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|Named Person:||Dorothy Quincy Hancock; John Hancock; Hugh Percy Northumberland, Duke of; George Washington; Joshua Bentley; Abram Child; Peter Thatcher, Pastor; John Parker; Marie Joseph Paul Yves Rock Gilbert Du Metier Lafayette, marquis de; Joseph Fiske; William Diamond; Jonas Clark; Ebenezer Hancock; Thomas Hancock; John Hancock; Carlson, Lt. Col.; Jonas Parker|
|Document Type:||Book, Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
John Andrews; Joseph Dana; Daniel Dana; Carlton A Staples; Jonathan Harrington; Edwin B Worthen; A M Mulliken; George Washington; National Geographic Society (U.S.); Society of the Cincinnati.
|Language Note:||Materials in English.|
|Notes:||The material described in this catalog record is located in the collections of the Lexington Historical Society, Lexington, Mass.|
Includes photocopy of a page of town records of Fairfield, Conn., showing the record of the marriage of John Hancock and Dorothy Quincy (1775 Aug. 28); autograph letter of the Duke of Northumberland (1807 June 9) addressed to Lt. Col. Carlson, relative to Percy's appointment of Carlson as one of his Majesty's deputy lieutenants, together with envelope and seal and brief note of donor; John Andrews's eulogy for George Washington (1800 Feb. 22) and discourses on Washington by Joseph Dana (1800) and Daniel Dana (1800); facts relating to Joshua Bentley and Abram Child, handwritten on notecards; sketch (undated) on the life of Jonas Parker by Rev. C.A. Staples; letter (facsim.) from Rev. Peter Thatcher, pastor of Brattle St. Church, recommending Samuel Adams to the charity and fellowship of the Summer St. Church (1789 June 7); inventory of the real and personal estate of Capt. John Parker (June 1776); letter from Lord Hugh Percy to Rev. Dr. Percy (his uncle?) in London, asking for family news and complaining about deplorable conditions in Dublin; and photocopy of letter from George Washington (1798 Dec. 12), apparently to his dentist.
Also includes poem "Jefferson, Freedom, and Glory", author unknown, undated, printed as a handbill; National Geographic Society map of the travels of George Washington (1931); original ms. by Rev. C.A. Staples, describing the visit to Lexington, Mass., by Marquis de Lafayette (read before Lexington Historical Society Oct. 17, 1894) and booklet on Lafayette; letter (1760 Feb. 12) to Jonas Clarke from John Hancock; certificate of membership of Dr. Joseph Fiske in the Society of the Cincinnati, signed by George Washington (1784 May 5); biography of William Diamond, drummer boy at Lexington; program of exhibit on John Hancock memorabilia, Boston, Jan.-Feb., 1962; autograph statement by Jonathan Harrington declaring himself to be the last survivor of the Apr. 19, 1775 encounter on Lexington Common (1847 Apr. 19); biography of Jonas Clarke written by Edwin B. Worthen, Jr.; treasury warrant signed by Samuel Adams when president of the Massachusetts Senate (1785 Mar. 18); biographical materials on Rev. John Hancock and other family members including Rev. Ebenezer Hancock, Hon. Thomas Hancock, and his Excellency John Hancock; brief account of Surgeon Joseph Fiske as transcribed by Miss A.M. Mulliken (1901); and other papers.
- Hancock, Dorothy Quincy, -- 1747-1830.
- Hancock, John, -- 1737-1793 -- Family.
- Northumberland, Hugh Percy, -- Duke of, -- 1742-1817 -- Correspondence.
- Washington, George, -- 1732-1799.
- Bentley, Joshua, -- 1717-1797.
- Child, Abram, -- 1742-1833.
- Thatcher, Peter, -- Pastor -- Correspondence.
- Parker, John, -- 1729-1775 -- Estate.
- Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Rock Gilbert Du Metier, -- marquis de, -- 1757-1834.
- Fiske, Joseph, -- 1752-1837.
- Diamond, William, -- approximately 1759-
- Clark, Jonas, -- 1730-1805.
- Hancock, Ebenezer, -- 1710-1741.
- Hancock, Thomas, -- 1703-1764.
- Hancock, John, -- 1671-1752.
- Massachusetts. -- General Court. -- Senate.
- Great Britain. -- Army -- Officers.
- United States. -- Continental Army.
- Lexington Historical Society (Mass.)
- Lexington, Battle of, Lexington, Mass., 1775.
- Congregational churches -- Massachusetts -- Clergy.
- Soldiers -- Massachusetts -- Lexington -- Death.
- Patriotic societies -- United States.
- United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- British forces.
- United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.
- Lexington (Mass.) -- History.
- Lexington (Mass.) -- History, Military -- 18th century.
- Lexington (Mass.) -- Description and travel.
- Dublin (Ireland) -- History -- 18th century.
- Boston (Mass.) -- Religious life and customs.
- Carlson, -- Lt. Col. -- Correspondence.
- Parker, Jonas.