Materials from the manuscript collection in the Alderman Library of the University of Virginia [microform].


University of Virginia. Library. Materials from the manuscript collection in the Alderman Library of the University of Virginia [microform].

Materials from the manuscript collection in the Alderman Library of the University of Virginia [microform].

Includes correspondence concerning naval and military operations during the Revolutionary War; official cipher codes used during the Revolution in the hand of Thomas Jefferson; map, 1776, of Gwynn Island, Va.; diary, 1777 February 3-28 of Landon Carter; table of money depreciation during the Revolution; and a scale, 1776-1781, of depreciation of Virginia currency. Correspondents include William Anderson, Landon Carter, Rawleigh Colston, Garrett Minor, James Monroe, Edmund Randolph, Artemas Ward, and George Washington.

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Ward, Artemas, 1727-1800 (person)

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Monroe, James, 1758-1831 (person)

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Colston, Rawleigh, 1749-1823. (person)

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Carter, Landon, 1710-1778 (person)

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