Fonds F 502 - Matthew Teefy fonds

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Matthew Teefy fonds

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CA ON00009 F 502

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  • Microfilmed 1966 (originally created 1842-1917) (Creation)

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2 m of textual records
1 reel of microfilm (textual records)

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Matthew Teefy (1822-1911) was an Irish immigrant who settled in Richmond Hill, Ontario in 1832, where he became a general merchant, postmaster, village clerk, and justice of the peace.

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Fonds consists of originals and microfilmed copies of records, created, received and accumulated by Matthew Teefy in his capacity as a businessman and office holder. Business records include Teefy's general merchandising firm's daily ledger books, 1842-1861, and invoice books, 1852, 1855. Teefy's public office records include: marriage affidavits, 1874-1884; post office money letters, 1855-1860; and school tax notices, 1864, 1879. Also included is personal correspondence, 1857-1878, and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings pertaining to Reciprocity, 1842-1917. Fonds also contains numerous printed materials collected by Teefy including: Canada and the Canadian Question, by Goldwin Smith, 1892; Buffalo And Detroit Trade Publications, 1864, 1890; Provincial Board of Health Circulars, 1883-1893; Address to the Freeholders Of York County, by Jessie Ketchum, 1828; and the First Report of the Central Committee on the Petition to the Imperial Parliament from Christians of All Denominations in Upper Canada, 1828.

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Fonds was acquired by the Archives of Ontario in 1966 from John Muleahy.


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

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