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Dawson-Harrington Families Fonds

  • CA MUA MG 1022
  • Fonds
  • 1800-1972

Please note, description is currently ongoing. Updates will be available in September, 2019.Please contact McGill University Archives for further information: 514-398-4711 or

Dawson-Harrington Families

James Dawson

The series contains materials associated with James Dawson, a Scots immigrant to Nova Scotia, printer, stationer, unsuccessful investor, and zealous Presbyterian. The series contains some letters from family and friends in Scotland, and later, som...

Dawson, James

Wills, marriage contracts, and land deeds

File consists of Harrington family wills, marriage contracts, deeds of sale, and other legal documents, including the Last Will and Testament of Dame Charlotte widow of the late John Harrington, the marriage contract between William Harrington and...

Personal records and biographical writing

Subseries contains personal records including notebooks, autobiographical writing, scrapbooks, memo books, and sketches. Dawson's juvenile writings are largely essays on philosophical and religious topics, but also include the fictional "...

Sir William Dawson

This series includes John William Dawson's papers, which are chiefly scientific and scholarly in character, with some materials reflecting other aspects of Dawson's career, particularly educational work and religious controversy.

Dawson, John William, Sir, 1820-1899

Esssays written by J.W.D. as a boy, 1835-1836

Esssays written by John William Dawson as a boy, approximately 1835-1836, written at the Pictou Academy in Pictou, Nova Scotia. Sir William would then be 15 or 16 years of age (Found amongst old papers of Sir William's by his son W. Bell Daws...

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