Fonds F 702 - Mann family fonds

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Mann family fonds

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    CA ON00009 F 702

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    • 1833-1902 (Creation)

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    .5 cm of textual records
    9 photographs
    1 artifact

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    The Mann family were English immigrants who settled in Bowmanville, Durham County, and Ottawa, Ontario during the early nineteenth century. The Mann children include George, Griffidus, James Tudor, Jessie, and Henry.

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    Fonds consists of the personal records of the Mann family. Fonds includes the personal correspondence amongst the Manns, predominantly between Griffidus Mann and his siblings. In addition, fonds contains the Bird family tree as well as the personal diary of Julia Bird, written in 1833, while sailing from England to New York. Fonds also contains various political pamphlets and product advertisements. Fonds also includes 9 photographs. Subjects include Griffidus Mann and James Mann's Hermitage, in Bowmanville.

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    Fonds was acquired by the Archives of Ontario in 1971 from Phillip Shackleton.


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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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        Title based on contents of the fonds. This accession also includes Julia Bird's small souvenir pouch from her voyage on board the Clio, 1833.

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