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Ward family (Thetford) fonds
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Letter, notary to Doris Peterson-Ward

Item is a letter from Jean Marc Roberge (notary) in Thetford Mines to Doris Peterson-Ward in Montreal, dated September 15, 1966. The letter was enclosed with a copy of a Deed of Sale in favor of Flintkote Mines Limited (Thetford Mines).

World Heavyweight Boxing Championship in 1906.

The item is a group photograph taken November 11, 1906 during World heavyweight Boxing Championship. The fighter on the left is Thomas Burns Canadian born World heavyweight Boxing Champion from 1906 to 1908. The man with the white shirt is the referee James J. Jeffries. The fighter on the right is Jack O'Brien. The three men behind O'Brien are is training team. Robert Grant Ward, Abdul ''The Turk'' Malgan and Swee Swanson ''the Swede''.

Statement of George Hanby Cairns

Item is a statement of George Hanby Cairns of Montreal, written July 6, 1905. It primarily describes the lives and assets of Robert Cairns (tailor) and Ann Jane Hope Cairns, with mentions of a Mr. Fergerson (merchant tailor) and his daughter, Hanby F. Cairns (lawyer), Dr. James Douglas, Charles Cairns, and Arthur Cairns. It statement appears to be a claim to a portion of the estate of Ann Jane Hope Cairns by her nephew, George Hanby Cairns.

Ward Brothers

The item is a photograph of Alexander Henry (Harry) Ward, Robert Grant Ward, Bill Ward and Albion Tudor Ward.

Ward family

The item is a photograph of Alexander Henry (Harry) Ward family. From left to right the back row: Agnes Gertrude Moore-Ward (the mother), Marjorie Ward, Don Beathie (Marjorie's husband), Alexander Henry (Harry) Ward. Front row: Evelyn Ward and Lois Ward.


The serie contains primary source material on the Ward family in Thetford from 1905 to 1973. It consists of various documents including a statement by Geo. Hamby Cairns, a newspaper article on Robert (Bob) Ward from 1946, a letter between Albion and Harry Ward in 1962, a letter from Albion Ward to an unnamed brother in 1962, an adjustment of sale and a common share of Midland Dsler Securities, and a copy of "Appendix, Reply to the Common Council of the City of New York" concerning Thomas F. Meagher from 1852 [typed ca. 1950s].

The Knitting Pin

The file contains primary source material on business conducted by Doris Peterson Ward in Montreal from 1954 to 1967. It consists of two declarations from the Cour Superieure du Quebec authorizing Mrs. Ward to carry on buisiness as a trader under the firm name and style of "The Knitting Pin Reg'd" and to certify that she has ceased to carry on the same activities.


The series contains primary source material on the estates of members of the Ward family in Thetford from 1966 to 1988. It consists of correspondence and a last will and testaments pertaining to the estates of Albion T. Ward, Robert Grant Ward and Doris P. Ward.

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