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At a Glance
Scope and Content
The collection consists of the manuscript materials relating to The American Colonies in the 18 Century 4 v. Columbia University Press, 1924, by Herbert L. Osgood Professor of History in Columbia University.
Six chapters are missing from the manuscript -Part I, chapter 6 and 19; Part II, chapter 4 and 5; Part III, chapter 11 and 12. However, chapters 6 and 19 of Part I are present in typescript. Other typescript copies are: Part I, chapters 12, 14, 16, 17; Part II, chapters 2 and 8; some miscellaneous pieces. There are 57 notebooks ofnotes and transcripts, copied by various hands from the Pub 1 ic Record Office, Privy Council Papers, War Office Papers, Board of Trade Journals, etc. These notebooks are numbered from 1 to 77 with missing numbers. All these appear to form part of the basic research for this book. There are also six correspondence boxes of miscellaneous notes relating to various subjects covered by this work.
In 1928 The American Colonies in the 18 Century won one ofthe Loubat Prizes or Columbia University for "the best work printed in the English language on the history, geography, archeology, anthropology, etc. of North America". These prizes are awarded every fifth year.
This manuscript was incomplete at the time of Professor Osgood's death in 1918 and was completed and published in 1924 by his son-in-law, Dixon Ryan Fox (1889-1945). Prof. Dixon Ryan Fox carried the manuscript through the final stages and saw the four-volume study through the press.
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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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Herbert L. Osgood papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Fox, Mrs. Dixon Ryan. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1964. Accession number--M-64.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/1989.
2013-11-15 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Herbert Osgood was an professor of Americal history, with a specialty in colonial history, at Columbia University.