It is very interesting to actually look into the books that Ellen's father used as sources for his writing of the history of Colonial America some 60 years ago. It is very tempting to settle in and read them, but if I did that, I would never get through this project. So I content myself with checking out his footnotes. Since he made the footnotes for his own use, many of them are sketchy. He knew what he meant, but it has taken a lot of work for me to figure out what book he is referring to. For example, he uses four different book titles that begin with the word Narratives. His footnote may just say "Narratives, 46" and I've had to figure out which of those books he's referring to. I think I've got it figured out. One issue has been that his page numbers are for a particular edition, and some of his sources have gone through several editions and the one here in the U of Colorado library may not be the exact editon he used, and therefore the page numbers are different. Mostly I've been successful in finding his references. He made good notes.
Here are some of the books I looked into today.