Burgh James (fl.1796) to Catharine Macaulay
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01794.50
Author/Creator: Burgh James (fl.1796)
Place Written: s.l.
Type: Typed letter
Date: 17 February 1769
Pagination: 4p. ; 25.4 x 20.2 cm.
Summary of Content: Typed copy of letter between Catherine Macaulay and James Burgh
People: Macaulay, Catharine, 1731-1791.
Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783
Keywords/Subjects: Taxes or Taxation;, Finance;, Economics;, Women’s History;, Library;, Global History and US Foreign Policy;, Global History and US Foreign Policy;, Corruption and Scandal;
Sub Era: Road to Revolution
Background: A full inventory is available., , After the death of her husband George Macaulay in 1766, Catharine Macaulay married an Anglican minister William Graham. Letters from her female descendents are in GLC 1795. Notable in that collection are letters of her daughter, Catharine Sophia Macaulay [Gregorie], to Macaulay while the latter toured America and France. This collection of Lady Catharine’s correspondence was broken-up for public sale in 1993. The Gilder Lehrman Collection has also acquired other letters written to her, including GLC 1784.01-1800.04. There are approximately 190 items between these accession numbers. GLC 1784-1793 and 1796-1800 are individual documents written by important American figures including John Adams, Ezra Stiles, John Dickinson, William Cooper, Richard Henry Lee, Mercy Otis Warren and the pseudonymous ”Sophronia.” Most of the documents relate to the events leading the Revolution. A few, notably the letters from Mercy Otis Warren and ”Sophronia” concern the new Constitution and the French Revolution.
LOC Search Terms: United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783., Massachusetts--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775., Great Britain. Stamp Act (1765)., United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Causes.Order Image