Please join the Library’s Archives & Special Collections for an Archives History Day virtual event on Tuesday, October 27th at 2:30pm (CC Clue), “William Gamble: The Life of a Revolutionary Era Britain in New York.”
The Archives & Special Collections owns a volume of calligraphy specimens executed by William Gamble (c. 1730-1794) that includes a prospectus for an encyclopedia, a fanciful Gamble coat of arms, an example of micro-calligraphy, and a map showing British troop encampments on Staten Island. Gamble had purchased a commission in the British Army as a way of seeking his fortune and was posted to the Colonies in 1755.
Independent scholar Joe Wages will share the results of his research into Gamble’s activities leading up to, during, and after the American Revolution.
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Hope to see you there.
By Amy F. Stempler