Fonds P091 - Daniel Thomas Jr. fonds

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Daniel Thomas Jr. fonds

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CA ETRC P091

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  • 1853-1893 (Creation)

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25 textual records.

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Daniel Thomas Jr. was born in Melbourne on 26 November 1835 to Daniel Thomas and Elizabeth Ann Armstrong. He first married Leonora M.A.T. Edie of Quebec City on 1 July 1861. The couple had five children. Leonora passed away in 1886 and Thomas subsequently married Myra C. Austin. He had one child with his second wife. Thomas went to school in Richmond. At the age of 16, he left for Australia; there he worked in the mining industry. He returned to the Eastern Townships, however, and worked as Deputy Registrar for Richmond from 1857 to 1859 and for Sherbrooke from 1859 to 1875. He qualified as a notary in 1863 and as a registrar in 1875. From 1875, he was Registrar of the Division of Sherbrooke. He was also active in the Freemason movement on both the provincial and the national levels. He passed away in June 1894 from cancer.

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The documents were donated to the archives in 1992 by Mr. and Ms. W.N. Coburn; Mr. Coburn is the nephew of the painter Frederick S. Coburn. The documents had been found in the Coburn home in Melbourne, mingled with documents relating to the activities of Daniel Thomas Sr. and William Hoste Webb (1824-1890). The latter sat in Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada as member for the constituency of Richmond and Wolfe and sat in the Legislative Council of the Province of Quebec for the Division of Wellington.

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The fonds contains limited source material on Daniel Thomas Jr.'s possessions, his professional activities, his Freemasonry, and his interest in the mining industry, in the late 19th century. In particular, the mining documents pertain to the Sherbrooke Slate Company, the Kingsey Slate Company, and the Cold Spring Mining and Smelting Company. It consists of insurance policies, certificates, letters patent, correspondence, and notarized deeds. It is comprised of the following series: Insurance (1864-1888), Certificates (1875-1883), Mining Industry (1853-1867), and Miscellaneous Documents (1885-1893).

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Researchers may also consult the Daniel Thomas fonds (P068).

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The documents were donated in 1992.
The documents are in English.

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28 janvier, 2016

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