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Letterbook

File contains 1 bound volume consisting of copies of correspondence written by Joseph Frobisher while he held an important role in the North West Co. from 15th April 1787 to 20th October 1788. All letters written from Montreal and sent to various ...

Estate

This material documents the estate of Mrs. Charlotte Frobisher and includes a copy of her will and an inventory, 1820.Copy of Last Will and Testament pp. 1-3Household inventory pp. 4-11 (1820)Account of estate sale pp. 12-29 (1816)Account of beque...

James Stanley Goddard Papers

  • CA RBD MSG 1244
  • Collection
  • 1767, after 1805?

The collection consists chiefly of a document written by Stanley Goddard detailing a 1766-1767 voyage by canoe from Michilimackinac up Lake Superior to the Mississippi. There is a docket title given on verso: "Copy of Mr. Goddard's Journ...

Goddard, James Stanley, -1795

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...

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