- CA MNBM ID1782
- Copied [after 1900], (originally created )
The fonds consists of a typescript copy of the diary kept by Mercy Anne Coles during the trip to the Quebec City Conference in 1864 with her parents. It describes the many activities scheduled for relatives of the delegates such as daily sightseeing tours around Quebec City and the dinners and balls held in the evenings. There are many prominent politicians named in her diary: D'Arcy McGee, William McDougall, Alexander Campbell, Alexander Galt, George Etienne Cartier (Mercy referred to him as Mr. Carter), John A. MacDonald, Leonard Tilley and Louis Riel. She refers to some of them by first name. The daily entries describe travelling from Charlottetown by boat to Shediac, N.B., then by train through the United States to Quebec City and leaving Quebec City by boat to Niagara Falls en route to Buffalo, New York then travelling to Ohio.
Coles, Mercy Anne