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Amherst, Jeffrey, (1717-1797), Baron Amherst of Holmesdale, Field Marshal

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  • Holmesdale (Also known as)
Surname: Amherst
Forenames: Jeffrey
Gender: Male
Date: 1717-1797
Title: Baron Amherst of Holmesdale
History: Army officer: ensign, 1st Foot Guards 1731; aide de camp to General Ligonier and present at Dettingen, Fontenoy, Rocoux and Lauffeldt. Colonel of 15th Foot 1756; captured Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island 1758. Commander-in-chief British forces in North America, and conquest of Canada 1758-1763. Lieutenant general 1765; field marshal 1796. Governor of Virginia, 1763, Governor of Guernsey, 1770. Commander in Chief at home, 1778-1782 and 1793-1795. Created 1st Baron Amherst in 1776.
Biography: ODNB link for Amherst, Jeffrey (1717-1797) 1st Baron Amherst, Field Marshal
References: DNB; NCA Rules
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P275573 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P126756 )
Online related resources Bibliography of British and Irish History link for Jeffrey Amherst
Number Description Held by Reference Further information
1712-1786: War Office: Baron Jeffrey Amherst, Commander in Chief: Papers
The National Archives, Kew
16 October 1747: Cumberland to Chesterfield: Sandwich has written to him that the site of the congress...
The National Archives, Kew
1749-86: military corresp and papers
The National Archives
See HMC Papers of British cabinet ministers 1782-1900, 1982
1741-95: corresp and papers
Kent History and Library Centre
NRA 15261
1758-64: corresp and papers (8 vols)
University of Michigan: William L Clements Library
See Guide 1978 p4
1759-62: accounts
Library of Congress, Manuscript Division
See NUC MS 78-1681
1741-1820: papers (microfilm)
British Library, Manuscript Collections
1759-82: corresp and papers, incl photocopies and microfilms
Amherst College Library
See NUC MS 61-2622
corresp with James Abercromby
Huntington Library
See Guide 1982
c1755-73: corresp with John Bradstreet
American Antiquarian Society
NRA 24570 American Antiquarian
1793-93: corresp with John Dowdeswell
National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections
1763-75: corresp with Thomas Gage
University of Michigan: William L Clements Library
NRA 10567
1758-90: corresp with Frederick Haldimand, Sir R Burton, Gen Rainsford etc
British Library, Manuscript Collections
1776-94: letters to Earls of Hardwicke
British Library, Manuscript Collections
1755-60: letters (12) to Charles Lawrence
Legislative Library of Nova Scotia
See Union list of MSS in Canadian repositories 1975
1758-63: letters to General Monckton
Nottingham University Library, Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections
NRA 6741
1793-94: letters to William Pitt
Kent History and Library Centre
NRA 25095
letters (23) to William Pitt
The National Archives
corresp with Sir George Pocock
Huntington Library
See Guide 1982
1773-81: letters to Lord Sandwich
National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library and Archive
NRA 5472 Montagu