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Fonds Level Description

Accession Number: 84-018


Upper Canada diaries collection. -- Microfilmed Nov. 1957. -- 8 microfilm reels.

Biography / History


Custodial History

The microfilm was produced by the Archives of Ontario from their holdings and purchased by the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This is a microfilm collection of farmers diaries from Upper Canada dating from 1799 to 1894.


Title is based on content of collection.

This collection was purchased by Trent University from the Archives of Ontario.

Originals located at the Archives of Ontario.

Restrictions: Not to be reproduced without the permission of the Ontario Archives.

Associated material located at the Archives of Ontario.

Microfilm. Set 42

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Reel No. 1: Captain Wm. Johnson Diaries, 1832-1850

Reel No. 2: George Leith Diary, 1834-1852

Reel No. 3: Edward & James Wilson Diaries

Reel No. 4: Daniel Fowler Diary, ca 1846, and Arthur J. Kingstone Diary, 1833

Reel No. 5: Angus Mackintosh Diary, 1813-1814, and Mrs. E.G. O'Brien Journal, 1828-1838

Reel No. 6: Wm. & Elizabeth Peters Diary, 1850, and Hamnett K. Pinhey Diary, 1829-1840

Reel No. 7: Benjamin Smith Diary, 1799-1849, and Captain R.E. Vidal Diary, 1835

Reel No. 8: Isaac Wilson Diary, 1811-1841, and Solomon D. Bagg Diary, 1858-1867