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Title Letter [manuscript]: New York, [N.Y.], to [John Fletcher] Hurst, 1890 Dec. 24
Author Woodward, Charles Lowell (c.1832-1903)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: December 24, 1890, letter to John Fletcher Hurst, Methodist Bishop of Maryland and founder of the American University, regarding publication of the captivity journal of William Pote, who was taken prisoner by the French and Indians during King George’s War and imprisoned in Canada. Woodward compares Pote’s account with the journals of Nehemiah How and John Norton, who had been imprisoned with Pote. He concludes that Pote’s account is far more comprehensive, and recommends that Hurst edit it for publication. Hurst did edit the journal, which was published in 1896 by Dodd, Mead, & Co.
Names Hurst, John Fletcher (1834-1903); Pote, William (1718-1755); How, Nehemiah (1693-1747); Norton, John (1715-1778)
Places New York, United States; Canada
Keywords captive, captivity narrative, King George's War, French and Indian Wars, personal account, diary, France
Theme Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Culture Area Northeast, Subarctic
Additional Information Woodward was a New York antiquarian bookseller.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 1016
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue