Part 14-002 - Birdsall family fonds

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Birdsall family fonds

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CA ON00333 75-1026-14-002

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  • 1827-1920 (Creation)
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    Birdsall family

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1 m of textual records

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Fonds was in the custody of Mrs. Barbara Mather before it was donated to Trent University Archives in 2013.

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Fonds is comprised of 22 diaries authored by Richard Everitt Birdsall (1837-1877), son of surveyor Richard Birdsall (1799-1852); Charlotte (“Lot”) Birdsall (1837-1933), [wife of Richard Everitt Birdsall]; Francis (Frank) Birdsall (1838-1914), son of surveyor Richard Birdsall (1799-1852); and Richard (“Dick”) Everitt Birdsall II (1860-1945), [only son of Frank Birdsall]. Also included is family correspondence (photocopies, originals, and transcriptions) dated 1819-1856; these items include original correspondence and militia lists related to the 1837-1838 Rebellion. The fonds also includes loose items from the diaries and two copies of attestation forms for the Seventh Provisional Battalion of Militia of Upper Canada.

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