Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Livingston, Robert (1654-1728) An account of the livestock brought from Tashkanik for fear of Indians

High-resolution images are available to schools and libraries via subscription to American History, 1493-1943. Check to see if your school or library already has a subscription. Or click here for more information. You may also request a pdf of the image from us here.

Log in
or
subscribe to see this thumbnail image

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00169 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert (1654-1728) Place Written: Hartford, Connecticut Type: Autograph document signed Date: 1690/05/24 Pagination: 2 p. + docket 31.4 x 21.9 cm

Summary of Content: An account of twenty-two cows, sixteen bulls, and forty sheep brought from Tashkanik to Hartford by tenants fearing Indians. Livingston lists the tenants to whom the livestock are divided, and how the animals are branded. P.2 contains a note addressed to Mr. Cyprian Nicolls in which Livingston discusses providing for the animals through the winter and grants Nicolls the use of his "Negro" until the spring.

People: Livingston, Robert, 1654-1728

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryAgriculture and Animal HusbandryLandlord and TenantSlaveryAfrican American History

Sub Era:

Order a Copy Citation Guidelines for Online Resources