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Jabez Fitch diary

Title
Jabez Fitch diary, 1776-1777.
Author
Fitch, Jabez, 1737-1812.
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Diary, Aug. 22, 1776 - Dec. 15, 1777TextRestricted use *ZL-507 Diary, Aug. 22, 1776 - Dec. 15, 1777Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
TextBy appointment only MssCol 1016Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328

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Description
  • 1 v. (ca. 500 p.); 18 cm.
  • 1 item (photocopies in case) ;
Subjects
Access (note)
  • Advance notice required. Apply at http://www.nypl.org/mssref
  • Surrogates must be used in lieu of original volume.
Additional Formats (note)
  • Available as digital images.
Funding (note)
  • Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Biography (note)
  • 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.
Publications (note)
  • 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.
Call Number
MssCol 1016
OCLC
441991880
Author
Fitch, Jabez, 1737-1812.
Title
Jabez Fitch diary, 1776-1777.
Restricted Access
Advance notice required. Apply at http://www.nypl.org/mssref
Surrogates must be used in lieu of original volume.
Additional Formats
Available as digital images.
Funding
Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Biography
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.
Summary
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.
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.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Related collections include the Asa Fitch Transcripts of Jabez Fitch Narrative and Diaries, and the Fitch Family Manuscripts; Manuscripts and Archives Division; New York Public Library.
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MssCol 1016
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