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American history

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

Margaret K. Bearden papers 1

Identifier: GTM-GAMMS204
Introduction The Margaret Bearden Papers contain correspondence and audio tapes relating to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, including 3 boxes, encompassing 4.5 linear feet: 1 box of correspondence and 2 boxes of tapes. The correspondence is between Mrs. Bearden and a variety of fellow Lincoln assassination researchers and writers, including Otto Eisenschiml, David Rankin Barbee, Colonel Julian E. Raymond, Dr. Richard Mudd, et alia. The tapes are, for the most part, recordings of lectures...
Dates: 1944-1983

Byington family papers 3

Identifier: GTM-GAMMS408
Collection-level Scope and Content Note This collection includes 8 letters to and from Aaron Homer Byington from 1844 to 1899. The majority of these are typed letters signed by John Addison Porter to Byington. The letters cover a broad range of topics including Washington Cabinet appointments, Connecticut Senatorial races, consular salaries, significant newspapers, the Republican Party, the Spanish-American War, and Byington's son, George. Also included in the collection is an autograph signed letter from Aaron Homer Byington to...
Dates: 1844-1899

Causten Family Papers

Identifier: GTM-GAMMS201
Collection-level Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the letters written by members of the Causten family over the period 1805-1820.

Dates: 1805 - 1820

John Cheever - George McLoone collection

Identifier: GTM-GAMMS259
Collection-level Scope and Content Note This collection comprises correspondence between George McLoone, university professor and alumnus of Georgetown University, and John Cheever, the American writer. All of the correspondence takes place between the years of 1966-1974. Although most of the letters are brief in length, the correspondence between Cheever and McLoone are significant because of the insight they provide into the personal life of John Cheever. Many of the letters contain comments about Cheever's acquaintences and on...
Dates: 1966-1974

John D. Crimmins Papers

Identifier: GTM-GAMMS192
Scope and Contents The John D. Crimmins papers consist of the personal correspondence sent to Mr. Crimmins between the years 1877-1910 together with some miscellaneous papers and a handwritten diary (1879-1907). The subject of the correspondence is related largely to his charitable activities. Of interest are letters from James Cardinal Gibbons and Patrick Cardinal Ryan. Also included in his correspondence file are four letters from U.S. Civil War General and Democratic presidential candidate Winfield Scott...
Dates: 1877 - 1910; Majority of material found within 1890 - 1894

Susan Decatur letter

Identifier: GTM-140117
Scope and Contents

Autograph letter signed to Stephen Van Rensselaer. Georgetown [District of Columbia]: 21 February 1828, small 4to, 2 pp.

Dates: 1828

A. Adgate Duer papers

Identifier: GTM-GAMMS320
Collection-level Scope and Content Note The collection contains 35 letters written by Andrew Adgate "Ad" Duer to his sweetheart, Margaret "Madge" Lewis Marshall, in the years 1871 and 1872. During these two years Duer was traveling and doing business for the Baltimore Hardware Company, John Duer and Sons, est. 1820. Most of the letters were written from Baltimore; other cities include New Orleans, Memphis and Davenport. Madge was living at Spring Dale, the Barton family home near Winchester, Virginia. She would sometimes visit for...
Dates: 1871-1872

William O. Dundas Papers

Identifier: GTM-710820
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the correspondence of William Oswald Dundas. It includes outgoing letters addressed chiefly to Edward I. Devitt, SJ. (1841-1920), archivist and professor of history at Georgetown College and Henry J. Shandelle, S.J. (1848-1925), librarian and professor of English and philosophy; extensive recollections of student life at Georgetown 1856-58 and of life in Washington DC during the 1850s. Incoming correspondence includes letters from James Edward Calhoun (1796-1889)...
Dates: 1839 - 1920

John C. Fitzpatrick papers

Identifier: GTM-810909
Collection level scope and contents note The John C. Fitzpatrick Papers consist mainly of the correspondence, manuscripts, notes, and sketches of John Clement Fitzpatrick (1876 - 1940) together with genealogical material about the Fitzpatrick and Combs families, including clippings, family journals, and a large number of photographs. The genealogical portion of the collection was put together in part by Elizabeth Fitzpatrick Gerrety, the only child of John C. Fitzpatrick. Included in the collection are also sets of her...
Dates: 1804-1980

Bulkley Southworth Griffin papers

Identifier: GTM-GAMMS304
Collection-level Scope and Content Note This miscellaneous collection of Bulkley Southworth Griffin's contains autographed letters of notable figures and printed ephemera from the 19th and 20th centuries. Of note are two photographs by G.D. Wakeley of the White House and the Capitol Building from 1865 and 1866 respectively, accompanied by an assortment of genealogical materials from the Bulkley, Southworth and Griffin families of the 19th and 20th centuries. Of special interest from this period is his journal of 1922 regarding...
Dates: 1717-1968; Majority of material found within 1830-1900

Charles Guiteau Collection

Identifier: GTM-GAMMS133
Scope and Contents The Charles J. Guiteau collection consists of correspondence, affidavits and printed material by and about Guiteau, the notorious attorney who assassinated U.S. President James Abram Garfield on July 2, 1881. The assassination resulted in one of the most celebrated American 'insanity trials' of the nineteenth century, which became something of a legal milestone in the judgement of the criminally insane.This collection has been digitized and is available to view online in ...
Dates: 1876 - 1882

Hamlin Family Papers

Identifier: GTM-GAMMS452
Collection-level Scope and Content Note The collection contains correspondence and documents relating to the Hamlin family of Waterford, Maine. Spanning a period of over one hundred years, the correspondence provides insight into the daily life of a middle-class, nineteenth-century family. Much of the correspondence focuses on the professional and personal relationships of the children of Hannibal and Susan Hamlin: Susan, Cyrus, Hannibal and Rebecca. In addition to local and national politics, other topics of the...
Dates: 1801 - 1942; Majority of material found within 1844 - 1915

Otto L. Hein papers

Identifier: GTM-GAMMS214
Collection-level Scope and Content Note Otto L. Hein papers include correspondence and photographs documenting the career of this Indian fighter, military attache at European courts, and commandant at West Point (1897-1901), the author of "Memories of Long Ago" (1925), an autobiography as valuable for its recall of choice rumor and gossip as for its recital of events. Included in the collection are a controversial account of Custer's actions at the Little Big Horn, written by an officer on the scene shortly before and after the...
Dates: 1873-1930

Joseph G. E. Hopkins papers

Identifier: GTM-GAMMS171
Collection-level Scope and Content Note The Joseph G. E. Hopkins Papers consist primarily of correspondence, manuscripts, and pamphlets. The papers comprise 3.25 linear feet of material arranged in 154 folders in 3 boxes (two 1.5 foot boxes and one .25 foot box). The correspondence in the collection is between Hopkins and various colleagues in the fields of publishing and American history and includes signed pamphlets by colleagues and manuscripts by Hopkins. Among the correspondents and pamphlet authors are Wayne Andrews, Cynthia...
Dates: 1939-1987; Majority of material found within 1957-1980

Nancy Horton Papers

Identifier: GTM-130912
Scope and Contents

The Nancy Horton Papers consists of correspondence, financial records, notes, and audiovisual recordings.

The papers include materials related to her father George Horton, including letters written to Nancy Horton from George Horton, negatives of photographs featuring George Horton, and a small portion of Nancy's archival research on her father, which includes transcriptions of several of his diary pages and a letter from a friend describing his character and actions.

Dates: 1912 - 2013; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1990

Huck Family papers

Identifier: GTM-GAMMS110
Collection-level Scope and Content Note

The Huck family papers consist of business correspondence and related items between Laurie M. Huck and his sister-in-law, Anna Clarke Rogers, and her husband, James Webb Rogers, II. Laurie M. Huck was married to Cornelia Clarke Rogers, the sister of Anna Clarke Rogers and Mae Harris Clarke, both of whose papers can be found in the Rogers family papers.

Dates: 1941-1968

William J. Hughes, Jr. papers

Identifier: GTM-741031a
Scope and Contents

The collection is divided into three series:

1. Correspondence from 1920-1967.

2. Hughes' tenure as a law professor at Georgetown University.

3. Hughes' law practice and cases from 1919-1970.

Dates: 1919-1973

William J. Hughes, Sr. papers

Identifier: GTM-741031b

Henry Hunt - William B. Chilton collection

Identifier: GTM-791207
Content Description

Collection consists of materials relating to the Brent, Carroll and Chilton families of Maryland and the District of Columbia, dating from late 17th to early 20th centuries, but primarily from the 19th century.

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Dates: 1663-1936; Majority of material found within 1804-1907

Ives Family papers

Identifier: GTM-GAMMS72
Collection-level scope and contents note The Ives family papers comprise correspondence by relatives of Rev. Levi Silliman Ives. In addition, the collection includes correspondence by Joseph Moss Ives, the brother of the renowned composer, Charles Edward Ives, and by the former's son, Walter Bigelow Ives. Levi Silliman Ives and Joseph Moss Ives were both descendants of William Ives who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts, from London in 1635, and was one of the original settlers of Quinnipiac (New Haven), Connecticut, in...
Dates: 1874-1953