Volume/Folder: Conrad Weiser papers [Volume 1]
Record Number: 7624
Box Number: 1
Volume Number: 1
Author: Conrad Weiser
Date of View: September 12 1741 - December 15 1756
View Format: Manuscripts
Image description: Documents in this folder consist of the papers of Conrad Weiser (November 2, 1696 – July 13, 1760), a German immigrant who settled in Pennsylvania and became an Indian affairs agent and lieutenant colonel for the British forces in the French and Indian War. Weiser was responsible for negotiating many treaties with the Iroquois which transfered land ownership from the Native Americans to the colony of Pennsylvania and ensured the support of the Iroquois for the British during the war. His papers consist of correspondence, financial records, muster rolls, legal documents, and a bound ledger. The manuscripts in this collection were originally bound into two volumes, and their folders retain their volume and page numbers. The order of items in the volumes was loosely chronological and this arrangement has been kept.