This collection contains copies of correspondence addressed to Sir Jeffrey Amherst by British officers commanding various forts and posts, including Fort Pitt, Fort Ontario, and Fort Niagara. Among the other correspondents are Sir William Johnson, Henry Bouquet, Lord Halifax, and Robert Rogers. There are also several copies of letters and papers from the Chevalier de Villiers, French commanding officer at Fort de Chartres, in the Illinois country, concerning details of transferring the title of the area to the British.
The original correspondence is in the Amherst Papers of the William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan. The Illinois Historical Survey contains a chronological card file of its copies.