Maps and battle plans depicting the scenes and surroundings of the era of the American Revolution. Collections include charts of the North American, Canadian, and Far Eastern theaters of the American Revolution and French and Indian wars. Highlights include the first official map of the United States published after the ratification of …
Works of art on paper featuring engravings of Revolutionary War battle scenes, allegorical and commemorative prints, and portraits of original members of the Society of the Cincinnati. A significant collection of satirical prints includes caricatures of major figures on all sides during the Revolutionary War and political cartoons of …
Loose manuscript items highlighting the experience of the Americans, the British, and the French during the longer Revolutionary era. Highlights include: correspondence, both official and personal; muster rolls and other troop registers; supply inventories; and military commissions.
One featured item is correspondence relating to William …
Bound volumes of manuscripts such as personal diaries, ships' logs, and drafts of works to be published. The cornerstone of the collection consists of over 40 American and British army orderly books-- these record books kept during the war chronicle the daily activities of individual regiments including troop movements, general and …
Single sheet printed works such as recruiting notices, government proclamations, songs, recipes, and other popular handbills related to the Revolutionary era.
The Society of the Cincinnati library collects, preserves, and makes available for research printed and manuscript materials relating to the military and naval history of the eighteenth century, with a particular concentration on the people and events of the American Revolution.
The Robert Charles Lawrence Fergusson Collection specializes in works relating to the art of war in the period, providing context for the achievement of the volunteer American forces and their French allies in securing the independence of the United States. Complementing the library's extensive rare book collection are historical manuscripts, maps, graphic arts, and the archives of the Society of the Cincinnati. The library also houses books, manuscripts, photographs, and other documentary materials relating to Larz and Isabel Anderson.
Open to researchers by appointment, the library is located on the lower floor of Anderson House, the Society's headquarters. Onsite readers are required to register and show photo identification in order to access the collections.
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