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At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Various Collection of signatures, calling cards, and other documents related to political who also served during the Civil War [Decimalized .01- .16]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02878.04 Author/Creator: Various Place Written: s.l. Type: Header Record Date: 1857-1865 Pagination: 14 cards and documents, 1 envelope, 1 carte de visite

Collection of signatures and documents, including items signed or related to Benjamin Franklin Butler, Joshua Chamberlain, Orris S. Ferry, Walter Q. Gresham, William T. Sherman, Joseph Wheeler, and Samuel Francis Du Pont.

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