Howe, William Howe, Viscount, 1729-1814

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Commander-in-chief of British forces in North America from 1775 to 1778.

From the description of Appointment, 1778 Feb. 23, Philadelphia, of Charles Bowden. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122625975

Commander of British Army troops in North America during the American Revolution.

From the description of Book of general orders: manuscript, 1777. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 80960793

Army officer, Great Britain.

From the description of Proclamation of William Howe, Viscount Howe, 1775. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451231

William Howe commanded the British at Bunker Hill and succeeded Thomas Gage as commander in chief in America. He defeated the Americans on Long Island, captured New York City, defeated the Americans at White Plains and Brandywine, and occupied Philadelphia. He resigned his command in 1778. He was appointed general in 1793, and in 1799 became the 5th Viscount Howe.

From the description of Richard St George Mansergh, military commission, 1776 December 23. (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). WorldCat record id: 173318651

From the guide to the William Howe signed Military Commission, 1776, (John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

English army officer in American Revolution.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Carville near Newcastle, to General Alexander Ross, 1796 Dec. 19. (Morgan Library & Museum). WorldCat record id: 78373723

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Wivenhoe near Colchester, to General Alexander Ross, 1797 Aug. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269541090

From the description of Letter signed : Philadelphia, to John Robinson, Secretary of the Treasury, 1777 Dec. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269553561

British officer during the Revolutionary War.

From the description of Letter [manuscript], 1777 July 30. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647865132

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creatorOf Gage, Thomas, 1721-1787. Thomas Gage papers, 1754-1807, bulk 1759-1775. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
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referencedIn Great Britain. Army. American forces. Orderly books, 1775-1782. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Bulfinch, Thomas, 1728-1802. Documents : for a reparation claim : manuscript, 1783. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Great Britain. Army. British headquarters papers, 1775-1783. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Arbuthnot, Marriott, 1711?-1794,. Hamond Naval Papers, 1766-1825. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Madison, James, 1749-1812. Letter, 1776 July 30, New York [City] to John Norton, London, [Eng.]. William & Mary Libraries
referencedIn Orderly books collection, 1758-1813. Gadsden Public Library
creatorOf Mackenzie, Frederick, d. 1824. Frederick Mackenzie papers, 1760-1783. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Sackville, George Germain, Viscount, 1716-1785. Secret orders, 1776. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Samuel Miles Papers, 1776-1802, 1776-1802 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Keugh, Lieutenant William, Report of British Officer to His Majesty from Camp at German Town 28th of Setptemr. 1777, 1777 September 28- October 7 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Alexander Wedderburn, 1st Earl of Rosslyn papers, Wedderburn, Alexander papers, 1676-1801, 1764-1800 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Rosslyn, Alexander Wedderburn, Earl of, 1733-1805. Alexander Wedderburn, 1st Earl of Rosslyn papers 1676-1801, bulk 1764-1800. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Philipse family. Philipse - Gouverneur family papers, [ca. 1653]-1874. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Bache Papers-Castle Collection, 1766-1946. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Viscounts Melville papers, Melville, Viscounts papers, 1600-1851, 1780-1830 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Washington, George, 1732-1799. Letter to Robert Morris [manuscript], 1777 March 2. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Clinton, Henry, Sir, 1738?-1795. Henry Clinton papers, 1736-1850. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Grant, James, 1720-1806. James Grant of Ballindalloch papers, 1740-1819 (bulk 1760-1780). Library of Congress
referencedIn Willing family. Papers, 1761-1866. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn John Hancock letter, 1776 Brooklyn Historical Society
referencedIn Brand, Robert. A study of the influence of General Howe on the defeat of Saratoga/ by Robert Brand. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Miles, Samuel, 1740-1805. Papers, 1776-1802. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Clark, Abraham, 1726-1794. Abraham Clark letter to Colonel Elias Dayton, 1776 July 4. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn George Sackville Germain papers, Germain, George Sackville papers, 1683-1785 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf William L. Clements Library. William Petty, 1st Marquis of Lansdowne, 2nd Earl of Shelburne papers, 1665-1885. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Howe, William Howe, Viscount, 1729-1814. Appointment, 1778 Feb. 23, Philadelphia, of Charles Bowden. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Inman, George, 1755-1789. George Inman diaries, 1786-1789. Cambridge Historical Society
referencedIn Great Britain. Army. Board of General Officers. Minutes, 1781. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Galloway, Grace Growden, d. 1782. Papers, 1778-1781. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Howe, William Howe, Viscount, 1729-1814. Book of general orders: manuscript, 1777. New York State Library
referencedIn Henry Clinton papers, Clinton, Henry papers, 1736-1850 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Choiseul correspondence, 1777-1781 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Penn, John, 1740 or 1-1788. Letter, 1777 October 10. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Howe, William, 1729-1814. William Howe papers, 1776 October 27 Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Frederick Mackenzie papers, Mackenzie, Frederick papers, 1760-1783 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Great Britain. Army. William Howe orderly book, 1776-1778. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf William Howe signed Military Commission, 1776 John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
referencedIn Records of the Continental and Confederation Congresses and the Constitutional Convention. 1765 - 1821. Papers of the Continental Congress. 1774 - 1789. Letters from General George Washington, Commander in Chief of the Army. 1775 - 1784. Letter from George Washington to John Hancock
referencedIn Andre, Major John, Letter Regarding the Battle of Germantown, 1777 (September 28 and October 8) American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Howe, William Howe, Viscount, 1729-1814. Proclamation of William Howe, Viscount Howe, 1775. Library of Congress
referencedIn Clark, Abraham, 1726-1794. Abraham Clark letter to Colonel Elias Dayton [manuscript], 1776 July 4. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf William L. Clements Library. Viscounts Melville papers, 1600-1851, bulk 1780-1830. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Sackville, George Germain, Viscount, 1716-1785. George Sackville Germain papers, 1683-1785. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Wiederholdt, Andreas, b. 1752?. Collection on the participation of German soldiers in the American Revolution, 1776-1885. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Bartlett, Josiah, 1729-1795. ALS, 1776 September 3, Philadelphia, to "Col Whipple". Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Covenhoven family. Papers, 1776-1805. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Trumbull, Jonathan, 174-1809. Jonathan Trumbull, Jr., papers, 1783. New London County Historical Society
referencedIn Autograph File, H, 1584-1988. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Page family. Papers, 1777-1822. William & Mary Libraries
referencedIn Honyman, Robert, 1747-1824. Diary of Robert Honyman [manuscript], 1776 January 2-1782 March 11. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Strachey, Henry, Sir, 1736-1810. Papers, 1776-1783 : [various locations, primarily United States. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Thomas Gage papers, Gage, Thomas, papers, 1754-1807, 1759-1775 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Rosengarten, J. G. (Joseph George), 1835-1921. The German allied troops in the North American war of independence, and related materials, ca. 1767-1893. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Chamier, Daniel, d. 1779. AD. Account Roll. 1774 May 25-1777 May 24. British Army in North America. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn William Shirreff ledger and petition, 1777 Brooklyn Historical Society
referencedIn Ogden, Benjamin, Captain. Benjamin Ogden prisoner exchange agreement, 1780. New-York Historical Society Library
creatorOf Howe, William, 1729-1814. LS, 1782 August : "Office of Ordinance," to Lord Amherst. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Henry Strachey papers, Strachey, Henry papers, 1768-1802 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn James Grant of Ballindalloch Papers, 1740-1819, (bulk 1760-1780) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Washington, George, 1732-1799. Letter to Jonathan Trumbull [manuscript], 1775 October 5. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Richard and Francis Browne papers, Browne, Francis and Richard, 1756-1765 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Simcoe, John Graves, 1752-1806. Papers, 1781-1806. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
referencedIn Cobb, Oliver W. (Oliver Warren), 1858-1949. The Convention troops [manuscript], 1938. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Howe, William Howe, Viscount, 1729-1814. Autograph letter signed : Wivenhoe near Colchester, to General Alexander Ross, 1797 Aug. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Great Britain. Army. Records, [ca.1770-1780] Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Howe, William Howe, Viscount, 1729-1814. Letter signed : Philadelphia, to John Robinson, Secretary of the Treasury, 1777 Dec. 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Howe, William Howe, Viscount, 1729-1814. Richard St George Mansergh, military commission, 1776 December 23. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
referencedIn Page, John, 1744-1808. Letter, 1777 September 26, Williamsburg [Va.], to Richard Caswell, Governor of North Carolina. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
creatorOf Howe, William Howe, Viscount, 1729-1814. Autograph letter signed : Carville near Newcastle, to General Alexander Ross, 1796 Dec. 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Journal of the proceedings of the army under the command of Sir Wm. Howe in the year 1777 : manuscript, [17--] Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn John Page Letter, 1777 September 26 John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
referencedIn Records of the British garrison of Gibraltar, with copies of the accounts of the siege of Gibraltar and the battle of Bunker Hill, 1783, not before. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Letters of Washington, Franklin, and Lafayette, 1744-1830 [bulk 1777-1799] Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn British headquarters papers, 1775-1783 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Richard and William Howe collection, Howe, Richard and William collection, 1758-1812 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Dorchester, Guy Carleton, Baron, 1724-1808. Papers of Guy Carleton, Baron Dorchester, 1774-1777. Library of Congress
referencedIn William L. Clements Library. Henry Strachey papers, 1768-1802. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Hubbard family. Papers, 1770-1864. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn William Howe orderly book, Howe, William, orderly book, 1776-1778 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Newell, Timothy. A journal kept during the time Boston was shut up in 1775 [manuscript transcription], 1775-1776. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn French, Christopher, 18th cent. Christopher French papers, 1756-1778. Library of Congress
creatorOf Howe, William Howe, Viscount, 1729-1814. [War office in-letters. From military commanders. Commanders-in-Chief, North America] [microform]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Skene, Philip Wharton, 1725-1810. Papers, 1765-1789. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn White, John, b. 1722. Papers of John White, 1774-1790. Library of Congress
referencedIn Serle, Ambrose, 1742-1812. Military Journal of Ambrose Serle, 1776-1778. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn William Petty, 1st Marquis of Lansdowne, 2nd Earl of Shelburne papers, Shelburne, William Petty, 1st Marquis of Lansdowne, 2nd Earl of, papers, 1665-1885 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Hancock, John, 1737-1793. Letter "To the Honorable Convention New York", 1776 June 11. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn John Graves Simcoe Papers, ca. 1776-1806. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
creatorOf Howe, William Howe, Viscount, 1729-1814. Letter [manuscript], 1777 July 30. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf William L. Clements Library. Richard and William Howe collection, 1758-1812. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Peters, John, 1740-1788. John Peters papers, 1770-1786. Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Sargent, Winthrop, 1753-1820. Papers, 1776-1865. Library of Congress
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associatedWith Choiseul, Louis Marie Gabriel César de, 1734-1796 person
associatedWith Clark, Abraham, 1726-1794. person
associatedWith Clinton, Henry, 1771-1829 person
associatedWith Clinton, Henry, Sir, 1738?-1795. person
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associatedWith Dorchester, Guy Carleton, Baron, 1724-1808. person
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associatedWith Galloway, Grace Growden, d. 1782. person
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associatedWith Great Britain. Army. American forces. corporateBody
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)
United States
New York (State)
United States
United States
New York (State)
New York (State) - History - Revolution, 1775-1783.
New York
United States
Great Britain
United States - History - Revolution, 1775-1783.
United States
Subject
Burgoyne's Invasion, 1777
Soldiers--Pay, allowances, etc
Bounties, Military
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
Occupation
Army officers, British
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Person

Birth 1729-08-10

Death 1814-07-12

English

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