Johnson, Guy, approximately 1740-1788

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Superintendent of Indian Affairs; loyalist.

From the description of Conference minutes, 1768 October 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122519721

Guy Johnson, nephew of Sir William Johnson, served as Deputy Superintendant of Indian Affairs in the northeastern American colonies and became Superintendant in 1774 when his uncle died. In 1775, at the outbreak of the American Revolution, Johnson fled to Canada and sailed to England. He returned to America in 1776, where he directed British raids on settlements in the Mohawk Valley through the end of the Revolutionary War.

From the guide to the Guy Johnson papers, 1773-1831, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

Guy Johnson, nephew of Sir William Johnson, served as Deputy Superintendant of Indian Affairs in the northeastern American colonies and became Superintendant in 1774 when his uncle died. At the outbreak of the American Revolution in 1775, Johnson fled to Canada and sailed to England. He returned to America in 1776, where he directed British raids on settlements in the Mohawk Valley through the end of the Revolutionary War.

From the description of Guy Johnson papers, 1773-1831. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702164507

British colonial Indian official and New York politician.

Presumed to be a nephew of Sir William Johnson, Guy Johnson reached America around 1755, was appointed deputy superintendent of northern Indians by his uncle in 1762, and served in the New York General Assembly from 1773 to 1775.

From the description of Letter : New York, [N.Y.], to Sir W[illia]m Johnson, 1772 [i.e. 1773] Mar. 2. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 38137823

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creatorOf Johnson, William, Sir, 1715-1774. Sir William Johnson letters, 1755-1773. Newberry Library
creatorOf Johnson, Guy, ca. 1740-1788. Guy Johnson papers, circa 1740-1818. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Kirkland, Samuel, 1741-1808. Papers relating to dispute with Guy Johnson, 1775 Feb. 14-Aug. 25. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Johnson, Guy, ca. 1740-1788. Map of the River St. John in the Province of Nova Scotia, exhibiting the grant to officers &c. in 1765, with other patents. From the survey of Mr. Chas. Morris, and other surveys, by Guy Johnson. Library of Congress
creatorOf Hutchins, Thomas, 1730-1789. A sketch of the several Indian roads leading from Fort Pitt to Sioto, Lake Erie & c : Takn. from a draft (made on a tour thro' yt. country in 1762 by Mr. Hutchins then in the Indian Department / Guy Johnson fect. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Johnson, Guy, ca. 1740-1788. [Map of New York land grants and purchases]. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Johnson, Guy, ca. 1740-1788. Letter : New York, [N.Y.], to Sir W[illia]m Johnson, 1772 [i.e. 1773] Mar. 2. Newberry Library
referencedIn Thomas Gage papers, Gage, Thomas, papers, 1754-1807, 1759-1775 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Tice, Gilbert. Ledger of accounts, 1771-1774. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Delaware Tribe of Indians. Treaty of peace with the Delaware Nation, also documentation and supplemental treaty, 1765. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Guy Johnson papers, 1773-1831 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Johnson, William, Sir, 1715-1774. Minutes of the several conferences held by Sir William Johnson with the Indians on his way to, and at the Detroits, 1761. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Abraham, d. 1780. A speech of the Mohawks to the majestrates and committee of the town of Schenectady and major corporation and committee of the city of Albany & c / delivered by Little Abraham, 1775 May 20. Newberry Library
referencedIn Chalmers, Harvey. Six Nations status : arrival and settlement in Canada, present position, ca. 1946. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Johnson, Guy, ca. 1740-1788. Treaty of peace with the Delaware Nation entered into by their deputies before Sir William Johnson ... : manuscript, [1765]. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Prévost, Augustine, ca. 1725-1786. [Map of New York land grants and purchases] / copy'd from an original of Guy Johnson Esqr. by [sig.] Aug. Prevost. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Albany Committee of Correspondence (N.Y.). Minutes, 1775-1777. Newberry Library
referencedIn Pierce, John, Jr. Letter, 1775 August 24. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Johnson, Guy, ca. 1740-1788. Conference minutes, 1768 October 18. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Gage, Thomas, 1721-1787. Thomas Gage papers, 1754-1807, bulk 1759-1775. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Robert Adams Day Book, 1768-1775 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn George Sackville Germain papers, Germain, George Sackville papers, 1683-1785 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Clinton, Henry, Sir, 1738?-1795. Henry Clinton papers, 1736-1850. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Henry Clinton papers, Clinton, Henry papers, 1736-1850 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Pound, Arthur, 1884-1966. Papers, 1930-1947. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn New York (State). Education Department. Division of Archives and History. Photostats of New York "Records of Indian Affairs" in the National Archives of Canada, 1748-1775. New York State Archives
creatorOf Sackville, George Germain, Viscount, 1716-1785. George Sackville Germain papers, 1683-1785. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Johnson, William, Sir, 1715-1774. Papers, 1733-1808. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Johnson, John, Sir, 1742-1830. Deed to Robert Adams, 1771 September 21. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Public Archives of Canada. Indian affairs collection, 1722-1780. Library of Congress
creatorOf Johnson, Guy, ca. 1740-1788. Guy Johnson papers, 1773-1831. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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associatedWith Butler, John, 1728-1794. person
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associatedWith Claus, Daniel, 1727-1787. person
associatedWith Clinton, Henry, 1771-1829 person
associatedWith Clinton, Henry, Sir, 1738?-1795. person
associatedWith Dartmouth, William Legge, Earl of, 1731-1801. person
associatedWith Delaware Tribe of Indians. corporateBody
associatedWith Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Gage, Thomas, 1721-1787. person
associatedWith Hutchins, Thomas, 1730-1789. person
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associatedWith Johnson, William, Sir, 1715-1774. person
associatedWith Kirkland, Samuel, 1741-1808. person
associatedWith Livingston, Peter Van Brugh, 1710-1792. person
associatedWith Maclean, Allan, 1725-1797. person
associatedWith Morris, Charles, surveyor. person
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associatedWith New York (State). Education Department. Division of Archives and History. corporateBody
associatedWith Peters, Richard, 1743-1828. person
associatedWith Pierce, John, Jr. person
associatedWith Pound, Arthur, 1884-1966. person
associatedWith Prévost, Augustine, ca. 1725-1786. person
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associatedWith Tilghman, James. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Albany (N.Y.)
New York (State)
United States
United States
New York (State)--New York
United States
Saint John River Valley (Me. and N.B.)
United States
Subject
Iroquois Indians
Manuscripts, American
Land grants--Maps--Early works to 1800
Tuscarora Indians
Indians of North America--Government relations--to 1789
Indians of North America--Land tenure--History--18th century--Sources
Indians of North America--Treaties
Mohawk Indians--Land tenure--History--18th century--Sources
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Birth 1740

Death 1788-03-05

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