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Lieu de création

Sans lieu, inconnu ou indéterminé

1.6 cm of textual records.
1 photograph b&w.

Portée et contenu

Collection consists of correspondence and other papers relating to Mary Ann Shadd Cary and her naturalization, 1852-1889, 8 pages, together with various notes about her, transcript, n.d., 7 pages. There are also copies of her works and correspondence relating to her activities as an abolitionist, photocopy 1852-1871, 34 pages; two letters involving Amelia C. Shadd Williamson (sister to Mary Ann Shadd Cary) concerning personal affairs and life in Peel County, 1854-1856; and an edition of the Pioneer Press, Martinsburg, W.Va., containing some information on David Williamson, her husband, January 1887, 11 pages. Also included is one black and white photograph of Mrs. Mary Ann Shadd Cary.

Documents iconographiques (photo)
90: Ouvert
Documents textuels
90: Ouvert
90: Ouvert
No de référence archivistique
Ancien no de référence archivistique

Modalités d'utilisation

Photograph: No restrictions on use. Copyright expired. Credit:Name of photographer / National Archives of Canada / Copy negative number.

Textual records The finding aid provides a list of the items in the collection with notations of nature, origin and number of pages. MSS0028 90 (Électronique)

Biographie / Histoire administrative

Mary Ann Shadd Cary, abolitionist, was a free Black who came to Canada West at the time of the passing of the Fugitive Slave Bill of 1850. She was prominent in several antislavery societies and helped publish the Provincial Freeman.

Information additionnelle

Correspondence and other papers, n.d., 1852-1889, received in 1960 and 1964 from Muriel E. Thompson through D.T.W. Shadd of Ottawa, Ont.

Two letters involving Amelia C. Shadd Williamson, 1854-1856, and the edition of the Pioneer Press received in 1974.

Note sur les autres formats physiques disponibles
A digital copy of a naturalization certificate is available.

Note sur l'emplacement des originaux
Correspondence and papers, 1852-1871, copied from originals held by the Moorland-Spingarn Research Centre, Howard University, Washington.

Note sur les expositions
Exhibition Title : Black History Month Event. Curator: Myron Monryk, National Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; 2003.02.03.
Exhibition Title: Treasured Memories: 125th Anniversary of the National Archives. Curator: Martin Tétreault, National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; 1997.05.14-1998.01. (Certificate of Naturalization, 1832)


1. Abolitionist - Canada, 1852-1871 Peel County (Ont.), 1854-1856.
2. Women, Black - Ontario, 1852-1889 Amelia C. Shadd Williamson, 1854-1856.
3. Quality of life - Ontario, 1854-1856 Pioneer Press (Martinsburg, W.Va.), 1887.
4. Naturalization - Canada, 1852-1889 David Williamson, 1887.
5. Slavery - Anti-slavery movements, 1852-1889.


No de contrôle d'autres systèmes

No de contrôl reliés

1960-092 NPC