Guide to Thomas Pownall’s Manuscript Revision of A Topographical Description of the Dominions of the United States of America, 1776 DAR.1937.32

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Thomas Pownall’s Manuscript Revision of A Topographical Description of the Dominions of the United States of America
Creator
Pownall, Thomas, 1722-1805
Collection Number
DAR.1937.32
Date
1776
Extent
0.25 linear feet (1 oversize box)
Abstract
Thomas Pownall was a British colonial politician and author. In 1776 he wrote a book, A Topographical Description of the Dominions of the United States of America. Later, he began revising the work for a new edition. This record consists of a copy of Pownall’s work with his revisions in the form of margin notes and additional manuscript pages. Digital reproductions of this collection are available online.

Preferred Citation

Thomas Pownall’s Manuscript Revision of A Topographical Description of the Dominions of the United States of America, 1776, DAR.1937.32, Darlington Collection, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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Scope and Content Notes

Thomas Pownall was a British colonial politician and author. In 1776 he wrote a one volume work called A Topographical Description of the Dominions of the United States of America. Some time later, he began revising the work for a new edition. This record contains margin notes and manuscript pages intended for a later edition of the work never completed by the author. The pages of the volume are in numerical order, with the manuscript pages placed where Pownall wished them to be in the later edition. The manuscript pages are loose and consist of additions Pownall wished to make to the text. The margin notes contain revisions to the text.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, June 2008

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Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

No copyright restrictions.

Custodial History

This collection was located in the Darlington Memorial Library in the University’s Cathedral of Learning until 2007 when it was moved to the ULS Archives Service Center for processing, storage, preservation and service. However, it remains in the custodianship of the ULS Special Collections Department.

Acquisition Information

Gift to the Darlington Memorial Library in 1937.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Shaun Hayes in June 2008.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital reproductions of the collection are available online.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Manuscripts for publication

Geographic Name(s)

  • Middle Atlantic States -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800 -- Manuscripts
  • United States -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800 -- Manuscripts

Personal Name(s)

  • Pownall, Thomas, 1722-1805

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Previous Citation

Thomas Pownall’s Manuscript Revision of A Topographical Description of the Dominions of the United States of America, 1776, DAR.1937.32, Darlington Collection, Special Collections Department, University of Pittsburgh

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Bibliography

Pownall, Thomas, and Lois Mulkearn. A Topographical Description of the Dominions of the United States of America: A Topographical Description of Such Parts of North America as Are Contained in the (Annexed) Map of the Middle British Colonies, and C., in North America. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1949.

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Collection Inventory

  BoxVolume
Thomas Pownall’s Manuscript Revision of A Topographical Description of the Dominions of the United States of America,  1776 11
("Thomas Pownall’s Manuscript Revision of A Topographical Description of the Dominions of the United States of America, " online pending)

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