Theodore Johnston correspondence
William Knox papers
Knox, William, 1732-1810
3.75 linear feet
The Knox collection is a significant resource for study of the pre-Revolutionary and Revolutionary turmoil engulfing Britain's North American colonies between 1766 and 1782, as seen from deep within the heart of the colonial administration. An arch-administrator, empowered as Undersecretary of State, Knox maintained a consistent line articulating a theory of imperial power based upon an evangelically-tinged system of paternal power and filial obligation.
Language: The material is in English
William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan