Title: Collection, mostly pertaining to Jacobite resistance in France [Decimalized .01-.16]
Contains various letters documenting the attempts of Edward Bourke, (sometimes spelled 'Burke') an officer in the Regiment Irelandois of Berwick, to unearth a Jacobite plot in Cambray, France. Bourke possibly worked for, or in connection with General Dominick Sheldon, a known ally of James Stuart (the "Old Pretender"). Bourke corresponded with William Cadogan, a Britih ambassador at the Hague, regarding the Jacobite plot. Also contains several items related to the Hopkins family of Scituate, Rhode Island.