RAMSAY, David, 1749-1815


Guide to Research Collections

College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Historical Collections of the Library
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: 1813, 1 item.
A letter from David Ramsay to [Jedidiah?] Morse written on December 14, 1813. In the letter, David Ramsay writes concerning printing and distribution of his book titled Memoirs of the life of Martha Laurens Ramsay (1811) and projected first volume of his Universal history Americanized (1819). A typescript transcript of a letter by Samuel X Radbill, [ca. 1987], is included.


Duke University
Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library
Durham, NC
Papers: 1789-1810, 2 items.
The collection contains two letters, one referring to a list of Continental officers, and the other from David Ramsay to Reverend Dr. Jedediah Morse discussing John Henry Livingston’s sermon of 1804 about missions.


Greenville County Library
Greenville, SC
Microfiche: 1786-1808, 1 microfiche.
The collection of letters written to David Ramsay. Correspondents include Colonel Thomas Browne, Dr. Richard Furman, Mr. Gaillard, John Palmer, Judge Thomas Bee, Benjamin Reynolds and William Gordon. Topics include introduction of horse racing in South Carolina, history of Baptists in South Carolina and proposed establishment of a village above Edisto River in Colleton County.


Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: N.d., 1 volume.
David Ramsay’s proof copy of a portion of the first edition of his History of the United States, published by M. Carey, Philadelphia, in 3 vols., 1816-1817, with notations in his hand.


Massachusetts Historical Society
Boston, MA
Papers: In the Andrews-Eliot Correspondence, 1715-1814, 1 box.
Correspondents include David Ramsay.


The Morgan Library
Department of Literary and Historical Manuscripts
New York, NY
Papers: 1792, 1 item.
A letter from David Ramsay to Reverend Benjamin Trumbull written on March 7, 1792.

Papers: 1796, 1 item.
A letter from David Ramsay to John Hart, the Sheriff of Charleston, written on December 16, 1796. In the letter, David Ramsay sends some papers for John Hart to act upon.


University of Virginia
The Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: In the Tracy W. McGregor Library Autograph Collection, 1796, 1 item.
A letter from David Ramsay to Henry Dana Ward written on August 31, 1796. In the letter, David Ramsay replies to a letter from Henry Ward concerning the piping of water from the Wando River to Charleston, S.C., to supply domestic needs and to douse fires.