American Revolution, 1775-1783
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
Arthur R. Robinson correspondence
Collection — Folder S1620
Scope and Contents This collection includes typed, signed letters from Arthur R. Robinson in Washington, D. C. ranging from 1926/09/20 to 1933/08/31 regarding copies of his speech and regrets for not being able to attend a sesquicentennial celebration.
Boone family collection
Collection — Folder S2134
Scope and Contents This collection includes photocopies of two letters sent to the Indiana State Library from Dr. R. N. Mayfield regarding his Boone family genealogy. The first letter was received on January 31, 1931 and was a sent with “Boone Family” and “The New Boone History,” leaflets written and printed by Dr. Mayfield. The second letter is dated February 4, 1931 and was sent with a Photostat copy of the June 28, 1785 payroll report by Captain Sam Kirkham for the men of the Lincoln Militia for their 32 day...
Dates: 1785, 1931
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Boone family collection
Elkanah Watson memoir transcription
Collection — Folder S1916
Scope and Contents This collection includes an undated, handwritten transcription of the last paragraph of chapter 1 and most of chapter 2 of Elkanah Watson's published memoirs Men and Times of the Revolution; or, Memoirs of Elkanah Watson, Including Journals of Travels in Europe and America, from 1777 to 1842, with His Correspondence with Public Men and Reminiscences and Incidents of the Revolution (1856). Written on three sheets of paper, originally folded with 12 sides of text,...
Dates: 19th century-20th century
Indiana American Revolution Bicentennial Commission collection
Collection — Folder S2528
Scope and Contents This collection contains material collected by members of the Indiana American Revolution Bicentennial Commission (IARBC) ranging from 1970 to 1972 and includes Commission members correspondence; documents sent by the National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, regarding its “Bicentennial Inventory of American Paintings Completed Prior to 1914” project; an advance subscription application form to purchase Indiana State Numismatic Association Bicentennial medals; a brochure and a...
Indiana American Revolution bicentennial photographs
Collection — Folder SP049
Scope and Contents This collection includes photographs from photographer Jack Householder in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1974 depicting an event commemorating the American Revolution on April 19, 1974 outside the Indiana World War Memorial with at least 2 members of the Indiana American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, Jim Guthrie and Scott Hosier. There is also a photograph of a commemorative coin taken by an unknown photographer.
James Wilson biographical sketch
Collection — Folder S1850
Scope and Contents This collection includes a one-page typewritten transcription made from page 174 of the book, Biography of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence, Vol 6 that was published in 1824. Transcribed on November 5, 1949 by H.P. (Homer Philip) Rogers of Pendleton, Oregon, the biographical sketch provides information about James Wilson's first wife, Rachel Bird, his second wife, Hannah Gray, and his seven children.
Dates: 1824, 1949
John Shaver collection
Collection — Folder S1763
Scope and Contents This collection includes official documents from various clerks in Indiana and at the federal War Department in ranging from 1827 to 1833 regarding Revolutionary War pensions for John Shaver and Samuel Alley.
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / John Shaver collection
Pershing family papers
Collection — Folder S0842
Scope and Contents This collection contains photostatic copies of documents regarding the Lochry Expedition during the Revolutionary War obtained by Edgar J. Pershing from the British Museum. The photostats include correspondence between Archibald Lochry and George Rogers Clark (August 8, 1781-August 14, 1781), and an August 29, 1781 report sent to Arent de Peyster, British commander at Detroit, from Andrew Thompson and Alexander McKee regarding the attack of the Lochry party with a list of men under Lochry's...
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Pershing family papers
Revolutionary War ballad
Collection — Folder OB042
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a printed ballad about the American Revolutionary War, written by Samuel St. John of Connecticut in 1778.
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Revolutionary War ballad
Samuel MacDowell indenture letter and contract
Collection — Folder S2734
Scope and Contents This collection includes a deed signed by Samuel MacDowell and Mary MacDowell to William Scott in Fayette County, Kentucky from April 4, 1789 regarding land in Fayette County, Kentucky. Samuel MacDowell, was a Colonel in the Revolutionary War, a pioneer and one of the first judges in Kentucky. There are several signatures on the back of the document, including Levi Todd, who was one of the few survivors of the Indian Battle of Blue Licks in Kentucky. He also was a General in the...