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1771AD


01

ANONYMOUS  (diarist's name not given by editor) - A99,M785

May 1771 to November 1785

Matthews: Social diary (extracts); social and farming life in Connecticut, building of meeting house, war news; fair interest.

In  Connecticut Quarterly Magazine  I, 1895, pp 265-270.


01/02

ASBURY, Francis [The Rev.] (1745-1816)  Methodist bishop - H200,A99,*M786,E

a) - August 1771 to December 1815

Matthews: Methodist journal; the endless travels of a Methodist minister in America on preaching tours over the whole country east of the Mississippi; notes religious and personal, meetings and work, the people he meets and his entertainment; perhaps the best record of early Methodism in America.

1. - The Journal of the Rev. Francis Asbury  New York, Bangs and Mason, three volumes, 1821. Edited by Elmer Clark, Nashville, Abingdon Press, three volumes, 1958.

2. - The Heart of Asbury's Journal  by E.S.Tipple. New York, 1904, 720 pp.

3. - Extracts relating to Tennessee in  Early Travels in the Tennessee Country  by S.C.Williams. Johnson City, 1928, pp 291-313.

4. - Discussion: Kagle (1), pp 52-54.

b) - From 1788

Bishop Asbury Visits Tennessee  in  Tennessee Historical Quarterly  1956.

c) - See Arksey.


03

CARDEN, John Surman [Vice Admiral] (1771-1858) -

Dates Unknown

A Curtail'd memoir of incidents and Occurrences in the Life of John Surman Carden, Vice Admiral in the British Navy  Oxford, Clarendon, 1912, is reported to contain diary material.


02/03

COTTEN, John - *M787,E

a) -  1. - John Cotton: Reluctant Pioneer  edited by J.WL.Matlock in  Tennessee Historical Quarterly  XXVII, 1968, pp 277-286.

2. - The Journal of John Cotton, the ‘Reluctant Pioneer’; Evidences of its Unreliability  by S.J.Fosbee in  Tennessee Historical Quarterly  XXVIII, 1969, pp 84-94.

b) - The Battle of the Bluffs, From the Journal of John Cotton   edited by J.WL.Matlock in  Tennessee Historical Quarterly  XVIII, 1959, pp252-265.


01

FAIRFAX, Sally Cary  - of Fairfax County, Virginia - A99,M788

December 1771 to January 1772

Matthews: Private diary; amusing domestic notes of a spirited Virginia child; interesting spellings.

1. - In  Virginia Magazine of History and Biography  XI, (1903-1904), pp 212-214.

2. - In  Sally Cary  by W.M.Cary, New York, 1916, pp 59-65.


02

FERSEN, Hans Axel von (1755-1810) - *H201,E

a) - From 1771

Diary and Correspondence  Boston, 1902, 1250 copies.

b) - June 26th. 1789 to November 1793

Diary and correspondence of the Swedish Courtier and Diplomat, lover and attempted rescuer of Marie Antoinette.

Rescue the Queen; A Diary of the French Revolution, 1789-1793  compiled by Anni Carllson and translated from the German. London, G.Bell & Sons, 1971. A selection.


03

GIBBONS, Hannah Pusey (1771-1868) - E

Dates unknown

In  Memoir of Hannah Gibbons, Late of West Chester, Pennsylvania  Philadelphia, 1873.


03

GRANT, John - E

1771

Memorandum Book of John Grant Carried to Edinburgh  edited by G.D.Henderson in  The Miscellany of the Third Spalding Club  Volume First, 1935.


03

GUMAER, Peter E. (1771-1869) - E

Dates unknown

The Journal of the Records of Peter E.Gumaer, 1771-1869  New York, 1983.


01

HELFFERICH (HELFRICH), Johann Heinrich (Rev. John H.)  born at Mosbach, Germany

*H202,A99,M789

September 1771 to January 1772

Matthews: Sea journal; journey from Amsterdam to New York; storms, etc.; work as German Reformed minister in Pennsylvania; fairly interesting. Translated.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XXXVIII, 1914, pp 65-82.


01

HUBBARD, Joshua (1744?-1807)  of Eliot, Maine - A99,M790

February 1771 to September 1779

Matthews: Private diary; personal and business affairs and journeys.

Account and quotations in  Old Eliot  VIII, 1908, pp 22-28.


03

HUNT, William - E

1771 to 1772

Journal of William Hunt’s visit to Europe, 1771-1772  Greensboro, Quaker Collection, Guilford College Library, 1968, 47pp.


JAMES, Bartholomew [Rear-Adml.] (1752-1828) - A128,B104,D158,M1040

1771 to 1798

Sea journal written up retrospectively, probably with the assistance of contemporary notes and logs and with passages of unsupported autobiography. Naval career, life on board; American blockade; prisoner of the French; York-Town; paid off; business failure; the Merchant Service. Much personal and naval detail, an interesting account.

Journal of Rear-Admiral Bartholomew James  edited by John Knox Laughton. Navy Records Society, VI, 1896.


03

MARCHANT, Henry (1741-1796)  Rhode Island jurist - E

1771 to 1772

“This diary is an account of a voyage from Newport (R.I.) to London, with descriptions of Boston, Dover, Edinburgh, and London. There are also many references to Benjamin Franklin in the diary.”

1. - Henry Marchant’s journal 1771-1772  in  Rhode Island History  LVII, May 1999.

2. - A Legal Tourist Visits Eighteenth-Century Britain: Henry Marchant’s Observations on British Courts, 1771-1772  by Sally Hadden and Patricia Hagler Minter in  Law and History Review  (American Society for Legal History) IXXX, No. 1, February 2011, pp 133-179.

3. - James Cummings (8069) has  Diary  University of Pennsylvania, 1956, but the publication has not been identified.


01

MUHLENBERG, Frederick Augustus Conrad [The Rev.] (1750-1801)  born at Trappe, Pennsylvania, Lutheran

A99,M791

June to July 1771

Matthews: Travel journal; journey of a young minister to Shamokin; descriptions of scenery, towns, etc.; life of Irish Lutheran assembly.

In  Northumberland County Historical Society Proceedings  (Pennsylvania) IX, 1937, pp 208-226.


02

PARKER, Samuel - *H203,*M793,E

1771

An Eighteenth Century Diarist  in  Historical New Hampshire  1970.


03

RAPELJE, George (b.1771) - E

Dates unknown

A Narrative of Excursions, Voyages and Travels, Performed at Different periods in America, Europe, Asia and Africa   New York, 1834.


01/03

RICHARDSON, William [Lieut.] (1748-1772)  of Royal Navy - A100,C993,E

From May 1771

Matthews: Sea journal; an account of Labrador during his visit there; surveying work.

Canadian Historical Review  XVI, 1935, pp 54-61.

Note: James Cummings (10340) notes additional material in  Canadian Historical Review  March. 1936.


02

ROBERTS, Ephraim - *H204,*M794,E

From 1771

Ephraim Roberts - Memorandum Book  in  Historical New Hampshire  XXIV, 1969.


03

STANLEY, Maria Josepha Holroyd, Lady (1771-1863) - E

Dates Unknown

a) - In  The Girlhood of Maria Josepha Holroyd  London, Longmans, 1896.

b) - In  The Early Married Life of Maria Josepha, Lady Stanley  London, Longmans, 1899.


03

WATSON, Joshua (1771-1855)  wine merchant and Church of England benefactor - E

Dates unknown

Memoir of Joshua Watson  edited by Edward Churton, Oxford, Henry and Parker, 1863, is reported to contain diary material.


01/02

WIGHT [Sgt.] - A100,M795

November 5th. to December 31st. 1771

Travel journal; journey from Pensacola to the Uppper Creek Indians; stages and measurements of river crossings; notes on Creek customs, housing and way of life.

In  Colonial Captivities, Marches and Journeys  by Isabel M.Calder. New York, Macmillan, 1935, pp 236-243. Reissued Port Washington, Kennikat, 1967.


01

WILLARD, Joseph [The Rev.] (1741-1828)  of Mendon, Massachusetts - A100,M796

October 1771 to June 1783

Matthews: Clergyman's journal (extracts); scattered notes of sermons, ordinations, church affairs, etc.

In  Worcester Society of Antiquity Proceedings  XIV, 1895, pp 161-164.


01/02

WINSLOW, Anna Green (1759-1779)  of Boston - A100,M797

November 1771 to May 1773

Personal diary, sometimes addressed jokingly to her mother; family and social life; a girl's record of family and domestic life; veiled hurt at her father's indifference; lessons, weather, clothes, health, religion; lively and varied, an excellent picture of domestic and social life of the Old South congregation.

1. - Diary of Anna Green Winslow  edited by Alice M.Earle. Boston, 1894, 121 pp.

2. - Extracts: Berger (1), pp 81-87; and Berger (2), pp 223-234.


1772AD


01

ANONYMOUS,  of Dorchester, Massachusetts - A100,M798

June 1772 to October 1785

Matthews: Diary (extracts); local affairs at Dorchester, Massachusetts, and some personal items; extraordinary spellings.

In  The Clapp Memorial  by Ebenezer Clapp. Boston, 1876, pp 376-377.


01

ANDREWS, John (1743-1822?)  of Boston - A100,M799

February 1772 to April 1775

Matthews: Journal-letters; Boston life and public affairs.

In  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  VIII, (1864-1865), pp 316-412.


02

BESSBOROUGH, Henrietta (Harriet) Frances (SPENCER) (DUNCANNON) Ponsonby, Countess of (1761-1821) - B104

a) - August 1772 to May 1773

Childhood travel diary kept during a continental tour; good and interesting notes on people, customs, towns and sights in France by an observant and articulate eleven year old; hunting, hangings and a visit to Versailles.

b) - March to April 1789

Social diary; social life, court, politics, gossip and society in London.

1. - In  Lady Bessborough and Her Family Circle  edited by the Earl of Bessborough in collaboration with A.Aspinall. London, John Murray, 1940, pp 18-30 and 43-53.

2. - Extracts: Berger (2), pp 128-140 (from the continental diary).


03

BO(E)NECHEA, Domingo Bernardo de (1713-1775)  of the Spanish Royal Navy - E

1772 to 1775 (?)

Don Domingo Boenechea’s Journal of the Aguila’s Voyage  in The Quest and Occupation of Tahiti by emissaries of Spain during the years 1772-1776, told in despatches and other contemporary documents  Hakluyt Society, two volumes, 1913 and 1915


01/03

COCKING, Matthew - A100,C264,M800

a) - June 1772 to June 1773

Matthews: Fur-trader's journal; Factor at Fort York, Hudson's Bay Company; travel from York to the Blackfeet country; notes on trade, Indians, travels.

1. - Proceedings and Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada  Third Series, II, 1908, Section II, pp 91-121.

2. - In  Documents Relating to the North West Company  by W.S.Wallace. Toronto, 1934, pp 44-47. Wallace says Burpee's version is "abbreviated and garbled".

b) - James Cummings (2665) has  Cumberland house Journal  in  Cumberland House Journals and inland Journal  edited by F.E.Rich, Hudson’s Bay Record Society, 1951.


03

COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor (1772-1834)  English poet - E

Dates unknown

James Cummings has:

1. - (2732)  Specimens of the Table Talk of the Late Samuel Taylor Coleridge  London, John Murray, two volumes, 1835.

2. - (2733)  The Notebooks of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1794-1826  Pantheon, eight volumes, 1957-1990.

3. - (2734)  In  A Voyage in Vain  by Alethea Hayter, London, Faber, 1973.


01

DAVIS, Moses (1743-1824)  of Edgcomb, Maine, judge - *H205,A126,M1011

a) - See Havlice.

b) - May 1776 to March 1823

Matthews: Private diary; extracts of marriages, deaths, funerals, etc.; genealogical interest.

In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  LXXXIII, 1929, pp 414-421.


01/02

DILLWYN, William - A100,M802

October 1772 to January 1773

Matthews: Travel diary; visit from Burlington, New Jersey to Charleston; poorly written but of some sociological interest.

In  South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine XXXVI, 1935, pp 1-6, 29-35, 73-78 and 107-110.


01

EVE, Sarah (1759-1774)  of Frankford, Pennsylvania - A101,M803

1772 to 1773

Matthews: Private diary; personal, family and social affairs near Philadelphia; visits; an intimate, genteel diary; very well written and attractive.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  V, 1881, pp 19-36 and 191-205.


FLETCHER, Mary [Mrs.] (1739-1814)  of Madeley, Shropshire - B104

December 1772 to October 1814

Matthews: Religious diary (extracts); the spiritual diary and religious life of the wife of the vicar of Madeley.

The Life of Mrs. Mary Fletcher  by the Rev. John Fletcher. New York, 1840. Passim.


02

FORSTER, Johann Reinhold  - naturalist - H206,E

1772 to 1775

The journals of the principal naturalist on Cook's second voyage.

The Resolution Journals of Johann Reinhold Forster 1772-1775  edited by Michael E.Hoare. London, The Hakluyt Society, Second Series, four volumes, CLII to CLV, 1982.


01

FRIEDBERG MORAVIAN CONGREGATION  - North Carolina - *A101,M450

January 1772 to December 1792

Matthews (general description of the Moravian diary type): Moravian congregational journals; notes of travel between the various Moravian settlements, domestic and civic life of the community, religious observances, troubles with Indians; notes on newcomers, "love-feasts", etc.; in all, "work and worship". Very interesting records of religious and frontier life, with some German-English spellings of place names etc.

In  Records of the Moravians in North Carolina  edited by Adelaide L.Fries. Raleigh, Edwards & Broughton Printing Co., eleven volumes, 1922-1969. Passim.

Note: Matthews gives authors, sources and dates for extracts in minute detail, which are omitted here.


GRUBB, Sarah (1756-1790)  of Clonmel - B105

1772-1790

Matthews: Quaker diary; her ministry in Ireland and England with various tours in Europe; spiritual reflections and religious observances.

Friends' Library  XII, Philadelphia, 1848, pp 254-367.

Note: James Cummings (5143) has also  Some Account of the Life of Sarah Grubb  Dublin, 1792.


01

HARRISON (or CONDICT), Jemima Condict (1754-1779)  of Orange, New Jersey - H216,A100,M801

1772 to 1779

Private diary; personal, social, family, domestic and local affairs in Essex County, New Jersey; religious thoughts; courtship; doubts and anxieties about marriage; epidemics and deaths.

1. - Jemima Condict, Her Book  Newark, New Jersey, 1930, 73 pp.

2. - In  Weathering the Storm: Women of the American Revolution  by Elizabeth Evans. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1975, pp 33-51.


01/03

HEARNE, Samuel (1745-1792)  of Hudson's Bay Company, explorer - A101,C556,M804

a) - (November 1769) to June 1772

Matthews: Travel diary; three trips by land Northwest from Hudson's Bay; natural history; Indians.

1. - A Journey from Prince of Wales's Fort in Hudson's Bay to the Northern Ocean  London, 1795. Toronto, Chanplain Society, 1911.

2. - In  Journal of American History  V, 1911, pp 76-80.

3. - A Journey to the Nothern Ocean  Macmillan of Canada, 1958.

4. - Coppermine Journey  selected by Farley mowat, McClelland, 1958.

b) - June 1774 to June 1775

Matthews: Travel journal; inland journey from Fort York toward Basquiau; interesting details of travel, fur trade, Indians, weather, etc.; some linguistic interest.

c) - July to October 1775

Matthews: Travel journal; remarkable transactions and occurrences on journey from and to Fort York and at Cumberland House; similar to (b).

Journals of Samuel Hearne and Philip Turnor  edited by J.B.Tyrrell. Champlain Society Publications, XXI, Toronto, 1934, pp 95-194.


01

HORTON, Samuel (1731?-1808)  of Newburyport, Massachusetts - A101,M805

January 1772 to 1781

Matthews: Private diary (extracts); brief entries about ship movements, etc.

In  Essex Institute Historical Collections  XLIII, 1907, pp 285-286.


HULTON, Henry - C595

1772

Matthews: Travel diary; bitter account of Canada and its institutions by a Bostonian.

In  Letters of a Loyalist Lady  by Anne Hulton. Cambridge, 1927, pp 100-107.


01/02

JONES, David [The Rev.] (1736-1820)  minister at Freehold, New Jersey - A101,M806

May 1772 to April 1773

Matthews: Missionary journal; journeys to Indians on Ohio and Sciota rivers; fair narrrative of his work; some concluding poems.

A Journal of Two Visits Made to Some Nations of Indians on the West Side of the River Ohio in the Years 1772 and 1773  Burlington, New Jersey, 1774, 95 pp. Reprinted in  Sabin's Reprints  No. 11, New York, 1865, 127 pp.; New York, Arno, 1971; and Fairfield, Ye Galleon Press, 1973.


LEWIN, Richard (1758-1832)  of Eltham, Surrey - B105

February 1772 to 1829

Matthews: Private diary; brief extracts, concerning his travels, family affairs, and work at Trinity House.

The Lewin Letters  edited by Thomas H.Lewin. London, 1909, Volume I, pp 399-402.


MORRIS, Robert (1743-1793)  lawyer - H207

May 15th. 1772 to February 20th. 1774

Personal diary of the Continental Tour which followed his elopement with his ward, the twelve year old heiress Frances Mary Harford, natural daughter of the 6th. Lord Baltimore; marriage and life together; her behaviour; mutual disillusion; travel details; an unusual and interesting account. Also his subsequent tour (alone) of Northern England and Scotland. Excellent. (Morris ended his life in India and his arrival at the Bengal Courts is recounted in detail by William Hickey).

Radical Adventurer; The Diaries of Robert Morris, 1772-1774  edited by J.E.Ross. Bath, Adams and Dart, 1971.


02/03

MOULTRIE, William (1730-1805) - *M807,E

1772

The Journal of William Moultrie While a Commissioner on the North and South Carolina Boundary Survey, 1772  edited by Charles S. Davis in  The Journal of Southern History  Volume 8, No. 4, November, 1942, pp 549-555.


01

PUTNAM, Israel [Gen.] (1718-1790)  of Brooklyn, Connecticut - A102,M808

December 1772 to March 1773

Matthews: Travel journal; voyage from New York to the Natchez; entertaining journal of cruise round West Indies, interesting spellings and language.

In  The Two Putnams, Israel and Rufus  Hartford, 1931, pp 113-138.


03

RODRIGUEZ, Maximo (1750?-1823?) - E

From 1772?

In Volume III of  The Quest and Occupation of Tahiti by Emissaries of Spain during the Years 1772-1776, told in despatches and other contemporary documents translated into English  edited by Glanvill Corney Bolton. Nendeln, Liechtenstein, Kraus Reprint, three volumes, 1967. First published by the Hakluyt Society, 1919.


02

ROTH, Johannes [The Rev.] - *H208,*M809,E

1772

Diary of a Moravian Indian Mission Migration  in  Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Quarterly  1953.


01

SALEM MORAVIAN CONGREGATION  - North Carolina - *A102,M450

January 1772 to December 1792

Matthews (general description of the Moravian diary type): Moravian congregational journals; notes of travel between the various Moravian settlements, domestic and civic life of the community, religious observances, troubles with Indians; notes on newcomers, "love-feasts", etc.; in all, "work and worship". Very interesting records of religious and frontier life, with some German-English spellings of place names etc.

In  Records of the Moravians in North Carolina  edited by Adelaide L.Fries. Raleigh, Edwards & Broughton Printing Co., eleven volumes, 1922-1969. Passim.

Note: Matthews gives authors, sources and dates for extracts in minute detail, which are omitted here.


03

STEDMAN, John Gabriel (1744-1797)  mercenary - H209

a) - October 29th. 1772 to December 24th. 1776, and January 31st. 1778 to July 16th. 1796.

An officer in the Scots Brigade in the pay of the Stadtholder of the Netherlands. Autobiography of his life to the start of the diary. Expedition to Surinam, military affairs, a Negro mistress; England; marriage; family life in the country. Lively and interesting. Wrote The History of Surinam.

The Journal of John Gabriel Stedman, 1744-1797, Soldier and Author  edited by Stanbury Thompson. London, The Mitre Press, 1962. (Further light is thrown upon Stedman's life, with much quotation from documents, but no further diary, in  John Gabriel Stedman; A Study of his Life and Times  by Stanbury Thompson. Stapleford, Notts., Thompson & Co., 1966).

b) - Narrative of a five years' expedition against the revolted negroes of Surinam, in Guiana, on the wild coast of South America; from the year 1772, to 1777: elucidating the history of that country, and describing its productions ... with an account of the Indians of Guiana, & negroes of Guinea  London, 1806, and often reprinted, relies heavily on the journal and contains some direct quotation.


02

SWEAT, Samuel - *H210,*M810,E

1772 to 1774

Samuel Sweat's Diary 1772-1774  in  Historical New Hampshire  Winter, 1975.


01

TAITT, David - A26,M212

January to June 1772

Travel journal; from Pensacola to and through the country of Upper and Lower Creeks, in the hope of arranging secession of land on Scamba River; brief travel notes, and longer notes of meetings with Indians about Tuckabatchi, etc.; ill behaviour of traders; descriptions of Indian ceremonies; drinking and murder; a good account of a difficult and rather unsucccessful mission.

In  Travels in the American Colonies  by Newton D.Mereness. New York, Macmillan, 1916, pp 497-565. Reprinted New York, Antiquarian Press, 1961.

Note: The journal is clearly dated by Mereness (in the 1961 reprint) to 1772, and Taitt celebrates the King's birthday on June 4th., which was the birthday of George III. These notwithstanding, both Matthews and Arksey place the journal in 1722.


01

THACHER, Peter [The Rev.] (1752-1802)  of Malden and Boston - A102,M811

January 1772 to March 1785

Matthews: Clergyman's journal (extracts with large gaps); notes of domestic and social life, weather, work and studies, visits, journeys; pleasant record of a quiet life.

In  Malden Historical Society Register  I, 1910, pp 38-59.


01

THURSTON, Edward (1729-1782)  of Newport, Rhode Island - A102,M812

February to November 1772

Matthews: Private diary; brief almanac notes of personal and local affairs.

In  Newport Historical Magazine  I, 1880-1881, pp 125-126.


01

TUFTS, Cotton [Dr.] (1732-1815)  of Weymouth, Massachusetts - A102,M813

January to December 1772 and January to December 1784

Matthews: Private diaries; brief notes, at first largely of weather and some social affairs, later mainly local affairs.

In  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  LXII, (1908-1909), pp 444, and 470-478.


WOODS, Margaret (1748-1821)  of Stoke Newington - B105

January 1772 to June 1821

Matthews: Quaker diary (extracts); Quaker religious life, reflection and introspection; notes on social life and ideas; inoculation, books, travels, scenery, writing, verses.

Extracts from the Journal of Margaret Woods  Philadelphia, 1850.


1773AD


01

ANONYMOUS  (W. in text) - A102,M814

August 1773

Matthews: Travel journal; tour from Philadelphia to Bethlehem, Nazareth, Allentown, Lancaster; summer jaunt, seeing how Moravians lived; notes on inns, sights, etc.

1. - In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  X, 1886, pp 205-213.

2. - In  Early Narratives of Berks County  by James B.Nolan. Reading, Pennsylvania, 1927, pp 38-42.


01/02

BARTRAM, William (1739-1823)  of Kingsessing, Pennsylvania, traveller and naturalist - A103,*M815

From April 1773

Matthews: Travel journals; travels in search of natural history specimens; Philadelphia to Florida, West Carolina, and Georgia; descriptions of country, manners and customs of Indians; a valuable and entertaining record.

1. - Travels through North and South Carolina.....  Philadelphia, 1791, 520 pp. Frequently reprinted.

2. - Modern edition  The Travels of William Bartram  edited by Mark Van Doren. New York, 1928 and 1940, 414 pp. Another: Yale, 1967.

3. - See also:  John and William Bartram’s America  by Helen Gere Cruikshank, New York, Doubleday, 1961.


03

BEATTIE, James (1735-1803)  of Aberdeen - B106

a) - April to September 1773

Matthews: Travel diary; university professor and author; visit to London; visits to universities; scholars, writers, painters, churchmen; meetings, comments; literary value.

James Beattie's London Diary  edited by R.S.Walker. Aberdeen, 1946.

b) - James Beattie's Day-Book, 1773-1798  edited by R.S.Walker, Third Spalding Club  XV, Aberdeen, 1948.


BURN, Andrew [Maj.-Gen.] (1742-1814)  Royal Marines - B106

August 1773 to January 1785

Matthews: Private diary, opening with autobiography up to 1772, continued in journals, one entry March 1791; much religious self examination; various accounts of sea voyages, and service in the American Revolution, India and Madagascar.

Memoirs of the Life of the Late Major-General Andrew Burn  London, 1815.


02/03

CHALKER, Stephen - *M816,E

1773

Journal of a session of the colonial legislature of Connecticut by the  deputy from Saybrook. -

Journal of the General Assembly, 1773  edited by Bruce P.Stark in  Connecticut Historical Society  Bulletin  XXXVIII, July, 1975, pp91-96.

01

CHANDLER, Samuel (1753-1786)  of Gloucester, Massachusetts - A103,M817

February 1773 to December 1774

Matthews: College diary; a year's life at Harvard College; naive but interesting notes on reading, studies, student life, fires; some interesting spellings.

Harvard on the Eve of the Revolution  by S.E.Mulliken in  Harvard Graduates' Magazine  X, (1901-1902), pp 376-381 and 529-535.


01

DUNBAR, Asa [The Rev.] (1745-1787)  of Weston, Massachusetts - A103,M818

July 1773 to June 1776

Matthews: Private diary (quotations); brief notes on his journeys; a poem.

Thoreau's Maternal Grandfather, Asa Dunbar  in  American Antiquarian Society Proceedings  XIX, 1908-1909), pp 66-76.


ESSEX, James - B106

1773

Matthews: Travel journal; through France and Flanders.

Journal of a Tour  edited by W.M.Fawcett. Cambridge Antiquarian Society, XXIV, 1888.


01/03

FINLAY, Hugh (1731?-1801)  born in Scotland, surveyor of post roads - A103,M819,E

September 1773 to May 1774

Matthews: Surveying journal; surveying journeys between Portsmouth and Savannah; mainly in Canada and New England; quite impersonal, but some pleasant topographical descriptions.

1. - Journal Kept by Hugh Finlay  edited by F.H.Norton. Brooklyn, 1867, 94 pp. Reprinted, United States Philatelic Classics Society, 1975.

2. - Quoted in   Historic Highways of America  VII, by A.B.Hulbert. Cleveland, 1903, pp 112-115.


01

FISH, Thomas [Maj.] (1743-1782)  of Oxford, Massachusetts - A103,M820

April 1773 to May 1774

Matthews: Surveyor's journal; journeys from Oxford to Androscoggin River, Falmouth, Port Royal; camping and travel experiences; fairly interesting, and very useful linguistically.

In  Notes. Historical, Descriptive, and Personal, of Livermore  Portland, 1874, Appendix D, pp 132-141.


01/02

FITHIAN, Philip Vickers (1747-1776)  tutor - H211,A103,M821

a) - July 1st. 1773 to October 25th. 1774

The personal diary of the tutor to the children of the Carter family, Tidewater, Virginia; vivid picture of plantation life; daily entries interspersed with letters.

1. - First edited, with some omissions, as  Philip Vickers Fithian, Journal and Letters  by John Rogers Williams and published by the Princeton Historical Association, 1900.

2. - The Journal and Letters of Philip Vickers Fithian, 1773-1774: A Plantation Tutor of the Old Dominion  edited by Hunter Dickinson Farish. Williamsburg, Virginia, Colonial Williamsburg Inc., 1943; second edition 1945; New edition (illustrated), 1957. All the Colonial Williamsburg editions print the full text.

3. - Extracts: Berger (1), pp 87-89.

4. - Discussion: Kagle (1), pp 67-71.

b) - October 1774 to March 1775

Matthews: Religious diary; preaching in New Jersey.

Philip Vickers Fithian, Journal and Letters  Volume II, edited by R.G.Albion and L.Dodson. Princeton, 1934, pp 245-258.

c) - May 1775 to October 1776

Matthews: Religious and military diary; missionary work on Virginia-Pennsylvania frontier, and in army around New York; details of back-country poverty; extremely interesting.

1. - In  Philip Vickers Fithian, Journal and Letters  Volume II, edited by R.G.Albion and L.Dodson. Princeton, 1934, pp 1-243.

2. - Extracts in  Historical Register  (Pennsylvania) I, 1883, pp 91-94, 177-181 and 285-288; and II, 1884, pp 13-18, 99-119, 194-201 and 241-247.

3. - Discussion: Kagle (1), p 71.


01

FRISBIE, Judah (1744-1829)  of Wolcott, Connecticut - A104,M822

April to December 1773 and May to September 1776

Matthews: Military journal; weather notes; march to New York; Ticonderoga; brief notes of marches and military affairs.

In  History of the Town of Wolcott  by Samuel Orcutt. Westbury, Connecticut, 1874, pp 306-310.


01

GNADENHUETTEN MORAVIAN CONGREGATION  - Ohio - A104,M823

January to October 1773 and May to August 1776

Matthews: Congregation journals; extracts to show their character; usual Moravian work and life.

In  Ohio Archaeological and Historical Society Publications  XVIII, 1909, pp 203-207 (in an article by A.B.Hulbert which gives a lengthy list of such journals in manuscript).


03

GOODRICH, Simon (1773-1847)  engineer to the British Navy Board - E

a) - Dates unknown

Simon Goodrich and His Work as an Engineer, compiled from his journal and memoranda  by E.A.Forward in  Transactions of the Newcomen Society  III, 1922, pp 1-15.

b) - 1805 to 1812

Simon Goodrich and His Work as an Engineer, compiled from his journal and memoranda  Part II, by E.A.Forward in  Transactions of the Newcomen Society  XVIII, 1937?, pp 1-27.

c) - 1813 to 1823

Simon Goodrich and His Work as an Engineer, compiled from his journals and memoranda  Part III, by A.S.Crosley in  Transactions of the Newcomen Society  XXXII, 1959, pp 79-91.


03

GRELLET, Stephen (Etienne de Grellet du Mabillier) (1773-1855)  French born American Quaker missionary - E

Dates unknown

Memoirs of the Life and Gospel Labours of Stephen Grellet  Philadelphia, two volumes, 1877, is reported to contain diary material.


HARDY, Mary (1733-1809) - H212,B107

November 28th. 1773 to March 21st. 1809

Country diary; domestic, social and family life; weather; very regular short notes build up an excellent picture of country life in Norfolk.

1. - Mary Hardy's Diary  edited by B.Cozens-Hardy. Norfolk Record Society, XXXVII, 1968.

2. - Extracts in  History of Horstead and Stanninghall  by Percy Millican. Norwich, 1937. -

3. - Extracts: Blodgett (2), pp 309-314.


01/02

HARROWER, John  - born in Scotland - *H213,A104,*M824

December 1773 to 1776

Matthews: Private diary; notes of an indentured servant in Virginia; private affairs, the Revolution, original poems, letters; fairly interesting.

1. - In  American Historical Review  VI, (1900-1901), pp 65-107.

2. - The Journal of John Harrower: An Indentured Servant in the Colony of Virginia, 1773-1776  edited by Edward Miles Riley. Williamsburg, Virginia, Colonial Williamsburg, 1963.

3. - Extracts: Berger (1), pp 89-92.


03

HASTINGS, Warren (1732-1818) governor-general of India - E

1773

Record of a visit to Shuja-ud-Daula at Benares.

The Benares Diary of Warren Hastings  edited by C.Colin Davies, in  Camden Miscellany, Volume XVIII  The Royal Historical Society, Volume LXXIX, 1948.


03

HEALY, Christopher (1773-1851)  American Quaker - E

Dates Unknown

In  Memoir of Christopher Healy, Principally Taken from His Own Memoranda  Philadelphia, Friends Book Store, 1886.


HILL, Rowland [The Rev.] (1744-1833)  of Hawkestone Park and Surrey Chapel - *B106

a) - July to September 1798 (The diary from 1773 has not been printed)

Matthews: Travel diary; a preaching tour through the north of England and Scotland; notes on churches and revivalist meetings.

Journal of a Tour through the North of England  London, 1799.

b) - 1800

Matthews: Travel diary; a similar tour through the highlands and northwestern England.

Extract of a Journal of a Second Tour  London, 1800. -


02/03

HITE, Isaac (d.1795) - *M825,E

1773

Journal, surveying in the Ohio Valley region.

Journal of Isaac Hite  edited by Virginia C.Hall in  Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio Bulletin  XII, 1954, pp 263-281.


01

KEMBLE, Stephen [Lieut. Col.] (1740-1829)  of New Brunswick, New Jersey, loyalist officer

A104,B106,M826

a) - June 1773 to December 1779 and June 1784 to January 1789

Matthews (annotation in British Diaries, referring only to 1773-1779):  Military diary; first part in America; later, social and political life in London and English counties. Matthews: (annotation in American Diaries): Military journal; includes siege of Boston; first part, social and political life in London and English counties; second part, military affairs during the revolution.

New York Historical Collections, Kemble Papers  I, 1883, pp 1-247.

b) - January 1780 to April 1781

Matthews: Military journal; expedition from New York to Nicaragua.

New York Historical Collections, Kemble Papers  II, 1884, pp 1-64.


01

KENNEDY, Patrick - A104,M827

1773

Matthews: Travel journal; Kaskaskia village in the Illinois country to the head of the Illinois River in search of copper mines; topographical notes.

In  A Topographical Description of Virginia  by Thomas Hutchins. London, 1778, pp 51-64. Reprint edited by C.Hicks, Cleveland, 1904, pp 122-134.


01

LACEY, John  - of Pennsylvania - A104,M828

July to September 1773

Matthews: Quaker missionary journal; from Pennsylvania to the Indians of the Ohio.

In  Magazine of History  New Series, VII, 1870, pp 103-107.


03

LESLIE, Hugh - E

From 1773

Extracts from Hugh Leslie’s Accounts  in  Powis Papers, 1507-1894  edited by John Gorge Burnett, Aberdeen, Third Spalding Club, 1951.


01

McAFEE, James (1736-1811)  born in Ireland, of Mercer County, Kentucky - A104,M829

June to August 1773

Matthews: Pioneer journal; from Botetourt County, Virginia, to Ohio River, Kentucky River, through wilderness of Kentucky, to Salt River; exploring and surveying; notes on topography, soil, prospects, timber, rivers, weather; notes for settlers; impersonal, but interesting historically; complements Robert McAfee's journal.

In  The Woods-McAfee Memorial  by N.M.Woods. Louisville, Kentucky, 1905, Appendix A, pp 425-437.


01

McAFEE, Robert (1745-1795)  of Mercer County, Kentucky - A105,M830

May to August 1773

Matthews: Pioneer journal; journey from Botetourt County, Virginia, to Ohio River, mouth of Kentucky River, through wilderness of Kentucky, to Salt River; exploring and surveying; practical notes on topography, soil, weather, prospects, Indians, timber, animals; plain and impersonal; complements James McAfee's journal.

In  The Woods-McAfee Memorial  by N.M.Woods. Louisville, Kentucky, 1905, Appendix A, pp 425-437.


03

MARTIN, Thomas Byam Martin, Sir (1773-1854)  Admiral of the Fleet - E

Dates unknown

In  Letters and Papers of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Thomas Byam Martin  edited by Sir Richard Vesey Hamilton in The Navy Records Society three volumes, XXIV, 1903 (Volume I), XII, 1898 (Volume II) and IXX, 1901 (Volume III).


03

MILNOR, James [Rev.] (1773-1845)  Rector of St. George’s Church, New York - E

Dates unknown

A Memoir of the Life of James Milnor, D.D. Late rector of St. George’s Church, New York  New York, American Tract Society, 1848, is reported to contain diary material.


01

NEWELL, Thomas (b.1749)  of Boston - A105,M831

January 1773 to December 1774

Matthews: Private diary; brief notes, mostly weather, deaths, public affairs; Boston Tea Party; rather dull.

1. - In  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  First Series, XV, (1876-1877), pp 335-363.

2. - Extracts relating to Boston Tea party, etc. in  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  First Series, IV, (1858-1860), pp 216-224.


01

PARRISH, John - A105,M832

July to September 1773

Matthews: Quaker travel journal (extracts); missionary journey from Lancaster down Ohio, around Pittsburgh; Indian council; return; mostly stages and visits, but also notes on some well-known Indians.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XVI, 1892, pp 443-448.


03

PEDLEY, John  - of Great Barford - E

1773 to 1795

In  Some Bedfordshire Diaries  Bedfordshire Historical Record Society, Volume XL, 1960.


03

PHIPPS, Constantine John (1744-1792) - E

1773

A Voyage towards the North Pole Undertaken by His Majesty’s Command, 1773  London, 1894.


RUDING, Rogers (1710-1791)  Receiver-General of Leicestershire - B107

1773 to 1781

Matthews: Business diary; accounts and personal notes, mainly relating to visits to London; some social notes.

Transactions of Leicestershire Archaeological Society  V, 1879-1882.


01

WHITELAW, James [Gen.] (1749-1829)  of Ryegate, Vermont - A105,M833

April 1773 to June 1783, a few later notes

Matthews: Travel diary; journeys to Nova Scotia, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, etc.; descriptions of places and people; notes on settlement of Ryegate.

In  Vermont Historical Society Proceedings  (1905-1906), pp119-157.


1774AD


01

ANONYMOUS  (Lieut. Thorne or Lieut. Hamilton of 4th. 'King's Own' Regiment) - A105,M834

November 1774 to March 1776

Matthews: Military journal (extracts); siege of Boston; military affairs, general news, riots; strong feeling against Yankees; some fair description of engagements.

In  Magazine of History  XVIII, 1914, pp 1-15.


02/03

ANZA, Juan Bautista (1735-1788) - *M835,E

a) - 1774 to 1776

Diaries of two pioneering expeditions through the Colorado Desert.

In volumes II and III of  Anza's California Expeditions, 1774-76  by Herbert Bolton. Berkeley, University of California Press, five volumes, 1930.

b) - 1780

Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza, Governor of New Mexico: Diary of His Expedition to the Moguis in 1780  edited by Ralph E.Twitchell. Santa Fe, Historical Society of New Mexico, XXI, 1918.


01

ASHLEY, Elihu [Dr.] (1750-1817)  of Deerfield, Massachusetts - A105,M836

September 1774

Matthews: Private diary; brief but entertaining social notes at Deerfield, while author was a medical student; some political notes.

In  History of Deerfield  by George Sheldon. Deerfield, 1896, Volume II, pp 686-691.


01

BARKER, John [Lieut.]  - of Clare Priory, Suffolk, England - A105,M837

November 1774 to May 1776

Matthews: Military journal; in King's Own Foot Regiment, stationed at Boston; valuable account from the British side; military and political affairs; anti-Yankee sentiment; good narrative.

1. - In  Atlantic Monthly  XXXIX, 1877, pp 389-401 and 554-554.

2. - The British in Boston  by E.E.Dana. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1924, 73 pp. Reprinted in  Society for Army Historical Research Journal  VII, 1928, pp 83-109 and 145-174.


01/02

BELKNAP, Jeremy (1744-1798)  of Dover, New Hampshire - *H215,A110,*M838,E

a) - 1774

Belknap's Journey to Dartmouth in 1774  Hanover, New Hampshire, 1950.

b) - October 1775

Matthews: Travel journal; tour to camp at Cambridge, Massachusetts; siege of Boston; some interesting details of sufferings of Revolutionary soldiers.

In  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  First Series, IV, (1858-1860), pp 77-86.

c) - July 1784

Matthews: Journal of a Tour to the White Mountains  Boston, 1876, 21 pp.

d) - June to July 1796

Matthews: Travel journal; from Boston to the Oneidas to examine Hamilton Oneida academy; interesting travel details, scenery, hardships, Indian life.

In  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  First Series, XIX, (1881-1882), 393-423.


BRADBURN, Samuel (1751-1814)  Methodist - B107

January 1774 to October 1814

Matthews: Methodist diary (extracts); the "Methodist Demosthenes"; circuit work; travel and preaching in England and Ireland; Wesley and his early preachers; inner life and preaching; revivals; conferences and organisation.

The Life of Samuel Bradburn  by Thomas W.Blanchard. London, 1870, pp 28-280. Passim.


03

BUTLER, Samuel (1774-1839)  headmaster of Shrewsbury, Bishop of Lichfield - E

Dates unknown

The Life and Letters of Dr. Samuel Butler  by his grandson, Samuel Butler (qv), London, John Murray, two volumes, 1896, is reported to contain diary material.


01/02/03 - CARPENTER, Jonathan (1757-1837)  of Rehoboth, Massachusetts and Pomfret, Connecticut

A106,B107,*M839,E

September 1774 to January 1783

Matthews: Prison diary; an angry record of an American in prison ship and in Forton Prison, England.

1. - Jonathan Carpenter and the American Revolution  in  Vermont History  Spring, 1968.

2. - Extracts in  Vermont Historical Society Proceedings  1872, pp vii-xi.


03

CLONMELL, John Scott, 1st. Earl of (1739-1798)  Lord Chief Justice of Ireland

Annotation based on extracts.

June 1774 to February 1798

Personal diary of his efforts to improve his health and advance his career.

1. - In  Ireland before the Famine  by William J.Fitzpatrick. Dublin, W.B.Kelly, 1867.

2. - Extracts: Lenox-Conyngham pp 57-60.


02

CRESSWELL, Nicholas (1750-1804)  of Edale, Derbyshire - A106,M840

1774 to 1777

Personal diary of an unsuccessful emigrant to America; the outward voyage; Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, New York; caught up in the Revolution; returns penniless to England to a disapproving family; health; hopes and despairs. An excellent diary.

1. - The Journal of Nicholas Cresswell, 1774-1777 London, Jonathan Cape, 1925.

2. - Extracts: Berger (1), pp 93-98; and Ponsonby (2), pp 110-114.


CROSIER, John (1753-1796)  miller, of Maldon, Essex - B65

1774 to 1788

There are earlier autobiographical passages, some of which may be contemporaneous. Personal diary irregularly kept and roughly dated; local affairs, gossip and scandal; entertainment, travel and trade. Lively and interesting.

In  Essex People 1750-1900, from their diaries, memoirs and letters  by A.J.F.Brown.  Essex Record Office Publications No. 59, Chelmsford, 1972, pp 1-40.


02/03

DEANE, Silas (1737-1789)  lawyer - *M841,E

1774 and 1775

Silas Deane Reports on the Continental Congress, October 1-6, 1774  and  Inside the American Revolution: A Silas Deane Diary Fragment  edited by Christopher Collier in  Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin  XXIX, April and July 1964.

Note: See also  Papers in Relation to the Case of Silas Deane  Philadelphia, 1855.


02/03

DIAZ, Juan (1736-1781)  missionary - *M842,E

1774

Diary, with Anza (qv) in the Colorado Desert.

In volume II of  Anza's California Expeditions, 1774-76  by Herbert Bolton. Berkeley, University of California Press, five volumes, 1930.


01

EVANS, David  - of Philadelphia - A106,M843

September 1774 to January 1810

Matthews: Journal; brief business notes, really from a cabinetmaker's daybook.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XXVII, 1903, pp 49-55.


01

FITCH, Ebenezer (1736-1833)  of Yale and Williams College - A106,M844

May 1774 to September 1777

Matthews: College diary; notes of chief events of each day; college life; a college student and the war.

In  Sketch of the Late Rev. Ebenezer Fitch, D.D.  by Rev. Calvin Durfee. Boston, 1865, pp 20-33.


01

FOBES, Timothy (1740-1803)  of Bridgewater, Massachusetts - A106,M845

August 1774 to December 1786

Matthews: Private diary; brief notes of births, deaths, local affairs; genealogical interest.

In  Pilgrim Notes and Queries  II, 1914, pp 152-154.


01

FRISBIE, Levi [The Rev.] (1748-1806)  of Hanover, New Hampshire - A106,M846

June to September 1774

Matthews: Treaty journal; mission to Quebec Indians to recover boy prisoners.

In  A Continuation of the Narrative of the Indian Charity School  by Eleazar Wheelock. Hartford, 1773, Appendix, pp 44-68. Facsimile as  Rochester Reprints  VIII, Rochester, New York, 1910.


02/03

GARCÉS (GARCES), Francisco Tomás Hermenegildo (1738-1781)  missionary priest - *H228,*M847,E

a) - 1774

Diary, with Anza (qv) in the Colorado Desert.

In volume II of  Anza's California Expeditions, 1774-76  by Herbert Bolton. Berkeley, University of California Press, five volumes, 1930.

b) - 1775 to 1776

1. - On the Trail of a Spanish Pioneer, the Diary and Itinerary of Francisco Garcés (Missionary Priest) In His Travels Through Sonora, Arizona and California 1775-1776  by Elliott Coues. New York, Francis Harper, two volumes, 1900, 950 copies.

2. - A Record of Travels in Arizona and California  John Howell, 1967, 1500 copies.


03

GODDARD, Lucy [Mrs.] (d.1802) - B107

August 30th. 1774 to April 14th. 1784

Extracts from the lively private diary of an Irish lady and friend of Sarah Ponsonby, used to illuminate the lives of the Ladies of Langollen in their earlier years.

1. - The Hamwood Papers  by Mrs. G.H.Bell. London, Macmillan, 1930. Passim.

2. - Extracts: Lenox-Conyngham, pp 61-66.


03

HAMPDEN, John - E

1774 to 1776

James Cummings (5334) has [compiled by]  An Eighteenth Century Journal: Being a Record of the Years 1774-1776  London, Macmillan, 1940. It is not clear that the volume contains any genuine diary material, nor who are the authors, if any.


02/03

HANSON, (Thomas?) - *M848,E

Hanson's Journal  State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1905.


01

HARE, Robert  - of Philadelphia - A106,M849

May to July 1774

Matthews: Travel journal; from Philadelphia to Canada and back, via Massachusetts; notes on places and people, Indians, and Canadian Jesuits.

In  Pennsylvania Historical Society Collections  I, 1853, pp 363-376.


01

HARVEY, Alexander [Col.] (1747-1809)  born in Scotland, of Barnet, Vermont - A107,M850

May 1774 to November 1775

Matthews: Business journal; agent of Scottish Company of farmers; journey with company of emigrants from Scotland to Barnet, Vermont; survey of site, development of community; interesting picture of growth of an early community; interesting spellings.

In  Vermont Historical Society Proceedings  (1921-1923), pp 201-262.


HOUGH, John  - of Liscard, Lancashire - B108

1774 to 1790

Matthews: Country diary (extracts); brief notes by lord of the manor; country life, farming work; social life.

Transactions of the Historical Society of Lancashire and Cheshire  New Series, XXXVI, 1920, pp 27-49.


HUNTER, Martin [Gen. Sir] (1757-1846) - D153

1774 to 1800

Matthews: His military career; American Revolution; India and Gibraltar; Indian affairs; social life and sport.

Journal  Edinburgh, 1894.


03

HUTCHINSON, Elisha (1745-1824)  American exile in England, second son of Thomas Hutchinson XE "HUTCHINSON, Elisha (1745-1824)  American exile in England, second son of Thoma


May 31st. 1774 to January 23rd. 1782, very long gaps

Diary extracts; the voyage to England with his father, leaving his wife behind in Massachusetts; some fragments concerning visits etc. quoted in amplification of his father's diary; account of his father's death; a woman carted and whipped at Birmingham.

In  Diary and Letters of His Excellency Thomas Hutchinson, Esq.  edited by Peter O.Hutchinson. Boston and London, two volumes, 1884 and 1886. Passim. The editorial method is at times confusing. Reprinted New York, B.Franklin, 1971 and AMS Press, 1973.


03

JANEWAY.Jacob Jones [Rev.] (1774-1858) - E

Dates unknown

Memoir of Reverend Jacob J.Janeway  by Thomas L.Janeway, Philadelphia, 1861, is reported to contain diary material.


01/02

JONES, William [The Rev.] (1755-1821)  of Broxbourne, Hertfordshire - B108

January 1774 to July 1821, some long gaps

Personal diary; Oxford; tutor in Jamaica to the sons of Thomas Harrison; his parish work as curate at Broxbourne for twenty years, then gains the living. Village life; marriage to a lawyer's daughter; their quarrels and infelicity; children; domestic social, financial and parish affairs; his religious faith; supplements his income by teaching and taking lodgers; reading, study; and his love of peace and quiet. An excellent diary.

1. - The Diary of the Reverend William Jones  edited by O.F.Christie. London, 1929.

2. - Extracts: Brander (1), pp 124-137; Fothergill; and Ponsonby (2), pp 119-132.

3. - Discussion: Hart, p 56.


LEADBEATER Mary [Mrs.] (Shackleton) (1758-1826)  of Ballitore, county Kildare - B108

a) - 1774 to 1826

Matthews: Private diary (with brief notes from 1769); Quaker life and religious observance in Ireland; journeys and visits in Ireland and England; acquaintance with Edmund Burke and Sir Joshua Reynolds, Benjamin West, etc.; detailed and sad account of ill-treatment of villagers in the 1798 rebellion and the disturbed state of the country.

Annals of Ballitore  based on the otherwise unpublished diary.

b) - March 1784 to December 1820

Matthews: Travel diary (brief, scattered extracts); notes on an American Quaker visiting Friends in Ireland; notes on people mostly.

Journal of Friends' Historical Society  XXXVII, 1940, pp 25-28.


01/02/03 - LITCHFIELD, Israel [Deacon] (1753-1840)  of Scituate, Massachusetts - *H217,A107,*M851,E

November 1774 to August 1775

Matthews: Private diary; journeys to Boston, etc., pleasant details of provincial life, religion, work, amusement, news, war, wreck; some doggerel verses; some linguistic interest.

1. - In  The Litchfield Family in America  Part I, No. 5, 1906, pp 313-351.

2. - The Diary of Israel Litchfield  in  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  CXXIX, April, July and October, 1975.


01

LITTLE, Enoch [Deacon] (1763-1848)  of Boscawen, New Hampshire - A107,M852

April 1774 to December 1819

Matthews: Private diary; brief scattered entries, beginning as autobiography; many entries in verse form.

In  The History of Boscawen and Webster  by C.C.Coffin. Concord, New Hampshire, 1878, pp 403-406.


03

LITTLETON, Edward [Sir] - E

1774 to 1789

Fox-hunting diary, transcript.

Sir Edward Littleton's Fox-hunting Diary, 1774-89  by M.W.Farr, in Essays in Staffordshire History  Staffordshire Record Society, Volume VI, 1970.


01

LOTT, Abraham  - treasurer of colony of New York - A107,M853

June to July 1774

Matthews: Travel journal; voyage from New York City to Albany; tours; rather dull.

In  Historical Magazine  VIII, 1870, pp 65-74.


LOW, George [The Rev.] (1747-1795)  of Birsa, Orkney Islands, naturalist - B108

a) - May to August 1774

Matthews: Travel diary; a tour through the Orkney and Shetland Islands with notes on scenery, natural history, and antiquities.

A Tour through the Islands of Orkney and Shetland  Kirkwall, 1879.

b) - July 1778

Matthews: Travel diary; a similar tour through the Orkney Islands.

A Tour through the North Isles  London, 1915; reprinted in  Orkney and Shetland Miscellany  VIII, 1920.


01

McKEE, Alexander  - Sir William Johnson's resident on the Ohio - A107,M854

March to May 1774

Matthews: Journal; meetings with Indians; news of Indian disturbances.

1. - In  Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York  by E.B.O'Callaghan. Volume VIII, 1857, pp 461-467.

2. - Extract in  The Olden Time  by N.B.Craig. Volume II, 1847, pp 13-26. Reprinted, Cincinnati, 1876.


01

McMILLAN, John [The Rev.] (1752-1833)  of western Pennsylvania, Presbyterian minister - A107,M855

a) - October 1774 to August 1776

Matthews: Presbyterian diary; life and work of the first Presbyterian minister in western Pennsylvania; notes on frontier life.

In  Journal Presbyterian Historical Society  XV, 1933, pp 222-238.

b) - 1774 to 1831

After August 1776 the journal is almost exclusively a record of church services at which he preached, and baptisms.

The Journal  Appendix A in  John McMillan, the Apostle of Presbyterianism in the West, 1752-1833  by Dwight Raymond Guthrie, University of Pittsburgh Press, 1952.

Note: Appendix B presents an account of McMillan’s expenses from 1820 to 1833 which is not without interest.


01

M'ROBERT, Patrick - A107,M856

August 1774 to May 1775

Matthews: Journal-letters; a visiting Scotsman's tour through the northern provinces of America; acute and judicious observations based on actual  experience; farming, industry, commerce, general social observations; one of best travel books of the period.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  LIX, 1935, pp 134-180. Reprinted in Pennsylvania Historical Society Pamphlet Series  No. 1.


01/02

MARSHALL, Christopher (1709-1797)  of Philadelphia, patriot - A107,M857

January 1774 to September 1781

Matthews: Historical journal; public affairs in New England; historically valuable but impersonal jottings of newspaper kind, political and public events.

1. - Passages from the Remembrancer of Christopher Marshall  edited by William Duane. Philadelphia, 1839, 124 pp.

2. - Passages from the Diary of Christopher Marshall, Volume I 1774-1777  edited by William Duane. Philadelphia, 1849, 174 pp. (Volume II never issued).

3. - Extracts from the Diary of Christopher Marshall  edited by William Duane. Albany, 1877, 330 pp. Reprinted, New York, New York Times, 1969.


MYDELTON, Joseph [The Rev.] (d.1787) - B109

1774 to 1787

The dismal record of trouble and death of a pious Methodist.

An account and very brief extracts in More English Diaries  by Arthur Ponsonby. London, Methuen, 1927, pp 115-118.


02

NEWDIGATE, Hester Margaretta (Mundy), Lady (d.1800) - E

1774? to 1800?

Journal letters.

In  The Cheverels of Cheverel Manor, being the correspondence of Sir Roger and Lady Newdigate  by Lady Newdigate-Newdegate. London, Longmans, 1898.


01

NEWELL, James [Lieut.] - A108,M858

September to October 1774

Matthews: Orderly book and journal (fragment); a rather dull account of the Point Pleasant campaign; a poem.

In  Virginia Magazine of History and Biography  XI, (1903-1904), pp 242-253.


03

PALMER, Jonathan [Colonel] (1746-1810) - E

1774 to 1775

Coplonel jonathan palmer’s War Diary, Stonington, Connecticut, 1774-1775: Including the British Attack on Long Point, August 30, 1775


02/03

PALOU, Francisco (1723-1789)  missionary - *M859,E

1774

Diary, exploration of San Francisco Bay for missionary sites.

In volume II of  Anza's California Expeditions, 1774-76  by Herbert Bolton. Berkeley, University of California Press, five volumes, 1930.


02/03

PEÑA (PENA), Tomas de la  - Franciscan missionary - *M860,E

1774

Diary (excerpts) of a member of the Perez Expedition sent to take possession of the Northwest coast for Spain; contacts with Indians.

Journal of Fray Tomas de la Peña Kept During the Voyage of the Santiago   in  The California Coast: A Bilingual Edition of Documents from the Sutro Collection  edited and translated by Donald C. Cutter and George Griffin Butler. Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1969, pp. 121-23 and 157-61.


03

PEREZ, Juan (d.1774) - E

1774

In  Juan Perez on the Northwest Coast: Six Documents of His Expeditions in 1774  Portland, Oregon Historical Society Press, 1989.


01/02

PREVOST, Augustine [Maj. Gen.] (1725-1786)  born at Geneva, British soldier - *H218,A153,*M861,E

a) - 1774

Turmoil at Pittsburgh  in  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  1961.

b) - September 1779

Matthews: Military journal; purely military details of siege of Savannah, by general commanding British forces. Translated from the French.

In  Southern Historical Association Publications  I, 1897, pp 259-268.


03

REDEN, Johane Juliane Frederike von Riedsel, Gräfin von (1774-1854) - E

Dates unknown

In  A Pietist of the Napoleonic Wars and After  by Eleanor, Princess Reuss. London, John Murray, 1905.


02/03

RIVERA Y MONCADA, Don Fernando Javier (1725?-1781) - *H219,*M862,E

Rivera at San Francisco  edited by Alan K. Brown in  California Historical Society Quarterly  December, 1962.


01/03

SANGER, Abner  - of Keene, New Hampshire - A108,M863,E

a) - 1774 to 1776

Matthews (but not seen by him): Private diary; written by one of the early settlers of Keene, during the Revolution.

1. - Ye Journal of Abner Sanger  in  Repertory  Keene, New Hampshire, Volume I, 1926, and Volume II, 1927.

b) - 1774 to 1782 and 1791-1794

"The journal of Abner Sanger has been transcribed in its entirety from the manuscript copy in the Library of Congress. Sanger was a common man, who played no significant role in the settlement of his community. He was literate, well read & well informed about current affairs. He wrote about food, clothing, education & literature; illness & medicine, & house and tools. The journal refers to more than a thousand people, for many of whom the editor has supplied biographical notes. This is a good social history of an important period in American history."

Very Poor And of a Lo Make: The Journal Of Abner Sanger, Covering the Years 1774-1782 in Keene, New Hampshire, and 1791-1794 in Dublin, New Hampshire  edited by Lois K.Stabler. Historical; Society of Cheshire County, 1986.


SCHAW, Janet - B109,D272,M864

October 1774 to 1776

Matthews: Travel diary; a journey from Scotland to the West Indies; life at St. Kitts; journey to North Carolina; life at Cape Fear just before the American Revolution; adventures and experiences in Portugal on her way home; good full detail.

Journal of a Lady of Quality  edited by E.W. and C.M.Andrews. New Haven, 1922. Reprinted at least three times.


01/02

STORRS, Experience [Lieut. Col.] (1734-1801)  of Mansfield, Connecticut - *H220,A120,*M865,E

a) - From 1774

Connecticut Farmers at Bunker Hill  in  New England Quarterly  1955.

b) - June 1775

Matthews: Military journal (extracts); at Cambridge, siege of Boston, Bunker Hill, etc.

1. - In  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  First Series, XIV, (1875-1876), pp 84-87.

2. - In  Magazine of American History  VIII, 1882, Part I, p 124.


01

WARD, Samuel (1725-1776)  of Westerly, Rhode Island, Governor - A108,M866

August 1774 to March 1776

Matthews: Political journal; notes of politics, Congressional activities, war news.

In  Magazine of American History  I, 1877 (1887?), Part II, pp 438-442, 503-506 and 549-561.


01

WATSON, Elkanah (1758-1842)  of Providence, Rhode Island - A108,M867

a) - April 1774 to 1784

Matthews: Quaker travel journal; march to Lexington, journeys to the South; rather dull.

1. - Brief quotations in  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  XVII, 1863, pp 97-105.

2. - A more extensive version of his travels in America and Europe is in  Men and Times of the Revolution  edited by Winslow Watson. New York, 1856, 460 pp. Verbatim journal extracts. Passim.

b) - May to June 1784

Matthews: Travel journal; letter form; in Holland.

A Tour in Holland  Worcester, Massachusetts, 1790, 191 pp.


01

WETMORE, William (1749-1830)  of Salem, Massachusetts - A108,M868

May 1774 to October 1778

Matthews: Diary (extracts); brief notes, war news, etc.; rather dull.

In  Essex Institute Historical Collections  XLIII, 1907, pp 115-120.


01

WHITE, John (b.1729)  of Salem, Massachusetts - A108,M869

August 1774 to October 1789

Matthews: Private diary; almanac notes with large gaps; weather, domestic and public affairs; mediocre.

In  Essex Institute Historical Collections  XLIX, 1913, pp 92-94.


03

WILBUR, John (1774-1856)  American Quaker - E

Dates unknown

Journal of the Life of John Wilbur: A Minister of the Gospel in the Society of Friends  Providence, 1859.


03

WINSLOW, Mary [Mrs.] (née Forbes) (1774-1854) - E

Dates unknown

Extracts from a religious diary.

In  Life in Jesus: A memoir of Mrs. Mary Winslow Arranged from Her Correspondence, Diary, and Thoughts  by Octavius Winslow. New York, Robert carter, 1860.


01

YEOMAN, John (1748-1824)  of Wanstrow, Somerset - B109

March 17th. to May 6th. 1774 and December 28th. 1777 to January 5th. 1778

Diaries of visits to London; travel, inns, walks, entertainments and sights; account of an electric shock; social notes; visits to relations; London and environs; a pleasant, and often interesting record.

The Diary of the Visits of John Yeoman to London in the Years 1774 and 1777  edited by Macleod Yearsley. London, Watts & Co., 1934, reprinted 1935.


03

YORKE, Philip (1743-1804)  of Erddig

June 1774 to November 1785

A few brief and widely spaced extracts from a pocket book; records of the terms of service of menservants.

In  The Servants' Hall: A Domestic History of Erddig  by Merlin Waterson. London, Routledge, 1980, pp 169-170. Published in America as  The Servants' Hall A Downstairs History of a British Country House  New York, Pantheon Books, 1980.


1775AD


01

ANONYMOUS,  sailor of 'Preston' - A108,M870

April to October 1775

Matthews: Sea journal (extracts); kept while Preston was in Boston Harbor; British account of incidents about time of Bunker Hill.

In  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  V, (1860-1862), pp 53-55.


01

ANONYMOUS,  of British side - A109,M872

November 1775 to May 1776

Matthews: Military journal; apparently adapted from Thomas Ainslie's journal (qv); most remarkable occurrences in Quebec after Arnold appeared before the town; interesting and often amusing.

In  Literary and Historical Society of Quebec Historical Documents  Seventh Series, 1905, pp 93-154.

Note: James Cummings (326) has  Journal of the Most Remarkable Occurrences in Quebec, 1775-1776  in  Collections of the New York Historical Society for 1880  1881. This version was apparently reprinted from Volume II of  History of Canada  by William Smith, Quebec, 1815. There is a discussion and comparison of the printed version with a manuscript in the possession of James Bain in  The American Historica Review  IV, No. 1, October 1898, pp 129-132.


ANONYMOUS - A109,C51,M871

November 1775 to May 1776

Matthews: Military journal; chief events in the siege of Quebec; a lively account by a British garrison officer.

Almon's Remembrancer  London, 1778, pp 1-34. Reprinted in  History of Canada  by William Smith, 1815, and  New York Historical Society Collections  1830, pp 173-236.


ANONYMOUS - A109,C52,M873

December 1775 to May 1776

Matthews: Military journal; siege of Quebec; by a British artillery officer.

Literary and Historical Society of Quebec, Historical Documents  Eighth Series, 1906, pp 11-53.


ANONYMOUS,  of Liverpool - B109

1775 to 1780

Matthews: Social diary; the journal of the social club at the "Three Tuns", Strand Street, Liverpool; social affairs of club of sea captains and tradesmen.

Transactions of the Historical Society of Lancashire and Cheshire  New Series, XII, 1896, pp 135-148.


02

ADAIR, William - *H221,*M874,E

From 1775

The Revolutionary War Diary of William Adair  in  Delaware History  XIII, 1968.


02/03

AINSLIE, Thomas - A109,C7,M875,E

June 1775 to May 1776

Matthews: Notes on the siege of Quebec by the collector of customs.

1. - Literary and Historical Society of Quebec, Historical Documents  Seventh Series, 1905, pp 11-89.

2. - Canada Preserved: The Journal of Captain Thomas Ainslie  edited by S.S.Cohen. New York University Press, 1968.


03

ALLEN, Ethan [Colonel] (1738-1789) - E

1775 to 1778

A Narrative of Col. Ethan Allen’s Captivity from the time of his being taken by the British near Montreal, on the 25th day of September, in the year 1775, to the time of his exchange on 6th day of may, 1778: containing his voyages and travels .....  Philadephia, 1779, and often reprinted, may be based upon a contemporaneous record.  


01/03

ALLINE, Henry [The Rev.] (1747-1748)  of Newport, Rhode Island, and Cornwallis, Nova Scotia

A109,M876

March 1775 to November 1783

Matthews: Missionary diary; "some accounts of my travels, and the dealings of God with me".

1. - The Life and Journal of Rev. Henry Alline  edited by Benjamin Rand. Boston, 1806, 180 pp.

2. - In  Documents Relating to the Great Awakening in Nova Scotia, 1760-1791  edited by Gordon stewart. Champlain society, 1982.


AMORY, Katherine [Mrs.] (1731-1777)  of Boston, Massachusetts - A109,B109,M877

May 1775 to March 1777

Matthews: Exile's diary; her voyage to London and a record of her life there until her death; interesting details of life of loyalists in London; social, religious, theatrical notes.

The Journal of Mrs. John Amory  edited by Martha C.Codman. Boston, privately printed, 1923, pp 3-56.


01

ARNOLD, Benedict [Gen.] (1741-1801)  revolutionary patriot and renegade - A109,M878

a) - May to June 1775

Matthews: Regimental memorandum book; jottings while author was at Ticonderoga and Crown Point; military movements, etc.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  VIII, 1884, pp 363-376.

b) - 1775-1776

Matthews: Military journal; expedition against Quebec.

1. - In  Arnold's March  by Justin H.Smith. New York, 1903, pp 467-483.

2. - In  March to Quebec  edited by Kenneth Roberts. New York, 1938, pp 45-61.


01

AVERY, David [The Rev.] (1746-1818)  of Groton, Connecticut - A109,M879

a) - April to May 1775

Matthews: Chaplain's journal; siege of Boston; brief notes.

In  American Monthly Magazine  XVII, 1900, pp 342-347.

b) - June 1776

Matthews: Chaplain's journal; in Paterson's regiment during northern campaign; battle of Trenton; services, visits to sick, marches, hardships.

In  American Monthly Magazine  XIX, 1901, pp 20-23, 151-156, 260-262 and 375-378.


03

AYALA, Don Juan Manuel - E

1775

“In 1775, the San Carlos carried the first Europeans known to have entered the San Francisco Bay.”

The Log of the San Carlos  in  The March of Portola and the Discovery of the Bay of San Francisco  San Francisco, California Promotion Committee, 1909.


03

AYDE, Stephen - E

From 1775?

James Cummings (603) has  A New York Diary of the Revolutionary War  New York Historical Society, 1975.


01

BARLOW, Aaron [Sgt.] (b.1750)  of Redding, Connecticut - A110,M880

June to December 1775

Matthews: Military journal (extracts); expedition of Schuyler and Montgomery against Montreal and Quebec; march from Redding to Stamford to join Connecticut regiment; Ticonderoga, Lake Champlain, St. John's, etc.; military details; hardships; daily life of a common soldier.

In  American Historical Register  II, 1895, pp 641-649.


02/03

BARWICK, Robert - *M881,E

The Journal of Robert Barwick during the Canadian Campaign  in  Naval Documents of the American Revolution  Government Printing, 1966.


01

BEDINGER, Henry [Sgt.] (1753-1843)  of Shepherdstown, Virginia - A110,M882

July 1775 to June 1776

Matthews: Military journal; march to Roxbury, in camp there and at Staten Island; movements, engagements, news.

In  Historic Shepherdstown  by Danske Dandridge. Charlottesville, Virginia, 1910, pp 97-144.


01

BETHANIA MORAVIAN CONGREGATION - *A110,M450

January 1775 to December 1792

Matthews (general description of the Moravian diary type): Moravian congregational journals; notes of travel between the various Moravian settlements, domestic and civic life of the community, religious observances, troubles with Indians; notes on newcomers, "love-feasts", etc.; in all, "work and worship". Very interesting records of religious and frontier life, with some German-English spellings of place names etc.

In  Records of the Moravians in North Carolina  edited by Adelaide L.Fries. Raleigh, Edwards & Broughton Printing Co., eleven volumes, 1922-1969. Passim.

Note: Matthews gives authors, sources and dates for extracts in minute detail, which are omitted here.


01

BIXBY, Samuel (b.1755)  of Sutton, Massachusetts - A111,M883

May 1775 to January 1776

Matthews: Diary; moderate account of siege of Boston.

In  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  First Series, XIV, (1875-1876), pp 285-298.


BLAIKIE, Thomas (1750-1838)  of Edinburgh, gardener - B110

April 1775 to April 1792

Matthews: Gardener's diary; his work as gardener to the King of France; French amateurs of gardening; the social scene; the royal family and their friends; his popularity and conversations; a very good and unusual diary in a fateful setting.

1. - Diary of a Scotch Gardener at the French Court  edited by F.Birrell. London, Routledge, 1931.

2. - Extracts: Blythe, pp 113-118.


03

BLAKEY, William (1738?-1822)  Quaker - E

1775 to 1816

Journal of William Blakey, late of Middletown, Bucks county, containing some Account of his Religious Exercises, Observations, and Travels  in  Friends’ Miscellany  IV, Nos. 2, 3 & 4, 1933.


01

BOARDMAN, Benjamin [The Rev.] (1731-1802)  of Middle Haddam, Connecticut - A111,M884

July to November 1775

Matthews: Chaplain's journal; with Second Connecticut Regiment; siege of Boston; news, casualties, camp life; dinner with Washington and Franklin; rather dull chronicle of camp life.

In  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  Second Series, VII, (1891-1892), pp 400-413.


01/02/03 - BOUDINOT, Elias [Col.] (1740-1821)  born at Philadelphia, statesman - A111,*M885,E

a) - 1775 to 1789

Matthews: Historical journal; "historical recollections of American events during the revolutionary war", memoirs of the Revolution and extracts from private journal.

1. - Historical Recollections of American Events during the Revolutionary War  Philadelphia, 1894, 97 pp.

2. - Extracts in  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XV, 1891, pp 27-34; and XXIV, 1900, pp 453-466.

b) - 1809

Elias Boudinot's Journey to Boston in 1809  Princeton University Press, 1955.


02/03

BROWN, Moses (1738-1836)  New England Quaker and abolitionist - *M886,E

December 1775

Moses Brown's Account of a Journey to Distribute Donations, 12th. Month 1775  edited by Mack E.Thompson in  Rhode Island History  XV, 1956, pp 97-121.


02/03

BULL, Epaphras - *H222,*M887,E

1775

Journal of Epaphras Bull, 1775  edited by Eleanor M. Murray in  The Bulletin of the Fort Ticonderoga Museum  XIII No. 5, 1977.


BURROW, Reuben (1747-1792)  mathematician - B110

From August 1775

Matthews: Scientific diaries; mathematical, scientific, astronomical interest.

See  Notes and Queries  CLXVIII, p 224 and CLXXV, pp 205 and 313.


01/02

BURTON, Jonathan [Lieut.] (1741-1811)  of Wilton, New Hampshire - A111,M888,E

a) - December 1775 to January 1776

Matthews: Military diary; encampment at Winter Hill; very brief entries.

b) - August to November 1776

Matthews: Military diary; Canada expedition; a few personal entries; record of route.

1. - In  New Hampshire Provincial and State Papers  XIV, Concord, 1885, pp 667-702.

2. - Diary and Orderly Book of Sergeant Jonathan Burton, of Wilton, New Hampshire, While in Service in the Army on Winter Hill: December 10, 1775-January 26, 1776, and of the Same Soldier as Lieutenant Jonathan Burton, While in the Canada Expedition at Mount Independence: August 1, 1776-November 29, 1776  Concord, Republican Press Association, 1885, 38 pp.


01/02

BUTLER, Richard [Col.] (1743-1791)  born in Ireland, of Pennsylvania, Indian trader

*H223,A158,*M889,E

a) - 1775

The Journal of Richard Butler, 1775: Continental Congress' Envoy to the Western Indians  in  Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine  September, 1963 and January and April 1964.

b) - September to October 1781

Matthews: Military journal; siege of Yorktown; details of strategic operations; with 5th. Pennsylvania Regiment.

In  Virginia Historical Magazine  VIII, 1864, pp 102-112.

c) - September 1785 to February 1786

Matthews: Military journal; kept during expedition from Carlisle, Pennsylvania, to hold treaty with the Miami Indians at Fort McIntosh; substantial descriptive notes of journey and treaty proceedings; fairly interesting.

In  The Olden Time  by N.B.Craig. Pittsburgh, 1847, Volume II, pp 433-464, 481-525 and 529-531. Reprinted, Cincinnati, 1876.


01

CALK, William (b.1740)  of Prince William County, Virginia - A111,M890

March to May 1775

Matthews: Travel diary; interesting details of hardships of a pioneer; journey from Prince William County, Virginia, to Boonesboro, Kentucky, and settlement there; interesting language.

1. - In  Mississippi Valley Historical Review  VII, (1920-1921), pp 363-377.

2. - In  A History of Travel in America  by S.Dunbar. Indianapolis, 1915, Volume I, pp 142-146.

3. - In  Historic Highways of America  by A.B.Hulbert. Volume IV, Cleveland, 1903, pp 107-117.

4. - In  The Wilderness Road  by T.Speed. Louisville, 1886, pp 34-38.


02

CAMPA, Miguel de la [Fr.] - *H224,*M891,E

1775

Exploration journal; Spanish maritime expedition up the west coast of America as far as present day Alaska.

A Journal of Explorations Northward along the Coast from Monterey in the Year 1775  edited by John Galvin. San Francisco, John Howell Books, 1964, 1000 copies.


03

CAMPBELL, Thomas [Dr.] (1733-1795)  Irish clergyman - H225,B110

February 23rd. to August 1775

Diary of a visit to England; meetings with the Thrales, Johnson, Boswell; good descriptions of society manners and customs; meals; sightseeing; varied and interesting.

1. - Diary of a Visit to England  edited by Samuel Raymond. Sydney, 1854. Reprinted, Ticehurst, The British Diarist, 2003, 500 copies.

2. - Johnsoniana  edited by Robina Napier. London, 1884.

3. - Dr. Thomas Campbell's Diary of a Visit to England in 1775  edited from the manuscript by James L. Clifford. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1947.


01

CHANDLER, Thomas Bradbury [The Rev.] (1726-1790)  of Elizabethtown, New Jersey - A111,M892

May 1775 to April 1786

Matthews: Missionary journal (extracts); notes of his work at the mission in New Jersey.

Extract in article by F.Gavin in  Church History  I, 1932, pp 90-106.


01

CHEEVER, William (1752-1786) - A111,M893

May 1775 to March 1776

Matthews: Military journal; battle of Bunker Hill; evacuation of Boston.

In  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  LX, (1926-1927), pp 91-97.


03

CLARK, Lyman - E

1775 to 1776

“… the opening phase of the American Revolutionary War.”

A Private’s Diary of the Siege of Boston  in  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  April, 1983.


01

CRAFT, Benjamin [Lieut.] (1738-1823)  of Manchester, Massachusetts - A112,M894

June to November 1775

Matthews: Military journal; siege of Boston; camp life; personal details; brief but lively notes.

In  Essex Institute Historical Collections  III, 1861, pp 51-57, 133-140, 167-174 and 219-220.


CRUGER, Henry (d.1780)  of New York and Bristol - A112,B110,M895

August 1755

Matthews: Political diary (extract); his life as a loyalist in England; opinions of Burke and North about a settlement with the American colonies.

Magazine of American History  VII, 1881, pp 358-363.


CULLUM, Thomas Gery [Sir] (1741-1831)  Bath King-of-Arms - B110

Summers of 1775 and 1811

Matthews: Travel diaries; synopses of tours in Wales.

Y Cymmrodor  XXXVIII, 1927, pp 45-59 and 60-78.


02/03

DANFORD, Jacob - *M896,E

Quebec Under Siege  in  Canadian Historical Review  March, 1969.


03

DANIELL, Samuel (1775-1811)  Englisg natural history painter, brother of William Daniell (qv) - E

Dates unknown

The Daniells: Artists and Travellers  by Thomas Sutton, London, Bodley Head, 1954, is reported to contain diary material.


01/02

DEARBORN, Henry (1751-1829)  of Nottingham, New Hampshire - H227,A112,M897

a) - September 1775 to July 1776

Matthews: Military journal; Arnold's expedition to Quebec; military details, with some personal items and a detailed account of siege of Quebec.

1. - In  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  Second Series, II, (1885-1886), pp 275-305.

2. - Magazine of History  Extra No. 135, Tarrytown, 1928, 45 pp.

3. - In  March to Quebec  edited by Kenneth Roberts. New York, 1938, pp 129-168.

b) - July 1776 to March 1783, with some gaps

Matthews: Military journal; mostly brief details of the campaigns in which he was engaged, with many personal notes; interesting spellings.

1. - In  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  Second Series, III, (1886-1887), pp 102-133.

2. - Extracts (Sullivan's Campaign) in  Journals of the Military Expedition of Major-General John Sullivan  by F.Cook, 1887, pp 62-79; and  Cayuga County Historical Society Collections  I, pp 76-81.

c) - September 10th. 1775 to June 18th. 1783

Revolutionary War Journals of Henry Dearborn, 1775-1783  edited by L.A.Brown and H.H.Peckham. Chicago, The Caxton Club, 1939. Reprinted Freeport, New York, Books for Libraries, 1969; and New York, Da Capo, 1971.


01

DEMING, Sarah [Mrs.] (1722-1788)  of Boston - A112,M898

April 1755

Matthews: Letter diary; her adventures on retreat from Boston to Providence; fair interest.

In  American Monthly Magazine  IV, 1894, pp 45-59; and repeated V, 1894, pp 67-70.


01/03

DUDLEY, Dorothy  - of Cambridge, Massachusetts - A112,F

April 1775 to July 1776

Matthewsdescribes this as '[a] private diary; siege of Boston, affairs in Cambridge; notes of social life, war news, sketches and opinions of various great men; a substantial and good diary'. However, the second edition of the book includes this editorial note: 'A second edition of this Book being demanded the Editor embraces the opportunity to confess that the Diary of Dorothy Dudley was written expressly for The Cambridge of 1776, by Miss Greely'.

In  Theatrum Majorum. The Cambridge of 1776  edited by Arthur Gilman (?). Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1876, pp 24-88.


03

DUNDONALD, Thomas Cochrane, tenth Earl of (1775-1860)  of the Royal Navy - E

Dates unknown

Life of a Seaman: Thomas Cochrane 10th Earl of Dundonald  by E.G.Twitchett, London, Wishart, 1931, is reported to contain diary material.


01

EDES, Peter (1756-1840)  of Boston, printer - A112,M899

June 1755 to January 1776

Matthews: Prison diary; imprisonment in Boston by British after Bunker Hill; notes about his schoolhouse; simple, straightforward style; quite interesting.

1. - A Diary of Peter Edes  Bangor, 1837, 24 pp.

2. - In  Peter Edes, Pioneer Printer in Maine  by Samuel L.Boardman. Bangor, 1901, pp 93-109.


02/03

EIXARCH, Thomas [Fr.] - Franciscan missionary - *M900,E

1775

Diary; winter on the Colorado River.

In volume III of  Anza's California Expeditions, 1774-76  by Herbert Bolton. Berkeley, University of California Press, five volumes, 1930.


01

EMERSON, Daniel [The Rev.] (1716-1801)  of Hollis, New Hampshire - A112,M901

July to September 1775

Matthews: Chaplain's journal; at Crown Point; march, services, prayers, religious reflections; rather dull.

In  The Ipswich Emersons  by Benjamin K.Emerson. Boston, 1900, pp 86-91.


01

EWING, George (1754-1824)  of Greenwich, Connecticut - A113,M902

November 1775 to May 1778

Matthews: Revolutionary journal; expedition against Canada; Valley Forge; clear but somewhat dull.

George Ewing, Gentleman  edited by Thomas Ewing. Yonkers, New York, privately printed, 1928, pp 1-54.


03

FANNING, Keziah [Mrs.]  of Nantucket -

1775 to 1818 (?)

Keziah Fanning’s Diary  in  Historical Nantucket  April and October, 1955.


01/03

FARNSWORTH, Amos [Cpl.] (1754-1847)  of Groton, Massachusetts - A113,M903

April 1775 to April 1779, with gaps

Matthews: Military journal; notes on camp life and events of the war; Concord, Lexington, siege of Boston, Bunker Hill; much religious self-analysis; more personal than the usual military journal.

1. - In  Three Military Diaries  by Samuel A.Green. Groton, 1901, pp 77-113.

2. - In  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  Second Series, XII, (1897-1899), pp 74-107.

Note: James Cummings (4075) has  Diary  privately printed, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, 1891, which may be this diary.


01

FASSETT, John [Capt.] (1743-1803)  of Bennington, Vermont - A113,M904

September to December 1775

Matthews: Military journal; march of the Green Mountain Boys to Canada and return; Montgomery's campaign; full entries and rather good narrative of hardships and adventures.

In  The Follett-Dewey-Fassett-Safford Ancestry  by Harry P.Ward. Columbus, Ohio, 1896, pp 215-243.


FINLAY, Hugh (?) - A113,C417,M905

November 1775 to May 1776

Matthews: Military journal; a running commentary on the siege of Quebec; military and personal details.

Literary and Historical Society of Quebec, Historical Documents  Fourth Series, 1875, 25 pp.


01

FISHER, Elijah [Pte.] (b.1758)  of Turner and Livermore, Maine - A113,M906

May 1775 to February 1785

Matthews: Military diary; notes of a labourer during the Revolutionary War and later; siege of Boston; Burgoyne's campaign; captivity; matter-of-fact attitude to hardships and adventures; later, farming in Sylvester; interesting spellings.

Elijah Fisher's Journal  Augusta, 1880, 29 pp. Reprinted in  Magazine of History  Extra No. 6, New York, 1909, 76 pp.


03

FISHER, Jabez Maud  - American Quaker - E

1775-1779

An American Quaker in the British Isles: Travel Journals of Jabez Maud Fisher 1775-1779  edited by Kenneth Morgan. Oxford University Press for the British Academy, Records of Social and Economic history, New Series, Volume 16, 1992.


01

FISHER, John [Pte.] (1756-1840)  of Killingly, Connecticut - A113,M907

July to October 1775 and June to July 1777

Matthews: Military journals; New York campaign; battle of Long Island; and in Connecticut; brief notes; some interesting spellings.

In  Magazine of History  XIII, 1911, pp 184-186.


01

FOBES, Simon (1756-1840)  of Canterbury, Connecticut - A113,M908

April 1775 to April 1780

Matthews: Military diary; mainly devoted to a narrative of Bunker's Hill and Arnold's expedition against Quebec; interesting.

1. - In  Mahoning Valley Historical Society, History Collections  Mahoning Valley, 1876, pp 345-394. Reprinted in  Magazine of History  Extra No. 130, Tarrytown, 1927, 53 pp.

2. - Partly in  March to Quebec  edited by Kenneth Roberts. New York, 1938, pp 575-613.


01

FOGG, Jeremiah [Maj.] (1749-1808)  of Kensington, New Hampshire - A114,M909

a) - 1775 to 1776

Matthews (but not seen by him): Military journal.

Journal of Major Jeremiah Fogg  Exeter, New Hampshire, 1879, 24 pp.

b) - August to September 1779

Matthews: Military journal; longish entries of Sullivan's campaign.

In  Journals of the Military Expedition of Major-General John Sullivan  Auburn, New York, 1887, pp 92-101.


02/03

FONT, Pedro [Fr.] (1738-1781)  missionary - *M910,E

a) - September 29th. 1775 to June 2nd. 1776

The first version, written up from notes, of his diary the chaplain of the Anza Expedition from northern Sonora to the Royal Presidio of San Carlos de Monterey in Alta California; an exploration of the San Francisco Bay; return.

In  The Anza Expedition of 1775-1776: Diary of Pedro Font  translated by Frederick J. Teggert. Berkeley, University of California Press, 1913.

b) - October 23rd. 1775 to June 5th. 1776

An expanded version of the same diary containing more details of human interest.

Volume IV of  Anza's California Expeditions, 1774-76  by Herbert Bolton. Berkeley, University of California Press, five volumes, 1930.


03

FORETIER, Pierre - E

1775 to 1776

Notes and Reminiscences of an Inhabitant of Montreal during the Occupation of that City by the Bostonians from 1775 to 1776  Canadian Public Archives, 1945.


01

FULLER, Daniel [The Rev.] (1740-1829)  of Gloucester, Massachusetts - A114,M911

March 1775 to December 1797

Matthews: Clergyman's journal; notes on journeys, public affairs; Charlestown and Boston during the revolution; domestic, parish, and personal affairs.

The Diary of the Reverend Daniel Fuller  New York, printed for private distribution, 1894, 49 pp.


01

GERRISH, Henry [Capt.] (b.1742)  of Boscawen, New Hampshire - A114,M912

April 1775 to October 1777

Matthews: Military journal (extracts); march to Cambridge; auction at which plunder from Fort Edward was sold.

In  History of Boscawen and Webster  by C.C.Coffin. Concord, New Hampshire, 1878, pp 247 and 265.


02

GREENMAN, Jeremiah - *H229,*M913,E

1775 to 1783

Military journal.

Diary of a Common Soldier in the American Revolution, 1775-1783: An Annotated Edition of the Military Journal of Jeremiah Greenman  edited by Robert C.Bray and Paul E.Bushnell. DeKalb, Northern Illinois University Press, 1978.


01/02/03 - HALE, Nathan [Capt.] (1755-1776)  of Coventry, Connecticut - A114,*M914

a) - September 1775 to August 1776

Matthews: Military journal; occasional and brief entries, mostly of moderate interest.

1. - In  Nathan Hale  by Henry P.Johnston. New York, 1914, pp 240-257.

2. - James Cummings (5251) has  Hale’s Army Diary  in  Documentary life of Nathan Hale: Comprising All Available Official and Private Documents Bearing on the Life of the Patriot  privately printed, 1941.


01

HAMILTON, J. [Capt. Sir]  - of H.M.S.'Lizard'(?) - A114,C528,M915

December 1775 to May 1776

Matthews: Military journal; good military details of the siege of Quebec.

1. - A Journal of the Principal Occurrences during the Siege of Quebec  edited by W.T.P.Short. London, 1824, 111 pp.

2. - Blockade of Quebec in 1775-1776, Literary and Historical Society of Quebec Historical Documents  Eighth Series, by F.C.Wurtele. Quebec, 1906, pp 55-101.


03

HANSOM, Joseph - E

1775-1782 (?)

James Cummings (5374) has  in Volume I  Cumberland House Journals and Inland Journal, 1775-82  edited by E.E.Rich and A.M.Johnson, London, Hudson Bay Record Society, two volumes, 1951 and 1952.


01

HASKELL, Caleb [Pte.] (b.1723)  of Newburyport, Massachusetts - A114,M916

May 1775 to May 1776

Matthews: Military journal; Arnold's expedition; siege of Boston; hardships of soldiers; moderate interest.

1. - Newburyport Herald  1881.

2. - Magazine of History  Extra No. 86, 1922, 49 pp.

3. - In  March to Quebec  edited by Kenneth Roberts. New York, 1938, pp 459-499.


01

HASLEWOOD, John [Capt.]  - of 63rd. British Infantry - A114,M917

April 1775 to May 1778

Matthews: Military journal; from Cork to Boston; notes on campaigns, Charlestown, Long Island, Rhode Island, New York; Bunker Hill, siege of Boston; brief military details; some interesting spellings and vocabulary.

In  Mississippi Valley Historical Review  VII, (1920-1921), pp 51-58.


01/02/03 - HAWS (or HAWES), Samuel (1743-1795?)  of Wrentham, Massachusetts - A115,*H230,*M918

April 1775 to February 1776

Matthews: Military journal; Lexington, siege of Boston; camp life of ordinary soldier; colloquial and humorous.

1. - In  The Military Journals of Two Private Soldiers  by Abraham Tomlinson. Poughkeepsie, 1855, pp 49-90.

2. - In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  July and October 1976 and January, 1977.


01

HEATH, William [Gen.] (1737-1814)  of Roxbury, Massachusetts - A115,M919

June 1775 to November 1803

Matthews: Military journal; military affairs during the Revolution; a valuable source book.

1. - Memoirs of Major-General William Heath  Boston, 1798, 388 pp. Reprinted, New York, 1904, 422 pp.

2. - Extract (siege of Boston) in  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  First Series, IV, (1858-1860), pp 294-296.


01

HENDERSON, Richard (1735-1785)  of Hanover County, Virginia - A115,M920

March to July 1775

Matthews: Travel diary; trip to Kentucky, and events in settlement of Boonesborough; interesting details of frontier life.

1. - In  Boonesborough  by G.W.Ranck. Louisville, 1901, pp 169-180.

2. - Extract in  Historic Highways of America  by A.B.Hulbert. Volume VI, Cleveland, 1903, pp 101-107.


01

HENDRICKS, William [Capt.] (d.1776)  of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (?) - A115,M921

July to December 1775

Matthews: Military journal; Arnold's march to Quebec; Carlisle, Boston, Quebec, siege; notes of hardships; a valuable journal. Justin H. Smith thought the author might have been Sergeant William McCoy, although it is usually called "Hendrick's Journal".

A Journal of the March of a Party of Provincials from Carlisle to Boston  Glasgow, 1776, 36 pp. Reprinted in  Pennsylvania Archives  Second Series, XV, pp 25-58.


01

HENRY, John Joseph (1758-1811)  of Lancaster, Pennsylvania - A115,M922

September 1775 to September 1776

Matthews: Military journal; mainly describes Arnold's campaign against Quebec; the author's own military career; captivity; written up for his children in a literary and occasionally heroic style; very detailed and perhaps the most extensive journal of Arnold's campaign.

1. - An Accurate and Interesting Account of the Hardships and Sufferings of that Band of Heroes, Who Traversed the Wilderness in the Campaign against Quebec  Lancaster, 1812, 221 pp. Reprinted as  Campaign against Quebec  Watertown, 1844, 212 pp. and  Account of Arnold's Campaign against Quebec  Albany, 1877, 198 pp.

2. - In  Pennsylvania Archives  Second Series, XV, pp 59-91.

3. - In  March to Quebec  edited by Kenneth Roberts. New York, 1938, pp 299-429.


02/03

HEZETA y DUDAGOITIA, Bruno de  - Spanish naval officer - E

From(?) 1775

Daily record by the officer in command of the Santiago with the Spanish expedition about to lay claim to the Oregon country in company with the Sonora commanded by Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra.

For Honor and Country: The Diary of Bruno de Hezeta  translated by Herbert K.Beals. Portland, Oregon, Oregon Historical Society, 1985. Reprinted, Oregon Historical Society Press, 2000.


03

HOLLISTER, Josiah (1753?-1832) - E

From 1775?

“Hollister fought in the American Revolution was captured and imprisoned in Canada but eventually released.”

The Journal of Josiah Hollister  Romanzo Norton Bunn, Historian of the Illinois Society, 1928.


01/02

HONYMAN, Robert [Dr.] (1747-1824)  of Hanover County, Virginia - *H283,A115,*M923,E

a) - March to April 1775

Matthews: Travel journal; visit to northern colonies from Virginia; longish entries; touristic descriptions; a very pleasant diary.

Colonial Panorama, 1775  edited by Philip Padelford. San Marino, California, 1939, 86 pp.

b) - 1781

News of the Yorktown Campaign: The Journal of Dr. Robert Honyman  in  Virginia Magazine of History and Biography  October, 1971.


02/03

HOSMER, Lucy Barnes  (1742-1818)  of Concord, Massachusetts - *M924,E

April 18th. and 19th. 1775

Diary; dispersal of ammunition ahead of the British advance; the Redcoats extinguish a fire at the court house; the battle of North Bridge; retreat of the Redcoats and their rout by the Minutemen on the road to Boston; relief at the safety of her husband and family.

In  Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine  CXIV, 1980.


01

HOW, David [Pte.] (1758-1842)  of Methuen, Massachusetts - A116,M925

a) - December 1775 to January 1777

Matthews: Military journal; siege of Boston, Harlem Heights, Trenton, White Plains; many details of ordinary camp life of private soldier; brief notes, but they give interesting picture; interesting spellings.

b) - September to November 1777

Matthews: Military journal; march to Fort Edward and return to Methuen.

Diary of David How  edited by G.W.Chase and H.B.Dawson. Morisania, New York, 1865, 51 pp.


01/03

HOWE, John (b.1752?)  British spy - A116,M926

April 1775 and 1812 to 1813

Matthews: Journal and narrative; adventures in New England; first part kept while author was British spy during the Revolution, second part while he was engaged in smuggling business during War of 1812.

1. - A Journal Kept by Mr. John Howe  Concord, New Hampshire, 1827, 44 pp. Reprinted  Magazine of History  Extra No. 132, Tarrytown, 1927. Facsimile of the original edition in  Photostat Americana  Second Series, No. 82, Boston, 1939, 44 pp.

2. - Excerpts from John Howe’s “Smuggler’ Journal”  in  Vermont History  XL, No. 4, Autumn, 1972, pp 262-270.


03

HOWE, William [General] (1729-1814)  British army officer - E

1775 to 1776

General Sir William Howe’s Orderly Book at Charlestown, Boston and Halifax, June 17 1775 to 1776 26 May  London, 1890.


03

HUDSON, George - E

1775-1782 (?)

James Cummings (6236) has  in Volume II  Cumberland House Journals and Inland Journal, 1775-82  edited by E.E.Rich and A.M.Johnson, London, Hudson Bay Record Society, two volumes, 1951 and 1952.


01

HUMPHREY, William [Lieut.]  - of Thayer's company - A116,M927

September 1775 to August 1776

Matthews: Military journal; Arnold's campaign against Quebec; largely weather notes and accounts of hard marches; quite interesting.

Magazine of History  Extra No. 166, Tarrytown, 1931, pp 5-42.


01

INGALLS, [Pte.] Phineas (1758-1844)  of Andover, Massachusetts - A116,M928

April 1775 to December 1776, with gap

Matthews: Military journal; siege of Boston, army movements and camp life in Cambridge, Lake Champlain campaign, Ticonderoga, Saratoga; moderate interest.

In  Essex Institute Historical Collections  LIII, 1917, pp 81-92.


03

INGLIS, Charles [Rt. Rev.] (1734-1816)  first Anglican Bishop of Nova Scotia - C602

From 1775?

Matthews: Diaries and correspondence, 1175-1814; his diocesan work while Bishop of nova Scotia; preaching, travel, organisation, church work, journeys to England.

In  Canadian Archives Report  1912, pp 215-288, and 1913, pp 227-283.

Note: See also his son, John INGLIS, 1843.


03

JARVIS, Stephen [Col.] (1756-1840)  American in the British army - E

From 1775

An American’s Experience in the British Army  in  The Journal of American History  I, No. 3, 1907.

Note: Although it has the characterisitics of a contemporaneous account the author states that he kept no regular journal.


01

JEFFRY, James (1733-1807)  of Salem, Massachusetts - A116,M929

January to October 1775

Matthews: Private diary; long entries of war news at Quebec, where diarist was postmaster; mostly historical interest.

In  Essex Institute Historical Collections  L, 1914, pp 97-150.


01

KIMBALL, M. (Moses?) - A116,M930

September 1775 to September 1776

Matthews: Military diary; Arnold's campaign against Quebec; extracts published as footnotes to James Melvin's journal.

In  March to Quebec  edited by Kenneth Roberts. New York, 1938, pp 435-454.


01

KNOX, Henry [Maj. Gen.] (1750-1806)  of Boston - A116,M931

November 1775 to January 1776

Matthews: Military journal; journey to Stillwater, transferring ordnance; includes a description of Niagara and the frozen Cohoos Falls.

In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  XXX, 321-326.


LAUGHER, Bridget (Mrs.Penn) (1742-1800)  of Kidderminster - B111

September 1775 to August 1800

Matthews: Methodist diary (extracts); religious life; emotional outpourings; worship; Methodist life; some family and local visits.

Elizabeth Mascall  by A.W.Matthews. London, 1902, pp 190-217.


01

LEACH, John (1724?-1799)  of Boston - A116,M932

June to October 1755

Matthews: Prison diary; civilian prisoner of the British; a good account of life in Boston Jail.

1. - In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  XIX, 1865, pp 255-263.

2. - In  Peter Edes, Pioneer Printer in Maine  by Samuel L.Boardman. Bangor, 1901, pp 115-125.


01

LEMPRIERE, Clement [Capt.] - of sloop 'Commerce' - A117,M933

July to August 1775

Matthews: Sea journal; log notes of voyage of the Commerce toward New Orleans.

In  Documentary History of the American Revolution  I, by R.W.Gibbes. New York, 1855, pp 121-123.


01

LINDSAY, William [Lieut.] - A117,C697,M934

September to December 1775

Matthews: Military journal; military details of the siege and blockade of Quebec; by a British militiaman.

Canadian Review  II and III, 1826, incomplete.


01

LITCHFIELD, Paul [The Rev.] (1752-1827)  of Carlisle, Massachusetts - A117,M935

March to July 1775

Matthews: College diary; kept while author was a student at Harvard, but mostly war news at Scituate.

In  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  First Series, XIX, (1881-1882), pp 376-379.


01

LITTITZ MORAVIAN CONGREGATION  - Pennsylvania - A117,M936

February 1775 to May 1786

Matthews: Congregational journals (extracts); items relating to the Revolutionary War and the life and work of the congregation. Translated.

1. - In  Pennsylvania Germania  New Series, I, 1912, pp 849-862.

2. - Extracts relating to the hospital in  Lancaster County Historical Society Papers  XXIII, 1919, pp 5-14.


01

LIVINGSTON, Henry [Maj.] (1748-1828)  of 3rd. New York Continental Line - A117,M937

August to December 1775

Matthews: Military journal; Montgomery's expedition against Canada; some independent descriptions and observations.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XXII, 1898, pp 9-33.


03

LONGMOOR, Robert (d.1813?)  fur trader - E

1775-1782

In  Cumberland House Journals and Inland Journal, 1775-82  edited by E.E.Rich and A.M.Johnson, London, Hudson Bay Record Society, two volumes, 1951 and 1952.


LOVE, John [The Rev.] (1757-1825)  of Glasgow - B111

July 1775-July 1778

Matthews: Religious diary; religious life, studies, work, preaching, introspection, and meditations; Paisley and Glasgow areas.

Memorials of Rev. John Love  Glasgow, 1857.


01

LUKENS, Jesse (1748-1776)  of Franconia, Pennsylvania - A117,M938

September 1775

Matthews: Letter-diary; incidents of siege of Boston, and Arnold's departure for Quebec; fairly good descriptions.

1. - In  American Historical Record  I, 1872, pp 546-550.

2. - In  Boston Public Library Monthly Bulletin  V, 1900, pp 23-29.


01/03

LUNT, Paul (1747-1824)  of Newburyport, Massachusetts - A117,M939,E

May to December 1775

Matthews: Military journal; travel to camp at Cambridge, notes on camp life.

Paul Lunt's Book  in  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  First Series, XII, (1871-1873), pp 192-206.


01

LYMAN, Simeon [Pte.] (1754-1780)  of Sharon, Connecticut - A117,M940

August to December 1775

Matthews: Military journal; march to Boston, siege, return to Sharon; lively, amusing record of common soldier's life; mostly personal details; originally interesting spellings normalised (sample, p 99.).

In  Connecticut Historical Society Collections  VII, 1899, pp 111-134.


01

McCURTIN, Daniel [Pte.]  - of Pennsylvania - A117,M941

July 1775 to May 1776

Matthews: Military journal; siege of Boston, camp at Cambridge and Roxbury; details, but some amusing general observations and adventures.

In  Papers Relating Chiefly to the Maryland Line  by Thomas Balch. Philadelphia, 1857, pp 1-41.


01/02

MACKENZIE, Frederick [Adjt.] (d.1824)  born at Dublin, of Royal Welch Fusiliers - A118,*M942

1775 to 1781

Matthews: Military journal; a daily narrative of his service as an officer during the revolution; campaigns in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York; vivid account of burning of New York; a most valuable journal from the British side.

1. - Diary of Frederick Mackenzie  Cambridge, Massachusetts, two volumes, 1930.

2. - Extracts in  Newport Historical Society Bulletin  No. 86, 1933, pp 5-36 and 93; and 1934, pp 3-31.

3. - Portion describing Concord and Lexington published as  A British Fusilier in Revolutionary Boston  edited by Allen French. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1926, 83 pp.


03

MASSEY, Samuel (1735?-1794) - E

1775 to 1783 (?)

Journal  in  Bulletin of the Historical Society of Montgomery County Pennsylvania  fall, 1976.


01

MEIGS, Return Jonathan [Maj.] (1740-1823)  of Middletown, Connecticut - A118,M943

September 1775 to January 1776

Matthews: Military journal; Arnold's expedition against Quebec; military details; some descriptions of Montgomery and other leaders.

1. - First published in part in  Almon's Remembrancer  London, 1776, part III, pp 295-301.

2. - Printed from MS in  Massachusetts Historical Society Collections  Second Series, II, 1814, pp 227-247.

3. - Journal of the Expedition against Quebec, Crumbs for Antiquarians  I, No. 6, edited by C.J.Bushnell. New York, 1864, 57 pp.

4. - In  Annual Papers Winchester Historical Society  (Virginia) I, 1931, pp 119-155.

5. - In  March on Quebec  edited by Kenneth Roberts. New York, 1938, pp 173-192.


01

MELVIN, James [Pte.] (b.1754)  of Hubbardston, Massachusetts - A118,M944

September 1775 to August 1776

Matthews: Military journal; Arnold's expedition against Quebec; first part fairly interesting; imprisonment; then mostly weather notes.

1. - Journal of the Expedition to Quebec in 1775  Philadelphia, 1864, 34 pp.

2. - The Journal of James Melvin  edited by Andrew A.Melvin. Portland, 1902, 90 pp.

3. - Partly in  March to Quebec  edited by Kenneth Roberts. New York, 1938, pp 435-454.


01

MORGAN, Nathaniel [Ens.] (b.1717)  of Voluntown, Connecticut - A118,M945

April to December 1775

Matthews: Military journal; Lexington alarm, siege of Boston; fairly interesting, but disjointed.

In  Connecticut Historical Society Collections  VII, 1899, pp 99-110.


01

MORISON, George  - of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania - A118,M946

July 1775 to September 1776

Matthews: Military journal; Arnold's expedition against Quebec; Bunker Hill; notes on camp life; fairly good.

1. - An Interesting Journal of Occurrences  Hagerstown, Maryland, 1803.

2. - Magazine of History  Extra No. 52, Tarrytown, 1916, 44 pp.

3. - In  March to Quebec  edited by Kenneth Roberts. New York, 1938, pp 505-539.

4. - Extract in  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XIV, 1890, pp 434-439.


02/03

MOURELLE, Francisco Antonio (1754-1820)  Spanish pilot - *M947,E

1775

Exploration of the Northwest coast.

Voyage of the Sonora  edited by Thomas Russell. San Francisco, 1920, 250 copies.


03

NAGLE, Jacob (1761-1841)  American sailor

1775 to 1841

Narrative of his life, probably based in part upon contemporaneous records; brief service as a teenager in the Revolutionary Army; goes to sea on a privateer; captured by the British; prisoner in the West Indies; enrolled into the Royal Navy; around the world; London; to India; the Mediterranean; prizemaster of HMS Netley; leaves the navy; wife and children die at Lisbon; merchant service; China; Atlantic trade; South America; return to North America and wanderings there. An unique and valuable record.

The Nagle Journal: A Diary of the Life of Jacob Nagle, Sailor, from the Year 1775 to 1841  edited by John C.Dann. New York, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1988.


03

NEWELL, Ebenezer Francis [Rev.] (1775-1867)  - E

Dates Unknown

Life and Observations of Rev. E.F.Newell, who has been more than forty years and itinerant miister in the Methodist Episcopal Church  Worcester, Massachusetts, 1847, is reported to contain diary material.


01/02

NEWELL, Timothy [Deacon] (1718-1799)  of Boston - A118,M948

April 1775 to March 1776

Matthews: Private diary; siege of Boston; good, vivid descriptions of misfortunes of inhabitants after the siege, pillage, etc.

1. - In  Massachusetts Historical Society Collections  Fourth Series, I, 1852, pp 261-276.

2. - Extracts: Berger (1), pp 109-114.


01

NICHOLS, Francis [Lieut.] (d.1812)  of Pennsylvania Rifles - A119,M949

December 1775 to September 1776

Matthews: Military journal; expedition against Quebec; prisoner; scattered brief entries.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XX, 1896, pp 504-514.


01

NOURSE, James - A119,M950

April to July 1775

Matthews: Travel diary; from Virginia to Kentucky; fairly interesting narrative of early journey into the interior.

In  Journal of American History  XIX, 1925, pp 121-138, 251-260 and 351-364.


01

OGDEN, Matthias [Maj.] (b.1754)  of Elizabethtown, New Jersey - A119,M951

October to November 1775

Matthews: Military journal; Arnold's expedition; failure to take Heights of Abraham; hardships of campaign; good style; modernised.

In  New Jersey Historical Society Proceedings  New Series, XIII, 1928, pp 17-30.


01

OSWALD, Eleazer [Capt.] (1755-1795)  of New Haven, Connecticut - A119,M952

September to October 1775

Matthews: Military journal; Arnold's expedition; a journal similar to Arnold's own, and called "the missing pages of Arnold's journal".

In  American Archives  Fourth Series, III, by Peter Force, pp 1058-1062.


OXNARD, Edward (1747-1803)  of Portland, Maine - A119,B111,M953

August 1775 to June 1785

Matthews: Exile's diary (extracts); a very good account of social, public, and political life in England, where he was a loyalist exile during the Revolution; meetings with public, political, and literary figures; notes on political societies, London sights, social life, entertainments, plays, etc.

New England Historical and Genealogical Register  XXVI, 1872, pp 8-10, 115-121 and 254-259.


PARRY, Edward - *H231

Dissertation: See Havlice.


03

PATTISON, James - E

From 1775?

A New York Diary of the Revolutionary War  edited by Carson I.A.Ritchie in  New-York Historical Society Quarterly  L, 1966, pp 221-280.


02/03

PIERCE, John - *M954,E

Journal  in  March to Quebec  Doubleday. 1947.


01/02

PORTERFIELD, Charles (1750-1780)  of Frederick County, Virginia (?) - A131,M955

December 1775 to July 1776

Matthews: Prison diary; captured in Arnold's attack on Quebec; in prison there; full entries on the daily life of the prisoners, news, food, etc.; fairly good.

1. - In  Southern Historical Association Publications  VI, 1902, pp 113-131, 199-209, 295-303 and 400-407.

2. - Extracts in  Virginia Magazine of History and Biography  IX, (1901-1902), pp 144-152; and  Magazine of American History  XXI, 1889, pp 318-319.


01

PREBLE, Jedidiah [Gen.] (1707-1784)  of Falmouth (later Portland), Maine - A119,M956

August 1775 to November 1782

Matthews: Military journal; notes of campaigns; Roxbury, Boston, etc.; a few social entries.

In  Genealogical Sketches of the Prebles in America  by G.H.Preble. Boston, printed for family circulation, 1868, pp 61-91.


03

PRESTON, Charles [Major]  - British soldier in defence of Fort St Johns - E

1775

Narrative of the Siege of St Johns, Canada, 1775  Canadian Public Archives, 1916.


01

PRICE, Ezekiel (1728-1802)  of Boston and Stoughton - A119,M957

a) - May 1775 to August 1776

Matthews: Private diary; long and detailed notes on siege of Boston and author's personal affairs; quite interesting.

In  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  First Series, VII, 1863, pp 185-262.

b) - December 1777 to November 1778

Matthews: Private diary; war news, mainly about the French in Rhode Island.

In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  XIX, 1865, pp 331-338.


03

REUBER, Johannes (b.1759)  Hessian grenadier - E

1775? To 1783?

Diary of a Hessian Grenadier of Colonel Ball’s Regiment  translated by Bruce E.Burgoyne. 2006.


02

RICHARDS, Samuel - E

From 1775?

Diary of Samuel Richards, Captain of the Connecticut Line, War of the Revolution  Philadelphia, privately printed by the author's grandson, 1909, 117 pp.


01

RITZEMA, Rudolphus [Col.] (d.1803)  of 1st. New York Regiment - A119,M958

August 1775 to March 1776

Matthews: Military journal; Montgomery's expedition against Canada; visit to Congress.

In  Magazine of American History  I, 1877, Part I, pp 98-107.


ROE, William (b.1748)  of Withdean, Sussex, civil servant - B112

December 1775-November 1809

Matthews: Notebooks and diary; Sussex interest; his public employment; estate at Withdean and management; manorial history; family affairs; his career; visits to Brighton; country life and work; local interest mainly.

The Priuate Memorandums of William Roe  edited by Charles Thomas-Stanford. Brighton, privately printed, 1928.


03

SANTA MARIA, Vicente - E

The First Spanish Entry into San Francisco Bay, 1775  John Howell, 1971.


01

SCHAUKIRK (or SHEWKIRK), Ewald Gustav [The Rev.] (1725-1805)  born at Stettin, Germany, Moravian bishop in New York - A119,M959

February 1775 to November 1783

Matthews: Moravian journal; extracts from the journal of the New York congregation, kept by him; the selections relate to the occupation of New York by the British, war news, and the life and work of the congregation; good narrative. Translated.

1. - In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  X, 1886, pp 418-445.

2. - Extracts relating largely to campaigns around New York and Brooklyn in  Long Island Historical Society Proceedings  III, 1878, Part II, pp 101-127.


01

SENTER, Isaac [Dr.] (1753-1799)  of Cranston, Rhode Island - A120,M960

September 1775 to June 1776

Matthews: Surgeon's journal; kept during Arnold's campaign against Quebec; long and well-written entries about camp life, his own work, and the progress of the campaign.

1. - The Journal of Isaac Senter  Philadelphia, 1846, 40 pp. Reprinted in  Magazine of History  Extra No. 42, Tarrytown, 1915, 60 pp.

2. - In  March to Quebec  edited by Kenneth Roberts. New York, 1938, pp 197-241.


01/02

SHAW, Thomas (b.1753)  of Standish, Maine - A120,M961

1775 to 1837

Matthews: Private and military diary; scattered notes; recollections of his  youth; service at Boston, Ticonderoga, Lake George.

1. - In  A Down East Yankee  by W.Daggett. Portland, 1920, pp 58-61.

2. - In  Thomas Shaw, a Down-East Homer, Magazine of History  Extra No. 116, by I.B.Choate. Tarrytown, 1926, pp 5-20. Reprinted from  Granite Monthly  1887.


02/03

SIERRA, Benito de la [Fr.]  - Spanish priest - *M962,E

1775

Chaplain's diary aboard the Sonora; exploration of the Northwest coast.

In  California Historical Society Quarterly  IX, pp 201-242.


03

SPAIN, Edward (1755-1833) - E

From 1775?

The journal of Edward Spain, merchant seaman and sometimes warrant officer in the Royal Navy : describing the conditions of life at sea during the American Revolution and the wars with France  Bankstown, New South Wales, St. Mark's Press, 1989, pp 89, 104 copies.


03

SPALDING, Lyman [Dr.] (1775-1821)  American physician - E

Dates Unknown

1. - Dr. Lyman Spalding, the originator of the United States pharmacopœia, co-laborer with Dr. Nathan Smith in the founding of the Dartmouth medical school, and its first chemical lecturer, president and professor of anatomy and surgery of the College of physicians and surgeons of the Western district, at Fairfield, N.Y.  by James Alfred Spalding, Boston, Leonard, 1916, has some references to a diary.

2. - James Cummings (11689) has  Diary  Syracuse University Library, 1971, but this may be by another of the same name.


01

SQUIER, Ephraim (1748-1841)  of Ashford, Connecticut - A120,M963

a) - September to November 1775

Matthews: Military journal; expedition against Quebec; fair interest.

1. - In  Magazine of American History  II, 1878, Part II, pp 685-694.

2. - In  March to Quebec  by Kenneth Roberts. New York, 1938, pp 619-628.

3. - In  Magazine of History  Extra No. 160, Tarrytown, 1930, pp 39-48.

b) - September to November 1777

Matthews: Military journal; march to Albany, at Stillwater, and Burgoyne's surrender.

In  Magazine of American History  II, 1878, Part II, pp 685-694.


01

STEVENS, James (1749-1834)  of Andover, Massachusetts - A120,M964

April 1775 to April 1776

Matthews: Military journal; marches around Boston and Andover; notes on camp life, personal affairs; moderate interest, some linguistic value.

1. - In  Essex Institute Historical Collections  XLVIII, 1912, pp 41-71.

2. - Account and quotations in  History of Jaffrey, New Hampshire  by Albert Annett and Alice Lehtinen. Jaffrey, 1937, Volume I, pp 826-840.


01/03

STOCKING, Abner (b.1753)  of Chatham, Connecticut - A120,M965

September 1775 to October 1776

Matthews: Military journal; Arnold's campaign; capture at Quebec; fairly interesting, but written up.

1. - An Interesting Journal of Abner Stocking  Catskill, New York, 1810, 36 pp.

2. - Magazine of History  Extra No. 75, Tarrytown, 1921, 36 pp.

3. - In  March to Quebec  edited by Kenneth Roberts. New York, 1938, pp 545-569.#

4. - Extracts: Lewis, pp 5-7.


01

SULLIVAN, Thomas [Sgt.] - of 49th. Foot Regiment (British) - A141,*M966

July to September 1777

Matthews: Military journal (extracts); before and after the battle of Brandywine; fairly interesting.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XXXI, 1907, pp 406-418; and XXXIV, 1910, pp 229-232.


TANNER, Henry [The Rev.] (1718-1805)  of Exeter - B112

January to December 1775

Matthews: Religious diary (extracts); his religious life and work; introspections, sins, weakness, prayers and God's mercies; preceded by an autobiography of religious experiences.

The Life and Writings of Rev. Henry Tanner  by Robert Hawker. London, 1807, pp 137-231.


01

TENNENT, William [The Rev.] - of South Carolina - A121,M967

August to September 1775

Matthews: Political diary; journey to South Carolina to persuade Tories to join the Revolution; travel, religious work, propaganda, military affairs around Charleston; varied and interesting.

In  Documentary History of the American Revolution  by R.W.Gibbs. Volume I, 1855, pp 225-239.


01/02

THACHER, James [Dr.] (1754-1844)  born at Barnstable, Massachusetts, physician and historian

A121,M968

January 1775 to January 1783

Matthews: Military journal; mainly deals with the Revolutionary War; good picture of army life and hardships; detailed descriptions of men and events.

1. - A Military Journal during the American Revolutionary War  Boston, 1823, 603 pp. Reprinted Hartford, Connecticut, Hurlbut Williams, 1862; and New York, Arno, 1969.

2. - Extracts: Berger (1), pp 132-134 (Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown).

3. - Discussion: Kagle (1), pp 121-127.


01

THAYER, Simeon [Capt.] (1737-1800)  of Providence, Rhode Island - A121,M969

September 1775 to August 1776

Matthews: Military diary; Arnold's expedition; brief, mediocre prison notes.

1. - In  Rhode Island Historical Society Collections   VI, 1867, pp 1-45.

2. - In  March to Quebec  edited by Kenneth Roberts. New York, 1938, pp 247-294.


01

TILGHMAN, Tench [Lieut. Col.] (1744-1786)  of Baltimore, Maryland - A121,M970

a) - August to September 1775

Matthews: Treaty journal; secretary of Indian commission to treat with Six Nations at German Flats, New York; largely social aspects of ceremonies.

b) - September to October 1781

Matthews: Military journal; military details of siege of Yorktown.

In  Memoir of Lieut. Col. Tench Tilghman  Albany, 1876, pp 81-101 and 103-107.


01/02

TOLMAN, Ebenezer (1748-1838) (?) - A121,*M971

September 1775 to September 1776

Matthews: Military journal; Arnold's march; Cambridge to Quebec. Previously attributed to Joseph Ware and Ebenezer Wild (qv); but Justin H.Smith has shown that they were not in Arnold's army and that the author was probably Tolman  (Arnold's March  1903, pp 44-51).

1. - In  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  Second Series, II, (1885-1886), pp 267-275 (here wrongly attributed to Ebenezer Wild). Reprinted in  Magazine of History  Extra No. 134, Tarrytown, 1927, pp 37-47.

2. - Another and very similar version, erroneously attributed to Joseph Ware, in  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  VI, 1852, pp 129-150. Reprinted in  Magazine of History  Extra No. 134, Tarrytown, 1927, pp 5-35.


01

TOPHAM, John [Capt.] (1743-1792)  of Newport, Rhode Island - A121,M972

September 1775 to May 1776

Matthews: Military journal; Arnold's expedition against Quebec; sufferings and imprisonment; disjointed but interesting notes with some spellings of interest.

1. - Sons of the American Revolution, Rhode Island Society Publications  1902.

2. - Magazine of History  Extra No. 50, Tarrytown, 1916, 46 pp.


01/02

TREVETT, John [Lieut.] (1747-1823)  of Newport, Rhode Island, U.S. Navy - A122,*M973

a) - November 1775 to December 1776

Matthews: Sea journals; on board sloop Carea during Revolutionary War; off New England; engagements, cruise, some personal notes; full and well-written.

b) - June to July 1778

Matthews: Sea journal; cruise to Charlestown.

In  Rhode Island Historical Magazine  VI, 1885, pp 72-74 and 106-110; and VII, 1887, pp 194-199 and 271-278.


03

TUCKER, George - E

Journal of the Siege of Yorktown  in  William and Mary Quarterly  July, 1948.


01

TULLY, Samuel (1750-1827)  of Saybrook, Connecticut - A122,M974

July 1775 to September 1815

Matthews: Scattered notes of war news, local events, weather, and some personal affairs.

In  History of Middlesex County, Connecticut  New York, 1884, pp 458 and 467-468.


02

Von WALDEN, Frederick Herman and WACHMEISTER, Hans Frederick  - Swedish naval officers

-  - M975

1775 and 1776

The journal of two Swedish midshipmen in training with the British navy aboard HMS Phoenix during the American Civil War.

In  The Swedish Pioneer Historical Quarterly  VII,  No. 3, July, 1956.


01

WARE, Joseph [Pte.] (1775-1805)  of Needham, Massachusetts  - See TOLMAN, Ebenezer - A122


01

WARREN, John [Dr.] (1753-1815)  of Boston - A122,M976

April 1775 to May 1776

Matthews: Surgeon's journal; Lexington, Bunker Hill, etc.; military and camp details, war news; full but rather dull.

In  Genealogy of Warren  by John C.Warren. Boston, 1854, pp 85-98.


01

WELLS, Bayze [Sgt.] (1744-1814)  of Farmington, Connecticut - A122,M977

May 1775 to February 1777

Matthews: Military journal; march to Ticonderoga and Canada; naval operations on Lake Champlain; brief entries, with fairly good narrative; interesting spellings.

In  Connecticut Historical Society Collections  VII, 1899, pp 241-296.


03

WHITALL, Job  - farmer, of Gloucester County, New Jersey - E

1775 to 1779

Revolutionary war diary; everyday life amid opposing armies; the battle of Red Bank fought on his land; useful for local genealogy.

The Diary of Job Whitall, Gloucester County, New Jersey, 1775-1779  edited by Florence DeHuff Friel. Woodbury, New Jersey, Gloucester County Historical Society, 1992, 200 pp.


01

WILD, Ebenezer [Lieut.] (1758-1794)  of Braintree and Boston  - See TOLMAN, Ebenezer - A122


03

WILLARD, Samuel (1775-1859) [Rev.] of Driffield, Massachusetts - E

Dates unknown

Life of Rev. Samuel Willard, D.D., A.A.S. of Driffield, Mass.  by Samuel Willard, Boston G.Ellis, 1892, is reported to contain diary material.


01/02

WILLIAMS, Ennion [Maj.]  - of Pennsylvania - A122,*M978

October 1775

Matthews: Military journal; journey to camp at Cambridge, via Connecticut; some social notes, and skirmishes; fair interest.

In  Pennsylvania Archives  Second Series, XV, pp 7-20.


02/03

WOOD, James - *M979,E

In  The Revolution on the Upper Ohio, 1775-1777  edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites and Louise Phelps Kellogg. Port Washington, Kennikat Press, 1970. This is a facsimile edition of the first publication by Wisconsin Historical Society in 1908.


01

WRIGHT, Aaron [Pte.]  - of Reading, Pennsylvania - A122,M980

June 1775 to July 1776

Matthews: Military journal; siege of Boston, Cambridge; notes on camp life.

1. - Boston Transcript  April 11th. 1862.

2. - In  Historical Magazine  VI, 1862, pp 208-212.


1776AD


01

ANONYMOUS,  lieutenant in Connecticut regiment - A123,M981

January to April 1776

Matthews: Military journal (extracts); evacuation of Boston by British; camp life; minute details.

In  Historical Magazine  VIII, 1864, pp 326-332.


ANONYMOUS - A123,C53,M982

April to May 1776

Matthews: Public diary; notes on the weather and general events during siege of Quebec.

Literary and Historical Society of Quebec Transactions  XXII, 1898, pp 45-49.


ANONYMOUS - A123,C54,M983

May to September 1776

Matthews: Travel diary; from Hanover to Quebec via England; good narrative kept at sea by a Brunswick mercenary; translated.

New York State Historical Association Quarterly Journal  VIII, 1927, pp 323-351. Originally published at Frankfurt and Leipzig, 1776.


01

ANONYMOUS,  Pennsylvania soldier - A123,M985

July to December 1776

Matthews: Military journal; campaign around New York and retreat through New Jersey; lively account of engagements; interesting spellings.

In  Bulletin of New York Public Library  VIII, 1904, pp 547-549.


01

ANONYMOUS,  private soldier - A123,M984

July to December 1776

Matthews: Military journal; operations around New York; brief and scattered notes; interesting spellings and vocabulary.

In  Historical Magazine  VII, 1863, pp 366-368.


02

ANONYMOUS - *H233,E

1776 to 1777

Military journal.

For Want of a Horse: Being a Journal of the Campaigns Against the Americans in 1776 and 1777 Conducted from Canada, by an Officer Who Served with Lt. Gen. Burgoyne  edited by George F.G.Stanley. Sackville, New Brunswick, Tribune Press, 1961.


03

ANONYMOUS - E

1776

Lancaster Diary, 1776  Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County Bicentennial Committee, 1976.

Note: The publication has not been seen and the precise nature of the diary material is unknown.


03

ANONYMOUS - E

1776

First Campaign of the Brunswick Troops in Canada in the Year 1776  in  Letters from America 1776-1779  Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1925.


03

ADLUM, John (1759-1836)  soldier in the American revolution, in later life a wine grower - E

1776 to 1777

Memoir reported to contain diary material.

In  Memoirs of the Life of John Adlum in the Revolutionary War  edited by Howard H. Peckham. Chicago, The Caxton Club, 1968.


01

ALLEN, Daniel (1744-1777)  of Cornwall, Connecticut, tailor - A123,M986

August (?) 1776 to January 1777

Matthews: Military and prison diary; brief notes of marches; tailoring for soldiers; interesting spellings.

In  A History of Cornwall, Connecticut  by Edward C.Starr. New Haven, 1920, pp 252-254.


02/03

ANGELIS, Pascal Charles Joseph de - *M987,E

With Benedict Arnold at Valcour Island: The Diary of Pascal De Angelis  edited by Charles M. Snyder in  Vermont History   New Series XLII, Summer, 1974, pp. 195-200.


01

ATLEE, Samuel John [Col.] - A123,M988

August 1776

Matthews: Military journal (extract); battle of Long Island.

In  Pennsylvania Archives  Second Series, I, pp 509-516.


01

BAMFORD, William [Capt.] (b.1727?)  of British Army - A123,M989

January to December 1776

Matthews: Military journal; at Boston; New York campaign; brief notes, largely of movements.

In  Maryland Historical Magazine  XXVII, 1932, pp 240-259 and 296-314; and XXVIII, 1933, pp 9-26.


01

BANGS, Isaac [Lieut.] (1752-1780)  of Eastham, Massachusetts, and Cary's Massachusetts Militia

A123,M990

April to July 1776

Matthews: Army surgeon's journal; siege of Boston, New York campaign; notes of army movements, description of towns and estates, Dutch and Jewish customs, visits to Schuyler family, notes of his own affairs; fairly interesting.

1. - Journal of Lieutenant Isaac Bangs  edited by Edward Bangs. Cambridge, 1890, 70 pp.

2. - Extracts in  New Jersey Historical Society Proceedings  VIII, (1856-1859), pp 120-125; and  Historical Magazine  New Series, IV, 1868, pp 305-306.


01

BARBER, Daniel [The Rev.] (1756-1834) - A124,M991

1776

Matthews: Military journal; siege of Boston; description of officers in Humphrey's company of Connecticut Regiment.

The History of My Own Times  Washington, three volumes, 1827-1832.


02

BAURMEISTER, Carl Leopold - *H234,*M992,E

1776 to 1784

Revolution in America: Confidential Letters and Journals 1776-1784 of Adjutant General Major Baurmeister of the Hessian Forces  translated by Bernard A.Uhlendorf. New Brunswick, Rutgers University Press, 1957.


01

BAYLEY, Frye [Ens.] (1749-1787)  of Newbury, Vermont - A124,M993

June 1776 to April 1783, a few later entries

Matthews: Military journal; brief notes during campaign aginst Quebec.

In  History of Newbury, Vermont  by F.P.Wells. St. Johnsbury, 1902, pp 382-384.


01

BEATTY, William [Capt.] (1758-1781)  of Maryland Line - A124,M994

June 1776 to January 1781

Matthews: Military journal; New York, Valley Forge, Southern campaign; brief notes.

1. - In  Maryland Historical Magazine  III, 1908, pp 104-119.

2. - In  Historical Magazine  New Series, I, 1867, pp 79-85.


01

BEEBE, Lewis [Dr.] (1749-1816)  born at Salisbury, Connecticut, of Sheffield, Massachusetts

A124,M995

April 1776 to January 1777

Matthews: Surgeon's military journal; expedition against Canada; lively account of Arnold's campaign; vigorous notes on failings of officers, hatred for Arnold; good description of smallpox epidemics and bad conditions; verse epigrams.

1. - In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  LIX, 1935, pp 321-361.

2. - Discussion: Kagle (1), pp 101-108.


03

BENSE, Johann - E

1776 to 1783

A Brunswick Grenadier with Burgoyne: The journal of Johann Bense, 1776-1783  in  New York History  LXVI, No. 4, October, 1985.


03

BENTLEY, Thomas (1730-1780)  partner of Josiah Wedgewood - *H235,E

July 25th. to August 13th. 1776

Journal of a stay in Paris; meeting with Rousseau.

Journal of a Visit to Paris, 1776  edited by Peter France. Brighton, 1977.


01

BERRY, Joshua (1755-1826)  born at Greenland, New Hampshire, of Pittsfield, New Hampshire

A124,M996

November 1776

Matthews: Military journal (extract); journey from Portsmouth to Albany with munitions; brief notes.

In  Magazine of New England History  II, 1892, pp 192-193.


01

BIGELOW, John [Maj.] - A124,M997

July to August 1776

Matthews: Military journal (abstract); Ticonderoga to St. John's with message from Continental Congress to Burgoyne; report.

In  American Historical Record  I, 1872, pp 438-440.


01

BLAKE, Henry [Maj.] (1755-1833)  of Hopkinton, New Hampshire - A124,M998

March to October 1776

Matthews (but not seen by him): Military journal; march through Connecticut and New York; Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Chamblee, Sorel; return to Castleton, Vermont.

Worcester Spy  October 25th. 1903.


02/03

BLOOMFIELD, Joseph - *H236,E

From 1776

Citizen Soldier: The Revolutionary War Journal of Joseph Bloomfield  edited by Mark E.Lender and James Kirby Martin. Newark, New Jersey, New Jersey Historical Society, 1982. New edition, edited by M.E.lender and J.K.Martin, Westholme Publishing, 2018.


02/03

BOARDMAN, Francis - *M999,E

Journal of the Captain of the Sloop Adventure.

In  Naval Documents of the American Revolution  United States Naval history Division.

Note: Boardman's journals are also mentioned in  The Ships and Sailors of Old Salem  by Ralph D.Paine. New York, 1909.


01

BROWN, Obadiah - A124,M1000

January 1776 to January 1777

Matthews: Military journal; around Boston and New York; battle of Bunker Hill; movements, fatigues, guards, weather; very interesting linguistically.

In  Quarterly Bulletin of the Westchester County Historical Society  IV, 1928, pp 67-72; and V, 1929, pp 10-20.


03

BULL, Roger - E

January and February 1776

Roger Bull’s Diary: January & February 1776: An Account of Charles Lee’s March to New York  Stanford, Stanford University Libraries for the Roxburghe Club, 1976.


01/03

CARROLL, Charles (1737-1832)  of Carrollton, Maryland - A125,M1001,E

April to June 1776

Matthews: Official travel journal; visit to Canada as commissioner from Congress; New York to Montreal; notes on scenery of Hudson, etc.; impersonal.

1. - Maryland Historical Society Publications  1845, 84 pp. Reprinted 1876, 110 pp. Again reprinted, edited by Allan Everest, Fort Ticonderoga, 1976.

2. - In  The Life of Charles Carroll of Carrollton  by Kate M.Rowland. Volume I, Appendix, pp 363-400.

3. - In  Life of Charles Carroll of Carrollton  by L.A.Leonard. New York, 1918, pp 277-313.


01

CHANDLER, Abiel (1760-1833)  of Andover, Massachusetts - A125,M1002

December 1776 to April 1777

Matthews: Military journal; service as fifer in New York state; interesting linguistically.

In  Essex Institute Historical Collections  XLVII, 1911, pp 181-186.


03

CHITTENDEN, Abraham - E

1776

Orderly Book of Lieut. Abraham Chittenden adj’t. 7th Conn. Reg’t. August 16 1776 to September 29 1776  privately printed, Hartford, 1922.


01

CLAP, Caleb [Ens.] (1752-1812)  of Sudbury, Massachusetts - A125,M1003

March to October 1776

Matthews: Military journal; with Baldwin's Massachusetts Line; siege of Boston, New York campaign.

In  Historical Magazine  Third Series, III, (1874-1875), pp 133-137 and 247-251.


01/02

CLARK, George Rogers [Col.] (1752-1816)  born at Charlottesville, Virginia, frontier soldier

A125,*M1004

a) - December 1776 to March 1778

Matthews: Journal; brief scattered notes; Indian skirmishes, general news, and miscellaneous.

b) - February 1779

Matthews: Journal; march to Kaskaskia and activities in the Illinois country.

1. - In  Illinois Historical Society Collections  VIII, 1912, pp 20-28 and 164-168.

2. - Second journal also in  American Historical Review  I, 1895, pp 90-94.

c) - James Cummings has also:

1. - (2543)  Journal of G.R.Clark  in  Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library  1903.

2. - (2544)  George Rogers Clark Papers  Illinois State Historical Library, 1926.


01

CLITHERALL, James [Dr.]  - of Charleston, South Carolina - A125,M1005

May to July 1776

Matthews: Travel diary (extracts); fairly interesting account of journey from South Carolina to Philadelphia and New York.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XXII, 1898, pp 468-474.


02/03

COLLIER, George [Sir] (1738-1795)  British naval officer - M1006,E

'To My Inexpressible Astonishment': Admiral Sir George Collier's Observations on the Battle of Long Island  Edited by Louis L. Tucker in  New-York Historical Society Quarterly  XLVIII, October, 1964, pp. 293-306.


01

COOKE, Silas [Capt.] (d.1792)  of Newport, Rhode Island, merchant - A126,M1007

December 1776 to October 1779

Matthews: Private diary; memoranda relating to his sufferings during British occupation of Newport; interesting spellings.

In  Rhode Island Historical Society Collections   XXXI, 1938, pp 110-116.


01

CORBETT, Ichabod [Pte.] (1756-1829)  of Mendon, Massachusetts - A125,M1008

a) - December 1776 to March 1777

Matthews: Military journal; march to Providence; very brief notes of army work, and some private items.

b) - January to April 1778

Matthews: Military journal; march with Craggin's company and return; brief notes; list of payments; doggerel poem on revolutionary generals.

In  Worcester Society of Antiquity Proceedings  XIX, 1903, pp 171-183.


CUTLER, Samuel (1752-1832)  of Newburyport, Massachusetts - A125,B112,M1009

November 1776 to December 1777

Matthews: Prison diary; the daily life and sentiments of an American prisoner in Mill Prison, near Plymouth; not so racy as some other prison journals, but fairly interesting.

New England Historical and Genealogical Register   XXXII, 1878, pp 42-44, 184-188, 305-308 and 395-398.


01

DANFORTH, Joshua [Col.] (1759-1837)  of Warren, Massachusetts - A126,M1010

March to October 1776

Matthews: Military journal; extracts relating to events in the war; brief and rather dull.

In  American Monthly Magazine  I, 1892, pp 619-620.


01

DEWEY, John [Pte.] (1754-1821)  of Westfield, Masachusetts, and Leyden, New York, clothier

A126,M1013

April 1776 to February 1777

Matthews: Military journal; with 3rd. Massachusetts Regiment; march from Roxbury and campaign in New York; battle of Trenton; brief notes of marches, etc.

In  Life of George Dewey  by A.M. and L.M.Dewey. Westfield, 1898, pp 278-281.


01

DEWEY, Russell [Adjt.] (1755-1827)  of Westfield, Massachusetts - A126,M1014

January to April 1776

Matthews: Military journal; march with Porter's regiment on expedition against Canada; Ticonderoga, Crown Point; military details, camp life, sickness, news; interesting spellings.

1. - In  Westfield and Its Historic Influences  by John H.Lockwood, 1922, pp 590-596.

2. - In  Life of George Dewey  by A.M. and L.M.Dewey. Westfield, 1898, pp 266-271.


DIGBY, William [Lieut.] - A126,C353,M1015

April 1776 to October 1777

Matthews: Military journal; with Shropshire Regiment to Canada under Burgoyne; campaigns; the battle of Hilberton.

The British Invasion from the North  edited by J.P.Baxter. Albany, 1887, 412 pp.


02

DODGE, Nathaniel Brown - *M1016,E

1776

Diary  Vermont Historical Society, 1953.


03

DOMINGUEZ, Francisco Atanasio (1740?-1804?)  Franciscan priest:  see ESCALANTE, Silvestre Velez


DUNCAN, Henry [Capt.] (1735?-1814)  naval officer - A126,B112,M1017

February 7th. 1776 to October 24th. 1782

Sea journals of the flag captain to Howe, in the Eagle on the North American station during the American Revolution, and later in the Medea at the relief of Gibraltar. A good account of ship and troop movements and engagements.

In  Naval Miscellany  I, edited by John Knox Laughton. London, Navy Records Society, XX, 1901, pp 105-220.


01

Du ROI, Augustus Wilhelm [Lieut.]  - of Prince Friedrich's Regiment - A126,M1018

February 1776 to March 1779

Matthews: Hessian military journal; largely descriptive of service with British forces in North America; notes on topography, military affairs, sociology. Translated.

1. - Journal of Du Roi the Elder  edited by Charlotte S.J.Epping. University of Pennsylvania, 1911, 189 pp.

2. - In  German-American Annals  III, 1911, pp 40-64, 77-128 and 131-239.


02/03

EDUARDO, Miguel Antonio - *M1019,E

In  Naval Documents of the American Revolution  United States Naval History Division.


01/02

ELMER, Ebenezer [Dr.] (1752-1843)  of New Jersey - A138,M1020

a) - March 1776 to June 1783

Matthews: Military journal; fair narrative of expedition against Canada.

1. - In  New Jersey Historical Society Proceedings  II, (1846-1847), pp 95-146; and III, (1848-1849), pp 21-56 and 90-102.

2. - Extra entries in  New Jersey Historical Society Proceedings  New Series, X, 1925, pp 410-424.

b) - September 1777

Matthews: Surgeon's journal; a moderate account of the battle of Brandywine.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XXXV, 1911, pp 103-107.

c) - June to August 1779

Matthews: Military journal; lengthy and detailed notes on Sullivan's expedition.

1. - In  New Jersey Historical Society Proceedings  II, (1846-1847), pp 43-50.

2. - In  Journals of the Military Expedition of Major-General John Sullivan  by F.Cook. Auburn, New York, 1887, pp 80-85.


01/02

ENYS, John (1757-1818)  of 29th. Regiment of Foot - *H238,A171,*M1021,E

a) - From 1776

The American Journals of Lt. John Enys  edited by Elizabeth Cometti. Syracuse, New York, Syracuse University Press and the Adirondack Museum, 1976.

b) - July 1787

Matthews: Travel diary; visit to Niagara, and long description of the Falls.

1. - In  Report of Canadian Archives, 1886  Ottawa, 1887, ccxxvi-ccxxxiii.

2. - In  Anthology and Bibliography of Niagara Falls  by C.M.Dow. Albany, 1937, Volume I, pp 74-89.


02

ESCALANTE, Silvestre Velez de [Fray] - *H239,*M1088,E

1776

Exploration diary in search of an overland route linking the Spanish New Mexico colonies with the Pacific coast.

1. - Pageant in the Wilderness: The Story of the Escalante Expedition to the Interior Basin, 1776; Including the Diary and Itinerary of Father Escalante  translated and edited by Herbert E.Bolton. Salt Lake City, Utah Historical Society,  Utah Historical Quarterly  XVIII, 1950. Reprinted in paperback, 1972.

2. - The Dominguez-Escalante Journal: Their Expedition Through Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico in 1776  translated by Fray Angelico Chavez and edited by Ted J.Warner. Brigham Young University, 1976. Reprinted University of Utah Press, 1995.

3. - Father Escalante's Journal  in  Utah Historical Quarterly  1943.

4. - Based upon the diary is  Without Noise of Arms: The 1776 Dominguez-Escalante Search for a Route from Santa Fe to Monterey  by Walter Briggs. Flagstaff, Northland Press, 1976.


01/02

EWALD, Johann von (1744-1813)  of 2nd. Hessian Jaegers - *H240,A155,*M1022

a) - From 1776

Diary of the American War: A Hessian Journal  translated and edited by Joseph P.Tustin. New Haven, Yale University Press, 1979.

b) - March to June, 1780

Matthews: Hessian military journal; expedition to Charleston and siege. German text, with English translation.

In  The Siege of Charleston  by Bernhard A.Uhlendorf. Ann Arbor, 1938, pp 30-101.


03

FAY, Jonas - E

1776 to 1777

Records of conventions in the New Hampshire grants for the independence of Vermont 1776 1777. Reproduced in facsimile from manuscripts in the Library of Congress written and attested by Jonas Fay clerk of the conventions with other documents and an explanatory statement. Arranged and presented by Redfield Proctor, Washington, D.C., 1904.


02

FISHER, Sarah Logan - *H241,*M1023,E

From 1776

A Diary of Trifling Occurrences  in  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  1958.


01

FLANDERS, John (1752-1827)  of Boscawen, New Hampshire - A126,M1024

January to April 1776

Matthews: Prison diary; in prison in Quebec; notes on weather largely; some interesting spellings.

In  History of Boscawen and Webster  by C.C.Coffin. Concord, New Hampshire, 1878, pp 250-251.


01

FRENCH, Christopher [Maj.]  - of 22nd. British regiment - A127,M1025

January to September 1776

Matthews: Prison diary; kept while the author was prisoner in Hartford Jail; a lively and amusing record, with longish entries.

In  Connecticut Historical Society Collections  I, 1860, pp 189-225.


02/03

GANNETT, Caleb (1745-1818)  steward of Harvard - *M1026,E

1776

The Diary of Caleb Gannet for the Year 1776  edited by Maurice W.Armstrong in William and Mary Quarterly  Third  Series, III, 1946, p. 117-122.


01

GAY, Fisher [Col.] (1733-1776)  of Farmington, Connecticut - A127,M1027

February to March 1776

Matthews: Military journal; brief extracts relating to march to Boston.

In  Magazine of American History  VIII, 1882, pp 127-129.


01

GERRISH, Jacob [Col.] (1739-1817)  of Newbury, Massachusetts - A127,M1028

August to November 1776

Matthews: Military journal; Flatbush, White Plains; brief scattered military notes.

In  Putnam's Monthly Historical Magazine  III, 1895, pp 220-223.


03

GILBERT, George  - midshipman - E

1776 to 1780

Captain Cook’s Final Voyage: The Journal of Midshipman George Gilbert  Canberra, 1982.


01

GOODWIN, John [Lieut.] (1745?-1828)  of Marblehead, Massachusetts - A127,M1029

December 1776 to March 1777

Matthews: Military journal; expedition in Rhode Island; visits to taverns; military details; brief notes, but some interesting spellings.

In  Essex Institute Historical Collections  XLV, 1909, pp 205-211.


GRANT, Mary (d.1782?)  Quaker, of Leighton Buzzard

1776

Quaker diary.

A brief account, some phrases and part of an entry relating to a visit to the doctor are given in  A Biographer's Notebook  by Hector Bolitho. London, Longmans Green, 1950, pp 153-155.


01

GRAVES, Daniel (1757-1828)  of Reading, Massachusetts - A127,M1030

December 1776 to March 1777

Matthews: Military journal; with Foster's company; campaigning around New York; Tarrytown, White Plains, Chatham; brief entries; interesting spellings.

In  Westchester County Historical Society Bulletin  X, 1934, pp 45-48.


01

GUILD, Joseph [Capt.] (1735-1794)  of Dedham, Massachusetts - A127,M1031

March 1776 to July 1777

Matthews: Military journal (extracts); march from Cambridge to Ticonderoga; movements; smallpox epidemic; moderate.

In  Dedham Historical Register  VII, 1896, pp 45-47.


01

HADDEN, James Murray [Lieut.] (d.1817)  of Royal Artillery - A127,M1032

March 1776 to September 1777

Matthews: Military journal; kept during Burgoyne's campaign; lengthy military notes of fair interest.

Hadden's Journal and Orderly Books  edited by Horatio Rogers. Albany 1884, pp 1-166.


01

HAGEN, Edmund [Dr.] (1732-1777)  of Scarborough, Maine - A127,M1033

October to December 1776

Matthews: Prison diary; voyage on privateer, capture, and subsequent imprisonment on prison ship Boulogne; brief and rather dull extracts.

In  American Monthly Magazine  XXIV, 1904, pp 14-16 and 110-111.


03

HALSTED, John - E

1776

Expense Book of John Halsted, Commissary under Benedict Arnold Before Quebec  Montreal, Marchand, 1913, 16pp.


01

HASBROUCK, Abraham [Col.]  - of Kingston, New York - A127,M1034

October 1776 to November 1777

Matthews: Private diary (extracts); fire at his house; burning of farm buildings by British.

In  Olde Ulster  IV, 1908, pp 147-149.


02/03

HASKINS, Jonathan [Dr.]  American naval surgeon - *M1035,E

Prison diary in the Mill Prison.

A Revolutionary Prison Diary  in  New England Quarterly  June and September, 1944.

Note: Doubt has been cast upon the value of this diary as a personal record.


01

HETH, William [Lieut.] (1750-1807)  born in Pennsylvania, of Morgan's Virginia Rifle Regiment

A127,M1036

January to August 1776

Matthews: Military journal; march from Winchester, Virginia, to Quebec; full and fairly lively entries, mostly written in prison in Quebec - he was captured when Arnold attacked; mostly military details, but some personal items; typical prison details; some interesting spellings.

In  Winchester Historical Society Annual Papers  (Virginia) I, 1931, pp 27-118.


01

HILDRETH, Micah [Lieut.] (1749-1826)  of Dracut, Massachusetts - A128,M1037

August to October 1776

Matthews: Military journal; march to Ticonderoga; details of smallpox epidemic; food; military notes; scrappy.

In  History of Dracut, Massachusetts  by Silas R.Coburn. Lowell, 1922, pp 147-152.


03

HOUSTON, Samuel [Rev.] (b.1728?) - E

From 1776?

James Cummings (6164) has War Diary  in  The Reverend Samuel Houston V.D.M.  Verona, McClure, 1970.


01

HOZEY, Peleg  - master of sloop 'Independent' - A128,M1038

July to August 1776

Matthews: Sea journal; log details of cruise off Rhode Island; interesting spellings and language.

In  Rhode Island Historical Society Collections   XXXI, 1938, pp 82-89 and 122-123.


03

INGRAHAM, Benjamin - E

From 1776?

“Ingraham's war diary survives, but from the passages quoted, it appears to consist mainly of topographical descriptions and a doggedly pedestrian recitation of the trials of a common soldier.”

In  Greener pastures: The Loyalist Experience of Benjamin Ingraham  by Earle Thomas, Belleville, Ontario, 1983.


01

IRVINE, William [Col.] (1741-1804)  of Philadelphia and 7th. Pennsylvania Regiment - A128,M1039

May to June 1776

Matthews: Military journal; expedition to Canada; capture; brief notes.

In  Historical Magazine  VI, 1862, pp 115-117.


01

JAMISON, John [Capt.] - A128,M1041

October 1776 to December 1779

Matthews: Military journal; very brief and rather dull notes.

In  American Monthly Magazine  XXIII, 1903, pp 12-13.


03

JAY, Peter Augustus (1776-1843)  American politician - E

Dates unknown

Memorials of Peter A.Jay  privately printed, 1929, is reported to contain diary material.


03

JOHNSON, John [Sir] (1741-1830)  loyalist leader during the American Revolution - E

1776 to 1777

Orderly Book of Sir john Johnson during the Oriskany Campaign 1776-1777  Joel Munsell, 1882.


02/03

JOSIAH, James - *M1042,E

In  Naval Documents of the American Revolution  Volume IV, United States Naval History Division, 1969.


01

KIMBALL, Peter [Capt.] (1739-1811)  of Boscawen, New Hampshire - A128,M1043

a) - September to December 1776

Matthews: Military journal; marches from New Hampshire to New York; notes on camp life; interesting spellings.

In  Granite Monthly  IV, 1881, pp 230-233.

b) - July to September 1777

Matthews: Military journal; brief notes of military movements.

In  The History of Boscawen and Webster  by C.C.Coffin. Concord, 1878, pp 261-264.


03

KNIGHTON, William [Sir] (1776-1836)  Keep[er of the Privy Purse to George IV - E

Dates unknown

In  Memoirs of Sir William Knighton  edited by Lady Knighton. London: Richard Bentley, two volumes, 1838.  


01

KRAFFT, John Charles Philip von [Lieut.] (1752-1804)  born at Dresden, of Georgetown, Pennsylvania

A128,M1012

May 1776 to January 1784

Matthews: Hessian military journal; detailed and extensive account of service during the whole war; first as corporal with Von Donop's regiment, and from December, 1782, in Von Bose's regiment; long descriptions, mostly of personal affairs during the war; many minor details; a most interesting journal. Translated from the German.

In  New York Historical Society Collections  1882, pp 1-200.


01

LAMB, Roger [Sgt.] (b.1756)  of Dublin, 9th. Foot Regiment - A129,M1044

April 1776 to January 1784

Matthews: Military journal; voyage from Cork to Quebec; Burgoyne's campaign and surrender; surrender of Cornwallis; battle of Hubbardton; descriptions of New England towns; imprisonment at Rutland; interesting details of life of British soldiers.

An Original and Authentic Journal of Occurrences during the Late American War  Dublin, 1809, 438 pp.

Note: Lamb is the eponymous hero of two novels by Robert Graves.


03

LANCASTER, Bruce - E

March 18th. to May 5th. 1776

From Cambridge to Champlain, March 18 to May 5, 1776: A Manuscript Diary  Middleboro, Massachusetts, Lawrence B.Romaine.


01/03

LEDYARD, John (1751-1789)  American traveller - H303,M1442,E

a) - 1776 to 1779

Travel narrative (as Corporal of Marines) aboard Resolution, with probably little strictly contemporaneous material (at Macao, all hands were ordered to deliver up their journals and other writings on pain of severe punishment).

1. - Journal of Captain Cook's Last voyage to the Pacific Ocean, and in Quest of the North-West Passage, between Asia and America; Performed in the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, and 1779  Hartford, Nathaniel Patten, 1783.

2. - A Journal of Captain Cook's last Voyage  Chicago, Quadrangle Books, 1963. This is a facsimile reprint of the 1783 edition.

3. - John Ledyard's Journal of Captain Cook's Last Voyage  edited by James Kenneth Munford. Corvallis, Oregon State University Press, 1963.

b) - June 1st. 1787 to April 1788

The surviving portion of a travel journal in Russia; from St. Petersburg in an attempt to cross Siberia to the Pacific against the wishes of Catherine the Great; interest in the fur trade; full and interesting notes of the customs and way of life of the Yakut, Kalmyk and Tungus peoples encountered, his detention and an account of the journey of deportation to Poland.

In  John Ledyard's Journey Through Russia and Siberia 1787-1788: The Journal and Selected Letters  edited by Stephen D.Watrous. Madison, University of Wisconsin Press, 1966.


01

LENOIR, William (1751-1839)  of Caldwell County, North Carolina - A129,M1045

August to October 1776

Matthews: Military journal; Rutherford's campaign against Cherokee Indian towns; bare details; interesting spellings.

In  Journal of Southern History  VI, 1940, pp 247-257.


01

LINCOLN, Rufus [Capt.] (1751-1838)  of Wareham, Massachusetts - A129,M1046

a) - June 1776 to November 1780

Matthews: Military journal; prisoner on parole in Long Island; camp life in New York; siege of Charleston, South Carolina; battle of Long Island; Jersey campaign; Saratoga; Burgoyne's surrender; actions of Congress; followed by several poems by himself and his comrades. Disjointed notes, some interesting spellings.

In  The Papers of Captain Rufus Lincoln  edited by James M.Lincoln. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1904, pp 3-115.

b) - Dates unknown

James Cummings (7573) has Captain Lincoln’ diary as a subject of  West Indian Pirates  Marine Reasearch Society, 1924, but it is unclear whether this refers to Rufus Lincoln or another.


01

LOXLEY, Benjamin [Capt.]  - of Philadelphia Artillery - A129,M1047

July to August 1776

Matthews: Military journal; in Pennsylvania and New Jersey; campaign to Amboy, etc.

In  Pennsylvania Historical Society Collections  I, 1853, pp 223-236.


02

McCARTY, Thomas - *H243,*M1048,E

From 1776

Revolutionary War Journal  New Jersey History Society, 1964.


01

McMICHAEL, James [Lieut.]  - of 13th. Pennsylvania Regiment - A129,M1049

May 1776 to May 1778

Matthews: Military journal; in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York; Valley Forge; some bad verses; fair interest.

1. - In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XVI, 1892, pp 129-159.

2. - In  Pennsylvania Archives  Second Series, XV, pp 195-218.

3. - Extracts in  Magazine of History  VI, 1907, pp 210-211.


01

McPHERSON, William [Lieut.] - A129,M1050

1776

Matthews: Military journal; campaign around New York and Brooklyn; brief notes.

In  Long Island Historical Society Collections  III, 1878, Part II, pp 168-169.


01/02

MARSTON, Benjamin [Col.] (1730-1792)  of Marblehead - A129,*M1051

June 1776 to June 1787

Matthews: Loyalist diary; fragmentary notes, partly biography, partly diary selections; descriptions of New England; verses; quite entertaining; scattered quotations in articles.

In  New Brunswick Historical Society Collections  No. 4, 1899, pp 95-108; No. 7, 1907, pp 79-112; and No. 8, 1909, pp 204-277.


03

MARTIN, Joseph Plumb (1760-1850) American private soldier in the Revolutionary War - E

1776 to 1783

Narrative account; very detailed and clearly based on a contemporaneous record but with very few precise dates; a rare account of the life of a common soldier.

1. - First published as  A Narrative of Some of the Adventures, Dangers, and Sufferings of a Revolutionary Soldier, Interspersed with Anecdotes of Incidents that Occurred within His Own Observation  Hallowell, Maine, 1830.

2. - Often reprinted, for instance:  Private Yankee Doodle: Being a Narrative of Some of the Adventures, Dangers and Sufferings of a Revolutionary Soldier  Little Brown, 1962; and A Narrative of a Revolutionary Soldier: Some of the Adventures, Dangers and Sufferings of Joseph Plumb Martin  Signet Classics, 2001.


MELSHEIMER, Frederick Valentine [The Rev.] (1749-1814) - A129,C819,M1052

February to August  1776

Matthews: A religious journal; the voyage of a Hessian army chaplain from Wolfenbuttel to Quebec; description of Quebec and environs.

Literary and Historical Society of Quebec Transactions  XX, 1891, pp 137-178.


01/02

MERRICK, Samuel Fisk [Dr.] (1751-1835)  of Wilbraham, Massachusetts - *H244,A140,*M1053,E

a) - 1776

Medicine in the Canadian Campaign of the Revolutionary War  in  Bulletin of the History of Medicine  XLIV, 1970.

b) - September to October 1777

Matthews: (The author is described as Private Samuel F.Merrick) Military journal; at Saratoga and the surrender of Burgoyne; brief and rather dull notes.

1. - In  The History of Wilbraham  by Chauncey E.Peck. 1913, pp 136-138.

2. - In  An Historical Address Delivered at the Centennial Celebration of the Town of Wilbraham  by Rufus P.Stebbins. Boston, 1864, pp 238-240.


01

MIDDLETON, Charles S. [Capt.]  - of Georgia militia - A130,M1054

December 1776 to January 1777

Matthews: Military journal; military activities of Southern troops in South Carolina and Georgia; substantial entries of fair interest.

In  Documentary History of the American Revolution  by R.W.Gibbs. Volume II, 1857, pp 47-54.


01

MINER, Thomas and WHEELER, Ezekiel - A130,M1055

July to August 1776

Matthews: Scouting journal; expedition from the lower Cohoos to Cohoos Falls, under orders of John Hurd; brief surveying notes.

In  State Papers, New Hampshire  XVII, pp 69-71.


01

MORRIS, Margaret Hill (1737-1816)  Quaker of Burlington, New Jersey - H245,A130,M1056

December 6th. 1776 to June 14th. 1777

Personal diary, kept for her sister; life in Burlington, with her children, during the Revolution; news and rumours of fighting; fear of the Hessians and British; prisoners; care of the wounded; anxieties; a good picture of civilian life in the midst of war.

1. - Private Journal kept during a portion of the Revolutionary War, for the amusement of a Sister, by Margaret Morris  Philadelphia, privately printed (fifty copies), 1836, 36 pp. Often reprinted: for instance: New York, New York Times and Arno Press, 1969 and in  Weathering the Storm: Women of the American Revolution  by Elizabeth Evans. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1975, pp 73-109.

2. - Discussion: Kagle (1), pp 131-135.


01

MUDGE, Simon (1748-1799)  of Danvers, Massachusetts - A130,M1057

July to November 1776

Matthews: Military journal; march to Ticonderoga and camp there; fair general interest, and linguistically interesting.

1. - In  Memorials: Being a Genealogical, Biograpical and Historical Account of the Name of Mudge in America  by Alfred Mudge. Boston, 1868, pp 204-205.

2. - In  Danvers Historical Society Collections  XXVII, 1939, pp 40-43.


02/03

MUENCHHAUSEN, Friedrich Ernst von - *M1058,E

At General Howe's Side, 1776-1778  Monmouth Beach, New Jersey, Phillip Freneau Press, 1974.


MURRAY, Mary (b.1759)  of Huntingtower, Derby - B112

August to October 1776

Matthews: Social diary (extracts); visit to Duke of Atholl at Blair; social notes.

In  The Bagshawes of Ford  by William H.G.Bagshawe. London, 1886, pp 532-538.


01

NASH, Solomon [Pte.] (1753-1778)  of Abington, Massachusetts - A130,M1059

January 1776 to January 1777

Matthews: Military journal; brief, fragmentary notes, military, personal, weather, camp life; siege of Boston, Roxbury, Cambridge, White Plains; interesting spellings.

1. - Journal of Solomon Nash  edited by Charles I.Bushnell. New York, 1861, 65 pp.

2. - In  Crumbs for Antiquarians  by Charles I.Bushnell, Volume I, New York, 1864, pp 5-46.


01

NEW YORK MORAVIAN CONGREGATION - A130,M1060

From 1776

Matthews: Congregational journal (extracts); some very good passages describing naval and military engagements around New York and a good account of the fire.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  I, 1877, pp 133-148 and 250-262.


01

NICE, John [Capt.] (1739-1806)  of Germantown, Pennsylvania - A130,M1061

August to December 1776 and June 1778

Matthews: Military journal (extracts); with 13th. Pennsylvania Regiment; battle of Long Island, Valley Forge; prisoner; moderate interest.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XVI, 1892, pp 399-411.


03

NORTON, Ichabod [Capt.]  - of Mott’s Regiment - E

1776

Orderly Book of Capt. Ichabod Norton of Col. Mott’s Regiment of Connecticut Troops Destined for the Northern Campaign in 1776 at Skeensborough (now Whitehall), Fort Ann and Ticonderoga N.Y. and at Mount Independence Vt.  Fort Edward, new York, 1898.


03

OLIVER, Peter (1713-1791)  Chief Justice of Massachusetts - B77

March 2nd. 1776 to June 16th. 1777

Diary extracts; forced by the events of the Revolution into exile in England; destruction of the castle at Boston; the voyage, with his son, also Peter Oliver (qv) and daughter-in-law (daughter of Thomas Hutchinson (qv)) via Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Falmouth; the journey to London; description and account of the King's speech to the House of Lords on October 31st. 1776; attends Lord North at the Treasury; a visit to Portsmouth and account of arson at the dockyard; a review at Greenwich. The editor notes that most of the diary consists of descriptions of places of amusement in London, pleasure trips into Wales, and journeys to manufacturing districts to inspect mills, factories, workshops and foundries. Unfortunately no extracts from these parts of the diary are printed.

In  Diary and Letters of His Excellency Thomas Hutchinson, Esq.  edited by Peter O.Hutchinson. Boston and London, two volumes, 1884 and 1886. Volume II. Passim. The editorial method is at times confusing. Reprinted New York, B.Franklin, 1971 and AMS Press, 1973.

Note: Dr. Peter Oliver, also an exile in England, was the son of Chief Justice Peter Oliver and the author of a diary. Matthews seems to have been confused by the similarly named authors, although the father's diary is greatly superior in style and content. Arksey does not seem to be altogether clear on the matter either and it has not yet been possible to resolve the authorship or dating of the extracts given in  History of the Town of Middleboro, Massachusetts  by Thomas Weston. Boston, 1906, pp 148-150.


03

ORTIZ, Antonio Rosario - E

1776

Mission-Presidio Diary, San Francisco, 1776  translated by Parker lochiel Johnstone, San Francisco, 1970.


01

PAINE, Samuel - A131,M1062

July to August 1776

Matthews: Scouting journal; expedition under John Hurd from the lower Cohoos to Cohoos Falls; brief surveying notes.

In  New Hampshire Provincial and State Papers  XVII, p 72.


01

PARKER, Benjamin [Ens.] (b.1743)  of Kittery, Maine - A131,M1063

December 1776 to March 1777

Matthews: Military journal; march from Kittery to Kingsbridge, New York; brief notes; interesting language.

In  Old Eliot  VI, 1903, pp 148-151.


01

PAUSCH, Georg [Capt.] (d.1796?)  of  Hesse-Hanau Artillery - A131,M1064

May 1776 to October 1777

Matthews: Hessian military journal; journey from Hanau to America; military life in Canada; Burgoyne's campaign; battle of Bennington; naval action on Lake Champlain; personal ill-treatment by British soldiers.

1. - Journal of Captain Pausch  translated by William L.Stone. Albany 1886, 185 pp.

2. - Extract in  Source Book of American History  by A.B.Hart. New York, 1925, pp 154-157.


01/03

PEALE, Charles Wilson [Capt.] (1741-1827)  of Pennsylvania militia, painter, scientist, inventor, politician and naturalist - A131,M1065

a) - December 1776 to January 1777

Matthews: Military journal; in militia at Philadelphia; New York campaign; life on march; some general and personal notes; fairly good narrative, with some extended entries.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XXXVIII, 1914, pp 271-286.

b) - The following are also reported to contain diary material:

1. - Artist of the Revolution  Hebron and Philadelphia, Feather and Good and The American Philosophical Society, two volumes, 1947.

2. - The Selected Papers of Charles Willson Peale and His Family  Yale University Press, five volumes, 1983 to 2000.


03

PEEBLES, John  - soldier of the Royal Highland Regiment of Foot - E

1776 to 1782

Military diary in the American war of Independence.

The American Journal of John Peebles, 1776-1782  edited by I.D.Gruber. Army records Society, Volume 13, 1997.


01

PELL, Joshua [Capt.]  - British officer - A131,C932,M1066

April 1776 to October 1777

a) - Matthews: Military journal; military details of his services with the British Army in North America; the siege of Quebec.

Pelliana  privately printed, 1934, Volume I, Number 1.

b) - Matthews: Military journal; military notes at Crown Point, Ticonderoga, Saratoga, etc.

1. - In  Magazine of American History  II, 1878, Part I, pp 43-47 and 107-112.

2. - In  Bulletin of Fort Ticonderoga Museum  I, 1929, pp 2-19.


03

PERRY, Joseph [Rev.] - *H246,E

February 16th. to March 18th. 1776

The Diary of Rev. Joseph Perry Written during the Siege of Boston  edited by James S. Van Ness in   Proceedings of the Bostonian Society  1963, pp 19-56.


01

PORTER, Elisha [Col.] (1742-1796)  of Hadley, Massachusetts - A131,M1067

January to August 1776

Matthews: Military journal; march to relief of forces besieging Quebec; fairly interesting.

In  Magazine of American History  XXX, 1893, pp 187-205.


01/02/03 - POST, Lydia Mintern - *G14,*M1068,E

Personal Recollections of the American Revolution: A Private Journal, Prepared from Authentic Domestic Records, Together with Reminiscences of Washington & Lafayette New York, Rudd and Carleton, 1859. Reprinted, Port Washington, Kennikat Press, 1917.


01

PYNCHON, William (1723-1789)  of Salem, Massachusetts - A131,M1069

January 1776 to March 1779, with one year gap

Matthews: Private diary; valuable and interesting account of social and political affairs in Salem; gossip, meals, war news, etc.

The Diary of William Pynchon of Salem  edited by Fitch E.Oliver. Boston, 1890, 349 pp.


QUINCY, Samuel (1737-1787) - A132,B113,M1070

October 1776 to March 1777

Matthews: Political diary (fragments); kept by the solicitor-general of Massachusetts; interesting notes on social, artistic, and political affairs in London; the musical notes are especially interesting.

Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  First Series, XIX, 1881-1882, pp 211-223.


01

RAINSFORD, Charles [Col.]  - 'commissary for embarking foreign troops in the British service from Germany' - A132,M1071

February to April 1776

Matthews: Military journal; in Holland raising troops to fight in America; some social notes.

In  New York Historical Society Collections  1879, pp 317-334.


01

ROBBINS, Ammi Ruhamah [The Rev.] (1740-1813)  of Norfolk, Connecticut - A132,M1072

March to October 1776

Matthews: Chaplain's journal; northern campaign against Canada; Chamblee, Lake George, retreat; notes on services, personal affairs, army movements, hospital visits and comforting sick, weather, etc.; gloomy comments, but interesting reading.

1. - Journal of the Rev. Ammi R.Robbins  New Haven, 1850, 48 pp.

2. - In  History of Norfolk  by T.W.Crissey. Everett, Massachusetts, 1900, pp 97-121.


01

ROBERTS, Algernon [Lieut.]  - of Lower Merion, Pennsylvania - A132,M1073

August to September 1776

Matthews: Military journal; campaign from Philadelphia to Paulus Hook; fair narrative, with many interesting spellings.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  VII, 1883, pp 456-463.


01/02

RODNEY, Thomas [Capt.] (1744-1811)  of Dover (Maryland) Light Infantry - *H314,A132,*M1074,E

a) - December 1776 to January 1777

Matthews: Military journal; campaign around New York and Brooklyn; battle of Princeton, Morristown; substantial entries.

1. - In  Delaware Historical Society Papers  No. 8, 1888, pp 11-50. Reprinted New York, Da Capo, 1974.

2. - Extract (battle of Trenton) in  Long Island Historical Society Memoirs  III, 1878, part II, pp 158-162.

b) - 1790

Diary of a Journey by Carriage from Delaware to New York City  in  Delaware History  1977.


01

ROGERS, William [The Rev.] (1751-1824)  of Newport and Philadelphia - A132,M1075

a) - April to June 1776

Matthews: Travel diary; visits from Philadelphia to Rhode Island; travel notes, preaching, social, weather, etc.; moderate interest.

In  Rhode Island Historical Society Collections   XXXII, 1939, pp 117-128.

b) - July to September 1779

Matthews: Chaplain's journal; with Hand's brigade during Sullivan's expedition; solid entries of clerical and military affairs.

1. - Rhode Island Historical Tracts  No. 7, 136 pp.

Partly in:

2. - American Universal Magazine  I, 1797, pp 390-399; and II, 1797, pp 86-91 and 200-206.

3. - Pennsylvania Archives  Second Series, XV, pp 257-288.

4. - Journals of the Military Expedition of Major-General John Sullivan  by F.Cook. Auburn, New York, 1887, pp 246-265.

c) - August to October 1781

Matthews: Travel diary; preaching tour in Connecticut and Massachusetts; similar to first diary.

In  Rhode Island Historical Society Collections   XXXIII, 1940, pp 39-44 and 65-72.


01

SELLERS, Nathan  - of Pennsylvania, Quaker - A132,M1076

August 1776 to 1778

Matthews: Military journal (extracts); war in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Long Island, North Carolina; moderate interest.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XVII, 1892, pp 191-196.


01

SERLE, Ambrose (1742-1812)  secretary to Lord Howe - A133,M1077

May 1776 to July 1778

Matthews: American journal; travel, general descriptions and comments; talks with loyalists and comments on war; a valuable civilian journal of the Revolution.

The American Journal of Ambrose Serle  edited by E.H.Tatum. San Marino, California, 1940, 369 pp.


01

SEWALL, Henry [Gen.] (1752-1845)  of Augusta, Maine - A133,M1078

March 1776 to November 1783

Matthews (but only extract seen by him): Military journal; siege of Boston, Newburg, Saratoga, Valley Forge; campaigns in New England and New York; notes on camp life.

1. - A Maine Farmer  Augusta, 1872.

2. - Extract in  Historical Magazine  New Series, X, 1871, pp 128-137.


01

SHEPARD, Samuel  - of Virginia - A133,M1079

1776, 1777, 1784 and 1785

Matthews: Loyalist diary; extracts from these years; return of a loyalist from Europe to Virginia; trouble at public meetings.

In  William and Mary College Quarterly  Second Series, XV, pp 408-412.


01

SLADE, William (1753-1826)  of New Canaan, Connecticut, and Cornwall, Vermont - A133,M1080

November 1776 to January 1777

Matthews: Prison diary; kept while the author was on prison ship Grosvenor; notes of daily life, hardships; human and naive; quite interesting; some interesting spellings.

In  American Prisoners of the Revolution  by Danske Dandridge. Charlottesville, Virginia, 1911, Appendix, pp 494-501.


01/02

SMITH, John [Sgt.]  - of Rhode Island - A133,M1081

September? to December 1776

Matthews: Military journal; with Col. Lippitt's company in campaign with Washington; New York and retreat through New Jersey; excellent picture of life of a resourceful and humorous common soldier; hardships, thieving, adventures; colloquial style.

1. - In  Mississippi Valley Historical Review  XX, (1933-1934), pp 247-270.

2. - Extracts: Berger (1), pp 119-128.


SNOW, Anne - *H247


01

STEVENS, Benjamin [Pte.] (1754-1838)  of Canaan Connecticut - A133,M1082

February to May 1776

Matthews: Military journal; in Burrall's regiment on Arnold's expedition; march via Albany, Saratoga, etc.; mostly minor personal adventures; moderate interest.

In  Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine  XLV, 1914, pp 137-140.


01

STIMSON, Jeremy [Dr.] (1751-1821)  of Hopkinson, Massachusetts - A133,M1083

September to October 1776

Matthews: Surgeon's military journal; White Plains, Horseneck, etc.; brief notes on sick and wounded.

In  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  XLVI, (1912-1913), pp 2510-252.


02/03

STIRKE, Henry [Lieut.]  - Light Company, 10th. Regiment - *H248,*M1084,E

- 1776 to 1778

A British Officer's Revolutionary War Journal, 1776-1778  in  Maryland Historical Magazine  LVI, 1961.


01

STONE, Enos [Capt.] (1744-1822)  of Lenox, Massachusetts - A133,M1085

November 1776 to December 1777

Matthews: Military journal; expedition against Canada; Ticonderoga, Lake Champlain, battle of Hubbardstown; long but scattered entries, mainly of military matters; interesting spellings.

In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  XV, 1861, p 299.


03

STUBBLEFIELD, George [Capt.] - E

1776

Orderly Book of the Company of Captain George Stubblefield, Fifth Virginia Regiment, from March 3rd. 1776, to July 10th. 1776, Inclusive  edited by R.A.Brock in  Virginia Historical Society Collections  New Series VI, 1887, pp 141-191.


01

TEN BROECK, Abraham [Col.] (1734-1810)  of Albany, New York, jurist - A134,M1086

1776

Matthews: Journal; kept with member of general assembly of New York; miscellaneous jottings; account with quotations.

In  Americana  XVIII, 1924, pp 169-173.


01

TOMPSON, Nathaniel - A134,M1087

Matthews: Sea journal; brief account of capture of a schooner; interesting spellings.

In  Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder  I, 1884, pp 41-42.


01

VERNON, Thomas (1718-1784)  of Newport, Rhode Island - A134,M1089

June to October 1776

Matthews: Loyalist diary; notes of country life kept while author was in exile in Gloucester, Rhode Island; some political comments, but mostly notes of eating, gardening, walks, etc.; a pleasing record of enforced country life.

Rhode Island, Historical Society Tracts  No. 13, 1881, 116 pp.


01/03

VOSE, Joseph [Lieut. Col.] (1738-1816)  of Milton, Connecticut - A134,M1090,E

April to July 1776

Matthews: Military journal; expedition from Cambridge to reinforce Montgomery's troops in Canada; in letter form addressed to his wife; fair details of movements and camp life; some linguistic interest.

1. - In  Colonial Society of Massachusetts Publications  VII, (1900-1902), pp 248-262.

2. - Journal of Lieutenant-Colonel Joseph Vose, April – July 1776  edited by Henry Winchester Cunningham. Cambridge, J.Wilson and Son, 1905.


01

WALDECK, Philipp [The Rev.]  - of 3rd. Waldeck Regiment - *A134,M1091

a) - May 1776 to July 1778

Hessian chaplain's journal; journey from Germany to America; account of campaigns.

Translated extracts in  Union County Historical Society Proceedings  II, 1934, pp 137-143.

b) - Diary  in  Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association  1983, 1984 and 1985.

Note:  Philipp Waldeck's Diary of the American Revolution  Philadelphia, America Germanica Press, 1907, is the German text.


03

WASMUS, J.F.  - German company surgeon - E

1776 to 1783

An Eyewitness Account of the American Revolution and New England Life: The Journal of J.F.Wasmus, German Company Surgeon, 1776-1783  edited by Mary C.Lynn. New York, Greenwood Press, 1990.


01

WEBB, Samuel Blachley (1753-1807)  of Wethersfield, Connecticut - A134,M1092

March 1776 to December 1778, with large gaps

Matthews: Military journals; aide to Washington in New York; in camp at Cambridge; bombardment at Boston; war news at New York; military affairs at New Haven, Fort Montgomery, and Staten Island; journey to New Haven, Boston, New York; journey from New York to Boston and back; earlier part military, late part inclined to politics.

1. - Correspondence and Journals of Samuel Blachley Webb  edited by Washington C.Ford. New York, three volumes, 1893.

2. - Extract from military section in  American Historical Record  1872, pp 445-448.


01

WHEELER, Rufus [Lieut.]  - of Rowley, Massachusetts - A134,M1093

July to December 1776

Matthews: Military journal; march from Boxford to Ticonderoga; military happenings there; march back; brief entries; interesting spellings.

In  Essex Institute Historical Collections  LXVIII, 1932, pp 371-377.


01/02

WHITCOMBE, Benjamin [Lieut.] (Arksey has WHATCOMBE) (1755-1828)  of Henniker, New Hampshire - A134,M1094

July 1776

Matthews: Scouting journal; short scouting expedition from Crown Point to St. John's, Chamblee, etc.; no particular interest, apart from account of his shooting Gen. Gordon.

In  American Historical Record  I, pp 437-438.


01

WHITTALL, Job (1743-1797)  of Gloucester County, New Jersey - A135,M1095

February 1776 to December 1777

Matthews: Private diary; notes on activities of British and American soldiers in neighbourhood, and his differences with them. Summary and extracts.

In  Notes on Old Gloucester County, New Jersey  by F.H.Stewart, 1917, pp 255-261.


01/02/03 - WIEDERHOLD, Andreas [Capt.] - Hessian soldier - A135,*M1096

a) - November 1776

Matthews: Military journal; with Knyphausen Regiment; capture of Fort Washington, New York.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XXIII, 1899, pp 95-97.

b) - See Arksey.

Note: James Cummings (13305) has  Hauptmann Wiederhold's Diary  in  Annals of the Penn Square, Reading, by J.Bennett Nolan, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1933. This is probably from the same diary.


01

WIGGLESWORTH, Edward [Col.] (1742-1826)  of Newburyport, Massachusetts - A135,M1097

October to November 1776

Matthews: Military journal (extracts); with Arnold's fleet; near Schuyler's Island; engagement on Lake Champlain; Ticonderoga and Crown Point.

In  History of Newburyport  by Euphemia Vale Smith. Newburyport, 1854, pp 357-359.


01

WILD, Ebenezer [Cpl.] (1754-1794)  of Braintree, Massachusetts - A135,M1098

August 1776 to December 1781

Matthews: Military journal; Ticonderoga campaign against Burgoyne, Rhode Island campaign, Yorktown; military affairs and personal items; a good, varied diary, with some excellent sections; interesting linguistically.

In  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  Second Series, VI, (1890-1891), pp 78-160.


01

WILLIAMS, Elisha [Adjt.] (1757-1845)  of Beverly, Massachusetts - A135,M1099

September to November 1776

Matthews: Military journal; with Ward's Regiment in Washington's army; mostly orderly book; New York, Harlem.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XLVIII, 1924, pp 334-353; and XLIX, 1925, pp 44-60.


03

YOUNG, Arthur (1741-1820)  of Bradfield, agriculturalist - B113,E

a) - Before 1770 (not seen)

A Six Weeks Tour Through the Southern Counties of England and Wales, Interspersed with Accounts of the Seats of the Nobility and Gentry, and Other Objects Worthy of Notice  London, W.Strachan, 1769.

b) - June to October 1776 and autumns of 1777 and 1778

Matthews: Travel diary; journeys in Ireland; detailed social and economic notes, developing into a survey of Irish life; valuable for economic and social history.

A Tour in Ireland  London, two volumes, 1780. Edited by A.W.Hutton, London, two volumes, 1892. A selection edited by Constantia Maxwell, Cambridge, 1925.

c) - 1787, 1788 and 1789

Travels During the Years 1787,1788 and 1789, Undertaken More Particularly with a View of Ascertaining the Cultivation, Wealth, Resources, and National Prosperity of the Kingodm of France. To Which Is Added the Register of a Tour into Spain  Dublin, two volumes, 1793: London, 1794. A selection edited by Constatia Maxwell, 1929. Travels in France During the Years 1787,1788, and 1789  is an abridgement of the 1794 edition, edited by Jeffry Kaplow, New York, Doubleday, 1969.

d) - Summer 1807

Journal of a Tour to the Western Counties of England Performed in the Summer of 1807 by the Author of A Tour In Ireland  London, Richard Phillips, 1809, Volume X of  A Collection of Modern and Contemporary Voyages and Travels etc.

e) - June 1797 to 1818

Matthews: Country diary (extracts); a personal diary of family and country life at Bradfield, with much about his daughter Bobbin; also his work as secretary of agriculture, his agricultural surveys and experiments; his blindness.

Autobiography of Arthur Young  edited by M.Betham-Edwards. London, 1898, pp 282-472.

f) - 1784? To 1798?

A tour in Wales, a five days tour to Woodbridge, a tour to Shropshire, Hull, a month's tour to Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, etc.

Tours in England and Wales, by Arthur Young, Selected from the Annals of Agriculture  London, The London School of Economics and Political Science, 1932.

Note:  Annals of Agriculture, and Other Useful Arts, Collected and Published by Arthur Young  was published in 46 volumes, London, 1784-1815.


01

YOUNG, William [Sgt.] - A135,M1100

December 1776 to January 1777

Matthews: Military journal; New Jersey campaign; fairly interesting account of military life, hardships, etc.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  VIII, 1884, pp 255-278.


1777AD


01

ANONYMOUS - A135,M1101

1777

Matthews: Military journal; Howe's proceedings; detailed eyewitness account, apparently by an officer of the British general staff; moderate interest.

In  American Antiquarian Society Proceedings  New Series, XL, 1930, pp 69-92.


01

ANONYMOUS - A135,M1102

1777

Matthews: Naval journal; loglike details of cruise and engagement of privateer Oliver Cromwell (Captain Thomas Simmonds, of Beverly, Massachusetts); a poem.

In  Essex Institute Historical Collections  XLV, 1909, pp 245-255.


01

ANONYMOUS,  of Col. Gansevoort's regiment - A135,M1103

April to August 1777

Matthews: Military journal; events leading to, and siege of Fort Schuyler; Indian atrocities; some interesting spellings.

In  Magazine of History  III, 1906, pp 90-104.


02/03

ANONYMOUS,  group of Quakers - *M1104,E

In  Exiles in Virginia: with observations on the conduct of the Society of Friends during the revolutionary war  edited by Thomas Gilpin. Philadelphia, C.Sherman, 1848.


03

ANONYMOUS,  Frenchman - E

1777

On the Threshold of Liberty: Journal of a Frenchman’s Tour of the American colonies in 1777  Indiana University Press, 1959.


03

ANONYMOUS - E

From 1777?

Journal of the Brunswick Corps in America Under General Von Riedesel  in  Sources of American Independence: Selected Manuscripts from the Collections of the Clements Library  edited by Howard Peckham, University of Chicago, 1978.


01

ALLAN, John [Col.] (1746-1805)  of Machias, Maine - A136,M1105

May 1777 to January 1778

Matthews: Official military journal; record of superintendent of Indians in Maine; expedition to St. John's River against Indians of Maine; military movements; return; quite interesting.

In  Military Operations in Eastern Maine and Nova Scotia During the Revolution  by Frederic Kidder. Albany, 1867, pp 91-163.


ALLEN, John (1737-1808)  brewer, of Wapping - B114

February to July 1777

Matthews: Quaker social diary; his business and work as a brewer; social life, domestic affairs, Quaker friends; Quaker spiritual and religious life; a pleasant short diary of Quaker life in London.

Leaves from the Past  edited by Clement Young Sturge. Bristol, 1905, 96 pp.


01

ALLEN, Thomas [The Rev.] (1743-1810)  of Northampton, Massachusetts - A136,M1106

February 1777 to August 1780

Matthews: Private diary; brief and rather dull notes of domestic life, prices, etc., during the Revolution.

In  History of Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, 1734-1800  by J.E.A.Smith, 1869, pp 470-475.


03

ANBUREY, Thomas - E

1777

With Burgoyne from Quebec: An Account of the life at Quebec and the Famous Battle at Saratoga  edited by Sydney Jackman, Toronto, Macmillan, 1963, is reported to contain diary material.

Note: This account was first published as the first volume of  Travels Through the Interior Parts of North America  London, 1789, which may also contain diary material.


01

ANDRÉ, John [Maj.] (1751-1780)  British soldier, hanged as spy - A136,M1107

1777 to 1778

Matthews: Military journal; British army under Howe and Clinton.

1. - André's Journal  edited by Henry Cabot Lodge. Boston, Bibliophile Society, two volumes, 1903.

2. - Major André's Journal  Tarrytown, 1930, 128 pp.


01

AUSTIN, Jonathan Loring [Col.] (1748-1826)  of Boston - A136,M1108

October to November 1777

Matthews: Foreign travel journal (extracts); carrying dispatches from America to France with news of Burgoyne's surrender.

1. - Franklin in France  by Edward E.Hale and E.E.Hale, Jr. Boston, 1887, pp 156-164.

2. - In  Collector  XXI, 1908, pp 123-125 and XXII, 1909, pp 3-4.


01

BACKUS, Elijah (b.1759)  of Norwich, Connecticut - A136,M1109

January to December 1777

Matthews: College diary; fairly interesting short diary of a Yale student; social life and study; verses.

Yale Boys of the Last Century  in  Connecticut Quarterly  I, 1895, pp 355-361.


01

BARTLETT, Israel [Lieut.] (1748-1837)  of Haverhill, Massachusetts - A136,M1110

October to November 1777

Matthews: Military journal; brief, moderate notes; troop movements; Burgoyne's surrender.

In  History of Haverhill, Massachusetts  by George W.Chase. Haverhill, 1861, pp 401-402.


01

BATES, Ambrose (1758-1833)  of Cohasset, Massachusetts - A136,M1111

August to December 1777

Matthews: Military journal; Burgoyne's surrender; brief notes of prisoners and march; very interesting spellings.

In  A Narrative History of the Town of Cohasset  by E.V.Bigelow. Cohasset, 1898, pp 299-303.


01

BLAKE, Thomas [Lieut.] (1752-1840)  of Lebanon, New Hampshire - A136,M1112

May 1777 to October 1780

Matthews: Military journal; Sullivan's expedition; Ticonderoga, Burgoyne's campaign, Hudson campaign; fair interest.

1. - In  Journals of the Military Expedition of Major-General John Sullivan  by F.Cook. Auburn, New York, 1887, pp 38-41.

2. - In  History of the First New Hampshire Regiment  by Frederic Kidder. Albany, 1868, pp 25-56.


01

BOARDMAN, Oliver (1758-1826)  of Middletown, Connecticut - A136,M1113

September to October 1777

Matthews: Military journal; fairly interesting journal of Sullivan's campaign; Saratoga, Burgoyne's surrender.

In  Connecticut Historical Society Collections  VII, 1899, pp 221-237.


02

BRIGHAM, Paul - *H249,*M1114,E

From 1777

A Portion of the Revolutionary Diary of Captain Paul Brigham  in  Vermont History  January, 1966.


03

BRONTE, Patrick [The Rev.] (1777-1861)  father of Charlotte, Emily, Anne and Branwell - E

Dates unknown

In  The Man of Sorrow: The Life, Letters and Times of the rev. Patrick Bronte 1777-1861  by John Lock and Canon Dixon. London, Nelson, 1965.


01

CALFE, John [Capt.] - of Hampstead, New Hampshire - A137,M1115

February to August 1777

Matthews: Military journal; military details at Ticonderoga; marches, excursions, etc.

In  A Memorial to the Town of Hampstead  by H.E.Noyes. Boston, 1899, Volume I, pp 288-204.


01

CHILTON, John [Capt.] (d.1777)  of 3rd. Virginia Regiment - A137,M1116

January 1777

Matthews: Military journal; with 3rd. Virginia Regiment; movements, camp life, some personal items; fair interest.

In  Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine XII, 1931, pp 283-289.


01

CLARK, Joseph (1751-1813)  of New Jersey militia - A137,M1117

May 1777 to November 1778

Matthews: Military journal; seminarrative of service in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York; Valley Forge, Brandywine.

In  New Jersey Historical Society Proceedings  VII, (1853-1855), pp 93-110.


02/03

COLBRAITH, William - *M1118,E

In  The Story of Old Fort Johnson  by William Maxwell Reid. New York and London, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1906.


CONNOR, Timothy (Arksey has CONNER) (1748-1823)  seaman - A137,B114,M1119

June 1777 to July1799

Matthews: Prison diary; an American sailor captured on the brigantine Rising States; his imprisonment and prison life in Forton Prison, England; excellent details of hardships, attempted escapes, food, and treatment; colloquial and humorous.

New England Historical and Genealogical Register  XXX, 1876, XXXI, 1877 and XXXII, 1878. Passim.


01/03

CORNELIUS, Elias [Dr.] (1758-1853)  of Long Island - A137,M1120

August 1777 to March 1778

Matthews: Surgeon's journal; service with Angell's Long Island regiment; captured and imprisoned in New York; escape to Norwalk; verses; quite interesting.

Journal of Dr. Elias Cornelius  Washington, 1903, pp 3-14.

 Note: James Cummings (2900) has also  Memoir of the Rev. Elias Cornelius  Boston, 1833.


01

COWAN, John [Capt.] - A137,M1121

March to September 1777

Matthews: Military journal; brief, moderate notes on Indian affairs and skirmishes in Kentucky.

In  Tales of the Dark and Bloody Ground  by Willard R.Jillson. Louisville, 1930, pp 63-68.


01

CRAFT, Eleazer [Maj.] (1743-1793)  of Manchester, Massachusetts - A137,M1122

September to December 1777

Matthews: Military journal; march from Manchester to the Hudson, and return to Worthington; account of Burgoyne's surrender; moderate notes of stages of march.

1. - In  Essex Institute Historical Collections  VII, 1864, pp 194-198.

2. - In  The Crafts Family  Northampton, 1893, Appendix 689-693.


01

CROSS, Ralph [Lieut. Col.] (1738-1811)  of Newburyport, Massachusetts - A137,M1123

August to December 1777

Matthews: Military journal; with Essex Regiment; Bemis Heights, Saratoga, Burgoyne's surrender.

In  Historical Magazine  New Series, VII, 1870, pp 8-11.


01

CROWNINGSHIELD, Benjamin  - seaman on frigate 'Boston' - A138,M1124

July 7th. 1777

Matthews: Sea journal (extract); account of fight of the Boston with the Fox.

In  New Hampshire Genealogical Record  IV, 1907, p 37.


02/03

DEMERE, Raymond M. - *M1125,E

In  Georgia Historical Quarterly  LII.

Note: See also  British Officer and St. Simons Island Planter: the story of Captain Raymond Demere  by Patrick M. Demere. St. Simons Island, Georgia, Fort Frederica Association, 2000.


03

DOHLA, Johann Conrad (1750-1820)  Hessian mercenary - E

From 1777 to 1783 (?)

“Private Dohla crossed the Atlantic Ocean in 1777 as a private in the Ansbach-Bayreuth contingent of Hessian mercenaries. His American sojourn began in June 1777 in New York. Then, after several months on Staten Island and Manhatten, the Ansbach-Bayreuth regiments traveled to the thriving seaport of Newport, Rhode Island, where they spent more than a year before the British forces evacuated the area. The Ansbach-Bayreuth regiments returned briefly to the New York New Jersey area before they were sent to reinforce the English command in Virginia. Eventually Dšhla participated in the battle of YorktownÑof which he provides a vivid description, before enduring two years as a prisoner of war.” The diary was written up in 1811 with expansion and additions to the original notes, which are lost.

A Hessian Diary of the American Revolution  edited by Bruce E.Burgoyne, Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1990.


01

ELLERY, William [Hon.] (1727-1820)  of Dighton, Massachusetts, Congressman - A138,M1126

October to November 1777, June to July 1778, October to November 1778, and July 1779

Matthews: Travel diaries; entertaining notes kept on various horseback journeys, in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania; mostly on way to and from Congress; notes on taverns, persons seen, some notes on political events and famous political figures; written in a Shandean style.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XI, 1887, pp 318-327 and 476-481; and XII, 1888, pp 190-199.


01/02

FELL, John (1721-1798)  of New York City, merchant and judge - *H260,A138,*M1127,E

a) - April 1777 to November 1778

Matthews: Prison diary; kept while in Provost Jail, New York City; brief and moderate notes.

In  American Prisoners of the Revolution  by Danske Dandridge. Charlottesville, Virginia, 1911, pp 112-122.

b) - 1778 to 1779

Matthews: Political diary; rather dull notes covering his career in Congress; extracts.

1. - In  Magazine of History  XXI, 1915, pp 257-260.

2. - Delegate from New Jersey  Kennikat Press, 1973.


01

FITTS, Abraham [Lieut.] (1736-1808)  of Camden, New Hampshire - A138,M1128

September to November 1777

Matthews: Military journal; march from Candia to Saratoga; battles of Stillwater and Saratoga, and Burgoyne's surrender; brief notes; interesting spellings.

In  History of the Town of Candia, Rockingham County, New Hampshire  by J.Bailey Moore. Manchester, New Hampshire, 1893, pp 81-84.


02/03

FORSTER, J.George A. - *M1129,E

October 9th. 1777

An Account of a Meeting with Benjamin Franklin at Passy on October 9, 1777: From George Forster's English Journal  edited by Robert L. Kahn in  The William and Mary Quarterly  third series, XII, No. 3, July, 1955, pp. 472-474.


FRANCIS, Philip [Sir] (1740-1818)  reputed author of 'Letters of Junius' - D107

1777 to 1781

Matthews: Diary, his public life and administration in India; the Council, Coote, Hastings; private opinions; official society and social life.

Memoirs  by Joseph Parkes. London 1867.


03

GALBRAITH, Thomas - E

1777?

Thomas Galbraith’s Journal  in  Frontier Forts of Western Pennsylavania  1896.


01

GARRETTSON, Freeborn (1752-1827)  of Rhinebeck, New York, printer and clergyman - A138,M1130

June 1777 to June 1826

Matthews: Clergyman's journal; his experiences as an itinerant preacher, in the South, Nova Scotia, and New England; prepared at the request of Wesley.

The Experience and Travels of Mr. Freeborn Garrettson  two volumes, 1791. Nathan Bang's life of Garrettson, New York, 1829, is based on these and on unpublished journals.


01/02

GREEN, Ezra [Dr.] (1746-1847)  of Dover, New Hampshire - A139,M1131

November 1777 to September 1778

Matthews: Naval surgeon's journal; bare details of naval actions during the Revolution; aboard the Ranger; engagement with British sloop; cruise to Belle Isle, Quiberon, Brest, and Ireland; under John Paul Jones.

1. - In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  XXIX, 1875, pp 13-24.

2. - Reprinted with additions as  Diary of Ezra Green, M.D.  Boston, 1875, 28 pp. Again reprinted New York, Arno, 1971.

3. - Extracts: Berger (1), pp 128-132.

Note: The Berger extract incorporates a note of the attack on Whitehaven by JONES, John Paul. The source for this note is not made clear.


01

GREENE, Fleet S. (b.1753)  of Newport, Rhode Island - A139,M1132

June 1777 to October 1779

Matthews: Military diary; British occupation of Newport; daily events and news, from American viewpoint; good descriptions of state of people of Newport. Published anonymously; Mrs. Forbes ascribes it to Greene.

In  Historical Magazine IV, 1860, pp 1-4, 34-38, 69-72, 105-107, 134-137 and 172-173.


02

HASKINS, Jonathan [Dr.] - *H251,E

From 1776

A Revolutionary Prison Diary  in  New England Quarterly  1944.


02

HAZARD, Ebenezer - *H252,*M1133,E

a) - 1777

The Journal of Ebenezer Hazard in Virginia  in  Virginia Magazine of History and Biography  1954.

b) - 1777

The Journal of Ebenezer Hazard in North Carolina  in  North Carolina Historical Review  1959.

c) - 1777

New Jersey During the Revolution  in  New Jersey History  1972.

d) - 1778

Journal  in  South Carolina Historical Magazine  1972

e) - 1778

See Havlice and Arksey.

f) - Date unknown

Travels Through Maryland  in  Maryland Historical Magazine  1951.


01/03

HERBERT, Charles (1757-1808)  of Newburyport, Massachusetts - A139,B114,M1134,E

January 1777 to August 1780

Matthews: Prison diary; an American sailor's capture at sea and imprisonment, after trial, in the Mill Prison, near Plymouth; a full account of prison life during the Revolution; vivid picture of diarist and his companions and the gaolers; hardships, illnesses, endless attempted escapes; the kindness of English sympathisers; hopes, despairs, news.

1. - A Relic of the Revolution  Boston, 1847, 258 pp. Reprinted, Arno, 1968.

2. - The Prisoners of 1776  compiled by the Rev. R.Livesey. Boston, 1854.

3. - Names of prisoners in  Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine  LVIII, 1924, pp 625-629.

4. - Discussion: Kagle (1), pp 114-121.


01

HITCHCOCK, Enos [Dr.] (1744-1803)  of Providence, Rhode Island - A139,M1135

April 1777 to August 1779

Matthews: Chaplain's journal; lengthy journal of military events and news; Massachusetts, Vermont, Burgoyne's campaign, New York campaign; detailed, but rather dull.

In  Rhode Island Historical Society Publications  New Series, VII, 1899, pp 106-134 and 147-194.


HUGHES, Thomas (1759/60-1790)  soldier - H253,C594,M1136

September 18th. 1777 to July 23rd. 1789

British officer, sent to Canada; captured by American forces; prisoner on parole for four years; to England with invalids; France; return to regiment in Canada. Detailed and interesting.

A Journal by Thos. Hughes; For his Amusement & Designed only for his Perusal by the time he attains the Age of 50 if he lives so long  edited by E.A.Benians. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1947.

Note: James Cummings (6256) has  Journal of Ensign Thomas Hughes  edited by Herbert H.Beck, Lancaster County Historical Society  LVIII, No. 1, 1954. It is not clear that this is the same Thomas Hughes.


01

JENNISON, William [Lieut.] (1757-1843)  of Milford, Massachusetts - A139,M1137

December 1777 to June 1780

Matthews: Naval journal; brief notes of a marine during the Revolution; moderate interest.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XV, 1891, pp 101-108.


01

JOSLIN, Joseph, Jr. (b.1759)  of South Killingly, Connecticut - A139,M1138

March 1777 to August 1778

Matthews: Military diary; life as a teamster in the Revolutionary Army; Connecticut and Rhode Island; very little of army affairs, but a most entertaining diary of country life, written in colloquial dialect and with almost pastoral quaintness.

1. - In  Connecticut Historical Society Collections  VII, 1899, pp 297-369.

2. - Normalised extracts in  Connecticut Quarterly Magazine  II, 1896, pp 50-52.


01

LAWSON, Thomas [Capt.] (1727-1804)  of Union, Connecticut - A140,M1139

October 1777

Matthews: Military journal (extracts); march from Tolland, Connecticut, to Stillwater; second battle of Stillwater.

In  The History of Union, Conn.  by Harvey M.Lawson. New Haven, 1893, p 125.


01

LEE, Andrew [Capt.] - A140,M1140

August to December 1777

Matthews: Military journal; brief military details of Sullivan's expedition.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  III, 1879, pp 167-173.


01

McKENDRY, William [Col.] (1751?-1798)  of Stoughton, Massachusetts - A140,M1141

October 1777 to June 1780

Matthews: Military journal; brief military and personal notes; New York campaign; Cherry Valley Massacre; Sullivan's expedition; some topographical descriptions and account of Moravian life.

1. - In  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  Second Series, II, (1885-1886), pp 442-478.

2. - In  Journals of the Military Expedition of Major-General John Sullivan  by F.Cook. Auburn, New York, 1887, pp 198-212.


01

MORTON, Robert  - of Philadelphia - A140,M1142

September to December 1777

Matthews: Private diary; a civilian's account of the occupation of Philadelphia by the British; fairly good.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  I, 1877, pp 1-39.


02

NAPIER, Francis [Lord] - *H254,*M1143,E

From 1777

Lord Francis Napier's Journal  in  Maryland Historical Magazine  1962.


01

NORTON, George (b.1739)  of Ipswich, Massachusetts - A140,M1144

January 1777 to February 1780

Matthews: Military journal; very brief notes of marches, weather, expenses; a few interesting spellings.

In  Essex Institute Historical Collections  LXXIV, 1938, pp 337-349.


02/03

OLMSTED, Gideon - *M1145,E

The Journal of Gideon Olmsted; Adventures of a Sea Captain During the American Revolution  Introduction and reading text by Gerard W. Gawalt, with the complete facsimile of the journal. Washington, Library of Congress, 1978.


01

PARKMAN, Anna Sophia (1755-1783)  of Westborough, Massachusetts - A140,M1146

November 1777 to July 1778

Matthews: Private diary (extracts); notes of her social life, domestic affairs, and visits; a pleasant picture of life in a clergyman's home.

In  The Hundredth Town  by Harriette M.Forbes. Boston, 1889, pp 83-89.


01

PAWLING, Henry [Capt.]  - of Ulster County, New York - A140,M1147

October 1777 to February 1778

Matthews: Prison diary; capture by British at King's Ferry; life aboard a prison ship; notes of escapes, food, treatment by British; well written and amusing.

In  Olde Ulster  I, 1905, pp 335-338 and 361-365; and II, 1906, pp 18-25.


02/03

PEMBERTON, James - *M1148,E

In  Exiles in Virginia: with observations on the conduct of the Society of Friends during the revolutionary war  edited by Thomas Gilpin. Philadelphia, C.Sherman, 1848.


01/03

PERCEVAL, Benjamin (1752-1817)  of Sandwich, Massachusetts - A140,*M1149,E

January 1777 to April 1817

Matthews: Private diary; extracts mainly of genealogical interest, but some personal, farming, local affairs.

1. - In  Pilgrim Notes and Queries  I, 1913, pp 53-56, 73-76, 87-89 and 112-113; and II, 1914, pp 27-29 and 36-40.

2. - The Benjamin Percival Diary (sic)  Denton, Texas, 1995.


01/03

POPP, Stephen (b.1755?)  of Bayreuth Regiment (Hessian) - A141,M1150

January 1777 to December 1783

Matthews: Hessian military journal; a not very remarkable record of military services during the Revolution.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XXVI, 1902, pp 25-41 and 245-254.

Note:  James Cummings (9927) has  A Hessian Soldier in the Revolution  by Stephan Popp, privately printed, 1953.


01/01/03 - RIEDESEL, Frederike von Massow, Baroness (1746-1808)  of Hesse - A141,*M1151

April 1777 to Autumn 1783

Matthews: Private diary; narrative and day-to-day entries, and some letters; social and army life in Canada and New England with her husband, who was with Burgoyne's army; a very readable and enlightening diary. Translated from the German.

1. - Letters and Memoirs Relating to the War for Independence  New York, 1827, 323 pp.

2. - Letters and Journals Relating to the War of the American Revolution  Albany, 1867, 235 pp.

3. - Selection in  An Autobiography of America  by Mark Van Doren. New York, 1929.

4. - Pages of journal per se in 1827 edition of  Letters and Memoirs  pp 103-116, 120-136 and 164-300.

5. - Baroness von Riedesel and the American Revolution: Journal and Correspondence of a Tour of Duty, 1776-1783  Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press.


03

SIMCOE, John Graves (1752-1806) - C1070,E

October 1777 to December 1782

Matthews: Military diary; a detailed account of operations and battles with the Queen's rangers in the American Revolution.

Simcoe's Military Journal  New York, 1849.

Note: See also  The Life and Times of Gen. John Graves Simcoe  by D.B.Read, Toronto, Virtue, 1890; and  Strictures Upon Major General Simcoe's Military Journal  New Jersey Historical Society, July, 1936.


01

SMITH, Jacob (1756-1844)  of Smith's Bridge, Delaware-Pennsylvania boundary - A141,M1152

November 1777 to December 1785

Matthews: military journal; very brief and scattered notes of no great interest; an American-born Swede serving with the British.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  LVI, 1932, pp 260-264.


01

SMYTH, John Ferdinand Dalziel [Capt.]  - of the Queen's Rangers - A141,M1153

To March 1777

Matthews: Loyalist journal; really a recollected narrative; indignant narrative of an indignant loyalist; adventures, escapes from rebels, imprisonment at Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York.

1. - A Tour in the United States  London, two volumes, 1784. Reprinted New York, New York Times, 1968.

2. - Extracts in  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XXXIX, 1915, pp 143-169.


01

SPECHT, Johann Friedrich [Col.] (d.1787) - E

a) - 1777

The Specht Journal: A Military Journal of the Burgoyne Campaign  translated by Helga Doblin, edited by Mary C.Lynn. Westport, Greenwood, 1995.

b) - Dates Unknown

Diary of a Voyage from Stade in Hanover to Quebec  in  Quarterly Journal of the New York State Historical Association  1927.


01

STEVENS, Elisha (1752-1813)  of Glastonbury, Connecticut - A141,M1154

October 1777 to August 1778

Matthews: Military diary; Brandywine, Germantown, Valley Forge; personal accounts, poem by Wigglesworth, some interesting spellings.

Elisha Stevens, Fragments of Memoranda  Meriden, Connecticut, 1922, 22 leaves, facsimile.


01

STEVENS, Enos (1739-1808)  of Charleston, New Hampshire, and Barnet, Vermont - A141,M1155

May 1777 to February 1785

Matthews: Loyalist military journal (fragment); loyalist serving with British; brief notes, war news, personal affairs, expedition up West River and to Fort Massachusetts; interesting spellings.

In  New England Quarterly  XI, 1938, pp 374-388.


02/03

THOMPSON, George - *M1156,E

1777 to 1781

Diary of George Thompson of Newburyport, Kept at Forton Prison, England, 1777-1781  in  Essex Institute Historical Collections  LXXVI, 1940, pp 221-242.


01/02/03 - TUCKER, St. George (1752-1828?)  born in Bermuda, of Richmond, Virginia - *H255,A161,*M1157,E

a) - 1777

Tucker Papers: Journey to Charleston  in  Bermuda Historical Quarterly  VI, No.3, 1949.

b) - September to October 1781

Matthews: Military journal; at Williamsburg; military details, sorties, bombardments, Cornwallis' surrender.

1. - In  St. George Tucker  by Mary H.Coleman. Richmond, Virginia, 1938, pp 72-78.

2. - St. George Tucker's Journal of the Siege of Yorktown  in  William and Mary Quarterly  1948.


01

VANDERSLICE, Henry (1726-1797)  of Berks County, Pennsylvania, wagon master - A142,M1158

March 1777 to June 1778

Matthews: Military journal; expenses, purchases of supplies, notes on destruction; wagon master with Washington's army during New York campaign; varied but disjointed; interesting spellings and language.

In  Van der Slice and Allied Families  by Howard Vanderslice and H.N.Monnett. Los Angeles, 1931, pp 140-161.


01

VARNUM, John (1705-1785)  of Dracut, Massachusetts - A142,M1159

January 1777 to December 1781

Matthews: Private diary (extracts); brief notes, personal and social affairs at Dracut; fishing, weather, war news.

1. - In  History of Dracut, Massachusetts  by Silas R.Coburn. Lowell, 1922, pp 327-328.

2. - In  The Varnums of Dracutt  by John M.Varnum. Boston, 1907, pp 54-64.


02

VAUGHAN, Zebulon - *H256,*M1160,E

From 1777

Journal  in  Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine  CXIII, 1979.


01

WALDO, Albigence [Dr.] (1750-1794)  of Pomfret, Connecticut - A142,M1161

November 1777 to January 1778

Matthews: Surgeon's military journal; kept at Valley Forge; long entries, with vivid description of hardships and yearnings of troops; partly direct observation, partly tinged by Sterne-like sentiment; a good diary.

1. - In  Historical Magazine  V, 1861, pp 129-134 and 169-172.

2. - In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XXI, 1897, pp 299-323.

3. - In  Annals of Medical History  X, 1928, pp 486-497.

4. - Extracts: Lewis, pp 9-14.

5. - Discussion: Kagle (1), pp 108-114.


01

WARREN, Benjamin [Capt.] (1740-1825)  of Plymouth, Massachusetts - A142,M1162

July to October 1777 and July to November 1778

Matthews: Military journals; the first describes the Saratoga campaign and battle, the second describes Cherry Valley massacre; vivid and very well told.

In  Journal of American History  III, 1909, pp 202-216 and 378-384.


01

WEARE, Nathan [Lieut.] (1747-1798)  of Hampton Falls, New Hampshire - A142,M1163

April to June 1777

Matthews: Military journal; Ticonderoga and retreat; marches, camp life, discipline, some personal notes; moderate interest.

In  History of the Town of Hampton Falls  by Warren Brown. Manchester, New Hampshire, 1900, pp 244-249.


01

WEBB, Nathaniel [Sgt. Maj.]  - of 2nd. New York Regiment - A142,M1164

October 1777 to August 1779, with gaps

Matthews: Military journal; burning of Kingston, Sullivan's expedition; quite interesting.

1. - In  Journals of the Military Expedition of Major-General John Sullivan  by F.Cook. Auburn, New York, 1887, pp 285-287.

2. - Completed in  New York Historical Association Proceedings  VI, 1906, pp 87-93.

3. - Extracts in  Olde Ulster  X, 1914, pp 209-212.


01

WHEELER, Bennett [Maj.] (d.1806)  of Providence, Rhode Island - A142,M1165

January 1777

Matthews: Military journal; extract concerning British in Rhode Island.

In  Rhode Island Historical Society Publications  New Series, VI, 1898, p 91.


01

WHIPPLE, William (1730-1785)  of Dighton, Massachusetts - A142,M1166

June 1777 to July 1779, with gaps

Matthews: Private diary; journey between Dighton and Philadelphia, accompanying William Ellery; notes on places and people, including congressmen; fair interest.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  X, 1886, pp 366-374.


01/03

WISTER, Sarah (Sally) (1761-1804)  of Philadelphia, Quaker - H257,A143,M1167,E

September 1777 to June 1778

Personal diary, kept for her friend, Debby Norris; life on a farm near Valley Forge where the family took refuge from the disease and disturbance of Philadelphia; a lively chronicle of social life and flirtations with officers of the Revolutionary Army billeted on the farm and nearby.

1. - In  Historical Collections Relating to Gwynedd  by Howard M.Jenkins. Philadelphia, 1897, pp 312-348.

2. - In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  IX, 1885, pp 318-333 and 463-478; and X, 1886, pp 51-60.

3. - Sally Wister's Journal  edited by Albert C.Myers, Philadelphia, 1902, 224 pp.

4. - The Journal and Occasional Writings of Sarah Wister  edited by Kathryn Zabelle Derounian. Rutherford: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press; London : Associated University Presses, 1987.

4. - In  Weathering the Storm: Women of the American Revolution  by Elizabeth Evans. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1975, pp 110-151.

5. - Extract and discussion in Bunkers & Huff, pp 38-55; and Kagle (1), pp 86-92.

Note:  James Cummings (13540) has also  Journal  privately printed, Germantown, Pennsylvania, two volumes, 1866.


1778AD


ANONYMOUS - *H258


02/03

ADYE, Stephen (d.1794) deputy judge-advocate-general in North America - *M1168,E

In  New York Historical Society Quarterly  L.


01/02

AIKMAN, Louisa Susannah Wells (1755?-1831)  of Charleston, South Carolina - A147,M1169

May to August 1778

Matthews: Loyalist travel diary; daily notes of a voyage from Charleston, South Carolina, to London; really written up the following year, but follows day-to-day pattern.

Journal of a Voyage from Charleston, S. C., to London  New York, 1906, 121 pp. Reprinted New York, New York Times, 1968.


01

ALMY, Mary Gould (1735-1808)  of Newport, Rhode Island - H259,A143,M1170

July to August 1778

Diary, by a Quaker lodging-house keeper, of the siege of Rhode Island by the French and rebel alliance; written for her husband who was serving in the rebel army; account of the bombardment by the French fleet; military events; anxieties for herself and children; breathless high-flown style.

1. - In  Newport Historical Magazine  I, (1880-1881), pp 17-36.

2. - In  Weathering the Storm: Women of the American Revolution  by Elizabeth Evans. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1975, pp 245-270.


02/03

ANDERSON, William - *M1171,E

See under James COOK:  The Journals of Captain James Cook on his Voyages of Discovery  edited by J.C.Beaglehole. Hakluyt Society.


01/02

ANGELL, Israel [Col.] (1740-1832)  of Providence, Rhode Island - A143,*M1172

a) - August 1778 to April 1781

Matthews: Military journals; commanding second Rhode Island regiment; siege of Boston, Peekskill, Brandywine, Red Bank, Valley Forge, Monmouth, Springfield; mainly notes of his own activities and the general affairs of military life.

Diary of Colonel Israel Angell  edited by Edward Field. Providence, 1899, 149 pp. Reprinted New York, New York Times, 1971.

b) - See Arksey.


02

BAKER (or BARKER), Elizabeth  - of Dolgelly - E

1778 to 1786

The Old Order  by Ben Bowen Thomas. University of Wales Press Board, 1945. The book is based upon her diaries which were "a mirror of the times".


01

BELL, Andrew  - secretary to General Clinton - A143,M1173

June to July 1778

Matthews: Military journal; march of British army through New Jersey; impersonal military notes, mostly statistics.

In  New Jersey Historical Society Proceedings  VI, (1851-1853), pp 15-19.


01

BENJAMIN, Samuel [Lieut.] (1753-1824)  of Livermore, Maine - A143,M1174

May 1778 to December 1781

Matthews: Military journal; campaigns in New York, New Jersey, and Maryland; an uninspired brief military record.

In  Genealogy of the Family of Lieut. Samuel Benjamin  by Mary L.Benjamin, 1900, pp 24-38.


01/02

BERKENHOUT, John [Dr.] (1730?-1791)  of Leeds, Yorkshire, physician - A143,M1175

August 24th. to September 14th. 1778

Diary; journey from New York to Philadelphia, as member of peace delegation; conversations with congressmen and his impressions of them; notes on Revolutionary forces; his arrest and brief imprisonment by Pennsylvania Supreme Council; release on parole and return to New York.

1. - In  Travels in the American Colonies  by Newton D.Mereness. New York, Macmillan, 1916, pp 574-582. Reprinted New York, Antiquarian Press, 1961.

2. - In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  LXV, 1941, pp 79-92.


01

BOARDMAN, Timothy (1754-1838)  of Ipswich, Massachusetts - A144,M1176

April 1778 and July to September 1778

Matthews: Sea journals; on board privateer Oliver Cromwell; cruising from New London to Charleston, South Carolina; return and skirmish with a British ship.

Log-book of Timothy Boardman  edited by S.W.Boardman. Albany, 1885, 85 pp.


03

BRENTANO, Clemens Wenzeslaus (1778-1842)  German poet and novelist, brother of Bettian (Brentano) von Arnim (qv) - E

Dates unknown

In  Life of Anne Catherine Emmerich  by K.E.Schmoger. Los Angeles, two volumes, 1968.


03

BROWN, Elizabeth  - of Ampthill - E

1778 to 1791

Quaker diary.

In  Some Bedfordshire Diaries  Bedfordshire Historical Record Society, Volume XL, 1960.


02/03

BURNEY, James - *M1177,E

See under James COOK:  The Journals of Captain James Cook on his Voyages of Discovery  edited by J.C.Beaglehole. Hakluyt Society.


03

BURROUGHS, Peleg [Rev.] (1748-1800 (?))  Baptist minister - E

1778 to 1798

Peleg Burroughs Journal 1778-1798: The Tiverton R.I. Years of the Humbly Bold Baptist Minister  Warwick, Rhode Island, Rhode Island Genealogical Society, 1981.


02/03

CARLETON, Christopher (b.1749) - *M1178,E

In  Carleton’s Raid  by Ida H. Washington and Paul A. Washington. Canaan, New Hampshire, Phoenix, 1977.


02/03

CARPENTER, Benjamin - *M1179,E

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XXVII.


CARTERET, Philip [Capt.] (d.1796)

August 23rd. to December 20th. 1778

Very brief extracts from his personal diary.

In  Carteret's Voyage Round the World 1766-1769  edited by Helen Wallis. Cambridge University Press for the Hakluyt Society, Second Series, two volumes, CXXIV and CXXV, 1963 and 1965. Volume II, pp 511-512.

Note: Carteret's journal of the voyage, with which the books are chiefly concerned, is a later compilation containing no contemporaneous material.


03

CHARLES, Thomas [The Rev.] (1755-1814)  of Bala - B114,E

September 1778 to August 1812

Matthews: Religious diary (extracts); religious life and work in North Wales; self-examination, reflection, and moralising.

A Brief History of the Life of Rev. Thomas Charles  edited by Edward Morgan. London, 1828, 1852. Passim.

Note: James Cummings (2400) has also  The Life of the Rev. Thomas Charles B.A. of Bala  by D.E.Jenkins. Denbigh, Llewellyn Jenkins, 1908.


02/03

CLERKE, Charles - *M1180,E

See under James COOK:  The Journals of Captain James Cook on his Voyages of Discovery  edited by J.C.Beaglehole. Hakluyt Society.


01

DENNIS, Joseph (1759-1807)  of Portsmouth, Rhode Island - A144,M1182

May to August 1778

Matthews: Private diary (fragment); kept at Portsmouth; visits, social life, amusements, farming; activities of a young Quaker; British at Portsmouth.

In  Newport Historical Magazine  II, 1881, pp 46-52.


02/03

EDGAR, Thomas - *M1183,E

See under James COOK:  The Journals of Captain James Cook on his Voyages of Discovery  edited by J.C.Beaglehole. Hakluyt Society.


01

FOOT, Caleb (1750-1787)  of Salem, Massachusetts - A144,M1184

July 1778 to January 1782

Matthews: Sea journal; narrative of two journeys, one to Canada and another to Europe; prisoner in England, escape to Holland; seminarrative.

In  Essex Institute Historical Collections  XXVI, 1889, pp 104-119.


01/03

GALLOWAY, Grace Growdon (d.1789)  of Philadelphia - H261,A144,M1185

June 1778 to September 1779

Personal diary of a loyalist in Philadelphia during the Revolution; her anxiety to preserve her estates, controlled by her husband in New York, from confiscation by the revolutionaries, in which she failed; lawyers and legal advice; friends and conversations; concerns for her daughter; health. Long, detailed entries give a good picture of the perils and trials of the life of a brave and determined woman; a good diary.

1. - In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  LV, 1931, pp 32-94; and III, 1934, pp 152-189 (Ends July 1779).

2. - In  Weathering the Storm: Women of the American Revolution  by Elizabeth Evans. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1975, pp 185-244 (Begins July 1778).

3. - Diary of Grace Crowden Galloway  Arno Press, 1971.


01

GIBBS, Caleb [Maj.] (1748-1818)  of Newport, Rhode Island - A144,M1186

August 1778

Matthews: Military journal; at Providence and Newport.

In  Pennsylvania Archives  First Series, VI, pp 734-736.


02/03

GILBERT, Benjamin - *H262,*M1187,E

From 1778

1. - A Citizen-Soldier in the American Revolution: The Diary of Benjamin Gilbert in Massachusetts and New York  edited by Rebecca D.Symmes. Cooperstown, New York State Historical Association, Monograph No. 24, 1980, 93 pp.

2. - James Cummings (4709) has  The Captivity and Sufferings of Benjamin Gilbert  Cleveland, 1904, 250 copies.


01

GILE, Ezekiel [Maj.] (1743-1828)  of Plaistow, New Hampshire - A144,M1188

May 1778 to June 1780

Matthews: Military journal; brief entries of military affairs in Rhode Island; interesting spellings.

Boston Transcript  December 4th. 1905.


01

GOODWIN, Ichabod [Col.] (b.1743)  born at Berwick, Maine - A144,M1189

April to June 1778

Matthews: Military journal; at Boston; combination of orderly book and notes of military affairs, discipline, etc.

In  Maine Historical Society Collections and Proceedings  Second Series, V, 1894, pp 36-71.


01

GREENE, William  - of Boston, Massachusetts - A144,B114,M1190

March to September 1778

Matthews: Personal and travel diary; American in London and Paris; apparently a prisoner released on exchange; London, Brighton, Dieppe, Rouen, Paris; accounts of his family and life; meeting with Franklin and others; social life in Paris; journey to America on man-of-war; carefully written in great detail.

Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  LIV, 1920-1921, pp 84-138.


01

GRIMKE, John Foucheraud [Maj.] (1752-1819)  of Charleston, South Carolina, jurist - A145,M1191

May to July 1778

Matthews: Military journal; campaign to the southward, expedition against British in Florida; some topographical notes. Partly written by his clerk.

In  South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine XII, 1911, pp 60-69, 118-134 and 190-206.


HAMILTON, Caroline [Mrs.] - B115

From 1778(?)

A few undated and mainly retrospective, short extracts, are used to illuminate the lives of Lady Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby whose diaries, incidentally, were left to her.

In  The Hamwood Papers of the Ladies of Llangollen and Caroline Hamilton  edited by Mrs. G.H.Bell. London, Macmillan, 1930.  -


01/02

HAMILTON, Henry (d.1796) - *H263,A145,*M1192

a) - 1778 to 1779

In  Henry Hamilton and George Rogers Clark  R.E.Banta, 1951, 800 copies.

b) - See Havlice and Arksey.

c) - October to November 1778

Matthews: Travel journal (extracts); journey along Wabash route upon Vincennes; quotations.

In  Historic Highways of America  by A.B.Hulbert. Volume VII, Cleveland, 1903, pp 170-175.


01

HAZARD, Thomas Benjamin, 'Nailer Tom' (1756-1845)  of South Kingston, Rhode Island

A145,M1193

June 1778 to 1840

Matthews: Farming diary; brief notes of personal, local, social, farming matters; its enormous length, persistency, and detail make it a very valuable record of local New England life; it is extremely interesting linguistically

1. - Nailer Tom's Diary  edited by Caroline Hazard. Boston, 1930, 808 pp.

2. - Extracts in  Narragansett Historical Register  I, (1882-1883), pp 28-41, 91-106, 167-179 and 277-285.


HICKS, Charles  - farmer of Great Holland, Essex

1778-1865

Annals of the Parish of Great Holland; much of interest about country life, but it is not clear to what extent, if any, the record is contemporaneous.

In  Essex People, 1750-1900 from their diaries, memoirs and letters  by A.F.J.Brown. Essex Record Office Publications No. 59, Chelmsford, 1972, pp 71-79.


01

HOLTEN, Samuel [Dr.] (1738-1816)  of Danvers, Massachusetts, Congressman - A145,M1194

May 1778 to August 1780

Matthews: Political diary; activities of Congress, news, social affairs, journeys.

1. - In  Essex Institute Historical Collections  LV, 1919, pp 161-176 and 249-256; and LVI, 1920, pp 24-32 and 88-97.

2. - In  Danvers Historical Society Collections  VII, 1919, pp 59-67; and VIII, 1920, pp 97-130.

3. - Brief extracts in  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  Second Series, X, (1895-1896), p 463.


01

JENKINS, John [Lieut.] (1751-1827)  of New London, Connecticut - A145,M1195

June 1778 to February 1781

Matthews: Military journal; Sullivan's campaign; battle of Newton; fair.

In  Journals of the Military Expedition of Major-General John Sullivan  by F.Cook. Auburn, New York, 1887, pp 169-177.


02/03

KING, James - *M1196,E

See under James COOK:  The Journals of Captain James Cook on his Voyages of Discovery  edited by J.C.Beaglehole. Hakluyt Society.


03

LONGDEN, Henry (1754-1812)  of Yorkshire - B115

January 1778 to April 1802

Matthews: Religious diary (extracts); Methodist life, work, and travel.

The Life of Henry Longden  New York, 1837. Passim.

Note: James Cummings (7687) has  The Life of Henry Longden  Liverpool, 1813.


02

McCREADY, Robert - *H264,*M1197,E

1778

A Revolutionary Journal  in  Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine  1960.


01/02

MACLEOD, Normand - *H265,A198,*M1198,E

1778 to 1779

Detroit to Fort Sackville, 1778-1779: The Journal of Normand MacLeod  edited by William A.Evans and Elizabeth S.Sklar. Wayne State University Press, 1978, 141 pp.

Note: See 1800 for the Matthews reference, it is not clear that the two diarists are identical.


03

McHENRY, James (1753-1816)  Irish born american military surgeon and statesman - E

1778

Journal of a Marc, a Battle, and a Waterfall: Being the Version Elaborated by James Henry from His diary of the Year 1778, Begun at Valley Forge & Containing Accounts of the British, the Indians, and the Battle of Monmouth  privately printed, Greenwich Connecticut, 1945, 11pp.


MacPHERSON, John [Lieut. Col.] - D198

1778 to 1781

Matthews: Journal; military service for the East India Company; Fort William, etc.; the French Wars.

Soldiering in India  edited by W.C.Macpherson. Edinburgh, 1928.


01

MIX, Capt. Jonathan (1753-1817)  of New Haven, Connecticut - A145,M1199

September to December 1778

Matthews: Sea journal; on board Marlborough, pursuing Jamaica fleet; log items.

In  A Brief Account of the Life and Patriotic Services of Jonathan Mix  by William P.Blake. New Haven, 1886, pp 32-40.


01

NEISSER, George [The Rev.]  - of York, Pennsylvania - A145,M1200

January to December 1778

Matthews: Moravian journal; religious work and life of the Moravian minister of York, Pennsylvania.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XVI, 1892, pp 433-438.


01

NUTTING, William (1752-1832)  of Groton, Massachusetts - A145,M1201

September 1778 to March 1783

Matthews: Diary (extracts); notes relating to Revolution; references to Groton Library; funerals.

In  Groton Historical Series  III, by Samuel A.Green. 1893, pp 383-399.


03

OAKES, James (1741-1829)  of Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk

November 14th. 1778 to October 14th. 1827

Private diary; social and family affairs; dinners and entertainments; his yarn making (volume I) and banking businesses and the affairs of his clients; travel; weather; local, national and international news; meetings and politics; political agent for the Duke of Grafton. Full and regular factual entries give an excellent picture of his life and times.

1. - The Oakes Diaries: Business, Politics and the Family in Bury St. Edmunds, 1778-1827  Volume I, Introduction, James Oakes' Diaries, 1778-1800. Suffolk Records Society Volume XXXII, edited by Jane Fiske. Woodbridge, The Boydell press, 1990.

2. - The Oakes Diaries: Business, Politics and the Family in Bury St. Edmunds, 1778-1827  Volume II, James Oakes' Diaries, 1801-1827. Suffolk Records Society Volume XXXIII, edited by Jane Fiske. Woodbridge, The Boydell press, 1991.


PASLEY, Thomas [Adml. Sir] (1734-1808) - B115,M1202

1778 to 1782

Sea diaries; four voyages in command of HM Ships Glasgow, Sybil and Jupiter during the American War of Independence; navigation; weather; relations with his officers and men; private opinions; a good and detailed picture of the life and responsibilities of a captain at sea; the West Indies, Atlantic, South Africa and South America

Private Sea Journals  edited by R.M.Pasley. London, J.M.Dent, 1931, 320 pp.


02

PHILLIPS, Peregrine - E

1778

"Sentimental journey with many descriptions of the local librarians, and their rivalries."

A Diary Kept in an Excursion to Little Hampton near Arundel, and Brightelmston in Sussex in 1778  two volumes, 1780.


02/03

SAMWELL, David [Dr.] (1751-1798)  naval surgeon - B115,*M1203,E

1778 to 1779

Matthews: Sea diary (excerpts); surgeon aboard the Discovery with Captain Cook, during the third voyage around the world.

1. - In an article on Samwell in  Transactions of the Cymmrodorion Society  1926-1927, pp 70-133.

2. - See under James COOK:  The Journals of Captain James Cook on his Voyages of Discovery  edited by J.C.Beaglehole. Hakluyt Society.


03

SENDEN, Schueler von - E

1778 to 1780

Excerpt from the Schueler von Senden Journal; 30 December 1778 through 21 November 1780  in  Magazine of Albemarle County History  XLI, 1983, pp 119-136.


01

SHARPE, Robert (1743-1798)  of Brookline, Massachusetts - A145,M1204

April to August 1778

Matthews: Farming journal; mostly accounts and farm details.

In  Brookline Historical Society Publications  No. 2, 1895, pp 12-13.


01

SPROAT, James [The Rev. Dr.] (1722-1793)  of Guilford, Connecticut - A146,M1205

April to October 1778

Matthews: Chaplain's journal; visits as hospital chaplain in Philadelphia and district; brief notes.

1. - In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XXVII, 1903, pp 441-445.

2. - In  Dr. Bodo Otto  by James E.Gibson. Springfield, 1937, pp 325-336.


01

STONE, Stephen (1761-1782)  of Guilford, Connecticut - A146,M1206

June 1778 to May 1781

Matthews: Military journal; brief notes of his military career; White Plains, Peekskill, etc.; partly domestic notes.

In  The Family of John Stone  by William L.Stone. Albany, 1888, pp 30-33.


03

THOMAS, E.S. (b.1875?)  - American Newsapaper editor - E

Dates Unknown

Reminiscences of the last Sixty-Five Years  Hartford, Case, Tiffany and Burnham, two volumes, 1840, is reported to contain diary material.


01

TURNOR, Philip (1752?-1800?)  of Laleham, Middlesex, England, and Hudson's Bay Company, surveyorA146,C1174,M1207

a) - September 1778 to September 1779

Matthews: Travel log; surveying from York Fort to Cumberland House and return; in this journal and the rest details of topography, navigation, etc. form bulk of entries, with occasional notes on his daily life and adventures, Indians, weather.

b) - September 1779 to September 1780

Matthews: Travel log; surveying journey from York Fort to Albany and Moose Forts.

c) - December 1780 to August 1781

Matthews: Travel log; travel around Albany and Moose Forts.

d) - June 1790 to May 1791

Matthews: Travel log; with Mitchel Oman; occurrences at Cumberland House.

e) - September 1790 to July 1792

Matthews: Travel from Cumberland House toward the Athapiscow country, and back to York Factory.

f) - July to August 1792

Matthews: Travel log; from York Factory to Port Nelson River (North River).

Journals of Samuel Hearne and Philip Turnor  edited by J.B.Tyrrell. Toronto, Champlain Society, 1934, pp 195-491 and 557-577.


01

VAILL, Joseph [The Rev.] (1751-1838)  of Hadlyme, Connecticut - A146,M1208

November 1778 to December 1823

Matthews: Religious diary; religious meditations, reform, revivals, etc.; interesting.

In  Memoir of Rev. Joseph Vaill  by Isaac Parsons. New York, 1839, pp 86-156. Passim.


Van SCHAACK, Peter (1747-1832)  of New York - A146,B115,M1209

October 1778 to March 1782

Matthews: Exile's diary (extracts); voyage to England; his life in London with other American exiles, and travels about England; topographical and antiquarian notes on places, churches, buildings; a note on Fielding; political speculations, reading, surgical operations; interesting and useful.

The Life of Peter Van Schaack  by Henry C. Van Schaack. New York, 1842, pp 132-277. Passim.


02 WEEKS, Joseph (Arksey has Joshua) Wingate  [The Rev.] (1738-1806)  of Marblehead, Massachusetts

A146,B115,M1210

June 1778 to May 1779

Matthews: Exile's diary; the adventures of the loyalist rector of St. Michael's; his exciting escape; the excitements and scandals of the voyage from New York to London; social life in London, parliamentary debates, theatres, sights, and London scene; very entertaining.

Essex Institute Historical Collections  LXII, 1916, pp 1-16, 161-176, 197-208 and 345-356.


01/02

WELLS, Louisa Susannah: See AIKMAN, Louisa Susannah Wells


02/03

WILLIAMSON, John - *M1211,E

See under James COOK:  The Journals of Captain James Cook on his Voyages of Discovery  edited by J.C.Beaglehole. Hakluyt Society.


1779AD


01

ANONYMOUS - A147,M1214

July to August 1779

Matthews: Military journal; Penobscot expedition; cruise from Nantasket, and military operations in Maine; long and fairly detailed notes.

In  Historical Magazine  VIII, 1864, pp 51-54.


01

ANONYMOUS - A147,M1215

July to August 1779

Matthews: Military journal; rebel attack on British ships and troops in Penobscot Bay; details of bombardment.

In  Nova Scotia Gazette  September 14th. 1779. Reprinted in  Maine Historical Society Collections  First Series, VII, 1876, pp 123-126.


01

ANONYMOUS,  French naval officer - A147,M1213

July to November 1779

Matthews: Naval journal; siege of Savannah; details of action with D'Estaing's fleet; ship movements, bombardments, etc.

The Siege of Savannah in 1779  Albany, 1874, pp 9-52. Facsimile of this edition: New York Times and Arno Press, 1968.


01

ANONYMOUS,  British naval officer (?) - A147,M1216

November to October (sic) 1779

Matthews: Sea and military journal; siege of Savannah.

In  Historical Magazine  VIII, 1864, pp 12-16.


01

ANONYMOUS - A147,M1212

1779

Matthews (but not seen by him): Military journal; Western expedition.

Hill's  New Hampshire Patriot  September 16th. 1843.


02/03

ANONYMOUS,  officer of H.M.S. Resolution - *M1217,E

Extract from a Pocket Diary by One of the Officers of HMS Resolution  in Honolulu Mercury   March, 1930, pp 375-382.


ANONYMOUS - B116

June 1779 to February 1783

Matthews: Military diary; an impersonal record of daily news concerning the siege of Gibraltar.

An Authentic and Accurate Journal of the Late Siege  London, no date, 1785?


ANONYMOUS - B116

From August 1779

Matthews: Travel diary; disjointed comments on sights visited, people met, on tour through Derbyshire, Yorkshire, and Lancashire, to Scarborough; pretentiously literary style; of little interest.

Journal of First Thoughts, Observations, Characters, and Anecdotes  London, 1781.


03

ANONYMOUS - E

1779

Account of the Siege of Savannah, 1779, from a British Source  in  Collections of the Georgia Historical Society  V, No. 1, 1901.


01/02/03 - ADAMS, John Quincy (1767-1848)  sixth President of the United States - H327,A170,*M1218,E

a) - 1779 to 1788

The Adams Papers: The Diary of John Quincy Adams  edited by Robert J.Taylor. Harvard University Press, two volumes, 1981.

Note: It is intended that this series, when complete, will prove to be the definitive edition of the diaries; it is, however, a work in progress, and the Memoirs  (c,1 below) remains the best source until the Harvard edition is complete.

b) - August 1787 to September 1789

Matthews: Private diary; social life in Newburyport; detailed picture of life in a small New England town; notes on some journeys.

1. - In  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  1902, pp 295-462.

2. - Life in a New England Town  Boston, 1903, 204 pp.

3. - Extracts relating to Samuel Putnam in  Danvers Historical Society Proceedings  XXVIII, 1940, pp 37-45.

c) - June 1794 to January 1848

Matthews: Private diary; personal and political affairs; an extensive and invaluable record.

1. - Memoirs of John Quincy Adams, Comprising Portions of His Diary from 1795 to 1848  edited by Charles F.Adams. Philadelphia, twelve volumes, 1874-1877. Reprinted New York, AMS Press, 1970.

2. - A selection in  The Diary of John Quincy Adams, 1794-1845: American Political, Social and Intellectual Life from Washington to Polk  edited by Allan Nevins. New York, Longmans Green, 1928; Charles Scribner's Sons, 1951; Frederick Ungar, 1969.

3. - Extracts: Berger (1), pp 383-391; and Dunaway & Evans, pp 195-208.

4. - Discussion: Kagle (2), pp 81-101.

d) - 1835 and 1843

Extracts from the Diaries of John Quincy Adams and Charles Francis Adams Relating to Visits to Nantucket and New Bedford, 1835 and 1843  in  Old Dartmouth Historical Sketches  New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1919.


ANCELL, Samuel (d.1802)  of 28th. Regiment - B116

September 1779 to February 1783

Matthews: Military diary; military life, activities and anecdotes during siege of Gibraltar; minute details in diary and letters.

A Circumstantial Journal of the Siege of Gibraltar  Liverpool, 1784.


03

BARBER, Francis - E

1779?

Order Book of Lieut. Col. Francis Barber  in  Notes from Craft Collection in Tioga point Museum on the Sullivan Expedition of 1779  Athens, Pennsylvania, 1929.


01

BARR, John [Ens.]  - of 4th. New York Regiment - A147,M1219

1779-1782

Matthews: Military journals; mostly brief notes of marches and military affairs; illustrates campaigns of New York Regiment.

In  Orderly Books of the 4th. New York Regiment  edited by A.W.Lauber. Albany, 1932, pp 787-865.


01

BARTON, William [Lieut.]  - of Monmouth County, New Jersey - A147,M1220

June to October 1779

Matthews: Military journal (extract); with Maxwell's New Jersey brigade on Sullivan's expedition; fairly good narrative.

1. - In  New Jersey Historical Society Proceedings  II, 1846, pp 22-42.

2. - In  Journals of the Military Expedition of Major-General John Sullivan  by F.Cook. Auburn, New York, 1887, pp 3-14.


01

BEATTY, Erkuries [Lieut.] (1759-1823)  Paymaster of Western Army - A147,M1221

a) - June to October 1779

Matthews: Military journal; Sullivan's expedition, and Clinton's march down the Susquehannah; moderate interest.

1. - In  Pennsylvania Archives  Second Series, XV, pp 219-253.

2. - In  Cayuga County Historical Society Publications  I, pp 61-81.

3. - In  Journals of the Military Expedition of Major-General John Sullivan  by F.Cook. Auburn, New York, 1887, pp 18-37.

b) - May 1786 to June 1787

Matthews: Military journal; kept while the author was paymaster of Western Army; journey to Kentucky and Ohio; notes on Indian affairs, town and pioneer life; travels to Philadelphia and New York on official business; return journey.

In  Magazine of American History  I, 1877, Part I, pp 175-179, 235-243, 309-315 and 380-384; and Part II, pp 432-438.


01

BEEKMAN, Tjerk [Lieut.]  - of 2nd. New York Regiment - A148,M1222

May to September 1779

Matthews: Military journal; Sullivan's expedition; Pennsylvania and New York.

In  Magazine of American History  XX, pp 127-136.


BELSHAM, Thomas [The Rev.] (1750-1829)  of Bedford and London - B116

January 1779 to April 1826

Matthews: Religious diary (extracts); his life and work as a Unitarian minister in Bedford and London; successor to Priestley; tutor at Daventry; philosophical and religious meditation; his health, and inner life; scientific work.

Memoirs of the Late Thomas Belsham  by John Williams. London, 1833, pp 173-761. Passim.


01

BOWEN, Edward (b.1755)  of Marblehead, Massachusetts - A148,M1223

September 1779 to February 1780

Matthews: Private diary; brief notes of weather, shipping at Marblehead, etc.

In  The History and Traditions of Marblehead  by S.Roads. Boston, 1880, p 391.


01

BOWMAN, Joseph [Maj.] (1752-1782)  born in Virginia, associate of George Rogers Clark

A148,M1224

January to March 1779

Matthews: Military journal; news of capture of Vincennes and Clark's march on the post.

1. - In  Illinois Historical Society Collections  VIII, 1912, pp 20-28.

2. - In  Col. George Rogers Clark's Sketch of His Campaign in the Illinois  Cincinnati, 1907, pp 82-94.


03

BRUTÉ, Simon William Gabriel (1779-1839)  French missionary in America, first bishop of Vincennes, IndianaE

Dates unknown

Memoirs of the Right reverend Simon Wm. Gabriel Bruté, D.D. first Bishop of Vincennes, with sketches describing his recollections of scenes connected with the French revolution, and extracts from his journal  London, Burns and Oates, 1870.


01

BURROWES, John [Capt.] - of 5th. New Jersey Regiment - A148,M1225

August to October 1779

Matthews: Military journal; brief notes on Sullivan's expedition.

In  Journals of the Military Expedition of Major-General John Sullivan  by F.Cook. Auburn, New York, 1887, pp 43-51.


01/03

BUTLER, Walter N. [Capt.] (1750?-1781)  of Johnston, New York - A148,M1226,E

March 1779

Matthews: Military travel journal; march with British corps of rangers along northern shore of Lake Ontario, from Niagara; brief topographical notes.

1. - In  Transactions of the Royal Canadian Institute  IV, (1892-1893), pp 279-283.

2. - In  Canadian Historical Review  I, 1920, pp 386-391.

3. - In  War out of Niagara: Walter Butler and the Tory Rangers  by Howard Swiggett. Colombia, 1933.


01

CALEF, John [Dr.] (1726-1812)  of St. Andrew's, New Brunswick - A148,M1227

June to August 1779

Matthews: Military journal; siege of Penobscot, from British side; notes written up as journal.

1. - The Siege of Penobscot by the Rebels  London, 1781.

2. - In  History of Castine, Penobscot, and Brooksville, Me.  by G.A.Wheeler. Bangor, 1875. Reprinted in  Magazine of History  Extra No. 11, New York, 1910, pp 303-333.


01

CAMPFIELD, Jabez [Dr.] - of 5th. New Jersey Regiment - A148,M1228

May to October 1779

Matthews: Surgeon's military journal; kept during Sullivan's expedition; descriptions of country, and Indian towns.

1. - In  New Jersey Historical Society Proceedings  Second Series, III, (1872-1874), pp 115-136.

2. - In  Wyoming County Democrat  (Pennsylvania) December 31st. 1873 and January 28th. 1874.

3. - In  Journals of the Military Expedition of Major-General John Sullivan  by F.Cook. Auburn, New York, 1887, pp 52-61.


01

CRUGER, John Harris [Col.] - A149,M1229

September to October 1779

Matthews: Military journal; brief account, siege of Savannah.

In  Magazine of American History  II, 1878, pp 489-492.


CUSSONS, George (1734-1817)  of London, Methodist - B116

May 1779 to April 1817

Matthews: Methodist diary (extracts); religious life and work, and introspection and prayers; class work and preaching; notes on Wesley and Methodist societies; social life in London.

Memoirs of Mr. George Cussons  London, 1819, pp 53-212.


01/02/03

DONELSON, John (1718-1785)  of Pittsylvania County, Virginia - A149,*M1230

December 1779 to April 1780

Matthews: Travel journal (extracts); river voyage as one of a party of emigrants to North Alabama.

1. - In  Early Travels in the Tennessee Country  by S.C.Williams, Johnson City, 1928, pp 233-242.

2. - In  Who's Who on the Ohio River  Cincinnati, 1931, pp 21-27.

3. - In  Emily Donelson of Tennessee  by Pauline Burke, Garrett and Massie, 1941.

4. - Journal of a Voyage  Tennessee Historical Commission, 1964.


01

ELD, George [Lieut. Col.] (d.1793)  of Coldstream Guards - A149,M1231

May 1779 to March 1780

Matthews: Military journal (extracts); activities of his regiment, especially in the Jerseys, and some personal notes.

1. - In  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  First Series, XVIII, (1880-1881), pp 73-79.

2. - Memoranda of lieut. Col. Rld of the Coldstream Guards during His Service in America in the Years 1779 and 1780  1892?


01

FAIRLIE, James [Lieut.]  - of 2nd. New York Regiment - A149,M1232

August to September 1779

Matthews: Military journal; Sullivan's Indian expedition; brief notes of the campaign.

In  The Sullivan-Clinton Campaign in 1779  University of the State of New York, Albany, 1929, pp 175-178.


03

FANNING, Nathaniel (1755-1805)  American naval officer, midshipman and private secretary to John Paul Jones on the Bonhomme Richard - E

1779?

The Log of the Bonhomme Richard  Mystic, Connecticut, 1936, 300 copies.


02

FAY, Eliza (d.1817)

(Annotation based upon extracts)

1779 to 1815(?)

Journal letters; lively account of travel through Europe and North Africa with her husband; imprisonment in Calicut by Hyder Ali; marital tensions resulting in separation from her husband; observations on India and suttee.

1. - Original Letters from India; containing a Narrative of a Journey through Egypt and The Author's imprisonment at Calicut by Hyder Ally, to which is added An Abstract of Three Subsequent Voyages to India  Calcutta, 1817

2. - Original Letters from India  edited by the Rev. Walter Kelly Firminger. Calcutta, 1908.

3. - Original Letters from India  (?)  edited by E.M.Forster, 1925. The text of the original edition.

4. - Extract and discussion in  A Various Universe  by Ketaki Kushari Dyson. Delhi, Oxford University Press, 1978, pp 126-128.


01

FELLOWES, Moses [Sgt.] (1755-1846)  of Salisbury, Vermont - A149,M1233

June to September 1779

Matthews: Military journal; moderate account of Sullivan's expedition.

In  Journals of the Military Expedition of Major-General John Sullivan  by F.Cook. Auburn, New York, 1887, pp 86-91.


01

FISHER, Samuel Rowland (1745-1834)  of Philadelphia - A149,M1234

March 1779 to September 1781

Matthews: Prison diary; trial for espionage, life in prison; good, substantial entries upon prison life.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XLI, 1917, pp 145-197, 274-333 and 399-457.

3. - Discussion: Kagle (1), pp 138-141.


01/02/03 - FLEMING, William [Col.] (1729-1795)  born at Jedburgh, Scotland, of Montgomery County, Virginia, soldier and statesman - A149,M1235

a) - 1774?

“Dunmore's War was a 1774 conflict between the Colony of Virginia and the Shawnee and Mingo American Indian nations.

Col. William Fleming’s Journal  in  Documentary History of Dunmore’s War  Wisconsin Historical Society, 1905, 1000 copies.

b) - November 10th. 1779 to May 27th. 1780

Travel journal; in Kentucky as head of the land claims commission; notes on topography, natural history, trade and manufactures; some personal matters, medical details of his own and others illnesses and treatments; hunting; people; settlement of claims, a good, varied and well observed account.

In  Travels in the American Colonies  by Newton D.Mereness. New York, Macmillan, 1916, pp 619-655. Reprinted New York, Antiquarian Press, 1961.

c) - January 4th. to April 22nd. 1783

Diary; kept in Kentucky as a member of the commission to investigate fraud by state employees; topography; health; Indian depredations.

In  Travels in the American Colonies  by Newton D.Mereness. New York, Macmillan, 1916, pp 661-674. Reprinted New York, Antiquarian Press, 1961. See also  Journal of Western Commissioners  in  George Rogers Clark Papers  Illinois State Historical Library, 1926.


FRAMPTON, Mary (1773-1846)  of Dorset - B117

1779 to 1846

Matthews: Country diary; social and domestic life in Dorset; with visits to London, and travel notes; historically valuable.

Journal of Mary Frampton  edited by H.G.Mundy. London, 1885.


01

FRENEAU, Philip Morin (1752-1832) American poet - E

October 15 to November 7, 1779

“… Freneau's expreriences on the Brig Rebecca for a brief time in 1779, recorded in his personal log…”

The log of the Brig Rebecca  in  The Journal of the Rutgers University Libraries  V, No. 2, 1942.


01

GOOKIN, Daniel [Ens.] (1756-1831)  of Hampton, New Hampshire - A149,M1236

May to September 1779

Matthews: Military journal; moderately interesting account of Sullivan's expedition.

1. - In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  XVI, 1862, pp 27-33.

2. - In  Journals of the Military Expedition of Major-General John Sullivan  by F.Cook. Auburn, New York, 1887, pp 102-106.


01

GORE, Obadiah [Lieut.] (1744-1821)  of Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania - A150,M1237

July to September 1779

Matthews: Military journal; Sullivan's expedition; march to Genesee River; military details, and some notes on camp life; fair interest.

1. - In  Wyoming Historical and Genealogical Society Proceedings and Collections  XIX, 1926, pp 219-235.

2. - In  The Sullivan-Clinton Campaign in 1779  University of the State of New York, Albany, 1929, pp 179-188.

3. - In  Bulletin of New York Public Library  XXXIII, 1929, pp 711-742.


01

GRANT, George [Sgt. Maj.]  - of 3rd. New Jersey Regiment - A150,M1238

May to December 1779

Matthews: Military journal; fairly interesting account of Sullivan's campaign.

1. - In  Hazard's Register  XIV, 1834, pp 72-76.

2. - In  Journals of the Military Expedition of Major-General John Sullivan  by F.Cook. Auburn, New York, 1887, pp 107-114.

3. - Extract concerning Butler's march along Lake Cayuga in  Cayuga County Historical Society Collections  I, 1879, pp 73-75.


01

GRANT, Thomas  - surveyor - A150,M1239

July to September 1779

Matthews: Military journal; kept during Sullivan's expedition; surveying route to Genesee River from Easton, Pennsylvania.

1. - In  Magazine of History  First Series, VI, 1862, pp 233-237 and 273-276.

2. - In  Journals of the Military Expedition of Major-General John Sullivan  by F.Cook. Auburn, New York, 1887, pp 137-144.

3. - Extracts in  Cayuga County Historical Society Collections  I, 1879, pp 70-72.


01

GREELE, Thomas  - of Newburyport, Master of the 'General Arnold' - A150,M1240

March to June 1779

Matthews: Sea journal; very brief notes of cruise of the General Arnold; engagements with British ships.

In  History of Newburyport  by J.J.Currier. Newburyport, Massachusetts, 1906, pp 631-632.


01

HALSEY, Zephaniah and RAMSAY, Archibald  - of Quartermaster's Department, U.S. Army

A150,M1241

May 1779 to December 1782

Matthews: Military journal; kept by quartermasters in charge of horses; New Jersey, Hudson River, New York, Yorktown, etc.

In  Pathfinder Magazine  (Washington) September 8th., 15th., 22nd., 29th., 1894.


01/02

HARDENBURGH (or HARDENBERGH), John L. [Lieut.].  - of Rosendale, New York - A150,M1242

May to October 1779

Matthews: Military journal; Sullivan's expedition; usual military details; moderate general interest.

1. - In  Journals of the Military Expedition of Major-General John Sullivan  by F.Cook. Auburn, New York, 1887, pp 116-136.

2. - In  Cayuga County Historical Society Collections  I, 1879, pp 23-59.


01

HARDY, Joseph [Capt.]  - in command of marines on frigate 'Confederacy' - A150,M1243

December 1779 to February 1780

Matthews: Military journal; cruise off New England coast; nautical, with some personal and social details.

In  Seth Harding, Mariner  by J.L.Howard. New Haven, 1930, pp 213-277.


01/03

HINRICHS, Johann [Capt.]  - engineer in the Hessian Jaeger Corps - A151,M1244,

December 1779 to June 1780

Matthews: Hessian military journal; voyage from New York to Georgia; some description of Georgia; expedition to South Carolina; landing in North Edisto; siege and reduction of Charleston; voyage to Phillipsburgh; descriptions and comments in South Carolina. Extracts from German text, with English translation.

In  The Siege of Charleston  by Bernhard A.Uhlendorf. Ann Arbor, 1938, pp 104-363.

Note: James Cummings (5851) has also  Journal  in  Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association  1987.


01/03

HUBLEY, Adam [Lieut. Col.] (1740-1793)  of Philadelphia - A151,M1245

a) - 1779

Matthews: Military journal; with 11th. Pennsylvania Regiment; commencing at Wyoming; military notes and topography; fairly good.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XXXIII, 1909, pp 129-146, 279-302 and 409-422.

b) - July to October 1779

Matthews: Military journal; journal of Sullivan's campaign; fairly good.

1. - In  Journals of the Military Expedition of Major-General John Sullivan  by F.Cook. Auburn, New York, 1887, pp 145-167.

2. - In  History of Wyoming  by Charles Miner. Philadelphia, 1845, Appendix, pp 82-104.

3. - In  A New Hampshire Lawyer in Washington's Army  by Oscar E.Rising. Geneva, New York, 1915, pp 43-95.

c) - James Cummings (6231) has also  Journal of Adam Hubley  Pennsylvania Archives, 1880.


01

LAWRENCE, William [Sgt.] (d.1845)  of Castine, Maine - A151,M1246

July to August 1779

Matthews: Military journal; account of Penobscot expedition and siege of Majabiguaduce, from British side; fair interest.

In  History of Castine, Penobscot, and Brooksville, Me.  by G.A.Wheeler. Bangor, 1875, pp 314-320.


01

LIVERMORE, Daniel [Capt.] (1749-1798)  of Concord, New Hampshire - A151,M1247

May to December 1779

Matthews: Military journal; fairly good account of Sullivan's campaign; military details, engagements; fair narrative, and interesting spellings.

1. - In  New Hampshire Historical Society Collections  VI, 1850, pp 308-335 (normalised).

2. - Partly in  Journals of the Military Expedition of Major-General John Sullivan  by F.Cook. Auburn, New York, 1887, pp 178-191.


01/03

LOVELL, Solomon [Gen.] (1732-1801)  of Weymouth, Massachusetts - A151,M1248,E

July to August 1779

Matthews: Military journal; kept during Penobscot expedition; moderate notes on cruise, and military details.

1. - In  Weymouth Historical Society Publications  No. 1, 1881, pp 93-105.

2. - In  General Solomon Lovell  by Chester Kevitt. Weymouth, Massachusetts, 1976.


01

MACHIN, Thomas [Capt.] - of 2nd. New York Artillery - A151,M1249

April 1779

Matthews: Military journal; Van Schaick's expedition against the Onondagas; brief notes.

1. - In  Magazine of American History  III, 1879, Part II, pp 688-689.

2. - In  Journals of the Military Expedition of Major-General John Sullivan  by F.Cook. Auburn, New York, 1887, pp 192-194.


01

McNEILL, Samuel (1753-1817)  of Hand's Brigade, quartermaster - A151,M1250

August to September 1779

Matthews: Military journal; kept during Sullivan's expedition; mostly a quartermaster's orderly book.

In  Pennsylvania Archives  Second Series, XV, pp 753-759.


01/02

MANNING, James (1738-1791)  of Elizabethtown, New Jersey, president of Brown University

A196,M1251

April to September 1779

Matthews: Travel diary; trip to New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia; observations on estates, taverns, scenery, crops, historical incidents, social and private matters; terse but copious.

In  Life, Times, and Correspondence of James Manning  by Reuben A.Guild, 1864, pp 266-286.


01

MATHEW, George [Lieut.] - of Llandaff, Wales, and the Leeward Islands - A152,M1252

March 1779 to January 1781

Matthews: Military journal; voyage to New York; notes on hardships of military life; account of the André-Arnold affair; monthly post facto entries.

In  Magazine of History  I, 1857, pp 102-106.


MEYRONNET DE SAINT-MARC FAURIS, Joseph - *H267


01

MOODY, William (1756-1821)  of Falmouth, Maine - A152,M1253

July to August 1779

Matthews: Miltary diary; brief notes kept by a carpenter during the Bagaduce expedition; moderately interesting details, movements, etc.

In  Maine Historical Society Collections  Second Series, X, 1899, pp 144-148.


01

NORRIS, James [Capt.] (1739-1816)  of Epping, New Hampshire - A152,M1254

June to October 1779

Matthews: Military journal; with the 3rd. New Hampshire Regiment during Sullivan's expedition; long entries and good descriptions; some interesting spellings.

1. - In  Buffalo Historical Society Publications  I, 1879, pp 217-252.

2. - Partly in  Journals of the Military Expedition of Major-General John Sullivan  by F.Cook. Auburn, New York, 1887, pp 223-239.


02

NOURSE, James, Jr. - *H268,*M1255,E

1779 to 1780

The Journal of James Nourse  in  Filson Club Historical Quarterly  July, 1973.


01

NUKERCK, Charles [Capt.]  - of 2nd. New York Regiment - A152,M1256

May 1779 to December 1780

In  Journals of the Military Expedition of Major-General John Sullivan  by F.Cook. Auburn, New York, 1887, pp 214-222.


03

ORDE, Ralph (1741-1806)  gentleman farmer of Sedgefield, County Durham

1779 to 1798

Farming diary.

Study, survey and brief quotation in  Durham County Local History Society Journal  No. 70, May 2006, pp 15-26.


01

PAGE, Samuel [Capt.] (1753-1814)  of Danvers, Massachusetts - A152,M1257

February to June 1779

Matthews: Military journal; with 11th. Massachusetts Regiment; details of camp life, orders, etc.; formal journal.

In  Essex Institute Historical Collections  IV, 1862, pp 241-249; and V, 1863, pp 1-9.


01

PARKER, Robert [Lieut.] (d.1788)  of 2nd. Continental Artillery - A152,M1258

June to December 1779

Matthews: Military journal; kept during Sullivan's expedition; military details, with some general notes on scenery, camp life, etc.; a poem; fairly interesting.

1. - In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XXVII, 1903, pp 404-420; and XXVIII, 1904, pp 12-25.

2. - In  The Sullivan-Clinton Campaign, 1779  University of the State of New York, Albany, 1929, pp 188-210.


PELL, William - *H269


PEMBROKE, Henry Herbert, 10th. Earl of (1734-1794) - H274,B117

August 24th. 1779 to June 3rd. 1780.

Travel diaries in Italy and France; much interesting personal and social life of the aristocracy abroad.

In  Henry, Elizabeth, and George  edited by Lord Herbert. London, Jonathan Cape, 1939, pp 225-484. Passim. Re-issued as  The Pembroke Papers (1734-1780); Letters and Diaries of Henry, Tenth Earl of Pembroke and his Circle  in 1942. A second volume  The Pembroke Papers (1780-1794)......  appeared in 1950 and contains a diary by George, Lord Herbert (qv) but no further diary by Henry.


01

PITMAN, John [The Rev.] (1751-1820)  of Providence, Rhode Island - A152,M1259

April 1779 to July 1822

Matthews: Clergyman's diary; personal affairs, preaching tours, accidents, unusual sights; brief, but interesting extracts.

A Baptist Preacher and Soldier  in  New England Magazine  New Series, XII, 1895, pp 407-414.


01

REIDHEAD, William (1757-1811)  of Penobscot, Maine - A153,M1260

July to August 1779

Matthews: Military diary; fairly good account of the siege of Majabiguaduce, and British defence; some linguistic interest.

In  Bangor Historical Magazine  V, (1889-1890), pp 226-231.


01

ROBERTS, Thomas [Sgt.] - of 5th. New Jersey Regiment - A153,M1261

May to September 1779

Matthews: Military journal; march from Elizabethtown; Sullivan's expedition; fair account.

In  Journals of the Military Expedition of Major-General John Sullivan  by F.Cook. Auburn, New York, 1887, pp 240-245.


01

RUSSELL, Peter [Capt.] (1733-1808)  born in Ireland, of 64th. Foot Regiment (British)

A153,*C1028,M1262

December 1779 to May 1780

Matthews: Military journal; siege of Charleston; mainly statistical and technical notes.

In  American Historical Review  IV, (1898-1899)  pp 478-501.


RUSSELL, William [Maj.] (1748-1784)  of Boston, Massachusetts - A153,B117,M1263

December 1779 to August 1784

Matthews: Prison diary; kept in Mill Prison, near Plymouth; an interesting and intimate record of the prison life of a highly patriotic American rebel; not so complete and racy as some of the other Mill Prison diaries.

In  Ships and Sailors of Old Salem  by Ralph D. Payne. New York, 1909, pp 124-174.


01

SCUDDER, William  - of Westfield, New Jersey - A153,M1264

August 1779 to October 1782

Matthews: Prison diary; campaigns with New York Line; capture at Fort Stanwix; daily prison life in Canada.

Journal of William Scudder  1794, 250 pp.


SHORTT, Adam - C1065

1779-1810

Matthews: Private diary; life and work of farmer, pioneering in Ontario.

1. - Life of a Settler in Western Canada  Bulletin of Department of History, Queen's University, July 1914.

2. - Queen's Quarterly  XXI, July 1914, pp 71-88.


01

SHUTE, Samuel Moore [Lieut.]  - of 2nd. New Jersey Regiment - A153,M1265

May to November 1779

Matthews: Military journal; details of Sullivan's Indian expedition.

In  Journals of the Military Expedition of Major-General John Sullivan  by F.Cook. Auburn, New York, 1887, pp 267-274.


01

SMITH, Daniel [Gen.] (1748-1818)  born in Stafford County, Virginia, later Senator from Tennessee

A153,M1266

August 1779 to July 1780

Matthews: Surveying journal; member of commission running boundary line of Tennessee between North Carolina and Virginia, Tennessee, and Kentucky; topographical notes of Tennessee-Cumberland region; some personal notes.

In  Tennessee Historical Magazine  I, 1915, pp 40-65.


SPILSBURY, John [Capt.] (d.1838)  soldier - B117

June 1779 to February 1783

Matthews: Military diary; a very concise formal journal of operations; partly technical; no description or personal matter.

A Journal of the Siege of Gibraltar  edited by B.H.T.Frere. Gibraltar, 1908.


02

SPROULE, Moses - *H270,*M1267,E

May 17th. to October 17th. 1779

The Western Campaign of 1779: The Diary of Quartermaster Sergeant Moses Sproule of the Third New Jersey Regiment in the Sullivan Expedition of the Revolutionary War  edited by R.W.G.Vail. Offprint from  New York Historical Society Quarterly  1957.


03

SULLIVAN, John [Major General] (1740-1795) - E

1779

Journals of the Military Expedition of Major General John Sullivan, 1779  Auburn, New York, 1887.


TINDALL, Isabella [Mrs.] (b.1761)  of Scarborough - B117

June 1779 to July 1832

Matthews: Religious diary (extracts); her religious life; domestic, family, and social life; joins Quakers; Quaker meetings at York; York schools, and education of her children; visits to Friends.

Family Memorials  edited by M.A.Harris. Leighton Buzzard, privately printed, 1869, pp 13-166.


01

Van HOVENBURGH, Rudolphus [Lieut.]  - of 4th. New York Regiment - A153,M1268

June to December 1779

Matthews: Military journal; kept on Sullivan's expedition and on march to Pompton, New Jersey.

In  Journals of the Military Expedition of Major-General John Sullivan  by F.Cook. Auburn, New York, 1887, pp 275-284.


01/02

Von HUYN, Johann Christoph [Maj. Gen.] (1720-1780) - A154,M1269

December 1779 to May 1780

Matthews: Hessian military journal; expedition to South Carolina and siege of Charleston. German text, with English translation.

In  The Siege of Charleston  by Bernhard A.Uhlendorf. Ann Arbor, 1938, pp 367-397. Reprinted New York, New York Times, 1968.


03

WALKER, William - E

1779? to 1782?

In  Cumberland House Journals and Inland Journal, 1775-1782, Second Series: 1779-1782  edited by E.E.Rich, Hudson Bay Record Society, XV, London, 1952.


01

WASHINGTON, Elizabeth Foote (d.1812) - M1395

1779 to 1796

Diary and memorandum book by the wife of Lund Washington who managed George Washington's estate during the revolution; widely spaced entries record the births and deaths of children, religious thoughts and her husband's blindness.

In  Weathering the Storm: Women of the American Revolution  by Elizabeth Evans. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1975, pp 335-360.


03

WIKAR, Hendrik Jacob  - deserter from the Dutch East India Company - E

1779

South African exploration.

The Journal of Hendrik Jacob Wikar (1779)  with an English translation by A. W. van der Horst and the journals of Jacobus Coetsé Jansz: (1760) and Willem van Reenen (1791) with an English translation by Dr. E. E. Mossop. Capetown, The Van Riebeeck Society, 1935.


03

WILBERFORCE, William (1759-1833)  philanthropist - B122,E

a) - 1779

Journey To The Lake District From Cambridge, 1779: A Diary Written  by William Wilberforce, Undergraduate of St. Johns College, Cambridge  edited by C.E. Wrangham. Oriel Press, 1983.

b) - 1783 to 1833

Matthews: Personal diary (extracts); his religious life and reflections; personal and private life; his philanthropic work, and labours for the abolition of the slave trade; parliamentary affairs; evangelism; an important record of reform.

Quotations in  The Life of William Wilberforce  by R.I. and S. Wilberforce. London, five volumes, 1838. Passim.


02/03

ZIMMERMAN, Heinrich - *M1270,E

1. - Zimmerman's Account of the Third Voyage of Captain Cook, 1776-1780  translated by U. Tewsley. Wellington, New Zealand, Alexander Turnbull Library, 1926.

2. - Zimmerman's Captain Cook, 1781  edited by F.W. Howay, translated from the Mannheim edition by E. Michaelis and C. French. Toronto, Ryerson, 1930.


1780AD


01

ANONYMOUS - A154,M1271

August 1780 to May 1781

Matthews: Military journal (extracts); pages from the diary of a common soldier; notes on patriotism, discipline, religion, personal items, camp life; moderate interest.

In  Atlantic Monthly  CXXXIV, 1924, pp 459-463.


ANONYMOUS - D163

1780 to 1784

Matthews: Diary; military service in Mysore; capture; sufferings as a prisoner of Hyder Ali at Seringapatam.

1. - Journal of an Officer of Col. Baillie's Detachment  London, 1788.

2. - Captives of Tibu  by A.W.Lawrence. London, 1929.


02/03

ANONYMOUS,  probably British soldier - *M1272,E

A King's Mountain Diary  edited by Mary Hardin McCown in  East Tennessee Historical Society publications  XIV, 1942, pp 102-105.


02

ANONYMOUS,  young woman at Calcutta, using the pen name of Goldborne, or Goldsborn(e)

(Annotation based upon extracts)

From 1780?

Letter journal in fictional framework, probably written retrospectively; it is not clear that this is based upon a contemporary record.

1. - Hartly House, Calcutta  1789 and 1908.

2. - Extract and discussion in  A Various Universe  by Ketaki Kushari Dyson. Delhi, Oxford University Press, 1978, pp 128-133.


01/02

ALLAIRE, Anthony [Lieut.] (1755-1838)  of Fredericton, New Brunswick - A143,M1273,E

March to November 1780

Matthews: British military journal; campaign in South Carolina; battle of King's Mountain; personal and military details; good, lively narrative, with full entries.

1. - King's Mountain and Its Heroes  by Lyman C.Draper. New York, 1929, pp 484-515.

2. - Extract in  Tennessee Historical Quarterly  VII, 1921, pp 104-106.

3. - Diary of Lieut. Anthony Allaire  Arno Press, 1968.


01

ANDERSON, Thomas [Lieut.]  - of Delaware Regiment - A154,M1274

May 1780 to April 1782

Matthews: Military journal (extracts); southern campaign, Delaware, Virginia, South Carolina; some interesting language.

In  Historical Magazine  New Series, I, 1867, pp 207-211.


01

BALDWIN, Samuel (b.1754)  of Newark, New Jersey - A154,M1275

March to April 1780

Matthews: Schoolmaster's diary; kept during siege of Charleston, South Carolina; mainly military details.

In  New Jersey Historical Society Proceedings  II, (1846-1847), pp 77-86.


02

BERTHIER, Louis-Alexander - *H271,*M1276,E

From 1780

Journal  in  Rhode Island History  1965.


03

BINNEY, Horace (1780-1875)  American lawyer - E

Dates unknown

Journal  in  The Life of Horace Binney: With Selections from His Letters  by Charles C.Binney, Philadelphia, Lippincott, 1903.


01

BLANCHARD, Claude (1742-1802)  of French auxiliary army in the United States - A154,M1277

March 1780 to July 1783

Matthews: Military journal; military, social, and political affairs during the Revolution; description of Washington and other outstanding figures; notes on American customs and characteristics; an interesting and important journal. Translated.

The Journal of Claude Blanchard  translated by William Duane and edited by Thomas Balch. Albany, 1876, 207 pp.


01/02

BUELL, John Hutchinson [Capt.] (b.1753)  of 4th. Connecticut Regiment - *H321,A154,*M1543,E

a) - 1780 to 1783

Matthews (but not seen by him): Military journal; fragment of journal describing military affairs in New Jersey, Hudson River region, Connecticut.

Published at Brattleboro, Vermont, 1887, 25 pp.

b) - From 1793

The Diary of John Hutchinson Buell  Columbus, Ohio State Museum, 1957.


01

CARPENTER, John  - of Barnard, Vermont (?) - A154,M1278

1780

Matthews: Scouting journal (extracts); scouting trip from Barnard through Middlesex, Brookfield, Deerfield, and Northfield.

In  History of Barnard, Vermont, with Family Genealogies, 1761-1927  by William M.Newton. Montpellier, 1928, Volume II, pp 71-72.


02/03

CASTRIES, Armand Charles Augustin de la Croix, Duc de (1756-1842) - *M1279,E

April 6th. to September 29th. 1780

A Middle Passage: the journal of Armand-Charles Augustin de la Croix de Castries, Duc de Castries, Comte de Charlus and Baron Castries, 6 April 1780 to 29 September 1780  edited by Sydney W. Jackman. Boston Athenaeum, 1970.


02/03

CHASTELLUX, François Jean, Marquis de (1734-1788)  French General, serving under Rochambeau -

M1280

1780 to 1782

Diary of a major general with the French army in America; journeys from Rhode Island through Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia; observations and descriptions of America and its culture; cities, military installations, topography, natural history; reflections on the progress of the war; meetings with prominent Americans.

1. - In  Travels in North-America in the Years 1780, 1781, and 1782  translated by George Grieve. London, G.G.J. and J.Robinson, two volumes, 1787. Reprinted New York, Gallaher and White, 1827 and Augustus M.Kelley, 1970.

2. - In  Travels in North America in the Years 1780, 1781 and 1782  revised translation edited by Howard C.Rice. Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, two volumes, 1963.

Note: The diary proper occupies less than thirty pages of the second volume.


02/03

CLERMONT-CREVECOEUR, Jean François Louis, Comte de (1752-1824?) - *M1281,E

In  The American Campaigns of Rochambeau’s Army, 1780, 1781, 1782, 1783  translated and edited by Howard C. Rice, Jr. and Anne S. K. Brown. Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1972.


02

CLINTON, Henry [Sir] - *H272,*M1282,E

1780

Journal of the Siege of Charleston  in  South Carolina Historical Magazine  1965.


02

CLOSEN, Ludwig, Baron von - *H273,*M1283,E

1780 to 1783

"A lively account of his campaigns in America as aide-de-camp to Rochambeau."

The Revolutionary Journal of Baron Ludwig von Closen, 1780-1783  edited by Evelyn Acomb. Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, 1958.


01/02

COWDREY, Nathaniel [Capt.] (1759-1841)  of Reading, Massachusetts - A154,M1284

July to December 1780

Matthews: Military journal; at West Point and King's Ferry; bald military details; some bad verses; very interesting spellings.

In  American Monthly Magazine  IV, 1894, pp 412-416.


01

CRABBE, George [The Rev.] (1754-1832)  poet - B131

1780, June 23rd. to July 24 1817 and August 16th.(?) 1822

Literary diary in London; his work; the Gordon Riots; a visit to London in 1817; notes of a visit to Edinburgh in 1822.

1. - In  The Life of the Rev. George Crabbe  by his son. London, 1834. Reprinted, London, The Cresset Press, 1947.

2. - Extracts: Blythe (1), pp 352-355.

3. - The 1817 and 1822 journals are printed in  Selected Letters and Journals of George Crabbe  edited by Thomas C.Faulkner. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1985. The introduction gives useful information about the publishing history and fate of the manuscripts.


03

DEANS, Robert - E

1780 to 1781 (?)

In  The Log of H.M.S. Mentor, 1780-1781: A New Account of the British Navy at Pensacola  University Press of florida, 1982.


01

De BRAHM  - French engineer - A154,M1285

February to May 1780

Matthews: Military journal; siege of Charleston; engineering and artillery notes. Translated.

In  Documentary History of the American Revolution  II, by R.W.Gibbs. New York, 1857, pp 124-128.

Note: See also William Gerard De Brahm.


01/02

De GALVEZ, Don Bernardo - A155,*M1288

October 1780 to May 1781

Matthews: Military journal; official report of successful operations against Pensacola; translated from the Spanish.

In  Louisiana Historical Quarterly  I, 1917, pp 44-84.


01

DEUX PONTS, Guillaume de Forbach [Count] (b.1754)  of France - A155,M1286

March 1780 to November 1781

Matthews: Military journal; kept mostly in New England; long description of revolutionary affairs. French and English texts.

My Campaigns in America  edited by Samuel A.Green. Boston, 1868, 176 pp.


01/02

DROWNE, Solomon [Dr.] (1753-1834)  of Mount Hygeia, Rhode Island - A155,*M1287

a) - October 1780

Matthews: Sea journal; cruise from Providence in sloop Hope, privateer; poetical quotations and literary effusions.

1. - Journal of a Cruise in the Fall of 1780  New York, 1872, 27 pp.

2. - Extract in  Rhode Island Historical Magazine  V, 1884, pp 1-8.

3. - Extracts: Lewis, pp 15-18 (the diarist's name is erroneously given as Downe).

b) - November 1788 to June 1789

Matthews: Travel journal; kept in Marietta, Ohio; description of ceremonies at Indian treaty of Fort Harmar.

In  Magazine of American History  IX, 1883, pp 285-286.


01

HAWES, Matthias (1754-1828)  of Union, Maine - A155,M1289

March 1780 to April 1786

Matthews: Private diary (extracts); brief notes of weather, personal, local affairs.

In  A History of the Town of Union  by J.L.Sibley. Boston, 1851, pp 7, 50, 51, 58, 107 and 161.


01/02

HECKEWELDER, Christian (?) - A155,M1290

October 4th. to 30th. 1780

Moravian travel journal; with Bishop Reichel and his wife from Salem to Littitz; travel and religious notes. This is the return journey, of which the outward leg was recorded in a diary ascribed to Johann Frederick Reichel (qv).

In  Travels in the American Colonies  by Newton, D.Mereness. New York, Macmillan, 1916, pp 603-613. Reprinted New York, Antiquarian Press, 1961.


03

HICKS, Edward (1780-1849)

In  Memoirs of the Life and Religious Labors of Edward Hicks  Philadelphia, Merrihew and Thompson, 1851.


02

HODGES, William (1744-1797)  landscape painter

(Annotation based upon extracts)

1780 to 1783

Travel journal in India; detailed observations of landscape, architecture and people; festivals and customs.

1. - Travels in India, during the Years 1780, 1781, 1782, & 1783  London, 1793.

2. - Extract and discussion in  A Various Universe  by Ketaki Kushari Dyson. Delhi, Oxford University Press, 1978, pp 133-140.


01

HOPE MORAVIAN CONGREGATION - A155,M450

January to December 1780

Matthews (general description of the Moravian diary type): Moravian congregational journals; notes of travel between the various Moravian settlements, domestic and civic life of the community, religious observances, troubles with Indians; notes on newcomers, "love-feasts", etc.; in all, "work and worship". Very interesting records of religious and frontier life, with some German-English spellings of place names etc.

In  Records of the Moravians in North Carolina  (items from Extract der Diarii der Germeiner in der Wachau) edited by Adelaide L.Fries. Raleigh, Edwards & Broughton Printing Co., eleven volumes, 1922-1969. Passim.


01

HOPKINS, Thomas - A155,M1291

August 1780

Matthews: Private diary; brief business notes, while author was employed by Friendship Salt Co. of New Jersey; personal and war matters.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XLII, 1918, pp 46-61.


01

HUBLEY, John - A156,M1292

July 2nd. 1780

Matthews: Journal (extract); statistics on volunteers from Pennsylvania.

In  Pennsylvania Archives  First Series, VIII, p 401.


03

HUMPHREY, William - E

In  Rhode Islanders Record the Revolution: The Journals of William Humphrey and Zuriel Waterman  edited by Nathaniel N.Shipton. Providence. Rhode Island Publications Society, 1984.

01/02

KIRKWOOD, Robert [Capt.] (1756-1791)  of White Clay Creek, Delaware - A156,M1293

April 1780 to April 1782

Matthews: Military journal; with Delaware Regiment in southern campaign; Charleston, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Carolinas; only military details.

Delaware Historical Society Publications  VI, 1910, paper LVI, 277 pp. Reprinted Port Washington, New York, Kennicat, 1970.


01/02

LEE, Jesse [The Rev.] (1758-1816)  of Prince George County, Virginia - A156,M1294

July 1780 to November 1815

Matthews: Personal and religious diary; scattered notes of service in army, and work as itinerant Methodist minister; forming Methodist societies in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts; travel and preaching notes.

Memoir of the Rev. Jesse Lee  by Minton Thrift. New York, 1823, pp 26-335. Passim. Reprinted New York, Arno, 1969.


03

LUNT, Henry  - American naval officer - E

1780

In  The Logs of the Serapis, Alliance and Ariel, under the Command of John Paul Jones, 1779-1780  Naval History Society, 1911, 300 copies.


01

McCLELLAN, Joseph [Capt.]  - of 9th. Pennsylvania Regiment - A156,M1295

August 1780 to April 1782, with gap

Matthews: Military journal; campaigns in New York and the South; revolt of the Pennsylvania Line.

In  Pennsylvania Archives  Second Series, XI, pp 601-614 (diary); 659-706 (diary, letters, etc.); and 709-762 (melange of diaries of McClellan and Lieut. William Feltman).


03

MAGALLON de La MORLIÉRE, Louis Antoine, Chevalier de - E

1780

A French Account of the Siege of Charlestown, 1780  edited by Richard K.Murdoch in  South Carolina Historical magazine  LXVII, July 1966.


02/03

MANIGAULT, Gabriel - *M1296,E

In  Papers of Gabriel Manigault, 1771-1784  by Maurice A.Crouse in  South Carolina Historical Magazine  LXIV, January, 1963, pp 1-12.


02/03

MARTINEZ, Francisco - *M1297,E

In  Forgotten Frontiers: a study of the Spanish Indian policy of Don Juan Bautista de Anza, governor of New Mexico, 1777-1787; from the original documents in the archives of Spain, Mexico and New Mexico  translated and edited by Alfred Barnaby Thomas. Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1932.


MASSY, Cromwell [Col.] - D204

1780 to 1784

Matthews: Diary; service with Baillie's regiment; his capture by Hyder Ali and sufferings in prison.

Diary  Bangalore, 1876.


03

PEET, Josiah [Rev.] (1780-1852) - E

Dates Unknown

In  Memoir, with Sermons, of Rev. Josiah Peet  New York, 1854.


01/02/03 - PENNINGTON, William Sandford [Lieut.] (1757-1826)  of Newark, New Jersey, jurist, later Governor of New Jersey - A156,M1298

May 1780 to March 1781

Matthews: Military journal; with 2nd. Continental Artillery under Knox; campaigns in New Jersey and New York; military and social notes of fair interest.

1. - In  Journal of the Military Service Institution.  IV, New York, 1883, pp 314-329.

2. - In  New Jersey historical Society Proceedings   LXIII, 1945, pp 199-218 and LXIV, 1946, pp 31-42.


03

PHIPPS,  - Pownoll [Colonel]  (1780-1858) - E

Dates unknown

In  The Life of Colonel Pownoll Phipps, with Family Records  privately printed, London, 1894.


02/03

PICKMAN, Benjamin - *M1299,E

Diary and Letters  privately printed, Newport, Rhode Island, 1928.


03

PRENTIES, Samuel Waller  – Ensign of the 84th Regiment of Foot - E

1780 and 1781

Ensign Prenties Narrative  edited by G.G.Campbell. Toronto, Ryerson, 1968. First published as  Narrative of a Shipwreck on the Island of Cape Breton in a Voyage from Quebec 1780  London, 1782.  


01/02

REICHEL, Johann Friedrich  - of Littitz, Pennsylvania, Moravian bishop - A156,M1300

May 22nd. to June 16th. 1780

Moravian travel journal under safe conduct from the British; from Littitz to Salem with ten brethren and four wagon teams; travel and camp details, thieves and accidents; some religious notes.

1. - In  Travels in the American Colonies  by Newton D.Mereness. New York, Macmillan, 1916, pp 586-599. Reprinted New York, Antiquarian Press, 1961.

2. - In  Records of the Moravians in North Carolina  edited by Adelaide L.Fries. Raleigh, Edwards & Broughton Printing Co., eleven volumes, 1922-1969, Volume IV, pp 1893-1895.

Note: The diary is ascribed to Bishop Reichel by Mereness, who assumes the diary of the autumn return, from October 4th. to 30th. to be by Christian Heckewelder (qv). There is some confusion by Matthews and Arksey who record the diary as covering both journeys but give the pagination of the outward section. It has not yet been possible to ascertain whether Adelaide Fries differs from Mereness on the question of authorship.


03

RICHARDSON, William (1768-1865?)  English sailor from South Shields, Durham - H

1780 to 1819

Autobiography, described by the editor as a journal, based in part on contemporaneous records. Voyages and adventures in the merchant service; slave trade; naval service; expedition to St. Lucia; promoted to gunner; Channel fleet; Walcheren Expedition; Peninsular War. A vivid and interesting account with much good detail and incident.

A Mariner of England: An Account of the Career of william Richardson from Cabin Boy in the Merchant Service to Warrant Officer in the Royal Navy (1780 to 1719) as Told by Himself  edited by Colonel Spencer Childers. London, John Murray, 1908.


03

ROCHAMBEAU, Donatien Marie Joseph de Vimeur, Vicomte de (1755-1813) son of and aide to Marechal de Rochambeau - E

1780 to 1783

Journal of military activities in America.

In  Rochambeau: Father and Son: A Life of the Marechal de Rochambeau and Journal of the Vicomte de Rochambeau  New York, henry Holt, 1936.


03

ROGET, Peter Mark (1779-1869)  physician and lexicographer - E

Dates unknown

Travel in the Two Last Centuries of Three Generations  edited by S. R. Roget. London, T.F. Unwin, 1921, is reported to contain diarmaterial.


01

SAAVEDRA de SANGRONIS, Don Francisco de (1746-1819)  special agent of Charles III of Spain

H275

June 25th. 1780 to February 15th. 1783

Private, political and military journal; to Havana to expedite military operations of Spain against the British and to assist the French in the American Revolution; the Battle of Pensacola; Mexico, Guatemala, the Caribbean, Florida; military, financial, diplomatic and social affairs; travel; war news; return to Spain; interesting and valuable.

Journal of Don Francisco Saavedra de Sangronis  edited by Francisco Morales Padron, translated by Aileen Moore Topping. Gainesville, University of Florida Press, 1989.


SCOTT, Samuel (1719-1788)  of Hertford - B118

June 1780 to November 1788

Matthews: Quaker diary; Quaker religious life and ministry; self-analysis; London and Hertford.

1. - A Diary of Some Religious Exercises and Experiences  London, 1809.

2. - Friends' Library  IX, Philadelphia, 1845, pp 363-434.


02/03

SCUDDER, Benjamin (1733-1822) - *M1301,E

Marginal Jottings from the Almanacs of the Scudder Family  in  New Jersey Historical Society Proceedings  LXIII, LXIV and LXV, 1945-1947.


01/02/03 - SEYMOUR, William [Sgt. Maj.] - of Delaware Regiment - A156,M1302

April 1780 to January 1783

Matthews: Military journal; southern campaign, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland; spellings normalised.

1. - In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  VII, 1883, pp 286-298 and 377-394.

2. - A Journal of the Southern Expedition  Historical Society of Delaware, 1896.


02/03

SHERWOOD, Justus [Capt.] (1747-1798)  Loyalist spy, one of Ethan Allen's 'Green Mountain Boys'

-  - *H276,*M1303,E

a) - 1780

Journal of a Loyalist Spy  in  Vermonter  XXVIII, 1928.

b) - 1781

Journal  in  Vermont History  April and July, 1956.

c) - Dates Unknown

Justus Sherman to Gen. Haldimand, with Extracts from His Journal  Canadian Archives, 1891.

Note:  See also  Buckskin Pimpernel: The Exploits of Justus Sherwood, Loyalist Spy  by Mary Beacock Fryer. Toronto, Dundurn Press, 1981.


01

SMITH, Josiah (1731-1826)  of Charleston, South Carolina, merchant - A156,M1304

August 1780 to December 1782

Matthews: Prison diary; surrender of Charleston; civilian prisoner on prison ship; exile at St. Augustine; exchanged and sent to Philadelphia; a rather good journal.

In  South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine XXXIII, 1932, pp 1-28, 79-116, 197-207 and 281-289; and XXXIV, 1933, pp 31-39, 67-84, 138-148 and 194-210.


03

STEELE, Zadock (b.1758) - E

From 1780

The Indian Captive, or, A Narrative of the Captivity and Sufferings of Zadock Steele, related by himself, to which id prefixed an account of the burning of Royalton   Montpelier, Vermont, the author, 1818, is reported to contain diary material.


01

TALLMADGE, Samuel [Capt.] (1755-1825)  of Brookhaven, Long Island - A157,M1305

December 1780 to July 1782

Matthews: Military journal; campaigns of the 4th. New York Regiment; mostly brief notes, military, weather, personal; some poems.

In  Orderly Books of the 4th. New York Regiment  by A.W.Lauber. Albany, 1932, pp 739-785.


TEMPLE, William Johnston [The Rev.] (1739-1796)  of St. Gluvias, Cornwall - B118

April 1780 to August 1796

Matthews: Literary diary; his life and work as a clergyman in Devon and Cornwall; parish life and work; mostly interesting for its strong scholarly and literary interests; his reading and studies; his visits to London and life in literary circles there; his friendship and correspondence with Boswell.

Diaries of Rev. William Johnstone Temple  edited by Lewis Bettany. Oxford, 1929.


03

TROLLOPE, Frances Milton (1780-1863)  mother of Anthony (qv) and Thomas (qv) Trollope - E

a) - Dates unknown

In  Frances Trollope: Her Life and Literary Work from George III to Victoria  London, two volumes, 1895.

b) - From 1827?

Domestic Manners of the Americans: Notebooks and Rough Draft  in  Indiana Quarterly for Bookmen  July, 1948, is reported to contain diary material.


02/03

VILDOSOLA, Joseph Antonio - *M1306,E

In  Forgotten Frontiers: a study of the Spanish Indian policy of Don Juan Bautista de Anza, governor of New Mexico, 1777-1787; from the original documents in the archives of Spain, Mexico and New Mexico  translated and edited by Alfred Barnaby Thomas. Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1932.


02/03

WATERMAN, Zuriel - *M1307,E

1. - In   Rhode Island History  XXI.

2. - In  Rhode Islanders Record the Revolution: The Journals of William Humphrey and Zuriel Waterman  edited by Nathaniel N.Shipton. Providence. Rhode Island Publications Society, 1984.

01

WEARE, Jeremiah (1757-1845)  of York, Maine - A157,M1308

1780 to July 1817, with many gaps

Matthews: Private diary; mostly notes on births, deaths, etc. with some general notes on weather, farming, and personal affairs; some interesting spellings.

In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  LV, 1901, pp 55-58; LXIII, 1909, pp 296-297; LXIV, 1910, pp 180-182; and LXVI, 1912, pp 77-79, 155-160, 261-265 and 311-315.


03

WESTENRA, Harriet Esther (d.1858)   - E

1780's?

In  Long Forgotten Days, Leading to Waterloo  by Ethel Mary Richardson. London, Heath, Cranton, 1928.

Note: The book is described as a "Record based upon letters and seven short diaries written between 1738 and 1815, of the Irish family of Stratford and its descendants in a female line. The account closes with a description of the battle of Waterloo by Sir William Verner, great-grandson-in-law of John Stratford, 1st earl of Aldborough."



03

WETHERELL, John Porrit (1780-1834?)  English sailor - E

Dates unknown

"… the lively diary of a British seaman who was impressed into the Royal Navy to fight the French at the beginning of the 19th century."

The Adventures of John Wetherell  edited by C.S.Forester. London, Michael Joseph, 1954.


02/03

WHEELER, William - *M1309,E

In   Black Rock, Seaport of Old Fairfield, 1644 - 1870  by Cornelia P.Lathrop. Newhaven, Connecticut, 1930.  


03

WHITE, Henry [The Rev.] (1733-1788)  of Fyfield, Hampshire - B119,E

April 1780 to December 1798

Matthews: Clergyman's diary (extracts); brother of Gilbert White; details of his clerical and parish work; social and personal aspects of village life; farming, country work, natural history; social life, and his interest in antiquities, music and nature; very interesting diary, not unlike Gilbert White's.

1. - Notes on the Parishes of Fyfield  by Robert H.Clutterbuck, edited by E.D.Webb. Salisbury, 1898, pp 10-51.

2. - Extracts: Ponsonby (2), pp 133-136.

3. - The Diaries of an 18th. Century Parson: Rev. Henry White, Rector of Fyfield  compiled and edited by Clive Burton. Andover, Hampshire, 1979.   


02/03

WILSON, John - *H277,*M1310,E

Lieutenant John Wilson's 'Journal of the Siege of Charleston'  edited by Joseph Ioor Waring in South Carolina Historical Magazine  LXVI, July, 1965, pp 175-182.


1781AD


01

ANONYMOUS,  soldier of Wayne's force, from Pennsylvania Line - A157,M1311

May 1781 to July 1782

Matthews: Military journal; "itinerary of the Pennsylvania Line from Pennsylvania to South Carolina"; mostly bare details of marches and hardships.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XXXVI, 1912, pp 273-292.


01

ANONYMOUS,  French engineer - A157,M1312

September to October 1781

Matthews: Military journal; siege of Yorktown; tactical and statistical details; added to Du Bourg's journal. Translated.

In  Magazine of American History  IV, 1880, pp 449-452.


01

ANONYMOUS,  chaplain with American Army - A157,M1313

September to October 1781

Matthews: Chaplain's journal; journey from Elk River; siege of York, Virginia; general military details; description of Williamsburg; moderate interest.

In  Massachusetts Historical Society Collections  IX, 1804, pp 102-108.


02

ANONYMOUS - *H278,E

1781 to 1783

Journal of the 1781, 1782 and 1783 Campaigns on the Royal Ship Hercule  edited by Constance D.Sherman, in  New York Historical Society Quarterly  January-April, 1977.


01

ALLEN, Ira [Gen.] (1751-1814)  of Burlington, Vermont - A157,M1314

a) - May 1781

Matthews: Official journal; report of conference with British about union between Vermont and Canada.

In  Vermont Historical Society Collections  II, 1871, pp 109-119.

b) - December 1795 to August 1796

Matthews: Travel journal; journey to England, negotiations for trade treaty between Vermont and Canada.

In  The Vermonteer  X, 1904, pp 210-211 and 239-243.


01/03

ANDERSON, Isaac [Lieut.] (1758-1839)  born in Ireland, of Butler County, Ohio - A157,M1315,E

August 1781 to July 1782

Matthews: Military journal; mainly an account of Lochry's expedition into Ohio; Indian ambush; captivity; list of prisoners; bare details.

1. - In  Pioneer Biography  I, by James McBride. Cincinnati, 1869, pp 278-285.

2. - Probably the same Isaac Anderson in  Loughery’s Defeat and Pigeon Roost Massacre  Bowen Merrill, 1888.

3. - Partly in  Pennsylvania Archives  Second Series, XIV, pp 685-689; and  Ohio Archaeological and Historical Society Publications  VI, 1898, pp 389-392.


01/02

ATKINS, Josiah (d.1781)  of Waterbury, Connecticut - A158,*M1316

January to October 1781

Military journal; enlistment; service in Philadelphia, New York, and Maryland; disgust at discovering George Washington to be a slave owner; discharge through sickness; decides to become a doctor's assistant; full entries; highly critical of Continental Army; comments on leaders, social and camp conditions, and inter-sectional rivalries; poetical quotations.

1. - Extracts in  The Town and City of Waterbury, Conn.  by Joseph Anderson. New Haven, 1896, Volume I, pp 472-480.

2. - The Diary of Josiah Atkins  edited by Steven E.Kagle. New York, Arno Press, 1975.

3. - Discussion: Kagle (1), pp 127-130.


03

BLYTH, Samuel  - British naval officer

September 1st. to 11th. 1781

Very detailed log by the master of HMS Barfleur; weather, signals, navigation and sailing instructions.

A Log Book of His Majesty's Ship Barfleur between the 1st. and the 11th. of September, 1781, by Saml. Blyth Masr.  in   The Graves Papers and Other Documents Relating to the Naval Operations of the Yorktown Campaign, July to October, 1781  edited by French Ensor Chadwick. The Naval History Society  VII, 1916, pp198- 211. Reprinted, New York, New York Times, 1968.


03

BREWSTER, David [Sir] (1781-1868)  Scottish physicist and astronomer - E

Dates unknown

In  The Home Life of Sir David Brewster  by Margaret Maria Gordon, Edinburgh, Edmonston and Douglas, 1869.


01

BROWN, John [The Rev.] (1724-1791)  of Cohasset, Massachusetts - A158,M1317

October to December 1781

Matthews: Clergyman's journal; brief notes, personal, clerical; funerals, etc.

In  A Narrative History of the Town of Cohasset  by Edwin V.Bigelow. Cohasset, 1898, p 312.


CLARKE, Adam (1760 or 1762-1832)  of Dublin - B119

September 1781 to June 1832

Matthews: Methodist diary (extracts); experiences as a travelling preacher in England and Ireland; his studies at Trinity, Dublin; his literary and antiquarian studies and interests; an unusually interesting diary.

An Account of the Religious and Literary Life of Adam Clarke  by a member of his family. New York, three volumes, 1833.


02/03

CHURCHMAN, George - *M1318,E

1781

A Quaker travelling in the Wake of War, 1781  in  New England Quarterly  September, 1950.


01

CLIFFORD, Anna Rawle (1757?-1828)  of Philadelphia - H280,A160,M1319

February 24th. to October 26th. 1781

Private diary of a young loyalist Quaker in Philadelphia; hopes of relief by the British; social affairs of the Friends; behaviour of revolutionaries and their celebration of Cornwallis' surrender.

1. - In  Weathering the Storm: Women of the American Revolution  by Elizabeth Evans. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1975, pp 283-302.

2. - Extract for October 1781 in  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XVI, 1892, pp 103-107.


01/02/03 - COBB, David [Lieut. Col.] (1748-1830)  of Gouldsborough, Maine - A158,*M1320

a) - October to November 1781

Matthews: Military journal; Yorktown campaign; Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York; brief military notes.

In  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  XIX, (1881-1882), pp 67-72.

b) - In  William Bigham’s Maine Lands  Colonial Society of Massachusetts, 1954.

c) - December 1795 to December 1797

Matthews: Private diary; social life in military and political circles; visits to Penobscot, Machias, Boston; many notes about building, farming, and other work on his estate; quite interesting.

In  Bangor Historical Magazine  V, (1889-1890), pp 49-57, 69-76, 116-120 and 134-139.


COOPER, Austin (1759-1830)  Dublin antiquary - B119

December 1781 to November 1815

Matthews: Antiquarian diary; the social and physical scene in Dublin, building, etc.; his scholarly and antiquarian interests.

An Eighteenth Century Antiquary  Dublin, 1942.


01/02

DAVIS, John [Capt.] (d.1827)  of 1st. Pennsylvania Regiment - A161,M1322

May 1781 to January 1782

Matthews: Military journal; in Pennsylvania and at siege of Yorktown.

1. - In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  V, 1881, pp 290-310.

2. - In  Virginia Magazine of History and Biography  I, 1893, pp 2-16.


01

De GALLATIN, Gaspard [Baron] - of Switzerland - A158,M1329

October 1781

Matthews: Military journal; siege of Yorktown; brief military details, followed by statistics. Translated from the French.

Journal of the Siege of York-town  Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office, 1931, 48 pp.


02/03

De LANCEY, Oliver (1749?-1822)  British army officer - *M1323,E

In  Mutiny In January; The Story Of A Crisis In The Continental Army  by Carl Van Doren. New York, Viking, 1943. Reprinted Clifton, New Jersey, Augustus Kelley, 1973.   

Note:  James Cummings  has Orderly Book of the Three Battalions of Loyalists  by Oliver De Lancey. This is General De Lancy, father of the Oliver noted above.


01/02

DENNY, Ebenezer [Maj.] (1761-1822)  of Pittsburgh - *H281,A158,*M1324,E

a) - May 1781 to April 1783

Matthews: Military journal; with 4th. Pennsylvania Regiment; Yorktown campaign; southern campaign; full but impersonal military details.

1. - Military Journal of Major Ebenezer Denny, an Officer in the Revolutionary and Indian Wars  Philadelphia, Lippincott, 1859, 288 pp. Reprinted New York Times, 1971.

2. - In  Pennsylvania Historical Society Magazine Memoirs  VII, 1860, pp 237-257.

b) - July to October 1791

Matthews: Military letter-journal; report to Maj. Gen. Butler, President of Court of Inquiry, concerning Harmar's unsuccessful expedition against Indians in Ohio country; careful analysis and a valuable account.

General Harmar's Expedition  by Basil Meek, in  Ohio Archaeological and Historical Society Publications  XX, 1911, pp 102-108.


DIMSDALE, Elizabeth [Baroness] (1733?-1812)

June 21st. to November 12th. 1781

Diary of a journey to Russia where her husband was to inoculate the Grand Dukes Alexander and Constantine against smallpox; the journey to St. Petersburg; Catherine the Great at Tsarskoe Selo; the return. An unusual, detailed and interesting account by a middle-aged provincial Englishwoman (she was the Baron's third wife) wide-eyed, often bewildered and sometimes naive; delightful.

An English Lady at the Court of Catherine the Great; The Journal of Baroness Elizabeth Dimsdale, 1781  edited by A.G. Cross. Cambridge, Crest Publications, 1989.


02/03

DOEHLA, Johann Conrad - *M1325,E

The Doehla Journal  in  William and Mary Quarterly  July, 1942.


01

Du BOURG, Cromot [Baron] (1756-1836)  Aide to Rochambeau - A159,M1321

March to November 1781

Matthews: Travel journal; voyage to America, travel in Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland; interesting comments on and descriptions of people and places. Translated.

Diary of a French Officer  in  Magazine of American History  IV, 1880, pp 205-214, 293-308, 376-385 and 441-449.


01/02/03

DUNCAN, James [Capt.] (1756-1844)  of Philadelphia - A159,*M1326

a) - October 1781

Matthews: Military journal; fairly good account of the siege of Yorktown; army movements, firing, etc.

1. - In  W.H.Egle's Notes and Queries  (Pennsylvania) Third Series, III, 1896, pp 368-372 and 376-380.

2. - In  Magazine of History  II, 1905, pp 408-416.

3. - In  Pennsylvania Archives  Second Series, XV, pp 743-752.

4. - In  Old Northwest Genealogical Quarterly  VII, 1904, pp 152-159.

b) - 1806

Journal  in  Essex Institute Historical Collections  1943.



DYOTT, William [Gen.] (1761-1846) - A159,B119,C380

February 1781 to April 3rd. 1845

Military life in Ireland, Nova Scotia, England and the West Indies, Egypt and Gibraltar, Walcheren; Luddite riots; elopement of his wife; his sons; country life at Freeford, near Lichfield; advancing years. The whole diary alive with comment, observation and description; people and manners; politics; military affairs; promotion in the service; country life, friends and agriculture; pains and pleasures of his family; increasing age. An excellent diary of a long life.

1. - Dyott's Diary  edited by Reginald W.Jeffery. London, Archibald Constable, two volumes, 1907.

2. - Extracts: Ponsonby (1), pp 314-318.


01/02

FARMAR, Robert Adolphus [Ens.] (d.1804)  of Birdsboro, Pennsylvania - A159,*M1327

March to June 1781

Matthews: Loyalist military journal; with 6th. Foot Regiment of Royal Americans; fall of Pensacola; military and naval actions; graphic and fairly detailed.

1. - In  Historical Magazine  IV, 1860, pp 166-171.

2. - In  A History of Thomas and Anne Billopp Farmar  by Charles F.Billopp. New York, 1907, pp 110-114.


01/02

FELTMAN, William [Lieut.]  - of 1st. Pennsylvania Regiment - A159,*M1328

May 1781 to April 1782

Matthews: Military journal; journey from Pennsylvania to siege of Yorktown; southern campaign.

1. - In  Pennsylvania Historical Society Collections  I, 1853, pp 303-348.

2. - Extract concerning battle of Yorktown in  American Historical Record  I, 1872, pp 254-256.

Note: See also McClellan, 1780.


03

FINLEY, James Bradley [Rev.] (1781-1857)  Methodist minister - E

Dates unknown

“He published several books based on his journals, the most important of which is his autobiography (1853). His writings provide insights into pioneer life in Ohio during the early national and Jacksonian eras and important political issues such as Indian removal and the growth of popular denominations in the West.”

1. - Autobiography of Rev. James B.Finley: Or Pioneer Life in the West  Cincinnati, Methodist Book Concern, 1854.

2. - Wyandotte Mission

3. - Sketches of Western Methodism  Cincinnati, 1854.

4. - Life Among the Indians  Cincinnati, 1857.

5. - Memorials of Prison Life  Cincinnati, 1855.


01

FRIEDLAND MORAVIAN CONGREGATION  - North Carolina - *A159,M450

January 1781 to December 1791

Matthews (general description of the Moravian diary type): Moravian congregational journals; notes of travel between the various Moravian settlements, domestic and civic life of the community, religious observances, troubles with Indians; notes on newcomers, "love-feasts", etc.; in all, "work and worship". Very interesting records of religious and frontier life, with some German-English spellings of place names etc.

In  Records of the Moravians in North Carolina  edited by Adelaide L.Fries. Raleigh, Edwards & Broughton Printing Co., eleven volumes, 1922-1969. Passim.

Note: Matthews gives authors, sources and dates for extracts in minute detail, which are omitted here.


GREVILLE, Robert Fulke [Col. the Hon.] (1751-1824) - B119

August 1st. to September 8th. 1781, November 6th. 1788 to March 4th. 1789 and August 11th. to Sept. 27th. 1794

The diaries of an equerry to George III; his life and duties; the king's illness; the king at Weymouth; people and manners at court; hunting. The diaries of a sympathetic character: the second, dealing with the king's illness is particularly detailed, interesting and valuable.

The Diaries of Colonel The Hon. Robert Greville  edited by F.McKno Bladon. London, John Lane The Bodley Head, 1930.


01

HARROW, Alexander [Capt.] - commander of the 'Angelica' and 'Dunmore' - A160,M1330

August to November 1781

Matthews: Sea journal (extracts); visits to the King's Shipyard at Detroit; extracts of local interest.

In  Burton Historical Society Collection Leaflets  II, 1924, pp 26-29.


03

HOWLAND, Sarah Hazard (1781-1847) - E

Dates unknown

Extracts from the Journal of Sarah Howland  privately printed, New York, 1890.


01

JOHNSON, Thomas [Col.] (1742-1819)  of Newbury, Vermont - A160,M1331

March to October 1781

Matthews: Prison diary; capture and imprisonment in Canada; release and journey home; interesting brief notes.

In  History of Newbury, Vermont  by F.P.Wells. St. Johnsbury, 1902, pp 384-393.


03

KNIGHT, (Ellis) Cornelia (1756-1837)  companion to Princess Charlotte - B120

a) - December 1781 to July 1833

Matthews: Court diary; details of court life; Princess Charlotte; anecdotes and gossip; travel in France and Italy; rather insipid.

Autobiography of Cornelia Knight  London, 1861, Volume II. Passim.

b) - Some extracts from the diary are given in  The Autobiography of Miss Knight  edited by Roger Fulford, London, William Kimber, 1960, which is an abridgement of the 1861 edition concentrating on events up to the death of Princess Charlotte.   


01

McDOWELL, William [Lieut.] - of 1st. Pennsylvania Regiment - A160,M1332

May 1781 to December 1782

Matthews: Military journal; southern campaign and siege of Yorktown; notes of distances.

In  Pennsylvania Archives  Second Series, XV, pp 297-340.


01

MATHIS, Samuel (1760-1823)  of Camden, South Carolina - A160,M1333

March to August 1781

Matthews: Private diary; short notes of unimportant public and private affairs at Camden; brief notes of campaign with Colonel Marion.

In  Historic Camden  by Thomas Kirkland and Robert M.Kennedy. Columbia, South Carolina, 1905, Volume I, pp 400-403.


01

MENONVILLE, M. de  - aide-major general - A160,M1334

October 1781

Matthews: Military journal; siege of Yorktown; brief notes on tactics and statistics. Added to Du Bourg's journal. Translated.

In  Magazine of American History  VII, 1881, pp 283-288.


02/03

MIRANDA, Francisco de - *H284,*M1335,E

a) - 1781

Miranda's Diary of the Siege of Pensacola, 1781  in  Florida Historical Quarterly  January 1951.

b) - 1783 to 1784

1. - The New Democracy in America: Travels of Francisco Miranda in the United States 1783-84  translated by Judson P. Wood. University of Oklahoma Press, 1963.  

2. - Fragments from an XVIIIth. Century Diary: The Travels and Adventures of Don Francisco de Miranda  compiled and translated by Jordan Herbert Stabler. Caracas, Venezuela, La Nacion, 1931.

3. - De Miranda: Tour of the United States 1783-1784  translated by William Spence Robertson. The Hispanic Society of America, 1928.


03

MOLE, Le Comte, Marquis de Noailles (1781-1855) - E

Dates unknown

The Life and Memoirs of Count Mole, 1781-1855  New York, George H.Doran, two volumes, 1924, is reported to contain diary material.


03

MORGAN, Sydney [Lady] (1781?-1859)  Irish novelist  - E

a) - Dates unknown

Diary in Paris.

Lady Morgan in France  Oriel Press, 1971. First published London, Henry Colburn, two volumes, 1817.

b) - Dates unknown

Italy, by Lady Morgan  London, three volumes, 1834, is reported also to contain diary material.

c) - 1829 to 1830

France in 1829-30  London, Saunders and Otley, two volumes, 1831, may also contain diary material.


02/03

MORRIS, Robert (1734-1806)  American merchant - *H285,*M1336,E

In  The Papers of Robert Morris 1781-1784  edited by James Ferguson. University of Pittsburgh Press, nine volumes, 1973- 1995.


MOSELEY, Benjamin - D216

1781

Matthews: Diary; voyage from Jamaica to England; brief.

Included in  Family Memoirs  edited by Sir Oswald Moseley. 1849.


PIERSON, Abraham - *H286


RAWLE, Anna: see CLIFFORD


01

ROBIN, Claude C. [Abbé] (b.1750?)  chaplain to French army in America - A160,M1337

June to November 1781

Matthews: Chaplain's diary; campaign from Rhode Island to Virginia; travel in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia; details about American troops and domestic life in Connecticut; in letter form.

1. - New Travels through North-America  translated by Philip Freneau. Philadelphia, 1783, 112 pp. Reprinted, 1784.

2. - Extracts in  Granite Monthly  IV, 1881, pp 424-428; and  Travels in Virginia in Revolutionary Times  by A.J.Morrison. Lynchburg, 1922, pp 31-37.


01

SANDERSON, Reuben [Lieut.] (1755-1822)  of East Haddam, Connecticut - A160,M1338

July to December 1781

Matthews: Military journal (extracts); march from Hudson River to Yorktown and return; marches and notes of camp life.

In  The Yorktown Campaign and the Surrender of Cornwallis  by H.P.Johnston. New York, 1881, pp 170-173.


01

SHUTE, Daniel [Dr.] (1756-1829)  of Hingham, Massachusetts - A160,M1339

August 1781 to April 1782

Matthews: Physician's journal; brief notes, mainly about his movements with the army during the Revolution.

In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  LXXXIV, 1930, pp 383-389.


01

TILDEN, John Bell [Lieut.] (1761-1838)  of 2nd. Pennsylvania Regiment - A161,M1340

August 1781 to December 1782

Matthews: Military journal; southern campaign, Virginia, Yorktown, North and South Carolina, Maryland, Pennsylvania.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XIX, 1895, pp 51-63 and 208-233.


03

TORNQUIST, Carl Gustaf - E

1781 to 1783

The Naval Campaigns of Count de Grasse during the American revolution, 1781-1783  Philadelphia, Swedish Colonial Society, is reported to contain diary material.


03

TORRINGTON, John Byng, 5th. Viscount (1743-1813) - H279,B120,E

May 31st. 1781 to September 28th. 1794.

Travel diaries of tours in England and Wales. Notes on towns, countryside, buildings, roads, inns, food, weather, people, industries and customs. Well written and observed.

1. - The Torrington Diaries; Containing the tours through England and Wales of The Hon. John Byng (later fifth Viscount Torrington) between the years 1781 and 1794  edited by C.Bruyn Andrews. London, Eyre and Spottiswoode, four volumes 1934 to 1938. Reprinted New York, Barnes and Noble, London, Methuen, 1970 (Slightly inferior production, especially of the illustrations).

2. - The Torrington Diaries; A Selection from the Tours of the Hon. John Byng.........  edited by C. Bruyn Andrews. London, Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1954. Abridged from the four volume edition and with the Welsh Tours omitted.

3. - Extracts: Blythe, pp 307-311.

4. - Byng's Tours: The Journals of the Hon. John Byng 1781-1792  edited by David Souden, 1991.

5. - Rides Round Britain  edited by Donald Adamson. London, The Folio Society, 1996. This is an excellent selection, including material from the Welsh Tours, newly edited and abridged from the original manuscripts.


01

TRUMBULL, Jonathan (1710-1785)  of Lebanon, Connecticut, Governor - A161,M1341

March 1781 to October 1782

Matthews: Political diary (extracts); scattered brief notes; consultation with Washington; journey to Danbury with his family; war news; work at Assembly.

In  Life of Jonathan Trumbull, Sen.  by Isaac W.Stuart. Boston, 1859, pp 528-562. Passim.


02/03

TRUMBULL, Jonathan (1740-1809) - *M1342,E

Minutes of Occurrences respecting the Seige [sic] and Capture of York in Virginia, extracted from the Journal of Colonel Jonathan Trumbull, Secretary to the General, 1781  edited by Charles Deane in  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  XIV, April 1876, pp. 331-338.


TWINING, Thomas [The Rev.] (1735-1804)  of Colchester - B120

August to October 1781

Matthews:  Travel diary; trip to Flanders, and life in Spa and Rhineland towns; touristic notes on sights.

Selections from the Papers of the Twining Family  edited by Richard Twining. London, 1887.


02/03

VERGER, Jean Baptiste Antoine de (1762-1851)  of the Royal Deux-Ponts regiment  - *M1343,E

In  The American Campaigns of Rochambeau's Army, 1780, 1781, 1782, 1783  translated and edited by Howard C. Rice, Jr. and Anne S.K. Brown, Volume I, The Journals of Clermont-Crévecoeur, Verger, and Berthier  New York and Rhode Island, Princenton and Brown Universities, 1972.


WIDGER, William (1748-1823)  of Marblehead, Massachusetts, seaman - A161,B121,M1344

January to December 1781

Matthews: Prison diary; kept by an American prisoner in Mill Prison, near Plymouth; notes on food, treatment, escapes, news from home, etc.; fairly good of its kind.

Essex Institute Historical Collections  LXXIII, 1937, pp 311-347 and LXXIV, 1938, pp 142-158.


1782AD


01

ANONYMOUS,  Irishman - A161,M1345

October 1782 to February 1783

Matthews: Travel diary; scattered but interesting notes on voyage to America, touristic notes on New York City, its people, and social amenities.

In  Bulletin of New York Public Library  XXVII, 1923, pp 891-895.


03

ANONYMOUS, naval officer  aboard H.M.S. Canada in the West Indies

January 21st to February 20th. and April 9th. to 12th. 1782

Log of operations at St. Kitts under Hood (qv); mostly technical but a few good details of life aboard a fighting ship.

In  Letters Written by Sir Samuel Hood  edited by David Hannay in  Publications of the Navy Records Society  III, 1895, pp 64-78 and 123-129.


03

ARRIAGA, Juan Pantoja y - E

1782

Voyage of the Frigate Princesa to southern California in 1782, as Recorded in the Logs of Juan Pantoja y Arriaga and Esteban Jose Martinez  Santa Barbara, 1982.


ASHWORTH, Cornelius  - of Halifax, Yorkshire - B121

1782 to 1816

Matthews: Religious diary; Baptist life and work in Halifax Seminary.

Transactions of  Halifax Antiquarian Society  1916.


01

BALDWIN, Simeon (1761-1851)  of Norwich and Newhaven, Connecticut - A161,M1346

August 1782 to September 1785

Matthews: Private diary (account and extracts); journey of a recent Yale graduate to Albany to take up teaching post; picture of Albany and its inhabitants, Dutch customs, social life; tutor at Yale; reading, taverns, journeys, social life; fairly interesting.

1. - In  New Haven Colony Historical Society Papers  IV, 1888, pp 193-208.

2. - Extracts in  Life and Letters of Simeon Baldwin  by S.E.Baldwin. New Haven, no date, pp 22-231. Passim.


01

FAIRBANKS, John (1755-1796)  of Lincoln County, Massachusetts - A161,M1347

July to September 1782

Matthews: Sea journal; movements and engagements of privateer Wasp off coast of Maine; interesting linguistically.

In  Maine Historical Society Collections  Second Series, VI, 1895, pp 139-144.


02

FORSTER, George (d.1792)  traveller in service of the East India Company

(Annotation based upon extracts)

1782 to 1784

Narrative account of the overland journey from Bengal to England disguised as a Mughal merchant, Turk, Arab and Georgian; difficulties with language, customs and posing as a Muslim; interesting and often entertaining.

1. - A Journey from Bengal to England, through the Northern Part of India, Kashmire, Afghanistan, and Persia, and into Russia, by the Caspian Sea  London, two volumes, 1798.

2. - Extract and discussion in  A Various Universe  by Ketaki Kushari Dyson. Delhi, Oxford University Press, 1978, pp 140-152.


03

HOOD, Samuuel, first Viscount Hood (1724-1816)  naval commander

January 25th. and 26th. and April 9th. to 13th. 1782

Naval commander's journal (in the absence of Rodney); signals, orders, manoeuvres in preparation and during a fight with the French at St.Kitts in January; a more extended but similarly technical account of the preparations for the battle and famous victory of April 12th. Specialist interest.

In  Letters Written by Sir Samuel Hood  edited by David Hannay in  Publications of the Navy Records Society  III, 1895, pp 86-89 and 113-123.


01

INMAN, George [Lieut.] (1755-1789)  of Cambridge, Massachusetts - A162,M1348

February 1782 to January 1789

Matthews: Private diary (extracts); notes of a Tory's life in Massachusetts after the revolution.

In  Cambridge Historical Society Publications  XIX, 1926, pp 61-77.


01

JAY, John (1745-1829)  born at New York, statesman and diplomat - A162,M1349

June to December 1782

Matthews: Diary; kept during peace negotiations in Paris.

The Diary of John Jay  edited by Frank Monaghan. New Haven, 1934, 17 pp.


02/03

MARTINEZ, Esteban José - *M1475,E

a) - 1782

Voyage of the Frigate Princesa to southern California in 1782, as Recorded in the Logs of Juan Pantoja y Arriaga and Esteban Jose Martinez  Santa Barbara, 1982.

b) - July 2nd. to 14th. 1789

Diary record of his capture of the Argonaut, captained by James Colnett (qv), in Nootka Sound.

In an appendix to  The Journal of Captain James Colnett Aboard the Argonaut from April 26, 1789 to Nov. 3, 1791  Toronto, Champlain Society, 1940, 550 copies.


01

MORITZ, Carl Philip (b.1757)  German novelist

June 2nd. to July 14th. 1782

Letter journal of a visit to England; London until June 17th.; a visit to Oxford and a tour in the Midlands, much of it on foot; very good and lively descriptions of places, people and manners; distrust of pedestrians, especially by inn-keepers. A pleasant and valuable account.

Journeys of a German in England in 1782  translated and edited by Reginald Nettel. New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1965. This translation is taken from the German edition of 1785. A translation was published in England in 1795 as  Travels, Chiefly on Foot, through Several Parts of England in 1782, Described in Letters to a Friend  supposedly written by an English lady: this bowdlerised text has been often reprinted, most recently by Oxford University Press in 1924.


01/02

ORR (LEE), Lucinda  - of Virginia - A162,M1350

September to November 1782

Matthews: Private diary; kept on a visit to her relatives, the Lees, Washingtons, and other families in Virginia; social details; written for a friend, Polly Brent.

Journal of a Young Lady of Virginia  edited by Emily V.Mason. Baltimore, 1871, 56 pp. Reprinted Richmond, Whittet and Shepperson, 1976.


OSWALD, Richard (1710-1784)  of Auchincruive, Ayrshire, merchant and commissary-general to the allied forces during the Seven Years War - B121

May 31st. and June 3rd. 1782

Matthews: Public diary (extracts); kept when he was acting as go-between for British Cabinet and Dr. Franklin in Paris, in peace negotiations.

Essays on the Administrations of Great Britain from 1783-1830  by Sir George Cornewall Lewis. London, 1864, First Essay, Appendix.


02

RIDLEY, Matthew - *H287,M1351,E

1782

Diary  in  William and Mary Quarterly 1963.


03

RISDON, Elisha - E

Dates unknown

In   Early History of the Town of Hopkinton: History of East Village (Nicholville) and Vicinity, Diaries of Elish Risdon and Artemas Kent, Soldiers of the Civil War, Genealogical Record of Sixty of the Pioneer Families  by Carlton Sanford. Boston, 1903.


01

ROSENTHAL, Baron (John Rose) (d.1830?)  of St. Petersburg, Russia - A162,M1352

May to June 1782

Matthews: Military journal; account of an unfortunate expedition to Sandusky; some interesting spellings.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XVIII, 1894, pp 129-157 and 293-328.


01

SCATTERGOOD, Thomas (1748-1814)  of Philadelphia - A162,B142,M1353

December 1782 to July 1813

Matthews: Quaker journal; notes of experiences, travels, and work in most of the Quaker settlements in New England and the Atlantic and Southern States; journey to England and Scotland (May 1794 to September 1800); a good deal of personal and social matter, with some literary allusions (Cowper, etc.); quite interesting extracts.

Friends' Library  VII, Philadelphia, 1844, pp 1-225.


02/03

SMITH, John Cotton (1765-1845) - *M1354,E

In  Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin  XIX.


01

THOMAS, Isaiah (1749-1831)  of Worcester, Massachusetts - A162,M1355

a) - July 1782 to September 1804

Matthews: Notebooks (quotations); notes of expenses mostly.

b) - January 1805 to December 1828

Matthews: Private diary (with gap 1808 and a few notes 1796-1797); notes on social and domestic life, and local affairs; clubs and societies; journeys in New England; scholarly and antiquarian interests; extensive and interesting.

1. - American Antiquarian Society Transactions  IX and X, 1909, 414 and 381 pp.

2. - Extracts from above, with diary for 1808, in  American Antiquarian Society Proceedings  New Series, XXVI, 1916, pp 58-79.


01

WALTERS, Michael (1760-1818)  of Fayette County, Pennsylvania - A162,M1356

May to October 1782

Matthews: Military journal; Sandusky expedition; capture by Indians; only brief notes of distances.

In  Western Reserve Historical Society Tract  No. 89, 1899, pp 177-188.


1783AD


01

BERRY, Agnes: see BERRY, Mary - E


BERRY, Mary (1763-1852)  author, friend of Horace Walpole - B121

May 1783 to August 1848

Travel diary; mainly in France and Italy; the usual observations of travellers upon art, buildings, roads, customs, servants and inns; latterly a social diary in England; Little Strawberry Hill; visits, entertainments, gossip; the Prince Regent and court; more travel; life at home with her sister.

1. - Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry  edited by Lady Theresa Lewis. London, Longmans, Green, three volumes, 1865.

2. - Extracts: Ponsonby (1), pp 420-421.

3. - James Cummings (1164) has also  The Berry Papers: Being the Correspondence, hitherto unpublished, of Mary and Agnes Berry  London, John Lane, 1914.


01

BRONSON, Isaac [Deacon] (1761-1845)  of Southington, Connecticut - A162,M1357

August 1783 to October 1802

Matthews: Private diary (extracts); religious introspection; some original hymns and poems.

In  History of the Town of Wolcott  by Samuel Orcutt. Waterbury, Connecticut, 1874, pp 289-291.


02

CHIPMAN, Ward - *H288,*M1358,$E

1783

Diary  in  Essex Institute Historical Collections  1951.


CONRAN, John  - of Moyallen - B122

January 1783 to December 1826

Matthews: Quaker diary; religious experiences, and travels in the ministry, mainly in Ulster.

A Journal of the Life of John Conran  Philadelphia, 1852, pp 75-238.


01

CONSTANT, Silas [The Rev.] (1750-1825)  born at Waterbury, Connecticut - A163,M1359

April 1783 to August 1801

Matthews: Clergyman's journal; notes of personal affairs, religious work, and parish affairs, chiefly at Blooming Grove, New York.

The Journal of the Reverend Silas Constant  Philadelphia, printed for private circulation, 1903, 561 pp.


02

DAVIS, Samuel - E

1783

Views of Medieval Bhutan: The Diary and Drawings of Samuel Davis 1783  by Michael Aris. Serindia Publications and The Smithsonian Institute, 1982.


02/03

FRANCIS, John - *M1360,E

In Search of Cahoone  in  Old-Time New England  Fall, 1969.


FRENCH, G. [Lieut.] - A163,C439

September to October 1783

Matthews: Exploration journal; along the Ottawa River, from Carillon to Rideau, and to the source; thence to St. Lawrence; notes on timber.

Report Canadian Archives  1890, Ottawa, 1891, pp 67-70.


01

FROST, Sarah [Mrs.] (Scofield) (1754-1817)  of Stamford, Connecticut - A163,C445,M1361

May to June 1783

a) - Matthews (Canadian): Travel diary; a woman loyalist's journey from Long Island to St. John River, in what is now New Brunswick.

In  Kingston and the Loyalists of......  1783  by Walter Bates. St. John, New Brunswick, 1889, pp 26-30.

b) - Matthews (American): Sea journal; aboard the Two Sisters during voyage to Nova Scotia; hardships of a loyalist.

In  The Frost Genealogy  by J.C.Frost. New York, 1912, pp 396-397.


03

GOULD, William  - tenant farmer and agent for the Duke of Devonshire - E

1783 to 1788

Diary record of estate management in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire; lettings; rent collections; travel details; disputes; enclosures; poaching; the Nottingham election of 1784; affairs of Welbeck Abbey.

Ducal Estate Management in Georgian Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire: The Diary of William Gould, 1783-1788  edited by Michael Hanson. Nottingham, Thoroton Society Record Series XLIV, 2006.


01/03

HALLOCK, Jeremiah [The Rev.] (1758-1826)  of Ware, Massachusetts, and Canton, Connecticut

A163,M1362

August 1783 to May 1826

Matthews: Clergyman's diary; notes, personal reflections, and social affairs; two missions to Vermont; visits, sermons, prayers, fasting; reading.

In  The Godly Pastor: Life of Rev. Jeremiah Hallock of Canton  by Cyrus Yale. New York and Boston, 1854, pp 31-301. Passim.

Note: James Cummings (5290) has  Life of Jeremiah Hallock  New York, 1828.


01

HEATH, Betsey (1769-1853)  of Brookline, Massachusetts - A163,M1363

May to December 1783 and December 1790 to January 1791

Matthews: Private diary; entertaining diary of family, social, and personal affairs; parties, dresses, meals, junketings; second diary describes celebrations at her brother's wedding; a good diary.

In  The Crafts Family  by J.M. and W.F. Crafts. Northampton, 1893, pp 694-699.


HERBERT, George Augustus, Lord (1759-1827)  afterwards eleventh Earl of Pembroke

October 22nd. 1783 to December 31st. 1783

Diary in France; mainly concerned with inconveniences and ailments.

The Pembroke Papers (1780-1794); Letters and Diaries of Henry, Tenth Earl of Pembroke and his Circle  edited by Lord Herbert. London, Jonathan Cape, 1950, pp 238-254.


HUTCHESON, Charles (1752?-1818)  Glasgow merchant - B122

July to August 1783

Matthews: Travel diary; journey to Arran, Argyllshire; lively descriptions of places and people, and social pictures.

Scottish Historical Review  1918-1919, pp 89-131.


01

KÖHLER (KOEHLER), John Daniel [The Rev.]  - of Salem, North Carolina - A163,M1364

September 1783 to June 1784

Matthews: Moravian travel diary; a short account of the voyage and shipwreck of the Single Brethren; Amsterdam to America; storm, shipwreck off West Indies, refuge in Barbados; journey to Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Bethlehem.

In  Records of the Moravians in North Carolina  edited by Adelaide L.Fries. Raleigh, Edwards & Broughton Printing Co., eleven volumes, 1922-1969, Volume V, pp 1964-1975.


01

LEWIS, Joseph  - of Morristown, New Jersey - A163,M1365

November 1783 to November 1795

Matthews: Private diary; mainly notes of business, legal, and farming affairs; some notes on weather, social, and family matters.

In  New Jersey Historical Society Proceedings  LIX, 1941, pp 155-173 and 263-282; LX, 1942, pp 58-66, 124-137, 199-209 and 254-269; LXI, 1943, pp 47-56, 115-129 and 194-200; and LXII, 1944, pp 35-53, 106-117, 167-180 and 217-236.


01/02

LIVINGSTON, Anne Home [Mrs.] (née Shippen) (1763-1841)  of Philadelphia - A163,M1366

April 1783 to December 1791, with gaps

Matthews: Private diary; an excellent lively record of her social life, love affairs, and tragic marriage; rattling style, gossipy notes of belle of Philadelphia.

1. - Nancy Shippen, Her Journal Book: The International Romance of a Young Lady of Fashion of Colonial Philadelphia with Letters to Her and about Her  edited by Ethel Armes. Philadelphia, Lippincott, 1935, 349 pp including letters and editorial commentary. Reprinted New York, Arno, 1968.

2. - Extract and discussion in Bunkers & Huff, pp 38-55; and Kagle (1), pp 92-97.

3. - Extracts: Culley, pp 56-68.


01

MACAULAY, Alexander (d.1798)  of Yorktown, Virginia - A164,M1367

February to March 1783

Matthews: Private diary; kept at Yorktown; an interesting, flippant account of life in the South; shows influence of Sterne's school of sentimentalists.

In  William and Mary College Quarterly  XI, (1902-1903), pp 183-191.


01

McCULLY, George (d.1793)  of Pittsburgh, etc. - A164,M1368

June to July 1783

Matthews: Travel diary (fragment); itinerary of Ephraim Douglas to Detroit; council with Indians at the Delaware town.

Ephraim Douglas and His Times  by C.M.Burton, in  Magazine of History  Extra No. 10, New York, 1910, pp 39-49.


01

SCHNEIDER, Martin (1756-1806)  of Wachovia, North Carolina - A164,M1369

December 1783 to January 1784

Matthews: Moravian travel journal; from Salem to Long Island, and thence to the Upper Cherokee towns on the Tennessee River; notes on travel difficulties, companions, religion, Indians and their customs.

1. - In  Early Travels in the Tennessee Country  by S.C.Williams. Johnson City, 1928, pp 250-265.

2. - In  Records of the Moravians in North Carolina  edited by Adelaide L.Fries. Raleigh, Edwards & Broughton Printing Co., eleven volumes, 1922-1969, Volume V, pp 1976-1988.


01

SCHOEPF, Johann David (1752-1800)  born at Weinsiedel, Germany - A164,M1370

1783 to 1784

Matthews: Travel diary; travel in the Confederation as far as Pittsburgh, and thence to Florida; narrative and scenery notes; fairly interesting. Translated.

Travels in the Confederation  edited by A.J.Morrison. Philadelphia, two volumes, 1911.


01

SMITH, James [The Rev.] (1757-1800)  of Powhaten County, Virginia - A164,M1371

a) - October to December 1783

Matthews: Travel diary; from Powhaten County to Kentucky, with his brother George; notes on scenery, hazards, sickness, disappointment over Kentucky, antislavery sentiments.

b) - October to December 1795

Matthews: Travel diary; through Kentucky and the Old Northwest; Gallipolis, Blue Licks, Lexington, Cincinnati, Great Miami, Frankfort, Cumberland Gap; many notes on scenery and natural phenomena; some character sketches and pleasant details of minor adventures; an interesting diary.

c) - August to November 1797

Matthews: Travel diary; into Kentucky and the Northwest; Ohio, Plainfield, Little Miami, Columbia, Chillicothe, Deerfield, Lexington; pleasant descriptions.

In  Ohio Archaeological and Historical Quarterly  XVI, 1907, edited by J.Morrow, pp 352-401.


02

SNOWDEN, Gilbert Tennent - *H289,E

From 1783

Journal  in  Princeton University Library Chronicle  1953.


03

JOHN Thomas (1751?-1822)  of Hudson's Bay Company - E

1783? to 1785?

In  Moose Fort Journals 1783-1785  by E.E.Rich. Hudsons Bay Record Society, XVII.  


03

VERME, Francesco dal, Count - E

1783 to 1784

Seeing America and Its Great Men: The Journal and Letters of Count Francesco dal Verme, 1783-1784  edited and translated by Elizabeth Cometti. Charlottesville, University press of Virginia, 1969.


WHALLEY, Thomas Sedgewick [Dr.] (1746-1828)  of Mendip Lodge, Somerset - B122

1783 to 1786?

Matthews: Travel diaries; travel journeys in England; London, Bath; social life and society; long notes.

Journals and Correspondence of Thomas Sedgewick Whalley  edited by The Rev. Hill Wickham. London, two volumes, 1863.


WILSON, Henry [Capt.] - D330

1783

Matthews: Journal; shipwreck and experiences among natives of Pelew Islands; native life.

Account of the Pelew Islands  by George Keate. London, 1788.


1784AD


01

ANONYMOUS - A164,M1372

March to September 1784

Matthews: Sea journal; voyage of ship United States (Capt. Thomas Bell) from Philadelphia to China and Pondicherry; said to be first American voyage to India; more general notes than usual log entries; descriptions of Sumatra, Pondicherry, etc., and natural history.

1. - In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  LV, 1931, pp 225-258.

2. - In  Americana (American Historical Magazine)  XXXII, 1938, pp 284-304.


01

ADAMS, Abigail (1765-1813)  of Braintree, Massachusetts, daughter of John Adams - A165,M1373

August 1784 to November 1787

Matthews: Travel diary; social life in Europe; a very pleasant feminine journal.

1. - Journal and Correspondence of Miss Adams  New York, 1841, pp 1-96.

2. - Selection in  An Autobiography of America  by Mark Van Doren. New York, 1929, pp 188-191.


ADAMS, Abigail Smith - *H291


AIKIN, John [Dr.] (1747-1822)  physician and critic - B122

July 1784

Matthews: Travel diary; a trip in Holland and Belgium; usual touristic notes.

Memoir of John Aitkin  by Lucy Aitkin. London, 1823, Volume I, pp 65-96.


01

BADCOCK, Josiah [The Rev.] (1752-1831)  of Andover, New Hampshire - A165,M1374

November 1784 to June 1818

Matthews: Clergyman's diary; brief scattered notes of local, family, church, and personal matters.

In  History of the Town of Andover  by J.R.Eastman. Concord, New Hampshire, 1910, pp 313-314.


03

BARRÈS, Jean-Baptiste Auguste (1784-1849)  officer of the Napoleonic Imperial Guard

Dates unknown

“… souvenirs taken day by day on small notebooks, tell his ‘Route’ through his days of march and cantonments, in France , Germany , as well as in Poland , Prussia , Italy , Spain and Portugal.”

Memoirs of a French Napoleonic Officer  George Allen and Unwin, 1925.


02

BUTLER, Samuel Edward - *H292,*M1375,E

From 1784

Diary  in  Georgia Historical Quarterly  LII, 1968.


01/02

COKE, Thomas [The Rev. Dr.] (1747-1814)  Methodist bishop - A165,*M1376

September 1784 to June 1790

Matthews: Travel journal; travel and Methodist meetings in New England and Atlantic States; five visits to America (although second, third, and fifth were to West Indies).

Extracts from the Journals of the Rev. Dr. Coke's Five Visits to America  London, 1793, 195 pp.


01

COWDIN, Thomas [Capt.] (1720-1792)  of Fitchburg, Massachusetts - A165,M1377

May to June 1784

Matthews: Legal diary; attendance at the General Court, and notes of proceedings; very interesting spellings.

In  Fitchburg Historical Society Collections  I, (1892-1894), pp 137-146.


03

DRAYTON, William - E

1784

William Drayton’s Journal of a 1784 Tour of the South Carolina Backcountry  edited by Keith Krawczynski in  South Carolina Historical Magazine  XCVII, July, 1996.


ENTWISLE, Joseph [The Rev.] (1767-1841)  Methodist, of Manchester - B123

February 1784 to April 1840

Matthews: Methodist diary (extracts); Methodist religious introspection; circuit work, mostly in Yorkshire; travels, meetings, conferences, preaching, and personal life.

Memoir of Rev. Joseph Entwisle  by his son. Bristol, 1848 pp 16-546. Passim.


01

EVANS, Griffith (1760-1845)  of Warwick, Pennsylvania - A165,M1378

September 1784 to January 1785

Matthews: Treaty journal (extract); kept while he was clerk to the Pennsylvania commissioners at Fort Stanwix and Fort McIntosh, making treaties with Indians; notes on travel, private affairs, places, people, etc.; full and good entries.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  LXV, 1941, pp 202-233.


01

EWING, John [The Rev. Dr.] (1732-1802)  of Philadelphia, provost of University of Pennsylvania

A165,M1379

May to July 1784

Matthews: Travel journal; memorandum book of journey to settle Pennsylvania boundary; surveying and topographical notes.

In  Pennsylvania Archives  Sixth Series, XIV, pp 3-20.


03

GARDNER, Edmund (1784-1875)  whaling captain - E

Dates unknown

“Recent studies suggest that Gardner who was seriously injured by a whale was the subject and model for Melville’s Captain Ahab.”

Captain Edmund Gardner of Nantucket and New Bedford Mass.: His Journal and His Family  compiled and edited by John M.Bullard, New Bedford, 1958.


02

GREEN, John - *H293,*M1380,E

From 1784

Journal of the Ship Empress of China  in  American Neptune  X and XI, 1950 and 1951.


01

GUEST, Moses (b.1755)  of Cincinnati, Ohio - A165,M1381

March 1784 to November 1817

Matthews: Travel diary (extracts); travel in West Indies, Bermuda, etc.; journey from New Jersey to Montreal and Quebec; description of trade, etc., of Cincinnati; notes on scenery and towns.

In  Poems on Several Occasions; To Which Are Annexed Extracts from a Journal  Cincinnati, 1823, pp 83-160. Reprinted, Cincinnati, 1824.


03

HICKMAN, William (1747-1834)  founder the Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church, Kentucky - E

From 1784?

Records of the Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church, Kentucky  in  Religion of the American Frontier  by William Sweet. Holt, 1931.


03

HOOLE, John (1727-1803)  friend of Samuel Johnson - E

1709

“John Hoole’s description of Johnson’s last 23 days, during which Hoole visited him daily.”

Journal Narrative Relative to Doctor johnson’s Last Illness  Iowa City, Windhover Press, 1972, 250 copies.

Note: A version of this account was published in the European Magazine  1799. It is not clear whether the Windhover printing is this, or the full account which exists in manuscript.


01

LAWRENCE, Love [Miss] (1754-1803)  of Lincoln, Massachusetts and Liscard, Cornwall

A165,B123,M1382

July 1784

Matthews: Travel diary; voyage to Devon, and the people she met.

Journal of American History  III, pp 441-446.


01

LEADBETTER, Mary (1758-1826)  of Ballitore - A166,M1383

March 1784 to December 1820

Matthews: Travel diary (brief and scattered extracts); notes of American visitor to Friends in Ireland; personalia.

In  Journal of the Friends' Historical Society  XXXVII, 1940, pp 25-28.


01

LEE, Arthur (1740-1792)  of Richmond, Virginia - A166,M1384

November to December 1784

Matthews: Treaty journal; journey to treat with northwestern Indians, beginning from Carlisle to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; account of treaty; literary style, with quotations from Milton and Pope; fairly interesting.

1. - In  Life of Arthur Lee  by R.L.Lee. Boston, 1829, Volume II, pp 377-399.

2. - In  The Olden Time  by N.B.Craig. Pittsburgh, 1847, Volume II, pp 334-344. Reprinted, Cincinnati, 1876.

3. - Probably this Arthur Lee in  Pen Pictures of Early Western Pennsylvania  University of Pittsburgh Press, 1938.


01

LIPSCOMB, John  - of Halifax, Nova Scotia, merchant - A166,M1385

June to August 1784

Matthews: Travel journal; from Halifax to Cumberland County, North Carolina; lively and interesting notes; some interesting language.

In  Early Travels in the Tennessee Country  by S.C.Williams. Johnson City, 1928, pp 272-279.


03

LOWRIE, Walter Macon [The Rev.] (1819-1847)  American missionary - E

Dates unknown

In  Memoirs of the Rev. Walter M.Lowrie, Missionary to China  New York, R.Carter and Brothers, 1849.


01

MINOT, George Richards (1758-1802)  of Boston, judge - A166,M1386

December 1784 to January 1800

Matthews: Private diary (extracts); notes on Shay's Rebellion, and public affairs.

In  Massachusetts Historical Society Collections  First Series, VIII, 1802, pp 93-95.


01

MUHLENBERG, John Peter Gabriel [Gen.] (1746-1807)  of Woodstock, Virginia, and Philadelphia

A166,M1387

February to June 1784

Matthews: Travel diary; trip to Kentucky to look after bounty lands of himself and friends; notes on travel, towns, topography, weather; with letters.

In  The Life of Major-General Peter Muhlenberg  by H.A.Muhlenberg. Philadelphia, 1849, Appendix, pp 425-453.


03

PERRAULT (or PERROT), Jean Baptiste (1763 - 1844) - E

1783 to 1784

Dated narrative of a trade expedition, led by Alexander Kay, to the heights separating the Mississippi and the Great Lakes drainage basins, west of the headwaters of Lake Superior.

In  Michigan Pioneer and Historical Collections  XVI, 1910.


RATHBONE, Hannah Mary (1761-1839)  of Greenbank, Lancashire - B124

April 1784 to November 1809

Matthews: Social diary (selections); social, family, and domestic; notes of visitors; illnesses and remedies; Quaker life and meetings; visits, weather; reading; visits to new factories, Liverpool, etc.; education of children.

Reynolds-Rathbone Diaries  edited by Mrs. E. Greg. London, privately printed, 1905, pp 19-149.


03

REDMAN, John - E

1784

Log and Journal of the Ship United States on a Voyage from Philadelphia to China in 1784  edited by Samuel W.Woodhouse in  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  1931.

Note: The title is in error; the ship went not to China but to the French colony of Pondicherry in India and returned from there to Philadelphia. See also REDMAN, Thomas.


03

REDMAN, Thomas  - ship’s surgeon of the United States - E

1784

The First American Voyage to India: Being Excerpts from the Log of the Ship United States from Philadelphia, 1784  in  Americana Illustrated  1938.

Note: The confusion referred to in the note under REDMAN, John (qv) may extend to the identity of the author of the document. -   


01/03

ROBERTSON, Daniel [Capt.] - of 48th. Regiment - A166,M1388

June 1784

Matthews: Travel journal; from Michilimackinac to Lake Superior.

In  Michigan Pioneer Collections  IX, pp 643-646.

Note: James Cummings (10441) has  Captain Robertson’s Journal, Canadian Archives, 1887  but the relevant volume apparently has many references but no sustained extracts.


03

ROCHEFOUCAULD, François de la (1765-1848)  French aristocrat - E

a) - 1784

Journal of a year in Suffolk; Bury St. Edmunds; travels in East Anglia; customs and manners of the English; agriculture and stock breeding; a general election.

A Frenchman's Year in Suffolk  edited by Norman Scarfe. Woodbridge, Boydell, for Suffolk Records Society, Volume XXX, 1988.

b) - 1785

Letter diary of English travel, with his brother, Alexandre (qv) and their tutor; Suffolk; Northwich salt mines; Manchester textiles; Liverpool; Coalbrookdale and the iron bridge; Birmingham; Coventry; more conventional sightseeing in Stratford, Oxfordshire, Avebury in the snow, Plymouth, Salisbury, Stonehenge, Wilton, Windsor and the Dover road.

Innocent Espionage: The La Rochefoucauld Brothers' Tour of England in 1785  edited by Norman Scarfe. Woodbridge, Boydell and Brewer, 1995.

Note: James Cummings (10488) has  A Frenchman in England  Cambridge, 1933.  


01/02/03 - RUSH, Benjamin (1745-1813)  of Philadelphia - *H294,A182,*M1389,E

a) - 1784

Journal of a Trip to Carlisle in 1784  in  Pennsylvania Magazine of History  1950.

b) - March 1792 to January 1813

Matthews: Private diary; notes of public affairs and public business; visits and social matters; meetings with various eminent scientists (Priestley, etc.); short biographies; a useful record.

In  A Memorial of Dr. Benjamin Rush  by Louis A.Biddle. Lanoraie, 1905, pp 133-215.

c) - The Autobiography of Benjamin Rush: His "Travels Through Life" Together with His Commonplace Book for 1789-1813  edited by George W.Corner, Princeton University Press for the American Philosophical Society, 1948, is reported to contain diary material.


01

SAILLY, Peter (1754-1826)  of Plattsburg, New York - A166,M1390

May to August 1784

Matthews: Travel diary; Philadelphia, Albany, Johnstown, Fort Stanwix, Lake Schuyler, Fort Edward, Crown Point, Isle aux Nois, St. John; notes on scenery, visits, fishing, etc.

Peter Sailly; a Pioneer of the Champlain Valley  in  New York State Library History Bulletin  No. 12, 1919, pp 58-70.


01

SARGENT, Winthrop (1753-1820)  of Gloucester, Massachusetts - A166,M1391

a) - 1784

Matthews: Journal; minutes of the general meeting, Society of the Cincinnati.

In  Pennsylvania Historical Society Memoirs  VI, 1858, pp 57-115.

b) - October to December 1791

Matthews: Military journal; St. Clair's disastrous expedition against the Indians; full, and very critical notes; lengthy account of the defeat.

Diary of Col. Winthrop Sargent  Wormsloe, North Carolina, 1851, 58 pp. Reprinted in  Ohio Archaeological and Historical Quarterly  XXXIII, 1924, pp 237-273.

c) - October 1793 to December 1795

Matthews: Private diary (extracts); items of general interest, weather, social, etc.; visit to Washington at Mount Vernon and to Philadelphia; notes on Indian hostilities and difficulties at Cincinnati; horticultural notes.

In  Ohio Archaeological and Historical Quarterly  XXXIII, 1924, pp 273-282.


01

SCOTT, Job [The Rev.] (1751-1793)  born at Providence, Rhode Island - A167,M1392

June 1784 to November 1793

Matthews: Quaker missionary journal; religious reflections and self-criticism; visit to Friends in New York State, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey; trials and illnesses; visit to southern states; wife's sickness; visit to Connecticut; tour in England and Ireland.

Journal of the Life, Travels, and Gospel Labours of.... Job Scott  Warrington, 1798, pp 93-268.


01

SHAW, Samuel [Maj.] (1754-1794)  of Boston, first American consul at Canton - A167,M1393

February 1784 to July 1789

Matthews: Consular journal; first and second voyages to Canton, visit to Bengal, return to Canton, and voyage home; partly diary, partly narrative; valuable details of American commerce with China and the East, a good picture of Chinese life; formal style.

The Journals of Major Samuel Shaw  Boston, 1847, pp 131-334.


SHERIDAN, Elizabeth (1758-1837) - H295

September 30th. 1784 to September 16th. 1786 and July 21st. 1788 to March 28th. 1790.

Described by its author as a Journal, these are the weekly letters from R.B.Sheridan's younger sister in England to her elder sister in Dublin, the series is not quite complete. Life with her father; London; Tunbridge Wells; Bath; courtship; 'the respectable Bohemia' of actors, artists and writers. Impeachment of Warren Hastings described.

Betsy Sheridan's Journal; Letters from Sheridan's Sister, 1784-86 and 1788-1790  edited by William LeFanu. London, Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1960.


01

SHOEMAKER, Samuel (d.1800)  of Philadelphia - A167,M1394

October 10th. 1784

Matthews: Private diary (extract); a loyalist's conversation with George III.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  II, 1878, pp 35-39.


03

SPOHR, Louis (Ludwig) (1784-1859)  German composer, violinist and conductor - E

Dates Unknown

The Musical Journeys of Louis Spohr  translated and edited by Henry Pleasants, Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1961, is reported to contain diary material.


02

STROTHER, [Mr.] (b.1763)  draper's assistant, of York - B124

August 8th. 1784 to July 17th. 1785

Private diary, at first at Hull and then at York; his work, friends, social and local events; notes of trade, prices and tradesmen; buildings; health, weather, the journey from Hull to York; some naive moral philosophising, hopes and fears; aphorisms; religion; a debating society and its dissolution; a brief attempt to keep his diary hour by hour; a varied and interesting account at the close of which he concludes that "it is not proper for a tradesman to keep a diary".

1. - Strother's Diary; Written by a Tradesman of York and Hull, 1784-1785  edited by Caesar Caine. London, 1912.

2. - Extracts:  Ponsonby (1), pp 237-241.


03

TRENCHARD, Edward [Captain] 91784-1824) and Stephen Decatur [Rear Admiral] (1818-1823)  US naval officers - E

Dates Unknown

The journals and papers have been reduced by the editor to a third person narrative and it is difficult to discern the form of the original documents.

 Reminiscences of the Old Navy: From the Journals and Private Papers of Captain Edward Trenchard and Rear Admiral Stephen Decatur Trenchard  by Edgar Stanton Maclay. New York, Putnam, 1898.


03

UMFREVILLE, Edward (b.1755)  employee of the North West Company - E

1784

Nipigon to Winnipeg: A canoe voyage through western Ontario by Edward Umfreville in 1784, with extracts from the writings of other early travellers through the region  Ottawa, R.Douglas, 1929.


01

WHITE, Nancy (1768-1832)  of Brookline, Massachusetts - A167,M1396

January 1784 to July 1785

Matthews: Schoolgirl's diary; notes of social life and school work of a young girl at Brookline.

In  The Sagamore  (Brookline High School) I, no date, pp 21-24, 53-56, 87-90, 123-126, 157-160, and 191-194; and II, pp 22-25, 53-56 and 87-90.


03

WILKIN, James W. - *H296,E

Princeton in 1784: The Diary of James W.Wilkin of the Class of 1785  in  Princeton University Library Chronicle  XII, pp 55-66.


1785AD


01

ALLING, Jeremiah (1763-1830)  of Hamden, Connecticut - A167,M1397

April 1785 to March 1811

Matthews: Weather journal; brief notes, mainly of weather at Hamden, Connecticut.

A Register of the Weather  New Haven, 1810, 84 pp.


02/03

BACHE, Benjamin Franklin - *M1398,E

Franklin Returns from France, 1785  edited by Charles F. Jenkins in  Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society  XCII, No. 6, December, 1948, pp 417-432.


01/02/03 - BALLARD, Martha Moore (1735-1812)  American midwife and healer - *M1399,E

1785 to 1812

1. - A Midwife’s Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on her Diary, 1785-1812  by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Knopf, 1990.

2. - The Diary of Martha Ballard  Camden, Maine, 1992.

3. - In  Domestick Beings  by Jane Spriggs, Knopf, 1984.

4. - In  The History of Augusta, Maine  by Charles Nash, 1904.


01/02/03 - BENTLEY, William [The Rev. Dr.] (1759-1819)  of Salem, Massachusetts - A167,M1400

April 1785 to December 1819

Matthews: Private diary; extensive and varied notes on his life in Salem; personal affairs, reading, weather, social affairs, local news, shipping, etc.; a most valuable and interesting diary.

1. - The Diary of William Bentley, D.D.  Salem, four volumes, 1905-1914. Reprinted Gloucester, Massachusetts, P.Smith, 1962.

2. - Extracts relating to Topsfield in  Topsfield Historical Society Collections  XX, pp 49-66.

3. - Accounts of the diary, with extracts, in  Essex Institute Historical Collections  LIV, 1918, pp 1-21; and  Harvard Theological Review  IX, 1916, pp 84-107.

4. - Extracts concerning the building and launching of the second Grand Turk in 1790 and 1791 in The Log of the Grand Turks  by Robert E.Peabody, Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin, 1926.


03

BRENTANO, Elizabeth Catharina Ludovica Magdalena (Bettina von Arnim) (1785-1859)  artist, writer and patron - E

Dates unknown

Bettina: A Portrait  by Arthur Helps and Elizabeth Jane Howard, London Chatto and Windus, 1957, is reported to contain diary material.


01

BUELL, Joseph [Sgt.] (d.1812)  of Killingworth, Connecticut - A168,M1401

December 1785 to September 1787

Matthews: Military journal (fragments); brief notes of military movements and happenings on frontier, in region of Fort McIntosh to Post Vincent on the Wabash.

In  Pioneer History  by S.P.Hildreth. Cincinnati, 1848, pp 140-164.


03

BURGESS, John  - of Ditchling, Sussex - B124,E

1785 to 1815

Matthews: Country diary (extracts): the personal life of a Johannes factotum in a Sussex village; tradesman, Baptist preacher, gravedigger; social and local life and people; a curious and amusing diary.

Sussex Archaeological Collections  XL, 1896, pp 131-161.

Note: James Cummings (1947) has   Journal & Correspondence of John Burgess  edited by Leonard Maguire, Ditchling, East Sussex, No date of publication.   


03

BUTLER, Eleanor [Lady] (1740-1829)  of Llangollen - B124

September 15th. 1785 to December 26th. 1821

Personal, social and domestic diary of life at Llangollen with Sarah Ponsonby; friends, visitors, correspondents, the weather, gardening; finances, servants; her daily occupations and love for her companion.

1. - Substantial extracts in The Hamwood Papers of the Ladies of Llangollen and Caroline Hamilton  edited by Mrs. G.H.Bell. London, Macmillan, 1930.

2. - A few extracts not quoted by Mrs. Bell appear in English Diaries  by Arthur Ponsonby. London, Methuen, 1923, pp 241-246.

3. - Extracts: Blythe, pp 49-52.

4. - Other extracts not quoted by Mrs. Bell, together with extracts from an unpublished journal for 1819 appear in  Life with the Ladies of Llangollen  compiled and edited by Elizabeth Mavor. London, Viking, 1984.

5. - There are notes upon the locations of the extant manuscripts in  The Ladies of Langollen: A Study in Romantic Friendship  by Elizabeth Mavor. London, Michael Joseph, 1971. The book is founded on a study of the original diaries, correspondence and other sources.


03

CASTIGLIONI, Luigi (1757-1832)  botanist  - E

1785 to 1787

Luigi Castiglioni's Viaggio: Travels in the United States of North America, 1785-1787  translated and edited by Antonio Pace. Syracuse, New York, Syracuse University Press, 1983.


02/03

CATHCART, James Leander (1767-1843)  diplomat, slave and sailor  - *M1402,E

a) - 1. - The Captives, by James leander Cathcart, Eleven Years a Prisoner in Algiers  compiled by Jane B.Newkirk. La Porte, Indiana, Herald Print, 1899.

2. - Extracts in  American Heritage  XXVI.

3. - Extracts in  White Slaves. African Masters. An Anthology of American Barbary Captivity Narratives  edited by Paul Baepler. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1999.

b) - The Diplomatic Journal  and Letter Book of James Cathcart  in  American Antiquarian Society Proceedings  1955.

c) - Southern Louisiana and Southern Alabama in 1819  in  Louisiana Historical Quarterly  July, 1945.


03

CONGAR, Obadiah (1768-1848) -

From 1785?

Seaman's biography, solidly based upon extensive journals, mainly concerned with his faith and religious impulses but with some incidental detail of the seafaring life, voyages and trade; intervals ashore; many references to his wife.

The Autobiography and Memorials of Captain Obadiah Congar: for Fifty Years Mariner and Shipmaster From the Port of New York  by Henry T. Cheever. New York, Harper, 1851.  


02/03

CORDERO, Antonio - *M1403,E

In  Forgotten Frontiers: a study of the Spanish Indian policy of Don Juan Bautista de Anza, governor of New Mexico, 1777-1787; from the original documents in the archives of Spain, Mexico and New Mexico  translated and edited by Alfred Barnaby Thomas. Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1932.


02

CRANCH, Elizabeth - *H297,*M1404,E

From 1785

Journal  in  Essex Institute Historical Collections  LXXX, 1944.


CUMBERLAND, George  - of Bristol - B125

1785 to 1789 and 1801 to 1836

Matthews: Diaries; private affairs and public events in Bristol; his engagements, activities, payments, purchases, and business; social affairs and travels; some public news; his reading and literary friends; musical interests; brief notes, but many entertaining entries; mostly trivial but, overall, has general and literary value.

Cumberland Papers  XXVIII to XXXI.


03

DURANG, John (1768-1822)  American actor - E

1785 to 1816

“… his years as a circus clown, puppeteer, actor, dancer and producer in the United States and Canada. Based on his diaries which reveal a wealth of entertaining detail of actors, repertoire, costumes, roles, dances, music et al.”

The memoir of John Durang  edited by Alan S.Downer, University of Pittsburgh Press, 1966.


02

DURFEE, Robert - E

1785?-1810

Robert Durfee's Journal and Recollections ca. 1785-1810  edited by Virginia Steele Wood and Mary R.Bullard. Marion, Massachusetts, Belden Books, 1990. Prepared for St. Simons Island Public Library.


03

FILSON, John (1747?-1788)  American author, pioneer and surveyor - E

1785

Two Westward Journeys of John Filson, 1785  in  The Mississippi Valley Historical Review  IX, No. 4, March, 1923, pp 320-330.


01

FISH, Elisha (1762-1833)  of Portsmouth, Rhode Island - A168,M1405

April 1785 to December 1799

Matthews: Private diary; brief scattered notes; mainly visits to Friends' meetings; Quaker affairs at Newport and other Rhode Island towns; necrology.

In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  LVI, 1902, pp 121-132.


FITZGERALD, Sophia [Lady] (d.1826)  of Thames Ditton - B125

From 1785

Matthews: Social diary (extracts, with no dates); her health and her solitude; her philanthropy and good works; life at Thames Ditton and at Castletown in Ireland; feminine social affairs.

Edward and Pamela Fitzgerald  by Gerald Campbell. London 1904, pp 28-58. Passim.


01

FORD, Timothy (1762-1830)  born at Morristown, New Jersey, of Charleston, South Carolina

A168,M1406

October 1785 to November 1786

Matthews: Travel diary (extracts); group notes for October 1785, describing journey from New York to South Carolina; then scattered notes describing the South.

In  South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine XIII, 1912, pp 132-147 and 181-204.


HADFIELD, Joseph (1759-1851)  of Manchester - A168,C517,M1407

June to October 1785

Matthews: Travel journal; a Manchester man's tour from New York to Montreal and Quebec; meetings with distinguished persons.

An Englishman in America  edited by D.S.Robertson. Toronto, 1933.


01

HAYNES, Lemuel [The Rev.] (1753-1833)  of Rutland, Vermont, and Granville, New York

A168,M1408

July to August, 1785

Matthews: Travel diary; travel in Vermont, preaching and visits.

In  Sketches of the Life and Character of the Rev. Lemuel Haynes  by Timothy M.Cooley. New York, 1839, pp 73-76.


01

HEART, Jonathan [Capt.] (1748-1791)  of Farmington, Connecticut - A168,M1409

September to October 1785

Matthews: Military journal; march from New Windsor, New York,  to Fort Pitt, via Easton, Reading, Carlisle, Bedford, etc.; mainly notes of marches.

Journal of Capt. Jonathan Heart  edited by C.W.Butterfield. Albany, 1885, pp 1-26.


01

HUNTER, John  - Englishman - A168,M1410

November 1785

Matthews: Travel diary (extract); visit to Washington at Mount Vernon.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XVII, 1893, pp 76-82.


02/03

HUNTER, Robert (1764-1843) - *M1411,E

Quebec to Carolina in 1785-1786, being the travel diary and observations of Robert Hunter, jr., a young merchant of London  edited by Louis B. Wright and Marion Tinling. San Marino, California, The Huntington Library, 1943.


03

KEROUBEC, Yvonne, Marquise de (pseudonym)

August 10th. 1785 to June 3rd. 1858, very long gaps after the 1790's

Extracts from the purported diary of a French noblewoman; the Revolution; assassination of her husband; flight to England; return to France; adventures; a second marriage; old age. The episodic nature of the record and extensive reported dialogue indicate substantial re-writing and there is some doubt as to the diary's authenticity.

The Memoirs of the Marquise de Keroubec (1785-1858); Being Extracts from Her Diaries Now Presented to English Readers for the First Time  London, Geoffrey Bles, 1926.


02

La PÉROUSE (PEROUSE), Jean-François de Galaup, Comte de - *M1412,E

1785 to 1788

Sailed with the Boussole and the Astrolabe to Tenerife, Brazil, Chile, Easter Island, the Hawaiian group and the northwest coast of America; California; across the Pacific to China; the Philippines, Formosa, Korea, Sakhalin, Kamchatka; Samoan group and Botany Bay. The expedition vanished on the next part of the voyage.

The Journal of Jean-François de Galaup de la Pérouse 1785-1788  edited by John Dunmore. London, The Hakluyt Society, Second Series, two volumes, 179 & 180, 1994 and 1995.


03

MATHEWS, James McFarlane (1785-1870)  clergyman in New York - E

Dates unknown

“… accumulated recollections of a life of ministerial labor in New York, and the events that shaped the city from the early 19th century to 1865.”

Recollections of Persons and Events, Chiefly in the City of New York: Being Selections from His Journal  New York, Sheldon, 1865.


01

MONTGOMERY, Samuel - A168,M1413

August to October 1785

Matthews: Travel journal; travels of a government agent through Indian country beyond Ohio River; impersonal and formal notes.

In  Mississippi Valley Historical Review  II, (1915-1916), pp 261-273.


01

PORTER, Andrew [Gen.] (1743-1813)  of Worcester, Pennsylvania, surveyor - A169,M1415

May to September 1785 and July to September 1786

Matthews: Travel and surveying journals (extracts); fixing western boundary of Pennsylvania.

A Sketch of the Life of Gen Andrew Porter in  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  IV, 1880, pp 268-285.


02/03

PORTLOCK, Nathaniel (1748?-1817) - *M1416,E

1. - A Voyage Round the World; but more particularly to the north-west coast of America: performed in 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788, in the King George and Queen Charlotte, Captains Portlock and Dixon  London, Printed for J. Stockdale, and G. Goulding, 1789.

2. - A Voyage Round the World: but more particularly to the North-West coast of America  Amsterdam, Israel, New York, Da Capo, 1968.

3. - Journal  in  Captain Bligh's Second Voyage to the South Sea  by Ida Lee. Longman, 1920.


01

RAVENEL, René (1762-1822)  of Pooshee, South Carolina - A169,M1417

April 1785 to November 1821

Matthews: Private diary; brief notes of journeys, visits, family affairs, deaths, work, education of children, etc.

In  Ravenel Records  by Henry E.Ravenel. Atlanta, 1898, pp 225-251.


03

ROCHEFOUCAULD, Alexandre de la (1767-1841)  French aristocrat - E

1785

Letter diary of English travel, with his brother, François (qv) and their tutor; Suffolk; Northwich salt mines; Manchester textiles; Liverpool; Coalbrookdale and the iron bridge; Birmingham; Coventry; more conventional sightseeing in Stratford, Oxfordshire, Avebury in the snow, Plymouth, Salisbury, Stonehenge, Wilton, Windsor and the Dover road.

Innocent Espionage: The La Rochefoucauld Brothers' Tour of England in 1785  edited by Norman Scarfe. Woodbridge, Boydell and Brewer, 1995.


ROGERS, Martha (Patty) - *H298

On Microfilm: see Havlice.


02/03

SARYCHEV, Gavriil Andreevich (1763-1831) - *M1418,E

Account of a Voyage of Discovery to the North-East of Siberia, the Frozen Ocean, and the North-East Sea  London, R. Phillips, two volumes, 1806 and 1807. Reprinted, New York, Da Capo, 1969.


03

SPRING, Gardiner (1785-1873) - E

Dates Unknown

Personal Reminiscences of the Life and Times of Gardiner Spring  New York, Scribner, two volumes, 1866, is reported to contain diary material.


02

STICKNEY, William (1764-1848)  of Ridgmont Holderness - E

1785 to 1789

Extracts from farming diaries and transactions.

In  William Stickney 1764-1848 of Ridgmont Holderness  edited by Alison H.Kay. Published by the editor, 1980.


STRANGE, James (1753-1840) - C1125

1785 to 1786

Matthews: Fur-trading journal; a record of a journey, from Bombay to Nootkas Sound and Prince William's Sound; work in the maritime fur-trade.

Journal and Narrative of the Commercial Expedition from Bombay  Madras, 1928.


TRIMMER, Sarah [Mrs.] (1741-1810) - B125

September 1785 to December 1797

Matthews: Religious diary (extracts); her religious life, introspection, devotions, prayers, etc.

Some Account of the Life of Mrs. Sarah Trimmer  London, two volumes, 1816.


01

Van CLEVE, Benjamin (1773-1821)  of Dayton, Ohio - A169,M1419

a) - November 1785 to April 1786

Matthews: Personal and travel diaries; scattered extracts included among his memoirs; migration from New Jersey to Pennsylvania; journey from Fort Washington to Philadelphia on official business; military career (including trial for making soldiers drunk); surveying and farming in Ohio; life in Cincinnati and Dayton; grocery work at Greenville; politics; a varied and interesting record.

Memoirs of Benjamin Van Cleve  in  Quarterly Publications Ohio Historical and Philosophical Society  XVII, edited by B.W.Bond, XVII, 1922, pp 11-14, 30-41 and 45-58.

b) - May to June 1794

Matthews: Travel diary; journey to Fort Massac and vicinity.

In  Illinois Historical Society Transactions  1903, pp 62-64.


03

WALKER, Alexander (1764-1831) - E

1785 to 1786

An Account of a Voyage to the north West Coast of America in 1785 and 1785  edited by Robin fisher and J.M.Bumsted. University of Washington press, 1982.


WOODFORDE, Samuel (1763-1817)  painter - B126

January 1st. 1785 to March 8th. 1786

Brief notes of pictures, receipts, expenses and some social affairs. Of little interest except that he was Parson Woodforde's nephew, and brother to Nancy.

In Woodforde Papers and Diaries  edited by Dorothy Heighes Woodforde. London, Peter Davies, 1932, pp 91-96.


1786AD


AILESBURY, Thomas Bruce Brudenell, fourth Earl of (1729-1814) - B126

September 1786 to March 1789

Matthews: Social diary; notes on society life and court life; personalities, social life, with excellent detail.

Historical Manuscripts Commission  Fifteenth Report, 1898, Appendix, part vii, pp 269-306.


03

APPLETON, William (1786-1862)  American businessman and politician from Massachusetts - E

Dates unknown

Selections from the Diaries of William Appleton  privately printed, Merrydown Press, 1922.


03

BICKERSTETH, Edward [Rev.] (1786-1850)  Rector of Watton, Hertfordshire - E

Dates unknown

Memoir of the Rev. Edward Bickersteth  by T.R.Birks, London, two volumes, 1851, is reported to contain diary material.


02/03

BRADLEY, William [Lieut.] - E

a) - 1786 to 1792

Exploration journal; surveys; plants and animals; Aboriginals; wreck on Norfolk Island.

A Voyage to New South Wales: The Journal of Lieutenant William Bradley R.N. of H.M.S. Sirius  Sydney, Australia, The Trustees of the Public Library of New South Wales in association with Ure Smith, 1969, facsimile of the manuscript.

b) - 1788

In  Sydney Cove, 1788: The First Year of the Settlement of Australia  compiled by John Cobbley. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1962. Reissued as  Sydney Cove, 1788, in the Words of Australia's First Settlers: The True Story of a Nation's Birth  North Ryde, Angus and Robertson, 1987.


03

BUXTON, Thomas Foweell, [Sir] (1786-1845)  English member of parliament, brewer, abolitionist and social reformer - E

Dates unknown

Memoirs of Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, Bart.  Edited by Charles Buxton, London, 1848, is reported to contain diary material.


02/03

CLARKE, Pitt - *H299,E

1786 to 1791

1. - Pitt Clarke's Harvard Diary, 1786-1791  in  Harvard Library Bulletin  April, 1973.

2. - The Harvard Diary of Pitt Clarke  Boston, 1982.


03

COLNETT, James [Capt.] (1753?-1806)  English naval officer and fur trader - E

a)  - 1786 to 1789

- Maritime fur trade journals on the Northwest coast; discoveries and encounters with the native populations.

- Voyage to the Northwest Side of America: The Journals of James Colnett, 1786-89  edited by Robert Galois. Exeter, UBC Press, 2004.

Note: The book also contains extracts from the journal of of Andrew Bracey Taylor, third mate of one of the ships under Colnett's command.

b) - April 26th. to November 3rd. 1791

Journal of a trading voyage which concluded with the capture of his ship in Nootka Sound by Esteban Jose Martinez (qv), an incident which nearly provoked war between England and Spain.

The Journal of Captain James Colnett Aboard the Argonaut from April 26, 1789 to Nov. 3, 1791  edited by F.W.Howay. Toronto, Champlain Society, 1940, Champlain society Publications XXVI.


03

DAMON, Jude [Rev.] (1751-1828) - E

1786 to 1826

Deaths in Truro, Cape Cod, 1786-1826, Taken from the Diary of Rev. Jude Damon  by Harvey Treat, Salem  Salem Press Historical and Genealogical Record  two issues, 1891.


03

FOX, Eliza Florence  - estranged wife of William Johnson Fox (qv) - E

Dates unknown

Memoir of Mrs. Eliza Fox: To which extracts are added from the Journals and Letters of Her Husband, the Late W.J.Fox, M.P. for Oldham  Trubner, 1869, is reported to contain diary material.


03

FOX, William Johnson (1786-1864)  English religious and political orator - E

Dates unknown

In  Memoir of Mrs. Eliza Fox: To which extracts are added from the Journals and Letters of Her Husband, the Late W.J.Fox, M.P. for Oldham  Trubner, 1869.

Note: “Fox's position as a leading Unitarian minister was jeopardized in 1834-5 when he left his wife for one of his wards, and became an advocate of freer divorce.”


03

GRANT, Cuthbert - E

1786

“… the North West Company traded furs in Athabaska territory as a branch of its English River district. English River was the fur trader’s name for the Churchill River. The journal, which was probably kept by Cuthbert Grant the elder (later a North West Company partner), provides a day-to-day record of trade in the spring of April 1786 at Fort Athabaska, under the direction of Peter Pond. The vividly written text describes Pond’s peremptory manner with the Indians and the traders’ return to civilization in May. Colourful anecdotes describe events such as the time the Athabaska River, blocked by ice, flooded the fort, leaving its inhabitants scrambling for the rafters. …”

The English River Book: A North West Company Journal and Account Book of 1786  Rupert’s land Record Society, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1989.


02

DUNLAP, William (1766-1839)  playwright and painter - A169,M1420

November 1786 to December 1834, large gaps.

Personal diary, mainly in New York but also Canada and New England. Work and friends; operation for bladder stone and subsequent convalescence; interesting and valuable but often rather flat.

Diary of William Dunlap, 1766-1839; The Memoirs of a Dramatist, Theatrical Manager, Painter, Critic, Novelist, and Historian  edited by Dorothy C. Barck. New York, The New York Historical Society, three volumes, 1929, 1930 & 1931. A special edition limited to one hundred copies was issued in 1931. Reprinted New York, B.Blom, 1969.


03

FEATHERSTONEHAUGH, George William (1780-1866)  British-American geologist - E

Dates unknown

“Later, he spent much time writing and publishing the journals of his travels in the United States.”

The following are reported to contain diary material:

1. - Excursion through the Slave States  New York, 1844.

2. - A Canoe Voyage up the Minnay Sotor  London, two volumes, 1847; Minnesota Historical Society, two volumes, 1970.


03

FIELD, Barron (1786-1846)  judge in Australia - E

Dates unknown

James Cummings (4142) has  Journal of an Excursion across the Blue Mountains of New South Wales  Horwitz, 1965.


GRAPE, Charles [The Rev.] (1741-1815)  of Horstead and Cottishall, Norfolk - B126

1786 to 1800

Matthews: Clerical diary (extracts); brief notes of parish affairs and village life in Norfolk.

History of Horstead and Sunninghall  by Percy Millican. Norwich, 1937, pp 54-63.  


01

HALDIMAND, Frederick [Gen. Sir] (1718-1791)  Governor General of Canada - A169,C521

January 1786 to August 1790

Matthews: Private diary; deals largely with "the busy occupations of an idle man"; visiting, card playing, etc.; a good gossipy journal, quite frank and intimate, affording a picture of aristocratic and political life; kept in England. French with English translation.

Report on Canadian Archives, 1889  Ottawa, 1890, pp 124-299.


HOTHAM, William [Adml. Sir] (1772-1848) - D150

1786 to 1814

Matthews: His life and his naval career, based on his diaries and reminiscences; S.Africa, the Nore Mutiny, Camperdown; memories of Hood, Nelson, etc.; good.

Pages and Portraits  London, 1919.


01

HULL, Henry (1765-1834)  of Stanford, New York - A169,M1421

March 1786 to October 1813

Matthews: Quaker journal; conversion, travels, and religious experiences of a ministering Quaker; southern states, Ireland, New York, Canada, Ohio, etc.; notes on slavery, social conditions, Popery, education, child labor; interesting for reformist aspects of Quakerism.

In  Friends' Library  IV, Philadelphia, 1840, pp 242-304.


03

HUNT, Marianne (1786?-1857)  wife of Leigh Hunt - E

Dates unknown

In  Bulletin and Review of the Keats-Shelley Memorial, Rome  II, Lndon and New York, Macmillan, 1913.


03

JACOBS, Bela [Rev.] (1786-1836) - E

Dates unknown

In  Memoir of Rev. Bela Jacobs, A.M., Compiled Chiefly from His Letters and Journals  by Sarah Jacobs, Boston, 1837.


01

JUDD, Eben (1761-1837)  of Guildhall, Vermont - A170,M1422

September 1786 to April 1787

Matthews: Surveying journal (extracts); surveying in Essex County, Vermont; meetings, Thanksgiving celebrations; scattered and rather dull entries.

In  Vermont Historical Gazetteer  I, 1867, pp 944-946.


02/03

McCLEAN, Alexander - *H300,*M1423.E

Journal  in  Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine  October, 1980.


01/02

MATTHEWS (or MATHEWS), John (b.1765)  of New Braintree, Massachusetts - A170,*M1424

July 1786 to April 1788

Matthews: Private diary; journey from Massachusetts to Ohio; incidents in survey of Seven Ranges, Ohio; topographical and surveying notes; some social and Indian notes.

In  Pioneer History  by S.P.Hildreth. Cincinnati, 1848, pp 170-192.


01

RUSSELL, Gilbert (1760-1829)  of New Bedford, Massachusetts - A170,M1425

October to December 1786

Matthews: Quaker travel journal; account and extracts; in Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts; notes on travel, taverns, food, meetings.

In  The History of New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts  by Daniel Ricketson. New Bedford, 1858, pp 169-175.


01

SEWALL, Jotham [The Rev.] (1760-1850)  of Chesterville, Maine - A170,M1426

May 1786 to September 1850

Matthews: Religious journal (copious extracts); lengthy notes of missionary journeys, religious meditations, social affairs, etc.; used as basis for biography.

A Memoir of Rev. Jotham Sewall  by Jotham Sewall. Boston, 1853, 408 pp. Passim.


03

SMITH, John Rhea - E

1786

Journal at Nassau Hall: The Diary of John Rhea Smith, 1786  Princeton University Chronicle, 1985.


01

STEVENS, James  - of Halifax County, Virginia - A170,M1427

May to October 1786 and January 1787

Matthews: Travel diary (fragments); voyage from Norfolk, Virginia, to Scotland; Glasgow; visits to friends, relatives, court of law in Scotland; amusing notes.

In  Virginia Magazine of History and Biography  XXIX, 1921, pp 387-400.


02/03

STRANGE, James (1753-1840) - *M1428,E

James Strange’s Journal and Narrative of the Commercial Expedition from Bombay to the North-West Coast of America  introduced by A. V. Venkatarama Ayyar. Madras, Government Press, 1928. Reprinted: Fairfield, Washington, Ye Galleon, 1982.


03

TAYLOR, Andrew Bracey  - English sailor - E

Dates not ascertained.

See COLNETT, James.


03

TENNENT, John (1772-1813)  grocer's apprentice at Coleraine

July 12th. 1786 to July 13th. 1790

Private diary; dislike of his master, Samuel Givin; details of his duties and treatment; gossip, anecdote and scrapes; lively.

- In  Diaries of Ireland: An Anthology, 1590-1987  edited by Melosina Lenox-Conyngham. Dublin, The Lilliput Press, 1998, pp 67-80.

Note: The text is taken from a transcript in the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland.


01/02/03 - TRUMBULL, John (1756-1843)  of Lebanon, Connecticut, painter - A170,*M1429

August to October 1786

Matthews: Travel diary; visit to France, Germany, and Flanders; impressions of paintings, etc.

In  Autobiography, Reminiscences, and Letters of John Trumbull  New Haven, 1841, pp 101-146. Edited by Theodore Sizer, Yale, 1953.


02/03

VIAL, Pedro (d.1814) - *M1430,E

In  Pedro Vial and the Roads to Santa Fe  by Noel M. Loomis and Abraham P. Nasatir. Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1967.


Von la ROCHE, Sophie (b.1730)  of Augsburg, Germany - B126

August to October 1786

Matthews: Travel diary; long entries; mostly in London; notes on topography, social life, etc.; interesting.

Sophie in London  translated by Clare Williams. London, 1933.


01

WARDER, Ann [Mrs.] (1758?-1829)  born at London, of Philadelphia - A170,M1431

June 1786 to October 1788

Matthews: Private diary; life at Philadelphia; social and personal notes; very lively style and varied details of the social round of a young matron; visits, parties, dinners.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XVII, 1893, pp 444-461; and XVIII, 1894, pp 51-63.


1787AD


03

ANONYMOUS - E

1787

James Cummings (4102) has  The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787  edited by Max Farrand, Yale, three volumes, 1911, 250 sets.


ANDERSON, W.  - of Edinburgh - B126

April to May 1787

Matthews: Travel diary; a tour through the middle parts of Scotland, from Edinburgh; a tourist's notes of his own activities and pleasures, and of the places he visited.

A Journal  Nairn, 1912.


01

ATTMORE, William (d.1800)  of Philadelphia, merchant - A171,M1432

November to December 1787

Matthews: Travel diary; voyage and tour in Virginia and North Carolina; long entries; entertainments, horse races, social affairs; very lively and amusing picture of the Old South.

James Sprunt Historical Publications  XVII, edited by L.T.Rodman, 1922, 46 pp.


03

BALL [Lieutenant]  - see PHILLIP, Arthur


02/03

BARKLEY, Frances Hornby Trevor - *M1433,*K29

1. - The Mystery of Mrs. Barkley's Diary  in  British Columbia Historical Quarterly  1942.

2. - In  The Remarkable World of Frances Barkley  by Beth Hill, British Columbia, 1978.


02/03

BECKFORD, William Thomas (1760-1844) - H301

a) - 1787 to 1788 and June 1794

Travel diaries in Portugal and Spain, expanded and edited by the author to take the form of letters and excluding personal material.

1. - Included in  Dreams, Waking Thoughts and Incidents  1783, revised 1834, and  Recollections of an Excursion to the Monasteries of Alcobaça and Batalha  1835.

2. - The Travel Diaries of William Beckford of Fonthill  edited by Guy Chapman. London, Constable, 1928.

3. - Extracts: Blythe, pp 318-322.

b) - May 21st. 1787 to January 27th. 1788

Personal diary in Portugal, and for a short while in Spain after the death of his wife, and shunned by the English at home and abroad because of his recently well publicised sexual proclivities; a brilliant picture of expatriot life and of the Portuguese Court; social and personal, high society; love affairs; religion; excellent descriptions of people, places and events.

The Journal of William Beckford in Portugal and Spain 1787-1788  edited by Boyd Alexander. London, Rupert Hart-Davis, 1954. This is the first publication of the original diary upon which the relevant parts of the earlier books were based.

c) - June 1794

Travel diary in Portugal. This is the original journal upon which the second diary referred to in a) 1. above was based.

In  Recollections of an Excursion to the Monasteries of Alcobaça and Batalha, by William Beckford, With His Original Journal of 1794  edited by Boyd Alexander. Fontwell, Centaur Press, 1972. Appendix, pp xxxvii to xlix. This is the first independent publication of the  Recollections  since 1835 and is claimed as the only printing of the original journal. The foregoing notwithstanding  William Beckford of Fonthill: Writer, Traveller, Collector, Caliph, 1760-1844: A brief narrative and catalogue of an exhibition to mark the two hundredth anniversary of Beckford’s birth  New Haven, Yale University Press, 1960 is said to contain “the previously unpublished journal kept by William Beckford in 1794, edited by Boyd Alexander.”


03

BLIGH, William [Lieut.] (1754-1817)  sailor - B127,E

August 1787 to August 1789

Matthews: Sea diary; log of the proceedings of HMS. Bounty in a voyage to the South Seas to take breadfruit from the Society Islands to the West Indies; the mutiny.

The Log of the Bounty  London, Golden Cockerel Press, two volumes, 1937.

Note: James Cummings has also:

1. - (1327)  Bligh and the Bounty  Dutton, 1936.

2. - (1328) Captain William Bligh’s Discoveries and Observations in Van Diemen’s Land  Australia, 1977.

3. - (1330)  Bligh’s Voyage in The Resource  London, Golden Cockerell Press, 1937.

4. - (1331)  The Bligh Notebook  Allen and Unwin, 1987.

5. - (1332)  The Journal of Bounty’s Launch  Los Angeles, 1989.


BOWER, Anna Catherina (b.1768)  of Chettle, Dorset - B127

June 1787 to February 1799

Matthews: Travel diary (extracts); a tour in Belgium and France just before the Revolution; sights and towns; notes on aristocratic society; social life, visits, dinners, dances; an interesting record.

The Diaries and Correspondence of Anna Catherina Bower  London, privately printed, 1903.


02/03

BROWN, James - *M1434,E

James Brown's Diary  in Rhode Island History  October, 1947.


03

BURNS, Robert (1759-1796)  poet - B127

a) - 1783 to 1785

Robert Burns’ Commonplace Book, 1783-1785  Southern Illinois University Press, 1964.

b) - May to June 1787

Robert Burns’ Tour of the Borders, 5 May-1 June, 1787  edited by Raymond Lamont Brown, Totowa, New Jersey, Rowman and Littlefield, 1972.

c) - August to September 1787

Matthews: Travel diary; brief notes kept during a tour in the Highlands.

1. - Quoted in  Life  by Gibson Lockhart. Liverpool, 1914.

2. - Journal of a Tour in the Highlands  London, 1927, 327 copies.

3. - Robert Burns Tour of the Highlands and Stirlingshire, 1787  edited by Raymond Lamont Brown, The Boydell Press, 1973.

4. - See also  Burns, by Himself  by Keith Henderson. London, 1938.


03

CLARK, Ralph [Lt.] - E

1787 to 1792

“Clark’s journal is a very personal document, clearly not intended for publication, and all the more interesting to modern historians …”

The Journal and Letters of Lt. Ralph Clark, 1787-1792  edited by P.G.Fidlon and R.J.Ryan, Sydney, Australian Documents Library, 1981.


01

CLINTON, Cornelia  - second daughter of Governor George Clinton - A171,M1435

1787?

Matthews: Diary; extract relating to her visit to the governor.

In  New York Genealogical and Biographical Record  XX, 1889, pp 40-41.


01/03

COGSWELL, Mason Fitch [Dr.] (1761-1830)  of Canterbury, Connecticut - A171,M1436

November to December 1787

Matthews: Travel diary; horseback journeys through Connecticut; entertaining social observations, combined with reminiscences.

In  Connecticut Magazine  V, 1899, pp 532-537, 562-569 and 606-614.

Note: James Cummings (2688) has  Diary  West Hartford, Connecticut, 1924.


03

DALE, Richard (1756-1826)  British naval officer - E

a) - 1787 to 1789

Voyage to Canton, China and New Guinea.

Note: It is not certain that the journal has in fact appeared in printed form.

b) - 1829 (?) to 1832 (?)

In  Journals of Several Expeditions Made in Western Australia during the Years 1829, 1839, 1831 and 1832  Chapters IV, V, VII, XVII and XVIII. London, 1833.

Note: It is not certain that the same Richard dale is author of both journals.

c) - James Cummings (3160) has  Journals  University of Western Australia, 1980.  


01/02

DEWEES, Mary Coburn  - of Philadelphia - *H302,A171,*M1437,E

a) - From 1787

Journal  Crawfordsville, Indiana, 1936, 75 copies.

b) - September 1787 to January 1788

Matthews: Travel diary; from Philadelphia to Kentucky by road and flatboat; lively descriptions.

1. - In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XXVIII, 1904, pp 182-198.

2. - Extracts in  Pen Pictures of Early Western Pennsylvania  by John W.Harpster. Pittsburgh, 1938, pp 177-185.

c) - From 1788

Journal from Philadelphia to Kentucky  in  Register of Kentucky Historical Society  1965.


01

DICKINSON, Rebecca (b.1738)  of Hatfield, Massachusetts - A171,M1438

July 1787 to August 1802

Matthews: Private diary; a good diary of a spinster's personal life; visits, social affairs, deaths, illnesses, opinions.

In  History of Hatfield  by D.W.Wells. Springfield, 1910, pp 206-207.


03

EASTY, John - E

1787 to 1793

“… Includes accounts of his voyage with the First Fleet to Sydney and his participation in the settlement of Sydney.”

Memorandum of the Transactions of a Voyage from England to Botany Bay, 1787-1793  Sydney, Trustees of The Public Library of New South Wales, 1965.


03

EDGSON, John  - Buckinghamshire farmer - E

1787 to 1791 and 1803 to 1810

Farming diary.

Both Teams at Plough  Burnham Historians, 1992.


03

EDWARDS, Justin [Rev.] (1794-1880) - E

Dates unknown

In  A Sketch of the Life and Labors of The Rev. Justin Edwards D.D.  by William Hallock, American Tract Society, 1855?


03

GALLAUDET, Thomas Hopkins (1787-1851)  founder of the American School for the Deaf - E

Dates unknown

James Cummings (4539) has  Diary  in  A Missionary Chronicle: Being a History of the Ministry to the Deaf in the Episcopal Church (1850-1890)  by Otto Berg, St. Mary’s Press, 1984.


03

GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von (1749-1832)  German poet - E

1787?

Italian travel diary.

1. - Italian Journey  Pantheon, 1962.

2. - The Flight to Italy, Diary and Selected Letters  translated by T.J.Reed. Oxford University Press, 1999.


01

HARDY, Phineas [Capt.] (1763-1829)  of Bradford, Massachusetts - A171,M1439

January to February 1787

Matthews: Military journal; notes of a march from Andover, to suppress Shay's Rebellion; very brief.

In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  VII, 1853, p 352.


01/02

HASWELL, Robert (1768-1805) - A173,*C547,*M1440

a) - 1787 to 1793

In  Voyages of the Columbia  Massachusetts Historical Society, 1941.

b) - 1788 to 1793

Matthews: Exploration journals. American section (August 1788 to May 1789, as second mate on Columbia); sea journal; notes of Gray's voyage, exploring northwest coast; aboard Columbia Rediviva and Washington; brief notes.

See  History of the North West Coast  by Hubert H.Bancroft, Volume I. Passim. (In his  Works  San Francisco, 1886, Volume XXVII).


HOWEL, Thomas - D151

1787 to 1789

Matthews: Diary; journey from Madras to Venice, via Armenia and Anatolia; adventures.

A Journal of the Passage from India  London, 1789.


JESUP, Mary  - of Halstead, Essex - B127

March 1787 to August 1835

Matthews: Quaker diary; spiritual life; Quaker meetings; her health; family and children.

Selections from the Writings of Mary Jesup  London, 1842.


03

KING, Philip Gidney (1758-1808)  British naval officer, colonial administrator and third Governor of New South Wales - E

1787 to 1790

1. - Founding of the Norfolk Island settlement (?).

The Journal of Philip Gidley King, Lieutenant, R.N., 1787-1790  Sydney, Australian Documents Library, 1980.

2. - In  An Historical Journal of the transactions at port Jackson and Norfolk Island  by John Hunter, London, 1793.


01

KINGSBURY, Jonathan [Col.] (1751-1806)  of Needham, Massachusetts - A171,M1441

January 1787 to June 1788

Matthews (but not seen by him): Military journal; notes on Shay's Rebellion, and some courts-martial.

Needham Epitaphs  41 pp.


03

LANSING, John (1754-1829) - E

1787

The Delegate from New York, or, Proceedings of the federal Convention of 1787, from the Notes of John Lansing, Jr  edited by Joseph Reese Strayer. Princeton university press, 1939. Reprinted, Kennikat Press, 1967.


01

LITTLE, Daniel [The Rev.] (d.1801)  of Wells-Kennebunk, Maine - A172,M1443

September 1787

Matthews: Diary; extract describing fight with a drunken fur trader at Condeskeeg, Maine.

In  Bangor Historical Magazine  V, (1889-1890), pp 168-169.


03

McVICKAR, John [The Rev.] (1787-1868)  professor of moral and intellectual philosophy, belles lettres, political economy, and the evidences, in Columbia College - E

Dates unknown

1. - In  The Life of the Reverend john McVickar, S.T.D.  New York, Hurd and Houghton, 1872.

2. - In  The Enterprising Life: John McVickar, 1787-1868  by John Langstaff, New York, St. Martin’s Press, 1961.


03

MADISON, James (1751-1836)  American politician, fourth President of the United States

May to September 1787

The Journal of debates in the Convention Which framed the Constitution of the united states, May-September, 1787, as Recorded by James Madison  edited by Gaillard Hunt. New York, Putnam, 1908.


02/03

MARES, José - *M1444,E

In  Pedro Vial and the Roads to Santa Fe  by Noel M. Loomis and Abraham P. Nasatir. Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1967.


03

MARSHALL [Captain]  - see PHILLIP, Arthur


MORRISON, James  - boatswain's mate - B128

September 1787 to September 1792

Matthews: Sea diary; description of the mutiny on the Bounty, and subsequent misfortunes of the mutineers, together with an account of the island of Tahiti.

The Journal of James Morrison  edited by O.Rutter. London, Golden Cockerel Press, 1935, 325 copies.

Note: James Cummings (8874) has also  Journal  New York, George Gorman.


03

MUIRHEAD, Lockhart (1765-1829)  Scottish librarian and scholar - E

1787 and 1789

Journals of Travels in Parts of the Late Austrian Low Countries, France, the Pays de Vaud, and Tuscany, in 1787 and 1789  London, 1803. And British Library, Historical Print Editions, 2011.


03

NELSON, Catherine (b.1767)  sister of Horatio Nelson - E

1787 or later

The Nelsons of Burnham Thorpe: A Record of a Norfolk Family Compiled from Unpublished Letters and Notebooks, 1787-1842  London, John Lane, 1911, is reported to contain material from Catherine’s diary.


03

PHILLIP, Arthur (1738-1814)  Admiral and first Governor of New South Wales - E

a) - 1787 and 1788

The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay, With an Account of the Establishment of the Colonies of Port Jackson and Norfolk Island, Compiled from Authentic Papers Which Havee Been Obtained from Several Departments, to Which Are Added ther Journals of Lieuts. Shortland, Watts, Ball and Capt. Marshall  London, 1789, and Hutchinson of Australia, 1982.

b) - 1787? To 1792?

An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island
with the discoveries which have been made in New South Wales and in the Southern ocean, since the publication of Phillip's voyage, compiled from the official papers; including the journals of Governors Phillip and King, and of Lieut. Ball; and the voyages from the first sailing of the Sirius in 1787, to the return of that ship's company to England in 1792  London, 1793.


01

PRESTON, Samuel  - of Pennsylvania, surveyor - A172,M1445

June to July 1787

Matthews: Surveying journal (extracts); journey to survey lands in Pike County, Pennsylvania; a good journal, with stories of Indian captures, etc.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XXII, 1898, pp 350-365.


03

PRICE, Richard (1723-1791)  Welsh moral philosopher, preacher and pamphleteer; minister of Newington Green Unitarian Chrurch - E

March 25th. 1787 to February 6th. 1791

Shorthand journal, much concerned with his health. Moving house in London; ailments, spirits, social life; work, sermons; fear of war; deaths of friends and relations; his sister living with him; visits to Wales; admiration of the French Revolution. Widely spaced entries with much interesting detail.

Richard Price’s Journal  in  National Library of Wales Journal  XXI, No 4, 1980.  


RYAN, James  - of Carrick-on-Suir, Ireland - B128

1787 to 1809

Matthews: Country diary; notes on village life in Ireland; social affairs and local events, deaths, births, marriages, accidents, removals.

Waterford and South-East Ireland Archaeological Society Papers  XIV, 1914, pp 97-102 and 145-150.


03

SCOTT, James  - sergeant of marines - E

1787? to 1792?

Remarks on a Passage to Botany Bay 1787-1792: A First Fleet Journal  Sydney: the Trustees of the Public Library of New South Wales in association with Angus and Robertson, 1963. This is the  William Dixson Foundation Publication  I.


03

SEYMOUR, Benjamin  - ropemaker - E

1787 to 1802

"Benjamin Seymour ... was one of the first men to ever twist rope by machinery, that was operated by men and horses, before water power was used and steam engines invented. His daily journals and letters have been passed down to me by relatives, written in Russia from 1787 to 1790; in Denmark and England, from 1790 to 1793, and in America, from 1793 to 1802, - the latter partly written in Plymouth, Massachusetts."

In  Benjamin Seymour in Russia, England and America, 1787-1817  by Fannie E.Seymour. Plymouth, Massachusetts, rogers, 1940.


03

SMITH, Arthur Bowes (1750-1790) - E

1787 to 1789

The Journal of Arthur Bowes Smyth: Surgeon, Lady Penhryn, 1787-1789  edited by Paul G.Fidlon and R.J.Ryan. Sydney, Australian Documents Library, 1979.


03

SHORTLAN [Lieutenant]  - see PHILLIP, Arthur


02/03

VAUGHAN, Samuel - *H304,*M1446,E

1787

Journal  in  Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine  March, June and September, 1961.


03

WATTS [Lieutenant]  - see PHILLIP, Arthur


02

WHITE, John - *H305,E

From 1787

Journal of a Voyage to New South Wales  Sydney, Angus and Robertson, 1962.


1788AD


03

ALLEN, William (1770-1843)  of London - B128,E

January 1788 to November 1842

Matthews: Quaker diary (copious extracts); Quaker religious life and work in London; meetings and travel; travels throughout Europe in the ministry; his philanthropic work for the poor and against slavery; a voluminous, detailed record, of considerable importance for the Quaker part in the reform movement.

1. - The Life of William Allen  Philadelphia, two volumes, 1847.

2. - Wiliam Allen, 1770-1843: Member of the Society of Friends  Charles Clark, 1953.


AUCKLAND, William Eden, first Baron (1744-1814)  diplomat - B128

April 1788 to July 1789

Matthews: Diplomat's diary; kept while ambassador in Spain; personal affairs and social life in Madrid; scenery, Spanish life, etc.

Journal and Correspondence  London, 1861-1862, Volume III, pp 1-158.


01

BACKUS, James (1764-1816)  of Marietta, Ohio - A172,M1447

April 1788 to May 1791

Matthews: Travel diary; journey from Pennsylvania to Marietta and private life there; clearing for farm; good picture of pioneer life, settlers, Indians and their customs, hunting, weather, journeys, organisation of community; work as agent for the Ohio Company.

In  A Genealogical Memoir of the Backus Family  by William W.Backus, 1889, pp 16-102.


BAILLIE, Matthew (1761-1823)  anatomist - B129

1788

Matthews: Travel diary; tour through parts of France, Switzerland, Germany, Flanders, Holland; medical interest.

Description in  British Medical Journal  I, 1927, p 253.


01/03

BRISSOT De WARVILLE, Jaques Pierre (1754-1793)  of France - A172,M1448,E

May to November 1788

Matthews: Travel diary; in letter form; journey through New England and some southern states. Translated.

1. - New Travels in the United States of America  London (and separately at Dublin and New York) 1792, 483 pp. Reprinted: New York, 1794; Boston, 1797, 276 pp; and Bowling Green, Ohio, 1919, 544 pp. Translated by Mara Soceanu Vamos and Durand Echeverria and edited by Durand Echeverria, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Belknap Press of Harvard University, 1964.

2. - Extracts relating to Boston in 1788 in  Old South Leaflets  VI, 1902, No. 126.


01/03

BULFINCH, Hannah (1768-1841)  of Boston, Massachusetts, wife of American architect Charles Bulfinch - A172,M1449

1788 to October 1815

Matthews: Private diary; brief, scattered quotations of little value.

In  Life and Letters of Charles Bulfinch  by Ellen S.Bullfinch. Boston, 1896, pp 91, 104-109, 141-143 and 187-190.


01

COLCHESTER, Charles Abbot, first Baron (1757-1829)  statesman - *B129

October 1795 to April 1829 (earlier diary not printed)

Matthews: Political diary; daily notes on political, public, church affairs; court and social life; Pitt, George III and IV, Fox, etc.; parliamentary business; manners, customs; debates, legislation; Speaker of Commons 1802-1817; his cabinet offices; Irish politics; Catholicism and the church; an important public record.

1. - Partly published as The Diary and Correspondence of Lord Colchester  edited by the second Lord Colchester. London, three volumes, 1861.

2. - Extracts: Aitken (2), pp 83-84; and Ponsonby (1), pp 320-321.


03

COLLES, James (1788-1883) - E

Dates unknown

James Cummings (2741) has  Journal  in  James Colles, 1788-1883: Life and Letters  by Emily de Forest, privately printed, New York, 1926, 400 copies.r


02

CONCHA, Fernando de la [Don] - *H306,*M1450,E

1788

Diary 1788  in  New Mexico Historical Review  October, 1959.


01

COPLAND, Charles  - of Virginia, lawyer - A172,M1451

December 1788 to June 1823

Matthews: Private diary; unmethodical register of domestic events, expenses, journeys, etc.; scrappy, but with occasional amusing or interesting items, such as theatre fire at Richmond, and canal trip to Ohio.

In  William and Mary College Quarterly  First Series, XIV, (1905-1906), pp 44-50 and 217-230.


DAVIDSON, William (1756-1795)  privateersman - B129

December 1788 to August 1789

Matthews: Sea diary; adventures on the St. Dinan, a Russian privateer in the Levant.

Printed by Sir Walter Scott in  Edinburgh Annual Register  1810.


01

DAY, Jeremiah [The Rev.] (1737-1806)  of New Preston, Connecticut - A172,M1452

September to October 1788

Matthews: Clergyman's journal; preaching tour in Vermont; travel notes, visits; brief notes.

1. - In  Vermont Historical Society Proceedings  New Series, I, 1930, pp 169-176.

2. - Extracts in  Some Chronicles of the Day Family  by Ellen D.Putnam. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1893, pp 15-17.


DEVONSHIRE, Georgiana Spencer, Duchess of (1757-1806) - B129

November 1788 to January 1789

Matthews: Court diary; political crisis caused by the illness of George III; in two forms, one for her mother; mainly impersonal record of political moves; activities of Fox, Sheridan, Prince of Wales, etc.

Sheridan  by Walter Sichel. 1909, Volume II, pp 399-426.


02/03

DUFFIN, Robert - *M1453

In  Voyages Made in the Years 1788 and 1789, from China to the north west coast of America. To which are prefixed, an introductory narrative of a voyage performed in 1786, from Bengal, in the ship Nootka; observations on the probable existence of a north west passage; and some account of the trade between the north west coast of America and China; and the latter country and Great Britain  by John Meares. London, The Logographic Press, 1790. Reprinted:  New York, Da Capo, 1967.


02/03

FERNANDEZ, Santiago - *M1454,E

In  Pedro Vial and the Roads to Santa Fe  by Noel M. Loomis and Abraham P. Nasatir. Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1967.


02/03

FRAGOSA, Francisco Xavier - *M1455,E

In  Pedro Vial and the Roads to Santa Fe  by Noel M. Loomis and Abraham P. Nasatir. Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1967.


03

GILBERT, Thomas - E

1788

Voyage from New South Wales to Canton, in the Year 1788  Amsterdam, 1968.


01

HAMTON, James (1764-1792)  of Wrightstown, Pennsylvania - A172,M1456

January 1788 to 1789

Matthews: Quaker journal; schoolmastering and Quaker introspection; meetings.

In  Friends' Miscellany  I, 1831, pp 223-240.


01

KENT, Artemas (1788-1877)  pioneer school teacher of Hopkinton - E

Dates unknown

In   Early History of the Town of Hopkinton: History of East Village (Nicholville) and Vicinity, Diaries of Elish Risdon and Artemas Kent, Soldiers of the Civil War, Genealogical Record of Sixty of the Pioneer Families  by Carlton Sanford. Boston, 1903.


01

McLELLAN, John (1767-1858)  of Woodstock, Connecticut - A173,M1457

May to June 1788

Matthews: Travel diary; horseback journey from Lebanon to Albany and return; notes on scenery and taverns; fair interest.

In  Connecticut Magazine  IX, 1905, pp 185-189.


02

MAY, Abigail - *M1458

In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  XXX, 1876, pp 43-49.


01/02

MAY, John [Col.] (1748-1812)  of Boston and Portland - *H307,A173,*M1459,E

a) - April to August 1788

Matthews: Travel diary; a good diary; business journeys, with goods and employees, in Pennsylvania and across grade roads to Marietta, Ohio; notes on hunting, personal affairs, incidents of journeys, life of first settlers of Ohio, etc.

1. - Journal and Letters of Col. John May of Boston  edited by W.M.Darlington. Cincinnati, 1873, 160 pp.

2. - Extracts in  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XLV, 1927, pp 101-179; and  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  XXX, 1876, pp 43-49.

b) - 1788 and 1789

The Western Journals of John May, Ohio Company Merchant and Business Adventurer  edited by Dwight L.Smith. Cincinnati, 1961.


02

MERCK, Carl Heinrich (1761-1799)  naturalist - *M1460,E

1788 to 1792

Siberia and Northwestern America, 1788-1792: The Journal of Carl Heinrich Merck, Naturalist with the Russian Scientific Expedition Led by Captains Joseph Billings and Gavriil Sarychev  edited by Richard A.Pierce. Kingston, Ontario, Limestone Press, 1980.


03

MOORE, Hugh [Capt.]  - companion of Thomas Whaley (qv) on his trip to Jerusalem - E

From November 6th. 1788

A few diary extracts, chiefly relating to Whaley's health.

In  Buck Whaley's Memoirs  edited by Sir Edward Sullivan,  London, Edward Moring, two volumes, 1906, Appendix to Volume II, pp 339-342.


03

PARSONS, Usher (1788-1868)  Doctor, of Providence, Rhode island - E

a) - Dates unknown

Memoir of Usher Parsons, M.D., of Providence Rhode Island  by Charles W.Parsons, Providence, Hammond, Angell, 1870, contains diary extracts.

b) - 1812 to 1814

Surgeon of the Lakes: The Diary of Dr. Usher Parsons 1812-1814  Erie county Historical Society, 2000.

c) - Dates unknown

James Cummings (9526) has  Diaries  Boston, 1988. -


01

PENN, John (1760-1834)  of London, England, 'miscellaneous writer' - A173,M1461

April 1788

Matthews: Travel diary; visit to Reading, Pennsylvania, etc.; pleasant descriptions; visit to Muhlenberg and Gen. Mifflin.

1. - In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  III, 1879, pp 284-295.

2. - In  Early Narratives of Berks County  by James B.Nolan. Reading, 1927, pp 121-130.


02

PORTER, Ann Agnes (1750?-1814)  governess

March 13th. 1788 to June 5th. 1805 (long gaps)

Private diary of the governess to Lord Ilchester's daughters (Fox Strangeways) at Redlynch and in London; visits to her mother and elsewhere; leaves Lord Ilchester's family and goes to stay with the Upcher's at Great Yarmouth; becomes governess to one of her old pupils, Lady Mary Talbot's children at Penrice; a trip to Edinburgh; her own family and friends. A rare and interesting record of the life of a poor gentlewoman as governess; her position within the family and relationship with her employers and pupils; daily activities and social life. Interspersed with letters.

A Governess in the Age of Jane Austen: The Journals and Letters of Agnes Porter  edited by Joanna Martin. London and Rio Grande, The Hambledon Press, 1998.


01

PRICE, Joseph (b.1753)  of Merion, Pennsylvania - A173,M1462

December 1788 to April 1810

Matthews: Private diary (extracts); notes on gossip, morals, services, local affairs, deaths, weddings; fairly good, with interesting spellings.

In  Bulletin of the Historical Society of Montgomery County  (Pennsylvania) I, 1937, pp 55-66.


SANDY, George (1773-1853)  apprentice writer to the signet - B130

March to July 1788

Diary of a sixteen year old apprentice lawyer in Edinburgh. Public events, private activities; descriptions and drawings of the old city; the library and activities of his 'club' of friends; his studies and social life; an interesting record of time and place, and also of the diarist in transition from boy to adult.

Diary of George Sandy, Apprentice W.S.  edited by C.A.Malcolm. Edinburgh, T. and A. Constable, 1943, reprinted from the  Book of the Old Edinburgh Club  XXIV, 1942.  


01

SAUGRAIN De VIGNI, Antoine François (1763-1821)  of Paris and Lexington, Kentucky, scientist and physician - A173,M1463

May to July 1788

Matthews: Travel diary; Louisville to Philadelphia; descriptions of towns and route. Translated from the French.

In  American Antiquarian Society Proceedings  New Series, XIX, (1908-1909), pp 230-238.


SEYMOUR, Robert, Lord (1748-1831) - B130

1788(?)

Matthews: Private diary (quotation); a good and lively diary of social life.

Quoted in  Collections and Recollections  by G.W.E.Russell. London, 1898.


01

SHIBA KOKAN (1747?-1818)  Japanese painter, philosopher and eccentric

1788

Travel diary of the lengthy trip from Edo to Nagasaki and return of an adventurous extrovert; a visit to the Dutch factory at Deshima; a whale hunt.

Account, and brief quotations in  Travelers of a Hundred Ages: The Japanese as Revealed Through 1,000 Years of Diaries  by Donald Keene. New York, Henry Holt, 1989, pp 359-364.


01

SHREVE, Israel [Col.] (1739-1799)  of Mansfield, New Jersey - A173,M1464

July to August 1788

Matthews: Travel diary; journey from Jersey to Rottroven on the Monongahela; difficulties of travel with family and cattle; a fairly good diary with some interesting spellings.

1. - In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  LII, 1928, pp 193-204.

2. - In  Magazine of American History  II, 1878, Part II, pp 741-748.

3. - In  The Genealogy and History of the Shreve Family  by L.P.Allen. Greenfield, Illinois, 1901, pp 603-611.


02

SLESSOR, Harriot (1748-1834)  mother of John Henry Slessor (qv)

1788 to 1813

Diary sketches of domestic, social and military life in the British colony at Oporto, mainly covering the years 1807 to 1809; her three daughters also in Portugal; occupation by the French; war news; reports of atrocities; politics; sharp comment; liberation; flight to London when the French returned; an extended record, often retrospective; the diary entries are linked by editorial narrative and supplemented with a few letters.

In  The Backbone: Diaries of a Military Family in the Napoleonic Wars  edited by Alethea Hayter. Bishop Auckland, The Pentland Press, 1993. Passim, but mainly pp 103-221.

Note: The diary of Harriot Amelia Slessor, daughter of Harriot, is referred to in the foreword but the only direct quotation detected is a single entry recording her mother's death.


02

SLESSOR, John Henry [Maj.-Gen.] (1777-1850)

1788 to 1817

Military diary, irregularly kept, sometimes retrospective and with later revision; campaigns in Ireland and the Mediterranean, the Adriatic, Italy, Belgium and France; a brief period as Governor of Zante; military and personal and family affairs; generally brief and matter-of-fact entries but with some good detail; regret at the closing of his military career. The substantial diary extracts are woven into a narrative with the diary of his mother, Harriot Slessor (qv) and with letters from other members of the family.

In  The Backbone: Diaries of a Military Family in the Napoleonic Wars  edited by Alethea Hayter. Bishop Auckland, The Pentland Press, 1993. Passim.


02

WESTON, James - *H308,E

From 1788

Journal  in  Essex Institute Historical Collections  1956.


03

WHALEY, Thomas(Buck) (1766-1800)  Irish rake - E

1788 to 1789

Journal of a trip to Jersusalem with Hugh Moore (qv) undertaken for a wager that he could perform the journey within two years; the voyage out; a dalliance at Gibraltar and descritions of the Rock and fortifications; a storm in the Mediterranean; meets an English frigate at Smyrna; the social round; by land to Constantinople; sightseeing etc.; return to Smyrna; by sea to Patmos and Acre; an entertainment; Nazareth; Jerusalem; Bethlehem; attacked by Arabs; Acre; Cyprus; Crete, Marseilles and home. Much good and interesting descrition and anecdote. The trip to Jerusalem is followed by some accounts of European travel which are less obviously based on contemporaneous records.    

In  Buck Whaley's Memoirs, Including His Trip to Jerusalem  edited by Sir Edward Sullivan,  London, Edward Moring, two volumes, 1906,


01

WILLIAMS, Timothy (1764-1849)  of West Woodstock, Connecticut - A173,M1465

a) - July to August 1788

Matthews (but not seen by him): Private diary; personal and local affairs, and notes of important public matters.

b) - April to March 1815

Matthews (but not seen by him): Sermons, texts, and notes.

Putnam Patriot .


03

WITTS, Agnes (1747-1825)  mother of Francis Witts (qv) - E

a) - April 20th. 1788 to May 25th. 1793

Diary; regular daily notes of weather and letters written and received; health; social life at Swerford Park in Oxfordshire; financial problems; the move to Rodborough in Gloucestershire; education of her three sons and particular devotion to Francis, the eldest; visits to Bath, Margate and Cheltenham; a tour in Wales; her husband's bankruptcy; ends with the process of  removal to Edinburgh. A relentless catalogue of visits, walks, drives, dinners, card games and conversations but very little revealing practical detail or insight into her inner life or thoughts; even her husband's financial problems and eventual bankruptcy are mentioned obliquely and would be difficult to follow without the editorial gloss.

The Complete Diary of a Cotswold Lady: Volume I; The Lady of Rodborough  Amberley Publishing, 2008.

Note: The manuscript diaries cover the years 1788 to 1825 almost without interruption and publication is projected in five volumes.

b) - 1808 to 1820

His mother's diary fills a gap in that of her son, Francis Witts (qv).

In  The Complete Diary of a Cotswold Parson: Volume II: The Curate and Rector  edited by Alan Sutton. Amberley Publishing, 2008.


03

WORGAN, George B. (1757-1838)  surgeon aboard the Sirius

January 20th. to July 11th. 1788

Diary of a surgeon aboard the Sirius, a ship in the first convict fleet from England to Australia; arrival at Botany Bay with the first convict fleet; a very good account of the founding of the colony; contacts with the native population; crimes and punishments. This fascinating diary is precede by a long letter to his brother with much of interest on the topography, agricultural possibilities and the aboriginal population.

Journal of a First Fleet Surgeon  Library Council of New South Wales, 1978.


1789AD


01

ANONYMOUS - A174,M1466

June to August 1789

Matthews: Surveying journal; survey of the south shore of Lake Erie; little except surveying measurements, topography, etc.

In  Buffalo Historical Society Publications  VII, 1904, pp 365-376.


ANONYMOUS - B130

June to September 1789

Matthews: Public diary; impersonal journalism; society notes on royal movements and social activities, with poems and anecdotes mingled.

A Diary of the Royal Tour  London, 1789.


01

BADENACH, James  - Kincardineshire farmer

1789-1797

Diary of agriculture, weather and rural affairs.

Flitting the Flakes; The Diary of J.Badenach, a Stonehaven Farmer 1789-1797  edited by Mowbray Pearson. Aberdeen University Press, 1992, 325pp.


02/03

BASCOM, Ruth Henshaw Miles - *H309,*M1711,E

a) - On Microfilm: see Havlice.

b) - A New England Woman's Perspective on Norfolk, Virginia  in American Antiquarian Society Proceedings  1979.


03

BRETONNE, Resyif de la (Nicolas-Edme Restif)  French novelist - E

1789 to 1794

My Revolution: Promenades in Paris 1789-1794  edited by Alex Karmel, McGraw Hill, 1970, is reported to contain diary material.


03

BRODERIP, William John (1789-1859) - E

Dates unknown

Leaves from the Note Book of a Naturalist  London, John W.Parker, 1852.


03

BURNS, Robert [Rev.] (1789-1869)  Scottish Presbyterian, Canadian immigrant - E

Dates unknown

“… Scottish Presbyterian, immigrated to Canada in 1844 where he pastored in Toronto, was professor at Knox College and missionary at large. Includes sketches of missionaries in Canada & pioneers of Presbyterianism in Canada.”

The Life and Times of the Rev. Robert Burns, Including and Unfinished Autobiography  edited by F.R.Burns, Toronto, James Campbell, 1872, is reported to contain diary material.


01

CLARKE, Aletta [Mrs.]  - of Sussex County, Delaware - A174,M1467

April 1789 to February 1793

Matthews: Private diary; brief notes of family affairs, visits, domestic details; quite interesting for everyday life; some interesting words.

In  Some Records of Sussex County, Delaware  by C.H.B.Turner. Philadelphia, 1909, pp 350-369.


01/02

COLNETT, James [Capt.] (1755?-1806)  born at Plymouth, of the Royal Navy - A174,C269,*M1468

January 1789 to November 1791

Matthews: Sea and trading journal; in command of trading expedition of United Merchants to China aboard Prince of Wales and Princess Royal and trading voyage in the Argonaut to the northwest coast of America; latter journey is greatest part of diary; largely deals with capture of his vessels by Spaniards in Nootka Sound, and relative documents; valuable historically for Spanish-American-British political and trading relations.

The Journal of Captain James Colnett  edited by F.W.Howay. Toronto, Champlain Society, 1940, 328 pp. Reprinted New York, Greenwood Press, 1968.


01

DAVIS, Samuel (1765-1829)  of Plymouth, Massachusetts - A174,M1469

August to September 1789

Matthews: Travel diary; horseback journey from Plymouth to Fairfield, Connecticut, and by water to New York; good observations of people and places.

In  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  First Series, XI, (1869-1870), pp 9-32.


02/03

DEFOE, Jules - *M1470,E

Note: Arksey notes publication of the diary in Mountain Home News, Mountain Home Idaho, referring to it as an unauthenticated diary. It has not been possible to verify this publication, which is not catalogued by James Cummings, but Utah State Historical Society lists Jules DeFoe diary (Idaho explorations of mountain man with Northwest Company in 1789  among the Bert J. Silliman Papers, 1951-1957.


03

d’ESPINCHAL, Joseph Thomas, Comte (1748-1823) - E

July 1789 to December 1792

Journal of the Comte d’Espinchal During the Emigration  London, Chapman and Hall, 1912.


02/03

DOUGLAS, William - *M1471,E

In  The Memorial of John Mears to the House of Commons Respecting the Capture of Vessels in Nootka Sound  edited by Nellie B. Pipes, Portland, Oregon, Metropolitan Press, 1933. Reprinted  Fairfield, Washington,  Ye Galleon Press, 1985.


ELLIOTT, Grace Dalrymple [Lady] (1764-1814) - B131,D93

1789 to 1801

A 'journal' written at Twickenham in 1801, possibly, but not obviously with the aid of contemporary notes; a vivid account of society and court in Paris, her experiences during the Revolution, imprisonment (incidentally with Madame Beauharnais) and treatment; detailed notes on people and events; reported dialogue.

Journal of my Life during the French Revolution  London, Richard Bentley, 1859.


03

EMLEN, Samuel [Dr.] (1789-1828) - E

Dates unknown

Extracts from the Diary of the Late Samuel Emlen M.D., Physician to the Pennsylvania Hospital, with a Short Memoir by Dr. Meigs  London, 1830.


03

FRANKLIN, Isaac (1789-1846)  slave trader - E

Dates unknown

James Cummings (4398) has  Financial Records  in  Isaac Franklin, Slave trader and Planter of the Old South; With Plantation Records  Louisian State university Press, 1938.


FRYE, John  - sailor - B131

April 1789

Matthews: Sea diary; his account of the voyage of the Bounty's launch.

The Voyage of the Bounty's Launch  London, 1934, pp 53-78.


03

GELL, John [The Rev.]  - Manxman - E

1789

Journal of the Rev. John Gell, Chaplain of St. Mark [Malew], during his early seafaring life, 1789  in  Manx Miscellanies, Volume II  Manx Society, Volume XXX, 1880.


HARCOURT, Mary [Lady]  - lady in waiting - B131

February 1789 to March 1791

Matthews: Court diary; court affairs, doings, and gossip at the court of George III; the royal family.

Mrs. Harcourt's Diary: Miscellanies of the Philobiblion Society  XIII, 1871-1872, 57 pp.


03

HAWES, Joel [Rev.] (1789-1867)  American clergyman - E

Dates unknown

The Life of Joel Hawes DD: Tentyh Pastor of the first Church of Hartford, Connecticut  by Edward Lawrence, Hartford, 1871, is reported to contain diary material.


01

HAY, Henry [Maj.] (b.1765)  of Detroit - A174,M1472

December 1789 to April 1790

Matthews: Travel diary; journey from Detroit to the Miami and winter at Fort Wayne; excellent picture of pioneer life in the old Northwest, among French settlers; border forays and horrors; social life and customs, fur trade, dances and amusements, music, games, etc.; vivid picture.

In  Wisconsin State Historical Society Proceedings  edited by M.M.Quaife. 1914, pp 208-261. Separately printed, 15 and reprinted in  Indiana Historical Society Publications  VII, 1923, pp 295-361.


03

JUDSON, Ann Hasseltine (1789-1826)  American missionary in Burma - E

Dates unknown

Journal  in  Memoir of Mrs Ann H.Judson, Wife of the Rev. Adoniram Judson, Missionary to Burma  Boston, 1831.


03

KARAMZIN, Nikolai Mikhailovich - E

1789 to 1790

“An account of a young Russian gentleman’s tour through Germany, Switzerland, France & England.”

Letters of a Russian Traveller, 1789-1790  New York, Columbia University Press, 1957.


01/02/03 - MacKENZIE, Alexander [Sir] (1763-1820) - H310,A174,C758,*M1473

June to September 1789 and October 1792 to August 1793

Matthews: Exploration journals; journeys on behalf of the North-West Company; from Fort Chippewayan to the Arctic in connection with the Northwest Passage, and to the Pacific; the classic of pioneer exploration in the Canadian Northwest.

1. - Voyages from Montreal, on the River St. Lawrence, through the Continent of North America to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans, in 1789 and 1793  London, 1801, 412 pp. Often reprinted.

2. - The Journals and Letters of Sir Alexander MacKenzie  edited by W.Kaye Lamb. Cambridge University Press for the Hakluyt Society, Extra Series No. 41, 1970.

3. - Exploring the Northwest Territory: Sir Alexander Mackenzie's journal of a voyage by bark canoe from Lake Athabasca to the Pacific Ocean in the summer of 1789  edited by T.H.McDonald. Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1966.


01/02

MACLAY, William (1734-1804)  born at New Garden, Pennsylvania, Senator - A175,*M1474

April 1789 to March 1791

Matthews: Political diary; political details of the first three sessions of first Congress; valuable and lively picture of debates, ceremonies, and accompanying social and personal activities; good pictures of contemporary politicians and himself; important and highly interesting.

1. - The Journal of William Maclay  edited by E.S.Maclay. New York, 1890 and 1927, 429 pp.

2. - Short selection in  An Autobiography of America  edited by Mark Van Doren. New York, 1929, pp 174-187.

3. - Extracts: Berger (1), pp 135-144.


01

MARTEN, William (1764-1823)  of Lewes, Sussex - B131

January 1789 to January 1820

Quaker religious diary; meetings, and worship; his ministry and exhortations; travel; schools, visits; marriage; some mentions of his family.

Selections from the Diary and Epistolary Correspondence of the Late William Marten  London, Harvey and Darton, 1828, pp 14-51.


01/02

MEACHAM, James (1763-1820)  of Mecklenburg County, Virginia - A175,M1476

May to August 1789, July to December 1791, February to November 1792, October to December 1796 and January to June 1797

Matthews: Travel diary (extracts); travels in Virginia of an itinerant Methodist minister; antislavery sentiments.

In  Duke University Trinity College Historical Papers  IX, 1912, pp 66-95; and X, 1914, pp 87-102.


MORE, Martha - D215

1789 to 1798

Matthews: Autobiography based on diary; charitable labours; foundation of schools in the mining villages of Somerset; influence of Wilberforce; her ideals.

Mendip Annals  edited by Arthur Roberts. London, 1859.


02

MORRIS, Gouverneur (1752-1816)  diplomat - A175,M1477

a) - March 1789 to January 1793

The private, political and social diary of the American Minister to the Court of Louis XVI and subsequently to the French Republic. Very full, detailed, lively and well observed. Excellent, interesting and important.

1. - A Diary of the French Revolution  edited by Beatrix Cary Davenport. London, Harrap, two volumes, 1939. Reprinted Freeport, Books for Libraries, 1971, and Westport, Greenwood, 1972. This edition contains the whole text with the exception of 'a few details of health, unpleasing to modern taste'. Extracts from the diary appeared earlier in  The Diary and Letters of Gouverneur Morris  edited by Anne Cary Morris. New York, 1888 (Reprinted New York, Da Capo, 1970); and in volume one of The Life of Gouverneur Morris by Jared Sparks. Boston 1832.

2. - Discussion: Kagle (1), pp 75-81.

b) - July 1804

Diary extracts relating to the death of Alexander Hamilton following a duel with Aaron Burr and Morris' difficulties in composing the funeral oration.

In  Diary of America  edited by Josef and Dorothy Berger. New York, Simon and Schuster, 1957, pp 148-151. The entries are taken from  The Diary and Letters of Gouverneur Morris  edited by Anne Cary Morris. New York, 1888 (Reprinted New York, Da Capo, 1970), which has not been examined but which probably contains further extracts from the later diary.


03

PEASE, Barzillai (b.1773)  American seaman - E

After 1789

1. James Cummings has:  A Journal of a Passage  Wesleyan, 1979.

2. There are extant journals from 1789 to 1826 from which there is quotation in  The Voyages of Barzillai Pease, American Seaman, 1789-1826  by Harvey Strum in  The Mariner’s Mirror  May,1989.


01/02

PERKINS, Nathan [The Rev.] (1749-1838)  of Hartford, Connecticut - A175,*M1478

April to June 1789

Matthews: Travel journal; through Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont, to Burlington, and return; descriptions and opinions of the new settlements; lively and frank uncensored opinions; very interesting.

A Narrative of a Tour through the State of Vermont  Woodstock, Vermont, 1920, 31 pp.


01

PERKINS, Thomas Handasyd (1764-1854)  of Boston - A175,M1479

July 1789 to September 1835, with gaps

Matthews: Foreign-travel diaries; in Batavia, with lengthy descriptions of places and customs; events in Paris in spring of 1795; travel through France and Holland; travel in England; general travel in Europe in 1835; full descriptions of places, people, and customs, largely in style of travel book; fairly interesting.

Memoir of Thomas Handasyd Perkins  by Thomas G.Cary. Boston, 1856, 304 pp. Passim.


01

POWELL, Ann (b.1769)  of Montreal - A175,M1480

May to June 1789

Matthews: Travel diary; tour from Montreal to Detroit; seminarrative, with irregular dates; description of St. Lawrence, Lake Ontario, Niagara Falls; camping, and touristic observations.

1. - In  Magazine of American History  V, 1880, pp 37-47.

2. - In  The Life of William Dummer Powell  by W.R.Reddell. Lansing, 1924, pp 60-73.

3. - Extracts in  Anthology and Bibliography of Niagara Falls  by C.M.Dow. Volume I, Albany, 1921, pp 89-91.


03

PRINGLE, Thomas (1789-1834) - E

Dates unknown

Narrative of a Residence in South Africa  Cape Town, Struik, 1966. First published in London, 1851.


RIDDELL, Robert [Capt.] (d.1794)  Scottish antiquary - B132

1789

Matthews: Antiquarian diary; a tour in Scotland in the company of Francis Grose, the English antiquary and lexicographer.

See  Collections  VIII.


03

RIOU, Edward (1762-1801)  Royal navy Officer - E

1789?

The Log of the Guardian  edited from the journal of Captain Riou by Ludovic Kennedy, Navy Records Society, XCII, 1952.    


03

TONE, Theobald Wolfe (1763-1798)  of Dublin, United Irishman - B132

1789 to 1798

Matthews: Political diary; political and military affairs of the Irish rebellion; a frank and candid record of his moods and hopes; projects and interviews in France, with excellent travel notes; work as general with French and Batavian republics; the Bantry Bay expedition; journeys to Belfast; negotiations with the Catholics; Napoleon; an important and interesting diary.

1. - The Life of Wolfe Tone  Washington, 1826. A new edition  The Autobiography of Wolfe Tone  rearranged by Barry O'Brien. London 1893 and 1912.

2. - Extracts: Ponsonby (3), pp 153-161.

3. - In  Life of Theobald Wolfe Tone  edited by Thomas Bartlett. Dublin, Lilliput Press, 1998.

4. - Extracts: Lenox-Conyngham, pp 81-91.


WARDE, Charles  - huntsman - B133

October 1789 to March 1790

Matthews: Hunting diary; accounts of fox hunting and runs in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, etc.

The Earl Spencer's and Mr. J.Warde's Hounds  by Earl (Seymour Henry) Bathurst. Cirencester, 1932, pp 168-199.


02/03

WHATCOAT, Richard - *M1481,E

In  Religion of the American Frontier, 1783-1840, Volume IV: The Methodists, a collection of source materials  by William Sweet. University of Chicago Press, 1946.


WILSON, Alexander (1766-1813)  ornithologist - B133

September to October 1789

Matthews: Travel diary; short trip in Scotland; sees variety of fowl and visits people of all classes; very brief and not very revealing diary entries.

Poetical Works of Alexander Wilson  Belfast, 1844, pp 333-350.


WYNNE, Elizabeth (later Fremantle) (1779-1857) - B133

August 17th. 1789 to January 1st. 1820

A magnificent diary kept from the age of ten until her death. The printed diary ends with her husband's death and the projected fourth volume has never appeared. Childhood spent wandering in Europe with an erratic father and sometimes protesting mother; parties, balls and practical jokes; family, friends, servants and teachers; a free and unconventional life; courtship and marriage to Captain Fremantle; at sea; nursing Fremantle and Nelson after Tenerife; her children; life in London and at Swanbourne, Buckinghamshire. A grand panorama of society, naval and country life written with wit and sensitivity. Interspersed are extracts from the diaries of her sisters, Eugenia and Harriet, and correspondence with her husband.

1. - The Wynne Diaries  edited by Anne Fremantle. London, Oxford University Press, three volumes, 1935, 1937 and 1940.

2. - The Wynne Diaries  a one volume selection, Oxford University Press, 1952 which contains, additionally, Fremantle's account of his engagement and marriage; issued in paperback 1982.


WYNNE, Eugenia (b.1780) - B133

August 1789 to October 1811

The earlier diary is printed as a supplement to the account of her elder sister, Elizabeth; later she records her passion for Robert Campbell, her journey to Scotland and their marriage; excellent.

In  The Wynne Diaries  edited by Anne Fremantle. London, Oxford University Press, three volumes, 1935, 1937 and 1940; one volume selection, 1952.


1790AD


01

ANONYMOUS,  member of firm, Reed and Forde, of Philadelphia - A176,M1482

October 1790 to January 1791

Matthews: Travel diary; notes of a journey from Philadelphia to New Madrid, Tennessee; difficulties of navigation on the Ohio and Mississippi.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XXXVI, 1912, pp 209-216.


03

ANONYMOUS,  Creole - E

From 1790?

Account by a Frenchman born in Saint-Domigue, educated in France but flees the revolution; arrives in Saint Domigue as the slave revolt begins; flees again, to the United States.

My Odyssey: Experiences of a young Refugee from Two Revolutions  Baton Rouge, Louisians State University Press, 1959.


03

ALLEN, Joseph (b.1790) - E

Dates unknown

In  Memorial for Joseph and Lucy Clark Allen  by their children. Boston, 1891.


ARMITAGE, Whaley  - of Moraston, Herefordshire - B133

1790 to 1791

Matthews: Travel diary; touristic notes, and notes on buildings and museums during grand tour; Louis XVI at Paris; impersonal.

Account and very brief quotation in  More English Diaries  by Arthur Ponsonby. London, Methuen, 1927, pp 16-17.


01

ARMSTRONG, John [Capt.]  - of U.S. Army - A176,M1483

September to October 1790

Matthews: Military journal; Harmar's punitive expedition against Indians above the Wabash headquarters; troop movements from Fort Washington; defeat by Indians; fair interest.

1. - General Harmar's Expedition  by Basil Meek, in  Ohio Archaeological and Historical Quarterly  XX, 1911, pp 79-84.

2. - In  History of Indiana  by John B.Dillon. Indianapolis, 1859, pp 245-248.


03

BALDWIN, Thomas [Rev.] (1753-1825) - E

1790 to 1826?

Marriage records of the Rev. Thomas Baldwin, Pastor of the Second Baptist Church, Boston, Massachusetts  in  New England Historic Genealogical Register  CXXV, 1971, pp 99-109, 214-223 and 287-294; and CXXVI, 1972, pp 64-68, 141-145 and 204-209.


03

BIRD, John (1761-1840)  of Cardiff - E

1790 to 1803

The Diaries of John Bird of Cardiff, Clerk to the First Marquess of Bute  edited by Hilary M.Thomas. South Wales record society (Volume 4) and Glamorgan Archive Service, 1987.


01/02/03 - BLOUNT, William (1794-1800)  territorial governor of Tennessee - A176,*M1484

October 1790 to January 1796

Matthews: Official journal; administrative and military details.

1. - In  American Historical Magazine  (Nashville) II, 1897, pp 213-277.

2. - The Blount Journal  Tennessee Historical Commission, 1955, facsimile printing.


02/03

BOIT, John (1774-1829)  fifth mate on the 'Columbia' - *M1485,E

a) - 1790 to 1793

1. - In  Voyages of the "Columbia" to the Northwest Coast, 1787-1790 and 1790-1793  edited by Frederick William Howay. Boston, Massachusetts Historical Society, 1941.

2. - John Boit's Log of the Columbia  in  Quarterly of the Oregon Historical Society  December, 1921.

3. - A New Log of the Columbia by John Boit on the Discovery of the Columbia River and Grays Harbour  edited by Edmond S.Meany in  The Washington Historical Quarterly  XII, No.1, 1921.

4. - Extracts: Berger (1), pp 253-260.

b) - 1794 to 1796

Log of the Union: John Boit's Remarkable Voyage to the Northwest Coast and Around the World, 1794-1796  edited by Edmund Hayes. Portland, Oregon, Oregon History Society, 1981.


03

BRAY, Anna Eliza Stothard (1790-1883) - E

Dates unknown

The Borders of the Tamar and the Tavy; Their Natural History etc  London, two volumes, 1879, is reported to contain diary material.

Note: First published as Traditions, Legends, Superstitions, and Sketches of Devonshire on the Borders of the tamar and the Tavy, Illustrative of its Manners, Customs, History, Antiquities, Scenery and Natural History, in a Series of letters to Robert Southey, Esq.  London, John Murray, two volumes (?), 1838.


01

BROWN, William - A176,M1486

August to November 1790

Matthews: Travel diary; from Hanover County to Kentucky, along the Ohio route; notes of distances, etc.

In  The Wilderness Road, Filson Club Publications  II, by T.Speed, 1886, pp 56-63.


01

CHAPLIN, Ebenezer [The Rev.] (1733-1822)  of Sutton, Massachusetts - A176,M1487

October 1790 to January 1794

Matthews: Clergyman's diary (extracts); brief notes of parish and church work, personal affairs, and weather.

An Old-Time Minister  by H.L.Shumway, in  Worcester Society of Antiquity Proceedings  V, 1882, pp 44-66.


COWLEY, Henry Wellesley, 1st. Baron (1773-1847) - B134

1790 to 1846

Matthews: Public diary; military life and service in Flanders and India; the Peninsular War and Spain; political affairs, social life, and the court in Spain, Vienna, Paris; a valuable record of foreign affairs and diplomatic life.

The Diary and Correspondence of Henry Wellesley  edited by Hon. F.A.Wellesley. London, 1930.


03

DICKINSON, Clare Joseph  - Carmelite Nun - E

1790

“The voyage of four Carmelite nuns and two priests from Hoogstraet in Belgium to New York and by land to Charles County, Maryland.”

The Carmelite Adventure: Clare Joseph Dickinson’s Journal of a Trip to America and Other Documents  edited by Constance FitzGerald, Baltimore, Maryland, Carmelite Sisters, 1990.


01

FERRIS, Zachariah (1716-1803)  of Wilmington, Delaware - A176,M1488

October 1790 to February 1791

Matthews: Quaker travel diary; visits to Quaker meetings, in journeys from Wrightsborough, Georgia, to Wilmington; preceded by brief memoranda of meetings visited on journey southward from Gaines River, Virginia; interesting spellings.

In  Bulletin Friends' Historical Society  XXII, 1933, pp 58-70.


02

FRANCIS, John - *H311,E

1790

In Search of Cahoone  in  Old Time New England  1969.


01/02

FULLER, Elizabeth [Miss] (1775-1856)  of Princeton, Massachusetts - A176,M1489

October 1790 to December 1792

Girl's private diary; a minister's daughter, one of ten children; brief notes of her domestic and social life in Princeton; cookery, spinning and weaving; meeting and sermons; visits, education; some doggerel verses.

1. - In  History of the Town of Princeton  by Frances E.Blake. Princeton, Massachusetts, 1915, pp 302-322.

2. - Extracts: Berger (1), pp 144-147, Culley, pp 69-76.


03

GLASS, Anthony - E

1790 to 1810

Ournal of an Indian Trader: Anthony Glass and the Texas Trading Frontier, 1790-1810  Texas A & M University Press, 1985.


01

HARMAR, Josiah [Gen.] (1753-1813)  of Philadelphia - A176,M1490

September to November 1790

Matthews: Military journal; unsuccessful punitive expedition against Indians above Wabash headquarters; troop movements around Little and Great Miami, etc.

General Harmar's Expedition  by Basil Meek, in  Ohio Archaeological and Historical Quarterly  XX, 1911, pp 89-96.


02

HEWARD, Hugh (d.1803)  of Detroit, fur trader - A177,M1491

March to May 1790

Matthews: Travel journal; from Detroit to the Illinois by canoe; full details of travel; impersonal but interesting.

In  The John Askin Papers  edited by M.M.Quaife. Detroit, 1928, pp 339-360.


02/03

HILL, William - *M1492,E

a) - In  Religion on the American Frontier, 1783-1840, Volume II: The Presbyterians, a collection of source materials  by William Sweet. University of Chicago, 1936.

b) - James Cummings (5826) has  Journal  in  Sketches of Virginia  by William Foote, Lippincott, 1855. The journal is probably by this William Hill.


01/02

INGRAHAM, Joseph (1714?-1799?)  of Boston - *H312,A179,*M1493,E

a) - 1790 to 1792

Joseph Ingraham's Journal of the Brigantine Hope on a Voyage to the Northwest Coast of North America 1790-92  edited by Mark D.Kaplanoff. Barre, Massachusetts, The Imprint Society, 1971, 1950 copies.

b) - April 1791

Matthews: Sea journal (extracts); journey of the brigantine Hope from Boston to the northwest coast of America.

In  Massachusetts Historical Society Collections  II, 1793, pp 20-24.


03

JOHNSTON, CharlesE

1790

A Narrative of Incidents Attending the Capture, Detention and Ransom of Charles Johnston, Botetourt County, Virginia, Who Was Made Prisoner by the Indians on the River Ohio in the Year 1790  Cleveland, 1905, is reported to contain diary material.


03

KERSEY, Jesse (1768-1845)  Pennsylvania Quaker - E

From early 1790's

Quaker journal.

In  A Narrative of the Early Life, travels, and Gospel labours of Jesse Kersey, late of Chester County, Pennsylvania  Philadelphia, T.Ellwood Chapman, 1851, passim.


03

LARPENT, Anna Margaretta  - wife of John Larpent, Examiner of Plays in the Office of the Lord Chamberlain in London - E

1790-1800 with gaps

The Censor’s Wife at the Theater: The Diary of Anna Margaretta Larpent, 1790-1800  in  Huntington Library Quarterly  November, 1971.


01

L'HOMMEDIEU, Abigail [Mrs.] (1774-1851)  of Norwich, Connecticut - A177,M1494

1790 to 1841

Matthews: Private diary (undated extracts); fragmentary but interesting notes; personal, social, love affairs, journeys.

In  Old Houses of the Antient Town of Norwich  by Mary E.Perkins. Norwich 1895, pp 26-30.


01

MACLAY, Samuel (1741-1811)  of Buffalo Valley, Pennsylvania, Senator - A177,M1495

April to September 1790

Matthews: Surveying journal; on the Susquehannah to examine headwaters of the Susquehannah, and streams of northwestern Pennsylvania territory recently purchased; stages, weather, taverns, adventures, camp life, relations with settlers; rather impersonal but quite interesting.

1. - In  The Historical Journal  (Williamsport, Pennsylvania) I, 1887, pp 137-151, 169-187 and 201-216.

2. - Published separately as  Journal of Samuel Maclay  Williamsport, 1887, 63 pp.


01/02

MARSHALL and BENZIEN (Arksey has BENZIAN)  - of Salem, North Carolina, Moravians

A177,M1496

November 1790 to December 1791

Matthews: Travel journal (extracts); journey by the authors, accompanied by a Negro "Brother Johann Samuel"; inspecting lands given by Henry Laurens; observation of the land, seeking opportunities for the brethren.

In  Records of the Moravians in North Carolina  edited by Adelaide L.Fries. Raleigh, (1922-1941), Volume V, pp 1989-1997.


03

MONTEITH, William [Colonel] (1790-1864)  British soldier, diplomatist and historian - E

Dates unknown

James Cummings (8750) has  Journal  in  Journal of the Royal Geographical Society,  1834


03

NILES, Elisha - *H313,E

In  Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin  XXXV.


02

PLUMPTRE, James [The Rev.] (1771-1832)  of Cambridge - *B134

1790, 1792, 1793, 1797, 1799 and 1800

Travel diaries of tours in England and Wales, often on foot. Travel conditions, inns, scenery, houses and estates, churches, industry, people; good detail and picture of social conditions.

James Plumptre's Britain; The Journals of a Tourist in the 1790s  edited by Ian Ousby. London, Hutchinson, 1992.


01

POPE, John [Col.] (1770-1845)  of Lexington, Kentucky, Senator - A177,M1497

June 1790 to August 1791

Matthews: Travel diary; travel through southern and western states; Mississippi and Ohio valleys; notes on Creek Indians, scenery, towns, social customs; literary style; fair.

1. - A Tour through the Southern and Western Territories  Richmond, 1792; reprinted New York, 1888; 104pp.

2. - Extracts relating to Tennessee in  Early Travels in Tennessee Country  by S.C.Williams. Johnson City, 1928, pp 318-319.


POWELL, David [Lieut.] (1771-1848)  of Tottenham, Middlesex - B134

1790 to 1795

Matthews:  Military diary (extracts); brief notes of military activities with 14th. Light Dragoons at Downpatrick.

Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquarians of Ireland  Fifth Series, XI, 1901, pp 65-67.


02/03

QUIMPER, Manuel - *M1498,E

In  Spanish Explorations in the Strait of Juan de Fuca  by Henry Raup Wagner. Santa Ana, California, Fine Arts Press, 1933. Reprinted New York, AMS Press, 1971, and Mansfield Centre, Connecticut, Martino, 2001.


01

SEVIER, John (1745-1815)  born at Augusta, Virginia, first Governor of Tennessee - A177,M1499

May 1790 to September 1815

Matthews: Personal diary; mostly line-a-day; details of ordinary daily routine and thought; weather, chief public and social affairs; some linguistic interest.

1. - In  Tennessee Historical Magazine  V, 1919, pp 156-194 and 232-264; and VI, 1920, pp 18-60.

2. - In  Andrew Jackson and Early Tennessee History  by S.G.Heiskel. Nashville, 1920, Volume II, pp 503-614.


01

SMITH, William Loughton (1762-1812)  of Charleston, South Carolina - A178,M1500

a) - August to September 1790

Matthews: Political diary; while member of House of Representatives; visit to Rhode Island when it came into Union; return to New York; descriptions of people and places.

b) - April to May 1791

Matthews: Travel diary; Philadelphia to Charleston; detailed descriptions of historic sights on way, Mount Vernon, etc.

1. - In  Evening Post  New York, April 14th., 21st., and 28th; May 5th.; and June 2nd. 1888.

2. - Corrected text in  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  LI, (1917-1918), pp 20-76.


01

STANLEY, William [Maj.] (d.1814)  of Cincinnati, Ohio - A178,M1501

November 1790 to October 1809

Matthews: Private diary; mainly concerned with his business and journeys, as one of principal merchants of Cincinnati; hurried, brief entries, but gives good picture of frontier trade; some interesting spellings.

In  Quarterly Publications of the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio  XIV, 1919, pp 19-32.


STEADMAN, William [The Rev.] (1764-1837)  of Broughton, Baptist - B134

July 1790 to April 1813

Matthews: Religious diary (extracts); his religious work and experiences; studies; trials; domestic and social affairs; notes on men and books; Yorkshire.

Memoir of Rev. William Steadman  by Thomas Steadman. London, 1838, pp 42-286.


03

STEARNS, Samuel (1741-1809) - E

1790

Dr. Stearns's Tour from London to Paris  London, 1790, is claimed by the author to be founded upon a journal.


TOWNLEY, Richard  - of Isle of Man - B134

1790(?)

Matthews: Weather diary; an eleven months' record of weather, wind, and daily occurrences in the Isle of Man.

A Journal Kept in the Isle of Man  London, 1791.


01

WALCUTT (WALLCUT), Thomas (1758-1840)  of Boston, Massachusetts - A178,M1502

January to April 1790

Matthews: Travel diary; travel to Marietta, Ohio, via Virginia route, and return to Philadelphia; substantial entries; interesting details of public and social affairs of the new settlements; pleasant travel notes; taverns, food, etc.

1. - In  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  First Series, XVII, (1879-1880), pp 174-206 (normalised). Reprinted, Cambridge, 1879.

2. - In  Historic Highways of America  by A.B.Hulbert. Volume XII, Cleveland, 1904, pp 43-63.

Note: The author is listed as Walcutt by Matthews and Arksey, but the Cambridge reprint refers to Wallcut throughout.


WILKINSON, Susanna (1766-1832)  of Blackheath - B135

February 1790 to November 1832

Matthews: Private diary; meditations, prayers, accounts of sermons, including some by John Newton; dull.

Extracts from the Diary of Mrs. Susanna Wilkinson  London, 1832.


WILLIS, R.L. - B135

1790(?)

Narrative of a tour in England and Scotland written up with some dated entries; notes on towns, scenes and people; literary pretensions, sometimes successful; some gossip and anecdote.

Journal of a Tour from London to Elgin made about 1790 in Company with Mr. Brodie, Younger Brother of Brodie of Brodie  Edinburgh, Thompson Brothers, 1897, 250 copies printed for sale.


03

WRIGHT, Christopher Norton (1790-1871)  Englishman - E

The autobiography of a middle class Englishman, reported to contain diary material; three of his wives died in childbirth.

In  No Hero, I Confess: A Nineteenth-Century Autobiography  edited by Margaret P.Medlicott. New York, Taplinger, 1970.


1791AD


03

ANONYMOUS  (b.1775)  Creole from Haiti, educated in France but returrned to escape the French Revolution - E

After 1791

Haiti and the revolution there.

My Odyssey: Experiences of a Young Refugee from Two revolutions by a Creole of Saint Domingue  translated and edited by Althea de Puech Parham. Louisiana state university Press, 1959.


01

AUPAMUT, Hendrick [Capt.]  - Chief of the remnant of the tribe by some called 'Mohicans'

A178,M1503

May to October 1791

Matthews: Travel journal; written up from notes; journey to western Indians; conferences. Interesting as an Indian's description of his people and his opinions on their treatment by the white men; speaks for the United States against Britain.

In  Pennsylvania Historical Society Memoirs  II, (1827-1830), pp 76-131.


BAGSHAWE, Catherine [Mrs.] (1760-1818)  of Ford Hall, Derby - B135

August 1791 to June 1824

Matthews: Religious diary (extracts); religious introspection and observance; her sinfulness and remorse.

The Bagshawes of Ford  by William H.A.Bagshawe. London, 1886, pp 398-448.


01

BRADLEY, Daniel [Capt.] (d.1825)  of Fairfield, Connecticut - A178,M1504

August 1791 to January 1795

Matthews: Military journals; expeditions to St. Clair and Wayne against Maumee Indians; marches, skirmishes, some notes on countryside and garrison life.

Journal of Capt. Daniel Bradley  edited by Frazer E.Wilson. Greenville, Ohio, 1935, 75 pp.


03

BUNN, Matthew (b.1772?)  of Brookfield, Massachusetts - E

1791 to 1792?

“   Matthew Bunn, a native of Brookfield, Massachusetts, who enlisted with Ensign John Tillinghast, of Providence, in the year 1791, on an expedition into the western country,-- was taken by the savages, and made his escape into Detroit the 30th of April, 1792. : Containing a very circumstantial account of the cruel treatment he suffered while in captivity, and many of the customs of the savages, which have never before appeared in print.”

A Journal of the Adventures of Matthew Bunn  facsimile edition, Newberry Library, 1962, 2000 copies.


01/03

CAMPBELL, Patrick (d.1823)  formerly of 42nd. Regiment - A178,C208,M1505

June 1791 to December 1792

Matthews: Travel journal; from Scotland to St. John's, Fredericton, Quebec, Montreal, Niagara, Genesee, Albany, New York, New Jersey, St. John's, Scotland; notes on farming, Indians, soil, climate, social affairs, politics; good observation in simple style.

1. - Travels in the Interior Inhabited Parts of North America  Edinburgh, 1793, 387 pp. Edited by H.H.Langton and W.F.Ganong, Toronto, Champlain Society, 1937, 326 pp.

2. - Extract for November 1791 in  Ontario Historical Society Papers and Records  XXI, 1924, pp 91-98.

3. - James Cummings (2158)  refers to an extract in  Notes on the History of the District of Niagara, 1791-1793  by E.A.Cruikshank, Welland Tribune, 1914.


03

CHATEAUBRIAND, François-René, Vicomte de (1768-1848) French writer and politician - E

From 1791?

Chateaubriand's Travels in America  translated by Richard Switzer, University of Kentucky, 1969, is reported to contain diary material.


CLARENDON, Maria (1759-1844)  wife of third Earl (of second creation) - B135

1791 and 1802 to 1803

Matthews: Travel diaries; with her husband in France, Italy, Switzerland, and Austria; society life; brief extracts.

Historical Manuscripts Commission  Tenth Report, Appendix IV, Earl of Westmorland's Manuscripts, 1885, pp 52-58.


CRABB, James [The Rev.] (1774-1781)  of Southampton - B135

September 1791 to July 1828

Matthews: Methodist diary (extracts); his religious life and work; travels; his ministry and work among the poor, especially in Southampton.

A Memoir of the Rev. James Crabb  by John Rudall. London, 1845. Passim.


01

CRESSON, Caleb (1742-1816)  of Philadelphia - A179,M1506

January 1791 to December 1792

Matthews: Private diary; notes on life in Philadelphia; journey to New England, with good descriptions and accounts of historic scenes.

Diary of Caleb Cresson  Philadelphia, 1877, 214 pp.


03

D’ENTRECASTEAUX, Bruny (Antoine Raymond Joseph de Bruni) (1737-1793)  French naval officer, explorer and colonial governor - E

1791 to 1793

Bruny d’Entrecasteaux: Voyage to Australia and the Pacific 1791-1793  edited and translated byEdward and Maryse Duyker, Melbourne University Press, 2001.


03

DUNBAR, Duncan [Rev.] (1791?-1864)  Scottish born American Baptist minister - E

Dates unknown

In  Duncan Dunbar: The record of an Earnest Ministry: A Sketch of the Life of the Late Pastor of the McDougal Street Baptist Church, New York  by Jeremiah Chaplin, New York, 1865.

02/03

ERNST, John Frederick - *M1507,E

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XLII.


01

FIDLER, Peter (1769-1822)  of Hudson's Bay Company, surveyor's assistant - A179,C414,M1508

September 1791 to April 1792

Matthews: Canadian exploration journal; journey with Chippewa Indians to Slave Lake and east and west of Slave; many notes of travel, personal observations, Indian affairs and customs, and stories; a very entertaining journal of fur-trading life.

Journals of Samuel Hearne and Philip Turnor  edited by J.B.Tyrrell. Toronto, 1934, pp 493-555.


03

FRANKLIN, Jane [Lady] 91791-1875)  second wife of Sir John Franklin (qv) - E

Dates unknown

Portrait of Jane: A Life of Lady Franklin  by Frances J.Woodward, London, Hodder, 1951, is reported to contain diary material.


01

GREEN, Ashbel [The Rev.] (1762-1848)  of Philadelphia and College of New Jersey - A179,M1509

June to July 1791

Matthews: Travel diary (extracts); preaching, work as pastor of Second Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia; journeys into New England, etc.; work as president of College of New Jersey.

In  The Life of Ashbel Green  by Joseph H.Jones. New York, 1849, pp 204-472. Passim.


03

HILL, Brian - E

Observations and Remarks in a Journey through Sicily and Calabria, in the year 1791: with a postscript, containing some account of the ceremonies of the last holy week at Rome, and of a short excursion to Tivoli  London, John Stockdale, 1792.


HOLLAND, Elizabeth Vassall Fox, wife of third Baron (1770-1845) - B135

June 1791 to January 1811, one entry for October

Personal, political, society and travel diaries; travel in Italy; breakdown of her marriage to Sir Godfrey Webster; marriage to Lord Holland after bearing him a son; Whig political and society life at Holland House; social difficulties resulting from her divorce; literature and literary figures; visits; dinners; gossip; Paris; Spain; often trenchant, although the editor has omitted or softened some critical passages; valuable and important.

1. - The Journal of Elizabeth, Lady Holland (1791-1811)  edited by the Earl of Ilchester. London, Longmans Green, two volumes, 1908.

2. - The Spanish Journals  edited by the Earl of Ilchester. London, 1910.

3. - Extracts: Ponsonby (1), pp 246-249.


03

HAYDN, Franz Joseph (1732-1809)  Austrain composer - E

From 1791?

The Collected Correspondence and London Notebooks of Joseph Haydn  edited by H.C.Robbins, Barrie and Rockliffe, 1959, is reported to contain diary material.


JONES, Thomas  - huntsman - B135

August 1791 to January 1800

Matthews: Hunting diary; fox hunting and runs with the Quorndon; terse account of each day's hunting and result of run; of no general interest.

A Diary of the Quorndon Hunt  Derby, 1816.


03

KERR, George  - surgeon - E

1791

Journal of the surgeon aboard the Aberdeen whaler, Christian.

An Arctic Whaling Journal of 1791  by A.Savours in  Polar Record  IX, pp534-545, 1959.


01

KERSHAW, James (b.1764)  of Camden, South Carolina - A179,M1510

April 1791 to June 1815

Matthews: Private diary (extracts); very brief notes of social affairs at Camden; lively details of amusements, fashions, people, plays, etc.

In  Historic Camden  by Thomas J.Kirkland and Robert M.Kennedy. Columbia, South Carolina, 1905, Volume I, pp 404-413.


03

LEADBEATER, Mary (1758-1826)  Irish Quaker

February 1791 to May 1797

Diary extracts; domestic and family life; much about her children; rising political tension.

In  Diaries of Ireland: An Anthology, 1590-1987  edited by Melosina Lenox-Conyngham. Dublin, The Lilliput Press, 1998, pp 92-98.

Note: These extracts are taken from a manuscript in the National Library of Ireland. Mary Leadbeater's diaries and memoirs were published as Leadbeater Papers: The Annals of Ballitore  London, two volumes, 1862, which has not been seen.

01/02

LINCKLAEN, John (b.1768)  of Cazenovia, New York - A179,*M1511

August 1791 to October 1792, with gaps

Matthews: Travel journals; journeys on behalf of Holland Land Company, in Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont; descriptions of places; professional and a little dull.

Travels in the Years 1791 and 1792  New York and London, 1897, 162 pp.


01

MAIR, John (1744-1830)  of Iron Acton, England - A179,M1512

January to July 1791

Matthews: Travel diary; visit to United States and Canada; London to Charleston, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Hartford, Albany, Fort George, Montreal, Quebec; good descriptions of a "civilised" man looking at strange people in a strange country.

In  American Historical Review  XII, (1906-1907), pp 77-94.


01

MARTIN, Isaac [The Rev.] (1757-1828)  of Rahway, East Jersey - A179,M1513

June 1791 to June 1823

Matthews: Quaker journal; notes on church work, travels, religious reflections, reading.

A Journal of the Life, Travels, Labours, and Religious Experiences of Isaac Martin  Philadelphia, 1834, 160 pp.


03

MARTIN, Sarah (1791-1843)  English dressmaker, philanthropist and prison visitor at great Yarmouth - E

Dates unknown

A Brief Sketch of the Life of Miss Sarah martin of Great Yarmouth with Extracts from the Parliamentary Reports on Prisons, Her own Prison Journals etc.  Great Yarmouth, C.Barber, 1844; and New York, Robert Carter, 1848.


03

MARTINEZ, José Longinos  - Spanish naturalist - E

1791 to 1792

1. - Journal of José Longinos Martinez: Notes and Observations of the Naturalist and Botanical Expedition in Old and New California and the South Coast, 1791-1792  San Francisco, John Howell, 1961.

2. - California in 1792: The Expedition of José Longinos Martinez  Los Angeles, Huntington Library, 1938.


03

MOODY, William (b.1791)  Irish born American - E

Dates unknown

Joseph Ledlie and William Moody, Early Pittsburgh residents: Their Back ground and Some of Their Descendents  University of Pittsburgh press, 1961, is reported to contain diary material.


01

NEWMAN, Samuel [Capt.] (d.1791)  of Boston and 2nd. Regiment - A180,M1514

July to October 1791

Matthews: Military journal; St. Clair's campaign against northwestern Indians; good picture of army life; journey with his company to Philadelphia, thence to Cincinnati, and advance northward; highly personal, with excellent details of deplorable moral and disciplinary state of army.

In  Wisconsin Magazine of History  II, (1918-1919), pp 40-73.


01

O'BRIEN, Joseph  - of Newburyport, Massachusetts (?) - A180,M1515

December 1791 to 1815

Matthews: Private diary; brief notes of outstanding personal, local, and public events around Newburyport.

In  Essex Institute Historical Collections  XLIV, 1908, pp 332-337.


03

PAGE, Harlan (1791-1834) - E

Dates unknown

Memoir of Harlan Page: or The Power of Prayer and Personal Effort for the Souls of Individuals  by William A Hallock, Massachusetts, The American tract society, 1835, is reported to contain diary material.


POOLE, Henry [The Rev. Sir] (d.1821)  of Sussex - B136

September 1791 to July 1812

Matthews: Travel diary (extracts); antiquarian interests; visits to old homes in Cheshire.

Cheshire Sheaf  Third Series, II, 1898, pp 118-121.


01

PROCTOR, Thomas [Col.] (1739-1806)  of Philadelphia - A180,M1516

March to May 1791

Matthews: Commissioner's journal; official report of journey from Philadelphia to Buffalo Creek and around Lake Erie; accounts of Indians and their customs; treaty with Six Nations; carefully written official report.

1. - In  Pennsylvania Archives  Second Series, IV, pp 465-524.

2. - In  An Authentic and Comprehensive History of Buffalo  by William Ketchum. Buffalo, 1864-1865, Volume I, pp 413-426, and Volume II, pp 305-318.


01

RAMSAY, Martha Laurens (1759-1811)  of Charleston, South Carolina - A180,M1517

July 1791 to June 1808

Matthews: Private diary; religious reflections and self-analysis, self-abasements; ejaculatory style; a few notes of illnesses, deaths, church services.

Memoirs of the Life of Martha Laurens Ramsay  by David Ramsay. Boston, 1812, Appendix V, pp 122-208. Reprinted Philadelphia, 1845.


03

REENAN, Willem van - E

1791

South African exploration.

In  The Journal of Hendrik Jacob Wikar (1779)  with an English translation by A. W. van der Horst and the journals of Jacobus Coetsé Jansz: (1760) and Willem van Reenen (1791) with an English translation by Dr. E. E. Mossop. Capetown, The Van Riebeeck Society, 1935.


01

SAUNDERS, Daniel  - of Salem, Massachusetts - A180,M1518

May 1791 to August 1794

Matthews: Seaman's journal; narrative, partly in diary form; escapes and sufferings in the Arabian desert.

1. - A Journal of the Sufferings of Daniel Saunders  Salem, 1794, 128 pp. Reprinted: Leominster, Massachusetts, 1797, 104 pp.; Salem, 1824, 48 pp.; and Exeter, New Hampshire, 1830, 71 pp.

2. - A long selection in  Ships and Sailors of Old Salem  by Ralph D.Paine. New York, 1909, Chapters xiii and xiv, pp 252-287.


03

SEABURY, Samuel (1729-1796) - E

1791 to 1795

Miles To Go Before I Sleep: Samuel Seabury’s Journal from 1791-1795  edited by Anne W. Rowthorn. Hartford, Connecticut: Church Missions, 1982.


03

SHERWOOD, Adiel (1791-1879)  Baptist Minister and educator in Georgia - E

Dates Unknown

In  Memoir of Adiel Sherwood D.D.  by Julia L.Sherwood. Philadelphia, Grant and Faires, 1884.


01

SIMCOE, Elizabeth Posthuma Gwillim (1766-1850)  born at Whitchurch, Herefordshire, wife of Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada - H315,A180,C1069

September 17th. 1791 to October 1796

Personal diary of the wife of Thomas Graves Simcoe, first Governor of Upper Canada; voyage out from England; Quebec; Niagara; York; return home. Detailed and interesting.

1. - The Diary of Mrs. John Graves Simcoe  edited by J.R.Robertson. Toronto, 1911.

2. - Extracts in article  Niagara Historical Society Publications  No. 36, 1924, pp 38-54.

3. - Mrs. Simcoe's Diary  edited by Mary Quayle Innis. Canada, Macmillan of Canada, 1965.


02/03

SURÍA (SURIA), Tomás de  - Mexican artist - *H316,*M1519,E

1791

Journal of Tomás de Suría of His Voyage with Malaspina to the North West Coast of America in 1791  edited by Donald C.Cutter. Fairfield, Washington, Ye Galleon Press, 1980, 90 pp. This is reprinted from  Pacific Historical review  September, 1936.


TEEDON, Samuel (d.1798) - B136

October 17th. 1791 to February 2nd. 1794

Diary of the Olney schoolmaster, living with his 'cousin' and her son and his daughter. Some entries refer to William Cowper who is elsewhere reported to have spoken of 'the tediousness of Teedon's discourse', an opinion echoed by Matthews in his annotation. This is a little unfair to a diary which, in short entries, gives an interesting picture of the man and his life in the village.

1. - The Diary of Samuel Teedon  edited by Thomas Wright of Olney. London, at the Sign of the Unicorn, VII, Cecil Court, 1902.

2. - Extracts: Ponsonby (2), pp 137-139.


01/02/03 - VANCOUVER, George [Capt.] (1758-1798)  of the British Navy - A182,C1180,*M1539

April 1791 to October 1795

Matthews: Exploration journals; journey around the world; exploration in the Pacific North-West; Puget Sound and North-West Coast; scientific and official report.

1. - Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean and Round the World  London, three volumes, 1798. Reprinted New York, Da Capo, 1968.

2. - Extracts relating to Oregon in  Vancouver's Discovery of Puget Sound  by Edward S.Meany. New York, 1907, pp 61-334. Also in  Oregon Historical Quarterly  XXX, 1929, pp 33-42.

3. - A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean and Round the World; in which the coast of north-west America has been carefully examined and accurately surveyed  London, Stockdale, 1801.


02/03

VENABLE, Richard N. (1763-1838)  attorney - *M1520,E

1. - Diary of Richard N. Venable  in  Tyler's Quarterly  II, pp 135-138.

2. - Venables of Virginia; an account of the ancestors and descendants of Samuel Woodson Venable of "Springfield" and of his brother William Lewis Venable of "Haymarket"  by Elizabeth Marshall Venable, privately printed, New York, 1925, is reported to contain material from this diary.


03

WARDWELL, Stephen S  - organist and Sunday school superintendent at Paddy Wilson's church - E

From 1791? but probably later

In  Paddy Wilson's Meeting-House in Providence Plantations, 1791-1839: Being an Account of a Genial Irish Parson…  Boston, Pilgrim's Press, 1950.


WARING, Mary (1760-1805)  of Godalming, Surrey - B136

January 1791 to March 1805

Matthews: Quaker diary; religious experiences, introspection; movements; heart searching, etc.; Quaker spiritual life.

A Diary of the Religious Experience of Mary Waring  London, 1810.


YOUNG, Elizabeth (1765-1842)  of Neath - B136

March 1791 to March 1840

Matthews: Quaker diary (extracts); Quaker life, religion, meetings; weather, contemplation; her husband's business; seaport life; health; God's mercies.

The Christian Experience of Mrs. Elizabeth Young  London, 1843.


1792AD


01/02/03 - ANONYMOUS  (possibly BELL, Edward and or WALKER, William)  on board the 'Chatham'

A180,C55,*M1522

March to October 1792

Matthews: Sea journal; a crew member's narrative of Vancouver's voyage to the Northwest coast; Indians and country. Possibly by Edward Bell, clerk.

Washington Historical Quarterly  V, 1914, pp 129-137, 215-224 and 300-308; and VI, 1915, pp 50-68.

Note: James Cummings (1041) has  A New Vancouver Journal  by Edward Bell and William B.Walker, edited by Edmond Meany, Seattle, 1915.


ANONYMOUS - B136

November 1792 to May 1793

Matthews: Travel diary (extracts); four ladies on tour in Italy; details of voyage and impersonal notes on scenic beauties.

The Antiquary  XXXIII, 1897, pp 273-290 and 296-299.


02/03

ALCALA-GALIANO, Dionisio - *M1521,E

In  Spanish Explorations in the Strait of Juan de Fuca  by Henry Raup Wagner. Santa Ana, California, Fine Arts Press, 1933. Reprinted New York, AMS Press, 1971, and Mansfield Centre, Connecticut, Martino, 2001.


03

BEAVER, Philip [Captain] (1766-1813)  naval officer - E

1791 to 1793 (?)

African memoranda: Relative to an Attempt to Establish a British Settlement on the Island of bulama on the Western Coast of Africa in the Year of 1792  Westport, Connecticut, Negro Universities Press, 1970.


03

BIRE, Edmond - E

1792

Diary of a Citizen of Paris during ‘The Terror’  London, Chatto and Windus, two volumes, 1896.


BRERETON, John (1783-1858)  of Melton Mowbray, schoolmaster - B137

1792 to 1850

Matthews: Teacher's diary (extracts); notes about his work as master of Melton Mowbray grammar school, and social notes.

Transactions of Leicestershire Archaeological Society  VI, 1884-1888, pp 3-10.


02/03

CAAMAÑO (CAAMANO), Jacinto - *M1523,E

The Journal of Jacinto Caamano  in  British Columbia Historical Quarterly  July and October, 1938.


03

CADERO, Jose - E

1792

“In the summer of 1792, two Spanish schooners, the Sutil and the Mexicana, were ordered to inspect the Pacific Coast from Vancouver Island to Monterey. The schooners were commanded by two youthful naval officers, Dionisio Alcala Galiano and Cayetano Valdes. Assisted by their scribe and artist, Jose Cadero, they recorded their efforts to find the so-called Strait of Anian, a Spanish Northwest Passage. The full account, here translated into English, reveals much new information on the indigenous peoples of California, Spanish-Indian relations, and the successes and failures of the Franciscan missionaries.

California in 1792: A Spanish Naval Visit  Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1990.


01

CARPENTER, Benjamin [Capt.]  - of Salem - A181,M1524

May 1792

Matthews: Sea journal; voyage of the Hercules from Boston to the East Indies; notes on ports and trade; selections.

In  Ships and Sailors of Old Salem  by Ralph D.Paine. New York, 1909, Chapter XXI, pp 417-439. Passim.


CLARKSON, John [Lieut.] - D58

1792

Matthews: Diary; his work as Governor of Sierra Leone; natives, slavers, and slaves; plantation life.

Sierra Leone Studies  Volume VIII, 1927.


CLERY, Jean Baptiste (1759-1809)  valet-de-chambre to Louis XVI

August 10th. 1792 to January 1793

The journal is claimed to have been written up from contemporary notes. A circumstantial account.

A Journal of the Terror; being an account of the occurrences in the Temple during the confinement of Louis XVI, by M. Clery the King's valet-de-chambre, together with a description of the last hours of the King, by the Abbé de Firmont  edited by Sidney Scott. London, The Folio Society, 1955. The text is based on that of the first English edition, published simultaneously with the French, both in London, in 1798.


03

CLEVELAND, Richard Jeffry (1773-1860) merchant sailor - E

From 1792?

a) - “Compiled from the journals and letters of the late Richard J. Cleveland …He voyaged to Havre, the Cape of Good Hope, China, the Northwest Cost of America, India, Isle of France, Copenhagen, Chile, California, Hawaii, Africa, England, Holland, Italy, Portugal, Peru, and Brazil.”

1. - Voyages of a Merchant Navigator  New York, Harper Brothers, 1886.

 2. - Narrative of Voyages and Commercial Enterprises  Cambridge, J.Owen, two volumes, 1842.

b) - 1799

Log of the Caroline  in  Pacific Northwest Quarterly  XXIX, 1938, pp 61-84 and 167-200.

c) - 1820’s

Captain Cleveland’s Voyage from China to the Northwest Coast of America  in  North American Review  XXV, No. 57, October, 1827.


COBB, Mary [Mrs.] (1773-1802)  of Margate - *B137

September 1792 to July 1802

Matthews: Baptist diary; religious agonisings and the difficulties her dissent put in way of her marriage.

Partly published in  Extracts from the Diary and Letters of Mrs. Mary Cobb  London, 1805.


01

CUTTING, Nathaniel (d.1822)  of Newburyport and Brookline, Massachusetts - A181,M1525

a) - September 1792 to January 1793

Matthews: Travel diary (extract); visit to Boston from Providence; extensive notes describing sights, places, social life of Boston; well written and interesting.

In  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  First Series, XII, (1871-1873), pp 60-67.

b) - August 1793 to February 1794, with gap

Matthews: Travel diary; voyage from Lisbon to Algiers, with embassy under Col. David Humphreys.

In  Historical Magazine  IV, 1860, pp 262-265 and 359-363.


02/03

ESPINOSA Y TELLO, José (1763-1815) - *M1526,E

A Spanish voyage to Vancouver and the North-west Coast of America: being the narrative of the voyage made in the year 1792 by the schooners Sutil and Mexicana to explore the strait of Fuca  London, The Argonaut Press, 1930.


01

FARIS, William (1728-1804)  born in London, of Annapolis, Maryland - A181,M1527

January 1792 to August 1804

Matthews: Private diary (extracts); gossipy record of life, death, etc. in Annapolis; brief notes, but quite interesting.

In  Maryland Historical Magazine  XXVIII, 1933, pp 197-244.


01

FRYE, Joseph  - of Fryeburg, Maine, town clerk - A181,M1528

September 1792 to March 1797

Matthews: Private diary (extracts); brief notes of his doings in Fryeburg; musters, church, journeys, weather, etc.

In  Fryeburg, Maine, An Historical Sketch  by John S.Barrows. Fryeburg, 1938, pp 46-48.


03

GREEN, Samuel [Rev.] (1792-1834) - E

Dates unknown

Memoir of the Rev. Samuel Green, Late Pastor of Union Church, Boston  by Richard Storrs, Boston, 1836, is reported to contain diary material.


01

HALL, Rufus [The Rev.] (b.1744)  of Northampton, New York - A181,M1529

October 1792 to January 1814

Matthews: Quaker journal; preceded by autobiographical entries; whole is partly autobiography, partly journal; usual Quaker journal, meetings and travel in New York, New England, Upper Canada, etc.

A Journal of the Life, Religious Exercises, and Travels in the Work of the Ministry of Rufus Hall  Byberry, Pennsylvania, 1840.


03

HARDING, Chester (1792-1866)  American portrait painter - E

Dates unknown

The following are reported to contain diary material:

1. - My Egotistigraphy  Cambridge, John Wilson, 1866.

2. - A Sketch of Chester Harding, Artist, Drawn by His Own Hand  edited by Margaret E.White, Houghton, 1890; revised edition, 1929.


HOLMES, Samuel  - soldier - D147

1792 to 1793

Brief notes by a soldier with Lord Macartney during the embassy to China; little of value or interest.

The Journal of Mr. Samuel Holmes  London, W. Bulmer, 1798.


03

IRVING, Edward [Rev.] (1792-1834)  Scottish clergyman - E

Dates unknown

The Life of Edward Irving, Minister of the National Scotch Church, London  by Mrs. Oliphant, New York, Harper, 1862, is reported to contain diary material.


02/03

JOHNSON, Robert C. - *M1530,E

The Grand Tour Diary of Robert C.Johnson  in  Proceedings of the American Philosohical Society  February, 1958.


01

LEE, Benjamin (1765-1828)  captain of the 'Fair American' - A181,M1531

a) - January 1792 to February 1793

Matthews: Journal of voyage of the Fair American.

In  American Backlogs  by Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt and Kermit Roosevelt. New York, 1928, pp 52-64. Passim.

b) - February to May 1796

Matthews: Journal of voyage from New York to China (extracts).

In  American Backlogs  by Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt and Kermit Roosevelt. New York, 1928, pp 66-77. Passim.


02/03

MANBY, Thomas (1769-1834)  English naval officer - *M1532,E

1790 to 1793

Journal of the voyage around the Cape of Good Hope, to Australia, New Zealand, the Sandwich Islands, and the coast of America. Includes explorations along the coast in search of a Northwest passage, the Straits of Juan de Fuca, Nootka Sound, the Columbia River, San Francisco and Monterey, winter in the Sandwich Islands, and return to the Northwest coast and Nootka Sound, with the George Vancouver Expedition. (This summary is taken from the description of the Thomas Manby Papers in the Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, Washington).

1. - Journal of the Voyages of the H.M.S. Discovery and Chatham by Thomas Manby  Fairfield, Washington, Ye Galleon Press, 1988.

2. - There are extracts from 1792 in  Oregon Hisotrical Quarterly  XLIII.


01/02/03

MENZIES, Archibald (1754-1842)  born near Aberfeldy, Scotland, botanist and surgeon in Royal Navy

A182,C821,M1533,E

a) - April to October 1792

Matthews: A scientific travel journal; records of a naturalist and surgeon on Vancouver's voyage off the Northwest coast; general and scientific notes.

Menzies' Journal of Vancouver's Voyage, April to October 1792  in  Archives of British Columbia Memoir  V, Victoria, 1923, 171 pp.

b) - 1793 to 1794

The Alaska Travel Journal of Archibald Menzies, 1793-1794  Fairbanks, University of Al;aska Press, 1993.


01/03

MICKLE, Samuel (1746-1830)  of Woodbury, New Jersey - A182,M1534,E

March 1792 to July 1829

Diary of a Quaker surveyor, farmer and merchant; daily record of national and local events; crime and punishment, epidemics, mariages and deaths; weather, farming, medical and religious affairs; the war of 1812; recollections of the Revolution.

1. - In  Notes on Old Gloucester County, N.J.  by F.H.Stewart. Volume I, 1917, pp 157-253.

2. - Extracts in  Year-Book of the New Jersey Society of Pennsylvania  (1921-1924); and Friends' Historical Society Journal  XXII, 1925, pp 78-79.

3. - The Diaries of Samuel Mickle, Woodbury, Gloucester County, New Jersey, 1792-1829  transcribed by Ruthe Baker. Woodbury, New Jersey, The Gloucester County Historical Society, two volumes, 1991, 834 pp.


02/03

MINOR, Stephen - *M1535,E

A Journey Over the Natchez Trace  in  Journal of Mississippi History  October, 1953.


MOORE, John [Dr.] - B137

August to December 1792

Matthews: Travel diary; accompanying Earl of Lauderdale as physician; journey in France; relating mostly to the military and political disturbances of the time, in very full detail.

A Journal during a Residence in France  London, two volumes, 1793.


03

MURCHISON, Roderick Impey [Sir] (1792-1871)  Scottish geologist - E

Dates unknown

Life of Sir Roderick I. Murchison, Bart.; K.C.B., F.R.S.; sometime Director-General of the Geological Survey of the United Kingdom  by Archibald Geikie, London, John Murray, two volumes, 1875, is reported to contain diary material.


03

OBOOKIAH, Henry (1792?-1818)  Hawaiian Christian - E

Dates unknown

Memoirs of Henry Obookiah: A Native of Owhyhee and a Member of the Foreign Mission School, Who Died at Cornwall, Connecticut, February 17, 1818 Aged 26 Years  Honolulu, Women’s Board of Missions for the Pacific Islands, 1968, is reported to contain diary material.


03

PARKINSON, John [Rev.] (1754?-1840) - E

1792 t0 1794

Tour through Russia, Siberia and The Crimea, 1792-1794: Russia through European Eyes  edited by William Collier. Routledge, 1971.


03

PARSONS, Levi [Rev.] (1792-1822)  American missionary - E

Dates unknown

Memoir of Rev. Levi parsons: First Missionary to Palestine from the United States: containing sketches of his early life and education, his missionary labors in this country, in Asia Minor and Judea  compiled and prepared by Rev. Daniel O.Morton. Burlington, Chauncey Goodrich, 1830.


PUGET, Peter [Lieut.] (1764?-1822) - A182,C968,M1536

May to June 1792

Matthews: Sea journal; with Vancouver during the exploration of Puget Sound; topography and natural history.

Pacific Northwest Quarterly  XXX, 1939, pp 177-217.


01

REID, John  - second mate of the 'Fair American' - A182,M1537

January 1792

Matthews: Ship's log; cruise from Boston to East Indies; mutiny, ship life; interesting spellings.

In  American Backlogs  by Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt and Kermit Roosevelt. New York, 1928, pp 50-52.


03

SHELBY, Isaac (1750-1826)  first and fifth governor of Kentucky - e

After 1791 and before 1817

Excerpts from the Executive Journal of Governor Isaac Shelby   in  Register of Kentucky State Historical Society  LXXXI, September, 1929, pp 559-562; LXXXII, January, 1930, pp 1-24; LXXXII, April, 1930, pp 139-150; and LXXXIV, July, 1930, pp 203-213.


03

SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe (1792-1822)  English poet - E

Dates Unknown

Many of Shelley's notebooks have been published, all of which have yet to be examined. James Cummings (11201) has only The Shelley Notebook in the Harvard College Library  Cambridge, 1929, but there may be diary material in others.


STEVENS, William Bagshaw [The Rev.] (1756-1800)  clergyman and poet - H318

March 15th. 1792 to April 6th. 1800

Private diary; domestic chaplain to the Burdett family; life in a noble household; Charles James Fox, Erasmus Darwin, Thomas Coutts; largely concerned with his love for Fanny Coutts; good detail and reported dialogue.

The Journal of the Rev. William Bagshaw Stevens  edited by Georgina Galbraith. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1965.

The manuscript is in the Huntingdon Library, San Marino, California, MS. 26405.


03

TURNER, Joseph Mallord William (1775-1851)  landscape painter - E

a) - July 22nd. to September 1792

Travel diary of a tour in Wales; specialist interest.

Included in Collected Correspondence of J.M.W.Turner  edited by John Gage. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1980, pp 11-19.

b) - James Cummings (12616) has also  The Unknown Turner  privately printed for John Anderson, New York, 1926.


02

UNDERWOOD, Thomas Taylor - *H319,*M1538,E

From 1792

Journal  Cincinnati, Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Ohio, 1943, 500 copies.


03

WHITE, John (1761-1800)  Attorney-General of Upper Canada - E

1792 to 1794

"The early entries describe White's trip from Montreal to Kingston upon taking up his office. Thereafter, brief daily entries record his health, social engagements and matters relating to his working life, both as parliamentarian and as prosecutor. Among the associates frequently mentioned are Governor Simcoe and Chief Justice Osgoode."

Edited by William Colgate in  Ontario History  XLVII, 1955, pp147-70.


WOODFORDE, Anna Maria (Nancy) (1757-1830) - B137

January 1st. to December 31st. 1792

The personal diary of Nancy Woodforde, Parson Woodforde's niece, who lived with him at Weston-Longville in Norfolk. A delightful and interesting diary of her life at the parsonage; social, domestic and village affairs; visits and entertainments; her Uncle. This appears to be the only diary that Nancy kept which contains more than very brief and impersonal notes of events.

1. - In  Woodforde Papers and Diaries  edited by Dorothy Heighes Woodforde. London, Peter Davies, 1932, pp 37-85.

2. - Extracts: Blodgett (2), pp 133-145.


1793AD


02/03

ANONYMOUS,  Kentucky volunteers - *M1540,E

In  Filson Club History Quarterly  XXVII.


ALEXANDER, William

1793

Brief quotation from the diary of a member of Lord Macartney's embassy to China. Also covers the voyage in 1792.

In  An Embassy to China  edited by J.L. Cranmer-Byng. London, Longmans, 1962, p 342. See also The Geographical Magazine  Vol. XX, no. 5, September 1947, pp 203-208.


03

ALVANSLEBEN, Baroness - E

From 1793?

In  Memoirs of the Baroness Cecile de Courtot, Lady-in-Waiting to the Princess de Lamballe, Princess of Savoy-Carignan: compiled from the letters of the baroness to Frau von Alvensleben, née Baroness Loe, and the diary of the latter  London, Heinemann, 1900.


ANDERSON, Aeneas

1793 and 1794

Journal of Lord Macartney's personal servant on the embassy to China. Probably worked up by a third party. Also covers the voyage in 1792.

A Narrative of the British Embassy in China  London, J. Debrett, 1795.


03

AUSTIN, Sarah (1793-1867) - E

Dates unknown

Three Generations of Englishwomen  London, John Muray, two volumes, 1888, is reported to contain diary material.


02

BADOLLET, John - *H320,E

1793 to 1794

'Journal of the Time I Spent in Stony Creek Glades', 1793-1794  in  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  April, 1980.


BAGSHAW, William  - of Ford Hall, Derby - B138

January to December 1793

Matthews: Local diary, with further extracts in 1811-1818; parish work, religious life, and preaching in Derbyshire; work on his estate; social life; books read.

The Bagshaws of Ford  by William H.G. Bagshaw. London 1886, pp 480-500.


02/03

BARNARD, Anne [Lady] - E

a) - 1793 to 1803 precise dates uncertain

Travel journal from Cape Town to beyond Swellendam.

1. - The Letters of Lady Anne Barnard to Henry Dundas from the Cape and Elsewhere, 1793-1803. Her Journal of a Tour Into the Interior  edited by SA.M.Lewin Robinson. Cape Town, A.A.Balkema, 1973.

2. - In  Lady Anne Barnard at the Cape of Good Hope  by Dorothea Fairbridge, Oxford University Press, 1924.

b) - 1797 to 1798

The Cape Journals of Lady Anne Barnard 1797-1798  Cape Town, Van Riebeeck Society, second series XXIV, 1994.


02/03

BARNO Y FERRUSOLA, Juan Francisco José - *M1541,E

In  Spanish War Vessels on the Mississippi, 1792-1796  by Abraham P. Nasatir. New Haven, Yale University Press, 1968.


01

BLANCHARD, Jean Pierre - A182,M1542

January 9th. 1793

Matthews: Journal; record of a balloon ascension at Philadelphia.

1. - Journal of My Forty-fifth Ascension  Philadelphia, 1793, 27 pp. Also in The First Air Voyage in America  Philadelphia, Penn Mutual, 1943.  

2. - Magazine of History  Extra No. 64, 1918, 22 pp.


BROWN, Robert [Cpl.]  - of Coldstream Guards - B138

February 1793 to May 1795

Matthews: Military diary; service in the Netherlands; daily accounts of fighting and casualties; marches and battles; impersonal record of his brigade's part in war.

An Impartial Journal of a Detachment from the Brigade of Foot Guards  London, 1795.


03

CALLADINE, George [Sgt.] - D46,E

1793-1847

Matthews: Mostly autobiography; military life and adventures in England, Ireland, Ceylon; ordinary life of the soldier; simple and good.

Diary of Colour-Sergeant George Calladine  London, 1922.


CALVERT, Harry [Gen. Sir] (1763-1836) - B138

February 1793 to December 1794

Matthews: Military diaries (extracts); campaigns in Flanders and Holland; by adjutant general of forces under Duke of York; military details and his staff work.

The Journals and Correspondence of Sir Harry Calvert  edited by Sir H.Verney. London, 1853.


01

CANNING, George (1770-1827)  statesman

November 25th. 1793 to August 4th. 1795

Letter journal addressed principally to his uncle and aunt; political affairs at the beginning of his career; politicians; Pitt; social affairs; reported conversations and incidental detail.

The Letter-Journal of George Canning 1793-1795  edited by Peter Jupp. London, Royal Historical Society, Camden, Fourth Series, Volume 41, 1991.


02

DARBY, Deborah (née Barnard)  - Quaker, wife of Samuel Darby (brother of Abraham Darby III) ironmaster of Coalbrookdale

1793 to 1795

Quaker diary; a preaching tour in America; packing list of food and comforts for the voyage; there are four earlier but undated entries.

Account and brief quotation in  A Biographer's Notebook  by Hector Bolitho. London, Longmans Green, 1950, pp 148-152.


DAVY, William  - of Findon, steward - B138

1793 to 1795

Matthews: Business diary (extracts); brief notes of estate business and social life in a Sussex village.

Sussex Archaeological Collections  LXVII, 1926, pp 196-202.


03

De DINO, Dorothée (Dorothea, von Biron, Princess of Courland, Duchess of Dino, Talleyrand and Sagan) (1793-1862)

Dates unknown

Memoires of the Duchesse de Dino  Scribners, 1910, is reported to contain diary material.


DINWIDDIE, James [Dr.] (1746-1815)

1793

A few extracts from his journal of Lord Macartney's embassy to China.

In  Biographical Memoir of James Dinwiddie LL.D., Astronomer in the British Embassy to China  by W.J. Proudfoot. Liverpool, 1868.


03

De DURAS, Louise Henriette Charlotte Philippine de Durfort, Duchesse - E

1793 to 1794

Prison Journals during the French Revolution  translated by Mrs. M.Carey, New York, Dodd Mead, 1892.

Note: The author states that the account was written in 1801 and it does not appear to be based on any substantial contemporaneous record.


01

ELLIOT, James (1775-1839)  of Guilford, Vermont and Gloucester, Massachusetts - A183,M1544

1793 to 1796

Matthews: Military journal; kept during Whiskey Rebellion and Indian warfare in the old Northwest, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.

1. - The Poetical and Miscellaneous Works of James Elliott  Greenfield, Massachusetts, 1798, Book 3.

2. - In  Pen Pictures of Early Western Pennsylvania  by J.W.Harpster. Pittsburgh, 1938, pp 168-175.


01/02

EVANS, Joshua [The Rev.] (1731-1798)  of Newton Township, West Jersey - A44,M1545

1793 to 1798

Matthews: Quaker diary and autobiography; New England journeys, meetings, New York, Carolina, Canada; notes on slaves, Indians, racial problems, schools.

1. - In  Friends' Miscellany  X, Byberry, Pennsylvania, 1837, pp 7-212 (diary on pp 43-212).

2. - Account of MS with extracts in  Bulletin Friends' Historical Association  XXVIII, 1939, pp 30-36.


02

FARINGTON, Joseph (1747-1821)  painter - H322,B129,E

July 13th. 1793 to December 30th. 1821

A very full and interesting diary replete with gossip and anecdote; art and artists; his friendships; dinners, entertainments, news; an excellent and valuable record of the life by an energetic and inquisitive man living among prominent people.

1. - The Farington Diary  edited by James Greig. London, Hutchinson, eight volumes, 1923-1928.

2. - The Diary of Joseph Farington  edited by Kenneth Garlick, Angus MacIntyre and Kathryn Cave, indexed by Evelyn Newby. New Haven, Yale University Press for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, seventeen volumes, 1978 to 1998.


FENWICK, Thomas [Lieut.] Howard (1768-1797)  of Woolwich - B138

February to April 1793

Matthews: Military diary; service in Flanders; marches; some social notes; letters.

Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research  VIII, 1929, pp 2-31.


03

FITZGERALD, John (d.1795)  schoolmaster, of Cork - B138

January to December 1793

Matthews: Teacher's diary; his work as a teacher in Cork; public events there; weather; gossip; personal affairs and convivial social life; his health; an entertaining diary.

1. - Journal of Cork Historical and Archaeological Society  XXIV, 1918; XXV, 1919 and XXXI, 1936. Passim.

2. - Extracts: Lenox-Conyngham, pp 99-105; and Ponsonby (3), pp 162-165.


01

FOSS, John (1744-1800)  of Newburyport, Massachusetts - A183,M1546

July 1793 to August 1797

Matthews: Prison diary; captivity and imprisonment at Algiers; mainly narrative, with vivid description of treatment of American captives by Algerines.

A Journal of the Captivity and Sufferings of John Foss  second edition, Newburyport, 1798? 189 pp.


02

FREMANTLE, Thomas Francis [Sir] (1765-1819)  Vice-Admiral

May 22nd. 1793 to June 17th. 1797

Extracts from his private diary; his naval duties; mentions of Nelson, his 'Dolly' and Sir William Hamilton; social life, drinking, flirtations and hints of sexual liaisons; meets, falls in love with, and marries Elizabeth (Betsey) Wynne (qv).

In  The Wynne Diaries 1789-1820  selected and edited by Anne Fremantle. London, Oxford University Press, World's Classics edition, 1952, pp 251-261.

Note: Fremantle's diary is not quoted in the earlier, three volume, edition of the Wynne diaries.


01

GILPIN, William [The Rev.] (1757-1848)  schoolmaster and parson

From 1793? including 1808 and 1809

A few fragments of an irregular personal diary, many undated; events at Cheam School, some parish and family matters, weather, anecdote. The editor combines extracts from letters and notebooks out of chronological sequence and it is not always easy to identify the diary material, but there are a few gems.

In  My Dearest Betsy; a self-portrait of William Gilpin... from his letters and notebooks  edited by Peter Benson. London, Dennis Dobson, 1981. Passim.


GLENBERVIE, Sylvester Douglas, Baron (1743-1823)  lawyer, politician and historian - B139,D116

October 17th. 1793 to February 14th. 1819

Politician's political and social diary; people, places, royalty; gossip and anecdote; often interesting and sometimes amusing.

1. - The Glenbervie Journals  edited by Walter Sichel. London, Constable, 1910. This contains the journals for the last months of 1793 and for April 1811 to February 1815, which are the first and tenth of the manuscript volumes.

2. - The Diaries of Sylvester Douglas (Lord Glenbervie)  edited by Francis Bickley. London, Constable, two volumes, 1928. (The 1928 New York edition is bound from the same printing). This contains material from the ten manuscript volumes not known to Walter Sichel and does not reprint anything published in the earlier book.


01/02

HEMPHILL, James (1774-1833)  of Wilmington, Delaware - *H369,A183,*M1547

a) - July 1793 to 1797

Matthews: Sea journal and letters; extracts in biographical article, describing voyages from Wilmington to Europe and Asia.

Delaware Historical Society Papers  VII, 1914, Paper No. LXIV.

b) - 1802

James Hemphill's Account of a Visit to Maryland in 1802  in  Delaware History  September, 1948.


HEYWOOD, Peter [Capt.] (1773-1831) - B139

May 1793 to February 1813

Matthews: Naval diary (extracts); his naval career and personal life after the Bounty episode; mostly relating to South America.

A Memoir of Captain Peter Heywood  by Edward Tagart. London, 1832, pp 164-266.


02

HOARE, Richard Colt [Sir] (1758-1838)  Wiltshire antiquary - B139

a) - 1788 to 1790 (?)

A Clasical Tour Through Italy and Sicily  London, two volumes, 1819.

b) - 1793 to 1810

Travel diaries in England, Wales and Ireland.

1. - Journal of a Tour in Ireland AD 1806  London and Dublin, 1807.

2. - The Journeys of Sir Richard Colt Hoare through Wales and England 1793-1810  extracted and edited by M.W.Thompson. Gloucester, Alan Sutton, 1983.

c) - 1807 to 1814

Matthews: Antiquarian diary (widely scattered); excursions on Wiltshire Downs in pursuit of his archaeological interests.

Wiltshire Archaeological Magazine  XXII, 1884-1885, pp 234-238.


03

HOFFMANN, Frederick [Captain]  - of the Royal Navy - E

1793-1814

A Sailor of King George: The Journals of Capt. Frederick Hoffmann, R.N., 1793-1814  London, John Murray, 1901.


01

HUTCHINSON, Jeremy (1738-1805)  of Danvers, Massachusetts - A183,M1548

May to June 1793

Matthews: Travel diary; journey afoot to Danville to visit his daughter; notes on distances, crops, farming, weather; interesting vocabulary.

In  Danvers Historical Society Collections  XXVIII, 1940, pp 64-69.


01

LINCOLN, Benjamin [Gen.] (1733-1810)  of Hingham, Massachusetts - A183,M1549

April to September 1793

Matthews: Treaty journal; treaty negotiations with Indian tribes northwest of Ohio River; journey from Philadelphia to Detroit via Albany and Niagara; negotiations and speeches; return via Montreal; many pleasant notes on travel and social affairs.

1. - In  Massachusetts Historical Society Collections  Third Series, V, 1836, pp 107-176.

2. - Extracts in  Anthology and Bibliography of Niagara Falls  by C.M.Dow. Volume