Fonds F 4337 - A.E Williams - United Indian Bands of the Chippewas and the Mississaugas collection

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A.E Williams - United Indian Bands of the Chippewas and the Mississaugas collection

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CA ON00009 F 4337

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  • [ca. 1812]-1975 (Creation)
  • 1903-1912 (Creation)

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1.2 m of textual records

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A.E. Williams operated A.E. Williams & Company Ltd., a Toronto, Ontario-based insurance adjuster company, and was a collector of Canadiana. The United Indian Bands of the Chippewas and the Mississaugas was an ad-hoc grass roots movement of Ontario First Nations formed to assert their claims regarding land and monies owed under the 1850 Robinson Treaties, as well as to claim hunting and fishing rights.

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Collection was acquired by the Archives of Ontario in 1995 from Hugh Anson- Cartwright of Toronto, Ontario. The records of the United Bands of Ontario were acquired by A.E. Williams, presumably sometime after the Hunter and Hunter law firm closed. The donor acquired them from the estate of A.E. Williams.

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The collection consists of material collected between the 1950s and mid-1970s by A.E. Williams, relating to the United Indian Bands of the Chippewas and Mississaugans. Most of the fonds was created by or collected on behalf of the United Bands of Ontario between 1903 and 1912 in the course of their efforts by Ontario First Nations to assert their rights on issues of land, hunting, fishing, and voting, and to secure payments promised under treaty commitments. Records pertaining to the United Bands of Ontario consist of correspondence, minutes, legal documents, accounting records, research notes, transcripts of records in the National Archives of Canada and the British Public Record Office. Also included are by-laws, claims for unceded territory, treaties, correspondence, band censuses and genealogies, petitions, speeches, memorials, and broadsides. A few documents contain totem signatures.

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Materials are available on microfilm.

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Access to originals of these records is restricted due to conservation reasons. Researchers must use microfilm provided.

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Copyright held by creator. These materials cannot be published without permission of the copyright holder.

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For a more detailed description, use this link to the Archives of Ontario's descriptive database:

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