Henry Family papers 1759-1914
|Main Author:||Henry, William 1729-1786|
Pennsylvania--Lancaster Co.--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 contain nine volumes that range from 1759-1914. Included in these volumes are correspondences, financial records during the Revolutionary War, receipts, a docket, maps of Pennsylvania counties, a portrait of Ann Henry, lists of Indian names for rivers and creeks, and John Joseph Henrýs diary during the campaign in Quebec. These contents highlight Henrýs active involvement in the financial matters of departments in the army and Lancaster County. Also included are personal correspondences between Henrýs children and the experience of John Joseph Henrýs time in Quebec as a prisoner of war. Extensive detail has been given by Henrýs grandchild, Matthew Shropp Henry (1790-1862), in volumes about the Indian nations and their names for rivers and creeks.
1.25 Linear feet 1.25 linear feet, 9 volumes