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0.5 cm of textual records
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Name of creator
Rev. William Stavely Ferguson (b. 1811) was a clergyman in Tevena, Stewartstown, Ireland. His cousin, Alexander Ferguson (b. ca. 1804), was the Ruling Elder at Goose River (now Linden), Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, whose son, James Ferguson, attended Mount Allison Academy in 1864 and 1865.
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This fonds consists of letters (holograph) written by the Reverend William S. Ferguson to Alexander Ferguson between 1852-1879. Also included are transcribed copies of the earliest five letters.
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Donated by Mabel Ferguson Patton, 1991
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See also Alexander Ferguson papers, accession 9809.
Notes regarding the provenance of accession 9128, and excerpts from the letters contained in that accession, by Eldon Hay, Department of Religious Studies, Mount Allison University, can be found in the inventory file.
The two earliest letters include postal stamp and seal. The five copies were transcribed by Mabel Ferguson Patton, great-granddaughter of Rev. Wm. S. Ferguson.