Manuscript/Mixed MaterialWilliam Perry sea journals, 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 - Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1797
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Manuscript/Mixed MaterialRelacion de las ceremonias ... de los Indios de la provencia de Mechoacan, 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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Manuscript/Mixed MaterialEnglish military report on St. Augustine, with plans and views of St. Augustine Castle, the Spanish watch tower on Anastasia Island, and Matance's Fort,
Plan & view of St. Augustine Castle and Matance's Fort | Plan and view of St. Augustine Castle 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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Manuscript/Mixed MaterialBernardo 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
Manuscript/Mixed MaterialJohn 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
Manuscript/Mixed MaterialProceedings 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
Manuscript/Mixed MaterialClipped 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
Manuscript/Mixed MaterialFerdinand 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
Manuscript/Mixed MaterialCharles 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
Manuscript/Mixed MaterialRobert 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
Manuscript/Mixed MaterialFilippo 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
Manuscript/Mixed MaterialGeorge 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
Manuscript/Mixed MaterialNathaniel 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
Manuscript/Mixed MaterialAn 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
CollectionMemorials 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
Manuscript/Mixed MaterialManuscript account by an unidentifed author of the commercial resources and early political history of Florida and Central America, with additional essays on Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and other Spainish outposts in ... Catalog Record Only Probably written in Madrid.
- Date: 1726
Manuscript/Mixed MaterialIntroductory 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
Manuscript/Mixed MaterialSailing 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
CollectionGenealogy 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
Manuscript/Mixed MaterialCarta 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
CollectionSir 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
CollectionJohn 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
Manuscript/Mixed MaterialJames Simpson letter, Catalog Record Only ALS, written from Banff, Scotland, to Peter Francklyn, Esquire, in Tobago.
- Contributor: Simpson, James
- Date: 1776
Manuscript/Mixed MaterialBenjamin 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
Manuscript/Mixed MaterialJohn Glover letter of petition, Catalog Record Only Letter of petition regarding a land grant, addressed to West Florida governor Peter Chester.
- Contributor: Glover, John
- Date: 1776