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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Can 63

James Wolfe papers relating to the British conquest of Canada

Manuscripts, portraits, maps and other documents British major-general James Wolfe relating particularly to the campaign against Quebec in 1759.

Dates

  • 1759-1773

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English and French.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Extent

.3 linear feet (3 volumes)

Includes letters, engraved portraits and views, maps, plans, and other military papers relating particularly to the campaign against Quebec in 1759.

Biographical / Historical

Wolfe was a British major-general.

Arrangement

Arranged into two volumes of bound items pasted-on sheets, and one volume of loose items that were removed from volumes:
  1. Volume I: Autographs of famous soldiers, (1) - (31)
  2. Volume II: (32) - (69)
  3. Volume III: Folder of loose items removed from volumes I and II.

Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

45M-99F. Purchased with the William Inglis Morse Fund from Walter Benjamin; received: 1945 July 23.
Title
Wolfe, James, 1727-1759. James Wolfe papers relating to the British conquest of Canada, 1759-1773: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
EAD ID
hou00976

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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