Fonds F0696 - James D. Dundas fonds

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CA ACU GBA F0696

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James D. Dundas fonds

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  • Microfilmed 1962 (originally created 1870) (Creation)

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1 microfilm reel : 103 pages

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Name of creator

(1842-1879)

Biographical history

Captain James Durham Dundas, 1842-1879, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. As a young man he joined the British Army and in 1865 received the Victoria Cross for his service in the Bhutan War with the Benghal Engineers. He served with the 60th Rifles during the 1870 Red River Expedition, which was sent to Manitoba to quell the 1869-1870 Riel Rebellion.

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The fonds consists of twelve letters written to his family in Scotland from Montreal, Lake Superior, and camps enroute to Fort Garry; and a diary / notebook kept during the expedition.

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      The material is in English.

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      Existence and location of originals

      The originals are part of the Dundas of Arniston papers, held by Miss Dundas, Arniston House, Gorebridge, Midlothian, Scotland.

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      A paper copy was printed from the microfilm in 2012 and then turned into a pdf for better access.

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      Microfilm-Dundas

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