James Dudley Morgan collection of Digges-L'Enfant-Morgan papers, 1674-1923 (bulk 1778-1828).


Morgan, James Dudley, 1862-1919. James Dudley Morgan collection of Digges-L'Enfant-Morgan papers, 1674-1923 (bulk 1778-1828).

James Dudley Morgan collection of Digges-L'Enfant-Morgan papers, 1674-1923 (bulk 1778-1828).

Correspondence, accounts, commissions, notes, and other papers relating to Pierre Charles L'Enfant's career as an architect-engineer and to his personal and family life. Includes material concerning the design of the city of Washington and the conflict between L'Enfant and commissioners Daniel Carroll, Thomas Jefferson, and Thomas Johnson. Also includes material pertaining to the Society of the Cincinnati, the Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures, Robert Morris's home in Philadelphia, Fort Mifflin, Philadelphia, Pa., and Fort Washington, Md. Includes papers of the Digges family of Prince Georges County, Md., especially Thomas Atwood Digges and William Dudley Digges. Correspondents include Daniel Carroll of Duddington, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Johnson, the marquis de Lafayette, Tobias Lear, James Monroe, Robert Morris, Isaac Roberdeau, the baron von Steuben, David Stuart, and George Washington.

400 items.2 containers plus 1 oversize.2 microfilm reels.0.8 linear feet.

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Roberdeau, Isaac, 1763-1829

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Civil and military engineer; born in Philadelphia, Pa., and educated in England; assistant to Pierre L'Enfant in the early phase of the construction of the city of Washington, D.C.; in charge of several canal and construction projects in Pennsylvania and New Jersey; army officer in the War of 1812; chief, U.S. Bureau of Topographical Engineers (1818-1829); son of Daniel Roberdeau (1727-1795) and Mary Bostwick Roberdeau (d. 1777). From the description of Mathematics and treatise on ca...

Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin, Baron von, 1730-1794

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Prussian army officer who trained the American forces during the American Revolution. From the description of Letter, February 28, 1781. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 436785682 Prussian army officer, volunteered service to United States in Revolution; as Inspector General of Continental Army introduced drilling procedures and directed reorganization; later assisted in plans for national defense. From the description of LS : to the pr...

Stuart, David, 1965-....

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Digges, William Dudley, 1790-1830

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Society of the Cincinnati

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Hereditary military society founded by officers in the United States Continental Army at the end of the Revolutionary War. From the description of Membership certificate [manuscript], 1787 March 1. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647867804 The Society of the Cincinnati was formed on 10-13 May 1783 by American Revolutionary Army officers who met at Mount Gulian, the American Army's cantonment on the east bank of the Hudson River. After resigning his post as Gene...

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

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Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was an American statesman and third president of the United States. From the description of Thomas Jefferson letter, 1809. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367818629 Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was the third president of the United States, born in Goochland (now Albemarle County), Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1769 to 1775, and with R. H. Lee and Patrick Henry initiated the inter-colonial committee of correspond...

Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures

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First business corporation formed in New Jersey. Established by Alexander Hamilton and others in 1791. Manufacturers of textiles. Suspended operations briefly in 1796, but continued in various endeavors into the twentieth century. Mills at Paterson, N.J., and other locations. From the description of Records of the Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures, 1791-1822. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981763 ...

Carroll, Daniel, 1764-1849

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Landowner and businessman of Washington, D.C. Known as Daniel Carroll of Duddington. From the description of Daniel Carroll papers, 1662-1920 (bulk 1791-1868). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981111 Landowner and businessman, of Washington, D.C. From the description of Letter, 1843. (Historical Society of Washington, Dc). WorldCat record id: 70942066 ...

Digges, Thomas Attwood, 1742-1821

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American industrial spy for the British following the American Revolution. From the description of Letter, [1776]. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58773462 ...

L'Enfant, Pierre Charles, 1754-1825

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Soldier and engineer. From the description of Papers of Pierre Charles L'Enfant, 1787-1895. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78163246 ...

Washington, George, 1732-1799

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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...

Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834

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Charles Nicoll Bancker was a merchant and financier. From the guide to the Charles Nicoll Bancker family papers, 1733-1894, 1733-1894, (American Philosophical Society) The Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834) was a French patriot who enlisted in the Continental Army with the rank of Major-General. He was second-in-command to General Washington. He also participated in the French Revolution until 1790 when he was forced out of the country under the rule of the Jacobi...

Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804

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Thomas Smith, Commissioner of Loans for Pennsylvania. From the description of Letter to Thomas Smith, Commissioner of Loans for Pennsylvania concerning the payment of indents to Pennsylvania [manuscript] 30 September 1790. 1790. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647960750 Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804) was influential in founding the United States government and served as its first Secretary of the Treasury (1789-1795) under President George Washington. ...

Morgan, James Dudley, 1862-1919

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Physician of Washington, D.C. From the description of James Dudley Morgan collection of Digges-L'Enfant-Morgan papers, 1674-1923 (bulk 1778-1828). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982292 ...

Morris, Robert, 1734-1806

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Robert Morris (1734-1806), "the Financier of the American Revolution," was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution, a powerful committee chairman in the Continental Congress, an important figure in Pennsylvania politics, and perhaps the most prominent businessman of his day. From the description of Robert Morris letter, to Managers of the Pennsylvania Hospital, 1783 November 26. (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). WorldCat reco...

Johnson, Thomas, 1732-1819

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Continental congressman, Maryland governor, and U.S. Supreme Court justice. From the description of Letter, 1793 Sept. 25. (Historical Society of Washington, Dc). WorldCat record id: 70942009 Johnson was a leader in the American Revolution and a member of the Continental Congress (1774-1777). He served in the Continental army and nominated Washington as Commander in Chief. He was the first governor of Maryland (1777-1779) and served as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme C...

Monroe, James, 1758-1831

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James Monroe, fifth president of the United States of America (b. April 28, 1758, Monroe Hall, Virginia-d. July 4, 1831, New York, New York) fought with distinction in the Continental Army, and he practiced law in Fredericksburg, Virginia. As a young politician, he joined the anti-Federalists in the Virginia Convention which ratified the Constitution, and in 1790, an advocate of Jeffersonian policies, he was elected United States Senator. As Minister to France in 1794-1796, Monroe showed strong ...

L'Enfant family.

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Lear, Tobias, 1762-1816

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Secretary to George Washington. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Dept. of war, 1816 Sept. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270595729 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Dept. of War, to Capt. J.M. Russell, 1816 Mar. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270595725 Private secretary to George Washington. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Dept. of war, Acc't office, to Mr. Wm. B. Bend, Baltimore, 1816 Aug. 9. (U...

Digges family.

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