Item 0003 - Letter, 4 October 1899

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Letter, 4 October 1899

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CA MUA MG 1022-2-1-341-0003

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  • 4 October 1899 (Creation)
    Mathewson, James Adams, 1822-1905
    Montréal (Québec)

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James Adams Mathewson was born on September 1, 1822, in Strabane, Tyrone, Northern Ireland.

He was a businessman. He immigrated to Montreal with his parents in 1834. In 1848, he became his father's partner in Samuel Mathewson & Son, a retail and wholesale firm specializing in tea, coffee, spices, sugar, and groceries. When his father died in 1854, James Adams joined forces with his brother-in-law Hugh Mathewson (1813-1877) under the business name J. A. and H. Mathewson. Together, they moved away from the retail business and began to operate as importers and wholesalers. In 1868, James Adams Mathewson ended his partnership with Hugh Mathewson and ran the family business alone for many years. His three sons (William Black, Samuel James, and James Adams, Jr.) were gradually introduced to the business and by 1884 were formally involved in the management of J.A. Mathewson and Company.

In 1847, he married Amelia Seabury Black (1826–1900). He died on April 3, 1905, in Montreal, Quebec.

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Letter from J.A. Mathewson to John William Dawson, written from Montreal.

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  • Box: M-1022-18