Papers Dealing with French Encroachment in America : 1749 - 1755.
|Call Number:||HIL-MICL FC LPR .G7P3L6R4A5|
|Creator:||Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords.|
|Description:||1 microfilm textual records () ; 35 mm|
The House of Lords Record Office has custody of the records of both Houses of the British Parliament, the House of Lords and the House of Commons. The parliamentary archives is a major repository of manuscript material relating to America in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries reflecting Parliament and the Nation's commercial and strategic interest in the colonies. The importance of Anglo-French rivalry in North America is also reflected in the papers laid before the House.
The 24 February 1756 Papers are composed of extracts, copies of letters, and other papers relating to encroachments committed by the French in North America and presented by the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to the House. There are letters from the Commissioners to the Duke of Bedford, Earl of Holderness, and Sir Thomas Robinson, as well as numerous letters and other documents to the Commissioners from the following officials: Governors William Shirley of Massachusetts, Edward Cornwallis and Peregrine Thomas Hopson of Nova Scotia, George Clinton of New York, Monsieur de la Jonquiere of Canada, and Monsieur Desherbiers of Louisbourg; Lieutenant Governors Paul Mascarene of Nova Scotia, Robert Dinwiddie of Virginia, James Hamilton of Pennsylvania, Spencer Phips of Massachusetts, James De Lancey of New York, Charles Lawrence the Commander in Chief in Nova Scotia, and Colonel Lee, President of the Council of Virginia.
|Originals:||The original records are held by the House of Lords Record Office, London.|
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A handwritten List of Papers, providing for most the names of correspondents, type of document, ie. letter, memorial, etc., and date has been microfilmed at the beginning of the reel. This is also available in print in the Loyalist red binders. The Papers are arranged and numbered in a rough chronological order and the List of Papers follows the same order. A microfilm shelf list, providing the reel and volume breakdowns, is available online; see Electronic Finding Aid section. The Loyalist Collection only holds a portion of the Papers in the House of Lords. For a complete listing of papers, with the same data included as on the film, and an introduction, see American Papers in the House of Lords Record Office: A Guide. This calendar was edited by Walter Minchinton of the University of Exeter and Peter Harper of the University of Keele, and published in 1983 by Microform Limited. For material relevant to documents on this microfilm, see pp 234-45 in the Guide, under the item no. 1.2.
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The Papers have received a different numbering system in the Guide from that used in the List of Papers, but this does not affect access to the Papers.
For the second part of this collection: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords. Return. Papers Dealing with French Encroachment in America, see HIL-MICL FC LPR .G7P3L6R4A4.