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Summary Information

Title: Robert Stobo Letter and Plan of Fort Duquesne
Collection Number: DAR.1925.05
Creator: Stobo, Robert, 1726-1770

Collection Dates: July 28, 1754
Extent: 0.08 linear feet (1 box)

Language: English

This collection contains a French and Indian War-era letter written by Captain Robert Stobo to Colonel Innes, who were officers in the British army in the mid-18th century. Stobo writes in captivity from Fort Duquesne, describing French negotiations with the Shawnee [Shanoe] Indians, among other observations. On the reverse of the letter is a map of Fort Duquesne and its environs. The collection also contains a manuscript copy of the 1754 letter, and a transcription. Digital reproductions of the collection are available online.