Guide to the Research Collections

- SECTION -- III -- THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
- PART TWO
- 49 -- HISTORY OF WESTERN EUROPE
- HISTORY OF GERMANY
- Manuscripts

Manuscripts

With the exception of "Chronica der Stat Nuremberg" from 1348 to 1625, several letters and documents of Frederick the Great, and a body of eighteenth-century diplomatic correspondence in the Hardwicke collection dealing with Hanover, Saxony, Prussia, and other states, the majority of German historical manuscripts pertain to international affairs during the American colonial period. The Anspach papers in the Bancroft collection are original documents concerning the troops furnished by the Margrave of Anspach-Brandenburg to the British government for service in America during the period 1776-85. There are also journals of German officers and German regimental histories of the American Revolution.