Indian and Military Affairs of Pennsylvania, 1737-1775


Date: 1737-1775 | Size: 1 volume(s), 1 volume, 822 pages


Reports on conferences and treaties with the Indians and miscellaneous Indian affairs in Pennsylvania, with emphasis upon the French and Indian War. Correspondents include: John Armstrong Thomas Barton Edward Braddock Daniel Claus George Croghan James Hamilton James Logan Hugh Mercer Andrew Montour Robert Hunter Morris Robert Orme Ferdinand J. Paris Thomas Penn Horatio Sharpe Joseph Shippen William Shirley John Stanwix Robert Stobo William Trent Conrad Weiser

Collection Information

Physical description

1 volume.


Joseph Parker Norris and Redmond Conyngham, gift, circa 1818-1830.

Related material

See also Manuscripts on Indian affairs (970.4 M415).

Early American History Note

This large volume contains a wealth of data on Pennsylvania history beginning in 1737 and ending in 1775. Documents include letters, orders, and treaty minutes relating to Pennsylvania's military and political history. Although much of the material relates to the Seven Years' War, there are also documents relating to the Maryland-Pennsylvania border dispute, impressments of sailors, the founding of the Pennsylvania hospital, and other aspects of the political history of the colony. The bulk of the material deals with military, diplomatic, and political issues. Most of the documents have been printed in either the Pennsylvania Archives or Hazard's Register.

Indexing Terms


  • Diplomatic Material
  • Military Records
  • Official Government Documents and Records

Personal Name(s)

  • Armstrong, John
  • Barton, Thomas, 1730-1780
  • Braddock, Edward, 1695-1755
  • Claus, Daniel, 1727-1781
  • Croghan, George
  • Hamilton, James, 1710-1783
  • Logan, James, 1674-1751
  • Mercer, Hugh, 1726-1777
  • Montour, Andrew
  • Morris, Robert Hunter, 1713-1764
  • Orme, Robert, 1728-1801
  • Paris, Ferdinand John
  • Penn, Thomas, 1702-1775
  • Sharpe, Horatio, 1718-1790
  • Shippen, Joseph, 1706-1793
  • Shirley, William, 1694-1771
  • Stanwix, John
  • Stobo, Robert, 1726-1770
  • Teedyuscung, ca. 1700-1763
  • Trent, William
  • Weiser, Conrad, 1696-1760


  • Colonial Politics
  • Delaware Indians
  • Diplomatic History
  • Government Affairs
  • Indians of North America -- Pennsylvania
  • Military History
  • Native America
  • Pennsylvania -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
  • Pennsylvania History
  • Seven Years' War
  • Social Life and Custom
  • Surveying and Maps
  • United States -- History -- French and Indian War, 1755-1763