Fonds F0141 - Paul Sullivan fonds

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Paul Sullivan fonds

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F0141

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  • 1848-1971 (Creation)

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1.02 m of textual records
ca. 15 photographs

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(1895-1971)

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John Paul Sullivan was born in Warwick Township, Lambton County, Ontario,in 1895, the son of James Sullivan and Emma Martin. He married Pearl McLean in 1922. Sullivan was a great-grandson of Irish immigrants who settled in Upper Canada in 1832. He died in 1971.

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(1894-1918)

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(1887-1984)

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The fonds consists of correspondence to Paul Sullivan from family members, including 22 letters from cousin Vernon Sullivan written between 1911-1915 and describing the daily life, concerns, and opinions of a young man first as a farm worker, and then teacher, on the prairies immediately prior to enlisting to fight in World War I at the age of 16. There are also ca. 40 letters from brother Edgar Sullivan written between 1914-1943 describing the life of a homesteader who has moved to Saskatchewan to homestead and operate a business during difficult economic times. The fonds also includes diaries (1915-1971), municipal tax notices (1886-1961), personal correspondence, family wills, deeds and mortgages (from 1848), some business papers, 4 newspapers, a child's book, ca. 15 photographs and 3 business ledgers (1934-1950). The letters are arranged chronologically.

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Donated by Audrey P. Beattie, daughter of Paul Sullivan, in 1997 and 1998.

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Correspondence from Vernon Sullivan to other family members can be found in the Clara Thomas fonds (F0432).

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The fonds comprises the following accessions: 1997-012, 1998-016, 1998-025. Further accruals are expected.

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2002/04/09 Marie-Josee Levesque:. WordPerfect (Creation)
2002/04/09 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2002/10/10 Shannon MacDonald. Update wording in Biographical sketch, Scope and content, Access restrictions, and Accruals.
2002/10/11 Ken Hernden. Edited Scope and Content note.
2003/04/08 Shannon MacDonald. Add URL for online finding aid.
2014/07/22 Migrated to AtoM.
2014/09/23 Last updated.

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