William Thornton papers, [circa 1741-1804]

Mss.Film.724

Date: Circa 1741-1804 | Size: 6 microfilm_reel(s)

Abstract

These papers include diaries (1777-1782), expense books (1794-1804), notebooks, a commonplace book, drafts of essays, excerpts from minutes of Friends' Monthly Meeting, Tortola (1741-1761), newspaper clippings, sketches, and correspondence. Also included are letters and papers of Mrs. Thornton.

Background note

William Thornton was a physician and architect, and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1787.

Collection Information

Physical description

6 microfilm reels.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access:

Permission for use must be granted by the Library of Congress.

Provenance

Purchased from Library of Congress ($313.40) and accessioned, 1955 (1955 613mf).

Location of originals:

Originals in Library of Congress.

Early American History Note

This is a microfilm of an early American collection that may be of interest to researchers at the APS and may complement an original manuscript collection at the APS.

Indexing Terms


Family Name(s)

  • Thornton, -- Mrs.

Genre(s)

  • Clippings.
  • Commonplace books.
  • Diaries.
  • Essays.
  • Microfilm Collection
  • Minutes.
  • Notebooks.
  • Sketches.

Personal Name(s)

  • Aitken, Robert, 1735-1802
  • Banks, Joseph, 1743-1820
  • Brissot de Warville, J.-P. (Jacques-Pierre), 1754-1793
  • Fulton, Robert, 1765-1815
  • Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
  • Lettsom, John Coakley, 1744-1815
  • Patterson, Robert, 1743-1824
  • Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796
  • Sharp, Granville, 1735-1813
  • Thornton, William (1759-1828)
  • Trumbull, John, 1756-1843
  • Volney, C.-F. (Constantin Fran├žois), 1757-1820
  • Washington, George (1732-1799)
  • Wistar, Caspar, 1761-1818

Subject(s)

  • Architecture
  • Medicine.
  • Society of Friends -- Tortola.