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Marquis de la Jonquière Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 1274
  • Collection
  • 28 February 1750

Consists of an English translation of a letter to the Marquis de la Jonquière written by Antoine-Louis Rouillé, comte de Jouy, secretary of state for the French Navy, at Versailles, dated 28 February 1750. The letter discusses an immediate release of prisioners of war taken during recent conflicts between the French and British colonies. It also includes a mention of Indigenous allies of England and France, and Indigenous people captured during the conflicts: "the Indian Prisoners among the two Nations be likewise released, but after all the French and English Prisoners are released. And that you and those govournours each one on his Part facilitate the Redemption of the slaves which may afterwards remain in the Indian Villages." The letter also includes the name of examiner Josiah Willard, secretary of the province of Massachusetts-Bay.

Rouillé, Antoine-Louis , comte de Jouy, 1689-1761

Charles Burney Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 1279
  • Collection
  • 26 March 1808

Consists of autograph letter from Charles Burney to Lady Banks, dated 26 March 1808 and written from Chelsea College. The letter is written in brown ink and has remains of wax seal. The letter contains in particular lengthy discussion of the Italian Ariettes of Vincenzo Righini, printed in English in 1791 and muses upon how they managed to arrive in England, their merits, and the poetry of Dryden, Gray, and Pope. Also mentions the music of an "Italianized German of the name of Pfeiffer."

Burney, Charles, 1726-1814

Duke of York and Albany Frederick Augustus Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 195
  • Collection
  • 1778-1821

This collection consists of translations from Terence, begun in 1778, and correspondence on military, political and private matters, 1787-1821, mostly addressed to Thomas Coutts, banker.

Frederick Augustus, Prince, Duke of York and Albany, 1763-1827

Joseph Frobisher Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 433
  • Collection
  • 1787-1834

Frobisher's papers comprise a letterbook of the North-West Co. containing copies of letters written by Frobisher from April 1787 to October 1788, two original letters to Simon McTavish, 1796, and one from him, 1787, business and legal documents, largely concerning the estate of James McGill, 1810-1834, and a diary, 1806-1810, mostly a record of where he dined.

Frobisher, Joseph, 1748-1810

John Colborne Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 1089
  • Collection
  • 1837-1838

Three letters from Seaton relating to the Rebellion of 1837, including a letter to General Fitzroy Sommerset about the capture of St-Eustache.

Colborne, John, Sir, 1778-1863

Thomas Blackwood Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 430
  • Collection
  • 1806-1839

This collection consists of contemporary copies of letters written by T. Blackwood from Michilimackinac to James and Andrew McGill & Co., to Ch. Chaboillez, and to T. and J. McGregor.

Blackwood, Thomas, 1773-1842

Henry S. Chapman Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 404
  • Collection
  • 1833-1853

This collection reflects Henry S. Chapman's relationships with a number of important figures in Montreal's political and business history, between roughly 1833 and 1853, the period following Chapman's return to London. A significant amount of the material in this collection is related to the 1837-1838 Upper and Lower Canada Rebellions (especially in Montreal), as well as events occurring immediately after the uprisings.

Consists of copies of original material, chiefly correspondence, arranged roughly by date. The contents of letters (1835-1853) include business partnerships, political reform, and personal news. Significant correspondents include Louis-Joseph Papineau, Louis-Hippolyte La Fontaine, Jacob Dewitt, François-Antoine Larocque (of Laroque and Bernard), Joseph Perreault, and Edmund Bailey O’Callaghan. There is also a partial manuscript on Canadian history and pages from a scrapbook, both dating from the 1830s.

Chapman, Henry Samuel, 1803-1881

Simon McTavish Papers

  • CA RBD MSG 431
  • Collection
  • 1792-1880; 1804-1806

There is business correspondence, 1792-1800, with letters from among others Alexander Mackenzie, Joseph Frobisher, Alexander Henry, Simon Fraser and Roderick Mackenzie. There are also minutes and resolutions of the Executors of McTavish in a bound volume; and a contemporary copy of the minutes of the executors of his will, 1805.

McTavish, Simon, 1750-1804.

Cameron Family Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 1166
  • Collection
  • 1853-1905; predominantly 1853-1858

Collection consists of 36 autograph 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.

Cameron (Family : 1842-1905 : Montréal, Québec)

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