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Preston, William 1729-1783

Overview
Works: 82 works in 108 publications in 1 language and 881 library holdings
Genres: History  Catalogs  Sources  Surveys  Trials, litigation, etc  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Pictorial works  Treaties  Biography  Registers (Lists) 
Roles: Translator, Author
Classifications: F576, 929
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Most widely held works about William Preston
 
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Most widely held works by William Preston
History and statement of Mercer Colony case (Preston v. Walsh) : in U.S. Circuit Court at Austin, Texas by A. J Peeler( Book )

4 editions published in 1882 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Augusta County, Virginia : survey book of James Patton and William Preston, 1752-1755 by James Patton( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Argonautics of Apollonius Rhodius translated : with notes and observations, critical, historical, and explanatory. by Apollonius( Book )

2 editions published in 1822 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Argonautics of Apollonius Rhodius by Apollonius( Book )

1 edition published in 1803 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Preston and Virginia papers of the Draper collection of manuscripts by State Historical Society of Wisconsin( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Peale Didier collection by Preston family( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys, promissory notes, and land indentures (1747-1770), relating to James Patton (1692-1755); list of quit rents in the Middle District of Augusta (1759-1760); promissory notes and correspondence (1755-1806), relating to William Preston (1729-1783); and correspondence, surveys, and business papers (1780-1830), relating to John Preston (1764-1827)
Alice Preston Moore collection by Preston family( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Business papers, land surveys, and general store accounts (1745-1789), relating to William and Susanna Smith Preston; correspondence, business papers, and notes of farm affairs (1782-1828), relating to their son, John Preston; correspondence and land surveys (1840-1882), relating to John, William A., and Alfred G. Preston; correspondence (1848-1861) relating to William Ballard Preston; and daybook (1789-1820) of the Prestons of Washington County, Va
Preston papers by William Preston( )

1 edition published in 1915 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australian views by James Wallis( Book )

1 edition published in 1821 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lord Dunmore letters( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Letter, 19 June 1775, Thomas Lewis to William Preston, discusses, Dunmore, western lands and the Loyal Land Company, politics and foreign affairs
Draper manuscript collection by Lyman Copeland Draper( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The bulk of the collection consists of Draper's voluminous correspondence with pioneer settlers, war veterans, their descendants, and others; his interview and research notes; and his writings. Interspersed among these items are copied, transcribed, and original contemporary historical manuscripts and government records, including personal and official letters; diaries and journals; reminiscences; military muster rolls, payrolls, order books, court martial lists, pension statements, and receipts; family and personal records; business and legal records; surveyors' notes, maps and plats, and other land records; and newspaper and magazine articles. These materials contain information on such topics as border forays, frontier wars, and the Mecklenberg declaration of independence; and on numerous individuals, including Daniel Boone, Joseph Brant, George Rogers Clark, William Clark, William Henry Harrison, and Tecumseh
Papers by Preston family( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The collection contains correspondence, accounts, land records, estate materials, and other papers of the following persons: James Patton (1692-1755), early settler and sheriff of Augusta County, Va.; William Preston (1729-1783) of "Greenfield," Botetourt County, Va., surveyor, militia and Revolutionary War officer; John Preston (1764-1827) of "Horseshoe Bottom," Montgomery County, Va., militia officer, state legislator, and Virginia state treasurer; Francis Preston (1765-1835) of Abingdon, Va., politician; William Preston (1770-1821), U.S. Army officer; and Thomas Lewis Preston (1781-1812) of Lexington, Va. Materials concern the patenting and settlement of land in southwestern Virginia and Kentucky; the activities of surveyors in Augusta and Montgomery counties, Va., and the settlement of Botetourt and Wythe counties, Va.; salt and iron mining and manufacture; Indians, African-American slavery, and the Revolution in southwestern Virginia; and banking, politics, and mineral springs in Virginia. Also, contains miscellaneous papers of other members of the Preston and related families
Letter, 1777 September 1, Williamsburg [Va.], to Col. [William] Preston by Patrick Henry( )

1 edition published in 1777 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Governor Henry's letter concerns the most recent outbreak of fighting and Col. Preston's orders for his militia company to be in readiness. Approves of Col. [Evan] Shelby's plan of defense. Hopes an expedition into Ohio may be possible. Col. [William] Fleming will be directed to cooperate. Col. [James] Southall will deliver powder and mine managers will deliver lead for shot, perhaps from Richmond
Papers of George Washington by George Washington( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

There is also a list, 1780, of officers in the Continental Army, with orders on verso regarding officers' uniforms
Receipted account, 1772 May 5 by James Geddy( )

1 edition published in 1772 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Receipted account of Col [William] Preston with Williamsburg silversmith James Geddy, Jr., for 9£ 19s 3p; items include jewelry, silverware, buckles, studs, and watch repairs
Preston family papers by Preston family( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The papers also contain a certificate, 20 September 1793, of emancipation of a slave; and correspondence of William Campbell Preston (1764-1860) including a circular and letter, 1827, concerning protest by citizens of South Carolina of a protective tariff
List of military warrants lodged in the surveyor's office of Fincastle from the Virginia Land Office by William Preston( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A list, endorsed by William Preston, Fincastle County surveyor, containing in columns the name of the person to whom the warrant was issued, the number of acres contained therein, and assignments made on the warrants. These warrants were approved by Lord Dunmore as governor
Draper manuscripts: William Preston papers by William Preston( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Papers of William Preston, a colonial and frontier political figure in Virginia, and a few of his relatives. Business and military records concern Preston's land dealings and his role in Indian negotiations. Also included is correspondence with prominent military and political figures, as well as some papers of James Patton and John Buchanan
Jefferson facsimiles collection( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The facsimiles include a letter, 1768 August 18, to William Preston regarding James Fontaine's candidacy for chaplaincy of the House of Burgesses; Jefferson's draft of the Declaration of Independence; and a letter, 1780 June 10, to James Monroe requesting that he serve as emissary for the governor
Papers of William and John Preston by William Preston( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Papers of William Preston and of his son General John Preston, legislator and treasurer of Virginia, and surveyor of Montgomery Co., Va. William Preston's papers chiefly concern surveying and a militia expedition against the Cherokees. The bulk of the papers relate to the business and personal affairs of John Preston. Topics include surveying, old treaties with the Cherokees, the education of his children, legislation in the House of Delegates, stocks in the Second Bank of the United States, and other types of property. Correspondents include Richard Willing Byrd, John Floyd, Charles Clement Johnston, James Pleasants, Francis Preston, and William Radford
 
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Alternative Names
William Preston colon irlandais en Virginie

William Preston (Virginia) Amerikaans politicus (1729-1783)

ویلیام پرستون سیاست‌مدار آمریکایی

Languages
English (63)