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Grant Family fonds
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Attestations, wills, and certificates

Material consists of family members and friends’ last wills and testaments, appointment of tutorship of children, the transfer of funds, contracts regarding payment dates, a diploma of Teacher of a Model School, grades, insurance policies, fire policies, and the sale of property.

Correspondence

Series consists of correspondence sent to different Grant family members. Letters are between members of the immediate family, cousins, uncles, and aunts, family and friends in Scotland, Spain, and Ontario, between tenants and landlords, correspondence with city officials and departments such as the Palais de Justice in Montreal, letters from lawyers and notaries, and invitations to events.

Financial records

Series consists of records relating to payment and receipt of various taxes and bills. The material includes receipts from the City of Montreal’s Treasurer Office for City Dues, municipal receipts for Côte St- Louis, (now Mile End in Montreal), insurance payment receipts, payment for household furnishings, and heating bills.

Grant Family fonds

  • F010
  • Fonds
  • 1796-1933

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

Grant family

Instructional records

Series contains prescriptions for ailments, notes regarding waterproofing of various garments, research notes, sheets of poetry, religious documents including hymns and a book of saints, and a handwritten math textbook from Scotland, which covers addition, notations, subtraction, multiplication, division, reduction, the rule of three, the rule of five, and a practice section.

Objects

Series contains one leather wallet and a tin box, which held the wallet. The wallet previously held correspondence.

Victoria Toll Bar

Series contains records relating to the Victoria Toll Bar on Victoria Road probably located in Montreal. Material consists of a deed of lease, toll payment grid from the Turnpike Trust, receipts of payment, instructions regarding how the toll bar functions, and a list of tolls to be paid.