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Fonds F 4525

Colin Russel family fonds

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Colin Russel family fonds
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

2.4 metres of textual records

45 volumes of textual records

10 maps

9 architectural drawings

1 poster

1 package of fabric samples

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of records relating to the financial and personal interests of several generations of the Russel family. The records are chiefly concerned with the family's landholdings and various financial enterprises.

Correspondence, financial and legal records reflect the family's extensive landholdings throughout Ontario and Quebec and the importing, merchant and metal trading businesses operated by various members of the family.

Among the records are maps of the family's property and surrounding areas.

Fonds also includes a series dealing with Colin and Sarah Russel's involvement on the Management Committee of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Montreal.

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Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

The Russel family immigrated to Canada from Scotland in 1785 and operated a number of dry goods, importing and medical goods businesses in Ontario and Quebec into the twentieth century. Through their land ownership they helped to found the village of Madoc, Ontario.

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Russel, Colin (family)

Restrictions on Access
No restrictions on access.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright primarily held by the 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
These records were donated by Archibald Dennistoun Russel in 2006.

The donor has photocopied some of the more delicate records. Others have been written on in ink and some transcribed into typewritten copies.

Some of these records are in French.

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Records series that make up this fonds

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Reference Code Series Title
F 4525-1 Colin Russel family correspondence
F 4525-2 Colin Russel family financial records
F 4525-3 Colin Russel family diaries and notebooks
F 4525-4 Colin Russel family legal records
F 4525-5 Records relating to St. Andrew's Church, Montreal