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Title Letters [manuscript]: New York [State], 1755 Jan. 6 - 1773 June 2
Author Johnson, Sir, William (1715-1774)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Miscellaneous collection of twelve letters written by Sir William Johnson between 1755 and 1773. The content of most of the correspondence relates to the French and Indian War, Indian treaties and conferences, the Conestoga Massacre (1763), land patents, and the appointment of Johnson’s successor. Correspondents include: Cadwallader Colden, George Croghan, Thomas Gage, Peter Gilman, Richard Gridley, Hubert Marshall, John Penn, William Shirley, Henry Van Schaack, John Watts, and Thomas Wharton.
Names Pontiac, Ottawa Chief (d.1769); Johnson, Guy (c.1740-1788); Shirley, William (1694-1771); Marshall, Hubert; Gilman, Peter (1704-1788); Penn, John (1729-1795); Gage, Thomas (1721-1787); Watts, John; Croghan, George (d.1782); Van Schaack, Henry (1733-1823); Wharton, Thomas (1735-1778); Colden, Cadwallader (1688-1776); Gridley, Richard (c.1710-1796)
Places Fort Edward, Fort Stanwix, Rome, New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, United States
Keywords French and Indian Wars, treaty, conference, massacre, land grant, British Colonialism, British North America, government, government relations, trade, army, chief
Theme American Indians and the European Powers; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Military commander during the French and Indian War. Sir William Johnson, 1715-1774, was Superintendent of Indian Affairs, played a significant role in the colonial history of New York.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 456
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue