Letter Book : 1791-1793.

Call Number: HIL-MICL FC LFR .S5J6L4
Category: Family
Creator: Simcoe, John Graves, 1752-1806.
Description: 1 microfilm textual records () ; 35 mm
            John Graves Simcoe was appointed Lieutenant of Upper Canada in 1791 and served until 1796 when he returned to England due to illness, resigning his office in 1798. Additional biographical information can be found in the Loyalist Collection Inventory entry for the Simcoe Family Papers : 1762-1798; and the John Graves Simcoe Papers : 1775-1861.            
            The Letter Book contains the following: correspondence; circulars; proclamations; minutes; addresses to inhabitants; and other records created during the first two years of John Graves Simcoe's tenure as Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada from November 1791 - 17 December 1793. During this period, Simcoe's responsibilities included the military posts retained by Britain in territory ceded to the United States under the Treaty of Paris, 1783. Simcoe's term of office coincided with the final transfer of these posts to American control under Jay's Treaty, 1793. It was part of Simcoe's responsibility to ensure that British political and economic relations with the Shawnee, Wyandot, Miamis and other groups were not affected by the withdrawal. It was also his responsibility to organize the defence of the Province and to avoid any act that would lead to a clash between the two states. These matters are touched upon in this collection.            
Originals: The original records are held by the Henry E. Huntington Library, San Marino,California. A microfilm copy is held by the Archives of Ontario.
Archival Ref. No.: Huntington Library, HM 558; AO MS 83
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Notes: The records do not appear in strict chronological order.
Researchers are advised that additional Simcoe material is available on microfilm in the Loyalist Collection and is shelved at MIC-Loyalist LFR .S5F3P3 and MIC-Loyalist LFR .S5J6P3.
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