William Petty, 1st Marquis of Lansdowne, 2nd Earl of Shelburne papers, 1665-1885.

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William L. Clements Library. William Petty, 1st Marquis of Lansdowne, 2nd Earl of Shelburne papers, 1665-1885.

William Petty, 1st Marquis of Lansdowne, 2nd Earl of Shelburne papers, 1665-1885.

This collection contains the letters and official papers of Lord Shelburne, British politician, Member of Parliament, secretary of state for the Southern Department, and Prime Minister. The papers document British foreign, colonial, and domestic affairs throughout the 18th century with special focus on the periods 1766-1768 and 1782-1783.

48 linear feet.

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Gage, Thomas, 1721-1787

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6fn15xz (person)

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...

Ashburton, Alexander Baring, Baron, 1774-1848

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6qr5gd0 (person)

British financier and statesman. From the description of Transfer of stock, 1802, Oct. 7. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 18664351 Banker. From the description of Alexander Baring, Baron Ashburton, papers, 1810-1843. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454435 ...

Baring, Francis, Sir, 1740-1810

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Title: 3rd Baron Ashburton (1864) British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000742.0x0002a2 Epithet: of Add MS 35646 Title: Baronet British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000742.0x0002a6 ...

Pitt, William, Earl of Chatham, 1708-1778

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English statesman. From the description of Letter signed : [London], to an unidentified correspondent, 1760 Apr. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270891755 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to Charles Townshend, 1761 Sept. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270623045 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to [Lord Sackville], 1758 Nov. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270623042 From the description of Autog...

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...

Bernard, Fancis, Sir, 1712-1779.

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Lansdowne, Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, Marquess of, 1780-1863

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English politician. From the description of Autograph letter signed (1) and letters (2) : [London] and [n.p.], to various recipients, 1812 July 21 and [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270859863 British politician and Irish peer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to an unidentified recipient, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 593760516 ...

Johnstone, George, 1730-1787

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6s76hcs (person)

Famous commodore Johnston. From the description of Autograph letter signed, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270488823 Johnstone, a British naval officer, served as governor of West Florida from 1763 to 1767. In 1778 he was one of three commissioners sent to America to try to negotiate an end to the war. From the description of ALS, 1778, June 19, off New Castle, Del., to Richard Oswald. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122466148 ...

Croghan, George, 1720?-1782

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Indian agent and public official. From the description of Papers of George Croghan, 1768. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71064125 According to Mr. Julian F. Boyd, Librarian of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, who viewed this document on October 1, 1938, with Mr. Carl Van Doren, this is am accurate, clerk's copy of the original minutes of the conference, corrected in the handwriting of Mr. Richard Peters, Secretary of the conference. From the description of...

Dunmore, John Murray, Earl of, 1732-1809

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Appointed governor of Virginia in 1771. From the description of Correspondence, 1771-1778. (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). WorldCat record id: 26923951 Lord Dunmore was the British governor of the Virginia Colony, from September 25, 1771 until his departure to New York on New Years Eve, 1776. From the guide to the Land Grant to Ambrose Gatewood, 1773 June 15, (John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation) Governor of New York (1...

Penn, John, 1729-1795

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The Wyoming Controversy was a conflict between the governments of Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Britain, the Continental Congress, and the Indians over land in the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania. From the guide to the Documents relating to the Wyoming Controversy, 1751-1814, 1823, 1751-1823, (American Philosophical Society) Grandson of William Penn, last lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania and Delaware under the proprietorship. From the description of Warrant : ...

Campbell, John, 1708-1775

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English miscellaneous writer. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) and one letter signed : [London], to Sir Philip Francis, 1771 Oct. 24 and 1773 Dec. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270134399 ...

Abercromby, James, 1706-1781

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Army general, second in command of the British forces in America, 1756-1758, and commander of the Albany, N.Y., garrison. From the description of Letter : Albany, [N.Y.], to Sir Wm. Johnson, 1757 Dec. 27. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 35988285 British army officer. From the description of James Abercromby correspondence, 1758. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449865 In 1756 James Abercromby was appointed second in command to John Campbell, 4th ...

Hanbury Williams, Charles, Sir, 1708-1759

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Howe, William Howe, Viscount, 1729-1814

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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. ...

Bute, John Stuart, Earl of, 1713-1792

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Prime Minister. From the description of Document signed : [London], 1763 Feb. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270132552 John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, Scottish nobleman who served as Prime Minister of Great Britain (1762-1763) under George III. From the description of John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute manuscript material : 1 item, 1770 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 77743875 From the guide to the John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute manuscript ma...

Bowles, Magdalene

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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...

Fitzmaurice, Caroline Fox.

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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...

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...

Sackville, George Germain, Viscount, 1716-1785

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Sackville was at the time of this letter the Secretary of State for the Colonies for Great Britain. He served in this capacity from 1775-1782. He was a member of the Parliament of Ireland (1733-1761) and of Great Britain (1761-1782). From the description of [Letter] 1779 Oct. 8, Whitehall [to] Gov. Dalling / Geo. Germain. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 352925060 British secretary of state for the colonies. From the description of Papers, 1779. (Duke Univer...

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...

Coleridge, John Taylor, Sir, 1790-1876

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Sir John Taylor Coleridge, English judge. He was a prolific writer and the nephew of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. From the description of Sir John Taylor Coleridge manuscript material : 4 items, 1827-1830 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122379156 From the guide to the Sir John Taylor Coleridge manuscript material : 4 items, 1827-1830, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.) Nephew of S.T. Coleridge...

Rockingham, Charles Watson-Wentworth, Marquis of, 1730-1782

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6bg30hm (person)

English Prime-minster. From the description of Autograph letter in third person : Grosvenor Sq., to Mr. Pulteney, 1768 Dec. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270656097 English prime minister. From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to an unidentified recipient, 1776 July 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270852880 English statesman. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Earl Temple, 1779 Dec. 19. (Unknown). ...

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...

Colden, Cadwallader, 1688-1776

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Scientist, New York colonial official. From the description of Cadwallader Colden Papers, 1677-1832 (bulk 1711-1775). (New York University). WorldCat record id: 476912237 Governor of New York (Colony) and scientist. From the description of Cadwallader Colden family papers, 1686-1830. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453882 Colonial New York philosopher and scientist, and political official. From the description of Letter : New York, [N.Y.], t...

Strachey, Henry, Sir, 1736-1810

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British public official. From the description of Sir Henry Strachey papers, 1776-1783. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981060 1764-1768 private secretary to commander-in-chief in India; 1768-1774 MP for Pontefract; 1774-1780 MP for Saltash; 1774-1778 and 1780-1802 MP for Bishop's Castle; 1782 joint secretary to the Treasury; 1782-1783 under-secretary in the Home Office; 1794-1810 master of the king's household; 1801 baronetcy; 1802-1807 MP for East Grinstead ...

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...

Oswald, Richard, 1705-1784

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Scottish merchant for many years engaged in business in America and London; in 1781 he gave bail to Henry Laurens when he was imprisoned in the Tower; negotiated the peace with the Americans, and signed the preliminary articles of peace at Paris, Nov. 30, 1782. From the description of Papers of Richard Oswald [manuscript], 1779-1781. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647860036 British merchant and politician, chief negotiator of the peace treaty that ended the Am...

Wilkes, John, 1725-1797

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English political reformer, Lord Mayor then Chamberlain of the City of London from 1779 to 1797. From the description of John Wilkes papers, 1795-1804. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122448079 ...

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...

George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820

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George III, King of Great Britain from 25 October 1760 until his death on 29 January 1820. From the description of George III, King of Great Britain manuscript material : 2 items, 1793-1801 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 232498897 John Halkett was Captain General for Great Britain and governor of the Bahamas. From the description of British Trade with West Indies, Document, 1801 December 15. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 12261...

Halifax, George Montagu-Dunk, Earl of, 1716-1771

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6tm7sq2 (person)

English colonist and statesman. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Bushey Park, to an unidentified correspondent, 1763 Oct. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270498832 ...

Patterson, Walter C.

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Lansdowne, William Petty, Marquis of, 1737-1805

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English statesman. From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to the Marquis of Buckingham, 1788 Mar. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270596604 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Shelburne House, to the Marquis of Carmarthen, [1782] July 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270597273 From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Colonel Ross, 1786 Apr. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270596601 From the descri...

Blackstone, William, 1723-1780

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The noted jurist, judge, and legal writer William Blackstone established the study of England's common law as an accepted academic discipline, and his Oxford lectures were published in 1765-1769 as the famous and influential Commentaries on the Laws of England. In the years since then, in numerous editions and translations, this work provided the definitive account of the state of English law in the mid-18th century. From the description of Legal opinion of Sir William Blackstone on ...

Fauquier, Francis, 1704?-1768

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Francis Fauquier was Lt. Governor of Virginia between 1758-1768. From the description of Correspondence, 1758-1768. (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). WorldCat record id: 26924538 Francis Fauquier (1703-3 March 1768) was a Lieutenant Governor of the colony of Virginia and served as acting governor from 1758 until his death in 1768. From the guide to the Commission of Oyer and Terminer, 1761 August 15, (John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foun...

Dalrymple, Wm. 1736-1807.

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Pigot, Robert.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6d23mrp (person)

Burgoyne, John, 1722-1792

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6g15zs9 (person)

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. ...

Townshend, George Townshend, marquis, 1724-1807

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6125wgr (person)

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...

Johnson, William, 1715-1774

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British official in America. From the description of Receipt signed to an autograph letter signed (signature obliterated) dated Schonectady [sic] 24 December, 1764 : [n.p.], 1764 Dec. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270496465 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Johnson Hall, to an unidentified correspondent, 1769 Apr. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270487684 Sir William Johnson was a wealthy land owner and trader, controlling most of the lands in...

Downshire, Wills Hill, Marquis of, 1718-1793

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6wh34wh (person)

Wills Hill (1718-1793), known as the Earl of Hillsborough, and later Marquis of Downshire. From the description of Letter to James Habersham, 1772 Apr. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38478005 British politician. Succeeded his father as Viscount Hillsborough in the peerage of Ireland, 1742; created Earl of Hillsborough in the peerage of Ireland, 1751; Baron Harwich in the peerage of Great Britain, 1756; Marquis of Downshire in the peerage of Ireland, 1789. As a member of P...

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.) ...

Barrington, William Wildman Barrington, Viscount, 1717-1793

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6hd8d3z (person)

William Wildman Barrington, second Viscount Barrington, English politician. His political career was notorious, as he held continuous public office for over thirty years throughout a whole series of ministerial changes. Barrington was a regular target of the anonymous critic of British politics known as Junius. From the description of William Wildman Barrington manuscript material : 1 item, 1766 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 75428351 From the guide to the Wi...

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...

Mill, Sophia.

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Coote, Eyre, Sir, 1726-1783

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w66q211j (person)

British general. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) in third person : Ghiretti, to Sir Philip Francis, 1780 May 14 and Aug. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270532717 General and Commander-in-Chief in the Madras Presidency, 1759-1762 and 1769-1770. Commander-in-Chief in India 1777-1783. From the description of Papers, 1755-[1783?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122373935 1744-1746 ensign in the 27th foot; 1748-1749 corne...

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w60d5jrb (person)

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...

Clinton, Henry, Sir, 1738?-1795

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British troops under the command of Sir Henry Clinton mounted attacks on Fort Sullivan (close to the later site of Fort Sumter) in Charleston Harbor, S.C. by both land and sea in June, 1776, believing its defenses to be incomplete. Repulsed in this effort, they did not launch subsequent assaults on Charleston until 1780. From the description of Henry Clinton Collection, 1776. (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 479547858 British general in American Rev...

Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6tn815h (person)

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...

Wooldridge, Susanna.

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Legge, Francis

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6r22q0s (person)

Epithet: Governor of Nova Scotia British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000219.0x0003e3 ...

Lansdowne, Louisa Emma Petty-Fitzmaurice, Marchioness of, 1785-1851

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w69s3c07 (person)

Petrovna, Yelizaveta, 1709-1761.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6hm6z10 (person)

Great Britain. Board of Trade

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Founded in 1784. Responsibile for the merchant fleet 1854-1939. Absorbed by the Dept. of Trade and Industry in 1970, but continues as a legal presence. From the description of Certificate of competency as master 1876. (The Mariners' Museum Library). WorldCat record id: 45671728 In 1851 it became compulsory for the masters and mates of foreign-going British merchant ships to hold the appropriate government licence, issued through the newly-created marine section of the Board ...

Great Britain.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w64n4jg1 (corporateBody)

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, ...

Bowles, William Lisle, 1762-1850

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w67m0prb (person)

Bowles was an English clergyman and author. From the description of Autograph, 1844. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77877875 Epithet: Reverend; of Add MS 36527 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000473.0x000023 Bowles was an English clergyman and poet. From the description of Autograph letter signed, 1829 Feb. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122444972 Epithet: Reverend; ...

Egremont, Charles Wyndham, Earl of, 1710-1763

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6h42bwd (person)

British statesman. From the description of Papers of Charles Wyndham, Earl of Egremont, 1672-1769. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71068314 ...

Mendip, Welbore Ellis, Baron, 1713-1802

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6rf73dd (person)

British statesman, Secretary for the Colonies in 1782 during the American War of Independence. From the description of Baron Welbore Ellis Mendip letters to John Ellis and Thomas Astle, 1731-1788. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122501921 Secretary at war and secretary of state for America. From the description of Letter signed : "War office", to George Reid, regimental agent, 1762 Dec. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270639407 ...

Leslie, Alexander, approximately 1740-1794

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6qr57q4 (person)

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 ...

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...

Grenville, George, 1712-1770

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George Grenville, British Whig statesman and Prime Minister from 16 April 1763 - 13 July 1765. From the description of George Grenville manuscript material : 2 items, 1732-1767 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 261127049 English statesman. From the description of Document signed : [London], 1763 May 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270509636 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Stowe, to his brother in Italy, 1731 Dec. 5. (Unk...

William L. Clements library

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Thomas Amory, the son of Jonathan and Rebecca Amory, was born in Ireland in 1682. In 1685, following his mother's death, Amory moved to South Carolina with his father. In 1696, he traveled to England for his education and, in 1709, moved to the Azores at the behest of French merchant Ozell. Amory stayed in the Azores for several years until leaving for Boston in 1719, where he married Rebecca Holmes in 1721. There, he enjoyed a successful mercantile career until his death in 1728. He and his wif...

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...

Vaughan, Benjamin, 1751-1835

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Physician, lawyer, author, diplomat, merchant, and agriculturalist, of Hallowell, Me.; b. in England. From the description of Benjamin Vaughan medical remedies, ca. 1805. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 213863015 From the description of Benjamin Vaughan compilation of bills of mortality for Hallowell, Maine, 1807-1834. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 213487537 From the description of Benjamin Vaughan autograph letter s...