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Ms. Codex 1121 - Waldeck, Philipp, 1750-1784 - Des Feldprediger Waldecks geführtes Tagebuch während dem letzen americanisch [sic] Kriege
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Other: Ms. Codex 1121 - Waldeck, Philipp, 1750-1784 - Des Feldprediger Waldecks geführtes Tagebuch während dem letzen americanisch [sic] Kriege
Author:
Waldeck, Philipp, 1750-1784.
Title:
Des Feldprediger Waldecks geführtes Tagebuch während dem letzen americanisch [sic] Kriege [manuscript].
Origin:
[United States?], ca. 1780-1784.
Physical description:
194 leaves : paper ; 199-206 x 163-169 (190 x 115) mm. bound to 206 x 175 mm.
Summary:
Diary kept by Philipp Waldeck, chaplain of the Third Waldeck Regiment, during the regiment's participation in the American Revolution on the side of the British. The diary begins with the departure of the regiment from Korbach (Hesse, Germany) on 20 May 1776, and ends with an entry on 11 March 1780, when the regiment was stationed in the vicinity of Pensacola, Florida. Throughout most of the manuscript the pages have headings that give the date and place, including localities in New York, New Jersey, Jamaica, and Florida. According to Marion Dexter Learned, this manuscript reflects editing (mainly deletions), in comparison to the manuscript version of the same diary that is owned by the New York Public Library (George Bancroft Collection), and likely was produced by Waldeck himself with an eye to presentation or publication. The manuscript ends abruptly and covers a shorter time span than the other version.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title from title page (f. 1r).
Pagination: Paper, fols. 194. Contemporary (?) pagination in ink, upper outer corners: 1-147, 149-201, 201-343. Blank pages throughout the manuscript (about 20 leaves) are not paginated; only 1 page with text is unpaginated (f. 40r). Modern foliation in pencil lower right recto.
Layout: Written in 15-25 long lines; frame-ruled in pencil.
Script: Written in a German cursive hand by Philipp Waldeck (?).
Binding: Contemporary (?) paper covers.
Origin: Written in the United States (?) ca. 1780-1784.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 1121
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 1121
 
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