Found 9 collections related to United States -- Social life and customs -- 19th century

Hamilton, Thomas, 1789-1842
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1301
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Thomas Hamilton (1789-1842) was a Scottish writer and philosopher.
Anthon, Joanna, b.1815
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 113
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Diary of Joanna Anthon, 1867-1883, of New York City. Describes various watering places she visits, such as Sea Bright, Narragansett Pier, Richfield Springs, Lake Mahopac
Belton family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 258
1.8 linear feet (4 boxes)
Francis Smith Belton (ca. 1791-1861) was a career officer in the U.S. Army who served in the Mexican War. He was married to Harriet Kirby Belton (1798-1873); their son Winfield Scott Belton (1820-1889) fought with the Confederate Army during the... more
Adams family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 21
.6 linear feet (1 box)
Charlotte, Levina and Susan Adams were sisters who lived in Medway, Mass. during the first half of the 19th century. Charlotte married Christopher Slocum of New York and Levina married Cephus Taylor. Slocum's sister Esther married Rev. Lewis... more
Carson, Gerald
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 480
20 linear feet (18 boxes)
Gerald Hewes Carson (1899-1989) was an American advertising executive, social historian and author. Collection consists mainly of research notes collected by Carson for his books. Also, correspondence, bibliographies, typescripts and manuscripts... more
Corbin, Francis Porteus, 1801-1876
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 671
3 linear feet (7 boxes)
Francis Porteus Corbin (1801-1876) was an American businessman of Philadelphia and Paris. He owned property in Georgia and Louisiana and was interested in political affairs in the U.S. and Europe. Collection consists of Corbin's correspondence,... more
Barnum, P. T. (Phineas Taylor), 1810-1891
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 215
.3 linear feet (1 box)
Phineas Taylor Barnum (1810-1891) was an American showman. He originated the traveling circus, and in 1881 with his leading rival, James Bailey, formed the Barnum and Bailey Circus. Barnum also was active in Connecticut politics and served as... more
Emerson family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 923
15.95 linear feet (63 boxes, 1 volume)
The Emersons were an American family who lived in Europe and Japan and traveled widely during the second half of the 19th century. The family consisted of Edwin Emerson (1823-1908), his wife Mary Ingham Emerson (d. 1883) and their six children.... more
Bigelow family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 299
64.72 linear feet (113 boxes)
The Bigelow family papers include correspondence, diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks of memorabilia, photographs, and printed matter belonging to John Bigelow and various relatives, particularly his granddaughter, Charlotte Kenner Harding.