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Study on the removal of French inhabitants of Nova Scotia in 1755

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1305

Scope and Contents

Including bibliography this bound illustrated volume has 293 pages.

The thesis is concerned with 'one of the earliest known historical accounts of the Acadian Deportation', an account based 'on primary documents, eye-witness accounts and Acadian oral tradition'. It provides an annotated edition of the original edition of the manuscript.

Dates

  • 2010

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Open to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance of visit.

Biographical / Historical

The study is concerned with 'one of the earliest known historical accounts of Acadian Deportation' which was written by the Rev. Dr. Andrew Brown in the late-18th and early-19th centuries. Brown's manuscript was entitled Removal of the French inhabitants of Nova Scotia by Lieut. Governor Lawrence and His Majesty's Council in October 1755. The primary purpose of the study was to provide an annotated edition of the manuscript, but it also takes a broader look at Brown.

The external thesis was written by Sara J. Beanlands of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

It was submitted to Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, in September 2010.

Extent

1 volume

Physical Location

CLX-A-975

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Material acquired by donation. Accession no: E2011.20

Related Materials

The thesis was written around an item within Special Collections, Edinburgh University Library, at Gen. 157: Andrew Brown, 'Removal of the French inhabitants of Nova Scotia by Lt. Gov. Lawrence and His Majesty's Council in October 1755'.

Processing Information

Compiled by Graeme D. Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections.
Title
Study of the Rev. Dr. Andrew Brown manuscript on the removal of the French inhabitants of Nova Scotia in October 1755, by Sara J. Beanlands

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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