12 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) South America--Description and travel.

  1. Ontario (Sloop of war) and Dolphin (Schooner : 1821-1835) journals and logbooks, 1817-1821

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

    Summary:

    Ontario (Sloop of War) and Dolphin (Schooner, 1821-1835). Journals and logbooks, mainly of the Ontario, relating to cruises in defense of American shipping in the Pacific during political upheaval in South America.

  2. Nicholas Low papers, 1773-1897

    36,000 items ; 100 containers plus 4 oversize ; 40 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    New York merchant, financier, land speculator, and state legislator. Family and business correspondence, business and ship's papers, legal papers, accounts of voyages to Asia, Europe, and South America, and printed matter. Includes correspondence with foreign merchants and relates to trade conditions, Loyalist matters, and to events in Congress during the first session following the adoption of...

  3. Edmund Roberts papers, 1803-1905

    1,000 items ; 5 containers ; 2 linear feet ; 3 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Merchant and diplomat. Official and family correspondence, journals, manuscript drafts of Roberts' s book Embassy to the Eastern Courts of Cochin-China, Siam, and Muscat . . . During the Years 1832-34, diplomatic documents, legal and financial papers, and miscellaneous material chiefly documenting his service as a special agent of the U.S. to negotiate treaties with Siam, Muscat, and Cochin...

  4. Edward Lee Plumb papers, 1825-1903

    3,600 items ; 20 containers ; 5.6 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Diplomat and secretary of the United States legation in Mexico. Correspondence, journals, clippings, and other papers relating primarily to Plumb’s negotiations relating to the Mexican railway system.

  5. Bainbridge Colby papers, 1863-1950

    15,700 items ; 74 containers plus 1 oversize ; 30 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Lawyer, statesman, and cabinet member. Correspondence, letterbooks, speeches, notebooks, scrapbooks, printed matter, photographs, and other papers primarily relating to Colby's career as a politician and statesman after 1912, including his service as Woodrow Wilson's secretary of state.

  6. Browning family papers, 1824-1917

    900 items ; 3 containers ; 2 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Browning family members including Robert Lewright Browning (1803-1850), naval officer, his wife Eleanor Hanlon Browning, and their sons, Robert Lewright Browning (1835-1860), marine officer, and Charles Henry Browning (1846-1926), genealogist. Correspondence, journals, biographical file, genealogical and other notes, newspaper clippings, and printed material of the Browning family.

  7. Helen Keller papers, 1842-1954

    2,000 items ; 4 containers plus 1 oversize ; 1.6 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Author and lecturer. Correspondence and papers relating to the preparation of Keller's book My Religion, and newspaper clippings concerning her writings, lectures, and travels. Includes typescripts of several works by other blind writers.

  8. Benjamin Titus Roberts family papers, 1832-1954

    7,200 items ; 38 containers ; 15.2 linear feet ; 34 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Clergyman and founder of the Free Methodist Church of North America. Family and general correspondence, diaries, notebooks, speeches and writings, and other papers of Benjamin Titus Roberts and members of his family concerning family and domestic matters; the Free Methodist Church; the Chili Seminary, later A. M. Chesbrough Seminary, in North Chili, New York; South America; and matters relating...

  9. Aaron Ward Weaver letterpress books, 1861-1884

    3 items ; 1 oversize ; 0.2 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Naval officer. Chiefly two letterpress books kept by Weaver while commanding the Brooklyn, a United States Navy sloop of war during its service with the South Atlantic Squadron from 1882 to 1884.

  10. Joseph Desha and John R. Desha papers, 1773-1871

    1,900 items ; 5 containers ; 1.6 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Soldier and politician (Joseph Desha) and physician (John R. Desha). Correspondence, contracts, land records, wills, receipted bills, and newspapers dealing with the War of 1812, Kentucky politics, and national affairs.