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South Asia Photography Collection, 19th century

Photographer:
Burke, John d. 1900  Search this
Creator:
Scowen & Co  Search this
Shepherd & Robertson  Search this
Physical description:
8 prints : albumen ; images 24 x 29 cm. or smaller
Type:
Albumen prints
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Place:
Kandy (Sri Lanka)
Khyber Pass (Afghanistan and Pakistan)
Khyber (Pakistan)
Sikandra Rao (India)
Date:
19th century
Topic:
Rajput (Indic people)  Search this
Akbar--Tomb  Search this
Soldiers  Search this
Forts  Search this
Taj Mahal (Agra, India)  Search this
Local number:
FSA A1992.07
Restrictions & Rights:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_283687
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Minutes

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents  Search this
Extent:
8.70 cu. ft. (9 document boxes) (7 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1846-1995
Descriptive Entry:
These records are the official minutes of the Board. They are compiled at the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian, who is also secretary to the Board, after approval by the Regents' Executive Committee and by the Regents themselves. The minutes are edited, not a verbatim account of proceedings. For reasons unknown, there are no manuscript minutes for the period from 1857 through 1890; and researchers must rely on printed minutes published in the Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution instead. Minutes are transferred regularly from the Secretary's Office to the Archives. Minutes less than 15 years old are closed to researchers. Indexes exist for the period from 1907 to 1946 and can be useful.
Historical Note:
The Smithsonian Institution was created by authority of an Act of Congress approved August 10, 1846. The Act entrusted direction of the Smithsonian to a body called the Establishment, composed of the President; the Vice President; the Chief Justice of the United States; the secretaries of State, War, Navy, Interior, and Agriculture; the Attorney General; and the Postmaster General. In fact, however, the Establishment last met in 1877, and control of the Smithsonian has always been exercised by its Board of Regents. The membership of the Regents consists of the Vice President and the Chief Justice of the United States; three members each of the Senate and House of Representatives; two citizens of the District of Columbia; and seven citizens of the several states, no two from the same state. (Prior to 1970 the category of Citizen Regents not residents of Washington consisted of four members). By custom the Chief Justice is Chancellor. The office was at first held by the Vice President. However, when Millard Fillmore succeeded to the presidency on the death of Zachary Taylor in 1851, Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney was chosen in his stead. The office has always been filled by the Chief Justice since that time.

The Regents of the Smithsonian have included distinguished Americans from many walks of life. Ex officio members (Vice President) have been: Spiro T. Agnew, Chester A. Arthur, Allen W. Barkley, John C. Breckenridge, George Bush, Schuyler Colfax, Calvin Coolidge, Charles Curtis, George M. Dallas, Charles G. Dawes, Charles W. Fairbanks, Millard Fillmore, Gerald R. Ford, John N. Garner, Hannibal Hamlin, Thomas A. Hendricks, Garret A. Hobart, Hubert H. Humphrey, Andrew Johnson, Lyndon B. Johnson, William R. King, Thomas R. Marshall, Walter F. Mondale, Levi P. Morton, Richard M. Nixon, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Theodore Roosevelt, James S. Sherman, Adlai E. Stevenson, Harry S. Truman, Henry A. Wallace, William A. Wheeler, Henry Wilson.

Ex officio members (Chief Justice) have been: Roger B. Taney, Salmon P. Chase, Nathan Clifford, Morrison R. Waite, Samuel F. Miller, Melville W. Fuller, Edward D. White, William Howard Taft, Charles Evans Hughes, Harlan F. Stone, Fred M. Vinson, Earl Warren, Warren E. Burger.

Regents on the part of the Senate have been: Clinton P. Anderson, Newton Booth, Sidney Breese, Lewis Cass, Robert Milledge Charlton, Bennet Champ Clark, Francis M. Cockrell, Shelby Moore Cullom, Garrett Davis, Jefferson Davis, George Franklin Edmunds, George Evans, Edwin J. Garn, Walter F. George, Barry Goldwater, George Gray, Hannibal Hamlin, Nathaniel Peter Hill, George Frisbie Hoar, Henry French Hollis, Henry M. Jackson, William Lindsay, Henry Cabot Lodge, Medill McCormick, James Murray Mason, Samuel Bell Maxey, Robert B. Morgan, Frank E. Moss, Claiborne Pell, George Wharton Pepper, David A. Reed, Leverett Saltonstall, Hugh Scott, Alexander H. Smith, Robert A. Taft, Lyman Trumbull, Wallace H. White, Jr., Robert Enoch Withers.

Regents on the part of the House of Representatives have included: Edward P. Boland, Frank T. Bow, William Campbell Breckenridge, Overton Brooks, Benjamin Butterworth, Clarence Cannon, Lucius Cartrell, Hiester Clymer, William Colcock, William P. Cole, Jr., Maurice Connolly, Silvio O. Conte, Edward E. Cox, Edward H. Crump, John Dalzell, Nathaniel Deering, Hugh A. Dinsmore, William English, John Farnsworth, Scott Ferris, Graham Fitch, James Garfield, Charles L. Gifford, T. Alan Goldsborough, Frank L. Greene, Gerry Hazleton, Benjamin Hill, Henry Hilliard, Ebenezer Hoar, William Hough, William M. Howard, Albert Johnson, Leroy Johnson, Joseph Johnston, Michael Kirwan, James T. Lloyd, Robert Luce, Robert McClelland, Samuel K. McConnell, Jr., George H. Mahon, George McCrary, Edward McPherson, James R. Mann, George Perkins Marsh, Norman Y. Mineta, A. J. Monteague, R. Walton Moore, Walter H. Newton, Robert Dale Owen, James Patterson, William Phelps, Luke Poland, John Van Schaick Lansing Pruyn, B. Carroll Reece, Ernest W. Roberts, Otho Robards Singleton, Frank Thompson, Jr., John M. Vorys, Hiram Warner, Joseph Wheeler.

Citizen Regents have been: David C. Acheson, Louis Agassiz, James B. Angell, Anne L. Armstrong, William Backhouse Astor, J. Paul Austin, Alexander Dallas Bache, George Edmund Badger, George Bancroft, Alexander Graham Bell, James Gabriel Berrett, John McPherson Berrien, Robert W. Bingham, Sayles Jenks Bowen, William G. Bowen, Robert S. Brookings, John Nicholas Brown, William A. M. Burden, Vannevar Bush, Charles F. Choate, Jr., Rufus Choate, Arthur H. Compton, Henry David Cooke, Henry Coppee, Samuel Sullivan Cox, Edward H. Crump, James Dwight Dana, Harvey N. Davis, William Lewis Dayton, Everette Lee Degolyer, Richard Delafield, Frederic A. Delano, Charles Devens, Matthew Gault Emery, Cornelius Conway Felton, Robert V. Fleming, Murray Gell-Mann, Robert F. Goheen, Asa Gray, George Gray, Crawford Hallock Greenwalt, Nancy Hanks, Caryl Parker Haskins, Gideon Hawley, John B. Henderson, John B. Henderson, Jr., A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., Gardner Greene Hubbard, Charles Evans Hughes, Carlisle H. Humelsine, Jerome C. Hunsaker, William Preston Johnston, Irwin B. Laughlin, Walter Lenox, Augustus P. Loring, John Maclean, William Beans Magruder, John Walker Maury, Montgomery Cunningham Meigs, John C. Merriam, R. Walton Moore, Roland S. Morris, Dwight W. Morrow, Richard Olney, Peter Parker, Noah Porter, William Campbell Preston, Owen Josephus Roberts, Richard Rush, William Winston Seaton, Alexander Roby Shepherd, William Tecumseh Sherman, Otho Robards Singleton, Joseph Gilbert Totten, John Thomas Towers, Frederic C. Walcott, Richard Wallach, Thomas J. Watson, Jr., James E. Webb, James Clarke Welling, Andrew Dickson White, Henry White, Theodore Dwight Woolsey.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum trustees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 1, Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents, Minutes
Identifier:
Record Unit 1
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Minutes
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0001
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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Subject:
Waegen, Rolf Hans  Search this
Glaenzer, Eugene  Search this
de Hauke, César  Search this
Seligmann, Jacques  Search this
Seligmann, René  Search this
Parker, Theresa D.  Search this
Mackay, Clarence Hungerford  Search this
Liechtenstein, House of  Search this
Schiff, Mortimer L.  Search this
Haardt, Georges  Search this
La Fresnaye, Roger de  Search this
Seligman, Germain  Search this
Arenberg  Search this
Seligmann, Arnold  Search this
Trevor, Clyfford  Search this
MM. Jacques Seligmann & fils  Search this
Eugene Glaenzer & Co  Search this
Gersel  Search this
Germain Seligmann & Co  Search this
De Hauke & Co., Inc  Search this
Topic:
Art  Search this
Gallery records  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Art dealers  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art treasures in war  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Art, Renaissance  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212486
AAA_collcode_jacqself
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212486
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List of enslaved persons and yards of cloth ordered for Rouzee family plantation

Owned by:
Rouzee Family, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
L x W: 8 1/4 x 7 1/4 in. (21 x 18.4 cm)
Type:
financial records
Place made:
Essex County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
early 19th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Business  Search this
Clothing and dress  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:
2011.104.29
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:
Documents and Published Materials
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.104.29
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Woodruff File Cabinet, Late 19th Century

Maker:
Woodruff Mfg. Co., Inc.  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 63 in x 43 in x 12 1/2 in; 160.02 cm x 109.22 cm x 31.75 cm
Object Name:
File Cabinet, Vertical, Woodruff
Place Made:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
late 19th century
Subject:
[NO SUBJECT]  Search this
Office Furnishings  Search this
ID Number:
1989.0346.01
Catalog number:
1989.0346.01
Accession number:
1989.0346
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Office Collection
Industry & Manufacturing
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1062871

Samuel Clemens, Isabel Lyon and Ralph Ashcroft

Artist:
William Ireland Starr, active c. 1908  Search this
Sitter:
Samuel Langhorne Clemens, 30 Nov 1835 - 21 Apr 1910  Search this
Isabel V. Lyon, 1868 - 1958  Search this
Ralph Ashcroft, born early-mid 19th Century  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin dry plate positive
Dimensions:
4.4cm x 10.6cm (1 3/4" x 4 3/16"), Image
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1908
Topic:
Photographic format\Stereograph  Search this
Ralph Ashcroft: Male  Search this
Ralph Ashcroft: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Manager  Search this
Samuel Langhorne Clemens: Male  Search this
Samuel Langhorne Clemens: Communications\Journalist\Reporter\Newspaper  Search this
Samuel Langhorne Clemens: Literature\Writer\Humorist  Search this
Samuel Langhorne Clemens: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Isabel V. Lyon: Female  Search this
Isabel V. Lyon: Business and Finance\Worker\Clerical Worker\Secretary  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of John Seelye
Object number:
NPG.80.323
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.80.323

Samuel Clemens and Ralph Ashcroft

Artist:
Isabel V. Lyon, 1868 - 1958  Search this
Sitter:
Samuel Langhorne Clemens, 30 Nov 1835 - 21 Apr 1910  Search this
Ralph Ashcroft, born early-mid 19th Century  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 8.2 x 13.8 cm (3 1/4 x 5 7/16")
Sheet: 9 × 14.6 cm (3 9/16 × 5 3/4")
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Exterior\Waterscape\Seascape  Search this
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Cigar  Search this
Vehicle\Boat  Search this
Ralph Ashcroft: Male  Search this
Ralph Ashcroft: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Manager  Search this
Samuel Langhorne Clemens: Male  Search this
Samuel Langhorne Clemens: Communications\Journalist\Reporter\Newspaper  Search this
Samuel Langhorne Clemens: Literature\Writer\Humorist  Search this
Samuel Langhorne Clemens: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
S/NPG.78.70
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.78.70

Ambrose Everett Burnside

Artist:
Martin O'Brien, 19th Century  Search this
Sitter:
Ambrose Everett Burnside, 23 May 1824 - 13 Sep 1881  Search this
Medium:
Albumen silver print
Dimensions:
8.7cm x 5.5cm (3 7/16" x 2 3/16"), Image
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1865
Topic:
Ambrose Everett Burnside: Male  Search this
Ambrose Everett Burnside: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Executive\Railroad  Search this
Ambrose Everett Burnside: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Ambrose Everett Burnside: Politics and Government\US Senator\Rhode Island  Search this
Ambrose Everett Burnside: Politics and Government\Governor\Rhode Island  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Mrs. F.B. Wilde
Object number:
S/NPG.83.284.19
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.83.284.19

William Collins Whitney

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
William Collins Whitney, 5 Jul 1841 - 2 Feb 1904  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
76cm x 63.5cm (29 15/16" x 25"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
late 19th Century
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses\Pince-nez  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie  Search this
William Collins Whitney: Male  Search this
William Collins Whitney: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
William Collins Whitney: Military\Navy\Secretary of the Navy  Search this
William Collins Whitney: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Financier  Search this
William Collins Whitney: Sports and Recreation\Horse racing  Search this
William Collins Whitney: Sports and Recreation\Horse trainer/breeder  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Michael Straight
Object number:
NPG.69.42
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.69.42

Richard Lodish Collection of American Education Ephemera

Collector:
Lodish, Richard  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Instructional materials
School records
Account books
Ephemera
Diplomas
Business records
Report cards
Certificates
Lesson books
Prints
Lectures
Reports
Receipts
Scrapbooks
Examinations (documents)
Workbooks
Date:
circa 1825-1908
Scope and Contents:
Ephemeral archival materials from American schools, primarily from the northeastern United States, and primarily in the 19th century. Types of materials include instruction books and kits; students' work books and notebooks; flash cards; lesson books, some on religious subjects; religious tracts; printed lectures; students' report cards; school registers; attendance records; printed examinations; homework assignments; teachers' reports; scrapbooks; certificates of award; penmanship samples; diplomas; programs from school events; prints of school scenes; account books; receipts; school reports; and business documents of school boards.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Lodish, an avid collector of the material culture of education, was principal of Sidwell Friends Lower School in Washington, D.C.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Richard Lodish, 2014 and 2015.
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:
Public schools -- 19th century  Search this
Schools -- Accounting  Search this
Teachers -- 19th century  Search this
Penmanship  Search this
Students -- 19th century  Search this
Education -- finance  Search this
Education -- Costs  Search this
Schools -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Education  Search this
Genre/Form:
Instructional materials -- 19th century
School records -- 19th century
Account books -- 19th century
Ephemera
Diplomas -- 19th century
Business records -- 19th century
Report cards -- 19th century
Certificates -- 19th century
Lesson books -- 19th century
Prints -- 19th century
Lectures -- 19th century
Reports -- 19th century
Receipts -- 19th century
Scrapbooks -- 19th century
Examinations (documents) -- 19th century
Workbooks -- 19th century
Citation:
Richard Lodish Collection of American Education Ephemera, ca. 1825-1908, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1421
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1421

William Wilkins

Artist:
Charles Fenderich, 1805 - 1887  Search this
Lithographer:
Peter S. Duval, active mid 19th Century  Search this
Sitter:
William Wilkins, 20 Dec 1779 - 23 Jun 1865  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 52.7 × 37.5 cm (20 3/4 × 14 3/4")
Type:
Print
Date:
1844
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Bowtie  Search this
William Wilkins: Male  Search this
William Wilkins: Business and Finance\Businessperson  Search this
William Wilkins: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
William Wilkins: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of War  Search this
William Wilkins: Politics and Government\Diplomat  Search this
William Wilkins: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge  Search this
William Wilkins: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Banker  Search this
William Wilkins: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister  Search this
William Wilkins: Politics and Government\US Senator\Pennsylvania  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
S/NPG.75.25
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.75.25

Cyrus Hall McCormick

Artist:
Charles Loring Elliott, 12 Oct 1812 - 25 Aug 1868  Search this
Sitter:
Cyrus Hall McCormick, 15 Feb 1809 - 13 May 1884  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 51.4 x 41.3 x 3.8cm (20 1/4 x 16 1/4 x 1 1/2")
Frame: 59.7 x 49.5 x 6.7cm (23 1/2 x 19 1/2 x 2 5/8")
Type:
Painting
Date:
mid 19th Century
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Cyrus Hall McCormick: Male  Search this
Cyrus Hall McCormick: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Industrialist\Manufacturer  Search this
Cyrus Hall McCormick: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
Cyrus Hall McCormick: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Cyrus Hall McCormick: Society and Social Change\Administrator\Historical Society\President  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Chauncey and Marion Deering McCormick Foundation and Mrs. Gilbert Harrison
Object number:
NPG.75.2
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
American Origins
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 120
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.75.2

George W. Ludington Collection

Creator:
Turrell, Orlando B.  Search this
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969  Search this
Caldwell, Edwin  Search this
Camby, Henry B.  Search this
Ludington, George W., (bank cashier)  Search this
Ludington, Harrison  Search this
Ludington, B. L.  Search this
Ludington, Charles H.  Search this
Ludington, Sam  Search this
Ludington, Sims  Search this
Ludington, James  Search this
Ludington, Nelson  Search this
Names:
Bank of Kent  Search this
Caldwell and Company  Search this
H. Ludington & Company  Search this
Lathrop, Ludington & Company  Search this
Savings Bank of Caldwell, Whitney, and Company  Search this
U.S. Appraisers Office  Search this
Extent:
0.66 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Date:
1817-1889
Summary:
Letters and memoranda written by Ludington family members to George Ludington, cashier of the Bank of Kent, Ludingtonville, New York.
Scope and Contents:
The Collection consists almost entirely of letters and business memoranda received by George Ludington. The major correspondents are his six brothers. Additional correspondents include other family members, friends and business associates. The documents are in varying states of physical preservation. A few fragments lack the originator's name or date.

The bulk of the correspondence is dated in the years just prior to and during the Civil War. The primary subject matter is business dealings, mainly financial transactions involving extension of loans by George Ludington, their servicing and repayment. Some correspondence relates to merchandise purchases and to dealings in commodities, primarily grain but also including cotton and lumber. There are numerous references to local "currencies" (the notes of banks, often of uncertain security) and to the credit-worthiness of individuals.

The letters often refer to matters of personal and family interest and include revealing comments on military aspects of the Civil War (particularly the draft and the then legal practice of paying substitutes for military duty.) One Ludington brother served in the Union Army and was seriously wounded. There are references to difficulties with Indian tribes in Illinois and Minnesota. A description of a disastrous railroad accident is included.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into three series.

Series 1: Family correspondence, 1848-1889

Series 2: Other correspondence, 1817-1889

Series 3: Certificates of Deposit, 1862-1863
Biographical / Historical:
George Ludington was a banker who lived in Ludingtonville, Putnam County, New York. Four of his brothers were in the lumber manufacture and merchandising and other businesses in the Midwest. Another brother was in the import/export trade in New York City.

James Ludington was a lumber dealer of Milwaukee and occasionally Bloomington, (Indiana?). Most of his letters deal with financial relations with George Ludington and his bank. The amounts mentioned were large for those times, and James seemed to be equal in status to George, frequently offering advice on business matters. He was clearly in debt to George over the period covered by the correspondence, 1856-1864.

Nelson Ludington was a lumber manufacturer and dealer in Chicago, also in a debtor relationship to George Ludington. His letters expressed strong criticism of the conduct of Civil War operations.

Charles H. Ludington was a senior partner in Lathrop, Ludington and Company, an import/export firm in New York City.

Harrison Ludington was a senior partner of H. Ludington & Co., lumber merchants of Milwaukee and later mayor of that city (1872-1876) and governor of Wisconsin (1876-1878).

Sims Ludington, apparently the youngest brother of George, was a lumber merchant in Winona, Minnesota. He served in the Union Army and was seriously wounded in 1863.

Sam Ludington, based on a single letter in 1856, was apparently poorly educated with uncertain employment.

Other family members represented in the correspondence were B.L. Ludington (relationship uncertain), employed in the U.S. Appraisers Office, New York City, and a cousin, Henry B. Camby, New York City. One brief note indicates he may have been in the apparel business.

Non-family correspondents include the following:

Orlando B. Turrell, an employee of Caldwell and Co., a bank in St. Paul, Minnesota and later the cashier of the Marine Bank of that city. His letters, often lengthy and spanning 1857-1864, are mostly concerned with financial transactions and general business conditions in Minnesota but are written in a friendly style with many personal references.

Edwin Caldwell, a senior partner of the Savings Bank of Caldwell, Whitney and Co., St. Paul, Minnesota. His letters, written between 1857 and 1859, are primarily business-related, and are concerned with loan transactions for George Ludington's bank. However, there are numerous personal comments, reflecting a somewhat adversarial relationship with Ludington.
Related Materials:
Materials at Other Organizations

The State Historical Society of Wisconsin's holdings include the papers of Harrison Ludington, one of the Luddington brother's and a correspondent in this collection.
Provenance:
The collection was purchased from Augusta Warshaw, widow of Isadore Warshaw, in 1971.
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:
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
Exports -- 19th century  Search this
Indians of North America -- 19th century  Search this
Local finance -- 19th century  Search this
Draft resisters -- 19th century  Search this
Draft -- 19th century  Search this
Commercial products -- 19th century  Search this
Cashiers -- 19th century  Search this
Money -- 19th century  Search this
Bankers  Search this
Banks and banking, American -- 19th century  Search this
Lumber trade -- 19th century  Search this
finance -- 19th century  Search this
Substitute soldiers, Civil War  Search this
Indian relations  Search this
International trade -- 19th century  Search this
Imports -- 19th century  Search this
Commodities -- 19th century  Search this
Hiring of war substitutes, Civil War  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 19th century
Citation:
George W. Ludington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0135
See more items in:
George W. Ludington Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0135

American Prohibitionists

Artist:
Leopold Grozelier, 1830 - 1865  Search this
Printer:
J. H. Bufford Lithography Company, active 1835 - 1890  Search this
Publisher:
Edwin W. Jackson, 1825 - ?  Search this
Sitter:
Neal Dow, 20 Mar 1804 - 2 Oct 1897  Search this
John Hartwell Cocke, 1780 - 1866  Search this
M. D. McHenry, 19th Century  Search this
Samuel Fenton Cary, 1814 - 1900  Search this
Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley, 1818 - 1896  Search this
John Belton O'Neall, 1793 - 1863  Search this
Edward Cornelius Delavan, 1793 - 1871  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph with tintstone on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 42.8 x 36.7cm (16 7/8 x 14 7/16")
Sheet: 55.8 x 46cm (21 15/16 x 18 1/8")
Culture:
Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley: Canadian  Search this
Type:
Print
Date:
1858
Topic:
Neal Dow: Male  Search this
Neal Dow: Politics and Government\Presidential Candidate  Search this
Neal Dow: Military\Army\Officer\Brigadier General  Search this
Neal Dow: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Temperance  Search this
Neal Dow: Politics and Government\Public Official\Mayor\Portland, ME  Search this
John Hartwell Cocke: Male  Search this
John Hartwell Cocke: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Planter  Search this
M. D. McHenry: Male  Search this
Samuel Fenton Cary: Male  Search this
Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley: Male  Search this
Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley: Politics and Government\Government Official  Search this
Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley: Politics and Government\Lieutenant Governor  Search this
John Belton O'Neall: Male  Search this
Edward Cornelius Delavan: Male  Search this
Edward Cornelius Delavan: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Temperance  Search this
Edward Cornelius Delavan: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Merchant\Wine merchant  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.80.280
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.80.280

19th Century Portrait of Abraham Lincoln

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
Abraham Lincoln, 12 Feb 1809 - 15 Apr 1865  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
49.5 x 39.4cm (19 1/2 x 15 1/2")
Type:
Painting
Date:
late 19th Century
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Male  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Military\Soldier  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Environmentalist  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Merchant  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Illinois  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\Government Official\Surveyor  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\State Senator\Illinois  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\Government Official\Postmaster  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Crafts and Trades\Boat builder  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Cowan's Historic Americana Auctions
Website: www.historicamericana.com/contact.htm
Website: www.cowanauctions.com/
Object number:
DLR00751
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_DLR00751

August Belmont and Isabel Perry

Artist:
Wouterus Verschuur, 11 Jun 1812 - 4 Jul 1874  Search this
Sitter:
August Belmont, 8 Dec 1816 - 24 Nov 1890  Search this
Isabel Perry, 19th Century  Search this
Caroline Slidell Perry Belmont, 1829 - 1892  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 91.4 x 124.5 x 3.8cm (36 x 49 x 1 1/2")
Frame: 100.6 x 133.4 x 6.4cm (39 5/8 x 52 1/2 x 2 1/2")
Culture:
August Belmont: European\German  Search this
Type:
Painting
Place:
Netherlands
Date:
1854
Topic:
Exterior  Search this
Nature & Environment\Plant\Tree  Search this
Nature & Environment\Animal\Horse  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Top hat  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Bonnet  Search this
Nature & Environment\Animal\Dog  Search this
Equipment\Umbrella  Search this
Architecture\Building\House  Search this
Vehicle\Carriage  Search this
Isabel Perry: Female  Search this
Isabel Perry: Society and Social Change\Socialite  Search this
August Belmont: Male  Search this
August Belmont: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Financier  Search this
August Belmont: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Banker  Search this
August Belmont: Visual Arts\Art Collector  Search this
August Belmont: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister  Search this
Caroline Slidell Perry Belmont: Female  Search this
Caroline Slidell Perry Belmont: Society and Social Change\Wife  Search this
Caroline Slidell Perry Belmont: Society and Social Change\Socialite  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Paul Mellon
Object number:
NPG.80.138
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
American Origins
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 132
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.80.138

Roger Sherman

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Copy after:
Ralph Earl, 11 May 1751 - 16 Aug 1801  Search this
Sitter:
Roger Sherman, c. 19 Apr 1721 - 23 Jul 1793  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
67cm x 56.3cm (26 3/8" x 22 3/16"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
mid-late 19th Century
Topic:
Roger Sherman: Male  Search this
Roger Sherman: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Roger Sherman: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental  Search this
Roger Sherman: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial Statesman\Signer of Declaration  Search this
Roger Sherman: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Merchant  Search this
Roger Sherman: Law and Law Enforcement\Justice of the Peace  Search this
Roger Sherman: Politics and Government\Statesman\Signer of Constitution  Search this
Roger Sherman: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Revolutionary  Search this
Roger Sherman: Crafts and Trades\Craftsman\Cobbler  Search this
Roger Sherman: Politics and Government\Public Official\Mayor\New Haven, CT  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Mr. Bradley B. Gilman
Object number:
NPG.69.90
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.69.90

Abraham Lincoln

Artist:
Thomas Doney, active mid 19th Century  Search this
Copy after:
Alexander Hesler, 1823 - 1895  Search this
Sitter:
Abraham Lincoln, 12 Feb 1809 - 15 Apr 1865  Search this
Medium:
Mezzotint on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 20.3 x 15.1cm (8 x 5 15/16")
Sheet: 30.4 x 25.2cm (11 15/16 x 9 15/16")
Type:
Print
Date:
1860
Topic:
Printed Material\Book  Search this
Printed Material\Papers  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Desk  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Male  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Military\Soldier  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Environmentalist  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Merchant  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Illinois  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\Government Official\Surveyor  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\State Senator\Illinois  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\Government Official\Postmaster  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Crafts and Trades\Boat builder  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.83.215
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.83.215

Fire Helmet, "M.D.F. Steere"

Maker:
G. W. Simmons & Son  Search this
Physical Description:
leather (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 1/2 in x 14 1/2 in x 11 in; 21.59 cm x 36.83 cm x 27.94 cm
Object Name:
helmet, fire
Place made:
United States
Date made:
mid 19th century
Credit Line:
Gift of CIGNA Museum and Art Collection
ID Number:
2005.0233.0202
Accession number:
2005.0233
Catalog number:
2005.0233.0202
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Fire Fighting and Law Enforcement
Work
Clothing & Accessories
Fire Helmets
Firefighting Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1334796
Additional Online Media:

Morris Hose Fire Hat

Maker:
unknown  Search this
Physical Description:
fabric, pressed felt (overall material)
paint (overall material)
painted (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 6 in x 13 1/2 in x 12 in; 15.24 cm x 34.29 cm x 30.48 cm
Object Name:
hat, fire
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1830-1860
Subject:
Sunburst  Search this
Fire Fighting  Search this
Fraternal Associations  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of CIGNA Museum and Art Collection
ID Number:
2005.0233.0114
Catalog number:
2005.0233.0114
Accession number:
2005.0233
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Fire Fighting and Law Enforcement
Cultures & Communities
Work
Clothing & Accessories
Art
Fire Hats
Firefighting Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1318647
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