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    • J.G Ramsdall from A.B. Markham

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Inauguration Day; United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
    • Letter describing Abraham Lincoln's second Inaugural Address, the celebrations, and his impressions of Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Harrisburgh. The letter is accompanied by an envelope addressed to Mr. Claude Hamilton from the...
    • Theodore Victor Peticolas Diary

    • Diaries; Peticolas, Theodore V.; Peticolas, Edward; Agriculture; Farms, Small; Fruit growers; Personal narratives; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 6th (1861-1864)
    • Theodore Victor Peticolas, born 29 February 1800 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was a fruit farmer in Union Township, Clermont County, Ohio at the time he maintained this diary. In it Peticolas details his farm work, crops, family, neighbors, and...
    • Milton A. Welch to his mother, Sep. 24, 1860

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 50th (1861-1865)
    • A letter from Milton A. Welch to his mother describing the camp at City Point, Va. with the New York 50th Infantry Regiment and updating her on recent events.
    • Inventory of slaves on the Jeffries Plantation, ca. 1851

    • African Americans; Slavery--United States; Slave records; Slaves; Slaveholders; Property; Plantations;
    • Inventory of property possibly drawn up as part of the settlement of the estate related to the Jeffries Plantation. Inventory lists eighty slaves by first name arranged by families. Information regarding their ages, years of birth or death, and in...
    • Nathan Sargent from Caleb Cushing, February 28, 1838

    • Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Cushing, Caleb, 1800-1879; Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862; Clay, Henry, 1777-1852; Whig Party (U.S.); United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--Officials and employees; Dueling
    • Letter regarding Cushing's health, the likelihood of a treasury bill passing, the need for the Whigs to have grit, Martin Van Buren's decreasing popularity, and a recent duel.
    • Margaret Willey papers

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    • Margaret Willey is a Michigan-based writer of novels for young adults. She published her first novel, The Bigger Book of Lydia, in 1983. The Margaret Willey papers consist of the manuscript and galley proofs of Willey’s 1983 novel, The Bigger...
    • Letter to James Anderson from George Washington Parke Custis, June 26, 1806

    • African Americans; Slavery--United States; Slaves; Slaveholders; Plantations; Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial (Va.); Anderson, James; Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857; Thornton, William, 1759-1828
    • Letter to James Anderson, manager of the White House Plantation from George Washington Parke Custis, the grandson of Martha Dandridge Custis Washington, from Mt. Washington. The letter concerns the management of the properties, sale of livestock,...
    • Tillotson family correspondence

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 8th (1861-1865); United States. Army. Michigan Cavalry Regiment, 6th (1862-1865);
    • Correspondence to members of the Tillotson family during the Civil War. Letters to Oscar and Caroline Tillotson of Milo, Michigan to and from family and friends including correspondence from soldiers in the 1st Michigan Infantry and the 6th...
    • Hon. E. B. Payne from Wells C. Morrill

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States. Army. Illinois Infantry Regiment, 37th (1861-1866); Suffrage; African Americans;
    • Letter from Civil War soldier Wells C. Morrill to friend E. B. Payne with an account of promotions in Co. H of the Illinois 37th Infantry, and his negative reaction to negro suffrage.
    • Nathan Sargent from Edward Everett, February 20, 1835

    • Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Clay, Henry, 1777-1852; Ritner, Joseph, 1780-1869; Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852; Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850; Whig Party (U.S.); Antimasonic Party; United States--Politics and government--19th century;...
    • Letter discussing elections in Vermont, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania, and Antimason Party activity.
    • Whitley Read Civil War diary

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States. Army. New York Artillery; Shipping; Diaries
    • This diary was kept by soldier Whitley Read detailing his last year of service in the 10th New York Heavy Artillery, Company H. It also focuses on his postwar service on a Great Lakes Schooner. The last pages of the diary include brief memoranda...
    • Appraisal of the estate of William B. Stover, 1850

    • African Americans; Slavery--United States; Slave records; Slaves; Slaveholders; Property; Stover, William B. (William Bradford), 1782-1850
    • Appraisal of the estate of William Bradford Stover (b. 24 June 1782 in S. C., d. 11 Nov. 1850 in Wilcox, Co., Alabama). Inventory of property includes 41 slaves, livestock, equipment, tools, furnishings, and other effects.

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