Pound''s classic biography of Sir William Johnson was the first to follow Stone''s 1865 collection of reminiscences and legends. With access to the newly-published Johnson Papers, this biography dispels many of the myths provides substantial additional material about one of the most remarkable and accomplished men of the French and Indian War era. The narrative traces Johnson''s origins in Ireland to his earliest years in the Province of New York under the patronage of his uncle, Admiral Sir Peter Warren. His relationship with the Mohawks and the Iroquois nation are carefully chronicled as are his military accomplishments at Lake George, Oswego, Niagara, and Detroit. Addenda to the work include his last will and testament, the full text of the Albany Conference''s Plan of Union, genealogical material, and much more useful information, plus Pound''s bibliography and index.
The original 1930 revised edition contains about thirty illustrations, all of which have been carefully preserved. As their combined, full-scale digital size would make a fully-illustrated PDF edition too large for convenient download, all the the illustrations are thumbnailed in the text, and available in a full-scale resolution below.
The Digital Edition (Adobe PDF 1.4) is published in portrait orientation; fully-searchable, fully-printable, all footnotes appear on the pages in which they appear.