Catalogue description Secretary of State: Havana, Original Correspondence

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Reference: CO 117
Title: Secretary of State: Havana, Original Correspondence

This series contains original correspondence relating to the Havana expedition of 1762.

Date: 1762-1763
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English, French and Spanish
Physical description: 2 volume(s)
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The British siege and capture of Havana was the largest combined operation of the Seven Years War, and perhaps the most difficult campaign undertaken by the British in America during that war. Charles Wyndham, 2nd Earl of Egremont, Secretary of State for the Southern Department, was one of a number of officials with responsibility for the campaign. Other material may be found among the records of the Admiralty.

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