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J.M.S. Civil War sketches -- ca. 1861-1863 Creator: Unidentified
Extent: 1 box
Abstract: This collection consists of six pages of pencil and ink sketches dated from 1861 to 1863 and signed J.M.S. The sketches depict various scenes of the American Civil War from the Union perspective including barracks, soldiers, and steamships related to the blockade of the Confederacy.
J.R. Dixon Canada tour photograph album -- 1909-1910 Creator: Dixon, J.R.
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The J.R. Dixon Canada tour photograph album (28 x 20 cm) contains photographs from a camping expedition in the Canadian backcountry undertaken ca. 1909-1910.
Jackman family collection -- 1848-1900 Creator: Jackman family
Extent: 22 items
Abstract: This collection contains 20 letters, 1 document, and 1 essay fragment related to members of the extended Jackman family, who lived in Massachusetts, Vermont, Illinois, Minnesota, and Washington during the late 19th century. The material, which includes many letters by women, concerns topics such as religion, family life and news, the Civil War, family history, and education.
Ebenezer Jackson, Jr. papers -- 1672, 1814-1863 (bulk 1814-1863) Creator: Jackson family
Extent: 11 items
Abstract: This collection contains letters and documents related to the family of Congressman Ebenezer Jackson, Jr., of Savannah, Georgia, and Middletown, Connecticut. Jackson and his father wrote and received personal letters about contemporary political issues. The letters offer commentary on the Missouri Compromise, the 1860 United States presidential election, secession, and the Civil War. Jackson also wrote about his travels in Boston, Massachusetts, and offered advice to his brother Amasa, who attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, in the mid-1820s.
Isaac Jackson papers -- 1862-1865 Creator: Jackson, Isaac, 1842-1903
Extent: 95 items
Abstract: Isaac Jackson's letters provide details about the daily life of a soldier in the 83rd Ohio Infantry, with particularly good descriptions of the Vicksburg Campaign, the Teche expedition, and the munitions explosion in Mobile, Ala.
Henry James family correspondence -- 1855-1865 (bulk 1861-1864) Creator: James, Gilbert, 1822-1865 and James, Adeline, 1823-1877
Extent: 27 items
Abstract: This collection is made up primarily of incoming correspondence to husband and wife Gilbert and Adeline James of Cherry Creek, New York. Their most prolific correspondent was Gilbert's brother Henry James, who sent 18 letters, most written while serving in Company C of the 7th Michigan Cavalry during the Civil War. Henry James wrote to his family about life at Maple Grove, near Saginaw, Michigan; camp life during training at Camp Kellogg, Grand Rapids; experiences fighting at Gettysburg and elsewhere in Pennsylvania; and his posting at Camp Stoneman, Washington, D.C.
Jean E. James Vassar College photograph album -- 1897-1899 Creator: James, Jean Eleanor, 1876-1960
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Jean E. James Vassar College photograph album contains cyanotype photographic prints of college buildings, student rooms, natural scenery, and Vassar students in the late 1890s.
Marcus Jamieson collection -- 1876-1902 (bulk 1876-1884, 1891-1898) Creator: Jamieson, Marcus W., 1861-1928 and Jamieson, Emily Crary (Emma), b. 1863
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Marcus Jamieson collection is made up of incoming personal letters to Jamieson from friends and his immediate family, as well as letters that he wrote to his future wife, Emma Crary of Webster City, Iowa. Jamieson received letters from Emma, his father, and numerous friends in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Iowa, and other states while living in Grinnell, Iowa, between 1877 and 1883, and he received letters from his mother and brother in Grinnell, Iowa, while living in Warren, Pennsylvania, between 1891 and 1902. The letters pertain to numerous aspects of daily life, such as education, local news, and social activities.
Japanese manuscript collection -- 1832-1861 Creator: William L. Clements Library
Extent: 4 volumes
Abstract: This collection of 4 Japanese manuscripts from the 19th century provides insight into important cultural encounters between Japan and the West. The manuscripts include an illustrated book of costumes of the world, an account of the famous John Manjiro's travels to America, instructions for receiving the first American envoy to Japan, and a diary kept by a member of the first Japanese embassy to the United States.
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.
Jarvis family papers -- 1790-1884 Creator: Jarvis family
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Jarvis family papers contain correspondence, documents, and letter books pertaining to the business affairs of several generations of the Jarvis family, who ran a sugarcane plantation in Antigua.
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.
Laura Prime Jay diaries -- 1890-1893 Creator: Wells, Laura Prime Jay, 1874-1938
Extent: 3 volumes
Abstract: This collection is made up of 3 diaries kept by Laura Prime Jay between January 1, 1890, and May 30, 1893. Jay discussed her life in New York City, her social activities, and visits to New Haven, Connecticut; Rye, New York; and Northeast Harbor, Maine.
Jayne papers -- 1864 Creator: Jayne, Samuel Ferguson 1834-1904
Extent: 17 items
Abstract: The Jayne papers contain letters from Samuel Ferguson Jayne, during his service as a relief agent with the U.S. Sanitary Commission, to his fiancée Charlotte Elizabeth Jayne in the summer of 1864. He described his work at the U.S. Colored Hospital at City Point, Virginia, treating wounded soldiers from the battles at Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, and the Battle of the Crater (Petersburg).
Thomas Jefferson collection -- 1780-1881 Creator: William L. Clements Library
Extent: 54 items
Abstract: The Thomas Jefferson collection contains 54 miscellaneous letters written by or to Jefferson, 1780-1826, and an 1881 letter from Jefferson's granddaughter, Septimia Meikelham, concerning him.
Jefferys & Faden collection -- 1773-1783 Creator: Faden, William, 1749-1836
Extent: 2 volumes
Abstract: The Jefferys & Faden collection is made up of 2 bound volumes containing incoming letters to the firm and to William Faden. Most letters pertain to the acquisition, availability, and publication of maps.
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 Jenks collection -- 1794-1884 (bulk 1794-1868) Creator: William L. Clements Library
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Abstract: The William Jenks collection consists of letters, financial documents, prayer notes, and miscellaneous items related to the prominent New England Congregational clergyman, biblical and oriental scholar, and social reformer William Jenks.
Andrew S. and Jacob S. Jessup letters -- 1864-1865 Creator: Jessup family
Extent: 3 items
Abstract: Brothers Andrew and Jacob Jessup wrote 3 letters home to their family while serving in the Union Army during the Civil War. They discussed the possibility of death, visits home, family news, and finances.
Thomas S. Jesup collection -- 1812-1917 (bulk 1812-1858) Creator: William L. Clements Library
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Thomas S. Jesup collection contains official letters of Jesup, a major during the War of 1812 and later quartermaster general of the United States Army. The letters relate to his career as adjunct to General William Hull at Detroit and to his time stationed in New Orleans.
Jewett family account books -- 1692-1736 (bulk 1692-1711) Creator: Jewett, Abraham, ca. 1637-ca. 1694 and Jewett, Abraham, 1674-1722
Extent: 2 volumes and 1 manuscript
Abstract: This collection contains 2 account books kept by Abraham Jewett and his son, also named Abraham, as well as a fragment of an apprenticeship contract. The account books primarily record the Jewetts' income from making and repairing shoes for residents of Rowley and Ipswich, Massachusetts, between 1692 and 1711.
Jewett-Lee family papers -- 1850-1900 (bulk 1850-1853) Creator: Jewett-Lee family
Extent: 30 items
Abstract: The Jewett-Lee collection centers around Azubah Miller Jewett and her daughter Mary (Mollie) Jewett Lee, early settlers to the Saginaw Valley of Michigan.
Jewett-Mack correspondence -- 1809-[1852] (bulk 1840-1851) Creator: Jewett, Nathan, 1798-1861 and Mack family
Extent: 24 items
Abstract: This collection contains letters written and received by members of the Jewett and Mack families of Pennsylvania and New York in the early to mid-19th century. Alfred Wolcott Mack and his wife, Betsey Jewett, wrote and received a majority of the correspondence, which relates to topics such as farming in western New York, family health, and other family news.
Henry J. Johnson papers -- 1862-1865 Creator: Johnson, Henry J.
Extent: 52 letters and 3 documents
Abstract: Henry J. Johnson was a proponent of the secession of West Virginia from Virginia. Johnson acted on his principals in the fall of 1861, enlisting for duty as a corporal in the federal 1st (West) Virginia Infantry. The Johnson papers consist of 52 letters written by Johnson to his sister, Clara, and three documents relating to Johnson's career in the 1st West Virginia Infantry.
James F. Johnson Railroad Photograph Album -- 1928-1929 Creator: Johnson, James F. (Engineer)
Extent: approximately 115 photographs in 1 album.
Abstract: The James F. Johnson railroad photograph album contains approximately 115 photographs including technical images related to railroad machinery and the oil industry in Florida and Pennsylvania during the late 1920s.
Joshua Johnson, Jr. diary -- 1859-1862 (bulk 1862) Creator: Johnson, Joshua, Jr., 1835-1862
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The diary of Confederate Private Joshua Johnson, Jr., covers his service in the 13th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment between January 1 and May 18, 1862. The diary discusses treatment received at the hospital located within the converted Culpeper Court House in January 1862, picket duty near Sangster's Station, participation in the Skirmish at Sangster's Station (March 9, 1862), and encampment near the Rappahannock River. The volume also contains personal accounts dating between 1859 and 1861, a library book list, a crossed out sketch of a woman's portrait, and a quoted passage from James Kent's Commentaries on American Law. Laid into the front cover is a two-page letter, dated March 11, 1861, regarding border states, secession, and politics.
Kate and Robert Johnson photograph album -- ca. 1880 Creator: Muybridge, Eadweard, 1830-1904
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Kate and Robert Johnson photograph album contains interior and exterior images of the Johnsons' homes and grounds in San Francisco, and Menlo Park, California, as well as portraits of the Johnsons, their family members, and friends photographed at these locations. The pictures, taken by Eadweard Muybridge circa 1880, also include examples of spirit photography.
Orson D. and Mary L. Johnson papers -- 1862-1865 Creator: Johnson, Orson D., ca. 1831-1869 and Johnson, Mary L., 1835-1913
Extent: 35 items
Abstract: The Orson D. and Mary L. Johnson papers contain letters of Civil War soldier Orson Johnson to his wife from August 29-December 28, 1862, during his service in the 22nd Wisconsin Volunteers and during his stay in a military hospital.
Phyllis Johnson diary -- 1925-1929 (bulk 1925) Creator: Doolittle, Phyllis Johnson, 1913-1998
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Phyllis Johnson kept this pocket diary while attending grammar school and high school in Hartford, Connecticut, from January 1, 1925-February 4, 1929. She composed entries almost daily between January and September 1925, and commented on her experiences at school, her activities and travels during summer vacation, and her friends.
Finding Aid for Ray A. Johnson Photograph Album -- 1899-1900 Creator: Johnson, Ray A., 1882-
Extent: approximately 100 photographs in 1 volume
Abstract: The Ray A. Johnson photograph album contains approximately 100 photographs of scenes from western Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Reginald Johnson letters -- 1917-1920 Creator: Johnson, Kate M.
Extent: 1 linear foot
Abstract: This collection contains around 200 letters that Reginald Johnson of Webster, New York, wrote to his parents while serving in the United States Navy between 1917 and 1920. He commented extensively on military life and on his experiences while serving onboard the USS Florida in Scotland during the final months of World War I, and along the Atlantic coast and in the Caribbean during his postwar service.
Woodrow D. Johnson papers -- 1914-1946 Creator: Johnson, Woodrow D.
Extent: 234 items
Abstract: The Johnson collection consists primarily of letters between W. D. Johnson and his wife, Jane, during the Second World War, but includes letters from family and friends as well. The collection provides perspectives on both the home front and the European war front.
John M. Johnston collection -- 1820-1939 (bulk 1820-1892) Creator: Johnston family
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection contains 65 letters, financial records, and legal documents related to John M. Johnston, a Native American language interpreter who lived in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, and to Native Americans in Michigan during the 19th century. Henry R. Schoolcraft and Ramsay Crooks contributed letters and documents to the collection.
Robert Johnston papers -- 1863-1865 Creator: Johnston, Catherine S.
Extent: 36 items
Abstract: The Robert Johnston papers consist of letters from a Confederate soldier in Virginia and Tennessee, written to his wife living in Albany, New York, between November 1863 and April 1865. The letters describe the difficulties of sending mail between the North and the South, and mention the legal complications of Confederate prisoners of war after the South’s surrender.
Theodore Johnston correspondence -- 1941-1944 Creator: Johnston, Kate S. and Ocha, Robert
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is made up of roughly 100 letters that Master Sergeant Theodore R. Johnston ("Ted") wrote during his service with the United States Army Air Forces' 5th Bombardment Group in Hawaii and in the Pacific theater during World War II. Johnston wrote primarily to his mother and to an acquaintance named Robert Ocha. He discussed aspects of military life before and during the war.
Frank D. Jonas letters -- 1918-1919 Creator: Jonas family
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection contains around 80 letters that Sergeant Frank D. Jonas wrote to his parents and siblings in Brooklyn, New York, while serving with Company B of the 326th Tank Corps during World War I. Jonas described his training at Camp Upton, New York, and at Camp Colt and Camp Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania, between February and September 1918, and discussed his experiences in England and in Bourg and St. Laurent, France, between October 1918 and April 1919. The collection also includes letters that Jonas received from other soldiers, as well as letters Jonas's brothers Robert and Richard wrote about their experiences in the military.
Amzi and Lizzie Jones journal and account book -- 1863-1893 (bulk 1867-1881) Creator: Jones, Amzi, 1841-1878 and Jones, Lizzie, 1844-1936
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Amzi and Lizzie Jones compiled journal entries and financial records in this approximately 350-page volume between 1863 and 1893. Most concern the daily operation of their farm near Smyrna, Tennessee, between 1873 and 1881.
Caleb Jones papers -- 1843-1848 Creator: Jones, Caleb
Extent: 10 items
Abstract: The Jones collection consists of 10 letters written by Martha and John W. Jones, Quakers from Portland, Me., to their parents from a Friends' boarding school in Providence, Rhode Island.
Cecelia Jones letters -- 1943-1944 Creator: Jones, Daniel C., b. 1924
Extent: 31 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of letters that Cecelia Jones of Kenton, Ohio, wrote to her son Daniel from 1943 to 1944, while he served in the United States Army. She provided him with updates on his siblings and on other soldiers from Kenton, and offered medical and emotional advice.
John Paul Jones collection -- [ca. 1864?]-1944 Creator: William L. Clements Library
Extent: 3 volumes
Abstract: This collection contains 3 volumes of typescripts about Captain John Paul Jones and his service with the Continental Navy during the American Revolution. One group of documents concerns his attempt to kidnap Douglas Dunbar, 4th Earl of Selkirk, at his home in St. Mary's Isle, Scotland, in April 1778.
Polly Carpenter Jones correspondence -- 1814-1865 (bulk 1814-1859) Creator: Jones, Polly Carpenter, 1798-1870
Extent: 23 items
Abstract: This collection consists primarily of letters received by Polly Carpenter Jones between 1814 and 1865, as well as two letters addressed to her husband, Austin Jones of Harford, Pennsylvania. Friends and family frequently corresponded about daily life in Pennsylvania, and many of her female acquaintances mentioned their teaching careers.
Thomas P. Jones collection -- 1834-1848 Creator: Jones, Thomas P., 1774-1848
Extent: 39 items
Abstract: This collection contains 36 incoming letters that Thomas P. Jones received while working as a patent examiner and patent solicitor for the United States Patent Office in the early 19th century, as well as 1 letter he wrote and 2 receipts. The letters concern patents or patent applications, and several include technical drawings and explanatory information about the inventions.
Walter Franklin Jones papers -- ca. 1860-1862 Creator: Jones, Walter Franklin, b. 1841
Extent: 9 items
Abstract: Jones served with the 61st New York Infantry Regiment until his discharge on April 29th, 1862, and later saw service as a Lieutenant in Co. A of the 14th New York Cavalry, remaining with that unit until it was consolidated near the end of the Civil War. Six of Jones' letters were written home from Camp California, near Faifax Court House, Va., in the first months of 1862, when the 61st Regiment was attached to the slow moving Army of the Potomac.
William C. Jones papers -- 1862-1863 Creator: Jones, William C., b. ca. 1844
Extent: 48 items
Abstract: William Jones' Civil War correspondence provides a thorough documentation of one young recruit's service in the 38th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. A literate and entertaining writer, Jones' letters include comments on his superiors, his religious views, and secessionists and the southern population.
William Ellis Jones diary -- 1862 Creator: Jones, William Ellis, 1838-1910
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The diary of William Ellis Jones documents nine months of service in the Crenshaw Battery, Virginia Light Artillery, by a 24-year old private. Jones describes the mustering of Crenshaw’s Battery on March 14, 1862, participation in several battles, including the Battle of Gaines’ Mill and the Second Battle of Bull Run, and meeting Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson.
William P. Jones collection -- 1944-1945 Creator: Jones, Ruth
Extent: 0.75 linear feet
Abstract: This collection contains 201 letters that Lieutenant William P. Jones of Scranton, Pennsylvania, wrote to his wife Ruth while serving on the USS Memphis during World War II. Jones commented on navy life and described his travels in South America, the Caribbean, North Africa, and Europe. The collection also includes navy bulletins and newsletters, an essay, and photographs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Julia Joy collection -- 1827-1891 (bulk 1842-1858) Creator: Joy, Julia Ann, 1815-1898
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: This collection contains letters that Julia Ann Joy, a resident of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, received in the 1840s and 1850s. Joy's personal and professional correspondence concerns topics such as her work as a personal shopper.
William F. Joy collection -- 1865-1870 (bulk 1865-1866) Creator: Joy, William F.
Extent: 40 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of incoming letters and legal memorandums to William F. Joy of Boston, Massachusetts. His correspondents primarily discussed oil and real estate in and near Stryker, Ohio.
Winnie Ruth Judd papers -- 1931-1933 Creator: Stephens, George W.
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is made up of correspondence, legal documents, and newspaper clippings related to Winnie Ruth Judd and George W. Stephens. Judd was sentenced to death after being found guilty of the murder of her friend and roommate Agnes LeRoi, but avoided capital punishment after being declared insane at a later trial. The focus of the collection is on Judd's mental health and her second trial.
Judson family correspondence -- 1851-1883 (bulk 1867-1869) Creator: Judson family
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: This collection contains 54 incoming letters that Alice F. Judson, William Judson, and P. P. Judson, of Waterford, Pennsylvania, received throughout the second half of the 19th century. The bulk of the collection consists of 35 letters that Charles Himrod wrote to Alice F. Judson, his future wife, about his life in Missouri between 1867 and 1869. The remaining letters are comprised of business correspondence addressed to William and P. P. Judson between 1851 and 1860, and additional letters received by members of the Judson family.
Freiherr von Jungkenn papers -- 1775-1784 Creator: Jungkenn, Frederick Christian Arnold, freiherr von, 1732-1806
Extent: 1.75 linear feet
Abstract: The von Jungkenn papers comprise one of the major resources in North America for study of the "Hessian" auxiliaries to British forces during the American Revolution. The involvement of German auxiliaries in many of the most significant campaigns of the war make the von Jungkenn collection of great importance for understanding both military and social aspects of the Revolution.
Robert C. Justis letters -- 1849-1850 Creator: Justis, Robert C. (Robert Clay), 1824-1907
Extent: 3 items
Abstract: This collection is comprised of 3 letters that Robert C. Justis, a businessman and farmer from northern Delaware, received in 1849 and 1850. A cousin provided social news from Delaware while Justis lived in St. Louis, Missouri, in the late 1840s, and 2 acquaintances from St. Louis later wrote to Justis about business and personal affairs.