Carleton's Loyalist Index : 1747-1783.
|Call Number:||HIL-MICL FC LMR .D6G8B7 Index|
|Creator:||Dorchester, Guy Carleton, 1st Baron, 1724-1808.|
|Description:||1 computer disc () ; 12 cm + user guide (12p.)|
The British Headquarters Papers, commonly referred to as the Carleton or Dorchester Papers, contain records of successive British Commanders-in-Chief in America during the American Revolution. Sir Guy Carleton, the last British Commander-in-Chief, had the difficult and unpleasant duty of supervising the evacuation of all military personnel and civilian Loyalists from New York City.
|Originals:||The original records are held by The National Archives, London, England. Library and Archives Canada and several other institutions hold positive copies of the microfilm edition of the Papers.|
|Archival Ref. No.:||TNA (formerly PRO) 30/55. LAC/PRO: CO 30/55 - LAC microfilm reels M-341 - M-370.|
To locate a document in the microfilm reels of the Headquarters Papers, a researcher must first find the number of the document indicated by the word "page" in the Index, and if given, the precise number within the document. Then use the microfilm shelf list to find the corresponding reel number for that page number; see Electronic Finding Aid section.
|Electronic Finding Aid Record:||
Dorchester, Guy Carleton, Papers Shelf List.pdf
The CD version is held in the Microforms office.
Researchers are advised to read the accompanying Editorial Notes will explain for example what groups of people are not included, abbreviations and symbols, and a detailed explanation of the headings.