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Casey Family Papers, 1749-1882

Collection of manuscripts from the Casey family of Casey Farm in Saunderstown, Rhode Island

Portrait of Thomas Lincoln Casey
A formal portrait of Brigadier General Thomas Lincoln Casey of the Army Corps of Engineers, 1888.

The Casey family papers document social life, trade, agricultural activities, and the presence of African American labor at the family's farm in Saunderstown, Rhode Island. These papers also include correspondence, architectural drawings, photographs, and other documents related to the construction of the Washington Monument, Library of Congress, and other significant buildings in Washington, D.C.

This collection contains:

  • Account books
  • Correspondence
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks
  • Financial records
  • Diaries
  • Ephemera
  • Legal documents

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Casey Family Papers, 1749-1882