Fonds 2011-13 - Blackburn family papers

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CA ON00156 2011-13


Blackburn family papers


  • 1901-1930 (Creation)

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1cm of textual records

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Nicholas Wood Blackburn was a farmer from Madoc Township, Ontario.

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Fannie Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Bateman was the daughter of Thomas M. Bateman and Minerva (Robinso) of Concession 3 Lot 23 in Madoc Township, Ontario. She married Nicholas Wood Blackburn on 25 March 1903.

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Donated by Carol (Blackburn) Duffin in May 2011.

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Collection contains:
1) Twelve letters from Nicholas Wood Blackburn to his future wife, Fannie Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Bateman and one from Lizzie to Nicholas, 1901-1902. Letters from Nicholas were written from Marmora, Blairton, Rat Portage [Kenora], Macdonald (Manitoba), Millbridge, Coe Hill Mines, L'Amable Station, and Turriff.
2) Colour photocopy of certificate of marriage of Nicholas Wood Blackburn and Fannie E. Bateman, 25 March1903
3) Last will and testament of Nicholas Wood Blackburn of Madoc Township, 1918
4) Photocopied diary entries of Lizzie Blackburn at the time of Nicholas's last illness, 1929-1930
5) Photocopy of a letter from the nurse who tended Nicholas Blackburn before his death, 1 January 1930

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