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United States: William L. Clements Library (Ann Arbour, Michigan) ~ 
Fortress of Louisbourg Research 
  
Research Trip to Moncton / Ottawa / Michigan ~ September 9 to September 25, 2002

 

 

Eric Krause, Krause House Info-Research Solutions

I have visited the W. L. Clements Library (University of Michigan, Ann Arbour September 20, 2002) to examine research material that is NOT described on its web site. Lynda Krause provided transcription assistance.

RESEARCH VISIT TO THE W. L. CLEMENTS LIBRARY 
(UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN (ANN ARBOUR), 
SEPTEMBER 20, 2002  ~ CONTENT REPORT

Eric Krause, Krause House Info-Research Solutions
September 21, 2002

I met with Janet Bloom (Assistant Archivist), Brian Leigh Dunnigan (Curator of Maps), and  John C. Harriman (Reading Room Supervisor, Assistant Editor). I informed them that I was not interested at this moment with anything readily available on their excellent Web Site (http://www.clements.umich.edu/clempage.html), with maps and plans, or with published material because of the short nature of this visit. I stressed that I was looking for Louisbourg and related (i.e. 18th-century construction techniques, etc.) manuscripts acquired since Louisbourg staff last visited or wrote to them.  While they were not aware of any specific examples, they assured me that  their acquisition programme was still active (indeed they recently acquired a published German map of Louisbourg, a copy of  which we may already have).

If Louisbourg should wish copies of anything, they should write to Dr. John Dann, Director, W.L. Clements Library.

At any rate, I concentrated on two things; their manual card  catalogue system, and on the paper inventory of the Thomas Gage Papers. Their multiple card catalogue system quickly revealed to me that most of what was described there we no doubt already had [see NOTE at the end of this report], and  their Thomas Gage papers appeared to reflect what we have on microfilm in the archives. However, since I do not recall that we have a finding aid to the Gage Papers, I made some select notes which may prove beneficial. At the very least, they will act as a supplementary finding aid if indeed one already exists at Louisbourg. Not all my notes provide a clear line to Louisbourg, and no doubt not all will all actually lead to Louisbourg upon investigation, but, nevertheless, I provide them for what they may be worth:

THOMAS GAGE PAPERS - SELECT INVENTORY

CLASS A - LETTERS FROM THOMAS GAGE
SECTION FOUR
II - LETTERS TO THE OFFICERS IN THE NORTHERN DISTRICT
5. - LOUISBOURG

  • 212. Lt. Col. James Pringle (59th Regt.)
    September 1, 1765-March 18, 1766

  • 213. Lt. Col. Tulliken (45th Regt.)
    November 26, 1763-May 12, 1764

  • 214. Major Robert Milward (59th Regt.)
    June 9, 1766-July 4, 1768

  • 215. Major Wm. Walters (45th Regt.)
    June 23, 1764-August 1, 1765

  • 216. Capt. Holland
    October 20, 1766-July 27, 1767

  • 217. Capt. Lt. Moore (59th Regt.)
    September 1, 1765

  • 218. Capt. Wileon (59th Regt.)
    June 25, 1768

  • 219. G. Townsend (D.P.M.G.)
    June 14, 1766

  • 220. R. Veal (Surgeon)
    January 17, 1765

CLASS A - LETTERS FROM THOMAS GAGE
SECTION TEN
I - LETTERS TO MERCHANTS, CONTRACTORS AND VARIOUS CIVILIANS

  • 655. William Apthorpes (Boston)
    June 5, 1769-March 23, 1772

  • 664. James Brown (Halifax)
    July 26, 1775

  • 666. John Butler (Halifax)
    May 28, 1775

  • 678. Day and Scott (Halifax)
    May 28, 1775

  • 680. Delancey and Watts (New York)
    Oct. 5, 1764-Sept. 4, 1770

  • 694. John Galland (Halifax)
    July 30, 1765

  • 696. Benjamin Gerrish (Halifax)
    June 20, 1764-August 31, 1768

  • 701. John Hancock (Boston)
    February 24, 1766-Sept. 27, 1767

  • 702. Thomas Hancock (Boston)
    November 20, 1763-July 16, 1764

  • 721. George H. Monk (Halifax)
    January 19, 1770

  • 722. James Morden (Halifax)
    Sept. 24, 1770-Sept. 29, 1775.

  • 738. Joseph Scott (Halifax Paymaster)
    Dec. 5, 1763-August 4, 1764

  • 748. G. Townsend (Boston)
    December 14, 1767-Jan. 8, 1770

  • 749. George Turner (Halifax)
    Feb. 1, 1773-Sept. 29, 1775

  • 757. Nathaniel Wheelwright (Boston)
    Nov. 20, 1763-Dec. 3, 1764

  • 759. George James Williams (Halifax)
    June 7, 1775-Oct. 2, 1775

CLASS B - LETTERS TO THOMAS GAGE
SECTION TWO
I - LETTERS FROM THE COLONIAL GOVERNORS AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNORS
1. - NOVA SCOTIA

  • 793. Wilmot
    Dec. 7, 1763-Nov. 1765

  • 794. Franklin
    Aug. 28, 1766-Aug 18, 1775

  • 795 Campbell (afterwards Governor of South Carolina)
    Dec. 1, 1766-July 29, 1775

CLASS B - LETTERS TO THOMAS GAGE
SECTION FOUR
II - LETTERS FROM THE OFFICERS IN THE NORTHERN DISTRICT
4. - HALIFAX

  • 889. Lt. Col. Maurice Carr (29th Regt.)
    Sept. 4, 1765-March 1, 1773

  • 890. (a & b) Lt. Col. W. Dalrymple (45th Regt. In Boston from April 1771)
    August 25, 1766-Feb 27, 1773

  • 893. Lt. Col. Alexander Lestie (64th Regt.)
    Dec. 10, 1767-Aug. 20, 1775

  • 894. Major Otto Hamilton (40th and 59th Regts.)
    Dec. 2, 1763-April 20, 1773

  • 898. Lt. John marr (Engineer)
    Jan. 1, 1765-Aug 7, 1772

  • 900. Capt. Samuel Beardsley (Engineer)
    Jan. 30, 1764-Aug. 30, 1768

  • 902. Capt. Appollos Morris
    Sept. 6, 1767

  • 904. Capt. Arthur Williams
    Sept. 10, 1765

  • 905. Evans (Master of transports)
    Aug. 25, 1766-Sept. 1766

CLASS B - LETTERS TO THOMAS GAGE
SECTION FOUR
II - LETTERS FROM THE OFFICERS IN THE NORTHERN DISTRICT
5. - LOUISBOURG

  • 906. Lt. Col. Tulliken
    Dec. 12, 1763-May 7, 1764

  • 907. Major William Walters (45th and 60th Regts.)
    May 16, 1764-Aug. 19, 1765

  • 908. Lt. Col. James Pringle (59th Regt.)
    July 24, 1765-March 26, 1766

  • 909. Major Robert Milward (59th Regt.)
    July 10, 1766-Feb. 2, 1769

CLASS B - LETTERS TO THOMAS GAGE
SECTION FIVE
I - LETTERS FROM THE NAVAL OFFICERS

  • 1099. Capt. Samuel Holland Surveyor General of Lands)  
    April 19, 1766-Nov 15, 1767

  • 1115. Lt. Des Barres
    Dec. 20, 1763-Feb 10, 1765

CLASS B - LETTERS TO THOMAS GAGE
SECTION SEVEN
I - LETTERS FROM MERCHANTS, CONTRACTORS, AND AGENTS

  • 1147. Thomas Hancock (Boston)
    Nov. 28, 1763-July 2, 1764

  • 1149. Benjamin Gerrish (Halifax)
    June 6, 1764-Aug. 8, 1768

  • 1158. John Hancock (Boston)
    Jan. 21, 1765-May 12, 1770

  • 1162. Messrs. Apthorpes (Boston)
    May 29, 1769-march 1, 1773

CLASS B - LETTERS TO THOMAS GAGE
SECTION EIGHT
I - LETTERS FROM VARIOUS CIVILIANS

  • 1169. Joseph Scott (Halifax)
    Jan. 9, 1764-July 13, 1764

  • 1170. John Butler (Halifax)
    May 3, 1768-July 3, 1775

  • 1174. Benjamin Green (Nova Scotia)
    May 26, 1766

CLASS C - LETTERS OF VARIOUS PERSONS
SECTION ONE
I - LETTERS FROM SECRETARY OF STATE HALIFAX TO:

  • 1271a. Egremont to Gov of Louisbourg
    July 9, 1763

CLASS C - LETTERS OF VARIOUS PERSONS
SECTION FOUR
IX - LETTERS FROM LT. COL. TULLIKEN (LOUISBOURG) TO:

  • 1312. Amherst
    Oct. 12, 1763-Nov. 6, 1763
      

  • AMHERST PAPERS
    VOLUME 6: 1762-OCT 1763
    FOLIO: 84mm
    DATE: 12 October
    LOCATION: Louisbourg
    FROM: John Tulliken
    TO: Jeffery Amherst
    TYPE: ALS
    NOTES: Request for Captain Sinclair of the 45th to be sent home. Lieut. Phillips ill and needs to be allowed to go to better climate
      

  • AMHERST PAPERS
    VOLUME 6: 1762-OCT 1763
    FOLIO: 97mm
    DATE: 26 Oct. 1763
    LOCATION: Louisbourg
    FROM: John Tulliken
    TO: Jeffery Amherst
    TYPE: LS
    NOTES: Reduction of 45th Regiment and reference to War Office instructions
      

  • AMHERST PAPERS
    VOLUME 7: 7 NOV 1763-JAN. 1764
    FOLIO: 1
    DATE: 1 November 1763
    LOCATION: Louisbourg
    FROM: John Tulliken
    TO: William Amherst
    TYPE: ALS
    NOTES: Mutiny
      

  • AMHERST PAPERS
    VOLUME 7: 7 NOV 1763-JAN. 1764
    FOLIO: 16
    DATE: 6 Nov. 1763
    LOCATION: Louisbourg
    FROM: John Tulliken
    TO: Jeffery Amherst
    TYPE: LS
    NOTES: Re Stoppages Mutiny
      

  • AMHERST PAPERS
    VOLUME 7: 7 NOV 1763-JAN. 1764
    FOLIO: 17
    DATE: 2 Nov. 1763
    LOCATION: Louisbourg
    FROM: John Tulliken
    TO: Garrison orders
    TYPE: D
    NOTES: Re Stoppages Mutiny
      

  • GAGE PAPERS
    AMERICAN SERIES
    VOLUME 9
    FOLIO: 104
    DATE: 26 Nov. 1763
    LOCATION: New York
    FROM: Thomas Gage
    TO: John Tulliken
    TYPE: C
    NOTES: Amherst has gone home; impact of mutiny; no additional funds for officers serving on Courts martial;  Louisbourg not alone in reaction to stoppages; mentions Quebec and reaction to stoppages; mentions Quebec and 55th in Albany but 45th only corps to persist in defiance: encourages Tulliken to do everything he can "to bring them back to their duty"

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[NOTE: Example: Douglas Papers, May 22, 1759-November 10, 1759, Account Book. 12pp. An Account of the Cargoes of the American Prize Kept by Mr. Hogg. Also given are accounts of stores delivered to the garrison of Louisbourg; and accounts of goods delivered to the sloop John and the schooner Fish Hawke from the Amelia Prize]