Fonds AR035 - Mercy Ann Coles fonds : 1864

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Mercy Ann Coles fonds : 1864

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CA UVICARCH AR035

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  • [Typed 198-?] (Creation)
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    Coles, Mercy Ann

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1 folder

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Mercy Coles, daughter of George Coles, accompanied her father from their home in the Maritimes to the Confederation Conference in Quebec in October of 1864. The Quebec conference prepared the terms of the British North America Act, and was the foundation of Confederation in 1867.

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The fonds consists of a typescript of Coles' 1864 diary, in which she describes various social activities connected with the conference, her travels to and from Quebec, and meeting people such as John A. MacDonald and Darcy McGee. Also included is a copy of a letter to Mrs. George Coles from Lady Bannerman, wife of Sir Alexander Bannerman, Governor of Prince Edward Island. The front of the manuscript is inscribed, "Mrs. Bruce Marr, Elmira, Ontario."

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BCAUL control number: UVICARCH-327

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