Fonds F 4671 - Duncan and Katherine Cameron family fonds

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Duncan and Katherine Cameron family fonds

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CA ON00009 F 4671

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  • 1801, 1816-2014, predominantly 1836-1840, [190-?]-[1938?] (Creation)

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Extent621 MB of electronic records (.pdf, .pdx)

10 photographs : black and white prints
4 photographs : unmounted photoprints
2 photographs : carte de visite
1 photograph : black and white negative
1 drawing : pencil on paper
1 sketch : watercolour on paper
1 postcard
3 maps
2 papyrograph prints
30 centimetres of textual recordsPhysical facetThe records are in good condition. Some of the genealogical charts are fragile and require delicate handling.

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Duncan and Katherine Cameron were Scottish immigrants who settled near the village of York Mills, Upper Canada in 1835.

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Records have been maintained by members of the Cameron family since their creation.

Scope and content

The fonds predominately consists of correspondence and genealogical information relating to Duncan and Katherine Cameron and their family. The records capture family information over three generations.

Some of the earliest records in the fonds documents Duncan and Katherine (Baillie) Cameron's early experiences and observations following their arrival in Upper Canada in 1835. The fonds includes correspondence regarding their family home in York Mills, "Lindally", which they had built in 1836 and named after their home in Scotland. Correspondence discusses topics such as the harvest and agriculture, Duncan Cameron's financial affairs and the Cameron's family life in York Mills, Upper Canada. The correspondence also touches on the political climate at the time including the Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837 and Duncan Cameron's views on the "radical Yankees", as well as his opinions on Lord Durhams' Report on the Affairs of British North America released in 1839.

Additional textual records in the fonds consist of correspondence from Archibal Cameron, Donald Cameron and Dr. Kenneth Cameron, typed transcripts of family correspondence prepared by Colonel Kenneth Cameron (ca. 1914), genealogical charts of the Camerons of Erracht and related families, Camerons of the Clunes and the Camerons of Camisky, Scotland and Lindally, marriage notices, legal documents and newspaper clippings.

The fonds also include photographs, maps and drawings accumulated and maintained by the Cameron family.

For the most part, the fonds is arranged in the original order retained by the donor.

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The fonds was donated to the Archives of Ontario in 2014 by Catherine Anne Cameron, Gillian Elizabeth Cameron and William Douglas Cameron. The donation was made in memory of Betty Huycke Cameron.


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Digital copies of the records are available on two indexed CDs through the Archives of Ontario library collection. (ISBN: 978-1-927503-33-1, 978-1-927503-28-7)

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No restrictions on access.

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The majority of the records are in the public domain. Fonds also contains material owned by various other copyright owners. To find out more about the copyright status of the particular material you wish to use, consult a Reference Archivist.

There are no restrictions on reproduction for research and private study. If you wish to use other than for research and private study any of this material, submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.

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F 4671

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