Fonds F 1256 - James Cameron fonds

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James Cameron fonds

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CA ON00009 F 1256

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  • [Microfilmed 1974] (originally created 1843-1902) (Creation)

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2 reels of microfilm (textual records)

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James Cameron (fl. 1843-1902) was a resident of James Cameron Island, Lake St. Francis (near Summertown, Ontario), who previously lived in Williamstown and Martintown.

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Fonds consists of the microfilmed diaries of James Cameron, written while he resided on James Cameron Island. Diary entries relate to: the weather; farming (including wood cutting and the care of farm animals); hunting; trade; shipping; fishing; social visits; trips to Williamstown; and local news. Diaries also include mathematics exercises, penmanship exercises, hand written sheet music, and hand copied essays and poems. Also included are some loose items, including: receipts; an advertising letter from the Curzon Brothers (tailors); family correspondence; accounts; and a child’s drawings and exercises.

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Fonds was loaned to the Archives of Ontario in 1974 by Mabel Walter MacLean.


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Records are available on microfilm only.

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No restrictions on access.

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Copyright held by creator. These materials cannot be published without permission from the copyright holder.

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

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