Collection MSG 430 - Thomas Blackwood Collection

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Thomas Blackwood Collection

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CA RBD MSG 430

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

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28 folio leaves (1 cm)

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(1773-1842)

Biographical history

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.

Custodial history

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