Manuscript collection, 1704-1974, 1759-1829 (bulk)

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Fraunces Tavern Museum. Manuscript collection, 1704-1974, 1759-1829 (bulk)

Manuscript collection, 1704-1974, 1759-1829 (bulk)

Collection relates primarily to American Revolution, including commissions and warrants for officers, regimental rosters and muster rolls, discharge certificates and certificates of service, orderly books, and correspondence concerning military conditions and battles. Includes correspondence of George Washington regarding Morristown encampment, 1780, Yorktown operations, 1781, provisions for Dragoons, 1778-1780, and other matters; diary of Mathew Gregory on siege of Yorktown, 1781; orderly books and muster rolls for units at Boston, 1776, Connecticut, 1782, and Verplanks Point, 1782; letter about Battle of Guilford's Courthouse, 1781; newspaper clippings on evacuation of New York, 1785-1791; and other materials regarding military affairs. Papers, 1768-1805, of Dr. Solomon Drowne, physician for French troops in American Revolution, include correspondence, travel documents, and notes concerning care of French soldiers. Correspondents include Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, Lt. Hyacinthe de Silly, and Louis XVI, King of France. Papers, 1773-1815, of Benjamin Tallmadge, include diploma from Yale, 1773, military commissions, letters concerning military operations, 1780-1782, particularly in Connecticut and on Long Island Sound, business and political matters, 1792-1815; also, manuscript version of Tallmadge's memoirs, 1858.

ca. 500 items.

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Adams, Samuel, 1722-1803

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Epithet: of Add MS 36068 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000741.0x0001d1 Continental Congressman; of Boston, Mass.; graduated Harvard in 1740; leading spirit behind the Boston Tea Party; signer of Declaration of Independence; lieutenant governor of Massachusetts, 1789-1794; governor of Massachusetts, 1794-1797. From the description of Samuel Adams correspondence, 1775. (Unknown). WorldCat record id:...

United States. Continental Army

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In response to the expansion of the Continental Army the number of staff was increased and reorganized in 1776. Changes included the creation of a new unit to supplement George Washington's personal staff. This special unit, the Commander in Chief's Guard, was formed on March 12, 1776 with Captain Caleb Gibbs (formerly adjutant of the 14th Continental Regiment and appointed Aid to Major General Greene) as commander. The unit protected Washington, the army's cash, and official papers. ...

Sons of the Revolution

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Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804

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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. ...

Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862

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Martin Van Buren (b. Kinderhook, New York, December 5, 1782-d. July 24, 1862, Kinderhook, New York), studied law, was admitted to bar, New York, 1803; moved to Huson surrogate of Columbia Co.; member of State Senate, 1813-1820; attorney general of New York, 1815-1819; delegate to state constitutional convention, 1821; U.S. Senate Democrat, March 4, 1821-1828; Governor of New York, 1828-1829; U.s. Secretary of State, March 12, 1829 - August 1, 1831; Vice President, 1832; President, 1836-1840....

Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901

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Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) was a Republican politician who served as the 23rd President of the United States from 1889 to 1893. He was both preceded and succeeded in office by Democrat Grover Cleveland. From the guide to the Benjamin Harrison letter to George C. Baker, 1888, (Brooklyn Historical Society) John Harrington Farley, born in Cleveland in 1845, was a Democratic politician who served three terms on Cleveland's city council (1871-1877) and two terms as its mayor (...

Drowne, Solomon, 1753-1834

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Solomon Drowne (1753-1834) was a surgeon from Providence, R.I. He was born in 1753, graduated from Rhode Island College (Brown University) in 1773, and received medical degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Dartmouth College. During the American Revolution, Drowne was a surgeon and following the war, 1784 to 1785, toured European hospitals and medical schools. After returning to Providence, he went to Ohio and then to western Virginia, only to settle finally in Foster, R.I., where he d...

Fraunces, Samuel.

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United States. Army

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The United States Army is the largest branch of the United States Armed Forces and performs land-based military operations. It is one of the seven uniformed services of the United States and is designated as the Army of the United States in the United States Constitution, Article 2, Section 2, Clause 1 and United States Code, Title 10, Subtitle B, Chapter 301, Section 3001. As the largest and senior branch of the U.S. military, the modern U.S. Army has its roots in the Continental Army, which wa...

Silly, Hyacinthe de.

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Tallmadge, Benjamin, 1754-1835

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Tallmadge was an officer in the Revolutionary War and a congressman from Connecticut. From the description of Benjamin Tallmadge collection, 1756-1846. (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 609870436 Continental Army officer and U.S. representative from Connecticut. From the description of Benjamin Tallmadge correspondence, 1781-1782. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980354 United States representative from Connecticut and army officer. ...

Fraunces Tavern Museum

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Collecting area: Materials relating to the history of New York, early America, the Revolutionary War, and George Washington. The museum is located in an historic site owned and maintained by the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York. From the description of Repository description. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155473589 ...

Rochambeau, Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur, comte de, 1725-1807

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Count Rochambeau was Commander of the French troops during the American Revolution. From the description of LS, 1782 May 17 : Williamsburgh, to [General Washington?]. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13880974 Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau (July 1, 1725 – May 10, 1807) was a French aristocrat, soldier, and a Marshal of France who participated in the American revolution. From the guide to the Rochambeau Speech in Willi...

Society of the Cincinnati

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Hereditary military society founded by officers in the United States Continental Army at the end of the Revolutionary War. From the description of Membership certificate [manuscript], 1787 March 1. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647867804 The Society of the Cincinnati was formed on 10-13 May 1783 by American Revolutionary Army officers who met at Mount Gulian, the American Army's cantonment on the east bank of the Hudson River. After resigning his post as Gene...

Adams, John, 1735-1826

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John Adams (1735-1826) was the second president of the United States, born in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts. He served as defense counsel for British soldiers accused of Boston Massacre in 1770; as delegate to Continental Congress from 1774 to 1778; as member of committee charged with drafting Declaration of Independence in 1776; as congressional commissioner to France from 1778 to 1779; as minister to United Provinces in 1780; and negotiated a loan from Dutch bankers in 1782. Adams join...

Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1795-1858

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American lawyer and politician; Attorney General. From the description of Letter signed : New York, to A.J. Bleecker, 1840 July 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270132632 American lawyer and politician; Atty. General. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to C.H. Waddell, 1840 July 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270131665 From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to William L. Marcy, Secretary of War, 1845 Ma...

Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

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Benjamin Franklin (b. January 17, 1706, Boston, MA-d. April 17, 1790, Philadelphia, PA) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the ligh...

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...

Hale, Nathan, 1755-1776

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Nathan Hale (b. June 6, 1755, Coventry, CT-d. September 22, 1776, New York City, NY) was born and raised in Coventry, Connecticut, and served in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. In 1776 he landed at the town of Huntington in Long Island, New York on an intelligence-gathering mission that ultimately resulted in his capture and execution by the British Army....

Louis XVI, King of France, 1754-1793

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Phelypeaux, Count de Maurepas, was a French statesman and administrator, born in 1701 to Louis XIV's Secretary of State. Phelypeaux served under both Louis XV and Louis XVI, during which time he reformed the French navy and aided in the aristocracy's obstruction of political reform. From the description of 18th century French royal commission, 1759 May 24. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122646282 ...

Madison, James, 1751-1836

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James Madison (1751-1836) was the fourth president of the United States, born in Port Conway, Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia legislature from 1776 to 1780 and from 1784 to 1786, and the Continental Congress from 1780 to 1783. His proposals at and management of the Constitutional Convention in 1787 earned him title "father of the U.S. Constitution." He cooperated with Alexander Hamilton and Jay in writing a series of papers (pub. 1787-88 under title of The Federalist) explaining the ne...

Gregory, Mathew.

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Clinton, George, 1739-1812

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Colonial governor of New York State, later elected Vice-President of the U.S. From the description of Letter, 1780 June 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122487881 Member of the Continental Congress, Vice-President of the U.S. & Governor of N.Y. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Thomas Jefferson, 1801 July 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904181 From the description of Autograph signature to Resolution, 1790 Mar. 22. (Unknown...

Cass, Lewis, 1782-1866

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Cass served as governor of the Michigan Territory (1813-1831), as U.S. Secretary of War (1831-1836), and as a United States Senator (1845-1857). At the time of this letter, Charles C. Convers was an Ohio state senator. From the description of Letter to Charles C. Convers, 3 September 1848. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234338309 Soldier, diplomat, and U.S. senator from Detroit, Mich. From the description of Newspaper synopses and chronology, 1...

Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836

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Aaron Burr (b. Feb. 6, 1756, Newark, NJ–d. Sept. 14, 1836, Port Richmond, NY) was an American politician. He was the third Vice President of the United States, serving during Thomas Jefferson's first term. Burr served as a Continental Army officer in the Revolutionary War, after which he became a successful lawyer and politician. He was elected twice to the New York State Assembly, was appointed New York State Attorney General, was chosen as a U.S. senator from the State of New York, and serv...

Doubleday, Abner, 1819-1893

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American army officer. From the description of Report of inspection, signed twice : Fort Brown, Texas, 1873 Mar. 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270994248 From the description of Report of insurrection signed : Fort Brown, Texas, 1873 May 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270994249 Soldier and author; colonel and brevet major-general in the United States Army; retired from active service in 1873. From the description of Papers, 1861-1879. (Unknown). ...

Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

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Roosevelt, 26th U.S. president, served 1901-1909. From the description of DS, 1904 March 1. : Washington, D.C. Homestead Certificate. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 15210791 26th president of the United States, 1901-1909. From the description of Theodore Roosevelt letters, 1917, 1918. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 213408920 Roosevelt was then Governor of New York. Chapman was one of the founders of the New York St...

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...

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

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Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was an American statesman and third president of the United States. From the description of Thomas Jefferson letter, 1809. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367818629 Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was the third president of the United States, born in Goochland (now Albemarle County), Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1769 to 1775, and with R. H. Lee and Patrick Henry initiated the inter-colonial committee of correspond...

Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924

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Woodrow Wilson (b. Thomas Woodrow Wilson, December 28, 1856, Staunton, Virginia-d.February 3, 1924, Washington, D.C.), was the twenty-eight President of the United States, 1913-1921; Governor of New Jersey, 1911-1913; and president of Princeton University, 1902-1910. Author, educator, and statesman. He served as the 28th President of the United States (1913-1921). Lawyer, author, educator, president of Princeton University, governor of New Jersey, and president of t...

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...