The German Democratic Republic (GDR) was a communist state established in 1949 within the boundaries of the Soviet Occupation Zone in Germany after the Second World War. Those who lived in the GDR spanned various generations from those who were born in the Weimar Republic or Nazi Germany to those...Start Transcribing
This manuscript contains the names of 1068 Venetians executed between 726 to 1804. It records names, dates of execution, crimes, and method of execution. Relatively few executions are listed until the late sixteenth century, and almost half of the total listed in this document occurred in the...
This handwritten letter book was kept for James Sparrow, who worked for the British Board of Trade as the Receiver of Wrecks at Kingston upon Hull, 1855-1861. The volume begins with an index of correspondents and subjects. While the book primarily records copies of all outgoing mail, there are...Start Transcribing
The papers offered here feature documents written by major figures from the American Revolutionary era. These include Samuel Chase, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and future Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court; President James Monroe and future president John Quincy...
This manuscript style or form book was created by James Armour of Edinburgh from about 1698 to 1701. Armour, the son of James Armour, merchant in Glasgow, first registered as an apprentice in 1684 to Alexander Wright who was a merchant in Edinburgh. He later became a writer and was admitted a...Start Transcribing
John B. Minor joined the faculty of the University of Virginia in 1845 at the age of thirty-two. An 1834 graduate of the university, Minor began his teaching career following a decade in private practice. Minor, along with James P. Holcombe, directed the law program at UVA amidst national debates...Start Transcribing
Roger B. Taney practiced law in his home state of Maryland long before he became an influential member of President Andrew Jackson's cabinet and later wrote the majority opinion in the infamous Dred Scott v. Sanford case (1857) as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court. Taney...Start Transcribing
The documents in this collection contain the stories of nineteenth century English lives. Solicitors J. M. Shugar and A. W. Vaisey worked as probate and property lawyers in the town of Tring, Hertfordshire, in south central England. They handled wills, estates, and personal property issues for...Start Transcribing