James Wolfe letters
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CA UNB MG H 78
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- Wolfe, James
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James Wolfe was born at Westerham, England, on 2 January 1727 or 1728. He fought in both Flanders and Scotland prior to sailing to North America in 1758 as a senior officer in Jeffery Amherst's expedition against Louisbourg. Wolfe distinguished himself during the siege, which led to his selection as commander of the British expedition against Quebec planned for the following year.
The British attack on Montmorency began on 31 July 1759, and by 13 September Wolfe's forces were established on the Plains of Abraham. During the ensuing battle against French forces led by Montcalm, Wolfe was mortally wounded. He died on 13 September 1759, eventually being credited with the establishment of British rule in Canada.
Source: The Canadian Encyclopedia, 1988
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This record contains photostat copies of 6 letters written by General James Wolfe about the 1759 campaign.
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Donated by Alfred Bailey.
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BC MS, Item 190, James Wolfe to Dr. John Gregorie and BC MS, Item 191, James Wolfe to Captain Parr.
Information copied from Archives Canada Database, CAIN No. 158780, 19 October 2012.