9 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) California--History.

  1. P. Phillips family papers, 1832-1914

    7,000 items. 22 containers. 8.8 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Lawyer, state legislator, and United States representative from Alabama. Correspondence, letter books, legal record books, journals, dockets, notebooks, and an unpublished autobiography of P. Phillips, relating chiefly to the law practice of P. Phillips and his son, W. Hallet Phillips, both of whom practiced before the Supreme Court. Contains the writings of P. Phillips's wife, Eugenia, including her journal written while interned during the Civil War, and of her parents, Jacob Clavius Levy and Fanny Yates Levy.

  2. Mercy-Argenteau family papers, 1410-1921

    10,000 items. 88 containers plus 22 oversize. 44.4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Correspondence, commissions, diplomas, certificates, and other documents. Includes military papers relating to the Silesian War and Seven Years' War, letters from King Leopold II of Austria, and material relating to California and Mexico.

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  3. James K. Polk papers, 1775-1891

    20,500 items. 155 containers plus 20 oversize. 39 linear feet. 67 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    United States president, Speaker of the House and representative from Tennessee, and governor of Tennessee. General correspondence, presidental letterbooks, diaries, account and memorandum books, drafts and copies of speeches and messages, family papers, financial and legal papers, and printed matter relating primarily to Polk's political career in Tennessee and on the national level.

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  4. William T. Sherman papers, 1810-1897

    18,000 items. 113 containers plus 4 oversize. 22 linear feet. 51 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Army officer. Correspondence, journal kept by Sherman in California during the Mexican War, drafts of portions of his memoirs, documents, printed matter, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, maps, photographs, and memorabilia relating to his civilian and military career, including in the Civil War.

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  5. Charles Henry Harvey papers, 1835-1965

    265 items. 4 containers. 1.6 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Gold miner, carpenter, and mill worker. Correspondence, diaries, daybooks, receipts, and printed matter relating to Harvey's life and work as a millworker and carpenter in Methuen, Massachusetts, and as a gold miner in California and Colorado.

  6. Ethan Allen Hitchcock papers, 1793-1888

    3,000 items. 13 containers plus 1 oversize. 5.2 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Army officer and author. Collection includes correspondence, notes, speeches and writings, and printed matter relating to Hitchcock's military career and his interest in metaphysics and philosophy.

  7. Woodbury Lowery collection relating to Spanish settlements in the United States, 1517-1803

    2,000 items. 18 containers. 2.4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Lawyer, editor and historian. Chiefly handwritten transcripts of documents compiled by Lowery relating to Spanish settlements in California, Florida, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Texas.

  8. C. Hart Merriam papers, 1864-1938

    5,000 items. 71 containers plus 1 oversize. 28.5 linear feet. 10 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Naturalist, zoologist, and ethnologist. Correspondence, writings, journals, bibliographies, maps, and other papers. Includes journals of scientific expeditions and compilations of Indian vocabularies, with accompanying large-scale maps showing the distribution of all known Indian tribes in California and Nevada, as well as notes relating to the Adirondack Mountains and files pertaining to other sites and regions in the United States and abroad. Contains subject material relating to the Bering Sea Tribunal of Arbitration and the Harriman Alaska Expedition.

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  9. California Gold Rush collection, 1849-1900

    30 items. 1 container. .2 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Correspondence, travel journal, and typescripts of notes by various authors who participated in the California Gold Rush.