Fonds F 1009 - George T. Denison fonds

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George T. Denison fonds

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CA ON00009 F 1009

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  • 1872-1918 (Creation)

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5 cm of textual records
43 photographs : prints
1 artifact

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George Taylor Denison (1839-1925) was a lawyer, military officer, politician, public servant, author, and military historian in Ontario.

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No acquisition information is available for this fonds. However, prior to being acquired by the Archives of Ontario, the letterbook and photographs were presented to the Library of the Canadian Military Institute.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of one letterbook and 43 photographs. The letterbook contains the correspondence of George T. Denison, written in his capacity as Ontario Immigration Commissioner to London, England, 1872-1874. The letterbook contains information on various immigration societies and Denison's efforts to promote English immigration to Canada. Also included in the letterbook, are Denison's private reports to Hon. A McKeller, the federal Commissioner of Public Works. The photographs document George T. Denison, his family members, collegues and his home in Toronto, Heydon Villa. The photographs also include a locket containing 3 daguerreotypes of George T. Denison his wife Mary Anne and locks of their hair.

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Aperture cards for some of the photographs in this fonds, including the photographs in the locket, are available in the visual finding aid in the Special Collections Reading Room.

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No restrictions on access for most of the records in this fonds. Access is restricted to the locket containing photographs of George T. Denison and his wife for conservation reasons.

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Records are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on reproduction, however permission of the Archives of Ontario is required for publication; submit a Request for Permission to Publish Form.

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For a more detailed description, use this link to the Archives of Ontario's descriptive database:

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