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War of 1812 memorabilia sold to Canada for $573K

A large collection of letters, maps and other documents that once belonged to Sir John Coape Sherbrooke, the lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia who conquered Maine for the British during the War of 1812, has sold for $573,000 at auction in London. The Canadian government was the winning bidder of this extensive collection.

We spoke with Chantal Marin-Comeau from Library and Archives Canada, to learn more about what it calls the largest known collection of War of 1812 documents, and its owner. 

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