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Samuel Vetch papers, 1708-1712

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: X971.6 V64
Bib ID 4079437 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Vetch, Samuel, 1668-1732
Title Samuel Vetch papers, 1708-1712
Physical Description 1 portfolio (1 portfolio (92 leaves))
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Cataloged.

Description

Summary

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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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Samuel Vetch papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Reproduction Note

Type of reproduction--Photostatic copies

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/89.

Subject Headings

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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
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"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Acadia -- History, Military Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Annapolis Royal (N.S.) -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Annapolis Royal (N.S.) -- History -- Siege, 1710 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Anne, Queen of Great Britain, 1665-1714 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Canada -- History -- To 1763 (New France) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Canada -- History, Military Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nicholson, Francis, 1655-1728 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sunderland, Charles Spencer, Earl of, 1674-1722 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- History -- Queen Anne's War, 1702-1713 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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.