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MS Can 80

Morse, William Inglis, b.1874, collector. William Inglis Morse collection of engravings on the death of General Wolfe, 1760: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: pf
Call No.: MS Can 80
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Morse, William Inglis, b.1874, collector.
Title: William Inglis Morse collection of engravings on the death of General Wolfe,
Date(s): 1760.
Quantity: 1 collection (.2 linear feet (1 volume)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Collection of engravings primarily concerning the death of General James Wolfe.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

48M-31PF. Gift of Dr. William Inglis Morse,17 Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge, Massachusetts; received: 1948 October.
Formerly owned by Sir Robert Leicester Harmsworth, Sotheby sale lot 5076.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

William Inglis Morse Collection of Engravings on the Death of General Wolfe, 1760 (MS Can 80). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Wolfe was a British general who was killed battling the French for Quebec in the French and Indian War.

Scope and Contents

Primarily engravings from portraits by Benjamin West concerning the death of General James Wolfe, among other items.

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