Finding Aid - Dr. Frederick C. Drake Papers
Materials related to military operations of the 1812-era, research of the late Dr. Frederick C. Drake, of the History Department at Brock University. Original folder titles, pertaining to an institutions call numbers, were retained and appear in parenthesis after the given folder title. The folders were placed into the Series and/or Sub-series which coincided with its original title. Folder titles contain the title of the material as well as the institution from which it derived in order for proper accreditation to be given, before materials are used and/or cited in a publication. Folders titled ―Individual or Family Papers‖ contain numerous different collections of letters from the Institution marked on the folder. When the bulk of the materials belong to one collection it is noted in the finding aid. All publications which the University did not hold were placed in series IV. If the University had access to the publications they were removed from the collection and noted in the separated materials category with their call numbers. The second manuscript The War for the Inland Seas: The Naval War of 1812 on the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River was incomplete when Dr. Drake passed away. His widow, Valerie Drake cleaned up the manuscript before donating it to Brock. The current manuscript reflects both Dr. and Mrs. Drake’s work.