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Sir George Murray fonds (P206)

1828-1830. - 1 cm of textual records.

Administrative History - Biographical Sketch:

Sir George Murray (1772-1846) served in a number of positions in the colonial administration of British North America. He came to British North America in 1814 as lieutenant-general and in 1815 he served as provisional Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada. He later was elected to the British House of Commons and served as Secretary of State for War and the Colonies (1828-1830).

(Source: Guide to Archival Resources at McGill University : Private Papers At McGill University. McGill University Archives. 1985. Vol.3, p.218.)

Scope and Content:

The Sir George Murray fonds gives partial information on Sir George Murray. The fonds consists of correspondence from Sir Francis Burton, Sir James Kempt and two which are unsigned concerning the Councils and the revenues of the Canadas.