Found 16 collections related to United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775

Champion, Richard, 1743-1791
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 511
1 v. (173 leaves), 22 cm; 1 v. (173 leaves), 22 cm
Richard Champion (1743-1791) of Bristol, England was a noted merchant and porcelain manufacturer. Champion, a Quaker, was active in political and civic affairs and sympathetic to American interests. He worked to elect Edmund Burke to Parliament... more
Sabine, William Henry Waldo, 1903-
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2661
1 linear foot (3 boxes)
William Henry Waldo Sabine (1903- ), an English-born author and editor, emigrated to the U.S. in 1947 and became interested in the local history of Queens and the American colonial and revolutionary eras. Collection consists of papers relating to... more
Adams, Samuel, 1745-1819
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 19
.3 linear feet (1 box); 3 microfilm reels
Samuel Adams (1745-1819) was an American physician who served during the U.S. Revolutionary War. Collection consists of Adams's diary and miscellaneous papers. Diary describes his early life in Connecticut, colonial army service, job as a teacher,... more
Hardwicke, Philip Yorke, Earl of, 1690-1764
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1313
26.5 linear feet (140 v., 1 box)
Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke (1690-1764) was a judge who served for many years as Lord Chancellor of England. Collection consists of British correspondence and official documents (handwritten transcripts in part), dealing mainly with... more
Moore, George Henry, 1823-1892
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2050
1.8 linear feet (4 boxes, 1 v.)
George Henry Moore (1823-1892) was an American librarian, historian and bibliographer. He was librarian at the New York Historical Society from 1850 to 1876. He also was elected superintendent and trustee for the Lenox Library in 1872 and became... more
Stauffer, David McNeely, 1845-1913
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2865
3.25 linear feet (8 boxes and 1 v.)
David McNeely Stauffer (1845-1913) was an American civil engineer, editor, artist, and collector. He worked for several railroads including the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad until 1876 when he went into private practice. He wrote scholarly... more
Winslow, Edward, 1722-1780
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3360
1 v. (97 [1] p.), 20 cm; 1 v. (97 [1] p.), 20 cm; 1 item (123 p. in case), 20 cm; 1 item (123 p. in case), 20 cm
Edward Winslow (1722-1780), a native of Boston and the son of Joshua and Elizabeth Winslow, graduated from Harvard College in 1741 and was ordained an Anglican priest in England in 1755, where he was appointed by the Society for the Propagation of... more
Bancroft, George, 1800-1891
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 195
60 linear feet (432 v. and 15 boxes)
George Bancroft (1800-1891) was an American historian, diplomat and public official who wrote the ten-volume History of the United States. Bancroft's positions included Collector of the Port of Boston, Secretary of the Navy under Polk, Minister to... more
James II, King of England, 1633-1701
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 825
.06 linear feet (1 volume)
This item is an intermediary draft of instructions from James, Duke of York, to Thomas Dongan, Governor of New York, dated January 27, 1863 (1682 old style). The order is issued under ducal right obtained by royal decree from James' brother King... more
Ford, Worthington Chauncey, 1858-1941
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1044
75 linear feet (130 boxes)
Collection consists of correspondence, writings, notes and transcripts, student notes and notebooks, diaries, scrapbooks, photographs, miscellaneous papers, and printed matter. General correspondence, 1862-1938, is between Ford and historians,... more
Hawley, Joseph, 1723-1788
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 23227
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Joseph Hawley (1723-1788) of Northampton, Massachusetts, a lawyer, legislator and militia officer, was one of the foremost political leaders of the American revolutionary movement in Massachusetts. Correspondence consists of Joseph Hawley's draft... more
Hawley, Joseph, 1723-1788
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1360
.6 linear feet (2 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Joseph Hawley (1723-1788) of Northampton, Massachusetts, a lawyer, legislator and militia officer, was one of the foremost political leaders of the American revolutionary movement in Massachusetts. The Joseph Hawley papers, dating 1653 to 1804,... more
Chalmers, George, 1742-1825
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 507
4.08 linear feet (2 boxes, 27 volumes, 2 oversized folders)
George Chalmers (1742-1825) was a British historian, civil servant, and author. Born in Scotland, he emigrated to Maryland in 1763. He was a lawyer in Baltimore until the American Revolutionary War broke out, when he left for England. Chalmers... more
Washington, George, 1732-1799
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3231
5.52 linear feet (11 boxes, 15 volumes, 9 oversized folders)
George Washington (1732-1799) was a Virginia planter, Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution, and first President of the United States. The Washington Papers comprise manuscript items by or related to George... more
Yates, Abraham, 1724-1796
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3405
2.99 linear feet (8 boxes, 1 volume, 1 oversized folder)
Abraham Yates, Jr. (1724-1796) was an American lawyer, politician, and pamphleteer. He held numerous elected offices and political appointments throughout his life including sheriff of Albany city and county from 1754 to 1759, chairman of the... more
Boston Committee of Correspondence
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 343
2.4 linear feet (8 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
The Boston Committee of Correspondence was formed at the Boston Town Meeting of November 2, 1772 in response to the British government’s decision to pay the governor and Superior Court judges of Massachusetts with Crown stipends, thereby making... more
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