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Amherst, Jeffrey, Baron, 1717-1797

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1717 - 1797

Jeffrey Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst was born on January 29, 1717 in Sevenoaks, England. He served as an officer in the British Army and as Commander-in-Chief of the Forces. Amherst is best known as the architect of Britain's successful campaign to conquer the territory of New France during the Seven Years' War. He died on August 3, 1797.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Baron Jeffrey Amherst letter

Mss 763407.3
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 763407.3
Scope and Contents Letter from Baron Jeffrey Amherst of New York to Col. John Bradstreet reporting on the loss of Presque Isle and on the conditions at Fort Pitt. He requests Bradstreet to furnish any ship's carpenterswho may be in Albany or Schenectady. Letter is in clerical hand and signed.

Baron Jeffrey Amherst letter

Mss 761208
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 761208
Scope and Contents Letter from Baron Jeffrey Amherst, New York to John Bradstreet in Albany, NY in which he comments on the mood of the people of Albany, NY and on measures to be taken. The letter is signed and written in clerical hand.