Fonds F0107 - Martin family fonds

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Martin family fonds

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14 letters

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The Martin family; John, Catherine and daughter, Mary; emmigrated from Devonshire, England to Cobourg, Canada in 1843. John's sister, Elizabeth Martin Luxton, and her husband, Thomas emmigrated with them. While the Luxton's stayed in the Cobourg area, the Martin's moved to Adelaide Township, Middlesex County in 1874 with their daughter, Emma, and son, John. Of the Martin's other children - Mary Martin Couch stayed in the Cobourg area, Cornelius (Neal) Martin and Charles Martin moved to Saskatchewan, and Elizabeth Martin Crook immigrated to Kansas after she married. The ensuing correspondence describes travel and everyday life in Canada and Kansas at the turn of the century.

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The correspondence was given to Eleanor Collings, a granddaughter of Emma Martin Sullivan, who donated it to York University Archives in 1995.

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Fonds consists of correspondence of Emma Martin Sullivan, Adelaide Township, Ontario, and includes letters from her sister in Kansas, her brother, Neal, in Saskatchewan, and her aunt, Elizabeth Munson, in Maple Grove, Ontario.

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The fonds comprises the following accession: 1995-029. Further accruals are expected.

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2002/04/05 Jizi Chen:. Word Perfect (Creation)
2002/04/05 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2002/10/10 Shannon MacDonald. Update wording in Custodial history, access restrictions and accruals notes.
2003/04/08 Shannon MacDonald. Add URL for online finding aid.

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