General James Wolfe Manuscript Collection


The victory of General James Wolfe at Quebec in 1759 is one of the defining moments in Canadian history. While the events that transpired in the autumn of that year on the Plains of Abraham would redirect Canada’s path towards a British form of constitutional government, they would also bring about a union of the French- and English-speaking peoples, unique in the geopolitical world of the times. The Fisher Library is privileged to be the custodian of the single most important archive of Wolfe manuscript records in the world. This collection is of exceptional cultural and historical importance for all Canadians.