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Thomas D'Arcy McGee fonds [textual record (chiefly microform)]. 


1841-1975, predominant 1841-1873

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1 microfilm reel : negative and positive.
1.02 cm of textual records.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of correspondence, 1862-1865, 14 pages; inquest into the murder of McGee, 1868, 27 pages; subscription list for McGee Testimonial Fund, 1868, 2 pages; clipping, 1954, 1 page; correspondence on microfilm, 1841-1873, 1 reel; genealogical chart, 1975, 1 page. Letter from McGee to his wife, Mary, 1859, 1 page. The microfilmed correspondence which relates largely to McGee's early life, 1841-1873, is located on microfilm reel M-1594.

Textual records: microform
90: Open
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Textual records The finding aid consists of a chronological list giving author and subjects of microfilmed correspondence. There is also a chronological descriptive list of correspondence: dates, author and recipient, and subjects. MSS0224 90 (Electronic)

Biography / Administrative history

Thomas D'Arcy McGee was born in Ireland. He was a journalist who edited newspapers in Boston, 1842-1844; Ireland, 1845-1848; New York, 1848-1857; and Montreal, 1857, 1861. He served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Canada, 1858-1867, President of the Council, 1862-1863, Provincial Secretary, 1863, Minister of Agriculture 1864-1867. One of the Fathers of Confederation, he was murdered in Ottawa by a Fenian, 7 April 1868. He was a public speaker, poet and the author of works on Irish history. See: Canadian Encyclopedia, p. 1054; Encyclopedia Canadiana, Vol. 6, p. 261.

Additional information

Acquired from various sources.

Subject heading

1. Thomas D'Arcy McGee - Poetry, 1862 J.J. Sullivan, 1865.
2. Ireland - Politics and government, 1862 J.D. Sullivan, 1862.
3. Jury selection - Canada, 1868 McGee Testimonial Fund, 1868.
4. Coroners - Canada, 1868 Globe and Mail, 1954.
5. Witnesses - Canada, 1868 James McGee, [1841-1873]
6. Evidence (law) - Canada, 1868 Dorcas McGee, [1841-1873]
7. Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.), 1954 Mary McGee, [1841-1873]
8. Thomas D'Arcy McGee - Death and burial, 1954.
9. Thomas D'Arcy Mcgee - Family, 1975.
10. McGee family - Genealogy, 1975.
11. Jury duty, 1868.


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