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Only top-level descriptions Archives of Ontario Edgar, Matilda Ridout, Lady, 1844-1910
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J. D. Edgar family fonds

  • CA ON00009 F 65
  • Fonds
  • 1680-1988, predominant 1840-1955

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by Sir James David Edgar, his wife Matilda, and various other members of the Edgar family.

Their records include correspondence, both political and personal, speeches, lecture notes, invitations, published material, scrapbooks and photographs. As J.D. Edgar was actively involved in politics, correspondents includes many prominent politicians of his day, including Alexander Mackenzie and Sir Wilfred Laurier; there are also letters regarding important political events such as the North-West Rebellion.

Fonds also contains records from other family members, such as the diaries of Maud Edgar, a hand-written Shawnee-English dictionary compiled by Thomas Ridout, a typescript copy of Thomas Ridout's Old Memoir covering the period 1786-1788, photographs of various members of the Edgar family, genealogical material, and correspondence with family in the United States and overseas.

The fonds is divided into 11 series.

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

Edgar, J. D. (family)