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Microtext Subject Guide: American Revolution

American Revolution MFE 580
Collection of source materials (196 titles) relating to the American Revolution. Includes pamphlets, books, letters, diaries, and other documents.

  • Format: Microfiche
  • Access: Printed list The American Revolution on Microfiche in MFE Guides

  • Carter Family Papers, 1659-1797, in the Sabine Hall Collection MFM 101
    Private letters, land documents, and diaries of Landon Carter (1710-1778) and his son Robert Wormeley Carter (1734-1798) of Richmond County, Virginia. Correspondence is mostly of a political nature, with major emphasis on the Revolution. Diaries contain observations on medical, agricultural, and personal topics as well as politics.

  • Format: Microfilm - 4 reels
  • Access: Roll notes in printed Carter Family Papers, 1659-1797 in MFM Guides
  • Charles Carroll Papers MFM 206
    Charles Carroll (1737-1832) was a propertied Maryland gentleman, a member of the Committee of Correspondence, an unsuccessful commissioner to Canada "to promote or form a union" between Canada and the colonies, delegate to the Continental Congress, and the representative from Maryland in the first federal Congress until 1782. When he died in 1832 he was considered the wealthiest citizen of the United States and was the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence. Most of the original papers in this collection are located at the Maryland Historical Society.

  • Format: Microfilm - 3 reels
  • Access: Printed Guide to the Microfilm of the Charles Carroll Papers edited by Thomas O'Brien Hanley, 1972.

  • The Hamond Naval Papers, 1766-1825 MFM 26
    This collection from the University of Virginia Library contains the papers of Captain Andrew Shape Hamond (1766-1783) and those of his son, Admiral Graham Eden Hamond (1799-1825). A.S. Hamond's papers are primarily concerned with British naval operations during the American Revolutionary War and G.E. Hamond's papers are primarily concerned with British naval operations in the Napoleonic era, particularly in the Mediterranean theater.

  • Format: Microfilm - 3 reels
  • Access: Printed Hamond Naval Papers, 1766-1825 in MFM guides

  • Lee Family Papers MFM 95
    The personal, political and commercial correspondence, manuscripts, and pamphlets of the Lee family of Virginia, including Arthur Lee (1740-1792), Richard Henry Lee (1732-1794), William Lee (1739-1795), and others. Excellent sources for the study of the American Revolution, particularly the climate of opinion which preceded it, as well as the history of a great American family.

  • Format: Microfilm - 8 reels
  • Access: Printed Guide to the Microfilm Edition of The Lee Family Papers, 1742-1795 in MFM Guides. Roll one of microfilm includes several finding aids.

  • Papers of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789 MFM 113
    Includes Rough Journals, 1774-89, with daily entries of motions and resolutions passed, letters read, reports made, etc.; Secret Journals; Journals of the Proceedings; copies of treaties and ordinances; documents relating to foreign, fiscal, military and naval affairs, Indian treaties and tribes, and the postal system for the First Continental Congress, 1774, and Second Continental Congress, 1775-1789 (Confederation Congress).

  • Format: MFM - 204 reels
  • Access: Printed guide with roll notes in MFM guides. First 7 rolls of microfilm contain indexes and several volumes of the Papers contain individual indexes.

  • Sol Feinstone Collection of the American Revolution MFM 207
    Reproduces the rich, private collection of 1,800 documents providing source materials on the American Revolution collected, cataloged, and indexed by Mr. Feinstone.

  • Format: Microfilm - 5 reels
  • Access: Printed guide and supplement in MFM Guides