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Correspondence and typed transcritps

Typed transcripts of incoming and outgoing correspondence and one news paper article. Majority of the letters are on the topic of westward expansion/protection, Canadian confederation, interaction with and displacement of indigenous groups, and li...

Jesuit estates

File contains 2 items which are copies of legal documents. One is an extract of the creation of the Seigneurie de La Prairie-de-la-Magdeleine. The other is an account written over many month of the transfer of lands and moneys involving James McGill.

Will

File contains a hand-written copy of the last Will and Testament of James McGill [1812] including inserts and probate.

Calendar and transcription

File contains a typed copy of correspondence from James McGill to Isaac Todd (17 Oct 1805) and handwritten copies of James McGill's business letters 1802-1807.

The family history of James McGill

File contains a typed manuscript of 'The Family History of James McGill, University Founder' by J. M. McGill as well as family trees and a sheet of transcript additions.

Genealogy of Desrivieres family

File contains 2 copies of the Desrivières family genealogy (family tree) from 1764 to the 20th century, including a list of sources, prepared by the McGill University Archives.

McGill University Archives

Marriage and death certificates

File contains handwritten copies of the marriage and death entries of James McGill from Montreal's Christ Church Cathedral registry and the first marriage (1763) and death certificates of Marie-Charlotte Guillimin from the Montreal Superior C...

Typescript legal documents

File contains the typed copies of 3 legal documents involving James McGill and his family.Deed of sale of a house and lot of ground situated in Saint Paul Street to Mr. John McGill (1792)Deed of Conveyance from the Commissioners for the removing t...

Lighthall, W. D. (William Douw), 1857-1954

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