George Chalmers collection, 1606-1812

Collection Data

Chalmers, George (1742-1825) (Collector)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1606 - 1812
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 507
Content: Collection consists of documents relating to the American colonies, writings and correspondence. Documents include materials on Canada, the Carolinas, Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, West Florida, and Indians in North America. Also, notes for a history of the revolt of the colonies, introductory volume about America under George II, and related materials.
Content: Collection guide available in repository.
Content: George Chalmers (1742-1825) was a British historian, civil servant and author. He was a lawyer in Baltimore until the American Revolutionary War. After he returned to England, his positions included chief clerk at the Office for Trade in London and colonial agent for the Bahamas. He wrote biographies, poetry and pamphlets on the American colonies and collected a large library of books and manuscripts.
Content: Papers relating to Connecticut (3 v.); Georgia, 1730-1798; Indians, 1750-1775; Nova Scotia, 1745-1817; and Philadelphia (v. 1) available on microfilm; New York Public Library.
Physical Description
Extent: 3.3 linear feet (27 v.)
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11822957
MSS Unit ID: 507
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6ab47e20-c61d-012f-5fe9-58d385a7bc34
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