Q: "Upham ’s Collection of Newspaper Extracts"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu Jun 25 23:44:21 UTC 2009

Can anyone help me identify something described as "Upham's
Collection of Newspaper Extracts"?  It is cited as the source of a
"private letter" dated 1755 from "Trent Town", NJ, in an 1897 volume
of "Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New
Jersey" and the letter was supplied (for a section of newspaper items
related to NJ) by an Albert Matthews of Boston.

Although the "private letter" presumably appeared in some newspaper
that Upham collected from, I have not found the text of the letter
itself using Early American Newspapers.  For "Upham's Collection", I
have not found anything in WorldCat, nor via Google Web or Google
Books.  But perhaps my search terms have not been imaginative enough.

The "private letter discusses the threats imagined from the French,
the lack of initiative against them except from Boston, and a visit
to Philadelphia by a group of Mohawks, including their appearance at
the Philadelphia assembly.


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