Guide to the William H. Nelson "The American Tory" typescript, 1960 MS 350
William H. Nelson began his study of the Tories as a graduate student at Columbia University. After graduate school, he continued his research which resulted in his work The American Tory.
This collection consists of a bound typescript of the book The American Tory, which is the study of the Loyalists (or “Tories”) of the American Revolution. The author notes that the history of the Tories remains somewhat forgotten as a result of their defeat in the war; however, the author seeks to examine the “depth of their quarrel with their fellow Americans and the totality of their defeat.” This book contains many handwritten editorial notes and marks. The typescript is 216 pages in length, not including a short preface at the beginning and an index at the end.
This material is open for research.
Restrictions on Use
Permission to publish material from the William H. Nelson The American Tory typescript must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.
William H. Nelson The American Tory typescript, 1960, MS 350, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University
This collection was a gift donated by the author on January 2, 1962.
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