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Series VIII: Manuscript Collections, 1492-1873 (continued)
VIII A: George Chalmers Collection, 1640-1825 (continued)
(4) Bahama Islands 1807. See also Container VIII A:5; Crooked Island Letter
1 vol. (26 pp.)
Letter of the colonial agent for the Bahama Islands enclosing the proceedings of the Assembly and letters from the Commissioners of Correspondence requesting the removal of Alexander Murray as the agent at Turk's Island, submitted to Mr. Secretary Windham.
(5) Bahama Islands 1742-1751. See also Container VIII A:5; Crooked Island Papers relating to the Bahama Islands
25 items.
Correspondence, chiefly between John Hyde, Charles Wager, and Francis Gashry, regarding investments in the Bahamas.
BOX VIII A:2 REEL 1 (6) Barbadoes, 1702-1762.
30 items.
Reports (1702-1747) of laws passed in Barbadoes sent to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, reports and accounts (1762-1763) of Governor Charles Pinfold, George Wyke, and Samuel Frith to Gen. Robert Monckton concerning the expedition against Martinque, notes on Gov. Parham's instructions of 1693, and a list (1717-1739) of exports for Jamaica, Barbadoes, and Nevis, and imports for North America and Barbadoes.
(7) Caledonia, 1699-1703.
15 items.
Broadsides and notes regarding the Scottish trading colony called Caledonia, which was established at Darien, Isthmus of Panama. Includes a broadside (1699) listing the persons who died on board the company's fleet during the voyage from Scotland.
BOX VIII A:3 REEL 1 (8) Cape of Good Hope, 1787-1798.
6 items.
Notes and letters relating to Capt. Arthur Philip and a letter written by Chalmers at the direction of Lord MacCartney for Lord Liverpool regarding Cape of Good Hope currency.
BOX VIII A:4 REEL 1 (9) Charleston, S.C., 1782.
25 items.
Papers including proceedings, orders, letters, memorials, resolves, and a copy of the articles of agreement concerning the evacuation of the British garrison from Charleston. Includes exchanges between Governor John Mathews and the citizens committee, exchanges with British commanders, a letter of Nathanael Greene, and "Articles of a Treaty Respecting Slaves within the British Lines, British Debts, Property secured by Family Settlements & c."
(10) Connecticut, 1746.
1 vol. (76 pp.)
Appeal of the Moheagan Indians against the Colony of Connecticut and others.
BOX VIII A:5 REEL 1 (11) Crooked Island, 1795-1805. See also Container VIII A: 1; Bahama Islands (4) (5)
21 items.
Papers, chiefly letters from the inhabitants, governor, and committee to Chalmers, colonial agent for this island in the Bahamas. Correspondents include John Douglas, William Dowdeswell, and William Ogilvy. Includes a list (1805) of white inhabitants.
BOX VIII A:6 REEL 1 (12) Falkland Islands, 31 Mar.-30 June 1749.
5 items.
Letters between Benjamin Keene and John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford, concerning British interest in the Falkland Islands (off the coast of Argentina).
BOX VIII A:7 REEL 1 (13) Great Britain Accounts, . 1774-1789.
4 items in 4 vols
Accounts of goods, wares, and merchandise imported from all parts of the world. The sales catalog of the Chalmers Library notes that these were copied from the Custom House Books for Mr. Chalmers, by order of the government, and the originals are believed to have been destroyed in the Custom House fire.
BOX VIII A:8 REEL 2 (14) America-West Indies, 1716-1759.
circa 25 items.
Extracts of legal opinions in cases relating to America and the West Indies.
BOX VIII A:8 REEL 2 (15) Great Britain Commonplace book of Edward Canby, 1675.
1 vol.(296 pp.)
BOX VIII A:9 REEL 2 (16) Great Britain Duke and Dutchess, 1708-1717.
circa 35 items.
Accounts of a privateering expedition around the world under Capt. Woodes Rogers which rescued Alexander Selkirk, whose name appears in the division of piratical spoils.
BOX VIII A:8 REEL 2 (17) Great Britain Ecclesiastical jurisdiction over the British Colonies, 1662-1759.
10 items.
Letters, orders, laws, and notes regarding the Anglican church in America, particularly in North Carolina and Virginia.
BOX VIII A:8 REEL 2 (18) Great Britain Expenses of the civil establishment of the colonies, 1786-1789.
circa 20 items.
Includes estimates for New South Wales, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Bahama Islands, Bermuda, Newfoundland, Saint John's and the Island of Cape Breton. Labeled "New South Wales Papers, etc. 1786-1789."
BOX VIII A:10 REEL 2 (19) Great Britain Exports and imports, 1771-1792.
circa 10 items.
Accounts of ships engaged in trade and accounts of ships clearing ports in England and Scotland and observations on the Greenland adventurers.
BOX VIII A:11 REEL 2 (20) Great Britain Fisheries, 1677-1701.
11 items.
Letters, broadsides, and notes concerning off shore fishing rights, particularly off the coast of Newfoundland.
BOX VIII A:11 REEL 2 (21) Great Britain House of Lords, 1707, 1778.
6 items.
Letters and resolves addressed to the King on colonial matters, Jan.-Feb. 1707, and one document, 1778. Labeled "Papers re: to Howe &c."
BOX VIII A:12-14 REEL 3 (22) Great Britain "House of Peers," 1641-1735.
1 item in 2 vols.
Quotations and collections relating to the Judicature of the House of Lords," and in Relation to Protestations and Dissent of that House Collected from History and the Rolls in the Tower." Also, protestations and dissents entered in the House of Lords' journals.
BOX VIII A:15 REEL 4 (23) Great Britain Letters of marque, 1762.
4 items.
Instructions to the governors and commanders in America regarding letters of marque.
BOX VIII A:16 REEL 4 (24) Great Britain Manuscripts on bullion, 1798-1811.
ca 50 items.
Notes, clippings, and tables.
BOX VIII A:17 REEL 4 (25) Great Britain Military journal of Walter Homes, 1770-1772.
1 vol. (59 pp.)
Includes description of Lord Robert Bertie's Company of Royal Fusiliers, lists of officers in Maj. Gen. George Adam's Regiment on Foot at Windsor, and various orders.
BOX VIII A:18 REEL 4 (26) Great Britain "Natural and Political Observations and Conclusions upon the State and Condition of England," by Gregory King, 1696.
1 vol. (36 pp.)
[Transcribed from the British Museum's Harleian MSS., 1898. Bears a Chalmers bookplate.]
BOX VIII A:19 REEL 4 (27) Great Britain Navy papers, 1675-1702.
circa 30 items.
Letters, orders, contract, lists, and broadside relating to naval engagements, convoys of merchant ships from America, capture of French vessels off Newfoundland, and the attempt by the French to take St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1697.
(28) Great Britain Papers relating to the Colonies and plantations in America, 1691-1775.
9 items.
Reports concerning colonial administration including a report (1702) by Robert Quary on the state of the Colonies and one by William Johnson and Gen. Thomas Gage regarding the disturbances along the frontier after the Peace of 1763, and a list (17681-1770) of the estimated value of exports for the continental provinces, Newfoundland, Bahamas, and Bermuda.
BOX VIII A:20 REEL 4 (29) Great Britain "A Prospectus of a Chronological Series of Comparative Tracts on the Power of the Sovereign," undated.
1 vol. (43 pp.)
BOX VIII A:21 REEL 4 (30) Great Britain Revenue accounts, 1785-1789.
7 items.
Accounts, customs excise, and state of revenue of the British Empire.
BOX VIII A:21 REEL 4 (31) Great Britain Revenue of excise, 1662-1745.
3 items.
Statement on laws regarding excise.
BOX VIII A:22 REEL 4 (32) Great Britain Revenues, 1789-1792.
3 items.
Tabular sheets on customs revenues.
BOX VIII A:23 REEL 4 (33) Great Britain Shipping trade revenue, 1784-1797.
2 items.
Report to William Pitt on navigation, revenue, and commerce, 1797, with tables, 1784-1797, and a brief statement on Scottish revenue.
BOX VIII A:23 REEL 4 (34) Great Britain "A Short Account of the English Plantations in America," 1688.
1 vol. (23 pp.)
Historical and geographical description of each Colony with a list of products and trade.
BOX VIII A:23 REEL 4 (35) Great Britain Sinking fund, 1786-1793.
1 vol. (33 pp.)
Account of the Commissioners for the reduction of the national debt, 1794.
BOX VIII A:24 REEL 4 (36) Great Britain
State of the Trade of Great Britain in Its Imports and Exports, Progressively From the Year 1697(London, J. Robson, 1776. 91 pp.), by Sir Charles Whitworth. Includes additional notes, tabular sheets, and annotations.
BOX VIII A:25 REEL 4-5 (37) Great Britain Trade, 1640-1804.
circa 45 items.
Letters, notes, lists, accounts, prices current, invoices, advertisement, and broadsides concerning trade in Denmark, Ireland, Jamaica, Netherlands, Sweden, and Russia, particularly concerning the wool trade. Includes letters of James Alsop, George Chalmers, and Robert Palmer, and one letter of Robert Morris.
BOX VIII A:26 REEL 5 (38) Great Britain Trade, 1662-1798.
circa 45 items.
Letters, accounts of imports and exports, chart on imports from Turkey (1663-1669), calendar of letters concerning trade, and memorial of the Hamburgh Co. (1711).
BOX VIII A:27 REEL 5 (39) Great Britain Vestal and Aeolus, 1780-1781.
2 items.
Accounts of stores and supplies kept by Capt. George Keppell while in command of the Vestal and Aeolus.
BOX VIII A:28 REEL 5 (40) Grenada, 1775-1821.
7 items.
Letters, notes, and lists including information on the population, produce, trade, ports, and civil and military establishment (1775) provided by Lt. Governor William Young for Lord Dartmouth; a description of the insurrection of 1795; and lists of estates and crops grown.
BOX VIII A:30 REEL 6 (41) Havana, 1762-1789.
6 items.
Letter (1762) of Alexander Monypenny to the Governor of New York, information on exports from Havana and West Florida, accounts (1787-1789) of the prices of furs and skins, and minutes (1778) of the Council of West Florida concerning a land grant to Adam Chrystie.
BOX VIII A:29 REEL 6 (42) Honduras, 1670-circa 1789.
9 items.
Notes on Honduras, Louisiana, the Mosquito Shore, Mosquito Indians, and Mosquito slave trade.
BOX VIII A:30 REEL 6 (43) India.
3 items.
Chronological list (undated) of governors general and members of Council (1786-1801) and commanders-in-chief (1774-1812) of Bengal, Calcutta, Fort William, Fort St. George, and Fort St. David, and a general chronology of historical events in the East.
(44) Jamaica, 1698-1790.
21 items.
Notes of the history, population, prices, and market in Jamaica, Constitution of 1724, and letters chiefly of Francis Fane, Richard West, and Philip York to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations.
BOX VIII A:31 REEL 6 (45) Minorca Court-martial of Lt. Gen. Thomas Fowke, 1757.
1 vol. (147 pp.)
Includes information of the capture of Minorca.
(46) Minorca Journal of the siege of St. Philips Castle in Minorca, 1756.
2 items.
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