Photograph album of Emma Wallace [manuscript], ca. 1870.
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Washington, Martha, 1731-1802
Martha Dandridge Custis Washington was the first First Lady of the United States. Washington is not only remembered as the nation’s first lady who set an example for her future first ladies, but also as a wife, mother, and property owner. She is an example of strength during the Revolutionary War, and as the first lady of a new nation. Born at Virginia’s Chestnut Grove Plantation located in New Kent County, Virginia on June 2, 1731, she was the eldest of eight children born to John and France...
Grant, Ulysses Simpson, 1822-1885
Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant, April 27, 1822, Point Pleasant, Ohio-died July 23, 1885, Wilton, New York) was the 18th president of the United States, serving from 1869 to 1877. As president, Grant was an effective civil rights executive who worked with the Radical Republicans during Reconstruction to protect African Americans, created the Justice Department, and reestablish the public credit. Promoted lieutenant-general, in 1864, Grant led the Union Army in winning the American Civ...
Farragut, David Glasgow, 1801-1870
David Glasgow Farragut (also spelled Glascoe; July 5, 1801 – August 14, 1870) was a flag officer of the United States Navy during the American Civil War. He was the first rear admiral, vice admiral, and admiral in the United States Navy. He is remembered for his order at the Battle of Mobile Bay usually paraphrased as "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead" in U.S. Navy tradition. Born near Knoxville, Tennessee, Farragut was fostered by naval officer David Porter after the death of his mother...
Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873
Napoleon III (born Charles-Louis Napoléon Bonaparte, 20 April 1808, Paris, France – died 9 January 1873, Chislehurst, Kent, England), the nephew of Napoleon I and cousin of Napoleon II, was the first president of France, from 1848 to 1852, and the last French monarch, from 1852 to 1870. First elected president of the French Second Republic in 1848, he seized power in 1851, when he could not constitutionally be re-elected, and became the emperor of the French. He founded the Second French Empire ...
Napoléon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821
Napoleon Bonaparte was a general of the French Revolution (1789-1799); the ruler of France as First Consul of the French Republic from November 11, 1799, to May 18, 1804; Emperor of the French and King of Italy under the name Napoleon I from May 18,1804, to April 6,1814; and briefly restored as Emperor from March 20 to June 22, 1815. He conquered much of Europe but lost two-thirds of his army in a disastrous invasion of Russia in 1812. After his final loss to Britain and Prussia at the Battle of...
Gillmore, Quincy Adams, 1825-1888
Army officer and engineer. From the description of Signature of Quincy Adams Gillmore, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450480 American army officer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to William W. Belknap, 1874 July 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269577129 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Hilton Head, S.C., to Gen. J.H. Wilson, 1865 May 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269570477 From the ...
Sheridan, Philip Henry, 1831-1888
Sheridan claimed he was born in Albany in the State of New York, the third child of six of John and Mary Meenagh Sheridan, Irish Catholic immigrants from the parish of Killinkere in County Cavan, Ireland. He grew up in Somerset, Ohio. Fully grown, he reached only 165 cm (5 feet 5 inches) tall, a stature that led to the nickname, "Little Phil." Abraham Lincoln described his appearance in a famous anecdote: "A brown, chunky little chap, with a long body, short legs, not enough neck to hang him, an...
Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866
Winfield Scott (June 13, 1786 – May 29, 1866) was an American military commander and political candidate. He served as a general in the United States Army from 1814 to 1861, taking part in the War of 1812, the Mexican–American War, the early stages of the American Civil War, and various conflicts with Native Americans. Scott was the Whig Party's presidential nominee in the 1852 presidential election, but was defeated by Democrat Franklin Pierce. He was known as Old Fuss and Feathers for his insi...
Kilpatrick, Judson, 1836-1881
Hugh Judson Kilpatrick, more commonly referred to as Judson Kilpatrick, the fourth child of Colonel Simon Kilpatrick and Julia Wickham, was born on the family farm in Wantage Township, near Deckertown, New Jersey (now Sussex Borough). Kilpatrick graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1861, just after the start of the war, and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the 1st U.S. Artillery. Within three days he was a captain in the 5th New York Infantry ("Duryée's Zouaves"). Ki...
Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886
John A. Logan was born near what is now Murphysboro, Jackson County, Illinois, the son of Dr. John Logan and Dr. Logan's second wife, Elizabeth (Jenkins) Logan. He studied with his father and with a private tutor, then studied for three years at Shiloh College. He enlisted in the 1st Illinois Infantry for the Mexican–American War, and received a commission as a second lieutenant and assignment as the regimental quartermaster. After the war Logan studied law in the office of his uncle, Alexand...
Howard, Oliver Otis, 1830-1909
Oliver Howard was born in Leeds, Maine, the son of Rowland Bailey Howard and Eliza Otis Howard. Rowland, a farmer, died when Oliver was 9 years old. Oliver attended Monmouth Academy in Monmouth, North Yarmouth Academy in Yarmouth, Kents Hill School in Readfield, and graduated from Bowdoin College in 1850 at the age of 19. He then attended the United States Military Academy, graduating in 1854, fourth in his class of 46 cadets, as a brevet second lieutenant of ordnance. He served at the Watervlie...
Ellsworth, E. E. (Elmer Ephraim), 1837-1861
Born as Ephraim Elmer Ellsworth in Malta, New York, Ellsworth grew up in Mechanicville, New York, and later moved to New York City. In 1854, he moved to Rockford, Illinois, where he worked for a patent agency. In 1859, he became engaged to Carrie Spafford, the daughter of a local industrialist and city leader. When Carrie's father demanded that he find more suitable employment, he moved to Chicago to study law and work as a law clerk. In 1860, Ellsworth moved to Springfield, Illinois, to work...
Hooker, Joseph, 1814-1879
Hooker was born in Hadley, Massachusetts, the grandson of a captain in the American Revolutionary War. He was of entirely English ancestry, all of which had been in New England since the early 1600s. His initial schooling was at the local Hopkins Academy. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1837, ranked 29th out of a class of 50, and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the 1st U.S. Artillery. His initial assignment was in Florida fighting in the second of the Seminole War...
Alice, Grand Duchess, consort of Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse-Darmstadt, 1843-1878
Princess Alice (b. 25 April 1843, London, England-d. 14 December 1878, Darmstadt, German Empire) was the daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Alice's compassion for other people's suffering established her role as the family caregiver in 1861. She was married to Prince Louis of Hesse in 1862 in a private ceremony since it was soon after Prince Albert died....
Victoria, Empress, consort of Frederick III, German Emperor, 1840-1901
Victoria was born on November 21, 1840 in London, England, and was the first child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. She became engaged to Prince Frederick, who would eventually rule as Frederick III, the German Emperor, King of Prussia. The pair married in 1858; Victoria had eight children. She died August 5, 1901 at Schloss Friedrichshof in Krobnerg, Germany....
Alexandra, Queen, consort of Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1844-1925
Alexandra was born December 1, 1844, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her family had been relatively obscure until 1852, when her father, Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, was named successor to the Danish throne. At the age of sixteen, she was chosen as the future wife of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, the heir apparent of Queen Victoria; the pair married in 1863. She died November 20, 1925 at Sandringham House, Norfolk, England. ...
Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910
Edward VII (born Albert Edward, 9 November 1841, London, United Kingdom,-d. 6 May 1910, London, United Kingdom) was the the eldest son and second child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. He hoped to pursue a career in the British Army, but his mother vetoed an active military career. He married Alexandra of Denmark in 1863. During Queen Victoria's widowhood, Edward pioneered the idea of royal public appearances as they are understood today; he was regarded worldwide as an arbiter of men's fash...
Mary, Queen of Scots, 1542-1587
Mary, Queen of Scots (1542-1587), also known as Mary Stuart or Mary I of Scotland, was queen of Scotland from 1542 to 1567. Through her husband Francis II, King of France, she was also briefly queen consort of France (1559-1560). Mary was the daughter of James V of Scotland and through him the grand-daughter of Margaret Tudor, elder sister of Henry VIII; as such she had a legitimate claim to the throne of England as well. Mary's reign was tempestuous, partly due to her choice of unsuitable husba...
Isabella II, Queen of Spain, 1830-1904
Queen of Spain, 1830-1868. From the description of Autograph signature to letter : Madrid, to Cardinal Luis Amat, 1861 Jan. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270129858 Isabella reigned 1833-1868. From the description of ALS, 1884 March 22, Real Alcasar de Seville to Count Walsh / Isabelle de Bourbon. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 363318635 Queen of Spain. From the description of Autograph signature to letter : Madrid, to C...
Washington, George, 1732-1799
George Washington (b. Feb. 22, 1732, Westmoreland County, Va.-d. Dec. 14, 1799, Mount Vernon, VA) was the first president of the United States, serving from 1789 to 1797. Washington came from a family of farmers and landowners. He had little education but showed an aptitude for mathematics. He used this talent to become a surveyor. At 15, Washington took a job as assistant surveyor on a team sent to map the Shenandoah Valley in western Virginia. In his early 20s, Washington joined the Virgin...
Maria Henrietta, Queen of Belgium
Dahlgren, John Adolphus Bernard, 1809-1870
U.S. naval officer and inventor of ordnance. From the description of Reports to Commodore L. Warrington on ordnance, 1848-1849. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58671341 John A. Dahlgren, naval officer, attained the rank of rear admiral. An expert in ordnance, he invented an 11" gun and other devices useful to the Navy. From 1868-70, he was Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance. From the description of Letter, January 28, 1848. (Naval War Col...
William III, King of the Netherlands, 1817-1890
Johann, King of Saxony, 1801-1873
Worden, John Lorimer, 1818-1897
Commander of the Monitor. From the description of Letter, [ca. 1847-1897?], to Mr. Allen, Secy. of the Club. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 122593589 Naval officer. From the description of Papers, 1862-1899. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155451897 From the description of Papers of John Lorimer Worden, 1861-1898. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78142402 John Lorimer Worden was a naval officer who was born in Westchester County, N.Y. He w...
Ernst August, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, 1845-1923
Slocum, Henry Warner, 1826-1894
Slocum was born in Delphi, a hamlet in Onondaga County, New York. His father was Matthew B. Slocum, and his mother was Mary Ostrander. He was the sixth of eleven children. He attended the State Normal School in Albany and the Cazenovia Seminary in Madison County. At the age of 16, he received a Public School Teacher's Certificate from the County Superintendent of Schools, and worked occasionally as a teacher for the next five years. On the recommendation of Congressman Daniel F. Gott (Onondag...
Scott, Walter, 1771-1832
Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Abbotsford, Melrose, to the Marchioness of Abercorn,  Mar. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 747107129 From the description of Autograph letter signed : place not specified to Charles [Sharpe], [1817 or later?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 745119219 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Edinburgh, to [William Slade], 1803 June . (Unknown). W...
Maria Alexandrovna, Consort of Alexander II
Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse-Darmstadt, 1837-1892
Ludwig IV (b. 12 September 1837, Darmstadt, German Confederation-d. 13 March 1892, Darmstadt, German Empire) was the Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine. His parents were Prince Charles of Hesse and by Rhine and Princess Elisabeth of Prussia. In 1862, Louis married Princess Alice, a daughter of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. During the Austro-Prussian War of 1866, Louis commanded the Hessian cavalry in support of the Austrian side. In the 1870-71 Franco-Prussian War, Louis led the Hessian co...
William I, German Emperor, 1797-1888
Anderson, Robert, 1805-1871
Anderson was born at "Soldier's Retreat," the Anderson family estate near Louisville, Kentucky. His father, Richard Clough Anderson Sr. (1750–1826), served in the Continental Army as an aide-de-camp to the Marquis de Lafayette during the American Revolutionary War, and was a charter member of the Society of the Cincinnati; his mother, Sarah Marshall (1779–1854), was a cousin of John Marshall, the fourth Chief Justice of the United States. He graduated from the United States Military Academy (Wes...
Maria Fedorovna, Consort of Alexander III, 1847-1928
Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793
Marie Antoinette (b. Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna, Nov. 2 1755, Vienna, Austria–d. Oct. 16, 1793, Paris, France) was the last queen of France. The daughter of Empress Maria Theresa and Francis I, her parents and King Louis XV of France arranged a marrage between her and his grandson, Louis-Auguste, later Louis XVI. They were married May 16, 1770 at Versailles; Marie Antoinette became queen in 1774. Known for her oppulance and lavish spending, she was convicted of high treason during French Revo...
Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901
Queen Victoria was the only child of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn and Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. She was born on May 24, 1819 at Kensington Palace in London and she became heir to the throne when her father died. In 1837, she became Queen at the age of 18. During the early part of her reign, she was influenced by two men: her first Prime Minister, Lord Melbourne, and then her husband, Prince Albert, whom she married in 1840. Both men taught her much about how to be ...
Thomas, George Henry, 1816-1870
Thomas was born at Newsom's Depot, Southampton County, Virginia, five miles (8 km) from the North Carolina border. His father, John Thomas, of Welsh descent, and his mother, Elizabeth Rochelle Thomas, a descendant of French Huguenot immigrants, had six children. George had three sisters and two brothers. The family led an upper-class plantation lifestyle. By 1829, they owned 685 acres (2.77 km2) and 24 slaves. John died in a farm accident when George was 13, leaving the family in financial diffi...
Foote, Andrew H. (Andrew Hull), 1806-1863
U.S. naval officer; commander of U.S.S. Perry off west coast of Africa and of U.S.S. Portsmouth as part of East India Squadron involved in Battle of the Barrier Forts near Canton, China (1856). From the description of Andrew H. Foote papers, 1824-1865. (New Haven Colony Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 435675954 American naval officer. From the description of Autograph telegraph signed : [n.p.], to Lieut. J.P. Sanford, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat ...
Elizabeth, Consort of Franz Joseph I
Adolf, Duke of Nassau-Weilburg, 1817-1909
Léopold II, King of the Belgians, 1835-1909
Albert, Prince Consort, consort of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1861
Royal consort of Queen Victoria. From the description of Albert, Prince Consort of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, correspondence, 1853-1935. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79423552 Places: England Title: Prince Consort of Queen Victoria British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000472.0x000032 ...
Mary, Consort of John, King of Saxony, d. 1877
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Abraham Lincoln (born February 12, 1809, Sinking Spring Farm near Hodgenville, Kentucky-died April 15, 1865, Washington, D.C.) was the sixteenth President of the United States from 1861 until his death by assassination. He was the son of a Kentucky frontiersman, Thomas Lincoln, and Nancy Hanks. In 1816, Lincoln moved to Pigeon Creek, Indiana, where he worked on his family's farm. Following his mother's death two years later, he continued working on farms until moving with his father to New Sa...
Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885
Victor Hugo, French poet, novelist and playwright. From the description of Victor Hugo collection, 1816-1876. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702159680 From the description of Victor Hugo collection, 1816-1876. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84010646 French writer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to M. Cassin, 1831 Dec. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 759121359 French poet, novelist, dramatist. ...
Eaton, Amos Beebe, 1806-1877
Amos Beebe Eaton (1806-1877) graduated from the US Military Academy in 1826, took part in the Seminole War in Florida and was with General Taylor's army of occupation in the Mexican War. He was in Benicia and San Francisco, CA, between 1853-55. During the Civil War he was purchasing commissary in New York City (1861-64) and commisary-general of subsistence in Washington, D.C. (1864-65). He retired in 1874. Eaton married Elizabeth Selden in 1831, and their son, Daniel Cady Eaton (1834-1895), late...
Palmerston, Henry John Temple, Viscount, 1784-1865
English statesman. From the description of Printed letter signed : London, to Clinton G. Dawkins, H.M. Consul General at Trieste, 1849 Apr. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270612596 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Stanhope St., to Dr. Budd, 1837 Apr. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270610835 From the description of Autograph letter in third person : Foreign Office [London], to M. Arichini, 1834 Aug. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 27060970...
Louis IX, King of France, 1214-1270
Wallace, Emma, fl. 1870.
Victor Emmanuel II, King of Italy, 1820-1878
Ludwig II, King of Bavaria, 1845-1886
Protector of Wagner. From the description of Autograph signature to letter : Monaco, to Cardinal Falloux, 1881 Feb. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270592153 ...
Hadden Hall (England)
Vernet, Horace, 1789-1863
French painter and lithographer. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Versailles, 28 August 1840, to M. [Hector] Berlioz in Paris, 1840 Aug. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270677983 French painter. From the description of Letters, ca. 1812-1855. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79720558 ...
Garibaldi, Giuseppe, 1807-1882
Written after Garibaldi left Rome following the collapse of the republic. From the description of Letter : to his troops, 1849 July / Garibaldi. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 36947020 Giacomo Medici was sent ahead to Tuscany on February 2, 1848 to await the arrival of the Garibaldini. From the description of Letter : Montevideo, to General Giacomo Medici, Livorno, 1848 Feb. 20. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 36963139 ...
Leopold I, King of the Belgians, 1790-1865
King of Belgium. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Brussels, to an uncle, 1836 Jan. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270590409 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Coburg, to Herr Reichert, 1805 Oct. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270590509 From the description of Autograph note signed, 1844 July 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270591897 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Laeken, to a king, 1860 Dec. 11. ...
Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875
Andrew Johnson (b. December 29, 1808, Raleigh, North Carolina-d. July 31, 1875, Carter's Station, Tennessee) became the seventeenth president of the United States after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in 1865. Johnson was born in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1808. He began his political career in Greenville, Tennessee in 1828. At the time of this letter he was the Democratic senator from Tennessee. Emerson Etheridge was born in Carrituck County, North Carolina. As a representative of Tennes...
Frederick VII, King of Denmark, 1808-1863
Alexander II, Emperor of Russia, 1818-1881
Emperor of Russia. From the description of Emperor Alexander II decree, 1859. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754867483 Emperor of Russia, 1855-1881. From the description of Autograph signature to proclamation : St. Petersburg, to the government of the King of Prussia, 1856 Oct. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270132498 Biographical/Historical Note Emperor of Russia. From the guide to the...
Bonheur, Rosa, 1822-1899
Bonheur is a French artist particularly known for her drawings of animals. From the description of ALsS 1884-1894 / R. Bonheur. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 27007685 Artist. From the description of Pass of Rosa Bonheur, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452697 French painter. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Nice, to Monsieur Tďesco, 1888 Nov. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270526203 ...
Eug-enie, Empress, consort of Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1826-1920
Abel El Kadir
Nicholas I, Emperor of Russia, 1796-1855
George V, King of Hanover
Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872
Lawyer, politician, and statesman; principle residence and law practice was in Auburn, New York; Governor of New York State, 1838-1842; United State Senator, 1849-1861; U.S. Secretary of State, 1861-1869. From the description of Collection, 1828-1936; bulk 1828-1873. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 50872192 New York lawyer and U.S. Senator who served as Secretary of State for Abraham Lincoln. From the description of Letters, 1852-1888. (Abraham Linc...
Napoleon, Eugene Louis Jean Joseph, 1856-1879
1870-1871 served in the Franco-Prussian War; 1871 fled to Britain; 1870s joined the Royal Artillery, lieutenant; 1879 served in the Anglo-Zulu War and killed in action. Title: Prince Imperial of France British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000621.0x00015a ...
Frederick III, German Emperor, 1831-1888
Frederick III, German Emperor and King of Prussia (born 18 October 1831, Potsdam, Kingdom of Prussia-d. 15 June 1888, Potsdam, Prussia). He was a scion of the House of Hohenzollern. His parents were Prince William and Princess Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. As early as 1851, Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and Prince Albert were making plans to marry their eldest daughter, Victoria, Princess Royal, to Frederick. Their marriage took place on 25 January 1858 in the Chapel Royal of St. James...
Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria, 1830-1916
Emperor of Austria. From the description of Letter, 1879. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122653040 ...
Meade, George Gordon, 1815-1872
Meade was a US Army officer, most noted for his route of Gen. Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Gettysburg in July of 1863 during the U.S. Civil War. From the description of [Document and photograph] / Geo. M. Meade.  (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 287187126 ...