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Dawes, William 1745-1799

Works: 32 works in 52 publications in 1 language and 713 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Archives  Genealogy 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QB36.D39, 994.4502
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26 views of the starburst world : William Dawes at Sydney Cove 1788-91 by Ross Gibson( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ross Gibson continues his speculative brilliance with this work on the astronomer and colonist William Dawes, using his notebooks as source material. It is an intellectual adventure around the tensions and pleasures of language and meaning, particularly Dawes' encounters under the southern stars, sharing ideas with a small group of Indigenous people from around Sydney Harbour. Dawes called his collaborators 'the Eora'. They told him it was their word for 'people', and it might have been the first thing they watched him write down. These were the years when Britain seized the Eora country, leading eventually to the establishment of the modern nation of Australia. Fragmentary, poetic and intriguing, Gibson describes, ponders and interprets the pages of Dawes' notebooks, which are reproduced throughout
by Boston (Mass.)( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Two petitions signed by various Boston citizens, including Benjamin Edes, John Hancock, Ezekiel Savage, Caleb Blodget, William Dawes, and others
Papers by William Dawes( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Papers of William Dawes, who rode to Lexington and Concord to report British troop advances, April 18, 1775, with several newspaper clippings pertaining to his role. Family accounts of Dawes' ride include a poem by his granddaughter Julia Goddard and a descriptive letter written by Mehetable M. Goddard, Dawes' daughter. An announcement of the dissolution of partnership of the firm Dawes and Coolidge which Dawes formed with his brother-in-law John Coolidge is also contained in the collection. Also, Dawes' last will, along with an account of his estate, several letters concerning the disbursement of the estate, a copy of the will of Dawes' second wife Lydia, and a family record drawn up by Dawes' son, Charles
Papers by William Dawes( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Papers of William Dawes and other family members. Papers relating to Dawes' military career include his commission as adjutant of the regiment of militia in Boston, a book of military orders for Dawes, directions for military movements, and an account of provisions made for the Continental Army troops from 1779-1780. There is a ledger account of Dawes and Cooidge, Dawes' merchant and trading business. Dawes' land and house in Marlborough are represented in a map, drawing, and written description. Other financial and real estate records include promissory notes, deeds, a rent agreement, and bills to Dawes' estate
Papers by William Dawes( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Journals and papers of the daughters, grandchildren, and a niece of William Dawes. Includes a story book written and illustrated by Dawes' granddaughter, Lucretia D. Newcomb (d.1804), presenting her vision of the ideal way of relating to her parents and brother. Correspondence between three of Dawes' daughters, Hannah Dawes Newcomb, Mehetabel May Dawes Goddard, and Lucretia Dawes, and granddaughter Harriet Newcomb Holland, covers their daily activities and Mehetabel's interests in painting and music. Hannah Newcomb's will and Mehetabel's account of her father's alarm ride on April 18, 1775 are also included in this collection. The diary of Hannah Dawes Newcomb describes the weather and visitors. Lucretia Dawes Newcomb (d.1850), William Dawes' niece, writes in her diary about visits to Boston and her responses to Sunday sermons
Ledger by William Dawes( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ledger of business transactions
William Dawes account book by William Dawes( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Account book of William Dawes, Jr., tanner, grocer, and merchant of Boston. Dawes was a member of the Sons of Liberty and rode, with Paul Revere, to Lexington and Concord on 18 Apr. 1775. Included are records of cash transactions and accounts with shoemakers, carpenters, printers, ship captains, hatmakers, blacksmiths, and other tradespeople of various towns in Massachusetts. Among these are Samuel Babcock; Samuel Baker; James Bird; Bond & Bryant; Cato, "a black man"; Samuel Fenno; Moses Fessenden; John Hobby; James Lanman; John Lloyd; Joseph May; John Mears; Ebenezer Parsons; John Pingrey; Giles Richards; Benjamin Russell; Benjamin Sweetser; Tappan & Fowle; and Susanna Wiley, as well as Dawes' sons William M. Dawes and Charles Dawes. Products listed include textiles, clothing, skins, sails, tools, groceries, rum, tea, tobacco, candles, and indigo
Papers by Eliot family( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Miscellaneous papers of the Eliot, Dawes, Goddard, and May families include sermons, almanacs, and notes on deaths and marriages of Andrew Eliot, minister of Boston's New North Church; of his son John Eliot who succeeded him; and of Andrew Eliot, another son, minister of the First Church in Fairfield, Conn. Other family members represented are Lucretia Dawes, William Dawes Jr., Christopher Rhodes Eliot, Ephraim Eliot, Mehetable May Dawes Goddard, Joseph May, and Samuel Joseph May. Also, genealogical information, miscellaneous printed matter, and photographs. Other correspondents include Jeremy Belknap, William Francis Channing, Samuel Dexter, Edward Everett Hale, and Josiah Quincy
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Alternative Names
William Dawes Patriot im Amerikanischen Unabhngigkeitskrieg

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