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Accession Number: 01-1000


James F. Dennistoun letter. -- [2001] photocopied. -- .2 cm of textual records.

Biography / History

James Frederick Dennistoun (1841-1886) was the eldest son of Judge Robert Dennistoun of Peterborough, Ontario. He graduated from the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1860 and became a law partner in Hudspeth and Dennistoun law firm of Lindsay in 1861. In 1868 he formed a law partnership with E.H.D. Hall of Peterborough. He was appointed to the Queen's Council in 1876, was a member of Peterborough Town Council, and sat on a local school board. He was married to Kate Kirkpatrick.

Custodial History

This fonds was in the custody of Vivienne Boulos before it was donated to Trent University Archives in 2001.

Scope and Content

Fonds is a photocopy of a communication written to James F. Dennistoun, President of the Auburn Woollen Mills, dated September 6, 1882. It was written by the employees of the company who welcome Dennistoun back after a period away due to illness. They also express sincere thanks for the kindness and courtesy which he has always shown them. Among those who signed the letter is James Kendry, manager of the company.


Title based on the recipient of the letter.

This fonds was donated by Vivienne Boulos.

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