Alexander Ferguson fonds
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CA MtA 102
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- Ferguson, Alexander
0.5 cm of textual records
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Alexander Ferguson was born in Ireland circa 1806 the son of [David] Ferguson. His family immigrated to Canada and settled in Goose River [present day Linden], Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. He was active in the Reformed Presbyterian Church congregation at Goose River, Nova Scotia serving as the Ruling Elder. He was married to Phoebe Peacock (1816-1875). She was a native of Shemogue, New Brunswick. The couple had the following children: William (b. 1838), James (1842-1885), Staveley (b. 1846), David P. (b. 1848), Margaret (b. 1851), Eleanor (b. 1854), Sarah G. (b. 1857), Robert D. (b. 1858), and Lucy L. (b. 1860). His son, James Ferguson, attended the Mount Allison Academy in 1864 and 1865.
Information about the custody of these records prior to acquisition is incomplete.
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Fonds consists of hand-written letters sent by the Reverend William S. Ferguson to his cousin Alexander Ferguson between 1852 and 1879. Also included are transcribed copies of the earliest five letters.
Immediate source of acquisition
Donated by Mabel Ferguson Patton in 1991.
Arrangement was imposed by the original processing archivist and is chronological
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Internal reference no: Accession 9128
Notes regarding the provenance of the accession and excerpts from the letters contained in that accession created by Eldon Hay, Department of Religious Studies, Mount Allison University, can be found in the accession file.
The two earliest letters include postal stamp and seal. The five copies were transcribed by Mabel Ferguson Patton, great-granddaughter of Rev. Wm. S. Ferguson.