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Fort Shelby

Date: 1814 

Description: Fort Shelby built in 1814 and named for the Governor of Kentucky, was surrendered to British forces later in 1814 and renamed Fort McKay. Pictured here is...

Date: 1812 

Description: Swiss baptismal certificate, Glarus.


Fort Shelby

Date: 1814 ca.

Description: Fort Shelby, built by the Americans during the War of 1812. In 1814 the fort surrendered to British forces led by Captain Andrew W. Bulger who renamed it...


Fort Crawford

Date: 1817 

Description: Forth Crawford (1816-1831).

Date: 1814 

Description: Etching depicting the burning of Washington, D.C. by the British during the War of 1812. In the foreground are a number of soldiers moving toward the Capit...

Date: 1814 

Description: Map of the Upper Territories of the United States.

Date: 1813 

Description: Eastern half of the United States. Scale: 2.5 inches = 250 miles.

Date: 1812 

Description: A contract, written by Joseph Grubb regarding work and boarding for Samuel Marshall, which is signed by Grubb.

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Peace, Newspaper Article

Date: 1815-02-13 

Description: Newspaper article declaring peace between the United States and Great Britain at the end of the War of 1812.

Date: 1814-08-27 

Description: Newspaper article on the "Capture and Destruction of the Capital" relating information on the burning of Washington, D.C. on August 24, 1814. The city was...

Date: 1814-09-20 

Description: First newspaper printing of "The Star Spangled Banner". Printed six days after the Battle of Fort McHenry, where Frances Scott Key wrote the poem that woul...

Book or Pamphlet

1812 Fur Trade Engagement

Date: 1812-03-14 

Description: English translation of the Fur Trade Engagement for Charles St. Antoine dit Vacher.

Date: 1815 ca.

Description: Engraved view of the first state buildings in Columbus, Ohio, including the United States Courthouse, Public Offices and the Old State House. A number of p...

Historical Object

White Women's Shoes

Date: 1811 ca.

Description: A pair of off-white, kid leather women's shoes with shirred ribbon decoration on the top. They were most likely worn by Sylvia (Putnam) Hamilton (donor Gra...

Date: 1816-10-19 

Description: The front page of a letter with the greeting "Dear Sister" written by Daniel Boone.

Date: 1816-10-19 

Description: The second page of a letter written by Daniel Boone to his sister.

Date: 1814-08-07 

Description: The first page of a letter written by Thomas Jefferson to Lancelot Minor.

Date: 1816 ca.

Description: This is a photostat copy of a manuscript map in the National Archives showing a plan of Fort Howard and a view of its north side. Originally surveyed by Wi...

Date: 1812 ca.

Description: Four rusted bayonets and shot that sat in the hold of the ship Niagara for 80 years.

Date: 1814 

Description: Scale: about 43 miles to 1 in. Boundaries colored.

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