Fonds 1503 - MacKinnon-Wrong Family fonds

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UTA 1503


MacKinnon-Wrong Family fonds


  • 1808-1935 (Creation)

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0.14 m of textual records (2 boxes, 1 oversized file)

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Neil MacKinnon was born in Scotland around 1782. He and his wife, Agnes (Ann) Gillespie, had a number of children, including Christian MacKinnon. Gilbert Wrong Sr. and his wife, Ann (Nancy) Bridgeman, were born in the late 1700s, and were the parents of Gilbert Wrong Jr.

Christian MacKinnon and Gilbert Wrong Jr. were married and settled in Upper Canada, in what is now Elgin County. They had George MacKinnon Wrong on June 25, 1860. He went on to be a lecturer at Wycliffe College, and at the University of Toronto from 1892 until his retirement in 1927.

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The material consists mainly of correspondence between members of the extended MacKinnon and Wrong families, back and forth between Canada and Scotland. They regularly related news and updates about the health and situation of family and friends. There are also a few pieces of correspondence for George M. Wrong.

Additionally, this accession includes poetry written by George M. Wrong’s father, Gilbert Wrong, as well as a few other documents from the family.

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For preservation reasons, the majority of the original documents are restricted. Researchers should use the photocopies of the original documents located in box /002 instead of the originals.

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There is a family tree as well as some other notes in the case file which researchers may find valuable when examining these records.

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