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John Glover papers, 1775-1781

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: X92 G51
Bib ID 4078813 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Glover, John, 1732-1797
Title John Glover papers, 1775-1781
Physical Description 1 bound volume (1 bound volume)
Language(s) English .

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These papers are copies in what appears to be a 19th century hand, on 321 pages of a blank book, of selections from the orderly books and a letter book of General John Glover. The military orders range in date from June 29, 1775 to October 14, 1778 (pp. 1-233) and from August 3, 1781 to November 25, 1781 (pp. 263-321). The letter book occupies thirty pages and is bound in the center of the volume. It contains 35 letters all dated between 16 and 30 September 1777. With the exception of two letters to General Glover's mother and his brother, all are directed to military officers. Many of the letters are written to General George Washington.

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This collection is located on-site.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); John Glover papers ; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Reproduction Note

Type of reproduction--Copies

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Families -- Massachusetts -- Marblehead Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Glover family Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Trenton, Battle of, Trenton, N.J., 1776 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Campaigns Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States. Continental Army Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Washington, George, 1732-1799 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

General John Glover was a native of Marblehead, Mass. He commanded the transportation for Washington's famous crossing of the Delaware River at Trenton.