Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Charles Cameron's Letterbook At The Clements Library

Repository: William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan

Abstract:  This volume contains copies of letters sent from Charles Cameron, British officer and governor of the Bahamas.

Biography:  British Governor of the Bahamas, Charles Cameron, was born in 1766 to Donald Cameron and Mary Guy. He married Lady Margaret Hay in 1789, and they had three children: Isabella, Mary, and Charles. Charles Cameron was Civil Commissioner of Malta in 1801. He was a partner of Harley, Cameron & Company, which supported shipping ventures in the East Indies. He held the office of governor of Bahamas from 1804 until his death, in 1820.


Charles Cameron was mentioned in the History of the Camerons with Genealogies of the Principal Families, by Alexander Mackenzie.

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