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Ayer, Edward Everett, 1841-1927: Edward E. Ayer U.S. Board of Indian Commissioners files, 1912-1922

Correspondence, minutes, reports, memoranda, bulletins, 1912-1922, relating to Edward E. Ayer's work as a commissioner. Dating primarily from Ayer's period of active service, 1912-1917, there is both incoming and outgoing correspondence with commission members and officials (H.C. Phillips, W.K. Moorehead, G. Vaux, F.H. Abbott, M. McDowell, W.H. Ketchum), the secretary of the interior (F.K. Lane), the commissioner of Indian affairs (C. Sells), the foreman of the Menominee sawmill (A.S. Nicholson), and senators and congressmen (R. La Follette, etc.).

Babcock, Orville Elias, 1835-1884 : Orville E. Babcock Papers, 1849-1947

Orville E. Babcock was American brevet Brigadier General, Aide-de-Camp to Ulysses S. Grant during the Civil War, and Private Secretary to Grant during his presidency, 1869-1877. Collection is primarily correspondence relating to Babcock’s military career, service as private secretary to Ulysses S. Grant during his presidency, role in the Whiskey Ring trials of 1875-1876, and private life. Collection also contains newspaper clippings, photographs, military service records and miscellaneous items.

Badger, Elvira Cecelia Sheridan, 1832-1911: Elvira Sheridan Badger Papers, 1859-ca. 1930

Six personal diaries and one diary fragment kept by Elvira Cecelia Sheridan Badger of Kentucky and Illinois, spanning the years 1859 through 1903. Also popular antebellum piano music compiled and bound for Badger before her marriage. Facsimile of notebook kept by Alpheus Shreve Badger about his move to Chicago and the subsequent freedom of his slaves in 1852. Diary entries concern the daily lives of a well-to-do family, including their 1861 move to Chicago, Illinois. Sentiment in Kentucky regarding the approach of the Civil War, relations with and freeing of the family's slaves, and news of the war are also noted.

Baur, Bertha, 1858-1940: Bertha Duppler Baur Diaries and appointment books, 1898-1939

Diaries (partly in shorthand) and appointment books of Bertha Duppler Baur, Chicago businesswoman, suffragette, lawyer, and politician. Business school and law school graduate, Bertha Duppler came to Chicago at age 17 as a stenographer and wielded considerable political power as the personal secretary to three postmasters. In 1909 she married millionaire Jacob Baur, founder of the Liquid Carbonic Corporation, and was actively involved in the management of the company after his 1912 death. Active in politics, Baur lobbied for women's suffrage, ran in a close race for Congress in 1926, and for 28 years was a Republican National Committewoman from Illinois.

Bell, Edward Price, 1869-1943 : Edward Price Bell Papers, 1886-1951

Correspondence, works, and other items related to Edward Price Bell's career as a foreign correspondent for the Chicago Daily News and roving correspondent for the Literary Digest.

Blount, William, 1749-1800: William Blount Papers, 1794-1796

Letters, orders and receipts written by William Blount, pertaining to his administration of Indian and military affairs in the Territory of the United States, South of the River Ohio, 1794-1796. Correspondence directed to David Henley (as agent of the War Department), John Pitchlynn (U.S. interpreter to the Choctaw), and several other military officers.

Calhoun, Lucy Monroe, 1865-1950: Lucy Monroe Calhoun Papers, 1909-1922 or 1923

Six letters by Lucy Monroe Calhoun and three by her husband, William J. Calhoun (U.S. Minister to China, 1909-1913), regarding their experiences in China during the last years of the Qing Dynasty, which includes a description of the December, 1922, wedding of Emperor Puyi. Another letter relates Monroe’s visit to Le Mans, France, the American Red Cross embarkation camp at the end of World War I. Also, a newspaper clipping and a photograph of Emperor Puyi as a child.

Clay, Henry, 1777-1852: Henry Clay Letters, 1825-1851

Letters of Henry Clay, prominent statesman and orator, during his career as US Senator, concerning political topics which include the election of Jackson, secession, the temperance movement, and slavery.

Dahlgren, John Adolphus Bernard, 1809-1870: John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren papers, 1858-1870

U.S. naval officer and inventor of ordnance, of Philadelphia, Pa. 49 letters, including one from Dahlgren's son Ulric, written to Dahlgren's sister, M.M. Dahlgren; a printed poem "Lines suggested by the death of one of the bravest men this war has brought into the service Colonel Ulric Dahlgren."; and mounted newspaper clippings relating to the circumstances of Ulric's death in a raid planned by him, in concert with General Kilpatrick, to release the Union prisoners at Libby Prison and Belle Isle.

Davis, Charles A., fl. 1900: Charles A. Davis Papers, 1854-1901

Charles A. Davis left Cincinnati, Ohio, on May 22, 1900, to take a job as a court reporter in Manila after the Americans had taken control of the Philippines. His wife, Bess, joined him in Manila in 1901. This collection consists of letters and photographs that describe Mr. and Mrs. Davis' lives in Manila. It also includes a travel journal in Spanish from 1854, titled "Memorias sobre las Yslas Filipinas," that Mr. and Mrs. Davis acquired.

Davis, Jefferson Columbus, 1828-1879: Jefferson Columbus Davis Papers, 1867-1878

Original journals, correspondence, photographs, engravings, newsclippings, together with some typed copies, documenting the career army officer's tenure as military governor of Alaska, 1867-1870, and his and his wife's tour of Mexico in 1878.

Dickinson, Daniel S. (Daniel Stevens), 1800-1866: Daniel S. Dickinson Correspondence, 1799-1892

Daniel S. Dickinson, lawyer, politician, and orator, served in the New York Senate (1837-1840), as Lieutenant Governor of New York (1842), and in the U. S. Senate (1844-1851). This collection contains 164 letters and documents related mostly to Dickinson's political activities. Correspondents include Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, Dorothea Dix, James Buchanan, James K. Polk, Martin Van Buren, Horace Greeley, and Fernando Wood. Collection also features some letters written to Lydia Knapp Dickinson, Dickinson's wife, after his death. A few documents relating to John Tracy and James Clapp (1785-1854), father of Julia Clapp Newberry, are also included.

Eden-Martin family: Eden-Martin Family Papers, ca. 1827-1961

Papers pertaining to the family of Illinois U.S. Representative John R. Eden (1826-1909). The majority of the material primarily concerns John R. Eden’s daughter Rose, her husband Ivory J. Martin, and their children. The papers also contain correspondence and material relating to the Taylor and Pifer families, who were the in-laws of Rose and Ivory’s son, Robert W. Martin. (Robert Martin married Ruth Pifer, daughter of Hattie Taylor and Finley Pifer).

Edwards, Ninian, 1775-1833: Ninian Edwards letters, 1813-1814

Six letters, Mar. 7, 1813 - Apr. 4, 1814, from Ninian Edwards to Kentucky governor and soldier Isaac Shelby, regarding War of 1812-related Indian attacks in the Illinois Territory and the state of defenses there.,1813 letters discuss mounted volunteer companies raised by Edwards, British intentions regarding the upper Mississippi, Indian attacks on settlers in the U.S. Saline and elsewhere, etc. Warning of an impending Indian-British offensive on Illinois Territory, Edwards' 1814 letters list the numbers of warriors in each tribe available for such a campaign, protest the untimely withdrawl of regular troops from the region, and request the military assistance of Kentuckians.

Faulk, Andrew Jackson, 1814-1898: Andrew Jackson Faulk Letters and Speeches, 1862-1870

Incoming and outgoing correspondence, 1862-1870, of A.J. Faulk, written chiefly during his 1867-1869 governorship of the Dakota Territory concerning U.S. government's intention to stop a proposed expedition to explore and settle unceded Black Hills Indian lands, the Indian Peace Commission, the mustering of volunteer cavalry, appropriations for the relief of destitute upper Missouri tribes, etc. Also, Dec. 1867 annual address to the territorial legislature discussing, among many issues, the Black Hills, the Indian Peace Commission, and the future of the Indian.

Giganti, Joe: Joe Giganti Papers, ca. 1919-ca. 1986

Papers and photographs pertaining to Chicagoan Joe Giganti, a labor defense activist who served as the Chairman of the Board of the Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company. The collection includes 1930s periodicals, documents, and ephemera of Communist and Socialist groups in Chicago, New York, Italy, and elsewhere. Also included are Giganti's University papers, a file on Giorgio del Vecchio, an audio recording of Giganti, and a photograph album featuring Joe's wife, Rose Giganti.

Goddard , Joseph Bachellor, 1793-1842: Joseph Bachellor Goddard Papers, 1816-1833

Incomplete (p. 81-296) manuscript of an essay written by Joseph Bachellor Goddard, a Congregational minister in Londonderry, Vermont, and 1816 graduate of Williams College, who argued for the elimination of slavery, but sharply criticized the program of the American Colonization Society. Goddard preached in Londonderry from 1827 to 1838, and later in Pitcairn, St. Lawrence County, N.Y. Also typed transcript prepared by Eleanor Goddard Worthen, a great-granddaughter. Includes Goddard's Williams College diploma from 1816.

Graham, Ralph L., 1919-1986: Ralph L. Graham Yalta Conference Photographs and Scrapbook, 1945

Material related to the activities of the United States Department of State during the months of January-March, 1945 with a particular focus on the Malta Conference, the Yalta Conference, the Inter-American Conference on Problems of War and Peace, and the travels of Secretary of State Edward R. Stettinius in Northern Africa and Central America. The collection is composed of a State Department-created scrapbook with an assortment of photographs taken by the US Army Signal Corps and relevant newspaper clippings as well as a group of photographic negatives and accompanying contact sheets taken by Ralph L. Graham, an assistant to Secretary Stettinius during his travels in 1945.

Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885: Letters between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee, 1865

A series of nine communications exchanged between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee during April 7-9, 1865 negotiating Lee's surrender; transcribed in the hand of Ely Samuel Parker, Grant's military secretary, and accompanied by his notes.

Gruenberg, Robert, 1922-1992 : Robert Gruenberg Papers, 1947-1990

Correspondence, clippings, and personal materials of Chicago journalist Robert Gruenberg.

Hall, Gus: Gus Hall Communist Party meeting recordings, 1988-1993

Recordings of longtime American Communist Party national chairman and U.S. presidential candidate Gus Hall. Each tape contains Hall's updates at regular party executive board meetings, 1988-1993, a time of considerable dissent over Hall's rigid support of Soviet-style Communism and the absence of internal party democracy.

Hammond, Charles L. (Charles Lyman), b. 1853: C.L. Hammond scrapbook, 1891-1895

Scrapbook containing autograph letters, photographs, newspaper clippings, etc., relating to the Lincoln monument, collected by C. L. Hammond, the letters being for the most part, written by or to him.

Harrison, Carter H., (Carter Henry), 1860-1953: Carter H. Harrison IV Papers, 1637-1953

Correspondence, writings, clippings, photographs, and memorabilia relating to Chicago Mayor Carter Henry Harrison IV (1860-1953), and his family, particularly his wife, Edith Ogden Harrison, and his father, Chicago Mayor Carter Henry Harrison III (1825-1893). The collection also includes a number of letters, autographs, and miscellaneous other documents from famous people that were not originally directed to Harrison or his family, but which Harrison kept as collectibles.

Harrison, Gabriel, 1818-1902: Gabriel Harrison letters, 1873-1883

Letters regarding John Howard Payne to Gabriel Harrison from three current and former U.S. consuls to Tunis, William Penn Chandler of Philadelphia, George Whitfield Fish of Tunis and Flint, Mich., and Amos Perry of Providence, R.I. Also one letter, also about Payne, from Fish to Thomas J. McKee, a New York lawyer and friend of Harrison's.,The letters, which were probably responses to a correspondence initiated by Harrison during the revision of his 1875 work, concern the circumstances of Payne's death, the erection of and wording on his Tunis gravestone, the disposition of Payne's personal effects and the interest of his niece, Eloise E. Luquer in recovering them, Chandler's possession of Payne mss., and W.W. Corcoran's proposal to transfer Payne's remains to Washington, D.C. Fish, who had served as consul until 1882 when Congress failed to appropriate funds for the post, also comments on the shaky political situation at Tunis and the sad state of U.S. representation in the southern Mediterranean.

Hawkins, Benjamin, 1754-1816: Benjamin Hawkins letters, 1797-1812

North Carolina planter, U.S. senator, and Indian agent. Letters concerning southern Indian affairs, 1796-1812, from Hawkins to Col. David Henley, U.S. War Dept. agent based in Knoxville; James Jackson, governor of Georgia, 1798-1801; and Harry Toulmin, a prominent Mobile resident and later federal judge in the Mississippi Territory.,Subjects include setting the boundary line between the U.S. and the Creek Nation along the Clinch River and settlers on Indian lands there (1797); horse thefts and Creeks spoiled by British and Spanish gifts (1798); Florida depradations of William Augustus Bowles, a self-styled director-general of the Creek Nation (1800); and punishment of Creek Indians for murders committed on the post road, relations with Spanish Florida, and Seminole attacks (1812).

Heaton, Harold R.: Harold R. Heaton Political Cartoons, 1909-ca.1913

Sixty original political and editorial cartoons by Harold R. Heaton for the Chicago newspaper Inter-Ocean, drawn between 1909 and circa 1913.

Henshaw, Marguerite: Marguerite Henshaw Autograph Album, 1892-1931

Autographs collected by Marguerite Henshaw ca. 1892-1904 (with additional autographs collected by Helen Gaspar Gunther, ca. 1930-1931). Autographs are mainly theatrical, military, and political persons. Notable autographs include Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and John Philip Sousa. Also includes some loose autographs, letters, and picture postcards.

Judson, Clay, 1892-1960: Clay Judson Papers, 1800-1966

Correspondence, writings, photographs and memorabilia of Chicago lawyer Clay Judson.

Judson, William V., (William Voorhees), 1865-1923: William Voorhees Judson Papers, 1888-1947

Correspondence, manuscript works, documents, drafts, reprints, maps, charts and photographs relating to William Voorhees Judson, military officer, army engineer, political writer and speaker, and military attaché in Russia in 1917. Collection contains much material concerning the Russian Revolution, most of which has been published in Russia in War and Revolution; General William V. Judson's Accounts from Petrograd, 1917-1918, edited by Neil V. Salzman, Kent State University Press, 1998.

Keele, Harold M.: Harold M. Keele Scrapbook, 1901-1929

Scrapbook of Mr. H.M. Keele, a native of Monticello, IL who attended Brown University from 1919-1920 and University of Illinois from 1920-1923. Mr. Keele later became a laways and district states attorney in Chicago and was assigned to racketeering cases. The scrapbook includes photographs; drawings and school papers; ephemera from Monticello High School, Brown University, and the University of Illinois; and newspaper clippings pertaining to various topics, such as Harold Keele's wedding, his time at U of I, and his appointment as Assistant U.S. District Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.

Mabley, Jack: Jack Mabley Papers, 1937-2003

Correspondence with colleagues, congratulatory letters, inter-office memos; works including newspaper clippings, subject files dealing with important stories including the 1968 Democratic Convention, the Richard Cain case, racketeering, police corruption, and vice in Chicago, miscellaneous articles and columns; biographical clippings, publicity, and interviews, and photographs of Mabley himself and with public figures such as Hugh Hefner and Richard Nixon. Mabley was a reporter and columnist for the Chicago Daily News.

MacDougall, Curtis Daniel, 1913-: Curtis MacDougall Papers, 1922-1989

Journalist and professor at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism who wrote one of the definitive textbooks of American journalism. An activist in civic affairs, McDougall ran for Congress as a Democrat in Illinois' 10th District, for the U.S. Senate as a Progressive Party candidate, and as a Peace Party candidate for the 13th Congressional District. His papers include correspondence, subject files concerning his many interests and activities, published articles, CDs, photographs, etc. Also paper copies of correspondence with Emil Dansker, a press release re MacDougall’s award from the American Society of Journalism School Administrators (no date), a 1971 newspaper article by MacDougall, and a printed book announcement for Superstition and the Press.

Markow, Jesse: Jesse Markow Collection of Political and World's Columbian Exposition Ephemera, 1888-1929

Tickets, programs, menus, and ephemera relating to political functions from 1888 to 1929, particularly the Democratic Party, New York mayoral politics, the Hungarian Republican Club of New York, the Coronation of King George IV, and the United States Congress. Additionally, collection contains ephemera and tickets from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.

Mauldin, Bill, 1921-2003: Bill Mauldin Collection, 1941-2003

Mauldin was a GI cartoonist and later worked for the St. Louis Dispatch and for the Chicago Sun Times, and is remembered for for his haunting image of Lincoln weeping after Kennedy's assasination. Includes copies of Mauldin's works, including pamphlets printed in Europe during WW II, one original ediorial cartoon, and three original drawings of the Kennedy inauguration.

McCormick, Chauncey, 1884-1954: Chauncey McCormick Papers, 1887-1955

Letters, clippings, photographs, and mementos of Chicago businessman and philanthropist Chauncey McCormick. He was the nephew of Cyrus McCormick, founder of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company which became part of International Harvester Company, and was president of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1944-1954. Correspondence concerns business, civic, philanthropic, religious, and political activities. Also contains speeches and writings, including those for the Art Institute, child welfare groups, and the Republican Party. Includes extensive material relating to McCormick's World War I service in the American Expeditionary Force in France and his direction of Polish food relief under Herbert Hoover.

Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821: Spencer Napoleonica Collection, 1756-1975

A collection of materials, chiefly autographs, relating to the Napoleonic Era. Military orders, political and personal correspondence, legal documents, receipts, portraits, and images are included.

Newberry, Walter Loomis, 1804-1868: Walter Loomis Newberry Letters, 1833-1838

Eighteen letters from businessman Walter L. Newberry to Lucius Lyon, the Michigan Territory's Delegate to Congress (and later, Michigan's Senator), regarding local and national politics, property values in Chicago and Detroit, the prospects of Michigan statehood, and other issues. Collection also includes a $20 check on the Bank of Michigan, Detroit, dated Oct. 15, 1827, from Lyon to Newberry.

Oneida Nation of New York.: New York (State). Treaties between the State of New York and the Oneida Nation, 1788-1811

Collection includes five treaties and two supporting documents, one indenture and one agreement, between New York State and the Oneida Nation for the cession of certain tribal lands, executed between 1788 and 1811. In these treaties the Oneida Indians eventually sold much of their reservation lands primarily held in Madison and Oneida counties, N.Y.

Parker, Ely Samuel, 1828-1895: Ely Samuel Parker Scrapbooks, 1828-1894

Twelve scrapbooks, containing newspaper clippings and illustrations regarding Indian affairs, presumably kept by Ely Samuel Parker, who was U.S. Commissioner of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1869-1871. Also contains a few letters and reproductions of photos in the clippings.

Parker, Ely Samuel, 1828-1895: Ely Samuel Parker papers, ca. 1850-1885

Seneca sachem, engineer, soldier, and first native American commissioner of Indian affairs, 1869-1871. Speeches, lecture notes, and correspondence, ca. 1850-1885, of Ely Samuel Parker, regarding Indian customs and traits, the Indian policies of government and religious bodies, and his own background.,Includes an undated July 4th address re temperance; lecture notes (ca. 1850) on Indian dances, games, and social and domestic habits; an address (ca. 1878) containing autobiographical notes and commentary on white Indian policy from the Pilgrims to the early 19th century; and lecture notes (1885) on Indian clans. Also two letters, one, ca. 1885, addressed to his friend, the poet and writer Harriet Maxwell Converse, denouncing the civilizing efforts of organized religion and the U.S. policies of allotment and citizenship.

Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829 : Timothy Pickering letters, 1795-1798

Correspondence, dating mainly from 1795, of the secretary of war, Timothy Pickering, primarily with David Henley, War Dept. agent in the Territory of the United States, South of the River Ohio, but also with David Campbell, William Blount, and John McNairy, regarding Indian and militia affairs in what is now Tennessee.,Much of the 1795 correspondence, including an extract of a letter to Gov. Blount and an Aug. 28, 1795, letter to Judge David Campbell, concerns the U.S. refusal to support the Chickasaws in a war with the Creeks, Pickering's rebuke of Blount for inciting the conflict, and his attempts to mollify the Chickasaw chief, William Colbert. Other matters include the shipment of goods for the Chickasaws, the appointment of an Indian factor, James Byers, for the Tellico Blockhouse, and frauds committed by contractors supplying the Indians. Two of the letters are written together with Oliver Wolcott, the secretary of the treasury.

Runnells, John S.: John S. Runnells Papers, 1883-1887

Papers of Des Moines, Iowa, attorney John Sumner Runnells, partner in the firm Runnells & Walker, including legal case files, and correspondence pertaining to his legal work, political activities on behalf of the Republican Party, role as U.S. District Attorney for Iowa, and procurement of CB&Q railroad passes and Western Union telegraph "stamps" for others.

Seymour, Horatio Winslow, 1854-1920: Horatio Winslow Seymour Papers, 1867-1948

Editorial columns, clippings, manuscripts, correspondence, three photographs, and family materials from publisher and editorial writer Horatio Winslow Seymour.

Spencer, Roswell T.: Roswell T. Spencer Typescript, 1920

Typescript of a 2-volume work entitled "Roosevelt and Chicago," including illustrations pasted in.

Spencer, William Marvin, 1892-1984: Spencer Napoleonica Collection, 1756-1975

A collection of materials, chiefly autographs, relating to the Napoleonic Era. Military orders, political and personal correspondence, legal documents, receipts, portraits, and images are included.

Spiegel, Andrew G.: Andrew G. Spiegel Memorabilia, 1961-1989

Seven items including four autographed letters from noted correspondents, and three pictorial (unsigned) cards.

Stockbridge and Munsee Tribe of Indians.: Stockbridge and Munsee Tribe of Indians records, 1789-1858

Tribal documents, 1789-1858, including petitions, memorials, arguments, powers of attorney, appointments, agreements, correspondence, financial reports, promissory notes, and requests for payment.,Petitions, memorials, and arguments concern the tribe's negotiations with the U.S. government and the state of New York re land sale profits and their distribution, relocation, citizenship, annuities, and other matters. There are appointments and powers of attorney authorizing John W. Quinney and others to negotiate on behalf of the tribe, correspondence with Indian agent William H. Bruce and with J.B. Macy, and a promissory note signed by Stockbridge missionary John Sergeant. In addition to John W. Quinney, other sachems and councillors signing documents include Jeremiah Slingerland, Joseph M. Quinney, Austin E. Quinney, Ziba T. Peters, Simon S. Metoxen, and John Metoxen.

Strauss, Herbert R.: Herbert R. Strauss collection of Adams family letters, 1763-1829

The members of the family represented: John Adams, Abigail Adams, John Quincy Adams, and Samuel Adams. For details see list placed in container.

Strauss, Herbert R.: Herbert R. Strauss collection of autograph letters, 1775-1840

The writers include: Alexander Hamilton, George Wythe, General Lafayette, George Washington, Paul Revere, John Hancock, Benjamin Rush, Patrick Henry, John Lay, Richard Peters, Andrew Jackson, and Levi Lincoln.

Strauss, Herbert R.: Herbert R. Strauss collection of Thomas Jefferson letters, 1780-1823

Includes 16 autograph letters and two printed items. For details see list placed in container.

Tree, Lambert, 1832-1910 : Lambert Tree Papers, 1821-1933

Correspondence, speeches, drafts, documents, photographs, scrapbooks, and newspaper clippings relating to Lambert Tree, Cook County lawyer, judge, politician, philanthropist, and U.S. diplomat in Belgium and Russia. The collection contains some Tree family material, commentary on the state of the Democratic Party under Grover Cleveland and William Jennings Bryan, and numerous items related to Tree's social, political, philanthropic, and diplomatic activities.

United States. Army.: Letters between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee, 1865

A series of nine communications exchanged between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee during April 7-9, 1865 negotiating Lee's surrender; transcribed in the hand of Ely Samuel Parker, Grant's military secretary, and accompanied by his notes.

Van Schaack, Henry, 1733-1823: Henry Van Schaack papers, 1734-1896

American loyalist.,Colonial Kinderhook and Albany, N.Y., resident. Mainly correspondence, with a few receipts, appointments, petitions, and other documents, dating primarily from 1756-1809, regarding Henry Van Schaack's Indian trade operations, Seven Years' War service, colonial political activities and opinions, Revolutionary War banishment, concern with post-war loyalist emigration, connection with Shay's Rebellion, advocacy of the U.S. Constitution, anti-church tax campaign, and party politics.,Correspondents include lifelong friends, close relatives, prominent N.Y. and Mass. political, military, and church officials, rebels and loyalists, Federalist journalists, etc. Also several colonial documents of Hitchen Holland and two Indian deeds of Cornelius Van Schaack.

Ward, Estelle Frances: Estelle Francis Ward Letters and book manuscript, 1923-1927

Unpublished manuscript by Ward entitled "The Fourth Estate and the Young Republic," about the letters of John Fenno, editor of the "Gazette of the United States," 1789-1798. Also includes some correspondence with potential publishers.

Wax, Murray Lionel, 1922-: Murray L. Wax Papers, 1944-1989

Fieldwork and correspondence of anthropologist-sociologist Murray L. Wax, primarily between 1962 and 1969. Also copies of published articles and unpublished papers by other anthropologists, newspaper clips, and serials pertaining to Native Americans; field notes of Rosalie Hankey (later Rosalie Wax) from Japanese relocation camp at Tule Lake, 1944-45.

Whiteley, Simeon, b. 1831.: Erwin Watkins-Simeon Whiteley papers, 1863-1920, bulk 1863-1878

Erwin Watkins and Simeon Whiteley worked for the Office of Indian Affairs in the 1870's and 1860's, respectively. While the Watkins papers contain mainly official government reports and correspondence, the Whiteley papers consist of mostly personal correspondence accompanied by several photographs, three maps, and two issues of a Wyoming newspaper.,The Watkins papers include: incoming correspondence and instructions from the Commissioners of Indian Affairs and other officials, copies of Watkins reports regarding his agency visits and investigations, and papers relating to travel arrangements and assignments. The Whiteley papers include: outgoing letters to his wife, Jane Whiteley, from Denver in 1863, some official correspondence, and miscellaneous letters after Whiteley's departure from government service. There is also a copy of Jane Whiteley's account of her trip by stagecoach to Denver in the fall of 1863 to join her husband.

Wilkinson, James, 1757-1825: James Wilkinson letters, 1792-1818

Small collection of correspondence and a few orders written by James Wilkinson, military officer, western land speculator, and governor of Louisiana, between 1792 and 1818.,The majority of the letters were written at Fort Washington and Fort Hamilton in Ohio and relate to Indian affairs and military operations in the Northwest Territory during the 1790's. The correspondents include quartermaster general Samuel Hodgdon, Pennsylvania militia officer John Armstrong, and Lieutenant William Simmons. Miscellaneous letters from the first two decades of the 1800's include two warrants to pay Choctaw chiefs Occhummia and Phufeiahomia for services rendered in 1802.

Williamson, Charles, 1757-1808: Charles Williamson Papers, 1775-ca. 1940s

Extensive correspondence, documents, a journal describing an information gathering trip to Turkey, of Charles Williams, politician, British government agent, and developer of central New York State lands in the late 1700s. Williamson is suspected to have been involved in the "Burr Conspiracy," an episode in history in which Burr was accused of treason. Collection also includes research materials compiled by Isaac Joslin Cox, a scholar who wrote several articles on the Aaron Burr incident.

Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 : Oliver Wolcott letters, 1795-1800

Thirteen letters, Mar. 11, 1795- Dec. 11, 1800, written by Oliver Wolcott, secretary of the treasury, to David Henley, general agent for the War Dept. in the Territory of the United States, South of the River Ohio, regarding public contracts for military and Indian supplies in what is now Tennessee.,The letters contain rules and regulations regarding the administration of contracts, as well as numerous directives regarding the choice of contractors to supply both the region and the Tellico Blockhouse. They also discuss accusations of fraud against contractor "Robert Searcey."

Wright, Paul Randall, 1876-1965: Paul Randall Wright Papers, 1899-1965

Writings and correspondence of Chicago journalist and foreign correspondent Paul Randall Wright, particularly newspaper stories reported from Siberia in 1918-1919, and Manchuria, China, Japan, and the Philippines from 1926-1930. The collection also includes diaries and a number of photographs relating to the periods in which Wright was stationed abroad.