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At a Glance
Copies of letters and documents relating to Samuel Vetch's plan for the expulsion of the French from North America. The collection contains photostats of communications from Queen Anne through her minister Sunderland; letters and reports from Vetch and Nicholson detailing the progress of their plans for the expedition; and documents relating to Vetch's governorship of Acadia after the British conquest.
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Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Samuel Vetch papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Type of reproduction--Photostatic copies
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/89.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
First British governor of Nova Scotia, 1710-1712, 1715-1717. Vetch, a Scotsman by birth, came to America in 1699 and settled first in New York, later removing to Boston. After some years in border trade, Vetch offered his plan of conquest to a Whig Ministry which empowered him to carry it out. In 1710 the expedition under Nicholson and Vetch effected the Capture of Port Royal and Acadia.