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Armstrong mss., 1830-1838.

Summary Information

Repository
Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Indiana University
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-5500
Phone: 812-855-2452
Fax: 812-855-3143
Email: liblilly@indiana.edu
http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly

Creator
Armstrong, John, 1758-1843.

Title
Armstrong mss., 1830-1838.

Collection No.
LMC 1021

Extent
10 items.

Language
Materials are in English

Abstract
Consists of letters of John Armstrong, Secretary of War, Feb. 5, 1813-Sept. 3, 1814. Most of them are addressed to Colonel John J. Abert, 1788-1863, who was in charge of the Topographical Bureau of the War Department, 1829-1861, and are requests for copies of official letters and documents wanted by Armstrong in the preparation of his Notices of the War of 1812 (New York, 1836-1840. 2 vols.). In asking for the copies Armstrong comments on the actions to which they relate and gives reasons for the failure of plans of attack from his point of view as Secretary of War.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Biographical Note

Secretary of War Feb. 5, 1813-Sept. 3, 1814.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of letters of John Armstrong, Secretary of War, Feb. 5, 1813-Sept. 3, 1814. Most of them are addressed to Colonel John J. Abert, 1788-1863, who was in charge of the Topographical Bureau of the War Department, 1829-1861, and are requests for copies of official letters and documents wanted by Armstrong in the preparation of his Notices of the War of 1812 (New York, 1836-1840. 2 vols.). In asking for the copies Armstrong comments on the actions to which they relate and gives reasons for the failure of plans of attack from his point of view as Secretary of War.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Acquired: 1953.
Usage Restrictions
Photocopying permitted only with the permission of the Curator of Mansucripts, Lilly Library.
Preferred Citation
Armstrong mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

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