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.

Various Archive of Captain John Bryant, Deputy Commissary of Military Stores at the Armory in Springfield, Massachusetts [Decimalized .001-.117]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03432 Author/Creator: Various Place Written: [various places] Type: Header Record Date: 1780-1805 Pagination: 168 items Order a Copy

Includes letters from Henry Knox (28 letters), Henry Jackson, Samuel Hodgdon, Timothy Pickering, Benjamin Lincoln, William Simmons, John Crane, and Jonathan Jackson among others.

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