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Date:May 26, 1779
Contributor:Brodhead, Daniel, 1736-1809
Description: Includes discussion of visit of young son of Captain White Eyes (deceased Delaware warrior), who desires to join expedition with two white men; purpose to recover report of D.A.
Collection:Nathanael Greene Papers (Mss.B.G83)
Contributor:Hand, Edward, 1744-1802
Description: One microfilm reel of the papers of the Lancaster physician, Edward Hand, for the years 1777-1788. Hand was active in organizing the Lancaster County Associators and was promoted in 1777 to the rank of brigadier general. He was dispatched to Western Pennsylvania to mobilize the militia against Native peoples and Tories. Late in 1778, he assumed command at Albany and aided Sullivan’s Campaign against the Haudenosaunee in 1779. The extent of letters in this collection pertaining to his military activities against Native peoples has not yet been determined. Originals are in the Pennsylvania State Archives.
Collection:Edward Hand papers (Mss.DLAR.Film.705)
Contributor:Fair, Edwin B.
Description: A small collection of letters by Corporal Edwin B. Fair, who apparently joined Company E of the U.S. Seventh Cavalry, formerly under George Custer's command, a few months after Custer and his forces were defeated at the Battle of Little Bighorn, or the Battle of the Greasy Grass. Fair writes home to his sisters from his posts in the Dakota Territory and Montana. In the letters, Fair describes the daily life of and conditions faced by a common soldier stationed on the Plains; buffalo hunting; encounters with Native Americans, particularly the Crow and Nez Perce; and patrol and reconnaissance missions in Yellowstone National Park and other places. Fair relates the events and scenes witnessed in the plain, unvarnished vernacular of the day. Letters from the time and place are of infrequent occurence, making this a particularily interesting collection.
Collection:Edwin B. Fair Letters (Mss.SMs.Coll.17)
Contributor:Brant, Joseph, 1742-1807 | Cox, John, 1731-1793 | Gibson, George, 1747-1791 | Greene, Nathaniel, 1742-1786 | Hooper, Robert Lettis, 1730?-1797 | Patterson, William, 1745-1806 | Pettit, Charles, 1736-1806 | Sheriff, Cornelius | Washington, George, 1732-1799
Description: Letters related to an expedition of General Nathaniel Greene against the Haudenosaunee. Describes preparation, alcohol and destruction of Indian settlements. Mention of John Brant.
Collection:Nathanael Greene Papers (Mss.B.G83)
Contributor:Denny, William, 1718- | Morris, Robert Hunter, approximately 1700-1764 | Gordon, Patrick, approximately 1664-1736
Description: One set of documents is related to Pennsylvania's land dispute with Connecticut. A second to tensions between Delaware Indians and white settlers in Wyoming prior to the Revolutionary War. Of particular interest is the debate within the Pennsylvania's Governor's office both planning an attack on Native villages and seeking to end abuse of Delaware, Shawnee, Mohawk, and the Iroquois Confederacy. Wolf clan of Deleware is noted.
Collection:Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American Revolution (Mss.974.8.D65)
Contributor:Horsfield, Timothy, 1708-1773 | Teedyuscung, Delaware chief, 1700-1763 | Croghan, George, 1720?-1782 | Spangenberg, August Gottlieb, 1704-1792 | Grube, Bernhard Adam, 1715-1805 | Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 | Parsons, William, 1701-1757 | Morris, Robert Hunter, approximately 1700-1764 | Nickodemus | Newcastle, Captain | Reynolds, Captain | Peters, Richard, 1743-1828 | Read, James, 1718-1793 | Tatteroeskund | Trent, William, 1715-1787? | Hamilton, James, 1710-1783 | Jonathan, a Mohawk Sachem
Subject:Pennsylvania--History | Health | Religion | Trade | Treaties | Policy | Warfare | Military history | Smallpox
Description: Correspondence during the Seven Years' War (1754-1763) regarding the Treaty of Easton, with particular attention to Teedyuscung and the Moravian Indians. One letter from Timothy Horsfled to Benjamin Franklin regards how Indians with smallpox were treated.
Collection:Timothy Horsfield Papers (974.8 H78) Section 2 (Mss.974.8.H78)
Subject:United States--History--French and Indian War, 1754-1763 | Seven Years' War, 1756-1763 | Warfare | Government relations | South Carolina--History | Military history
Description: These concern James Glen, Governor of South Carolina from 1743 to 1756, and John Forbes, Colonel and later Brigadier General in the British Forces stationed in North America. There are references to South Carolina politics and government, Indian policy, the French and Indian War, and Forbes' expedition. From originals in the Dalhousie Muniments, Scottish Record Office, General Register House, Edinburgh.
Collection:Papers relating to America in the Dalhousie Muniments, 1748-1759 (Mss.Film.1231)
Contributor:Bassee, C. | Horsfield, Timothy, 1708-1773 | Parsons, William, 1701-1757 | Levan, Jacob, 1702-1768 | Trexler, Peter | Barons, Benjamin | Chapman, John | Denny, William, 1718- | Weiser, Conrad, 1696-1760 | Hamilton, James, 1710-1783 | Morris, Robert Hunter, approximately 1700-1764 | Powell, Joseph | Martin, James | Orndt, Jacob | Reynolds, George, 1699 or 1700-1769 | Spangenberg, August Gottlieb, 1704-1792 | Weiser, Conrad, 1696-1760 | Galbreath, James | Westbrook, Adam | McCarthy, James | Zeisberger, David, 1721-1808 | Newcastle, Captain
Description: In sections 1 and 2. Correspondence during the Seven Years' War (1754-1763) regarding Indian attacks on the frontier and attempts to protect friendly Indians. One letter discusses the use of passports by friendly Indians. Mention of a "berserk soldier at Fort Allen behaves indecently among squaws."
Collection:Timothy Horsfield Papers (Mss.974.8.H78)
Date:March 13, 1868
Contributor:Miller, Edward, 1826-1900
Description: Letter to Charles B. Trego concerning plains Indian raid. Transmits memoir on this, and sends picture of body of Sergeant [Frederick] Wylliams [Wyllyams] following Indian attack.
Collection:Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection (Mss.Ms.Coll.200)