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Ann Adams Fonds
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- Source of title proper: Title from creator of documents in the fonds.
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CA RBD MSG 1155
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- Adams, Ann
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1.5 cm of textual records
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Name of creator
Ann Adams appears to have been a Wesleyan Protestant living in Montreal, who at some point was employed sewing and may have lived in Saint Charles. She had at least two children.
Previously purchased from eBay by John Rush Books.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of six autograph signed letters written at Montreal by Ann Adams, dated between 24 March 1834 to 26 December 1937, to her son Edward H. in Providence, Rhode Island, and Philadelphia. Letters contain local news (churches and organs built, the railroad to St. Johns, fires, printing and publishing, cholera, etc.), observations on the worsening tensions between Papineau and the "Canadiens" and the "Loyalists," and accounts of preaching by an Indigenous convert to Christianity.
Fragile. Tears across folds have been repaired with scotch tape. Page turning is difficult due to tape sticking.
Immediate source of acquisition
Purchased from Warren Baker, September 2017.
Arranged chronologically by archivist.
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With residue from wax seals, postmarks, and addresses on verso.
Includes some photocopies of letters, partial transcriptions and bookseller descriptions.