The Society also has a collection of Russian medals given to it by Thomas Hart Seymour. The medals date from before Peter I to the reign of Alexander II.
C. Wendel and H. J. Sanford (Ms. 68954)
Correspondence, May-July 1854, manuscript, 2 ff. Concerns cholera in Russia, October, no year given, at Moscow, Kiev, Kharkov, Orel, Simferopol, and the Berdiansk district; and Russian colonies in America.
Daniel Coit Gilman (1831-1908)
Attache of the American legation at St. Petersburg. 9 letters, typewritten copies, from Gilman when he was in Russia, 4 April-19 June 1854.
Samuel Colt (1814-1862)
Papers, 1808–69, ca. 8 boxes. Firearm inventor. Includes 6 (10?) letters written from Russia in the 1850s.
Thomas Hart Seymour (1807-1868)
Papers, 1781–1868, 4 ft., ca. 3,500 items. Lawyer, editor, congressman, governor, and U.S. minister to Russia, 1853–58. Correspondence, papers, and memorabilia concern all phases of his career; ca. 5% relate to Russia. A travel diary from 1858 includes a description of his journey through Russia. Brief list of contents (unpublished). (NUCMC 66–411)