Fonds MSG 224 - Frederick Griffin Fonds

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Frederick Griffin Fonds

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2.5 cm of textual records

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Frederick Griffin, the son of Robert Griffin, was born in Montreal. He studied law and was called to the bar of Lower Canada in 1824. He served as the solicitor to the Bank of Montreal. Griffin was counsel to the Board of the Royal Institution during the principalship of John Bethune.

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The fonds consists of documents and letters accumulated during the course of Griffin's legal career, including: dockets of the firm Griffin & Sewell, 1833-1875; legal notes by Griffin concerning wills, sales, and mortgages 1850-1876; legal documents of property transfers and marriage contracts 1826-1860; and notes on marine insurance in the St Lawrence 1843-1848. There are as well two notebooks of legal definitions, dating from approximately 1860.

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Some of Griffin's papers have been dispersed; the index should be consulted to locate these.

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Large MSS, CM68.B224

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