William Farmer and family fonds [textual record]

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    Hierarchical level:
    1542-1902, [ca. 1970-1977].
    R2992-0-0-E, MG24-I120
    Type of material:
    Textual material
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      William Farmer and family fonds
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    1542-1902, [ca. 1970-1977].
    Place of creation:
    Québec (Province)
    24 cm of textual records.
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    Scope and content:
    Fonds consists of papers which include genealogy and family history, ca. 1970-1977, photocopy, 153 pages; English documents, 1542-1839, original, 20 cm; and a scrapbook, 1834-1902, photocopied 1964, 35 pages.
    Biography/Administrative history:
    Farmer, William, 1794-1880 (family): William Farmer (1794-1880) was a Shropshire farmer who emigrated to Canada in 1834 in the Kingston of Liverpool, a vessel which he chartered to transport his party of 55 persons, which included his wife, children, servants and their families, as well as 56 head of farming stock, and all their farming equipment, furniture and other possessions. From the Wright family, William Farmer leased the Gatineau Falls farm in Hull Township, Lower Canada, about six miles from Bytown, and tried to establish a sawmilling business on the Gatineau River. The enterprise failed, however, and had to be turned over to Alonzo Wright in 1846. In 1855, Farmer and his family moved to Canada West and eventually settled at Ancaster, near Hamilton, in 1860.
    Finding aid:
    Textual records (Electronic) The finding aid provides a descriptive list of the papers and an abbreviated family tree of the Farmers. MSS1124 (90 90: Open)

    Additional information:
    General Note:
    Received in 1977 and 1978 from Dr. R.H.D. Farmer, Ancaster, Ont.
    Location of originals note:
    Scrapbook copied in 1964 from originals in the possession of Dr. G.R.D. Farmer, of Rockcliffe, Ottawa, through the National Capital Commission.
    Related material:
    For information on the Wright Family, consult MG 24 D 8.
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