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dc.contributor.authorCameron, Chantal
dc.descriptionJohn Rowe worked for merchants Buchanan, Harris & Co. The company had offices in Liverpool, Hamilton, Montreal and New York. The firm was owned by brothers Peter and Isaac Buchanan and Peter Harris. Isaac Buchanan resided in Hamilton and was active in business and community affairs. He founded the 13th (Hamilton) Battalion of Infantry and served as Lieut.-Col. for about two years. Rowe was active with the Hamilton Volunteers and had a keen interest in the military, firearms, and drilling, which is reflected in his correspondence.en_US
dc.description.abstractA letters book belonging to John Rowe of Port Stanley and Hamilton, Ontario, 1862-1865. The book consists of handwritten duplicate copies of correspondence sent by Rowe. He writes to a variety of people including business associates, family members and friends. Rowe discusses romance, commerce, and war, specifically Canada’s attitude and involvement in the American Civil War. He regularly travels for business and this is reflected in the letters he writes that are dated at Amherstburg and Brampton. His correspondents include his cousin Sergeant Ford, 2nd Battal Sco Fusilier Guards Montreal, his sister in Devonport, Devon, England, Schell of Campbellton, and Grace Rosevear of Guelph.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries;RG 818
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dc.subjectJohn Roween_US
dc.subjectUnited States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865en_US
dc.subjectBuchanan, Isaac (1810-1883)en_US
dc.subjectWholesale trade--Ontario--Historyen_US
dc.titleHandwritten Letters Book, Canada West, 1862-1865en_US

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