Henry Family papers 1759-1914
|Main Author:||Henry family.|
|Other Authors:||Henry, Matthew Schropp 1790-1862., Henry, William 1729-1786.|
Henry, Ann Wood.
Pennsylvania--Lancaster County--18th century.
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Battle of Quebec.
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.
Correspondence and other documents relating to William Henry's political interests in Lancaster County and his activities during the Revolution. Included are: letters, documents, and accounts, 1759-1812; ledger, 1777-1779; a record of the "disbursements of the Hide Department," 1779-1783; Lancaster County docket, 1774-1781; J. J. Henry's journal of the campaign against Quebec, 1775; his notes on Indian names of rivers and streams, Indian vocabulary, and notes for a history of the Indian nations, with maps of Pennsylvania counties.Sixteen letters to William Henry, 1777, 1783 published in the P.M.H.B., 22 (1898): 106-113.
The Henry family papers are comprised of nine volumes that contain numerous documents of the family dating from 1759 to 1914. Volumes 1 and 2 contain the bulk of the family-oriented and business papers, with a mix of personal letters, household financial records, and papers highlighting Henry's military involvement. Additional records of Henry's work during the Revolutionary War can be found in Volume 4, while later family correspondence from the early nineteenth century is house in Volume 5. Volume 3, "John Joseph Henrýs Journal of Campaign against Quebec" details John's experience as a prisoner of war in Quebec in 1775. Volumes 6, 7 and 8 were reportedly compiled by Matthew Shropp Henry (1790-1862), William Henry's grandson, and contain extensive details on the names given to rivers, creeks, stream, and other places and landmarks by local Indian tribes. The final volume in the collection, Volume 8, is a portfolio that contains prints of Ann Wood Henry.
The collection is open for research.
1.25 Linear feet ; 9 volumes