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American history to 1900

Papers of individuals

Nineteenth century southern political leaders [microform]
Microfilm 10611
47 reels
Printed guide: Firestone Microforms F213 .N56 1996
Correspondence and other papers of many state and national political leaders of the 19th and 20th centuries, from the holdings of the Virginia Historical Society.

Papers of Aaron Burr
Microfilm 03462
27 reels
Printed guide: Firestone Microforms Z6616.B916G8
See Burr, Aaron (1756-1836) in American National Biography.

Salmon P. Chase papers [microform]
Microfilm 06891
43 reels
Printed guide: Firestone Microforms E415.6 .C53
Chase was an anti-slavery advocate, senator for Ohio, and Supreme Court chief justice. See Chase, Salmon P. (1808-1873) in American National Biography.

Coxe family papers at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania [microform]
Microfilm 01570
122 reels
Printed guide: Firestone Microforms Z6616.C755 W47
Coxe was a businessman and political economist. A loyalist during the Revolution, he became an influential supporter of Hamilton's policies as Secretary of the Treasury. See Coxe, Tench (1755-1824) in American National Biography.

Thomas Edison Papers  in History Vault

Edison was a prominent inventor and entrepreneur responsible for the stock ticker, phonograph, light bulb, improvements to the telephone, motion pictures, and electrification of cities.

[Joshua Reed Giddings manuscripts] [microform]
RECAP Microfilm 07249
6 reels
Printed guide: Firestone Microforms Z6616.G52 G52
The papers of abolitionist Giddings, who represented Ohio in Congress from 1838-1859. See .

Parker family papers, 1760-1795 [microform]
4 reels
Printed guide: none
Reproduced from the originals in the City of Liverpool Public Libraries. Includes material on the American War of Independence. See for more information.

Draper manuscript collection
133 reels
Printed guide: Firestone Microforms Z6621.W55
Lyman Copeland Draper, 1815-1891, was a pioneering scholar of America's westward expansion. See The manuscripts he collected cover the Carolinas and Virginia, some portions of Georgia and Alabama, the entire Ohio River valley, and parts of the Mississippi River valley, from 1755-1815.

Baynton, Wharton, and Morgan papers in the Pennsylvania state archives
Microfilm 04522
10 reels
Printed guide: Firestone Microforms HF3025.P4
Papers of John Baynton, Samuel Wharton and George Morgan, from the Pennsylvania State Archives. "The correspondence and business papers of a famous trading house of colonial Philadelphia." Covers 1757-1787. See

Roscoe papers: material relating to the United States
RECAP 10826.738
2 reels
Printed guide: none
"The American correspondence of William Roscoe (1758-1831), historian, poet, reformer and M.P. for Liverpool." Microfilm of originals in City of Liverpool Public Libraries, Liverpool. On Roscoe, see

Dolley Madison Digital Edition
Digital edition of the letters written from 1788-1836 by Dolley Madison, wife of James Madison, fourth president of the United States.

American letters of Sir Horace Plunkett, 1883-1932 [microform]
2 reels
Printed guide: none
Plunkett was active in promoting agricultural co-operation and was a cattle-rancher in the American west. See

Diaries, 1881-1932 [microform] [Plunkett, Horace Curzon, Sir, 1854-1932]
8 reels
Printed guide: none
See above and

Weld papers, 1839-1889 : letters and other papers of the Weld family of Lulworth Castle, East Lulworth, Wareham, Dorset
RECAP 1494.963.96
1 reel
Printed guide: none
Papers concerning the Maryland and New York Iron and Coal Company, from the Dorset Record Office, Dorchester, Dorset, Eng.

Papers of organizations

Moravian mission records among the North American Indians [microform]
Microfilm 07202
40 reels
Printed guide: Firestone Microforms E99.M9 M672
Material from the Archives of the Moravian Church, whose mission to Native Americans lasted from 1735 to 1900. Consists of letters, diaries, and church registers. Much of the material is in German, but there is also material in English.

Microfilm edition of the American Missionary Association archives
RECAP Microfilm 05360
261 reels
Printed guide: Firestone Microforms Z7817.A45
Microfilm edition of the American Missionary Association archives at the Amistad Research Center. See also American Missionary Association archives as a source for the study of American history, Firestone E175.4.A5 J6 1964.

Jewish Life in America A digital edition of organisational and personal papers and printed books and pamphlets all from the American Jewish Historical Society.