Collection F02937 - Drummond Family collection

Zone du titre et de la mention de responsabilité

Titre propre

Drummond Family collection

Dénomination générale des documents

Titre parallèle

Compléments du titre

Mentions de responsabilité du titre

Notes du titre

Niveau de description

Collection

Zone de l'édition

Mention d'édition

Mentions de responsabilité relatives à l'édition

Zone des précisions relatives à la catégorie de documents

Mention d'échelle (cartographique)

Mention de projection (cartographique)

Mention des coordonnées (cartographiques)

Mention d'échelle (architecturale)

Juridiction responsable et dénomination (philatélique)

Zone des dates de production

Date(s)

  • 1791-1969 (Production)
    Producteur
    Drummond (family)
  • 1791-[ca. 1860] (Production)
    Producteur
    Drummond, Peter

Zone de description matérielle

Description matérielle

ca. 70 p.

Zone de la collection

Titre propre de la collection

Titres parallèles de la collection

Compléments du titre de la collection

Mention de responsabilité relative à la collection

Numérotation à l'intérieur de la collection

Note sur la collection

Zone de la description archivistique

Nom du producteur

(fl. 1700s)

Notice biographique

The Drummond family is the line of Capt. Peter Drummond of Jessup's Loyal Rangers.

Nom du producteur

(fl. 1770s)

Notice biographique

Peter Drummond left his native Scotland and arrived in the Province of New York, settling with Major Daniel McAlpine at Sarasota in 1774. At the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, Drummond formed his own small loyal company and fought his way to Crown Point where Lord Dorchester gave him a Lieutenant's commission in Jessup's Loyal Rangers. Drummond took part in the capture of Fort Ticonderoga and then the Battle of Saratoga, where he was captured and imprisoned in Albany. Drummond escaped through a subterfuge in 1779 and made his way to Canada where he was given command of all British and Loyalist Troops at Vercheres with the rank of Captain. Drummond saw no further combat.

For his services, Drummond received a significant amount of land in the Johnstown District. His most southerly property is now the village of New Wexford, immediately east of Prescott. Here, his original post and beam house still stands which appears to have existed well before 1796 when Lord Simcoe asked Drummond to oversee the moving of the British Fort at Michelmackinac to St. Joseph's Island in response to the terms of Jay's Treaty. To effect this operation, Simcoe formed the Royal Canadian Volunteers and appointed Drummond as Captain. As officer commanding, Drummond's signature appears on "Treaty #2" for the purchase of St. Joseph's Island. Simcoe then solicited Drummond to serve on his Executive Council, where members are perhaps best described Ministers of the Crown. In 1800 Peter Hunter appointed Drummond a Justice of the Johnstown District. Peter Drummond's signature also appears on a Loyalist petition which resulted in the Canada Act, creating what is now Ontario and Quebec.

Historique de la conservation

Portée et contenu

Collection consists of legal and financial documents, plus some correspondence, associated with the Drummond Family, from the Johnstown District of Eastern Ontario, and primarily Captain Peter Drummond, formerly a Lieutenant in Jessup's Rangers, towards the end of his life when he was no longer associated with the military.

Zone des notes

État de conservation

Poor to good

Source immédiate d'acquisition

Purchase from David Ewens - Books

Classement

Langue des documents

  • anglais

Écriture des documents

Localisation des originaux

2240.20 SE

Disponibilité d'autres formats

Restrictions d'accès

Open

Délais d'utilisation, de reproduction et de publication

None

Instruments de recherche

Éléments associés

Éléments associés

Accroissements

No further accruals are expected

Identifiant(s) alternatif(s)

Zone du numéro normalisé

Numéro normalisé

Mots-clés

Mots-clés - Sujets

Mots-clés - Lieux

Mots-clés - Noms

Mots-clés - Genre

Zone du contrôle

Identifiant de la description du document

Identifiant du service d'archives

Règles ou conventions

Statut

Révisé

Niveau de détail

Dates de production, de révision et de suppression

Description created on 23/01/2017. Last updated 26/05/2017.
Archivist(s): Paul Banfield

Langue de la description

  • anglais

Langage d'écriture de la description

Sources

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Sujets associés

Personnes et organismes associés

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Localisation physique

  • Tablette: 2240.20 SE