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The Daily Journals, Diaries, Letters, and Accounts 
of Louisbourg and Isle Royale (1713-1768)

A Selection

By Eric Krause

Krause House Info-Research Solutions

2002 - present

An Evolving Project


Preface

The following daily journals, diaries, letters, and accounts were created at or in the near vicinity of Isle Royale (Cape Breton Island), 1713-1768. Only letters and accounts of a substantive or of a highly important nature (example: siege details) will be included.


YEAR 1715


1715: 
Journal of Peter Capon's Voyage 
from Annapolis Royal to Cape Breton 


YEAR 1716


1716: 
Chancels de Lagrange


YEAR 1718


1718

August 26, 1718 - October 4, 1718:
Captain Cyprian Southack's Diary


YEAR 1735


1735
Latour Cruchon


YEAR 1744


YEAR 1745


SHIPS JOURNALS: AT THE SIEGE OF 1745


1745:
Colonel John Bradstreet's Journal 


1745:
Louis Antoine de Bougainville 

 


1745:
Duchambon's Journal


1745:
Philip Durell Journal


1745:
Joseph Dwight Journal


1745:

Diary of Joshua Hempstead, 1711-1758

Go to the Transcript of an Extract


1745:
Girard Lacroix Memoire


1745:
Lettre d'un Habitant de Louisbourg 


1745: 
Two Letters of Sir Wm. Pepperell to John 
Tomlinson giving an account of the 
capture of Louisbourg in 1745


 1745: 
Don Antonio D'Ulloa, 


1745:
Louis LeNeuf de la Valliere 


1745 -  February 20, 1745/1746:
Gorham's Wast Book


March 6, 1744/1745 - July 24, 1745:
Benjamin Cleaves Journal


March 8, 1745 - April 30, 1745:
John Storer Journal


March 11, 1745 - August 2, 1745:
Benjamin Stearns Journal  


March 11, 1745 - November 10, 1745:
Lieutenant Daniel Giddings Journal 


March 14, 1744/1745 - August 8, 1745:
Seth Pomeroy Journal


March 14, 1745 - October, 1745: 
Anonymous Diary, 


March 15, 1745 - August 14, 1745:
Rev. Joseph Emerson Journal


March 16, 1745 - July 29, 1745:
Anonymous Journal 


March 23, 1745 - July 25, 1745:
Samuel Curwen's Letters 


March 24, 1745 - June 6, 1745:
Anonymous Journal


March 24, 1745 - June 17, 1745:
Anonymous Journal


March 24, 1745 - June 17, 1745:
Anonymous Journal 


March 24, 1744/1745- June 17, 1745:
Sir William Pepperell Journal 


March 24, 1744/1745- June 17, 1745:
William Shirley


March 24, 1745 - August 22, 1745:
Benjamin Green's Journal


March 24, 1745 - August 23, 1745: 
Anonymous [Sloop UNION]


April 14, 1745 - December 28, 1745:
Rev. Adonijah Bidwell Journal


April 22, 1745 - January 1746:
Dudley Bradstreet's Diary 


April 24, 1745 - September 5, 1745:
Benjamin Craft's Journal 


April 30, 1745 - July 4, 1745:
James Gibson Journal


May 30, 1745 - July 30, 1745:
Roger Wolcott Journal

[Go to the Transcript]


June 1, 1745 - November 27, 1745:
Sergeant Philip Judd 


June 20, 1745:
Joannis en Monjonito Detcheverry


July 23, 1745:
Duchambon's Account


August 16, 1745 - September 30, 1745:
Anonymous Journal 


 March 14, 1744/1745 - August 8, 1745:
Seth Pomeroy Journal


March 25, 1745 - July 17, 1745:
Gilles Lacrois-Girard Journal


 May 17, 1745 - June 16, 1745: 
Joseph Sherburne Diary


June 10, 1745: 
Bellefeuille L'Aine


June 15, 1745 - April 2, 1746:
George Mygate Journal 


1745-1747:
Knowles' Journal for the part of 1745 and 1747 
covering the period he was at Louisbourg as Governor ..... 


July 18, 1745 - March 22, 1748:
Rev. Stephen Williams Journal


August 1, 1745:
Bigot


August 18, 1745:
Bigot


August 22, 1745:
Verrier


September 2, 1745:
Duchambon's Account


YEAR 1746


1746: 
Townsend's Journal for the part of 1746 
while he was at Louisbourg as Governor


1746: 
Morpain


1746: 
Chabert


June 5, 1746: 

By His Excellency Benning Wentworth, Esq; ... A proclamation. : Whereas His Majesty has been graciously pleased to order a number of troops, under the command of the Honourable Lieutenant-General St. Clair, to proceed from Great-Britain to Louisbourg ... Given at the Council-chamber in Portsmouth, the fifth day of June, 1746.


YEAR 1748


1748: 
Isaac Townshend's Journal for the period 
in 1748 when he was Governor of Louisbourg ..... 


YEAR 1750


1750 - 1751:
M. de Chabert, Voyage ...


YEAR 1751

1751
Franquet, Voyage


YEAR 1752


1752: December 5
Sieur de la Roque


YEAR 1755


1755:


1755:
Boularderie


YEAR 1757


1757: Louis Auguste DeRossel


1757:
Holburne's Journal for the 1757 
expedition against Louisbourg ..... 


1757:
Grillot de P
oilly


YEAR 1757 - 1758


1757 - 1758:
Colville's Journal for the part 
of the winter of 1757-1758 .....

.... Subsequent administrative details shown in the journals of Colville (1761-1766) 


YEAR 1758


SHIPS JOURNALS: AT THE SIEGE OF 1758


March 1, 1750 - November 28, 1758: 
General Joshua Winslow's Journal 


September 18, 1753 - September 17, 1759:
Waite Sea Journal

(1) September 18, 1753 - September 17, 1759 (Louisbourg) 
(2) August 16, 1755 - October 29, 1755: Voyage from Halifax to Chignecto. Helps transport the Acadians at grand Manan and Annapolis
(3) October 30, 1755 - November 12, 1755: Annapolis to Georgia
(4) Journal in the sloop SWALLOW toward Quebec in an expedition against the French, commanded by Adm. Saunders and Gen'l Wolfe


1755 - 1760:
Gilbert Budd Diary 


1756 - 1758:
Dr. Ami Ruhamah Cutter Jr. Diary


1756 - 1760: 
Observations on North America 
made by Capt. John Innes, 1756-1760


February, 1756 - November 29, 1763:
Jeffery Amherst Journal

[ http://link.library.utoronto.ca/champlain/browse_results.cfm?lang=eng&browsetype=Subject&query=Amherst,%20Jeffrey%20Amherst,%20Baron,%201717-1797. ]


1758:


1758: 
Anonymous


1758: 
Maillard, Antoine Simon

An account of the customs and manners of the Micmakis and Maricheets savage nations, now dependent on the government of Cape-Breton [microform] : from an original French manuscript-letter, never published / written by a French abbot, who resided many years, in quality of missionary, amongst them. To which are annexed, several pieces, relative to the savages, to Nova-Scotia, and to North America in general. Publication info.: London : Printed for S. Hooper and A. Morley, 1758. [Includes: A letter, &c. [dated] Micmaki-country, March 27, 1755 [by Maillard] -- Memorial of the motives of the savages called Mickmakis and Maricheets, for continuing the war with England since the last peace. Dated Isle-Royal, 175-. -- Letter from Mons. de la Varenne, to his friend at Rochelle [dated] Louisbourg, the 8th of May, 1756 -- Character of the savages of North-America. Extracted from a letter of the Father Charlevoix, to a lady of distinction.]


1758: 
Anonymous Journal of the Siege of Louisbourg


1758: 
An Authentick Account of the Reduction of Louisbourg


1758:
Thomas Bell Journals


1758: 
Thomas Bell Journals


1758: 
Thomas Bell Journals


1758

Boishebert


1758:
Boscawen Journal


1758:
Boscawen


1758:

Diary of Gen. Jeffery Amherst's Expedition Against Louisbourg Saild from the Hook May the 3d under the Convoy of The Diana, Devonshire, Ludlow Castle, Duke Gramont, & hunter sloop Arrived at Halifax May the 16th 1758


1758: 
Durell's Journal for 1758 to 1759 covering 
the siege of Louisbourg and the following winter 


1758:
Diary of Henry Struke, an Officer in Wolfe's 
army during the campaigns of 1758 and 1759


1758: 
Honorable Henry Hamilton Reminiscences


1758: 
Journal of Desgouttes on the Siege of Louisbourg


1758: 
Journal of Governor Drucour on the Siege of Louisbourg


1758: 
Franquet


1758: 
Prevost


1758: 
Grillot de Poilly 


1758: 
Grillot de Poilly 


1758:
Lord Charles Hay's Journals of the 1758 Siege 

( 1) April 21, 1758 - June 23, 1758 

( 2) June 3, 1758 - June 24, 1758

(3) June 27, 1758 - July 31, 1758


1758:
The Memoirs of William Hunter 


1758:
Journal of Léon Jacob 


1758: 
Captain John Knox Journals

[ http://link.library.utoronto.ca/champlain/browse_results.cfm?lang=eng&browsetype=Subject&query=Amherst,%20Jeffrey%20Amherst,%20Baron,%201717-1797. ]


1758: 
Capt. John Montressor Journals


1758: 
Capt. John Montressor Journals 


1758: 
Johnstone


1758

Unsigned


1758 - July 30, 1758: 
Account of the Siege of Louisbourg 1758


May, 1758 - November 1758: 
Capt. Samuel Cobb Orderly Book 

(1) Thankful Bangs in 1740 

(2) Sarah Bangs, September 16, 1750. 


1758?: 
Samuel Rolfe Diary


March 16, 1758 - September 8, 1760:
 William Amherst Journal


March 27, 1758 - July 14, 1759:
Nathaniel Knap Diary 


May 22, 1758 - August 30, 1758:
Wm. Augustus Gordon Journal


July 28, 1758:
Wolfe Letter


August 6, 1758:
Mathieu-Henri Marchant de La Houlière


1759 

1759: 
George Williamson, 
Journal of the Expedition against Quebec


1759:

"Journal of a Rout from Louisbourg to Lake Labrador taken with a Pocket Compass and the Distances Computed with what Remarks and Observations that could be Obtained at that Season, as it was Winter and the Snow nearly Five Feet in Depth. John Montrésor" 


1759 - 1760

July 2, 1757 - 1772:
Jonathan Darling Jr. Diary


April 17, 1758 - May 10, 1759 and 
May 23, 1759 - Dec. 30, 1759:
Gibson Clough Diary/Journal

[Go to the Transcript]


1759:
Rev. John Cleaveland Letters


June 25, 1758 - June 6, 1759

Simon Stevens

Simon Stevens, "A Journal of Lieutenant Simon Stevens, from the Time of his being Taken, near FORT WILLIAM HENRY, June the 25th, 1758. With an Account of his Escape from QUEBEC, and his Arrival at LOUISBOURG, On June the 6th 1759." Handwritten transcription (c. 1910) of book published by Edes and Gill, Boston, 1760 [Source: http://www.fort-ticonderoga.org/1758campaign.htm ]


March 27, 1759 - December 2, 1760:
Dummer Sewall Diary


April 6, 1759 - January 10, 1761:
Jacob Haskins Diary


April 18, 1759 - February 6, 1760:
Reuben Smith Diary


May 9, 1759 - November 30,1760:
Jonathan Proctor Diary


May 15, 1759 - September 24, 1760: 
Anonymous Diary


1758: 
Adam Williamson's Notebook 1758


1760


1760:


1760:
Stevens, Simon


1760:
Phichon, Thomas


1763


1763:
June 16 - July 25


1763:
October 26


1765


1765