Conrad Weiser papers

This collection contains the papers of Conrad Weiser (November 2, 1696 – July 13, 1760), a German immigrant who settled in Pennsylvania and became an Indian affairs agent and lieutenant colonel for the British forces in the French and Indian War. Weiser was responsible for negotiating many treaties...

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Main Author: Weiser, Conrad 1696-1760. (Author (aut))
Contributors: Weiser, Samuel 1735-1794. (Author (aut))
Collection:Conrad Weiser Papers
Collection Number:0700
Format: Manuscript
Language:English
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Physical Description: 1.33 Linear feet 2 boxes, 4 volumes
Access: This collection is open for research, although access to Conrad Weiser's ledger (Volume 3) and journal (Volume 5) are restricted due to their fragility. Researchers should use the photostat copy of the ledger available in this collection or access either digitized volume through our Digital Library.
Summary: This collection contains the papers of Conrad Weiser (November 2, 1696 – July 13, 1760), a German immigrant who settled in Pennsylvania and became an Indian affairs agent and lieutenant colonel for the British forces in the French and Indian War. Weiser was responsible for negotiating many treaties with the Iroquois which transfered land ownership from the Native Americans to the colony of Pennsylvania and ensured the support of the Iroquois for the British during the war. His papers consist of correspondence, financial records, muster rolls, legal documents, a bound ledger, and a journal of a 1750 trip to Onondaga. The manuscripts in this collection were originally bound into two volumes, and their folders retain their volume and page numbers. The order of items in the volumes was loosely chronological and this arrangement has been kept.