Fonds MSG 220 - Frederick William Torrance Fonds

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Frederick William Torrance Fonds

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CA RBD MSG 220

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  • 1856 - 1861 (Creation)
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    Torrance, Frederick William, 1823-1887

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5 cm of textual records

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(1823-1887)

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Frederick William Torrance was born in Montréal in 1823 and was educated at Nicolet College in Québec and at Edinburgh University. He studied law in Montréal and was called to the bar of Lower Canada in 1848. He received his B.C.L. from McGill in 1856. Torrance practised in Montréal for twenty years and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1867 and judge in 1868. He was one of the founders of the Lower Canada Jurist in 1857 and was its managing editor during the first four years of its existence. From 1854 to 1870 he was Lecturer and Professor of Roman law at McGill University and was a Governor of the University from 1870 until his death. In 1865 Torrance was appointed a commissioner to inquire into the St. Alban's raid.

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The fonds consist of copies of deeds, some of which concern the British-American Land Co., that were executed by Torrance for the period 1856 to 1861, and a notebook of opinions on Québec legal questions, including copies of letters from the firm Torrance & Morris (1857-1859).

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CH269.Bd220, CH393.Bd250

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