United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
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
Christmas cards collection
Scope and Contents This collection includes Christmas cards from various people in Indiana ranging from 1886 to 1939 regarding the Christmas season, New Year, Christianity, as well as "General Jackson's Holiday Season 1814-1815," and "General Washington's Christmas 1776" regarding their wartime accounts.
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Christmas cards collection
Cornelius Harnett and William Sharpe letter
Collection — Folder S0593
Scope and Contents This collection contains a letter sent to North Carolina Governor Richard Caswell by Cornelius Harnett and William Sharpe while they served in the Continental Congress during the U.S. Revolutionary War. Dated November 4, 1779, Harnett and Sharpe relate information about a memorial (petition) presented to the Congress by the Indiana Company regarding land claims. There had been a dispute between share holders of the Indiana Company and Virginia as to who had the legal right to sell land located...
George Rogers Clark collection
Collection — Folder S259
Scope and Contents This collection includes photostats and original letters and documents beginning with a letter by Joseph Bowman. Dated July 30, 1778, the letter about their military campaign was written a year before Bowman's accidental death. An original note by George Rogers Clark is dated November 1805, Clark County, Indiana Territory, and certifies that John Dougherty and William Biggs were soldiers during the American Revolution. A photostat of a letter by Thomas Jefferson to General Clark is...
Hubert Hawkins collection
Collection — Folder S1854
Scope and Contents The documents in this collection are copies of correspondence and other materials of George Washington and people in Indianapolis, Indiana as well as others, from historical research conducted by Hubert H. Hawkins. The documents, which span the period between 1776 and 1908, concern Indiana and U.S. history, regarding topics such as the Revolutionary War, Irish immigration, Oregon Territory and Texas, the Civil War, and an account of Kentucky politician Cassius M. Clay killing Cyrus Turner in...
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Hubert Hawkins collection
John McCoy letters
Collection — Folder S871
Scope and Contents This collection includes three letters, two from John McCoy in Knox County, Indiana and a third from William McCoy in Princeton, Indiana, ranging from 1801 to 1835. The first letter, written by John McCoy to his mother and brother, Sarah and Robert McCoy, in Pendleton County, Virginia on February 17, 1801 concerning his famiy's welfare, religion, the birth of his sons, local weather, and farming. Another letter, written by John McCoy on Octover 26, 1911 regarding his health, military life...
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / John McCoy letters
Patrick Henry letters
Collection — Folder S638
Scope and Contents This collection includes 3 facsimiles of secret orders given to George Rogers Clark from Patrick Henry, dated January 2, 1778, authorizing the attack on British posts at Kaskaskia and Vincennes during the American Revolutionary War. Also included is a letter dated December 8, 1778, written by Patrick Henry to Col. John Gibson regarding Gibson's request for clothing for his regiment given to Henry by a Captain Bell.
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Patrick Henry letters