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James McGill Fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 435
  • Fonds
  • 1776-1975

These McGill papers are entirely concerned with his property and estate. They comprise legal documents and copies of letters (some in McGill's hand) concerning his land holdings on St. Paul St., Montréal, in Stanbridge, and in Detroit. McGill...

McGill, James, 1744-1813

John McDonald of Garth

  • CA RBD MSG 406
  • Fonds
  • 1791-1866

McDonald's correspondence, 1791-1860, mostly concerns business and property matters, but also includes personal correspondence. There are statements of account with McTavish, Frobisher & Co., 1799; with McTavish, Fraser & Co., 1803-18...

McDonald, John, 1771 or 1772-1866

Diary

File contains a diary outlining the daily activities of Joseph Forbisher from January 1806 to November 1810. Most entries are extremely brief (no more than one line), but others go into more detail. Catalogues when he left and came back from busin...

Cashbook

File contains personal ledger (cashbook) of James McGill from 1809-1817.

North West Company Ledger

From bookseller’s description: ledger contains business accounts and transactions relating to the partners of the North West company, their ships, and includes payments made to carpenters, bakers, and other small tradesmen who did work for the maj...

North West Company

Natural History Society of Montreal fonds

  • CA RBD MSG BW001
  • Fonds
  • 1827-1925, with gaps

The fonds reflects the scientific and literary outreach activities of the Montreal Natural History Society over the course of its existence and contains correspondence, minutes, financial records, council and committee reports, membership lists, d...

Natural History Society of Montreal

Curtis Family Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 1145
  • Collection
  • 1830 - 1898

Collection consists of six account books dating from the 1830s to the 1860s, including ledgers and daybooks, used and kept primarily by Enoch Curtis for his leather tanning business. There are also some loose accounts and notes on small sheets of ...

Curtis, Enoch, 1805-1886

L. T. Blackwood Papers

  • CA RBD MSG 436
  • Collection
  • 1844-1851

Contains one ledger book (cashbook), half-filled, for Blackwood who was a retailer in Montréal.

Blackwood, L.T., 1844-1851.