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Guide to the Mrs. Milan Hulbert collection of colonial British America and early United States of America papers ARC.278

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Collection processed by Nicholas Pavlik and Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on December 12, 2011
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Hulbert, Milan, Mrs.
Title: Mrs. Milan Hulbert collection of colonial British America and early United States of America papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1698-1846
Abstract: The Hulbert collection (1698-1846) consists principally of late eighteenth century documents related to colonial British America. The collection also includes documents from the American Revolution and early national period. The collection holds papers related to the British military presence in North America, including statistical reports (i.e., returns) for troops for several months in 1760 and documents compiled by Frederick de Deimar in connection with the Corps of Hussars (1779-1781) he raised for the British during the American Revolution. Non-military matters include correspondence, chiefly from Goldsbrow Banyar, Register of Prerogative Court and deputy to George Clark, Secretary of the Colony of New York, concerning a dispute among colonial New York officials over their respective rights to collect and receive patent and other fees (1766-1770). There are papers concerning the Bahamas (1795-1796), including correspondence, principally to and from colonial agent George Chalmers, and minutes of the Legislative Council. Among the other documents in the collection are land grants and indentures, a will, court filings, and other documents from New York State, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Florida. Several of these documents still have a large wax seal tied to them.
Quantity: 2.6 Linear feet in two flat boxes and one manuscript box.
Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
Call Phrase: ARC.278
Sponsor: This collection was processed and described as part of the project, "Uncovering the Secrets of Brooklyn's 19th Century Past: Creation to Consolidation," funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources, with additional support from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.