Catalogue description War Office: Baron Jeffrey Amherst, Commander in Chief: Papers

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Reference: WO 34
Title: War Office: Baron Jeffrey Amherst, Commander in Chief: Papers

The collection consists for the most part of official correspondence, monthly and weekly returns, marching orders, applications for commissions, order books, reports and plans collected by Jeffrey, Baron Amherst.

This series originally comprised 260 volumes. Two pieces have been added at the end to link to some digitised indexes. WO 34/261 contains the index for the volumes in WO 34/120-124. WO 34/262 contains the index for WO 34/125, WO 34/127 and WO 34/130.

Date: 1712-1786
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See also Division within WO

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Jeffrey Amherst, Baron Amherst of Holmesdale, 1717-1797

Physical description: 262 volumes and papers
Custodial history: The papers were presented to the War Office in 1923 by Earl Amherst.
Unpublished finding aids:

A paper list and calendar are available at The National Archives (six volumes).

Administrative / biographical background:

Jeffrey, Baron Amherst was Commander in Chief in America, 1758 to 1763, Governor of Virginia, 1763 to 1768, Governor of Guernsey, 1770 to 1797, and Commander in Chief at home, 1778 to 1782 and 1793 to 1795.

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