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Seven Years' War, 1756-1763. (1)
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Tonawanda Indian Reservation (N.Y.) (1)
Topographical surveying -- United States. (1)
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United States -- History -- French and Indian War, 1755-1763 (2)
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1776-1783 (1)
United States. Army. Supplies and stores (1)
Whitemarsh, Battle of, 1777 (1)
1Author:  Weedon, George,1734-1793.Requires cookie*
 Title:  George Weedon Orderly Book     
 Dates:  1777-1778 
 Abstract:  This volume contains a daily account of the Continental Army under General George Weedon during their stay at Valley Forge. The volume covers the period known as the "Valley Forge Winter." Frequent references to the "Commander in Chief" are made. Weedon also provides insight into the daily life of the encampment, reporting daily orders and events, including courts martial.

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 Call #:  Mss.973.3.W41 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  American Revolution | Military History 
 Genre:  Military Records | Official Government Documents and Records 
 Subjects:  Courts-martial and courts of inquiry | Germantown, Battle of, 1777 | United States -- History -- Revolution, 1776-1783 | Whitemarsh, Battle of, 1777 
2Author:  unknownRequires cookie*
 Title:  Keugh, Lieutenant William, Report of British Officer to His Majesty from Camp at German Town 28th of Setptemr. 1777     
 Dates:  1777 September 28- October 7 
 Abstract:  This collection contains an official account of the British Army's actions in the Philadelphia-area during the American Revolution. It complements SMS Coll 7 and SMS Coll 9. Recorded by British Army officer Lieutenant William Keugh, the after action report is extensive and detailed.

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 Call #:  Mss.SMs.Coll.8 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  American Revolution | Military History | Philadelphia History 
 Genre:  Military Records | Official Government Documents and Records 
 Subjects:  Brandywine, Battle of, 1777 | British Landing at Head of Elk, Maryland, 1777 | Germantown, Battle of, 1777 | Paoli Massacre, 1777 
3Author:  Cassin, Charles Luke, 1846-1878Requires cookie*
 Title:  Charles Luke Cassin papers, 1745-1878     
 Dates:  1745-1878 
 Abstract:  The Cassin Collection is heavily focused on Charles Luke Cassin's correspondence in the late nineteenth century. Charles Cassin was a physician in the U.S. Navy in the late-nineteenth century. His family's roots date to the colonial era. There are approximately seven documents from the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, however. This portion of the collection includes three legal documents from colonial Pennsylvania that were likely handed down through the family: one is a will for Aaron Thompson dated 1745, another is an indenture from 1758, and another is a copy of a court decision in Berks County in 1774. There are two letters from James Mullins to Eliza Cassin relating to their past affairs and children. Finally, there are official documents relating to Joseph Cassin, Charles Luke's father, including a commission in the U.S. Navy signed by James Madison.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.C274 
 Extent:  70 item(s) 
 Topics:  Marriage and Family Life | Military History 
 Genre:  Family Correspondence | Legal Records | Military Records | Official Government Documents and Records 
 Subjects:  Medicine -- United States. | Trust indentures. 
4Author:  Great Britain. Board of TradeRequires cookie*
 Title:  Papers on the West Indies, 1707-1709     
 Dates:  1707-1709 
 Abstract:  This Collection is a series of letters written during Queen Anne's War/The War of Spanish Succession between 1707 and 1709 involving military, political, and trade issues in the British Caribbean. Documents include a petition from merchants in Barbados to the Crown, orders from imperial ministers in Whitehall to governors, and reports from governors in the Caribbean. The documents often relate to events surrounding the war then engulfing Europe. One of the documents, for instance, is a finding of the Board of Trade that rejects a petition that would allow merchants to ship flour from North American colonies to Portugal, a member of the "Grand Alliance," finding that such trade would hurt the "Sugar Islands" too much.

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 Call #:  Mss.972.9.G81 
 Extent:  0.25 Linear Feet 
 Topics:  Colonial Politics | Government Affairs | International Affairs | Military History 
 Genre:  Official Government Documents and Records | Political Correspondence 
5Author:  Pennsylvania.Provincial Council.Requires cookie*
 Title:  Pennsylvania. Provincial Council. Records, 1748-1758, 1819     
 Dates:  1748-1819 
 Abstract:  This bound volume contains manuscript copies of official records held in the State Archives in Harrisburg. The documents range from 1749-1756 and touch on Native America, imperial, and military affairs. Most of the volume includes correspondence directed to or from the Provincial Council of Pennsylvania and the governor. The volume was printed.

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 Call #:  Mss.974.8.Sa7 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Colonial Politics | Diplomatic History | Government Affairs | Military History | Native America | Pennsylvania History 
 Genre:  Official Government Documents and Records | Political Correspondence 
 Subjects:  Seven Years' War, 1756-1763. 
6Author:  Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786Requires cookie*
 Title:  Nathanael Greene Papers     
 Dates:  1777-1780 
 Abstract:  The Nathanael Greene Collection is a large collection of correspondence primarily related to supplying the Continental Army. The bulk of the correspondence dates from 1778-1780, during which time Greene served as Quartermaster General of the Continental Army. The correspondence captures the supply issues that the Army faced during the war, and the means of financing and supplying it. Because the bulk of the collection is correspondence and not account or ledger books, the letters to Greene from the field often provide interesting details and anecdotes on requisitioning.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.G83 
 Extent:  4 Linear Feet 
 Topics:  American Revolution | Government Affairs | Military History 
 Genre:  Business Records and Accounts | Military Records | Official Government Documents and Records | Political Correspondence 
 Subjects:  Quartermasters -- United States 
7Author:  Hazard, Ebenezer, 1744-1817Requires cookie*
 Title:  Ebenezer Hazard papers, 1766-1813     
 Dates:  1766-1813 
 Abstract:  The Ebenezer Hazard Collection contains a range of documents relating to the early history and establishment of the postal service in the new American nation. Ebenezer Hazard was a New Yorker who served as a deputy postmaster general during the American Revolution and early republic.Included in the collection are two letters from Benjamin Franklin, one appointing him to the post and another advising him to quickly establish a post to Albany. There are a series of military passes issued to Hazard, lending insight into how the postal service operated during the war years. Other correspondents include Thomas Jefferson, who wrote a letter to Hazard in 1775 endorsing a proposed public papers project, and George Washington, who corresponded with Hazard as General of the Army during the war and as President.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.H338 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  American Revolution | Government Affairs | Military History 
 Genre:  Institutional Records | Military Records | Official Government Documents and Records | Political Correspondence 
 Subjects:  Postal service -- United States. 
8Author:  Le Conte, John Eatton, 1784-1860Requires cookie*
 Title:  John Eatton Le Conte papers, 1816-1877     
 Dates:  1816-1877 
 Abstract:  The John Le Conte Papers contain a range of correspondence, most of which deals with discussions of natural history. Le Conte was a scientist whose interests were in natural history, especially entomology. Le Conte worked at the United States Army Corp of Topographical Engineers, and his correspondence relating to their surveys provide details on the state of eastern seaports and harbors in the mid-eighteenth century. Most of the correspondence is incoming and it is often either orders from superiors to Le Conte or field reports from subordinates to LeConte. The orders for Le Conte to organize an expedition to explore Florida are included.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.L493.3 
 Extent:  0.25 Linear Feet 
 Topics:  Education | Exploration. | Military History | Science and technology 
 Genre:  General Correspondence | Military Records | Official Government Documents and Records 
 Subjects:  Harbors -- United States. | Military topography. | Natural history. | Topographical surveying -- United States. 
9Author:  Penn, William, 1644-1718Requires cookie*
 Title:  William Penn miscellaneous letters and documents, 1665-1801     
 Dates:  1665-1801 
 Abstract:  This collection of William Penn's miscellaneous documents and letters largely consists of material relating to the early settlement of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania. There are also records that relate to William Penn's interests in the Jerseys. Most documents are from before 1710, although some do come after and some appear to be manuscript copies of older documents. Most of the documents are signed by or addressed to William Penn and have been published in various publications from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and in the Papers of William Penn.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.P38 
 Extent:  4 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Colonial Politics | Military History | Pennsylvania History | Philadelphia History | Seven Years' War 
 Genre:  Business Records and Accounts | Maps and Surveys | Official Government Documents and Records | Political Correspondence | Printed Material 
 Subjects:  Land speculation | Sugar. 
10Author:  Pennsylvania (Province)Requires cookie*
 Title:  Extracts from the Ancient Records of Pennsylvania.     
 Dates:  1748-1758 
 Abstract:  This volume contains a copy of the Provincial Council's internal minutes for the years 1748-1758. Portions of the volume were printed in Hazard's Register of Pennsylvania. Much of the volume involves correspondence on military aspects of the Seven Years War and on Indian affairs.

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 Call #:  Mss.974.8 Sq7B.P31 4 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Colonial Politics | Diplomatic History | Military History | Native America | Pennsylvania History | Seven Years' War 
 Genre:  Diplomatic Material | Official Government Documents and Records | Political Correspondence 
11Author:  unknownRequires cookie*
 Title:  Indian and Military Affairs of Pennsylvania, 1737-1775     
 Dates:  1737-1775 
 Abstract:  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.

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 Call #:  Mss.974.8.P19 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Colonial Politics | Diplomatic History | Government Affairs | Military History | Native America | Pennsylvania History | Seven Years' War | Social Life and Custom | Surveying and Maps 
 Genre:  Diplomatic Material | Military Records | Official Government Documents and Records 
 Subjects:  Delaware Indians | Indians of North America -- Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 | United States -- History -- French and Indian War, 1755-1763 
12Author:  Parker, Ely Samuel, 1828-1895Requires cookie*
 Title:  Ely Samuel Parker Papers     
 Dates:  1794-1946 
 Abstract:  The Ely Parker Collection is a large and rich amalgamation of documents relating to the New York Seneca and to Ely Parker's own life.

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 Call #:  Mss.497.3.P223 
 Extent:  3.5 Linear Feet 
 Topics:  Education | Government Affairs | Language and Linguistics | Law | Military History | Native America | Religion | Science and technology 
 Genre:  General Correspondence | Language Material | Manuscript Essays | Native American Materials | Official Government Documents and Records 
 Subjects:  Canals -- New York (State) | Engineers -- New York (State) | Freemasons -- New York (State) | Iroquois Indians | Ogden Land Company | Seneca Indians -- Missions | Seneca Indians -- New York (State) | Seneca Indians -- Religion | Seneca language | Society of Friends -- Relations with Indians | Tonawanda Indian Reservation (N.Y.) 
13Author:  Horsfield, Timothy, 1708-1773Requires cookie*
 Title:  Timothy Horsfield Papers     
 Dates:  1684, 1733-1771 
 Abstract:  Timothy Horsfield was a prominent official in Northampton County in Pennsylvania during the Seven Years' War and its aftermath. This relatively small collection contains a wealth of information on the war. The letters are content rich and often relay details on society and life in the area. MOLE contains a detailed inventory of the letters.

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 Call #:  Mss.974.8.H78 
 Extent:  0.5 Linear Feet 
 Topics:  Colonial Politics | Diplomatic History | Government Affairs | Military History | Native America | Pennsylvania History | Seven Years' War 
 Genre:  Diplomatic Material | General Correspondence | Military Records | Official Government Documents and Records | Political Correspondence 
 Subjects:  Delaware Indians | Indians of North America -- Pennsylvania -- Government relations -- To 1789 | Iroquois Indians | Miami Indians | Moravian Indians | Moravians -- Pennsylvania -- History 
14Author:  Penn, Thomas, 1702-1775Requires cookie*
 Title:  Thomas Penn correspondence, 1747-1771, with James Hamilton     
 Dates:  1747-1771 
 Abstract:  This Thomas and Richard Penn Collection contains a range of correspondence from the proprietors of Pennsylvania, Thomas and Richard Penn (especially Thomas, the chief proprietor), to their agents in Pennsylvania, especially James Hamilton, who served as governor in the 1750s. The Collection begins in the 1740s, spans the Seven Years' War, and ends in the midst of the imperial crisis. Because of the time period covered, the letters touch on many important matters regarding the militarization of Pennsylvania, political battles within the colony, and the crisis brought about by imperial consolidation in the 1760s.

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 Call #:  Mss.974.8.P36c 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  American Revolution | Colonial Politics | Government Affairs | Land and Speculation | Military History | Pennsylvania History | Seven Years' War 
 Genre:  Business Records and Accounts | General Correspondence | Official Government Documents and Records | Political Correspondence 
15Author:  Feinstone, Sol,1888-1980,colleRequires cookie*
 Title:  The Sol Feinstone Collection of the American Revolution, ca. 1760s-1850s     
 Dates:  Circa 1760s-1850s 
 Abstract:  The Sol Feinstone Collection of the David Library contains a wide array of original documents relating especially to the American Revolution. The collection is particularly strong in military affairs and contains a variety of original letters from generals and prominent officers from both British and American forces. The collection has a notable number of items relating to George Washington and his family, including a deed from 1604 to Laurence Washington that contains an original seal from James I.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.F327 
 Extent:  27 Linear Feet 
 Topics:  American Revolution | Business and Skilled Trades | Colonial Politics | Colony and State Specific History | Diplomatic History | Early National Politics | Military History | Pennsylvania History 
 Genre:  Family Correspondence | General Correspondence | Military Records | Miscellaneous | Official Government Documents and Records | Political Correspondence | Printed Material 
16Author:  Burd, James, 1726-1793Requires cookie*
 Title:  Burd-Shippen Papers     
 Dates:  1708-1792 
 Abstract:  This collection is one of the largest early American collections the APS holds. Its breadth of sources provides insight into colonial Pennsylvania history, especially that of Lancaster County. Although largely material composed of material from James Burd, there are also significant documents relating to the Shippen family. Documents touch on matters financial, political, and social. While the collection is of wide ranging material, its strength lies in three main parts: the Seven Years' War and Pontiac's Rebellion in Pennsylvania, Burd's business records, and life in Lancaster County from 1754-1776.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.B892 
 Extent:  6.5 Linear Feet 
 Topics:  Business and Skilled Trades | Colonial Politics | Government Affairs | Land and Speculation | Military History | Native America | Pennsylvania History | Seven Years' War | Surveying and Maps | Trade 
 Genre:  Business Records and Accounts | Diaries | Family Correspondence | General Correspondence | Miscellaneous | Official Government Documents and Records | Political Correspondence | Travel Narratives and Journals 
 Subjects:  Court calendars -- Pennsylvania. | Fort Augusta (Pa.) | Fort Duquesne | Fort Granville (Pa.) | Fort Hunter | Fort Pitt (Pa.) | Fort William Henry (N.Y.) | Fortification -- Pennsylvania. | Iroquois Indians | Lancaster County (Pa.) -- History | Meteorology -- Pennsylvania -- Observations | Military supplies. | Pennsylvania -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 | Pennsylvania -- History -- French and Indian War, 1755-1763 | Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Commerce | Shippenburg Library Company | United States -- History -- French and Indian War, 1755-1763 | United States. Army. Supplies and stores