17 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) United States--Description and travel.

  1. Marian S. Carson collection of manuscripts, 1656-1995

    14,250 items. 57 containers plus 27 oversize. 26.4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collector. A collection of Americana including historical letters and documents, family and personal papers, broadsides, financial and legal papers, illustrated and printed ephemera, government and legislative documents, military records, journals, and printed matter relating primarily to the expansion and development of the United States from the colonial period through the 1876 centennial.

  2. Russell Wheeler Davenport papers, 1866-1980

    26,530 items. 107 containers; plus 12 oversize and 1 artifact. 48.6 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Author, editor, and political activist. Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, writings, speeches, research material, political files, biographical material, photographs, photograph albums, artifacts, and other papers relating primarily to Davenport's career as a writer and editor with Fortune and Life magazines, his involvement with the Republican Party, his work with the Institute for Creative Research, New York, N.Y., his writings including The Dignity of Man (1955), his service in World War I and II, and his personal life.

  3. Anna E. Dickinson papers, 1859-1951

    10,000 items. 29 containers plus 2 oversize. 12.4 linear feet. 25 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Lecturer, reformer, actress, and author. Correspondence, speeches, writings, plays, legal files, financial papers, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, and printed material relating to Dickinson's activities on behalf of abolition and women's rights and suffrage and to her career in the theater.

  4. Sir Augustus John Foster papers, 1794-1844

    77 volumes. 14 containers. 7 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    British minister to the United States. Diaries, correspondence, and notes concerning Foster's assignment as a British diplomat to Washington, D.C., prior to the War of 1812, Naples (capital of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies), and Turin (capital of the Kingdom of Sardinia).

  5. Puerto Rican memorial collection, 1519-1923

    1,500 items. 8 containers. 3.6 linear feet. 3 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Researcher. Chiefly papers collected by Alice Bache Gould relating to the history of Puerto Rico together with her own correspondence, writings, and bibliographic material.

  6. United States. Work Projects Administration records, 1524-1975

    409,000 items. 1,634 containers plus 1 oversize. 637.6 linear feet. 63 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, essays, scripts, plays, life histories, folklore material, field reports, notes, transcripts of documents, inventories, lists, statements, instructions, surveys and appraisals, graphs, drawings, maps, indexes, and administrative records of the Federal Writer's Project and the Historical Records Survey of the U.S. Work Projects Administration. Also includes a research library of reports and publications documenting social welfare programs of the Depression era.

  7. Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de Lafayette, papers, 1776-1934

    300 items. 2 containers plus 3 oversize. 1.4 linear feet. 1 microfilm reel. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Soldier and statesman. Correspondence, legal documents, clippings, broadsides, orderly book, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to Lafayette's military service in Canada and Virginia, his tour of the United States from 1824 to 1825, his land in Florida, and his views of such topics as the slave trade and the French government, including also material pertaining to the centennial observance of his death and Lafayette's genealogy.

  8. James Henry Hammond papers, 1774-1875

    8,000 items. 38 containers plus 3 oversize. 10 linear feet. 20 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Senator, governor, and plantation owner. Correspondence, diaries, speeches, plantation manuals, account books, and scrapbooks pertaining chiefly to South Carolina and national politics in the three decades preceding the Civil War. Subjects include nullification, secession, slavery, the Southern Convention at Nashville, Tennessee (1850), state banks, states' rights, and the tariff. Also includes a mercantile letterbook, 1774-1780, of Andrew McLean.

  9. Arthur family papers, 1817-1972

    20,000 items. 75 containers plus 2 oversize. 31 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, writings, printed matter, clippings, and miscellaneous material chiefly of Chester Alan Arthur II (1864-1937), sportsman and rancher, and Chester Alan ("Gavin") Arthur III (1901-1972), author and bohemian, son and grandson respectively of President Chester Alan Arthur (1829-1886).

  10. Louis Untermeyer papers, 1955-1967

    25 items. 10 containers. 4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Poet, critic, and editor. Writings, notebooks, and correspondence, including drafts and proofs of books of poetry by Untermeyer and notes pertaining to his travels in Europe and the United States and his tenure as poetry consultant to the Library of Congress.