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MS Am 601

Bulfinch, Thomas, 1728-1802. Thomas Bulfinch documents for a reparation claim, 1783: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: f
Call No.: MS Am 601
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Bulfinch, Thomas, 1728-1802.
Title: Thomas Bulfinch documents for a reparation claim,
Date(s): 1783.
Quantity: 1 collection (.03 linear feet (1 volume)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Documents concern the seizure in 1775, of goods from an apothecary shop owned by Dr. Thomas Bulfinch, at the order of General William Howe for the use of the British General Hospital.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Gift of Mrs. Caroline Phelps Bulfinch; received: 1870 December 2.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Thomas Bulfinch Documents for a Reparation Claim, 1783 (MS Am 601). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Thomas Bulfinch (1728-1802) was a physician in Boston. He received an AB from Harvard College in 1746.

Arrangement

Arranged in order as bound.

Scope and Contents

Written in several hands; signed variously by Thomas Bulfinch, Daniel Kneeland, John Hoffains, Charles Joy, John Hancock, Edmund Quincy, and Ezekiel Price; with a Massachusetts state seal. Documents are tipped to leaves.
Documents relating to the seizure, on December 14, 1775, of goods from an apothecary shop run by Peter Roberts and owned by Thomas Bulfinch, at the order of General William Howe for the use of the British General Hospital. The volume contains Bulfinch's power of attorney; affidavits by Kneeland, Hoffains, and Joy; a notarized copy of the minutes of a Boston town meeting; a notarized copy of a letter to Bulfinch from M. Morris; and a document signed by Hancock with the state seal testifying to the legitimacy of Quincy and Price as justices.
Bound in quarter green cloth with marbled paper boards.

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