Sale 1218 — The "Dubois" Collection of Important Prestamp Covers and Postal Markings of British North America, 1694-1861
Sale Date — Tuesday, 24 March, 2020
Category — Nova Scotia to Great Britain
(Halifax to London, England, Nov. 14, 1752). Folded letter datelined “Halifax Novem 14th 1752” from Col. Peregrine T. Hopson and addressed to “The Lords of Trade & Plantations” in London, England, rated “6” due, light strike of “B” handstamp of Bristol and “26/FE” Bishop mark on back, cover with small edge tear at top
VERY FINE AND REMARKABLE EARLY LETTER TO LONDON FROM COLONEL PEREGRINE T. HOPSON AS THE GOVERNOR OF NOVA SCOTIA.
Peregrine T. Hopson (1696-1759) was a British army officer who earned the rank of Major General. He first arrived in Louisbourg, Nova Scotia with reinforcements in 1746 during King George’s War (War of Austrian Succession). He served as Commander of Louisbourg from 1747-49 before formally returning it to the French. At the time this letter was written, he was Governor of Nova Scotia and held this office until 1754. During the Seven Years’ War, he was dispatched to the West Indies in the British quest to capture Martinique and Guadeloupe, where he ultimately died of disease in 1759.
Ex MacDonald and “Skywalk”