Humphreys, David, 1752-1818

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Army officer, diplomat, and author.

From the description of Papers of David Humphreys, 1776-1810. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71065032

Army officer, diplomat, and poet, of Connecticut; b. in Derby; d. in New Haven.

From the description of David Humphreys papers, 1687-1819. (New Haven Colony Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 430490748

Connecticut Revolutionary War Officer, statesman, and poet.

From the description of Poems, [ca. 1800-1802]. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58758254

Dwight was President of Yale from 1795-1817.

From the description of Letter, [ca.1795-1817], to Revd. Timothy Dwight, D.D., President of Yale College. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 122492740

David Humphreys: soldier, statesman, poet; B.A., Yale, 1771, M.A., 1774; lieutenant colonel and aide-de-camp to Washington during the Revolution; appointed special secret agent in 1790 to gather information for Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson; appointed commissioner of Algerian states; in 1793 appointed minister plenipotentiary to Spain; in 1796, upon his return to the U.S., founded the Humphreysville Manufacturing Company.

From the description of Humphreys-Marvin-Olmstead collection, 1776-1867 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702204486

From the guide to the Humphreys-Marvin-Olmstead collection, 1776-1867, (Manuscripts and Archives)

Richard Dale was a naval officer.

From the guide to the Richard Dale papers, 1780-1845, 1780-1845, (American Philosophical Society)

American poet; George Washington's aide de camp and a member of his official family at Mount Vernon.

From the description of ALS, 1773 Mar. 19, Newburgh, N.Y., to Benjamin Lincoln. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122442707

American poet; Washington's aide de camp and a member of his official family at Mount Vernon.

From the description of Manuscript biography of George Washington, [1788]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122684185

David Humphreys was a Yale graduate and American revolutionary war captain. In 1784 he was appointed secretary to the commission which was sent to Europe to negotiate treaties of commerce with foreign powers.

From the description of Letter : London, to John Jay, 1786 Feb 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83329855

From the description of Letter : London, to John Jay, 1786 Feb 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702148276

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creatorOf Humphreys, David, 1752-1818. Letter of David Humphreys, Madrid, Spain, to William Willis, Barcelona, Spain [manuscript] 1801 April 25. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Humphreys, David, 1752-1818. David Humphreys papers, 1687-1819. New Haven Colony Historical Society Library
referencedIn Roger Sherman (1721-1793) collection, 1749-1904 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume XII, Miscellany, 1769-1838. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818. Gwathmey collection [manuscript], 1708-1852. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Washington, George, 1732-1799. LS : New Windsor, N.Y., to Arthur St. Clair, Philadelphia, 1781 Apr. 8. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Washington, George, 1732-1799. Letter signed [in the hand of David Humphreys] : Headquarters, New Windsor, to [James] Clinton, 1781 June 5. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Lear, Tobias, 1762-1816. ALsS, 1791 Mar. 16-1793 Apr. 8, to David Humphreys. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Letter from Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson to President George Washington United States. National Archives and Records Administration
creatorOf Letter from David Humphreys to Chief Justice John Jay United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Index to Despatches from the U.S. Minister to Portugal, 1790 - 1793 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
creatorOf Humphreys-Marvin-Olmstead collection, 1776-1867 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Letter from John Jay to Colonel [David] Humphreys United States. National Archives and Records Administration
creatorOf Humphreys, David, 1752-1818. David Humphreys Papers. 1790-1807. Peabody Essex Museum
referencedIn Wadsworth, Jeremiah, 1743-1804. Papers of Jeremiah Wadsworth, 1775-1833. Library of Congress
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Letter from David Humphreys to Chief Justice John Jay United States. National Archives and Records Administration
editorOf Letter from Egbert Benson to David Humphreys United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn William Upcott papers, 1650-1881. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Cathcart, James L. (James Leander), 1767-1843. Papers, 1788-1796. Gadsden Public Library
creatorOf Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. ALS, 1791 Aug. 23, Philadelphia, to David Humphreys, Lisbon. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Marshall, John, 1755-1835. LS, 1800 Sept. 8, Washington, D.C., to David Humphreys, Madrid. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Tobias Lear Papers, 1790-1816 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Washington, George, 1732-1799. Letter signed [in the hand of David Humphreys] : Headquarters, New Windsor, to [James] Clinton, 1780 Dec. 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Letter Book of the Joint Commissioners for the Formation of Treaties of Amity and Commerce United States. National Archives and Records Administration
creatorOf Humphreys, David, 1752-1818. Colonel Humphreys letter, 1786 December 18, to Governor Samuel Huntington. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application File B. L. Wt. 948-450, David Humphries, Conn. United States. National Archives and Records Administration
creatorOf Washington, George, 1732-1799. LS : Saratoga, N.Y., to Timothy Pickering, Newburgh, N.Y., 1783 July 26. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810. Letter : Augusta, [Georgia], to the governor of the state of Georgia [George Walton], 1789 Oct. 2. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Washington, George, 1732-1799. Letter signed [in the hand of David Humphreys] : Headquarters, Peekskill, to [James] Clinton, 1781 June 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Humphreys, David, 1752-1811. David Humphreys letters, 1794-1813. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Oldridge, William A. The William A. Oldridge collection of George Washington's headquarters staff writings, 1775-1962. Library of Congress
creatorOf Washington, George, 1732-1799. Autograph letter signed : Mount Vernon, to Col. David Humphreys, 1787 Jan. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Morris, Gouverneur, 1752-1816. Gouverneur Morris papers, 1771-1834 (bulk 1789-1816). Library of Congress
creatorOf Humphreys, David, 1752-1818. ALS, 1773 Mar. 19, Newburgh, N.Y., to Benjamin Lincoln. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Letter from President George Washington to David Humphreys United States. National Archives and Records Administration
creatorOf Smith, John Cotton, 1765-1845. John Cotton Smith personal, legal and political papers, 1788-1845. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume XII, Miscellany, 1769-1838. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Autograph File, H, 1584-1988. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Gouverneur Morris Papers, 1771-1834, (bulk 1789-1816) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Cutting, Nathaniel, d. 1822. Journal and letterbooks, 1786-1798. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Washington, George, 1732-1799. Letter signed [in the hand of David Humphreys] : Headquarters, New Windsor, to [James] Clinton, 1781 May 7. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Sherman, Roger, 1721-1793. Roger Sherman (1721-1793) collection, 1749-1904 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin, Baron von, 1730-1794. ALS, 1786 Oct. 2, Paris, to David Humphreys. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. ALS, 1785 [i.e., 1786] Jan. 5, Paris, to David Humphreys. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Humphreys, David, 1752-1818. Papers of David Humphreys, 1776-1810. Library of Congress
creatorOf Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. ALS, 1789 March 18, Paris, to David Humphreys. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Papers, 1768-1877. Houghton Library.
referencedIn English-language manuscript verse in the Houghton Library: First-line index, ca. 1000-ca. 1820. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Richard Dale papers, 1780-1845, 1780-1845 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Letter from David Humphreys to John Jay United States. National Archives and Records Administration
creatorOf Washington, George, 1732-1799. Letter signed [in the hand of David Humphreys] : Headquarters, New Windsor, to [James] Clinton, 1781 June 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Portrait file: Guide. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Gilpin family. Papers, 1727-1872. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Lear, Tobias, 1762-1816. Tobias Lear papers, 1790-1816. Library of Congress
creatorOf Humphreys, D. And hast thou forgot to sing : poem, 1825, April. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Washington Irving collection, 1683-1839, (bulk 1753-1839) Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf Washington, George, 1732-1799. Letter signed [in the hand of David Humphreys] : Headquarters, New Windsor, to [James] Clinton, 1781 May 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Humphreys, David, 1752-1818. Humphreys-Marvin-Olmstead collection, 1776-1867 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Humphreys, David, 1752-1818. Poems, [ca. 1800-1802]. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Monroe, James, 1758-1831. James Monroe papers, 1758-1839. Library of Congress
referencedIn Morris, Jacob, 1755-1844. Papers, 1795-1866. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Humphreys, David, 1752-1818. Letter, [ca.1795-1817], to Revd. Timothy Dwight, D.D., President of Yale College. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. ALS : Paris, to David Humphreys, 1785 Dec. 4. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Letter from John Jay to Colonel [David] Humphreys United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Stephen Atwood papers, Atwood, Stephen papers, 1803-1853 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Humphreys, David, 1752-1818. Letter : London, to John Jay, 1786 Feb 13. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn William A. Oldridge Collection of George Washington's Headquarters Staff Writings, 1775-1962, (bulk 1775-1783) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Wolcott, Oliver [and] Co. Account books, 1804-1815. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, 1700-1800 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of documents concerning the American Revolution, 1740-1866 . Houghton Library.
creatorOf Humphreys, David, 1752-1818. A poem on the national industry of the United States of America : addressed to the rising generation, pronounced at Lisbon on the 4th day of July 1792, in celebration of the 16th anniversary of independence : manuscript, 1792. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of American manuscripts, 1582-1843. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Dale, Richard, 1756-1826. Papers, 1780-1845. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn War of 1812 mss., 1776-1879 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn James Monroe Papers, 1758-1839 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Letter from Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of State to Colonel David Humphreys United States. National Archives and Records Administration
creatorOf Washington, George, 1732-1799. Papers, 1754-1958. Gadsden Public Library
referencedIn Lear, Tobias, 1762-1816. Tobias Lear diary, 1803 June 24 - October 23. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Humphreys, David, 1752-1818. Manuscript biography of George Washington, [1788]. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Humphreys, David, 1752-1818. Letter : London, to John Jay, 1786 Feb 13. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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Connecticut CT US
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Music
Poets, American--18th century
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Fourth of July--Poetry
Shays' Rebellion, 1786-1787
Generals--Biography
American poetry--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Convention of 1800
Armed Forces
Merino sheep
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Farmers--Connecticut
Diplomats--18th century.--United States
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Birth 1752-07-10

Death 1818-02-21

Americans

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