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Robert Fridenberg Collection of Portrait and Topographical Prints

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Call Number: GEN MSS 1000
Overview: A collection of European and American portrait and topographical prints that includes work by printmakers Samuel Arlent Edwards, George Edward Perine, Eugène Sadoux, and others.
Dates: 1500-1945, bulk 1750-1900

Roger Griswold papers

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Call Number: MS 256
Overview: Chiefly letters by Roger Griswold, of which three-fourths were written to his wife, Fanny Rogers Griswold, while he served in Congress, in Philadelphia and Washington, 1794-1805. While the letters to his wife are largely on family and practical matters relating to the family farm in Lyme, Connecticut, his letters to his father, Matthew Griswold, and to his brother, also Matthew, discuss politics briefly. A letter to Secretary of War, William Eustis, discusses the issue of placing the...
Dates: 1784-1812

Humphreys-Marvin-Olmstead collection

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Call Number: MS 857
Overview: A collection of unrelated papers, linked by the family connections of the major figures. The papers of David Humphreys, a diplomat in the service of the United States, document his activities in Spain, 1789-1808. Also included are personal papers including correspondence with David Bushnell and Ezra Lee about submarines and with James Madison on politics, and some family correspondence. The papers of George William Erving, who was chargé d'affaires in Madrid (1804-1809) during Humphreys'...
Dates: 1776-1867

Annie Burr Jennings collection

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Call Number: MS 687
Overview: An autograph collection of approximately forty letters and documents, chiefly dating from the Revolutionary War era. Prominent in the collection are Ashbel Green, James Wadsworth, and George Washington. Among the later writers are Albert Bierstadt, Richard Wagner and correspondents of Annie Burr Jennings.
Dates: 1775-1930

David Smith Papers

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Call Number: GEN MSS 1399
Overview: The papers consist of a selection of David Smith's personal papers and a library of his autograph sermons dating from 1796 to 1859. The personal papers are autograph manuscripts including ten volumes of his journals, his school notes, speeches, and keys to the abbreviations he used in his writings. Also present is Smith's manuscript song book containing compositions on themes such as Bunker Hill and the death of General James Wolfe, an autograph sermon by Rev. Alexander Gillet (1749-1826), and...
Dates: 1790-1859

Washington family papers

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Call Number: MS 538
Overview: The collection contains correspondence and other papers of President George Washington, Martha Dandridge Washington, and William Augustine Washington, half brother of George Washington.
Dates: 1751-1870

Samuel Blachley Webb papers

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Call Number: MS 539
Overview: The Webb papers consist of letterbooks, correspondence, journals, notebooks, orderly books, papers, and military records documenting the personal life and military career of Samuel Blachley Webb, who served in the American Revolutionary forces under Israel Putnam and George Washington. Notable correspondents include: Joseph Barrell, Silas Deane, Nathanael Greene, Alexander Hamilton, Robert Morris, Samuel Otis, Timothy Pickering, Jonathan Trumbull, George Washington, and Catharine Hogeboom Webb.
Dates: 1756-1819

William Williams family papers

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Call Number: MS 558
Overview: Correspondence, papers, and genealogical notes pertaining to the Williams family of Connecticut. The major figures represented in the collection are William Williams (1731-1811), Thomas Wheeler Williams (1789-1874), and William Williams (1862-1947). The collection also contains letters of four presidents.
Dates: 1754-1938