Fonds F00641 - Cataraqui Cemetery Company fonds

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Cataraqui Cemetery Company fonds

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  • 1853-1999 (Creation)
    Cataraqui Cemetery Company

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7.8 m of textual records and other material

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Established at the beginning of the nineteenth century as a village burial ground, the Charter of the Cataraqui Cemetery Company was handed down on August 10, 1850, by the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada. The cemetery was developed in a rural garden theme, after the pattern of Mount Auburn in Boston and Mount Hope in Rochester, New York. With winding roadways through rolling terrain, ponds and watercourses throughout the 100 acres of ground, it is truly a beautiful resting place. The earliest list of lot holders is a veritable Who's Who of Kingston and includes Sir John Alexander Macdonald, the Father of Confederation, Thomas Kirkpatrick, First Mayor of the Town of Kingston, John Counter, First Mayor of the City of Kingston, and Sir Alexander Campbell, a Father of Confederation and a former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.

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Fonds consists of a Register of lot owners, 1856-1897; cash book, 1853-1883; minutes, 1853-1914; plans; various maps, including the original linen map by Frederick Cornell; assorted deeds; and Burial Registers, arranged chronologically, 1853-1978.

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On deposit from the Cataraqui Cemetery Company. Marjorie Simmons, 27 March 2003.


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  • English

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MF 6064-6065
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F3 B11
F3 B12
F3 D16
Map 5
(301) Outsize

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  • Shelf: 2277
  • Shelf: 5077.1
  • Shelf: V036
  • Shelf: MF 6064-6065
  • Shelf: KAD 61
  • Shelf: F3 B11
  • Shelf: F3 B12
  • Shelf: F3 D16
  • Map cabinet: Map 5
  • Shelf: (301) Outsize