Fonds F 65
2.45 metres of textual records
170 photographs : black and white prints
8 photographs : colour prints
7 photographs : black and white negatives
8 photographs : colour negatives
7 albums (432 photographs : black and white prints, 0.5 centimetres of textual records, 38 postcards, 1 greeting card, other materials)
5 greeting cards
1 leather photo album cover
Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by Sir James David Edgar, his wife Matilda, and various other members of the Edgar family.
Their records include correspondence, both political and personal, speeches, lecture notes, invitations, published material, scrapbooks and photographs. As J.D. Edgar was actively involved in politics, correspondents includes many prominent politicians of his day, including Alexander Mackenzie and Sir Wilfred Laurier; there are also letters regarding important political events such as the North-West Rebellion.
Fonds also contains records from other family members, such as the diaries of Maud Edgar, a hand-written Shawnee-English dictionary compiled by Thomas Ridout, a typescript copy of Thomas Ridout's Old Memoir covering the period 1786-1788, photographs of various members of the Edgar family, genealogical material, and correspondence with family in the United States and overseas.
The fonds is divided into 11 series.
Sir James David Edgar (1841-1899) was a lawyer, politician, and writer. His wife, Lady Matilda (Ridout) Edgar (1844-1910) was an historian, writer, and philanthropist.
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The Archives of Ontario also has the Thomas Ridout family fonds (F 43). Lady Matilda Edgar was the daughter of Thomas Gibbs Ridout.
Some letters, scrapbooks, photographs and albums are fragile. Some items contain red rot. Please see a Reference Archivist for handling assistance.
Title supplied based on content of fonds.
No further accruals are expected.
Accession Numbers: 1162, 1720, 1837, 2088, 3273, 6310, 9913, 15617, 48268.
Before 2009, series were arranged in an alphanumeric system.
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|Reference Code||Series Title|
|F 65-1||Correspondence of the Edgar Family|
|F 65-2||Speeches, lectures and notes of the Edgar family|
|F 65-3||Edgar family genealogy|
|F 65-4||Edgar family diaries|
|F 65-5||Scrapbooks and clippings of the Edgar family|
|F 65-6||Literary papers of the Edgar family|
|F 65-7||Ridout family records|
|F 65-8||Poems created and compiled by the Edgar family|
|F 65-9||Other documents, printed material and artifacts relating to the Edgar family|
|F 65-10||Edgar family photographs and related materials|
|F 65-11||Originals and reproductions of art with European subjects|