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Description found in Archives

Haldimand papers [textual record (chiefly microform), cartographic material (chiefly microform)]. 

Date(s)

1750-1791

Place of creation

Québec (Province)

78 microfilm reels : negative and positive.
11.7 m of textual records : transcripts.
13 maps.

Scope and content

The Haldimand papers and maps document events in North America during the pivotal period from the beginning of the Seven Years' War to the end of the American Revolution and early Loyalist settlement. The material provides information bearing on many of the significant developments of the time and includes correspondence with military figures such as Generals Jeffery Amherst, Thomas Gage, James Murray and Sir Guy Carleton; correspondence with various civil and military offices and their heads such as the Admiralty, the Provincial Navy, Lord Barrington, Secretary at War; Lord Dartmouth, and Lord George Germain, Secretaries of State; and various governors and lieutenant-governors. Also included are records relating to Indian affairs, civil government, loyalists, explorations, military affairs, secret intelligence, state prisoners and personal papers. Within each volume, the documents are generally arranged chronologically. Original microfilmed records are located on the following microfilm reels: A-609 to A-618, A-661 to A-671, A-677 to A-692, A-735 to A-754, A-760 to A-780.

Cartographic material
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21662
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21665
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21672
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21679
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Terms of use

The transcripts have been withdrawn from circulation. Researchers are required to consult the microfilm of the transcripts when transcripts are desired.
There are no restrictions on the consultation of any microfilm whether microfilm of transcripts or originals are needed. Copies of selected documents may be made from microfilmed originals or microfilmed transcripts. However, requests to purchase entire reels of microfilmed originals must be directed to World Microfilm Publications.

Textual records Finding Aid No. 90, British Records on Microfilm, provides Additional Manuscript volume numbers, B volume numbers (for transcripts), outside dates and folio numbers as well as microfilm reel numbers, whether for microfilmed originals or microfilmed transcripts. This finding aid is available in paper or electronic format. MSS0090 90 (Electronic)

Textual records The calendars of the "B" series reflect the concerns of late nineteenth century historians and are marred by some errors and omissions but provide detailed descriptions of imperial correspondence and summary information for financial records. Although the calendar references are to the pages numbers of the transcripts, it is also possible to use them indirectly as a guide to the originals on microfilm, because the "B" Series transcripts show the folio numbers of the originals in their margins. The calendars are also available, separately bound, in Finding Aid No. 599, and on microfiche. MSS0599 90 (Paper)

Textual records For each Additional Manuscript number, the finding aid is a shelf list provides information in tabular format as to the title, dates, microfilm reel number, and number of folios for the originals; and the corresponding "B" Series volume number and microfilm reel number for the transcripts; as well as the Public Archives of Canada Report year of its calendar. The table of contents is derived from the Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts published by the British Library and a partial list grouping principal subjects and correspondents. MSS0599 90 (Paper)

Textual records Four bound volumes of transcripts which relate primarily to Loyalists, together with a typed index have been microfilmed on reel C-1475. The Loyalist volumes in finding aid no. 599 are: Add. MSS. 21765 (B105), 21826 (B166), 21827 (B167), 21828 (B168) and Index. In addition, a bound copy of a contemporary alphabetical list of Loyalists, which also serves as an index to Add. MSS. 21828 (B.168), has been obtained from the Ontario Provincial Archives and forms part of Finding Aid No. 599. MSS0599-3 90 (Electronic)
http://data2.archives.ca/pdf/pdf001/p000002411.pdf

Textual records David W. Parker. A Guide to the Documents in the Manuscript Room at the Public Archives of Canada (Ottawa: Government Printing Bureau, 1914), pp. 19-210. This is a brief volume by volume analysis of the papers. 90 (Paper)

Textual records A card index of correspondents for the whole fonds with subjects for a limited number of the volumes is available on site. A card index to the annual Reports of the Public Archives of Canada provides fuller subject coverage of the Haldimand transcripts. 90 (Paper)

Textual records Public Archives of Canada Reports: The "B" Series transcripts are calendared in the Public Archives Reports for the years 1884-1889 - Add. MSS. 21661 (B.1) to Add. MSS. 21673 (B.13) in 1884; Add. MSS. 21674 (B.14) to Add. MSS. 21720 (B.60) in 1885; Add. MSS. 21721 (B.61) to Add. MSS. 21765 (B.105) in 1886; Add. MSS. 21766 (B.106) to Add. MSS. 21808 (B.148) in 1887; Add. MSS. 21809 (B.149) to Add. MSS. 21867 (B.207) in 1888; and Add. MSS. 21867 (B.207) to Add. MSS. 21892 (B.232) in 1889. 90 (Paper)

Additional information

Custodial history
Additional Manuscripts 21661-21892 were presented to the British Museum (now the British Library), in 1857, by Lieutenant-General Frederick Haldimand's great-nephew, the philanthropist William Haldimand (1784-1862) and contain his official papers. From 1879 to 1888, the Haldimand papers were transcribed by the National Archives of Canada in a transcription programme initiated by the first Dominion Archivist, Douglas Brymner. From 1914 to 1931, the transcripts were gradually despatched to Ottawa, where they constituted the old "B" Series (volumes B.1 to B.232). Between 1962 and 1969, microfilm copies of the originals were also obtained.

Related materials
Nine pages of original records are located in a separate fonds under call number MG 23 G II 22.

Arrangement note
The original arrangement of the Haldimand papers was identified in an inventory of papers compiled by Robert Matthews, secretary to Haldimand, on the the departure of Haldimand from Canada, November 1784. That inventory is found in Add. MSS. 21888 of the Haldimand papers. The British Library did not strictly adhere to the order of the bundles as listed by Matthews and the current physical arrangement of the original records no longer reflects the original order of the papers. All series designations are, therefore, artifical.

Availability of other formats note
The transcripts are available on microfilm. In 1969, the "B" series volumes B.105 (Add. MSS. 21765), B.106 (Add. MSS. 21766), B.166 (Add. MSS. 21826), B.167 (Add. MSS. 21827) and B.168 (Add. MSS. 21828), together with a nominal index to them, were microfilmed on reel C-1475. In 1972, volumes B.69 to B.71 (Add. MSS. 21729 to 21731) were also microfilmed on reel C-4652. Then from 1983 to 1986, microfilm copies of all the transcripts were made on reels H-1428 to H-1455, H-1649 to H-1655, H-1685, H-1736 to H-1745.

Varying form of title

Subject heading

1. History Trois-Rivières (Québec)
2. History, Military. Florida
3. History Canada
4. History United States
5. History Florida
6. Haldimand, Frederick, Sir, 1718-1791.

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