Discrete Item F02300 - Sir Samuel Hughes letter

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Sir Samuel Hughes letter

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CA ON00239 F02300

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  • 1894 (Creation)
    Hughes, Sir Samuel

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0.01 m of textual records

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(1853- 1921)

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Sir Samuel (Sam) Hughes was a teacher, militia officer, newspaper proprietor, and politician. Born 8 Jan. 1853 in Darlington Township, Upper Canada, son of John Hughes and Caroline Laughlin; married first 1872 Caroline J. Preston (d. 1873)and secondly 5 May 1875 Mary Emily Burk in Darlington, and they had a son, Garnet Burk, and two daughters; died 24 Aug. 1921 in Lindsay, Ont.

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Two page letter from Sir Sam Hughes to Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper recommending Captain Franklin Crandell as a suitable candidate for the position of Steamboat Inspector.

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Donated by Bruce C. Robson, January 1944


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  • English

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2999 (Hughes)

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Material resides in the public domain.

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  • Folder: 2999 (Hughes)