Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to George Ulmer

High-resolution images are available to schools and libraries via subscription to American History, 1493-1943. Check to see if your school or library already has a subscription. Or click here for more information. You may also order a pdf of the image from us here.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09276 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: s.l. Type: Letter Date: 23 August 1801 Pagination: 4 p. : docket ; 22 x 18 cm.

Discussing the surveying and defense of his lands in the Waldo patent. Hopes to visit some of his settlements to meet with the people, and has sent out men to meet with settlers in other towns, in effort to peaceably settle all issues regarding his lands. Also addressed to "Robert Houston and John Gleason."

George Ulmer was Henry Knox’s agent in Lincolnville. He was also a wealthy mill owner in Ducktrap.

Order a CopyCitation Guidelines for Online Resources