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Letters from the Past

U of T acquires the personal letters of Major-General James Wolfe

Last November, U of T acquired the personal letters of Major-General James Wolfe, known for his victory at the Battle of Quebec in 1759. The $1.6-million acquisition, made possible by a private donor and the federal government, will give scholars fresh insight into the life of a pivotal figure in Canadian history.

“Although many of the letters have already been published, they were heavily edited,” says Anne Dondertman, associate librarian for special collections and director of the Fisher Library. “For the first time, we have the full contents, which give us a more complete picture of who Wolfe really was.”

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