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Time Period >> Late 18th Century (1768-1800)

Collections containing material about Late 18th Century (1768-1800)

AdHoc Image and Text Database on the History of Christianity

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A faculty-library initiative at Yale Divinity School to support and coordinate resources relating to the history of Christianity at Yale University. Ad Hoc contains almost 2600 items and includes both ...


An American Ballroom Companion: Dance Instruction Manuals, ca. 1490-1920

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A collection of over two hundred social dance manuals beginning with a rare late fifteenth-century source, "Les basses danses de Marguerite d'Autriche" (c.1490) and ending with Ella Gardner's 1929 " ...


American Notes: Travels in America, 1750-1920

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American Notes: Travels in America, 1750-1920 comprises 253 published narratives by Americans and foreign visitors recounting their travels in the colonies and the United States and their observations ...


American Originals

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"American Originals" is a changing exhibit that has presented the nation's greatest documentary treasures in the Rotunda of the National Archives Building since December 1995. Over the years, the ...


American Originals Part II

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American Originals presents a tiny sampling of records from the National Archives. It represents the larger historical record that documents our national life in all its complexity. While offering ...


American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera

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The library of Peter Force, acquired by the Library of Congress in 1867, furnished the basis of the Printed Ephemera Collection. Force himself had secured many of the pieces assembled by an earlier ...


"Arise and Build!": A Centennial Commemoration of the 1895 Rotunda Fire

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Brings some of the riches of the Special Collections Department of the University Library to the attention of the world and demonstrates the Library's expertise in making materials in diverse formats ...


Asia in the Eyes of Europe

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1000 copies of this catalog were published in conjunction with the exhibition Asia in the Eyes of Europe: Sixteenth through Eighteenth Centuries held in the Department of Special Collections, the ...


The Avalon Project at Yale Law School: Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy

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The Avalon Project, a collaboration between the Yale Law School and Yale Law Library, makes historical and present day legal documents available online. This international collection focuses ...


Beautiful Birds: Masterpieces from the Hill Ornithology Collection, Cornell University Library

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Beautiful Birds traces the development of ornithological illustration in the 18th and 19th centuries and highlights the changing techniques — from metal and wood engraving to chromolithography — ...


Bibliotheca Schoenbergensis: An Exhibition from the Collection of Lawrence J. Schoenberg

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Selection from Lawrence Schoenberg's collection of illustrated medieval and early modern manuscripts. The collection includes items from the eleventh to the eighteenth century, monastic, university, ...


The Burney Collection of Newspapers

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The 700 or so bound volumes of newspapers and news pamphlets gathered by the Revd Charles Burney (1757-1817) represent the largest single collection of 17th and 18th century English news media ...


The Capital and the Bay: Narratives of Washington and the Chesapeake Bay Region, ca. 1600-1925

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The Capital and the Bay: Narratives of Washington and the Chesapeake Bay Region, ca. 1600-1925 comprises 139 books selected from the Library of Congress's General Collections and two books from its ...


Cartoon Prints, American

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The prints illustrate the rise and decline of allegorical expression and the evolution of important symbols such as Uncle Sam, Liberty, and Justice. Because of the testimony they provide to earlier ...


A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1875

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Brings together online the records and acts of Congress from the Journals of the Continental Congress through The Congressional Globe, which ceased publication with the Forty-second Congress in 1873. ...


Collect Britain: Putting History in its Place

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Collect Britain is the British Library's largest digitisation project to date. The site goes live on May 21st 2003. By summer 2004 you can view and hear a staggering 100,000 images and sounds from our ...


Cultural Readings: Colonization & Print in the Americas

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"Cultural Readings" attempts to use the internet to review this complex history. The web site originates from two exhibitions of rare printed and manuscript materials held in Philadelphia, ...


Database of Bookbindings

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This database is a finding aid to the British Library's bookbinding collections. It includes information and images for selected items from the Library's rich collection of fine bindings of books ...


Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention 1774-1789

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Selections from the Continental Congress Broadside Collection (253 titles) and the Constitutional Convention Broadside Collection (21 titles) contain 274 documents relating to the work of Congress and ...


Early American Fiction Collection (1789-1875)

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The Early American Fiction collection includes 886 volumes, totaling 230,016 pages. 136 authors are represented. In addition, 199 manuscript items (525 pages of drafts, letters, and miscellaneous ...


Early Virginia Religious Petitions

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Images of 423 petitions submitted to the Virginia legislature between 1774 and 1802 from more than eighty counties and cities. Drawn from the Library of Virginia's Legislative Petitions collection, ...


Emory Women Writers Resource Project

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Working with faculty and graduate students for Emory's English Department, the Beck Center is creating both HTML and SGML versions of selected works by American and British women. Spanning the 17th - ...


The English Emblem Book Project

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A collaborative project with the University Libraries' Arts and Humanities Library's Digital Resources Center, Special Collections and Preservation Department, the Emblem Book Project undertakes to ...


The Fantastic in Art and Fiction

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Graphic material from the Cornell witchcraft collections provides an unusual and rarely seen counterpoint to a comparative literature course analyzing German, Anglo-American, French, and Latin- ...


The First American West: The Ohio River Valley, 1750-1820

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This was a joint project between the University of Chicago Library and the Filson Historical Society of Louisville, Kentucky, to digitize 745 rare books, pamphlets, newspapers, maps, prints, and ...


France in America

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The Geography of Slavery in Virginia

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The Geography of Slavery in Virginia is a digital collection of advertisements for runaway and captured slaves and servants in 18th- and 19th-century Virginia newspapers. Building on the rich ...


George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress: 1741-1799

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Correspondence, letterbooks, commonplace books, diaries, journals, financial account books, military records, reports, and notes from the approximately 65,000 items in the collection accumulated by ...


A Grand Legacy: Arts of the Ottoman Empire

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Highlights and excerpts from a 1999-2000 exhibition on display at the Arthur M Sackler Museum, Harvard University Art Museums.


Historical Archaeology in Loudoun Valley and Harpers Ferry

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Archaeological and historical research concerning 18th and 19th century sites in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, and nearby Loudoun Valley, Virginia, as well as the broader region of the upper Potomac ...


Historical Maps Online

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Includes digital images of approximately 85 maps dating back over 350 years. The maps depict North America, the Northwest Territory, the state of Illinois, and counties and townships within the state ...


The Illustrated Book, 1780-1830: Selected from the Collection of Harris N. Hollin

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An online exhibit of surrogates for items in the collection of Harris N. Hollin. Including images of more than 40 plates and excerpts from the texts, the exhibit is thematically organized and focuses ...


Immigration to the United States (1789-1930)

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Concentrating heavily on the 19th century, Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930, includes approximately 1,800 books and pamphlets as well as 9,000 photographs, 200 maps, and 13,000 pages from ...


Keffer Collection of Sheet Music, ca. 1790-1895

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The Keffer Collection of Sheet Music at the University of Pennsylvania contains 2,531 scores ranging in date from ca. 1790 to 1895. The great majority of the items were published in the United States ...


The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music

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Highlights include: Images of the covers and each page of music published before 1923 and in the public domain Search capability Digital workflow management system is currently under development ...


Mackenzie Collection

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The earliest recorded excavations of a Buddhist monument in India happened at Amaravati between 1798 and 1817. The drawings that documented these excavations were collected by Colonel Colin Mackenzie ...


Map Collections, 1500-1999

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The focus of Map Collections is Americana and Cartographic Treasures of the Library of Congress. These images were created from maps and atlases and, in general, are restricted to items that are not ...


Mapping the National Parks

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Documents the history, cultural aspects and geological formations of areas that eventually became four US National Parks (Yellowstone, Acadia, Grand Canyon, and Great Smoky Mountains). The collection ...


Maps of Africa

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Maps of Africa features antiquarian maps from the collections of the late Dr. Oscar I. Norwich and the Stanford University Libraries, dating from the late 15th to the early 20th century. They are a ...


The Papers of John Jay

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The Papers of John Jay is an image database and indexing tool comprising some 13,000 documents (more than 30,000 page images) scanned chiefly from photocopies of original documents. Most of the source ...


Parallel Histories: Spain, the United States, and the American Frontier

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Parallel Histories: Spain, the United States, and the American Frontier is a bilingual, multi-format English-Spanish digital library site that explores the interactions between Spain and the United ...


Pioneering the Upper Midwest: Books from Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, ca. 1820-1910

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Portrays the states of Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin from the seventeenth to the early twentieth century through first-person accounts, biographies, promotional literature, local histories, ...


Portrait Engravings Collection

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In the era before photography, portrait engravings were the only means of distributing images of famous individuals, including noted physicians and scientists. Many of these portraits were engraved ...


Starr Sheet Music Collection

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The Starr Sheet Music Collection, containing over 100,000 separate items, is a rich resource for musicians, historians and students of American culture. It is primarily a collection of American ...


The Thomas Jefferson Papers, 1606-1827

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The complete Thomas Jefferson Papers from the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress consists of approximately 27,000 documents. This is the largest collection of original Jefferson documents ...


Treasures of Congress

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Few institutions have been as central to the course of American history as the U.S. Congress. Most of the great issues in our national life have been played out there, and many of our most memorable ...


United States and Brazil: Expanding Frontiers, Comparing Cultures

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The Virginia Elections and State Elected Officials Database Project, 1776-2008

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Update (2005): Election data for Virginia candidates running for U.S. Congress back to the 1960s, election and service data for candidates in 2004 elections, and campaign finance data for candidates ...


William Blake: Illustrated Books

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Three original books in "relief etching" by William Blake, who composed the texts, designed the texts and decorations, and printed the pages: America: A Prophecy (1793 [1794?]), Europe: A Prophecy ( ...


Words and Deeds in American History: Selected Documents Celebrating the Manuscript Division's First 100 Years

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In honor of the Manuscript Division's centennial, its staff has selected for online display approximately ninety representative documents spanning from the fifteenth century to the mid-twentieth ...


The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources 1745-1799

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Extensive archive of writings on or by George Washington. The archive is the electronic edition of John C. Fitzpatrick’s comprehensive study, "The Writings of George Washington from the Original ...


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