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Accession Number: 89-1004

Title

Duncan Graham fonds. -- 3 April 1900-10 Oct. 1900. -- 3 items.

Biography / History

Duncan Graham was born October 5, 1845 in the Township of Mara, Ontario County, Canada West, to Archibald Graham and Ann McQuaig. He was the grandson of one of the early settlers, John or James Graham, natives of Scotland. He was a farmer and unmarried. He was also a Councillor, Deputy-Reeve and Reeve of Mara Township and Warden of the County of Ontario in 1896. He was elected to the House of Commons at the by-election of February 4, 1897. He was a Liberal-Independent. (Taken from: "The Parliamentary Guide, 1898-9." Winnipeg: Manitoba Free Press, 1898.)

Custodial History

This fonds was in the custody of Teresa Prophet before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

Hon. Duncan Graham was an Independent Liberal Member of Parliament for Ontario North from 1897 to 1900. His papers contain a form letter from the Canadian Pacific Railway dated April 3, 1900; a letter dated October 10 from S.A. Cunningham threatening to withdraw his support for Graham in the next election and a cancelled cheque from Graham and Dougall McQuaig to E.H. Henry dated October 10, 1899.

Notes

Title based on subject of fonds.

This fonds was donated by Teresa Prophet.

Restrictions: N

Associated material in the Archives of Ontario, Toronto.

For related records see: 89-004.