Wolfe, James, 1727-1759

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James Wolfe (1727-1759), a British army officer. His victory at the battle of the Plains of Abraham (1759, Sept. 13) and his death on the battlefield made him a hero in Great Britain.

From the description of Collection of letters, autographs, and drawings related to James Wolfe, 1740-1859. , (bulk ) (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 552281903

British general.

From the description of ALS and reply : to Major Walter Wolfe, 1758. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122610793

Wolfe was a British major-general.

From the description of Papers relating to the British conquest of Canada, 1759-1773. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612372669

From the guide to the Papers relating to the British conquest of Canada, 1759-1773., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

British general. In 1757 he was quartermaster general of the ineffective expedition against Rochefort, France.

From the description of ALS : Newport, Eng., to Henrietta Thompson Wolfe, 1757 Aug. 10. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122610779

James Wolfe (1727-1759) of Westerham, Kent, England, was born into a military family. In 1741 he accepted a commission as a marine lieutenant, was appointed a brigade-major in 1745, and saw action at the Battle of Culloden and in the siege of Louisbourg in 1758. Impressed with Wolfe's military abilities, William Pitt elevated him to the position of Major-General in America with orders to attempt the seizure of Quebec from the French in 1759. General Wolfe's success in this venture led to the expulsion of the French from Canada. Immediately following the victory, Wolfe died of wounds received in battle.

From the description of Journal, 1759. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 207182001

British army officer.

From the description of Note and journal of James Wolfe, 1759. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71067461

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referencedIn Chalon, Jean. Jean Chalon, Histoire Abregée de la Conquête du Canada, 1753-1763. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Papers relating to the British conquest of Canada, 1759-1773. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Stirke, Henry. Diary of the campaign for Québec : manuscript, 1758-1760. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Wolfe, James, 1727-1759. ALS and reply : to Major Walter Wolfe, 1758. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume II, miscellany, 1755-1831. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Portrait file: Guide. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Colonel Richard Gimbel Collection of Thomas Paine Papers, 1692 - Circa 1921 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Wolfe, James, 1727-1759. Collection of letters, autographs, and drawings related to James Wolfe, 1740-1859. , (bulk ) Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Wolfe, James, 1727-1759. ALS : Newport, Eng., to Henrietta Thompson Wolfe, 1757 Aug. 10. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Morse, William Inglis, b. 1874,. Engravings on the death of General Wolfe, 1760. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Lowell, John, 1743-1802. A collection of poems by a young gentleman of Harvard Colledge & a young lady of Newbury, 1759-1760. Harvard University, Archives
creatorOf Wolfe, James, 1727-1759. Papers relating to the British conquest of Canada, 1759-1773. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Wolfe, James, 1727-1759. Autograph note signed : to General Jeffrey Amherst, Du Quesne (probably Governor General Du Quesne's summer residence outside Quebec, [1759 June?]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Willard, E. A.,. E. A. Willard. Book. : scores, [18--?]. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809. Ode on General Wolfe : poem, ca.1790? Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Way, Albert, 1805-1874. Letter: 1863 July 16, Tunbridge Wells, to David Laing / Albert Way. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Waite, John, 1732-1820. John Waite journal, 1759. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Browne, Francis. Browne Brothers. Papers, 1757-1765. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Letters of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., collected and edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1413-1900 (inclusive), 1775-1839 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Morse, William Inglis, b. 1874,. William Inglis Morse collection, 1710-1947 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Great Britain. Army. Collection of general orders and other material. United States Military Academy, USMA Library
referencedIn Murray, James, 1721-1794. Extracts of orders issued by Generals James Wolfe, George Townshend, and James Murray during the Quebec campaign, 1759-1760. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866,. Jared Sparks portrait collection, [ca. 1600-1850]. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Wolfe, James, 1727-1759. Journal, 1759. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Pownall, Thomas, 1722-1805. Military letter book : Boston, 1757-1760. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Allen, Ethan, 1738-1789. Canadiana manuscripts, 1749-1811. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Charles Townshend papers, Townshend, Charles papers, 1660-1804, 1748-1767 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Wolfe, James, 1727-1759. Journal, 1759. American Antiquarian Society
creatorOf Wolfe, James, 1727-1759. British military orders : containing extracts of such as are generally to be given to an army in foreign parts to prevent the irregularity of soldiers ... / by I --- L ---, lt. col. of the K --- R., who served as field officer or major of brigade during the course of the late war abroad, and at home during the rebellion in Scotland, 1743-1758. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Adams, Charles Francis, 1835-1915. Topical pamphlet collection, <1741>-<1996>. Concord Free Public Library, Special Collection
creatorOf Wolfe, James, 1727-1759. James Wolfe papers, 1759 Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn La Faussille, Jonathan, Col. Letters : Maidstone, Canterbury, Dover, Basingstoke, Marlborough, Blandford, to Hester Baron, Wells, Somersetshire, 1755 March 16-1756 Sept. 2. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Wolfe, James, 1727-1759. Note and journal of James Wolfe, 1759. Library of Congress
creatorOf Wolfe, James, 1727-1759. ALS, 1757 September 3 : Rade des Basques, to Lieutenant General Wolfe. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Mulcaster, James. Poems upon several occasions, 1771. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Wolfe, James, 1727-1759. ALS, 1757 September 3 : Rade des Basques, to Lieutenant to General Wolfe. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
creatorOf James Wolfe diary, 1759 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Saunders, Charles, Sir, 1713?-1775. Letter book : manuscript, 1757-1759. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Parkman, Francis, 1823-1893. Journal of the siege of Louisbourg [Louisbourg, 28 May-31 July] 1758. Society of the Cincinnati Library
referencedIn The life of Major-General James Wolfe, extra-illustrated. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Jean Chalon, Histoire Abregée de la Conquête du Canada, Chalon, Jean, Histoire Abregée de la Conquête du Canada, 1753-1763 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Lawson, John. [Commonplace book], 1783. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Wolfe, James, 1727-1759. Orders, 1748-1759. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn John Louis Ligonier letter book, Ligonier, John Louis, letter book, 1752-1760 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Canada
United States
Canada
Saint Lawrence River
Canada
United States
Great Britain
Québec (Province)
North America
America
United States
Great Britain
Subject
Québec Campaign, Québec, 1759
Rochefort Expedition, 1757
Quebec Campaign, 1759
Plains of Abraham, Battle of the, Québec, 1759--Personal narratives
Sexually transmitted diseases
Seven Years' War, 1756-1763--Campaigns--Great Britain
Tactics
Military hygiene
Seven Years' War, 1756-1763
Autographs--Collections
Indians of North America--Wars--1750-1815
Occupation
Soldiers
Army officers, British
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Person

Birth 1727-01-02

Death 1759-09-13

Britons

English

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