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American Studies, 1621-1952

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American Studies, 1621-1952 Trial Series

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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



  • 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


Licensed to access Canada, America & the West Indies Imports and Exports to the UK, 1678-1825

Naval Office Shipping Lists, 1678-1825
Naval office shipping lists were compiled by British naval officers...

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

British pamphlets relating to the American Revolution, 1763-1783
The American Revolutionary War (1775-1783) was the culmination of an...

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

Annual British Army Lists, 1740-1784
These lists reveal where the British army regiments fought from...

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

American papers in the House of Lords Record Office, 1621-1917
This collection from the House of Lords Record Office contains...

Licensed to access American Prisoners of War, 1812-1815

Americans taken prisoner during the 1812 War
These prison ship records show how prisoner populations were managed...

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

The archives of the Associates of Dr Bray to 1900
The Associates of Dr. Bray was a group comprised of...

Licensed to access Canada, Between the US and Empire, 1883-1904: in the Papers of the Governor-General

The Canadian papers of the 4th Earl of Minto
The 4th Earl of Minto was the Canadian Military Secretary...

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

American material from the Tarleton papers
The Tarleton family were influential merchants in Liverpool during the...

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

American material in the archives of the USPG, 1635-1928
The United Society Partners in Gospel (USPG) is a UK-based...

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

Journal, annual sermons and reports of the SPG, 1701-1870
The United Society Partners in Gospel (USPG) is a UK-based...

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

Canadian records in the USPG archive, 1722-1952
The United Society Partners in Gospel (USPG) is a UK-based...

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

The papers of Sir Charles Vaughan and Sir Robert Liston
Sir Charles Vaughan (1774-1849) was a career diplomat who served...

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

Collected papers of the Bolton Whitman Fellowship
Walt Whitman (1819-1892) was an American beat poet and essayist....
First Lady Florence Harding with Girl Scouts at White House, Washington DC, April 1922.

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

From the colonial period to the Roaring Twenties
This collection contains a series of American journals, magazines, and...
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