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    William Perry sea journals, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Journals of two voyages, the first with caption: Journal of a voyage in the ship Jamaica, William Sherry, from Montego Bay bound to London (18 July-15 Oct. 1797). The second with caption: Journal of a voyage from Jamaica to England in the Minerva, Rob Hardy, Mast. of Bristol. First journal includes 7 sketches of coastlines, three colored tables of signals, three lists of signals, ...

    • Contributor: Perry, William
    • Date: 1797
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    English military report on St. Augustine, with plans and views of St. Augustine Castle, the Spanish watch tower on Anastasia Island, and Matance's Fort,

    Manuscripts with detailed watercolor views and a plan of the Spanish fort at St. Augustine, Fla., written by an Englishman, apparently a first-hand witness, three years after the failed attempt of Governor Oglethorpe to capture St. Augustine's main fort, at a time when Englishmen were barred from Spanish Florida. Includes a south prospect of St. Augustine Castle; plan of St. Augustine Castle; north prospect ...

    • Contributor: Jay I. Kislak Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1743

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    William Perry sea journals, 1797

    Journals of two voyages, the first with caption: Journal of a voyage in the ship Jamaica, William Sherry, from Montego Bay bound to London (18 July-15 Oct. 1797). The second with caption: Journal of a voyage from Jamaica to England in the Minerva, Rob Hardy, Mast. of Bristol. First journal includes 7 sketches of coastlines, three colored tables of signals, three lists of signals, ...

    • Contributor: Perry, William
    • Date: 1797

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    Bernardo de Gálvez letter, Catalog Record Only

    ALS written as governor of Louisiana to Daniel Clark.

    • Contributor: Gálvez, Bernardo De - Jay I. Kislak Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1778
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    John Forbes letter, Catalog Record Only

    ALS written in St. Augustine, Fla., to Capt. George Keith Elphinstone, an officer in the Royal Navy. Topics include East Florida and Britain.

    • Contributor: Forbes, John
    • Date: 1782
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    Proceedings of the Consejo de Indias, Catalog Record Only

    Record of the discussion of a proposal of Col. Juan Gaspar de Turriegel to colonize New Spain with 6,000 German and Flemish Catholic colonists.

    • Contributor: Consejo De Indias (spain)
    • Date: 1767
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    Clipped Thomas Lynch signature, Catalog Record Only

    Accompanied by a handwritten explanatory note written by Lyman Draper. According to the note, the signature was excised from one of the books in Lynch's library (Swift's Works, 1767), and preserved in the family of a sister. Draper acquired a group of clipped Lynch signatures from a descendant (Major Samuel Prioleau Hamilton, 1826-1897, grand-nephew of Lynch) ca. 1890, including those from the title pages ...

    • Contributor: Lynch, Thomas
    • Date: 1767
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    Ferdinand VI military appointment, Catalog Record Only

    PDS appointing Don Manuel de Montiano, governor and captain-general of the Spanish province of Florida, field marshall of the army. Signed "Yo El Rey" and contains autograph insertions.

    • Contributor: Ferdinand VI
    • Date: 1747
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    Charles Cornwallis letter, Catalog Record Only

    ALS, written from Charlestown [Charleston], S.C., to Lieut. Col. Alured Clarke. Topics include the British southern campaign against American forces led by General Nathanael Greene. Persons represented include Brig. Gen. James Paterson, Maj. Gen. Nisbet Balfour, Sir James Wright, and Col. Maxwell von Westerhagen.

    • Contributor: Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis
    • Date: 1780
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    Robert Morris letter, Catalog Record Only

    ALS, written from debtor's prison, to his business partner, John Nicholson. Morris, a speculator in western lands, was arrested at behest of creditors in 1798 and in debtor's prison until 1801, when he was released as a pauper. Referring to his situation, Morris writes "They think little of imprisonment but if they should be sent here (which God forbid) they would learn how to ...

    • Contributor: Morris, Robert
    • Date: 1799
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    Filippo Mazzei letter, Catalog Record Only

    ALS, written from Paris while serving as the agent of the Polish king Stanislaus II, to the Marquis de Lafayatte. Mazzei writes that he misses Lafayette (in exile) and Jefferson since their departure and comments on the poor conduct of those who remain. Persons represented include the French queen, Marie Antoinette, and King Stanislaus. Letter contains many emendations.

    • Contributor: Mazzei, Filippo
    • Date: 1791
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    George Johnstone letter, Catalog Record Only

    Retained manuscript copy of a letter to his friend, Hutchinson Muso, in England. Topics include the British colonial administration of West Florida, plans for the development of Pensacola, and West Florida's climate, natural resources, horticulture, industry, commerce, and trade. Persons represented include John Lindsay and Col. Wedderburne.

    • Contributor: Johnstone, George
    • Date: 1766
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    Nathaniel Domett logbook, Catalog Record Only

    Contains logs of the ships Merlin (1797 June 18-1800 Apr. 23); Resolution (1800 Nov. 9 -1803 Aug. 15); and, laid in at the back of the volume, the Sir Edward Hamilton (1804 Jan. 3-1805 Sept. 3). Logs largely record travel between London and the West Indies.

    • Contributor: Domett, Nathaniel
    • Date: 1797
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    An account of the proceedings of Captain Nelson of His Majesty's ship Boreas, relative to the illegal trade carried on between the Americans & the British West India Islands, Catalog Record Only

    Narrative regarding Nelson's time in the British West Indies (1784-1787) and his efforts to enforce the British Navigation Acts which required that imports to England and her colonies had to be in English ships. It begins with his arrival in Barbados in June 1784 and finding the bay "full of Americans."

    • Contributor: Nelson, Horatio Nelson
    • Date: 1787
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    Memorials of the duque to Montemar, Catalog Record Only

    Memorials advising King Philip V on the war with England. Written in Madrid.

    • Contributor: Carrillo De Albornoz, José
    • Date: 1739
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    Introductory discourse to the state of the colony of Georgia, Catalog Record Only

    Mss draft in clerical hand. Topics include settlement and trade; relations with Spanish Florida; the history of Savannah; Creek, Cherokee, Chickasaw, and Choctaw Indians; and Jewish settlement.

    • Contributor: Oglethorpe, James - Jay I. Kislak Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1739
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    Relacion de las ceremonias ... de los Indios de la provencia de Mechoacan, Catalog Record Only

    In his prologue, the author says his intent in writing the book was "to conduct an investigation among these new Christians to determine what had been the nature of their beliefs, customs and government...." The text contains numerous watercolors depicting village life, religious ceremonies, and warfare among the Indians, and portrays several scenes of Indians practicing cannibalism. Although some ritual cannibalism did exist in ...

    • Contributor: Mendoza, Antonio De - Jay I. Kislak Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 17??
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    Sailing instructions for the West Indies and part of South America, made for the use of Don Alexandro Bonito Gonzales, second mate of the ship Comercio, Catalog Record Only

    Includes references to Puerto Rico, Cuba, Honduras, etc. Includes charts of coastal mountains (p. 132-135). Created in Spain.

    • Contributor: Bonito Gonzales, Alexandro
    • Date: 1720
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    Genealogy and family history of merchant Alfarez Ignacio López de Herrera of Spain and wife Josefa Antonia González de Varo y Delgado of Pueblo, Mexico, Catalog Record Only

    Includes parish register information, depositions, and coats of arms. Produced in Puebla, Mexico.

    • Date: 1703
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    Carta dl ilustrissimo Señor Don Ivan de Palafox y Mendoza Español, y en America Obispo de la puebla de los Ángeles, y de cano delcon. sexo de yndias, al sumo Pontifice Inocencio ... Catalog Record Only

    Documentation relating to the beatification of Juan de Palafox y Mendoza. Includes 18th century copy of 1649 report; together with copies of letters of Bernardino Peregrino (20 Mar. 1699), Fernando Ruiz de Conteras, and Tirso González (26 July 1698).

    • Date: 1700
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    Sir William Cornwallis naval records, Catalog Record Only

    Chiefly records relating to the HMS Swift. Includes logbook (112 leaves; 14 Oct. 1762 to 31 May 1764); and volume of letters (16 p.; 22 Oct. 1762 to 8 Nov. 1765) and orders (15 p.; 15 Oct. 1762 to 12 July 1764) received. The second volume also contains an addendum (2 p.) of an account of books and papers sent from His Majesty's ship ...

    • Contributor: Cornwallis, William
    • Date: 1762
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    John Rose letters, Catalog Record Only

    Letters (ALS) written from Charleston, S.C., to his brother, James Rose, and his uncle, Charles Irvine, in Aberdeen, Scotland. Topics include shipbuilding, plantation life, slaveholding, family news, and smallpox. Persons represented include Capt. Julian Legge.

    • Contributor: Rose, John
    • Date: 1752
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    James Simpson letter, Catalog Record Only

    ALS, written from Banff, Scotland, to Peter Francklyn, Esquire, in Tobago.

    • Contributor: Simpson, James
    • Date: 1776
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    Benjamin Hawkins letter, Catalog Record Only

    Letter (ALS) written to Col. David Hanley, War Dept. agent at Jellico Blockhouse, Tenn. Hawkins state his belief that Capt. Richard Sparks has behaved in a manner unbecoming an officer and a gentleman. Topics include the Creek Indians and Indian wars. Other person represented include Silas Dinsmore and U.S. secretary of war James McHenry.

    • Contributor: Hawkins, Benjamin
    • Date: 1797