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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, General Correspondence: Mathews, Alister, 1963-1974

Letters from the General Correspondence subseries of the Jacques Seligmann & Co. records. The Jacques Seligmann & Co. records in the Archives of American Art are among the world's foremost resources for provenance research. The collection documents the business dealings of international art galleries which were active for nearly a century, and contains invaluable information for tracing the provenance of works of art which passed through the Jacques Seligmann & Company holdings.

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Doris Holmes Blake - Correspondence with Lucy Wentworth Holmes, March - November 1950

While so much has changed between now and the middle of the twentieth century, the unpredictability of weather has not. Lucy Wentworth Holmes, the mother of Doris Holmes Blake, recounts her experience of a "Hurrycane" to her daughter, hoping that Doris escaped the brunt of it, while describing the fierce winds and lashing rain that accompanied the storm, even alongisde New England where most hurricanes begin to dissolve into the Gulf Stream. For all the change that the world has seen, nature remains both powerful and inscrutable, something that Doris would have likely appreciated due to her own work in natural sciences. Join your fellow volunpeers in transcribing this latest batch of family letters!

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Alabama Assistant Commissioner, Letters Received, S–Z, 1867, Part 3

The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, often referred to as the Freedmen’s Bureau, was established on March 3, 1865. The duties of the Freedmen’s Bureau included supervision of all affairs relating to refugees, freedmen, and the custody of abandoned lands and property. These documents come from the Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of Alabama, Series 7: Letters Received. Additional resources are available on the Freedmen's Bureau Instructions Page. Please help us transcribe these records to learn more about the lives of formerly enslaved men and women in Alabama during the Reconstruction Era.

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Doris Holmes Blake - Correspondence with Lucy Wentworth Holmes, January - December 1947

This latest batch of correspondence between Doris Holmes Blake and her mother, Lucy Wentworth Holmes, features a snowstorm of somewhat epic proportions that keeps Lucy at home in Massachusetts, semi-snowbound. Being stuck at home wasn't a deterrent to Lucy's spirits, generally; she kept busy with chores at home, writing to her daughter and others, and the other sundry matters of life. For many of us today, the enforced time at home under quarantines and lockdowns has been stifling, even with the many resources we have to keep ourselves entertained. What might you find insightful from Lucy's example? Dig in with your fellow volunpeers to see!

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Alabama Assistant Commissioner, Letters Received, M–R, 1867, Part 4

The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, often referred to as the Freedmen’s Bureau, was established on March 3, 1865. The duties of the Freedmen’s Bureau included supervision of all affairs relating to refugees, freedmen, and the custody of abandoned lands and property. These documents come from the Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of Alabama, Series 7: Letters Received. Additional resources are available on the Freedmen's Bureau Instructions Page. Please help us transcribe these records to learn more about the lives of formerly enslaved men and women in Alabama during the Reconstruction Era.

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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, General Correspondence: May, Sadie A., 1938-1950

Letters from the General Correspondence subseries of the Jacques Seligmann & Co. records. The Jacques Seligmann & Co. records in the Archives of American Art are among the world's foremost resources for provenance research. The collection documents the business dealings of international art galleries which were active for nearly a century, and contains invaluable information for tracing the provenance of works of art which passed through the Jacques Seligmann & Company holdings.

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Alabama Assistant Commissioner, Letters Sent, Vol. 4 (9), Apr. 2, 1867–Dec. 28, 1868

The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, often referred to as the Freedmen’s Bureau, was established on March 3, 1865. The duties of the Freedmen’s Bureau included supervision of all affairs relating to refugees, freedmen, and the custody of abandoned lands and property. These documents come from the Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of Alabama, Series 1: Letters Sent. Additional resources are available on the Freedmen's Bureau Instructions Page. Please help us transcribe these records to learn more about the lives of formerly enslaved men and women in Alabama during the Reconstruction Era.

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North Carolina Field Offices, Subordinate Field Offices: Rockingham, Letters Sent, Vol. 229, June 1867–Dec. 1868

The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, often referred to as the Freedmen’s Bureau, was established on March 3, 1865. The duties of the Freedmen’s Bureau included supervision of all affairs relating to refugees, freedmen, and the custody of abandoned lands and property. These documents come from the Records of the Field Offices for the State of North Carolina, Series 4.40: Subordinate Field Offices: Rockingham (Agent). Additional resources including a list of Freedmen's Bureau staff in North Carolina are available on the Freedmen's Bureau Instructions Page. Please help us transcribe these records to learn more about the experiences of formerly enslaved men and women in North Carolina during the Reconstruction Era.

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Virginia Education, Letters Sent, Vol. 1 (51), Mar. 2, 1866–Oct. 8, 1868, Part 1

The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, often referred to as the Freedmen’s Bureau, was established on March 3, 1865. The duties of the Freedmen’s Bureau included supervision of all affairs relating to refugees, freedmen, and the custody of abandoned lands and property. These documents come from the Records of the Superintendent of Education for Virginia, Series 1: Letters Sent. Additional resources are available on the Freedmen's Bureau Instructions Page. Please help us transcribe these records to learn more about the lives of formerly enslaved men and women in Virginia during the Reconstruction Era.

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Doris Holmes Blake - Correspondence with Lucy Wentworth Holmes, November 1948 - May 1949

Have you ever had a problem you just couldn't shake? An irritation that becomes a preoccupation, that flavors your thoughts and peppers your conversation with others? For Lucy Wentworth Holmes, mother of Doris Holmes Blake, in the spring of 1949, that particular bugbear was an infestation of termites in their woodpile. But true to form, while it is continually on her mind, Lucy remains practical and focused on a solution. Join your fellow volunpeers in seeing what other struggles Lucy solved as she went about her day-to-day!

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