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Captain Thomas Morris Diary
1 folder

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

Processed by: Jamie Dunn, May 2013


Biographical Note:

Thomas Morris was a British soldier who was stationed in Detroit, Michigan, in 1758.  He was captured by Native Americans for a time, but eventually made his way back to Detroit.  Morris returned to England in 1767, where he lived for the rest of his life.


Morris, Thomas.  Journal of Captain Thomas Morris, of His Majesty’s XVII Regiment of Infantry; Detroit, September 25, 1764.  1791.  Reprint, The Arthur H. Clark Company, n.d.

Scope and Content:

The collection consists of a Photostat of the diary of Thomas Morris for parts of August and September 1764.  This covers part of his captivity by Native Americans.

Photocopy Policy:

Manuscript material CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in its entirety. Photocopies and/or digital reproductions (i.e. scans, digital photographs) cannot exceed 25% of a COLLECTION or FOLDER within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Please check with the Manuscript Librarian for possible alternatives.

Collection Inventory

Folder and Item Listing:

Folder 1.  Morris, (Captain) Thomas Diary, 1764

1764 Sept. Photostat of diary

Collection Information:

Size of Collection: 1 folder
Collection Dates: August-September 1764
Provenance:  William Clements Library, 1941
Access: The Collection is Open for Research Use
Restrictions:  None
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in: English
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Collection Notes: 

MA BA 7-12-2013