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Sir William Johnson Letters

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-456

Scope and Content of the Collection

Miscellaneous collection of twelve letters written by Sir William Johnson between 1755 and 1773. The content of most of the correspondence relates to the French and Indian War, Indian treaties and conferences, the Conestoga Massacre (1763), land patents, and the appointment of Johnson’s successor. Correspondents include: Cadwallader Colden, George Croghan, Thomas Gage, Peter Gilman, Richard Gridley, Hubert Marshall, John Penn, William Shirley, Henry Van Schaack, John Watts, and Thomas Wharton.

Dates

  • 1755-1773

Creator

Language

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The Sir William Johnson Letters are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).

Ownership and Literary Rights

The Sir William Johnson Letters are the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections.

Biography of Sir William Johnson

Military commander during the French and Indian War.

Sir William Johnson, 1715-1774, was Superintendent of Indian Affairs, played a significant role in the colonial history of New York.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)

Abstract

Miscellaneous collection of twelve letters written by Sir William Johnson, military commander during the French and Indian War and Superintendent of Indian Affairs, who played a significant role in the colonial history of New York. Correspondence relates to the French and Indian War, Indian treaties and conferences, the Conestoga Massacre (1763), land patents, and the appointment of Johnson's successor.

Arrangement

Materials arranged alphabetically.

Collection Stack Location

VAULT 25 1

Provenance

Gift, 1911.

Processed by

Virginia Hay Smith, 2011.
Title
Inventory of the Sir William Johnson Letters, 1755-1773
Status
Completed
Author
Virginia Hay Smith
Date
©2011.
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts Repository

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