Fonds F 2127
30 centimetres of textual records
Fonds consist of Adamson's research materials on Sir Allan MacNab and Dundurn Castle, and relating to the restoration efforts at Upper Canada Village.
Materials are typescript excerpts from diaries, wills, and letters relevant to the research, as well as references to published sources. These are often annotated with comments reflecting the signficance of the information for the site. Upper Canada Village materials focus on the Loucks family and the Loyalist Farm, the Glengarry School in 1965, the French- Robertson House, Cook's Tavern, Medicine in Upper Canada (1783-1867), Roads in Upper Canada (1783-1867), Agriculture in Upper Canada (1784-1867), and the Military History of the St. Lawrence River Valley (1760-1814) Records include typescript material extracted from newspapers, diaries, and published works, as well as copies of maps, plans, and pictures.
Fonds contains the following series: Series I: Sir Allan MacNab and Dundurn Castle. Series II: Historical accounts and background material respecting the restoration of Upper Canada Village.
Anthony Adamson (1906-2002) was a Peel County and Toronto professor, private heritage preservation consultant and public servant.
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The William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections at McMaster University holds the Anthony Adamson and Marion MacRae fonds. -- 1946-1992; predominant 1958-1992. -- 4.5 m of textual records, graphic material and architectural drawings. (Boxes 1-27). --ca. 6,600 photographs; col. slides (Binders 1-15). -- 792 photopgraphs ; negatives [box 28]. This material relates to the research done for the books published by these two authors.
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