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Henri Jonas & Co. Fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 1197
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1950

The fonds contains the company's business correspondence related to the importation of food products, essences, and spices from international manufacturers, and other business expenditures, as well as some correspondence with government regul...

Henri Jonas & Co.

Samuel Mathewson Baylis Fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 399
  • Fonds
  • 1895, 1899, 1921-1941

Correspondence 1921-1931 concerning Simon McTavish; official copies of legal documents including estate inventories, lawsuits over the McTavish estate, and Simon McTavish’s will; notes for Baylis’ study of McTavish; numerous petitions and newspape...

Baylis, Samuel Mathewson, 1845-1941

Joseph Hadfield Fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 1246
  • Fonds
  • 1785

Consisting of documents detailing the 1785 travels and observations of Joseph Hadfield through the Northwest fur trade of North America and to Niagara Falls (probably written after 1810). Observations are primarily economic in nature; however, the...

Hadfield, Joseph, 1759-1851.

Natural History Society of Montreal fonds

  • CA RBD MSG BW001
  • Fonds
  • 1827-1925, with gaps

The fonds reflects the scientific and literary outreach activities of the Montreal Natural History Society over the course of its existence and contains correspondence, minutes, financial records, council and committee reports, membership lists, d...

Natural History Society of Montreal

John McDonald of Garth

  • CA RBD MSG 406
  • Fonds
  • 1791-1866

McDonald's correspondence, 1791-1860, mostly concerns business and property matters, but also includes personal correspondence. There are statements of account with McTavish, Frobisher & Co., 1799; with McTavish, Fraser & Co., 1803-18...

McDonald, John, 1771 or 1772-1866

James Bissett

  • CA RBD MSG 333
  • Fonds
  • 1854-1911

Correspondence, accounts, journals maps, etc., documenting Bissett’s career with the Hudson’s Bay Company. The Photostats (in C.1 and C.2) include Bissett’s journal and accounts at the Red River, 1854-1855, and a journal “Lachine to the Sandwich ...

Bissett, James

David Armit Fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 848
  • Fonds
  • 1867-1904

Letters and papers relating to employment with the Hudson’s Bay Company. These include letters of appointment, official announcements, lists of officers of the Hudson’s Bay Company, and an inventory the posts and officers in the Albany River dist...

Armit, David, 1848-1923

Emma Albani Fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 980
  • Fonds
  • 1872-1879

The fonds contains professional and private correspondence from Emma Albani, the first Canadian-born singer of international fame, to Parisian publisher Henri Heugel.

Albani, Emma, Dame

Wood Family Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 1154
  • Fonds
  • 1839-1867

Collection consists of 38 letters written primarily by John Wood Senior to family members in England. Many of these were written to a sister or sister-in-law and a few are addressed to his brother, Will Wood, a watchmaker and jeweller in London, i...

Jean-Baptiste-René Hertel de Rouville fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 1192
  • Fonds
  • 1837-1842

Fonds consists primarily of correspondence between Hertel de Rouville and members of the Canadian government, including Chief Secretary of Lower Canada Sir Thomas William Clinton Murdoch (1809-1891) and Governors General Lord Gosford and Charles B...

Hertel de Rouville, Jean-Baptiste-René, 1789-1859

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