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Collection Details


Collection Name: Official Correspondence and Military Letters of Virginia Colony Lt. Governor Robert Dinwiddie
Repository Name: University of Delaware. Library. Special Collections Department [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Newark, Delaware, United States
URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/findaids/dinwidie.htm
Description: The "Official Correspondence and Military Letters of Virginia Colony Lieutenant Governor Robert Dinwiddie, 1754-1756," were collected here in two bound volumes of holograph copies. According to a note in the front of one of the volumes, the correspondence was originally transcribed in 1820 for Jared Sparks, who was one of the earliest archivists/collectors in the United States. Sparks was an advocate for the collection, preservation, and publication of manuscripts which documented early American history.
Broad Subjects: Military; Politics; Wars and Conflicts
ASP Subjects: French and Indian Wars, 1689-1763; Letters; New England; Seven Years War, 1756-1763; United States; United States--History; United States--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Collection Code: OHC0004763