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MS Am 1249

Temple, Thomas, 1614-1674. Thomas Temple correspondence concerning Nova Scotia, 1656-1768: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1249
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Temple, Thomas, 1614-1674.
Title: Thomas Temple correspondence concerning Nova Scotia
Date(s): 1656-1768
Quantity: .5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Contains chiefly correspondence of British proprietor and governor of Nova Scotia Thomas Temple and his nephew John Nelson concerning land claims in Nova Scotia and the French role in Canada

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

51M-224. Gift of Mrs. G. L. Batchelder, Jr. , Moraine Farm Beverly, Massachusetts, Mr. Gordon Abbott, and Mrs. Francis B. Lothrop; received: 1951.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Thomas Temple Correspondence Concerning Nova Scotia, 1656-1768 (MS Am 1249). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Temple (1614-1674) was a British proprietor and governor of Nova Scotia; John Nelson (1654-1734) was a New England trader and statesman.

Scope and Contents

Contains chiefly correspondence of Thomas Temple and his nephew John Nelson concerning land claims in Nova Scotia and the French role in Canada. Temple's correspondence includes letters from several 17th-century British sovereigns; Nelson's correspondence also pertains to negotiations for his release from prison in France. Includes some correspondence of Paschal Nelson and a few Nelson family records.

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