The Resource (microform)

(microform)

Label
1779-1788
Inclusive dates
1779-1788
Creator
Contributor
Collector
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Chiefly correspondence in the form of letters, dispatches, and petitions received by Benjamin Harrison during his service as speaker of the House of Delegates and Governor of Virginia. Included are letters of acceptance and resignation from Virginia members of the Continental Congress and correspondence related to taxation, raising of troops, procurement for the army, restitutions, bailing of prisoners, and other aspects of Revolutionary war in Virginia. Also contains letters concerning the sale of slaves including a letter from John Mathews of South Carolina relating to the state's plan to sell slaves to settle state budget shortfalls. There are also appeals for cases of theft, treason, and Toryism, and a letter from John Fitch relating to his steamboat. The last will and testament of Benjamin Harrison, which includes an estate inventory, is also contained in these papers. The estate inventory includes a list of slaves. Principal correspondents in the collection include Gabriel Jones, William Fitzhugh, Joseph Jones, Meriwether Smith, Thomas Jefferson, Edward Carrington, Rochambeau, and Patrick Henry
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Action
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  • Received
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Biographical or historical data
Benjamin Harrison was born 5 April 1726 at "Berkeley" in Charles City County, Virginia. Harrison attended the College of William and Mary, but did not earn a degree. He entered the House of Burgesses in 1748 and served until 1775. He served as delegate to the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1778, and signed the Declaration of Independence. Harrison also was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 1776 and served until he was elected governor in 1781. Governor from 1781 to 1784, Harrison returned to the House of Delegates after his term ended. He was a member of the House of Delegates until his death 24 April 1791. Harrison married Elizabeth Bassett and had 7 children, including William Henry Harrison (1773-1841) who was the ninth president of the United States.
Cataloging source
Vi
Citation source
Guide to American historical manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, California: H. E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, 1979)
Form designation
Papers
Funding information
Filming funded by The Library of Virginia Foundation with the support of The Roller-Bottimore Foundation and The Robins Foundation.
Location of originals duplicates
The Huntington Library;
Label
(microform)
Note
  • This collection forms part of the Robert Alonzo Brock Collection at The Huntington Library, San Marino, California
  • The Robert Alonzo Brock Collection was filmed by The Huntington Library in cooperation with The Library of Virginia with funding provided by The Library of Virginia Foundation with the support of The Roller-Bottimore Foundation and The Robins Foundation
  • Microfilmed as arranged by The Huntington Library
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
Base of film
unknown
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  • The Library of Virginia
Color
black and white
Dimensions
35mm.
Emulsion on film
unknown
Extent
1
Generation
unknown
Immediate source of acquisition
The Library of Virginia Foundation, The Roller-Bottimore Foundation, and The Robins Foundation
Positive negative aspect
negative
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001503694
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ReductionRatioRange
normal reduction
Reproduction note
Microfilm.
Specific material designation
microfilm reel
Terms governing use
Should you wish to quote from or reproduce images of any of the materials, you must write to the Librarian of the Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108, requesting formal permission to do so. Please note that you do not have to obtain permission if you are quoting fewer than fifty words, or if you are only citing the document. Images made with microfilm-reader printers are for research use only and may not be used for publication without permission.
Type of unit
reel.

Library Locations

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