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Thompson-Christie Collection

Dates: 
1808-1967

Collection of correspondence, business ledgers, newspaper clippings, books, church records and family papers of Rev. Thomas Christie, West Flamborough, Ontario and his grandson R. A. Thompson of Lyden, Ontario.

Thomas Christie was the first missionary sent to Canada by the United Presbyterian Church of Scotland, arriving in Montreal in 1832. He preached in Kingston and the Bay of Quinte area, until the fall of 1833 when he finally settled in West Flamborough until his death in September, 1870.

He organized churches and congregations in West Flamborough, St. George, Eramosa, Chippewa, Beverly, Kirkwall, Guelph, Hamilton, Ancaster, and Dundas. R. A. Thompson was a miller and grain merchant ca. 1885- (the firm continued in the 1950s) carrying on business at the Lynden Mills. He was a member of the federal grain commission ca. 1924. This was a major local mercantile family.

Extent: 

80 cm

Type(s) Of Materials: 
Published Material
Unpublished Material and Manuscripts
How To Access: 

XR1 MS A117 (some materials located in Annex)

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