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Description found in Archives

Joseph and Nathaniel Carrothers collection [textual record (microform), graphic material (microform)]. 

Date(s)

1839-1870

Place of creation

Ontario

1 microfilm reel negative and positive 35 mm.

Scope and content

The collection consists of microfilmed typescripts of letters sent by Joseph and Nathaniel Carrothers, mostly from Westminster Township, to their brother William in County Fermanagh and to their mother, 1839-1870. The letters concern farming, community development and their families. The letters contain exceptional detail regarding farming operations. This material is located on microfilm reel A-2164. The letters provide very great detail about their success at farming: acreage, taxes, buildings, machinery, fruit trees, harvests, farm stock, etc. The letters also make many references to family members and to the great advantages of emigration to Canada. There is a microfilmed photo of each man at the beginning of the typescripts.

Graphic(photo): microform
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Graphic(photo): microform
Microfilm reel A-2164
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel A-2164
90: Open
Textual records: microform
90: Open
Microfilm reel
A-2164
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Biography / Administrative history

Joseph Carrothers was born in Farnagh, near Lisbellaw, County Fermanagh, Ireland and was the son of William, 1755-1836. Joseph had at least two brothers, Nathaniel and William. He and his brother Nathaniel emigrated to Canada in the year 1839 and farmed in Westminster Township, near London, Ontario. Nathaniel Carrothers was born in Farnagh, near Lisbellaw, County Fermanagh, Ireland, the son of William, 1755-1836. Nathaniel had at least two brothers, William and Joseph. Nathaniel and Joseph emigrated to Canada in 1839, settling in Westminster Township, near London, Ontario.

Additional information

Typescripts were prepared from the original letters by descendant, Edward Norman Carrothers, and microfilmed by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland through the London Office of the National Archives of Canada.

Physical description note
As typescripts of original letters, these letters have been paginated in chronological sequence. Thus, for example, the letter dated at Westminster for 5 December 1853, is identified as pages 13 to 16. The microfilm is available as a negative image which means that there is white lettering on a black background.

Location of originals note
The original letters are located in Linenhall Library, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Private

Related control no.

2003-00241-3