Collection MSG 1315 - McGill College Collection

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McGill College Collection

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  • 1847 (Creation)

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2 leaves

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Collection contains two financial documents related to McGill College. The first is a memorandum between the College and its creditors in which the College agrees to pay out dividends and pay in installments towards the balance of the College's debt. It is signed by the individual creditors as well as by the principal of McGill College, Edmund A. Meredith. The memorandum contains a list of creditors of McGill College with their names and occupations listed, including William Lyman, druggist, Robert Abraham, printer, John Keller, merchant, and many others. A note dated 24 March 1847 with a response from representatives of the creditors is pasted on. The second document is a ledger sheet dated from 1844 to 1847 with the caption: "The Directors of McGill College to Joseph Hitchens."

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Tape repairs along fold.

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Gift of Warren Baker of Montreal, March 2023.


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  • English

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McGill University was known as McGill College between the period of 1821 to 1885.

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  • Box: R-MIX-0043