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Series VIII: Manuscript Collections, 1492-1873 (continued)
VIII D: Other Collections, 1632-1873 (continued)
Jan.-Feb. 1781
Feb.-May 1781
May-Sept. 1781
BOX VIII D:32 REEL 34 Oct.-Dec. 1781
Jan.-Sept. 1782
Dec. 1787-June 1788
Apr. 1788-Dec. 1789
BOX VIII D:33 REEL 34 28.3
Mar.-June 1789
Nov.-Dec. 1791
Jan. 1792
BOX VIII D:34 REEL 35 28.4
July-Dec. 1792
Apr. 1793
Jan.-Aug. 1794
BOX VIII D:35 REEL 35 28.5
May 1795
Oct. 1800-Jan. 1801
BOX VIII D:36 REEL 35 (29) Croghan, George, d. 1782.
1 vol. (34 pp.)
Minutes (26 Apr.-9 May 1768) of a conference held at Fort Pitt in which Croghan, deputy agent for Indian affairs in Pennsylvania, negotiated a treaty with the Ohio and Western Indian tribes, including the Six Nations, Delaware, Shawanee, Munsee, Mohican, and Wyandot.
BOX VIII D:37 REEL 36 (30) Cushing, Jacob.
31 vols. in 3 units.
Diaries (1749-1809) kept by Cushing a Congregational minister in Waltham, Mass., in which he interleaved his comments on daily events, church activities, and meteorological observations in various printed almanacs. [Cushing's diary for 1782 was a gift of the American Antiquarian Society in 1916.]
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BOX VIII D:38 REEL 36 30.2
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BOX VIII D:39 REEL 36 30.3
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BOX VIII D:40 REEL 37 (31) Dag Register.
1 vol. (472 pp.)
Journal (1780-1783) in Dutch and entitled "Journal of Dag Register Van den Beginne des tegenwoordige Oorlog tusseren de seven Vereenigde Provincien, en England" (journal from the beginning of the present war between the Seven United Provinces and England), with copies of treaties, admiralty lists, notes, and comments. Includes poetry and an essay.
BOX VIII D:41 REEL 79 (32) Davis, John d. 1827.
1,325 items in 11 units.
Papers (1755-1783) relating to Davis' service as assistant and deputy quartermaster in Pennsylvania. Includes orders, receipts, appointments, accounts, official military communications, and private business correspondence. Correspondents include James Abeel, Clement Biddle, Mark Bird, John Cox, David Grier, Nathaniel Greene, Isaac Melcher, Charles Pettit, Thomas Smith, and James Wilson.
BOX VIII D:41 REEL 79 32.1, 28 May 1755-29 May 1778
BOX VIII D:42 REEL 79 32.2, 30 May-19 Oct. 1778
BOX VIII D:43 REEL 80 32.3, 20 Oct. 1778-20 Mar. 1779
BOX VIII D:44 REEL 80 32.4, 28 Mar.-25 May 1779
BOX VIII D:45 REEL 81 32.5, 26 May-2 Sept. 1779
BOX VIII D:46 REEL 81 32.6, 3 Sept. 1779-29 Feb. 1780
BOX VIII D:47 REEL 82 32.7, 1 Mar.-22 June 1780
BOX VIII D:48 REEL 82 32.8, 23 June-4 Oct. 1780
BOX VIII D:49 REEL 83 32.9, 5 Oct. 1780-15 Mar. 1781
BOX VIII D:50 REEL 83 32.10, 16 Mar.-7 Nov. 1781
BOX VIII D:51 REEL 83 32.11, 13 Nov. 1781-14 July 1783
BOX VIII D:52 REEL 37 (33) Dexter, John Singer.
2 vols.
Orderly books (1781-1783) kept by Maj. Dexter as assistant to the adjutant general. Includes orders of the Continental Army at New Windsor, Peeksill, Tarrytown, Phillipsburg, Dobbs' Ferry, and Kingsbridge, and later at Newburgh, N.Y. Also returns and notes on the organization of the Army, and a translation of a letter (1783) from Anne C sar La Luzerne to George Washington.
33.1, 22 Apr.-2 Aug. 1781
33.2, 26 Nov. 1782-17 Jan. 1783
BOX VII D:53 REEL 37 (34) Dorchester, Guy Carleton, Baron, 1724-1808.
1 vol. (100 pp.)
Letters (10 Dec. 1774-19 Sept. 1777) of Lord Dartmouth and Lord George Germain to Carleton as Governor of Quebec and Commander of the British Army in Canada, dealing mainly with military matters, particularly the defense of Quebec.
BOX VIII D:53 REEL 37 (35) Dorsey, Edward, fl. 1750.
1 vol. (112 pp.)
Journal of accounts (11 Mar. 1761-20 Nov. 1765) settling the estate of Edward Dorsey, merchant and legislator of Annapolis and Elk Ridge, Md., kept by a lawyer.
(36) Douglas, William, 1742-1777. See also Container VIII D:191, Ward, Andrew
1 vol. (98 pp.)
Orderly book (1 Aug.-4 Nov. 1759) kept by Douglas as regimental clerk to Colonels Eleazer Fitch and Israel Putnam at Ticonderoga and Crown Point.
(37) Drayton, William, 1732-1790.
1 vol. (130 pp.)
Manuscript (1778) in the hand of Drayton entitled "An Inquiry into the present State, and Administration of Affairs in the Province of East-Florida; with some Observations on the Case of the late Ch[ief] Justice there," with appendixes and postscript containing copies of legal documents, correspondence, and testimony.
(38) Drummond, Henry, d. 1685.
1 vol. (50 pp.)
Poem, undated. Contemporary copy of "Phyllis" (fragment).
BOX VIII D:54 REEL 37-38 (39) Dukes County, Mass.
173 items.
Records (1712-1812), chiefly legal, pertaining to Inferior Courts of Common Pleas and Superior Court cases.
BOX VIII D:55 REEL 38 (40) Du Simitière, Pierre Eugène, 1737-1784.
125 items in 5 vols.
Letterbook (1779-1784), commonplace book, memoranda, (1774-1783), and notes on publications (2 vols.). Letterbook (drafts of letters sent), chiefly relates to Du Simitière's artistic work and his collection of Americana. Recipients include George Clinton, Francois de Barbé-Marbois, Robert Erskine, Conrad A. Gérard, Francis Kinloch, Robert Morris, Joseph Reed, Benjamin Rush, Nathaniel Scudder, Baron von Steuben, and John Sullivan. Commonplace book entitled "American Politics" contains notes on and extracts from printed works and lists of articles, books, pamphlets, and portraits. Memoranda include lists of portraits and drawings done, things lent, books, curiosities, and coins received, and letters written. Notes on publications contain lists of articles (1732-1784) on various subjects. Among the periodicals frequently cited are The Pennsylvania Gazette, Pennsylvania Journal and Pennsylvania Chronicle, American Magazine, Bradford's American Mercury, New York Gazette, and New York Journal.
BOX VIII D:56 REEL 38 (41) Edinburgh, Scotland.
1 vol. (206 pp.)
Account book (1733-1734) of a dealer in fabrics and notions.
BOX VIII D:57 REEL 38 (42) Elliot, Jonathan, 1784-1846.
300 items.
Correspondence (1817-1829), chiefly letters received by Elliott as editor of the Washington Gazette.
BOX VIII D:57 REEL 39 (43) Emmons, Richard.
1 vol. (56 pp.)
Poetry manuscript (1826-1828) entitled "Miscellaneous Poems," with a copy of a dedicatory letter (18 Sept. 1828) addressed to James Madison.
(44) "Excerpta seu Selectae Sententiae," 1760.
1 vol. (16 pp.)
Collection of poetry from various Latin authors compiled by a Princeton student.
BOX VIII D:58 REEL 84 (45) Fairfax vs. Hite. See also Container I:9, 8 July 1854, letter of James Brown to Peter Force, with enclosed copy of a decree of Hite and others vs. Fairfax (15 Oct. 1771), made by Brown from an authenticated copy.
3 items.
Papers (contemporary copies) relating to a controversy over the title to lands in northern Virginia. Includes Report of the Board of Trade upon the returns made by the Commissioners appointed by the Lt. Governor of Virginia and Lord Fairfax to settle the boundaries of Lord Fairfax's land in that Province (27 July 1739); bill of complaint of Hite and McCoy vs. Fairfax; and answer of Thomas Lord Fairfax, proprietor of the Northern Neck, to the bill of complaint of Jost Hite and others. Also available on microfilm shelf no. 16,839.
BOX VIII D:58 REEL 72 (46) Fitch, Jabez, 1737-1812.
1 vol. (146 pp.)
Journal (Jan.-6 Apr. 1776) kept by Fitch as a lieutenant in the 8th Connecticut Regiment serving in the Boston area. Includes his observations on the anniversary of the Boston Massacre and the evacuation of Boston.
BOX VIII D:59 REEL 84 (47) Fitch, John, 1743-1798. See also Container I:10, 24 Feb. and 18 Apr. 1859.
700 items in 3 units.
Papers (1783-1854), including correspondence, diaries, financial papers, surveyor's notes, steamboat sketches, manuscripts of writings on the steamboat, the Universal Society, and chemicals, and miscellaneous material. Includes some papers of the architect William Thornton (1759-1828), an early custodian of the papers. The bulk of the papers relate to Fitch's experimental work with the steamboat, but the diary and surveyor's notebook cover his earlier work, surveying in the Ohio country. Correspondents include Joshua Anderson, John Beckley, Robert Fulton, Josiah Hornblower, Thomas Hutchins, Thomas Johnson, Jonathan Longstreth, Thomas Mifflin, Robert Morris, Robert Parrish, Charles Pettit, Edmund Randolph, Caleb Riggs, David Rittenhouse, Benjamin E. Say, and William Thornton. Also available on microfilm shelf no. 15,820.
Surveying notebook, 1783-1784
Diaries, accounts, surveyor's notes, 1783-1789
Correspondence and related material 1784-1789
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