Item 99-1003 - Reid family dictionary

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Reid family dictionary

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99-1003

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  • [1780] (Creation)
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    Reid family

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1 dictionary

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The Reid family originated in Ireland and settled in Peterborough, Ontario, in 1822. Descendants have continued to live in the area for several decades, marrying into the Stewart, McNeill, and Godard families.

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This dictionary was in the custody of Bette Reid before it was donated to Trent University Archives.

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This accession consists of one dictionary, of which the title page is missing. The oldest date pencilled in appears to be 1780. Signatures include Robert Stewart, William Reid, Mary Stewart, and John Stewart. The dictionary, referred to as "Old Noah" by the Reid family, was passed down through several generations of Reid family. It originated in Ireland, and was brought to Canada by Robert and Maria Reid.

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This dictionary was donated by Bette Reid.

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For related records see: 77-012 and 97-1034.

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A history of the dictionary compiled by Bette Reid is included.

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