Draper Manuscripts: William Irvine Papers, 1776-1834

Summary Information

Title: Draper Manuscripts: William Irvine Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1776-1834

  • Irvine, William, 1741-1804
Call Number: Draper Mss AA

Quantity: 0.4 cubic feet (2 volumes)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Copies of correspondence of William Irvine, the Commander of the Seventh Pennsylvania Regiment, who later (1779) became a brigadier general in the Continental Army, including materials from his command at Fort Pitt (1781-1783). Border defense and Irvine’s military career are the most prominent topics, but personal letters written to his wife discuss family health, business affairs, servants, and the children’s education.


Descriptions of the volumes are copied from the Guide to the Draper Manuscripts / by Josephine Harper. Out of date and offensive language may be present.

This collection is also available as a microfilm publication.

Forms part of the Lyman Copeland Draper Manuscripts. The fifty series included in the Draper Manuscripts have been cataloged individually. See the Draper Manuscripts Overview, and the Guide to the Draper Manuscripts / by Josephine Harper (Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1983) for further information.

Most of Volume 1 was published as Washington-Irvine Correspondence / edited by Consul W. Butterfield (Madison, Wisconsin, 1882).

There is a restriction on use to this material; see the Administrative/Restriction Information portion of this finding aid for details.

Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-draper0aa
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