Paul Mascarene papers, 1728-1745 and undated

About this Collection

Creator
Mascarene, Paul , 1684-1760
Type
government publicationPoems.
Collection Title
Paul Mascarene papers, 1728-1745 and undated
Language
French
Origin
Massachusetts
Description
.2 linear feet (1 volume)
Repository
Houghton Library, Harvard University
Identifier
colonialnorthamerica.library.harvard.edu/990091704880203941
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Subjects
Mascarene, Paul
Missionaries--Nova Scotia
Acadians--History
Acadia--Colonization
Nova Scotia--History

Content Notes

Papers include correspondence, poems, and documents. Includes correspondence with French missionaries in the colony of Nova Scotia.|A handwritten list ( in English) appears at the front of the volume listing contents. This list was prepared in 1887 by James Mascarene Hubbard and the papers were bound in 1888.
  • In French, Latin, and English.

Biographical Notes

Major-General Jean Paul Mascarene was a refugee French Huguenot who moved to England in 1706 and was commissioned as a lieutenant in the British army. He was sent first to Boston in 1709, then in 1710 to Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, which recently had come under the control of the British. He maintained his home in Boston and married a Boston native, Elizabeth Perry. In 1739 he became lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia and served until 1749. He continued his connections with the province until his death in Boston in 1760.