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Sixth-plate daguerreotype in leather case of William Emerson (1835-1864), nephew of Ralphy Waldo Emerson and a lawyer in New York state. The photograph was taken ca. 1858 by Charles DeForest Fredericks of New York, N.Y. Enclosed is a note in an unknown hand that identifies the photograph
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Typewritten copy of correspondence between John Chipman Gray, a soldier in the 2nd Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, and John Codman Ropes, a Boston lawyer, during the Civil War, 12 Oct. 1862- 27 June 1865. Correspondence describes Gray's experiences in the Army serving under Gen. George Henry Gordon, including a promotion to major and his appointment as a Judge Advocate, in various locations as Maryland Heights, Folly Island and Hilton Head (S.C.); Ropes experiences and observations as a Boston lawyer; and their discussions regarding the status of the war and the current political climate in the United States
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Papers of writer, orator, and politician Jonathan Russell of Mendon, Mass., 1799-1863 kept while U.S. charge d'affaires at Paris and London, 1810-1811, U.S. Minister to Sweden and Norway, 1814-1818, member of the Mass. House in 1820, U.S. representative from Mass. in the Seventeenth Congress, 1821-23, and chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs (Seventeenth Congress). Papers consist of diplomatic correspondence and transcripts; family letters and letterbooks, including letters by Russell's wife Lydia Smith Russell and his daughter Amelia E. Russell; diaries of Jonathan Russell, Lydia Smith Russell, and Amelia Russell, that include each of their own perspectives of a trip through Europe in 1818-1819; an account book, 1817; Russell's wedding tour itinerary, 1817; newspaper clippings; and letters to and from Lydia Smith Russell, Amelia E. Russell, Otis Ammidon, Joel Barlow, William H. Crawford, Thomas Jefferson, John L. Lawrence, James Madison, James Monroe, George A. Otis, and ... Read More
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Hand-colored ninth-plate ambrotype in leather case of an unidentified young man, possibly a member of the William H. West family. The photograph was taken ca. 1855-1860 by an unknown photographer
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Diary kept by William Cheever in Boston from May 19, 1775 to Mar. 17, 1776, containing brief remarks on the battles and skirmishes between British and American troops, the food shortage, and the British evacuation
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Diary kept by a Mrs. Benjamin Whitwell (probably Lucy Scollay Whitwell) describing a journey from Boston to Saratoga and Lake George, N.Y., June 17- Aug. 4, 1812. Mrs. Whitwell describes the landscape, agriculture, and other features of towns travelled through in New York
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Diary and logbook kept by military surgeon Josiah Bartlett on board the privateer Pilgrim, 19 April - 4 Oct. 1781 and 11 Dec. 1781 - 23 July 1782. Bartlett describes the travels of the Pilgrim, under the command of Captain Joseph Robinson, off the coasts of Canada and Western Europe, as well as visits to several ports in the West Indies. Bartlett also notes skirmishes with British vessels, prizes captured by the crew, and a list of officers for each voyage
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Papers of engineer Henry Lane of the Boston Post newspaper and the Presto Recording Apparatus of Boston, Mass., 1935-39, pertaining to the research and development of a sound camera and other recording equipment. Includes correspondence with Boston Post editor and publisher Richard Grozier, John Maurer of the Berndt-Maurer Corp. in New York, N.Y., and the Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, N.Y. Also includes notes, drawings and schematics, and technical manuals
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Travel diary of Anna Huidekoper Peabody (later Bellows), kept on a trip to England, France, and Switzerland, 16 Mar.-14 Aug. 1864. The bulk of the diary was kept in France and Switzerland. Entries describe the voyage via steamer from Boston, as well as sightseeing, shopping, social calls, and other activities at Paris and other cities and towns. Peabody traveled with her sister Ellen Peabody Eliot, Ellen's husband Charles W. Eliot, their young sons Charles and Samuel Atkins Eliot, and Catherine Atkins Eliot (later Storer). Also included are pencil sketches and watercolors made by Anna H. Peabody. The diary only occasionally mentions news from home of the Civil War
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Sixth-plate daguerreotype in leather half-case of Rev. William C. Clark and Angenette (Stone) Clark by an unknown photographer. Includes a label in an unknown hand identifying the subjects