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Dawes-Leishman Family Fonds
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- Source of title proper: Title based on contents of fonds.
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CA RBD MSG 1235
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5 cm of textual records
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Name of creator
James P. Dawes was born in Lachine, Quebec, on July 17th 1843, the son of James Dawes Sr., a brewer and farmer, and Mary Leishman. Dawes was a well-known Montreal businessman.
Name of creator
Born in Montreal, Albert Frederick Dawes was a businessman in Lachine. He was the son of James Powley Dawes Sr. (1818-1879) and Elizabeth Leishman Dawes (1819-1896). He married Cecilia Maude Lee Dawes in 1893.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of primarily financial and legal records related to property transfers and the estates of members of the Dawes and Leishman families. It includes land sale deeds, court documents, invoices, receipts, and wills. Business and legal affairs of James P. Dawes, his wife Elizabeth Leishman, and their son Albert F. Dawes are represented in the fonds. Business deals associated with James P. Dawes include with Grand Trunk Railway Company of Canada. Many legal documents in the fonds are related to land holdings and property in Lachine, Quebec.
Immediate source of acquisition
Purchased from Warren Baker, September 2017.
Preserved in the order in which it was received. File titles often based on document docket titles.
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Primarily in English with some records in French.