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Joseph Hawley correspondence and documents

Collection Data

Description
Joseph Hawley (1723-1788) of Northampton, Massachusetts, a lawyer, legislator and militia officer, was one of the foremost political leaders of the American revolutionary movement in Massachusetts. Correspondence consists of Joseph Hawley's draft of a letter concerning the death of his brother Elisha Hawley (1726-1755); a letter to him from Boston bookseller Jeremiah Condy, 1758 December 9; and the fragment of a letter from John Adams to Hawley [1774 June 27] regarding the importance of a colonial congress. Also present are Hawley's address to the militia of Northampton, circa 1775; a fragment of his confession of belief in Arminianism; and five deeds conveying property in Northampton, to Elisha Hawley in 1751, and to Joseph Hawley, 1760-1784.
Names
Hawley, Joseph, 1723-1788 (Creator)
Adams, John, 1735-1826 (Correspondent)
Condy, Jeremiah, 1709-1768 (Correspondent)
Hawley, Joseph, 1723-1788 (Correspondent)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1751 - 1784
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 23227
Topics
Hawley, Elisha, 1726-1755
Massachusetts. Militia
Booksellers and bookselling -- Massachusetts -- Boston
Real property -- Massachusetts -- Northampton
Lawyers
Soldiers
Statesmen
Massachusetts -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
Massachusetts -- Religion -- 18th century
Northampton (Mass.) -- History
United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Genres
Deeds
Speeches
Correspondence
Notes
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Physical Description
Extent: .1 linear feet 1 folder
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20646863
MSS Unit ID: 23227
Archives collections id: archives_collections_23227
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c493c450-e01f-0134-849a-773665bfad6b
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