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Anyone Alive Out There?

des. 10, 2020, 9:26 pm

Now that I've caught your attention for the moment, I am researching the Culper Spy Ring and I'm locating early works prior to 1900. Can anyone suggest a reference for me? May-be you have materials within your own personal library that would qualify. If so, please let me know. And, Thank You for reading my post. "Happy Reading"

des. 29, 2020, 10:45 am

>1 Piedmont_Trails: very interesting research

Editat: gen. 5, 2021, 2:26 am

>1 Piedmont_Trails:

This doesn't really answer your question, but I've a bunch of leads/ideas to help with your research. Also, sorry if this is kind of long. I'm a librarian.

I read Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring by Alexander Rose (2006) years ago. Unfortunately, I don't remember much of it. However, from a cross-reference of the index against the bibliography, I found the following:

Memoir of Colonel Benjamin Tallmadge (1858)
George Washington Papers. Library of Congress.
Benjamin Tallmadge Papers. Princeton University Library.
Townsend Family Papers. Raynham Hall Museum.
Townsend Family Papers. New York Historical Society.
Caleb Brewster Papers. Fairfield Historical Society.

From the bibliography of The Fox and the Hound: The Birth of American Spying by Donald E. Markle (2014), which I haven't read yet and doesn't have an index, the following might be good leads (for their bibliographies):

Turncoats, Traitors and Heroes, Espionage in the American Revolution by John Bakeless (1998)
George Washington's Spies on Long Island and in New York by Morton Pennypacker (1988)

You've probably already done so, but take a look at the bibliographies of all your American Revolution books that mention the Cupler Ring or espionage for other possible works. You could also check if your local public libraries and academic libraries have anything in print or on their databases. For more obscure subjects like this, I think you'll have more luck with academic. If you're not a student at the college/university, see if the academic library allows community members access to their collections. Many of them do, albeit limited. I would also recommend seeing if the Library of Congress has anything of relevance digitized on their website. If anything, ask the LOC librarians for reference help. I have a feeling they're going to be your best bet, especially if your research is in-depth.

I hope this helps!

gen. 30, 2021, 11:45 pm

Thanks for the information, I greatly appreciate it.

feb. 2, 2021, 12:26 am

>4 Piedmont_Trails: You're welcome. Good luck with your research!