Fonds SCA9-GA5 - Jardine family fonds.

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Jardine family fonds.

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SCA9-GA5

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  • 1797-1927 (Creation)
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    Jardine Family

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3 cm of textual records
1 photograph

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The Jardine family of Hespeler, Ont. originated in Scotland, near Glasgow. William Jordan, (Jardine), collier, married Catherine Bell in 1814. Andrew Bell Jardine, their son, a machinist, married Isabella Dawson in 1844 and came to Canada from Scotland ca. 1854. He and his family moved from Toronto to Hespeler, Ont. ca. 1862 to start a foundry business. This was A.B. Jardine Co. Ltd., one of the pioneer industries of the area, which Andrew owned in partnership with other family members including James Jardine, Peter Jardine and James Dawson.

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Fonds consists of seventeen documents relating to the Jardine family, dating from 1797 to 1927, including correspondence, character references, certificates of marriage, articles of partnership, and one will.

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Purchased by R. MacGillivray of the History Dept. in 1966 for the University of Waterloo Library.

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