Caledonian Mercury newspaper
New Search | Return to Search Results | View/Save/Print PDF

Caledonian Mercury newspaper

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Title: Caledonian Mercury newspaper
Dates: 1779 March 1
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1654

Biographical/Historical Note

Caledonian Mercury was the name of a Scottish newspaper, published three times a week between 1720–1867.

Scope and Content Note

This four-page newspaper was published on Monday, March 1, 1779 (issue number 8969) in Edinburgh, Scotland. A large portion of the issue is dedicated to reports from the British military involved in conflicts with the colonists in Georgia during December, 1778 and January, 1779. Most of the reports are in the form of transcribed letters, primarily from Lieutenant-Colonel Archibald Campbell of the 71st Regiment to Lord George Germaine. Aside from the accounts of troop movements and encounters with resistance, there are inventories from conflicts including lists of supplies used, numbers of casualties, numbers of prisoner returns, and the names of British officers killed or wounded.

Index Terms

Campbell, Archibald, 1739-1791.
Savannah (Ga.)--History--Siege, 1779.
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--British forces.
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Campaigns.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Caledonian Mercury newspaper, MS 1654, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.