Collection Acc4063 - United Empire Loyalist collection : [1769-1836]

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United Empire Loyalist collection : [1769-1836]

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  • Document textuel

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CA PCA Acc4063

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  • Microfilmed 1976 (Production)
    Public Archives and Records Office of Prince Edward Island

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Description matérielle

5 reels of 35 mm microfilm

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Public Archives and Records Office of Prince Edward Island

Notice biographique

Under the Archives and Records Act, the Public Archives and Records Office acquires, preserves, and makes available for public research the records of the Government of Prince Edward Island, as well as private sector records deemed to be of lasting historical value.

The Public Archives Unit carries out archival functions, engages in education and outreach in the community, and provides reference services to government and members of the public wanting access to the archival holdings.

The Recorded Information Management Unit is responsible for delivering a corporate program that provides central recorded information management services and support to all departments, agencies, corporations, and commissions within the Government of Prince Edward Island.

Historique de la conservation

This material is filmed from collections of the Public Archives and Records Office.

Présentation du contenu

Although not a prime destination for the emigrants and disbanded soldiers fleeing America in the aftermath of the revolution, approximately 550 (encouraged by the Island government's offer of land) did settle on Prince Edward Island. 315 land grants were made to the Loyalists, however, most of the land granted was disputed property. By 1790 half of those granted land had left the Island. Despite numerous attempts to settle the Loyalist land claims the issue was not resolved until 1860 by the Land Commission with an acknowledgment of injustice and of the impracticality of the allotting of land to the numerous descendants of the Loyalists. The Island Loyalists represented a cross-section of late-eighteenth century society - most were farmers, fishermen and tradesmen; there were also merchant businessmen and professionals. A few also went on to hold political offices (such as Edmund Fanning, who served as Lieutenant Governor from 1786 to 1805).

This fonds consists of a microfilm copy of primarily government documents which may contain information pertaining to the Loyalists: Lieutenant Governor's Letter Books, Collector of Customs Letter Books, Impost ledgers, shipping records, Commission Books, Supreme Court minutes, Judgment Books, Quit Rent and Land Tax Books and the Smith-Alley papers.

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  • anglais

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This material is located in microfilm negative box #10. There is no copy positive

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  • anglais

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