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Manuscripts, American

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 202 Collections and/or Records:

A. Edward Newton Letters

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-170
Abstract Fifteen letters written by author, businessman and book collector A. Edward Newton. Two are to Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Ames Ballard and thirteen are to Mrs. James W. Thorne.
Dates: 1928-1937

Abby Louise Tallmadge Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Tallmadge
Abstract Correspondence to Abby L. Tallmadge from fellow scholars regarding her work on Jane Austen, a few manuscript copies of her scholarly work, a family scrapbook and printed material relating to the architectural work of her brother, Thomas Eddy Tallmadge.
Dates: approximately 1860-1952

A.C. McClurg & Co. Records

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-McClurg
Abstract Correspondence, contracts, royalty statements, record books, a scrapbook, and other materials from the A.C. McClurg publishing company, which was established in Chicago in 1872.
Dates: 1873-1967; Majority of material found within 1910 - 1950

Accounting statements

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Identifier: VAULT oversize-Ayer-MS-3069
Abstract Includes three separate accounting statements recording ordnance supplies held at Greenleaf's Point and at Fort Belle Fontaine. The first item is a detailed accounting notebook (18 pages) of expenditures for basic supplies at Greenleaf's Point Arsenal (1817-1820) under the command of Capt. Joseph S. Nelson. The notebook contains over 400 entries for a variety of provisions including lumber, shovels, nails, rope, oil and lead. The other two items briefly enumerate accounts of ordnance stores...
Dates: 1820

Alfred Barnes Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-075
Abstract Seven letters from Alfred Barnes of Hartford, Connecticut to his sister Julia Barnes of Northampton, Massachusetts and Evansville, Indiana. Letters discuss family news and personal business.
Dates: 1834-1838

Alma Schmidt Petersen Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Petersen
Abstract Letters of Alma Schmidt Petersen of Chicago to her parents (Emma Seipp Schmidt and Dr. Otto L. Schmidt) while on tours of European, Canadian and American spas and vacation sites, and at Mt. Vernon Seminary, 1913-1914. Also letters from various Seipp family members in Germany in 1914, and from a German soldier-admirer, 1914-1915. Topics include attitudes toward the impending war in Europe, the treatment of chronic illness, and the school and vacation experiences of a well-off young woman.
Dates: 1909-1970; Majority of material found within 1911 - 1930

American Circus Collection

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-AmCircus
Abstract Late 19th and early 20th century circus and theater related illustrations, publicity, programs, photographs and memorabilia.
Dates: 1891-1939

Amy Eleanor Wingreen Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Wingreen
Abstract Material relating to Amy E. Wingreen's service as a nurse in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. Consists of correspondence, mostly outgoing, memorabilia, photographs, a scrapbook of clippings and official letters and two manuscript narratives recounting her experiences.
Dates: 1898-1900

Andrew Jackson Faulk collection of photographs of the Dakota Territory and Yankton, Santee, and Teton Sioux

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Identifier: Ayer-Photographs-Box-105
Abstract A collection of 56 photographs acquired by Faulk, mostly consisting of large-format albumen prints, but also a few stereographs and carte de visites. Dakota Territory scenes include views of Yankton, its buildings, and its citizens; photographs of Fort Dakota and Fort Randall by B. H. Gurnsey; the Congregational Church and parsonage at Faulkton; the Big Sioux River and Sioux Falls; and Indian camps. The collection also includes 32 oval portraits of Yankton, Brule, Two Kettle, and Santee Sioux...
Dates: approximately 1855-1909

Barlow Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-041
Abstract A small collection of material relating to two men, both named William Barlow, possibly father and son. Consists of letters, a poem, a notebook of a sermon and a draft of an address to the American Institute in Washington, D.C. by Reverend William Barlow; correspondence from William Barlow the younger to Matilda Richards Barlow, and an undated, unidentified cabinet photo of two women.
Dates: 1816-1851

Ben Hecht filmscript collection

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Hecht2
Abstract Collection of cinema scripts and associated material, both credited and uncredited to Ben Hecht. The range of material includes not only scripts (including draft, first, and final), but also such items as footage schedules, dialogue continuity, budget estimates, publicity memorabilia, trailer information, research, story treatments, and synopses.
Dates: 1933-1968

Ben Hecht papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Hecht
Abstract Works, correspondence, and papers of novelist, playwright, and screenwriter Ben Hecht, and also papers of his wife Rose Caylor Hecht (novelist) and daughter Jenny Hecht (actress).
Dates: 1879-1983

Benjamin D. Hitz-Willa Cather Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Hitz-Cather
Abstract Chiefly correspondence of Benjamin D. Hitz with librarians, booksellers and experts, relating to his search for first editions of Willa Cather; together with notes for studies on her biography, bibliographies and criticism. Also, a small collection of incoming and outgoing Willa Cather correspondence, including twelve original Cather letters and a few copies, plus several relating to Cather.
Dates: 1913-1949

Benjamin Hawkins letters

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Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-368
Abstract North Carolina planter, U.S. senator, and Indian agent. Letters concerning southern Indian affairs, 1796-1812, from Hawkins to Col. David Henley, U.S. War Dept. agent based in Knoxville; James Jackson, governor of Georgia, 1798-1801; and Harry Toulmin, a prominent Mobile resident and later federal judge in the Mississippi Territory.,Subjects include setting the boundary line between the U.S. and the Creek Nation along the Clinch River and settlers on Indian lands there (1797); horse thefts and...
Dates: 1797-1812

Benjamin Henry Grierson papers

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Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-3039
Abstract Volunteer military officer during the Civil War, organizer of the U.S. Army Tenth Cavalry in 1866, commander of various Western army posts and active in opening the Western frontier until retirement in 1890. Grierson’s papers consist of correspondence (including over a hundred letters to his wife, Alice Kirk Grierson), documents such as orders, reports and maps and other military material, as well as personal miscellany relating to his service in the Western Territories. Microfilm copy...
Dates: 1865-1890

Briggs Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-072
Abstract Letters from Elijah Briggs of Indiana to parents Benjamin and Susanna Briggs of Ohio and brothers Alexander and Benjamin; letters from Elijah Briggs' wife Helen Briggs to her mother-in-law; two essays written by Elijah Briggs; a few miscellaneous letters; and one photo, possibly of Benjamin and Susanna Briggs.
Dates: 1837-1910

Brown family papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Brown Family
Abstract Correspondence, writings, newspaper clippings, numerous group and portrait photographs, a scrapbook, travel and souvenir items and snapshots, relating to sisters Grace and Genevieve Brown, musicians who were members of three American all-girl bands between 1923 and 1932. A large part of the collection consists of photographs of the bands and the performers: Harry Waiman and the Debutantes, the Parisian Red Heads and the Ingenues, as well as numerous small travel photographs Also a small...
Dates: 1918-1972; Majority of material found within 1923 - 1932

Bruce Rogers Papers

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Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Rogers
Abstract Correspondence, a few works, and miscellaneous items relating to Bruce Rogers, an American typographer and designer of books.
Dates: 1902-1951

Bureau of Indian Affairs Indian Relocation Records

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Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-BIA Relocation
Abstract Photographs, promotional brochures, statistics, clippings, etc., dating mainly from 1956 to 1958, from album / notebooks compiled by Bureau of Indian Affairs agencies and relocation program field offices at reservations and schools (Cheyenne River, Fort Peck, Great Lakes, Intermountain School, Menominee, New Mexico Pueblos, Pierre, Sisseton including Flandreau, Turtle Mountain, Winnebago), and in cities (Chicago, St. Louis).
Dates: 1936-1975; Majority of material found within 1956 - 1958

Carey Rose Winski Memorial Foundation Dance Scholarship Competition papers

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Identifier: Dance-MS-Alter
Abstract Completed applications for the Carey Rose Winski Memorial Foundation Dance Scholarship Competitions, 1981-2001; also newspaper articles, correspondence, photographs, an audiotape, and some videotapes.
Dates: 1981-2002

Carlos Montezuma Papers

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Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Montezuma
Abstract Mostly correspondence, but also writings, miscellaneous documents and memorabilia, clippings and photographs relating to Indian rights activist and physician Carlos Montezuma of Arizona and Chicago, Illinois.
Dates: 1888-1936; Majority of material found within 1888 - 1922

Carlos W. Colby Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Colby
Abstract Primarily correspondence (129 letters) of Illinois farmer and Civil War soldier Carlos W. Colby, written between 1862 and 1865, to his sisters, brother, brother-in-law, and niece, plus a dozen Civil War letters written by Colby’s future brother-in-law James Rowe. Also includes Colby’s reminiscences of his boyhood and his service in the 97th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, some family correspondence, genealogical material and a few photos.
Dates: 1821-1937; Majority of material found within 1861 - 1865

Charles Apthorp correspondence

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Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-27
Abstract Letters to London merchant John Thomlinson, mainly related to the financial arrangements, sale, and shipment of merchandise to Boston. Apthorp was born in England in 1698 and educated at Eton College. He was later appointed by the English government as paymaster and commissary of the land and naval forces quartered in Boston. Apthorp also became one of the most distinguished merchants in Boston during the 1730's until his death in 1758.
Dates: 1738-1751; Majority of material found within 1738 - 1739

Charles S. Leonard papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Leonard
Abstract Civil War military service documents of Charles S. Leonard, 31st Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers, together with correspondence and forms relating to Leonard's efforts to correct his service record and obtain military pension and bounty payments. Also genealogical notes, possibly relating to Leonard's attempt to qualify for the Society of Mayflower Descendants, a deed for the sale of 160 acres in Norton County, Kan. and a few newspaper clippings.
Dates: 1862-1897

Charles S. Stobie papers

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Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-834
Abstract Artist's journal, sketches and notes, essay, photograph, and letter of Charles S. Stobie, 1866?-1902. Journal kept at the Ignacio Ute Agency during Oct., 1900, and May-Aug., 1902, contains sketches of Ute and Navajo Indians and their dwellings, weapons, saddles, pottery, and clothes; sketches of scenery with notes on color and lighting; glossaries of Ute and Spanish words; a list of agency employees; and store accounts. There are also several single drawings (1899), a ms. essay regarding the...
Dates: 1866-1902