Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Here are entered works on the region of the United States between the Rocky Mountains and the Allegheny Mountains and north of the Ohio River and the southern border of Missouri and Kansas, generally including the states of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota.
Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:
Elias Loomis family papers
Call Number: MS 331
Overview: The papers consist of personal and professional correspondence, genealogical and professional research material and writings, and financial records of Elias Loomis and his sons Henry Bradford and Francis Engelsby Loomis. The papers record Elias Loomis' scientific studies, particularly in astronomy and meteorology. Genealogical notes and writings document the family history through the descendants of Joseph Loomis. Correspondence concerning Elias Loomis' father, sisters, and brothers, who were...
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Elias Loomis family papers
Munson family papers
Call Number: MS 734
Overview: Correspondence, financial papers, and deeds of two branches of the Munson family of New Haven and nearby Connecticut towns. Most of the correspondence pertains to Edwin Beach Munson (1817-1879), his sons Albert L. Munson (b. 1842) and Edward Munson (b. 1854), and Edwin's brother Francis Munson (b. 1827), a book dealer in Chicago.Several letters ca. 1866 concern a patent for making paper napkins.The remaining papers, consisting of deeds and financial papers, relate to the family of Baszel Munson...
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Munson family papers
Thomas E. Packer papers
Call Number: MS 1010
Overview: The papers consist of letters written to Packer from fellow teachers, family, and business associates, plus financial, legal, and miscellaneous papers. The correspondence covers the years 1851-1858, when Packer was teaching school in West Mystic, Connecticut; Brandon, Mississippi; and Mystic Bridge, Connecticut. The letters contain news about teaching, discussions of spiritual and intellectual concerns, and remarks about places visited.
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Thomas E. Packer papers
Piatt Family Papers
Call Number: MS 1038
Overview: Correspondence, literary notes, clippings, photographs, and an album of poems and drawings on Edinburgh compiled (1898-1899) by Cecil Piatt. The correspondence consists mainly of letters to John Bear Piatt from family members on the frontier in Montana, Dakota territory, and Kansas. There are also letters from his son, John James Piatt, who served as the United States Consul in Cork, Ireland, from 1882-1893, and from Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt, noted nineteenth century poet and author.
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Piatt Family Papers
Samuel B. Reed papers
Call Number: MS 409
Overview: Correspondence, financial records, diaries, papers, and miscellanea relating to Samuel B. Reed's career as an engineer and surveyor for various railroad lines in Canada and the United States. Personal correspondence with Jane Ann Earl Reed and Lucy Adeline Hurd Van Horne also discuss railroad matters.
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Samuel B. Reed papers
Richard H. Rickard papers
Call Number: MS 416
Overview: Correspondence, financial papers, maps, and photographs of Richard H. Rickard, a mining agent and broker in Michigan, South Carolina, and other states, 1863-1885.
Dates: 1849-1927, bulk 1863-1885
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Richard H. Rickard papers
Ruggles family papers
Call Number: MS 1199
Overview: Correspondence, household accounts and receipts, leases and other personal and financial papers of Herman, Ellen McCoy, Thomas Colden, Julia Flewwelling, and Ellen Rosalie Ruggles. Particularly well documented are business transactions involving land holdings near Cleveland, Ohio and the Union Square area of New York City prior to and during the Civil War. Also included are papers relating to Thomas Colden Ruggles' career as an engineer to domestic management of a new house in Jersey City, New...
Dates: 1789-1887, bulk 1832-1867
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Ruggles family papers
Joel Sumner Smith papers
Call Number: MS 461
Overview: Correspondence, bills, invoices, notes, writings, clippings and other papers of Joel Sumner Smith. His correspondence includes accounts of his life as a student at Yale and as a teacher of music in a Young Ladies' Seminary in Racine, Wisconsin. Much of the remaining material concerns purchases made for the Yale University Library (especially Russian works). Also included are letters from others to his son, Frederick Sumner Smith.
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Joel Sumner Smith papers
Street family papers
Call Number: MS 946
Overview: The major figure in these papers is Joseph Monfort Street, who was an Indian agent in Iowa in the 1820s and 1830s. Half of the collection is made up of family correspondence (1805-1931). Included is the correspondence of Joseph M. Street with his wife, Eliza Maria Posey Thornton, and his sons, and members of the Street and Posey families.Topics discussed in the letters include religion, health, national politics and slavery, particularly in reference to slaves owned by the Street family. Joseph...
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Street family papers
Strong Family Collection
Call Number: MS 1198
Overview: The collection consists of correspondence, legal and financial papers, diaries, writings, autographs, and other papers documenting the lives and activities of several generations of Strong family members and related Fowler, Pond, and Huntington families of Massachusetts and Connecticut. The bulk of the collection concerns the extended family of Phinehas Strong of Northampton, Massachusetts, and relates to the teaching and agriculture pursuits of family members in Ohio, Michigan, Virginia, and...
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Strong Family Collection
Wood family papers
Call Number: MS 1157
Overview: Chiefly the letters of William Cowper Wood to his parents written from Washington, D.C. and Joliet, Illinois. Also included is a ledger (1809-1837) kept by his father, Joseph Wood, a judge in New Haven, Connecticut, miscellaneous family letters, and genealogical materials.
Dates: 1809-1934, bulk 1839-1868
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Wood family papers
Century of Progress International Exposition - New York World's Fair collection
Call Number: MS 820
Overview: The collection includes printed matter and publicity material related to the Century of Progress International Exposition in Chicago (1933-1934) and the New York World's Fair (1939-1940), including such miscellaneous administrative records of the New York World's Fair as the annual report for 1938 and organizational charts. A main strength of the collection is the printed material from more than one thousand exhibitors at both fairs, comprising business, non-profit institutions, and...