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General order no. 575, Horse Guards

General order of the British Army's Forces in North America no. 575, Horse Guards. The order is a collection of reports related to a fire that destroyed the St. John's suburb of Quebec City on 28 June 1845. In addition to the introductory report from the Duke of Wellington, Commander-in-Chief, and John Macdonald, Adjutant-General, the general order includes reports and messages from Cathcart (Lieutenant General, Commander of the Forces), James A. Hope (Major-General), J.M. Higginson (Civil Secretary's Office), F.J. Griffin (Captain), T.F. Garneau (Quebec City Clerk Office), and E.L. Montizambert (Secretary General Comittee).

Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852

Deed of assignment

A deed of assignment prepared for the firm Patterson and Co. (represented in Montreal by William Walker, in Quebec by Samuel Hopkins, and in Liverpool by Andrew Todd Patterson and John Michael Malonek). The deed of assignment transfers the ownership of several plots of land in Montreal and Trois-Rivières (including a lumberyard, house, and windmill), a partially-built ship under construction in Trois-Rivières, a quantity of goods and wares (primarily timber, alcohol, and food), and some furniture and property from William Walker, Samuel Hopkins, Andrew Todd Patterson and John Michael Malonek to their attorneys, James McGill, John Richardson, and William Hallowell on behalf of their creditors. The agreement also includes an allowance for William Walker and Samuel Hopkins, as well as funding for a counting house in Montreal. The original agreement is dated 17 April 1811 and was notarized by Jonathan Abraham Gray and Thomas Barron.

Patterson and Co.’s creditors include McVickar & Stewart (James McVickar and William Stewart of New York, with their attorney John Richardson), McTavish, McGillivray & Co (William McGillivray, William Hallowell, Roderick McKenzie, Angus Shaw, Archibald Norman McLeod), Thomas W. Storrow & Co (Thomas W. Storrow, John C. Brown, Samuel A. Storrow, James Jones), and Lot & Asa Elmore.

A renewal of the contract from 10 March 1812 include new creditors: Douglas Reid & Co, McVickar & Stewart, Broker Darling & Co (by substitution from George Hamilton of Quebec), Alex Allison, Romeo Wotsworth, David David, Richard Seeds & Campbell Graham (power of substitution from Irvin Macnought & Co), Tappan & Sewall, Johnston & McQaid, Fred W. Ermatinger, Anthony Hood & Co., James McGill, John Morrall & Co, Esra Meach, Wright Bourlin & Wright, William Bowdin, and Joseph Hilson.

Additional signatories were added on 5 and 6 October 1812 (notarized by Henry Griffin): James McGill, John Richardson, William Hallowell, Henry Griffin, Thomas Barron, N.P. as well as the following creditors: George Sellers (represented by his attorney G. Garden, by power of substitution from John Salmon) and Thomas Clark (represented by his attorney Robert Frost per power of substitution from Sam. Hopkins).

Further signatories were added on 11 February 1814 and 22 June 1814 (notarized by E.H. Griffin): William Thompson (represented by his attorney Robert Frost, by power of substitution from William Mager), and M.C. Cowilling (attorneys by substitution to George Srymes attorney to the assignees of Carson, Parry & Co).

Barron, Thomas, active 1811

General order no. 574, Horse Guards

General order of the British Army's Forces in North America no. 574, Horse Guards. The order is a collection of reports related to a fire that destroyed the Saint Roch suburb of Quebec City on 28 May 1845. In addition to the introductory report from the Duke of Wellington (Commander-in-Chief) and John Macdonald (Adjutant-General) the general order includes reports and messages from James A. Hope (Major General of the Troops in Canada), C.A. Wetherall (Colonel and Deputy Assistant General), R.E. Caron (Mayor of Quebec City), H. Garneau (clerk, Quebec City Registrar's Office), J.M. Higginson (Civil Secretary's Office), P.W. Walker (Lieutenant Colonel Royal Artillery), W.C. Ward (Lieutenant Colonel Royal Engineers), F.X. Garneau (Secretary for a public meeting of the citizens of Quebec), and Sister St. Antoine (Superior, Convent of the Hotel Dieu of Quebec).

Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852

Summer school and summer course ephemera

This file contains McGill summer school and summer course ephemera, including brochures for l'École Français d'Été McGill (1961, 1962 - includes application for admission, 1965, 1966), announcement for McGill University summer course in medical museum technique (1932), and the calendar for the McGill Faculty of Arts summer session (1944).

Miscellaneous McGill ephemera, 1950-1959

This file contains miscellaneous McGill ephemera, including an agenda for the Editorial Board of "The McGill News" with doodles of animals (3 January 1940), flyer with information about the McGill Geography Summer School (29 June-8 August 1953), offprint of "McGill University and the teaching of chemistry in Canada" by R.V.V. Nicholls (1958), list of important dates in the history of the McGill Department of Chemistry prepared by R.V.V. Nicholls (March 1959).

Meet McGill Open House ephemera

This file contains a Christmas card from William and Rosslyn Tetley with an image of a McGill Wedgewood plate (undated); two Meet McGill booklets, 1956 (October 1956); a Meet McGill booklet, 1959 (23-24 October 1959); two Meet McGill booklets, 1962 (12-13 October 1962); a Meet McGill booklet, 1965 (15-17 October 1965); invitation to Meet McGill 1965 (15-17 October 1965).

Miscellaneous undated student organization ephemera

This file contains student organization ephemera, including a poster for a screening of "Something beautiful for God" a documentary about Mother Teresa of Calcutta (14 February ca. 1980s); poster for McGill Engineering blood drive (2-5 February); congratulatory handwritten letter from the Sons of Zadok to "The Teacher of Righteousness" (undated); poster or flyer for a teach-in about the Balfour Declaration and the Palestinian Resistance Movement (5 November); poster or flyer with program for South Africa Solidarity Day (13 March); poster for a revolutionary meeting to denounce the racist and anti-communist policies of the Canadian Immigration Department (18 Sept); poster or flyer for a talk organized by the Marxism-Leninism-Mao Tsetung Thought Discussion Group (29 August); flyer promoting FRAP (Front d'action politique) McGill (23-24 September ca. 1969); poster for a conference to depend the rights of the Quebec Nation organized by the Student Circles of the Workers Communist Party (2 April); invitation or ticket for "College Teas" with the names "Mrs. Gould, Miss Gould, Miss De Witt" written on it (3 February 1900, 3 March 1900); flyer opposing visit of Ian Smith to McGill "The New Zimbabwe" organized by the McGill Circle of the Workers Communist Party (1 October); poster advertising McGill Men's Squash Club and Squash Teams (24 September); booklet "The Universal Fee" with information about proposal for a fee levy to support student societies including the McGill Daily, McGill Students Council, and the Union (1911-1913).

Student Activities: Engineering

This file contains a letter addressed to engineering students from the Phi Epsilon Alpha president, Andie Shih, encouraging engineering students to join. Phi Epsilon Alpha is the McGill Engineering Honour Society.

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