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Fouquieria macdougalii Nash

Biogeographical Region:
79 - Mexico Northwest  Search this
Collector:
Joseph N. Rose  Search this
Paul C. Standley  Search this
Paul G. Russell  Search this
Place:
in the visinity of Alamos, hedge in town, Sonora, Mexico, North America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
14 Mar 1810
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Violales Fouquieriaceae
Published Name:
Fouquieria macdougalii Nash
Other Numbers:
Work Unit : 0561
Barcode:
01193142
USNM Number:
635666
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Flowering plants and ferns
GPI : Historical Collections
Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_11015248

Henson Family Papers

Creator:
Henson family  Search this
Names:
Henson family  Search this
Henson, Tobias  Search this
Extent:
0.18 Linear feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Leaflets
Correspondence
Financial records
Newsletters
Account books
Receipts
Legal documents
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1818-1943
bulk 1830-1900
Summary:
The Henson Family papers, which date from 1818 to 1943 and measure 0.18 linear feet, document the activities of Tobias Henson and his descendants. The papers are comprised of booklets, correspondence, legal documents, and receipts.
Scope and Contents:
This collection documents the activities of Tobias Henson and his descendants between 1818 and 1943. It contains materials related to the Hensons' financial and legal activities. Included in the collection are booklets, correspondence, deeds and titles, legal documents, and receipts.

Arrangement The papers are organized into four series. The content of each series is arranged alphabetically. The series are arranged as follows:

Series I: Financial Records Series II: Legal Records Series III: Printed Materials Series IV: Miscellaneous
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged by series: 1) Financial Records, 2) Legal Records, 3) Printed Materials, 4) Miscellaneous.
Biographical/Historical note:
The history of the Hensons begins with the family's patriarch, Tobias Henson. Mr. Henson was a slave in the Washington, DC area during the 18th and 19th centuries and, given his family's history, it is apparent that he was a man with an ambitious mission: to attain the American dream. He had two tasks to accomplish if he were to see his dream realized. First he had to gain freedom for himself and his family. Second he had to purchase property upon which he could build a home, and from which he could earn a living.

He took the first step in 1813 when he purchased himself from his slave master, thus gaining his freedom. Next he purchased his wife, Elizabeth. In April of 1832 Mr. Henson purchased his daughter Matlinda Smith and her three children. In May of the following year he purchased his second daughter Mary Anderson.

With these purchases, Tobias Henson became a slaveholder, with his wife and children his slaves. Ever resourceful, Mr. Henson used this to his advantage; he rented out his daughters for income and used them as collateral for loans. With the income he generated, he purchased the freedom of his other family members. In fact, he used his daughters, Matlinda and Mary, as collateral for a loan he acquired to purchase Mary's freedom.

In addition to purchasing his freedom in 1813, Tobias Henson entered into an agreement to buy land in the Anacostia section of Washington, DC. The land, named the Ridge, consisted of twenty-four acres located in the Congress Heights section of Anacostia. He made payments on the Ridge until 1826, at which time he made the final payment and became the legal owner. Initially Mr. Henson farmed the land, but as his family grew he subdivided the acreage so that the members of his family could experience their own American dream.

Over the subsequent decades members of the Henson family continued to purchase land in the area surrounding the Ridge; at one point they were one of the largest landowners in the Anacostia section of Washington, DC. The family maintained residence on various parts of the land from the time of its purchase until the middle of the 20th century. Title records filed with the District of Columbia show that, in 1931, the portion of the Ridge that Tobias Henson gave to his grandson, Richard Smith, was still in possession of his descendants. But that was the exception. Most of the Henson family's real estate was either sold or "taken" by the government under the auspices of eminent domain. Just a decade after this title was filed, the federal government made plans to take what remained of the Ridge.

The family did all they could to save the legacy of Tobias Henson. They contacted local and federal government officials in an attempt to stave off what would amount to the destruction of an important piece of black history dating from antebellum Washington, DC. When they had exhausted all of the possibilities, they made a last ditch appeal to First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. In a 1943 letter they pleaded,

At the present there are some thirteen or fourteen families living on this land, which is still designated as the Ridge, and with only one or two exceptions, these families are the direct descendants of Tobian [sic] Henson…we do not feel that taking our homes will aid in the War Effort or in the Ideals of Democracy.

Unfortunately, their plea went unanswered; the land was taken by the government and the houses thereon where razed.
Related Materials:
Anacostia Historical Society Records.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Slavery -- United States  Search this
African American soldiers  Search this
Free blacks  Search this
African Education Society  Search this
American Colonization Society  Search this
Public housing  Search this
Eminent domain  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
Freedmen  Search this
African American families  Search this
Genre/Form:
Leaflets
Correspondence
Financial records
Newsletters
Account books
Receipts
Legal documents
Citation:
Henson family papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Dr. Myrtle Henson.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-030
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Henson Family Papers
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-030
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Lucretia M. Hand's Sampler

Maker:
Hand, Lucretia M.  Search this
Physical Description:
silk on linen (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 5/8 in x 7 5/8 in; 29.5275 cm x 19.3675 cm
Object Name:
sampler
Date made:
1810
Credit Line:
Bequest of Miss Mabel E. Harris
ID Number:
TE.T14845
Catalog number:
T14845
Accession number:
282859
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Samplers
Textiles
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_649894

The Liberator, Vol. XXVI, No. 26

Created by:
The Liberator, American, 1831 - 1865  Search this
Edited by:
William Lloyd Garrison, American, 1805 - 1879  Search this
Published by:
Isaac Knapp, American, 1808 - 1858  Search this
Printed by:
J.B. Yerrington & Son, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (closed): 25 × 18 1/16 in. (63.5 × 45.9 cm)
Type:
newspapers
Place printed:
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date:
June 27, 1856
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Antislavery  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Social reform  Search this
Societies  Search this
United States--History--1815-1861  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Liljenquist Family Collection
Object number:
2016.166.41.10
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.166.41.10
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The Liberator, Vol. XXVII, No. 11

Created by:
The Liberator, American, 1831 - 1865  Search this
Edited by:
William Lloyd Garrison, American, 1805 - 1879  Search this
Published by:
Isaac Knapp, American, 1808 - 1858  Search this
Printed by:
J.B. Yerrington & Son, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (closed): 25 1/2 × 18 1/4 in. (64.8 × 46.4 cm)
Type:
newspapers
Place printed:
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date:
March 13, 1857
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Antislavery  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Social reform  Search this
Societies  Search this
United States--History--1815-1861  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Liljenquist Family Collection
Object number:
2016.166.41.11
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.166.41.11
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The Liberator, Vol. XXV, No. 47

Created by:
The Liberator, American, 1831 - 1865  Search this
Edited by:
William Lloyd Garrison, American, 1805 - 1879  Search this
Published by:
Isaac Knapp, American, 1808 - 1858  Search this
Printed by:
J.B. Yerrington & Son, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (closed): 24 15/16 × 17 7/8 in. (63.3 × 45.4 cm)
Type:
newspapers
Place printed:
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date:
November 23, 1855
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Antislavery  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Social reform  Search this
Societies  Search this
United States--History--1815-1861  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Liljenquist Family Collection
Object number:
2016.166.41.8
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.166.41.8
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The American renaissance in New England. Fourth series / edited by Wesley T. Mott

Author:
Mott, Wesley T  Search this
Physical description:
xxv, 467 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Dictionaries
Biography
Place:
New England
United States
Date:
2001
C2001
19th century
1783-1865
Topic:
American literature  Search this
American literature--Bio-bibliography  Search this
Authors, American  Search this
Authors, American--Homes and haunts  Search this
Intellectual life  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_630769

American quilts : a handmade legacy : [exhibition catalog] / edited by L. Thomas Frye ; guest curators Pat Ferrero, Linda Reuther, and Julie Silber

Author:
Frye, L. Thomas  Search this
Oakland Museum  Search this
Physical description:
86 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1981
C1981
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Quilts  Search this
Quilts--History--Exhibitions  Search this
Quilts--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_557594

Om håckars plantering till lefvande gårdes-gårdar : fȯrra[-senare] delen / under ... C.P. Thunbergs inseende ... af Johan Fredric Julin ..

Praeses:
Thunberg, Carl Peter 1743-1828  Search this
Respondent:
Julin, Johan Fredrik 1798-1843  Search this
Unger, Jonas 1792-1851  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. ; 20 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1819
1820
[1819-1820]
Topic:
Hedges  Search this
Call number:
SB437 .T53 1819
SB437.T53 1819
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_450586

Hearts and hands : the influence of women & quilts on American society / concept by Pat Ferrero ; essay by Elaine Hedges ; photographic and quilt research, selection, and captions by Julie Silber and Pat Ferrero

Author:
Ferrero, Pat 1942-  Search this
Hedges, Elaine  Search this
Silber, Julie 1944-  Search this
Physical description:
109 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Industries
Date:
1987
C1987
19th century
Topic:
Women--History  Search this
Quilting--History  Search this
Quilts--History--Pictorial works  Search this
Material culture--History  Search this
Material culture--History--Pictorial works  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
HQ1418.F47 1987X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_332060

Westward expansion; a history of the American frontier [by] Ray Allen Billington, with the collaboration of James Blaine Hedges

Author:
Billington, Ray Allen 1903-  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 893 p. maps. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Mississippi River Valley
West (U.S.)
Date:
1960
[1960]
1803-1865
Topic:
Territorial expansion  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
E179.5 .B59w 1960
E179.5.B59w 1960
973.B598 1960
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_39426

The cotton kings : capitalism and corruption in turn-of-the-century New York and New Orleans / Bruce E. Baker and Barbara Hahn

Author:
Baker, Bruce E. 1971-  Search this
Hahn, Barbara 1967-  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 214 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2016
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Cotton trade--History  Search this
Commerce  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1064249

The woman who walked into the sea : Huntington's and the making of a genetic disease / Alice Wexler

Author:
Wexler, Alice 1942-  Search this
Subject:
Hedges, Phebe 1764-1806  Search this
Huntington, George 1850-1916  Search this
Muncey, E. B  Search this
Physical description:
xxiv, 253 p. : ill., map, ports. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
Date:
2008
C2008
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Huntington's chorea--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_904775

[Trade catalogs from William Parry]

Variant company name:
Founded 1838  Search this
Company Name:
William Parry  Search this
Related companies:
Pomona Nurseries, Riverton/Parry, NJ  Search this
Notes content:
A Fall 1889 catalog for William Parry's Pomona Nurseries which sold fruit and vegetable root stock and seedlings - strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, grapes, currants, gooseberries, mulberries, apricots, rhubarb, asparagus, apple, peach, pear, cherry. He also sold ornamental grasses, evergreen trees, decidious shade trees, magnolias, vines, flowering shrubs and hedges. It features a color lithographic frontis piece illustrating a peach. The catalogue cover notes that Parry, who played a part in the cultivation of pear trees, grew fruits for market as well as plants for sale. See http://www.mbamericana.com/Pomona%20Nurseries.htm
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Parry, New Jersey, United States
Date:
1800s
Topic (Romaine term):
Foods and beverage products and processing equipment (including brewing; distilleries; beer; wine; etc.)  Search this
Seed and nursery catalogs  Search this
Topic:
Beverage industry  Search this
Distilleries  Search this
Food industry and trade  Search this
Nurseries (Horticulture)  Search this
Nursery stock  Search this
Seeds  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_28871
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_28871

[Trade catalogs from Samuel K. Rahn]

Company Name:
Samuel K. Rahn  Search this
Notes content:
1882 ; Portable combined rail or board fence ; "Rahn Natural Inclined Hedge Fence" ;
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
West Elkton, Ohio, United States
Date:
1800s
Topic (Romaine term):
Agricultural tools and machinery  Search this
Topic:
Agricultural implements  Search this
Agricultural machinery  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_8571
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_8571

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