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Loudoun papers : Americana
mssLO 1-6999  
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Description
The personal and official papers of John Campbell, 4th Earl of Loudoun (1705-1782): commander-in-chief of British forces in America during the Seven Years War and Indian War and titular governor of Virginia. Also, the personal and official papers of Pierre de Rigaud, marquis de Vaudreuil (1698-1778), Governor of Trois Riviéres (1733-1743); Governor of Louisiana (1743-1755); Governor and Lieutenant General of Canada (1755-1760).
Background
John Campbell, 4th Earl of Loudoun (1705-1782) was commander-in-chief of British forces in America during the Seven Years War and Indian War and titular governor of Virginia. He was recalled to England in March of 1758, following the downfall of his patron, Duke of Cumberland. He served in Portugal in 1762 and was promoted to general in 1770.
Extent
approximately 8,000 pieces 141 boxes
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