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GUIDE TO THE CORE RECONSTRUCTION/RESTORATION MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENTS USED BY ERIC KRAUSE FOR STRUCTURAL DESIGN RESEARCH (1713-1768) AT THE FORTRESS OF LOUISBOURG

By Eric Krause

Krause House Info-Research Solutions, 
2005

[Revised February 08, 2014]

For conducting structural design nuts & bolts research (1713-1768) at the Fortress of Louisbourg, certain core site-specific manuscript documents have repeatedly been consulted since 1961 following the decision to reconstruct a significant portion of the town and its fortifications. Over time, some of these significant documents have been transcribed and, hence, transferred from microform/photocopied format into text format (typed, word-processed, database) either in total or in part to facilitate research. Today, some of these documents (those partially transcribed or abstracted) are copy-right free; others (those completely transcribed) are copy-right protected since the Fortress of Louisbourg does not own the originals. 

Finally, while there are numerous other documents that contain nuts & bolts details, often these details are more or less singular in nature, or are in passing, interpretive, or vague. While vital, even critical, to an over-all understanding of the structural history of Louisbourg, they are not core where, in contrast, the picture of what was happening structurally was far more complete, concentrated, and compact in nature. Nevertheless, many of these - known to the research staff at the Fortress of Louisbourg as the Domestic Architecture File [5x8 file card format] - as well as many of the core documents, have been digitized in the Louisbourg and Isle Royale Property Database at the Fortress of Louisbourg where together they can be consulted.

The documents listed below were used by Eric Krause generally for domestic and military buildings research. Fortification sources are included only where they contributed to a knowledge of buildings construction techniques.  

Generally not included in the following list.

CORE MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENTS BY CHRONOLOGICAL DATE

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1717


1718


1719


1720 


1723


1725


1726


1727

1728

1730


1731
  


1732


1733


  1734


1735

1736

1737


1738

1739


1741


1742


1744


1750


 1751


1752


1753