Indian Captivity poem

K., D. On the deliverance of Hugh Gibson a captive with the Indians 2 years & 10 months
K., D. On the deliverance of Hugh Gibson a captive with the Indians 2 years & 10 months
D.K.

On the deliverance of Hugh Gibson a captive with the Indians 2 years & 10 months

Manuscript, 1770

Case MS 5327

Purchased on the Martin Book Fund

An eight-stanza poem submitted for publication in a Baltimore, MD, area newspaper on the liberation from captivity of a certain Hugh Gibson from Indians in Pennsylvania some ten years earlier. An unique addition to the Ayer Collection’s famous holdings of captivity narratives. The events described occurred in 1756-1759.

Acquisition Date: 
2005