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Paul Revere Engraving of The Boston Massacre

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 83 R32

Scope and Contents

Line engraving, 26 March 1770, 10.25" x 11.75", by Paul Revere, "The Bloody Massacre perpetrated in King Street Boson on March 5, 1770 by a party of the 29th Regt.", including three columns of verse giving the names of the dead.

Dates

  • 1770
  • Majority of material found in 1770

Language of Materials

English

Physical Description

10.25" x 11.75"

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical Information:

Paul Revere (bap. December 22, 1734 -- May 10, 1818) was an American silversmith and a patriot in the American Revolution.

Because he was immortalized after his death for his role as a messenger in the battles of Lexington and Concord, Revere's name and his "midnight ride" are well-known in the United States as a patriotic symbol. In his lifetime, Revere was a prosperous and prominent Boston craftsman, who helped organize an intelligence and alarm system to keep watch on the British military.

Revere later served as an officer in one of the most disastrous campaigns of the American Revolutionary War, a role for which he was later exonerated. After the war, he was early to recognize the potential for large-scale manufacturing of metal. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .

Extent

0.10 Linear Feet

Acquisition Information:

Gift

Physical Description

10.25" x 11.75"

Processing Information:

Processed by Ellen Strong in Sept. 1985.
Title
Guide to the Paul Revere Engraving of The Boston Massacre
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Ellen Strong.
Date
2007-07-11
Language of description
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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