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John Claudius L'Engle account book -- 1858-1864 Creator: L'Engle, John Claudius, 1800-1864
Extent: 86 pages
Abstract: Account book of John Claudius L'Engle of Jacksonville, Florida from 1858 to 1864. It includes buying, selling, and trading goods as well as records of renting out slaves.
Robert Lackhove papers -- 1915-1946 (bulk 1942-1945) Creator: Lackhove, Myrle Hoffman, 1911-2003
Extent: 2.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection primarily consists of around 500 letters that Lieutenant Robert N. Lackhove of Altoona, Pennsylvania, wrote to his girlfriend and future wife, Myrle Hoffman of Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, between 1942 and 1945. Lackhove, a bombardier with the United States Army Air Forces, described his training in Texas, his experiences while stationed in Lavenham, England, and his participation in combat missions.
Lacy family papers -- 1893-1926 (bulk 1897-1907) Creator: Lacy family
Extent: 0.75 linear feet
Abstract: The Lacy family papers consist primarily of correspondence written by railroad engineer Robert L. Lacy to his parents and sister in Baltimore, Maryland, while he was a graduate student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and during the first years of his professional career. Robert discussed his studies, life in Boston and Tennessee, and occasionally gave his opinions on international politics.
Lewis Lacy papers -- 1917-1919 Creator: Lacy family
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is made up of letters and postcards that Second Lieutenant Lewis Douglas Lacy, a master engineer, wrote to his family while serving in the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I. Lacy was deployed to France around July 1917. He wrote regular letters about his experiences overseas, which included service at the front lines and at the army's general headquarters.
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.
Ladies' Gleaning Circle of Newburyport records -- 1801-1854 (bulk 1828-1854) Creator: Ladies' Gleaning Circle of Newburyport
Extent: 39 items
Abstract: The Ladies' Gleaning Circle of Newburyport, Mass., was a missionary aid society with close ties to the Massachusetts Missionary Society, one of the earliest and most influential of the nineteenth-century home missionary societies. The bulk of the Ladies' Gleaning Society Records consists of receipts for donations made by the Circle, mostly to the Massachusetts Missionary Society, and letters from grateful missionaries who have received parcels of clothing, books, or other supplies.
Frederick Lafferty diaries -- 1906, 1941-1946 (bulk 1941-1942) Creator: Lafferty, Helen
Extent: 7 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of 5 diaries that Frederick Lafferty composed while serving with the United States Army during World War II. Lafferty, who worked in a communications unit, described his experiences at Camp Edwards, Massachusetts; Victoria, Australia; New Caledonia; and Guadalcanal.
Louis-Armand de Lom d'Arce, baron de Lahontan, Brief Discours... -- [ca. 1702-1704] Creator: Lahontan, Louis Armand de Lom d'Arce, baron de, 1666-1716
Extent: 12 pages
Abstract: In this 12-page essay, titled Brief Discours qui montre en substance combien il seroit important de reusser dans deux entreprises proposees et contenuel en ce memoire, Louis-Armand de Lom d'Arce, baron de Lahontan, proposed a plan to drive French forces from Acadia and to promote British alliances with local Native American tribes.
Agnes B. Laidlaw diary -- 1896 Creator: Roesler, Agnes Laidlaw, 1876-
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Agnes B. Laidlaw described her daily activities in New York City from February 11, 1896, to June 20, 1896, in her diary. She frequently discussed her love of painting, social life, and thoughts about romantic love.
Laidley family papers -- 1838-1886 (bulk 1838-1861) Creator: Laidley, John Osborne, 1791-1863 and Laidley, W. S. (William Sydney), 1839-1917
Extent: 392 items
Abstract: The Laidley family papers consist of letters written by members of the Laidley family regarding family news, politics, and life in the military. The collection also contains fiction written by William Sydney Laidley, a travel journal, legal documents, photographs, and genealogical materials.
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.
Lake Township (Mich.) Stray Book -- 1846-1885 Creator: Lake Charter Township (Berrien County, Mich.)
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Lake Township (Mich.) Stray Book contains descriptions of marks used by the township's farmers to identify their livestock.
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.
Lamb-Sykes family papers -- 1680-1947 (bulk 1819-1911) Creator: Lamb family and Sykes family
Extent: 11 linear feet
Abstract: The Lamb-Sykes family papers contain correspondence, financial and legal documents, daguerreotypes, and other materials related to the Philadelphia families' daily lives and business endeavors. The collection reflects their legal and mercantile affairs, investments, real estate, and involvement with the Mechanics Bank of Philadelphia.
Lancaster Zouaves records -- 1862 Creator: Lancaster Zouaves
Extent: 21 pages
Abstract: The records of the Lancaster Zouaves contain the Constitution, By-Laws, Rules of Order, membership rolls, and minutes of the unit that became Company K of the 122nd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment.
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.
Eunice Landers letters -- 1960-1962 Creator: Boswell, Helen and Boswell, Charles
Extent: 5 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of letters that Eunice Landers sent to Helen and Charles Boswell of Union County, Oregon, while living in Frankfurt, Germany, in the early 1960s. She wrote about her travels in Germany and other European countries, the United States military, and family news.
Landmarks of the North & South Atlantic -- ca. 1830 Creator: Carr, William, -1846
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: 11 pages of watercolors housed in soft cover sketchbook from ca. 1830 drawn by Master William Carr of the Royal Navy. Watercolors depict topographic views of islands and shorelines in the Atlantic Ocean. Almost all views are of rocky island outlines. A few sketches have man-made structures in the scene.
John Cornelius Lane account book and journal -- 1835-1852 (bulk 1835-1837, 1841-1852) Creator: Lane, John Cornelius, approximately 1811-1855
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: John Cornelius Lane of Frederick County, Maryland, used this volume as an account book and journal from 1835-1852. Lane recorded his accounts with individuals for farm produce and sundries, and composed daily diary entries about his life and work as a farmer in Frederick County.
Louis Lang diary -- 1841-1846 Creator: Lang, Louis, 1814-1893
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Louis Lang, a painter from Waldsee, Germany, who moved to the United States in 1838, kept this diary between August 1841 and July 1846. He spent most of the period in Rome and Venice, Italy, where he commented on his artistic endeavors and other aspects of his daily life.
Harry L. Langnecker letters -- 1918 Creator: Langnecker, Josephine Roome
Extent: 36 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of 36 letters that Harry L. Langnecker wrote to his wife while serving at the U.S. Naval Base Hospital No. 2 in France during World War I. He commented on his work at a spa, internal politics within his unit, and other aspects of his daily life.
Langstroth family papers -- 1778-1955 (bulk 1831-1911) Creator: Langstroth family
Extent: 780 items (1.5 linear feet)
Abstract: The Langstroth Family papers document the activities and relationships of several generations of the Langstroth family, originally of Philadelphia, including the founding of several schools for women and African Americans, the experiences of a patient the Friends Asylum, and service in the Civil War.
Marianna C. Lanman Penmanship and Mathematics Exercise Books -- 1814 Creator: Penniman, Marianna Chandler Lanman, 1797-1851
Extent: 2 volumes
Abstract: This collection is made up of 2 volumes that Marianna Chandler Lanman composed while studying at Mrs. Rowson's Academy for Young Ladies in Boston, Massachusetts, around 1814. One concerns arithmetic, focusing on practical applications in bookkeeping, conversion, and monetary transactions; the other contains copied poems, calligraphic alphabets, and graphic illustrations.
John V. Lansing papers -- 1842-1917 (bulk 1842-1880) Creator: Lansing, John V.
Extent: 131 items (0.5 linear feet)
Abstract: The John V. Lansing papers document the life of Lansing, particularly his medical education and work in New York State Asylums.
William Larimer collection -- 1889-[1910] (bulk 1889-1908) Creator: Larimer family and Gallagher family
Extent: 46 items
Abstract: The William Larimer collection contains letters, postcards, and newspaper clippings related to William Henry Harrison Larimer; his parents, William Larimer and Rachel McMasters Larimer; his sister, Rachel Larimer Mellon; his daughter, Ann Larimer; and his son-in-law, George H. Gallagher. The letters concern courtship, travel in Kansas and Missouri, and other topics.
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.
Latin America collection -- 1518-1883 (bulk [18th-19th century]) Creator: William L. Clements Library
Extent: 57 volumes
Abstract: Collection of bound and miscellaneous manuscripts relating to the history of Latin America between 1518 and 1882. These materials pertain to laws, religious doctrines, indigenous cultures and interactions with Europeans, city ordinances, land holdings, and other subjects.
Latrobe and Roosevelt family collection -- 1820-1921 Creator: Roosevelt family and Latrobe family
Extent: 8 items
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence and other items related to the Latrobe and Roosevelt families, who lived in New York City and Skaneateles, New York, in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Benjamin Latrobe watercolors -- ca. 1800-1820 Creator: Latrobe, Benjamin, 1764-1820
Extent: 7 watercolors and 1 photocopy of a watercolor, housed in tray case.
Abstract: The Benjamin Latrobe watercolors collection is made up of seven small watercolor sketches of tropical landscapes and one facsimile of a watercolor sketch of Dickinson College; all eight visuals are attributed to the British neoclassical architect Benjamin Latrobe.
Harry Latto letters -- 1917-1919 Creator: Latto family
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: This collection contains letters that Sergeant Major Harry L. Latto wrote to his family while serving with the United States Army during World War I. Latto was stationed at Camp Wadsworth, South Carolina, from around November 1917 to July 1918, and served in France from August 1918 to around May 1919.
Stewart Frederick Laurent papers -- 1907-1947 (bulk 1918-1919) Creator: Laurent family
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is mainly comprised of letters that Sergeant Stewart F. Laurent wrote to his wife and other family members while serving in France during World War I. The collection also includes documents, postcards, photographs, and ephemera.
Andrew Law papers -- 1775-1840 (bulk 1775-1821) Creator: Law, Andrew, 1749-1821
Extent: 4 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is made up of the correspondence and business papers of Andrew Law, composer and compiler of tune books. Dating primarily during his most productive professional years, these papers also contain manuscript sheet music and printed proof sheets.
Benedict Willis Law family correspondence -- 1887-1913 (bulk 1897-1907) Creator: Law family and Willett, Sylvia Bartlett
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is made up of correspondence between Benedict Law of Erie County, New York, his wife Docia, and members of his extended family. Law wrote to his wife and children about his work along the Wyoming-Colorado border from 1897-1902 and in the later years of the decade. Other family members and acquaintances corresponded about their lives in Texas, New York, and New Jersey.
William Law papers -- 1801-1826 (bulk 1801-1816) Creator: Law, William
Extent: 4.75 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is comprised of business correspondence and records of New York merchant William Law II.
Abbott and Amos Lawrence collection -- 1831-1885 Creator: William L. Clements Library
Extent: 35 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of letters by Amos Lawrence (1786-1852), his son Amos Adams Lawrence (1814-1886), and his brother Abbott Lawrence (1792-1855). They discussed financial and business matters, politics, and personal news.
Lawrence-Bass family papers -- 1725-1904 (bulk 1800-1862) Creator: Bass family
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Lawrence-Bass family papers contain correspondence, writings, documents, and other items related to William Lawrence of Lincoln, Massachusetts; his grandson, Jonathan Bass of Randolph and Braintree, Vermont; and the Bass family. The material concerns family relationships and news, land ownership, and religion.
Lea-Jaudon letters -- 1842-1850 (bulk 1845-1850) Creator: Lea, Anna Caroline Jaudon
Extent: 22 items
Abstract: This collection contains 19 letters between Henry Charles Lea of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and his fiancée, Anna Caroline Jaudon of Wilmington, Delaware, and Cincinnati, Ohio, as well as 3 letters from other members of the Lea family. Henry Lea, who wrote most of the correspondence, discussed his social life, his reading habits, and his love for Anna.
Leach family papers -- 1857-1865 (bulk 1861-1865) Creator: Leach, Anna Marie, 1843-1897
Extent: 114 items
Abstract: The Leach family papers are primarily comprised of the Civil War correspondence of the three Leach brothers to their sister in Cranston, Rhode Island. Joseph and Edwin Leach served in the 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery, and Leander Leach, in the 2nd Rhode Island Infantry.
Elias D. Leach letters -- 1842-1848 (bulk 1842-1844) Creator: Leach, Jacob B.
Extent: 7 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of 7 letters that Elias D. Leach wrote to his family about his medical studies with a physician in West Greenville, Pennsylvania, and at Western Reserve College in Cleveland, Ohio, during the 1840s. Leach wrote about local and national politics, his medical education, and his financial difficulties, among other topics.
Elsie Leake papers -- 1861-1865 Creator: Leake, Elsie
Extent: 44 items
Abstract: The Elsie Leake papers consist of 44 incoming letters to Elsie Leake, a young woman from Rochester, New York. The letters range from 1861 to 1865, and are primarily from Union soldiers from Rochester, New York, but also from several female friends.
Tobias Lear papers -- 1791-1817 Creator: William L. Clements Library
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Tobias Lear papers consist of correspondence and a journal related to Lear's career as the consul general at Algiers, to his contribution during the War of 1812 as a war department secretary, and as a negotiator of prisoner exchanges with the British. Of particular importance is Lear's contemporary account of the illness and death of George Washington.
Leckie family papers -- 1794-1808 Creator: Leckie family
Extent: 50 items
Abstract: The Leckie family papers document the business activities and relationships of Alexander Leckie and his sons, who traded dry goods between England, the United States, and the Caribbean around 1800.
Helen S. Ledyard drawing book and journal -- 1887-1890 Creator: Hubbard, Helen Ledyard, 1869-1945
Extent: 2 volumes
Abstract: This collection is comprised of a drawing book and an illustrated journal that Helen Lincklaen Seymour Ledyard kept from 1887-1890. She discussed and drew scenes from her daily life in Cazenovia, New York.
Lee family papers -- 1701-1936 (bulk 1728-1871) Creator: Lee family
Extent: 1.75 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is made up of correspondence, legal and financial documents, and other items concerning several generations of the Lee family of New York and New Jersey from the early 18th century to the late 19th century.
Fitzhugh Lee papers -- 1914-1927 (bulk 1916-1927) Creator: Lee, Fitzhugh
Extent: 93 items
Abstract: The Fitzhugh Lee papers are made up of 77 unique documents (and 16 carbon copies) kept by Captain Fitzhugh Lee, aide-de-camp to Major General Frederick Funston during and following the Punitive Expedition into Mexico, 1916.
George F. Lee letters -- 1844 Creator: Lee, Franklin, 1786-1861 and Lee, Mary Gentry, 1812-1845
Extent: 7 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of 7 letters that George Franklin Lee of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, wrote to his father, wife, and son while traveling in 1844. He described the scenery, towns, and people that he encountered along the Ohio River, Mississippi River, Missouri River, Illinois River, and Great Lakes.
Gideon Lee correspondence -- 1807-1839 (bulk 1823, 1832-1839) Creator: William L. Clements Library
Extent: 0.75 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is comprised of letters to Gideon Lee, a New York City politician, during his service in the New York State Assembly (1822-1823), as New York City mayor (1833), and in the United States House of Representatives (1835-1837). Lee's correspondents discussed local and national political issues, particularly during the Jackson administration.
John Lee papers -- 1763-1851 Creator: Lee, Mary Hutchinson and Lee, Mary Tabitha
Extent: 0.75 linear feet
Abstract: The John Lee papers contain political and personal correspondence related to British lawyer, politician, and attorney general John Lee, and his family.
Mary Greenhow Lee collection -- 1861-1907 Creator: Gresham, Bessie Elizabeth Johnston, 1849-1925
Extent: 13 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of letters, notes, and ephemera of Mary Greenhow Lee of Winchester, Virginia, who was a staunch supporter of the Confederate States of America. Included are travel passes, a contraband search memorandum, and an anonymous captured letter providing intelligence on "that little widow" Lee and "her gang of old maids" and other secessionists on Market Street. Bessie Elizabeth Johnston Gresham (Mrs. Thomas Baxter Gresham) acquired most of the pieces in this collection directly from her friend Mary Lee.
Uriah Lee family collection -- 1850-1912 Creator: Lee family
Extent: 39 items
Abstract: The Uriah Lee family collection (39 items) contains 32 letters, 3 diaries, and 4 additional items related to Lyman Uriah Lee of Foxcroft, Maine. Uriah Lee wrote 27 letters to his family while serving in the Union Army during the Civil War, his brother Leonard wrote 3 letters while serving with the Union Army at Fort Sumter, and family members exchanged 2 additional letters. Also included are 3 diaries that Elizabeth M. Lee kept between 1851 and 1878, a poem, Uriah Lee's discharge papers, and a photograph.
William Lee papers -- 1862-1955 (bulk 1862-1911) Creator: Lee, William, 1840-1935
Extent: 57 items
Abstract: The William H. Lee papers are primarily comprised of correspondence and documents relating to Lee’s service with the 8th Missouri Cavalry and the 3rd Arkansas Cavalry, Union Army. A few items document his family life and career after the war.
Agnes Leeds letters -- 1842-1843 Creator: Johnson, Jane S. and Leeds, Agnes Dilks
Extent: 3 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of 2 letters that Agnes M. Leeds wrote to her aunt, Jane M. Johnson, while living in Curaçao at the time of her husband's final sickness, as well as 1 letter that Leeds received from an acquaintance in New York City.
Leger & Greenwood letterbook -- 1770-1775; 1788 Creator: Leger, Peter and Greenwood, Abram
Extent: 332 items
Abstract: This letterbook contains the outgoing correspondence of the mercantile firm Leger & Greenwood in Charleston, S.C. leading up to the American Revolution. The letterbook also contains correspondence regarding William Greenwood's attempt to receive compensation after fleeing America as a loyalist.
Leighton-Mount family papers -- 1889-1909 Creator: Mount, Pearl Leighton, b. 1874
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Leighton-Mount family papers are made up of incoming correspondence to Pearl Leighton and her husband, John L. Mount, of Otsego, Michigan, as well as letters written by John Mount. In the latter, Mount discusses his work as a traveling salesman of "Royal Scrolls" for Powers, Higley, & Company (Valparaiso, Indiana).
Octavius Leland diaries -- 1863-1865 Creator: Leland, Octavius, 1822-1865
Extent: 2 volumes
Abstract: The Octavius Leland diaries contain entries concerning Leland's service in Company C of the 10th Minnesota Infantry, 1863-1865.
Isam Leonard arithmetic book -- 1808 Creator: Leonard, Isam, 1792-1870
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Isam Leonard Arithmetic Book includes mathematical rules, questions, practical examples, and solved exercises covering subtraction, multiplication, division, addition, reduction, fractions, decimals, the single rule of three direct, inverse and compound proportions, and simple interest. The volume includes calligraphic lettering and designs. One undated, unsigned pencil drawing of the "Old Mill at Iffley" is tipped into the volume.
Theodore Leonard collection -- 1824-1850 Creator: Leonard, Theodore, 1775-1860
Extent: 22 items
Abstract: This collection contains Theodore Leonard's retained drafts of political letters, essays, and a play, as well as financial records, documents, and poetry. Leonard, a farmer who lived in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, in the early 19th century, wrote primarily about local and national political issues, such as elected offices, political parties, and economic affairs.
William S. Leonard papers -- 1859-1861 Creator: Leonard, William Smith, 1832-1902
Extent: 40 items
Abstract: The William S. Leonard papers contain 39 letters written between 1859 and 1861 to William S. Leonard, a successful New Hampshire physician. Primarily written by his father and fiancée, they concern medical practice, courtship, financial struggles, and political matters.
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.
Thomas O. LeRoy journal -- 1841-1842 Creator: LeRoy, Thomas Otis, 1823-1893
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Thomas O. LeRoy's journal contains log entries, diary entries, and drawings that he composed while sailing onboard the merchant ship Natchez from New York to Valparaíso, Chile, and back to New York between September 1841 and May 1842. LeRoy recorded the ship's progress, his observations about seafaring life, the scenery he passed, his travels in Chile, and other topics.
Milton Lester and Sarah Parker papers -- 1847 Creator: Texas. District Court (Washington County)
Extent: 24 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of legal documents and court records pertaining to the murder trial of Milton Lester and Sarah Parker in Washington County, Texas, in late 1847. Lester and Parker were accused of killing George Parker, Sarah's husband.
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.
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.
Emanuel Levy collection -- 1941-2007 Creator: Levy, Emanuel, 1918-2013
Extent: 0.75 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is made up of correspondence, soldiers' newsletters, and other items related to Emanuel Levy's service in the United States Army Signal Corps during World War II and his involvement in veterans' reunions. Levy corresponded with family members and friends in Brooklyn, New York, while serving in in the United States and the Pacific Theater from 1941-1943; he later received updates from fellow veterans. The collection also includes Levy's war reminiscences, and sheet music and manuscripts of Levy's musical comedy, Hey Mister Satan (1942).
Jonas P. Levy papers -- 1823-1907 (bulk 1855-1860, 1868-1882) Creator: Levy, Jonas Phillips, 1807-1883
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Jonas P. Levy papers are made up of manuscript and printed items primarily related to merchant and ship captain Levy's claims against the United States government for property losses sustained during the Mexican War. The letters are professional, and provide insight into legal proceedings surrounding claims in the mid-nineteenth century.
Constance and Samuel C. Lewis letters -- 1858-1859 Creator: Lewis, Elizabeth
Extent: 8 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of 8 letters that Constance and Samuel C. Lewis wrote to his mother, Elizabeth Lewis of Springfield, Pennsylvania, about life in Iowa in the late 1850s. They commented on farm work, their sons, and their health.
Henry Lewis papers -- 1849-1876 (bulk 1849-1865) Creator: Lewis, George Frederick, 1813-1898
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Henry Lewis papers contain letters that Lewis wrote to his brother George about the Civil War and about his artistic career, finances, and life in Düsseldorf, Germany, in the mid-19th century.
Louis L. Lewis papers -- 1863-1888 Creator: Lewis, Louis L., b. c. 1841
Extent: 53 items
Abstract: The Louis L. Lewis papers consist of 55 items, 45 of which Lewis wrote between 1863 and 1865 to his fiancée, Mary E. Burt, during his enlistment in the 130th New York infantry, later renamed the 1st Regiment of Dragoons. Also included are a few miscellaneous family papers.
Royal L. Lewis journal and commonplace book -- 1844-1847 Creator: Lewis, Royal L., b. ca. 1820
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Royal L. Lewis of Rochester, New York, and Flint, Michigan, compiled proverbs, journal entries, poetry, and other material in this commonplace book roughly between 1844 and 1847.
Susan Bricelin Fletcher Lewis memoir -- 1908 Creator: Lewis, Susan Bricelin Fletcher
Extent: 11 pages
Abstract: At the outbreak of the Civil War, Susan Bricelin Fletcher Lewis was a young wife with a three year old son, and lived in a slave-holding family in Saline County, Ark. Written when in her seventies, almost fifty years after the events, her memoirs of her life during the Civil War consist of a series of semi-connected anecdotes of a Confederate woman's experiences in Arkansas.
William E. Lewis journal -- 1903 Creator: Lewis, William E.
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: William E. Lewis recorded daily diary entries about his experiences in the United States Army's 7th Cavalry Regiment from March to September 1903. He commented on aspects of life at Camp George H. Thomas, such as drill, an extended trip to an off-site firing range, and military personnel.
Lexington and Concord collection -- 1775 Creator: Cambridge (Mass.). Committee of Safety
Extent: 22 items
Abstract: The Lexington and Concord collection contains 20 depositions given by eyewitnesses of the skirmishes at Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775. The depositions were ordered by the Massachusetts Provincial Congress for the purpose of establishing the claim that the British fired first. The collection also contains a list of the men killed and wounded in the conflicts.
Thomas Leyland Company account books -- 1789-1790, 1792-1793 Creator: Thomas Leyland Company
Extent: 2 volumes
Abstract: The Thomas Leyland Company account books are two volumes of records for the slave ships Hannah (1789-90) and Jenny (1792-1793), traveling from Liverpool to Africa, then across the Atlantic to Jamaica and other West Indian Islands. The books record the goods sold in each port, such as slaves, fabric, and sugar, and contain details on seamen's wages and instructions to the captain for the treatment of slaves.
Liberty and Chillisquaque Temperance Society constitution and minutes -- 1842-1851 Creator: Liberty and Chillisquaque Temperance Society
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains the constitution and meeting minutes of the Liberty and Chillisquaque Temperance Society of Columbia County (and, later, parts of Montour County), Pennsylvania.
Richard Licht letters -- 1918-1919 Creator: Licht family
Extent: 14 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of letters to Louis J. Licht and his daughter Elizabeth ("Betty") of Geneva, New York. Richard Licht, Louis's son and Betty's brother, often wrote about his experiences in France, where he served with the 307th Machine Gun Battalion during World War I.
Samuel Lightfoot surveyor's journal -- 1739-1788 (bulk 1739-1743, 1753-1757, 1786-1788) Creator: Lightfoot, Samuel, 1701-1777 and Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This journal contains Samuel Lightfoot's notes about surveys he conducted in southeastern Pennsylvania in the mid-18th century. An account book, dated primarily in the 1780s, is laid into the volume.
René-Charles-Élisabeth, comte de Ligniville collection -- 1793-[1797] (bulk 1796) Creator: Ligniville, René-Charles-Élisabeth, comte de, 1757-1813
Extent: 13 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of 13 letters that René-Charles-Élisabeth, comte de Ligniville, a French Army officer, wrote in the 1790s. Twelve items are manuscript letters that Ligniville wrote to other officers and military officials during the French Revolution, and one is a published "Exposé."
John Louis Ligonier letter books -- 1752-1760 Creator: Ligonier, John Louis, 1680-1770
Extent: 2 volumes and 4 loose manuscripts
Abstract: The John Louis Ligonier letter books (containing 842 letters) are made up of the outgoing letters of the field marshal, master general of the ordnance, and commander-in-chief of the British army during the Seven Years' War.
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.
Lincoln family correspondence -- 1800-1944 (bulk 1818-1883) Creator: Lincoln family
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: This collection contains the correspondence of three generations of the Lincoln family of Dennysville, Maine, descendants of General Benjamin Lincoln. The primary correspondents are Theodore Lincoln, Benjamin Lincoln, Thomas Lincoln, and Arthur Lincoln.
Abraham Lincoln collection -- 1856-1902 (bulk 1856-1865) Creator: William L. Clements Library
Extent: 26 items
Abstract: The Abraham Lincoln collection contains 15 letters and documents written by Lincoln and 11 letters concerning Lincoln or the Lincoln family.
Benjamin C. Lincoln papers -- 1861-1865 Creator: Lincoln, Benjamin Curtis, 1840-1865
Extent: 437 items (1.25 linear feet)
Abstract: A fervent patriot and devout Christian, Benjamin Lincoln's strong abolitionist beliefs led him to take a commission with the 2nd U.S. Infantry (Colored). His papers contain 437 letters written by and to him through the course of the Civil War, revealing the effects of war on the relationships of friends, relatives, and lovers.
L. L. Lindberg letters -- 1941-1945 Creator: Lindberg, Elsa Kunze (Dorothy or Dottie)
Extent: 0.75 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is made up of over 170 letters that Staff Sergeant Lawson L. Lindberg wrote to his fiancé (and later wife), Elsa Kunze (referred to as "Dorothy" or "Dottie"), while serving in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. Lindberg described camp life and his training exercises in the United States, and also wrote about his service in the Pacific Theater during the final year of the war.
Lindsley family papers -- 1696-1832 (bulk 1796-1832) Creator: Lindsley family
Extent: 68 items
Abstract: The Lindsley Family papers consist primarily of letters from and relating to Eleazer Lindsley, Jr., and his son-in-law, James Ford, early settlers of Lindley, NY and local politicians.
John Link trial testimonies -- 1880 Creator: Ohio. Court of Common Pleas (Highland County)
Extent: 5 items
Abstract: This collection contains depositions from the trial of John Link, who was accused of murdering his stepfather, Samuel Pavey, and stepbrother, Taylor Pavey, in Leesburg, Ohio, in May 1879.
Herbert Linton letters -- 1918-1919 Creator: Linton, Katherine Kindleberger
Extent: 3 items
Abstract: This collection is comprised of 3 letters that Private Herbert C. Linton wrote to his mother, Katherine B. Linton, while serving in the United States Army during World War I.
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.
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.
Elizabeth Lippitt hymn and song books -- 1762 Creator: Lippitt, Elizabeth
Extent: 2 volumes
Abstract: Elizabeth Lippit compiled 2 volumes of hymns and religious songs around 1762. The songs, which are copied from various sources, pertain primarily to Christian themes.
Franz Liszt, Canzone Napolitana -- undated Creator: Liszt, Franz, 1811-1886
Extent: 1 item
Abstract: Franz Liszt's Canzone Napolitana is a signed, 4-page manuscript musical score. The manuscript includes notations and measures that were removed before publication.
Litchfield-French papers -- 1862-1918 (bulk 1862-1899) Creator: French, Almira Litchfield, b. 1875
Extent: 1 linear foot
Abstract: The Litchfield-French papers contain correspondence and documents related to the Civil War service of Allyne C. Litchfield and the Spanish-American War participation of his Litchfield's son-in-law, Roy A. French.
Litchfield-Stryker family photograph album -- 1878-1886 Creator: Stryker, Thomas Hubbard, 1847-1916
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Litchfield-Stryker family photograph album contains pictures of Edwin C. Litchfield's "Grace Hill" residence in Brooklyn, New York; pictures of buildings and scenes in New York State, Florida, the Caribbean, and Bermuda; portraits and views of the property of members of the Litchfield, Stryker, and Hubbard families; and pictures taken camping and hunting. This album belonged to Thomas H. Stryker of Rome, New York, a nephew of Edwin C. Litchfield.
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.
Henry Stafford Little collection -- 1843-1844 Creator: Little, Henry S. (Henry Stafford), 1823-1904
Extent: 7 items
Abstract: The Henry Stafford Little collection contains 7 personal letters that Little received in 1843 and 1844, 6 of which concern a friend's medical studies and social activities in New York City.
Nathaniel W. Little journal -- 1802-1805 (bulk 1802) Creator: Little, Nathaniel W.
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Nathaniel W. Little kept this journal while traveling to the Northwest Territory with James Kilbourn in August and September 1802. Little recorded his impressions of the scenery in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, modern-day West Virginia, and modern-day Ohio. The volume also contains financial records from Little's later life in Worthington, Ohio.
Sidney O. Little papers -- 1862-1863 Creator: Little, Sidney O.
Extent: 35 items
Abstract: This collection is a series of letters written by Sidney O. Little during his service as a private in Company B of the 118th Illinois Infantry. Little and his company fought in the Vicksburg Campaign.
Brewster E. Littlefield collection -- 1917-1941 (bulk 1917-1918) Creator: Littlefield family
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence related to Brewster E. Littlefield's service with the United States Army's 101st Engineers during World War I. Littlefield wrote around 110 letters to his family in Braintree, Massachusetts, about his experiences in France, which included service in the front lines. The collection also includes letters about Littlefield's death, poetry about the war, and photographs.
Robert and Peter Van Brugh Livingston collection -- 1733-1737 Creator: Livingston family and Storke, Samuel
Extent: 22 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of 22 business letters and financial documents related to the Livingston family of Albany and New York City. Most of the material concerns the Livingstons' financial relationship with Samuel Storke of London, England.
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.
Sarah Woolsey Lloyd collection -- 1741-1770 Creator: Lloyd, Sarah Woolsey, 1719-1760
Extent: 7 items
Abstract: The Sarah Lloyd collection contains 244 journal entries kept by Sarah Lloyd between 1741 and 1760, and a draft of a religious essay, likely written by John Lloyd, Sarah's husband. Sarah frequently discussed her thoughts on religion and mentioned pregnancies and childbirth, sickness and death of family members and neighbors, and the progress of the French and Indian War.
Edward H. Lockwood papers -- 1937-1944 Creator: Lockwood, Edward H., d. 1957
Extent: 23 items
Abstract: The Edward H. Lockwood papers contain letters documenting Lockwood's service with the Y.M.C.A. in Guangdong Province, China during the years of the Sino-Japanese conflict and Second World War.
Henry Cabot Lodge, The Coming Treaty of Peace -- 1918 Creator: Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains a typescript of a speech that Henry Cabot Lodge delivered to the United States Senate on December 21, 1918. Lodge discussed peace negotiations between the allied powers and Germany following the end of World War I, commenting on Congressional involvement in treaty negotiations and on proposed provisions such as reparations, the division and independence of various territories, and the establishment of the League of Nations.
Velma Reynolds Loehr correspondence -- 1904-1908 Creator: Loehr, Velma Reynolds
Extent: 9 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of letters that Velma Reynolds Loehr received from family members and a friend between 1904 and 1908. Her correspondents reported on farm life, social events, and other news from Danvers and Le Roy, Illinois.
Log of the Wiheda photograph album -- 1908 Creator: Harris, William N. and Harris, David P.
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Log of the Wiheda photograph album contains six pages of typescript narrative followed by 31 numbered photographs that together describe a six-day journey by motor-boat from Coopersville, New York, to Sorel, Quebec, by way of Lake Champlain, the Richelieu, and Saint Lawrence Rivers in August, 1908.
Logan family correspondence -- 1877-1915 (bulk 1881-1915) Creator: Logan family
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is primarily made up of incoming letters to the family of Bernard V. Logan of Rochester, New York, particularly to his wife Ellen and his daughter Mary; some letters by members of the Logan family are also present. Correspondents discussed family news, social activities, and other topics related to their lives in New York and Illinois.
Daniel H. London papers -- 1839-1910 Creator: London, Daniel H. (Daniel Higginbotham), 1818-1875
Extent: 0.75 linear feet
Abstract: The Daniel H. London papers contain correspondence, receipts, and financial records pertaining to London's work as a fabric merchant in Richmond, Virginia, in the 1840s and 1850s.
William H. Long letters -- 1843-1847 Creator: Heath, Sarah Long, 1805-
Extent: 7 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of 7 letters that William H. Long wrote to his sister and brother-in-law while teaching school and studying theology in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts in the mid-1840s.
Lord Eldon log book -- 1802-1804 Creator: Young, J. W.
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This log book chronicles the journey of the Lord Eldon from England to Calcutta, India, and back between June 15, 1802, and January 17, 1804. The Lord Eldon carried cargo and military regiments.
James A. Lord journal -- 1862-1863 Creator: Lord, James A.
Extent: 36 pages
Abstract: While a member of Co. H of the nine-months' 26th Connecticut Infantry Regiment, James Lord carefully recorded his experiences in two small pocket diaries, including the assaults on Port Hudson, sharpshooting, and insubordination.
Leonard Lord letters -- 1943-1946 (bulk 1944-1946) Creator: Lord, Marjorie S.
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: This collection contains letters that Captain Leonard Lord wrote to his wife Marge while serving in the United States Army's European Civil Affairs regiments during World War II. Lord discussed his experiences in England and France during the final year of the war, as well as his postwar experiences in Germany, where he worked with displaced persons.
Benson J. Lossing collection -- 1850-1904 (bulk 1850-1891) Creator: William L. Clements Library
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is primarily made up of Benson J. Lossing's incoming and outgoing correspondence concerning his writings about and interest in numerous subjects in American history. Essays, newspaper clippings, and ephemera are also included.
James Lough papers -- 1897-1905 (bulk 1899-1901) Creator: Lough, James Edwin, 1871-, and Lough, Dora Bailey (Dorothy)
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: This collection contains letters that James Edwin Lough and his wife, Dora A. Bailey, exchanged around the turn of the 20th century. During the year before their marriage, Bailey wrote to Lough about her life in Somerville, Massachusetts; Lough later wrote to Bailey about his life in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, where he was a college professor.
Louisbourg Siege collection -- 1745-1746 Creator: Sabin, J. F. (Joseph F.), 1846-1926
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Louisbourg Siege collection documents the New Hampshire contingent of the Louisbourg expedition led by Sir William Pepperrell and Sir Peter Warren in 1745 and 1746. The collection includes eyewitness accounts of the siege, a contemporaneous copy of the articles of capitulation, and maps of the city and fort at Louisbourg.
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.
John Love papers -- 1840-1853 Creator: Love, John, d. 1881
Extent: 28 items (0.25 linear feet)
Abstract: The Love papers contain 27 letters and one journal relating to John Love or his wife, Mary, which relate information on two areas of interest: the study of the military presence in the West during the 1840s and of courtship, marriage, and male-female relationships.
Owen Lovejoy papers -- 1828-1943 (bulk 1830-1930) Creator: Lovejoy family
Extent: 261 items (0.75 linear feet)
Abstract: Owen Lovejoy (1811-1864), brother of Elijah Parish Lovejoy, was a prominent abolitionist and congressman who staunchly supported President Lincoln during the Civil War. His papers primarily contain correspondence, speeches, and writings related to his family life, ministerial duties, and congressional activities, with additional materials from his descendants.
Nicholas Low collection -- 1776-1863 (bulk 1776-1820) Creator: William L. Clements Library
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: This collection mostly consists of correspondence and documents related to Nicholas Low, a merchant who lived in New York City during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Much of the material concerns Low's financial interests. A small group of letters pertains to General Rufus King.
Lucas family collection -- 1864-1986 Creator: Lucas family
Extent: 40 items
Abstract: The Lucas family papers consist of genealogical records, newspaper clippings, and other materials about the descendants of John Ward Lucas, who moved from Middletown, Connecticut, to Lewis County, New York, in the early 19th century. Several items pertain to the history of Watertown, New York, and the surrounding area.
Robert Lucas collection -- 1810-1822 (bulk 1810-1816) Creator: Lucas, Robert, 1781-1853
Extent: 11 items
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence and documents related to Ohio Governor Robert Lucas, particularly relating to his service in the state militia during the War of 1812. Materials include incoming and outgoing letters, military orders, and legal documents.
Adam Ludewig diary -- 1885 Creator: Ludewig, Adam, 1862-
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Adam Ludewig, an Alpena, Michigan, bookseller's clerk in his early 20s, recorded information about his activities, interactions, and the weather in this pre-printed daily Excelsior diary. He provided very brief notes on his work in the store; documentation of church and Sunday school attendance; remarks on letters, notes, and visits by young women; the books he read; painting lessons; and other subjects. He frequently abbreviated names and other words, occasionally wrote sentences with old German script, and sometimes encoded words with pigpen cyphers.
Stephen H. Ludlow journals -- 1877-1885 Creator: Ludlow, Stephen H., 1809-1886
Extent: 6 volumes
Abstract: Stephen H. Ludlow's six journals provide daily accounts of his and his family's life in Jackson County, Michigan from 1877-1885. Ludlow was civically active, an elected member of agricultural associations, and a member of the Greenback Party.
Charles W. Lund collection -- 1942-1945 Creator: Lund family
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: This collection contains 118 letters that Private Charles W. Lund of Edgerton, Wisconsin, wrote to his family while serving in the United States Army during World War II. Lund trained at bases in Wisconsin, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee, and later served in the European Theater.
Samuel Lyman scrapbook -- 1827-1869 (bulk 1828-1839) Creator: Lyman, S. P. (Samuel P.), 1804-1869
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This scrapbook contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other material related to Samuel P. Lyman, a lawyer from Utica, New York. Most items are incoming letters to Lyman about his involvement with the Anti-Masonic Party and Whig Party in the 1820s and 1830s.
Lucius Lyon papers -- 1770-1934 (bulk 1833-1851) Creator: Thayer, George W.
Extent: 12 linear feet
Abstract: The Lucius Lyon papers contain the public correspondence of Lucius Lyon, United States representative and senator from Michigan, and surveyor general for Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan. Letter writers include Michigan governors, legislators, postmasters, physicians, and other local politicians, as well as residents of Michigan, Wisconsin, northern Illinois, and Indiana, and national Democratic Party leaders during the years Lyon served in Congress.
Elizabeth Hollister Lyons correspondence -- 1845-1902 (bulk 1845-1864) Creator: Lyons, Elizabeth Hollister, 1828-
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is made up of personal letters to Elizabeth Hollister Lyons, whose friends and family members discussed their lives in Connecticut and Illinois. Some correspondents taught school and others commented on topics such as sewing, religion, and health.
William Henry Lyttelton papers -- 1730-1806 -- 1755-1761 Creator: William L. Clements Library
Extent: 5 linear feet.
Abstract: The William Henry Lyttelton papers document Lyttelton's career as governor of South Carolina and governor of Jamaica. These items primarily relate to colonial administration of South Carolina and Jamaica, and military engagements with Native Americans on the South Carolina frontier and against the French in the West Indies.