How to find Sources
John Marshall, The Life of George Washington.
5 vols. Philadelphia, 1804-
1807. — Also an abridged edition in 2 vols., 1832.
Josiah Quincy, Memoir of the Life of Josiah Quincy, Junior, of Massachusetts Bay [1744-1775]. (Edited by Eliza Susan Quincy.) Boston, 1875. — Also other editions.
Kate Mason Rowland, The Life of George Mason [1725-1792]. 2 vols. New York, 1892.
Charles Janeway Stillé, The Life and Times of John Dickinson [1732-1808]. (Pennsylvania Historical Society, Memoirs, Vol. XIII.) Philadelphia, 1891. — Also printed separately.
Charles Janeway Stillé, Major-General Anthony Wayne and the Pennsylvania
Line in the Continental Army. Philadelphia, 1893.
Charlemagne Tower, Jr., The Marquis de La Fayette in the American Revolution. 2 vols. Philadelphia, 1895.
George Tucker, The Life of Thomas Jefferson . . . with Parts of his Correspondence never before published. 2 vols. Philadelphia, 1837.
William Tudor, The Life of James Otis. Boston, 1823.
Henry Cruger Van Schaack, The Life of Peter Van Schaack. New York, 1842.
William Vincent Wells, The Life and Public Services of Samuel Adams. . . . With Extracts from his Correspondence, State Papers, and Political Essays. 3 vols. Boston, 1865.
Barrett Wendell, Life of Cotton Mather the Puritan Priest. (Makers of America Series.) New York, 1891.
A GOOD COLLECTION OF SOURCES ON THE PERIOD 1689-1783
Out of the books enumerated above, and other works, a few may be selected. Most of the exact titles appear in the above lists, or in the foot-notes to the pieces below, if not otherwise indicated. The books out of print may be found through a dealer in second-hand books. An asterisk (*) indicates the most useful books for a small library.
John Adams, Works. (10 vols.)
(*)John Adams and Abigail Adams, Familiar Letters.
(*)Andrew Burnaby, Travels.
American History Leaflets. (30 nos.)
Thomas Anburey, Travels. (2 vols.)
William Bradford, Life and Correspondence of Joseph Reed. (2 vols.)
Edmund Burke, Account of the European Settlements. (2 vols.)