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Huge cache of Canadian history hits U.K. auction block...

PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 1:52 pm
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Huge cache of Canadian history hits U.K. auction block, tests Library and Archives

By Randy Boswell, Postmedia News May 25, 2013

A huge cache of Canadian history, stored for 200 years in three wooden chests held at a British estate, is set to be auctioned next month in London — a possible test of whether the controversy-plagued, funding-challenged Library and Archives Canada is still in the business of acquiring newly available treasures of documentary heritage. An extensive and important collection of letters, maps and other original artifacts left to posterity by Sir John Coape Sherbrooke — the Nova Scotia governor who conquered Maine during the War of 1812 and later served as Canada’s governor general — is to be sold on June 19 as the showcase lot in a major Bonhams auction of rare books and manuscripts

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