Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 75,000 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.

French and Indian War expenditures, detailing over 63,000 pounds from 1755-1757 to military men, arms purchases and other services.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08319 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Document signed Date: May 1755 - March 1757 Pagination:


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Military HistoryFrench and Indian WarFranceCanadaGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsMilitary SuppliesWeaponry

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