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Accession Number: 91-1026

Title

John Graves Simcoe family photographs fonds. -- [ca. 1850-1900]. -- 3 photographs : b&w ; 20.5 X 25.5 cm or smaller.

Biography / History

John Graves Simcoe was the first Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada (now Ontario) from 1791 to 1796. He was born at Cotterstock, England on February 25, 1752. He was an army officer and he was in charge of the Queen's Rangers in the American Revolution. While he was Lieutenant-Governor he established York and a roads system. He urged the formation of British institutions such as a university with preparatory schools. He left Upper Canada in 1796 in ill health. He died at Exeter, England on October 26, 1752. (Taken from: "The Canadian Encyclopedia." Edmonton: Hurtig Publishers, 1985.)

Custodial History

Unknown

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of photographs of some of John Graves Simcoe's relatives. There is one photograph of "Aunt Ann Griffin" in front of a fireplace. There is one tintype of an unidentified elderly woman and another photograph of an unidentified elderly woman who was photographed by Ewing Photographer of Port Hope and Peterborough.

Notes

Title based on contents of fonds. Original envelope entitled "Lord Simcoe's Relatives."

This fonds was donated from an unknown source.

Restrictions: N

Associated material located at the Archives of Ontario and the National Archives of Canada.

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