Fonds F 43
1.6 metres of textual records
1 photograph : print
Fonds consists predominantly of correspondence, diaries and copies of manuscripts relating to the Ridout family in Upper Canada in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The records document the family's service in the War of 1812, and their administrative and business careers, as well as the family's private life, including financial matters and genealogical research conducted by later members of the family.
Family members principally represented in the fonds include Thomas Ridout, Surveyor General of Upper Canada; Samuel Smith Ridout; George Ridout; Thomas Gibbs Ridout; and his wife, Matilda Bramley Ridout.
Records also include commissions, militia records, a Shawnee-English dictionary, household expenses, records relating to land transactions and Masonic Lodges, and Ridout family Bibles. The fonds also contains silhouette drawings and a plan of Samuel Smith Ridout's farm.
The Ridout family were involved in politics, the public service and business in Upper Canada during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
Thomas Ridout (1754-1829) was a politician and public servant in Upper Canada during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century.
Thomas Gibbs Ridout (1792-1861) second son of Thomas Ridout and Mary Campbell, was a public servant and cashier of the Bank of Upper Canada in the early nineteenth century.
George Ridout (1791-1871) eldest son of Thomas Ridout and Mary Campbell, was a lawyer and judge in Upper Canada in the early nineteenth century.
Samuel Smith Ridout (1778-1855) was a public servant, merchant and militia officer in Upper Canada in the early nineteenth century.
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The Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto holds the original 1788 diary of Thomas Ridout.
Fonds F 65 (J.D. Edgar family fonds) contains correspondence, a handwritten Shawnee (Shawanese)-English dictionary compiled by Thomas Ridout while a prisoner of the Shawnee; a typescript copy of Thomas Ridout's Old Memoir; and the Last Will and Testament of Matilda Ridout.
Title based on contents of fonds.
No further accruals are expected.
Accession Numbers: 1339, 2569, 2833, 2900, 3616, 14876; MU 2390 to MU 2398; MU 3547; MS 537;
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|Reference Code||Series Title|
|F 43-1||Ridout family correspondence|
|F 43-2||Thomas Ridout notebook and Shawnee-English dictionary|
|F 43-3||Thomas Ridout autobiographical notes and diary|
|F 43-4||Thomas Gibbs Ridout and Matilda Bramley Ridout diaries|
|F 43-5||Thomas Gibbs Ridout and Matilda Bramley Ridout household expenses|
|F 43-6||Ridout family Bibles|
|F 43-7||Masonic Lodge papers|