A Guide to the Letters-patent Granted to Jeffrey Amherst, 1759 September 21 Letters-patent Granted to Jeffrey Amherst MS 1942.2 3X

A Guide to the Letters-patent Granted to Jeffrey Amherst, 1759 September 21

A Collection in the
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation`s
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Manuscript Number MS 1942.2 3X


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Repository
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manuscript Number
MS 1942.2 3X
Title
Letters-patent Granted to Jeffrey Amherst 1759 September 21
Physical Characteristics
1 item.
Creator
Great Britain. Sovereign (1727-1760 : George II)
Location
On site.
Language
English
Abstract

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Letters-patent Granted to Jeffrey Amherst, MS 1942.2 3X, Manuscript #MS 1942.2 3X, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1942

Biographical/Historical Information

Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst of Montreal KB (January 29, 1717 – August 3, 1797) served as an officer in the British Army and as Commander-in-Chief of the Forces. Born in Sevenoaks, England, Amherst became a soldier at approximately the age of 14. After service in the War of the Austrian Succession, Amherst gained fame during the Seven Years' War, particularly in the North American campaign known in the United States as the French and Indian War.

Scope and Content

Granted to Baron Amherst to serve as captain-general and Governor of Virginia. Revokes letters-patent to Earl of Loudoun. Signed by J. Haynes.

Arrangement

1 item.

Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797
  • Great Britain. Sovereign (1727-1760 : George II)
  • Haynes, J.
  • Loudoun, John Campbell, Earl of, 1705-1782
  • Subjects:

  • Governors - Virginia

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797
  • Great Britain. Sovereign (1727-1760 : George II)
  • Haynes, J.
  • Loudoun, John Campbell, Earl of, 1705-1782