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Date: 1814-08-27 

Description: Newspaper article on the "Capture and Destruction of the Capital" relating information on the burning of Washington, D.C. on August 24, 1814. The city was...

Book or Pamphlet

U.S. Capitol after the Fire

Date: 1814 

Description: Exterior view of the U.S. Capitol building after the fire in August. The Federal building was burned by British forces during the War of 1812. In the foreg...

Historical Object

White Women's Shoes

Date: 1811 ca.

Description: A pair of off-white, kid leather women's shoes with shirred ribbon decoration on the top. They were most likely worn by Sylvia (Putnam) Hamilton (donor Gra...

Date: 1814 

Description: Etching depicting the burning of Washington, D.C. by the British during the War of 1812. In the foreground are a number of soldiers moving toward the Capit...

Photograph

Fort Shelby

Date: 1814 

Description: Fort Shelby built in 1814 and named for the Governor of Kentucky, was surrendered to British forces later in 1814 and renamed Fort McKay. Pictured here is...

Date: 1814 

Description: Map of the Upper Territories of the United States.

Date: 1814 

Description: Scale: about 43 miles to 1 in. Boundaries colored.

Date: 1812 

Description: Swiss baptismal certificate, Glarus.

Photograph

Fort Shelby

Date: 1814 ca.

Description: Fort Shelby, built by the Americans during the War of 1812. In 1814 the fort surrendered to British forces led by Captain Andrew W. Bulger who renamed it...

Date: 1816 ca.

Description: This is a photostat copy of a manuscript map in the National Archives showing a plan of Fort Howard and a view of its north side. Originally surveyed by Wi...

Date: 1811-10-08 

Description: A handbill entitled "McKinley, The Poltroon & Assassin, In His True Colors."

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Peace, Newspaper Article

Date: 1815-02-13 

Description: Newspaper article declaring peace between the United States and Great Britain at the end of the War of 1812.

Date: 1812-03-14 

Description: A fur trade engagement for Charles St. Antoine dit Vacher, written in French.

Date: 1814-08-07 

Description: The back side of the first page of a letter written by Thomas Jefferson to Lancelot Minor.

Date: 1812-07-29 

Description: A handwritten order to evacuate Ft. Dearborn.

Date: 1816-10-19 

Description: The front page of a letter with the greeting "Dear Sister" written by Daniel Boone.

Date: 1812 

Description: A contract, written by Joseph Grubb regarding work and boarding for Samuel Marshall, which is signed by Grubb.

Date: 1813 

Description: Eastern half of the United States. Scale: 2.5 inches = 250 miles.

Date: 1814-08-07 

Description: The address cover page of a letter written by Thomas Jefferson to Lancelot Minor.

Date: 1812 ca.

Description: Dagger from an American officer of the war of 1812. Renat was a member of the naval fleet of the Great Lakes which was under the command Oliver Hazard Perr...

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