Sous-fonds SF22 - John Maitland estate sous-fonds

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John Maitland estate sous-fonds

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  • 1841-1893 (Creation)
    Maitland, John

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0.15 m of textual records

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John Maitland was born at Kirkcudbright, Scotland ion July 3, 1807. In 1841 he was commissioned a surgeon in the 8th Foot Regiment, and in 1843, as a surgeon major in the Royal Canadian Rifles, at which time he likely came to Canada. During his stay in Canada, Maitland invested heavily in bank stocks and mortgages. He also acquired property and large tracts of land in the Sherbrooke, Ottawa, Port Credit, Toronto, Chatham, Niagara, Peterborough and Orillia areas.

Maitland eventually proceeded to Anglesea, Gosport, England in late 1858 where he died, January 23, 1865. The heirs to his estate were his wife Madeline, sons James Sampson and Ernest, and daughter Margaret.

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This sous-fonds forms part of the Kirkpatrick-Nickle legal collection. The documents came from the law firm of Nickle and Nickle, which was founded by Thomas Kirkpatrick in 1828, and which continued under various names (Kirkpatrick Nickle) and with various partners until 1968. The Maitland estate papers were deposited, along with the papers of other clients of the firm, in Queen's University Archives during the 1960's.

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The sous-fonds consists of personal papers, correspondence, business papers, legal documents and documents relating to the settlement of the estate, and land records relating to land lots owned by Maitland. Of particular note are the personal papers which contain military commissions for Maitland.The material has been arranged chronologically within the series and the correspondence has been indexed according to date and author/recipient.

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  • English

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  • Shelf: 2269.29