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Fonds consist of correspondence, 1891-1892, 0.225m; memoranda and notes, 1884-1892, 0.075m; printed material, 1891-1892, 0.025m; additional papers, 1891-1892, 1936, 0.025m. Unfortunately the Abbott Papers are far from complete.
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Textual records The finding aid is an author and subject index to the correspondence. There is also a file list for the Memoranda and Notes. MSS0183 90 (Paper)
Textual records The finding aid is an alphabetical list of correspondents which includes dates, subjects, volume and page numbers. There is also a description of the memoranda and notes. 90 (Electronic)
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Biography / Administrative history
Prime Minister of Canada
The Hon. John Abbott was born at Saint-André-d'Argenteuil, Quebec, attended McGill University and was admitted to the bar in 1847. In 1849, he married Mary Bethune and was survived by four sons and four daughters. Early in his career Abbott became an authority on commercial law and served McGill's faculty of law as dean, 1855-1880. He was elected to the Legislative Assembly in 1857 and remained a member of that body until Confederation. He was a Member of the House of Commons from 1867 to 1874 and from 1881 to 1887. In 1887, he was appointed to the Senate. Upon the death of Sir John A. Macdonald, Abbott was asked to form a ministry which he led from his seat in the Senate, June 1891 - November 1892.
1. Prime ministers - Canada - Staff, 1891-1892
2. Arthur A. Browne, 1892.
3. Prime ministers - Canada - Funeral service, 1891-1892
4. R.W. Powell, 1892.
5. Prime ministers - Canada - Transition period, 1891-1892
6. W.C. Van Horne, 1892.
7. Newfoundland - Relations - Canada, 1891-1892
8. North West Territories. Legislative Assembly, 1891-1892.
9. Canada - Relations - Newfoundland, 1891-1892
10. Lord Stanley, 1892.
11. Steamships - Australia, 1884-1889.
12. Steamboats - Australia, 1884-1889.
13. Canada. Parliament. Senate Legislators - Canada, 1884-1892.
14. Canada - Commerce, 1884-1892.
15. Sealing - Canada, 1891-1892.
16. Sealing - Bering Strait, 1891-1892.
17. Copyright - Canada, 1889.
18. Tariff - Canada, 1888-1891.
19. St. John's (Nfld.) - Fires, 1893.
20. Bering Sea controversy, 1891-1892.
21. Prime ministers
23. Canadian Copyright Act.
24. Thompson, John S. D. (John Sparrow David),
27. Politics and government
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