American Revolution collection : biographical materials, 18th-20th centuries.


American Revolution collection : biographical materials, 18th-20th centuries.

Miscellaneous documents of and/or chiefly relating to persons involved in the American Revolution. Also includes poem "Jefferson, Freedom, and Glory", author unknown, undated, printed as a handbill; National Geographic Society map of the travels of George Washington (1931); original ms. by Rev. C.A. Staples, describing the visit to Lexington, Mass., by Marquis de Lafayette (read before Lexington Historical Society Oct. 17, 1894) and booklet on Lafayette; letter (1760 Feb. 12) to Jonas Clarke from John Hancock; certificate of membership of Dr. Joseph Fiske in the Society of the Cincinnati, signed by George Washington (1784 May 5); biography of William Diamond, drummer boy at Lexington; program of exhibit on John Hancock memorabilia, Boston, Jan.-Feb., 1962; autograph statement by Jonathan Harrington declaring himself to be the last survivor of the Apr. 19, 1775 encounter on Lexington Common (1847 Apr. 19); biography of Jonas Clarke written by Edwin B. Worthen, Jr.; treasury warrant signed by Samuel Adams when president of the Massachusetts Senate (1785 Mar. 18); biographical materials on Rev. John Hancock and other family members including Rev. Ebenezer Hancock, Hon. Thomas Hancock, and his Excellency John Hancock; brief account of Surgeon Joseph Fiske as transcribed by Miss A.M. Mulliken (1901); and other papers.

31 items.


SNAC Resource ID: 7914673

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

Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette was born at Chavaniac, Auvergne, in 1757, to an old, illustrious family of the provincial and military nobility. He lost both his parents early: his father was killed by the British at the Battle of Minden when Lafayette was two years old (1759), and when he was thirteen and attending the prestigious Collège de Plessis in Paris both his mother and grandfather died (1770). The latter's death left Lafayette with a si...

Hancock, John, 1737-1793 (person)

John Hancock (January 23, 1737 [O.S. January 12, 1736] – October 8, 1793) was an American Founding Father, merchant, statesman, and prominent Patriot of the American Revolution. He served as president of the Second Continental Congress and was the first and third Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is remembered for his large and stylish signature on the United States Declaration of Independence, so much so that the term John Hancock or Hancock has become a nickname in the United S...

Society of the Cincinnati (corporateBody)

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Worthen, Edwin B., 1879-1956 (person)

Edwin B. Worthen (1879-1956) was a Lexington resident and businessman who thoroughly immersed himself in the Town's past history and current affairs. He was an avid researcher and collector of materials on every aspect of life in Lexington. He was involved in town activities his entire life, from participating in the Lexington Drum Corps in the 1890s to serving as President of the Lexington Savings Bank until his death. He was active in the Lexington Historical Society, led or served on numerous...

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Andrews, John. (1736-1809). (person)

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Parker, Jonas L., -1845 (person)

Fiske, Joseph, 1752-1837 (person)

Joseph Fiske, Jr. was born in Lexington, Mass., Dec. 25, 1752 and died there on Sept. 25, 1837. His father and grandfather were also physicians. In 1777, Fiske was commissioned a surgeon in Col. Joseph Voses's regiment and became a full surgeon in 1779. He attended the surrenders of Gen. Burgoyne and Cornwallis. He served in the army until 1784 and then commence his private practice. He was a member of the Society of Cincinnati and the Massachusetts Medical Society. Accompanying background resea...

Staples, Carlton A. (Carlton Albert), 1827-1904 (person)

Thatcher, Peter, Pastor (person)

Hancock, Dorothy Quincy, 1747-1830 (person)

Harrington, Jonathan, -1775 (person)

Washington, George, 1732-1799 (person)

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...

National Geographic Society (U.S.) (corporateBody)

The eruption of Mount Katmai on the Alaska Peninsula in 1912 was one of the great volcanic events of modern history. The eruption covered the town of Kodiak with almost one foot of ash and the explosion was reportedly heard as far away as Juneau, 750 miles distant. To study this phenomena, the National Geographic Society launched several scientific investigating expeditions to Katmai and surrounding areas affected by the eruption. There was a brief expedition to Kodiak and Afognak Islands, led b...

Great Britain. Army (corporateBody)

Whitmore was govenor of Cape Breton Island and the Island of St. John (Prince Edward Island). From the description of Receipt for wages paid for labor in the Cape Breton colliery : manuscript, 1760. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612812416 Administrative history unavailable. The University of Victoria Libraries Special Collections has a mandate to acquire military papers. From the description of Great Britain Army collection. [1800-1941]. (University o...

United States. Continental Army (corporateBody)

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. ...

Hancock, John, 1671-1752 (person)

Minister of the Church in Lexington, Mass. Grandfather of John Hancock the patriot. From the description of Sermons, 1724-1725. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 40468848 John Hancock (1671-1752) was a Presbyterian minister and the grandfather of John Hancock (1737-1793), signer of the Declaration of Independence. From the description of Commonplace book : manuscript, 1687. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612780921 ...

Dana, Daniel, 1771-1859 (person)

Dana, Joseph, 1742-1827 (person)

Lexington Historical Society (Mass.) (corporateBody)

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Carlson, Lt. Col. (person)

Mulliken, A. M. (person)

Child, Abram, 1742-1833 (person)

Hancock, Thomas, 1703-1764 (person)

Bentley, Joshua, 1717-1797 (person)

Clark, Jonas, 1730-1805 (person)

Clergyman. From the description of Jonas Clark papers, 1780-1802. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453517 Congregational clergyman and patriot, of Lexington, Mass.; surname also appears as Clarke. From the description of Rev. Jonas Clarke family papers, ca. 1660-1947 (bulk 1755-1805). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 456566386 From the description of Jonas Clarke collection, 1749-1840. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 500920937 ...

Northumberland, Hugh Percy, Duke of, 1742-1817 (person)

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...