Archives Search

Search only: Library, Archives Advanced Search, Ancestors, Images, Search All

To submit a comment, contact

Search Help

Description found in Archives

Family correspondence Loedel-McDonald-Papineau [textual record] 

Series consists of


1809-1881, [1944]

Place of creation

Various places

0.15 m of textual records.

Scope and content

This series consists of 117 documents, mainly correspondence, half in English and half in French. The main characters are the following: Andrew McDonald, alias Enrique or Henri Loedel (which are written or received 62 letters), his sister Marie-Louise McDonald (23 letters), her husband, Casimir-Fidèle Papineau (36 letters) and their daughter Mercedes Papineau (23 letters). Andrew McDonald is the son of Andrew Skeane McDonald, merchant, and Marie-Louise Loedel, widow of Guillaume de Lorimier; his mother is thw daughter of the doctor Henry Nicolas Christopher Loedel and of Marguerite Gamelin. Andrew leaves Canada for Lima in 1854 to meet his uncle Colonel James Loedel, governor of the city. He does business in Peru and in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Montevideo (Uruguay). His sister Marie-Louise McDonald marry Casimir-Fidèle Papineau, notary in Montréal; he is the son of Denis-Benjamin Papineau and the nephew of the famous patriot Louis-Joseph Papineau. Their daughter Mercedes Papineau will marry the musician Guillaume Couture. This series of the Collection Papineau allows us to know the fate of a Canadian who decided to live in South America in the second half of the XIXth century and demonstrate that there were epistolary links between those far countries and Canada from then on.

Textual records
90: Open
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

The finding aid describes each of the records in this series. MSS0292 90 (Paper)

Additional information

Documents acquired in 2007.


Related control no.