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George Bonnallie fonds

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  • 1811-1892

The fonds contains primary and secondary source information regarding George Bonnallie as well as Lake Bonnallie, including correspondence. The fonds contains the following series: Correspondence (1849-1857).

Bonnallie, George


The file consists of correspondence in which Bonnallie tells he had met with a Mr. Shaw in Sherbrooke who had been appointed by the Bishop to examine the Bishop's Land affairs in North Stukely and to arrange matters with him dated March 30, 1857 at Orford; he informs the Bishop that he is happy to have a person like Mr. Shaw who would go into the merits of the business, that he would like to see the Bishop personally the latter part of June or beginning of July. There is also correspondence in which Bonnallie says he is sorry to say it is out of his power to make a remittance at present that he had been amongst the settlers during the summer, that they are all making improvements but have no money dated April 18, 1857 at Orford.


The file consists of correspondence in which Bonnallie says he will make a remittance in a few days to the Bishop and that he will be satisfied to leave the settlement of their affairs to Captain Wm. Rhodes dated July 7, 1856 at Orford and correspondence in which Bonnallie submits a Report of the Sales of the Lands, he gives the number of acres sold and the sum of money received dated November 30, 1856 at Orford. He says the Settlers on the Bishop's Lands, similar to the other new parts of the Eastern Townships are generally poor it is not usual to resort to extreme measures in enforcing payments.


The file consists of a letter in which Bonnallie informs the Bishop that he expects to sell all of his Land that is saleable this Spring dated April 9, 1850 at Ortord Woods. He says he has governed the price of pure Land, by that of the Land Company's.


The file consists of a letter written to the Right Reverend the Lord Bishop of Montreal by George Bonnallie asking him for Coheirs as he has to have them to insert in the Location Tickets dated August 16, 1849 at Orford. He also informs the Bishop that there are a great many Squatters on the Lands.


The series consists of copies of letters written by George Bonnallie of Lake Bonnallie, Orford, Quebec, to Bishop G.J. Mountain from 1849-1857.