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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Henry Knox papers, including retained and received correspondence, &c. [Decimalized .00001 - .10737]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: [various places] Type: Various Date: 1750-1820 Pagination: 10713 items

Summary of Content: Letters and documents, written to or by Knox, who served as chief of Artillery during the Revolution, and then as Secretary of War under the Articles of Confederation and in President Washington's first administration. The collection includes Knox's voluminous correspondence with luminaries like Washington, Jefferson, Lafayette, Benjamin Lincoln, Nathanael Greene, John and John Q. Adams, Hancock and Paine. It also includes his business and wartime correspondence, and the charming and affectionate letters between Knox and his wife, Lucy Flucker Knox. Much interesting business and personal correspondence passes between Knox and Gen. Henry Jackson. The collection also holds receipts, reports, speeches, maps and documents. Available on microfilm from University Microfilms, Inc., held by many research institutions.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Revolutionary WarMilitary HistoryArtilleryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGovernment and CivicsUS ConstitutionAmmunitionLove LettersPresidentMuster Rolls and ReturnsSoldier's DiaryCongressFinanceLand TransactionEconomicsBook SellingAbolitionBattleFortificationContinental ArmySoldier's LetterWeaponryMilitary CampMilitary LawMilitary ProvisionsMilitary SuppliesMilitary UniformsMilitiaDiet and nutrition

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