Collection P212 - Partridge Island Quarantine Station Collection

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Partridge Island Quarantine Station Collection

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CA OSLER P212

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  • 1833 (Creation)
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    Partridge Island Quarantine Station

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0.2 cm textual records.

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(1816-)

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Partridge Island, the first quarantine station in Canada, was established in 1785, although its first use as a Quarantine Station is recorded as 1816. It is located in the Bay of Fundy off the coast of New Brunswick.

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Purchased by the Osler Library in 2017 from Warren Baker. Provenance John Townsend.

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Collection contains a manuscript note written by a doctor at Partridge Island, dated August 21, 1833, that a Mrs. Campbell is allowed to depart from quarantine; also includes a travel document for Mrs. Campbell and two other adults sailing from Belfast to St. John, NB.

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  • English

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The documents are in English.

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Items can be requested for consultation online via the Library Catalogue or by email at osler.library@mcgill.ca. Advance notice is recommended.

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