Nicholas Gilman correspondence, 1790-1808 Rauner Manuscript MS-1373

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Nicholas Gilman correspondence

Call Number:

Rauner Manuscript MS-1373

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Size of Collection:

.25 linear ft.


Nathaniel Gilman (1755-1814), soldier in Continental Army and politician. The collection contains letters addressed to him on business matters.

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Introduction to the Collection

The correspondence of Nicholas Gilman contains business letters to him. Correspondents are Alpheus Moore, Cpt. James McClure, James Wilkins and W. Ewen.


Nathanial Gilman was born on August 3, 1755. He was a soldier in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, a delegate to the Continental Congress, and a signer of the U.S. Constitution, representing New Hampshire. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives during the first four Congresses, and served in the U.S. Senate from 1805 until his death in 1814.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, 1790-1808

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Letter from Alpheus Moore to Nicholas Gilman re. Maj. Jason Wate (American Army) and his lack of adequate compensation, 1790-11-21
  • Folder: 2, Letter from Cpt. James McClure to Nicholas Gilman re. ship "Cleopatra," business and politics, 1790-01-07
  • Folder: 3, Letter from James Wilkins to Nicholas Gilman re. soliciting business, 1796-12-30
  • Folder: 4, Letter from W. Ewen, Hall and Davidson to Nicholas Gilman re. debt of Jacob Adams and Embargo, 1808-09-12

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