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Accession Number: 00-1000


George Y. Clement fonds. -- [1913]. -- 4 items.

Biography / History

George Y. Clement was a lawyer in Wallaceburg, Ontario in 1965. His grandfather, George H. Young, was involved in the two Riel rebellions and the western Fenian invasions. Young, at the age of 18, was a clerk in the Hudson Bay store in Fort Garry in 1869-1870. His father was the local minister.

Custodial History

This fonds was donated to Trent University Library by George Y. Clement in 1965 and was forwarded to the Archives in 1999.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of four typed manuscripts written by George H. Young for his children in [1913]. The titles of the manuscripts are as follows: "Historical Paper No. 1. Notes of 1869-70. The Red River Settlement at times spoken of as Fort Garry" (33 pages); "Historical Paper No. 2. The Fenian Raid of October 1871 into Manitoba" (21 pages); "Historical Paper No. 3. Being the first paper of the rebellion of 1885" (22 pages); "Historical Paper No. 4. Re. The half breed and Indian insurrection of 1885" (22 pages). There are references throughout to Louis Riel.


Title based on the donor of the fonds.

This fonds was donated by George Y. Clement.

Restrictions: N

A letter written by George H. Young in 1913 found at the end of the first manuscript specifies that "the paper is not for publication, nor to be loaned".