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Magrath family fonds

  • CA ON00380 1979.007
  • Fonds
  • 1759-[ca. 1975] predominant 1844-1893

Fonds consists largely of records created and collected by members of the Magrath family, including the Reverend James Magrath and his children, in the course of administering and occupying their farming estate (called Erindale) on the Credit Rive...

Magrath family, Erindale

Family correspondence to Charles Magrath

File consists of letters written from August to October 1844 to Charles Magrath in Ireland from various family members in Canada. Topics include weather, crops, family news, James Magrath's will, property, the Dean affair, and observations of...

Magrath family, Erindale

Personal correspondence to various family members

File consists of letters to and between various family members, including the Harris family of Benares into which Mary Magrath married. Topics include aftermath of Erindale fire, birth of Thomas' child, and family matters.During an earlier ar...

Magrath family, Erindale

Farewell letter to the Reverend James Magrath

File consists of a letter of farewell and thanks from "the Gentlemen of Bagenalstown"upon the Reverend Magrath's leaving Ireland.During an earlier archival description the item in this file was assigned the number A3.17. A transcrip...

Magrath family, Erindale

Business correspondence

File consists of two letters regarding financial matters, one to the Reverend James Magrath from Bishop John Strachan, and one to James Magrath (his son).During an earlier archival descriptions the items in this file were assigned numbers A4.1-A4....

Magrath family, Erindale

Family correspondence to Charles Magrath

File consists of letters written from October to November 1844 to Charles Magrath in Ireland from various family members in Canada. Topics include politics, elections, storms, marriages, John Stachan's wedding, the Dean affair, and thoughts a...

Magrath family, Erindale

Family correspondence to Charles Magrath

File consists of letters written from November 1844 to March 1845 to Charles Magrath in Ireland from various family members in Canada. Topics include society life, Christmas preparation, the Dean affair, local suicide attempt, Toronto hot baths, a...

Magrath family, Erindale

Family correspondence to Charles Magrath

File consists of letters written from March to May 1845 to Charles Magrath in Ireland from various family members in Canada. Topics include pleasure in letters, of Indigenous peoples known at that time as the Credit Indians and soapmaking, Dean af...

Magrath family, Erindale

Family correspondence to Charles Magrath

File consists of letters written from May to July 1845 to Charles Magrath in Ireland from various family members in Canada. Topics include financial shortfalls, new railroad, bad droughts, storms, stage between Toronto and Streetsville, fire in Qu...

Magrath family, Erindale

Family correspondence to Charles Magrath

File consists of letters written from August to September 1845 to Charles Magrath in Ireland from various family members in Canada. Topics include harvest celebration, fires, arson, camp meeting with Indigenous peoples known at that time as the Cr...

Magrath family, Erindale

Family correspondence to Charles Magrath

File consists of letters written from September 1845 to December 1846 to Charles Magrath in Ireland and elsewhere by various family members. Topics include Charles' wish to study law, Tom's travels, Dean affair, crops, ships leaving for ...

Magrath family, Erindale

Family correspondence to Charles Magrath

File consists of letters written from March 1867 to February 1874 to Charles Magrath from various family members. Topics include the destruction of the Erindale house by fire and aftermath as well as other family news.During an earlier archival de...

Magrath family, Erindale

Personal correspondence to William Magrath

File consists of letters written to William Magrath from various family members and acquaintences. Topics include farming, ecclesiastical politics, financial affairs, and Charles' desire that William control the Erindale property.During an ea...

Magrath family, Erindale

Legal documents

File consists of various legal documents and instruments, including notice regarding land for the Great Western Railway in Ireland, commissions (as Public Notary and in the York Militia), a certification of the witnessing of the marriage of the Re...

Magrath family, Erindale

Land indentures

File consists of two deeds for land in Ireland, one between Peter Langworth and Bryan Kenney and other between Thomas Magrath and James and Laughlin Lennon.

Magrath family, Erindale

Financial records

Series consists of records kept largely in the course of administering the Erindale Estate and farms. Records include account books, receipts, statements of credit, and calculations. A small amount of material pertains to the personal finances of ...

Magrath family, Erindale

Day Book, Erindale Estate

File consists of a ledger comprising accounts of the Erindale Estate kept by William Magrath. Accounting commences in 1867 with the construction of the second Erindale home and alludes to the destruction of the original house by fire. The ledger c...

Magrath family, Erindale

Loose ledger sheets

File consists of loose pages from an accounting ledger with entries and calculations. The sheets do not appear to come from the Day Book (File 2).

Magrath family, Erindale

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