Title and statement of responsibility area
Ross Family Fonds
General material designation
- Textual record
- Graphic material
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
Level of description
Edition statement of responsibility
Class of material specific details area
Statement of scale (cartographic)
Statement of projection (cartographic)
Statement of coordinates (cartographic)
Statement of scale (architectural)
Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
1871, 1867-1974 (Creation)
- Ross family
Physical description area
88 cm of textual records and photographs
Publisher's series area
Title proper of publisher's series
Parallel titles of publisher's series
Other title information of publisher's series
Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series
Numbering within publisher's series
Note on publisher's series
Archival description area
Name of creator
The Ross family centers around Robert Baldwin Ross, his wife Elizabeth Ross (nee Paterson) and their four children William Bruce Ross, Douglas Allen Ross, Dorothy Jean Ross and Alison Elizabeth Ross. In addition, the family includes maternal Paterson relatives, including Edward Russell Paterson, William Stieven Paterson and James Paterson.
The family is related to David Livingstone through James Paterson's wife Ann Warden.
In 2018 MG 3079 Dorothy Jean Ross Fonds, MG 4047 William Bruce Ross Fonds, MG 4048 William Stieven Paterson Fonds, and MG 4076 Edward Russell Paterson Fonds were reconstituted with MG 2019.
Scope and content
The Ross family fonds consists primarily of records related to the student achievements of the Ross children and includes student notebooks, news clippings, convocation programmes, certificates, and memorabilia of the Red and White Revue such as songs, photographs and original songs. Edward Russell Paterson’s student notebooks in geology, petrography and English literature are included.
In addition, there are two diaries of William Stieven Paterson’s from his travels through Civil War battlefields in the southern USA and a trip to Cuba; 8 photograph albums depicting the Paterson side of the family; 3 scrapbooks of magazine stories for children, poems and household hints; and correspondence between Dorothy Jean Ross and the McGill University Archives.
Immediate source of acquisition
Language of material
Script of material
Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Restrictions on access
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
MG 3079, MG 4047, MG 4048 and MG 4076 were reconstituted into MG 2021.
Inventory list available.
Standard number area
Place access points
Description record identifier
Rules or conventions
Level of detail