Abercromby, James, 1706-1781

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Army general, second in command of the British forces in America, 1756-1758, and commander of the Albany, N.Y., garrison.

From the description of Letter : Albany, [N.Y.], to Sir Wm. Johnson, 1757 Dec. 27. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 35988285

British army officer.

From the description of James Abercromby correspondence, 1758. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449865

In 1756 James Abercromby was appointed second in command to John Campbell, 4th Earl of Loudoun, commander-in-chief of British forces in America and, following Loudoun's recall, assumed his position. His failure to capture Fort Ticonderoga led to his replacement in 1759 by Jeffery Amherst.

From the description of Papers of James Abercromby, 1674-1787 (bulk 1758). (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122499629

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referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of documents concerning the American Revolution, 1740-1866 . Houghton Library.
creatorOf Abercromby, James, 1706-1781. Letter, 1758 March 27, New York [to] William Denny. New England Historic Genealogical Society
creatorOf Abercromby, James, 1706-1781. Papers of James Abercromby, 1674-1787 (bulk 1758). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Parkman, William, 1741-1832. Diary, 1758-1759. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Noble, Aaron, d. ca. 1761. Aaron Noble His Book, 1758, May 30 - Nov. 1. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Newell, John, fl. 1758. Account book, 1758-1823. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn William Henry Lyttelton papers, Lyttelton, William Henry, papers, 1730-1806, 1755-1761 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Nichols, Joseph, fl. 1755-1766. Diary of Joseph Nichols, 1758-1766. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf William L. Clements Library. William Petty, 1st Marquis of Lansdowne, 2nd Earl of Shelburne papers, 1665-1885. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Fuller family. Papers, 1735-1894. Library of Congress
creatorOf Abercromby, James, 1706-1781. Letter : Albany, [N.Y.], to Sir Wm. Johnson, 1757 Dec. 27. Newberry Library
creatorOf Sackville, George Germain, Viscount, 1716-1785. George Sackville Germain papers, 1683-1785. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Pownall, Thomas, 1722-1805. Military letter book : Boston, 1757-1760. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Great Britain. Army. British army colonial manuscripts, ca. 1752-1807. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Loudoun, John Campbell, Earl of, 1705-1782. Loudoun papers : Americana, 1682-1780 (bulk 1755-1758). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf William L. Clements Library. William Henry Lyttelton papers, 1730-1806. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Forbes, John, 1707-1759. Papers of John Forbes [manuscript], 1755-1759. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn British public records, ca. 1600-1782 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn George Sackville Germain papers, Germain, George Sackville papers, 1683-1785 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
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
creatorOf Abercromby, James, 1706-1781. A plan of Albany. Capital District Library Council, CDLC
creatorOf Abercromby, James, 1706-1781. James Abercromby correspondence, 1758. Library of Congress
creatorOf Johnson, William, 1715-1774. ALS, 1757 December 28, Fort Johnson, to Major General Abercrombie. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Johnson, William, Sir, 1715-1774. Papers, 1733-1808. American Periodical Series I
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associatedWith Abercromby family. family
correspondedWith Appy, John, fl. 1758 person
correspondedWith De Lancey, James, 1703-1760, person
correspondedWith Denny, William, b. 1718 person
associatedWith Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Forbes, John, 1707-1759. person
correspondedWith Forbes, John, 1710-1759 person
associatedWith Fuller family. family
associatedWith Great Britain. Army corporateBody
correspondedWith Hancock, Thomas, 1703-1764 person
associatedWith Johnson, William, Sir, 1715-1774. person
associatedWith Lansdowne, William Petty, Marquis of, 1737-1805 person
correspondedWith Lawrence, Charles, 1709-1760 person
associatedWith Loudoun, John Campbell, Earl of, 1705-1782. person
correspondedWith Mortier, Abraham person
associatedWith Newberry Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Newell, John, fl. 1758. person
associatedWith Nichols, Joseph, fl. 1755-1766. person
associatedWith Noble, Aaron, d. ca. 1761. person
associatedWith Parkman, William, 1741-1832. person
correspondedWith Pitt, William, Earl of Chatham, 1708-1778 person
associatedWith Post, Christian Frederick, 1710?-1785. person
correspondedWith Pownall, Thomas, 1722-1805 person
associatedWith Sackville, George Germain, Viscount, 1716-1785. person
associatedWith Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866 person
correspondedWith Stanwix, John, 1690?-1766 person
associatedWith William L. Clements Library. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Fort William Henry (N.Y.)
America
New York (State)
Schoharie (N.Y.)
Louisbourg (N.S.)
New York (State)
United States
United States
Fort Frontenac (Ont. : Fort)
Great Britain
United States
Subject
Indians of North America--Government relations--to 1789
Indians of North America--Wars--1750-1815--Sources
Forbes' Expedition against Fort Duquesne, 1758--Sources
Abercrombie's Ticonderoga Campaign, N.Y., 1758--Sources
Onondaga Indians--Wars--18th century--Sources
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Army officers, British
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Birth 1706

Death 1781-04-23

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