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The Papers of Francis Bernard, Governor of Colonial Massachusetts, 1760-69: Volume 2 (1764-65) (Introduction)

Citation
Nicolson C (2012) The Papers of Francis Bernard, Governor of Colonial Massachusetts, 1760-69: Volume 2 (1764-65) (Introduction). In: Nicolson C (ed.) The Papers of Francis Bernard, Governor of Colonial Massachusetts, 1760-69: Volume 2 (1764-65). Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press / Colonial Society of Massachusetts, pp. 1-13. http://bernardpapers.com/2173.html

Abstract
Francis Bernard (1712-79), governor of colonial Massachusetts between 1760 and 1769, has left posterity one of the largest collections of manuscripts concerning Britain's North American empire. There are some four thousand source texts of one kind or another: holograph originals, letterbook copies, receiver's copies, third party copies, and printed versions. The Bernard Papers project was established under the auspices of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts with a view to publishing a comprehensive selection of all this material in five volumes to be followed by one calendar volume of the entire collection. In selecting items for publication, preference has been given to Bernard's gubernatorial correspondence and correspondence pertaining, in the main, to government, politics, and policymaking; each transcript is accompanied by critical editorial commentaries and each volume is prefaced by an introductory essay providing historical context and explaining editorial policy and method. Volumes 1 and 2 have been published. Research on volumes 3 to 6 has been funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council

Keywords
American Revolution; Massachusetts; Boston; History; Britain and American Revolution; Francis Bernard; American Revolutionaries; Bernard, francis, Sir, 1712-1779 Correspondence; Massachusetts, Governor (1760-1770 : Bernard); Massachusetts History Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 Sources

StatusPublished
Author(s)Nicolson, Colin
Title of seriesPublications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts
Publication date31/12/2012
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/4392
PublisherUniversity of Virginia Press / Colonial Society of Massachusetts
Publisher URLhttp://bernardpapers.com/2173.html
Place of publicationCharlottesville, VA
ISSN of series81
ISBN978-0-9794662-9-8
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