- From: "Kevin Windsor" <kevin.windsor@...>
Speaking of references (not form the barber) I came across something
really neat in a letter dated 8th August 1814 from Druumond to Prevost.
LL: Kool Kev! ta, ta
From: "Kevin Windsor"
Oh and by the way Larry.
Return of the Killed, wounded, missing in the action at Lundy's Lane, on
the 25th July 1814....
....In consequence of the great use made by the enemy of buckshot,
many of the wounds have proved slight.
I knew I'd find it sooner or later!!
LL: thanks again Kev
LL: Now Kevin, what have you on Rules & Regulations of the
Officer's Mess in the American Army 1800 - 1820 ???
I don't want to make a mistake with likes of Mr's Abolt,
Bennett and Dorian as guest in the Officer's Mess ........
and you know Mr President Williams is always looking for a poofaw!
- Firstly thanks to all for your input and to Mr Feltoe for his explanation of how those references work.
Now would the Candian military archives be mirrored in the UK and would they hold the same references as their Canadian counterpart.
Also how would one go about accessing American archives for this period?
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You will have to check with the British Public Records Office, now
called the National Archive at
Then go to the drag down menu "Search our archives", and click on
catalogue (PROCAT), to do a search.
Most of the British regimental records in the National Archives in
Ottawa are microfilmed copies of material in the PRO/NA in the UK. As
for Canadian Militia records, probably, though I have not checked.
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On Tuesday, November 30, 2004, at 11:15 AM, Mark Ibbotson wrote:
> Firstly thanks to all for your input and to Mr Feltoe for his
> explanation of how those references work.
> Now would the Candian military archives be mirrored in the UK and
> would they hold the same references as their Canadian counterpart.
> Also how would one go about accessing American archives for this
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While the RG8 series is duplicate copies of British Military Records that
are held by the Public Records Office in Kew, the RG9 (Canadian Military
Records) are derived from exclusively Canadian sources and in some cases are
not even microfilmed yet. I have had the distinct pleasure of using the
original documents on several visits to the archives and I can say without
reservation that it really brings you close to history when you hold the
actual piece of paper and see the penmanship, let alone read the words of an
individual who is writing his response to events that sometimes happened
only hours before. Microfilm may give a visual readable image, but nothing
beats the real thing.
That being said, however, I fully understand and uphold the need for
conservation by duplicating these documents and using the reproductions as
first line/general study tools, while the originals are preserved for
special study needs
As to American records, I'll leave that reference to someone who has better
sourcing than I.