Fonds F1376 - Kirkpatrick-Nickle fonds

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Kirkpatrick-Nickle fonds

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  • 1797-1938 (Creation)
    Kirkpatrick-Nickle Law Firm

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25 m of textual records

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The law firm was begun in Kingston by Thomas Kirkpatrick in 1828. The firm continued under various names and with various partners until 1968. Thomas Kirkpatrick's sons, George Airey and James Stafford, followed in their father's profession and the firm became known as Kirkpatrick and Sons. George Kirkpatrick later had Mr. R. Vahon Rogers as his partner. After that partnership, the Honourable W. F. Nickle was associated with Mr. Rogers. Rogers death brought about another change in partnership when James Farrell joined the firm. The firm became Nickle and Nickle when W. M. Nickle became a partner with his father W. F. Nickle. W. M. Nickle died in 1968, and his death marked the end of the law firm.

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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.

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  • English

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F3 D8

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  • Shelf: 2269
  • Shelf: F3 D8