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Collection: SC62, Samuel Wilmot Fonds: Letterbook, 1886-1889

William Knight
William Knight added a note to 828 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “This page begins a letter that continues over several pages that provides evidence of Samuel Wilmot as an avid angler. It also details his securing of property on one of the most important Atlantic salmon rivers in the eastern Canada, the Restigou...”Note Added
William Knight
William Knight added a note to 830 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “This letter is important evidence for Samuel Wilmot's interest and investment in salmon angling,”Note Added
William Knight
William Knight added a note to 832 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “This Verso letter is important as it provides evidence that Samuel Wilmot was an avid angler, having secured property on one of the most important Atlantic salmon rivers in the eastern Canada, the Restigouche.”Note Added
William Knight
William Knight added a note to 183 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “I tried with a curly bracket at the end of each line: it looked better in "transcribe" mode!”Note Added
William Knight
William Knight added a note to 195 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “These letters are interesting as Wilmot reported a shortage of speckled trout eggs for 1886 in his 1887 annual report. It will be interesting to see if this letterbook provides any evidence of imports of speckled trout from American sources and if...”Note Added
arocchi
arocchi added a note to 269 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “Last line, again, fisheries wealth makes more sense than "Pickerel" wealth - Wilmot was discussing the decline of several fish species, not just walleye. Really well done transcribing of these pages! other than the two small edits above.”Note Added
arocchi
arocchi added a note to 269 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “Replaced guess of acutness with accustomed on left page, as it made more sense in the sentence.”Note Added
Sunnyday22
Sunnyday22 added a note to 289 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “Thank you, William Knight. Your information is much appreciated.”Note Added
William Knight
William Knight added a note to 289 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “The verso page mentions "Mr. Kerr FO" -- this is John Kerr, the federal fishery overseer for southern Ontario. Kerr died in 1888. The ROM digitized his fishery diaries, which are available online at https://archive.org/details/kerrfamilyfonds”Note Added
William Knight
William Knight added a note to 276 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “Mascalonge is an older variant of muskellunge. See James Henshall's "Bass, Pike, Perch and Others" (New York: Macmillan, 1903) pages 122-125 for an interesting discussion of this name. https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/114511#page/13/mo...”Note Added
William Knight
William Knight added a note to 259 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “I reviewed and amended this transcription based on earlier research notes and by flipping the bled-through page which was more legible!”Note Added
William Knight
William Knight added a note to 267 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “Wilmot mentions farmers coming to collect suckers "by the waggon load" from the Napanee River during the spring spawning runs. I wonder if these were used to fertilize fields, feed livestock, or for human consumption?”Note Added
William Knight
William Knight added a note to 258 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “No problem! You can hunt for those pages and cut and paste the notations if you get tired of reading Wilmot's handwriting, or the bleeding ink. If there is a page number printed on the page, I include that.”Note Added
Jannyp
Jannyp added a note to 258 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “Hello - thank you for the advice, hadn't thought of that, perhaps should have looked around the set before wanting to get going!”Note Added
William Knight
William Knight added a note to 258 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “"Bleeding" pages occur regularly in this letterbook. The ink has seeped through the thin onion-skin pages, and shows on the reverse side of the page. We mark these pages as I have done in the transcription.”Note Added
Jannyp
Jannyp added a note to 258 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “These two pages are back to front - unable to transcribe”Note Added
William Knight
William Knight added a note to 253 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “That margin is hard to read! Sandwich was the hatchery Wilmot established in the village of the name near Windsor, on the Detroit River. It was primarily used to hatch whitefish eggs obtained in the river.”Note Added
William Knight
William Knight added a note to 255 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “I think an annotation at the top of the page makes sense -- I added it. Wow, that cross-writing at the bottom makes it tough to read!”Note Added
rscarfone
rscarfone added a note to 255 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “There seem to be some quick calculations done in the margins of the right page here. Should those be transcribed?”Note Added
GenJ
GenJ added a note to 253 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “It looks like the right inch of the right page is faded or washed away. Both pages had a word that looked like "Saudrich" referring to ponds and a hatchery. ”Note Added
William Knight
William Knight added a note to 220 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “I agree. Good deduction!”Note Added
arocchi
arocchi added a note to 220 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “I think instead of St New River Hatchery, it should be St Jn River Hatchery, with Jn representing a short form for John. It reads as if Wilmot is arranging transportation of ova from eastern hatcheries (the Magog, the St Jn River and Bedford Hatc...”Note Added
William Knight
William Knight added a note to 220 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “First draft of a transcription done several years ago.”Note Added
William Knight
William Knight added a note to 159 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “Illegible word could be "Salmon", "Salmo," or "salar" (Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar)”Note Added
William Knight
William Knight added a note to 67 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “Prof. Baird is Spencer Fullerton Baird, the US Fish Commissioner and Secretary of the Smithsonian, from whom Wilmot obtained carp for stocking in waters of Canada.”Note Added
William Knight
William Knight added a note to 52 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “The Recto page was difficult to transcribe. I discovered, however, that the following bleeding-through page was more legible. I flipped that page horizontally to be right-reading, and transcribed the letter from it. This technique may prove useful...”Note Added
William Knight
William Knight added a note to 59 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “agree on Rich. Sidney is Sydney, the site of a hatchery. https://books.google.ca/books?id=aTZiALE31kgC&pg=PA385&lpg=PA385&dq=Sydney+fish+hatchery+Nova+Scotia+Department+of+Fisheries+Canada&source=bl&ots=fGrCkYKwEn&sig=ACfU3U3Vs5oL67ruVlkI6TgYdjgT...”Note Added
arocchi
arocchi added a note to 59 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “Sums of items does not equal total as transcribed - went with the appearance of the numbers, not correct addition, sorry.”Note Added
arocchi
arocchi added a note to 59 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “I think Rich (shows a apostrophe) is shorthand for Richard - Rich sounds very modern and out of sync here. Sidney in NS could be Sidney, Nova Scotia?”Note Added
William Knight
William Knight added a note to 50 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “I'm trying a technique I've used before with similar difficult pages -- and that is to quickly transcribe what I am reading, even if it is nonsense. In this approach I give up on [?] because every word is ?! I then go back and piece together a con...”Note Added
William Knight
William Knight added a note to 204 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “Dee Side was part of the Restigouche Hatchery. See https://books.google.ca/books?id=Xw9LAQAAMAAJ&pg=RA2-PA38&lpg=RA2-PA38&dq=Dee+Side+hatchery+Canada&source=bl&ots=jxN33NrA10&sig=ACfU3U31P82ksQyERpH0Fg-1S6q3qJ7oww&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwik1v7ChsbqA...”Note Added
William Knight
William Knight added a note to 46 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “Yes, agree completely with these suggestions. It pays have to have multiple eyes and multiple readings of each page. I completed the transcription as well.”Note Added
arocchi
arocchi added a note to 46 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “Verso: I think Bill Mourning might be Bill Morrissey - a more common surname Then, I would imagine Wm Massing would be Wm Morrissey as well, judging from the shape of the letters in both surnames - Father and Son? Sr and Jr? It was probably n...”Note Added
William Knight
William Knight added a note to 184 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “Thanks, yes that worked. It looks to be an extract from one of Wilmot's fish-culture reports published in the fisheries department's annual reports. These reports are quite useful for our transcriptions as they refer to details which we sometimes ...”Note Added
Corser
Corser added a note to 184 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “Hello, I just now found a higher quality scan on biodiversitylibrary.org for Forest and Stream, Sept. 22, 1887, page 169. Please let me know if this link works: https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/43753632#page/182/mode/1up ”Note Added
William Knight
William Knight added a note to 129 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “This letter shows Wilmot's interest in the timing whitefish spawning in the west. He did not compile natural history or ichthyological notes in any systematic way, so it would be interesting to know why he was asking for such specimens.”Note Added
William Knight
William Knight added a note to 176 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “C.B. for Cape Breton?”Note Added
William Knight
William Knight added a note to 184 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “Thanks for the link! Wilmot published several articles in this American publication. Do you know what part of the page or the title of the piece? The link goes to a large page view, so it is hard to find. I'd be interested in reading it!”Note Added
William Knight
William Knight added a note to 41 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “I think you're right about above readings. I've added line breaks (which help in reading the original document) and clarified a few words. Hard page to transcribe!”Note Added
William Knight
William Knight added a note to 41 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “I think you're right about above readings. I've added line breaks (which help in reading the original document) and clarified a few words. Hard page to transcribe!”Note Added
CJaye
CJaye added a note to 41 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “[dreadect?] should be “dreaded”?”Note Added
CJaye
CJaye added a note to 41 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying ““[reedly?] should be needly (an archaic form of needy), with word settler after it to read : become prey to the needly settler...”Note Added
CJaye
CJaye added a note to 41 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “Within last sentence, “when” and “where” appear to be same word. And “ne” replaced with “be”?”Note Added
Corser
Corser added a note to 184 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “Found Wilmot mentioned in Forest and Stream, 1887: https://books.google.ca/books?id=StgwAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA194&lpg=PA194&dq=1887+new+york+publication+forests+and+streams&source=bl&ots=8WfOrsiXUN&sig=ACfU3U2NDv2c_RKVmWQ6aELlxyZ7Vf1_Ew&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ah...”Note Added
Sunnyday22
Sunnyday22 added a note to 39 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “Thank you”Note Added
AbdyScribes
AbdyScribes added a note to 183 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “There is a set of curly brackets around lines 6-12 in paragraph 1 that I was unable to draw in.”Note Added
William Knight
William Knight added a note to 39 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “This is an excellent transcription. I have entered line breaks and edited a few words.”Note Added
Corser
Corser added a note to 167 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “Thank you very much! ”Note Added
William Knight
William Knight added a note to 167 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “I have filled in a few words.”Note Added
William Knight
William Knight added a note to 114 in sc62samuelwilmotfonds, saying “First entry in list: “Thos[.] Casey Guarding pound” “Touring” May be “towing”? (If egg collecting was done by boat either up or down river of the hatchery) “ Jas.” Short for James “Bolton” “Danl.” Seems best choice Could be “Elzear Lepage” ...”Note Added