Fonds F 514

Donald Davidson fonds

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Donald Davidson fonds
Dates of Creation
Microfilmed 1967 (originally created 1819-1877)
Physical Description

1 reel of microfilm (textual records)

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of material created and/or accumulated by Donald Davidson that documents his immigration to Canada, his farm work and his work as a blacksmith. It includes account books related to business and personal financial transactions prior to, in preparation for, during, and after his trip to Canada, a diary kept by John Legge that describes daily life on a farm near St. Mary's, Ontario and correspondence consisting mainly of letters received by Donaldson in his work as a blacksmith, among other material.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

Donald Davidson (fl. 1845-1853) moved from Scotland to Upper Canada in 1854, and later established himself as a Blacksmith in Perth County, Canada West.

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Davidson, Donald, fl. 1845-1853
Restrictions on Access
No restrictions on access.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright held by creator. 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
Fonds was loaned to the Archives of Ontario in 1967 for microfilming purposes by Elsie Jury of London, Ontario.
Availability of Other Formats

Records are available on microfilm only.

Title based on content of fonds.


No further accruals are expected.

Former Codes

Accession Number: 4991.

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