Series 2016.10.16 - F.B. Cumberland Letter Book, 1898

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F.B. Cumberland Letter Book, 1898

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CA ON00154 2016.10-2016.10.16

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  • 1898 (Creation)
    Cumberland, Frederick Barlow
    Port Hope, Municipality of

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0.04m 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 Apr 1897 to 24 Dec 1898. 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., C.W. Anderson and Son, H.J. Ball, Bishop of Toronto, Capt. M. Belton, Bank of Toronto, Rev. G.S. Bowes, Hon Dr. Borden, F.B. Clarke, Rev. J. Corcoran, Mrs. S. Cumberland, Capt. Geo. A. Curtis, Sir H. Creaser, Canadian General Electric Co., Dominion Atlantic Railway, Rev. J.A.R. Dickson, Dr. W.H. Drummond, Eureka Refining Co., Dr. J.E. Elliott, B.W. Folger, Fraser Institute, French Line, Major Foster, John Foy, J.B. Grafton, Dr. W.C. Gowan, Rev. Prof. Huntingford, Holland American Line, Rev. W.B. Henson, Hamilton SS Co., Rev. Mrs. Ingles, Imperial Building Co., Rev. H.H.B. Jones, Kingston Whig, Kingman and Co., S.B. Leacock, Sir Wilfred Laurier, Love and Hamilton, R.M. Melville, Capt. R. Middleton, Judge Morson, S.S. Meredith, Matthews Northrup, C.H. McLaughlin, New York Herald, Capt. Nihan, James Nesbit and Co., A.E. Outerbridge, Lt. Col. Otter, Wm. Pinkerton, Dr. Primrose, Sir Julian Pauncefoot, Dr. Peters, P.G. Ridout, Royal Loan and Savings, Richardson Spence and Co., G.A. Ringland, Sanderson and Son, R.M. Stocking, Wm. Stuat and Sons, Sisters of Loretto, Lt.Col. Tyrwhite, Toronto Lithography Co., Trust and Loan, Prof. G.M. Wrong, H.A. Ward, Rev. Provost Weich, Williams and Irwin (list is not inclusive).

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