Edward Winslow - Eye Witness to History

Edward Winslow - Eye Witness to History

Edward Winslow is of particular interest to historians because he was an eye-witness to many of the major events associated with the American Revolution, the Loyalist migration, and the founding of New Brunswick in 1784. A prolific and gifted letter-writer, he had the foresight to save much of his correspondence and other documents associated with various administrative positions that he held until his death in 1815 at the age of 70. Indeed, the Winslow Family Papers, housed in the University of New Brunswick Archives, are arguably the most extensive collection of Loyalist papers in the world. Although Winslow's station and upbringing were such that he was certainly not representative of the average Loyalist, his papers offer detailed insights into the hardships that they faced and the dreams that they had for the new colony of New Brunswick.

Heritage Branch Province of New Brunswick
Heritage Branch Province of New Brunswick
1745 - 1815
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