Library of Congress - Research and Reference Services
Correspondence, financial and legal records, and miscellany relating to Russell & Co., Guangzhou (Canton), China, and to its founder, Samuel Russell, and members of his family. Includes material relating to the merger of Russell & Co. with John P. Cushing, William Perkins & Company of Boston, Mass., and hong merchant Houqua, of Guangzhou, China; banking problems in the U.S.; national and international monetary matters; commerce with China; commerce within the U.S.; the Russell Manufacturing Company, producer of elastic webbing, established in Middletown, Conn., in 1831; Ithiel Town's design of Samuel Russell's Middletown mansion; land speculation in Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, and Wisconsin; the Turkish opium trade; the American Colonization Society; and epilepsy and the medical care of Russell's son, John A. Russell
Texas Tech University - Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library
Includes correspondence, financial and legal material, literary productions, printed material, newsclippings, photographs and scrapbook material pertaining to the interests and activities of Jim Dan Hill in his career as educator, author and National Guard officer. Collection bulk dates cover 1930-1968. There is a very wide range of materials, including large amounts of correspondence concerning famiy, business, and civic affairs
Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Letters that Edward Kirby wrote to his wife and eldest son Jake between 1827 and July 1848 constitute the largest portion of the collection. Kirby's peacetime letters describe his travels in Wisconsin, Michigan, and New York State, and his trips to Washington, D.C., and discuss family news, business investments, the management of his two-thousand acre farm, the increasingly complicated financial affairs, the fallout from the Panic of 1837, and local news, including the events of the Patriot War (1837) in the neighboring Canada. Kirby, a leader of the local Whigs, also discusses state and national politics, in particular the internal improvements, protective tariff, and the annexation of Texas. Kirby also recounts Washington news and rumors and comments on various aspects of military life as well as the news of the Second Seminole War -- Included is a 1840 letter from William H. Seward soliciting Kirby's opinion on the "candidates.".
Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Letters received by Marvin H. Bovee regarding abolition of capital punishment and Democratic politics -- Correspondents include James Buchanan, Horace Greely, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Henry W. Longfellow, Martin Van Buren, Horatio Seymour, Gerrit Smith, Dorothea Lynde Dix, Elizabeth Stanton Cady, and others
Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
The American Indian File is an artificially assembled collection which includes miscellaneous pieces and five smaller groups of papers concerning Indians in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. The documents are primarily concerned with the transfer of land from Indians to whites and include deeds, indentures, treaties, proclamations and mortgages. Nearly all the papers are dated from 1634 to 1815, with a very few pieces from the late 19th and the 20th centuries. Also included is information on military and political affairs, negotiations and Indian ethnology, primarily between 1780 to 1850. Tribes belonging to the Iroquoian language family, including the Cherokees and Senecas, are most fully represented, but tribes in the Algonquian family, especially in the Great Lakes region are also represented (Ottawa and Saginaw Chippewa)
Michigan Technological University - J.R. Van Pelt and Opie Library
Records, circa 1977-circa 1987, of the Model United Nations Club of Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes constitution and bylaws, Arrowhead Model United Nations conference programs, delegates handbooks, and position papers as well as correspondence between Professor David Halkola, adviser, and University administration
Michigan Technological University - J.R. Van Pelt and Opie Library
Photograph albums, 1946, compiled by Frances Mary Potter during extended summer travel in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, with brief stops in northern Wisconsin and Ontario, Canada. Includes two photograph albums