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Paterson, George P., fl. 1850s
Irving, Washington, 1783-1859
McKaig, W. Wallace
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).
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Dates:
1852-12-27
Size:
1 Item (8"x10")
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0084
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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.

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Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957
Fowke, Gerard, 1855-1933
Zimmerman, Mark E.
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Dates:
1880's-1925
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4745
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Contents: (1) Letter from Francis Densmore to W. H. Holmes describing a Hidatsa "bannerstone," June 6, 1916. (2) Letters received from and copies of letters sent to Gerard Fowke, mainly relative to cave explorations, 1890-91, 1893, 1903-1904. Also reports of "Shell Mounds on Tennessee River & Tributaries," 5 pages, and hematite Indian mine, Leslie ...

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Dates:
circa 1850-1860
Size:
1 copy print
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.73-15
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Copy print of a daguerreotype of a possibly South American Indian man wearing feathered headdress and fringed and decorated garments.

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Creators:
Van Valen, Alexander
Dates:
1849-1850
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0935
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Personal papers of Alexander Van Valen documenting his participation in the California Gold Rush, 1849-1850.

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Field, Cyrus
Hall, Charles Francis, 1821-1871
Franklin, John, 1786-1847
Royal Geographic Society.
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Dates:
1858-1871
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet (12 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0702
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Hall's Arctic exploration.

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Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum
Dates:
1860-1908
Size:
19.6 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 189
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Most of the correspondence is directed to Goode, with lesser amounts to True, Walcott, and Rathbun. Also, a small amount of correspondence is addressed to the Secretary of the Smithsonian, (Baird, 1878-1887; and Samuel P. Langley, 1887-1906) but is generally referred to the Assistant Secretary for response. Much of the material is routine cor...

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Creators:
Hollingsworth, Robert K.
Adams, Samuel
Dates:
1862-1933
bulk 1862-1865
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1310
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Samuel Adams Papers document a surgeon's perspective on several major battles and events occurring during the United States Civil War.

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Came, Charles, 1806-1881
Dates:
1838-1979
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0661
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of approximately .25 cubic feet of correspondence, pamphlets, photographs, and books documenting Charles Came. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence from Charles Came to his second wife, Cynthia (Chadwick) Came which were written during his travels throughout upstate New York. The correspondence is not incl...

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Steinway, William
Steinway, Henry Ziegler
Steinway family
Steinway & Sons
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Dates:
1857-1919
Size:
6 Cubic feet (12 boxes, including photographs and microfilm)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0178
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Records of the Steinway & Sons piano company and a daily diary of William Steinway, a key figure in the rise of the company to international prominence in the nineteenth century. The records document overall operations of the company, individual piano serial numbers, and the business and personal life of William Steinway, a prominent figure in New York business, politics, and musical life.

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Stillman, James, 1850-1918
Dates:
1882-1898
Size:
0.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.stiljame
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The James Stillman letters relating to Homer Dodge Martin measures 0.2 linear feet and consists of 28 letters and 2 pencil sketches dating from 1882-1898. Primarily from late-19th century painter Homer Dodge Martin and his wife, Elizabeth, to art patron and banker, James Stillman, the letters discuss consignment, exhibition and sale of Martin's artwork, his experiences painting while living in France, his financial struggles, and his physical and mental condition. Two pencil sketches by Martin are accompanied by a note dated 1884. Also found are 2 letters from Martin to Mr. Van Loon discussing payment for paintings and 2 letters to Stillman from Bancel La Farge concerning Stillman's purchase of a La Farge watercolor.

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