James Moncrieff papers  1710-1894 (bulk 1780-1804)
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Military correspondence [series]:
 
Correspondence [subseries]:

Scope note: 38 letters consisting exclusively of military material. One manuscript copy of a letter from Charles Cornwallis to James Wemyss contains orders regarding actions to be taken in South Carolina (1780 August 28). Another letter (1782 April 15) from Sir Henry Clinton to Moncrieff pertains to material supplies in the West Indies. One letter, from Colin Clark (at Dieppe Bay, Antigua) to the Board of Commissioners of Customs requests either a pay increase or permission to return to England. Three letters, one dated [17]94 March 25 and the others undated, mention Moncrieff’s memorial for his lost property. The bulk of the remaining letters regard personal purchases of Moncrieff, military purchases, military fortifications and other matters pertaining to the Engineer Corps. Twelve letters between Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond and James Moncrieff (primarily written in early 1793) pertain to the activities of the Engineer Corps.

Box   1 Folder   1
Cornwallis, [Charles] ALS Copy to [James] Wemyss,  1780 August 28.
 
Clinton, H[enry] ALS to [James] Moncrieff,  1782 April 15.
 
Erskine, Will[iam] ALS to Ja[me]s Moncrieff,  1783 July 26.
 
M[oncrief], J[ames] ALS to [ ],  1783 August 7.
 
Townshend, [ ] ALS Copy to James Bramham,  1783 August 29.
Box   1 Folder   2
Elliott, Grey ALS to James Moncrieff,  1783 September 17.
 
Glenie, Ja[me]s ALS to [James] Moncrieff,  1783 October 17.
 
Moncrieff, James ALS Copy to [Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond],  1785 February 6.
 
Inglis, Elli[ ] ALS to James Moncrieff,  1789 July 28.    [Note: (Damaged, some text missing)]
 
[Lennox, Charles, 3rd Duke of] Richmond ALS to [James] Moncrieff,  1792 February 11.
Box   1 Folder   3
[ ], Geo. ALS to [James] Moncrieff,  1792 June 4.
 
Deane, Ph[ilip] ALS to James Moncrieff,  1792 October 19.
 
Moncrieff, James ALS to Philip Deane,  1792 October 22.
 
Clark, Colin ALS to the Board of Commissioners of Customs,  1792 December 10.
 
[Lennox, Charles, 3rd Duke of] Richmond ALS to [James] Moncrieff,  1793 January 16.
Box   1 Folder   4
[Lennox, Charles, 3rd Duke of] Richmond ALS to [James] Moncrieff,  1793 January 28.
 
Moncrieff, James ALS Copy to [ ] Hockings,  1793 January 31.
 
[Moncrieff, James] ALS to [Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond],  1793 February 4.
 
[Moncrieff, James] ALS to [Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond],  1793 February 6.
 
[Lennox, Charles, 3rd Duke of] Richmond ALS to [James] Moncrieff,  1793 February 8.
Box   1 Folder   5
Moncrieff, James ALS to [Charles Lennox, 3rd] Duke of Richmond,  1793 February 10.
 
[Moncrieff, James] ALS to [Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond],  1793 February 12.
 
[Lennox, Charles, 3rd Duke of] Richmond ALS to [James] Moncrieff,  1793 February 13.
 
[Lennox, Charles, 3rd Duke of] Richmond ALS to [James Moncrieff],  1793 February 14.
 
Hart[ ], Tho[ma]s ALS to [James] Moncrieff,  1793 May 17.
Box   1 Folder   6
Melville, [Henry Dundas] ALS to [James] Moncrieff,  1793 May 24. With cover letter in French, dated  1793 June 11.
 
[ ] ALS to the Board of Ordnance,  1793 June 29.
 
Sterling, Abraham ALS to the Duke of [ ],  [17]94 March 25.
 
Brown, George ALS to Robert Graham,  1803 September 11.
Box   1 Folder   7
Brown, George ALS to Rob[ert] Graham,  1804 April 4.
 
[Moncrieff, James] ALS to [Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond],  undated.
 
Phipps, Geo[rge] ALS,  undated.
 
Unsigned,  undated letters. (6 items)
Box   4  
Letterbooks [subseries]:

Scope note: 5 letterbooks containing correspondence from James Moncrieff to Charles Cornwallis, Henry Clinton, Viscount Townshend, Maj. Gen. Gould, Lt. Gen. Leslie and Lt. John as well as letters from James Bramham, John Parish, George Phipps, Charles Lennox and John Boddington. One undated letterbook is a memorial to the Commissioners of the Treasury regarding James Moncrieff’s services in America and the West Indies and his loss of assets suffered as a result.

 
Letterbook,  1780 December 31-1782 October 7. Charlestown, South Carolina. ( 55pp.)
 
Military copybook,  1783 April 4-1785 April 6. Mostly written from London and the Office of Ordnance. ( 61pp.)
 
Letterbook,  1783 May 14-1783 December 1. London and Gosport. ( 11pp.)
 
Military copybook,  1785 May 11-1787 April 25. Mostly written from the Office of Ordnance, at least one written from Portsmouth. ( 38pp.)
 
Letterbook,  undated. Memorial to the Commissioners of the Treasury. ( 20pp.)