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Series VIII: Manuscript Collections, 1492-1873 (continued)
VIII A: George Chalmers Collection, 1640-1825 (continued)
(21) Great Britain House of Lords, 1707, 1778. (continued)
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.
Compiled from journals of various officers by Capt. George Smith, inspector of the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich, 1773.
(47) Mississippi, 1719-1773.
4 items.
"Account of the present state of the River Mississippi" (1773), a copy of this account, and notes concerning Spanish and French treaties concerning the Mississippi River and Florida.
(48) Newfoundland. Observations on the government of Newfoundland, 1786
1 vol. (36 pp.)
(49) Newfoundland. Papers relating to Newfoundland, 1775-1786.
8 items.
Petitions, reports, including one on the Norwegian origins of a tribe of Newfoundland Indians, and letters of Richard Cumberland and Lord George Germain.
BOX VIII A:32 REEL 6 (50) New Hampshire, 1651-1775. See also Oversize
circa 150 items in 2 vol.
Chiefly census (1773-1774) of various New Hampshire towns with cover letters by John Wentworth. Includes a copy of letter (1766) from Governor Benning Wentworth to the Lords of Trade and extracts of a letter (1774) of John Sparhawk to Sir William Pepperrell.
BOX VIII A:33 REEL 7 (51) New South Wales, 1795-1798.
4 items.
Papers concerning the administration of the colony at Botnay Bay, New South Wales, Australia.
BOX VIII A:33 REEL 7 (52) New York (City), 1775.
1 vol. (9 pp.)
Letter to Governor William Tryon from Whitehead Hicks, Mayor of New York, with the Governor's answer.
BOX VIII A:34 REEL 7 (53) Nova Scotia, 1752. See also Container VIII A:1, Annapolis Royal Memorial .
1 vol. (279 pp.)
Draft of a memorial prepared in answer to the memorial from the Court of France, by Charles Townshend.
(54) Nova Scotia Papers relating to Nova Scotia, 1755-1759.
7 items.
Chiefly letters of Charles Lawrence to the Earl of Halifax.
BOX VIII A:35 REEL 7 (55) Quebec. List of ships arriving in Quebec, 1768-1780.
1 vol. (70 pp.)
Compiled by Thomas Ainslie, collector of customs. Includes information on cargoes and duties.
(56) Quebec Orderly book of Capt. Thomas Ainslie, 1775-1781.
1 vol. (203 pp.)
British orders for the siege of Quebec (17 Sept. 1775-1 June 1776) and regimental orders (7 Mar.-25 June 1778) at Quebec. Includes list (1781) of promotions in the British militia and regimental orders (1787) for the British militia at Quebec.
(57) Quebec Papers relating to Quebec, 1781-1801.
20 items.
Notes, letters to Chalmers, prices current, and exports from Quebec, including furs and pelts (1788).
BOX VIII A:36 REEL 7 (58) Rio de Janeiro, 1794-1824.
13 items.
Letters from Charles, Gabriel, James, Mary, and Robert Christie to Chalmers concerning Adam Mackenzie; and a journal (1808) of Capt. Adam Mackenzie on the President sent from Rio de Janeiro to the River Plate.
(59) St. Michael, 1810-1811.
9 items.
Letters between British merchants and the British government concerning affairs on the island of St. Michael in Azores.
BOX VIII A:37 REEL 7 (60) St. Vincent, 1775.
1 vol. (16 pp.)
Henry Sharp's answers to the queries of Lord Dartmouth concerning population, produce, trade, ports, and the civil and military establishment in the island of St. Vincent in the British West Indies.
BOX VIII A:39-41 REEL 7-8 (61) Scotland, 1818-1820.
circa 600 items in 3 vols.
Papers concerning imports and exports.
BOX VIII A:36 REEL 8 (62) West Florida, 1778.
1 vol. (12 pp.)
Reply of Governor Peter Chester to a petition of complaint made by Adam Chrystie and other free holders in West Florida.
BOX VIII A:38 REEL 8 (63) West Indies, 1762-1825.
30 items.
Letters of Gov. George Thomas of Antiqua to Gen. Robert Monckton; notes concerning exports, bounties, and navigation; broadside; and records of ships clearing (1772) at Jamaica, St. Vincent, Barbados, St. Kitts, and Antigua.
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