Fonds F 31
48 centimetres of textual records
Collection consists of correspondence, land records (including deeds), legal records, genealogical information, diaries, maps, memoranda, and accounts. The majority of the records are not specifically concerned with the public lives of Powell or Jarvis, but are personal family documents reflecting the attitudes, interests, problems and way of life of the members of loyalist ruling class families. The memoranda of William Dummer Powell tell of his career and early Canadian years. Many of the letters written between 1820 and 1857 are from Samuel Peters Jarvis to his wife Mary while he was commanding officer of the Queen's Rangers during the Rebellion of 1837-8, while he was with the Department of Indian Affairs, and when he was travelling in Great Britain and elsewhere. Collection also includes various travel diaries maintained by Jarvis.
Also included are various maps and plans of areas including Long Point, Turkey Point, York, the project town of Tayport, Guelph, and Toronto.
Collection also includes miscellaneous documents, such as calling cards, watercolours, poems, an exercise book of William Jarvis, a newspaper article, and a sample of hair from the heads of Aemilius Jarvis and Edward Henry Bernard.
Records created after 1857 deal mainly with estate problems and litigation.
Collection contains the following series: Calendared Correspondence And Papers, 1767-1919, N.D. (Series I); Memoranda By William Dummer Powell (Series II-a); Diaries Of Samuel Peters Jarvis, 1847- 1857 (Series II-b); Genealogical Information (Series II-c); Maps, 1801- c.1856, N.D. (Series II-d); Miscellaneous (Series II-e); Land Papers, 1820-1863.
The Hon. William Dummer Powell (1755-1834) was Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench in Upper Canada, an Executive Councillor, and Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.
Samuel Peters Jarvis (1792-1857) was a Tory lawyer and civil servant in Upper Canada and the Province of Canada in the early nineteenth century.
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Accession Numbers: 6035, 6062, 6637, 9021, 9573.MU 1532 - MU 1537.MS 787.
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The diary of Anne Powell is available on self-service microfilm MS 788. It is the sixth collection on the reel.
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