Item GA 96 - Arthur Lang diary copy

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Arthur Lang diary copy

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CA ON00351 GA 96

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  • 1820 (transcribed 1907) (Creation)

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Arthur Lang (1789-1849) emigrated from Scotland to Canada in 1820 to settle in Ramsay Township in what is now Lanark County, Ontario.

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This document is a 13 p. carbon ts. transcript of Arthur Lang's diary prepared as a Christmas souvenir in 1907 by T.A. Lang, Clearfield Pennsylvania. It includes a copy of a letter from one of Arthur Lang's granddaughters to another, giving some family background. Arthur Lang describes the sea voyage, scenery, passengers, trip from Montreal through the Lachine Rapids and on to Prescott, and his experiences inspecting land near Lanark, in Ramsay, Lanark and Dalhousie Townships.

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Donated by Nazla Dane [see also Nazla Dane fonds] in 1991. In an accompanying note she states that she has no recollection of acquiring this document.


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