Richard Peters papers (Collection 498), 1697-1845, 7 linear feet
Richard Peters (1704-1776) was an American cleric and served for many years as the rector of Christ Church. He also worked as secretary to several colonial governors and was well-connected to pre-Revolutionary politics and events. Comprising his collection is an assortment of correspondence and documents, including accounts of negotiations and treaties with the Indians and some notes of General Timothy Pickering on the battle at Brandywine. While the collection spans from the late 17th century to mid 19th century, most of Peters' papers date from the early to mid 1700s and include minutes of council from 1756 to 1757; letters of Thomas Penn to Richard Peters; Governor James Hamilton accounts, records of marriage licenses, public house permits; Peters' drafts of Pennsylvania lands; letters of the Rev. Richard Peters to the proprietors of Pennsylvania; and other papers, as well as a couple of Peters' diaries and other volumes.
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Thank you to Marcia Falconer for her partial adoption of this collection.