MC:P2/11/4C Correspondence and Papers on Fort Ticonderoga
Fort Ticonderoga is an 18th century fort in New York State near Lake Champlain, occupied at various times by the French and the English, which fell into disrepair in the 19th century, before being restored recently. On the second weekend in July a Scottish Gathering is held there to commemorate the capture of the Fort after the heaviest defeat ever inflicted on the Black Watch, and re-enactments of the battle are held. After Dodds-Parker’s retirement from politics, he bought a house in America near Fort Ticonderoga, and joined its Advisory Board, often taking part in the annual re-enactments dressed as General Burgoyne.
Other documents on Dodds-Parker’s relations with Fort Ticonderoga may be found at MC:P2/9/1C/22, 31 and 35.
MC:P2/11/4C/1 Aug 1981–Nov 1984
Folder of papers concerning Dodds-Parker’s links with Fort Ticonderoga. The papers include correspondence on yearly gatherings, with Dodds-Parker trying to get a Royal visitor to them and publicity material for the Fort. MC:P2/11/4P/1–16 were found with these papers [44 items].
MC:P2/11/4C/2 Oct 1996
Letter with Dodds-Parker’s reply concerning Fort Ticonderoga.
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