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Sidney Bellingham fonds
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- Textual record
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- Source of title proper: Title based on the creator of the memoirs.
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- Bellingham, Sidney
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1 item (19 p.), typescript only
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Name of creator
Sydney Bellingham was born in 1808 in Castlebellingham Ireland and briefly lived in Douro Township, Upper Canada. In the summer of 1824, Bellingham arrived at the homestead of Thomas and Frances Stewart. Thomas was his uncle; the brother of Sydney's mother Elizabeth Jane (or Jane Elizabeth) Stewart Bellingham. Sydney remained in Douro as a farm hand until 1827. He then obtained employment in Montreal, moved there and spent the majority of his life there until 1878. He was a merchant and politician in Quebec. He died in 1900 back in Castlebellingham which he had inherited.
This fonds was in the custody of the Peterborough Public Library before Robert Porter, Librarian of the Peterborough Public Library, donated it to the Trent University Archives.
Scope and content
This fonds consists of typewritten transcripts of some of the pages of from the Memoirs of Sidney Bellingham which relate to his experiences and thoughts of life in the pioneer days.
Immediate source of acquisition
The fonds was donated by Mr. Robert Porter, Peterborough Librarian.
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Location of originals
The original memoirs, dated 1824-1827, are located at Library and Archives Canada, MG 24, (B25).
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For related records see: 74-1005, 74-1006, 77-1006, 78-008, 72-1002, and 94-006 (Frances Stewart fonds).
No further accruals expected.