The fonds consists of letterbooks, journals, ledgers, blotters, court dockets and registry office books that reflect the business of the law firm in handling estates and cases for their impressive list of clients. The papers reflect the input of all the major partners in the business since it's inception and include Thomas Kirkpatrick, George A. Kirkpatrick, R. Vachon Rogers, W.F. Nickle and John Macaulay. Of particular interest is an account book recording lots in Wolfe Island sold by C.W. Grant, fifth Baron de Longueuil. Individual records of various estates handled by the firm have been arranged and described as sous-fonds.
The fonds primarily consists of correspondence. Letters to Thomas Kirkpatrick in Kingston from his mother, and other members of his family in Dublin, during the years 1823-1837 make up the bulk of the collection. In addition to personal correspondence there is some professional correspondence relating to Thomas Kirkpatrick's mission to London in 1837 to propose Kingston as the capital of Canada. Also included are photocopies of letters from Stafford Frederick to their brother, Alexander, who remained in Dublin.
Fonds is predominantly comprised of programmes for a variety of theatrical productions staged by the Kinsmen Club of Kingston over a 45 year period (1946-1991). There are also rosters for the club (1947-1977), newsletters (1965-1969) and minutes from the Annual General and Executive meetings of 1970.
Fonds consists of contracts regarding post and mail operations in the County of Frontenac between Loughborough to Lake Opinicon on behalf of Her Majesty Queen Victoria's mails, complete with wax seals.
This historical collection contains primarily of secondary source information pertaining to a number of subject areas including churches, industries, institutions, historical events and celebrations. Includes research files, subject files, publications, clippings and ephemera. There is some original material within the collection; of particular note is a polling book for the election between John A. Macdonald and Mowat when they ran against each other for a legislature seat in Kingston in 1861; a boat-building contract (in french) from 1808; specifications for the Richardson Bath House (1918), and material pertaining to visits, royal and otherwise, to the City over the years.
The fonds consists of one microfilm reel of the Census in 1842 of Kingston, Ward 4, census returns for Township of Kingston, 1851 and census returns for the City of Kingston, 1861. Also includes a transcription of the 1851 census of Kingston Township, Frontenac County (from Public Archives microfilm 11721) by Chris Graham.
Canada (Province). Board of Statistics and Registration