Item 16 - Letter from Hugh Finlay to Simon McTavish, 16 February 1797

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Letter from Hugh Finlay to Simon McTavish, 16 February 1797

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CA RBD MSG 431-16

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  • 16 February 1797 (Creation)
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    Finlay, Hugh, 1732-1801
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    Québec (Québec)

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1 folded sheet ; 24.7 cm x 20.3 cm

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(1732-1801)

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Born in Glasgow, Finlay immigrated to North America in the 1760s. He was appointed deputy postmaster-general of British North America in 1774, a position he occupied until 1799. During this time, he was responsible for much of the expansion of Canada's postal system. He died on December 26, 1801.

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Manuscript letter to McTavish signed Hugh Finlay, dated Quebec 16 Feb. 1797.

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Remnants of red wax seal. Postmarked.

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