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Creators:
Military History, Division of, NMAH, SI
Pollard, Benjamin (merchant)
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Dates:
1787-1792
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 volume)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0035
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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.

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Creators:
Hartshorne, William, fl. 1780s
Rumsey, James, 1743-1792 (machinist, inventor)
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Dates:
1786.
Size:
1 Item
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0087
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A bill, June 21, 1786, from William Hartshorne and Company to James Rumsey for Potomac Company, regarding rum, gunpowder, blanketing, and hats. A bill or a receipt? It's signed by Rumsey.

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Creators:
Gilpin, George, fl. 1780s
Washington, George, 1732-1799
Kearsley, John, fl. 1780s
McKaig, W. Wallace
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Dates:
1786-1787.
Size:
1 Item
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0086
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A bill from Potomac Company to John Kearsley, May 17, 1786. John Kearsley asked William Hartshorne to pay account to Col. William Drake. On January 3, 1787 it was passed and signed by George Washington, John Fitzgerald, and George Gilpin.

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Creators:
Smith, Alexander, fl. 1790s
Dodd, Jean M., Mrs.
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Dates:
1792-1797
Size:
1 Volume (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0083
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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 Nove...

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Creators:
Downtown Gallery
Dates:
1824-1974
bulk 1926-1969
Size:
109.56 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.downgall
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the Downtown Gallery date from 1824 to 1974 (bulk 1926-1969) and measure 109.56 linear feet. The records present a comprehensive portrait of a significant commercial gallery that operated as a successful business for more than forty years, representing major contemporary American artists and engendering appreciation for early American folk art. There is an unprocessed addition to this collection dating circa 1970 of a single financial/legal document.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary
Dates:
FY 1985
Size:
41 cu. ft. (41 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 88-086
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of administrative records of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, Robert McCormick Adams, FY 1985. Listings in bold and capital letters indicate both the topic of folder contents and major subheadings from the Secretary's Office file plan.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1985-1988
Size:
42.24 cu. ft. (40 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (3 tall document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 89-079
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence, photographs, memoranda, and other material documenting the activities of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, Robert McCormick Adams, primarily for FY 1986. Listings in bold and capital letters indicate both the topic of folder contents and major subheadings from the Secretary's Office file ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Traveling Exhibition Service
Dates:
1975-2003
Size:
23 cu. ft. (23 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 04-064
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the planning, execution, administration, and promotion of traveling exhibitions. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, press releases, press kits, photographs, catalog text, itineraries, fact sheets, checklists, meeting agendas, clippings, budgets, proposals, brochures, notes and related records. Records are ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Department of Public Programs
Dates:
1968-1992
Size:
41 cu. ft. (41 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 584
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records mostly consist of staff correspondence and memoranda documenting administrative and program-oriented activities of the Department of Public Programs. The records pertain to fundraising, social history lectures and seminars, the Senior Series Program, budget, educational outreach proposals, grant information, planning for the...

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Creators:
Garden Club of America
Dates:
circa 1920-present
Size:
37,000 Slides (35mm slides)
33 Linear feet ((garden files))
3,000 lantern slides
Collection ID:
AAG.GCA
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

This collection contains over 37,000 35mm slides, 3,000 glass lantern slides and garden files that may include descriptive information, photocopied articles (from journals, newspapers, or books), planting lists, correspondence, brochures, landscape plans and drawings. Garden files were compiled by Garden Club of America (GCA) members for most of the gardens included in the collection. Some gardens have been photographed over the course of several decades; others only have images from a single point in time. In addition to images of American gardens, there are glass lantern slides of the New York Flower Show (1941-1951) and trips that GCA members took to other countries, including Mexico (1937), Italy, Spain, Japan (1935), France (1936), England (1929), and Scotland. A number of the slides are copies of historic images from outside repositories including horticultural and historical societies or from horticultural books and publications. The GCA made a concerted effort in the mid-1980s to acquire these images in order to increase its documentation of American garden history. Because of copyright considerations, use of these particular images may be restricted.

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