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60 cm of textual records : transcripts.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of records accumulated at the British Army Headquarters in North America, 1775-1783, microfilm, 30 reels; and transcripts of portions of these records, 1775-1783, 60 cm. Microfilmed material is located on microfilm reels M-341 to M-370.
Textual records Finding Aid 784, parts 1 to 4, is composed of a photocopy of the four-volume annotated calendar from the Report on American Manuscripts in the Royal Institution of Great Britain, supplemented with a shelf list correlating the document numbers with the microfilm reel numbers. A shelf list for the transcripts is included in the Introduction, while lists of the documents transcribed form part 5 of the finding aid.
All five parts of this finding aid are also available as an electronic document. MSS0784 90 (Paper)
Textual records Volume 1 of the finding aid (295 pages). MSS0784-1 90 (Electronic)
Textual records Volume 2 of the finding aid (328 pages). MSS0784-2 90 (Electronic)
Textual records Volume 3 of the finding aid (267 pages). MSS0784-3 90 (Electronic)
Textual records Volume 4 of the finding aid (293 pages). MSS0784-4 90 (Electronic)
Textual records Volume 5 of the finding aid (199 pages). MSS0784-5 90 (Electronic)
Textual records Volume 5 of the finding aid, one page (p. 136). MSS0784-5-1 90 (Electronic)
Biography / Administrative history
The commanders-in-chief of British North America during the War of Independence were Sir William Howe, 1775-1778, Sir Henry Clinton, 1778-1782, and Sir Guy Carleton, 1782-1783.
Microfilm: In 1959 a microfilm copy was obtained from Colonial Williamsburg, which had retained positive photostats of the papers. These records no longer follow the arrangement cited in the introduction to the Report (volume 1, pp. vi-ix), having been re-organized while in the New York Public Library, 1930-1935.
Photostats: The photostats were bound in 107 volumes, in chronological order, with the accounts organized as a second series to follow the correspondence and petitions. Each item was given a number and the numbers were entered in the margins of a copy of the calendar. This annotated calendar appears on microfilm reels M-341 and M-342.
Location of originals note
Varying form of title
1. Great Britain - Military policy, 1747-1783 Carolina, 1747-1783.
2. Great Britain - Armed Forces - North America, 1747-1783 Georgia, 1747-1783.
3. United States - History - Revolution, 1775-1783 Florida, 1747-1785.
4. North America - Defenses, 1747-1783 Bermuda, 1747-1783.
5. Great Britain - Colonial policy, 1747-1783 Bahamas, 1747-1783.
6. Great Britain - Colonies - Defenses, 1747-1783.
7. Great Britain - Relations - United States, 1775-1783.
8. Refugees - United States, 1775-1783.
9. Great Britain. Army - Ordnance and ordnance stores, 1747-1783.
10. Petitions - North America, 1747-1783.
11. Ships - North America, 1741-1783.
12. Colonies Administration. Great Britain
13. Colonies Administration. Grande-Bretagne
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