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At a Glance
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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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); John Glover papers ; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Type of reproduction--Copies
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Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.
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.