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Accession Number: 70-1005

Title

A.G.Fleming letter. -- Photocopied [ca. 1970]. -- 1 item.

Biography / History

Arthur Greig Fleming was a resident of Kirkaldy,Fifeshire, Scotland. He married Elizabeth Arnot in the early 1800's. They hadat least two children, David and Sandford who emigrated to Canada in 1845. Sandfordlater became Sir Sandford Fleming, well known railway surveyor and constructionengineer. In 1847, David Fleming was living in Toronto, Canada West. Arthur andElizabeth travelled to Canada in 1847 after July. It is possible that theyemigrated here as well.

Custodial History

The original letter is owned by the PeterboroughHistorical Society and the photocopy was donated by Martha Kidd to the TrentUniversity Archives.

Scope and Content

This item is a photocopy of a letter from A.G.Fleming, of Kirkcaldy, Scotland, to his sons, David and Sandford, in Canada.Topics discussed include difficulties in booking passage to Canada, activitiesof David, and those of (later Sir) Sandford in railways. Also mentioned is Dr.Hutchison, Peterborough's first doctor; as well as incidences of grave illnessand quarantining of newly-landed emigrants. The letter is dated July 16, 1847.

Notes

Title based on the contents of the item.

The photocopies of the letter were donated by Mrs.Martha Kidd of the Peterborough Historical Society.

Restrictions: N

The photocopies of the letter are accompanied by ahandwritten transcript.