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Accession Number: 83-1008


Walter Nichol Davidson family fonds.-- ca. 1890. -- 1 photograph : b&w ; 15.5 X 21 cm on cardboard23 X 30.5 cm.

Biography / History

The family of Walter Nichol Davidson residedin Brighton, Ontario. Walter Davidson (?-1936) was a merchant-tailor.He married Isabella Massie D. McDonald (?-1946). They had twodaughters: Annie Helen (1878-?) and Jessie Isabella. Annie wasa school teacher and she studied through correspondence coursesfrom the University of Toronto Extension Branch. She married adentist by the last name of Harnden. This Davidson family maybe related to the Davidson family (77-003) of Cobourg, Ontario.One letter in the 86-015 fonds is addressed to a W.N. Davidsonand speaks of a "Lizzie", perhaps Elizabeth, and a "Jim",perhaps James. Both collections are similar in that they containa large number of deeds and mortgages.

Custodial History


Scope and Content

The fonds consists of one photograph depictingthe Davidson family having a picnic at a residence in Brighton,Ontario in the late 19th century.


Title based on content of fonds.

Photograph is very faded. Do not photocopy.

This fonds was donated by an unknown source.

Restrictions: N

Additions to this fonds include 86-015.

For related records see: 87-010 (Brighton Photographic fonds).