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Ramsay Family Papers

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, 1783-1859  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
Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life  Search this
Extent:
3.5 Cubic feet (9 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
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
Summary:
An extensive range of papers relating to the Ramsay family of Alexandria, Virginia.
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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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep82132e846-9b85-49b6-9259-07a6d6d56e23
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0088
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Nathaniel Greene Wilcox Collection

Topic:
Rushville Times (newspaper)
Collector:
Wilcox, Nathaniel Greene, Colonel  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet (2 folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Legal documents
Clippings
Place:
Illinois -- 19th century
Date:
circa 1843-1892; 1921
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence with Nathaniel Greene Wilcox family; legal documents; newspaper clippings, including the July 3, 1860 issue of THE RUSHVILLE TIMES, illustrated with articles and editorials about the 1860 presidential candidates.
Arrangement:
Divided into three series: (1) Correspondence; (2) Legal documents; (3) Newspaper clippings.
Biographical / Historical:
Wilcox was a colonel in the Army, residing in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
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:
Electioneering -- 1869-1970  Search this
Presidential candidates -- 1860-1870  Search this
Family -- 1840-1900  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 19th century
Legal documents -- 19th century
Clippings -- 19th century
Citation:
Nathaniel Greene Wilcox Collection, Archives Center.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0030
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8b4ac1921-0e1c-4ff9-9bbc-8b1b2b98c4be
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0030

Division of Domestic Life Greeting Card Collection

Creator:
Norcross Greeting Card Company (New York (N.Y.))  Search this
Norcross Greeting Card Company (West Chester (Pa.))  Search this
Prang, Louis, fl. 1880-1900  Search this
Rust Craft Greeting Card Company (Dedham (Mass.))  Search this
Rust Craft Greeting Card Company (West Chester (Pa.))  Search this
Tuck, Raphael, fl. 1880s  Search this
Ward, Marcus, fl. 1880s  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life  Search this
Extent:
6 Cubic feet (18 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Greeting cards
Valentines
Scrapbooks
Date:
ca. 1854-1975.
Scope and Contents note:
Includes greeting cards primarily filed by season or occasion and by name of designer/manufacturer, e.g., Valentines, Christmas cards, and cards by Louis Prang, Raphael Tuck, Marcus Ward, and a number of 20th century designers and manufacturers. Includes mechanical, hand-drawn, cutout, and fringed cards. Also other types of material, such as postcards, calling cards, and scrapbooks of cards.
Arrangement:
1 series. Arranged roughly by type.
Provenance:
These cards are from a variety of donors and accessions, from the 1960s through the 1970s.
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:
Christmas  Search this
Holidays in art -- 1850-1980  Search this
Holidays  Search this
Genre/Form:
Greeting cards -- 1850-1980
Valentines
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Division of Domestic Life Greeting Card Collection, ca. 1854-1975, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0109
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8cf5f54e4-4a5e-41f4-8f03-7dd41f73e09f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0109
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Alexander Smith Account and Letter Book

Author:
Smith, Alexander, fl. 1790s  Search this
Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life  Search this
Donor:
Dodd, Jean M., Mrs.  Search this
Names:
Washington, George, 1732-1799  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume (1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Manuscripts
Letter books
Account books
Place:
Alexandria (Va.) -- 1790s
Date:
1792-1797
Summary:
Correspondence of Alexander Smith, a merchant living in Alexandria, Virginia, correspondence consists of copies of his letters to other merchants. Of particular interest is a letter dated 1796 November 9, from Smith to George Washington concerning Smith's loan repayment.
Scope and Contents:
In 1792-1797, Alexander Smith, a merchant living in Alexandria, Va., kept a record of dry goods purchased and sold. Most of the 1797 correspondence is copies of his letters to other merchants. Of particular interest is a letter dated 9 November 1796, from Smith to George Washington concerning Smith's loan repayment. Washington's response of 14 November 1796 can be found in "The Writings of George Washington, 1745-1799" by John C. Fitzpatrick.
Approx. 1/3 of the ledger consists of general accounts, 1/3 of accounts at "Difficult Mill," and the remaining third copies of letters from Alexander Smith.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Mrs. Jean M. Dodd, 1963, July 25.
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:
Commerce -- 1780-1800  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts -- 18th century
Letter books -- 1780-1800
Account books -- 18th century
Citation:
Alexander Smith Account and Letter Book, 1792-1797, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0083
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8b4c9444a-18a1-47c3-af25-35156e7ac2ee
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0083
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John D. Crimmins Collection

Creator:
Crimmins, John Daniel, 1844-1917 (contractor)  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life  Search this
Extent:
1.8 Cubic feet (6 boxes )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Programs
Menus
Admission tickets
Invitations
Announcements
Date:
1880-1919
Scope and Contents:
This collection is comprised primarily of menus. There are also programs, seating plans, invitations, announcements and admission cards from functions attended by John D. Crimmins. Some material bears autographs of other guests and/or rotations made by Mr. Crimmins. There are many items from civic, political, business, Roman Catholic and Irish American organizations.

Numerous programs or menus produced especially for each occasion by firms such as Dempsey and Carroll, Malcolm and Hayes and Tiffany are uniquely designed and decorated with photographs, embossing or water color paintings. There are a few menus printed on ribbons and one, from the Vulcan Detinning Company, printed on metal. Included in the collection are three programs dated after Mr. Crimmins' death and one example of political humor.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged alphabetically by host or sponsoring organization. Where no host is named or there are several hosts, the material is filed by the name of the guest of honor or the event.
Biographical / Historical:
John Daniel Crimmins, Senior, contractor and philanthropist, was born May 18, 1844 in New York City, of parents who earlier had immigrated from Ireland. After graduating from college he joined his father's contracting business, becoming a partner in 1864 and head of the firm in 1873. The firm was involved in the construction of public works, churches, hospitals and other projects and buildings. Mr. Crimmins belonged to and held office in many organizations civic, social, and philanthropic. He was an active member of the Democratic party and served as New York City Park Commissioner, Presidential elector, and member of the New York State Constitutional Convention. Presumably, he was an active member of the Tammany Hall group. A Roman Catholic, Mr. Crimmins worked for the church in a variety of roles, from university trustee to waiter at a Christmas dinner for the poor. Through business contacts and affiliation with various organizations, Mr. Crimmins as guest or host attended numerous public and private functions, many of which involved well known figures of the time. John D. Crimmins died November 9, 1917.

SourcesWho Was Who in America. Volume I, 1897 1942 and The New York Times, November 9, 1317, page 13.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
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.
Genre/Form:
Programs
Menus
Admission tickets
Invitations
Announcements
Citation:
John D. Crimmins Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0398
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8a8bd49b7-737d-4cce-9df5-e028f001a5be
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0398
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Agency history, 1977-1994

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Domestic Life  Search this
Subject:
Roth, Rodris  Search this
Golovin, Anne Castrodale  Search this
Smith, Barbara Clark  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Domestic Life  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Costume and Furnishings  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Preindustrial Cultural History  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Department of Social and Cultural History  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States
Date:
1977
1977-1994
Topic:
Households  Search this
House furnishings  Search this
Household appliances  Search this
Furniture--Colonial American  Search this
Costume--History  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00125
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_220974

H. H. French Tallapoosa (Ga.) Photoprints

Creator:
Chace, Franklin, Mrs.  Search this
French, H. H.  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet (1 box , Paper prints, 8" x 10".,Silver albumen(?),mounted on cardboard.)
14 Photographic prints
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Place:
Lithia Springs (Tallapoosa ,Ga.) -- 1870-1880
Georgia -- photographs -- 1870-1890
Tallapoosa (Ga.) -- 1870-1890
Date:
circa 1880
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains fourteen silver albumen photoprints, mounted on cardboard, 8" x 10", all by H. H. French. Each picture is stamped with the photographer's name. The photographs depict homes and businesses, including the Tallapoossa Land, Mining & Manufacturing Co., the Lithia Springs Hotel site, a railroad bridge and the Tallapoosa River, the Tallapoosa Glass Works, a meeting of the Ladies' Aid Society at the Episcopal Mission, residences, etc. Of special interest is a photograph of a burro and wagon with two men in front of H. H. French's studio.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
No information about the photographer H. H. French available.
Provenance:
Gift of Mrs. Franklin Chace, accompanying accession no. 317832. Deed of Gift signed October 26, 1974.
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:
Photography -- Studios and dark rooms -- 19th century  Search this
Mining corporation -- 1870-1890 -- Georgia  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Hotels, taverns, etc. -- 1870-1890 -- Georgia  Search this
Glass manufacture  Search this
Burros -- Photographs -- 1870-1890 -- Georgia  Search this
Churches -- 1870-1890 -- Georgia  Search this
Wagons -- 1870-1890 -- Georgia  Search this
Bridges -- 1870-1890 -- Georgia  Search this
Railroads -- 1870-1890 -- Georgia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- 1880-1890
Citation:
H. H. French Tallapoosa (Ga.) Photoprints, ca. 1880, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0375
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8e0e67fc7-6082-4b39-81df-dbd8e4e123e3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0375

Polly Salmon Account Book

Author:
Salmon, Polly (merchant)  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 volume)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Account books
Place:
Boston (Mass.) -- 18th century
Date:
1785-1787
Summary:
This collection consists of one volume.
Scope and Contents:
Manuscript account book documenting payments to other individuals. 21 pp.; remainder blank. Money recorded in English currency.
Biographical / Historical:
Boston storekeeper.
Provenance:
Purchased from Goodspeed's Book Shop, Inc., August 19, 1960.
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:
Merchants -- 18th century -- Boston (Mass.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts -- 18th century
Account books -- 18th century
Citation:
Polly Salmon Account Book, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0040
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8e441e13d-fc85-4deb-b2c3-225c3a5c56d0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0040
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New England Merchant and Farmer Account Book

Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 volume)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Account books
Place:
New England
Date:
1813-1859
Summary:
This collection consists of one volume from a New England merchant.
Scope and Contents:
Account book of an unidentified merchant and farmer from New England includes entries for items purchased and sold, and a record of persons employed.
Provenance:
Purchased from Goodspeed's Book Shop, Inc., August 19, 1960.
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:
Agriculture -- 1810-1860  Search this
Domestic and family life  Search this
Farmers -- 19th century  Search this
Merchants  Search this
Genre/Form:
Account books -- 19th century
Citation:
New England Merchant and Farmer Account Book, 1813-1859, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0039
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New England Merchant and Farmer Account Book
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep83f71b5d2-c70e-4adf-85d1-aa270659ac91
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0039
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Frances Benjamin Johnston and Thomas W. Smillie Glass Plate Negatives

Photographer:
Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952  Search this
Smillie, T. W. (Thomas William), 1843-1917  Search this
Printer:
Talman, Hugh (photographer)  Search this
Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life  Search this
Names:
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) -- Photographs  Search this
Extent:
2 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Contact prints
Place:
White House (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.) -- 1890-1900
Chicago Ill. -- 1890-1900
Date:
circa 1888-1899, 1906, 1993
Summary:
Twenty glass plate negatives and reference copy prints of the images taken between the late 1880s and the early 1900s by Frances Benjamin Johnston and Thomas W. Smillie. The images depict the skyline of Washington D.C., views from the 1893 World's Fair: Columbian Exposition, blueprints for the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building, and an unidentified orchestra.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of twenty glass plate negatives and associated reference copy prints depicting scenes from the 1893 World's Fair: Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois as well as images of the Washington D.C. skyline dating from between 1888 and 1899. The glass plate negatives range in size from 17" x 20" to 20" x 24" while the silver gelatin, resin-coated paper prints are all 20" x 24". All the images are black and white.

Series 1, Glass Plate Negatives, 1893, 1906, circa 1888-1899, is arranged by a numbering system, possibly assigned by the Smithsonian Office of Printing and Photographic Services (OPPS). The numbers were etched or written on the negatives, for example 3107. The series begins with the numbered images from Washington DC (#3101-#3107), followed by images without identifying numbers. The numbered images from the 1893 Columbian Exposition (non-inclusive #11302-11359) come next, followed by the images without identifying numbers.

The images of Washington D.C., when arranged in the following sequence, form a panorama of the Washington D.C. city: #3103, #3107, #3104, #3101, #3106, #3105, #3102. The images were taken from the tower of the Smithsonian Castle facing north, beginning with a view of the United States Capitol Building in the east (#3102) and ending with a view of the incomplete Washington Monument in the west (#3103). An unnumbered image of the United States Capitol taken after 1899 from the tower of the Old Post Office and Clock Tower looking down Pennsylvania Avenue is included. Two unnumbered blueprints dated July 19, 1906 show the second and third floor layouts of the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building.

The images of the 1893 World's Fair: Columbian Exposition show various buildings built for the event as well as a replica of the Battleship Illinois which was constructed to illustrate advances in naval technology. Exterior views of the Administration Building, Government Building, Palace of Fine Arts, Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building as well as an interior view of the World's Fair Post Office in the Government Building are found among the negatives. A number of the images appear to have been taken from atop some of the buildings looking down.

One unnumbered and unidentified picture of a musical orchestra sitting on stage is included at the end of the series.

Series 2, Copy prints, 1993, include duplicate or, in some instances triplicate, photographic copy prints of the images from the glass plate negatives. In the case of #11311 and #11359, no copy prints exist. The silver gelatin prints on resin-coated paper were created in the fall of 1993.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in two series.

Series 1: Glass Plate Negatives, 1893, 1906, circa 1888-1899

Series 2: Copy prints (reference copies), 1993
Biographical / Historical:
While the origin and provenance of some of the glass plate negatives is uncertain, it is likely that the images were created by Smithsonian photographer and curator Thomas W. Smillie and by Frances Benjamin Johnston, a prominent female photographer who was a protege of Smillie's.

Thomas W. Smillie was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1843 and emigrated to the United States when he was five years old. He attended Georgetown University, where he studied medicine and chemistry. Shortly thereafter he became a photographer for the Smithsonian and remained with the institution until his death in 1917. In 1896 he was named "custodian" of photography for the Institution, in essence becoming its first photography curator. He staged photographic exhibits and actively collected both images and equipment related to photography.

Frances Benjamin Johnston was an early pioneer for women in the field of photography and photojournalism. Born in 1864 in Grafton, West Virginia, Johnston studied art in Maryland and later at the Académie Julien in Paris. Her high-profile family connection with the Eastman family as well as her insatiable appetite for knowledge about photographic processes quickly propelled her to a formidable professional career. Her work appeared in publications such as The Ladies' Home Journal, Harper's Weekly, and Cosmopolitan, among others. As an apprentice to Thomas W. Smillie, Johnston was engaged to photograph the 1893 World's Fair: Columbian Exposition in Chicago. She made Washington D.C. her home and had the opportunity to photograph a large number of high profile individuals and government officials, including five United States presidents. Her photography often documented mundane and commonplace aspects of life rather than spectacular or prominent ones. Later in her career she focused her photography on colonial architecture, with images of houses, barns, and other buildings that intentionally showed everyday life in the United States South rather than high profile structures which had already been well-documented. She moved to New Orleans in 1940 and died in 1952.
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Glass Negatives of Indians (Collected by Bureau of American Ethnology)
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Reference photograph copies should be used where possible. Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special care is required when handling the glass plate negatives both because of their large size and because some of the negatives are broken.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass -- 1890-1900
Contact prints -- 1950-2000
Citation:
Frances Benjamin Johnston and Thomas W. Smillie Glass Plate Negatives, 1888-1906, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0416
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep87663a8df-35c5-404f-bf6e-be13aa5b86bf
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0416

Agency history, 1980-1994

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Department of Social and Cultural History  Search this
Subject:
Kulik, Gary  Search this
Crouch, Tom D  Search this
Crew, Spencer R. 1949-  Search this
Golovin, Anne Castrodale  Search this
Harris, Elizabeth M  Search this
Kidwell, Claudia Brush  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) National Numismatic Collection  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) National Philatelic Collection  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Graphic Arts  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Musical History  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Musical Instruments  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Department of Social and National History  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Political History  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Ceramics and Glass  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Costume  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Domestic Life  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Community Life  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Textiles  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Department of Cultural History  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Department of National History  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Photographic History  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1980
1980-1994
Topic:
Social history  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00113
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217766

Joshua Gist Account Book and Related Materials

Creator:
Gist, Joshua (merchant)  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (2 folders )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Manuscripts
Account books
Place:
Maryland
New York (N.Y.) -- 18th century
Westminster (Md.)
Date:
1769-1822.
Scope and Contents note:
Account book of Joshua Gist, Westminster, Maryland, and others,including general account for the purchase and transportation of agricultural products, lists of muster rolls for the Militia of Maryland, 1794-1798. Also, miscellaneous notes of financial obligations, 1769-1800; and a letter, 1798, concerning payment for construction of fortifications of New York Harbor.
Arrangement:
Arranged chronologically by subject.
Provenance:
Collection transferred to the Archives Center from the Division of Domestic Life in 1997 (NMAH Acc. 1997.3022).
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:
Agricultural products  Search this
Militia -- 1790-1800 -- Maryland  Search this
Fortification  Search this
Military administrative -- 1790-1800  Search this
Muster rolls -- 18th century -- Maryland  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 18th century
Manuscripts -- 19th century
Manuscripts -- 18th century
Account books -- 18th century
Citation:
Joshua Gist Account Book & Related Materials, 1769-1822, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0044
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep89b0e16c2-d815-4ece-8177-761ab389c036
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0044

John W. Hereford Letter

Author:
Hereford, John W.  Search this
Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Letters (correspondence)
Place:
Virginia
Alabama
Tennessee
Date:
1827
Scope and Contents:
Letter, September 5, 1827, by Hereford, Meridianville, Madison County, Alabama, to his father in Shenandoah County, Virginia. It describes his family's journey from Virginia to Alabama with stops in several counties of Tennessee looking for places to settle, and visiting relatives.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Lavina Lancaster, August 18, 1983.
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.
Genre/Form:
Letters (correspondence) -- 19th century
Citation:
John W. Hereford Letter, 1827, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0066
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep838d58499-e274-4119-8e0f-b13695bf2798
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0066

Mary Leet Account Book

Author:
Leet, Mary  Search this
Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life  Search this
Names:
Leet, Pelatiah, -1806  Search this
Extent:
1 Folder
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Inventories
Account books
Place:
Connecticut
Guilford (Conn.) -- 1800-1810
Date:
1806-1810
Scope and Contents:
Personal property inventory of Pelatiah Leet (died 1806), and accounts against his widow, Mary Leet, for board, clothing, and medicine, etc., 1806-1810. Inscribed, "The Widow Mary Leet of Guilford...Account Against Mary Leet ye 2d as Her Gaurdean & Provider, For Board Cloathing Medicines & Necessaries..." (Orig. cat. no. 393,293.) Plus separate page from manuscript inventory (original cat. no. 393,294). See also collection #28.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Miss Madeleine Wilkinson, November 10, 1955.
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:
Family -- 1800-1850  Search this
Genre/Form:
Inventories -- 1800-1810
Account books -- 19th century
Citation:
Mary Leet Account Book, 1806-1810, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0027
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep89068c38a-3aec-4a48-9d52-c4caf91c1ecc
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0027

Kent Family Records

Creator:
Kent, Mary P. (farmer)  Search this
Kent, H. M. (farmer)  Search this
Watkins, Malcolm, Mrs.  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 volume and 34 receipts.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Tax records
Account books
Place:
Burke County (N.C.)
Coldwell Co. (N.C.)
North Carolina -- Agriculture -- 1870-1940
Date:
1879-1933.
Scope and Contents note:
These records of Mrs. Mary P. Kent, Burke Co., North Carolina, and H.M. Kent, Coldwell and Burke Counties, North Carolina, consist of an account book with survey data, general financial transactions, farming notes, 1879-91, and tax receipts, 1884-1933.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Mrs. C. Malcolm Watkins, 1970, Febuary.
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:
Surveying -- Instruments -- 1870-1940  Search this
Agriculture -- 1870-1940 -- North Carolina  Search this
Family -- 1870-1940 -- North Carolina  Search this
Farmers -- North Carolina  Search this
Genre/Form:
Tax records
Account books
Citation:
Kent Family Records, 1879-1933, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0036
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep827eb7c92-f03b-4e07-8a10-0743046e07b4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0036

Henry Fuller Account Books

Creator:
Fuller, Henry (merchant)  Search this
Wilkinson, Madeleine  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life  Search this
Names:
Leet, Mary ((Mrs. Jude Ludington))  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet (1,folder:,2,items.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Account books
Business records
Place:
West Springfield (Mass.) -- 1850-1870
Date:
1856-1862.
Scope and Contents:
Two account books, 1856-1862, of Henry Fuller, West Springfield, Massachusetts, for agricultural supplies and equipment, and miscellaneous expenses.
Biographical/Historical note:
Fuller was a husband of Mary Leet (Mrs. Jude) Ludington. See also collection #27.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Miss Madeleine Wilkinson, 1955, November 10.
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:
Agricultural supplies and equipment -- 1850-1870  Search this
Genre/Form:
Account books -- 19th century
Business records -- 19th century
Citation:
Henry Fuller Account Books, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0028
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8166e7d7a-d73e-450a-8b63-bcacf248ec18
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0028

Domestic Life Glass Photograph Collection

Donor:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Photographs
Place:
Chicago (Ill.)
St. Paul (Minn.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
circa 1900
Scope and Contents note:
Miscellaneous glass photonegatives and lantern slides, originally housed in cardboard plate boxes, some containing newspaper clipping separators with dates as late as 1961. Subjects include a flood in 1911, family photographs and portraits, and buildings, with labels indicating locations such as Chicago, St.Paul, etc. The lantern slides depict art historical subjects and may be academic lecture materials.
Arrangement:
Organization by plate size. Unarranged at this time.
Biographical / Historical:
The lantern slides and glass photographs include miscellaneous family photographs and portraits, photographs of buildings, and art historical subjects.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site.,Contact David Haberstich, Head of Photographic Collections, for an appointment.,As this collection is glass, it must be handled with extreme care. Researchers must handle the material with gloves.
Rights:
Photographs available for reproduction. Most probably in public domain. Fees for commercial use.
Topic:
Art -- History -- Lectures  Search this
Floods -- 1910-1920 -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides -- Lectures
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass -- 1900-1920
Citation:
Domestic Life Glass Photograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0292
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8d93ff87f-97b5-4051-9752-335781e10f37
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0292

John Fitzgerald Bill [with George Washington autograph]

Creator:
Washington, George, 1732-1799  Search this
Gretter, Michael, fl.1780s  Search this
McKaig, W. Wallace  Search this
Fitzgerald, John, fl. 1780s  Search this
Gilpin, George, fl. 1780s  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Invoices
Date:
1786-1787.
Scope and Contents:
Bill to John Fitzgerald from Michael Gretter. Three different dates shown: March 13, 1786; December 12, 1786; and January 3, 1787. The bill was for confinement for servants, passed and signed by George Washington, John Fitzgerald, and George Gilpin.
Provenance:
Collection donated by W. Wallace McKaig, date unknown.
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:
Domestics -- 1780-1790  Search this
Servants  Search this
Genre/Form:
Invoices -- 1780-1790
Citation:
John Fitzgerald Bill, 1786-1787, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C. Gift of W. Wallace McKaig.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0085
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8849d1fca-4fc0-4af0-9f25-1b39b47df88d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0085

Washington Irving Letter

Correspondent:
Paterson, George P., fl. 1850s  Search this
Irving, Washington, 1783-1859  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life  Search this
Donor:
McKaig, W. Wallace  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (8"x10")
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Letters (correspondence)
Correspondence
Place:
Sunnyside (Irvington, N.Y.) -- 1850-1860
Date:
1852-12-27
Scope and Contents:
Letter from Washington Irving, of Sunnyside, Irvington, N.Y., to George P. Paterson, apparently a friend or business associate. Irving wrote to thank Paterson for books he had sent him, which he notes arrived on Christmas morning. Fragile condition; torn or broken at folds into separate fragments.
Biographical/Historical note:
Major American author.
General:
Original catalog no. 64.160.
Provenance:
Collection donated by W. Wallace McKaig, September 5, 1963
Restrictions:
Very fragile condition, requires special care.
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:
Gifts -- 1850-1860  Search this
Christmas -- Gifts -- 1850-1860  Search this
Acknowledgments -- 1850-1860  Search this
Books -- Gifts -- 1850-1860  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letters (correspondence) -- 1850-1860
Correspondence -- 19th century
Citation:
Washington Irving Letter, 1852, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0084
See more items in:
Washington Irving Letter
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep85e896b63-ef06-4fb4-a979-6a101f3ab951
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0084
Online Media:

Benjamin Pollard Letter Book

Author:
Pollard, Benjamin (merchant)  Search this
Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Military History  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 volume)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Letter books
Place:
Norfolk (Va.) -- 1780-1800
Europe -- Commerce -- 1780-1800
Date:
1787-1792
Scope and Contents:
Manuscript letter book of 175 leaves, by Pollard of Norfolk, Va., includes his drafts of letters with traders in the United States, Europe, and the West Indies concerning shipment of goods, payment of accounts, and other business activities. Some letters not in Pollard's hand.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
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:
Commerce -- 1780-1800  Search this
Trading, West Indies -- 1780-1800  Search this
Trading, Europe -- 1780-1800  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letter books -- 1780-1800
Citation:
Benjamin Pollard Letter Book, 1787-1792, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0035
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep84edf81e0-1960-40fd-88c2-3b32f5764a4e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0035

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