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This fonds consists of documents created or received by various members of the Cartwright family, relating to their genealogy, land holdings and political and business activities in the Kingston, Ontario area. The records were created and accumulated by a number of prominent members of the family, especially Richard Cartwright, his sons John Solomon Cartwright and the Reverend Robert David Cartwright, the latter's wife Harriet (Dobbs) Cartwright and their son, Sir Richard Cartwright.
Series consists of deeds, tax receipts, wills, correspondence receipts, mortgages, agreements, bonds, statements of expenditures and revenues, and other miscellaneous items. The earliest documents deal almost exclusively with property transactions, especially those by Richard and John Solomon Cartwright. Correspondence appears more frequently in the 1840's. Beginning in the early 1860's, the records deal entirely with the life and career of Sir Richard Cartwright. There is a great deal of correspondence relating to his political career with such individuals as Sir John A. Macdonald, Alexander Mackenzie, Edward Blake, and Mackenzie Bowell.
The series is arranged chronologically, with the undated documents filed at the end of the series.
Researchers are strongly recommended to consult the calendar of the correspondence, which has been microfilmed on self-service reel MS 1987. Once you have located the material of interest, consult the on-line listing to determine which microfilm reels to request.
How to view these records:
Researchers are strongly recommended to consult the calendared listing, which has been microfilmed on self-service reel MS 1987. Once you have located the material of interest, consult the appropriate reel of self-service microfilm.
|Reference Code||Contents of document||Microfilm|
|F 24-1||Calendar of Series F 24-1||MS 1987|
|F 24-1||Records covering 1779-1832||MS 1988|
|F 24-1||Records covering 1833-1850||MS 1989|
|F 24-1||Records covering 1851-1868||MS 1990|
|F 24-1||Records covering 1869-1873||MS 1991|
|F 24-1||Records covering 1874-1883||MS 1992|
|F 24-1||Records covering 1884-1899||MS 1993|
|F 24-1||Records covering 1900-1913||MS 1994|
|F 24-1||Clippings and Undated||MS 1995|
Series consists of legal documents relating to the Cartwright family.
How to view these records:
Consult the listing below to identify the records that you require, and then consult the appropriate reel of self-service microfilm in the Reading Room.
|Reference Code||Contents of document||Date||Microfilm|
|F 24-6-0-1||Probate of the Will of T. Thomas Robison, Portland, Cumberland County [Massachusetts]||4 Aug 1806||MS 1995|
|F 24-6-0-2||Marriage Contract of Robert David Cartwright and Harriet Dobbs, Ireland||19 Nov 1832||MS 1995|
|F 24-6-0-3||Probate of the Will of Rev. Robert David Cartwright, Kingston||19 June 1843||MS 1995|
|F 24-6-0-4||Marriage Contract of Francis Dobbs and Maria Graham, Ireland||11 June 1844||MS 1995|
|F 24-6-0-5||Will of Harriet Cartwright, Kingston||22 Oct 1849||MS 1995|
|F 24-6-0-6||Marriage Contract of Rev. Conway Edward Cartwright and Mary Letitia Johnson, Ireland||2 July 1861||MS 1995|
|F 24-6-0-7||Probate of the Will of John Solomon Cartwright, Kingston||15 Feb 1871||MS 1995|
|F 24-6-0-8||Will of Alexander Lawe, Barrie (2 copies)||26 June 1884||MS 1995|