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Title:
James D. Dundas fonds

Date(s):
Microfilmed 1962 (originally created 1870)

Physical Description:
1 microfilm reel : 103 pages

History:
Captain James Durham Dundas, 1842-1879, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. As a young man he joined the British Army and in 1865 received the Victoria Cross for his service in the Bhutan War with the Benghal Engineers. He served with the 60th Rifles during the 1870 Red River Expedition, which was sent to Manitoba to quell the 1869-1870 Riel Rebellion.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of twelve letters written to his family in Scotland from Montreal, Lake Superior, and camps enroute to Fort Garry; and a diary / notebook kept during the expedition.

Language:
The material is in English.

Originals and Reproductions:
The originals are part of the Dundas of Arniston papers, held by Miss Dundas, Arniston House, Gorebridge, Midlothian, Scotland.

Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.

Finding Aids:
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.

View finding aid / scanned documents:
http://www.glenbow.org/collections/search/findingAids/archhtm/dundas.cfm

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-9560, Microfilm Dundas

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