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Douglas, Howard
TitleDouglas, Howard
Scope and Content of FondsThis manuscript is a fair copy of a report written by Howard Douglas, then a lieutenant in the Royal - Artillery, of the wreck of the British transport ship "Phillis"off the southwest coast of - Newfoundland in - October 1795. Douglas's initial report of the wreck was written shortly after the rescue of the survivors in - November 1795 and was sent to England. This fair copy is based on Douglas's recollections recorded - shortly after rescue and the information contained in his report to General James Pattison in England. It is - dated circa 1800. - - The manuscript includes a one-page introduction by Douglas; a one-page copy of a letter to Douglas from - Pattison, dated April 22, 1796, in response to Douglas's report and informing him that payment for losses - incurred would be forthcoming, pending affidavits from the survivors; a 34-page account of the wreck and - aftermath by Douglas, based on the journal he prepared shortly after the rescue and the report sent to - England. The subject matter covers the period from the sailing of the "Phillis" from England on August 25, - 1795 to Pattison's letter to Douglas, April 22, 1796. - - There is a photocopy of this manuscript at the National Archives of Canada (MG24/A3). There are - additional Douglas papers at the following institutions: - - Metropolitan Toronto Library - letters and related papers, 1827, 54 pages; - Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton - letters from Douglas - concerning New Brunswick affairs, 1825-1828, 1 reel microfilm - (provenance: Scottish Record Office); - - - University of New Brunswick, Fredericton - Four manuscript letter books, - 1812-1841; various documents related to Douglas, and to his father's naval - career, 1823-1830, 4 feet microfilm (provenance: National Library of - Scotland)
Author of Finding AidRiggs, Bert, 1954-
Date of Finding Aid1997
Resource TypeFinding Aid
CollectionArchives and Special Collections Finding Aids (EAD)
SponsorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Division
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