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American Letters in the Wedgwood Museum, Barlaston, Staffordshire.

AMERICAN LETTERS IN THE WEDGWOOD MUSEUM, BARLASTON, STAFFORDSHIRE.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, Eng.: Micro Methods, 1970
British records relating to America in microform
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The letters and papers of Josiah Wedgwood I, II, and III from 1765 to 1906 are included in this collection. It also includes Thomas Griffith's journal of his trip to Ayoree, South Carolina, to search for clay. The papers record family activities, sales promotion, export trade, experiments with American clay, pottery design, American trade, and the setting up of the firm's American agency. An index of correspondents and a chronological list of letters is at the beginning of the reel.

A description of the collection and its arrangement is at the beginning of the reel.
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Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform

American Manuscript Maps in British Repositories, Phase I, 1763-1783, the Peace of Paris to the American Revolution.

AMERICAN MANUSCRIPT MAPS IN BRITISH REPOSITORIES, PHASE I, 1763-1783, THE PEACE OF PARIS TO THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.

East Ardsley, England: E. P. Microform, 1978
British Records Relating to America in Microform
4 reel(s)

This collection consists of maps used by British officials on both sides of the Atlantic to conduct colonial affairs. The material includes general maps of North America as well as regional maps of areas such as British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec and the St. Lawrence River, Alabama, Alaska, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Vermont. It also includes maps of West Indian islands including Bermuda, Antigua, the Bahamas, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Martenique, Puerto Rico, St. Vincent, and Tobago.

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American Manuscripts in the Gage Papers, 1731-1874, Sussex Archaeological Society, Lewes.

AMERICAN MANUSCRIPTS IN THE GAGE PAPERS, 1731-1874, SUSSEX ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, LEWES.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, Eng.: Micro Methods, 1972
British records relating to America in microform
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The Gage papers relate mainly to the affairs of Admiral Sir Peter Warren (1703-1752) and his heirs. Peter Warren was born in Ireland and had a distinguished British naval career. In July 1731 he married Susannah DeLancey in New York, where he subsequently invested in land and money lending. Through cash books, account books, and letters, the collection records the administration of their properties and other American investments. It also includes candid accounts of the economic and political situation in the nineteenth century. The papers are arranged geographically, according to the location of the family estates in America, Hampshire, Ireland, Essex, and elsewhere.

A description of the collection and its arrangement is on reel one.

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American Material from the Holt-Gregson Papers in the Liverpool Central Library.

AMERICAN MATERIAL FROM THE HOLT-GREGSON PAPERS IN THE LIVERPOOL CENTRAL LIBRARY.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, Eng.: EP Microform, 1972
British records relating to America in microfilm
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Printed and manuscript materials collected by John Holt (1743-1801) and Mathew Gregson (1749-1824) cover the history of Liverpool and the English slave trade. By 1790 Liverpool had become the major English slave-trade port, exporting slaves from Africa to the West Indies. It also quickly became the leading port in the rapidly expanding trade with America. In 1788 a local branch of the Society for the Abolition of the Slave Trade was formed by Quakers and Unitarians. Arguments from both sides of the issue are included. Also included are materials relating to privateering during the American Revolutionary War (1776-83).

A description is on reel one.

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American Material from the Tarleton Papers in the Liverpool Record Office.

AMERICAN MATERIAL FROM THE TARLETON PAPERS IN THE LIVERPOOL RECORD OFFICE.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, Eng.: EP Microform, 1974
British records relating to America in microform
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These papers cover several generations of the Tarleton family and deal with the history of Liverpool in the eighteenth century, particularly the history of trade. A prominent Liverpool family, the Tarletons were involved in the African and West Indian slave trade. The Tarletons' business records during the eighteenth century are included. In the second half of that century, John Tarleton IV owned several slaving ships and traded with Jamaica, the Leeward Islands (Antigua), and Grenada in the West Indies. His son Banastre made a reputation as a British cavalry officer during the Revolutionary War.

A description of the collection is on the first reel.

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Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Revolutionary War Microforms

American Papers in the House of Lords Record Office.

AMERICAN PAPERS IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS RECORD OFFICE.

Wakefield, Yorkshire, Eng.: Microforms Limited, 1984
British records relating to America in microform
39 reel(s)

This collection covers the period of British-American relations from 1621 to 1917. The material from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries reflects Parliament's commercial and strategic interest in the colonies, the controversy over Parliament's right to tax the colonies, the American War for Independence, and various questions on slavery and the slave trade. This latter topic tends to dominate the papers after 1800.

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Guides:

Minchinton, Walter E. American papers in the House of Lords Record Office : a guide

The guide contains an introduction describing the background of the collection, the subjects covered in the American papers and the editorial method used to select those papers. There is also an appendix with a list of contents on each reel. Finally, there is a calendar of each item and an index of the material.

Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Revolutionary War Microforms

B.F. Stevens’ Facsimiles of Manuscripts in European Archives Relating to America, 1773-1783

B.F. STEVENS' FACSIMILES OF MANUSCRIPTS IN EUROPEAN ARCHIVES RELATING TO AMERICA, 1773-1783

Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas Library,
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Benjamin Franklin Stevens, a bookman and antiquarian, directed the reproduction, by photographic methods, of civil, diplomatic, political, and naval documents in private collections and archives in Europe. The documents cover secret intelligence work of the British and French government, Lord North's two Conciliatory Bills of 1778, the Commission of 1778 to restore peace, Deane's letters and memoirs to the French government in reference to French aid to America, letters of Chief Justice William Smith, a loyalist, to Mr. Eden, the capture and imprisonment of Henry Laurens, the negotiation and signing of the Treaty of Peace in Paris, and correspondence of the Marquis de Lafayette, Richard Oswald, and Lord Viscount Stormont, British Ambassador in Paris.

An index on the sixth reel (volume 25) provides numerical, chronological, author, recipient, and subject access. Also, a list of contents is at the beginning of each volume.
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Birmingham Female Society for the Relief of Negro Slaves. Records Relating to the Birmingham Ladies Society for the Relief of British Negro Slaves.

Birmingham Female Society for the Relief of Negro Slaves. RECORDS RELATING TO THE BIRMINGHAM LADIES SOCIETY FOR THE RELIEF OF BRITISH NEGRO SLAVES.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, Eng.: Micro Methods, 1970
British records relating to America in microfilm
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In the early nineteenth century, Birmingham was an important center of anti-slavery activity. Birmingham itself was a prosperous manufacturing town engaged in some cotton trading. Joseph Sturge, one of the leaders in the British anti-slavery movement, was secretary of the Birmingham anti-slavery society and active in several national anti-slavery organizations. On April 8, 1825, Lucy Townsend and Mary Lloyd founded the Birmingham Ladies Society, which published several pamphlets, compiled annual reports, and recorded minutes relating to their activities. Members wrote letters and petitions urging others to support their cause. They supported education as a means of solving the problem of freed slaves, focusing on aid to blacks in British territories. They were reluctant to deal with the problem of American slavery for fear of inflaming the issue.

A description of the contents and their arrangement is on the first reel.
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Posted in Black Studies Microforms, British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, Civil War Microforms, History Microforms, Women's Studies Microforms

Bourne, Hugh, 1772-1852. Journal of Hugh Bourne, American Mission, 1844-1846, in the Library of the Hartley Victoria Theological College, Manchester.

Bourne, Hugh, 1772-1852. JOURNAL OF HUGH BOURNE, AMERICAN MISSION, 1844-1846, IN THE LIBRARY OF THE HARTLEY VICTORIA THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE, MANCHESTER.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, England: Micro Methods, 1964
British records relating to America in microfilm
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Hugh Bourne was an English preacher and founder of the Primitive Methodist movement, whose followers believed the camp-meeting to be an appropriate form of open-air evangelism. In 1848 Bourne agreed to oversee the Canadian mission. This extract from his journal records his experiences and observations while in America. His journal is preoccupied with religion. It is the record of a man with only one object, the salvation of human souls. Often only a catalogue of places visited, the journal gives an occasional glimpse of things he saw: a new type of threshing machine, the structure of a log-house, his impressions of Niagara and of the Passaic Falls, his first ride on a sleigh, a Canadian saw-mill, and the boiling of maple syrup. The journal as a whole is a chronicle of the emergence and expansion of Primitive Methodism, and the extract is a significant addition to the story of the American mission fifteen years after its beginnings.

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Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms

Bragg, John. Diary of John Bragg, in the Whitehaven Public Library and Museum, Cumberland.

Bragg, John. DIARY OF JOHN BRAGG, IN THE WHITEHAVEN PUBLIC LIBRARY AND MUSEUM, CUMBERLAND.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, Eng: Micro Methods, 1968
British records relating to America in microform
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John Bragg was the proprietor of a successful shoe-making business in Whitehaven (Cumbria, N.W. England) during the second half of the eighteenth century. He was a deeply religious member of the Quaker faith. He married Margaret Hadwen in 1749, and it was through his wife's brother, John Hadwen, a resident of Rhode Island, that he had an interest in America and the War of Independence. The diary, which begins in 1771, contains medical recipes, references to historical dates, selected newspaper articles, family notations, and a number of letters from Bragg's relatives in America. It lists significant events in Whitehaven and in the Bragg family, and contains a number of references to the War of Independence. For example, it records news of events leading up to the war, battles during the war, and the arrival of Henry Fleming from Virginia.

A description of the contents is at the beginning of the reel.
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Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform, Revolutionary War Microforms

Bristol Presentments, 1801-1917: From the Central Library, College Green, Bristol.

BRISTOL PRESENTMENTS, 1801-1917: FROM THE CENTRAL LIBRARY, COLLEGE GREEN, BRISTOL.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, England: Microform, Ltd, 1984
British records relating to America in microform
29 reel(s)

The Bristol Presentments from 1801 to 1917 are a continuation of the microform collection, Bristol Presentments from the Central Library, College Green, Bristol, which covers the period of 1770 to 1800. These are bills of entry, derived from the reports and manifests of ships, that provide information on trade during this period.

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Guides:

Bristol presentments, 1770-1917

The guide provides a discussion of the provenance of the collection, an introduction to the documents, facsimile samples of bills of entry, a listing of the contents, and a reel guide.

Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms

Bristol Presentments from the Central Library, College Green, Bristol.

BRISTOL PRESENTMENTS FROM THE CENTRAL LIBRARY, COLLEGE GREEN, BRISTOL.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, England: Micro Methods, 1967
British records relating to America in microfilm
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The presentments of the town of Bristol are bills of entry derived from the reports and manifests of ships. Principally export and import lists, they begin in 1770 and are almost complete for 1791 to 1794 and 1797 to 1800. They provide information on trade during this period, give the date of entrance of a vessel, its name and the name of its master, as well as the names of merchants and the consignments in which they were concerned.

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Guides:

Bristol presentments, 1770-1917

The guide provides a discussion of the provenance of the collection, an introduction to the documents, facsimile samples of bills of entry, a listing of the contents, and a reel guide.

Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms

British Army Lists, 1740-1784.

BRITISH ARMY LISTS, 1740-1784.

East Ardsley, Wakefield, Yorkshire, England: Microform Academic Publications, 1984
British Records Relating to America in Microform
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The Lists specifically cover the years 1740, 1743-44, 1747, 1753, 1757-58, 1762, and 1764-84. The Army Lists are concerned with listing all officers holding regimental appointments. At most times, the regimental establishment consisted of a commanding colonel, a lieutenant-colonel, a major, several captains and lieutenants, either ensigns or cornets, and a few other miscellaneous officers. This collection serves an invaluable function in tracing specific biographical information about individuals listed

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Guides:

The annual British Army lists, 1740-1784

The guide contains background information on the origins of the Army Lists, the regiment of establishment, the contents of the Army Lists, the uses of the Lists, a table of contents of the fiches, and a bibliographical note on related works. The Lists are indexed by name in each volume.

Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Revolutionary War Microforms

British Pamphlets Relating to the American Revolution, 1763-1783.

BRITISH PAMPHLETS RELATING TO THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, 1763-1783.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, Eng.: Microform Limited, 1982
British records relating to America in microform
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This collection reproduces every available British and Irish pamphlet relating to the American Revolution published between January 1, 1764, and December 31, 1783, over 1100 pamphlets in all. As a counterpart to the Early American Imprints series, it provides a British view of the collapse of the first British Empire and the birth of the United States. The pamphlets were selected from Thomas R. Adams' The American Controversy. Topics addressed include political analysis, imperial organization, grand strategy, civil and political liberty, morality, ecclesiastical organization, economics, diplomacy, and the defense of personal reputations.

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‘Bonwick, Colin British pamphlets relating to the American Revolution 1764-1783

The guide provides an index by title and author and a list of contents for each reel.

Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Revolutionary War Microforms

British Records Relating to America in Microform.

BRITISH RECORDS RELATING TO AMERICA IN MICROFORM.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, Eng.: Microform Limited (Formerly EP Microform),
British records relating to America in microform

This series of microfilm collections, published in conjunction with the British Association for American Studies, ranges in time from the colonial period to the twentieth century, and in place from Quebec to the West Indies. The collections relate to trade, industry, plantations, agriculture, immigration, the anti-slavery movement, politics, and military affairs. Located in various British archival collections, the papers selected contribute to the understanding of American history usually through the business and personal affairs of British subjects. Introductions at the beginning of each filmed collection explain the provenance and the historical background for each collection. Collections in Ellis Library are further described under their individual authors or titles in this guide.

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Guides:

A Guide to manuscripts relating to America in Great Britain and Ireland : a revision of the guide edited in 1961 by B. R. Crick and Miriam Alman

The guide briefly describes various collections in this series. Each collection in Ellis Library is listed in the card catalog and/or MERLIN, the online catalog.

Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, Great Britain, History Microforms, Revolutionary War Microforms

Bryce, James Bryce , Viscount, 1838-1922. James Bryce, Viscount Bryce of Dechmont, American Correspondence, 1871-1922.

Bryce, James Bryce , Viscount, 1838-1922. JAMES BRYCE, VISCOUNT BRYCE OF DECHMONT, AMERICAN CORRESPONDENCE, 1871-1922.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, Eng.: Micro Methods, 1964
British records relating to America in microform
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James Bryce, jurist, historian, and politician, was a member of Parliament from 1880 to 1906 and a member of three cabinets. He first visited the United States in 1871 and last in 1921. His knowledge of the United States is reflected in his book, The American Commonwealth, published in 1888. As British ambassador to the United States from 1907 to 1913, he singled out as his most important task the furtherance of good relations between Britain and the United States. Topics discussed in his papers include various presidential campaigns and elections, tariffs, the Negro problem, civil service reform, Canadian-American relations, international copyright legislation, American city government, the Armenian question, the Irish question, women's suffrage, the Venezuela crisis, German propaganda, maritime disputes, and the League of Nations.

A description of the collection and its arrangement appears on the first reel.
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Buckley-Mathew, George Benvenuto. Buckley-Mathew Collection.

Buckley-Mathew, George Benvenuto. BUCKLEY-MATHEW COLLECTION.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, England: Micro Methods, 1967
British records relating to America in microform
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These ninety-one letters were mainly addressed to Sir George Buckley-Matthew (1807-1879), a British diplomat. Of particular interest is the period during which he served as British consul in Charleston, South Carolina (1850-1853), and Philadelphia (1853-1856). A number of the letters discuss the capture of free West Indian Negro seamen and their sale in the southern United States. Many of the letters were written by British and American statesmen and diplomats. One from William Gladstone concerns Mathew's resignation of his consular post at the request of the United States government after he attempted to recruit Americans for service in the Crimean War.

A description of the collection and its arrangement is on the reel.
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Posted in Black Studies Microforms, British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform

Calef and Chuter (Firm) Calef and Chuter Letter Book, 1783-96, Manuscript Volume in Rhodes House Library, Oxford

Calef and Chuter (Firm) CALEF AND CHUTER LETTER BOOK, 1783-96, MANUSCRIPT VOLUME IN RHODES HOUSE LIBRARY, OXFORD

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, Eng.: Micro Methods, 1964
British records relating to America in microform
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Robert Calef, in partnership with John Chuter, was a registered ship-broker in London. They dealt in various commodities, including tobacco, cordage, firearms, potash, pearls, and timbers. They also dealt in insurance for ships and cargoes, undertook commissions for the collection of debts, and appeared before the Admiralty prize courts when American vessels were concerned. Most of the 1,030 letters in the letter book are addressed to American firms. Although the letters are mostly concerned with cargo-rates, commodity prices, and exchange discounts, they also comment on the political and economic consequences of British foreign policy.

A description of the contents and an index of correspondents precedes the letter book.
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Caner, Henry, 1700-1792. Letterbook of the Reverend Henry Caner 1728-1778.

Caner, Henry, 1700-1792. LETTERBOOK OF THE REVEREND HENRY CANER 1728-1778.

East Ardsley, UK: Microform Academic Publishers, 2000
British records relating to America in microform
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Henry Caner (c.1700-1792), born near Bristol, soon emigrated with his family to the New England colonies. After graduating from Yale University, Caner was ordained in 1727 in the Church of Engand and appointed as a missionary for the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (SPG). He returned to the colonies as a missionary to Connecticut and Massachusetts, becoming a leading Church of England clergyman. In 1747 he was named rector of King's Chapel in Boston, the most important Anglican Church in New England. A staunch Tory Loyalist, Caner criticized the British government for its handling of the colonies. As many Loyalists did, Caner left for London in 1776 during the early part of the War for Independence and remained in England, living in Cardiff, South Wales and Bristol until he died in 1792. Although he enjoyed financial success in America, much of his assets were lost when he returned to England.
This microfilm reproduces the letterbook of Caner, one of the very few surviving letterbooks of an American Anglican clergy. Included are both official correspondence and personal letters from Caner dating from 1728 to 1778. Topics include family relations and kinship, personal reaction to events leading to the American Revolution, and life as a refugee Loyalist American in England after 1776. These topics reflect the social, economic, political, and religious life of the period. Also included are Caner's view of George Whitefield, the Great Awakening, the Sons of Liberty, and Governor Thomas Hutchinson.

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Guides:

Simmons, R. C. The letterbook of the Rev. Henry Caner, 1728-1778 : from the Special Collections Department, Bristol University Library : a brief introduction to the microfilm edition

Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform, Revolutionary War Microforms

Carr, Ralph 1711 -1807. American Papers of Ralph Carr.

Carr, Ralph 1711 -1807. AMERICAN PAPERS OF RALPH CARR.

East Ardsley, Wakefield, Yorkshire, Eng: EP Microform Limited, 1978
British records relating to America in microform
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Ralph Carr was a merchant in Newcastle-on-Tyne who conducted an extensive trade with the American colonies during the middle of the eighteenth century. This collection contains correspondence and papers relating to that trade from 1741 to 1778. Most of the correspondence is to merchants in Boston and New York, with additional items to merchants in North Carolina, Philadelphia, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia, and the West Indies.

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Minchinton, Walter E. The American papers of Ralph Carr : merchant of Newcastle-upon-Tyne 1741-1778 : in the Northumberland Record Office, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

The guide contains the provenance of the collection, biographical information on Ralph Carr, a description of Carr’s American trade, a list of contents of the film, an index of American correspondents, and a bibliography of related works. The guide is filmed at the beginning of the reel.

Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform, Revolutionary War Microforms

Champion, Richard 1743-1791. Letterbooks of Richard Champion, 1760-1775 in the Bristol Record Office and New York Public Library.

Champion, Richard 1743-1791. LETTERBOOKS OF RICHARD CHAMPION, 1760-1775 IN THE BRISTOL RECORD OFFICE AND NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY.

East Ardsley, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England: Microform Academic Publishers, 1986
British records relating to America in microform
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The five letterbooks of Richard Champion contain drafts or contemporary copies of the correspondence of Richard Champion from 1760-1775. A resident of Bristol most of his life, he married Judith Lloyd of Winterbourne there in 1764. A member of the Society of Friends (Quakers), Richard became a Bristol merchant with several ships and varied commercial interests, including holding the patent for "transparent" china. In addition he owned a number of playhouses. In the 1770s he became sympathetic to the American colonists protests of the Stamp Act and supported them throughout the Revolutionary War. In the parliamentary elections he supported Edmund Burke, and had a great deal of correspondence with him.

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Guides:

The letterbooks of Richard Champion, 1760-1775 in the Bristol Record Office and New York Public Library [guide]

The guide contains a description of each letterbook, with a discussion of its most useful and interesting letters and a bibliography of sources on Richard Champion’s life.

Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform

Clarendon, George William Frederick Villiers American Material in the Clarendon Papers, 1853-1870: The Private and Confidential Correspondence of George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde.

Clarendon, George William Frederick Villiers AMERICAN MATERIAL IN THE CLARENDON PAPERS, 1853-1870: THE PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WILLIAM FREDERICK VILLIERS, 4TH EARL OF CLARENDON AND 4TH BARON HYDE.

Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England: Microform Academic Publishers, 1994
British Records Relating to America in Microform
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George William Frederick Villiers (1800-1870) served as Foreign Secretary in four administrations, intermittently from 1853 to 1870. His correspondence during his time in Washington covered a sensitive period in Anglo-American relations. The United States and Great Britain were partners in a profitable transatlantic trade, but Britain began to have concerns about American expansionism, especially American filibusters in Nicaragua and other areas throughout South and Central America. Clarendon did not serve during the Civil War, but believed Southern independence was assured. After the Northern Victory, it became clear the United States was going to dominate the rest of North America. For related material see the Crampton Papers.

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American material in the Clarendon papers, 1853-1870 : [guide] the private and confidential correspondence of George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde : from the Bodleian Library, Oxford and the Public Record Office, London

The guide contains a brief introduction to the collection, a biography of Clarendon, a bibliography, and a reel index.

Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Nicaragua, Papers of Individuals on Microform

Company of Scotland Trading to Africa and the Indies. Darien Papers, 1696-1707: Records of the Company of Scotland from the Archives of the Royal Bank of Scotland, Edinburgh.

Company of Scotland Trading to Africa and the Indies. DARIEN PAPERS, 1696-1707: RECORDS OF THE COMPANY OF SCOTLAND FROM THE ARCHIVES OF THE ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND, EDINBURGH.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, England: E.P. Microform Limited, 1980
British Records Relating to America in Microform
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Though not known as the Darien Scheme at the time, English and Scottish merchants invested in a plan to improve its economy by trading and establishing colonies outside of Europe to avoid the mercantilist policies of England. The plan would also have the effect of breaking the monopoly of the British East India Company. The company became most famous for its attempts at the colonization of the Isthmus of Darien in Central America. The Company of Scotland was approved by the Scottish Parliament on June 26, 1695. The area would be colonized as an international free port. The plan ended in disaster due to disease, attack by the Spanish, and the failure of ships to arrive with trade goods. Only one of the company's voyages was profitable and several crew members were executed for piracy. The lack of cooperation by the English government were important to the Parliamentary Union of 1707.

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Simpson, John The papers of the Company of Scotland trading to Africa and the Indies (The Darien Company) 1696-1707 : in the possession of the Royal Bank of Scotland, Edinburgh

The guide includes the provenance of the collection and a history of the Darien Company, a list of the reel contents, and a bibliography. In addition the Scottish Historical Society published a selection of letters and account books, in Papers Relating to the Ships and Voyages of the Company of Scotland Trading to Africa and the Indies, 1696-1707, edited by George Pratt Insh (DA750 .S25 SER.3 #6). This guide also contains an index and a brief history of the Company of Scotland.

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Crampton, John Fiennes Twistleton. American Material in the Crampton Papers, 1844-1856: The Private and Confidential Correspondence of Sir John Fiennes Twistleon Crampton, Bart, Kcb.

Crampton, John Fiennes Twistleton. AMERICAN MATERIAL IN THE CRAMPTON PAPERS, 1844-1856: THE PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL CORRESPONDENCE OF SIR JOHN FIENNES TWISTLEON CRAMPTON, BART, KCB.

Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England: Microform Academic Publishers, 1994
British Records Relating to America in Microform
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Sir John Fiennes Twistleton Crampton was born in Ireland on August 12, 1805. He began his role in Washington when he was appointed Foreign Secretary on July 3, 1845. Eventually he served under two Ministers before he became Charge d'Affaires in 1851. In January 1852 he was appointed Minister to the United States, and served until May 28, 1856, when President Franklin Pierce broke off diplomatic relations with him because of his attempts to recruit American volunteers for service in the British Army during the Crimean War. His correspondence as a member of the British Legation in Washington covered many of the important issues in Anglo-American relations including disputes over fisheries in Canadian waters, the need for Canadian-American trade, and attempts by Americans to acquire naval bases in Cuba. In addition, major problems, such as American filibustering in Nicaragua, and clashes over possible canal routes across the American Isthmus caused disagreements. For related material see the Clarendon Papers.

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Guides:

American material in the Crampton papers, 1844-1856 : [guide] the private and confidential correspondence of Sir John Fiennes Twisleton Crampton, Bart, KCB : from the Bodleian Library, Oxford

The guide contains an introduction to the collection, a brief biography of Crampton, a bibliography, and an index to the microfilm.

Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Nicaragua, Papers of Individuals on Microform

Currie, James. Journal of James Currie, 1776. Journal of a Voyage from Nixonton, North Carolina to the Island of St. Martin’s 19 September to 29 October 1776.

Currie, James. JOURNAL OF JAMES CURRIE, 1776. JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE FROM NIXONTON, NORTH CAROLINA TO THE ISLAND OF ST. MARTIN'S 19 SEPTEMBER TO 29 OCTOBER 1776.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, Eng.: Micro Methods, 1964
British records relating to America in microform
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James Currie of Scotland came to America in 1771 to work in the tobacco trade. When the War for Independence began, the actions of the Continental Convention and privateers continually disrupted Currie's business and personal affairs. In September 1776, he left for the West Indies, keeping a journal of his voyage. During the voyage, he almost drowned, the vessel was fired upon and chased by an unknown vessel, and they heard of the defeat of the American troops on Long Island. Included with this journal is the autographed draft of a letter he sent to Pinckney's Gazette of Philadelphia, in 1775. The letter defends the actions of Scottish tobacco merchants who refused to advance credit to planters following the failure of the Ayr Bank in 1772.

A description of the collection and its arrangement is at the beginning of the reel.
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Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform, Revolutionary War Microforms

Dalhousie Muniments: Papers Relating to America in the Dalhousie Muniments, Scottish Record Office. General Register House, Edinburgh.

DALHOUSIE MUNIMENTS: PAPERS RELATING TO AMERICA IN THE DALHOUSIE MUNIMENTS, SCOTTISH RECORD OFFICE. GENERAL REGISTER HOUSE, EDINBURGH.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, Eng: Micro Methods, 1964
British records relating to America in microform
2 reel(s)

The papers of James Glen, governor of South Carolina, and John Forbes, colonel and later brigadier general in the British Forces, relate to military, financial, legislative, and Indian affairs in the colonies from 1746 to 1759. The presence of these papers in the Dalhousie muniments is explained by the connections between James Glen and both John Forbes and the Dalhousie family. Glen was Forbes' executor, and his niece married the eighth Earl of Dalhousie. Glen was Governor of South Carolina between 1743 and 1756. Largely due to his efforts, the Indian tribes adhered to the English cause in the period of French infiltration in Louisiana. Forbes led the expedition to take Fort Duquesne from the French in the French and Indian War.

A description of the collection and its arrangement is on the first reel.
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Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms

Danford, J. Diary of the Siege of Quebec, 1775.

Danford, J. DIARY OF THE SIEGE OF QUEBEC, 1775.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, Eng.: Micro Methods, 1971
British records relating to America in microform
1 reel(s)

Although little is known of J. Danford, his diary is a useful account of the siege of Quebec. Possibly compiled from a mixture of personal information and official bulletins, it provides a Canadian perspective on the American War for Independence. It is probably a fair copy rather than the original draft.

A description of the collection and its arrangement is at the beginning of the reel.
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Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform, Revolutionary War Microforms

Dartmouth, William Legge. American Papers of the Second Earl of Dartmouth in the Staffordshire Record Office.

Dartmouth, William Legge. AMERICAN PAPERS OF THE SECOND EARL OF DARTMOUTH IN THE STAFFORDSHIRE RECORD OFFICE.

Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England: Microform Academic Publishers, 1993
British Records Relating to America in Microfilm
16 reel(s)

The papers of the Earl of Dartmouth are an important private source for the American Revolution from a man at the center of the British government who helped in the developing of British policy before and during the Revolutionary War. William Legge, the second Earl of Dartmouth (1731-1801), served in the House of Lords from 1765, was the Secretary of State for the American Colonies from 1772-1775, and Lord Privy Seal from 1775 to 1782. The papers, dated 1765 to 1782, focus on Dartmouth's term as American Secretary. Correspondents include Lord North (the Earl's step-brother), King George III, the Duke of Newcastle, William Knox, Generals Howe and Gage, Thomas Hutchinson, and Benjamin Franklin, among others. In addition to correspondence the papers include colonial reports, Cabinet Minutes, and protest addresses from merchants.

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Guides:

The American papers of the Second Earl of Dartmouth in the Staffordshire Record Office

The guide contains an introduction to the collection, a brief biography of the Earl of Dartmouth, a description of the manuscripts, and a bibliography.

Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform, Revolutionary War Microforms

Davenport, William, 1725-1797. Papers of William Davenport & Co., 1745-1797.

Davenport, William, 1725-1797. PAPERS OF WILLIAM DAVENPORT & CO., 1745-1797.

Wakefield, England: Microform Academic Publishers, 1998
British Records Relating to America in Microform
3 reel(s)

These records, accounts, papers, and ledgers give details on a wide range of issues relating to Davenport’s role as a specialist slave trader in eighteenth-century Britain. They include the costs of outfitting voyages, suppliers of trade goods, shareholding of investors, the number, age, and sex of slaves delivered, and the financial settlements at the end of voyages. His accounts give insights into the impact of geographical change in patterns of slaving in Africa on profits in the British slave trade between the 1750s and 1780s.

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Guides:

Richardson, David The papers of William Davenport & Co., (1745-1797) : a brief introduction to the microfilm edition of the William Davenport papers

The guide contains a brief biography of Davenport, contents of the three reels, and bibliological references. (Filmed from the collection owned by Keele University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Staffordshire, England)

Posted in Black Studies Microforms, British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms

Davison, Newman & Co. Papers of Davison, Newman & Company, 1753-1897, in Guildhall Library, London.

Davison, Newman &. Co. PAPERS OF DAVISON, NEWMAN & COMPANY, 1753-1897, IN GUILDHALL LIBRARY, LONDON.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, Eng.: EP Microform, 1976
British records relating to America in microform
12 reel(s)

Journals, ledgers, price lists, and other business and personal documents relate to the tea and grocery firm, Davison, Newman & Company, which incorporated with the West India Produce Association in 1911. The documents span the period from the American War of Independence to the War of 1812. Business interests included the importation of tea, chocolate, and spices for sale at home or re-exportation to the English colonies in America. The collection contains papers relating to the firm's agents in Boston and in Charleston, South Carolina. One item mentions Francis Rotch, master of the Dartmouth, one of the ships involved in the Boston Tea Party.

An uncataloged guide, The Papers of Davison, Newman & Company, 1753-1897, in Guildhall Library, London is available in the Special Collections Office.

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Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms

Dickinson family. Jamaica Plantation Records from the Dickinson Papers, 1675-1849: In the Somerset Record Office and the Wiltshire Record Office.

Dickinson family. JAMAICA PLANTATION RECORDS FROM THE DICKINSON PAPERS, 1675-1849: IN THE SOMERSET RECORD OFFICE AND THE WILTSHIRE RECORD OFFICE.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, Eng.: EP Microform Limited, 1978
British records relating to America in microform
4 reel(s)

The Crown granted Caleb Dickinson 6,000 acres in Jamaica as a reward for his services to Admiral Penn in the capture of Jamaica in 1655. The property passed to his sons Ezekial, Caleb, and Vickris. This collection primarily represents the activities of Caleb II and his son, William, as they managed their distant plantations from their homes in England. The material includes plantation accounts, ledgers, journals, letter books, slave lists, deeds and settlements, agent's papers, and miscellaneous papers on various subjects. The filmed material dates from 1692 to 1849.

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Guides:

Jamaica plantation records from the Dickinson papers 1675-1849 : in the Somerset Record Office and the Wiltshire Record Office

The guide contains the provenance of the Dickinson family papers, a short history of the family, a table of contents for each reel, a short bibliography of related information and a Dickinson family tree.

Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform

Documents Relating to the American Revolution, 1775-1783, in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, 1775-1783, IN THE NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM, GREENWICH.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, Eng.: EP Microform Limited, 1977
British records relating to America in microform
4 reel(s)

Personal logs, journals, and letters of naval and merchant officers often differed considerably from the official reports sent to the Admiralty. John Starke, Benjamin Caldwell, George Collier, William Cornwallis, Thomas Lewis, Thomas Graves, William Henry, George Elphinstone, John Houlton, Sir Samuel Hood, Peter Rainier, William Spry, and Charles Saxton served as British officers operating in North American and West Indian waters from 1775 through 1783. Their logs and journals describe the siege of Quebec, the Battle of Chesapeake Bay, convoy escorts, and the Battle of the Saints. They provide details of naval operations in Canada, off New England and Nova Scotia, and from New York to Florida and the West Indies.

An uncataloged guide, Documents Relating to the American Revolution, 1775-1783, in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, available in the Special Collections Office, lists the contents of each reel, and includes a bibliography and brief index.

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Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Revolutionary War Microforms

Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882. Ralph Waldo Emerson Collection: 1822-1903.

Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882. RALPH WALDO EMERSON COLLECTION: 1822-1903.

Wakefield, England: Microform Academic Publishers, 1999
British Records Relating to America in Microform
2 reel(s)

Filmed from the Alexander Ireland Collection in the Central Library, Manchester, England. This collection contains extracts from Emerson’s work in newspapers and periodicals, reviews of works by Emerson, reviews of and extracts from the correspondence between Emerson and Thomas Carlyle, a Scottish writer also admired by Alexander Ireland, reviews of Ireland’s book on Emerson, articles about Emerson, correspondence, and obituaries on Emerson’s death in the American and British press.

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Guides:

Harding, Brian. The Ralph Waldo Emerson collection, 1822-1903 : a brief introduction to the microfilm edition of the Ralph Waldo Emerson collection

The guide contains a brief account of the introduction and friendship between Emerson and Alexander Ireland upon Emerson’s visits to England, contents of the two reels, and bibliological notes.

Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Literature Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform

Estlin Papers, from Dr. William’s Library, Gordon Square, London.

ESTLIN PAPERS, FROM DR. WILLIAM'S LIBRARY, GORDON SQUARE, LONDON.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, Eng.: Micro Methods, 1961
British records relating to America in microform
6 reel(s)

Letters of John B. and Mary Estlin, as well as pamphlets from 1840 to 1884, are largely concerned with the anti-slavery movement. The papers illustrate the close connection between British and American abolitionists in the mid-nineteenth century. The Estlins themselves were among the chief supporters of the British anti-slavery movement. Mary Estlin, to whom most of the letters were written, corresponded extensively with abolitionists in the United States. The pamphlets, many from William Lloyd Garrison's strongholds in New England and Philadelphia, illustrate the deep rifts in the American movement, divisions which spread to Great Britain as well.

A table of contents is on the first reel.

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Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform

Fawcett and Lister Papers from the Shibden Hall Folk Museum, Halifax.

FAWCETT AND LISTER PAPERS FROM THE SHIBDEN HALL FOLK MUSEUM, HALIFAX.

Wakefield, Yorkshire, England: Micro Methods, 1967
British records relating to America in microfilm
2 reel(s)

Letters and papers accumulated by the Lister family, who occupied Shibden Hall from 1614 to 1923, record the business and personal activities of the family. James Lister (1673?-1729) was an apothecary of Halifax and the owner of Shibden Hall. The papers include references to his wife, Mary, and their children and grandchildren. Their eldest child, Martha, married William, the son of Robert Fawcett (or Faucitt), a merchant and minor landowner of Bull Close, Halifax. The papers of their son William, later General Sir William Fawcett, cover various military matters, with references to the War for Independence including an account of the Battle of Lexington. Also included are manuscripts that relate to the trading careers in Virginia in the 1730s of several Lister brothers.

A description of the collection and its arrangement, including a list of correspondents, appears on the first reel.
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Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform, Revolutionary War Microforms

Ferrar, Nicholas. Ferrar Papers, 1590 to 1790: in Magdalene College, Cambridge.

Ferrar, Nicholas. FERRAR PAPERS, 1590 TO 1790: IN MAGDALENE COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE.

East Ardsley, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England: Academic Microform Publishers, 1992
British Records Relating to America
14 reel(s)

Over 3,000 letters and business papers of the family of Nicholas Ferrar (died 1620) make up this collection, The business archive of the Virginia Company of London and its subordinate, the Somer Islands Company, formed the beginning of the collection. In 1625 the family moved from London to their Huntingdonshire manor, Little Gidding, and family correspondence from Mrs. Ferrar and her two sons, Nicholas and John make up the bulk of the collection. The letters continue with correspondence of various Ferrar descendents, including Susanna Collett and her five eldest daughters. In addition to correspondence, the collection includes prints purchased in Nicholas Ferrar's travels from 1613 to 1617. Correspondence includes the Woodnoth, Brooke, Fielding, Barridge, and Cave families.

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Guides:

The Ferrar papers, 1590-1790, in Magdalene College, Cambridge

The guide consists of an introduction and finding list by David Ransome, in addition to genealogical charts of the Ferrar family.

Posted in Black Studies Microforms, British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform

Fleming, Henry. Papers of Henry Fleming, 1772-1795: in the Cumbria Record Office.

Fleming, Henry. PAPERS OF HENRY FLEMING, 1772-1795: IN THE CUMBRIA RECORD OFFICE.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, England: EP Microform Limited;, 1978
British Records Relating to America
1 reel(s)

This collection consists of a letterbook of Fleming's outgoing letters from Norfolk, Virginia, April 1772 to October 1775, and from Whitehaven, Cumberland, April 1783 to October 1788; and an account book from 1776 to 1795 of debts owed to Fleming in America. In Virginia, Fleming traded tobacco, tar, and other colonial commodities for European goods. The letterbook discusses the impending revolution, and touches on indentured servitude and slavery.

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Guides:

The papers of Henry Fleming, 1772-1795 : in the Cumbria Record Office, Carlisle

The guide includes a description and bibliography of the collection. The guide is also reproduced at the beginning of the reel.

Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform, Revolutionary War Microforms

Folliott, George. Diary of George Folliott, 1765-1766

Folliott, George. DIARY OF GEORGE FOLLIOTT, 1765-1766

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, England: Micro Methods, 1962
British records relating to America
1 reel(s)

George Folliott, a general merchant in New York, wrote a diary of his visit to England. He spent most of his time in London. While there, he frequented the Exchange, the New York Coffeehouse, and the Antwerp Club. He discussed American affairs, particularly the question of a molasses tax, with Lord Rockingham. He arranged contracts for the supply in London of hogs and oxen and in New York of beer, bread, pork, and other like items. He discussed with Mr. Evory a contract for supplying warships at New York. His expenditures on laundry and travel are noted in some detail. Extensive lists of books bought and sent to New York are included.

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Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms

Fox, George Townsend, 1810-1886. George Townsend Fox. American Journals. 4 Vols, 1831-1868.

Fox, George Townsend, 1810-1886. GEORGE TOWNSEND FOX. AMERICAN JOURNALS. 4 VOLS, 1831-1868.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, Eng.: Micro Methods, 1961
British records relating to America
1 reel(s)

The journals of George Townsend Fox, a merchant of Liverpool, cover four separate visits to the United States, 1831-32, 1834, 1841, and 1868. Fox, a perceptive British liberal, is quite conservative in tone as he discusses American social customs and politics. On his journeys he visited the Northeast, the southern seaboard (including Charlestown and New Orleans), New York, and Columbus, Ohio. He describes rifts between merchants and the aristocracy, a slave sale, the extreme poverty of rural Georgia, the oil well at Oil City, and the wonders of the Great Lakes and Niagara Falls.

A description of the collection and its arrangement appears on the reel.
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Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform

Gale-Morant Papers, 1731-1925

GALE-MORANT PAPERS, 1731-1925

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, Eng: EP Microfilm Limited, 1977
British records relating to America
2 reel(s)

The Gale and Morant families went to Jamaica in the seventeenth century. Over several generations they acquired sugar plantations and slaves. The papers concern family and business affairs from the mid-seventeenth to the mid-nineteenth centuries, with a concentration of materials for the period from 1765 to 1835. The papers shed light on slavery and the life and work on Jamaican sugar estates. A great deal of information is recorded on the lists of slaves, such as age, country of origin, occupation, physical condition, and value. Sex ratios, age distribution, and the number of births and deaths can be derived from using these records. Also included are letters concerning plantation livestock, shipments of sugar and rum, crop accounts, deeds, bonds, and wills.

An uncataloged guide, The Gale-Morant Papers is available in the Special Collections Office.

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Posted in Black Studies Microforms, British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms

Gossypium (Ship). James Brown Papers in the Liverpool Central Library.

Gossypium (Ship). JAMES BROWN PAPERS IN THE LIVERPOOL CENTRAL LIBRARY.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, Eng.: EP Microform, 1973
British records relating to America
1 reel(s)

Captain James Brown kept a private log-book when he commanded the Liverpool trading ship, Gossypium, on a total of eleven voyages from Liverpool to New Orleans between 1844 and 1846. The voyages occurred during a period of rapid expansion in cotton growing in the southern states and in the textile trade in Lancashire. The log-book notes weather and sailing conditions and shipboard activities. The collection also contains a letter book and a collection of accounts connected with the voyages of the Gossypium and other ships in which Brown had a financial interest. These accounts register expenses for provisions and supplies, harbor dues, and other such items.

A description of the collection and its arrangement appears at the beginning of the reel.

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Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms

Great Britain. Admiralty. Mediterranean Passes [in the Public Record Office, London] 1662-1784.

Great Britain. Admiralty. MEDITERRANEAN PASSES [IN THE PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE, LONDON] 1662-1784.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, Eng.: EP Microform, 1981
British records relating to America
11 reel(s)

For almost two centuries beginning in 1662, passes to free navigation of the Mediterranean were provided for English ships by the Admiralty. Treaties with rulers of the Barbary states gave British ships protection against attacks from corsairs and privateers along the coast of North Africa. This collection contains both registers and indexes of the passes. The registers date from 1662 to 1784. From 1662 to 1668 about 140 passes were issued per year. This rose to over 1,200 per year by the 1730s. The increase may reflect the requirement of compulsory passes in the 1682 treaty with Algiers and the rapid expansion of British trade over routes vulnerable to corsair activity. Information given in the registers includes the name of the ship, date of the pass, the master's name, the place of construction, the home port, the tonnage, and the number of guns and crew. From 1730 on, the intended destination is given. The registers offer a fairly accurate index of British shipping engaged in the African and East India trade after 1730.

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Guides:

Richardson, David. The Mediterranean passes in the Public Records Office, London

The guide provides background and the date span of each reel.

Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, Great Britain, History Microforms

Great Britain. Commissioner of Customs in America. Customs 16 America, 1768-1772, in the Public Record Office, London.

Great Britain. Commissioner of Customs in America. CUSTOMS 16 AMERICA, 1768-1772, IN THE PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE, LONDON.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, Eng.: Micro Methods, 1967
British records relating to America
1 reel(s)

Statistics in this volume were compiled from official records of the American Board of Customs in Boston, instituted in 1767. The statistics document the commodity trade and the movement of shipping in the various ports of the United States from 1768 to 1772. The imperial customs authorities drew up detailed tables of imports, exports, coastwise trade, and taxable commodities. The tables give the number of vessels, their rig and total tonnage, and ports of call. Customs 16 is an archival class mark give to this collection by the Public Records Office.

A description of the collection and its arrangement appears on the reel.
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Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, Great Britain, History Microforms

Great Britain. Custom-house, Liverpool. Liverpool Plantation Registers, 1744-1773 and 1779-1784.

Great Britain. Custom-house, Liverpool. LIVERPOOL PLANTATION REGISTERS, 1744-1773 AND 1779-1784.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, Eng.: E.P. Microfilm, Limited, 1979
British records relating to America
2 reel(s)

By the Navigation Act of 1696, the British Parliament required that any shipping involved in the colonial trade must be restricted to British, Irish, or colonial vessels. To operate under this law, all vessels intending to trade with the colonies had to register at one of the customs houses in a British port. This collection contains those registries from the Liverpool Customs House. Each register includes the ship’s name, port of origin, master’s name, kind or build of the ship, its cargo, the location where it was built and the year, and the owner’s name. After the guide in the first reel, a set of ten indexes gives valuable quantitative and locational information from the registers.

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Guides:

Great Britain. Custom-house, Liverpool. <a href=’http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/search

Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, Great Britain, History Microforms

Great Britain. Public Record Office. Letters of Marque for the American War of Independence from the Public Record Office, London.

Great Britain. Public Record Office. LETTERS OF MARQUE FOR THE AMERICAN WAR OF INDEPENDENCE FROM THE PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE, LONDON.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, Eng.: EP Microform Limited, 1980
British records relating to America
4 reel(s)

As in previous wars, the British Crown issued letters of marque allowing private individuals to seize American shipping during the War for Independence. The letters provide details about the vessel, its place of ownership, tonnage, type and armament, master, owner and crew, and the period for which it was under the letter of marque. At the beginning of the first reel, the legislation creating letters of marque is reprinted which contains all of the regulations and restrictions that accompanied their use.

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Guides:

Minchinton, Walter E. Letters of marque, declarations against America 1777-1783 : in the Public Record Office, London

The guide contains the provenance of the letters, background information on letters of marque, the use of letters of marque during the America War for Independence, a list of reel contents, and a bibliography of related works.

Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, Great Britain, History Microforms, Revolutionary War Microforms

Great Britain. Public Record Office. Records Relating to American Prisoners of War, 1812-1815.

Great Britain. Public Record Office. RECORDS RELATING TO AMERICAN PRISONERS OF WAR, 1812-1815.

East Ardsley, England: EP Microfilm Limited, 1981
British Records Relating to America
11 reel(s)

The records relating to Americans taken prisoner by British forces during the War of 1812 form a portion of the Admiralty records in the Public Records Office. The largest group of material is Medical Department: Registers. This consists of ledgers of information on American prisoners-of-war for prison ships and depots. The records were generated in the process of receiving and housing prisoners and monitoring their passage through the prison system. The ledgers recorded prisoners by number, name, place of birth, age, and physical attributes. They also recorded how the prisoners were taken, time and place of capture, ship from which prisoners were taken, supplies issued, and disposition of the prisoners. American prisoners were detained in England (8 locations), Canada (3 locations), Bermuda, New Providence, Barbadoes, Jamaica, Gibraltar, Malta, and Cape of Good Hope.

The guide is also reproduced on reel one.

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Guides:

Dye, Ira. Records relating to American prisoners of war 1812-1815 : in the Public Record Office, London

Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, Great Britain, History Microforms

Hartley, David, 1732-1813. Papers of American Interest Among the Hartley Russell Archives in the Berkshire Record Office, Shire Hall, Reading.

Hartley, David, 1732-1813. PAPERS OF AMERICAN INTEREST AMONG THE HARTLEY RUSSELL ARCHIVES IN THE BERKSHIRE RECORD OFFICE, SHIRE HALL, READING.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, Eng.: Micro Methods, 1966
British records relating to America in microform
1 reel(s)

David Hartley entered Parliament in 1774. His career in the House of Commons lasted until 1784. Hartley advocated conciliation with the American colonists before and during the Revolution. He accepted American independence and believed the political separation need not involve complete commercial and spiritual separation. The papers contain much material on Hartley's activities before and during the war and at the peace conferences. Topics include notes on the conflict between Britain and France in North America (1749-1756) and subsequent peace negotiations. The papers also focus on American prisoners-of-war since Hartley acted as Great Britain's agent in negotiations with Benjamin Franklin for the exchange of prisoners.

A description of the collection is at the beginning of the reel.
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Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, Great Britain, History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform, Revolutionary War Microforms

Harvey, Jacob, 1797-1848. Harvey Papers, 1816-1846: The Letters of Jacob Harvey, an Irish Merchant in New York, 1816-1846, in the National Library of Ireland, Dublin.

Harvey, Jacob, 1797-1848. HARVEY PAPERS, 1816-1846: THE LETTERS OF JACOB HARVEY, AN IRISH MERCHANT IN NEW YORK, 1816-1846, IN THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, Eng.: Micro Methods, 1970
British records relating to America
1 reel(s)

Letters from Jacob Harvey to Mary Leadbeater from 1816 to 1826 describe America and discuss literary matters. Harvey refers to his friendship with John Randolph of Roanoke and to conversations with the United Irish exiles, Thomas Emmet and William MacNeven. On one occasion, he provides an introduction for the Quaker educator, John Griscom. Letters to Thomas Spring-Rice, first Baron Monteagle, brief Monteagle on American affairs. The letters deal with nullification, the Bank of the United States, the 1837 financial crisis, Canada, Texas, and the Maine boundary question. Harvey comments as a Whig, yet with a pragmatic and liberal viewpoint. Letters to Gulian C. Verplanck deal with politics, patronage, and reforms such as educational opportunities for immigrant children.

A description of the collection and its arrangement appears at the beginning of the reel.
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Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform

Hewitt, William. William Hewitt Papers, 1756-1790, in the University of London Library.

Hewitt, William. WILLIAM HEWITT PAPERS, 1756-1790, IN THE UNIVERSITY OF LONDON LIBRARY.

East Ardsley, Wakefield, Yorkshire, England: Microform Academic Publishers, 1985
British Records Relating to America in Microform
6 reel(s)

In 1767, William Hewitt was appointed commissioner for the sale and disposal of lands in the West Indian islands ceded by France to Britain in the Peace of Paris in 1763. He remained in the West Indies from 1767 to 1772. After returning to England, he was again appointed commissioner to deal with land disputes and returned to the islands in 1777 and remained until he died of injuries received in the hurricane of 1781. He traveled throughout the islands and was twice captured by the French. This collection consists of financial records, personal and official correspondence sent and received during the period, and a variety of legal documents, again both personal and official, many of which deal with land transactions in the islands.

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Guides:

William Hewitt papers (Ms. 522) 1756-1790 in the University of London Library [guide]

This guide gives information on the provenance of the papers, a table of contents for the collection, an annotated list of reel contents, a bibliography of related works, and an index of persons mentioned in the papers.

Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform

Hobhouse (Isaac) and Co., Bristol Eng. Hobhouse Letters, 1722-1755, Letters and Other Papers of Isaac Hobhouse & Co., Bristol Merchants.

Hobhouse (Isaac) and Co., Bristol Eng. HOBHOUSE LETTERS, 1722-1755, LETTERS AND OTHER PAPERS OF ISAAC HOBHOUSE & CO., BRISTOL MERCHANTS.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, Eng.: Micro Methods, 1963
British records relating to America in microform
1 reel(s)

The collection consists of about 150 letters written to Isaac Hobhouse, a leading merchant of Bristol, and his partners by ship captains and agents in the American colonies and the West Indies. The letters describe trade between West Africa and the southern colonies and relations between New England and the West Indies from 1722 to 1736. They give details of the commodities carried, methods of payment, and the difficulties of the trade. A few letters relate to the colonial shipbuilding industry in Boston and Philadelphia, including the costs involved during the 1730s.

A description of the collection and its arrangement appears at the beginning of the reel.
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Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform