Henry Hulton letter books, 1768-1780

About this Collection

Creator
Hulton, Henry , 1733?-1790
Type
government publicationLetter books.
Collection Title
Henry Hulton letter books, 1768-1780
Language
English
Origin
Massachusetts
Description
.25 linear feet (2 volumes)
Repository
Houghton Library, Harvard University
Identifier
colonialnorthamerica.library.harvard.edu/990006022850203941
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Subjects
Hulton, Henry
American loyalists
Boston Tea Party, Boston, Mass., 1773
Boston Massacre, 1770
United States--History
Canada--History

Content Notes

Copies of letters and memorials written from Boston and other places. Hulton was in the Boston customs-house, and he describes at first hand the Boston Massacre, the Tea Party, Concord and Lexington, Bunker Hill, and the evacuation of Boston and exodus to Canada. One section is titled, "Journal of a Seige of Quebec." The second volume contains letters written from England after his retirement from public life, especially to his sister Anne Hulton, and also includes a printed 1773 poem by Hulton: A poem addressed to a young lady. In three parts ... Both volumes include bookplates of Thomas Preston.
  • In English.

Biographical Notes

Hulton was a British official sent to America in 1767 as head of the commissioners to enforce the Stamp Act. Hulton and his family left Boston in March of 1776 and went to Quebec, then to England. He died in 1791 at the age of 59.