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Silas Weir Mitchell papers, 1809-1915 and undated

1.2 Linear Feet (2 boxes; 1 oversize folder) 747 Items
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U.S. physician, neurologist, and author. Papers date from 1809-1915 and include correspondence and documents sent to Mitchell relating to matters personal and professional. Transcripts are often present. Principal correspondents include his relative Mitchell Henry, his publisher Frank H. Scott, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jeffries Wyman, Charles-Edouard Brown-Séquard, Louis Agassiz, Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz, Anna Eliot Ticknor, Sir W. T. Gairdner, Louis Lee Lawrence, Charles Leonard Moore, Julian Stafford Corbett, Harrison S. Morris, T. Lauder Brunton, Sir William Osler, and Hideyo Noguchi, among others. A complete list of correspondents is available in the collection. Papers are arranged chronologically. The principal language is English, although there are some letters in French and German. Also includes a set of Mitchell's diplomas. The papers form part of the Trent Manuscripts Collection and were acquired as part of the History of Medicine Collections at Duke University.
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1854-1862 20 items Box 1

1863-1865 18 items Box 1

1866-1868 18 items Box 1

Civil War Manuscripts Map collection, 1861-1865

1 Linear Feet (14 items)
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Sketch maps from the Civil War period representing geographic areas in Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, and one unidentified location. These maps chiefly depict roads, waterways, mountain ranges, fortifications, counties, cities, and towns. There are two battlefield maps present, including Bull Run (Va., 1861; a Confederate map) and Spring Hill (Tenn., 1864). Most maps are unsigned; however, there are maps drawn by A. M. Thornton, Barbette Sims, and Edward Fontaine, as well as Confederate Army engineers A. B. DeSaulles and Jeremy F. Gilmer. Primarily drawn in ink on paper or linen cloth. Sizes of maps vary between 24 x 20 cm. and 63 x 60 cm.
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1861: Virginia

1861: Virginia.

1861-1865: Virginia

William Robertson McKenney papers, 1865-1930 and undated, bulk 1880-1900

5.9 Linear Feet 4,440 Items
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Lawyer, of Petersburg, Va. Materials relating to McKenney's law practice (chiefly 1880-1900), and largely concerned with the settlement of estates and the sale of real estate in Petersburg, Va.
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1865-1889 Box 1

1880-1889 4 boxes Box 2, Box 3, Box 4, Box 5

1890-1899 7 boxes Box 6, Box 7, Box 8, Box 9, Box 10, Box 11, Box 12

William Henry Jackson photographs, 1869-1878 and undated

3.2 Linear Feet 130 Items
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William Henry Jackson (1843-1942), was one of the earliest and most important American photographers. From 1869 to 1878 he was official photographer for the U.S. Geological Survey of the Territories. Collection includes 130 photographs and albumen prints, almost all of which Jackson made while employed by the Survey. States represented are Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming. Photographs are organized in several series by year from 1869 to 1874. Other important photographs include both a series and an album of the area now know as Yellowstone National Park; some of Jackson's photographs were shown to Congress prior to their vote to establish it as the first national park.
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1869 Series 1 box

İzmir (Smyrna) postcards and photographs collection, approximately 1890-1960s

0.25 Linear Feet (1 half-size Hollinger box)
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Collection is a set of postcards (including photograph postcards) from late 19th and 20th century Turkey, depicting scenes and people in İzmir (Smyrna), Turkey. The first folder of postcards have been individually numbered. The subsequent folders list the postcards by titles that are either on the postcards and/or were supplied by the dealer who sold the postcards to the library. The postcards are described in English, French, and Turkish.

Desmond F. Anderson diaries, 29 January 1927 - 31 December 1930

4 Linear Feet (4 volumes)
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Desmond Frances Anderson was Lt. Col. of the 1st Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment in 1927, serving in China and India until 1930. The Desmond F. Anderson diaries comprise 4 volumes (approximately 650 pages) of corrected typescript, accompanied by maps, sketches, postcards, photo postcards, and a few printed items tipped in, all detailing Anderson's service in China and India between 1927 and 1930.
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1927 Box 1

1928 Box 2

1929 Box 3

Campus Telephone Directory collection, 1930-2009

9.5 Linear Feet 200 Items
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This collection contains Duke University campus telephone directories.
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Nicholas School Master's Projects, 1933-2007

82.5 Linear Feet 2400 Items
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As of 2005, the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Duke University offers two master's degree programs: Master of Environmental Management (MEM) and Master of Forestry (MF). Both degree programs require students complete a master's project that presents an in-depth or quantitative analysis of a problem related to the students' particular focus area. Collection contains printed, bound master's projects. Materials range in date 1933-2005. Master's Projects for 2005 are held in the Nicholas School office. English.
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Person Family papers, 1754-1971

6 Linear Feet 3000 Items
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Family active in Louisburg, Franklin Co., N.C. and also in Nash Co., N.C. Correspondence, accounts, diary (1869), bills, deeds, wills, legal documents, and other papers (largely 1829-1897). The bulk of the collection relates to Thomas A. Person and his family, and includes letters written from Harrison Co., Tex., and New Orleans (ca. 1850s); student letters from various North Carolina schools (1835-1860); letters of Confederate soldiers concerning military life; and family and business letters with Civil War reminiscences. The early material mostly concerns Thomas A. Person's father, Presley Carter Person, of Louisburg, N.C., and the settlement of his estate. Later material concerns patent medicines manufactured by a member of the family. Other correspondents and names mentioned include W. P. Montgomery, Harriett Person Perry, Levin Perry, Theophilus Perry, Jesse H. H. Person, Joseph Arrington Person, M. P. Person, and Willie Mangum Person. Addition comprises primarily land deeds and surveys, other deeds of sale, receipts, personal wills, and other financial information. Also includes personal correspondence and memory books. An 1834 deed of gift to John W. Harris from P. C. Person includes five named slaves, one gray horse, 12 head of cattle, and 12 head of sheep. An 1808-1864 ledger book of Presley Person includes Person family genealogy and names and birth dates of his slaves and of the slaves owned by his son, Thomas A. Person. Other names mentioned include Matthew Culpepper, Arthur W. Person, Prudence Person, and W. M. Person.
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1944 Accession, 1767-1910and undated 5 boxes

Kaiser-Frazer Corp. advertising and sales promotion materials, 1945-1976

0.2 Linear Feet
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Kaiser-Frazer Corp. was an automobile manufacturer based in Willow Run, Mich.; active 1945-1955. Collection includes clippings, advertising designs, dealer aids, prize contest materials, public relations releases, radio scripts, sales brochures and sales promotion campaigns and materials. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.
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Advertising designs, 1949-1952 Oversize-folder 1