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Finding Aid - Isaac Baldwin McQuesten fonds (PF96)

Isaac Baldwin McQuesten fonds

19 p.

Biographical Sketch
Isaac Baldwin McQuesten was born on November 26th, 1847, in Hamilton, Ontario, to Dr. Calvin McQuesten and Estimate Ruth Ester Baldwin. He married Mary Jane Baker in 1873 and they had seven children. McQuesten was educated at Dr. Tassie's school in Galt, and at Upper Canada College in Toronto. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in modern languages from the University of Toronto in 1869 and earned a Master of Arts degree the following year. He studied (and later practiced) law in Hamilton with William Proudfoot, University of Toronto Vice-Chancellor. McQuesten was admitted as a student-at-law by the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1869 and called to the Bar in 1873. In addition to his law practice, McQuesten was a Hamilton Board of Education trustee, a University of Toronto Senator, and a director of the Literary and Scientific Associations Mechanics' Institute. His investments in textile mills in Hespeler were badly affected by the recession of the 1880s. McQuesten suffered from alcoholism and was bankrupt when he died in Hamilton on March 7th, 1888.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of an article of clerkship agreement, an affidavit, and court certificates relating to the legal career of Isaac Baldwin McQuesten.
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Reference code / Title / Date
985185-001 Articles of clerkship: William Proudfoot and Isaac B. McQuesten. – 1873
985185-002 Affidavit of Isaac B. McQuesten. -- 13 Jan. 1873
985185-003 Court of Chancery admission certificates. -- 1873-1875
985185-004 Court of Common Pleas admission certificates. -- 1873-1875
985185-005 Court of Queen's Bench admission certificates. -- 1873-1875
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