Humphreys, David, 1753-1818

Humphreys, David, 1753-1818

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1791 - 1871

Biography

David Humphreys (July 10, 1752 – February 21, 1818) was an American Revolutionary War colonel and aide de camp to George Washington, a secretary and intelligence agent for Benjamin Franklin in Paris, American minister to Portugal and then to Spain, entrepreneur who brought Merino sheep to America and member of the Connecticut state legislature. A poet and author, he was one of the "Hartford Wits."

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

David Humphreys letter

Mss 783203
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 783203
Date(s): 1783-03-03
Abstract

In English.

David Humphreys letter

Mss 805681
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 805681
Date(s): 1805-12-31
Abstract

In English.

David Humphreys letter

Mss 817505.1
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 817505.1
Date(s): 1817-09-05
Abstract

In English.

Fragment of a letter

McClure MS-1311: David McClure papers
 Folder: 000036, Box: 7
Date(s): undated
Scope and Contents

Fragment of a letter written in East Windsor, containing a list of new books.

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