Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 52 Collections and/or Records:
Tarleton family papers
Call Number: MS 481
Overview: Correspondence, autograph album, genealogical notes, photographs and miscellaneous papers of the Tarleton and Lightfoot families of Alabama. The major figures represented in the collection are Robert Tarleton, his wife Sarah Bernard Lightfoot Tarleton, and Sarah Bee Ross Lightfoot. Most letters were written by Robert Tarleton and date from the Civil War period. The papers also contain an 1834 letter from Marquis de Lafayette to the President of the French Chamber of Peers.
Dates: 1830-1888, bulk 1861-1869
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Tarleton family papers
Terry family papers
Call Number: MS 482
Overview: Papers of five family members, the children and daughter-in-law of Alfred and Clarissa Terry, make up the major part of the collection. The most prominent figure is Alfred Howe Terry, a Civil War general in the Union army, whose correspondence and military papers relate to the Fitz-John Porter case, the Indian campaigns (1870s) and reminiscences of military service and the Civil War. Included are orders for the court martial of General Custer and drawings supposedly given to Terry by Sitting...
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Terry family papers
Tomlinson family papers
Call Number: MS 1172
Overview: Correspondence, financial records, and legal documents of the Tomlinson and related families of Connecticut. Prominent in the correspondence are six letters (1826-1853) by Gideon Tomlinson, governor of Connecticut (1826-1831) and a series of Civil War letters (1862-1865) by Albert DeForest of the 14th Connecticut Volunteers. Also a farming diary (1793-1805) kept probably by Joel Beard of Stratford, and the daybook (1805-1812) of Curtiss Tomlinson, a farmer of Huntington. Additional account...
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Tomlinson family papers
Cornelius Vanderbilt Papers
Call Number: MS 1181
Overview: Chiefly correspondence, memoranda, a notebook, and memorabilia relating to Vanderbilt's service as an officer in the U.S. Engineers during World War I. Also included are technical notebooks on mathematics, chemistry, and engineering (1897-1926). Of particular note are two illustrated manuscript volumes: one by Joseph Lyddell Peyton outlining a course of instruction for British naval officers, and the second by John Burnell showing the headlands of various coastlines in Europe and Africa. Also...
Dates: 1776-1953, bulk 1901-1928
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Cornelius Vanderbilt Papers
Waterbury family papers
Call Number: MS 537
Overview: Correspondence, financial records, and memorabilia of this Stamford, Connecticut family. The principal figure is David Waterbury (1722-1801), who served as a colonel in the French and Indian War and again in the American Revolution. Included in the papers are military records relating to these events and a letter to him from Roger Sherman (1776 Apr 30) about a Continental Commission. Also two travel journals kept by his son, William Waterbury IV, one for a trip throught New York, Pennsylvania,...
Dates: 1700-1966, bulk 1750-1897
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Waterbury family papers
Alexander Stewart Webb papers
Call Number: MS 684
Overview: Correspondence and papers of Alexander Stewart Webb which detail his personal, military, and academic activities. Webb's military service at Fort Pickens, Florida; as a member of the Army of the Potomac, and with General George Meade during the Civil War is documented, as is his tenure as president of the College of the City of New York.
Samuel Blachley Webb papers
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.
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Samuel Blachley Webb papers
Lewis Weld family papers
Call Number: MS 559
Overview: The papers contain correspondence, Civil War memorabilia, diaries, and photographs of Mason Cogswell Weld, Lewis Ledyard Weld, and Charles T. Weld, sons of Lewis Weld (1796-1853). The collection has letters written from Leipzig, Germany by Mason Weld, 1853-1855; and several letters from Lewis L. Weld describing his life and activities in Colorado, 1860-1863. The bulk of the correspondence, however, dates from the Civil War, in which all three brothers served.
Dates: 1781-1877, bulk 1853-1864
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Lewis Weld family papers
Joseph Wheaton papers
Call Number: MS 631
Overview: Correspondence and documents between Major Joseph Wheaton, members of his family, and various government officials concerning attempts to secure reimbursement from the government for debts incurred while Wheaton was serving as Deputy Quarter Master General during the War of 1812. Correspondents of note include Joseph Bloomfield, William Eustis, Charles Gratiot, George Hay, Thomas Jefferson, Lafayette, Return Jonathan Meigs, James Monroe, Amos Stoddard, and Martin Van Buren.
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Joseph Wheaton papers
Henry B. White papers
Call Number: MS 1645
Overview: The papers consist of letters written by Henry B. White to his wife, Dorothy Welch White, during World War II. The correspondence details White's military experiences, covering such topics as his basic training in the United States and subsequent postings in Morocco, Northern Africa, India, and Burma. The letters contain detailed descriptions of military training and camp life, the flora and fauna of Africa and India, and Sikh and Hindu rituals. Also included are four letters from George Morgan...
Dates: 1943-1993, bulk 1943-1945
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Henry B. White papers
Nathan Whiting papers
Call Number: MS 552
Overview: The papers consist of family correspondence of the Whiting family as well as the personal correspondence of Nathan Whiting, military and legal documents and miscellaneous family papers, including an address by Polly Whiting on the importance of education for women (undated), an essay by Samuel Whiting on his marriage (pre-1725) and a plan of the Township of Cumberland showing land belonging to Colonel Nathan Whiting and others..
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Nathan Whiting papers
Winthrop-Weston family papers
Call Number: MS 549
Overview: The papers primarily contain the family correspondence of William Woolsey Winthrop (1831-1899), his sister Sarah Chauncey Winthrop Weston, and their mother, Elizabeth Dwight Woolsey Winthrop. Several letters were written by William Winthrop from St. Anthony, Minnesota and others concern his Civil War military experiences.