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Accession Number: 01-1016


James Walter Curry fonds. -- 1902-1908. - 1 cm of textual records.

Biography / History

James Walter Curry was born in 1858 in Port Hope, Ontario. He was a lawyer and practiced in Port Hope, Millbrook, and Toronto. In Toronto, he headed the law firm O'Connor, Wallace and Macdonald and specialized in criminal law. Curry was also Crown Attorney (Toronto) (1892-1906), managing director of Canada-Cuba Land and Fruit Company (1906-1907), president of the Toronto Lacrosse Club, and director of the Ontario Lacrosse Club. Curry also ran unsuccessfully for MPP as the Liberal candidate for East York (1908).

Custodial History

This fonds was in the custody of Warren Solomon before it was donated to Trent University Archives via Professor Elwood Jones.

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of two letters addressed to J.W. Curry from The General Reform Association for Ontario, requesting that he speak at upcoming meetings; one letter addressed to J.W. Curry from A.J. Reynolds concerning a convention at which a few divisions were not represented; and one letter which is a High Court of Justice exhibit and is addressed to a Mr. Clancy from M.F. Smith, Tremont House, Toronto, and discusses Smith's inspection of cases of corn.


Title based on the contents of the fonds.

This fonds was donated by Warren Solomon.

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