Fonds F010 - Grant Family fonds

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Grant Family fonds

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  • 1796-1933 (Creation)
    Grant family

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25.5 cm of textual records
1 aluminium box : 5.8 x 15.2 x 23.5 cm
1 wallet ; leather : 1 x 15 x19 cm

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Biographical history

The Grant family emigrated from Aberdeen, Scotland to Montreal in the 1830s. Alexander Gregory Grant was born in 1814 in Aberdeen, Scotland as the son of George Grant, and died 1897 in Montreal, Quebec. Alexander Gregory Grant emigrated with his wife Elizabeth Emslie (d. 1854), They had six children: George R., Louisa, Emily, Cecilia, Alexander, and Agnes. Alexander Gregory Grant was educated in Spain and worked as an instructor when he came to North America. He taught at West Point Military Academy in New Jersey, USA and later in Montreal. His son, George R. Grant, was the manager of Sir William Logan’s estate and various commercial enterprises. The family occupied several homes including one on St. Hubert Street and another on Esplanade avenue in Montreal, Quebec.

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Fonds contains records relating to the Grant family’s everyday activities and occupations. The material includes bills, receipts, certificates, wills, policies, instructional documents, poetry, prescriptions, correspondence between friends and family in Ontario, Montreal, Scotland, and the United States, sermons, religious material, and records relating to the Victoria Toll Bar on Victoria Road.

The fonds has been divided into six series:
F010/A. Attestations, wills, and certificates
F010/B. Correspondence
F010/C. Financial records
F010/D. Instructional records
F010/E. Objects
F010/F. Victoria Toll Bar

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Some records are torn or fraying, foxing, and fading.

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Correspondence is arranged chronologically.

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  • English
  • French

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    No further accruals expected.

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