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Collection consists of
Place of creation
9 microfilm reels : negative and positive.
Language of material
Scope and content
Collection consists of selections of Canadian interest from the papers of Charles, second Earl Grey, photocopy, 1813-1842; Henry George, Viscount Howick and third Earl, originals and photocopies, 1828-1893; and General Charles Grey, diaries and other records, 1834-1841. Microfilmed material includes copy of diaries, 1829-1852 of Earl Grey and his wife giving detailed records of British political affairs, and microfilmed correspondence, 1828-1893 to and from a great variety of correspondents on Canadian affairs, including Edward Ellice. Microfilmed material is located on reels A-403 to A-405, A-576 to A-580 and A-706.
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Microfilm reel A-405
Microfilm reel A-576
Microfilm reel A-577
Microfilm reel A-578
Microfilm reel A-403
Microfilm reel A-404
Microfilm reel A-706
Microfilm reel A-580
Microfilm reel A-579
from 3 to 39
from A-403 to A-405
from A-576 to A-580
Textual records The finding aid describes the papers in volumes 1 to 39 indicating which part of the papers are originals held by the National Archives of Canada and which part of the papers have been photocopied, or microfilmed, together with descriptive lists of these. MSS0176 90 (Electronic)
Creator / Provenance
Biography / Administrative history
Charles Grey, second Earl Grey, Viscount Howick and Baron Grey (1764-1845), British statesman and military officer, was a classical scholar, prominent member of the Whig Club and the Whig Party, First Lord of the Admiralty, 1806; Foreign Secretary, 1806-1807; and Prime Minister, 1831-1834.
His eldest son, Henry George Grey, Viscount Howick (1799-1882) was Under Secretary for War and the Colonies, 1830-1833; Secretary for War, 1835-1839; and after succeeding his father as third Earl Grey in 1846, served as Secretary for War and the Colonies, 1846-1852.
Charles Grey (1804-1870), a brother of Henry George Grey, served in Canada as Colonel of the 71st Regiment. He was seconded by Lord Durham for special services one of which was to carry a message to the President of the United States; another was to assist in the deliberations of the Special Council as to the fate of political prisoners. In 1839, he returned to England but was back in Canada with his regiment in November, 1840. He eventually attained the rank of General in 1865.
Microfilm of those documents and others were subsequently acquired: reels A-403 to A-405 in 1959, reels A-576 to A-580 in 1963, and reel A-706 in 1967. At various times, portions of the papers have been transcribed and photocopies have been made from the microfilms.
Location of originals note
1. Statesmen - Great Britain, 1813-1893
2. Lord Durham, 1837-1840.
3. Great Britain. Army - Officers, 1813-1893
4. Edward Ellice, 1813-1822.
5. Boundary disputes, 1798
6. John Galt, 1834.
7. New Brunswick - Boundaries - Maine, 1798
8. Sir James Willoughby Gordon, 1842.
9. Maine - Boundaries - New Brunswick, 1798
10. C.P. Thomson, 1832.
11. Montreal (Quebec) - Meteorology - Observations, 1839
12. Lord Russell, [1829-1852]
13. St. John (Lower Canada) - Meteorology - Observations, 1839
14. Lord Melbourne, [1829-1852]
15. Great Britain - Politics and government, 1829-1893
16. Earl of Elgin and Kincardine, 1846-1852.
17. Colonies - Administration, 1829-1852.
18. Colonies - British North America, 1829-1852.
19. Great Britain - Colonial policy, 1829-1852.
20. Canada - Emigration and immigration, 1829-1852.
21. Great Britain - Emigration and immigration, 1829-1852.
22. Canada - Commerce, 1829-1852.
23. Great Britain - Commerce, 1829-1852.
24. British North America - Commerce, 1829-1852.
25. Grey family, 1813-1893.
26. Fisheries - British North America, 1829-1852.
27. Great Britain. Army - Canada, 1829-1852.
28. Great Britain - Armed Forces - Canada, 1829-1852.
29. Great Britain - Colonial Office - Despatches, 1829-1852.
30. Church of England - Canada, 1822-1852.
31. Religion - Canada, 1829-1852.
32. Finance - Canada, 1829-1859.
33. Land policy - Canada, 1829-1852.
34. Great Britain - Commerce - Canada, 1829-1852.
35. Canada - Commerce - Great Britain, 1829-1852.
37. Great Britain
39. Politics and government.
41. Politique et gouvernement .
42. Canada. Legislative Council.
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