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COLLECTION Identifier: *EC75.W8324.W864w

The life of Major-General James Wolfe, extra-illustrated


Manuscripts inserted into Robert Wright, The life of Major-General James Wolfe (London: Chapman and Hall, 1864), including letters and autograph documents.


  • 1754-1769

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

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There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.25 linear feet (5 items inserted in 3 volumes)

Contains 5 manuscript items, spanning 1754-1769, pertaining to Major-General James Wolfe.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Volumes accessioned as 45-156, manuscripts contained within accessioned as 45M-50, 45M-51, 45M-52, 45M-53, and 45M-54. Gift of Dr. William Inglis Morse, 17 Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge, Massachusetts; received: 1945 October 6.

Related Materials

These volumes also have portraits, maps, and prints inserted that are not listed in this finding aid.

Wright, Robert. The life of Major-General James Wolfe, extra-illustrated: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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