11 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Claims.

  1. Caleb Cushing papers, circa 1785-1906

    120,000 items. 420 containers plus 4 oversize. 190 linear feet. 9 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    United States cabinet official and representative from Massachusetts, army officer, diplomat, and lawyer. Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, journals, writings, speeches, notes, notebooks, legal file, business papers, biographical material, newspaper clippings, printed material, maps, photographs, and other papers reflecting Cushing's role in national and international affairs of the mid-nineteenth century.

  2. J.C. Bancroft Davis papers, 1849-1902

    11,000 items. 88 containers plus 1 oversize. 16.8 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Jurist, diplomat, journalist, and court reporter. Bound volumes of correspondence, diaries, journals, reports, printed material, and other papers chiefly relating to Davis's diplomatic career, especially his role in the Alabama claims dispute with Great Britain following the Civil War. Also documents his work as an American correspondent for the London Times, United States Supreme Court reporter; and his part in negotations with Great Britain relating to Central American affairs.

  3. John A.J. Creswell papers, 1819-1885

    6,000 items. 21 containers plus one oversize. 8 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Lawyer, congressman, senator, and postmaster general. General correspondence, letterbooks, account books, and scrapbooks concerning Creswell’s law practice and political career in Maryland, his duties as adjutant general of Maryland, the military draft during the Civil War, the Maryland Constitutional Convention of 1867, and American claims regarding the Alabama.

  4. William Maxwell Evarts papers, 1667-1918

    12,500 items. 61 containers plus 1 oversize. 12.6 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Lawyer, United States senator from New York, and United States secretary of state and attorney general. Correspondence, diary, journal, account books, minute book, printed material, drafts of memoranda, and a journal of college reading relating mainly to New York state, national, and international politics from the Civil War to the 1890s.

  5. J.M. Mason papers, 1838-1870

    3,600 items. 9 containers. 1.8 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    United States senator and representative from Virginia and Confederate diplomatic agent in Great Britain. Chiefly diplomatic communications sent while Mason was a Confederate commissioner. Includes correspondence; dispatches; lists of supplies for the Confederate States from London; statements and depositions regarding piracy, claims, the blockade, and other naval and marine matters; cotton bonds and warrants; circulars; and printed matter.

  6. James Dodson Barbee and David Rankin Barbee papers, 1784-1953

    5,000 items. 17 containers plus 1 oversize. 7.2 linear feet. 2 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    James Dodson Barbee, Methodist clergyman in Tennessee and Alabama and publishing agent, and son David Rankin Barbee, journalist. Correspondence, including family letters, notebooks, account books, printed matter, notes, and sermons chiefly relating to the Methodist Publishing House, Nashville, Tennessee, and to claims of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, growing out of Civil War property confiscations, and to the writings and research of David Rankin Barbee.

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  7. Charles Ewing family papers, 1769-1951

    9,000 items. 30 containers plus 1 oversize. 12.4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Lawyer and army officer. Correspondence, diaries, biographical material, genealogical notebooks, legal and business papers, scrapbooks, photographs, memorabilia, and other papers relating to the family of Charles Ewing during and after the Civil War.

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  8. Benjamin F. Butler papers, 1778-1929

    190,000 items. 263 containers plus 4 oversize. 90 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Army officer, state legislator and U.S. representative from Massachusetts, governor of Massachusetts, and military governor of New Orleans. Correspondence, letterbooks, order books, reports, notebooks, newspaper clippings, and other papers concerning Butler's Civil War commands, his service in the United States Congress as a representative from Massachusetts, his election as governor of Massachusetts, and his candidacy for president.

  9. Hamilton Fish papers, 1732-1914

    61,000 items. 328 containers plus 6 oversize. 85 linear feet. 24 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Congressman, senator, governor, and secretary of state. Correspondence, journals, diaries, subject files, scrapbooks, printed matter, and other papers relating chiefly to Fish's service as secretary of state under Ulysses S. Grant, as a member of Congress, and governor of New York.

  10. French and American Claims Commission records, 1861-1884

    7,000 items. 21 containers. 8.4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Commission established in 1880 by a treaty between the governments of France and the United States to resolve outstanding claims by French citizens residing in the United States for property confiscated or destroyed during the Civil War. Correspondence, petitions, inventories, depositions, lists, certificates, and receipts. Includes material relating to the Union Army's western offensive and occupation of New Orleans and to protests by French residents of Bagdad, Mexico, a settlement attacked and pillaged by U.S. Army soldiers in January 1866.