Fonds MSG 270 - Alfred Sandham Fonds

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Alfred Sandham Fonds

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  • approximately 1900-1912 (Creation)
    Sandham, Alfred, 1838-1910

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Alfred Sandham was born in Montréal in 1838 and was educated at common schools. In 1864 he was appointed general secretary of the Young Men's Christian Association in Montréal, a post he held for eleven years. In 1869 he was one of the founders of the Antiquarian and Numismatic Society of Montreal. Sandham moved to Toronto in 1878 and was secretary of the Toronto Y.M.C.A. from 1878 to 1882. He was the author of a number of historical and numismatic publications. As well he was involved in religious journalism and started The Christian Witness journal.

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This collection consists of scrap books of prints and letters, mostly concerning Canada or Montréal compiled by Sandham.

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CH266.Bd270-273 Folios

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