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Letter to creditors

File contains a letter written by Simon McGillivray to his creditors of the various firms wherein he was a partner. McGillivray presents the worth of several of his assets in an attempt to ease the creditors and assure them that the Deed he has se...

McGillivray, Simon.

Description of the cataract or falls of Niagara

File contains an account of the visit of Joseph Hadfield to the Niagara Falls and surrounding area. A description of the Falls is given. Hadfield outlines his activities and travels in the summer of 1785. Some physical description of the Great Lak...

Hadfield, Joseph, 1759-1851.

Observations on commerce of Canada

File contains 2 handwritten manuscript copies of the personal writings of Joseph Hadfield and his observations during his time in the fur trade. Hadfield mentions the role of traders making expeditions to the West and North West to barter with Ind...

Hadfield, Joseph, 1759-1851.

Research notes on Simon McTavish

A mix of handwritten and typed notes, interview transcripts, and drawings produced by Baylis to accompany his research on McTavish. Includes notes on Simon McTavish funeral and burial, the McTavish monument and tomb, the McTavish house (cost, lege...

Copy of lecture on Simon McTavish

A copy of Baylis's lecture "Simon McTavish: Merchant, Fur-Trader, Adventurer-Unafraid" and list of photograph for slides illustrating lecture. Lecture was delivered at the Montreal St. James Literary Society on 20th February 1923.

Correspondence on restoration of McTavish tomb

11 incoming and outgoing correspondence (handwritten or typed) between Baylis and a variety of associates and organizations on the restoration of the McTavish monument and tomb at the head of Peel Street, Montreal. There is also a brief back and f...

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