Fonds BCSH138 - Rufus Whitcomb fonds

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Rufus Whitcomb fonds

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CA BCHS BCSH138

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1 textual record.

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(1784-1831)

Biographical history

Son of Israel Whitcomb (1746-1803) and Eunice Wilson (1737-1814), Rufus Whitcomb (1784-1831) was born on 8 May 1784 in Gardner, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He grew up with his sisters and brothers, Israel Whitcomb (1776–1840), Nathaniel K Whitcomb (1779–1855), William Whitcomb (1786–1837), Cathy Whitcomb (1786–1789), Catherine Whitcomb (1790–1866) and Mark Whitcomb (1792–1845). Rufus Whitcomb married Anna Partridge (1783–1861) on 25 February 1807 in Gardner, they had no children. At some point in his life, his family moved to Shefford, Lower Canada. Rufus Whitcomb died on 22 May 1830, and he was buried in Waterloo, Quebec, Canada.

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Custodial history

The document that make up the Rufus Whitcomb fonds come from BCHS149 Paul Holland Knowlton fonds, which was transferred after processing in 2023. Initially named BCHS138 Major Mark Whitcomb fonds, archivists Marc-André Lussier and Anne-Marie Charuest decided to transfer the only document in the fonds, a card mentioning Mark Whitcomb's death and addressed to William K. Knowlton, to the latter's fonds. For more information about the donor, see the custodial history of the Paul Holland Knowlton fonds.

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The fonds pertains to the life of Rufus Whitcomb (1784-1831) and consists of one textual record (will, 1831).

The fonds contains the following serie :
BCHS138, S1 Personal life.

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Donor : Paul Hamilton Knowlton.

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  • English

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18 août, 2023.

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  • French

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