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MS Am 813

Mascarene, Paul, 1684-1760. Paul Mascarene papers, 1728-1745: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: f
Call No.: MS Am 813
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Mascarene, Paul, 1684-1760.
Title: Paul Mascarene papers,
Date(s): 1728-1745 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (.2 linear feet (1 volume)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in French, Latin, and English.
Abstract: Papers concerning Paul Mascarene, lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Gift of Mrs. Rebecca P. Clarke and her daughter, Miss Sarah A. Clarke, of Newton, Massachusetts; received: 1843 December 18.


Note in volume states that these papers were part of the General William Hull and Rev. James Freeman papers and pamphlets. Mrs. Rebecca P. Clarke was the mother of Rev. James Freeman Clarke, and was the daughter of General William Hull, and daughter-in-law of Rev. Dr. Freeman.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
A handwritten list (in English) appears at the front of the volume listing contents. This list was prepared in 1887 by James Mascarene Hubbard and the papers were bound in 1888.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Paul Mascarene Papers, 1728-1745 (MS Am 813 ). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Major-General Jean Paul Mascarene was a refugee French Huguenot who moved to England in 1706 and was commissioned as a lieutenant in the British army. He was sent first to Boston in 1709, then in 1710 to Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, which recently had come under the control of the British. He maintained his home in Boston and married a Boston native, Elizabeth Perry. In 1739 he became lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia and served until 1749. He continued his connections with the province until his death in Boston in 1760.


Arranged as bound.

Scope and Contents

Papers include correspondence, poems, and documents. Includes correspondence with French missionaries in the colony of Nova Scotia.

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