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James Murray fonds (P307)

1689-1766. - 1 cm of textual records.

Administrative History - Biographical Sketch:

Born in Scotland, James Murray (1722-1794) held the post of military governor of Québec from 1760 to 1764 and was appointed as the first civilian governor in 1764. An advocate of a policy of conciliation towards the French Canadians, Murray was quite unpopular with the English merchants. He kept his post until 1768 and later served as the lieutenant-governor (1774) and governor (1779) of the island of Minorca. In 1783 he was made a general.

(Source: Guide to Archival Resources at McGill University : Private Papers At McGill University. McGill University Archives. 1985. Vol.3, p.200.)

Scope and Content:

The James Murray fonds consists of four outgoing letters and one financial document pertaining to his military career.

(Source: Guide to Archival Resources at McGill University : Private Papers At McGill University. McGill University Archives. 1985. Vol.3, p.200.)