Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Current Exhibit: The Acquisition of the Henry Strachey Papers

Image courtesy of Sotheby's.
The Acquisition of the Henry Strachey Papers

In October 2010 the Clements Library purchased the Henry Strachey Papers at Sotheby's, ending a paper chase that began in the 1920s. The acquisition complements a Strachey archive the Library bought in 1982 and reunites an impressive array of important primary sources for historians of the American Revolution. Strachey's letters and other manuscripts tell the British side of the story, offering scholars valuable new information on Anglo-American relations, English investments in North America, the events of the war, the Treaty of Paris, and late 18th- century social history.

Selections from both parts of the Strachey collection are now on display in the center cases of the Main Room. See the Clements Library website for more information about our current exhibits.

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