Fonds F 19
10 centimetres of textual records
Fonds consists of records of Marshall Spring Bidwell, Barnabas Bidwell, and other members of the Bidwell family. Records of Barnabas Bidwell include correspondence, certificates, legal documents, and financial records. Included are letters and court records regarding the deficit in the accounts of Berkshire County. Records of Marshall Spring Bidwell include correspondence, degrees, certificates, licences, deeds, mortgages, wills, property records, Crown land grants, and other records. Bidwell's business correspondence consists of letters sent to John Bogert or to the firm of Ford and Bogert, Barristers in Brockville. Other letters are from Bidwell to Henry Cassady, a Kingston lawyer who looked after Bidwell's Canadian affairs after his departure.
Records of the Bidwell family include genealogical information, information on properties held by family members, as well as correspondence, notebooks, diaries, legal records, clippings, and other records of individual family members.
The Bidwell family were involved in law and politics in the United States and Upper Canada during the eighteenth and nineteenth century.
Barnabas Bidwell (1763-1833), was a lawyer and politician in the United States before moving to Upper Canada, where he established a school in the village of Bath and assisted his son, Marshall S. Bidwell (1799-1872), in his law practice.
Marshall Spring Bidwell (1799-1872) was the leader of the Moderate Reformers in Upper Canadian politics prior to the Rebellion of 1837.
Click on the link(s) below for more information.Bidwell, Marshall S. (family) Bidwell, Barnabas, 1763-1833 Bidwell, Marshall S. (Marshall Spring), 1799-1872
The microfilm in MS 761 was purchased by the Archives of Ontario in 1985 from the Yale University Library in New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A. A finding aid for the microfilmed material purchased from Yale University Library is available at the beginning of the first reel of MS 761.
Other Bidwell letters may be found in the W.H. Merritt fonds (F 662)
Title based on content of fonds.
Accession Number: 16638.MU 5816.MS 93.MS 761.
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