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Burd-Shippen Papers,

Author: James Burd
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Relating principally to the French and Indian War, this collection contains letters, 1740-1792, (ca. 400 items) to Burd from Edward Shippen of Lancaster, Henry Bouquet, John Hambright, Lynford Lardner, Samuel Miles, William Trent, Walter Stirling, Daniel Wister, and others, on personal and business matters.
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Genre/Form: Diaries
Invoices
Journals (notebooks)
Receipts
Named Person: Henry Bouquet; James Burd; George Croghan; Caleb Graydon; David Hall; John Hambright; James Hamilton; John Harris; Samuel Hunter; Lynford Lardner; Dennis McCormick; Hugh Mercer; Samuel Miles; John Morgan; Lewis Ourry; Richard Peters; Edward Shippen; Walter Stirling; James Tilghman; William Trent; Daniel Wister
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: James Burd
OCLC Number: 86102558
Notes: The journal kept during the siege of Fort William Henry, August 2-10, 1757 and sent to Burd was published in I. Minis Hays, "The siege of Fort William Henry," American Philosophical Society "Proceedings" 37(1898):143.
Description: ca. 1250 items.

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Relating principally to the French and Indian War, this collection contains letters, 1740-1792, (ca. 400 items) to Burd from Edward Shippen of Lancaster, Henry Bouquet, John Hambright, Lynford Lardner, Samuel Miles, William Trent, Walter Stirling, Daniel Wister, and others, on personal and business matters.

There are receipts, 1746-1792, (ca. 450 items) to Burd for rents, washing, paint for the Six Nations, portage, glazing, repairs for wagons and boats, fabrics, horses, corn, beans, hay, beer, soap, etc. There are also receipts for wages, clothing, rum, bounty money, washing, barbering, etc., paid for Burd's company. In additition, there are miscellaneous invoices, receipts, bills of exchange, promissory notes, and memoranda relating to Burd's company and store, 1708-1791, (ca. 400 items) which includes such topics as providing food for the troops at Fort Hunter and Fort Augusta, medical care, cutting the road to the Ohio River, discipline, ordinance, enlistments, muster rolls, and returns.

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