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MS Am 1501

Minto, Gilbert Elliot, 3rd bart., 1722-1777. Gilbert Elliot Minto tea party papers, 1773-1774: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: f
Call No.: MS Am 1501
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Minto, Gilbert Elliot, 3rd bart., 1722-1777.
Title: Gilbert Elliot Minto tea party papers,
Date(s): 1773-1774.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 volume (.1 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers concerning the Boston Tea Party compiled by Scottish statesman, philosopher, and poet Gilbert Elliot Minto.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

43M-709F. Purchased from William H. Robinson; received: 1944.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Gilbert Elliot Minto Tea Party Papers, 1773-1774 (MS Am 1501). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Minto was a Scottish statesman, philosopher and poet. He served in the House of Commons and was a supporter of the policies of King George III in the American colonies.

Scope and Contents

Copies of letters, petitions, minutes from town meetings, and other manuscripts pertaining to the Boston Tea Party and the events that led up to it. Includes letters from Massachusetts Governor Thomas Hutchinson and from British military officers to the Earl of Dartmouth, reporting on the situation; letters from the citizens of Boston ordering Hutchinson to resign; minutes of the Massachusetts Colony Council and the Plymouth town meeting; notes, possibly by Minto; and manuscript extracts from Massachusetts newspapers.

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