Fonds MG 2021 - Ross Family Fonds

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Ross Family Fonds

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CA MUA MG 2021

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  • 1871, 1867-1974 (Creation)
    Ross family

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88 cm of textual records and photographs

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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.

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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.

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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.

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MG 3079, MG 4047, MG 4048 and MG 4076 were reconstituted into MG 2021.

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0000-0579; 0000-1804

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