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Accession Number: 75-011


Stafford F. Kirkpatrick fonds. -- Photocopied [ca. 1975]. -- 5 cm of textual records.

Biography / History

Stafford Frederick Kirkpatrick was born December 12, 1809, the seventh son of Alexander Kirkpatrick, in Coolmine, County Dublin, Ireland. He later emigrated to Canada and settled in Peterborough, Upper Canada, where he was a Barrister at Law and later became a Judge. He was also a militia officer. In 1835, Kirkpatrick married Henrietta Fisher, daughter of Alexander Fisher, and together they had six children. He died in 1858. (from: Edward Marion Chadwick. "Ontarian Families". New Jersey: Hunterdon House, 1894.)

Custodial History

The original letters are in the custody of the Provincial Archives of Manitoba. The photocopies were created by the Provincial Archives of Manitoba and purchased by the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of photocopies of letters written by Stafford F. Kirkpatrick to his brother Alexander in Dublin, with a few to his brother William regarding family and friends, business matters, local news, comments on the political situation in Canada, St. John's Church in Peterborough, Thomas A. Stewart and his family, and the Rebellion of 1837. The records cover the period between April 1831 and November 1851.


Title based on the creator of the fonds.

The photocopies were purchased from the Provincial Archives of Manitoba.

The letters are arranged in chronological order.

Restrictions: N

Associated material on the Kirkpatrick family can be found in the Queen's University Archives.

For related records see: 69-002, 78-008, 94-006, and 94-007.