Fonds F187 - Archer family fonds

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Archer family fonds

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CA ON00334 F187

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  • 1793-1936 (Creation)
    Creator
    Archer, John

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16 cm of letters, receipts, copybooks, songbooks and various ephemera

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The papers in this collection seem to have been received by Thomas Archer (1781- xx) who was born in Cumberland England and emigrated to Canada in 1831 and married to Elizabeth Mason Archer. In the next generations the letters were received by John Archer (1815-1884) and Joseph Archer (1861-1931). Joseph Archer was the grandfather of Bertha McBride (1924- ) and great-grandfather of Stan McBride Jr, the donor of this collection.

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Letters, receipts, copybooks, songbooks and various ephemera relating to John Archer and his family. 16cm.

The papers consist of four series.

Series A: Archer family letters, most with stamped envelopes (1833-1856), Confederate money (1864) Files 1-17.

Series B: Philatelic collection, originals and xerox. (1884-1930). Many local businesses represented on envelope covers. Files 18-19B.

Series C: Receipts, invoices and deeds relating to the Archer and Breckenridge families. (1839-1930). Files 20-31.

Series D: Poetry and various other ephemera. (1793-1936). Songbooks and copybooks being the oldest in this series (1793-1837). Files 32-46.

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Donated by Stan McBride Jr, Peterborough, 2008. The Stan McBride fonds should be consulted.

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Open to researchers.

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