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Robert Craig fonds
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- Craig, Robert
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Born in Ayrshire, Scotland, Robert Craig emigrated to Kingston, Upper Canada, via Montreal, in the autumn of 1831. He quickly established himself as a merchant in the town, where he was known as a "young man of high character and a most amiable disposition." He then moved west to Brighton, Upper Canada. On the 15th of October 1838, tragedy struck, when sudden squall over took the boat Robert Craig was steering and he another were drowned just outside of the harbour entrance to Colborne, Upper Canada.
The Letterbook had, for many years, been in the possession of Robert Craig's nephew, R. A. Little, prior to it being gifted to the University.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of a Letterbook containing holograph copies of letters to his parents and his brother, describing life in Canada after Robert Craig's emigration from Scotland. There are also several letters back to his parents, from well-meaning parties, describing the tragic death, by drowning, of their son.
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Gift of R.A. Little.
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Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Researchers are requested to use the photocopied version of the Letterbook. Please consult with an archivist should the original be required.
No further accruals are expected
The entire contents of the Letterbook have been photocopied for perservation purposes.