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Colin Rankin fonds.
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Biographical information.

Biographical information copied from the Rankin Family Bible; copy of a letter to John I. Rankin, Montreal, from Sir Patrick Ashley Cooper, London, England, Nov. 14, 1951.

Rankin, Colin

Colin Rankin fonds.

  • SCA6-GA3
  • Fonds
  • 1799-1968

Fonds consists of correspondence, documents, journals, and a photograph relating to Colin Rankin's activity as a Fur Trader for the Hudson's Bay Company. Included are three journals kept by Donald McKay, Fur Trader, between 1799 and 1806, which were acquired by Rankin probably during his stay in the Temiskaming district.

Rankin, Colin

Journal of Colin Rankin, 1848-1853.

One journal (208 p.) kept by Colin Rankin from March 9, 1848, the day he assuming charge of the Mattawa Post, to Aug. 16, 1853, the day before his departure. The journal includes ca. 50 pages of dated and undated notes, poems, transcripts and quotations, not kept in diary format.

Rankin, Colin

Journal of Colin Rankin, 1853-1854.

One journal (125 p.) kept by Colin Rankin from Sept. 19, 1853 to Sept. 17, 1854 during his posting to Fort Kikendatch. The journal includes ca. 25 pages of dated and undated notes, poems, transcripts and quotations, not kept in diary format.

Rankin, Colin