Dorr acquired, annotated, and indexed pamphlets while creating volumes 2, 3, and 4 of his newspaper collection. Dorr crossed-out the page numbers on the pamphlets and added his own so that they continue sequentially after the newspapers. Volumes 2 and 3 were disassembled sometime after their arrival at the MHS in 1798, and the pamphlets were cataloged and stored separately in the stacks. Most, but not all of these pamphlets have since been found and identified as part of Dorr’s original collection. The following information is about the pamphlet pages that remain missing:
In Volume 2, Index page 8, Harbottle Dorr listed "Letters from Govr. Barnard, General Gage, Commodore Hood, the Commissioners, &c. 831 to 946." The pamphlet Letters to the Ministry from Governor Bernard, General Gage, and Commodore Hood (1769) is only paged to 938, leaving an eight-page gap from 939-946 that at some point became separated from the volume. While no pages in that range were individually indexed, there are three references in Dorr's newspaper annotations to page 939. Our research allows us to present the following information with reasonable certainty:
The eight-page pamphlet that Dorr collected was A Third extraordinary budget of epistles and memorials between Sir Francis Bernard of Nettleham, Baronet, some natives of Boston, New-England, and the present Ministry; against N. America, the true interest of the British Empire, and the rights of mankind by Sir Francis Bernard (1769). His annotations in the newspapers referencing page 939 can be found in Volume 2, pages 770 and 775 and in Volume 3, page 107. While we have not located Dorr's copy, the MHS holds a copy of this pamphlet formerly belonging to Jeremy Belknap's.
The pamphlets section in Volume 2 is currently missing pages 1041-1098 (based on numbers appearing in Dorr's Index to Volume 2 for which there are no corresponding pages). Based on the index terms Dorr assigned, our research allows us to present the following information with reasonable certainty.
Dorr obtained three almanacs for his collection, but only kept the pages appearing after the astronomical diaries and calendars. The MHS holds duplicate copies of the almanacs which Dorr used for his collection. We have used these to piece together some of the missing information; however, Dorr's actual copies have not yet been located.
Below each description is a table which shows the applicable pages in each almanac and how they correspond to Dorr's pagination scheme based on his index terms. We have provided a link to the bibliographic citation following each title, but want to emphasize that these links do not take you either to images of the pages or to Dorr's own copy.
Taken from Bickerstaff’s Boston Almanack, For the Year of our Lord 1768 ... (Boston: Printed by Mein and Fleeming). Dorr's page 1041 (indexed as "Resolves of the American Merchants about Non Importation vid under Merchants Roads") aligns with page  of this almanac on which appears "Distances of the principle Towns on the Continent…" Dorr's page 1045 (indexed as "World a general view of it,") aligns with page  of the almanac in an article titled "A General View of the Whole World."Show Table
Taken from Bickerstaff’s Boston Almanack, For the Year of our Lord 1769 ... (Boston: Printed by Mein and Fleeming). Dorr's page 1060 (indexed as "Paoli an account of him") corresponds to page  of this almanac on which appears "The Life and education of the famous Pascal Paoli…" Dorr indexed the term "Paoli his Picture" on page 1065 and an engraving of Paoli appears on page  of the almanac.Show Table
Taken from Edes & Gill’s North-American Almanack for the Year of our Lord 1769 (Boston: Printed by Edes & Gill). Dorr's page 1077 (indexed as "Charter of the Massa. Bay") aligns with page 1 of the almanac on which appears "The Charter of the Province of the Massachusetts-Bay." Dorr's page 1098 (indexed as "Resolves of the American Merchants about Non Importation vid under Merchants Roads Distances") corresponds to page 22 of the almanac on which appears "Distance of the principal Towns in New-England, &c…."Show Table
The pamphlets section for Volume 3 is currently missing pages 996-1003. The pamphlet preceding this range is The Trial of William Wemms... (1770). These eight missing pages are referenced twice in Dorr's index pages: "Manwarring Edward His &c. Trial 996" and "Verdict In Favour of Manwarring ... 1002." Our research allows us to present the following information with reasonable certainty:
Appendix (pages 211-217) to The Trial of William Wemms, James Hartegan, William M’Cauley, Hugh White, Matthew Killroy, William Warren, John Carrol, and Hugh Montgomery… (1770) covers the trial and verdict of Edward Manwaring, John Munro, and Hammond Green. The appendix appeared in the first printing of this book, but reprints excluded it. In addition to the copy Dorr annotated which is available on this website, the MHS holds a complete first printing with the Appendix included.