Dorchester, Guy Carleton, Baron, 1724-1808

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Army officer and public official of Great Britain and governor of Quebec (Colony).

From the description of Guy Carleton papers, Baron Dorchester, circa 1775-1786. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71009537

British governor of Quebec and commander of the British Army in Canada.

From the description of Papers of Guy Carleton, Baron Dorchester, 1774-1777. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71009530

Governor of Quebec and British army officer.

From the description of Papers relating to the British Army in America, 1747-1783. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83058747

Born in Strabane, Ireland, in 1724, he joined the army at 18, served under Wolfe at Quebec, and in 1766 was appointed Lieutenant Governor and the following year Governor General of Quebec. He successfully defended Quebec against Arnold's force in the Revolution. In 1778 he was succeeded in the governorship by Gen. Haldimand. He served in the army throughout the war, and in 1786 was again appointed Governor General of Canada, which office he held until 1796, although he was absent from the country, 1791-93. He died in England, November 10, 1808. (blue index cards)

From the description of Guy Carleton Dorchester papers, 1766-1791. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 374878405

Governor in chief of British North America, 1786-1796.

From the description of Regulations for the transport of troops & effects in His Majesty's vessels navigating the lakes, 1789 May 4. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 57352045

Governor of Quebec.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : Milton Abbey and [London?], to Sir James Murray-Pulteney, 1804 Dec. 29 and 1807 Mar. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270532858

From the description of Document signed : Quebec, 1775 Jan. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270536712

From the description of Document signed : Quebec, 1778 Jun. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270536730

From the description of Letter signed : Montreal, to General Riedesel, 1776 Nov. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270537846

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referencedIn Draper, Lyman Copeland, 1815-1891,. Draper manuscripts: Draper's historical miscellanies, 1720-1887. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Dorchester, Guy Carleton, Baron, 1724-1808. Papers relating to the British Army in America, 1747-1783. Library of Congress
creatorOf Boudinot, Elias, 1740-1821. AL (draft), 1783 Oct. 2, Princeton, N.J., to Guy Carleton. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Great Britain. Army. Adjutant general's orderly book [microform] : Quebec, Montreal, etc., May 8, 1776-Dec. 24, 1783, 1784. University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Harriet Irving Library
referencedIn Madison, James, 1751-1836. Letter to Benjamin Harrison [manuscript], 1782 May 14. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Wayne family. Anthony Wayne family papers, 1681-1913. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Dorchester, Guy Carleton, Baron, 1724-1808. Guy Carleton Dorchester papers, 1766-1791. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Anthony Wayne family papers, Wayne, Anthony, family papers, 1681-1913 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Papers relating to the British conquest of Canada, 1759-1773. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Henry Hamilton papers, 1768-1933. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Dorchester, Guy Carleton, Baron, 1724-1808. Document signed : Quebec, 1778 Jan. 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Dorchester, Guy Carleton, Baron, 1724-1808. [Document] 1770 Jul. 9, Quebec ... to the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury / Guy Carleton. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Rosengarten, J. G. (Joseph George), 1835-1921. The German allied troops in the North American war of independence, and related materials, ca. 1767-1893. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Frederick North, Lord North manuscript material : 2 items, 1783-1790 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
creatorOf Mackenzie, Frederick, d. 1824. Frederick Mackenzie papers, 1760-1783. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Reuben T. Durrett Collection on Kentucky and the Ohio River Valley (University of Chicago. Library). Letter : Kentucky, to Lord Dorchester, 1789 June 7. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Dorchester, Guy Carleton, Baron, 1724-1808. Autograph letters signed (2) : Milton Abbey and [London?], to Sir James Murray-Pulteney, 1804 Dec. 29 and 1807 Mar. 29. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, D, 1586-1975. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Dorchester, Guy Carleton, Baron, 1724-1808. To the respective officers of His Majesty's ordnance, Quebec, 1770 May 26. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Dorchester, Guy Carleton, Baron, 1724-1808. Letter signed : Montreal, to General Riedesel, 1776 Nov. 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Henry Clinton papers, Clinton, Henry papers, 1736-1850 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Cobb, Oliver W. (Oliver Warren), 1858-1949. The Convention troops [manuscript], 1938. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Choiseul correspondence, 1777-1781 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Gage, Thomas, 1721-1787. Thomas Gage papers, 1754-1807, bulk 1759-1775. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Sackville, George Germain, Viscount, 1716-1785. George Sackville Germain papers, 1683-1785. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Tuttle, Timothy, 1746-1816. Journal, 1775-1776. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Johnson, William, Sir, 1715-1774. Papers, 1733-1808. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Clarina, Eyre Massey, Baron, 1719-1804. Letter : Quebec, to Sir William [Johnson], 1767 Aug. 20. Newberry Library
referencedIn U.S. History mss., 1612-1977 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Fort Ticonderoga, Museum, (N.Y.). Military manuscripts, 1722-1848. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Wolfe, James, 1727-1759. Collection of letters, autographs, and drawings related to James Wolfe, 1740-1859. , (bulk ) Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, 1700-1800 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn B.F. Stevens & Brown, Ltd. Penobscot Expedition papers, 1717-1902. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Papers of American Loyalists, 1782-1798, 1782-1798 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Letter written by an unidentified British officer concerning Wayne's Campaign, [1794] Mar. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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creatorOf Claus, Daniel, 1727-1787. Correspondence to and about Daniel Claus, 1777-1786. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of documents concerning the American Revolution, 1740-1866 . Houghton Library.
creatorOf Dorchester, Guy Carleton, Baron, 1724-1808. LS, 1783 May 15, New York, to Brigadier General [Alured] Clarke. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
creatorOf Clinton, Henry, Sir, 1738?-1795. Henry Clinton papers, 1736-1850. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn University of Chicago. Library. Letter : Kentucky, to Lord Dorchester, 1789 June 7. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Trumbull, Jonathan, 174-1809. Jonathan Trumbull, Jr., papers, 1783. New London County Historical Society
creatorOf Dorchester, Guy Carleton, Baron, 1724-1808. Document signed : Quebec, 1778 Jun. 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Dorchester, Guy Carleton, Baron, 1724-1808. Document signed : Quebec, 1775 Jan. 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rocheblave, Philippe François de Rastel, Chevalier de, d. 1802. Philippe François de Rastel, Chevalier de Rocheblave, papers : typescript copies, 1787-1801. Wisconsin Historical Society Archives
creatorOf Dorchester, Guy Carleton, Baron, 1724-1808. To the respective officers of His Majesty's ordnance, Quebec, 1770 May 26. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Terry, Roderick, 1876-1951. Roderick Terry Jr. Autograph Collection, 1672-1940, 1750-1915. Redwood Library & Athenaeum
referencedIn Peters, John, 1740-1788. John Peters papers, 1770-1786. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Frederick Mackenzie papers, Mackenzie, Frederick papers, 1760-1783 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume IV, Miscellany, 1756-1807. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Henry, Alexander, 1739-1824. A map of the north west parts of America ... / by ... Alexr. Henry. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Great Britain. Army. British headquarters papers, 1775-1783. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume V, Miscellany, 1764-1792. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Dorchester, Guy Carleton, Baron, 1724-1808. Papers of Guy Carleton, Baron Dorchester, 1774-1777. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dorchester, Guy Carleton, Baron, 1724-1808,. Bird's eye view of the town of Quebec [graphic] : beseiged by the British army Sept. 1759. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn British headquarters papers, 1775-1783 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn George Sackville Germain papers, Germain, George Sackville papers, 1683-1785 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Dorchester, Guy Carleton, Baron, 1724-1808. DS, 1777 June 19, Montreal, to John Powell. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
creatorOf Sir Guy Carleton papers, 1767-1867 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Burt, Alfred LeRoy, 1888-1971,. Materials relating to Canadian history, undated and 1706-1940. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Allen, Ethan, 1738-1789. Canadiana manuscripts, 1749-1811. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn British Army in America collection, 1759-1782. Library of Congress
creatorOf Nelson, William, 1711-1772. Correspondence [manuscript], 1771 April 6-June 24. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Wiederhold, Bernhard de. Almanac (calendar) and patent of nobility, 1783, 1804. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Foy, E. [Orderly book : brigade, battalion, and general orders for British forces at Point au Fer, Crown Point, Valcour Isle, Verchere, Montreal, and elsewhere, 8 Oct. 1776-4 March 1777]. Society of the Cincinnati Library
referencedIn The life of Major-General James Wolfe, extra-illustrated. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Dorchester, Guy Carleton, Baron, 1724-1808. Regulations for the transport of troops & effects in His Majesty's vessels navigating the lakes, 1789 May 4. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
referencedIn Papers, 1775-1782. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Great Britain. Board of Commissioners for Superintending Embarkations. Records of the British Board of Commissioners for Superintending Embarkations, 1783. Library of Congress
referencedIn Old Abraham. The Indians answer : present as before / Old Abraham speaker, [1776]. Newberry Library
creatorOf Dorchester, Guy Carleton, Baron, 1724-1808. Guy Carleton papers, Baron Dorchester, circa 1775-1786. Library of Congress
referencedIn Madison, James, 1751-1836. Letter to Benjamin Harrison, 1782 May 14. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Papers, 1765-1886 (inclusive), 1775-1806 (bulk). Houghton Library.
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associatedWith Claus, Daniel, 1727-1787. person
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correspondedWith Hamilton, Henry, d. 1796 person
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associatedWith Riedesel, Friedrich Adolf, Freiherr von, 1738-1800, person
associatedWith Rocheblave, Philippe François de Rastel, Chevalier de, d. 1802. person
associatedWith Rosengarten, J. G. (Joseph George), 1835-1921. person
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Quebec
Canada
Quebec
Canada
America
United States
Great Britain
United States
Canada
United States
Great Britain
Canada
Great Britain
United States
Canada
Québec (Province)
Fort Ticonderoga (N.Y.)
Canada
New York (State)
United States
Subject
Indians of North America--Québec (Province)--Government relations
Generals--Canada
Indians of North America--Wars--1775-1783
Occupation
Governors--Quebec
Public officials--Great Britain
Army officers, British
Soldiers
Colonial administrators
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Person

Birth 1724-09-03

Death 1808-11-10

Male

English

English

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