Fonds F 58

Aikins - Sutherland family fonds

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Aikins - Sutherland family fonds
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

10 centimetres of textual records

16 photographs : prints

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of correspondence, commissions, degrees, bills, receipts, and other records of James C. Aikins, James Sutherland, and Donald G. Sutherland. Correspondence includes letters of Captain James Sutherland concerning the activities of the steamboat Traveller in the Rebellion of 1837. Also included are letters of James C. Aikins, referring to political matters, such as letters from constituents and letters referring to the department of Indian Affairs and the Department of Lands (later the Department of the Interior). Correspondence of Rev. D.G. Sutherland is concerned mainly with family matters, but also refer to business conditions, farming, and the formation of the Economy Engine Company of Gananoque. Correspondence is arranged chronologically.

Commissions and diplomas include academic certificates and diplomas of Donald G. Sutherland and his daughter Clara, as well as commissions appointing James Cox Aikins to positions such as Senator, Secretary of State, and Lieutenant- Governor of Manitoba and Keewatin. Sutherland and Aikins items have been separated, then arranged chronologically.

Bills and receipts are mostly those of Rev. D.G. Sutherland, and are arranged chronologically.

Fonds also includes miscellaneous items, including the accounts of the steamboat St. George from the years 1842 to 1843.

Fonds also includes a photograph of James Cox Aikins, and an album entitled "The Ministry of the Dominion of Canada," including photographs of members of the government, including L.F.B. Masson, L.F.B. Baby, John Henry Pope, Lt.- Col. Mackenzie Bowell, Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley, James McDonald, Sir Alex Campbell, John O'Connor, D.L. Macpherson, J.C. Aikins, H.L. Langevin, J.C. Pope, Charles Tupper, and Sir John A. Macdonald. Album also includes a photograph of a meeting room.

Fonds contains the following series: Correspondence, 1837-1916 (Series I); Commissions and Diplomas (Series II; ) Bills and Receipts, 1837-1894 (Series III); Miscellaneous (Series IV)

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

James Cox Aikins, P.C. (1823-1904) was a farmer, member of the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council, a Senator, a member of various Federal Cabinets, and a Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba.

Captain James Sutherland (d. 1857) was a ship's Captain on the Great Lakes, and a soldier in the Rebellion of 1837 as captain of the steamboat Traveller.

Donald George Sutherland (1839-1895) was a lawyer and Methodist clergyman who married James Aikins' daughter, Helena Aikins.

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Aikins, James Cox, 1823-1904

Sutherland, James, d. 1857

Sutherland, Donald George, 1839-1895

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Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright for the photographic portion of this fonds has expired, and photographs can be reproduced and/or published. Copyright for other portions of this fonds rests with the creator. These materials cannot be published without permission from the copyright holder.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Materials in this fonds were donated to the Archives of Ontario in 1960 by Mrs. F.C. Harrison of Toronto, Ontario. Mrs. Harrison also loaned some materials to the Archives for copying purposes at this time. Additional materials were donated to the Archives in 1969 by Mrs. Mary G. Barnett of Toronto, Ontario.
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Title based on content of fonds.

Former Codes

Accession Numbers: 2597, 6390.MU 5 - MU 7.MS 532.

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