Fonds F 4525
2.4 metres of textual records
45 volumes of textual records
9 architectural drawings
1 package of fabric samples
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.
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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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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|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|