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Cameron Family Collection
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CA RBD MSG 1166
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1853-1905; predominantly 1853-1858 (Creation)
- Cameron Family
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1.5 cm of textual records.
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Name of creator
Archie, John, and James junior were three of the eight children of James Cameron, a Scottish immigrant to Montreal. A tavern keeper and grocer in Montreal from 1842-1859, James Cameron owned the Glasgow Inn tavern on Saint-Laurent Boulevard (see John Fraser, Canadian Pen and Ink Sketches [Montreal, 1890], p. 130). He is listed in the 1842 Lower Canada Census as having eight children. His sons include James junior, John, and Archie. John Cameron resided in Toronto between the 1850s and 1870s. Archie Cameron lived in Toronto during the 1850s, working in factories. He married Lucy, with whom he had four children.
Name of creator
James Cameron was a Scottish immigrant to Montreal. A tavern keeper and grocer in Montreal from 1842-1859, he owned the Glasgow Inn tavern on Saint-Laurent Boulevard. He is listed in the 1842 Lower Canada Census as having 8 children. His sons include James junior, John, and Archie.
Purchased by book dealer from eBay, February 2004.
Scope and content
Collection consists of 36 autographed letters written to James Cameron and his son Archie. The correspondence includes letters by friends, associates, and members of the Cameron family in Toronto, Lake Beauport, Scotland, England, Hull, and Montreal. Subjects include family news, freemasonry, business (regarding deed of sales), factory work in Toronto, curling, and an April Fools' Day letter. With three extant envelopes.
One letter friable and missing pieces. Some letters tearing along folds. Some letters foxed.
Immediate source of acquisition
Purchased for Rare Books and Special Collections from Warren Baker, Montreal, September 2017.
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Letters are primarily in English, with some in French.
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Some fine examples of watermarked paper.
Three items with wax seal partially intact.