Fonds F 1248 - William Johnson fonds

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William Johnson fonds

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CA ON00009 F 1248

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  • [Microfilmed 1957] (originally created 1832-1850) (Creation)

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1 reel of microfilm (textual records)

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Captain William Johnson (1784-1851) was a sailor in the British Navy, and a farmer on Lot 6, Concession 7 of Georgina Township, Ontario.

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Fonds consists of a microfilm copy of a hand printed copy of the diary of Captain William Johnson, compiled by Mrs. J. Grant Thompson, a great- granddaughter of Johnson. The diary entries relate to: the weather; the health of various family members; daily farm activities, such as hoeing, ploughing, planting, chopping wood, and hiring farm help; local travel; local settlement; expenditures; the Rebellion of 1837, the founding of a Sunday School; and the formation of an agricultural society. Copy of diary also contains some biographical information regarding Johnson, as well as Mrs. J. Grant Thompson’s notes relating to the diary.

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Fonds was loaned to the Archives of Ontario in 1957 for microfilming purposes by Mrs. J. Grant Thompson of Nestleton, Ontario.


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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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