German Auxiliaries Muster Rolls, 1776-1786

German Auxiliaries Muster Rolls, 1776-1786

This collection is comprised of seventy muster rolls and 15 additional letters and documents of the German regiments employed by the British to fight in the American Revolutionary War.

James Sterling Letter Book, 1761-1765

James Sterling Letter Book, 1761-1765

The James Sterling letter book contains 175 letters written by Sterling, a fur trader, while at Fort Detroit. His letters provide a picture of the fur trade and the consumer needs of Native Americans, French civilians, and the British military, accounts of events during Pontiac's War, as well as...

Louise Gilman Papers, 1866-1869

Louise Gilman Papers, 1866-1869

The Louise Gilman papers consist of letters written by Louise Gilman while serving as a teacher at the Hampton Institute in Hampton, Virginia, a school established to educate freed slaves. The letters describe Gilman's activities as a teacher and her thoughts about the African American students.

Lydia Maria Child Papers, 1831-1894

Lydia Maria Child Papers, 1831-1894

The Lydia Maria Child Papers consist of ninety mostly personal and at times provocative letters dating largely from 1831 to 1894. The bulk is letters from Lydia Maria Child to her wealthy Boston abolitionist and philanthropic friends, the Lorings, between 1839 and 1859. They concentrate on the...