Collection MSG 430 - Thomas Blackwood Collection

Letterbook Photocopy of Letterbook Correspondence

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Thomas Blackwood Collection

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  • 1806-1839 (Creation)
    Blackwood, Thomas, 1773-1842

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28 folio leaves (1 cm)

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Thomas Blackwood (1773-1842), born in Lanarkshire, Scotland, came to Canada in 1791. He was in the service of the fur trading firm of James McGill for a number of years. Later he formed a business partnership with McGill's stepson, François Desrivières. In 1822, Blackwood became the first President of the Montreal Board of Trade.

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Source unknown, but possibly from the estate of James McGill.

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This collection consists of contemporary copies of letters written by T. Blackwood from Michilimackinac to James and Andrew McGill & Co., to Ch. Chaboillez, and to T. and J. McGregor.

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  • English
  • French

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  • Box: R-430-1