William Knox papers  1757-1811
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Title: William Knox papers
Creator: Knox, William, 1732-1810
Inclusive dates: 1757-1811
Extent: 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
Repository: William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan