Collection F01548 - Arthur George Doughty collection

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Arthur George Doughty collection

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  • 1753-1925 (Creation)
    Doughty, Arthur George Doughty

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0.04 m of textual records

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Archivist. Born in England, Doughty came to Canada in 1886. In 1897 he joined the Quebec public service and became dominion archivist in 1904. He greatly expanded the size and role of the Public Archives of Canada and, at the same time, was co-editor of "Canada and its Provinces," and launched the publication of archival records.

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Collection of letters from the library of Sir Arthur Doughty, including letters from Sir James Kempt, Lord Dufferin, Lord Durham and E.A. Meredith. Includes several documents relating to Halifax, N.S. Letters to and from Henry Youle Hind, artist and geologist. Samples of Upper Canadian currency, including a note from the Accommodation Bank in Kingston, and Confederate currency from the American Civil War, with a fragment of the Rebel Flag flown over Richmond, VA.

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Purchased in 1955/56 by Lorne Pierce for Queen's University.


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  • English

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F3 D15.I4

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Public domain

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No further accruals are expected

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  • Shelf: F3 D15.I4
  • Shelf: 2225.3