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Accession Number: 75-1013


F.W. Haultain fonds. -- 1827-1879. -- 11 items.

Biography / History

F.W. Haultain, the son of Major General Francis Haultain, was born at Brussels, Belgium, November 7, 1821, and was educated at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, England. He was commissioned as Second Lieutenant in the Royal Artillery, March 19, 1839, and after serving many years in Canada, retired as Lieutenant-Colonel in May 1860. He then settled at Peterborough, Upper Canada, in September 1860, and almost immediately became involved in political life. He won the general election of 1861, defeating W.S. Conger by some thirty votes. In 1863, he stood aside while Conger was acclaimed to the seat, but, upon Conger's death in 1864, re-entered the fray to defeat Charles Perry by one hundred and six votes in a rather warm campaign. Haultain died in 1882.

Custodial History

The fonds remained within the Haultain family until it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of correspondence, a petition, and an election poster. One item, the letter of 1827, relates to another Haultain, perhaps Major-General F.M. Haultain. The remainder relates particularly to F.W. Haultain's military and political careers.


Title based on the creator of the fonds.

The fonds was donated by Miss Haultain on Montreal, Quebec, via P. Nashan.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

Associated material located in the National Archives of Canada (MG 24).

Additional genealogical material was added to the fonds in 1987 under the same accession number.

For related records see: 69-002, 72-001 and 83-1018.



1) 14 April 1827: ______________ to Captain Haultain, re refusal to hold position of Brigade Major at Mauritius

2) 22 November 1859: a letter of introduction for Haultain, from Colonel Hall of the Royal Artillery

3) 22 December 1859: J.S.F. Williams to Haultain, regarding retirement. Written from Montreal

4) June 1861: Published letter of "Fred. W. Haultain", to the electors of Peterborough County

5) 2 October 1863: G.D. Engleheart to Colonel Wilmot, referring to Haultain's interest in the Canadian militia

6) 1 August 1864: A petition, signed by forty-eight people, urging Haultain to run in the election of that year

7) 29 September 1864: F.W. Haultain to his brother Theodore Haultain, discussing the 1864 political campaign in Peterborough, Confederation, and various family matters

8) 5 October 1878: Share certificates in the Peterborough

9) 6 February 1879: Curling and Skating Rink Company

Material added in 1987:
"The Haultain Family: a genealogical tree based on information collected and arranged by Florence F. Haultain," Montreal, Canada,1931
photograph of Haultain monument