Ephraim Williams Project

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


Invoice for medicines etc. administered to the soldiers at Fort Massachusetts
Invoice for medicines etc. administered to the soldiers at Fort Massachusetts
Document, signed by Dr. Seth Hudson. An invoice for medicines for the soldiers of Fort Massachusetts at the Blockhouse of West Hoosuck, now Williamstown. The names of the medicines are generally abbreviated, and medical treatments include "bleeding" [bloodletting].
Materials lost at the Battle of Lake George
Materials lost at the Battle of Lake George
Manuscript document tabulating supplies lost in the Battle of Lake George. Items accounted for include blankets, guns, hatchets, knives, briches, and Indians' shoes.
Petition of William Chidester for guns for the blockhouse at West Hoosuck
Petition of William Chidester for guns for the blockhouse at West Hoosuck
Petition of William Chidester to Spencer Phipps for additional guns for the protection of the blockhouse at West Hoosuck (in 1765 re-named Williamstown). William Chidester was one of three Residents of “the West Township” killed by Indians in July 1756.
West Hoosac town plan facsimile
West Hoosac town plan facsimile
The lotting of the township of West Hoosac, later known as Williamstown.
William Williams to Israel Williams on the establishment of the Free School in Williamstown
William Williams to Israel Williams on the establishment of the Free School in Williamstown
Facsimile of a letter from William Williams of Dalton, Massachusetts, to his father, Colonel Israel Williams, concerning preliminaries for the establishment of the Free School in “the West Township,” the institution which would later become Williams College., The original letter is held by the Massachusetts Historical Society.