Additional Descriptive Data
- The George Clinton papers contain a letter from Commanders Warren and Pepperrell to Clinton, January 25, 1746.
- The James Douglas papers include a logbook for the H.M.S. Vigilant , which patrolled the Northern Atlantic between 1745 and 1747.
- The Peter Warren papers contain a series of warrants relating to the siege.
Below is a selection of maps and printed items related to the Siege of Louisbourg. For more books, maps, and other items held at the Clements Library, use the search term "Louisbourg (N.S.) History Siege 1745" in the University of Michigan online catalog.
Plan de la ville et du port de Louisbour [sic] de ses batteries avec sa perspective ou l'on voit les ouvrages de fortiffication faites par les Anglois pour lattaque dela place et de ses batteries. [ca. 1745].
A Plan of Cape Breton, & Fort Louisbourgh, &c. Boston, 1745.
- Bastide, John Henry. A Plan of Louisbourg: Intended Only to Shew by Strong Red the Publick Buildings Lately Erected; And by the Faint Red Such As Have Had a Thorough Repair. 1745.
- Cole, Benjamin. A prospect of the city of Lewisbourg also the harbours and garrisons on the island of Gaspey or Cape-Breton in North America surrender'd to the New England land troops on the 17 June 1745 after a siege of 48 days: Lieut General Pepperril esqr. commander of the land troops and Commodore Petr. Warren esqr. commander of his majesties fleet there to guard ye coast. London, 1745.
- Durell, Phillip, and John Henry Bastide. Plan of the Harbour And Fortifications of Louisbourg: The Harbour Survey'd by Capt. Phillip Durell: the Town And Fortifications by I: H. Bastide Engineer for Nova Scotia. 1745.
- Gridley, Richard, and P Pelham. A Plan of the City And Fortress of Louisbourg With a Small Plan of the Harbour. Boston: T. Smibert in Queen Street, 1746.
- Jefferys, Thomas. A Plan of the City And Harbour of Louisbourg, With the French Batteries That Defended It, And Those of the English, Shewing That Part of Gabarus Bay, In Which They Landed, And the Ground On Which They Encamped During the Siege In 1745. [London]: Thos. Jefferys, geographer to the Prince of Wales at Charing Cross, 1757.
- Leth, Hendrik de. Plan Des Fortifications De La Ville De Louisbourg Dans L'isle De Cap-Breton. Amsterdam: de Visser, 1755.
- Turner, James. A Plan of the Town And Harbour of Louisbourgh, &c. Boston, 1745.
By His Excellency Benning Wentworth, Esq; Captain General And Governour In Chief ..: A Proclamation. Whereas His Majesty Has Been Graciously Pleased to Order a Number of Troops, Under the Command of the Honourable Lieutenant-General St. Clair, to Proceed From Great-Britain to Louisbourg... [Signed] B. Wentworth [and] T. Atkinson, Secr... Boston: Printed by Thomas Fleet, 1746.
Considerations On the State of the British Fisheries In America, And Their Consequence to Great Britain: With Proposals for Their Security, by the Reduction of Cape-Breton, &c. Which Were Humbly Offer'd, by a Gentleman of a Large Trade of the City of London, to His Majesty's Ministers, In January 1744-5. London: Printed for W. Bickerton, in the Temple-Exchange, near the Inner-Temple-Gate, Fleet-street, 1745.
- Gibson, James, and Lorenzo Dow Johnson. A Boston Merchant of 1745: Or, Incidents In the Life of James Gibson, a Gentleman Volunteer At the Expedition to Louisbourg; With a Journal of That Siege, Never Before Published In This Country. Boston: Redding and company, 1847.
- N., B. L. Lettre D'un Habitant De Louisbourg: Contenant Une Relation Éxacte & Circonstanciée De La Prise De L'Isle-Royale, Par Les Anglais. A Quebec: Chez Guillaume le Sincere, À l'image de la vérité, 1745.
- Pepperrell, William. An Accurate Journal And Account of the Proceedings of the New- England Land-forces, During the Late Expedition Against the French Settlements On Cape Breton: to the Time of the Surrender of Louisbourg. Containing a Just Representation of the Transactions And Occurences, And of the Behaviour of the Said Forces. Exon: printed by and for A. and S. Brice, 1746.