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1 Abner Peck Spencer Report from Sackets Harbor during War of 1812 Henry Grindage Historical 1813-05-17
2 Abraham Bercaw Democrat in Whiggish country Alfred Peck Edgerton Historical 1846-07-20
3 Adelia Wheat Family letter Almiron Wheat Genealogical 1863-04-06
4 Alexander Bowman Chandler Destruction around Rapidan and Rappahannock Mary Ann Bowman Chandler Civil War 1863-11-12
5 Alexander Contee Hanson, Sr. Chancellor of Maryland Alexander Hanson writes to Brig Gen John Kilty "they will not quietly submit to direct taxation" John Kilty Historical 1796-09-07
6 Alexander McNeil Remarkable description of fighting around cornfield at Antietam Hobart V. Whelton Civil War 1862-09-21
7 Alexander "Sandy" Thompson Dry Tortugas Lighthouse keeper; former ship commander in Mexican Navy Friend Historical 1834-05-10
8 Alonzo Ringer Let the war continue rather than elect Lil' Mac Phebe Ringer Civil War 1864-11-05
9 Amanda S. Penly Sherman’s troops were agoing to Alexandria and Father is under him Joseph Albert Penly Civil War Genealogical 1865-05-28
10 Amanda S. Penly Life at home on the farm Joseph Albert Penly Civil War Genealogical 1864-10-04
11 Amanda S. Penly Sisters writing of good times back home on the farm Joseph Albert Penly Civil War Genealogical 1865-01-02
12 Amanda S. Penly Seeing prisoners on the home front Joseph Albert Penly Civil War Genealogical 1865-03-19
13 Amos Gilman Bartlett Son writes to Father about family matters problems in France Ezra Bartlett Genealogical 1835-02-21
14 Amzi Alexander Hawn Soldier writes home about poor health Mary M Yoder Hawn Civil War Genealogical 1863-02-24
15 Andrew Carson Cowles North Carolina Senator writes to Father In Law about whiskey Reuben Reynolds Genealogical 1877-10-29
16 Andrew Carson Cowles Letter to future brother-in-law about slave matters and love life William H Samford Slavery 1855-12-13
17 Andrew Carson Cowles Andrew Carson Cowles writes his future wife Maggie Reynolds Margaret Reynolds Genealogical 1869-07-04
18 Andrew Carson Cowles North Carolina senator writes his Father In law Reuben Reynolds Genealogical 1870-10-30
19 Andrew Carson Cowles Andrew Carson Cowles writes to his future wife Maggie Reynolds Margaret Reynolds Genealogical 1869-11-15
20 Andrew Carson Cowles North Carolina senator writes Father In Law Reuben Reynolds Genealogical 1870-11-21
21 Andrew Carson Cowles North Carolina senator writes Uncle Hugh Reynolds Genealogical 1870-10-31
22 Andrew Carson Cowles Senator from North Carolina writes Father In Law Reuben Reynolds Historical 1871-03-16
23 Andrew Carson Cowles Senator writes to debtor J. H. Best Genealogical 1872-02-10
24 Andrew Carson Cowles North Carolina senator writes his uncle, Hugh Reynolds Hugh Reynolds Genealogical 1873-02-16
25 Andrew Oliver Andrew Oliver asks Jedediah Foster to assist him in pricing a tract of land Jedediah Foster Historical 1773-06-06
26 Anna Maria Hayward Hurricane hits Apalachicola Elizabeth Austin Hayward Chamberlaine Genealogical 1852-10-25
27 Ann Cameron Wife writes to her Confederate husband Allen Cameron Civil War 1862-10-12
28 Ann Cameron Wife writes to husband about her difficulty with their slaves Allen Cameron Slavery 1863-03-02
29 Ann Cameron Wife writes to husband in confederate army Allen Cameron Civil War 1862-07-27
30 Anthony Theunis Dey Letter from one brother to another about breeding horses Pierson Dey Genealogical 1821-06-23
31 Atwilda Rose Andrews Rejoice Lee's Army is Captured but now the great woe that our president is dead. Our VP is a drunk. Joseph Albert Penly Civil War Genealogical 1865-04-16
32 Atwilda Rose Andrews Young girl with crush writing soldier about Sleighing Joseph Albert Penly Civil War Genealogical 1865-03-12
33 Atwilda Rose Andrews I suppose it will be hard for the soldiers to settle down Joseph Albert Penly Civil War Genealogical 1865-05-21
34 Augusta Cameron Slave boy killed, consumed by fire, hogs, & buzzards. Overseer's house burned Allan Cameran Slavery 1855-03-16
35 A. W. Sanborn Brief letter to Elmer Bragg's Step-Father William S. Carter Genealogical 1861-12-09
36 Benjamin Bangs Communication to a father about his sailor son's death aboard ship Nathaniel Pillsbury Historical 1842-03-29
37 Benjamin Field Nurse writes shortly after Battle of Stones River about his duties David Civil War 1863-02-19
38 Benjamin Waring Wanting to buy young slaves Timothy Green Historical 1795-01-20
39 Bennet Munro Ship letter from Havana to wife Sarah Munro Genealogical 1804-04-10
40 Bettie Kennedy Cousin writes to Margaret Reynolds about the death of her daughter Carrie Bell Margaret Reynolds Genealogical 1890-01-27
41 Blakely Sharpless To future wife about Yellow Fever epidemic Mary Offley Historical 1820-09-06
42 Blakely Sharpless In less than 36 hours Yellow Fever takes both parents Mary Offley Historical 1819-08-01
43 Blakely Sharpless Letter to wife about brother’s tragic death Mary Offley Historical 1824-08-28
44 Blakely Sharpless Writes to future wife about Yellow Fever and how buzzing mosquitoes are annoying him Mary Offley Historical 1819-07-01
45 Blakely Sharpless Suggesting future wife should return to town as epidemic is abating Mary Offley Historical 1820-09-20
46 Bryant Burwell Buffalo Dr. writes wife about trip to Philadelphia for extended education Ann Clark Burwell Historical 1827-11-07
47 Calvin Tilden Politics, fire, and legal matters Theodore Cobb Historical 1829-03-17
48 Captain John Moulton War between France and Britain causing shipping to stagnate Sally Webber Moulton Historical 1803-07-03
49 Captain John Ritchie Ritchie reports on fighting between French and British fleets Samuel Burleigh Historical 1779-08-17
50 Catharine Peet Bostwick Discusses sinking of the steamship Lexington Mrs. John Howard Historical 1840-01-18
51 Charles Albert Fiske Description Battle of Bull Run C. A. Locke Civil War 1861-07-29
52 Charles Babcock Noyes Future victim of steamer “Lexington” explosion writes his older brother Henry Noyes Historical 1832-01-05
53 Charles Biddle, Jr. Charles Biddle accuses VP Martin Van Buren of blocking his appointment to an office by President Jackson Vice President Martin Van Buren Historical 1834-08-10
54 Charles Carroll Bayard Describes diver in 1843 salvaging machinery from sunken USS Missouri Richard Henry Bayard Historical 1843-12-21
55 Charles K. Crumit Vivid five month summary of the 53rd Ohio’s experiences at the Battles of Fort Henry, Fort Donelson, Corinth, and the grim Shiloh. Cousin Eliza Civil War 1862-07-30
56 Charles Lawrence Son's short letter to Father as he begins voyage Abel Lawrence Genealogical 1819-02-01
57 Charles Morfoot Soldier writes home of battle, casuaties, hogs eating the dead Elizabeth Morfoot Civil War 1862-10-12
58 Charles Morfoot Letter to wife from Alabama about troops gathering against Gen. Bragg; camp life Elizabeth Morfoot Civil War 1863-11-20
59 Charles Morfoot Description of woman searching for her prsioner husband; soldiers stealing food Elizabeth Morfoot Civil War 1863-08-26
60 Charles Morfoot Rebs and Yanks who know one another talk and shoot at each other during battle Elizabeth Morfoot Civil War 1863-07-11
61 Charles Perry Goodrich Calvary officer describes battle to wife as it happens Frances D. Goodrich Civil War 1864-06-02
62 Charles Sylvester Smith Camp life Gen. Averrell's raid on Kelly's Ford Betsey Tibbets Smith Civil War 1863-03-21
63 Charlotte Walker Rowlett McKinney Kentucky woman asks her father for slaves Matthew Jouet Rowlett Slavery 1844-05-04
64 Churchill Caldom Cambreleng Deposition of John Quincy Adams just prior to controversial election by House William D Lewis Historical 1825-01-22
65 Clark Swett Edwards General writes his wife Maria Antionette Mason Edwards Civil War 1863-01-26
66 Clement S Dunning Letter to sister about slave children Abigail Dunning Slavery 1865-01-26
67 Colonel Robert Orr Colonel River Orr asks about missing man Dr. Hector Orr Genealogical Historical 1806-01-23
68 Cyrus Adams Liberty Party is growing Thomas Rider Kingsbury Historical 1846-09-19
69 Dana Hubbard West Virginia pioneer describes mob killing of abolitionist Elijah P. Lovejoy Chester Hubbard Slavery 1837-12-20
70 Dandridge Claiborne Freeman Texas attorney with possible connections to Sam Houston writes home to wife M. A. Freeman Genealogical 1855-06-24
71 Daniel D. Tompkins N.Y. Governor suggests protocol to Acting Superintendent of West Point Alden Partridge Historical 1814-09-24
72 Daniel Edward Ravenel Young man writes home after being bled and dies shortly afterwards Daniel Ravenel Jr. Historical 1833-07-15
73 Daniel Kendig Teaching, Meeting President Polk, James Buchanan G. E. Wilson Historical Political 1845-12-22
74 David B. Taylor Family letter Sarah Taylor Genealogical 1838-08-09
75 David Offley David Offley captured by Danish privateers Mary Offley Historical 1810-07-17
76 David Offley David Offley writes of growing old and Smyrna Mary Offley Historical 1829-08-09
77 David Offley David Offley sailing for Cadiz with marriage on the rocks Mary Offley Historical 1813-12-16
78 David Offley Brutal capture of Ipsara [Psara ] by the Turks, women and children made slaves Mary Offley Historical 1824-10-14
79 David Offley David Offley to sister about his plans if there is peace with England Mary Offley Historical 1814-02-24
80 David Redman Burbank Brother tells brother his son is alive and has not been killed by Indians Silas Burbank Genealogical Historical 1850-03-11
81 David Robinson Preston Travel letter to Tallahassee Robert Robinson Preston Historical 1842-01-20
82 Dr. Hall Jackson Famous physician inoculates young family for small pox after it takes the Father Major William Weeks Historical 1795-06-09
83 Dr. Henry H Steiner Fort Wacassasa Fl: Buys son a mulatto boy, George Rev Alfred Holmead Seminole Indian Wars Slavery 1842-12-09
84 Dr. Norman Lyman Very poignant letter of tuberculosis taking two daughters Rev Orange Lyman Genealogical Historical 1841-06-20
85 Earl Wheeler Small pox break out William Jessup Historical 1844-08-26
86 Ebenezer Jackson Father writes daughter of sale of slaves Mary Selina Jackson Slavery 1828-02-07
87 Edmund Kimball Major shipping objective to find ports with low fees; suggests Ireland and Portugal Captain John Moulton Historical 1803-06-28
88 Edward Blair Watkinson Two Irish immigrant children travelling alone being taken care of by Edward Blair Watkinson Samuel Thompson Nephews Company Historical 1855-09-15
89 Edward Everett Gettysburg orator, Edward Everett, on his daughter's death; a signed memoir Mister Gordon Historical 1843-11-04
90 Edward Leroy Lemert Three of four brothers die during civil war Jasper S. Ross Civil War 1864-01-12
91 Edward Robert Cassatt State Senator writes to Father mentioning Railroad through Wabash Indiana Jacob Cassett Diseases/epidemics Genealogical Historical 1852-09-08
92 Edward Shepard Jr. Great letter about Cholera epidemic of 1832 & details of mercantile business Edward Shepard Sr. Historical 1832-08-08
93 Edwin McMasters Stanton Lincoln's Sec. of War offers his opinion of San Francisco & Chinese immigration J P Gazzami Historical 1858-04-18
94 E. H. Baines Virginia slave owner complains about the abuse of his slave John Fitzgerald Slavery 1852-08-10
95 Eleazer Wallis Mentions Robbery of Suffolk Bank and Chilean Convicts taking over the ship Florida Ezekiel Webber Genealogical Historical 1852-04-06
96 Elijah Howard As mourning period for first wife ends, man writes love letter to future wife Fidelia Williams Genealogical 1819-06-11
97 Elizabeth Baldwin Titus Letter to family and asking for yarn Hannah Baldwin Genealogical 1792-05-06
98 Elizabeth F. Woodson Moss Ashley Mrs. Ashley writes about family and much about health resorts of Kentucky James Tower Sweringen Genealogical Historical 1847-08-10
99 Elizabeth Langhorne Leitch Discussion of the duel in which Whig editor John Hampden Pleasants was killed Anne Anderson Langhorne Historical 1846-02-28
100 Elizabeth Nason Walworth Travel, abolitionists, meeting Indians on the way to Washington to sign treaty Martha M Guild Historical 1837-10-30
101 Eliza Cushing Eliza and Elijah Cushing write of their boat and stage travels in 1835 Theodore Cobb Historical 1835-05-29
102 Eliza Davis Penly Mother reads son still in battlefield Joseph Albert Penly Civil War Genealogical 1864-09-11
103 Eliza Davis Penly The last battle frightened the selectmen has offered to pay four hundred to the drafted man Joseph Albert Penly Civil War Genealogical 1865-02-20
104 Eliza Davis Penly Mother's advice: get Ellen to hunt you up a factory girl Joseph Albert Penly Civil War Genealogical 1864-12-18
105 Eliza Davis Penly Mother adds note about the surrender of Lee to Grant and then the death of Lincoln Joseph Albert Penly Civil War Genealogical 1865-04-23
106 Eliza Herndon Maury Eleven year old niece of Rev. James Maury writes him about about her family James Maury Genealogical Historical 1805-02-19
107 Ellen Nellie Penly I hope Father Abraham will keep his seat for the next four years Joseph Albert Penly Civil War Genealogical 1864-09-18
108 Ellen Nellie Penly I am very proud of my brother Joseph Albert Penly Civil War Genealogical 1864-11-20
109 Ellen Nellie Penly Soldiers going to Canada to avoid draft Joseph Albert Penly Civil War Genealogical 1864-10-02
110 Elmer Bragg Soldier describes role in the battle of Fredericksburg; later KIA Spotsylvania Ruth Bragg Civil War 1862-12-28
111 Emert A. Parker Pension Office employee describes Washington D.C. immediately after Lincoln assassination Harriet S. Parker Civil War Historical 1865-04-17
112 Emily Orissa Chase Signs of the war ending, President dead Joseph Albert Penly Civil War Genealogical 1865-05-03
113 Emmet Irwin Graphic scenes around Malvern Hill James G. Irwin Civil War 1862-08-07
114 Emory Cargill Diary of teenage boy in last few months before his death from consumption Emory Cargill Genealogical 1854
115 Enoch Long Colby Young physician's businesslike marriage proposal to future wife Sarah Maria Porter Genealogical 1836-09-12
116 Eseck G. Wilber Marching towards Battle of Gettysburg from soldier who dies a POW Andersonville Parents (Wilber) Civil War 1863-06-21
117 Ethelinde Latting Deall Letter to brother about her move to Burlington Charles Latting Genealogical 1838-12-20
118 Eugene Hartford Sailor writes short letter to his father from New Orleans James Hartford Civil War 1863-05-08
119 Eugene Hartford Sailor describes naval attack & death of his sister in a letter from New Orleans James Hartford Civil War 1862-06-22
120 Ezra O. Sawyer Letter from William Vanauken's sisters and brother-in-law William E. Vanauken Civil War 1863-10-25
121 Forbes Britton Detailed description of bottom of the mouth of the Suwanee River Nathaniel Lynde Griswold Historical Seminole Indian Wars 1840-01-15
122 Frances T. Collins Mother writes to son in Elmira Prison Robert Collins Civil War 1865-02-08
123 Frances T. Collins Mother writes to her POW son in Elmira Prison Robert Collins Civil War 1864-09-08
124 Frances T. Collins Mother writes to son in Elmira Prison Richard Collins Civil War 1864-11-13
125 Francis Henry Brown Wife writes that getting rid of slavery not such a good idea Charles F. Wyman Civil War 1862-07-11
126 Francis Henry Brown Dr. writes about Fair Oak wounded & oustanding description of Capitol and Congress Margaret Doggett Eaton Wyman Civil War 1862-06-16
127 Francis H. Lincoln Describes skirmishes with the Confederates Isaac H. Lutz Civil War 1863-11-16
128 Francis Holmes 1751 letter from a nephew to Ebenezer Holmes of Charles Town, South Carolina Ebenezer Holmes Colonial 1751-09-21
129 Francis Rufus Bigelow Brother hails vessel to write letter to brother Andrew Bigelow Genealogical 1819-08-16
130 Franklin Allen Whitney Private from the 36th Illinois writes home to his father about a skirmish James Harvey Whitney Civil War 1864-06-20
131 Frederick Bosworth Before his death at Manassas Gap, Freddie writes his little sister Ella Ella Bosworth Civil War 1863-02-01
132 Gabriel Allen Rhode Island politics William Barton Historical 1816-04-19
133 Gabriel Allen Gabriel writes of his take on the politics of the time William Barton Historical 1814-08-08
134 Gabriel Allen Rhode Island's preparedness for war; Peace Party; Henry Letters William Barton Historical 1813-04-19
135 Gabriel Allen Letter to imprisoned Gen Barton over politics & 1814 invasion William Barton Historical 1814-07-21
136 George Andrews Fort Brooke Fla: Sick soldiers; how to terminate war Alexander L. Thomas Seminole Indian Wars 1837-09-14
137 George Greene Young pioneer describes his first season settling Mount Independence Amos Lockwood Genealogical 1804-09-10
138 George Henry Kingsbury George Henry Kingsbury writes to Mother as he relocates in Boston Julia Ann Bourne Kingsbury Genealogical 1856-09-05
139 George Nathan Burwell Doctor describes cases at Philadelphia Hospital to his M.D. Father Bryant Burwell Genealogical 1843-05-08
140 George Washington Gordon Family selling some of their slaves son Slavery 1858-11-03
141 George Washington Langworthy Short letter to fiance' 17 days before wedding Emily Baker Genealogical 1841-04-02
142 George Whitefield Kirkland George Kirkland writes a request for a promotion to President Adams via the President’s private secretary William Smith Shaw Historical 1801-01-12
143 George W. Hutchings Letter informing mother that her surgeon son is likely a prisoner Maria Cooper Civil War 1864-09-04
144 Gorge Carman Soldier in Washington writing home about camp life Joe Civil War 1862-01-09
145 Gorge Carman Soldier writes that he and his comrades are anxious for England to enter the War Brother (Carman) Civil War 1861-12-14
146 Hale Leavitt Keyes Travel letter; trains that travel at 35 mph; Jackson rally; Bunker Hill Monument James Murdock Smith Historical 1834-05-06
147 Harriet Coit Towner Mother’s advice to son about students and professors teasing, bullying him Daniel Coit Towner Genealogical 1851-03-11
148 Harriet Coit Towner I think you would not be so apprehensive of a dissolution of our glorious Union Daniel Coit Towner Genealogical Political 1850-12-24
149 Harvey Franklin Pollard Annexation of Texas William Mann Historical Mexican War Political 1845-03-11
150 Helen Mary Freeman Cousin chatter Dandridge Claiborne Freeman Genealogical 1851-09-08
151 Henry Carver Bosler Travelling through Louisville Elizabeth Kennedy Bosler Genealogical 1818-02-09
152 Henry Clay Ward Description of the battle of Balls Bluff by Gen Henry Ward Charles Tucker Civil War 1861-11-10
153 Henry Kingsbury Father scolds son for spending money George Henry Kingsbury Genealogical 1842-09-05
154 Henry Kingsbury Short note to send son money for fare home George Henry Kingsbury Genealogical 1843-05-13
155 Henry (Unknown) Letter describing the Battle of Bull Run Wife (Henry) Civil War 1861-07-23
156 Henry (Unknown) Letter to wife about life in Washington D. C. in week after Battle of Bull Run Wife (Henry) Civil War 1861-07-25
157 Hilary Valentine Harris Picketts talking to one another across river from hero of Pickett's charge Wife (Harris) Civil War Unknown
158 Hiram Hill Boy writes home from Mount Pleasant Institute for Boys Otis G. Hill Genealogical 1855-05-28
159 Hugh White Representative writes his cousin from Florida Abiah Lawrence Plumb Genealogical 1869-04-19
160 Isaac Humphreys Longest ask for a loan ever Governor Joseph Bloomfield Historical 1807-07-11
161 Isaah Clutch Ware Soldier describes spends time exploring cave Mary H. Gallion Civil War Genealogical 1865-02-13
162 Israel Bush Richardson Future Maj. Gen. writes from Fort Pleasant Fla about capturing Indians Marcella M. Richardson Civil War Seminole Indian Wars 1842-03-22
163 Jacob Comegys Oregon Territory Pioneer writes to Judge about Indian Wars Thomas Nelson Historical 1853-11-01
164 Jacob Helffenstein Slavery riots in New York Margaret Birnie Historical Slavery 1834-08-12
165 Jacob Sharpless Suggestion to brother to leave town due to cholera epidemic Blakely Sharpless Historical 1832-07-23
166 Jacob Webster Jacob writes to his father Thomas Webster for permission to marry Thomas Webster Colonial 1786-06-27
167 Jacob W. Sattles Description of Spotsylvania Battlefield Friend Civil War 1864-05-17
168 James Allen Danforth Business and political letter Allen Danforth Genealogical Historical 1838-07-19
169 James Bowen Everhart Pennsylvania congressman describing a slave auction William Everhart Slavery 1843-08-19
170 James I Wilson Skirmishing on the Atlanta Campaign Friend Albert Civil War 1864-08-06
171 James McIntyre James writes Mother about fighting and socializing with rebel pickets Euseba Stow Civil War 1862-06-15
172 James Norcom Infamous Dr. from Harriet Jacob’s autobiography writes to Secretary of Treasury for job for his son Richard Rush Historical Slavery 1826-08-21
173 James Wall Schureman General Taylor fighting in Matamoros Mary Elizabeth Schureman Mexican War 1846-05-14
174 Jane W Howell Ford Travel letter John Ford Genealogical Historical 1867-05-09
175 Jared Potter Kirtland Naturalists requests specimens from collectors; gives opinion on President Jackson's banking fiasco Edward P. Camp Historical 1834-03-08
176 Jeptha Fowlkes I have just paid $600 for a very superior woman for you Maria J. Ward Fowkles Slavery 1846-08-11
177 Jeremiah Powell Jeremiah Powell, Patriot of the Revolution, about financial to John Cushing John Cushing Colonial 1780-11-04
178 Jeremiah Powell Jeremiah Powell loses his home John Cushing Historical 1784-08-10
179 J. H. Vencill Soldier writing to inform a father of his son's death in prison Gibson Taylor, Esq Civil War 1864-10-16
180 Joel Hotchkiss Family letter to Aunt Elizabeth Webster Genealogical 1780-06-17
181 Joel Sylvanus Wells Family letter about difficulty of farm life in Union Grove, Illinois in 1861 Israel Wells Genealogical 1861-07-20
182 John Ball John Ball writes to Senator Colhoun about idle slaves and failing crops John Ewing Colhoun Historical 1792-07-14
183 John Browne Sherrerd "Slavery is an abominable abomination and I rejoice that I am in it no deeper" Sarah Dutton Sherrerd Blakely Slavery 1849-12-26
184 John Delano Shearman Son writes Mother and family about how New York perceives several union generals Hepsa Hathaway Howland Shearman Civil War Genealogical 1862-07-09
185 John D. Fondren Buying and selling healthy and sick slaves Rainy Slavery 1857-12-04
186 John E. Davids Young attorney's formal letter to future in-laws requesting daughter's hand William Bain Genealogical 1844-05-01
187 John H. Denton Soldier writes to future wife about Shiloh Battlefield Martha A. Cole Civil War 1862-03-15
188 John Henry Miller Woman shot, scalped, set ablaze, then walked to Jacksonville Alexander H. Miller Seminole Indian Wars 1836-09-20
189 John H Frain Camp life. Grief of a Sawyer's widow. Eliza Frain Civil War 1863-01-11
190 John H Frain Detailed description of the Battle of the Crater Sister (Frain) Civil War 1864-08-01
191 John H Frain Letter to brother describing artillery fire before Petersburg Walter Frain Civil War 1864-07-30
192 John H Frain Letter from Petersburg to sister Nettie Frain Civil War 1864-07-07
193 John H Frain Letter from the Battle of Chancellorsville Eliza Frain Civil War 1863-05-04
194 John H Frain Letter describing camp life and muddy roads Nettie Frain Civil War 1863-02-01
195 John H Frain A letter home to mother from a hospital near Petersburg Eliza Frain Civil War 1864-07-22
196 John H Frain Sharing food and utensils with the enemy at Petersburg Nettie Frain Civil War 1864-07-24
197 John H Frain Description of the battlefield at Antietam Eliza Frain Civil War 1862-09-25
198 John H Frain The Battle of Fredericksburg Mother (Frain) Civil War 1862-12-15
199 John Ingersoll Capture of HMS Boxer Nathaniel Ingersoll War of 1812 1813-09-10
200 John Jermaine Surviving a hurricane on a boat in the Great Lakes Alanson Jermaine Historical 1825-12-24
201 John J. Mileham Young man writes future wife about learning of President Lincoln's death Margaret M. Trotter Civil War Historical 1865-04-15
202 John Ledyard Grandfather of the famous explorer writes about injuries received during storm Jacob Clerk Historical 1723-04-25
203 John Marion Hooker I do not think it advisable to buy any negroes now until this war question assumes some tangible shape Rainy Slavery 1859-06-25
204 John McAllister, Jr. Father writes to son and business partner as he explores the lands and cities along the Cumberland, Ohio, and Mississippi Rivers William Young McAllister Historical 1838-08-06
205 John M. Lovejoy Soldier writes from Petersburg as an artillery engagement ensues Cynthia Civil War 1864-06-26
206 John M. Lovejoy Details of a bayonet charge at the battle of Spotsylvania Court House Cynthia Civil War 1864-06-27
207 John Morgan Pauling Cleaning mud out of canals David Fullerton Genealogical 1828-03-05
208 John Reep Scarlet fever on the homefront; fear of losing family on the battlefront Amzi Alexander Hawn Civil War Genealogical 1862-11-02
209 John Rogers Vinton Fort Raillee Fla Giving up commission for ministry Mary Atwell Vinton Seminole Indian Wars 1837-09-29
210 John S. Stacy Revolutionary War soldier misses his family and writes of reenlisting Samuel Stone Colonial 1780-03-12
211 John Trout Greble Fort Simon Drum Florida Fred Seminole Indian Wars 1856-06-06
212 John Trout Greble Soldier writes from Fort Simon Drum about scouting and camp life in Seminole War Fred Historical 1856-06-06
213 John (Unknown) Revolutionary War soldier writes from West Point about troop movements Elsworth Colonial 1780-10-16
214 John Warren Letter to son Jimmy Warren Civil War Unknown
215 John Whipple Clark Physician turned investor; met President John Q. Adams Bryant Burwell Genealogical 1828-09-18
216 John W. Parker Great letter describing Calcutta Abigail Parker Genealogical Historical 1828-12-09
217 John W. Tappan Legal letter from nephew to aunt Mary Tappan Currier Genealogical 1834-08-11
218 Jonathan Adams Tidings between families after birth of grandson William Thayer Genealogical 1795-12-18
219 Jonathan Gibson Taylor To Clara from Rock Island Prison Clara Taylor Civil War 1864-07-02
220 Jonathan Gibson Taylor Letter to little brother about prison and travels prior to imprisonment George Taylor Civil War 1864-09-24
221 Jonathan Gibson Taylor Soldier's letter from prison to family member mentioning that he is sick Mag Civil War 1864-10-04
222 Jonathan Gibson Taylor Letter to sisters about Battle at Mount Sterling and being a POW Clara Taylor Civil War 1864-07-26
223 Jonathan Gibson Taylor Letter to sister from Prison Sister (Taylor) Civil War 1864-09-05
224 Jonathan Wheeler Merchant outlining plan to evade President Madison's Proclamation of 1810 on imports William Dall Historical 1811-02-01
225 Joseph Albert Penly Soldier documents his enlistment in diary form Eliza Davis Penly Civil War Genealogical 1862-09-25
226 Joseph Albert Penly Writing to step-father about farm and an emergency surgery Step Father Genealogical 1886-11-24
227 Joseph B Andrews Early boat trip through Great Lakes Rebecca Andrews Historical 1847-08-12
228 Joseph C. Gordon First commercial boat travel down the Allegheny River Jonathan Rhea Gordon Historical 1830-06-01
229 Joseph Cummins Administration of our government is the true source of the evils Joseph Wallace Historical 1840-03-28
230 Joseph Kent Young sailor who will die at sea in months writes home Joseph Kent, Sr. Historical 1791-01-07
231 Joseph Palmer Fessenden Religious letter John Stuart Barrows Genealogical 1819-09-07
232 Joseph Palmer Fessenden Reporting on sickness of Barrow's brother John Stuart Barrows Genealogical 1819-02-15
233 Joseph Perkins Brooks A Whig for William Harrison Thomas C. Johnson Political 1840-07-23
234 Joseph Ripley Chandler Yellow fever epidemic of Philadelphia in 1820 John Cook Historical 1820-09-01
235 Joshua Bell Fry Politician to Politician Thomas Helms Political 1850-12-16
236 Joshua Bell Fry Hurried letter to wife from politician on campaign tour Mary Montgomery Bell Political 1859-05-16
237 Joshua Bell Fry War in Oregon, Florida's impact on election, Thomas Helms Historical Political 1845-12-30
238 Joshua Bell Fry General Scott, Daniel Webster, John Crittenden, and Millard Filmore Mary Montgomery Bell Historical Political 1852-06-24
239 Julia Ann Bourne Kingsbury Julia Bourne Kingsbury writes to her son George about his health George Henry Kingsbury Genealogical 1842-04-18
240 Juliet Western Woman asking a former slave owner for negro help James C. Mulligan Slavery 1865-10-01
241 Laban H. Shank Letter about soldiers stealing supplies and horses from farms and mistreating slave "wenches" Henry Silas Shank Civil War 1862-11-05
242 Larkin Turner Captain Turner writes to grandfather, Colonel Luke Drury, about voyage Luke Drury Genealogical 1807-09-25
243 Leverett Ward Wessells Desecrating Indian mounds Henry McNeil Seminole Indian Wars 1840-03-20
244 Lide Wheat Young girl writes brother about the frustration of school Almiron Wheat Genealogical 1863-04-16
245 Louisa Davis Minot Description of Charleston and a slave plantation Mary Historical Slavery 1838-02-14
246 Luman Tenney Captain's letter describing the last moments of a son's life at Five Forks William Lewis Civil War 1865-04-15
247 Lydia Clutch Ware Rebels and Yankees as neighbors Isaah Clutch Ware Civil War Genealogical 1864-03-28
248 Lydia Clutch Ware Home guard asks citizens to stay on guard Isaah Clutch Ware Civil War Genealogical 1864-04-08
249 Lydia Clutch Ware Returning to family life after war Isaah Clutch Ware Civil War Genealogical 1865-05-17
250 Malcom McNeill Plantation owner's financial demise as slaves leave Thomas Henry McNeill Slavery 1864-03-06
251 Malcom McNeill Plantation owner and land investor Malcom McNeill writes to wife about investments, slaves health, and an outbreak of yellow fever Catherine Boddie McNeill Slavery 1855-10-29
252 Marcus Tullius Cicero Wing Ohio for Lewis Cass and Free Soil party, but I'm for Taylor David Davis Wing Historical 1848-11-15
253 Margaret Flower Young girl writes about slavery; her memoir written by Lydia Huntley Sigourney Nancy Flower Slavery 1829-10-05
254 Margaret Isabella Reynolds Woman writes about negroes she once owned--now voting; superiority of whites Reuben Reynolds Slavery 1868-04-29
255 Margaret Louise Bowie School girl writes about school and family Walter Bowie, Jr. Genealogical 1847-05-04
256 Margaret Miller Ketchum Mention of sinking of the steamboat 'Lexington' George Youle Historical 1840-01-29
257 Margaret Reynolds Letter from Statesville, N. C. about the hanging of Tom Dula (Tom Dooley) Reuben Reynolds Historical 1868-05-01
258 Margaret Reynolds Maggie Reynolds writes to her future husband Andrew C. Cowles Andrew Carson Cowles Historical 1869-07-01
259 Margaret Tilghman Carroll Asking for help for refractory servants Mr. Sorman Slavery 1813-07-28
260 Marshall P. Wood Detailed fighting during Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse Julia Hunt Wood Civil War 1864-05-20
261 Marshall P. Wood Marching from Washington D.C. to first battle Julia Hunt Wood Civil War 1862-09-14
262 Marshall P. Wood Detailed fighting at South Mountain and Antietam Julia Hunt Wood Civil War 1862-09-20
263 Martin Jones Burke Fort Hieleman letter about discharge Brig. Gen. Roger Jones Seminole Indian Wars 1836-09-07
264 Mary Adkinson Longwood Moore Civil War widow writes grandson as a soldier of WWI Raymond E. Longwood Civil War Historical 1917-10-22
265 Mary Christopher Van Doorn Couch Woman describes death of her husband Anthony Van Doorn Genealogical 1845-02-24
266 Mary R. Patrick Young woman writing friend about life in Leed's Point, N.J. as a school teacher Caroline Williams Genealogical 1850-10-07
267 Mary R. Patrick School teacher writing to sister about teaching, etc, in Mays Landing, N. J. Caroline Williams Genealogical 1850-08-13
268 Mary Wildes Lovell Mary Wildes Lovell writes writes endearing letter to her friend Julia Ann Kingsbury Julia Ann Bourne Kingsbury Genealogical 1852-02-17
269 Mary Wildes Lovell Letter to a friend Julia Ann Bourne Kingsbury Genealogical 1857-10-30
270 Mathias Hutchinson Hutchinson Family Genealogy Thomas Paxson Genealogical 1865-04-22
271 Montgomery Blair Camp Lang Syne, Fla Short note promising letters Elizabeth Blair Historical Seminole Indian Wars 1836-03-20
272 Moses Goodrich Minister writes about Dakota War and Sioux Uprising of 1862 John Goodrich Historical 1864-05-23
273 Nancy Taylor Beach Webster Parents transporting their dead child on steamboats down the Illinois River Elizabeth Beach Genealogical Historical 1834-12-01
274 Nathaniel Silsbee Mass. Congressman writes about lighthouse and Beaumarchais repayment claim Unknown Historical 1812-11-29
275 Naum Haus Apgar Soldier writes home to his father from Washington City John A Apgar Civil War 1862-07-24
276 Naum Haus Apgar Soldier writes To His brother After the Battle of Fredericksburg Andrew B. Apgar Civil War 1862-12-20
277 Nelson C. Green Guard at Rock Island Prison writes home about Rebel prisoners, prison life Charles Green Civil War 1864-08-31
278 Nelson C. Green Prison guard writes home to brother from Rock Island Prison Charles Green Civil War 1864-10-04
279 Ogden Ellery Edwards Home front letter during War of 1812 Henry Edwards Historical War of 1812 1814-09-11
280 Olive Leighton Bourne George Henry Kingsbury's Aunt Olive a letter to cheer him up George Henry Kingsbury Genealogical 1842-03-14
281 Ornan Eastman Nullification Crisis and Worcester v. Georgia William Reed Historical 1833-01-10
282 Patrick Coyle Soldier informs a father of his son's death Gibson Taylor, Esq Civil War 1864-10-06
283 Patrick Henry Thomson Young husband on hunting trip writes home to wife Julia Maria Farnsworth Thomson Genealogical 1840-10-22
284 Peter Hagner 3rd Auditor to Seymour Moses regarding 37th Reg. U S Infantry Seymour Moses Genealogical 1819-07-06
285 Philip Littig, Jr. Loss of family, financial Benjamin Johnson Genealogical 1851-03-28
286 Philip Norbourne Barbour Fort Stansbury Fla: Warning Col about letter to Sec of War & his response Ethan Allen Hitchcock Seminole Indian Wars 1842-07-17
287 Phillip I Miller Letter written from the steamboat Menemon Stanford as she is sinking William Taylor Civil War Historical 1862-12-10
288 Rensselaer William Foote Fort Harrison mail lost when Indians killed express rider Charles Augustus Foote Civil War Seminole Indian Wars 1841-05-15
289 Reuben Herbine Letter to brother from camp near Fredericksburg about camp life Brother (Herbine) Civil War 1862-05-27
290 Reuben Herbine Letter about the slaughter at the second Battle of Bull Run Brother (Herbine) Civil War 1862-09-03
291 Reuben Reynolds Brother writes brother about family matters William Sanford Genealogical 1854-05-01
292 Richard Collins Son writes mother from Elmira Prison John Wesley Collins Civil War 1864-09-08
293 Richard Moale Chase Son of Jeremiah Townley Chase writes letter regarding sale of slave woman Randle Hulse Moale Slavery 1826-10-06
294 Richard Moale Chase Letter to Randle Hulse Moale regarding some accounting issues Randle Hulse Moale Genealogical 1823-12-26
295 Richard Moale Chase Business letter to Randle H. Moale Randle Hulse Moale Genealogical 1824-10-01
296 Richard Moale Chase Ordering tombstone for parents' grave Randle Hulse Moale Historical 1823-12-11
297 Robert Collins POW writes home to inform parents of his capture and the death of his brother John Wesley Collins Civil War 1864-05-18
298 Robert Collins POW writes mother from Elmira Prison Frances T. Collins Civil War 1864-09-23
299 Robert G. Vassar Macabre scene of Fair Oaks battleground John Guy Vassar Civil War 1862-06-12
300 Robert M. Lewis President of Canal Company asks for witness in trial Simon Newton Dexter Historical 1830-11-10
301 Robert Reynolds Brother writes brother to borrow money for investing Hugh Reynolds Genealogical 1852-01-03
302 Robert Walker Taylor POW writing his sister about the death of his POW brother Sister (Taylor) Civil War 1864-10-22
303 Robert Wickliffe Slaveholder from Kentucky writes about selling slaves Cornelius Comegys Slavery 1827-09-05
304 Sally B. Norris New mother writes to husband announcing the birth of their son Benjamin Norris Genealogical 1837-01-29
305 Samuel Ayers Bradley Author sick offering a partnership with his business to the recipient John Stuart Barrows Genealogical 1818-10-22
306 Samuel Ayers Bradley Discussion of the Brunswick Convention John Stuart Barrows Genealogical Historical 1816-11-24
307 Samuel Bernard Dick Soldier writes home to his wife Agnes Scott Civil War 1862-09-25
308 Samuel Freeman Headley Man asks that feeble horse be allowed to live life out grazing in his meadow Richard Miller Acton Genealogical 1843-08-05
309 Samuel Graham Cholera epidemic Robert Phares Kirby Historical 1849-07-22
310 Sarah Anne Wood Harwood Sarah Harwood writes husband, the future admiral, aboard frigate “Potomac” to inform of their child’s sickness & death Andrew Allen Harwood Historical 1836-02-13
311 Sarah Maria Dunlap Pioneer life in Michigan Abijah Barnum Dunlap Genealogical 1840-03-04
312 Sarah Marvel Edson Wife and brother-in-law write to husband who is away from home Daniel Edson Genealogical 1821-01-07
313 Sidney C. Anderson Sid describes battle of Hanover Court House; later he was KIA Gaines Mill Thomas P. Anderson Civil War 1862-05-29
314 Silas A. Clarke Young man writes his brother from boarding school David E. Clarke Genealogical 1842-05-07
315 Solomon Sherwood Kimball Cholera epidemic presents dilemma whether to leave the city Rachel Sherwood Kimball Historical 1845-06-04
316 Stephen L. Nichols Soldier writes home about the Battle of Fredericksburg Family (Nichols) Civil War 1862-12-19
317 Stephen Pleasonton Fifth Auditor in the Treasury Department, Stephen Pleasonton writes to Justice Jacob Livingston Sutherland about Liens Jacob Livingston Sutherland Historical 1822-06-24
318 Stevenson Leslie Soldier describes skirmish on Malvern Hill and stealing from the dead Lizzie Leslie Civil War 1862-08-07
319 Susan Hale Susan Hale writes to Myrtilla Miner about John Brown, when Edward Everett Hale will return, and Miss Miner's School Myrtilla Miner Civil War Historical 1860-01-13
320 Sylvester Welch Detailed trip up the Ohio River around Louisville Sarah Stannard Welch Historical 1836-09-09
321 Theodore Longwood General John Hunt Morgan is captured Mary Ann Longwood Stevens Civil War 1863-07-28
322 Theodore Longwood Watching incoming shells burst & Petersburg burn from the union rifle pits Rebecca Scott Longwood Civil War 1864-07-29
323 Thomas Clifford Philadelphia the first day the Stamp Act of 1765 was implemented Harper & Hartshorne Historical 1765-11-01
324 Thomas Effner McNall Effner writes family and describes his interactions with the rebel pickets and describes the mud march of Gen. Burnside William McNall Civil War 1863-02-01
325 Thomas Effner McNall Effner writes about being in the hospital for sore throat William McNall Civil War 1863-03-24
326 Thomas Effner McNall Description of Battle of Chancellorsville Sibbel Seward McNall Civil War 1863-05-10
327 Thomas Franklin, Sr Father promises to care for Samuel Rhoades’ daughter as she prepares to move to NY to marry his son Samuel Rhoades Historical 1763-12-20
328 Thomas Green Son writing to Father about a rift that has developed Dr. John Green Genealogical 1784-09-14
329 Thomas H. Grasty Brother asks brother to assist him in hiring slaves William Grasty Slavery 1848-10-13
330 Thomas Lenington Thorne Fort Gamble Fl: Indians hung 2 negroes to tree & killed by bashing heads; mutilated others Abby Lenington Wolfe Seminole Indian Wars 1841-06-22
331 Thomas P. Conrey Soldier who would die as POW in Andersonville writes his sister Sister (Conrey) Civil War 1863-11-09
332 Thomas Seymour The first Mayor of Hartford, writes about the tied election results between Jefferson and Burr, and the French Treaty Ledyard Seymour Historical 1801
333 Timothy Lindall Repairs after 1760 Salem fire John Osborne Historical 1760-04-28
334 Timothy Pickering Pickering exploring Wyoming County, Pa. for coal resources Tench Coxe Historical 1788-04-23
335 Wait Hotchkiss French and Indian War veteran writes about militia duty in Revolutionary War Thomas Webster Colonial 1773-05-11
336 Wait Hotchkiss French and Indian War soldier describing death of his wife to his father-in-law Thomas Webster Colonial 1776-04-01
337 Washington Irving Pennymaker Poignant letter where Father arrives too late for dying son; also his views against slavery Mary Ann Pennypacker Civil War 1863-01-03
338 Whitman Chase Sailor writes from Steamer Isaac Smith about hunting down AWOL sailors Mehitable Doane Kelley Chase Civil War 1862-10-26
339 William Barton Hero from American Revolutionary War writes about his life from prison Samuel Brown Barrell Historical 1818-12-09
340 William Beatty Rochester Congressman Rochester writes about Congress and the 1824 election to his uncle Judge Adam Beatty Adam Beatty Historical 1822-02-03
341 William Blair Family letter; town getting ready for war Andrew Blair Civil War Genealogical 1861-05-10
342 William B Stevens Soldier writes as shells burst over him on the battlefield at Spotsylvania Abbie Harriman Civil War 1864-05-08
343 William Clark Frazer Future Territorial Judge Asking for Senator's reference to President Taylor Isaac Dutton Barnard Historical Unknown
344 William Davenport Fort Roger Jones Middle Florida: Death of Soldier Henry Hopkins Sibley Seminole Indian Wars 1839-06-04
345 William Edward Johnston There will be no recognition of the Southern Confederacy by France or England Robert Clark Johnston Civil War Historical 1861-11-12
346 William E. Vanauken Soldier camped in a cemetery in Arlington overlooking the Potomac and Washington Ezra and Elizabeth Vanauken Sawyer Civil War 1862-08-17
347 William E. Vanauken Soldier on the way to fight at Antietam Ezra and Elizabeth Vanauken Sawyer Civil War 1862-09-11
348 William E. Vanauken Soldier in Washington, saw Lincoln Ezra and Elizabeth Vanauken Sawyer Civil War 1862-08-24
349 William E. Vanauken Execution of three deserters by firing squad at Leesburg Ezra and Elizabeth Vanauken Sawyer Civil War 1863-06-20
350 William Gibbons Hiring Daniel Webster to Argue Gibbons v. Ogden Thomas Gibbons Historical 1823-03-01
351 William Gilreath Confederate soldier writes to notify a father of his son's death at Cold Harbor William H. Goodlett Civil War 1864-06-03
352 William Henry Brown Description of army on the move near Poolesville Joseph Brown Civil War 1862-12-30
353 William Henry Brown Veteran in camp writing to brother and musing over past battles and losses John Kittridge Brown Civil War 1863-09-19
354 William Henry Brown D. C. preparing for attack. Gen’l Hooker removed. Rebs in Penn. Predicts a great battle soon. John Kittridge Brown Civil War 1863-06-28
355 William Henry Turner Soldier from 6th Indpt. Battery writes of battles, mud, and generals William Taylor Civil War 1863-03-22
356 William Howes Soldier skirmishing, foraging, 11 days until Gettysburg Elizabeth Wheeler Howes Civil War 1863-06-21
357 William H. Potter Family Letter Calista "Kitty" Potter Genealogical 1861-04-08
358 William James Rukard Norville Racist Anti-Black Reconstruction letter William Thomas Norville Political Reconstruction Era 1866-10-08
359 William Key Bond Ohio Congressman describes his stage coach trip to Columbus, Ohio Lucy Bond Historical 1826-12-10
360 William McKendree Springer Future U. S. Congressman mentions Mason and Slidell Affair Rebecca Rutter Springer Civil War Historical 1861-12-18
361 William Pelham Madison for President Joseph Gale Historical 1812-10-31
362 William Ramsdell Letter home to wife from a sailor Sylvia Coleman Ramsdell Genealogical 1796-05-12
363 William Ransom Vilas Letter to sister describing the execution of Stephen Videto Lucy M. Vilas Historical 1825-08-28
364 William Reuben Nims Early settler's letter to Lexington, Michigan Dr. Reuben Nims Genealogical Historical Unknown
365 William Runcie Mark Twain like travel letter including slave plantation James Runcie Historical Slavery 1846-04-19
366 William Vernon Slave trader who built Continental Navy writes early shipping letter Samuel Vernon Historical 1748-04-20
367 William Worthington Haly Business letter to Randle Hulse Moale Randle Hulse Moale Genealogical 1823-03-05