Macomb Source List

Here is author David Dill's list of the most useful resource material on Alexander Macomb:

Primary Sources


Detroit: Detroit Public Library. Burton Historical Collection. Macomb Papers.

New York: Columbia University Libraries. Special Collections. Gouverneur Morris Papers, 1768-1816.

New York: New York Historical Society. Duer Papers.

New York: New York Public Library. Constable-Pierrepont Papers.

Washington: Library of Congress. Papers of Gouverneur Morris.

Government Documents

New York: Department of State. Land Office Minutes.

New York: "Jounal of the Assembly of the State of New York." 12th, 14th and 15th sessions.

New York: "Laws of the State of New York Passed by the Legislature of Said State." New York: 1786, 1791.

New York: "Minutes of the Albany Committee of Correspondence: 1775-1778." 2 vols. Albany, N.Y: 1923.

New York: Department of State. "Calendar of N.Y. Colonial Manuscripts Indorsed Land Papers." Albany, N.Y.: 1864.

United States Congress: "Annals of the Fourth Congress.," 1795-1796. Washington, D.C.: 1849; "Annals of the Fifth Congress," 1797-1798. Washington, D.C.: 1851.

Secondary Sources


Barnhart, John D. "Henry Hamilton and George Rogers Clark in the American Revolution..." Crawfordsville, Inc.: Banta, 1951.

Brown, Gerald S. "The American Secretary: The Colonial Policy of Lord George Germain, 1775-1778." Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1963.

Davis, Joseph S. "Essays in the Earlier History of American Corporations." 2 vols. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1917; reprinted., New York: Russell & Russell, 1965.

East, Robert A. "Business Enterprise in the American Revolutionary Era." New York: Columbia University Press, 1938.

Hough, Franklin B. "A History of Jefferson County in the State of New York..." Albany: Joel Munsell. 1854; reprinted., Ovid, N.Y.: W. E. Morrison, 1976.

"A History of Lewis County in the State of New York..." Albany: Munsell & Rowland, 1860; reprinted., Merrick, N.Y.: Richwood Pub. Co. 1975.

"A History of St. Lawrence and Franklin Counties, New York..." Albany: Little & Co., 1853; reprinted., Baltimore: Regional Pub. Co. 1970.

Macomb, Henry A. "The Macomb Family Record... " Camden, N. J.: Sinnockson & Sons 1917.

Murphy, Richard C. and Mannion, Lawrence J. "The History of the Society of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick in the City of New York, 1784 to 1955." New York: 1962.

Published Papers and Documents

Clinton, George. "Public Papers of George Clinton." 10 vols. New York and Albany: State of New York, 1899-1914.

Davies, K. G., ed. "Documents of the American Revolution, 1770-1783." Colonial Office Series. Dublin: Irish University Press, 1973. Vols. 12, 14, 16.

Decatur, Stephen, Jr., ed. "Private Affairs of George Washington from the Records and Accounts of Tobias Lear, Esquire, His Secretary." Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1933.

"Historical Collections of the Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society." Vols. 9, 10, 11, 19, 20, 38 (1886-1912).

James, James A., ed. "George Rogers Clark Papers, 1771-1781."

"Illinois Historical Collections" 8 (1912).

Syrett, Harold C., ed. "The Papers of Alexander Hamilton." 27 vols. New York: 1961-1979.

Stokes, I. N. P. and Haskell, Daniel C. "American Historical Prints: Early Views of American Cities, Etc." New York: New York Public Library, 1932.

Stokes, I. N. P. "The Iconography of Manhattan Island 1498-1909." 6 vols. New York: Robert H. Dodd, 1915-1928.

Wilson, James G., ed. "The Memorial History of the City of New York..." 4 vols. New York: New York History Co., 1892.

Young, Alfred F. "The Democratic Republicans of New York: The Origins 1763-1797." Chapel Hill: Univ. of N.C. Press, 1967.


Dyer, Albion M. "First Ownership of 0hio Lands." "New England Historical and Genealogical Register" 64 (1910): 167-180, 263-282, 356-369; 65 (1911): 51-62, 139-150, 220-231.

Fleming, R. H. "Phyn, Ellice and Company of Schenectady." "Contributions to Canadian Economics" 4 (1932), 7-41.

Additions: M. D. Lloyd

Gordon, John Steele.e-text "The Great Crash (of 1792): The federal government handled it far better than it would later ones." American Heritage 50 (May-June1999): 20, 24.

Dill, David Jr. "Portrait of an Opportunist: The Life of Alexander Macomb." Watertown Daily Times. 9, 16, 23 September 1990.

Hall, Theodore Parsons. Family Records of Theodore Parsons Hall and Alexandrine Louise Godfroy, of "Tonnancour," Grosse Pointe, near Detroit Michigan, including brief accounts of the St. Auburn, Scott-Gordon, Irvine-Orr, and Navarre-Macomb Families. Detroit: Wm. C. Heath, 1892.

Lyman, Susan.e-text The Story of Norwood NY: a nice place to live. Norwood, NY: n. p., 1972. (

Mauer, David.e-text "Constable Hall: one family's mosaic." Classic American Homes Vol. 26, No. 2 (April/May 2000): 94-99, 132.

Newton, J. H.e-text "Logan's Death/Maj. Charles Cracraft." History of the Pan-Handle. Wheeling, WV: J. A. Caldwell, 1879: 74-75.

Meany, Joseph. "Merchant and Redcoat: The Papers of John Gordon Macomb, July 1757 to June 1760." Ph.D. diss., Fordham University, N.Y., 1989. (abstract).

Quaife, M[ilo]. M[ilton].e-text "The Mansion of St. Martin." Burton Historical Collection Leaflet Vol 3 No 3 (January, 1925): 33-48.

Treaty of New York with the seven nations of Canada.e-text May 31, 1796. (

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