Friday, December 13, 2013

HIstory of Wolfe's letters

From a couple of weeks ago, James Sainsbury uses news of the purchase of a collection of James Wolfe's letters by the University of Toronto to reflect on Wolfe's changing reputation:
"Indeed, there is irony in the fact that the Wolfe letters are leaving the U.K, where Wolfe remains installed in the pantheon of national heroes, to come to Canada, where he’s been relegated to the margins of mainstream historical narrative. So, not surprisingly, there has been a bigger fuss in Britain about the “loss” of the manuscripts than there has been in Canada about their acquisition."
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