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Consists of photocopies of correspondence and rental accounts relating to Beattie Family of Broomhill Farm, Strathdon Parish, Aberdeenshire, 1836-1842; 9 items plus 2 sets of miscellaneous notes (44 pages total).

  1. From William Beattie, Broomhill Farm, Strathdon Parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland to brother George Beattie in Nichol Township. Written June 13, 1836 regarding conditions at Broomhill Farm and arrangements for emigration. 4 pages.
  2. From John Beattie, Broomhill Farm to uncle George Beattie, Nichol Township. Written September 29, 1838 regarding lease problems, crop failures and emigration. 4 pages.
  3. From John Grassick, Mains of Glenbucket, Aberdeenshire, Scotland to William Beattie, Nichol Township. Written February 11, 1842 regarding his property in Scotland. The letter is accompanied by statement of accounts. 4 pages.
  4. From John A. MacDonald, Quebec City to John Beattie Esq., Barnett Post Office, Canada West. Written February 3, 1865 regarding the general feeling about Canadian Confederation. 2 pages. View a scan of the letter. Accompanied by a letter from the Public Archives of Canada.
  5. A letter written to David and Ann Murray on October 31, 1968 regarding genealogy work. The letter ends with a story of the author's uncle Thompson Beattie who lost his life as a passenger of the Titanic. 5 pages.
  6. Family trees of the Stone & McNaught families. They begin in Scotland circa 1810 and end with the Murrays in Canada in 1966. John Beattie and Margaret Beattie Stone are found in the genealogy.
  7. A text recollection of the history of the McNaught family written by Margaret McNaught Stone.
  8. A receipt from the Wellington County Museum dated September 24, 1979, which acknowledges the donation of a table from Belsyde in Fergus (owned by the Beattie Family).
  9. Claim by A. Blair, Balthayock to W. Grundison re: Fife Property from J. Baxter, Cupar, 1505.

Dates

1505-1968

Types of Materials

  • Unpublished Material and Manuscripts

Extent

3 cm of textual records (photocopies)

How to Access This Resource

XS1 MS A099

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