Scope and Contents
The Loudon-Cumberland Collection is composed of papers relating to the British presence in North America during the French and Indian War. Included is correspondence and reports describing military actions, royal decrees, lists of supplies and so forth.
Two groups of papers make up the collection. The first contains type-written transcripts of the papers of William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-1765), captain general of the British army from 1745 to 1757. They are copied from originals in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle. The second part consists of photostatic copies of the papers of John Campbell, fourth Earl of Loudon (1705-1782), the commander-in-chief of British forces in America from 1756-1758. These are taaken from originals in the Huntington Library and should not be reproduced without the permission of the Huntington Library.
Oversize material from each set has been placed in a folio. Cross-references to this material have been inserted in the folders at the proper chronological places.
Both sets of papers were the gift of Stanley Pargellis, professor of history at Yale University, in 1942.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The papers of John Campbell-Loudoun are taken from originals at the Huntington Library and are not to be reproduced without the library's permission.
Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Stanley Pargellis, 1942
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Language of Materials
The colletion is composed of papers relating to the British presence in North America during the French and Indian War and consists of correspondence and reports describing military actions, royal decrees, lists of supplies and armaments, and other items of a similar nature. The first part of the collection contains typewritten transcripts of the papers of William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-1765), copied from originals in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle. The second part consists of photostatic copies of the papers of John Campbell, 4th earl of Loudoun, (1705-1782).
- Guide to the Loudoun-Cumberland Collection
- Under Revision
- compiled by Janet Elaine Gertz
- July 1981
- Description rules
- Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository
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