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Thomas Morris diary

 Collection — Folder: S0990
Identifier: S0990

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a photostat of the diary of Thomas Morris for parts of August and September, 1764. This covers part of his captivity by Native Americans.


  • 1764


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Thomas Morris was a British soldier who was stationed in Detroit, Michigan, in 1758. He was captured by Native Americans for a time, but eventually made his way back to Detroit. Morris returned to England in 1767, where he lived for the rest of his life.


Morris, Thomas. Journal of Captain Thomas Morris, of His Majesty’s XVII Regiment of Infantry; Detroit, September 25, 1764. 1791. Reprint, The Arthur H. Clark Company, n.d.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection contains one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from William Clements Library in 1941.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2013/05 by Jamie Dunn. EAD finding aid created 2013/05 by Jamie Dunn.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.