Papers : 1695-1866.
|Call Number:||MIC-Loyalist FC LFR .W5E3P3|
|Creator:||Winslow, Edward, 1746/47-1815.|
|Description:||14 microfilm textual records (38 volumes) ; 35 mm|
Edward Winslow was a direct descendant of the first Edward Winslow who came to the Plymouth Colony on the Mayflower in 1620. He was educated at Harvard College, and following his graduation in 1765, he was appointed to several civic offices in colonial Massachusetts and moved in the governing circle of the Boston elite.
Online: Some or all of this collection is available electronically; see Finding Aid section. The greater part of this collection consists of letters to Edward Winslow, Jr., together with letters, notebooks and reports that he authored. The Winslow Papers relate to many subjects and are a major source for the study of the political affairs of the period and the quality of life during the early years of settlement. Of particular note are the following: references to land grants and settlement; Acadians on the Upper St. John River; the timber trade; numerous occupations; education (schools), including Indian (native) schools; transportation systems (roads); health (diseases); agriculture; travel; religion (churches); exports and imports; ships; politics; treaties; and military affairs, including records of the New Brunswick Militia, and muster rolls of the King's American Dragoons, 22nd Regiment of Foot, King's New Brunswick Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers, Guides and Pioneers, King's American Regiment, New York Volunteers, and the Queen's Rangers. Arrangement: Volumes 1-17, family correspondence and papers, 1695-1866;Volume 18, letter book of General Henry Fox (1775-1811) concerning public business in Nova Scotia;Volume 19, New Brunswick accounts, 1786-1787;Volumes 20-22, diary of Benjamin Marston, (d.1795), 1776-1787;Volume 23, campaign journal, 1779;Volume 24, Edward Winslow's letter book consisting of letters to his wife, 1784;Volume 25, letter books of Mather Byles (1734/35-1814), rector of Trinity Church in Saint John, 1784-1786;Volume 26, Winslow's diary, 1799-1810;Volume 27, sketch of Nova Scotia, 1783; Volume 28, Day Book of Penelope Winslow's husband, Colonel Stephen Miller (1727-1816), and an anonymous diary;Volume 29, field book of the Chibnitcook Survey, 1797-1798; Volumes 30-31, Edward Winslow's accounts, 1769-1811;Volume 32, Claim of the American Loyalists Reviewed and Maintained Upon Incontrovertible Principles of Law and Justice, 1788; andVolumes 33-35, Maine-New Brunswick Boundary Question, St. Croix, 1796-1798. Two supplementary reels follow the main collection: Supplementary reel 1 contains Mather Byles' Letter Book 2, and a genealogical tree of the descendants of Edward and Hannah Winslow. Supplementary reel 2 includes volumes 36 to 38 which contain 32 documents, including the records of the New Brunswick Inferior Court of Common Pleas, 1796-1808, and a genealogical chart of the Winslow family, compiled by B.J. Grant.
|Originals:||The original manuscripts are held by the University of New Brunswick Archives.|
|Archival Ref. No.:||UNB MG H2.|
Online: Digital images of the Winslow Papers can be found online on the UNB Libraries website (Atlantic Canada Portal). Pertaining to the Inferior Court records, by typing "Inferior Court" into the database, an alphabetical list is produced. The Winslow Papers Index, prepared by B.J. Grant, is available on three microfilm reels. A detailed introduction and inventory description is available at the beginning of each index reel and is also available in print. A general microfilm shelf list, (A), which gives the volumes and numbers contained on each reel of microfilm, is available in print. A more detailed microfilm shelf list, (B), which gives the volume numbers and dates for individual volumes on each reel of microfilm, is available in print. Researchers are advised to use the microfilm shelf list in print as some dates are inaccurate on the pages containing volume numbering and date ranges within the microfilm reels. Researchers may want to consult, Raymond, W.O. Winslow Papers, A.D. 1776-1826 (HIL-MICGDL FC2471.3 .r27) FINDING DOCUMENTS: 1. Using the alphabetical index for the collection (reels FC LFR .W5E3P3 index) search persons, places, or subject terms. 2. These terms are located on alphabetical filmed cards. The index notes the name, volume, document, and page number. 3. Using the Microfilm Shelf List (B) in the Loyalist Collection Inventory binder or on the Loyalist Collection database, find the UNB reel number which corresponds with the aforementioned volume number. 4. Load this reel. Volumes are separated by title pages filmed on white envelopes. Once in the correct volume, go to the corresponding volume and page number to find your topic of interest.
|Electronic Finding Aid Record:||
Winslow Shelf List A.pdf
Winslow Shelf List B.pdf
There are two microfilm copies of the Winslow Papers.
Supplementary reel 2 contains a letter that refers to records which were once in the possession of Lilian Mary Beckwith Maxwell. It appears that the records referred to in the letter may have become part of the Lilian Maxwell Collection in the Archives of the Harriet Irving Library. The documents consist of Surrogate Court records, 1846-1878. The reference for this material in the UNB Archives is MG H9, Box 3, No. 64.