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Historical Documents collection, 1642-1977 | University of Miami Special Collections

By Laura Capell

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Collection Overview

Title: Historical Documents collection, 1642-1977Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:1760s-1920s

ID: ASM0566

Extent: 15.0 Boxes

Arrangement:

The Historical Documents Collection is organized into seven series.

I. Art, Literature, Music, and Science

II. Business

III. Military

IV. Politics, Diplomacy, and Law

V. Religion

VI. Education

VII. Miscellaneous

Please see the Finding Aid/Inventory section of this guide for more detailed information.

Date Acquired: 08/13/2013

Formats/Genres: Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848 - Correspondence, Autographs, Bills (legislative records), Certificates, Clippings, Documents, Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870 - Correspondence, Envelopes, Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881 - Correspondence, Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885 - Correspondence, Great Britain - History - Sources, Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804 - Correspondence, Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894 - Correspondence, Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964 - Correspondence, Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885 - Correspondence, Letters, Madison, James, 1751-1836 - Correspondence, Manuscripts, Monroe, James, 1758-1831 - Correspondence, Moore, George, 1852-1933 - Correspondence, Notes, Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809 - Correspondence, Photographs, Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972 - Correspondence, Printing blocks, Reports, Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 - Correspondence, Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 - Correspondence, Typescripts, United States - History - Sources, Washington, George, 1732-1799 - Correspondence, Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924 - Correspondence

Languages: English, German, French, Latin, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Historical Documents Collection includes letters, deeds, bonds, receipts, orders, position appointments, writings, and other documents that are individual in nature and do not belong to any particular collection. The materials represent a number of prominent figures in the areas of art, literature, music, science, scholarship, business, law, military, politics, diplomacy, and religion. The items range in date from 1642-1977, but the bulk date from the 1760s through the 1920s. Most of the materials are American in origin, although some are from Mexico and Europe, particularly Great Britain.

Individuals represented in the collection include, but are not limited to:  Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain), Charles Dickens, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Washington Irving, Aldous Huxley, Rudyard Kipling, Ezra Pound, John Muir, Sigmund Freud, and Igor Stravinsky, Benjamin Butler, James Longstreet, Edmund Gaines Pendleton, Matthew Perry, William Tecumseh Sherman, Friedrich Wilhelm August Heinrich Ferdinand von Steuben, John Quincy Adams, Napoleon Bonaparte, Aaron Burr, Alexander Hamilton, Jefferson Davis, Ulysses Simpson Grant, Sam Houston, Andrew Jackson, James Madison, James Oglethorpe, William Howard Taft, Herbert Hoover, Thomas Paine, Woodrow Wilson, and King Louis XVIII.

Subject/Index Terms

Alba, Víctor
Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850 - Correspondence
Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889 - Correspondence
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882
Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882
Louis XVIII, King of France, 1755-1824
Manuscripts, American
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Historical Documents Collection Finding Aid © 2011 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to asc.library@miami.edu.

Acquisition Method: CAAD Items purchased with the support of the Florida Blue Cross Blue Shield Grant, Summer 2013

Related Materials: See also Thomas Jefferson Collection (ASM0569), the Caribbean Documents Collection (ASM0570), the Latin America Documents Collection (ASM460), the Jamaica Manuscripts Collection (ASM0320), and the Florida Documents Collection (ASM0567).

Preferred Citation: Historical Documents Collection, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

Processing Information: Original container list by Marcia Evanson. Collection reprocessed by Laura Capell in 2011. Appropriate items were moved to the Caribbean Documents Collection and the Historical Documents Collection.  New updated container list created by Laura Capell in 2011.

Finding Aid Revision History: Original finding aid by Rudo Kemper. Finding aid substantially revised by Laura Capell in 2011. Container list by Marcia Evanson.

Other Note:

Descriptive abbreviations used in the collection:

ALS (Autograph Letter Signed): A letter in the hand of and signed by the author.

TLS (Typewritten Letter): A typewritten letter signed by the author

DS (Document Signed): A document written by another person, but signed by the author.

ADS (Autograph Document Signed): A document written and signed by the author.

MS (Manuscript): Nonlegal or unofficial papers such as speeches, biographical sketches, sermons, reminiscences, writings, and such other items of a generally narrative nature, in the hand of  the author but unsigned.

ANS (Autograph Note): A line or two, at most a half-page, or any fragment which could not be classified as an ALS or AMS, such as a signed memorandum.


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[Series 1: Art, Literature, Music, and Science, 1765-1977],
[Series 2: Business, 1720-1924],
[Series 3: Military, 1642-1890],
[Series 4: Politics, Diplomacy, and Law, 1644-1965],
[Series 5: Religion, 1744-1892],
[Series 6: Education, 1964],
[Series 7: Miscellaneous],
[All]

Series 3: Military, 1642-1890Add to your cart.

This series contains letters, orders, receipts, and other documents affiliated with soldiers, officers, and military units. Some of the materials concern military activities, but others are related to the non-military affairs of prominent military figures. The materials represent the American Revolution and the Civil War, as well as other military affairs in the United States and abroad. Included are letters from Benjamin Butler, James Longstreet, Edmund Gaines Pendleton, Matthew Perry, William Tecumseh Sherman, and Friedrich Wilhelm August Heinrich Ferdinand von Steuben, among others.

Please see Series IV. Politics, Diplomacy, and Law for additional documents related to military figures who also had noteworthy political careers.

Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Amherst, Jeffrey: Letter to Lieutenant General Stuart, 1795Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Aury, Luis: Letter to John C. King, 1820Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Bainbridge, William: Letter to George Harrison, 1817Add to your cart.
Folder 4Add to your cart.
Item 1: Barron, James: Letter, 1776Add to your cart.
Item 2: Barron, James: Clipping, 1802Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Bertie, Robert, Earl of Lindsey: Document, 1642Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Bledsoe, Jesse: Letter to Isaac Shelby, 1814Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Bledsoe, T. R. : Letter to A. C. Myers, 1861Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Bragg, Braxton: Document, Position Appointment, 1864Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Breckenridge, James: Letter to Andrew Hamilton, 1809Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Bushwood, John G. : Requisition, 1861Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Butler, Benjamin Franklin: 3 Letters Signed to Edward Wellman Serrell, 1866-1867Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Delafield, Richard: Letter to Edward W. Serrell, 1866Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Elbert, Samuel: Document to Charles Simmons, 1778Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Gaines, Edmund Pendleton: Letter to Colonel Butler, 1817Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Gaines, Edmund Pendleton: Letter to Lewis Jacob Cist, 1837Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Gaines, Edmund Pendleton: Letter, 1837Add to your cart.
Folder 17Add to your cart.
Item 1: Gaines, Edmund Pendleton: Letter, 1841Add to your cart.
Item 2: Gaines, Edmund Pendleton: Portrait and Clippings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Gaines, Edmund Pendleton: Letter, 1846Add to your cart.
Folder 19Add to your cart.
Item 1: Hardy, Sir Thomas Masterman: Document, 1819Add to your cart.
Item 2: Hardy, Sir Thomas Masterman: 2 Portraits, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Knox, Henry: Military Appointment for Solomon van Kensilaer [?], 1792Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Lloyd, J. W. : 3 Receipts, 1749, 1752, 1755Add to your cart.
Folder 22Add to your cart.
Item 1: Longstreet, James: Letter, 1866Add to your cart.
Item 2: Longstreet, James: Portrait, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Muster Roll of Lieutenant Colonel Low's Company, 1782Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Mahone, William: Prisoner Parole for F. W. S. Crouch, 1865Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Mallory, Stephen Russell: Military Appointment for Philip W. Thomas, 1861Add to your cart.
Folder 26Add to your cart.
Item 1: Parker, Hyde: Naval Order, 1793Add to your cart.
Item 2: Parker, Hyde: 2 Portraits and Clipping, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 27Add to your cart.
Item 1: Perry, Matthew Calbraith: Letter to Charles S. Todd, 1823Add to your cart.
Item 2: Perry, Matthew Calbraith: Portrait and Clippings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Pierson, H. W. : Statement of Albert Brooks, 1865Add to your cart.
Fall of Richmond, VA in Civil War
Folder 29: Prevost, J. M. : Letter to [?] Watson, 1773Add to your cart.
Folder 30Add to your cart.
Item 1: Read, George Campbell: Letter to Richard Willing, 1880Add to your cart.
Item 2: Read, George Campbell: Clipping, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Shaw, Albert Duane: Autograph, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 32Add to your cart.
Item 1: Sheridan, Philip Henry: Memo, 1864Add to your cart.
Item 2: Sheridan, Philip Henry: Portrait, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Sherman, William Tecumseh: Letter Signed, 1875Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Steuben, Frederick William, "Barron von" : Letter from R. Earle, 1786Add to your cart.
Folder 35Add to your cart.
Item 1: Todd, Charles Steward: Letter to Isaac Shelby, 1814Add to your cart.
Item 2: Todd, Charles Steward: Clipping: Address by Todd on War of 1812, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: Torres, Luis E. : Letter Signed to Ben. W. Austin, 1889Add to your cart.
Folder 37Add to your cart.
Item 1: Totten, Joseph: Letter to Winfield Scott (with Scott's signature), 1861Add to your cart.
Item 2: Totten, Joseph: Portrait of Totten, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 38Add to your cart.
Item 1: Truxtun, Thomas: Letter to Colonel Rhea [?], 1809Add to your cart.
Item 2: Truxtun, Thomas: 2 Portraits and Clipping, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Unidentified: Autograph Letter to Lieutenant Kelly, 1700Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Vernon, Humbleforr Fortesque: Receipt for Sam Gray, 1764Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Wayne, Anthony: Letter, 1776Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Weetman, Agar: Supplies Received for Thomas Simpson's Company, 1771Add to your cart.
Folder 43Add to your cart.
Item 1: Wilkinson, James: Letter to John Armstrong, 1792Add to your cart.
Item 2: Wilkinson, James: Clippings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 44Add to your cart.
Item 1: Worth, William Jenkins: Letter to Major General Van Rensaller[?], 1823Add to your cart.
Item 2: Worth, William Jenkins: Portrait, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 45: Wright, Horatio Gouverneur: Letter to Edward Wellman Serrell, 1865Add to your cart.
Folder 46: War Ration Book Four, Unitd Sats of America Office of Price AdminiratonAdd to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 12Add to your cart.
Item 1: Izard, George: Letter to Colonel Simonds, 1813Add to your cart.
Item 2: Izard, George: Battle Map, 1762Add to your cart.
Folder 13Add to your cart.
Item 1: Butler, Benjamin: Letter to Brigadier General Ruggles, 1862Add to your cart.
Item 2: Butler, Benjamin: Portrait and Clippings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14Add to your cart.
Item 1: Dodge, Richard: Letter to Benjamin W. Austin, 1890Add to your cart.
Item 2: Dodge, Richard: Portrait and Clipping, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15Add to your cart.
Item 1: Escobedo, Mariano: Letter to Benjamin W. Austin, 1871Add to your cart.
Item 2: Escobedo, Mariano: Clipping, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Hampton, Wade: Volunteer Troops Appointment for E.H. Whiting, 1877Add to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 12Add to your cart.
Item 1: Lincoln, Benjamin: Military Discharge for James Taylor, 1783Add to your cart.
Item 2: Lincoln, Benjamin: 2 Receipts, 1831Add to your cart.
Item 3: Lincoln, Benjamin: Portrait, undatedAdd to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Art, Literature, Music, and Science, 1765-1977],
[Series 2: Business, 1720-1924],
[Series 3: Military, 1642-1890],
[Series 4: Politics, Diplomacy, and Law, 1644-1965],
[Series 5: Religion, 1744-1892],
[Series 6: Education, 1964],
[Series 7: Miscellaneous],
[All]



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