Preliminary Guide to the Litton Colonial Collection

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University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
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Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Preliminary Guide to the Litton Colonial Collection, 1753-1884

Collection number: Mss 67

Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Information:

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Davidson Library
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • Phone: (805) 893-3062
  • Fax: (805) 893-5749
  • Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
    Processed by:
    D. Tambo
    Date Completed:
    20 March 2001
    Encoded by:
    David C. Gartrell
© 2001 Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Litton Colonial Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1753-1884
Date (bulk): (bulk 1750s-1770s)
Collection Number: Mss 67
Collector: Litton, Mrs. Richard E.
Extent: .3 linear feet (1 oversize box)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical Location: Del Sur Oversize.
Abstract: The collection contains letters and documents, mainly from the Colonial period, and apparently acquired from diverse sources.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

Litton Colonial Collection. Mss 67. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Donation from Mrs. Richard E. Litton, n.d., and purchase, ca. 1988.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection contains letters and documents, mainly from the Colonial period, and apparently acquired from diverse sources. Of particular interest is a document re George Washington, signed by John Hancock, 17 July 1776.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
United States.
United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Letters (correspondence).
Clippings.
Hancock, John, 1737-1793.
Washington, George, 1732-1799.


Collection Contents

Box 1: 1

1 document (ADS), order to pay soldier's wages, from Seth Garey? to Harrison Gray, May 21, 1757

Box 1: 1

1 document (ADS), re division of Granville, Johnston, and Bladen counties, [Virginia?], 6 Apr. 1753

Box 1: 1

1 document (ADS), re division of Northwest Parish in Northampton Co., 4 Dec. 1758

Box 1: 2

1 document (AD), a bill to defray contingent charges of government, 8 Jan. 1768

Box 1: 2

1 document (ADS), to Arthur Dobbs, in Council, re memorial of Henry E. McCulloch, 1 Dec. 1762

Box 1: 3

1 document (AD), extracts of minutes of Congress, 26 Dec. 1775 and 17 Feb. 1776

Box 1: 3

1 document (ADS), copy of resolution from the Continental Congress, re supplies, 31 July 1776

Box 1: 3

1 document (ADS), from John Cooke, re objections of a James Emmery to subscriptions raised as bounties for volunteers, New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina, 12 June 1776

Box 1: 3

1 document (ADS), re division of Edgecomb Parish, 16 Dec. 1773

Box 1: 3

1 document (ADS), resolution re letter said to have been sent by Lord Howe to George Washington, signed by John Hancock, President of the Continental Congress, 17 July 1776

Box 1: 3

1 letter (ALS) from Alex Martin to Cornelius Harnett, re trustworthiness of certain individuals and other war-related matters, Crop Creek, 9 Mar. 1776

Box 1: 3

1 letter (ALS) from Dr. [Joseph?] Fallons to [Joseph] Anorum, Chairman of the Town Committee of Wilmington, demanding copies of documents, 3 Jan. 1776

Box 1: 3

1 letter (ALS) from Owen Biddle to Samuel Johnson, President of the Convention, re Tory prisoners, 26 May 1776

Box 1: 4

Slosson-Vanderwater Families - 3 letters (ALS), 1806, 1831, 1842; 1 marriage certificate, New York, 8 Dec. 1865; 3 small clippings of marriage and death notices, 1865-1884; and 1 deed of gift, Los Angeles, 19 Jan. 1883, 1806-1883