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Hancock family papers, 1728-1815.

Author: Hancock family.Edward BrowneThomas CushingWilliam DonnisonDorothy Quincy HancockAll authors
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Manuscripts, business and family correspondence, receipts, contracts, inventories of bills, decedents' estates, deeds and letters to and from John Hancock while he served on the Massachusetts General Court and as President of the Continental Congress. Letters discuss equipment, supplies, commerce, the Massachusetts Militia, Continental Army, and other aspects relating to the American Revolution. Also, business  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: John Hancock
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Hancock family.; Edward Browne; Thomas Cushing; William Donnison; Dorothy Quincy Hancock; Ebenezer Hancock; John Hancock; Thomas Hancock; William Heath; Henry Knox; William Livingston; James Murray; Robert Treat Paine; Mercy Scollay; Artemas Ward
OCLC Number: 62324998
Description: 5 boxes, 3 vols, 2 folders and 1 oversize

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Manuscripts, business and family correspondence, receipts, contracts, inventories of bills, decedents' estates, deeds and letters to and from John Hancock while he served on the Massachusetts General Court and as President of the Continental Congress. Letters discuss equipment, supplies, commerce, the Massachusetts Militia, Continental Army, and other aspects relating to the American Revolution. Also, business correspondence discussing financial aspects, accounts, investments, shipping to and from Canada, and letters to Thomas Hancock related to his role as a prominent Boston merchant and as the supplier for the British/American troops in the French and Indian War related to shipping merchant Thomas Hancock and later John Hancock. Also includes a receipt book, 1747-55, and letter book, 1745-50, of Thomas Hancock, and letter book of John Hancock, 1780-82. Correspondents include Ebenezer Hancock, Thomas Hancock, William Donnison, James Murray, Thomas Cushing, Artemas Ward, William Livingston, William Heath, Robert Treat Paine, Dorothy Quincy, Henry Knox, Edmund Quincy, Edward Browne, and Mercy Scollay, among others.

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