Series 2016.10.22 - F.B. Cumberland Letter Book, 1902

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F.B. Cumberland Letter Book, 1902

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CA ON00154 2016.10-2016.10.22

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  • 1902 (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, 3 Jan 1902 to Jul 1902. 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., Philadelphia Line, Adjudant General Office, Board of Trade, Judge Benson, Canadians Magazine, Black Diamond Line, Miss R. Burnham, Rev. James Broughall, Capt. Duncan Campbell, Mrs. Coad, A.E. Kemp, Dominion Bank, Dominion Atlantic Railway, Capt. Thos. Dennelly, Mail and Empire, Bell Telephone Co., Folgers Bros., Furnace Withy and Co., Fraser Family, S. Garfunkel, W.C. Goffatt, T. Eaton Co., Newcombe Chains Co., R.J. Hemmick, Rev. E.W. Hughes, Herald Printing Co., Hospital for Sick Children, Otto Higel, Hon. Wm. Patterson, Hamilton Bridge Co., Grand Trunk Railway, Imperial Loan Co., Dr. Jamieson, International SS Co., Keller Wallace and Co., Love and Hamilton, Hon. Percy Sanderson, Lever Bros. Soap, W. Lahey (CPR), Wm Laidlaw, Sir Wilfred Laurier, Lake Champlain Transportation Co., Methodist Book Room, R.M. Melville, W.H. Montgomery, R.A. Mulholland, Murray Printing Co., W.H. McCallum, Lt. Col. D.A. MacDonald, National Railway Publishing Co., Outerbridge and Co., Pinkerton and Cook, Fred C. Philp, Rideau Lake Navigation Co., G.A. Roberts, Royal Trust Co., C.B. Richard and Co., Toronto World, P.W. Stanhope, Hon. James Sutherland, Fred. Sculthorpe, Rev. J.M. Smith, Lord Strathcona, Fabre Line, Hon. Isreal Tarte, Transatlantic Mails, John Wills, H. Winnett (Queen's Hotel), Prof. A.H. Young (list is not inclusive). The book is inscribed "C.P.A. Letter Book 1902."

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