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Finding Aid - John Graves Simcoe collection (PF26)

John Graves Simcoe collection


4.5 cm of textual records

Biographical Sketch
John Graves Simcoe (1752-1806) was the first Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada. His military career included the American Revolutionary War, the West Indies campaign against the French, and the Napoleonic Wars.
Scope and Content
Collection consists primarily of correspondence and official reports received and sent by John Graves Simcoe. The correspondence and reports relate to the career of Simcoe in the American Revolution, the Caribbean, and in domestic defence of Britain during the Napoleonic Wars. None of the correspondence pertains to Simcoe's career in Upper Canada. The material is composed of military and political observations, requests for appointments, and correspondence regarding general social and family matters. Included are details of recommendations concerning British coastal defence. The correspondents include Prime Minister Henry Addington, General Charles Stuart, the Duke of Northumberland, and Admiral Graves. The collection also includes an undated map depicting German Company Lands, now York Region, possibly in his own hand.
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Reference code / Title / Date
986001-001 Addington correspondence. -- 1796-1805
986001-002 Northumberland correspondence. -- 1796-1805
986001-003 Stuart correspondence. -- 1782-1800
986001-004 Walcot correspondence. -- 1782-1805
986001-005 Miscellaneous correspondence. -- 1779-1806
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