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MS Am 1129

Cooke, Nicholas, 1717-1782. Nicholas Cooke papers, 1775-1782: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1129
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Cooke, Nicholas, 1717-1782.
Title: Nicholas Cooke papers,
Date(s): 1775-1782.
Quantity: 1 collection (.3 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Chiefly incoming correspondence of Rhode Island governor Nicholas Cooke along with other items pertaining to military and political affairs.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

41-1158-1162, 1164-1168, 1170-1177. Purchased as part of the Matt B. Jones Collection; received: 1941.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Nicholas Cooke Papers, 1775-1782 (MS Am 1129). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Cooke (1775-1782) was lieutenant-governor of Rhode Island from May-Oct 1775, and governor from Oct 1775- May 1778.



Arranged in rough alphabetical order by correspondent.

Scope and Contents

Chiefly incoming correspondence; some outgoing letters (originals and drafts). There are letters from Nathanael Greene, John Hancock, Jonathan Trumbull, George Washington, and others; and four letters from Cooke to his wife Hannah. Other documents include a copy of speech of the Oneida Indian chiefs to the four New England provinces; abstract of John Bigelow's journal for 23 July 1776; and items pertaining to military and political affairs.

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