Fort at Shippensburgh

Fort at Shippensburgh
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Item Information

Fort at Shippensburgh
Outline sketch for "Fort at Shippensburgh" (Fort Morris, in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania).
Former owner:
Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797
Former owner:
Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Fortification--Pennsylvania--Shippensburg Barracks--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Military art and science--Pennsylvania--Shippensburg--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Fort Morris Site (Shippensburg, Pa.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Cumberland (county)Shippensburg
1 map : manuscript pen and ink ; sheet 21 x 33 cm
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Scale approximately 1:720
Catalog Record:
Date attributed based on location shown (Fort Morris was in use 1755-1759, and 1763-1764). However, the map is in the same hand as Add Ms 57,714.6. ("Fort at Carlisle") which was not built until 1757 and Add Ms 57,714.9. showing Fort Juniata that was not built until 1758.
Shows title at upper centre.
Shows scale bar at centre left (60 feet to an inch).
Shows a lettered key (A, B, C, G) identifying locations within the fort.
Shows a sketched profile through the fort (marked "a-b" on the map) at centre left.
Compare maps by the same hand - see Add Ms 57,714.6 / Add Ms 57,714.7 / Add Ms 57,714.8 / Add Ms 57,714.9 / Add Ms 57,714.10 / Add Ms 57,714.11.
Copy at Add Ms 57,714.7. Bound in R.U.S.I. Vol LXXIX. Shows manuscript addition of "7" in pencil at upper right. Shows "A 76" in pencil at lower right. Shows "A 30/68" in pencil at lower left. Laid on archival tissue. Green circular label to verso shows "45". White label to verso shows "DRAWER 30 SECTION 1". Blue label to verso shows "A 30/68". Paper shows a countermark (unidentified).
Notes (date):
This date is inferred.