27 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Colonies--America.

  1. Peter Force papers and collection, 1492-1977

    150,000 items ; 770 containers plus 14 oversize ; 300 linear feet ; 168 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Antiquarian, historian, and mayor of Washington, D.C. Chiefly Force's personal papers and papers he collected for his nine-volume American Archives. Force's personal papers document his career as a Washington printer, newspaper editor, compiler, and collector. The collection records political, military, scientific, and social aspects of eighteenth and nineteenth century America.

  2. Charles Goodwin Ridgely papers, 1813-1826

    300 items ; 1 container ; .4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Naval officer. Correspondence, letterbook, and journal relating chiefly to Ridgely's naval career, especially his commands of the USS Erie (Sloop of war) during the War of 1812 and of the USS Constellation (Frigate) in the U.S. Navy Pacific Squadron. Subjects include the Latin American policy of the U.S. Navy, the wars of independence in Chile and Peru, and Ridgely's attitude toward Spain and...

  3. Spanish-American affairs collection, 1810-1816

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

    Summary:

    Correspondence, diplomatic documents, and other manuscripts relating to U.S. relations with Spanish America in the early nineteenth century.

  4. Sir Thomas Phillipps collection, circa 1400-1857

    1,100 items ; 63 containers plus 1 oversize ; 13.3 linear feet ; 10 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Manuscript materials relating chiefly to various aspects of the colonial history of British North America and the West Indies. Formerly a part of Bibliotheca Phillippica, a library of manuscripts and printed books compiled by Sir Thomas Phillipps. Of particular note are papers relating to the Board of Trade and Sir William Blathwayt; letterbooks of George Macartney while governor of the...

  5. Harkness collection, 1525-1651

    900 items ; 33 containers plus 1 oversize ; 10 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Philanthropist and collector. Documents and papers (1525-1609: 2,939 folios) relating to the history of the Spanish in Mexico, though chiefly pertaining to the conquistador, Hernan Cortés, and members of his family. Topics include the Cortés-Avila Conspiracy (1566); a 1531 lawsuit involving testimony from the Nahuas of Huejotzingo, Mexico; other legal matters; family lands in Oaxaca, Mexico; and...

  6. Louisiana miscellany, 1724-1837

    11 containers plus 5 oversize ; 5 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Correspondence, reports, legal papers, maps, sketches, financial matter, a surveyor’s notebook, and other material relating to the early history of Louisiana under French, Spanish, and American control, including personal and official documents.

  7. J. Franklin Jameson papers, 1604-1994

    61,000 items ; 206 containers plus 2 oversize ; 40.7 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Historian and librarian. Correspondence, diaries, writings, lecture notes, biographical material, family papers, reports, photographs, printed matter, and other papers relating primarily to Jameson's work as an historian, his role in the founding and early history of the American Historical Association and the American Historical Review, the movement for the establishment of the U.S. National...

  8. Henry Albert Monday collection relating to Mexico, 1522-1935

    2,300 items ; 45 containers ; 17 linear feet ; 42 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Physician and collector. Correspondence, legal and financial papers, tax records, contracts, land records, cédulas, reports, official documents, broadsides, circulars, and other papers relating chiefly to various aspects of Mexican political, legal, and ecclesiastical history collected by Monday.

  9. Waldemar Westergaard collection, 1558-1806

    15,000 items ; 3 containers ; 1.2 linear feet ; 20 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Transcripts of selected documents from the Rigsarkivet (Danish State Archives), Kongelige Bibliotek (Royal Library of Denmark), and Raadstuearkivet Copenhagen (Municipal Archives of Copenhagen), and from the Bancroft Library of the University of California at Berkeley relating to the Danish West Indies, 1692-1806. Also selections on microfilm of documents in the Rigsarkivet and the Public Record...

  10. 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.