ca. 300 items (all photostats). Includes an ALS from William Duane, 7 February 1813, reporting no movement of the French in Russia and speaking of French activities at Vilna [Vilnius, Vilno] (folder 25, box 38). Originals in the New York Public Library.
In process. Includes some correspondence between the Bancroft Company and the Mather firm from Imperial Russia, where they had a fabrics plant, 1870s-1880s. Letters pertain to dyes and machinery.
H. F. Brown (1867-1944)
Collection, 1694–1898, ca. 1,380 items. Educator and collector. Folder 13, box 23, contains a letter from C. A. Rodney, 31 May 1817, to Count Peter von der Pahlen in Rio de Janeiro. This ALS discusses the War of 1812 and Russia's proffered intercession, 3 pp.
James A. Bayard, the Elder (1767-1815)
Lawyer, congressman, and diplomat. Includes letter declining ministry to Russia, offered by President Madison, in 1815.
James A. Bayard, the Younger (1797-1880)
Lawyer, U.S. senator, and diplomatist. Papers, part of the Gallery Collection, 1750–1940, 300 items. Folder 14, box 60, contains 3 letters mentioning Russia; all are addressed to David Parish: (a) circular dispatch, 12 August 1812, from W. D. Lewis and Willing from St. Petersburg; (b) ALS, 26 March 1813, from Gouverneur Morris discusses the possibilities of President James Madison's accepting a Russian offer of mediation and perhaps a loan (in the War of 1812), 2 pp.; and (c) ALS, 28 June 1813, from Richard Forrest, 2 pp., reading in part: "God grant our envoy to Russia make a speedy and honorable peace."
Milligan-McLane Collection, 1764-1843
ca. 114 items. Includes papers of George Baldwin Milligan (1791–1841). His letter of 29 August 1813 to his aunt describes his stay in St. Petersburg as companion of: James A. Bayard.
Pierre Du Ponceau (1760-1844)
Manuscript book, typescript, and his diary, 1777–78, with an account of his trip from Boston to Yorktown and to Washington's Valley Forge camp, written partly in Cyrillic and containing some Russian words. Because of its fragile state, researchers can use the diary only with permission of the executive director and under supervision.