James Logan letters, 1736-1744


Date: 1736-1744 | Size: 1 volume(s), 1 volume, 26 p., copy


Copies by Mrs. Deborah Norris Logan of letters from Logan, while president of the Council, to the Proprietors of Pennsylvania, the Duke of Newcastle, and Ferdinand John Paris, on province business. The letters relate to the choice of Logan's successor, his retirement, crown-proprietor relations, and the Pennsylvania-Maryland boundary.

Background note

James Logan was a merchant, statesman, and scholar.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 volume, 26 p., copy.


Accessioned, 1900 (47260).

Early American History Note

This slender volume contains the letters of James Logan to the proprietors during his tenure as President of the Council, a period from 1746-1744. After Patrick Gordon died in 1736, Logan assumed the powers of the lieutenant governor as the President of the Council. The governorship was assumed in 1738 by George Thomas, but Logan continued as President of the Council. These letters touch upon a range of matters then concerning the government of Pennsylvania, including its border dispute with Maryland and tensions with Indian groups in western areas.

Indexing Terms

Family Name(s)

  • Newcastle, Thomas Pelham-Holles, --


  • Official Government Documents and Records
  • Political Correspondence

Geographic Name(s)

  • Pennsylvania -- Politics and government -- To 1775.

Personal Name(s)

  • Logan, Deborah Norris, 1761-1839
  • Logan, James, 1674-1751
  • Paris, Ferdinand John


  • Colonial Politics
  • Government Affairs
  • Pennsylvania History