Series 2016.10.10 - F.B. Cumberland Letter Book, 1895 (2)

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F.B. Cumberland Letter Book, 1895 (2)

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CA ON00154 2016.10-2016.10.10

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  • 1895 (Creation)
    Cumberland, Frederick Barlow
    Port Hope, Municipality of

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0.06m textual records

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Frederick Barlow Cumberland (1846-1913) was born in England to Frederick William Cumberland and Mary Bramley Wilmot on 5 Aug 1846. He immigrated to Canada with his parents, where his father worked throughout Upper Canada as a very successful architect. On 19 Oct 1871 Frederick Barlow married Sarah Catherine Seraphina Fraser (grand-daughter of John Tucker Williams; and daughter of William and Augusta Fraser). The couple had only one daughter, Mildred (later Wotherspoon); and lived in Sarah's childhood home "Dunain," located at 345 Lakeshore Road in Port Hope. In several Canadian Census records, Frederick Barlow Cumberland is listed as a "Manager" and "Ticket Agent," working in both Toronto and Port Hope. He died of Chronic Nephritis (Kidney Disease) on 1 Sep 1913, and is buried in St. James Cemetery, Toronto.

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Donated to the Port Hope Archives in 2016. Donors received the books from the Cumberland/Redner family when they purchased the Cumberland family home, Dunain.

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Series consists of one (1) Letter Book created by F.B. Cumberland, 20 Jun 1895 to 2 Nov 1895. It includes copies of correspondence to: Thos. Cook and Son, Canadian Bank of Commerce, American Line, Red Star Line, International Navigation Co., Kingman Brown and Co., New York Herald, D. Torrance and Co., Rev. Armstrong, H.J. Ball, Trinity College School Bursar, Rev. Burns, Rev. Austin Budge, New York City Baggage Agent, Lt. Col. Buchan, Father Bufford, Bishop of Algoma, Bell Telephone Co., C.J. Bethune, Bowring and Archibald, D.W. Campbell, Canada and Newfoundland SS Co., Thos. Carlyle, Mrs. Digman, Mrs. J. Cawthra, Col. F. Denison, Miss Ermatinger, "Globe" Editor, B.P. Fraser, Fidelity and Casualty Co., Major Foster, German Publishing Co., Col. Holland, W.F. Herman, International Order of the Foresters, Inglis and Son, Rev. J.J. Lynch, London and Canadian Loan Co., Matthews Northrup Co., Chas. E. Markham, Bank of Hamilton, Sir David McPherson, Netherlands A.S. Navigation Co., NY Shipping Co., A.E. Outerbridge, Ontario Publishing Co., Wm. Pinkerton, Rev. H.C. Priest, R.M. Stocking, F. Roblin, St. Andrew's Cross, The Thomas Foreign Tourist Co., Westcott Express Co., Lt. Col. Wayling, Graham and Son (list is not inclusive).

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