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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1249

Thomas Temple correspondence concerning Nova Scotia

Contains chiefly correspondence of British proprietor and governor of Nova Scotia Thomas Temple and his nephew John Nelson concerning land claims in Nova Scotia and the French role in Canada

Dates

  • 1656-1768

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Extent

.5 linear feet (1 box)

Contains chiefly correspondence of Thomas Temple and his nephew John Nelson concerning land claims in Nova Scotia and the French role in Canada. Temple's correspondence includes letters from several 17th-century British sovereigns; Nelson's correspondence also pertains to negotiations for his release from prison in France. Includes some correspondence of Paschal Nelson and a few Nelson family records.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Temple (1614-1674) was a British proprietor and governor of Nova Scotia; John Nelson (1654-1734) was a New England trader and statesman.

Physical Location

b

Immediate Source of Acquisition

51M-224. Gift of Mrs. G. L. Batchelder, Jr. , Moraine Farm Beverly, Massachusetts, Mr. Gordon Abbott, and Mrs. Francis B. Lothrop; received: 1951.

Digitization Funding

Collections and items have been digitized with the generous support of The Polonsky Foundation.
Title
Temple, Thomas, 1614-1674. Thomas Temple correspondence concerning Nova Scotia, 1656-1768: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
EAD ID
hou01268

Repository Details

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