Fonds F 35

John A. Macdonald collection

About these records

John A. Macdonald collection
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

2.5 centimetres of textual records

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a small group of original letters sent and received by John A. Macdonald, dated 1855-1891. Subjects of the letters include: patronage appointments, a school bill, the 1860 visit of the Prince of Wales, Canadian confederation, election issues, and government railway policy. Also included is a letter of condolence from Conservative members of both Houses to Lady Macdonald, following the death of Sir John A. Macdonald.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

Sir John A. (John Alexander) Macdonald (1815-1891) was a lawyer, businessman, politician and Prime Minister of Canada from 1867 to 1873, and from 1878 to 1891.

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Macdonald, John A. (John Alexander), 1815-1891
Restrictions on Access
Access to original records held by the Archives of Ontario is restricted for security purposes. Photocopies are available for consultation.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Records are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on reproduction for research and private study. If you wish to use other than for research and private study any of this material, submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection was acquired by the Archives of Ontario through various accessions. Materials were obtained in 1937 from Mrs. A.W. MacNabb of Toronto, Ontario; materials were acquired in 1952 from William Nickle; materials were acquired in 1965 from Dave Taylor of Picton, Ontario; materials were acquired in 1965 from Victor Buffam of Toronto, Ontario; materials were obtained in 1968 from Bishop W.J. Smith of Pembroke, Ontario; materials were acquired in 1970 from Mrs. Dave Taylor of Bloomfield, Ontario; and materials were acquired in 1972 from Nancy Brook of Toronto.
Associated Material

Most records of John A. Macdonald are held by Library and Archives Canada, MG 26, A.

The Archives of Ontario has microfilm copies of the records of Macdonald which are held at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa. To view microfilm records obtained from Library and Archives Canada, consult the following microfilm reels: ; C 21 - C 38; C 1488 - C 1525; C 1552 - C 1569; C 1580 - C 1600; C 1655 - C 1716; C 1746 - C 1828; C 4810 - C 4818.

Related Material

Numerous fonds and collections held by the Archives of Ontario include letters to or from John A. Macdonald, or references to him. A list of these fonds and collections is available in the inventory for F 35.

Availability of Other Formats

Most records are available on microfilm only.

Title based on content of fonds.

Biographical sketch information gathered from the following source: MacMillan Dictionary of Canadian Biography.

Former Codes

Accession Numbers: 726, 1283, 3937, 4871, 6255, 6903, 9331.MU 1764, MU 2614.MS 335.

Finding Aid
An item listing is available for the original letters held by the Archives of Ontario. This listing, along with information about related MacDonald material, is found in the inventory for F 35.

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By Microfilm Interloan
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