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Henson Family Papers

Creator:
Henson family  Search this
Names:
Henson family  Search this
Henson, Tobias  Search this
Extent:
0.18 Linear feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Leaflets
Correspondence
Financial records
Newsletters
Account books
Receipts
Legal documents
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1818-1943
bulk 1830-1900
Summary:
The Henson Family papers, which date from 1818 to 1943 and measure 0.18 linear feet, document the activities of Tobias Henson and his descendants. The papers are comprised of booklets, correspondence, legal documents, and receipts.
Scope and Contents:
This collection documents the activities of Tobias Henson and his descendants between 1818 and 1943. It contains materials related to the Hensons' financial and legal activities. Included in the collection are booklets, correspondence, deeds and titles, legal documents, and receipts.

Arrangement The papers are organized into four series. The content of each series is arranged alphabetically. The series are arranged as follows:

Series I: Financial Records Series II: Legal Records Series III: Printed Materials Series IV: Miscellaneous
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged by series: 1) Financial Records, 2) Legal Records, 3) Printed Materials, 4) Miscellaneous.
Biographical/Historical note:
The history of the Hensons begins with the family's patriarch, Tobias Henson. Mr. Henson was a slave in the Washington, DC area during the 18th and 19th centuries and, given his family's history, it is apparent that he was a man with an ambitious mission: to attain the American dream. He had two tasks to accomplish if he were to see his dream realized. First he had to gain freedom for himself and his family. Second he had to purchase property upon which he could build a home, and from which he could earn a living.

He took the first step in 1813 when he purchased himself from his slave master, thus gaining his freedom. Next he purchased his wife, Elizabeth. In April of 1832 Mr. Henson purchased his daughter Matlinda Smith and her three children. In May of the following year he purchased his second daughter Mary Anderson.

With these purchases, Tobias Henson became a slaveholder, with his wife and children his slaves. Ever resourceful, Mr. Henson used this to his advantage; he rented out his daughters for income and used them as collateral for loans. With the income he generated, he purchased the freedom of his other family members. In fact, he used his daughters, Matlinda and Mary, as collateral for a loan he acquired to purchase Mary's freedom.

In addition to purchasing his freedom in 1813, Tobias Henson entered into an agreement to buy land in the Anacostia section of Washington, DC. The land, named the Ridge, consisted of twenty-four acres located in the Congress Heights section of Anacostia. He made payments on the Ridge until 1826, at which time he made the final payment and became the legal owner. Initially Mr. Henson farmed the land, but as his family grew he subdivided the acreage so that the members of his family could experience their own American dream.

Over the subsequent decades members of the Henson family continued to purchase land in the area surrounding the Ridge; at one point they were one of the largest landowners in the Anacostia section of Washington, DC. The family maintained residence on various parts of the land from the time of its purchase until the middle of the 20th century. Title records filed with the District of Columbia show that, in 1931, the portion of the Ridge that Tobias Henson gave to his grandson, Richard Smith, was still in possession of his descendants. But that was the exception. Most of the Henson family's real estate was either sold or "taken" by the government under the auspices of eminent domain. Just a decade after this title was filed, the federal government made plans to take what remained of the Ridge.

The family did all they could to save the legacy of Tobias Henson. They contacted local and federal government officials in an attempt to stave off what would amount to the destruction of an important piece of black history dating from antebellum Washington, DC. When they had exhausted all of the possibilities, they made a last ditch appeal to First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. In a 1943 letter they pleaded,

At the present there are some thirteen or fourteen families living on this land, which is still designated as the Ridge, and with only one or two exceptions, these families are the direct descendants of Tobian [sic] Henson…we do not feel that taking our homes will aid in the War Effort or in the Ideals of Democracy.

Unfortunately, their plea went unanswered; the land was taken by the government and the houses thereon where razed.
Related Materials:
Anacostia Historical Society Records.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Slavery -- United States  Search this
African American soldiers  Search this
Free blacks  Search this
African Education Society  Search this
American Colonization Society  Search this
Public housing  Search this
Eminent domain  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
Freedmen  Search this
African American families  Search this
Genre/Form:
Leaflets
Correspondence
Financial records
Newsletters
Account books
Receipts
Legal documents
Citation:
Henson family papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Dr. Myrtle Henson.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-030
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Henson Family Papers
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-030
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List of enslaved persons hired out by AB Rouzee for the year 1812

Owned by:
Rouzee Family, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
L x W: 9 5/8 x 15 3/4 in. (24.4 x 40 cm)
Type:
financial records
Place made:
Essex County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1812
Topic:
African American  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Business  Search this
Finance  Search this
Slave hire system  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Liljenquist Family
Object number:
2011.104.19
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Portfolio/Series:
Rouzee Family Papers
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.104.19
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Payment receipt for apprehending Braxton, property of Edward Rouzee

Owned by:
Rouzee Family, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
L x W: 8 1/2 x 8 in. (21.6 x 20.3 cm)
Type:
financial records
legal documents
Place made:
Essex County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
September 16, 1829
Topic:
African American  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Business  Search this
Finance  Search this
Freedom  Search this
Fugitive enslaved  Search this
Law  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Self-liberation  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Liljenquist Family
Object number:
2011.104.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Portfolio/Series:
Rouzee Family Papers
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.104.2
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List of enslaved persons hired out by AB Rouzee for the year 1813

Owned by:
Rouzee Family, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
L x W: 9 5/8 x 15 3/4 in. (24.4 x 40 cm)
Type:
financial records
Place used:
Essex County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1813
Topic:
African American  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Business  Search this
Finance  Search this
Slave hire system  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Liljenquist Family
Object number:
2011.104.20
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Portfolio/Series:
Rouzee Family Papers
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.104.20
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Account of hires of enslaved persons belonging to Apphia Rouzzee for 1812

Owned by:
Rouzee Family, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
L x W: 9 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. (24.8 x 40 cm)
Type:
financial records
accounts
Place depicted:
Culpeper County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Place made:
Essex County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1812-1813
Topic:
African American  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Business  Search this
Domestic slave trade  Search this
Finance  Search this
Slave hire system  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Liljenquist Family
Object number:
2011.104.23
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Portfolio/Series:
Rouzee Family Papers
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.104.23
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Additional Online Media:

Lists of enslaved persons hired out by the Rouzee family in 1811

Owned by:
Rouzee Family, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
L x W: 12 7/8 x 8 in. (32.7 x 20.3 cm)
Type:
financial records
Place made:
Essex County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1811
Topic:
African American  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Business  Search this
Finance  Search this
Slave hire system  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Liljenquist Family
Object number:
2011.104.24
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Portfolio/Series:
Rouzee Family Papers
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.104.24
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Account for "supporting chargeable negroes" belonging to A.B. Rouzee

Owned by:
Rouzee Family, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
L x W: 9 7/8 x 15 3/4 in. (25.1 x 40 cm)
Type:
financial records
Place made:
Essex County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1811-1813
Topic:
African American  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Business  Search this
Finance  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Liljenquist Family
Object number:
2011.104.41
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Portfolio/Series:
Rouzee Family Papers
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.104.41
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Bill of sale for Sam purchased by Edward Rouzee

Owned by:
Rouzee Family, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
L x W: 5 x 10 1/4 in. (12.7 x 26 cm)
Type:
financial records
bills of sale
Place made:
Essex County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
January 14, 1800
Topic:
African American  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Business  Search this
Domestic slave trade  Search this
Finance  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Liljenquist Family
Object number:
2011.104.5
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Portfolio/Series:
Rouzee Family Papers
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.104.5
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Family Papers, Miscellaneous

Collection Creator:
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1918, undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Joseph Cornell papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Joseph Cornell papers, 1804-1986, bulk 1939-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Joseph Cornell papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-cornjose-ref22

Ramsay Family Papers

Collector:
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Author:
Ramsay, William, 1716-1785 (minister)  Search this
Names:
Alexandria Dyeing and Cloth Dressing Establishment  Search this
Alexandria Turnpike Co  Search this
Snicker's Gap Turnpike Co  Search this
Washington National Monument Society  Search this
Ramsay family -- 18th century -- Virginia  Search this
Bartleman, William  Search this
Carlyle, John  Search this
Dalton, John  Search this
Dinwiddie, Robert  Search this
Dixon, John  Search this
Fairfax, George William  Search this
Fauquier, F.  Search this
Frazier, Joseph  Search this
Gilpin, G.  Search this
Gilpin, Thomas  Search this
Gilpin, William  Search this
Henry, Patrick, Jr  Search this
Irving, Washington  Search this
Johnston, George  Search this
Lee, Richard  Search this
Madison, James  Search this
McCarthy, Daniel  Search this
McCarty, Dennis  Search this
Ramsay, Anthony  Search this
Ramsay, Betty ("Betsy")  Search this
Ramsay, Dennis  Search this
Ramsay, Edward  Search this
Roberts, M.  Search this
Rumsey, James  Search this
Sanford, Capt. Edward  Search this
Stewart, James  Search this
Stoddert, Benjamin  Search this
Washington, George, 1732-1799  Search this
Wythe, George  Search this
Extent:
3.5 Cubic feet (9 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Genealogical tables
Account books
Financial records
Correspondence
Family papers
Wills
Legal documents
Obituaries
Tickets
Manuscripts
Insurance policies
Place:
Alexandria (Va.) -- 18th century
Virginia -- 18th century
Date:
1749-1924; 1957
Scope and Contents:
Original and photocopied correspondence, financial papers, newspaper clippings, legal documents, insurance policies, account book, genealogical notes, wills, lottery tickets, and currency, documenting the activities of the Ramsay family of Alexandria, Virginia and related families.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged topically.
Biographical / Historical:
William Ramsay (1716-1785), a Scottish Presbyterian minister, played a major role in the establishment of Alexandria, Virginia and later served as its mayor. His son, Dennis, also served as mayor and as a colonel in the Continental Army. Other descendants remained active in local affairs.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Heirs of William and Dennis Ramsay,1962, April 30.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Clergy -- 18th century -- Virginia  Search this
Domestic relations -- 18th century -- Virginia  Search this
City and town life -- 18th century -- Virginia  Search this
Community life -- 18th century -- Virginia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings -- newspaper -- Virginia
Genealogical tables -- Virginia
Account books -- 18th century
Financial records -- 18th century
Correspondence -- 18th century
Family papers -- 18th century
Wills -- Virginia
Legal documents -- Virginia
Obituaries
Tickets -- Lottery
Manuscripts -- 18th century
Insurance policies -- Virginia
Citation:
Ramsay Family Papers, 1749-1924, 1957, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0088
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Ramsay Family Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0088
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Sullivan family papers

Creator:
Sullivan family  Search this
Names:
Sullivan family  Search this
Extent:
2.25 Linear feet (7 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Autograph albums
Books
Correspondence
Certificates
Tintypes (prints)
Ephemera
Financial records
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic prints
Place:
Long Island (N. Y.)
Washington (D. C.)
Warsaw (Poland)
Boston (Mass.)
New Brunswick
Date:
1860-1994
bulk 1920-1960
Summary:
The Sullivan Family papers, which date from 1880 to 1994 and measure 2.25 linear feet, document the personal lives of four generations in the Sullivan Family. The papers are comprised of personal correspondence, school materials, legal documents, financial records, clippings, books, posters, and photographs.
Scope and Contents note:
These papers, which date from 1880 to 1994, bulk dates 1920–1960, document the lives of four generations of the Sullivan family. They contain material relating to a great number of Sullivan family members descended from Livinia and Abraham Sullivan. The papers especially offer insight into the family's life and involvement during the Second World War through a particularly abundant collection of correspondence and photographs. The papers also include books, legal documents, financial records, and school materials.
Arrangement note:
The papers are organized into four series. Folders are arranged alphabetically within series, while documents within folders are organized chronologically. Oversized material appears in the series: Biographical Files, Printed Materials and Photographs. Non archival materials associated with the papers are housed in the Collections Department.

Series I: Biographical Files

Series II: Correspondence

Series III: Printed Materials

Series IV: Photographs
Biographical/Historical note:
In 1883 Abraham Sullivan welcomed his wife, Livinia and four children, Charles, Nynetta, Emma, and Theodore to Boston, Massachusetts. Emigrating from New Brunswick, Canada, the family would remain in the Boston area for many generations to come. After the move to Boston, oldest son Charles H. Sullivan would rise to prominence in the New England music scene. He became a skilled craftsman in instrument-making and founded the Boston Victorian Orchestra, a multi-racial orchestra.

Charles Sullivan never married, which perhaps contributes to the lack of information on his life. His brother Theodore married Anne Vann of Nova Scotia, Canada. Together they raised two daughters from Anne's previous marriage, Sadie and Rosa Jones (later Sadie Thompson and Rosa Miller). They also had four children of their own, Theodore M., twins Mary (later Mary Walters) and May, and Frances (later Frances Mendez).

Theodore and Anne's son Theodore M. began his family's military tradition by enlisting in the army in 1917, during the First World War. He spent two years fighting in Europe before being honorably discharged at the end of the conflict in 1919. In the early 1930s Theodore was awarded the Purple Heart by United States Secretary of War George Dern for eleven different wounds sustained in 1918.

Theodore M.'s example was followed by his immediate and extended family members during the Second World War. Many of the women volunteered in war efforts at home and all three of Theodore M.'s sons, Lewis, Earle, and Edwin (Eddy) enlisted for service in the armed forces. In 1943 Earle Sullivan was accepted into the Tuskegee Institution's program for training the first African American military pilots (now famously known as the "Tuskegee Airmen") and was well into his training before his death at the end of 1943.

The Sullivan family continued their tradition of service for many decades through memberships with the Red Cross and American Legion. In 1954 Sadie Thompson, Theodore M. Sullivan's half sister, was honored with an award for forty years of service in her Boston Chapter of the American Red Cross, and again in 1971 for fifty five years of active involvement.

Although the Sullivan family retained ties to the Boston area they originally settled in, several branches have spread throughout the northeastern United States. After his marriage, Theodore M. Sullivan began working for the Bureau of Engraving in Washington D.C. Still connected to his Boston home, Theodore split his time between the two cities until his death in 1969. Upon her marriage to Thomas Mendes, Ethylene Mendez, daughter of Francis Sullivan Mendez moved to Long Island, N.Y. She was eventually followed by her mother and sister, Lillian, where they lived until their deaths in the 1980s and 90s.
Provenance:
The Sullivan Family papers were donated to the Anacostia Community Museum in April 2005 by Savina Martin, Dominga Martin and Donna Akiba Sullivan Harper.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for unrestricted research. Use requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Sullivan Family papers are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Topic:
American Legion  Search this
African American soldiers  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
African American families  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- African Americans  Search this
American Red Cross  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- African Americans  Search this
Genre/Form:
Autograph albums
Books
Correspondence
Certificates
Tintypes (prints)
Ephemera
Financial records
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic prints
Citation:
The Sullivan Family papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Savina Martin, Dominga Martin and Donna Akiba Sullivan Harper.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-035
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Sullivan family papers
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-035
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Memorandum of enslaved men and women hired or not hired for 1794

Owned by:
Rouzee Family, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
L x W: 8 5/8 x 4 1/2 in. (21.9 x 11.4 cm)
Type:
financial records
Place made:
Essex County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1794
Topic:
African American  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Business  Search this
Finance  Search this
Slave hire system  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Liljenquist Family
Object number:
2011.104.11
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Portfolio/Series:
Rouzee Family Papers
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.104.11
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Record of taxes on property, including enslaved persons, owned by John Rouzee

Owned by:
Rouzee Family, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
L x W: 6 3/4 x 8 1/4 in. (17.1 x 21 cm)
Type:
financial records
tax records
Place made:
Essex County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1824
Topic:
African American  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Business  Search this
Finance  Search this
Law  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Liljenquist Family
Object number:
2011.104.44
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Portfolio/Series:
Rouzee Family Papers
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.104.44
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Invoice and receipt for payment by Edward Rouzee

Owned by:
Rouzee Family, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
L x W: 8 1/2 x 8 in. (21.6 x 20.3 cm)
Type:
financial records
invoices
Place made:
Essex County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
February 1817
Topic:
African American  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Business  Search this
Finance  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Liljenquist Family
Object number:
2011.104.60
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Portfolio/Series:
Rouzee Family Papers
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.104.60
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Bowman Family Papers

Creator:
Bowman, Les (Leslie)  Search this
Bowman, Martie (Marguerite)  Search this
Bowman, Larnie  Search this
Names:
Kinner Airplane and Motor Co  Search this
National Air Race Association  Search this
Ninety-Nines (Organization)  Search this
Bowman, Larnie  Search this
Bowman, Les (Leslie)  Search this
Bowman, Martie (Marguerite)  Search this
Extent:
1.09 Cubic feet ((1 records center box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Photographs
Publications
Maps
Scrapbooks
Date:
1923-1987
bulk 1923-1950
Scope and Contents:
The Bowman Collection contains: log books, licenses and membership cards for Marguerite, Larnie, and Leslie Bowman, folders including maps, newspaper clippings from the 1930s, 1972 and 1985, and miscellaneous photographs, including two of Charles Lindbergh. Three scrapbooks (1923-1931, 1932-1935, 1936-1987) include photographs (some autographed), personal and business correspondence and newspaper clippings.
Biographical / Historical:
Leslie (Les) and Marguerite (Martie) Bowman were married in October 1919 and had both learned to fly by 1925. Les, a mechanic, worked as engineer and salesman for the Kinner Engine and Aircraft Company and was involved in both the production and testing of airplanes. Martie was a charter member of both the 99s, a women pilots' association, and the National Air Race Association. She set women's speed records and swept three women's racing events on one day in 1938. Both Les and Martie tried wing walking, as did their daughter, Larnie, at the age of eight. Larnie learned to fly by the time she was twelve. During World War II, the Bowmans ran one of five civilian schools for the training of Navy fighter pilots. Les and Martie retired from aviation after the conclusion of the war.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Mrs. M. Lorraine Allen, gift, 1991, 1991-0042, NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Flight training  Search this
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Photographs
Publications
Maps
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
NASM.1991.0042
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1991-0042
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Agreement regarding hiring of enslaved woman Nelly and her children

Owned by:
Rouzee Family, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
L x W: 4 3/4 x 8 in. (12.1 x 20.3 cm)
Type:
business letters
financial records
agreements
Place made:
Essex County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
December 22, 1810
Topic:
African American  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Business  Search this
Children  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Families  Search this
Finance  Search this
Slave hire system  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Liljenquist Family
Object number:
2011.104.27
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Portfolio/Series:
Rouzee Family Papers
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.104.27
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Affidavit of apprehension of Moses, property of Edward Rouzee

Owned by:
Rouzee Family, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
L x W: 12 1/2 x 8 in. (31.8 x 20.3 cm)
Type:
financial records
legal documents
Place made:
Essex County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
April 2, 1830
Topic:
African American  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Business  Search this
Finance  Search this
Freedom  Search this
Fugitive enslaved  Search this
Law  Search this
Men  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Self-liberation  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Liljenquist Family
Object number:
2011.104.12
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Portfolio/Series:
Rouzee Family Papers
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.104.12
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Neblung Family Papers

Extent:
0.44 cu. ft. (1 blueprint storage box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Electronic records
Architectural drawings
Date:
1975-1976
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of materials documenting the construction and installation of the Ad Astra sculpture by Richard Lippold at the National Air and Space Museum. The sculpture was constructed and installed by Railco Metal Craft, Inc., a company owned by Werner Neblung. Richard Neblung, Werner's son who also worked for the company, filmed the installation which was primarily performed by his father. Materials include original construction drawings and a digitized version of four reels of installation footage (not in order).
Topic:
Outdoor sculpture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Architectural drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-013, Neblung Family Papers
Identifier:
Accession 15-013
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Neblung Family Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa15-013

Buehr family papers, 1880-1984

Creator:
Buehr, family, 1866-1952  Search this
Subject:
Buehr, George Frederick  Search this
Granger, Kathleen Buehr  Search this
Buehr, Mary Guion Hess  Search this
Hess, William  Search this
Buehr, Karl Albert  Search this
Topic:
Impressionism (Art)  Search this
Art teachers  Search this
Expatriate painters  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Landscape painters  Search this
Drawings  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Portrait painters  Search this
Miniature painters  Search this
Watercolorists  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9564
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211765
AAA_collcode_buehfami
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211765
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Robinson-Smith family papers

Creator:
Robinson-Smith family  Search this
Names:
Robinson-Smith family  Search this
Extent:
3 Boxes
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pamphlets
Photographic prints
Correspondence
Obituaries
Ephemera
Color photographs
Photographs
Date:
circa 1945-1975
Summary:
The collection, which dates from approximately 1945-1975, documents the daily lives and activities of the Robinson-Smith family. The collection is comprised of photographs, correspondence, bankbooks, obituaries, pamphlets, report cards and ephemera.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African American children -- Education  Search this
African American religious leaders  Search this
African Americans -- Religious life  Search this
Funeral rites and ceremonies  Search this
African American families  Search this
Women religious leaders  Search this
Genre/Form:
Pamphlets
Photographic prints
Correspondence
Obituaries
Ephemera
Color photographs
Photographs
Citation:
Robinson-Smith family papers, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Cassandra M. Robinson.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-033
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Robinson-Smith family papers
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-033

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