810-1845) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 21 items
Abstract: This collection contains 21 individually bound sermons and religious lectures delivered primarily in Winchester, Connecticut, in the early 1800s. The sermons cover a variety of religious topics, and include several lectures from a series based on the Westminster Shorter Catechism.
Niagara Falls travel diary -- 1815 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Niagara Falls travel diary contains entries written while the diarist (anonymous) was on a trip from Albany, New York, to Niagara Falls, in the summer of 1815. The volume includes descriptions of the terrain around the falls and of the people the traveler met during the journey.
New England Schoolmaster's teaching book -- 1787-1811 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: In this book, a traveling New England schoolteacher recorded instructional exercises, instructional explanations, poetry, and biographical information about pupils. The author taught in New Hampshire and present-day Maine. Subjects of instruction include arithmetic, surveying, geometry, nautical navigation, and writing.
Autumn (Barque) abstract log book -- 1845-1849 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains extracted log entries from the Barque Autumn's whaling voyage from Stonington, Connecticut, to the Indian Ocean and South Pacific between 1845 and 1849. Captain Edwin Augustus Perry commanded the vessel. This abstract log provides a condensed version of the official log, only documenting days the crew saw or captured whales. The volume contains 48 pencil drawings of whales and whaling scenes.
Neptune (Bark) and Federal (Schooner) log book -- 1783, 1789-1791 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This log book pertains to the voyage of the bark Neptune from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Mauritius and back to Philadelphia between May 1789 and August 1790, as well as multiple voyages of the schooner Federal between Pennsylvania and the Caribbean between March 1791 and November 1791.
Hair documents, ephemera, and prints collection -- 1717-ca. 1990 (bulk ca. 1770-1890) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 2 boxes
Abstract: The Hair documents, ephemera, and prints collection is comprised of 103 items, mostly printed materials related to hair, shaving, and wigs. Included are ephemeral advertisements, trade cards and price lists, government acts relating to hair and wigs, manuscript letters and indentures, caricatures and cartoons, broadsides, sheet music, other miscellaneous prints, and one braided lock of hair.
Snook's Lives of Celebrated Men: Flobby MacSquelsh -- 1846 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 10 pages
Abstract: "Snook's Lives of Celebrated Men: Flobby MacSquelsh" are sketches narrating the life of the fictional profligate son of a Barbados planter. The story satirizes the plantation culture of nineteenth-century Barbados.
Glimpses of Loma Land -- ca. 1902-1903 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 16 photographs in 1 album.
Abstract: Glimpses of Loma Land contains 16 photographs related to the Theosophical community of Lomaland established in the year 1900 by Katherine Tingley in Point Loma, California.
Philadelphia (Pa.) Mayors collection -- 1705-1976 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 52 items
Abstract: This collection contains letters, legal documents, receipts, and printed images related to mayors of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from 1705-1976. The content pertains to Philadelphia commerce and politics, as well as to mayors' personal affairs.
Gerta Gage family photograph album -- 1885-1895 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Gerta Gage family photograph album contains cabinet card portraits of men, women, and children taken in various Michigan cities around the mid-1880s to mid-1890s. Some of the pictured individuals posed in groups or with animals, and two men wore Shriners uniforms. The album likely belonged to Gerta Gage, of Big Rapids, Michigan.
New York lawyer's journal -- 1895-1906 (bulk 1902-1906) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The New York Lawyer's Journal, which contains an account of the author's activities during the years 1895 and 1902-1906, includes discussions of 'horse racing and travel to Europe, as well as observations about several members of New York City's upper class.
New York (N.Y.) Elevated Railway collection -- 1866-1872 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 20 items
Abstract: This collection contains documents, circular letters, essays, and newspaper clippings related to efforts to construct a suspended elevated railway in New York City. The collection details the technical aspects of the proposed system and provides contemporary perspectives on mass transit.
California and Western Tour photograph album -- 1893 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The California and Western Tour photograph album contains commercial and amateur photographs of scenes in Yosemite National Park, Yellowstone National Park, California, New Mexico, and other locales. The volume includes a group of photographs taken at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois, in 1893.
Gem Tintype album -- [1860-1880]Gem Tintype album -- [1860-1880] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This album contains gem tintype photographs of men and women of various ages, including young adults and children. One tintype shows a dog sitting on a chair.
Gem Tintype album -- [1860-1880]Gem Tintype album -- [1860-1880] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This album contains gem tintype photographs of men and women of various ages, including young adults and children. One tintype shows a dog sitting on a chair.
Gem Tintype album -- [1860-1880]Gem Tintype album -- [1860-1880] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This album contains gem tintype photographs of men and women of various ages, including young adults and children. One tintype shows a dog sitting on a chair.
Gem Tintype album -- [1860-1880]Gem Tintype album -- [1860-1880] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This album contains gem tintype photographs of men and women of various ages, including young adults and children. One tintype shows a dog sitting on a chair.
Princeton University Photograph Album -- 1883R. W. Butterfield Princeton College Class of 1866 carte-de-visite album -- ca. 1866-1870 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: approximately 95 photographs in 1 album.
Abstract: The Princeton University photograph album consists of approximately 95 cabinet card photographs including portraits of professors and class members of the College of New Jersey (later Princeton University) class of 1883.
Princeton University Photograph Album -- 1883R. W. Butterfield Princeton College Class of 1866 carte-de-visite album -- ca. 1866-1870 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: approximately 95 photographs in 1 album.
Abstract: The Princeton University photograph album consists of approximately 95 cabinet card photographs including portraits of professors and class members of the College of New Jersey (later Princeton University) class of 1883.
Princeton University Photograph Album -- 1883R. W. Butterfield Princeton College Class of 1866 carte-de-visite album -- ca. 1866-1870 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: approximately 95 photographs in 1 album.
Abstract: The Princeton University photograph album consists of approximately 95 cabinet card photographs including portraits of professors and class members of the College of New Jersey (later Princeton University) class of 1883.
Princeton University Photograph Album -- 1883R. W. Butterfield Princeton College Class of 1866 carte-de-visite album -- ca. 1866-1870 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: approximately 95 photographs in 1 album.
Abstract: The Princeton University photograph album consists of approximately 95 cabinet card photographs including portraits of professors and class members of the College of New Jersey (later Princeton University) class of 1883.
Pennsylvania National Guard album -- ca. 1916-1918Pennsylvania National Guard album -- ca. 1916-1918 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Pennsylvania National Guard album contains approximately 250 images pertaining to an unidentified man’s service with the Pennsylvania National Guard Cavalry and his civilian life from circa 1916 to 1918. The vast majority of the photographs are snapshots primarily taken in Pennsylvania, Texas, and New Mexico.
Pennsylvania National Guard album -- ca. 1916-1918Pennsylvania National Guard album -- ca. 1916-1918 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Pennsylvania National Guard album contains approximately 250 images pertaining to an unidentified man’s service with the Pennsylvania National Guard Cavalry and his civilian life from circa 1916 to 1918. The vast majority of the photographs are snapshots primarily taken in Pennsylvania, Texas, and New Mexico.
Pennsylvania National Guard album -- ca. 1916-1918Pennsylvania National Guard album -- ca. 1916-1918 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Pennsylvania National Guard album contains approximately 250 images pertaining to an unidentified man’s service with the Pennsylvania National Guard Cavalry and his civilian life from circa 1916 to 1918. The vast majority of the photographs are snapshots primarily taken in Pennsylvania, Texas, and New Mexico.
Pennsylvania National Guard album -- ca. 1916-1918Pennsylvania National Guard album -- ca. 1916-1918 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Pennsylvania National Guard album contains approximately 250 images pertaining to an unidentified man’s service with the Pennsylvania National Guard Cavalry and his civilian life from circa 1916 to 1918. The vast majority of the photographs are snapshots primarily taken in Pennsylvania, Texas, and New Mexico.
Karl Heinrich Anschütz papers -- 1852-1896 (bulk 1862-1863) Creator: Anschütz, Karl Heinrich, 1840-1863?
Extent: 18 items
Abstract: The Anschütz papers consists of family papers and letters written by Karl Heinrich Anschütz, a German-American, during his service with the 15th Michigan Infantry. The letters are in a mixture of English and German.
Ante papers -- 1941-1945 Creator: Ante, Betty Jacober, b. 1922 and Ante, Frank G., 1919-1973
Extent: 4 linear feet
Abstract: The Ante papers consist primarily of the World War II-era correspondence of 1st Lieutenant Frank G. Ante, written to Betty Jane Jacober, his sweetheart and, later, wife, throughout his time in the army.
George T. Anthony papers -- 1858-1890 Creator: Anthony, Benjamin
Extent: 64 items
Abstract: The George T. Anthony papers consist of letters written to his brother while serving in the Civil War and letters about postwar politics in Kansas, where Anthony held numerous political positions, including governor from 1877-1879.
William Anthony notebook -- 1851-1855 Creator: Anthony, William, 1829-1899
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This 111-page pocket notebook documents the studies and travels of William Anthony, a student at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from 1851 to 1855. The bulk of the entries are medical notes regarding patients Anthony encountered during his time at Jefferson.
Aplin family papers -- 1859-1960 (bulk 1862-1865) Creator: Aplin family
Extent: 270 items (1 linear foot)
Abstract: The Aplin family papers consists mostly of letters to and from the three Aplin sons during their service in the Civil War.
Barbary Aplin, Cyphering Book -- 1803 Creator: Aplin, Barbary
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Barbary Aplin's Cyphering Book contains examples and explanations of arithmetic operations, and genealogical information about the Applin, Sparks, and Coxe families of New Jersey.
Peter Aplin logbooks -- 1769-1778 Creator: Aplin, Peter, 1753–1817
Extent: 5 volumes
Abstract: The Peter Aplin logbooks document Aplin's voyages on the British Navy ships Savage, Niger, Prudent, Strombolo, and Roebuck. The books detail travel between England, the Mediterranean, Africa, and India, and describe participation in naval battles and blockades in Revolutionary-era North America.
Appleby family papers -- 1862-1902 (bulk 1864-1870) Creator: Appleby family
Extent: 1.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection documents the social life of rural Pennsylvania immediately after the Civil War through the correspondence of Tom Appleby and Mattie McNeal Appleby before their marriage.
Appleton-Aiken family papers -- 1812-1900 Creator: Appleton family and Aiken family
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Appleton-Aiken papers contain letters and miscellaneous documents relating to the family of John Aiken and his wife Mary Appleton of Lowell, Mass. The collection contains correspondence about textile mills at Lowell, collegiate education, and the development of the towns of Lowell and Andover, Mass., and Brunswick, Me.
Ernest Appleyard papers -- 1916-1919 Creator: Appleyard family
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Ernest Appleyard papers primarily consist of letters written by Appleyard to his family during his time in Europe during the First World War. Appleyard served in France during World War I as part of the 10th Red Cross Ambulance Corps and in the 32nd and 10th Artillery Regiments of the French Foreign Legion.
George and Emilie Archer correspondence -- 1875-1906 Creator: Archer, George F.
Extent: 48 items
Abstract: The George and Emilie Archer correspondence contains personal correspondence addressed to George and his wife Emilie from family and friends. Many of the letters relate to a property dispute between George and two of his siblings.
Charles B. Armstrong diary -- 1877-1880 Creator: Armstrong, Charles B., d. 1886
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Charles B. Armstrong diary details the religious aspects of a Methodist minister's daily life during the late 19th century.
Jared and Susannah Arnold papers -- 1799-1857 (bulk 1800-1851) Creator: Arnold family
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Jared and Susannah Arnold papers are a collection of letters, written primarily by family members, pertaining to business and family matters. Legal documents regarding shipping, deeds for ships, etc. are also included in the collection.
Arnold family papers -- 1809-1826 Creator: Arnold family
Extent: 9 items
Abstract: The collection consists of various papers of the Arnold family including civilian commentary on the War of 1812.
Alfred C. and Cordelia Arnold papers -- 1862-1865 Creator: Arnold, Alfred C., 1836-1918 and Arnold, Cordelia S., 1841-1916
Extent: 26 items
Abstract: The Alfred C. and Cordelia Arnold papers consists of Civil War-era correspondence that provides an intimate glimpse into the relationship of a young Connecticut couple, separated by the war.
John Arnold log book -- 1855-1862 Creator: Arnold, John, 1818-1886
Extent: 102 pages (1 volume)
Abstract: This collection is a log book of Ship's Master John Arnold, which documents his time on three New York-based merchant ships: Elizabeth C. Felter from October 28, 1855-July 7, 1860; Daniel S. Williams, from September 15, 1860-November 30, 1860; and Le Roy from March 5, 1862-October 21, 1862. The first two ships traded rice, cotton, and coffee for northern goods such as timber and manufactured merchandise, while the Le Roy supplied the US Navy with provisions during the Civil War.
R. J. Arnold diary -- 1856 Creator: Arnold, R. J.
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The R. J. Arnold diary (145 pages) chronicles a trip taken by Mrs. Arnold, her husband, her father, and a friend through northern New York to Canada, Michigan, and Illinois in the summer of 1856.
Aronson-Grant papers -- 1921-1934 Creator: Aronson, Pearl Goldblatt, b. 1905
Extent: 2 linear feet
Abstract: The Aronson-Grant papers contain correspondence, financial records, photographs, and ephemera related to Calvin Aronson and his wife, Pearl Goldblatt (later Grant) Aronson.
Peter B.Mereness papers -- 1862-1905 (bulk 1862-1865) Creator: Arthur, Helen A.
Extent: 47 items
Abstract: The letters in the Peter B. Mereness papers were written by Mr. Mereness to Helen A. Arthur during his Civil War service in the 5th New York Heavy Artillery Regiment.
Ashbaugh family papers -- 1873-1920 (bulk 1901-1911) Creator: Ashbaugh, E. E. (Enos) and Ashbaugh, Mary
Extent: 0.75 linear feet
Abstract: The Ashbaugh family papers consist of the incoming correspondence of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Ashbaugh of Brown County, South Dakota, written primarily by their children and other family members in Iowa and throughout the Midwest. The letters provide detailed depictions of daily farming life near Sac City and Terril, Iowa, in the first decade of the 20th century.
Semantha Atkeson papers -- [1856]-1861 Creator: Atkeson, Semantha Jane.
Extent: 5 items
Abstract: The Semantha Atkeson papers consist of three antebellum letters of a Buffalo, Virginia (now West Virginia), teenager. The fourth item is a journal excerpt describing in detail Atkeson's experiences during the opening stages of the Civil War, and the last item is a school essay written by Atkeson.
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.
Pearce Atkinson papers -- 1868-1903 (bulk 1879-1895) Creator: Atkinson, George W. P. and Atkinson, Pearce, 1868-1896
Extent: 1 linear foot
Abstract: The Pearce Atkinson papers contain correspondence between Atkinson and his parents, written primarily in the 1890s. The majority of the letters date from his time at Lehigh University and early engineering career with the Union Pacific Railway. These letters include descriptions of his college life and later railroad work in the mountains of Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado.
John Atkinson papers -- 1742-1876 (bulk 1812-1840) Creator: Atkinson, John, 1742-1823, Atkinson, George, and Atkinson family
Extent: 265 items
Abstract: This collection contains business and personal papers of John Atkinson and his family, with the bulk of the items documenting their postwar business ventures in commercial trade, land speculation, and investments in the Bellows Falls Canal Company. The letters also describe contemporary reactions of British merchants before, during, and after the Revolution; events in New York City during the War of 1812; and domestic and social situations of a prosperous nineteenth-century family.
Julia Atwood letters -- 1839-[1841] Creator: Atwood, Julia Tyler, b. 1822
Extent: 3 items
Abstract: This collection consists of three letters in which Connecticut women recounted events from their daily lives from 1839 to 1841. Of particular interest is a letter written by a young woman describing a lecture she attended, which featured speeches by Mary Gove Nichols, Jason Lee, and a Native American from the Pacific Northwest.
Stephen Atwood papers -- 1803-1853 Creator: Atwood, Stephen, 1784-ca. 1865
Extent: 7 items
Abstract: The Stephen Atwood papers contain correspondence and accounts regarding Atwood's sheep trading activities in Connecticut during the first half of the 19th century.
William L. Aughinbaugh journal -- 1862-1863 Creator: Aughinbaugh, William L.
Extent: 196 pages
Abstract: The William L. Aughinbaugh journal describes the Civil War experience of a Union soldier and his gradual loss of support for the war.
Catskill photograph album -- ca. 1905 Creator: Austin, J.H.
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Catskill photograph album (17 x 22 cm) contains 11 photoprints of scenes in and near Catskill, New York, ca. 1905.
Avery family correspondence -- 1841-1852 Creator: Avery, John, 1819-1902 and Avery, Robert Stanton, Jr.
Extent: 46 items
Abstract: The Avery family correspondence consists of letters sent to Robert S. Avery and John Avery of Preston, Connecticut, in the mid-19th century. The letters display a strong Congregationalist religious sensibility and chronicle life in Connecticut during the pre-Civil War era.
Mary Avery correspondence -- 1879-1881 Creator: Avery, Susan
Extent: 28 items
Abstract: The Mary Avery correspondence consists of 28 letters written by Mary Avery, primarily to her mother, Susan C. Avery, from 1879-1881. In her letters, Mary described her academic and social life while attending Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in South Hadley, Massachusetts.