MSS SC 13
Title: Charles Gordon Lennox fonds
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
Source of Supplied Title: Title based on provenance
Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this
Finding Aid: Finding aid is currently unavailable.