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Finding Aid - James Cashman fonds (PF32)

James Cashman fonds

Mar. 1899 - Jan. 1900
 
3.5 cm of textual records


Biographical Sketch
James Francis Joseph Cashman was called to the Bar in 1896, and practiced law in Gore Bay, Ontario. In October of 1899, Cashman was appointed the first Crown Attorney and Clerk of the Peace for the District of Manitoulin. It is believed he later practiced in the Niagara Peninsula region before settling in Vancouver, British Columbia.
 
Cashman was called to the Bar under the name "James Francis Joseph Cashman". At the request of his mother, he began to use her family name of "Walcott" instead of "Francis Joseph".
 
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of correspondence documenting the appointment of James Cashman as the first Crown Attorney for the District of Manitoulin. The majority consist of replies to requests for support and letters of congratulation after the appointment. Several letters pertain to expenses and accommodations for Crown Attorneys throughout the province, as well as the explanation for the variance of his name. Also included are copies of several documents from the Archives of Ontario. Despite the fact his true name was "James Francis Joseph Cashman", his letterhead appears as "Jas. W. Cashman" and the majority of the incoming letters are addressed to "James W. Cashman".
 
Restrictions
No restrictions on access.
 
Reference code / Title / Date
2000039-001 Correspondence - March 1899. -- Mar. 1899
2000039-002 Correspondence - April-May 1899. -- Apr. 1899 - May 1899
2000039-003 Correspondence - October 1899-January 1900. -- Oct. 1899 - Jan. 1900
 
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