Henry Clinton papers 1736-1850 Clinton, Henry papers

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Henry Clinton papers 1736-1850 Clinton, Henry papers

The Henry Clinton papers contain the correspondence, records, and maps of Henry Clinton, who served under Thomas Gage and William Howe between 1775 and 1778, and was commander-in-chief of the British forces in North America from 1778 to 1782. Although the bulk of the papers cover his tenure as commander-in-chief, with particular attention to engagements in New York and New Jersey and the sieges of Charleston and Yorktown, they also document Clinton's efforts to restore his reputation after the war, and to some extent, his personal life. The are described in a separate finding aid. Harriot Clinton and Elizabeth Carter diaries

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Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794

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English historian. From the description of Autograph letter : place not specified, to Georges Deyverdun, 1775 May 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269587493 From the description of Letter, 1775 Feb. 17, to [Hester Gibbon?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122500050 From the description of Library catalogue cards, ca. 1783-1789. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122289309 From the description of Receipt book : manuscript, 1780-1783. (Unknown). WorldCat record ...

Carter, Elizabeth, ca. 1741-1817.

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Dundas, Henry, 1742-1811

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Henry Dundas, the first Viscount Melville (1742-1811), statesman, was the father of Robert Saunders Dundas, the second Viscount Melville (1771-1851), also a statesman. Henry Dundas was educated at Edinburgh High School and University, before becoming solicitor-general for Scotland in 1766. He was M.P. for Midlothian 1774-1790, except for a few months in 1782, when he sat for Newtown, Isle of Wight. He was lord advocate 1775-1783, lord rector of Glasgow University 1781-1783, privy councillor, and...

Trumbull, Jonathan, 1710-1785

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Governor of Conn. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Lebanon, to Major-General Huntington, 1779 Mar. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270573362 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Hartford, to Thomas Mumford in Groton, 1781 Aug. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270573366 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Lebanon, to Major-General Huntington and Captain Mumford, 1779 Jun. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270573357 ...

Tonyn, Patrick, 1725-1804

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St. Vincent, John Jervis, Viscount, 1735-1823

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English admiral. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Rochester, to Captain Young, 1820 Nov. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270860380 English naval officer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Royal George before Brest," to "My Dear Nepean", 1800 Sept. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270634268 From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : to James Burney, [1782] Sept. 13-1806 Dec. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record ...

Ferguson, Patrick, 1744-1780

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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 direct...

Lee, Charles, 1731-1782

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Auckland, William Eden, baron, 1744-1814

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Riedesel, Friedrich Adolf, Freiherr von, 1738-1800

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Rainsford, Charles, 1728-1809.

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Grant, James, 1720-1806

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Sackville, George Germain, Viscount, 1716-1785

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Clinton, George, approximately 1686-1761

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Colonial Governor of New York. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Lt. Gov. Thomas, 1744 Sept. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904165 From the description of Autograph signature to document : Fort George in the City of New York, 1750 Sept. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904167 George Clinton (ca. 1686-1761) was a British naval officer and politician who served as colonial governor of New York from 1743 to 1753. From the descri...

Vaughan, John, Sir, 1747 or 8-1795.

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British officer and Member of Parliament John Vaughan (ca.1731-1795) was the second son of Wilmot Vaughan, third Viscount Lisburne, and Elizabeth Watson. Vaughan saw duty in the Seven Years' War in England, Scotland, and Germany before raising his own light infantry regiment, the Royal Welsh Volunteers, for service in America. After the capture of Martinique in 1762, his regiment was disbanded and Vaughan took command of the 46th Regiment of Foot; he remained in America until the re...

Newcastle, Henry Fiennes Pelham-Clinton, Duke of, 1720-1794.

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Second Duke of Newcastle. From the description of Letter, 1782. (Florida State University). WorldCat record id: 50657733 Auditor of Receipts of H.M. Exchequer. From the description of Autograph signature to an order : for payment of a loan, 1753 Mar. 24 and 1754 Nov. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904237 From the description of Autograph signature to an order : for payment, 1751 Oct. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904236 From the d...

North, Frederick, Lord, 1732-1792

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Lord North was Prime Minister of Great Britain, 1770-1782. From the description of [Letter] 1773 Oct. 18, Bushy Park [to] Duke of Devonshire / North. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 300002481 English statesman. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Bushy Park, 1772 Aug. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270609854 Frederick North (1732-1792) was the prime minister of Great Britain from February 1772 until his resignation in March 1782. D...

Burgoyne, John, 1722-1792

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Burgoyne was a Lieutenant General of British forces during the American Revolution, who surrendered at Saratoga in Oct. 1777. From the description of John Burgoyne letter : to M.G. Gates, 1777 Dec. 12. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63936829 British general. From the description of ALS : near Bemis Heights, N.Y., to Horatio Gates, 1777 Sept. 27. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122591552 General and Dramatist. ...

Laurens, Henry, 1724-1792

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Charleston, S.C. merchant, plantation owner, and politician. In June 1775 Laurens became president of the first Provincial Congress. From the description of Correspondence, 1775. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 37521798 American politician. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Charleston, S. C., to an unidentified recipient, 1762 Sept. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270871270 Henry Laurens was a merchant; he w...

Simcoe, John Graves, 1752-1806

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Hood, Samuel Hood, Viscount, 1724-1816

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Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood (b. 12 December 1724, Butleigh, England–d. 27 January 1816. London, England) was an officer in the British Royal Navy. The son of Samuel Hood, a vicar, he entered the Royal Navy in 1741 and served on Ludlow. He became a lieutenant in 1746 and was commander of Jamaica in 1754. During the Revolutionary War battle of the Mona Passage, Hood led the British Fleet and later became the commander of Mediterranean Fleet in 1793 during the French Revolution. He rose to admir...

Sydney, Thomas Townshend, Viscount, 1733-1800

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Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount of Sydney, British Whig statesman. Lord of the Treasury (1765), Speaker of the House of Commons (1766), and member of the Privy Council (1767), Secretary of State for Home Affairs, War, and the Colonies (1782). In the latter capacity he guided the negotiations for the Treaty of 1783 between Britain and the United States. From the description of Papers of Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount of Sydney, 1765-1787. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Bota...

Northumberland, Hugh Percy, Duke of, 1742-1817

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Fought in the American Revolution. From the description of Autograph signature to letter : to Mr. Dundas, 1798 May 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270611811 From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Gen. Stuart, 1757 Nov. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270611415 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Alnwick Castle, 1796 Oct. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270609742 From the description of Autograph signature to dictated let...

O'Hara, Charles, ca. 1740-1802.

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Balfour, Nisbet, 1743-1823

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British soldier, served in American theater during Revolutionary War. From the guide to the Nisbet Balfour letter and receipt, 1781, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) British Officer during American Revolution, and Commandant of Charleston, S.C., during British occupation, 1781-1782. From the description of Nisbet Balfour papers, 1781 Dec. 4 and 178[2] Jan. 21. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 54468239 B...

Russell, Peter, 1733-1808

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Born in Ireland, Russell came to America as secretary to General Sir Henry Clinton. He later became administrator of the province of Upper Canada. From the description of ALS : New York, N.Y., to Gen. Sir John Vaughan, 1780 Oct. 25. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122617104 ...

Huntingdon, Francis Hastings, Earl of, 1728-1789

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Aubant, Abraham d'

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Skinner, Cortlandt, 1728-1799

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Army officer. From the description of Papers of Cortlandt Skinner, 1777-1781. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79456171 ...

Pitt, William, 1759-1806

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6q81k2d (person)

British statesman and prime minister. From the description of Papers, 1762-1884 and n.d. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 122417293 From the description of Papers, 1762-1884. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20019673 Chancellor of the Exchequer. From the description of Document signed : [London], 1784 Apr. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270890755 From the description of Document signed : [London], 1787 Nov. 23. (U...

De Lancey, Oliver, 1752-1822

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Ward, Thomas

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Bowler, Metcalf, approximately 1726-1789

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Dorchester, Guy Carleton, Baron, 1724-1808

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Army officer and public official of Great Britain and governor of Quebec (Colony). From the description of Guy Carleton papers, Baron Dorchester, circa 1775-1786. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71009537 British governor of Quebec and commander of the British Army in Canada. From the description of Papers of Guy Carleton, Baron Dorchester, 1774-1777. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71009530 Governor of Quebec and British army officer. From the ...

Hertford, Francis Seymour Conway, Marquess of, 1719-1794

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Lord lieutenant of Ireland, 1765-1766 and lord chamberlain, 1766-1782. From the description of Letter, 1766. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 36854524 ...

Haldimand, Frederick, Sir, 1718-1791

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Sir Frederick Haldimand was chief commander of British Florida (1767-1778) and governor of Québec (1778-1786). From the description of Sir Frederick Haldimand papers, 1769-1772. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 166422543 British army officer. From the description of Papers of Sir Frederick Haldimand, 1782-1926. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450710 British general, governor and commander-in-chief of Canada. From the descri...

Wright, James, Sir, 1716-1785

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British royal governor of Georgia (1760-1776, 1779-1782) who returned to England after the Revolution. From the description of Sir James Wright correspondence, 1784 September 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983534 British royal governor of Georgia (1760-1776, 1779-1782), who returned to England after the Revolution. From the description of Papers, 1784. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 34149569 Sir James Wright (1716-1785) was a lawyer in Charleston, ...

Washington, George, 1732-1799

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George Washington (b. Feb. 22, 1732, Westmoreland County, Va.-d. Dec. 14, 1799, Mount Vernon, VA) was the first president of the United States, serving from 1789 to 1797. Washington came from a family of farmers and landowners. He had little education but showed an aptitude for mathematics. He used this talent to become a surveyor. At 15, Washington took a job as assistant surveyor on a team sent to map the Shenandoah Valley in western Virginia. In his early 20s, Washington joined the Virgin...

Knyphausen, Wilhelm, Baron von

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Hessian general in American Revolution. From the description of LS : to George Washington, 1781 Nov. 20. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122541805 ...

Clinton, Harriet, 1772-1812.

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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 Descri...

Hayes, John McNamara, 1750?-1809.

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Gambier, James, 1723-1789

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Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6qz283d (person)

Thomas Smith, Commissioner of Loans for Pennsylvania. From the description of Letter to Thomas Smith, Commissioner of Loans for Pennsylvania concerning the payment of indents to Pennsylvania [manuscript] 30 September 1790. 1790. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647960750 Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804) was influential in founding the United States government and served as its first Secretary of the Treasury (1789-1795) under President George Washington. ...

Fox, Charles-James, 1749-1806

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Charles James Fox was born in London on January 24, 1749. After attending Eton and Oxford, his first political success came with his election to Parliament in 1768. Though he initially supported the government's efforts against the populist machinations of John Wilkes, Fox's political views began to shift after receiving and resigning a number of political appointments, leading him to increasingly ally himself with the Rockingham Whigs. During the early 1770s, Fox opposed the British economic po...

Arbuthnot, Marriott, 1711?-1794

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Leslie, Alexander, approximately 1740-1794

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Alexander Leslie (ca. 1740-1794) was an officer in the British Army. From the description of General Leslie letterbooks, 1781-1782. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122580889 From the guide to the Alexander Leslie letterbooks, 1781-1782, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Lieut. General Leslie was Commander of British forces in the Southern states after Cornwallis. From the description of LS, 1781 December 19 ...

Carter, Martha, d. 1783.

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Byron, John, 1723-1786

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Admiral. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to James Sykes., 1783 Sept. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133742 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Newman, 1750 Feb. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133566 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Pirbright, 1775 Dec. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133628 John Byron, British naval officer. His frequent bad luck in terms of weather conditions earned him the...

Howe, William Howe, Viscount, 1729-1814

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6js9zfj (person)

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. ...

Clinton, Henry, 1771-1829

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6nz961q (person)

English general. From the description of Autograph letter in the third person : [London], to Mr. Moore, "Wednesday" [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270858838 From the description of Autograph letter in the third person : [n.p.], to an unidentified recipient, 1810 June 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270863399 Sir Henry Clinton was born in England on April 16, 1730, the son of George Clinton (1686-1761) and Anne Carle (1696-1761). His father se...

Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801

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Revolutionary patriot, Continental Army general, and traitor. From the description of Benedict Arnold papers, 1761-1794. (New Haven Colony Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 432702702 Prior to the U.S. Revolutionary War Arnold was a merchant and trader in the West Indies. He served in the Revolutionary Army, but defected to the British in 1780 and served until the War was over. He then went to Canada and eventually to England. He was married to Margaret Mansfie...

Lloyd, Henry, approximately 1720-1783

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Robinson, John, 1727-1802

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Col. John Robinson (1735-1805) of Westford, Mas. commanded his a regiment of Massachusetts militia that served with the Continental Army during the siege of Boston. The regiment was stationed in Cambridge. From the description of Orderly book of Col. Robinson's Regiment of Massachusetts militia, 1776, Feb. 6 - Mar. 31. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122551969 British public official. From the description of Coll...

Phillips, William, 1731?-1781

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Major general of Royal Artillery. Phillips was second in command under Burgoyne when he was captured at Saratoga. He was exchanged in 1781 and died on campaign in Virginia later that year. From the description of AL (3rd person) : to George Washington, [ca. 1779]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122690105 British general in Burgoyne's army, captured at the surrender of Saratoga in October, 1777. Paroled in 1779 and sent to New York. In October, 1780, wa...

Digby, Robert, 1732-1815

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Deare, Philip, 1742?-1813.

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Livingston, William, 1723-1790

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William Livingston was born in Albany, New York, on November 30, 1723. After graduation from Yale College in 1741, he practiced law in New York. In 1772 he moved to Elizabethtown (now Elizabeth), New Jersey. He served as a member of the Continental Congress from 1774-1776 and also served as a brigadier general in the New Jersey militia. From 1776 until his death in 1790 Livingston served as governor of New Jersey. In 1787 he was a delegate to the Federal Constitutional Convention and was a signe...

Stuart, John, 1718-1779

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Rose, George, 1744-1818

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English statesman. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to Sir Philip Francis, 1811 Oct. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270657572 British statesman. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Richard Burke, 1784 Mar. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270657568 Secretary to the Treasury. From the description of Secretarial copy of a letter : [London], to John King, 1793 July 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record i...

William Henry, Prince, Duke of Gloucester, 1743-1805

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Robertson, James, 1733-1806.

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Emmerich, Andreas

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Hastings, Francis Rawdon-Hastings, Marquess of, 1754-1826

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British soldier and colonial administrator. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Donington, to Charles Phillips, 1811 Jul. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270467641 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Donington, to Colonel John Ogle, 1803 Jan. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270467619 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Donington, to the bishop of Peterborough, 1812 Dec. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270467663 ...

Howe, Richard Howe, Earl, 1726-1799

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Richard Howe, British admiral; commander of the North American fleet (1776-1778); commander of the Channel fleet (1782), First Lord of Admiralty (1783-1788); created Earl Howe (1788); Commander-in-Chief of the Channel Fleet (1793-1799). From the description of Correspondence of Richard Howe, 1776-1799. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122551617 Richard Howe, Earl Howe, British naval officer. From the description o...

Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis, Marquis, 1738-1805

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Governor General of India and British army officer. From the description of Papers of Charles Cornwallis, Marquis Cornwallis, 1614-1854. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71068310 British general; second in command in North America during Revolution, surrendered to Washington at Yorktown. Later governor-general of India. From the description of Proclamation, 1781 March 18, North Carolina. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86156104 Charle...

Tryon, William, 1729-1788

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Colonial governor of North Carolina, 1764-1771, and New York, 1771-1780. From the description of William Tryon papers, 1772-1784. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58779879 British army officer and colonial lt. governor and governor of North Carolina. From the description of Correspondence of William Tryon, 1773-1774. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82551846 Colonial gov. of New York. From the description of Letter si...

André, John, 1751-1780

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British army officer. From the description of The American times, a satire, in three parts : poem, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71070981 John André, a British army officer during the American Revolutionary war. In January 1777, he became captain of the 26th Regiment of Foot ; in early summer he became the aide-de-camp to Charles Gret, 1st Earl of Grey (1729-1807). and in 1778 was promoted to major. In 1779 André became adjutant general of the British Army and wa...

Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834

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Charles Nicoll Bancker was a merchant and financier. From the guide to the Charles Nicoll Bancker family papers, 1733-1894, 1733-1894, (American Philosophical Society) The Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834) was a French patriot who enlisted in the Continental Army with the rank of Major-General. He was second-in-command to General Washington. He also participated in the French Revolution until 1790 when he was forced out of the country under the rule of the Jacobi...

Rodney, George Brydges Rodney, Baron, 1719-1792

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English naval officer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Kensington Gore, to John Blackburn, 1789 June 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270656287 ...

Townshend, George Townshend, marquis, 1724-1807

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English soldier. From the description of Letter signed : Rainham, to an unidentifiedcorrespondent, 1798 Jan. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270572968 English military officer-One of Wolfe' 3 brigadiers at siege of Quebec. From the description of Autograph signature to a document, 1779 Jan. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270572971 George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend, was educated at Cambridge and fought at Culloden (1746), re...

Rivington, James, 1724-1802

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English-American printer and bookseller. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Peter Van Scheeck of Kundahook, 1791 July 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270655298 From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Samuel Galloway, 1768 May 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270655295 James Rivington was a bookseller, printer, and journalist in London and New York. Publisher of a prominent Loyalist newspaper, he was later disco...

Beckwith, George, Sir, 1753-1823

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British army officer. From the description of Sir George Beckwith receipt, 1805. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450583 British general and colonial governor. From the description of Letters, 1809-1819. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 34122359 ...

Prévost, Augustine, approximately 1725-1786

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N.Y. resident. From the description of Papers, 1783. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 36115925 British army officer. From the description of Letter fragment of Augustine Prévost, 1777. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450131 British general. From the description of Letter, 1779 April 10, [Savannah?], to Thomas Pinckney. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 297170252 Officer in the Royal American Regiment (60th) and ...

Stair, John Dalrymple, Earl of, 1749-1821.

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Franklin, William, 1731-1813

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William Franklin was born in 1731, the illegitimate son of Benjamin Franklin; his mother's identity is unknown. Prime Minister, Lord Bute, named William Franklin to the position of Royal Governor of New Jersey when the office became available in 1762. At first, Franklin was greeted in New Jersey with trepidation, as it was assumed that his famous father had obtained the office for him. In contrast to the low expectations of him, William Franklin became one of the most effective royal governors N...