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Title
Jabez Fitch diary
Names
Fitch, Jabez, 1737-1812 (Creator)
Collection

Jabez Fitch diary

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1776-08-22 - 1777-12-15
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 1016
Topics
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Prisoners and prisons
Fitch, Jabez, 1737-1812
Military officers
Genres
Diaries
Personal narratives
Notes
Biographical/historical: Jabez Fitch (1737-1812) of Norwich, Connecticut and Hyde Park, Vermont, served as a soldier in the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War.
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Publications: The diary is published in Sabine, William H. W., The New-York diary of Lieutenant Jabez Fitch of the 17th (Connecticut) Regiment from August 22, 1776 to December 15, 1777 (New York: Colburn & Tegg, 1954), along with the text of Fitch's narrative account of his imprisonment, and a bibliographical essay on Fitch's diaries and narrative.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 v. (ca. 500 p.) 18 cm
Description
Jabez Fitch (1737-1812) of Norwich, Connecticut and Hyde Park, Vermont, served as a soldier in the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War. The Jabez Fitch diary, from 22 Aug. 1776 to 15 Dec. 1777, reflects his service as a lieutenant in the American army, and his experiences as a British prisoner during the Revolutionary War. Fitch was taken prisoner by the British at the Battle of Long Island, 27 Aug. 1776, and exchanged 15 Dec. 1777, after fifteen months and fifteen days in captivity, most of which time he was quartered at New Lots, Kings County, Long Island.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18150247
MSS Unit ID: 1016
Archives collections id: archives_collections_1016
Photo Order: 56534
RLIN/OCLC: 441991880
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e82a5ca0-2c29-0134-4323-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1737: Creator Born
  • 1776: Created (Approximate)
  • 1812: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Jabez Fitch diary" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1776 - 1777. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/f86e9340-30d7-0134-b671-00505686a51c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Jabez Fitch diary" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 16, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/f86e9340-30d7-0134-b671-00505686a51c

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1776 - 1777). Jabez Fitch diary Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/f86e9340-30d7-0134-b671-00505686a51c

Wikipedia Citation

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Jabez Fitch diary