Loudoun papers : Americana, 1682-1780 (bulk 1755-1758).


Loudoun, John Campbell, Earl of, 1705-1782. Loudoun papers : Americana, 1682-1780 (bulk 1755-1758).

Loudoun papers : Americana, 1682-1780 (bulk 1755-1758).

Personal and official papers of Lord Loudoun accumulated during his command of British forces in America from 1756 to 1758 constitute the greater part of the collection. The bulk of the collection deals with the campaigns of 1758-1757, including the fall of Fort Oswego, Fort William Henry, and Loudoun's expedition against Louisbourg, including materials documenting Loudoun's relations with colonial authorities, institutions, and society; frontier defenses; relations with the Six Nations, Sir William Johnson and Edmond Atkin. There are also papers relating to the command of Edward Braddock (1755) and William Shirley (1755-1756) as well as Loudoun's successors James Abercromby and Jeffrey Amherst. The papers include official and personal correspondence, reports, returns of troops, ordnance, stores, accounts, orders, appointments and other documents; Loudoun's communications with the Office of the Secretary at War, Southern Department of the Office of Secretary of State, Board of Trade, as well as his letters to William Augustus, the duke of Cumberland. Correspondents include James Abercromby, William Wildman, viscount of Barrington, John Calcraft, William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, William Denny, John Forbes, Henry Fox, George Montagu-Dunk, the earl of Halifax, George II, Sir Charles Hardy, Sir William Johnson, Thomas Pownall, James Prevost, WilSir William Shirley, John Stanwix, Daniel Webb, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and others.

Approx. 8,000 pieces.141 boxes.

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Stanwix, John, 1690?-1766

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Loudoun, John Campbell, Earl of, 1705-1782

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Pownall, Thomas, 1722-1805

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Calcraft, John, 1726-1772.

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Forbes, John, 1710-1795

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Webb, Daniel, approximately 1700-1773

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Braddock, Edward, 1695?-1755

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Great Britain. Office of Secretary-at-War

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Barrington, William Wildman Barrington, Viscount, 1717-1793

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Forbes, John, 1710-1759

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Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

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Great Britain. Board of Trade

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Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797

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Hardy, Charles, Sir, 1716?-1780

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George II, King of Great Britain, 1683-1760

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Abercromby, James, 1706-1781

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Johnson, William, 1715-1774

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Denny, William, 1718-

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Shirley, William, 1694-1771

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