Fonds 785 - George W. Boyer

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George W. Boyer

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CA CC 785

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  • 1864-1887 (Creation)
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    Boyer, George W.

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10 cm of textual records
1 map

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(1834-1913)

Biographical history

George W. Boyer was born in Victoria Corner, New Brunswick, in 1834, the second son of George R. Boyer (1800-1886) and Chloe Anne (1801-1882). George W. first married Anna Maria Kimball (1838-1886) and then, when widowed, married Eleanor Davis (1838-1922), widow of Phillip Davis of Woodstock, New Brunswick. George W. Boyer had two adoptive daughters, Catherine Downs and Annie Davis.

George W. Boyer spent most of his 79 years living in Victoria Corner as a boot and shoe manufacturer and as a farmer. In 1893, fire destroyed the house that he had built in Victoria Corner. He then moved to Hartland, NB, where he lived until his death in 1913.

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Information about the custody of these records prior to acquisition is incomplete.

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This fonds consists badly damaged originals and transciptions. It includes George W. Boyer's correspondence with business associates regarding a bill of sale and settling his accounts with Carleton County businesses; and correspondence with family members including Anna Boyer and Issey Boyer.

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The originals of George W. Boyer's correspondence was partially burned.

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  • English

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Researchers must use the transcriptions as the originals are too fragile.

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