Fonds MSG 399 - Samuel Mathewson Baylis Fonds

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Samuel Mathewson Baylis Fonds

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CA RBD MSG 399

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

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14 cm of textual records.

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(1845-1941)

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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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  • French

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