Fonds F 193
1 centimetre of textual records
Fonds consists of photocopies of both the original diary of Thomas Nightingale and a typescript of this diary. The diary records Nightingale's daily activities during the summer of 1881 and spring of 1882 individual diary entries relate to: the weather, particularly flooding in and around Winnipeg; interactions with individuals along his travelling route, including settlers, Mennonite communities, and natives; the landscape along the travel route; hunting and fishing; sites where overnight stops were made (often giving information as to specific lots and owners); and inspections of lots and property sales.
Thomas Nightingale (fl. 1881-1882) was a land speculator who travelled through present-day Manitoba and Minnesota in the summer of 1881. He visited the Big Pembina Valley, Brandon, Portage, Duluth, Collingwood, and Winnipeg. Nightingale returned to Ontario in the spring of 1882.
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Accession Number: 9438.
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