Dates: 1828, 1990

Collection Number: MS 147

Physical Location: Archive Room File Cabinet

Extent: 1 folder.

Creators/Collectors: Yates, Kenneth

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to research.

User Restrictions: No restrictions.

Preferred Citation: This manuscript is for reference only and is not to be cited from our collection. Please consult the original at the University of Saskatchewan for citation information. 

Acquisition Information: Gift, Dr. Kenneth Yates, 20 May 1988.

Biographical/Historical Information: The Albemarle Barracks was a prisoner-of-war camp during the American Revolutionary War. British and German soldiers captured at the Battle of Saratoga arrived at the Albemarle Barracks in January 1779.

Scope and Content:

This is a photocopy of 21 pages of the Jervis Yates Diary, 1786-1828 [Special Collections, University of Saskatchewan Library, MSS 18(a)] given by Dr. Kenneth Yates. The diary part of the original manuscript is a memoir of a private soldier in the 7th Foot, Royal Fusiliers who arrived in Quebec City in 1773. Since there are no page numbers, this part begins with the words “a short account of George Fox (my father-in-law) uncle to G. Fox of Hanley Blue maker”. It is headed: “1828, 11th September”. It concludes: this I believe was wrote by G. Fox [i.e. the nephew] his uncle dictating to him I suppose about the year 1786. Copied by Jervis Yates. Presumably the soldier, G. Fox, dictated his reminiscences to his nephew, and Jervis Yates later took a copy, the present manuscript. [description from the University of Saskatchewan catalog record]

The soldier spent time as a prisoner at the Albemarle Barracks.

Also included is a photocopy of Yates’ article, “Corporal Fox’s Memoir of Service, 1766-1783: Quebec, Saratoga, and the Convention Army.”¬†Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research¬†68 no. 275 (1990): 146-168.

Persons: Fox, George

Subjects:

  • Revolutionary War (1775-1783)
  • Soldiers

Record Types: Diaries.