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MSS SC 13

Title: Charles Gordon Lennox fonds

Dates: 1806

Extent: 0.1 cm of textual records

Biographical Sketch: General Charles Gordon Lennox, 4th Duke of Richmond was born in Scotland in 1764. In 1787 he was commissioned in the 35th Regiment as a captain. The Regiment traveled to the West Indies to fight the French Revolutionary government in 1794. He became a Colonel in 1795 and was promoted to Lieutenant General in 1805. On the 29 December 1806, Lennox inherited the title of Richmond from his uncle, the 3rd Duke. Between 1807 and 1813 the 4th Duke of Richmond served as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and became familiar with the future Duke of Wellington. In 1815 Lennox and his Regiment witnessed at least half of the Battle of Waterloo. Lennox was appointed Governor-General of Upper Canada in May 1818. He died in Upper Canada in August 1818.

Scope and Content: The fonds consists of one letter from Charles Lennox dated at Brighton, 7 August 1806. The contents of the letter include a discussion of the defence works on the south coast of England in Brighton as well as the proposed invasion of England.

Source of Supplied Title: Title based on provenance of fonds.

Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this material.

Finding Aid: Finding aid is currently unavailable.