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A Library for Congress

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Library of Congress Loan Receipt Register (1863-1867)

While located in the U.S. Capitol, the Library of Congress kept handwritten records of book loans. These pages list titles borrowed in the Civil War era by Senators Daniel Clark of New Hampshire and Henry Wilson of Massachusetts. Their reading ranged from The Arabian Nights to studies of butterflies and botany.

Library of Congress Archives, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress

 
 

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