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1. Hariot Georgina Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava collection [graphic material]
2. Hariot Georgina Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava collection [graphic material]
3. Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava collection [graphic material]
4. Dufferin and Ava Addresses [graphic material]
5. Marquis of Dufferin and Ava collection [graphic material] (120-080239-X)
6. Dufferin and Ava collection [graphic material]
7. Frederick Temple Blackwood [textual record]
Place of creation
16 microfilm reels : negative and positive.
18 prints 4 wood engravings, 14 reproductions.
31 drawings pencil, charcoal, pen and ink over pencil.
7 watercolours watercolour over pencil and grey wash and white opaque
232 photographs b&w.
410 autographs : manuscripts (illuminated and non-illuminated).
Scope and content
Fonds consists of selected private papers of Lord Dufferin, Governor General of Canada consisting of correspondence with the colonial secretaries, the Canadian prime ministers, general and family correspondence of Lord and Lady Dufferin, their children and Frederick Rowan Hamilton, addresses concerning the Red River Rebellion, 1873 and 1875, and Dufferin's departure from Canada, 1878; documents relating to British Columbia, the "Pacific Scandal", the Letellier case, Louis Riel, the preservation of the walls of Quebec City, the curling rink at Rideau Hall, the official and social functions of Lord Dufferin and other matters. This material is available on microfilm reels A-406 to A-421. The fonds contains prints of proposed improvements to the gates and walls of Quebec; and an album of drawings and plans with an inscription from Lord Dufferin containing proposed improvements for gates including Kent Gate and St. Louis Gate, including reproductions copied from original drawings at the Public Records Office, Northern Ireland. There is an album of drawings by the Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava, consisting mainly of portraits of females and several outdoor views in England and Canada. The fonds also contains a 3-volume collection of 410 addresses or petitions presented to His Excellency the Right Honourable the Earl of Dufferin, while governor general of Canada from 1872-1878. In the Addresses are expresses the sentiments of Canadians during Dufferin's tenure. Represented are provinces, municipalities, communities, societies, associations, universities, schools, etc., from all parts of the country. The collection is detailed as follows: 171 addresses with script only, no illumination; 184 addresses with some illumination, script set with a pre-printed border; 47 addresses with considerable illumination, with vignettes and hand-decorated border; 8 addresses with elaborate illumination and decoration. The fonds includes watercolours of Nanaimo and Metlah Catlah, B. C. and of Indians who welcomed the Dufferins during their tour of British Columbia in 1876. Works by the Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava (1843-1936). In addition, there is an album of photographs documenting the stay of the Earl and Countess of Dufferin in Canada during his tenure as Governor-General, including visits to the United States in 1874 and to British Columbia in 1876; social activities at Rideau Hall, Ottawa, Ont.; views of Quebec, Montreal, Sherbrooke, Quebec; Ottawa, Niagara Falls, Fort William, Ont., Winnipeg, Man., Victoria, B.C.; and portraits of members of the Dufferin family. Photographs are by Topley, Notman, Frederick Dally, and other photographers.
Microfilm reel A-410
Microfilm reel A-419
Microfilm reel A-418
Microfilm reel A-416
Microfilm reel A-415
Microfilm reel A-406
Microfilm reel A-414
Microfilm reel A-409
Microfilm reel A-407
Microfilm reel A-408
Microfilm reel A-411
Microfilm reel A-413
Microfilm reel A-420
Microfilm reel A-417
Microfilm reel A-412
Microfilm reel A-421
Copy negative C-051647
from 1 to 16
from A-406 to A-421
A512 Item no. assigned by LAC 1 -- 9
Graphic material: No restrictions. Copyright expired. Crown copyright on reproductions. Credit: National Archives of Canada.
Photographs: Copyright expired.
Textual records The Finding Aid No. 127 consists of a general description of the contents of each microfilm reel including dates and extent, as well as a file list giving dates and extent of all original and photocopied documents. MSS0127 90 (Electronic)
Many of the artworks are described at the item-level in MINISIS-ICON. (Electronic)
Many of the photographs are described at the item-level in MINISIS-DAPDCAP. (Electronic)
Biography / Administrative history
A member of the House of Lords and lord-in-waiting to Queen Victoria, Lord Dufferin became a diplomatic attaché during the Vienna Conference following the Crimean War. After numerous diplomatic postings, he entered William Gladstone's government as chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. In June 1872, Lord Dufferin was appointed governor general of Canada, a position which he retained until November of 1878. In 1876, he made plans to preserve the wall of Quebec. Until his retirement from public life in 1895, he was in turn the British ambassador at St. Petersburg, administrator of Egypt, viceroy of India (1884-1888), ambassador to Rome and ambassador to Paris.
Originals and photocopies (vol. 1) were obtained from various sources: the Ottawa Historical Society in 1968 (file 11), Joan Enders in 1972, 1975 and 1978 (files 1-4, 9), W. Myers in 1978 (file 2), Olive Boswell in 1979 (file 6), Guy Smith in 1982 (file 5) and copies from the P.R.O. of Northern Ireland in 1959 (files 7-8) and in 1988 (files 12-24).
Art material: Note that all items in the three volumes of addresses have been captured electronically and e-copy numbers assigned. The originals, due to fragility and weight, should only be consulted under special conditions.
Availability of other formats note
Location of originals note
1. Governors general - Canada, 1861-1899, 1939 Red River Rebellion, 1873, 1875.
2. Canada. Parliament, 1839, 1861-1899 Louis David Riel, 1868-1879.
3. Prince Edward Island - History, 1839, 1868-1879 Quebec City (Que.), 1875.
4. Canada - History - Rebellions, 1873, 1875 Earl of Kimberley, 1872-1874.
5. Prime Ministers - Canada - Correspondence, 1861-1899 Henry Howard Molyneux, Earl of Carnarvon, 1872-1878.
6. Red River Rebellion, 1869-1870 Michael Edward Hicks-Beach, Earl of St. Aldwyn, 1878-1879.
7. Sir John A. Macdonald, 1872-1879.
8. Alexander Mackenzie, 1873-1878.
9. Sir W.C. Francis Robinson, 1872-1873.
10. Sir Hector Louis Langevin, 1872-1873.
11. Frederick Rowan Hamilton, 1872-1874.
12. Canadian Pacific Railway, 1868-1879.
13. Prince Edward Island, 1868-1879.
14. Edward Palliser, 1861-1899.
15. John Palliser, 1861-1899.
16. Charles Dickens, 1861-1899.
17. Quebec Ladies Lawn Tennis Club, 1861-1899.
18. Château St-Louis (Quebec, Quebec), 1875.
19. "Scribner's", 1877.
20. John Cabot, 1877.
21. Rideau Hall (Ottawa, Ont.)
Other system control no.
Related control no.
1. 1954-173 NPC
2. 1959-091 PIC
3. 1969-195 NPC
4. 1978-048 PIC
5. 1978-049 PIC
6. 1992-651 X DAP
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