Ephraim Williams Project

The Ephraim Williams Project consists of Ephraim Williams Jr. related materials from the Williams College Archives collections.


Abigail Dwight letter on the death of Ephraim Williams and the Battle of Lake George
Abigail Dwight letter on the death of Ephraim Williams and the Battle of Lake George
Letter from Abigail Dwight to an unknown correspondent, possibly Abraham Booker, concerning the deaths and events at the Battle of Lake George. Dwight, the sister of Col. Ephraim Williams, recounts in detail the events leading to his death. Dwight also describes the serious wounding of another brother, Josiah Williams, who survived the battle thanks to a young Mohawk Indian man who carried him safely from the battlefield and into the care of the doctor Thomas Williams. She describes the desperate circumstances of the soldiers overwintering at Crown Point and comments at length on military strategy.
Account of the killed, wounded and missing in the late Col. Ephraim Williams' regiment, Lake George
Account of the killed, wounded and missing in the late Col. Ephraim Williams' regiment, Lake George
Account of the killed, wounded, and missing at Lake George in Col. Ephraim Williams' regiment. Includes Ephraim Williams' fatality record.
Advertisement for Samuel Blodget's Prospective Plan of the Battle of Lake George
Advertisement for Samuel Blodget's Prospective Plan of the Battle of Lake George
Samuel Blodget's advertisement of his Prospective Plan, which eventually became the foreword of his "Explanation" of the Plan.
Anburey illustration of blockhouse plan
Anburey illustration of blockhouse plan
The blockhouse plan depicts labeled sections of the side view, ground floor, and upper story.
Ephraim Williams Jr. early will
Ephraim Williams Jr. early will
The handwritten early will of Ephraim Williams with typed transcript.
Ephraim Williams Jr. final will
Ephraim Williams Jr. final will
The final will of Ephraim Williams Jr., providing for the "support and maintenance of a free school in a township west of Fort Massachusetts," a township later named Williamstown., The original will was returned to the Probate Court of Massachusetts in 2015. Williams College Special Collections retains high resolution scans.
Ephraim Williams Jr. to Brigadier General Joseph Dwight
Ephraim Williams Jr. to Brigadier General Joseph Dwight
Letter from Ephraim Williams, Jr. to Brigadier General Joseph Dwight, announcing arrival with troops.
Ephraim Williams Jr. to Elisha Williams on the death of his daughter
Ephraim Williams Jr. to Elisha Williams on the death of his daughter
Handwritten letter from Ephraim Williams Jr. to Elisha Williams on the death of Elisha's daughter Anna. Accompanied by an early typed transcription.
Ephraim Williams Jr. to Israel Williams on the Battle of the Monongahela
Ephraim Williams Jr. to Israel Williams on the Battle of the Monongahela
Facsimile of a letter from Ephraim Williams Jr. to Colonel Israel Williams, sent from the Camp at the Flats, concerning the Battle of the Monongahela and the death of General Edward Braddock.
Ink and watercolor portrait of Hendrick Peters Theyanoguin
Ink and watercolor portrait of Hendrick Peters Theyanoguin
Portrait in profile of Hendrick Peters Theyanoguin (1692-1755), a Mohawk leader killed in the Battle of Lake George. Surrounding the portrait is the caption in ink: "Effig[y] of King Hendric a Mohawk Indian Kill'd w[i]th Sr. W[illiam] Ionson Drawn from the Life." This portrait has often been cited as an "Effigy of Chief Hendrick," and was occasionally described by Fisher Howe in correspondence as an "aquatint," by which he probably meant watercolor; the portrait is not mechanically printed and does not utilize an aquatinted copper plate.
Invoice for Seth Pomeroy for mending soldiers' guns belonging to Fort Massachusetts
Invoice for Seth Pomeroy for mending soldiers' guns belonging to Fort Massachusetts
Document, signed, invoicing the work of Seth Pomeroy. Signed on back by Timothy Dwight.