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American Studies, 1621-1952

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American Studies, 1621-1952 Trial Series

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Introduction

These collections cover both the United States and Canada. Records on the United States cover the slave trade and missionary work. Wartime records include lists of British officers who fought in the American Revolution and Americans captured in the 1812 war. Records on Canada include papers from colonial missionaries and 19th century correspondence from the Governor. These items also include 18th century trading records from both countries.

Dates Covered

1621-1952

Contributors

  • All Souls College Oxford, Nat Lib of Scotland
  • Bodleian Library
  • Bolton Archive and Local Studies Service
  • Liverpool Record Office
  • National Library of Scotland
  • Parliamentary Archives, UK
  • Public Record Office, London
  • The British Library
  • The Royal Artillery Insititution, Woolwich
  • Various

Collections

Licensed to access America in Records from Colonial Missionaries, 1635-1928

Contributor: Bodleian Library Contents: 6 Volumes, 76 Documents (33,900 Pages)
The United Society Partners in Gospel (USPG) is a UK-based Anglican missionary organisation that operates around the world. During the...

Licensed to access American Records in the House of Lords Archive, 1621-1917

Contributor: Parliamentary Archives, UK Contents: 9 Volumes, 77 Documents (42,367 Pages)
This collection from the House of Lords Record Office contains documents relating to North America and its impact upon British...

Licensed to access The American Revolution from a British Perspective, 1763-1783

Contributor: Various Contents: 11 Volumes, 93 Documents (83,627 Pages)
The American Revolutionary War (1775-1783) was the culmination of an increasingly fraught relationship between the Thirteen Colonies of British America...

Licensed to access American Slave Trade Records and Other Papers of the Tarleton Family, 1678-1838

Contributor: Liverpool Record Office Contents: 3 Volumes, 7 Documents (655 Pages)
The Tarleton family were influential merchants in Liverpool during the 18th century. The patriarch of the family, John Tarleton, was...

Licensed to access 'Bray Schools' in Canada, America and the Bahamas, 1645-1900

Contributor: Bodleian Library Contents: 7 Volumes, 127 Documents (24,025 Pages)
The Associates of Dr. Bray was a group comprised of English clergymen and philanthropists who created and funded schools for...

Licensed to access British Army Lists of Officers, 1740-1784

Contributor: The Royal Artillery Insititution, Woolwich Contents: 5 Volumes, 29 Documents (6,694 Pages)
These lists reveal where the British army regiments fought from the Seven Years War to the American Revolution. These detailed...

Licensed to access Canada in Records from Colonial Missionaries, 1722-1952

Contributor: Bodleian Library Contents: 10 Volumes, 91 Documents (57,004 Pages)
The United Society Partners in Gospel (USPG) is a UK-based Anglican missionary organisation that operates around the world. During the...

Licensed to access Colonial Missionaries' Papers from America and the West Indies, 1701-1870

Contributor: Bodleian Library Contents: 4 Volumes, 195 Documents (40,069 Pages)
The United Society Partners in Gospel (USPG) is a UK-based Anglican missionary organisation that operates around the world. During the...

Licensed to access Development of Canadian Governance and Foreign Policy, 1883-1904

Contributor: National Library of Scotland Contents: 2 Volumes, 33 Documents (14,618 Pages)
Gilbert John Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound (1845-1914), the Fourth Earl of Minto, was involved in Canadian governance in various roles between 1883 and...

Licensed to access International Relations Between Britain and America, 1796-1848

Contributor: All Souls College Oxford, Nat Lib of Scotland Contents: 9 Volumes, 40 Documents (8,722 Pages)
Sir Charles Vaughan (1774-1849) was a career diplomat who served as British Ambassador to the United States during the period...

Licensed to access Power and Profit: British Colonial Trade in America and the Caribbean, 1678-1825

Contributor: Public Record Office, London Contents: 5 Volumes, 40 Documents (22,582 Pages)
This collection is composed of British Naval Office shipping lists between the years of 1678 and 1825. These 150 years...

Licensed to access Prison Ship Records from the War of 1812

Contributor: Public Record Office, London Contents: 10 Volumes, 45 Documents (5,932 Pages)
This collection contains prison ship records drawn from the War of 1812, an inconclusive military conflict between the United States...
First Lady Florence Harding with Girl Scouts at White House, Washington DC, April 1922.

Licensed to access Transatlantic Civil Society in Periodicals, 1768-1925

Contributor: The British Library Contents: 5 Volumes, 24 Documents (17,226 Pages)
This collection contains a series of American journals, magazines, and trade papers published in the United Kingdom and continental Europe...

Licensed to access Walt Whitman and his Fellowship of Supporters in Bolton, 1891-1913

Contributor: Bolton Archive and Local Studies Service Contents: 12 Volumes, 178 Documents (10,369 Pages)
Walt Whitman (1819-1892) was an American beat poet and essayist. This collection contains letters, photographs and other material produced by...
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