Arthur Campbell Papers,1752-1811

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Arthur Campbell Papers,1752-1811
Campbell, Arthur, 1742-1811
0.33 cubic ft.
Boone, Daniel, 1734-1820.
Campbell, David, 1750-1812-- Correspondence.
Christian, William, ca. 1743-1786-- Correspondence.
Dunmore, John Murray, Earl of, 1732-1809-- Correspondence.
France-- History-- Revolution, 1789-1799-- Sources.
Graham, William, 1746-1799-- Correspondence.
Harrison, Benjamin, ca. 1726-1791-- Correspondence.
Indians of North America-- Treaties-- History-- Sources.
Indians of North America-- Wars-- 1750-1815-- Sources.
Indians of North America-- Wars-- United States-- Sources.
Land use-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Land use-- Tennessee-- History-- Sources.
Land use-- Virginia-- History-- Sources.
Lewis, Aaron, 1750-1821-- Correspondence.
Martin, Joseph, 1740--- Correspondence.
Mason, George, 1725-1792-- Correspondence.
Morse, Jedidiah, 1761-1826-- Correspondence.
Preston, Francis, 1765-1836-- Correspondence.
Preston, William, 1729-1783-- Correspondence.
Randolph, Edmund, 1753-1813-- Correspondence.
Sevier, John, 1745-1815-- Correspondence.
Shelby, Isaac, 1750-1826-- Correspondence.
Smith, Daniel, 1748-1818-- Correspondence.
Todd, John, 1750-1782-- Correspondence.
United States-- History-- Revolution, 1775-1783-- Sources.
United States-- Politics and government-- Sources.
Virginia-- History-- Revolution, 1775-1783-- Sources.
Virginia-- Militia-- History-- Sources.
Virginia-- Politics and government-- 1775-1865-- Sources.
Washington, George, 1732-1799-- Correspondence.
Walker, Thomas, 1715-1794.
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Virginia official and legislator, Revolutionary War soldier. Collection includes correspondence, statements of account, receipts, promissory notes, land papers, military papers, and legal papers. Papers reflect Campbell's activities as county lieutenant of Washington County, Virginia, from its formation in 1777 through the Revolution and the Indian wars that followed, his service as sheriff of the county, and as a member of the Virginia Assembly. Correspondence, 1774 -1811, concerns land, the state militia, frontier defense against Indians, military aid to Kentucky, Indian treaties, the Creek War, the Virginia-North Carolina boundary, the state of Franklin, separation of Kentucky from Virginia, navigation of the Mississippi River, Anglo-American relations, national and state politics, proceedings of Congress in 1790, Anthony Wayne's campaign against the Northwest Indians, the French Revolution, and Jedidiah Morse's Geography. Also includes an account, 1764-1765, against Colonel John Buchanan for "teaching scholars"; papers, 1752-1806, concerning lands in Lee, Russell and Washington counties, Virginia, including a "short narrative of the discovery of Powell's Valley"; petition of inhabitants of Washington and Montgomery counties that Dr. Thomas Walker's grant be buried in oblivion; papers, 1773-1806, concerning lands in Jefferson, Lincoln, and Hardin counties, Kentucky; papers, 1780-1809, concerning lands in Sullivan and Claiborne counties, Tennessee; bonds, 1797-1798, to Arthur Campbell as sheriff; writ in the case of Arthur Campbell v. Andrew Vance, 1799; transcript of record in case of Salathiel Martin v. Arthur Campbell and John Jones, 1804-1811; and Miscellaneous military papers, 1773-1797, a certificate signed by Daniel Boone, 1774, and a military journal kept by William Dells on an expedition against the Cherokee, 1776. Correspondents include Moses Austin, David Campbell, Jr., William Christian, Lord Dunmore, Rev. William Graham, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Hutchings, Aaron Lewis, Joseph Martin, George Mason, Valentine Meriwether, Jedidiah Morse, Francis Preston, William Preston, Edmund Randolph, John Sevier, Isaac Shelby, Daniel Smith, John Steele, Daniel Smith, John Todd, Jr., and George Washington. Calendar filed with the collection