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Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971. Official Conversations and Meetings of Dean Acheson, 1949-1953.

Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971. OFFICIAL CONVERSATIONS AND MEETINGS OF DEAN ACHESON, 1949-1953.

Frederick, MD: University Publications of America, 1980
5 reel(s)

Dean Acheson was secretary of state from 1949 to 1953 under the Truman administration and exerted enormous influence on the direction of United States foreign policy during the period of the cold war. This collection is composed of transcripts and minutes of Acheson's conversations and meetings with numerous notable individuals such as President Truman, General George C. Marshall, Winston Churchill, and George F. Kennan. The issues covered reflect the major preoccupations of the postwar era: the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the Korean War, foreign aid, the China question, the status of Israel, the formation of a European Defense Community, and the peace treaty with Japan.

The records are in chronological order. The guide provides dates, the names of the participants and very brief details of the conversations and meetings.

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Guides:

‘Kesaris, Paul (ed.). A Guide to the Official Conversations and Meetings of Dean Acheson (1949-1953).

Posted in History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform

Adams Family. Microfilms of the Adams Papers Owned by the Adams Manuscript Trust and Deposited in the Massachusetts Historical Society

Adams Family. MICROFILMS OF THE ADAMS PAPERS OWNED BY THE ADAMS MANUSCRIPT TRUST AND DEPOSITED IN THE MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1954
608 reel(s)

This family archive, estimated at more than 300,000 pages, covers the lives and contributions of President John Adams (1735-1826), Abigail Adams (1744-1818), President John Quincy Adams (1767-1848), Charles Francis Adams (1807-1866), and their wives and children. Included are diaries, letter books, autobiographical writings, legal papers, political essays and speeches, legislative papers, family letters, and other items. The set is a rich vein of source material for early American history from the time of the Revolution until after the Civil War. The earliest paper is dated 1639, the latest 1889.

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Guides:

Microfilms of the Adams papers

The guide contains a table of contents for the collection.

Posted in History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform, Revolutionary War Microforms

Addams, Jane, 1860-1935. Copies of letters from Jane Addams (of Hull House fame), 1884-1885, to her sisters, Alice Haldeman and others during Miss Addams' European tour.

Addams, Jane, 1860-1935. COPIES OF LETTERS FROM JANE ADDAMS (OF HULL HOUSE FAME), 1884-1885, TO HER SISTER S. ALICE HALDEMAN AND OTHERS DURING MISS ADDAMS' EUROPEAN TOUR

Lawrence, Kans.: University of Kansas Library, 1958
2 reel(s)

Believed to be long hand transcriptions of the originals, the letters describe Jane Addam's experiences and observations during her European travels. The third volume contains copies of letters written during her second European tour, 1887-1888. While in Europe, she studied the traditions and lives of the people, seeking a way of life in which she could put her ideas about social welfare into action. After visiting Toynbee Hall in East London, she decided to establish such a settlement in Chicago, later known as Hull House.

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Posted in Area Studies Microforms, Europe Microforms, History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform, Women's Studies Microforms

Addams, Jane, 1860-1935. Correspondence in the Jane Addams Papers, 1872-1935. Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Addams, Jane, 1860-1935. CORRESPONDENCE IN THE JANE ADDAMS PAPERS, 1872-1935. SWARTHMORE COLLEGE PEACE COLLECTION

Philadelphia: Microsurance, 1961
19 reel(s)

Correspondence among Jane Addams and her associates concerns their activities in social work, various reform movements, and world peace efforts. Miss Addams founded Hull House in Chicago, a social settlement and the home of prominent social reformers. During this period, she campaigned for revolutionary welfare laws, supported women's suffrage and participated in international peace efforts. Letters are arranged chronologically. The separate microfilm index is arranged alphabetically by author and addressee.

A separate four-reel microfilm index is shelved with the collection.
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Addams, Jane, 1860-1935. Jane Addams Correspondence [1911-1922] in the Ada James Papers

Addams, Jane, 1860-1935. JANE ADDAMS CORRESPONDENCE [1911-1922] IN THE ADA JAMES PAPERS

Madison, Wisc: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1966
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Correspondence between Jane Addams, founder of Hull House, and Ada James centers on the campaign for women's suffrage and the arrangement of speakers for the Wisconsin area. The collection also includes correspondence between Addams and Louis P. Lochner from 1915 to 1917 concerning the activities of an international committee for peace, the Emergency Peace Federation. Also included is correspondence between Jane Addams, Ellen Gates Starr, Julia Lathrop, Florence Kelley, Alice Hamilton, Alzina P. Stevens, Henry D. Lloyd, Raymond Robins, Algie Simons, and Julia G. Wales.

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American Letters in the Wedgwood Museum, Barlaston, Staffordshire.

AMERICAN LETTERS IN THE WEDGWOOD MUSEUM, BARLASTON, STAFFORDSHIRE.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, Eng.: Micro Methods, 1970
British records relating to America in microform
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The letters and papers of Josiah Wedgwood I, II, and III from 1765 to 1906 are included in this collection. It also includes Thomas Griffith's journal of his trip to Ayoree, South Carolina, to search for clay. The papers record family activities, sales promotion, export trade, experiments with American clay, pottery design, American trade, and the setting up of the firm's American agency. An index of correspondents and a chronological list of letters is at the beginning of the reel.

A description of the collection and its arrangement is at the beginning of the reel.
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Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform

American Manuscripts in the Gage Papers, 1731-1874, Sussex Archaeological Society, Lewes.

AMERICAN MANUSCRIPTS IN THE GAGE PAPERS, 1731-1874, SUSSEX ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, LEWES.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, Eng.: Micro Methods, 1972
British records relating to America in microform
3 reel(s)

The Gage papers relate mainly to the affairs of Admiral Sir Peter Warren (1703-1752) and his heirs. Peter Warren was born in Ireland and had a distinguished British naval career. In July 1731 he married Susannah DeLancey in New York, where he subsequently invested in land and money lending. Through cash books, account books, and letters, the collection records the administration of their properties and other American investments. It also includes candid accounts of the economic and political situation in the nineteenth century. The papers are arranged geographically, according to the location of the family estates in America, Hampshire, Ireland, Essex, and elsewhere.

A description of the collection and its arrangement is on reel one.

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Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform

American Women’s Diaries. Southern Women.

AMERICAN WOMEN'S DIARIES. SOUTHERN WOMEN.

New Cannaan, CT: Readex Film Products, 1988
34 reel(s)

This collection contains the manuscript diaries of 32 American women who lived in the South during the 19th century. The diaries provide eyewitness accounts of women's experiences and perspectives on subjects such as the Civil War; Reconstruction; journeys to other states and countries; and their everyday lives on plantations and in cities and smaller towns. Some of the manuscripts are accompanied by transcripts. Diarists: Ada W. Bacot, Zillah (Haynie) Brandon, Mary Davis Brown, Dolly Sumner (Lunt) Burge, Louisiana D. Burge, Kate S. Carney, Carolyn Elizabeth (Burgwin) Clitherall, Louisa (Maxwell) Holmes Cocke, Martha E. (Foster) Crawford, Sarah Anne (Gayle) Crawford, Kate Cumming, Sarah Ida Fowler (Morgan) Dawson, Harriet Eaton, Sarah (Haynesworth) Gayle, Sarah (Burge) Gray, Cloe Tyler (Whittle) Greene, Mary Hort, Mary Davis (Hook) Howell, Sarah Huff, Eveline Harden Jackson, Emma Florence LeConte, Jane Amelia (Akehurst) Lines, Millie J. McCreary, Priscilla (Beall) McKaig, Harriet (Tatem) McLellan, Cornelia (Jackson) Moore, Emma Mordecai, Elizabeth Waties (Allston) Pringle, Alice Ready, Frances Jane (Bestor) Robertson, Molly Elliot Seawell, Grace Latimer Whittle.

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Guides:

Begos, Jane DuPree. Southern women’s diaries : a guide

The guide provides a summary of each diary and a preface gives additional background information.

Posted in Civil War Microforms, History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform, Women's Studies Microforms

Anita McCormick Blaine Papers, McCormick Collection, State Historical Society of Wisconsin.

ANITA MCCORMICK BLAINE PAPERS, MCCORMICK COLLECTION, STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF WISCONSIN.

Philadelphia: Microsurance, 1966
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Anita McCormick Blaine, wife of Emmons Blaine and daughter of Cyrus Hall McCormick, the inventor of the mechanical reaper, was a Chicago philanthropist. Her interests ranged from education, child welfare, and social reform to world peace and the League of Nations. In all, Anita Blaine gave away more than $10 million during her lifetime. Letters and papers from and relating to Jane Addams of Hull House discuss rescue work with young women, outing funds for children, and lectures, events, and ongoing activities of the Hull House reformers. Many of the letters are requests for financing of Jane Addams' projects at Hull House.

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Posted in History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform, Women's Studies Microforms

Arthur, Chester Alan, 1830-1886. Chester A. Arthur Papers.

Arthur, Chester Alan, 1830-1886. CHESTER A. ARTHUR PAPERS.

Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1959
Presidential papers microfilms
3 reel(s)

Chester Alan Arthur, a member of the Republican party in New York, was appointed collector of customs for the Port of New York by President Grant in 1871. He served as vice president under James A. Garfield, and took the oath of office upon Garfield's death in 1881. This collection in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division constitutes the bulk of Arthur's surviving papers. Most of his papers are reported to have been burned at his direction the day before he died. The papers include correspondence, receipted bills, and dummies or copies of manuscripts relating to Arthur in other collections of the Library. The correspondence includes twenty-five letters (1881-1883) written to Arthur by Julia I. Sand and about 100 letters (1862-1887) pertain to Arthur's friendship with Robert G. Dun. Other correspondents include Ulysses S. Grant, William T. Sherman, and Cornelius Vanderbilt. Transcripts and photocopies of original correspondence in the files of Dun and Bradstreet are also included.

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Guides:

Library of Congress. Manuscript Division. Index to the Chester A. Arthur papers

This guide provides an index by writer or recipient.

Posted in History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform

Bayard, James Asheton , 1767-1815. Papers of the Bayard Family.

Bayard, James Asheton , 1767-1815. PAPERS OF THE BAYARD FAMILY.

Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1973
4 reel(s)

Papers of the Bayard family in the manuscript division of the Library of Congress include 1000 items, chiefly the papers of James Asheton Bayard and Richard Henry Bayard, United States senators from Delaware. The papers pertain to United States and Delaware politics from 1797 to 1885. They include correspondence, diaries, financial material, diplomatic documents, congressional material, newspapers and newspaper clippings, and printed matter. Topics include Federalist politics, the repeal of the Judiciary Act of 1800, the Bank of the United States, the War of 1812, the Delaware State Militia, and in foreign affairs, chiefly the Treaty of Ghent (1815) and diplomatic relations with Belgium.

The first reel contains notes on scope and reel contents, and also includes an index of correspondents.

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Blaine, Ephraim, 1741-1804. Papers of Ephraim Blaine.

Blaine, Ephraim, 1741-1804. PAPERS OF EPHRAIM BLAINE.

Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1968
5 reel(s)

Ephraim Blaine, a merchant of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, became deputy commissary general and later commissary general of purchases for the Continental Army from 1777 to 1783. His papers cover the years 1763 to 1805 and number approximately 3,500 items. The papers include correspondence, memoranda of accounts, cash books, and abstracts of accounts. Blaine corresponded with the president of Congress, the superintendent of finance, various military officers, members of the Board of War, and men serving in the supply departments.

A description of the contents and arrangement is on the first reel.
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Blathwayt, William, 1649?-1717. Index of Correspondents, William Blathwayt Papers 1674 (1680-1770) 1715.

Blathwayt, William, 1649?-1717. INDEX OF CORRESPONDENTS, WILLIAM BLATHWAYT PAPERS 1674 (1680-1770) 1715.

Williamsburg, Va.: Colonial Williamsburg Archives, 1965
6 reel(s)

The collection includes the correspondence of William Blathwayt as well as an index. As an English colonial administrator, William Blathwayt enjoyed the favor of three successive kings during his career of almost forty years. He was known among both high officials and lesser public servants in England and the colonies. Blathwayt's correspondence is a source of material on British imperial policy, commercial regulation, and colonial administration. The British imperial-mercantilist point of view is represented by Blathwayt's correspondents almost to the exclusion of the colonial position.

An index of correspondents is at the beginning of reel one.
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Blathwayt, William 1649?-1717. Sir Thomas Phillips Collection of American Colonial Papers, 1645-1741.

Blathwayt, William 1649?-1717. SIR THOMAS PHILLIPS COLLECTION OF AMERICAN COLONIAL PAPERS, 1645-1741.

San Marino, Calif.: Henry E. Huntington Library, 1968
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William Blathwayt, as secretary of the Committee of Trade and Plantations, initiated the collection of American colonial papers (later known as the Sir Thomas Phillips collection) which includes papers from 1645 to 1741. This microfilm reel is an index to that collection, which was first contained in ten folio volumes but is now broken up. The index describes the contents of the original volumes, which were divided geographically. The contents of each paper is briefly summarized. The papers for the most part consist of the correspondence sent to the Committee of Trade by colonial officials. The subjects covered include taxation and revenue, relations with Indians and French and Spanish colonies, piracy, military forces and fortifications, trade and shipping, unrest and uprisings among colonists, and administration of justice.

There is an introduction at the beginning of the reel. The papers are arranged geographically into the following categories: America (papers concerning more that one American colony), New York, New England, Virginia, Maryland and Newfoundland, Canada, Darien and Hudson Bay, Jamaica, Antigua, Bermuda, Barbados, and the Caribbean Islands.
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Bragg, John. Diary of John Bragg, in the Whitehaven Public Library and Museum, Cumberland.

Bragg, John. DIARY OF JOHN BRAGG, IN THE WHITEHAVEN PUBLIC LIBRARY AND MUSEUM, CUMBERLAND.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, Eng: Micro Methods, 1968
British records relating to America in microform
1 reel(s)

John Bragg was the proprietor of a successful shoe-making business in Whitehaven (Cumbria, N.W. England) during the second half of the eighteenth century. He was a deeply religious member of the Quaker faith. He married Margaret Hadwen in 1749, and it was through his wife's brother, John Hadwen, a resident of Rhode Island, that he had an interest in America and the War of Independence. The diary, which begins in 1771, contains medical recipes, references to historical dates, selected newspaper articles, family notations, and a number of letters from Bragg's relatives in America. It lists significant events in Whitehaven and in the Bragg family, and contains a number of references to the War of Independence. For example, it records news of events leading up to the war, battles during the war, and the arrival of Henry Fleming from Virginia.

A description of the contents is at the beginning of the reel.
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Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform, Revolutionary War Microforms

Bragg, Thomas 1810 -1862. Thomas Bragg Diary, 1861-1862, in the Southern Historical Collection of the University of North Carolina Library.

Bragg, Thomas 1810 -1862. THOMAS BRAGG DIARY, 1861-1862, IN THE SOUTHERN HISTORICAL COLLECTION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA LIBRARY.

Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Library, 1968
1 reel(s)

After two terms as governor of North Carolina, Thomas Bragg was elected to the Senate in 1859. The first portion of his diary covers January 3, to March 1, 1861. It deals with political activities and difficulties related to sectional differences and secession. Plans for a provisional government, the problems of federal forts in the South, the Kansas question, and the financial problems of both the northern and southern governments are covered. During the next portion of the diary from November 15, 1861 to April 9, 1862, Bragg was attorney general of the Confederate States. He reports on conversations with Jefferson Davis and cabinet members, discussions at cabinet meetings, war news, relation of the central government with state governments, and financial problems. He also discusses the loyalty of states such as Kentucky, Tennessee, and Missouri to the Confederacy, military topics such as the re-enlistment of volunteers, manufacture of gunpowder, naval warfare, and prisoner exchanges, and battles including the clash between the Monitor and Merrimac and the Battle of Shiloh. In the remainder of the diary he mentions rumors of war, prices of store goods, and political activities in Virginia and North Carolina.

An uncataloged guide, Guide to the Microfilm Edition of the Bragg Diary, is available in the Special Collections Office. It contains a partial list of people mentioned in the diary.
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Bryce, James Bryce , Viscount, 1838-1922. James Bryce, Viscount Bryce of Dechmont, American Correspondence, 1871-1922.

Bryce, James Bryce , Viscount, 1838-1922. JAMES BRYCE, VISCOUNT BRYCE OF DECHMONT, AMERICAN CORRESPONDENCE, 1871-1922.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, Eng.: Micro Methods, 1964
British records relating to America in microform
7 reel(s)

James Bryce, jurist, historian, and politician, was a member of Parliament from 1880 to 1906 and a member of three cabinets. He first visited the United States in 1871 and last in 1921. His knowledge of the United States is reflected in his book, The American Commonwealth, published in 1888. As British ambassador to the United States from 1907 to 1913, he singled out as his most important task the furtherance of good relations between Britain and the United States. Topics discussed in his papers include various presidential campaigns and elections, tariffs, the Negro problem, civil service reform, Canadian-American relations, international copyright legislation, American city government, the Armenian question, the Irish question, women's suffrage, the Venezuela crisis, German propaganda, maritime disputes, and the League of Nations.

A description of the collection and its arrangement appears on the first reel.
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Posted in Black Studies Microforms, British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform, Venezuela

Buckley-Mathew, George Benvenuto. Buckley-Mathew Collection.

Buckley-Mathew, George Benvenuto. BUCKLEY-MATHEW COLLECTION.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, England: Micro Methods, 1967
British records relating to America in microform
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These ninety-one letters were mainly addressed to Sir George Buckley-Matthew (1807-1879), a British diplomat. Of particular interest is the period during which he served as British consul in Charleston, South Carolina (1850-1853), and Philadelphia (1853-1856). A number of the letters discuss the capture of free West Indian Negro seamen and their sale in the southern United States. Many of the letters were written by British and American statesmen and diplomats. One from William Gladstone concerns Mathew's resignation of his consular post at the request of the United States government after he attempted to recruit Americans for service in the Crimean War.

A description of the collection and its arrangement is on the reel.
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Posted in Black Studies Microforms, British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform

Burke, Thomas ca 1747-1783. Thomas Burke Papers in the Southern Historical Collection of the University of North Carolina Library.

Burke, Thomas ca 1747-1783. THOMAS BURKE PAPERS IN THE SOUTHERN HISTORICAL COLLECTION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA LIBRARY.

Chapel Hill, N.C: University of North Carolina Library, 1967
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Thomas Burke emigrated to America from Ireland, settling in Accomac County, Virginia. By 1769 he was a practicing attorney in Williamsburg. In 1772, he moved to Hillsborough, North Carolina. Active in politics, he was governor of North Carolina during one of the most critical periods in the state's history, 1781-1782. He actively resisted the British and Tory domination of the state. A raid by the Tory forces under David Fanning led to his capture and parole to James Island. He later escaped to North Carolina and resumed his duties as governor of the state. The papers are primarily concerned with business and personal matters until the mid-1770s. Increasing concern with political affairs from 1776 to 1781 stem from Burke's position as a member of the North Carolina General Assembly and as a delegate to the Continental Congress. Later papers discuss military affairs, his violation of parole, and the settlement of his estate.

A description of the collection and its arrangement appears on the first reel.
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Burr, Aaron 1756 -1836. Papers of Aaron Burr, 1756-1836.

Burr, Aaron 1756 -1836. PAPERS OF AARON BURR, 1756-1836.

Glen Rock, N.J.: Microfilming Corporation of America, 1978
27 reel(s)

The correspondence, books, journals, and legal papers vividly portray Burr's early years in the military, his work as a New York lawyer, his major role in the formation of the Jeffersonian party, and his subsequent rise to the position of vice president of the United States. The collection also depicts his fall from power and provides valuable insight into the duel with Alexander Hamilton which destroyed his career. This collection serves as a source for the study of New York state and local history, territorial expansion in the new republic, and women's history. Burr's journals for the years 1808 to 1812 offer a record of the intellectual and social life in Great Britain and Europe during the Napoleonic era.

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Guides:

Kline, Mary-Jo The guide and index to the microfilm edition of The papers of Aaron Burr 1756-1836

The guide provides an index to persons and legal actions in the papers and provides limited subject access to Aaron Burr’s private journal.

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Calef and Chuter (Firm) Calef and Chuter Letter Book, 1783-96, Manuscript Volume in Rhodes House Library, Oxford

Calef and Chuter (Firm) CALEF AND CHUTER LETTER BOOK, 1783-96, MANUSCRIPT VOLUME IN RHODES HOUSE LIBRARY, OXFORD

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, Eng.: Micro Methods, 1964
British records relating to America in microform
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Robert Calef, in partnership with John Chuter, was a registered ship-broker in London. They dealt in various commodities, including tobacco, cordage, firearms, potash, pearls, and timbers. They also dealt in insurance for ships and cargoes, undertook commissions for the collection of debts, and appeared before the Admiralty prize courts when American vessels were concerned. Most of the 1,030 letters in the letter book are addressed to American firms. Although the letters are mostly concerned with cargo-rates, commodity prices, and exchange discounts, they also comment on the political and economic consequences of British foreign policy.

A description of the contents and an index of correspondents precedes the letter book.
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Caner, Henry, 1700-1792. Letterbook of the Reverend Henry Caner 1728-1778.

Caner, Henry, 1700-1792. LETTERBOOK OF THE REVEREND HENRY CANER 1728-1778.

East Ardsley, UK: Microform Academic Publishers, 2000
British records relating to America in microform
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Henry Caner (c.1700-1792), born near Bristol, soon emigrated with his family to the New England colonies. After graduating from Yale University, Caner was ordained in 1727 in the Church of Engand and appointed as a missionary for the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (SPG). He returned to the colonies as a missionary to Connecticut and Massachusetts, becoming a leading Church of England clergyman. In 1747 he was named rector of King's Chapel in Boston, the most important Anglican Church in New England. A staunch Tory Loyalist, Caner criticized the British government for its handling of the colonies. As many Loyalists did, Caner left for London in 1776 during the early part of the War for Independence and remained in England, living in Cardiff, South Wales and Bristol until he died in 1792. Although he enjoyed financial success in America, much of his assets were lost when he returned to England.
This microfilm reproduces the letterbook of Caner, one of the very few surviving letterbooks of an American Anglican clergy. Included are both official correspondence and personal letters from Caner dating from 1728 to 1778. Topics include family relations and kinship, personal reaction to events leading to the American Revolution, and life as a refugee Loyalist American in England after 1776. These topics reflect the social, economic, political, and religious life of the period. Also included are Caner's view of George Whitefield, the Great Awakening, the Sons of Liberty, and Governor Thomas Hutchinson.

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Guides:

Simmons, R. C. The letterbook of the Rev. Henry Caner, 1728-1778 : from the Special Collections Department, Bristol University Library : a brief introduction to the microfilm edition

Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform, Revolutionary War Microforms

Carr, Ralph 1711 -1807. American Papers of Ralph Carr.

Carr, Ralph 1711 -1807. AMERICAN PAPERS OF RALPH CARR.

East Ardsley, Wakefield, Yorkshire, Eng: EP Microform Limited, 1978
British records relating to America in microform
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Ralph Carr was a merchant in Newcastle-on-Tyne who conducted an extensive trade with the American colonies during the middle of the eighteenth century. This collection contains correspondence and papers relating to that trade from 1741 to 1778. Most of the correspondence is to merchants in Boston and New York, with additional items to merchants in North Carolina, Philadelphia, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia, and the West Indies.

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Minchinton, Walter E. The American papers of Ralph Carr : merchant of Newcastle-upon-Tyne 1741-1778 : in the Northumberland Record Office, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

The guide contains the provenance of the collection, biographical information on Ralph Carr, a description of Carr’s American trade, a list of contents of the film, an index of American correspondents, and a bibliography of related works. The guide is filmed at the beginning of the reel.

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Carroll, Charles 1737 -1832. Charles Carroll Papers

Carroll, Charles 1737 -1832. CHARLES CARROLL PAPERS

Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources, 1971
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The microfilm includes a list of Carroll's correspondence in chronological order.
Charles Carroll's grandfather, Daniel Carroll, came to America from Ireland around 1670 and became the owner of large estates in Maryland. Charles took over the development of the 10,000-acre tract, known as Carrollton Manor, in Carroll County, Maryland. He was legally barred from political life because of his Catholicism. However, he was active in a series of debates about the Maryland government in 1770. He participated in the abortive attempt to form a union between Canada and the colonies. In 1776 he was elected a delegate to the Continental Congress and signed the Declaration of Independence. He represented Maryland as a senator in the first Federal Congress. As a Federalist, he was opposed to the War of 1812. These papers are based largely on the collection of the Maryland Historical Society. Material from thirteen other repositories was incorporated into the collection.

An uncataloged guide, Hanley, Thomas O'Brien (ed.). The Charles Carroll Papers, is available in the Special Collections Office and is also filmed on reel one.
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Carter Family Papers, 1659-1767, in the Sabine Hall Collection.

CARTER FAMILY PAPERS, 1659-1767, IN THE SABINE HALL COLLECTION.

Charlottesville, Va: University of Virginia Library, 1967
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This collection includes land documents, correspondence, and diaries of Landon Carter and of his son, Robert Wormley Carter, in the Sabine Hall Collection of the University of Virginia. Landon Carter, son of Robert ("King") Carter, was a successful Virginia planter and politician. For twenty years, he was a member of the House of Burgesses from Richmond County and was among the first to protest the commercial policy of the mother country. His son, Robert, was an important official in the life of the country. He was also elected to the House of Burgesses and served from 1769 to 1776. The papers of both men present a picture of that small, aristocratic class which controlled the life of the colony. The papers are divided into two series and arranged chronologically according to physical type: the first type, correspondence and land documents, is followed by the second, bound diaries, on reels two through four. Correspondence in the Sabine Hall Collection has been supplemented with copies of Landon Carter's correspondence from other institutions.

An uncataloged guide, The Carter Family Papers, 1659-1767, in the Sabine Hall Collection, is available in the Special Collections Office. It contains extensive notes on the content of each reel and a list of correspondents.
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Champion, Richard 1743-1791. Letterbooks of Richard Champion, 1760-1775 in the Bristol Record Office and New York Public Library.

Champion, Richard 1743-1791. LETTERBOOKS OF RICHARD CHAMPION, 1760-1775 IN THE BRISTOL RECORD OFFICE AND NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY.

East Ardsley, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England: Microform Academic Publishers, 1986
British records relating to America in microform
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The five letterbooks of Richard Champion contain drafts or contemporary copies of the correspondence of Richard Champion from 1760-1775. A resident of Bristol most of his life, he married Judith Lloyd of Winterbourne there in 1764. A member of the Society of Friends (Quakers), Richard became a Bristol merchant with several ships and varied commercial interests, including holding the patent for "transparent" china. In addition he owned a number of playhouses. In the 1770s he became sympathetic to the American colonists protests of the Stamp Act and supported them throughout the Revolutionary War. In the parliamentary elections he supported Edmund Burke, and had a great deal of correspondence with him.

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Guides:

The letterbooks of Richard Champion, 1760-1775 in the Bristol Record Office and New York Public Library [guide]

The guide contains a description of each letterbook, with a discussion of its most useful and interesting letters and a bibliography of sources on Richard Champion’s life.

Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform

Clarendon, George William Frederick Villiers American Material in the Clarendon Papers, 1853-1870: The Private and Confidential Correspondence of George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde.

Clarendon, George William Frederick Villiers AMERICAN MATERIAL IN THE CLARENDON PAPERS, 1853-1870: THE PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WILLIAM FREDERICK VILLIERS, 4TH EARL OF CLARENDON AND 4TH BARON HYDE.

Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England: Microform Academic Publishers, 1994
British Records Relating to America in Microform
15 reel(s)

George William Frederick Villiers (1800-1870) served as Foreign Secretary in four administrations, intermittently from 1853 to 1870. His correspondence during his time in Washington covered a sensitive period in Anglo-American relations. The United States and Great Britain were partners in a profitable transatlantic trade, but Britain began to have concerns about American expansionism, especially American filibusters in Nicaragua and other areas throughout South and Central America. Clarendon did not serve during the Civil War, but believed Southern independence was assured. After the Northern Victory, it became clear the United States was going to dominate the rest of North America. For related material see the Crampton Papers.

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Guides:

American material in the Clarendon papers, 1853-1870 : [guide] the private and confidential correspondence of George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde : from the Bodleian Library, Oxford and the Public Record Office, London

The guide contains a brief introduction to the collection, a biography of Clarendon, a bibliography, and a reel index.

Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Nicaragua, Papers of Individuals on Microform

Clark, Grenville 1887 -1967. Microfiche Inventory of the Papers of Grenville Clark.

Clark, Grenville 1887 -1967. MICROFICHE INVENTORY OF THE PAPERS OF GRENVILLE CLARK.

Hanover, NH: Dartmouth College, 1974
15 fiche

This is an inventory of the papers of Grenville Clark (1882-1967) held at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire. Clark was a Harvard-trained lawyer of inherited wealth who became influential in public affairs. After the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915, Clark and a number of friends approached General Leonard Wood thereby setting into motion a practical campaign to prepare the United States for entry into the war. One of the results of this campaign was the Officer Training Camp at Plattsburgh, New York. Microfiche 1 describes the contents of the eighteen boxes in the collection on this subject. Clark considered himself a conservative and helped to establish the National Economy League to work for a balanced federal budget. As director of this league Clark helped draft the Economy Act of 1933 which was part of Roosevelt's "Hundred Days" legislation. As a member of the Harvard Corporation, the governing body of the university, he became a specialist on academic freedom. Clark was chairman of the American Bar Association Committee on the Bill of Rights from 1938 to 1940. Prior to World War II Clark provided much of the impetus for the passage of the Selective Service Act. Microfiches 4-6 describe the contents of the thirty-five boxes in the collection on this topic. By the end of the war Clark became involved in fostering world government and became the leader of the United World Federalists. After the war he was an outspoken critic of Senator Joseph McCarthy. The inventory delineates the significant holdings and correspondents featured in the collection.

An uncataloged guide, A Microfiche Inventory of the Papers of Grenville Clark, is available in the Special Collections Office. This guide provides a brief biographical sketch of Grenville Clark and a table of contents of the inventory. This guide is reproduced on the first microfiche in the series.
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Posted in History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform

Claude A. Barnett Papers. Part Three: Subject Files on Black Americans, 1918-1967, Series B.

CLAUDE A. BARNETT PAPERS. PART THREE: SUBJECT FILES ON BLACK AMERICANS, 1918-1967, SERIES B.

Frederick, Maryland: University Publications of America, 1985
Black Studies Research Sources
16 reel(s)

We own Series B: Colleges and Universities, 1918-1966.
Claude Barnett founded the Associated Negro Press (ANP) in March 1919 and remained director during a time of great social change, retiring in 1964. After his retirement the ANP ceased to exist. The ANP provided information of interest to black readers including news, opinion columns, reviews of books, movies, and records as a wire service to black newspapers. In addition to his work with the ANP, Barnett served as special assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, participated in Republican Party Campaigns, the National Negro Business League, and the United Negro College Fund. In addition, he served on the boards of the Tuskegee Institute, American National Red Cross, Provident Hospital, and other organizations. In 1934 he married the well-known concert singer and actress, Etta Moten. The Claude Barnett Papers are arranged by subject in eleven series. The collection includes correspondence, memos, reports, and clippings on agriculture, colleges and universities, economic conditions, entertainers, artists and authors, medicine, military, philanthropic and social organizations, politics and law, race, religions, and personal files.

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Guides:

The Claude A. Barnett papers : the Associated Negro Press 1918-1967. part three, subject files on Black Americans, 1918-1967

The guide contains a brief biography of Claude A. Barnett and a short history of the Associated Negro Press, along with a description of each subject filmed on the reel and a detailed reel list. It includes an index of major subjects covered.

Posted in Black Studies Microforms, History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform

Cleveland, Grover 1837-1908. Grover Cleveland Papers.

Cleveland, Grover 1837-1908. GROVER CLEVELAND PAPERS.

Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1958
Presidential papers microfilm
164 reel(s)

Grover Cleveland was the only United States president to serve nonconsecutive terms (1885-1889 and 1893-1897). A lawyer in western New York, he served as mayor of Buffalo from 1881 to 1882 and governor of New York from 1883 to 1884. During his presidential years, he worked to remove federal jobs from political influence and used his veto power to block pension bills. He opposed protective tariffs, but could not get the necessary support from Congress. After his re-election he forced the repeal of the Sherman Silver Purchase Act, and in another controversial move, broke up the Pullman railroad strike with federal troops. Few of the documents in the collection date from the period before he became president. The papers are arranged in ten series as follows: diaries, general correspondence (1828-1910), additional correspondence (1828-1945), letter press copy books, speeches, messages, and Cleveland writings (1884-1907), notes made by Richard Gilder (biographer), miscellany, and printed matter.

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Guides:

Library of Congress. Manuscript Division. Index to the Grover Cleveland papers

The guide provides access to the collection by writer or recipient.

Posted in History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform

Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933. Calvin Coolidge Papers.

Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933. CALVIN COOLIDGE PAPERS.

Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1959
Presidential papers microfilm
190 reel(s)

Calvin Coolidge, governor of Massachusetts and vice president of the United States, became president after the death of Warren G. Harding in 1923. Coolidge was best known for his adherence to the conservative Republican policy of government. The Coolidge era was distinguished by an absence of crises, the lack of spectacular political leadership, and the expansion of apparent prosperity. Coolidge opposed farm relief proposals and bonuses for World War I veterans. The Coolidge papers in the Library of Congress are largely files of correspondence in the White House when Coolidge left office on March 4, 1929. The evidence is quite strong that Coolidge destroyed a large part of his personal papers. The papers are organized in three series: Executive Office correspondence (1923-1929), additional correspondence (1921-1929), and reception lists (1925-1927).

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Guides:

Library of Congress. Manuscript Division. Index to the Calvin Coolidge papers

The guide provides access by subject or case, and, to some extent, by writer or recipient.

Posted in History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform

Coxe, Tench 1755-1824. Papers of Tench Coxe in the Coxe Family Papers at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1776-1824

Coxe, Tench 1755-1824. PAPERS OF TENCH COXE IN THE COXE FAMILY PAPERS AT THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA, 1776-1824

Philadelphia, Pa: Atlas Microfilming Service, 1978
122 reel(s)

The son of a Philadelphia merchant, Tench Coxe was influential in the early development of United States economic policies. He became assistant secretary of the treasury in 1789, commissioner of revenue from 1792 to 1797, and purveyor of public supplies from 1803 to 1812. Coxe was one of the economic nationalists who, with Alexander Hamilton, believed in the need for a strong central government and the development of manufacturing. His papers reflect his interests in land development, expository writing, commercial enterprise, and public service. They are divided into four series: volumes and printed materials, correspondence, essays and addresses, and bills and receipts.

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Guides:

West, Lucy Fisher. Guide to the microfilm of the papers of Tench Coxe in the Coxe family papers at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

The guide provides extensive background information and notations on the contents of each reel.

Posted in History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform

Crampton, John Fiennes Twistleton. American Material in the Crampton Papers, 1844-1856: The Private and Confidential Correspondence of Sir John Fiennes Twistleon Crampton, Bart, Kcb.

Crampton, John Fiennes Twistleton. AMERICAN MATERIAL IN THE CRAMPTON PAPERS, 1844-1856: THE PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL CORRESPONDENCE OF SIR JOHN FIENNES TWISTLEON CRAMPTON, BART, KCB.

Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England: Microform Academic Publishers, 1994
British Records Relating to America in Microform
17 reel(s)

Sir John Fiennes Twistleton Crampton was born in Ireland on August 12, 1805. He began his role in Washington when he was appointed Foreign Secretary on July 3, 1845. Eventually he served under two Ministers before he became Charge d'Affaires in 1851. In January 1852 he was appointed Minister to the United States, and served until May 28, 1856, when President Franklin Pierce broke off diplomatic relations with him because of his attempts to recruit American volunteers for service in the British Army during the Crimean War. His correspondence as a member of the British Legation in Washington covered many of the important issues in Anglo-American relations including disputes over fisheries in Canadian waters, the need for Canadian-American trade, and attempts by Americans to acquire naval bases in Cuba. In addition, major problems, such as American filibustering in Nicaragua, and clashes over possible canal routes across the American Isthmus caused disagreements. For related material see the Clarendon Papers.

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Guides:

American material in the Crampton papers, 1844-1856 : [guide] the private and confidential correspondence of Sir John Fiennes Twisleton Crampton, Bart, KCB : from the Bodleian Library, Oxford

The guide contains an introduction to the collection, a brief biography of Crampton, a bibliography, and an index to the microfilm.

Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Nicaragua, Papers of Individuals on Microform

Currie, James. Journal of James Currie, 1776. Journal of a Voyage from Nixonton, North Carolina to the Island of St. Martin’s 19 September to 29 October 1776.

Currie, James. JOURNAL OF JAMES CURRIE, 1776. JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE FROM NIXONTON, NORTH CAROLINA TO THE ISLAND OF ST. MARTIN'S 19 SEPTEMBER TO 29 OCTOBER 1776.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, Eng.: Micro Methods, 1964
British records relating to America in microform
1 reel(s)

James Currie of Scotland came to America in 1771 to work in the tobacco trade. When the War for Independence began, the actions of the Continental Convention and privateers continually disrupted Currie's business and personal affairs. In September 1776, he left for the West Indies, keeping a journal of his voyage. During the voyage, he almost drowned, the vessel was fired upon and chased by an unknown vessel, and they heard of the defeat of the American troops on Long Island. Included with this journal is the autographed draft of a letter he sent to Pinckney's Gazette of Philadelphia, in 1775. The letter defends the actions of Scottish tobacco merchants who refused to advance credit to planters following the failure of the Ayr Bank in 1772.

A description of the collection and its arrangement is at the beginning of the reel.
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Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform, Revolutionary War Microforms

Danford, J. Diary of the Siege of Quebec, 1775.

Danford, J. DIARY OF THE SIEGE OF QUEBEC, 1775.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, Eng.: Micro Methods, 1971
British records relating to America in microform
1 reel(s)

Although little is known of J. Danford, his diary is a useful account of the siege of Quebec. Possibly compiled from a mixture of personal information and official bulletins, it provides a Canadian perspective on the American War for Independence. It is probably a fair copy rather than the original draft.

A description of the collection and its arrangement is at the beginning of the reel.
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Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform, Revolutionary War Microforms

Dartmouth, William Legge. American Papers of the Second Earl of Dartmouth in the Staffordshire Record Office.

Dartmouth, William Legge. AMERICAN PAPERS OF THE SECOND EARL OF DARTMOUTH IN THE STAFFORDSHIRE RECORD OFFICE.

Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England: Microform Academic Publishers, 1993
British Records Relating to America in Microfilm
16 reel(s)

The papers of the Earl of Dartmouth are an important private source for the American Revolution from a man at the center of the British government who helped in the developing of British policy before and during the Revolutionary War. William Legge, the second Earl of Dartmouth (1731-1801), served in the House of Lords from 1765, was the Secretary of State for the American Colonies from 1772-1775, and Lord Privy Seal from 1775 to 1782. The papers, dated 1765 to 1782, focus on Dartmouth's term as American Secretary. Correspondents include Lord North (the Earl's step-brother), King George III, the Duke of Newcastle, William Knox, Generals Howe and Gage, Thomas Hutchinson, and Benjamin Franklin, among others. In addition to correspondence the papers include colonial reports, Cabinet Minutes, and protest addresses from merchants.

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Guides:

The American papers of the Second Earl of Dartmouth in the Staffordshire Record Office

The guide contains an introduction to the collection, a brief biography of the Earl of Dartmouth, a description of the manuscripts, and a bibliography.

Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform, Revolutionary War Microforms

Davis, John fl 1755-1783. John Davis Papers in the Library of Congress, Correspondence.

Davis, John fl 1755-1783. JOHN DAVIS PAPERS IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, CORRESPONDENCE.

Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1966
5 reel(s)

John Davis was an officer in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. The correspondence from May 28, 1755, through July 14, 1783, concern his efforts to gather and provide transportation and provisions for the Continental Army. Principal correspondents include Major General Nathanael Greene, the quartermaster general, as well as James Abeel, Clement Biddle, Mark Bird, John Cox, David Grier, Isaac Melcher, Charles Pettit, William Rippey, and Thomas Smith. Several letters dealing with personal business matters are from James Wilson, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The fifth reel includes financial accounts from 1777 to 1780.

The correspondence is arranged chronologically.
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Posted in History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform, Revolutionary War Microforms

Dickinson family. Jamaica Plantation Records from the Dickinson Papers, 1675-1849: In the Somerset Record Office and the Wiltshire Record Office.

Dickinson family. JAMAICA PLANTATION RECORDS FROM THE DICKINSON PAPERS, 1675-1849: IN THE SOMERSET RECORD OFFICE AND THE WILTSHIRE RECORD OFFICE.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, Eng.: EP Microform Limited, 1978
British records relating to America in microform
4 reel(s)

The Crown granted Caleb Dickinson 6,000 acres in Jamaica as a reward for his services to Admiral Penn in the capture of Jamaica in 1655. The property passed to his sons Ezekial, Caleb, and Vickris. This collection primarily represents the activities of Caleb II and his son, William, as they managed their distant plantations from their homes in England. The material includes plantation accounts, ledgers, journals, letter books, slave lists, deeds and settlements, agent's papers, and miscellaneous papers on various subjects. The filmed material dates from 1692 to 1849.

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Guides:

Jamaica plantation records from the Dickinson papers 1675-1849 : in the Somerset Record Office and the Wiltshire Record Office

The guide contains the provenance of the Dickinson family papers, a short history of the family, a table of contents for each reel, a short bibliography of related information and a Dickinson family tree.

Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform

Dillard University, New Orleans Amistad Research Center. Countee Cullen Papers 1921-69.

Dillard University, New Orleans Amistad Research Center. COUNTEE CULLEN PAPERS 1921-69.

New Orleans: Amistad Research Center, 1975
7 reel(s)

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Guides:

Borders, Florence E. Guide to the microfilm edition of the Countee Cullen papers, 1921-1969

Posted in Literature Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform, Primary Resources in Art on Microform

Dromgoole, Edward 1751-1815. Edward Dromgoole Papers in the Southern Historical Collection of the University of North Carolina Library.

Dromgoole, Edward 1751-1815. EDWARD DROMGOOLE PAPERS IN THE SOUTHERN HISTORICAL COLLECTION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA LIBRARY.

Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina, 1966
4 reel(s)

Edward Dromgoole (1751-1815) was a merchant, planter, and Methodist preacher in Brunswick County, Virginia. One son, Edward Dromgoole Jr. (1788-1840), was a physician, planter, merchant, and Methodist preacher. The other son, George Coke Dromgoole (1797-1847), was a lawyer, planter, and political figure of Brunswick County. The first group of papers, those of Edward Dromgoole, Sr., and his son, Edward, from 1770 to 1830, are valuable for the study of the early Methodist movement in America. Religious problems are discussed, including the controversy among Methodists regarding slavery. The papers also discuss the western movement of settlers, the attitude of those settlers toward slavery, and free Negroes in Ohio. The George Coke Dromgoole papers (1830-1848) were written by a wide circle of political and business friends and reflect their opinions on railroads in the 1830s, Texas annexation, the Mexican War, the political campaigns from 1840 to 1847, and other political activity. Well-known correspondents in these papers include John Wesley, Francis Asbury, Silas Wright, and Thomas Hart Benton.

An uncataloged guide, The Edward Dromgoole Papers in the Southern Historical Collection of the University of North Carolina Library, available in the Special Collections Office, provides background, a list of correspondents, and reel notes.
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Posted in Black Studies Microforms, History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform

DuBois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt) 1868-1963. Papers of W.E.B. Dubois, 1803 (1877-1963) 1965.

DuBois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt) 1868-1963. PAPERS OF W.E.B. DUBOIS, 1803 (1877-1963) 1965.

Ann Arbor, MI: University Microfilms International, 1980
89 reel(s)

This collection preserves the writings of W.E.B. DuBois, an historian by profession, and a civil rights pioneer by conviction. He wrote twenty-one books and countless journal articles. DuBois corresponded with Sherwood Anderson, Andrew Carnegie, Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King, Jr., Margaret Mead, Albert Schweitzer, Booker T. Washington, Roy Wilkins, and other significant figures. Those interested in African-American studies, American history, and political science have the opportunity to witness the nearly century old development of DuBois' political and social philosophy as they peruse this collection.

The collection is arranged into twenty series, with each listed and described. Copyright regulations pertaining to the use of this collection are explained. The microfilm reels are listed, as are selective items for which there is an index. Four years are mentioned in the title. The years 1877-1963 denote the time period in which there are items written by and to W.E.B. DuBois. The oldest item in the collection is a copy of a land grant made to James DuBois in 1803. Finally, 1979 is the year in which DuBois' stepson, David Graham DuBois, donated additional items.

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Guides:

McDonnell, Robert W. The papers of W.E.B. Du Bois, 1803 (1877-1963) 1979 : a guide

The guide contains a biographical sketch of W.E.B. DuBois, and a description of the scope and content of this collection and of DuBois materials in other repositories.

Posted in Black Studies Microforms, Civil Rights Microforms, History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform

Dulles, John Foster, 1888-1959. Minutes of Telephone Conversations of John Foster Dulles and of Christian Herter (1953-1961)

Dulles, John Foster, 1888-1959. MINUTES OF TELEPHONE CONVERSATIONS OF JOHN FOSTER DULLES AND OF CHRISTIAN HERTER (1953-1961)

Washington, DC: University Publications of America, 1980
Presidential Documents Series
11 reel(s)

John Foster Dulles and Christian Herter were successive secretaries of state under the Eisenhower Administration. This collection contains the minutes of nearly all their telephone conversations as secretaries of state including extensive minutes of communications with the president. The telephone calls of Dulles and Herter were routinely monitored by their personal assistants who prepared minutes or memoranda of the conversations. Minutes of telephone conversations with the president were prepared by Dulles and Herter themselves. The telephone conversations of Herter and Dulles form a useful source for the study of foreign policy and international relations during the Cold War. They cover a history of foreign relations in the Eisenhower era from the Korean armistice to Kennedy's inauguration. The McCarthy crisis and congressional relations are discussed at length. Minutes for the following conversations are included in the collection: J. Edgar Hoover on the Bohlen case (1953), Richard Nixon on the 'Eisenhower-Dulles Policy in Asia' (1954), Allen Dulles on the communist threat and Monroe Doctrine (1954), Defense Secretary Wilson on military aid to Vietnam (1954), Henry Cabot Lodge on admission of communist China to the United Nations (1954), Eisenhower on the Quemoy-Matsu crisis (1955), Sherman Adams on stability of the NATO alliance (1955), Eisenhower on the Suez situation (1956), Allen Dulles on Soviet atomic testing (1957), Eisenhower on civil unrest in Jordan (1957), Eisenhower on military intervention in Lebanon (1958), Eisenhower on United States support for Cuba (1959), Lyndon Johnson on defense appropriations (1960) and Allen Dulles on United States relations with Cuba (1960).

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Guides:

A Guide to Minutes and documents of the cabinet meetings of President Eisenhower (1953-1961) : [and] Minutes of telephone conversations of John Foster Dulles and of Christian Herter (1953-1961)

In the same volume as Minutes and Documents of the Cabinet Meetings of President Eisenhower (1953-1961) (described elsewhere). The John Foster Dulles telephone memoranda cover the period December 30, 1952 to May 8, 1959. They are contained on reels 1 through 8 of the collection. The John Foster Dulles telephone conversations with the White House are on the the remainder of reel 10 and cover the period of January 3, 1959 to January 19, 1961. Reel 11 contains the Christian Herter telephone memoranda for the period of January 1, 1959 to January 16, 1961. The records are divided into fifty-five files, each of which has been filmed in reverse chronological order. The guide contains a reel index which indicates the date of each conversation and the identity of the other party. A name index is also provided.

Posted in History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform

Dunayevskaya, Raya Raya Dunayevskaya Collection

Dunayevskaya, Raya RAYA DUNAYEVSKAYA COLLECTION

Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Archives, 1981
8 reel(s)

Raya Dunayevskaya, founder of Marxist-Humanism in the United States, was born in Russia and came to the United States as a child. She was the Russian secretary to Leon Trotsky during his Mexican exile from 1937 to 1938. She published books applying her Marxist ideals to the theory of state-capitalism, the philosophy of Marxist-Humanism applied to U.S. labor, Black equality, and women's liberation movements.

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Guides:

Wayne State University. Archives of Labor History and Urban Affairs. A guide to the Raya Dunayevskaya collection : Marxist-Humanism–1941 to 1975, its origin and development in America ; available on microfilm from the Archives of Labor History and Urban Affairs, Walter Reuther Library, Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich., 48202.

This guide introduces the collection, and describes the contents of reels 1-3.

News & Letters. Guide to the Raya Dunayevskaya collection : Marxist-humanism : a half-century of its world development [in] Wayne State University Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs

This guide contains a more detailed description of the reels listed in the first guide, and the reels issued from 1975 to 1986, with an introduction by Raya Dunayevskaya.

Raya Dunayevskaya Memorial Fund. Guide to the Supplement to the Raya Dunayevskaya collection : Marxist-humanism : a half-century of its world development [in] Wayne State University Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs.

This guide has an introduction to the supplement, and a detailed list of the contents of reels 6-8.

Posted in History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform, Women's Studies Microforms

Eichmann, Adolf 1906-1962. Adolf Eichmann: Papers Relating to Adolf Eichmann Compiled by the Weiner [I.E. Wiener] Library, London, 1961.

Eichmann, Adolf 1906-1962. ADOLF EICHMANN: PAPERS RELATING TO ADOLF EICHMANN COMPILED BY THE WEINER [I.E. WIENER] LIBRARY, LONDON, 1961.

London: Micro Methods, 1961
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Papers spanning the period from 1934 to 1960 relate to Adolf Eichmann's role as a member of the Gestapo. Wartime papers discuss the evacuation of Jews and Poles from the eastern territories and France, Belgium, and Holland, the deportations to Auschwitz, and attempts to prevent the emigration of Jews to Palestine. Postwar documents reveal Eichmann's role in the extermination of the Jews at Auschwitz and other concentration camps, and the use of forced labor. Arranged chronologically, most of the documents are in German, with a few of the later reports in English. The index provides short English summaries.

An index at the beginning of the reel indicates the contents of each document.
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Posted in Belgium, France, History Microforms, Netherlands, Papers of Individuals on Microform, World War II Microforms

Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882. Ralph Waldo Emerson Collection: 1822-1903.

Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882. RALPH WALDO EMERSON COLLECTION: 1822-1903.

Wakefield, England: Microform Academic Publishers, 1999
British Records Relating to America in Microform
2 reel(s)

Filmed from the Alexander Ireland Collection in the Central Library, Manchester, England. This collection contains extracts from Emerson’s work in newspapers and periodicals, reviews of works by Emerson, reviews of and extracts from the correspondence between Emerson and Thomas Carlyle, a Scottish writer also admired by Alexander Ireland, reviews of Ireland’s book on Emerson, articles about Emerson, correspondence, and obituaries on Emerson’s death in the American and British press.

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Guides:

Harding, Brian. The Ralph Waldo Emerson collection, 1822-1903 : a brief introduction to the microfilm edition of the Ralph Waldo Emerson collection

The guide contains a brief account of the introduction and friendship between Emerson and Alexander Ireland upon Emerson’s visits to England, contents of the two reels, and bibliological notes.

Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Literature Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform

Estlin Papers, from Dr. William’s Library, Gordon Square, London.

ESTLIN PAPERS, FROM DR. WILLIAM'S LIBRARY, GORDON SQUARE, LONDON.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, Eng.: Micro Methods, 1961
British records relating to America in microform
6 reel(s)

Letters of John B. and Mary Estlin, as well as pamphlets from 1840 to 1884, are largely concerned with the anti-slavery movement. The papers illustrate the close connection between British and American abolitionists in the mid-nineteenth century. The Estlins themselves were among the chief supporters of the British anti-slavery movement. Mary Estlin, to whom most of the letters were written, corresponded extensively with abolitionists in the United States. The pamphlets, many from William Lloyd Garrison's strongholds in New England and Philadelphia, illustrate the deep rifts in the American movement, divisions which spread to Great Britain as well.

A table of contents is on the first reel.

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Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform

Ettwein, John Bp 1721-1802. Papers of John Ettwein from the Archives of the Moravian Church, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Ettwein, John Bp 1721-1802. PAPERS OF JOHN ETTWEIN FROM THE ARCHIVES OF THE MORAVIAN CHURCH, BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA.

New Haven, Conn.: Research Publications, 1969
8 reel(s)

John Ettwein was born in 1721 in Wurttemberg (now incorporated into Baden – Wurttemberg, Germany). He joined the Moravian Church in 1740 and in 1754 he and his family embarked for America. They settled in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The Moravians were isolated from Anglo-Saxon America. Their position in American life was complicated by their conscientious objection to bearing arms and their refusal to join in the American Revolution. It was largely through the efforts of John Ettwein that the Moravians were able to maintain a rapport with the American authorities and not suffer the same fate as many Loyalists after the Revolution. His papers consist of some 1,800 items and reflect a practical man, both literate and fluent in English who handled a great deal of the daily business for his religious community.

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Guides:

Hamilton, Kenneth G. (Kenneth Gardiner), 1893- John Ettwein and the Moravian church during the Revolutionary period.

Appendix B in the guide provides a catalog of the Ettwein papers preserved in the Moravian Archives in Bethlehem.

Posted in Church History Microforms, History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform, Revolutionary War Microforms

Ewing, Thomas 1789-1871. Microfilm Edition of the Thomas Ewing Papers in the Ewing Family Collection.

Ewing, Thomas 1789-1871. MICROFILM EDITION OF THE THOMAS EWING PAPERS IN THE EWING FAMILY COLLECTION.

Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Archives, 1967
6 reel(s)

Thomas Ewing, a highly successful lawyer from Lancaster, Ohio, served as United States senator from 1830 to 1836. From March to September 1841, he was secretary of the treasury under Presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler. From 1849 to 1850 he was secretary of the interior under Presidents Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore. After retiring from these cabinet positions, he continued to be very active in both state and national politics. He spent each winter for his last twenty years in Washington, D.C. arguing cases before the Supreme Court. As an advisor to President Lincoln, he urged moderation and compromise prior to the Civil War. He later was a trusted advisor to President Andrew Johnson and gave advice on appointments and drafted veto messages for him. The papers include correspondence, legal papers, and financial records, with a major emphasis on Ewing's law practice and his land holdings.

An uncataloged guide, Microfilm Edition of the Thomas Ewing Papers in the Ewing Family Collection, available in the Special Collections Office, provides background, a detailed list of contents for each reel, and a list of correspondents.
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Posted in History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform

Fawcett and Lister Papers from the Shibden Hall Folk Museum, Halifax.

FAWCETT AND LISTER PAPERS FROM THE SHIBDEN HALL FOLK MUSEUM, HALIFAX.

Wakefield, Yorkshire, England: Micro Methods, 1967
British records relating to America in microfilm
2 reel(s)

Letters and papers accumulated by the Lister family, who occupied Shibden Hall from 1614 to 1923, record the business and personal activities of the family. James Lister (1673?-1729) was an apothecary of Halifax and the owner of Shibden Hall. The papers include references to his wife, Mary, and their children and grandchildren. Their eldest child, Martha, married William, the son of Robert Fawcett (or Faucitt), a merchant and minor landowner of Bull Close, Halifax. The papers of their son William, later General Sir William Fawcett, cover various military matters, with references to the War for Independence including an account of the Battle of Lexington. Also included are manuscripts that relate to the trading careers in Virginia in the 1730s of several Lister brothers.

A description of the collection and its arrangement, including a list of correspondents, appears on the first reel.
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Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform, Revolutionary War Microforms

Ferrar, Nicholas. Ferrar Papers, 1590 to 1790: in Magdalene College, Cambridge.

Ferrar, Nicholas. FERRAR PAPERS, 1590 TO 1790: IN MAGDALENE COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE.

East Ardsley, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England: Academic Microform Publishers, 1992
British Records Relating to America
14 reel(s)

Over 3,000 letters and business papers of the family of Nicholas Ferrar (died 1620) make up this collection, The business archive of the Virginia Company of London and its subordinate, the Somer Islands Company, formed the beginning of the collection. In 1625 the family moved from London to their Huntingdonshire manor, Little Gidding, and family correspondence from Mrs. Ferrar and her two sons, Nicholas and John make up the bulk of the collection. The letters continue with correspondence of various Ferrar descendents, including Susanna Collett and her five eldest daughters. In addition to correspondence, the collection includes prints purchased in Nicholas Ferrar's travels from 1613 to 1617. Correspondence includes the Woodnoth, Brooke, Fielding, Barridge, and Cave families.

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Guides:

The Ferrar papers, 1590-1790, in Magdalene College, Cambridge

The guide consists of an introduction and finding list by David Ransome, in addition to genealogical charts of the Ferrar family.

Posted in Black Studies Microforms, British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform