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Adams Family. Microfilms of the Adams Papers Owned by the Adams Manuscript Trust and Deposited in the Massachusetts Historical Society

Adams Family. MICROFILMS OF THE ADAMS PAPERS OWNED BY THE ADAMS MANUSCRIPT TRUST AND DEPOSITED IN THE MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1954
608 reel(s)

This family archive, estimated at more than 300,000 pages, covers the lives and contributions of President John Adams (1735-1826), Abigail Adams (1744-1818), President John Quincy Adams (1767-1848), Charles Francis Adams (1807-1866), and their wives and children. Included are diaries, letter books, autobiographical writings, legal papers, political essays and speeches, legislative papers, family letters, and other items. The set is a rich vein of source material for early American history from the time of the Revolution until after the Civil War. The earliest paper is dated 1639, the latest 1889.

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Guides:

Microfilms of the Adams papers

The guide contains a table of contents for the collection.

Posted in History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform, Revolutionary War Microforms

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

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
1 reel(s)

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

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
1 reel(s)

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

American Periodicals, 18th Century.

AMERICAN PERIODICALS, 18TH CENTURY.

Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International, 1946
American periodical series I
33 reel(s)

The eighty-eight titles in this collection trace the early evolution of the American periodical. It begins with two short-lived periodicals published in 1741 by Andrew Bradford and Benjamin Franklin, and extends through the increasing magazine activity after the Revolution. Four of the era's most important and longest-lived periodicals are included: the Columbian Magazine and the American Museum, both of Philadelphia, the Massachusetts Magazine of Boston, and the New-York Magazine. Subjects covered include politics and government, slavery, religion, books, and European news. Sentimental fiction, much of which was serialized, and Revolutionary pamphlets are also included. Titles are arranged alphabetically on the film.

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Guides:

Hoornstra, Jean. American periodicals, 1741-1900 : an index to the microfilm collections–American periodicals 18th century, American periodicals, 1800-1850, American periodicals, 1850-1900, Civil War and Reconstruction

This guide contains a title, general subject, editor, and reel index. The title index provides full bibliographic information and notes on character and content. Titles with holdings information are entered in the online catalog, MERLIN. Many of the titles are indexed in Poole’s Index to Periodical Literature. Also, additional author, title, and subject access is provided by the Early American Periodicals Index to 1850 (MICPT 016.05).

Chielens, Edward E. American literary magazines : the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries

Index to Early American Periodicals to 1850

Nineteenth century readers’ guide to periodical literature, 1890-1899

An author, subject and illustrator index to the material in fifty-one periodicals (1003 volumes), and index to the book reviews and a title index to the short stories, novels, plays and poems

Poole’s index to periodical literature

Posted in General Microform Collections, History Microforms, Literature Microforms, Primary Resources in Art on Microform, Revolutionary War Microforms

Blaine, Ephraim, 1741-1804. Papers of Ephraim Blaine.

Blaine, Ephraim, 1741-1804. PAPERS OF EPHRAIM BLAINE.

Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1968
5 reel(s)

Ephraim Blaine, a merchant of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, became deputy commissary general and later commissary general of purchases for the Continental Army from 1777 to 1783. His papers cover the years 1763 to 1805 and number approximately 3,500 items. The papers include correspondence, memoranda of accounts, cash books, and abstracts of accounts. Blaine corresponded with the president of Congress, the superintendent of finance, various military officers, members of the Board of War, and men serving in the supply departments.

A description of the contents and arrangement is on the first reel.
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Posted in History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform, Revolutionary War 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
1 reel(s)

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

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
81 fiche

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

MICF 1334

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
49 reel(s)

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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Guides:

‘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

Burke, Thomas ca 1747-1783. Thomas Burke Papers in the Southern Historical Collection of the University of North Carolina Library.

Burke, Thomas ca 1747-1783. THOMAS BURKE PAPERS IN THE SOUTHERN HISTORICAL COLLECTION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA LIBRARY.

Chapel Hill, N.C: University of North Carolina Library, 1967
5 reel(s)

Thomas Burke emigrated to America from Ireland, settling in Accomac County, Virginia. By 1769 he was a practicing attorney in Williamsburg. In 1772, he moved to Hillsborough, North Carolina. Active in politics, he was governor of North Carolina during one of the most critical periods in the state's history, 1781-1782. He actively resisted the British and Tory domination of the state. A raid by the Tory forces under David Fanning led to his capture and parole to James Island. He later escaped to North Carolina and resumed his duties as governor of the state. The papers are primarily concerned with business and personal matters until the mid-1770s. Increasing concern with political affairs from 1776 to 1781 stem from Burke's position as a member of the North Carolina General Assembly and as a delegate to the Continental Congress. Later papers discuss military affairs, his violation of parole, and the settlement of his estate.

A description of the collection and its arrangement appears on the first reel.
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Posted in History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform, Revolutionary War Microforms

Candid Thoughts; Or, an Enquiry into the Causes of National Discontents and Misfortunes Since the Commencement of the Present Reign.

CANDID THOUGHTS; OR, AN ENQUIRY INTO THE CAUSES OF NATIONAL DISCONTENTS AND MISFORTUNES SINCE THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE PRESENT REIGN.

1781
1 reel(s)

This pamphlet is critical of the reigning monarch at the time, King George III.

Note: Located on the reel labeled “Ramsay, Allan.”

Microfilmed by the Newberry Library, Chicago, IL.

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Posted in History Microforms, Revolutionary War Microforms

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
1 reel(s)

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
1 reel(s)

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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Guides:

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

Carroll, Charles 1737 -1832. Charles Carroll Papers

Carroll, Charles 1737 -1832. CHARLES CARROLL PAPERS

Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources, 1971
3 reel(s)

The microfilm includes a list of Carroll's correspondence in chronological order.
Charles Carroll's grandfather, Daniel Carroll, came to America from Ireland around 1670 and became the owner of large estates in Maryland. Charles took over the development of the 10,000-acre tract, known as Carrollton Manor, in Carroll County, Maryland. He was legally barred from political life because of his Catholicism. However, he was active in a series of debates about the Maryland government in 1770. He participated in the abortive attempt to form a union between Canada and the colonies. In 1776 he was elected a delegate to the Continental Congress and signed the Declaration of Independence. He represented Maryland as a senator in the first Federal Congress. As a Federalist, he was opposed to the War of 1812. These papers are based largely on the collection of the Maryland Historical Society. Material from thirteen other repositories was incorporated into the collection.

An uncataloged guide, Hanley, Thomas O'Brien (ed.). The Charles Carroll Papers, is available in the Special Collections Office and is also filmed on reel one.
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Posted in History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform, Revolutionary War Microforms

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
1 reel(s)

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

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

Davis, John fl 1755-1783. John Davis Papers in the Library of Congress, Correspondence.

Davis, John fl 1755-1783. JOHN DAVIS PAPERS IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, CORRESPONDENCE.

Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1966
5 reel(s)

John Davis was an officer in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. The correspondence from May 28, 1755, through July 14, 1783, concern his efforts to gather and provide transportation and provisions for the Continental Army. Principal correspondents include Major General Nathanael Greene, the quartermaster general, as well as James Abeel, Clement Biddle, Mark Bird, John Cox, David Grier, Isaac Melcher, Charles Pettit, William Rippey, and Thomas Smith. Several letters dealing with personal business matters are from James Wilson, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The fifth reel includes financial accounts from 1777 to 1780.

The correspondence is arranged chronologically.
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Posted in History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform, Revolutionary War Microforms

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

Early American Imprints, 1639-1800.

EARLY AMERICAN IMPRINTS, 1639-1800.

New York: Readex Microprint, 1955
31000 card(s)

This collection is a reproduction of the complete texts of approximately 42,000 books, pamphlets, and broadsides listed in Charles Evans' American Bibliography. Evans attempted to locate and describe everything printed in America up to 1800. Readex researchers added 12,000 works overlooked by Evans, as well as correcting his faulty entries. This series reflects, through the printed page, events through the American Revolutionary period. Titles are arranged chronologically in the order of entry in Evans' bibliography. They use the numbers assigned to each item by Evans. Although Evans listed magazines and newspapers, these are not included in the microprint edition but are filmed separately and described in this guide under American Periodicals and under Early American Newspapers.

MICPT 810.8

Guides:

Evans, Charles American bibliography; a chronological dictionary of all books, pamphlets, and periodical publications printed in the United States of America from the genesis of printing in 1639 down to and including the year 1820. With bibliographical and biographical notes.

Bristol, Roger P. Supplement to Charles Evans’ American bibliography.

Shipton, Clifford Kenyon National index of American imprints through 1800; the short-title Evans

Bristol, Roger P. Index of printers, publishers, and booksellers indicated by Charles Evans in his American bibliography.

Posted in General Microform Collections, History Microforms, Literature Microforms, Revolutionary War Microforms

Early American Newspapers.

EARLY AMERICAN NEWSPAPERS.

New York: Readex Microprint, 1962

This collection of more than 2,000 American newspapers published before 1821 includes newspapers listed in Brigham's History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820. These newspapers contain a wide range of opinions and facts, foreign as well as domestic news, and items of interest to social, religious, political, and educational historians. Editorials, sermons, advertisements, obituaries, essays, poetry, fiction, political satire, ship arrivals, storms, accidents, medical controversies, war news, political campaigns, and immigration news should all prove useful to the researcher. Ellis Library currently has only selected titles, with an emphasis on newspapers from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island.

An uncataloged guide, Cohen, Nathan (ed.). Early American Newspapers, available in the Special Collections Office, provides an annotated list of Ellis Library holdings.

MICPT 071

Posted in History Microforms, Revolutionary War Microforms

Ettwein, John Bp 1721-1802. Papers of John Ettwein from the Archives of the Moravian Church, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Ettwein, John Bp 1721-1802. PAPERS OF JOHN ETTWEIN FROM THE ARCHIVES OF THE MORAVIAN CHURCH, BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA.

New Haven, Conn.: Research Publications, 1969
8 reel(s)

John Ettwein was born in 1721 in Wurttemberg (now incorporated into Baden – Wurttemberg, Germany). He joined the Moravian Church in 1740 and in 1754 he and his family embarked for America. They settled in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The Moravians were isolated from Anglo-Saxon America. Their position in American life was complicated by their conscientious objection to bearing arms and their refusal to join in the American Revolution. It was largely through the efforts of John Ettwein that the Moravians were able to maintain a rapport with the American authorities and not suffer the same fate as many Loyalists after the Revolution. His papers consist of some 1,800 items and reflect a practical man, both literate and fluent in English who handled a great deal of the daily business for his religious community.

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Guides:

Hamilton, Kenneth G. (Kenneth Gardiner), 1893- John Ettwein and the Moravian church during the Revolutionary period.

Appendix B in the guide provides a catalog of the Ettwein papers preserved in the Moravian Archives in Bethlehem.

Posted in Church History Microforms, History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform, Revolutionary War Microforms

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

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

Gates, Horatio 1728-1806. Horatio Gates Papers, 1726-1828.

Gates, Horatio 1728-1806. HORATIO GATES PAPERS, 1726-1828.

Sanford, N.C.: Microfilming Corporation of America, 1978
20 reel(s)

General Horatio Gates remains a paradox in American Revolutionary history. He was a loyal soldier, an excellent army administrator, and a good defensive tactician. In 1777 he superseded General Philip Schuyler in command in northern New York. In the two battles at Saratoga his army forced General John Burgoyne to surrender. Soon after, a letter written by General Thomas Conway caused General George Washington to believe that he had uncovered a conspiracy to make Gates commander-in-chief, a conspiracy known as the Conway Cabal. Forced to resign his position as president of the board of war and disastrously defeated at Camden, South Carolina, General Gates never regained the heroic reputation he enjoyed immediately after Saratoga. His papers provide a unique opportunity for the researcher to make his own judgements about a leading figure of the American Revolution. This collection is arranged in three series: Series I is correspondence from 1726 to 1828, Series II is orderly books and returns from 1756 to 1783, and Series III is financial papers from 1747 to 1799.

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Guides:

The Horatio Gates papers, 1726-1828 : a guide to the microfilm edition

The guide includes an index to documents by writer or recipient, providing reel and frame numbers.

Posted in History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform, Revolutionary War 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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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

Greene, Nathanael. Nathanael Greene Papers

Greene, Nathanael. NATHANAEL GREENE PAPERS

Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1966
2 reel(s)

After the military disaster at Camden in August 1780, General George Washington sent his trusted lieutenant, General Nathanael Greene, to take command of patriot forces in the South. Greene's immediate problem was to contest the British advance under Lord Cornwallis through the Carolinas and into Virginia. The papers center on correspondence between Greene and various other patriot leaders from 1780 to 1782. They include casualty reports from the battles at Guilford Court House and Cowpens, and from skirmishes around Charleston. They also include lists of militia, reports on negotiations with Indian tribes, and a copy of Cornwallis's plan for creating a Loyalist militia in South Carolina. The letter books cover the periods October-December 1780, January-February 1781, and January-April 1782. The general correspondence runs from 1775 to 1785. One additional volume contains the report of the commission appointed by Greene to negotiate with the Cherokees.

This collection contains three letter books, three volumes of general correspondence arranged chronologically, and one volume of commission reports.

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Hamilton, Alexander 1757-1804. Papers

Hamilton, Alexander 1757-1804. PAPERS

Washington, D.C.: 1955
46 reel(s)

Alexander Hamilton, first secretary of the treasury, placed the new nation on a firm financial footing. His advocacy of a strong national government brought him into bitter conflict with Thomas Jefferson. However his political philosophy was ultimately adopted in the development of the governmental structures. He was killed in a duel with Aaron Burr in 1804. The papers are arranged in two series in chronological order (1760-1830 and 1749-1804) and also include reports to Congress (1790-1792), papers of the New York Artillery Company, and cash books.

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Guides:

The works of Alexander Hamilton; containing his correspondence, and his political and official writings, exclusive of the Federalist, civil and military

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Hamilton, Alexander. Farmer Refuted: Or, a More Impartial and Comprehensive View of the Dispute Between Great-Britain and the Colonies, Intended as a Further Vindication of the Congress.

Hamilton, Alexander. FARMER REFUTED: OR, A MORE IMPARTIAL AND COMPREHENSIVE VIEW OF THE DISPUTE BETWEEN GREAT-BRITAIN AND THE COLONIES, INTENDED AS A FURTHER VINDICATION OF THE CONGRESS.

New York: James Rivington, 1774
1 reel(s)

This pamphlet is Hamilton’s defense of the Continental Congress against Samuel Seabury’s Loyalist attacks in A View of the Controversy Between Great-Britain and her Colonies. Available on the web at http://opac.newsbank.com/select/evans/14096.

At the end of microfilm reel of Seabury, Samuel. (Microfilmed by the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.)
Note: Title continues “In answer to a letter from A.W. Farmer, intitled [sic] A View of the Controversy Between Great-Britain and her Colonies: Iincluding, a Mode of Determining the Present Disputes Finally and Effectually, etc.” Signed “A sincere friend to America.”

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Hamilton, Alexander. Full Vindication of the Measures of Congress, from the Calumnies of Their Enemies.

Hamilton, Alexander. FULL VINDICATION OF THE MEASURES OF CONGRESS, FROM THE CALUMNIES OF THEIR ENEMIES.

New York: James Rivington, 1774
1 reel(s)

Hamilton (1757-1804) was a lawyer, a captain in the Revolutionary War, George Washington’s personal secretary and confidential aide, a member of the first Continental Congress, a delegate to the Continental Convention, and the first Secretary of the Treasury. He was one of the authors of The Federalist, a commentary on the principles of government and American constitutional law, and was a leader in the Federalist Party after the death of Washington. He wrote this pamphlet at age 17 to defend the members of the Continental Congress against the attacks in Samuel Seabury’s Loyalist work Free Thoughts . . . Available on the web at http://opac.newsbank.com/select/evans/13313.

At end of Seabury, Samuel reel.

(Microfilmed by the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.)
Note: Title continues “In answer to a letter, under the signature of A.W. Farmer. Whereby his sophistry is exposed, his cavils confuted, his artifices detected, and his wit ridiculed; in a general address to the inhabitants of America, and a particular address to the farmers of the province of New-York.”

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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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Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. Thomas Jefferson Papers

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. THOMAS JEFFERSON PAPERS

Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1974
Presidential papers microfilm
65 reel(s)

These papers relate primarily to Jefferson's political and legal concerns. They include general correspondence, including drafts of state papers, copies of letters made by Jefferson from General Horatio Gates' Revolutionary-War letter book, and correspondence with officials. Also included are account books, court cases and readings on law, Randolph family manuscripts, Virginia law and historical records, collected letters, and miscellaneous bound volumes and clippings. Principal correspondents include John Adams, William Claiborne, Henry Dearborn, Albert Gallatin, Horatio Gates, Marquis de Lafayette, Benjamin Latrobe, James Madison, James Monroe, Thomas Randolph, William Short, Robert Smith, and George Washington. Ellis Library also has the earlier filming of the Jefferson papers. While not as comprehensive as the 1974 edition, the earlier filming has useful internal finding aids that do not appear in the later edition.

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Guides:

Index to the Thomas Jefferson papers

The guide provides an index by writer or recipient.

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Knox, Henry 1750-1806. Microfilms of the Henry Knox Papers Owned by the New England Historic Genealogical Society and Deposited in the Massachusetts Historical Society.

Knox, Henry 1750-1806. MICROFILMS OF THE HENRY KNOX PAPERS OWNED BY THE NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY AND DEPOSITED IN THE MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1950
55 reel(s)

When trouble erupted with the British in Boston in 1774, Henry Knox (1750-1806) left his occupation as bookseller and became a colonel of artillery in the newly-formed Continental Army. He played an instrumental role in forcing the British out of Boston when he and his men brought artillery pieces from the captured British post at Ticonderoga over the mountains to Boston in the winter of 1775-76. Later, Washington promoted him to brigadier general and Knox fought at Trenton, Brandywine, Germantown, Monmouth, and Yorktown. He became secretary of war in 1785 under the Articles of Confederation. Washington reappointed him secretary of war in 1789 under the new Constitution. This collection of papers extends from 1719 to 1794. The materials include correspondence, legal documents and a variety of other materials accumulated by Knox.

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Index to the Henry Knox papers owned by the New England Historic Genealogical Society and deposited in the Massachusetts Historical Society.

The index is arranged alphabetically by the name of the individual in communication with Knox. Also included is a brief description of the contents of each document.

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Lee Family Papers, 1742-1795.

LEE FAMILY PAPERS, 1742-1795.

Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Library, 1966
8 reel(s)

In 1640, Richard Lee came to Virginia from England and became the progenitor of one of this nation's most distinguished families. Many of the papers in this collection relate to his descendants, Arthur and Richard Henry Lee, both sons of Thomas Lee. Arthur was a delegate to the Continental Congress and diplomatic agent with Benjamin Franklin in England and France. With Franklin and Silas Deane, he negotiated the treaty with France in 1776. Richard was a delegate to the Continental Congress and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. He served as senator from Virginia from 1789 to 1792. This collection is an excellent source for the study of the American Revolution, particularly the climate of opinion which preceded it. The papers also shed light on the history of Great Britain and other European countries, for the Lees were truly cosmopolitan, well-connected abroad, and perceptive in their observations. Within this collection, major correspondents include John Adams, Silas Deane, Ralph Izard, Thomas Jefferson, Henry Laurens, Robert Morris, Edmund Pendleton, John Ross, and George Washington.

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Guide to the microfilm edition of The Lee family papers, 1742-1795.

The guide provides background, reel notes, and a list of major correspondents.

Posted in History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform, Revolutionary War Microforms

Letter to the Rev. Dr. Cooper, on the Origin of Civil Government.

LETTER TO THE REV. DR. COOPER, ON THE ORIGIN OF CIVIL GOVERNMENT.

London: 1777
1 reel(s)

This pamphlet is critical of a sermon given by Cooper at Oxford University.

Note: Located on the reel labeled “Ramsay, Allan.”

Microfilmed by the Newberry Library, Chicago, IL.

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Letters of Marque for the American War of Independence, from the Public Records Office, London.

LETTERS OF MARQUE FOR THE AMERICAN WAR OF INDEPENDENCE, FROM THE PUBLIC RECORDS OFFICE, LONDON.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, England: Microform Limited, 1980
British Records Relating to America in Microfilm
4 reel(s)

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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, History Microforms, Revolutionary War Microforms

Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810. Benjamin Lincoln Papers

Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810. BENJAMIN LINCOLN PAPERS

Boston, MA: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1967
Massachusetts Historical Society. Microfilm publication no. 3
13 reel(s)

Benjamin Lincoln was appointed major general in the Continental Army in 1776. He, in conjunction with Artemas Ward, commander of the forces in Massachusetts, provided the leadership that broke the blockade of Boston. He also won distinction in operations in New York and during the Saratoga campaign of 1777. Lincoln was later given command of the American army in the South, and was forced to surrender to the British in 1780. Following a prisoner exchange, he became Secretary of War. In 1787 he commanded the Massachusetts forces that suppressed Shay's rebellion. Washington described him as "having prov'd himself on all occasions an active, spirited, sensible Man." Lincoln began saving his papers systematically early in his life, particularly after his appointment as major general in the spring of 1776. His papers provide insight into the military history of the Revolution and the problems encountered in the establishment of the government during the 1780s and 1790s, like delineating the border between Maine and Canada, settling relations with Indians, getting the Constitution ratified in individual states, and dealing with Shay's rebellion.

"Massachusetts Historical Society. Microfilm publication no. 3
An uncataloged guide, Allis, Frederick S. Jr. (ed.). Guide to the Microfilm Edition of the Benjamin Lincoln Papers, is available in the Special Collections Office. The guide provides background, a description of the contents of each reel, and a list of correspondents."
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Lind, John. Three Letters to Dr. Price Containing Remarks on His Observations on the Nature of Civil Liberty, the Principles of Government, and the Justice and Policy of the War with America.

Lind, John. THREE LETTERS TO DR. PRICE CONTAINING REMARKS ON HIS OBSERVATIONS ON THE NATURE OF CIVIL LIBERTY, THE PRINCIPLES OF GOVERNMENT, AND THE JUSTICE AND POLICY OF THE WAR WITH AMERICA.

London: 1776
1 reel(s)

Dr. Richard Price was a Welch moral and political philosopher who was strongly opposed to the war with the American colonies. In 1776, he published a pamphlet entitled Observations on Civil Liberty and the Justice and Policy of the War with America. John Lind was a young lawyer and pamphleteer who opined that the Americans were treacherous individuals rather than states. He also mocked the colonists for failing to free their slaves while supposedly believing in the equality of all mankind. He also wrote Answer to the Declaration of the American Congress in 1776.

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Liston Papers.

LISTON PAPERS.

East Ardsley, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England: Microform Academic Publishers, 1990
British Records Relating to America in Microform
4 reel(s)

This collection consists of the papers of Sir Robert Liston (1742-1836), diplomat, and owner of Millburn Tower, Gogar, Edinburgh, and his wife Henrietta (1752-1826). A self-made man, Richard became a diplomat because of his linguistic skills. In 1796 he became the British Minister to the United States and that same year married Henrietta Marchant. In the United States Richard dealt with Presidents George Washington and John Adams to implement the Jay Treaty, promote trade, secure repayment of debt, and discourage impressment of British soldiers. The papers include dispatches to Lord Grenville, discussions of the Indian chief Joseph Brant, and the journals of Henrietta which cover their travels throughout the United States.

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Guides:

The Liston papers, 1796-1800, in the National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh : [guide]

The guide includes an introduction to the collection, a bibliography, and a reel-by-reel description.

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

Material Relating to the American Revolution from the Auckland Papers in the British Museum (Add Mss 34412-17).

MATERIAL RELATING TO THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION FROM THE AUCKLAND PAPERS IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM (ADD MSS 34412-17).

Yorkshire, Eng: EP Microform Ltd, 1974
British records relating to America in microform
5 reel(s)

William Eden (1744-1814), first Baron of Auckland, took an interest in American affairs perhaps because his elder brother, Robert, was governor of Maryland. After the Declaration of Independence, Eden was in charge of British espionage. Dr. Bancroft, secretary to the American commissioners at Versailles, informed him about the diplomatic activities of Franklin and Deane. The loyalists Paul Wentworth and the Rev. John Vardill, also provided information. His brother-in-law, Hugh Elliot, British ambassador at Berlin, raided the correspondence of the American mission to the Prussian court. Eden later helped draft conciliation proposals that offered the Americans their demands on taxation and autonomy in exchange for their continued union under the Crown. Eden accepted appointment as a member of the Carlisle Commission that went to America in 1778 to offer the proposal. The proposal, however, was consistently rejected by the American Congress. Papers which relate to these events are arranged chronologically.

An uncataloged guide, Material Relating to the American Revolution From the Auckland Papers in the British Museum, available in the Special Collections Office, provides a detailed list of the contents of each reel.

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Martin, George, Solicitor. Diary of George Martin, 1779-1800.

Martin, George, solicitor. DIARY OF GEORGE MARTIN, 1779-1800.

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

John Martin immigrated to America from Dublin in the middle of the eighteenth century. He acquired property in Virginia and passed it on to two of his sons. One of these sons, Samuel, returned to live in England while retaining ownership of property in Goochland and Albemarle counties. This document, rather than being a true diary, is a record of a series of claims advanced by Samuel and his son, George, in order to secure compensation for the loss of their Virginia properties during the American War for Independence. The material contains detailed information about the estates and about losses in shipping sustained by the family. The claims were presented to both the British Commissioner of Claims and the Virginia General Assembly.

An introduction at the beginning of the reel contains background information on the Martin family, a general description of the diary contents, and a brief bibliography.
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Murdin, Cornelius. Three Sermons.

Murdin, Cornelius. THREE SERMONS.

Southampton: T. Baker (Microfilmed by the Newberry Library, Chicago; 1966.), 1779
1 reel(s)

The author was a vicar and preached these anti-American independence sermons in the parish churches of Twyford and Ouzlebury, Hampshire.

Title continues “I. Liberty When Used as a Cloke [sic] of Maliciousness, the Worst of Evils. II. The Evil of Rebellion, as Applicable to American Conduct, Considered. III. Great Britain Oppressing America, A Groundless Charge.” ON THE REEL ENTITLED “A LETTER TO THE WHIGS.”
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North Carolina. Declaration of Independence by the Citizens of Mecklenburg County, on the 20th Day of May, 1775, with Accompanying Documents, and the Preceedings of the Cumberland Association.

North Carolina. DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE BY THE CITIZENS OF MECKLENBURG COUNTY, ON THE 20TH DAY OF MAY, 1775, WITH ACCOMPANYING DOCUMENTS, AND THE PRECEEDINGS OF THE CUMBERLAND ASSOCIATION.

Raleigh, NC: Lawrence & Lemay for Governor Montfort Stokes, 1831
1 reel(s)

This pamphlet contains the Mecklenburg Declaration of 1775, the certificates testifying to the circumstances attending the Declaration, and the proceedings of the Cumberland Association.

Microfilmed by the Library of Congress, Washington, DC

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Parker family. Parker Family Papers, 1760-1795.

Parker family. PARKER FAMILY PAPERS, 1760-1795.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, England: Micro Methods, 1964
British records relating to America in microfilm
4 reel(s)

James Parker, a merchant of Norfolk, Virginia, fought as a captain in the British Army during the War for Independence. He was captured twice and held as a prisoner of war in France. The papers relate to his career in Virginia and his experiences during the war, and to the careers of his sons, Patrick and Charles. The letters discuss personal, political, and business matters. One group of papers deals with Parker's claims for his lost American property. In addition, the papers contain such items as the Virginia Almanack for 1771, accounts and correspondence related to prize money, an account of Benedict Arnold's attempted betrayal of the West Point Fort, and letters exchanged while James was a prisoner of war.

A description of the collection and its arrangement appears on the first reel.
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Pattison, James, 1724-1805. James Pattison Papers, 1777-1781, from the Library, Royal Artillery Institution, Woolwich, London, S.E. 18.

Pattison, James, 1724-1805. JAMES PATTISON PAPERS, 1777-1781, FROM THE LIBRARY, ROYAL ARTILLERY INSTITUTION, WOOLWICH, LONDON, S.E. 18.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, England: Micro Methods, 1963
British records relating to America in microfilm
1 reel(s)

James Pattison, a British army officer in the American War of Independence, was commander in New York from 1779 to 1780. In April of 1777, Pattison became colonel commandant of the 4th battalion of the Royal Artillery. In September he arrived in New York to assume command of the Royal Artillery, serving under Sir Henry Clinton, Sir Thomas Wilson, and Sir William Howe during their American campaigns. The papers include brigade and general orders giving details of military operations such as the strength and movements of British forces. Other registers record appointments, bills of lading, commissions, and passes. Pattison's official correspondence contains accounts of military operations from October 1777, to January 1781. Papers related to his administration in New York provide insights into local history.

A description of the collection and its arrangement appears at the beginning of the reel.
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Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829. Timothy Pickering Papers

Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829. TIMOTHY PICKERING PAPERS

Boston, Mass.: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1966
Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston. Microfilm publication. no. 2
69 reel(s)

Timothy Pickering served as postmaster general, secretary of war, and secretary of state under President George Washington. Later, as a Senator and Representative, he opposed the policies of President Thomas Jefferson and of James Madison. A leader of the extreme Federalists, Pickering urged New England's secession from the Union. The papers are a major part of Timothy Pickering's personal collection, dating from the Revolutionary period up to his retirement from public life in the 1820s. Principal correspondents include John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Fisher Ames, George Cabot, Alexander Hamilton, Stephen Higginson, Major Samuel Hodgdon, Colonel David Humphreys, John Jay, Rufus King, Henry Knox, James McHenry, John Marshall, William Vans Murray, Richard Peters, John Pickering, Charles Pinckney, William Smith, Jacob Wagner, George Washington, Timothy Williams, and Oliver Wolcott.

An uncataloged guide, Allis, Frederick S. Jr. (ed.), A Guide to the Microfilm Edition of the Timothy Pickering Papers, is in the Special Collections Office. It provides a short biography, a summary of the reel contents for reels 1 through 4 and 63 through 69, and a supplemental list of correspondents. Also, SPEC-R F61.M41 58 Historical Index to the Pickering Papers provides a limited subject and more extensive personal name index to reels 5 through 62. Notations in the index indicate the subject content of each document. Reel 69 includes an additional index to personal names appearing in lists and registers not indexed in this second guide. Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston. Microfilm publication. no. 2
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Ramsay, Allan. Thoughts on the Origin and Nature of Government, Occasioned by the Late Disputes Between Great Britain and Her American Colonies.

Ramsay, Allan. THOUGHTS ON THE ORIGIN AND NATURE OF GOVERNMENT, OCCASIONED BY THE LATE DISPUTES BETWEEN GREAT BRITAIN AND HER AMERICAN COLONIES.

London: 1796
1 reel(s)

This book discusses whether Great Britain has the right to tax her American colonies.

Microfilmed by the Newberry Library, Chicago, IL.
This reel also contains three pamphlets: “Candid Thoughts,” “A Letter to the Rev. Dr. Price” by James Stewart, and “A Letter to the Rev. Dr. Cooper.” See their separate entries for more information.

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Sargent, Winthrop, 1753-1820. Winthrop Sargent Papers.

Sargent, Winthrop, 1753-1820. WINTHROP SARGENT PAPERS.

Boston, Mass.: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1965
7 reel(s)

Winthrop Sargent of Massachusetts served in the Revolutionary Army, helped found the Ohio Company, and participated in General St. Clair's disastrous expedition against the Indians in 1791. He later served as Governor of the Mississippi Territory. His personal interests ranged from meteorology and geology, to botany, horticulture, and archaeology. His papers include a biography of his life by Benjamin Harrison Pershing, diaries and orderly books of the St. Clair expedition, correspondence of Sargent's survey trips to Ohio and the formation of the Ohio Company, correspondence (1789-1801) covering his activities as secretary of the Northwest Territory and administrator of the Mississippi Territory, his return to Philadelphia and Boston, and his later retirement in Natchez. Principal correspondents include Gilbert and John Aspinwall, Manassah Cutler, Samuel Hodgdon, Richard Platt, and James Wilkinson.

An uncataloged guide, Allis, Frederick S. Jr. (ed.). Guide to the Microfilm Edition of the Winthrop Sargent Papers is available in the Special Collections Office.
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