CLINCH, Duncan Lamont, 1787-1849


Guide to Research Collections

Florida State Archives
Tallahassee, FL
Papers: In the R.K. Call Correspondence, ca. 1791-1845, 0.25 cubic foot.
Correspondents include Duncan L. Clinch.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1834-1859, 4 items.
Letter copybooks (2 volumes) and order book, relating to Duncan Clinch’s activities as a commander of American forces at Fort King and other Florida fortifications during the 2nd Seminole War (1834-1836), and reflecting concern over depredations committed by Indians and African Americans, inadequate reinforcements, supplies, arms, and naval support; together with ledger (1859) listing slaves at Clinch’s plantation, The Refuge. Includes copies of letters and orders of Edmund Pendleton Gaines, James Gadsden, Robert P. Smith, and Charles M. Thruston.

Papers: In the Robert Anderson Papers, ca. 1819-1948, 5 linear feet.
Correspondents include Duncan L. Clinch. A finding aid is available in the library.


Newberry Library
Chicago, IL
Papers: In the Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection, 1836, 1 item.
A dispatch (probably issued by order of 4th Regiment commander Col. Duncan Lamont Clinch) sent from Fort Drane, East Florida, Jan. 22, 1836, reporting the massacre of Capt. Dade and his men on Dec. 28, 1835. The document lists the officers killed.


United States Military Academy
Special Collections & Archives
West Point, NY
Papers: 1840-1844, 2 items.
A letter from Duncan Clinch written on Februaty 1, 1844, accepting congressional seat left vacant by the death of representative John Millen; and a personal letter from Duncan Clinch to Major William Montrose Graham written on June 23, 1840.


University of Florida
Smathers Special Collections
Gainesville, FL
Papers: In the Clinch Family Papers, 1804-1904, 1 box.
Consists of approximately 100 documents relating to the Clinch family. Primarily concerned with the career of General Duncan Lamont Clinch, the life of his daughter, Mrs. Robert Anderson, and the reminiscences of his son, Duncan L. Clinch, Jr.