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Ann Adams Fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 1155
  • Fonds
  • 1834-1837

Fonds consists of six autograph signed letters written at Montreal by Ann Adams, dated between 24 March 1834 to 26 December 1937, to her son Edward H. in Providence, Rhode Island, and Philadelphia. Letters contain local news (churches and organs b...

Adams, Ann

Benjamin Walker Papers

  • CA RBD MSG 402
  • Fonds
  • June 14, 1816

Consists of letter from Lord Selkirk to Captain Benjamin Walker dated 14 June 1816 concerning the sale of Selkirk’s land at Salmon River, New York, and his impending departure for the Red River.

Walker, Benjamin, 1753-1818

Charles James fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 1193
  • Fonds
  • approximately April 1915

Fonds consists of a one document, a manuscript of reminiscences of Charles James, born in Montreal in 1835. The document is internally dated in April 1915. James describes his childhood as the son of a carriage and sleigh builder born in England w...

James, Charles, 1835-

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

Dawes-Leishman Family Fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 1235
  • Fonds
  • 1842-1923

Fonds consists of primarily financial and legal records related to property transfers and the estates of members of the Dawes and Leishman families. It includes land sale deeds, court documents, invoices, receipts, and wills. Business and legal af...

Dawes, James Powley, 1843-1907

Earl of Selkirk Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 403
  • Fonds
  • 1816-1818

The thirteen documents are depositions taken by Lord Selkirk concerning the conflict with the North West Company at the Red River Settlement in Manitoba and at Fort William. The Red River Settlement was a colonization project set up in 1811 by Tho...

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

Geraldine Cole Fonds

  • CA RBD Bewick MS 012
  • Fonds
  • 1813-2016

Fonds consists chiefly of ephemera and correspondence relating to the work of wood engravers of Thomas and John Bewick of Newcastle, England, in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The ephemera found in series 1 includes various examples...

Cole, Geraldine Kennedy, 1927-2015

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.

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

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