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John Gilchrist Papers, 1778-1781

Title
John Gilchrist Papers, 1778-1781
ID
Mss. 65s G38
Extent
3.0 Items
Scope and Contents
Letters, 1778-1781, of John Gilchrist to 'Peggy' while on board the <i>Galatea</i> and the <i>Loyalist</i> while serving in the Royal Navy. Letters discuss sailing conditions, meeting a French Squadron near Rhode Island, being escorted by the <i>Charon</i> into the Chesapeake Bay, impressions of his ship captains, and other.
Creators
Gilchrist, John
Subjects
Charon (Ship)
Galatea (Ship)
Great Britain. Royal Navy--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
Loyalist (Ship)
Ocean travel--History
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Naval operations
Genres
Correspondence
Languages
English

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Administrative Information

Acquired
05/1948.
Restrictions
Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Rights
Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.
Acquisition Note
 Source: Oscar Shewmake.
Gift
Preferred Citation
John Gilchrist Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Collection Material Type:
Papers
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