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William Trost Richards papers, 1848-1920

Creator:
Richards, William Trost, 1833-1905  Search this
Richards, William Trost, 1833-1905  Search this
Subject:
Whitney, George  Search this
Wilcox, William H.  Search this
Coates, Edward Hornor  Search this
Eakins, Thomas  Search this
Lambdin, George Cochran  Search this
Lanman, Charles  Search this
Avery, Samuel Putnam  Search this
Type:
Daguerreotypes
Photographs
Topic:
Marine painters -- Rhode Island -- Newport  Search this
Marine painting -- 19th century -- Rhode Island -- Newport  Search this
Landscape painting -- 19th century -- Pennsylvania -- Germantown  Search this
Landscape painters -- Pennsylvania -- Germantown  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5663
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208497
AAA_collcode_richwill
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208497
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James David Smillie papers

Collection Creator:
Smillie Family  Search this
Extent:
4.5 Linear feet (Boxes 1-7)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1853-1917
Scope and Contents note:
The James David Smillie papers consist of correspondence, personal business records, 45 daily diaries spanning 1865-1909, a scrapbook of clippings, printed materials, and artwork.
Arrangement:
The series is arranged as 6 subseries.

Missing Title

1.1: Correspondence, 1850-1905

1.2: Personal Business Records, 1863-1909

1.3: Diaries, 1865-1909

1.4: Scrapbook, circa 1850s-1900

1.5: Printed Material, 1865-1917

1.6: Artwork, circa 1879
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
James D. Smillie and Smillie family papers, 1853-1957. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.smilsmil, Series 1
See more items in:
James D. Smillie and Smillie family papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c6bebd4f-4eef-40a6-87cd-d4fd520365da
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-smilsmil-ref14

General Committee of Arrangements for the 45th National Encampment [letter]

Author:
Redman, H.S.  Search this
Creator:
Mabie, John E.  Search this
Names:
Grand Army of the Republic  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 11" x 8".)
Type:
Archival materials
Typescripts
Letters (correspondence)
Correspondence
Place:
Rochester (N.Y.)
Date:
April 20, 1911
Scope and Contents:
Letter from H.S. Redman, Executive Director of General Committee of Arrangements for the 45th National Encampment, Grand Army of the Republic, to Mr. R.M. Colt, April 20, 1911. Typed on colorful stationery with flags.
Local Numbers:
AC0060-0001222.tif (AC Scan No.)
General:
In Box 2, Folder 7.
Civil War Selections from the Archives Center
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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:
Flags -- United States -- 1910-1920  Search this
Encampments -- Civil war  Search this
Civil war  Search this
Genre/Form:
Typescripts -- 1910-1920
Letters (correspondence) -- 20th century.
Correspondence -- 1850-1900
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Civil War
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Civil War / Government Records, Business Records, and Other / Civil War
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep86b774b0c-4198-480b-be10-2a6b281ebe27
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-civilwar-ref544

[E. Heath Park Letter,]

Author:
Park, E. Heath  Search this
Names:
Ellsworth, Col.  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 8" x 10".)
Type:
Archival materials
Poems
Correspondence
Place:
Ohio
Columbus (Ohio)
Date:
1861
July 2, 1861
Scope and Contents:
Holograph letter from E. Heath Park to his cousin, July 2, 1861. On stationery with image of "Col. Ellsworth" imprinted in red with motto "Union Now & For Ever" and a poem honoring him. Written from Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio. Park writes about his enlistment in the Union army and gives a "short description of camp life."
Local Numbers:
AC0060-0001196a (AC Scan No.: first and fourth pages)

AC0060-0001196b (AC Scan No.: second and third pages)
General:
In Civil War series, Box 1, Folder 14.
Civil War Selections from the Archives Center
Related Materials:
Civil War series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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:
Camps  Search this
Recruiting and enlistment  Search this
Civil war  Search this
Genre/Form:
Poems
Correspondence -- 1850-1900
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Civil War
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Civil War / Government Records, Business Records, and Other / Civil War
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8908e393f-cc69-48fb-9609-6c6e3a772c49
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-civilwar-ref570
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[Lincoln Drake letter,]

Author:
Drake, Lincoln  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 7.5" x 10".)
Type:
Archival materials
Business letters
Business records
Correspondence
Date:
1861
June 22, 1861
Scope and Contents:
Holograph letter from Lincoln Drake to P. Whitin and Sons, June 22, 1861. Stationery contains color image of U.S. flag and a short patriotic poem. Drake is making machine parts for textile manufacturing machinery for two competing companies, and writes that he can produce only three castings per day. The content of the letter does not relate directly to the war.
Partial transcription: Lincoln Drake to P. Whiten and Sons / Your favor of the 20th instant has come to hand and contents [where] you say you have not [received] [last] 21 of the 36 [?] of the April order. I sent 31 on May 27th and 21 on June 6. I hardly know how to send the castings. J. L. Whiten wishes his immediately {] {] {] from them also. I make 3 [pieces] per day. Have not [] [] If I had another [] I could make 6 per day but three is as many as can be made from one pattern. I wish to accommodate both parties and will do my best to do it if you see how I am. / I made 3 pieces
Local Numbers:
AC0060-0001195a (AC Scan No.: front and back of folded letter)

AC0060-0001195b (AC Scan No.: inside pages of folded letter)
General:
In Civil War series, Box 1, Folder 14.
Civil War Selections from the Archives Center
Related Materials:
Civil War series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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:
Castings  Search this
Textile fabrics  Search this
Machinery industry  Search this
Flags -- United States  Search this
Civil war  Search this
Patriotism  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business letters
Business records -- 1840-2000
Correspondence -- 1850-1900
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Civil War
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Civil War / Government Records, Business Records, and Other / Civil War
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8d70bb221-4dbe-4ee0-aa61-4f7559318c39
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-civilwar-ref571
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[Assistant Quartermaster H. C. Garsonall Letter,]

Author:
Garsonall, H.C.  Search this
Names:
National Intelligencer Office (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885  Search this
Hooker, General  Search this
Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 9.5" x 8".)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Correspondence
Place:
Tennessee
Date:
1864
August 12, 1864
Scope and Contents:
Letter from Assistant Quartermaster H. C. Garsonall of the Forage Department, Nashville. Tennessee, to Ben(?) or Bro. Horatio, August 12, 1864. Garsonall complains about difficulties in foraging for food and lack of ice for drinking water. He also says he considers Ulysses Grant a poor general because of his loss of 81,290 men and refers to the National Intelligencer for this information. Additional references to Gen. Hooker, Gen. Sherman, Capt. Norton, and Captain George B. Hibbard of Vermont.
Local Numbers:
AC0060-0001194a (AC Scan No.: p. 1)

AC0060-0001194b (AC Scan No.: p. 2)
General:
Civil War Selections from the Archives Center
Related Materials:
Civil War series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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:
Drinking water  Search this
Ice  Search this
Foraging  Search this
Food  Search this
Civil war  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 1850-1900
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Civil War
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Civil War / Government Records, Business Records, and Other / Civil War
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8ca040458-5065-49f5-aa0a-d22479549ce9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-civilwar-ref572
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[James Hilbern Letter,]

Author:
Hilbern, James  Search this
Manufacturer:
Magee  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 8" x 10".)
Type:
Archival materials
Letters (correspondence)
Correspondence
Date:
1864
April 29, 1864
Scope and Contents:
Letter from James Hilbern in Bunker Hill, DC to his brother. Stationery has illustration of soldier carrying a United States flag, printed in blue and red. Red imprint along fold: Magee, 316 Chestnut St. Philada [sic].
Local Numbers:
AC0060-0001193a.tif (AC Scan No.: recto, pp. 1, 4)

AC0060-0001200b.tif (AC Scan No.: verso, pp. 2, 3)
General:
In Box 1, Folder 13.
Civil War Selections from the Archives Center
Related Materials:
Civil War series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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:
Soldiers  Search this
Flags -- United States  Search this
Civil war  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letters (correspondence) -- 1860-1870
Correspondence -- 1850-1900
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Civil War
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Civil War / Government Records, Business Records, and Other / Civil War
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8379759b0-4e75-4b91-b14c-65a65b5e4d77
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-civilwar-ref573
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[Alonzo Spencer Letter,]

Author:
Spencer, Alonzo  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 7.5" x 10".)
Type:
Archival materials
Correspondence
Place:
Virginia -- 19th century
Culpeper (Va.)
Date:
1863
September 20, 1863
Scope and Contents:
Letter from Alonzo Spencer to "Dear Friend" September 20, 1863, evidently from a camp near Culpeper, Virginia. Spencer mentions that five men were recently shot for desertion and suggests that he tell Harrison to come back.
Local Numbers:
AC0060-0001192a.tif (AC Scan No.: recto)

AC0060-0001192b.tif (AC Scan No.: verso)
General:
In Box 1, Folder 12.
Civil War Selections from the Archives Center
Related Materials:
Civil War series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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:
Executions and executioners  Search this
Desertion  Search this
Civil war  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 1850-1900
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Civil War
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Civil War / Government Records, Business Records, and Other / Civil War
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8abe5bf1f-7fcd-4071-9740-7c0d7784c74a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-civilwar-ref574
Online Media:

[Alonzo Spencer Letter,]

Author:
Spencer, Alonzo  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 8" x 10".)
Type:
Archival materials
Letters (correspondence)
Correspondence
Date:
1863
March 19, 1863
Scope and Contents:
Letter from Alonzo Spencer to "Friend George." Stationery has red and blue illustration of Union soldiers carrying flags in battle, with motto "The War for the Union."
Local Numbers:
AC0060-0001191a.tif (AC Scan No.: pp. 1 and 4)

AC0060-0001191b.tif (AC Scan No.: pp. 2-3 )
General:
In Box 1, Folder 12.
Civil War Selections from the Archives Center
Related Materials:
Civil War series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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:
Soldiers -- Civil War  Search this
Civil war  Search this
Flags -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letters (correspondence) -- 1860-1870
Correspondence -- 1850-1900
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Civil War
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Civil War / Government Records, Business Records, and Other / Civil War
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8d18131a1-d6b1-43a5-8456-07ecbfb7dc9f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-civilwar-ref575
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[Lucy Perkins Letter,]

Author:
Perkins, Lucy  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 8" x 10".)
Type:
Archival materials
Letters (correspondence)
Correspondence
Date:
1865
April 7, 1865
Scope and Contents:
Letter from Lucy Perkins to Charley Perkins, April 7, 1865
Local Numbers:
AC0060-0001190a.tif (AC Scan No.: recto)

AC0060-0001190b.tif (AC Scan No.: verso)
General:
In Box 1, Folder 11.
Civil War Selections from the Archives Center
Related Materials:
Civil War series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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:
Civil war  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letters (correspondence) -- 1860-1870
Correspondence -- 1850-1900
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Civil War
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Civil War / Government Records, Business Records, and Other / Civil War
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8b8d27c0b-ec63-49ff-8728-b45e605711ad
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-civilwar-ref576
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[Lucy Perkins Letter,]

Author:
Perkins, Lucy  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 8" x 5.5".)
Type:
Archival materials
Letters (correspondence)
Correspondence
Date:
1863
July 20, 1863
Scope and Contents:
Letter from Lucy Perkins to Charley Perkins.
Local Numbers:
AC0060-0001189a.tif (AC Scan No.: recto)

AC0060-0001189b.tif (AC Scan No.: verso)
General:
In Box 1, Folder 11.
Civil War Selections from the Archives Center
Related Materials:
Civil War series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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:
Civil war  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letters (correspondence) -- 1860-1870
Correspondence -- 1850-1900
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Civil War
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Civil War / Government Records, Business Records, and Other / Civil War
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8c9c15bf3-7b08-46fb-841b-6f6c24e661b1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-civilwar-ref577
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[Robert L. Moir Letter,]

Author:
Moir, Robert L.  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 10" x 15.5".)
Type:
Archival materials
Letters (correspondence)
Correspondence
Place:
Leaksville (Ala.)
Alabama
Date:
1867
May 10, 1867
Scope and Contents:
Letter from Robert L. Moir from Leaksville, Alabama to his cousin in Illinois in which the Reconstruction efforts are described. At one poinft he writes that "there seems to be no such thing" as Reconstruction. Folded sheet.
Local Numbers:
AC0060-0001188a.tif (AC Scan No.: pp. 1. 4)

AC0060-0001188b.tif (AC Scan No.: pp. 2-3)
General:
In Box 1, Folder 10.
Civil War Selections from the Archives Center
Related Materials:
Civil War series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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:
Civil war  Search this
Reconstruction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letters (correspondence) -- 1860-1870
Correspondence -- 1850-1900
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Civil War
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Civil War / Government Records, Business Records, and Other / Civil War
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep88d48e7a7-557f-486f-8742-b01e537f1da0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-civilwar-ref578
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[Theodore Price Letter,]

Author:
Price, Theodore  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 8" x 10".)
Type:
Archival materials
Letters (correspondence)
Correspondence
Date:
1862
October 5, 1862
Scope and Contents:
Letter from Theodore Price (a soldier) to his sister. Folded sheet. He mentions a soldier who died of natural causes while on guiard duty, although he had survived several battles.
Local Numbers:
AC0060-0001187a.tif (AC Scan No.: pp. 1, 4)

AC0060-0001187b.tif (AC Scan No.: pp. 2-3)
General:
In Box 1, Folder 10.
Civil War Selections from the Archives Center
Related Materials:
Civil War series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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:
Civil war  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letters (correspondence) -- 1860-1870
Correspondence -- 1850-1900
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Civil War
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Civil War / Government Records, Business Records, and Other / Civil War
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8a4eaadd0-a3a1-43ce-8047-5559d97d290c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-civilwar-ref579
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[H. Wruler Letter,]

Author:
Wruler, H.  Search this
Names:
Wooster, W.C., Mrs.  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 8" x 5".)
Type:
Archival materials
Letters (correspondence)
Correspondence
Date:
1861
May 28, 1861
Scope and Contents:
Letter from H. Wruler to Mrs. W. C. Wooster. Single sheet. Red and blue illustration at top left, first page, showing a U.S. flag on a ball, labelled "Our Country," floating in water.
Local Numbers:
AC0060-0001186a.tif (AC Scan No.: recto)

AC0060-0001186b.tif (AC Scan No.: verso)
General:
In Box 1, Folder 10.
Civil War Selections from the Archives Center
Related Materials:
Civil War series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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:
Flags -- United States  Search this
Civil war  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letters (correspondence) -- 1860-1870
Correspondence -- 1850-1900
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Civil War
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Civil War / Government Records, Business Records, and Other / Civil War
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep814888084-763d-4ffc-948b-3d0de18494b4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-civilwar-ref580
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[Lloyd M. Mayer Letter,]

Author:
Mayer, Lloyd M.  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 8" x 10".)
Type:
Archival materials
Letters (correspondence)
Correspondence
Date:
1862
February 2, 1862
Scope and Contents:
Letter from Lloyd M. Mayer to "My Dear Rowley," February 2, 1862
Local Numbers:
AC0060-0001185a.tif (AC Scan No.: recto)

AC0060-0001185b.tif (AC Scan No.: verso)
General:
In Box 1, Folder 10.
Civil War Selections from the Archives Center
Related Materials:
Civil War series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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:
Civil war  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letters (correspondence) -- 1860-1870
Correspondence -- 1850-1900
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Civil War
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Civil War / Government Records, Business Records, and Other / Civil War
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep880ed6135-98a3-4bd6-9663-b54c44b36637
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-civilwar-ref581
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[Peter Worder Letter,]

Author:
Worder, Peter  Search this
Names:
Abbott, Silas  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 8" x 10".)
Type:
Archival materials
Letters (correspondence)
Correspondence
Date:
1869
April 9, 1869
Scope and Contents:
Letter from Peter Worder to Silas Abbott; folded sheet.
Local Numbers:
AC0060-0001184a.tif (AC Scan No.: recto)

AC0060-0001184b.tif (AC Scan No.: verso)
General:
In Box 1, Folder 9.
Civil War Selections from the Archives Center
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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:
Civil war  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letters (correspondence) -- 1860-1870
Correspondence -- 1850-1900
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Civil War
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Civil War / Government Records, Business Records, and Other / Civil War
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep867063236-f2ae-4468-92a4-dde1c35dd39c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-civilwar-ref582
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[M. Hart Letter,]

Author:
Hart, M., Assistant Adjutant General  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 6" x 10".)
Type:
Archival materials
Letters (correspondence)
Correspondence
Date:
1865
May 4, 1865
Scope and Contents:
Response letter to inquiry from M. Hart about a prisoner.
Local Numbers:
AC0060-0001183a.tif (AC Scan No.; recto)

AC0060-0001183b.tif (AC Scan No.: verso)
General:
In Box 1, Folder 9.
Civil War Selections from the Archives Center
Related Materials:
Civil War series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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:
Prisoners  Search this
Civil war  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letters (correspondence) -- 1860-1870
Correspondence -- 1850-1900
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Civil War
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Civil War / Government Records, Business Records, and Other / Civil War
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8cc4f5708-0e98-412d-9143-2e2dd99b174f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-civilwar-ref583
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[Thomas G. Lawler letter,]

Author:
Lawler, Thomas G.  Search this
Names:
Grand Army of the Republic  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 10" x 8".)
Type:
Archival materials
Typescripts
Correspondence
Place:
Rockford (Ill.)
Illinois
Date:
1895
March 14, 1895
Scope and Contents:
Letter typed on letterhead stationery of the Grand Army of the Republic, Adjutant General's Office, Rockford, Ill., regarding the publication of a Souvenir Album for the Grand Army of the Republic.
Local Numbers:
AC0060-0001182.tif (AC Scan No.)
General:
In Box 1, Folder 8.
Civil War Selections from the Archives Center
Related Materials:
Civil War series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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:
Publishing  Search this
Civil war  Search this
Genre/Form:
Typescripts
Correspondence -- 1850-1900
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Civil War
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Civil War / Government Records, Business Records, and Other / Civil War
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep80c23eba7-1589-49ab-aced-c4c905db373e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-civilwar-ref584

Charles Francis Hall Collection

Creator:
Field, Cyrus  Search this
Hall, Charles Francis, 1821-1871  Search this
Franklin, John, 1786-1847  Search this
Royal Geographic Society.  Search this
Everett, Edward, 1794-1865  Search this
Correspondent:
Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878  Search this
Extent:
3.5 Cubic feet (12 boxes)
Culture:
Eskimo/Inuit  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business cards
Letters (correspondence)
Navigation charts
Notebooks
Scrapbooks
Ships' logs
Place:
Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration
Nunavut
Date:
1858-1871
Summary:
The collection documents Hall's Arctic exploration.
Scope and Contents:
Diaries, journals, notebooks, scrapbooks, business cards, correspondence, ships' logs, navigation charts and documents on Hall's Arctic exploration. The correspondence includes letters to and from Henry Grimmell, William Grimmell, J. Carson Brevoont, John Barrow, Cyrus Field, Edward Everett, Clement Markham, Joseph Henry, and the Royal Geographic Society.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
The Arctic explorer Charles Francis Hall was born about 1821, either Vermont or New Hampshire; there are very few details about his early life. He is most notable for spending over ten years in the Arctic among the Inuit, initially focused on locating evidence of the lost British Expedition under Sir John Franklin, and then, in two later expeditions, searching for the Northwest Passage and the North Pole.

Before becoming a polar explorer, Hall began as a blacksmith's apprentice at a young age in Rochester, NH. Sometime in the 1840's he married and moved westward eventually coming to Cincinnati, where Charles opened a business making engraving plates and seals, in 1849. Later he published a small newspaper in Cincinnati, The Cincinnati Occasional.

While publishing news stories of arctic expeditions related to the Franklin expedition, Hall became enamored with the idea of polar exploration. In 1857 he began collecting any material he could gather on the landscape and survival in the Arctic, previous expeditions, and John Franklin's expedition itself, while at the same time seeking financial support for his expedition.

After detailed preparation and a small amount of financial backing, Hall boarded a ship for Greenland, and then on to the "Terra Incognita" of the Arctic. Despite being an amateur explorer with very little support for his first expedition, Hall believed that by living amongst the indigenous Inuit people, a non-native could survive long periods living in the arctic. In May 1860, Hall arrived in Frobisher Bay, Canada and with not much more than a small boat and basic supplies, Hall met befriended local Inuit who took him in for the next two years.

Over those two years, Hall found little evidence of the Franklin expedition, but what he did find proved to be more valuable. While an avid and writer, Hall lived, learned and daily documented in his journals more about the Inuit people that any visitor before him. His journals describe Inuit society, traditions, oral histories, language and culture, as well as the skills necessary to survive in such an unforgiving climate. He also travelled and mapped much of the unknown Frobisher Bay area, correcting many previously incorrect maps that depicted area as an open strait, rather than a closed bay.

Once Hall returned to the United States, he began working on publishing his writings and preparing for a second expedition to Frobisher Bay. In 1864, he left for his second trip spending almost five years living amongst the Inuit, searching for the Franklin expedition and mapping unknown portions of the Arctic.

As soon as he arrived home in 1869, Hall began again planning his next and bigger expedition, but times had changed in the U.S. The Civil War was over and the United States government was now interested in polar exploration and the race to the North Pole. Gaining the attention of President Grant, Hall was appointed as joint commander of the Polaris Expedition.

Departing in 1871, the expedition began with critical problems. The "joint-command" of the expedition put Hall in direct conflict with the other two expedition commanders, each one believing they should have been appointed as sole commander. This eventually led to incredible disasters throughout the expedition, resulting in the total failure of the mission, loss of the ship, as well as the death of Charles Francis Hall. Hall died on the expedition in November 1871, possibly from poisoning by one of his co-commanders. His body was exhumed in 1969 and tested, revealing the presence of arsenic. While Hall claimed on his deathbed he had been poisoned by a crew member, many 19th century medicines contained arsenic.
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:
Explorers  Search this
Indigenous peoples  Search this
Inuktut  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business cards
Letters (correspondence) -- 1850-1900
Navigation charts
Notebooks
Scrapbooks -- 19th century
Ships' logs
Citation:
Charles Francis Hall Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0702
See more items in:
Charles Francis Hall Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep824a75c03-e7ed-4a96-8fad-60a481de3f08
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0702
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Montgomery C. Meigs Papers

Creator:
Meigs, Montgomery C., 1816-1892  Search this
Photographer:
Russell, Andrew J., 1829-1902  Search this
Names:
Pension Building  Search this
Post Office Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Extent:
12.5 Cubic feet (27 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Albums
Clippings
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Place:
Georgia
West Point (N.Y.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1870 - 1890
Summary:
The collection documents Mongomery C. Meigs, an Army officer, engineer, architect, and scientist. Meigs's papers include scrapbooks and photographs relating primarily to his work on the Pension Building and the Washington Aqueduct in Washington, D.C. but also his interest in politics, military affairs, construction, Native Americans, inventions, real estate, and financial matters.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents, Mongomery C. Meigs, an Army officer, engineer, architect, and scientist. Meigs's papers include scrapbooks and photographs relating primarily to his work on the Pension Building in Washington, D.C., an extension to the Post Office Building, the Washington Aqueduct, Cabin John Bridge, and the dome of the United States Capitol. The scrapbooks reflect Meigs's interests in politics, military affairs, construction, Native Americans, inventions and technology, real estate, and financial matters.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into two series.

Series 1: Scrapbooks, 1870-1890

Series 2: Photographs, 1850-1885
Biographical / Historical:
1816, May 3, Born, Augusta, Georgia

1832, Entered United States Military Academy, West Point, New York

1837, Second lieutenant, Corps of Engineers. Surveyed Upper Mississippi River

1838, Survey engineering work, Delaware River

1839, Duty at army headquarters, Washington, D.C.

1841, Married Louisa Rodgers (died 1879)

1843-1852, Stationed in Detroit, Michigan, until return to permanent duty in Washington, D.C.

1852, Supervised construction of the Washington aqueduct for Great Falls, Virginia and various United States Capitol improvements, including a new and larger dome

1861, June Appointed Quartermaster General, United States Army

1865, April 15, Present at the death of Abraham Lincoln

1867, Postwar illness and trip to Europe

1882, Retired from the United States Army. Began engineering work on the Pension Office Building, Washington, D.C.

1892, January 2, Died, Washington, D.C.

*Biographical Chronology courtesy the Library of Congress, Montgomery C. Meigs Papers, 1799-1892 (bulk 1849-1892)
Related Materials:
Materials at the Archives Center, National Museum of American History

William R. Hutton Papers (AC0987)

Materials at the National Museum of American History

Several curatorial divisions hold material culture related to Montgomery C. Meigs and include:

Division of Culture and the Arts (now Division of Cultural and Community Life)

Armed Forces History (Division of Political and Military History)

Division of Home and Community Life (now Division of Cultural and Community Life)

Division of Medicine and Science

Division of Work and Industry

Materials at Other Organizations

Library of Congress, Manuscript Division

Montgomery C. Meigs Papers, 1799-1892 (bulk 1849-1892)

Army officer, engineer, architect, and scientist. Correspondence, diaries and journals, notebooks, family papers, military papers, drawings and plans, scrapbooks, and other papers relating primarily to Meigs's work in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, his service as Quartermaster General during the Civil War, and family matters.
Provenance:
Parts of the collection were donated by Dr. Paul L. Smith on January 8, 1971 and Mr. and Mrs. Mayo S. Stuntz on March 8, 1974. Other sources are unknown.
Restrictions:
The 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:
Bridges -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Architecture -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Civil engineers  Search this
Civil engineering  Search this
Architects  Search this
Tunnels  Search this
Reservoirs -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Water-supply  Search this
Washington Aqueduct  Search this
Engineering  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Hydraulic structures  Search this
Engineers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings -- 19th century
Albums
Clippings -- 1850-1900
Photographs -- 19th century
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0984
See more items in:
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8e649874c-9c6e-415a-a930-ead48c870f68
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0984
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