Fonds F 4562

Fletcher family fonds

About these records

Fletcher family fonds
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

30 centimetres of textual records

6 volumes of textual records

25 photographs : black and white prints

20 photographs : cabinet cards (sepia)

16 photographs : sepia prints

13 photographs : cartes des visites (9 sepia, 4 black and white)

5 photographs : black and white photomechanical reproductions

4 photographs : tin types

1 photograph : color print

5 MB of electronic records : Gedcom file

2 maps : photomechanical reproductions

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of correspondence, photographs, and some business records created and accumulated by several generations of the Fletcher family of the Tilbury East Township in Kent County, Ontario.

The majority of the correspondence is between family members. The letters discuss farming affairs, family and community news and local economic issues. Additionally, the family also discussed political and religious affairs in Canada and abroad, including the Northwest Rebellion, Fenian raids, the U.S. Civil War and the Crimean war.

At an unknown time, a member of the family transcribed the vast majority of the correspondence into typewritten form. These transcripts are organized by sender and also include background information about the people and places discussed. This transcription also includes a small number of letters that are not in the possession of the Archives of Ontario. This transcribed correspondence can be found in file F 4562-0-0-106, and references the correspondence in files F 4562-0-0-107 to F 4562-0-0-187.

Other records include the will of John Fletcher Sr., the Report of Directors of Tilbury East Agricultural Society for 1859, which gives a detailed history of the community, and legal agreements relating to timber sales and oil and gas drilling. The fonds also includes two autograph books signed by the students of two of the family members who worked as teachers as well as personal and professional references for John Fletcher Jr. Other volumes include a pocket diary compiled by David Murray Fletcher in 1920, and a privately published volume of poetry entitled "Mignonette" by Mia Farquharson Douglas.

Also included are photographs of the Fletcher family members, including extended members of the Farquharson and Stewart families. Most of the photographs are identified.

Electronic records consist of family genealogy for the Fletcher and Farquharson families organized in a Gedcom file.

Cartographic records document farm land once owned by the Fletcher family.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

The Fletcher family were Scottish immigrants who settled mostly in Tilbury East Township, Kent County.

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Fletcher (family)

Restrictions on Access
No restrictions on access.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright has been transferred to the Archives of Ontario by the donor. Series also contains material owned by other copyright owners. To find out more about the copyright status of the particular material you wish to use, consult a Reference Archivist. There are no restrictions on reproduction for research and private study. If you wish to use any of this material for other than research and private study, submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The records were donated to the Archives of Ontario in 2007 and in 2013 by Jane L. Fletcher.

Further accruals may be expected.

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