Freedom box presented to Vice-Admiral Charles Saunders - ROM2006_8073_13


Freedom box presented to Vice-Admiral Charles Saunders

Maker: Attributed to Samuel Teare (active c. 1759-1812)
Geography: Dublin, Ireland
Date: 1759
2.7 (height) x 7.0 (diameter) cm
Object number: 988.103.1.1
Credit Line: Purchased by the Royal Ontario Museum with the assistance of a grant approved by the Minister of Canadian Heritage under the terms of the Cultural Property Export and Import Act. Achetées avec l'aide d'une subvention approuvée par la Ministre du Patrimoine canadien en vertu de la Loi sur l'exportation et l'importation de biens culturels.
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A freedom box contained papers granting municipal citizenship to a visiting dignitary. This box was presented to Vice-Admiral Charles Saunders (c. 1715-1775) on a stopover in Dublin during his return voyage to England, after the British capture of Quebec City. Saunders shared joint command of British forces at Quebec with Major-General James Wolfe—Saunders commanded the naval forces, Wolfe the military. While Wolfe died in battle and was immortalized, Saunders survived, and was largely forgotten.

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