Series 2016.10.13 - F.B. Cumberland Letter Book, 1896-1897

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F.B. Cumberland Letter Book, 1896-1897

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CA ON00154 2016.10-2016.10.13

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  • 1896-1897 (Creation)
    Cumberland, Frederick Barlow
    Port Hope, Municipality of

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0.05m 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, 30 Mar 1896 to 3 Oct 1896. It includes copies of correspondence to: Arthur Ahern, Canadian Bank of Commerce, Thos. Cook and Son, American Line, Red Star Line, International Navigation Co., Emil L. Boas, Oelrichs and Co., Capt. W. Anderson, Mrs. W.D. Ardagh, Rev. T.W. Allan, Capt. Boyd, Hon. A.G. Blair, Boston Fruit Co., H.J. Ball, Bowring and Archibald, Bishop of Toronto, British Association, Capetown Passages, Collector of Customs, Rev. W. Carroll, Rev. A. Chafee, Rev. Croft, Mrs. S. Cumberland, Capt. P.M. Campbell, Capt. P.H. Cooper, Capt. Crangle, Rev. A.C. Crews, Rev. S.D. Chown, Rev. Prof. Clark, Col. Dennison, Bishop Dumolin, Rev. J.C. Davidson, B.P. Fraser, W.A. Fraser, French Line, John Farley and Sons, Grand Union Hotel, Gould and Wilkie, Rev. F.H. Hartley, Rev. E. Harris, Rev. James Henderson, Rev. Prof. Huntingford, Mayor Harston, Rev. E.B. Jones, Kingman Brown and Co., Kingsmill Saunders and Torrence, Jno. Kay Estate, Rev. H.M. Little, Wm. A. Lee and Son, Rev. A. Mackenzie, Rev. F.G. Mitchell, Lt. Col. Mason, R.M. Melville, Hon. Wm. Murlock, Judge McDougall, NY Medical Journal, A.E. Outerbridge, A.E. Plummer, Wm. Pinkerton, G.A. Ringland, Mrs. J.W. Ridout, Dr. G.S. Ryerson, Richardson Spence and Co., Rev. J. Somerville, Mr. Justice Street, GTR Station Agent, Rev. F.A. Sheppard, D. Torrance and Co., Rev. H.O. Tremayne, J.P. Vick, Lt. Comm. S.M. Very, E.J. Weeks, Homer Watson, Rev. W.F. Wilson, Rev. W. Westney, Rev. W. Walsh, Rev. T. Walker (list is not inclusive).

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