Fonds F010 - Grant Family fonds

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Grant Family fonds

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  • Textual record
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  • Source of title proper: Title based on the provenance of the fonds

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Fonds

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F010

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  • 1796-1933 (Creation)
    Creator
    Grant family

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Physical description

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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Name of creator

([17--]-)

Biographical history

The Grant family fonds includes the records of George Grant, his son Alexander Gregory Grant, (born in 1814 Aberdeen, Scotland and died 1897 Montreal, QC), his wife Elizabeth Emslie (d. 1854) and their six children: George R., Louisa, Emily, Cecilia, Alexander, and Agnes. Alexander Gregory Grant emigrated with his wife and family from Aberdeen, Scotland to Montreal in the 1830s. He 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, QC.

Custodial history

Unknown.

Scope and content

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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Physical condition

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

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Unknown.

Arrangement

Correspondence is arranged chronologically.

Language of material

  • English
  • French

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File list available.

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No further accruals expected.

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Revised

Level of detail

Full

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