Fonds MSG 399 - Samuel Mathewson Baylis Fonds

Correspondence Correspondence on Simon McTavish Correspondence and notes on the life of Simon McTavish Letters and postcards on life of Simon McTavish Correspondence on McTavish tomb Correspondence on restoration of McTavish tomb Draft of lecture on Simon McTavish Copy of lecture on Simon McTavish Petition to mayor regarding the McTavish Tomb Copies of legal documents regarding McTavish Estate
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Samuel Mathewson Baylis Fonds

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  • 1895, 1899, 1921-1941 (Creation)
    Baylis, Samuel Mathewson, 1845-1941

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14 cm of textual records.

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Samuel Mathewson Baylis (1854-1941) was a Montreal merchant and author. He was known for his Canadian poems and stories. He was also a strong supporter of the Baconian authorship of Shakespeare. His Baconian collection is held in the McGill Library.

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From Samuel Mathewson Baylis estate.

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Correspondence 1921-1931 concerning Simon McTavish; official copies of legal documents including estate inventories, lawsuits over the McTavish estate, and Simon McTavish’s will; notes for Baylis’ study of McTavish; numerous petitions and newspaper clippings on the state of the McTavish monument and tomb (Peel St., Montreal), and a typescript of his text concerning Simon McTavish. Also two letters from Ignatius Donnelly, 1899, and a letter 1895, from J. Middleton to John Doyle about 19th century gardening in Montreal and the funeral of Judge James Reid.

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