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Peter Force (1790–1868)

Force, Peter. An American historical writer and journalist; born near Little Falls, NJ, Nov. 26, 1790; died in Washington, DC, Jan. 23, 1868. His life work, entitled ‘American Archives,’ a valuable collection of 22,000 books and 40,000 pamphlets, was bought by the government (1867) and placed in the library of Congress. He published also ‘Grinnell Land: Remarks on the English Maps of Arctic Discoveries in 1850–1’ (1852); and ‘Notes on Lord Mahon’s History of the American Declaration of Independence’ (1855).