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Preston, William 1729-1783

Overview
Works: 85 works in 107 publications in 1 language and 857 library holdings
Genres: History  Catalogs  Sources  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Surveys  Pictorial works  Treaties  Biography  Music  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
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 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1822 in English and held by 18 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

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

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
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
Jefferson facsimiles collection( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Also a letter, 1781 March 19, to George Washington, regarding Nathanael Greene, the militia, the Marquis de Lafayette and the war in the south; a letter, 1815 May 15, to Pierre Samuel Dupont de Nemours, on Napoleon's return to power and its effect on peace between America, England and France; and an Outline of a bill for proportioning crimes and punishments, n.d
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
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
Charles Peale Didier collection by Preston family( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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)
Letters by William Preston( )

1 edition published in 1776 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Includes letter, 8 June 1776, from William Fleming to William Preston, regarding relations with the Cherokee nation, a shipment of gunpowder, and the movements of British forces under the command of Lord Dunmore; and letter, 7 August 1776, from Andrew Lewis, Williamsburg, Va., to William Preston, regarding relations with Native Americans, especially Cherokees, gunpowder and other supplies, and Lord Dunmore's change of position
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
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
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
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 manuscript collection by Lyman Copeland Draper( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Although Draper's primary objective was to gather information on military events and the soldiers, scouts, and settlers who battled Indians, the British, and Tory sympathizers as white settlement advanced westward, the materials he collected document much more. They are a rich source of data on social and economic factors, with details on the roles of women and African Americans on the frontier; they contain a wealth of genealogical data; and Draper's interviews with Native Americans reveal cultural attitudes and tribal history and traditions. The letters he received reflect the writers' opinions on contemporary topics like the Civil War, Reconstruction policies, the rise of the Ku Klux Klan, and other mid-nineteenth century concerns
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
Alice Preston Moore collection by Preston family( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
 
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Alternative Names
William Preston colon irlandais en Virginie

William Preston político estadounidense

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

William Preston yhdysvaltalainen poliitikko

ویلیام پرستون سیاست‌مدار آمریکایی

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English (61)