Canada Buys Rare War of 1812 Collection For $573K

Posted by admin on Jun 21, 2013

A large collection of letters, maps and other papers that once belonged to Sir John Sherbrooke, the lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia who conquered Maine for the British during the War of 1812, has sold for $573,000 at auction in London.

The winning bidder was Library and Archives Canada, and the future Canadian Museum of History. Including commission, the sale cost the federal government about $690,000.

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