Sir George Savile papers, 1761-1782


Date: 1761-1782 | Size: 0.25 Linear feet, 16 photocopies


These papers include letters and documents concerning the American Revolution, from British and American perspectives, as well as issues involving trade, fishing, and trapping in America.

Background note

George Savile was a political figure of eighteenth-century England.

Collection Information

Physical description

16 photocopies.


Purchased from Nottinghamshire Record Office ($10.60), England, and accessioned, 1971 (1971 1088ms).

Location of originals:

Originals in Foljambe Collection, Nottinghamshire Record Office,

Early American History Note

This collection of Sir George Savile correspondence contains a small but content rich group of documents relating to the American Revolution. The documents reflect the imperial point of view on American affairs. The collection includes correspondence between Savile and imperial officials, a memorandum on crushing the American Revolution, an analysis on the North American trade, and some documents from the colonies that protested imperial policies. All of the documents are photocopies of originals held elsewhere.

Indexing Terms

Family Name(s)

  • Foljambe, F.F.


  • Official Government Documents and Records
  • Political Correspondence

Geographic Name(s)

  • United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Personal histories.

Personal Name(s)

  • Harrison, Joseph
  • Neiles, Thomas M.
  • Priestley, Joseph, 1733-1804
  • Savile, George, Sir, 1726-1784


  • American Revolution
  • Commerce.
  • Fishing -- America
  • Trapping -- America.