Item 70-1005 - Arthur Greig Fleming letter

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Arthur Greig Fleming letter

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  • Photocopied [ca. 1970] (Creation)
    Fleming, Arthur Greig

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Arthur Greig Fleming was a resident of Kirkaldy, Fifeshire, Scotland. He married Elizabeth Arnot in the early 1800's. They had at least two children, David and Sandford who emigrated to Canada in 1845. Sandford later became Sir Sandford Fleming, well known railway surveyor and construction engineer. In 1847, David Fleming was living in Toronto, Canada West. Arthur and Elizabeth travelled to Canada in 1847 after July. It is possible that they emigrated to Canada as well.

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The original letter is owned by Peterborough Historical Society and the photocopy was donated by Martha Kidd to Trent University Archives.

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This item is a photocopy of a letter from A.G. Fleming, of Kirkcaldy, Scotland, to his sons, David and Sandford, in Canada.Topics discussed include difficulties in booking passage to Canada, activities of David, and those of (later Sir) Sandford in railways. Also mentioned is Dr. Hutchison, Peterborough's first doctor, as well as incidences of grave illness and quarantining of newly-landed emigrants. The letter is dated July 16, 1847.

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The photocopy of the letter was donated by Mrs. Martha Kidd of the Peterborough Historical Society.


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The original letter is owned by Peterborough Historical Society.

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The photocopy of the letter is accompanied by a handwritten transcript.

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