George Chalmers collection, 1640-1825.

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Chalmers, George, 1742-1825. George Chalmers collection, 1640-1825.

George Chalmers collection, 1640-1825.

Correspondence, journals, accounts, reports, petitions, notes, financial records, and other papers collected by Chalmers concerning British colonial administration, especially in the Americas, and British activity in the American Revolution. Pertains to Africa, the Bahamas, Barbados, Caledonia (Darien, Panama and Columbia), Falkland Islands, Grenada, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Minorca, New South Wales, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Québec, Saint Vincent, West Florida, and the West Indies. Includes papers relating to British and Scottish trade, trade with Havana (Cuba), British naval affairs in Brazil, and the Anglican Church in America; papers (1782) concerning the British garrison in Charleston, S.C.; appeal (1746) of the Mohegan Indians against the colony of Connecticut; account (1773) of the Mississippi River; and New Hampshire census materials (1773-1774). Correspondence, journals, accounts, reports, petitions, notes, financial records, and other papers collected by Chalmers concerning British colonial administration, especially in the Americas, and British activity in the American Revolution. Pertains to Africa, the Bahamas, Barbados, Caledonia (Darien, Panama and Columbia), Falkland Islands, Grenada, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Minorca, New South Wales, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Québec, Saint Vincent, São Miguel (Azores), West Florida, and the West Indies. Includes papers relating to British and Scottish trade, trade with Havana (Cuba), British naval affairs in Brazil, and the Anglican Church in America; papers (1782) concerning the British garrison in Charleston, S.C.; appeal (1746) of the Mohegan Indians against the colony of Connecticut; account (1773) of the Mississippi River; and New Hampshire census materials (1773-1774). Individuals represented include Baron William Eden Auckland, John Russell (Duke of Bedford), Sir Francis Bernard, Peter Chester, Thomas Gage, Nathanael Greene, Whitehead Hicks, John Mathews, Robert Monckton, Charles Pinfold, William Pitt, William Tryon, Benning Wentworth, and Sir William Young.

1,383 items.31 containers.8 microfilm reels.

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Hicks, Whitehead, 1728-1780

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Pinfold, Charles, 1677-1754

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Governor of Barbados. From the description of Papers of Charles Pinfold, 1735-1766. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79082419 ...

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...

Young, William, Sir, 1749-1815

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Sir William Young was governor of Tobago in the early nineteenth century, 1807-1815. From the description of Island of Tobago, West Indies : Hope Estate and views in the island / by Sir William Young bart, the Governor, July 1813. [1813] (The Alma Jordan Library, The University of the West Indies, Saint Augustine). WorldCat record id: 48230989 From the description of Memoranda respecting the estates of Sir William Young Bart in the West Indies with plans, etc. : likewise tab...

Pitt, William, 1759-1806

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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...

Episcopal Church

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In 1982, the General Convention of the Church deleted the words "Protestant" and "in the United States of America" from the official title of the Church, making it the Episcopal Church. From the description of Records of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States of America, Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, 1823-1975 (inclusive). (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 702152635 ...

Monckton, Robert, 1726-1782

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Epithet: Lieutenant-General British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000570.0x000236 Epithet: Major British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000570.0x000237 Epithet: Brigadier-General British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000570.0x00023c British army officer and gov...

Gage, Thomas, 1721-1787

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Thomas Gage, British military officer and last royal governor of Mass., was commander-in-chief in North America, 1763-1773. From the description of Letters : New York, to Sir Wm. Johnson, 1766-1771. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 37737851 From the description of Letter : New York, to Honorable Lt. Governor Penn, 1766 July 2. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 37737693 From the description of Letter : Montreal, to Monsr. L'anglade, 1763 July 17. (Newber...

Bedford, John Russell, Duke of, 1710-1771

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British public official. From the description of Papers of John Russell, Duke of Bedford, 1593-1765. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71068325 Charlotte Beard was one of the four daughters of John Rich and so probably were the other contributors. From the description of Lease from John Russell, Duke of Bedford, to Mrs. Priscilla Rich of the parish of St. Paul, Covent Garden, widow [manuscript], 1765 December 2. (Folger Shakespeare Library). WorldCat record id: 6301...

Bernard, Francis, Sir, 1712?-1779

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Bernard was Captain General and Governor in Chief of the Province of Massachusetts Bay. From the description of DS, 1762 January 28. : Boston. Appointment. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 14194099 Governor of Massachusetts Bay (Colony). From the description of Sir Francis Bernard commission, 1768. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79456180 Sir Francis Bernard was born in England in July 1712. After graduating from Oxford University i...

Auckland, William Eden, baron, 1744-1814

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British statesman. From the description of William Eden, Baron Auckland, correspondence, circa 1778. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71131525 British Ambassador Extraordinary at the Hague, 1793. From the description of Papers, 1772-1804. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19536415 English diplomat and statesman. From the guide to the Baron Auckland letter, 1803, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) ...

Chester, Peter, approximately 1717-1799

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Governor of West Florida Territory. From the description of Letters with statement of Peter Chester, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451886 Governor. Peter Chester was Governor of British West Florida. From the description of Papers, 1772-1777. (Florida State University). WorldCat record id: 50673917 ...

Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786

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Revolutionary War officer. From the description of Papers, 1778-1786. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19593641 Army officer. From the description of Nathanael Greene papers, 1775-1785. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979865 Nathanael Greene was a major general in the Continental Army. He was promoted to Quartermaster General in 1778. From the description of Papers, 1778-1780. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat ...

Mathews, John, 1744-1802

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Great Britain. Army

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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...

Great Britain. Royal Navy

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Richard Howe, Earl Howe, was born in London, England, on March 19, 1726, the son of Emanuel Scrope Howe (1699-1735) and Mary Sophia Charlotte von Kielmansegg (1703-1782). Around 1735, he joined the crew of the merchant ship Thames, and in July 1739 he joined the 40-gun Royal Navy ship Pearl . Howe then served on several ships in the Caribbean and off the South American coast. After being promoted to lieutenant in 1744 and post captain in 1746, he continued his military service in th...

Chalmers, George, 1742-1825

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George Chalmers (1742-1825) was a British historian, civil servant, antiquarian, and author. He was born at Fochabers, Moray, Scotland, educated at the parish school at Fochabers and at King's College Aberdeen. He went on to study law in Edinburgh and moved to Maryland in 1763 to practice law in Baltimore. As a devout loyalist, he returned to London in September of 1775 when revolutionary discontent grew in the American colonies. He was appointed chief clerk of the committee of the Privy Council...

Wentworth, Benning, 1696-1770

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Governor of New Hampshire, 1741-1767. From the description of Instructions, 1741 Sept. 10. (Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum). WorldCat record id: 70926277 Governor of New Hampshire. From the description of Letter, 1749 April 15, Portsmouth, to the New Hampshire General Assembly. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 174141871 Colonial governor and legislator of New Hampshire. From the description of Instructions of Benning Wentwor...