Collection F01068 - Letters, 1810, to Quetton St. George

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Letters, 1810, to Quetton St. George

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CA ON00239 F01068

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  • 1810 (Creation)
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    Thomson, Hugh Christopher

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1 microfilm reel : negative

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(1791?-1834)

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Hugh Christopher Thomson was a businessman, printer, journalist, politician, office holder, justice of the peace, and militia officer. He was born 1791 in Kingston (Ont.), son of Archibald Thomson and Elizabeth McKay and died there 23 April 1834. Thomson went on from newspaper publishing to issue 2 volumes of verse and a 2-volume novel, St. Ursula's Convent (1824), by Julia Beckwith Hart. The novel was the first fiction book published by a Canadian-born author.

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The collection consists of letters to Quetton St. George circa 1810. Hugh was a clerk in the general store of Laurent Quetton St George in York in 1807 and soon assumed responsibility for the Niagara branch of the business. In 1810, he was transferred to Kingston. The letters are of a business nature.

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  • English

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MF 874

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Open

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  • Shelf: MF 874