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William Armstrong Correspondence

Contains correspondence to Robert Bell from William Armstrong. Correspondence contains personal communications regarding drawings and sketches. Correspondence sent from Toronto, Ontario to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec. William Armstrong (1822-1914) immigrated to Canada from Ireland in 1851. He was a railway engineer and enjoyed painting and sketching. More information on William Armstrong can be found in the Canadian Encyclopaedia.

Walton Haydon Correspondence

Contains correspondence to Robert Bell from Walton Haydon. Correspondence contains personal communications regarding specimen studies and finding survey work. Correspondence sent from Moose Factory, Ontario and East Selkirk, Manitoba to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec. Dr. Walton Haydon entered the Hudson's Bay Company's service in 1877 and was an amateur collector of natural history. More information on Walton Haydon can be found in the HBC Archives.

G. S. McConnell Correspondence

Contains correspondence to Robert Bell from G. S. McConnell. Correspondence contains personal communications regarding land use and settlements in the Touchwood Hills area. Correspondence sent from Touchwood Hills and Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

A. MacDonald Correspondence

Contains correspondence to Robert Bell from A. MacDonald. Correspondence contains personal communications regarding supplies and provisions. Correspondence sent from Hudson's Bay Company Fort Albany to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

S. K. Parson Correspondence

Contains correspondence to Robert Bell from S. K. Parson. Correspondence contains personal communications regarding business, family, events in the area, and accounts. Correspondence sent from Moose Factory, Winnipeg, and Montreal to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

D. F. MacDonald Correspondence

Contains correspondence to Robert Bell from A. MacDonald. Correspondence contains personal communications regarding missing items belonging to Dr. Bell. Correspondence sent from Parry Sound, Ontario to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

F. Buller Correspondence

Contains correspondence to Robert Bell from F. Buller. Correspondence contains personal communications regarding missing books. Correspondence sent from Montreal, Quebec to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

Alexander Matheson Correspondence

Contains correspondence to Robert Bell from Alexander Matheson. Correspondence contains personal communications regarding provisions, accounts, goods, and fauna. Correspondence sent from Rat Portage, Ontario to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec. Alexander Matheson (1844-1904) was a fur trader and entered the Hudson's Bay Company's service in 1861. At the time of his correspondence to Dr. Bell, Matheson was the manager at Rat Portage, now Kenora. More information on Alexander Matheson can be found on the Manitoba Historical Society's website.

A. Calder Correspondence

Contains correspondence to Robert Bell from A. Calder. Correspondence contains personal communications regarding an estimate for a carriage. Correspondence sent from Winnipeg, Manitoba to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

Granville Stanley Hall Correspondence

Contains correspondence to Robert Bell from G. Stanley Hall. Correspondence contains personal communications regarding puberty rites among the Cree. Incoming correspondence sent from Worcester, Massachusetts to Robert Bell. G. Stanley Hall (1844-1924) was an American psychologist who is commonly known as the founder of child psychology and educational psychology. In 1889, Hall became the first president of Clark University and kept that position until 1920. More information on G. Stanley Hall can be found in the "New World Encyclopedia": http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/G._Stanley_Hall.

George Simpson McTavish, Jr. Correspondence

Contains correspondence to Robert Bell from George Simpson McTavish Junior. Correspondence contains personal communications regarding McTavish's work with Hudson's Bay Company, and as manager at a cannery in British Columbia. Correspondence sent from various places such as York Factory, Winnipeg, and Victoria.