The B series letter books, 1702-1786

The B series letter books, 1702-1786

The B series letter books, 1702-1786

This series contains original in-letters and drafts, or copies, of out-letters. The bulk consists of letters received from the American colonies, with a sizeable number of letters sent to the colonies. Some volumes relate mainly to a particular colony, but volumes 7-20 contain general correspondence, beginning in 1738, just after the A series ends, and continuing to 1753.

(Owing to the nature of the original binding of the letters and enclosures, neither the microfilms nor these images scanned from them necessarily show them in their strict sequence. Special care should thus be taken that dates and references are checked when noting individual documents for reference purposes.)

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Vol. 1.

New York and New England, 1712-1735 (mostly 1712-14 and 1725-1733). Indexed by item no., all blank pages omitted.

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Vol. 2.

New York, 1755-1782. Indexed by item no., all blank pages omitted.

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Vol. 3.

New York, 1755-1782. Despite the title assigned by the Society, this volume also includes a significant number of items from as early as 1714 and also relating to Charles Town, later Charleston, and other settlements in South Carolina. The arrangement does not appear to be in strict date order. Indexed by item no., items 181 through to 189 are missing.

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Vol. 4.

North and South Carolina, 1715-1791. The letters are not arranged in strict chronological order but seem to date chiefly from the 1760s and 1770s, with those relating to North Carolina apparently predominating in this volume. Indexed by item no., items 3, 10, 11 and p.1 of item 57 are missing.

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Vol. 5.

North and South Carolina, 1715-1791. The letters, which are not arranged in strict chronological order, seem to date chiefly from the 1760s and 1770s, with those relating to South Carolina apparently predominating in this volume. Indexed by item no., item 118 is missing.

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Vol. 6.

Bahamas, 1761-1782; Barbados, 1728-1779; Newfoundland, 1759-1785; and Pennsylvania, 1721-1785. Indexed by item no., items 70, 251 and 281 are missing.

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Vol. 7.

General correspondence, 1738-1740, from New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North and South Carolina, the West Indies, and Newfoundland inter alia. This volume, and volumes 9 to 20, continue the general correspondence from the A series. Indexed in two parts by page no., all blank pages omitted.

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Vol. 8.

Barbados, 1739-1742. The original indexing appears to be partly by item no. and partly by page no., however, the tags have been added as 'item no.' throughout.

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Vol. 9.

General correspondence, 1740-1741, from New England, etc. The original indexing appears to be partly by item no. and partly by page no., however, the tags have been added as 'item no.' throughout.

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Vol. 10.

General correspondence, 1741-1743, from New England, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, North & South Carolina, Newfoundland, West Indies, etc. Note dated Feb 10 1845: "The letters in these volumes are not arranged in exact chronological order, for instance there is one of Mr Beckett of Pensilvaniain this vol. of 1742 in vol. ii of 1739 & in vol. iii of 1741." Indexed by page no.

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