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Baron Steuben

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Baron Friedrich von Steuben
(Inpector-General,
Continental Army)

Description of the Baron Friedrich von Steuben Collection

Correspondence of Maj. (Baron) Friedrich von Steuben (1730-1794). Baron Steuben, born in Magdeburg, Prussia, served under Washington at Valley Forge, rose to the position of Inspector-General of the Continental Army in 1778 and later was a participant in the founding of the Hamilton-Oneida Academy, the predecessor of Hamilton College.

Includes

  • 10 French letters with transcriptions and English translations
  • 4 English letters with transcriptions
  • 2 financial documents

Credits: French letters transcribed and translated by Hamilton College students in French 292, New York/New France, Spring Semester 2005, taught by John A. Gallucci (professor of French, Colgate University).

Contact

Katherine Collett, Archivist
E-mail: askarch (at) hamilton (dot) edu
Telephone: (315) 859-4471

Hamilton College Archives
Burke Library
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323

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Letter from Baron von Steuben to Colonel Benjamin Walker , July 11, 1792
Baron von Steuben discusses business with Benjamin Walker., Transcribed by John A. Gallucci (professor of French at Colgate University) and students in French 292, New York/New France, Spring Semester 2005 at Hamilton College
Letter from Baron von Steuben to Colonel Benjamin Walker, June 18, 1794
Baron von Steuben is offering a portion of his land to a friend., Transcribed by John A. Gallucci (professor of French at Colgate University) and students in French 292, New York/New France, Spring Semester 2005 at Hamilton College
Letter from Baron von Steuben to General William North
Baron von Steuben discusses his arrival., Transcribed by John A. Gallucci (professor of French at Colgate University) and students in French 292, New York/New France, Spring Semester 2005 at Hamilton College
Letter from Baron von Steuben to General William North, April 14 [no year]
Baron von Steuben is advising William North on his military career and informing him of his recent travels., Translated and transcribed by John A. Gallucci (professor of French at Colgate University) and students in French 292, New York/New France, Spring Semester 2005 at Hamilton College
Letter from Baron von Steuben to General William North, June 7 [no year]
Baron von Steuben is discussing the isolation he feels as well as trouble he appears to be having both with his home and financially., Translated and transcribed by John A. Gallucci (professor of French at Colgate University) and students in French 292, New York/New France, Spring Semester 2005 at Hamilton College
Letter from Baron von Steuben to General William North, May 17, [1792]
Baron von Steuben offers his condolences for the death of William North's child., Translated and transcribed by John A. Gallucci (professor of French at Colgate University) and students in French 292, New York/New France, Spring Semester 2005 at Hamilton College
Letter from Baron von Steuben to General William North, November 11, 1789
Baron von Steuben discusses a recent visit from the President., Translated and transcribed by John A. Gallucci (professor of French at Colgate University) and students in French 292, New York/New France, Spring Semester 2005 at Hamilton College
Letter from Baron von Steuben to General William North, October 1, 1788
Baron von Steuben discusses events in the Unites States and his own current situation., Transcribed by John A. Gallucci (professor of French at Colgate University) and students in French 292, New York/New France, Spring Semester 2005 at Hamilton College
Letter from Baron von Steuben to General William North, October 27 [no year]
Baron von Steuben again discusses his dissatisfaction with the government and a piece he wrote about it., Translated and transcribed by John A. Gallucci (professor of French at Colgate University) and students in French 292, New York/New France, Spring Semester 2005 at Hamilton College; Translator: Lexi Buscaglia
Letter from Baron von Steuben to General William North, September 10, 1788
Baron von Steuben asks about North's travels and discusses recent events., Transcribed by John A. Gallucci (professor of French at Colgate University) and students in French 292, New York/New France, Spring Semester 2005 at Hamilton College
Letter from Baron von Steuben to General William North, September 17, 1786
Baron von Steuben discusses his dissatisfaction with the government., Translated and transcribed by John A. Gallucci (professor of French at Colgate University) and students in French 292, New York/New France, Spring Semester 2005 at Hamilton College; Translator: Sara Feuerstein
Letter from Baron von Steuben to a friend, November 15, 1786
Baron von Steuben mentions the death of Frederic King of Prussia and recounts other recent events., Transcribed by John A. Gallucci (professor of French at Colgate University) and students in French 292, New York/New France, Spring Semester 2005 at Hamilton College.Transcribed by John A. Gallucci (professor of French at Colgate University) and students in French 292, New York/New France, Spring Se... [description clipped]
Letter from Baron von Steuben to a friend, September 12 [no year]
Baron von Steuben is discussing his farm and the possibility of employing an overseer in the future., Translated and transcribed by John A. Gallucci (professor of French at Colgate University) and students in French 292, New York/New France, Spring Semester 2005 at Hamilton College
Letter from Baron von Steuben, circa 1782-1784
Baron von Steuben letter that includes a list of expenses