The Journal of Jeffery Amherst, Recording the Military Career of General Amherst in America from 1758 To 1763. John Clarence WEBSTER, Jeffrey AMHERST, 1st Baron Amherst, subject.
The Journal of Jeffery Amherst, Recording the Military Career of General Amherst in America from 1758 To 1763
The Journal of Jeffery Amherst, Recording the Military Career of General Amherst in America from 1758 To 1763
The Journal of Jeffery Amherst, Recording the Military Career of General Amherst in America from 1758 To 1763
The Journal of Jeffery Amherst, Recording the Military Career of General Amherst in America from 1758 To 1763
The Journal of Jeffery Amherst, Recording the Military Career of General Amherst in America from 1758 To 1763
The Journal of Jeffery Amherst, Recording the Military Career of General Amherst in America from 1758 To 1763
The Journal of Jeffery Amherst, Recording the Military Career of General Amherst in America from 1758 To 1763
The Journal of Jeffery Amherst, Recording the Military Career of General Amherst in America from 1758 To 1763
The Journal of Jeffery Amherst, Recording the Military Career of General Amherst in America from 1758 To 1763
The Journal of Jeffery Amherst, Recording the Military Career of General Amherst in America from 1758 To 1763
The Journal of Jeffery Amherst, Recording the Military Career of General Amherst in America from 1758 To 1763
The Journal of Jeffery Amherst, Recording the Military Career of General Amherst in America from 1758 To 1763
The Journal of Jeffery Amherst, Recording the Military Career of General Amherst in America from 1758 To 1763
The Journal of Jeffery Amherst, Recording the Military Career of General Amherst in America from 1758 To 1763

The Journal of Jeffery Amherst, Recording the Military Career of General Amherst in America from 1758 To 1763

Place Published: {Toronto]
Publisher: The Ryerson Press / University of Chicago Press
Date Published: 1931
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hard Cover

SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF JEFFERY AMHERST'S AMERICAN MILITARY CAREER

First Limited edition. xxiv, 341pp, frontis. portrait of Amherst, 34 other illustrations. For-edge of the page block deckled edges. 4 preliminary leaves, [xi]-xxiv, 341 pages : color frontispiece, plates, portraits, maps, plans, facsimile. Includes information on Pontiac's conspiracy, 1763-1765. One spot on spine, and worn corners, otherwise near fine condition.

"Of this edition ... five hundred copies only have been printed, of which four hundred and fifty are supplied to subscribers. This is number 213."

"The journal of Jeffery Amherst was discovered in 1925 ... Dr. Webster now presents that portion ... which records his [Amherst's] American career."--General editior's foreword, p. [xi]. "State of the provincial troops in 1759 [-1762]" : p. 327-330.

John Clarence Webster, was a Canadian-born physician pioneering in Obstetrics and gynaecology who in retirement had a second career as an historian, specializing in the history of his native New Brunswick.

Amherst was commanding general of British forces in North America during the final battles of the French & Indian war (1754-1763). He won victories against the French to acquire Canada for England. Despite his fame, Jeffrey Amherst's name became tarnished by stories of smallpox-infected blankets used as germ warfare against American Indians. Amherst served as the nominal Crown Governor of Virginia from 1759-1768, though Francis Fauquier continued his role as acting governor from the previous term. During this period he also served as the first Governor General of British North America from 1760-1763. This office still exists as the Canadian monarch's representative in Canada. Amherst was raised to the peerage in 1776, as Baron Amherst of Holmesdale. During the American Revolutionary War he rejected a field command, since he had close relations with numerous personalities of the opposite side. He was promoted to Brigadier General in 1778, and became Commander-in-Chief of the Forces. He was replaced as Commander-in-Chief in February, 1782 by Henry Seymour Conway. Amherst again became Commander-in-Chief in 1793. He retired from that post in 1795, and was promoted to the rank of Field Marshal the following year.
Near Fine. Item #8214

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