Pownall, Thomas, 1722-1805

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British politician and antiquary.

From the description of Memorandum on examination of John Hustler, 1781 October 31 : Lincoln, Eng. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19465117

From the description of Memorandum on examination of John Hustler, 1781 October 31 : Lincoln, Eng. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 154270559

Thomas Pownall was a British colonial politician and author. In 1776 he wrote a one volume work called A Topographical Description of the Dominions of the United States of America . Some time later, he began revising the work for a new edition.

From the description of Manuscript revision of Thomas Pownall's A Topographical description of the dominions of the United States of America, 1776. (University of Pittsburgh). WorldCat record id: 304518652

Epithet: Lieutenant-Colonel

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Epithet: MPfor Tregoney

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New Jersey lieutenant governor, 1755-1756, who having no duties, was able to travel the colonies and study their defense and administration. Later assistant to Lord Loudoun (commander in chief of British forces in North America) and governor of Massachusetts. Author of The Administration of the Colonies (1764).

From the description of Letter : Albany, [N.Y.], to Gen. [William] Johnson, Lake George, [N.Y.], 1755 Nov. 11. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 39071734

Governor of Massachusetts (Colony), and public official of Great Britain.

From the description of Thomas Pownall correspondence, 1750-1756. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980345

British colonial official; governor of Massachusetts 1756-1760.

From the description of Military letter book : Boston, 1757-1760. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122610603

Governor of Massachusetts (1757-1760).

From the description of Thomas Pownall autograph letter signed, 1757. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70978463

Colonial governor of Massachusetts, 1757-1760.

From the description of LS : Boston, to a neighboring governor, 1760 Mar. 24. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122690108

Governor of Massachusetts.

From the description of Letter, 1758 Aug. 30. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70925228

English colonial administrator in America.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to The Reverend Mr. Norris, Secretary of the Antiquarian Society, 1778 Feb. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270618896

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London?], to Josian Sharp at Lincolns Inn, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270618899

From the description of Receipt signed : [n.p.], 1793 May 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270618903

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creatorOf Ely, Edwin A., 1836-1927,. Autograph collection, ca. 1663-1890. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Autograph File, P, 1554-2005. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Massachusetts. Governor (1757-1760 : Pownall). [Documents, 1757-1760] / T. Pownall. Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf Pownall, Thomas, 1722-1805. LS : Boston, to a neighboring governor, 1760 Mar. 24. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Vol. IV (ff. 172). 1 Jan.-25 Dec. 1768. 42987.includes:ff. 1-157 passim Thomas Whately, politician: Correspondence with G. Grenville: 1766-1770.f. 5 George Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton: Letters to Lord Temple: 1767-1769.ff. 9, 22 Richard Gren... British Library
creatorOf Massachusetts. Governor (1741-1757 : Shirley). Commissions of Richard Saltonstall as Colonel in the Provincial Army of Massachusetts, issued by Governors William Shirley, Thomas Pownall, and Francis Bernard, 1754-1762. Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Vol. CCXLIII. (ff. 444). General Correspondence 6-30 Sept. 1761.George III of England: Correspondence of the Duke of Newcastle, Sec. of State, etc.: 1760-1768.includes:ff. 1, 40, 148, 170, 179, 243 William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham; Prime Minister: C... British Library
creatorOf Thomas, John, 1724-1776. John Thomas papers, 1693-1925, bulk: 1747-1776. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Pownall, Thomas, 1722-1805. Autograph letter signed : [London?], to Josian Sharp at Lincolns Inn, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Pownall, Thomas, 1722-1805. Letter : Albany, [N.Y.], to Gen. [William] Johnson, Lake George, [N.Y.], 1755 Nov. 11. Newberry Library
referencedIn Dwight and Ferris family papers, 1711-1951 (inclusive) Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, L-Q. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Dwight family. Dwight and Ferris family papers, 1711-1951 (inclusive). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Benjamin Franklin Papers Part 1 -- Letters to Franklin, 1730-1776 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Pennsylvania. Provincial Council,. Report of the Commissioners to the Albany Congress : ms., 1754 Aug. 6. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Pownall, Thomas, 1722-1805. Military letter book : Boston, 1757-1760. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Pownall, Thomas, 1722-1805. Thomas Pownall correspondence, 1750-1756. Library of Congress
referencedIn Reynard, Michael,. Letters and documents, 1769-1974. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Sackville, George Germain, Viscount, 1716-1785. George Sackville Germain papers, 1683-1785. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Pownall, Thomas, 1722-1805. Letter, 1758 Aug. 30. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Spring, Henry, b. 1733. Papers, 1755-1758. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Sawtelle, William Otis, 1874-1939. Thomas Pownall, Colonial governor, and some of his activities in the American Colonies, [19--]. Islesford Historical Society
creatorOf Pownall, Thomas, 1722-1805. Memorandum on examination of John Hustler, 1781 October 31 : Lincoln, Eng. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Franklin-Bache Papers, 1707-1799 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Pownall, Thomas, 1722-1805. Thomas Pownall autograph letter signed, 1757. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Vol. CCLXXXIII. (ff. 475). General Correspondence 16 July-9 Aug. 1765.George III of England: Correspondence of the Duke of Newcastle, Sec. of State, etc.: 1760-1768.includes:ff. 3, 192 Amelie Sophie Marianne von Wallmoden, Countess of Yarmouth: Corre... British Library
referencedIn General information about gifts to Harvard from Thomas Pownall. Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library). Reports in the summer of the year 1757 [to July 10, 1758], 1757-1758. Newberry Library
creatorOf Bancroft, George, 1800-1891. Miscellany Collection of John A. Schutz, 1693-1959. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Pownall, Thomas, 1722-1805. Autograph letter signed : London, to The Reverend Mr. Norris, Secretary of the Antiquarian Society, 1778 Feb. 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1668-1983, Bulk, 1750-1850, 1668-1983 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Clinton, Henry, Sir, 1738?-1795. Henry Clinton papers, 1736-1850. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Pownall, Thomas, 1722-1805. Memorandum on examination of John Hustler, 1781 October 31 : Lincoln, Eng. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Williams, Israel, 1709-1788. Papers, 1728-1785. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Henry Clinton papers, Clinton, Henry papers, 1736-1850 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Pownall, Thomas, 1722-1805. Manuscript revision of Thomas Pownall's A Topographical description of the dominions of the United States of America, 1776. University of Pittsburgh
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of American manuscripts, 1582-1843. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Pownall, Thomas, 1722-1805. [Military commission certificate, 1758 March 13]. New England Historic Genealogical Society, NEHGS
creatorOf Massachusetts. Governor (1757-1760 : Pownall). Certificates of discharge in bankruptcies, 1758 Jan - Dec. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Loudoun, John Campbell, Earl of, 1705-1782. Loudoun papers : Americana, 1682-1780 (bulk 1755-1758). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Pownall, Thomas, 1722-1805. Receipt signed : [n.p.], 1793 May 28. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn William Henry Lyttelton papers, Lyttelton, William Henry, papers, 1730-1806, 1755-1761 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Bryce, James Bryce, Viscount, 1838-1922. Collection of James Bryce, Viscount Bryce, 1758-1922 (bulk 1875-1922). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Pepperrell, William, Sir, 1696-1759. William Pepperrell papers, 1664-1782. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Abercromby, James, 1706-1781. Papers of James Abercromby, 1674-1787 (bulk 1758). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of documents concerning the American Revolution, 1740-1866 . Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Noyes, H. Wallace,. H. Wallace Noyes lantern slides collection, ca. 1900. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Massachusetts. Governor (1757-1760 : Pownall). Bill authorizing public sale of real estate, 1760 March 25, [Boston]. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Dwight family. Dwight and Ferris family papers, 1711-1951 (inclusive). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf William L. Clements Library. William Henry Lyttelton papers, 1730-1806. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Saunders, Thomas, Capt. Papers, 1732-1828, bulk: 1732-1787. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Pepperrell, William, Sir, 1696-1759. ALS : Springfield, Mass., to Thomas Pownall, 1757 Aug. 15. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Vol. CCXLII. (ff. 399). General Correspondence 13 Aug.-5 Sept. 1761.George III of England: Correspondence of the Duke of Newcastle, Sec. of State, etc.: 1760-1768.includes:f. 3 Sir George Colebrooke, 2nd Baronet: Correspondence with the Duke of Newca... British Library
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Fort George (Me.)
New York (State)
Yorkshire (England)
United States
Massachusetts
France
England
Brussels, Belgium
Massachusetts
Boston (Mass.)
Massachusetts
England
Yorkshire (England)
United States
Louisbourg (N.S.)
Kittery (Me.)
Fort William Henry (N.Y.)
New York (State)--Albany
Maine
United States
Great Britain
Wells (Me.)
Massachusetts
Massachusetts--Boston
Middle Atlantic States
Nova Scotia
United States
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Wool industry
Indians of North America--Wars--History--18th century--Sources
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Iroquois Indians--Government relations--Sources
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Indians of North America--Government relations--sources
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Governor--Massachusetts
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Birth 1722-09-04

Death 1805-02-25

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